Friday, January 18, 2013

BELLATOR 85 RESULTS: Michael Chandler and Pat Curran Defend Titles at Bellator MMA's Debut on Spike TV - 1/17/13



The newly rebranded Bellator MMA Championship Tournaments presented Bellator 85: Chandler vs Hawn on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at the UCI Bren Center on the UC-Irvine campus in Irvine, California. The main card aired live on Spike TV. This was the first time Bellator held an event on a Thursday night, and marked the promotional debut of Bellator on Spike TV, the former home of the UFC.

On this historic night, two Bellator champions successfully defended their titles in excellent fights. Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler scored an incredible second-round submission victory over Rick Hawn, and Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran notched a split decision win over Patricio "Pitbull" Freire in a very close and very entertaining 25-minute fight that begs for a rematch.

Mikhail Zayats, Jacob Noe and Emanuel Newton advanced to the semifinals of the Bellator Season 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament. Zayats and Noe, both Bellator tournament newcomers, upset former UFC fighters Renato "Babalu" Sobral and Seth Petruzelli, respectively. Newton earned his second Bellator tournament semifinal berth with a submission victory over Bellator rookie Atanas Djambazov. The final 205-pound semifinal spot will be determined next week at Bellator 86 when former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal makes his Bellator debut against Przemyslaw Mysiala.

Complete Results After the Break

BELLATOR 85: CHANDLER VS HAWN

{Lightweight Championship}
Michael Chandler (11-0) won by SUB over Rick Hawn (14-2)

[8:07] - 3:07 Round 2 - RNC

[Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal]
Mikhail Zayats (20-6) won by TKO over Renato Sobral (37-10)
[4:49] - Round 1 - punches

{Featherweight Championship}
Pat Curran (18-4) won by SD over Patricio Freire (17-2)

[25:00] - 5 Rounds - (48-47, 48-47, 47-48)

[Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal]
Jacob Noe (9-1) won by TKO over Seth Petruzelli (14-7) *
[2:51] - Round 1 - punches

Aaron Miller (13-8) won by UD over Joe Camacho (14-18)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27 all)

Jason Lambert (26-12) won by SUB over Hector Ramirez (9-5)
[3:59] - Round 1 - inverted straight armbar

JJ Ambrose (19-4) won by SUB over Brian Warren (18-17)
[5:50] - 0:50 Round 2 - guillotine choke

[Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal]
Emanuel Newton (19-7) won by SUB over Atanas Djambazov (17-3)
[7:21] - 2:21 Round 2 - RNC

Savant Young (11-9) won by KO over Michael Guymon (14-6)
[5:48] - 0:48 Round 2 - punch

Joe Williams (9-1) won by TKO over Jamie Yager (6-4)
[4:02] - Round 1 - punches

Cleber Luciano (8-4) won by UD over Mario Navarro (4-3)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27 all)

* - Swing prelim bout aired on Spike TV after the main event

Updated MMA win-loss records with total fight time in brackets

UD = Unanimous | SD = Split Decision | SUB = Submission


MADMAN AWARDS

FIGHTER OF THE NIGHT: Michael Chandler

BEST FIGHT: Pat Curran vs. Patricio Pitbull

BEST KNOCKOUT: Savant Young over Mike Guymon

BEST SUBMISSION: Jason Lambert over Hector Ramirez

BIGGEST UPSET: Mikhail Zayats (+190) over Babalu Sobral

QUICKEST WIN: Jacob Noe over Seth Petruzelli in 171 seconds

WORST FIGHT: Aaron Miller vs. Joe Camacho

FAIL OF THE NIGHT: Mario Navarro

ODDS AND THEIR ENDS

VEGAS ODDSMAKERS: 2-3

Final betting odds with payouts listed for winning fighters.

Michael Chandler (-270) = 1 unit won 0.37 units
Rick Hawn (+248)

Renato Sobral (-210)
Mikhail Zayats (+190) = 1 unit won 1.9 units

Patricio Freire (-115)
Pat Curran (+105) = 1 unit won 1.05 units

Seth Petruzelli (-150)
Jacob Noe (+140) = 1 unit won 1.4 units

Emanuel Newton (-290) = 1 unit won 0.34 units
Atanas Djambazov (+260)

UPDATED BELLATOR RECORDS AND MMA STREAKS

[Plus/minus] = consecutive fights currently won/lost (in ANY MMA promotion)

Michael Chandler (8-0 Bellator) [+11]

Pat Curran (8-1 Bellator) [+5]

Rick "Genghis" Hawn (6-2 Bellator) [-1]

Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (5-2 Bellator) [-1]

Jacob "The Psycho" Noe (2-0 Bellator) [+7]

Emanuel "The Hardcore Kid" Newton (2-1 Bellator) [+1]

Joe "Mongo" Williams (2-1 Bellator) [+2]

Mikhail Zayats (1-0 Bellator) [+6]

Aaron "Blood Spiller" Miller (1-0 Bellator) [+4]

Jason "The Punisher" Lambert (1-0 Bellator) [+1]

Savant "Black Superman" Young (1-0 Bellator) [+1]

Cleber Luciano (1-0 Bellator) [+3]

Seth "The Silverback" Petruzelli (1-1 Bellator) [-1]

J.J. "Superman" Ambrose (1-1 Bellator) [+2]

Mario "Handsome" Navarro (1-1 Bellator) [-1]

Renato "Babalu" Sobral (0-1 Bellator) [-1]

Joe "JC Plentee of Skills" Camacho (0-1 Bellator) [-2]

Hector "Sick Dog" Ramirez (0-1 Bellator) [-1]

Atanas Djambazov (0-1 Bellator) [-1]

Mike "The Joker" Guymon (0-1 Bellator) [-1]

Jamie "The Chosyn 1" Yager (0-1 Bellator) [-2]

Brian "Mr. Unbreakable" Warren (0-2 Bellator) [-2]

[Plus/minus] = consecutive fights currently won/lost (in ANY MMA promotion)


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