Saturday, September 28, 2013

BELLATOR 101 RESULTS: Joe Warren Shines; Will Brooks, Saad Awad, Ricardo Tirloni, Tiger Sarnavskiy Advance - 9/27/13


Joe Warren (pic via Facebook)
Bellator MMA Championship Tournaments presented Bellator 101: Warren vs Kirk on Friday, September 27, 2013, at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. The main card aired live on Spike TV as Episode 4 of Season 9.

The self-proclaimed "Baddest Man on the Planet" Joe Warren took advantage of a showcase fight opportunity with a stunning performance against Nick Kirk, who did his job well enough in a lively encounter with the Bellator poster boy. Now two fights removed from brutal back-to-back knockout losses, Warren looked returned to form against the overmatched Kirk, but faces a significant step-up in competition next against Travis Marx in the finals of the 4-man tourney.

Alexander "Tiger" Sarnavskiy, Saad Awad, "Ill" Will Brooks and Ricardo Tirloni advanced the semifinals of the Bellator Season 9 Lightweight Tournament. The next round of the 155-pound tourney will be held at Bellator 105, and will feature Sarnavskiy vs Tirloni and a rematch between Awad and Brooks. Awad surprisingly knocked out the previously undefeated Brooks in 43 seconds in last year's 155-pound semifinals at Bellator 91.

Complete Results After the Break

BELLATOR 101: WARREN VS KIRK

MAIN CARD (SPIKE TV)

[Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal]
Joe Warren (9-3) won by SUB over Nick Kirk (10-3)
[8:03] - 3:03 Round 2 - triangle-armbar

[Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal]
Alexander Sarnavskiy (24-1) won by SUB over Marcus Davis (22-10)
[1:40] - Round 1 - rear-naked choke

[Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal]
Ricardo Tirloni (16-4) won by UD over Rich Clementi (45-23)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

[Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal]
Will Brooks (11-1) won by UD over John Alessio (34-17)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)

[Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal]
Saad Awad (15-5) won by SUB over Martin Stapleton (12-2)
[3:46] - Round 1 - RNC

PRELIMS (SPIKE.COM)

Nathan Coy (13-4) won by UD over Andy Uhrich (8-4)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28 all)

Marcin Held (16-3) won by KO over Ryan Healy (23-13)
[1:12] - Round 1 - punches

Dave Vitkay (13-12) won by SUB over Tyson Jeffries (10-8)
[13:07] - 3:07 Round 3 - RNC

Brent Primus (3-0) won by SUB over Scott Thometz (6-3)
[3:48] - Round 1 - RNC

Austin Springer (4-0) won by UD over Zach Skinner (7-10)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)

Peter Aspinwall (4-3) won by SD over Jeremiah Riggs (7-8)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

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

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


MADMAN AWARDS

FIGHTER OF THE NIGHT: Joe Warren

BEST FIGHT: Joe Warren vs. Nick Kirk

BEST KNOCKOUT: Marcin Held over Ryan Healy

BEST SUBMISSION: Joe Warren over Nick Kirk

QUICKEST WIN: Marcin Held over Ryan Healy in 72 seconds

WORST FIGHT: Peter Aspinwall vs. Jeremiah Riggs

FAIL OF THE NIGHT: Rich Clementi

Rich Clementi gets the 'Fail of the Night' for a bizarre performance in which he employed a super-casual counter-fighting style – foolishly smiling, talking and dancing his way to a clean sweep unanimous decision loss. Clementi too often countered Ricardo Tirloni's strikes with clowning and posturing rather than return fire.

ODDS AND THEIR ENDS

VEGAS ODDSMAKERS: 7-0

Final betting odds with payouts listed for winning fighters.

Joe Warren (-600) = 1 unit won 0.17 units
Nick Kirk (+450)

Alexander Sarnavskiy (-600) = 1 unit won 0.17 units
Marcus Davis (+450)

Ricardo Tirloni (-240) = 1 unit won 0.42 units
Rich Clementi (+220)

Will Brooks (-310) = 1 unit won 0.32 units
John Alessio (+255)

Saad Awad (-175) = 1 unit won 0.57 units
Martin Stapleton (+165)

Nathan Coy (-380) = 1 unit won 0.26 units
Andy Uhrich (+315)

Marcin Held (-290) = 1 unit won 0.34 units
Ryan Healy (+245)

UPDATED BELLATOR RECORDS AND OVERALL MMA STREAKS

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

Joe "The Baddest Man on the Planet" Warren (7-2 Bellator) [+2]

Marcin Held (5-2 Bellator) [+1]

Alexander "Tiger" Sarnavskiy (3-1 Bellator) [+4]

"Ill" Will Brooks (3-1 Bellator) [+2]

Saad Awad (3-2 Bellator) [+1]

Ricardo Tirloni (3-3 Bellator) [+1]

Dave "The A-Town Ogre" Vitkay (2-0 Bellator) [+3]

Rich "No Love" Clementi (2-3 Bellator) [-2]

Nathan "Soulforce" Coy (1-0 Bellator) [+5]

Brent Primus (1-0 Bellator) [+3]

Austin Springer (1-0 Bellator) [+4]

Peter Aspinwall (1-0 Bellator) [+1]

Andy "Stunner" Uhrich (1-1 Bellator) [-1]

Jeremiah "Big Rig" Riggs (1-3 Bellator) [-3]

John "The Natural" Alessio (0-1 Bellator) [-1]

Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis (0-1 [1 NC] Bellator) [-1]

Martin ".50 Cal" Stapleton (0-1 Bellator) [-1]

"Diamond" Ryan Healy (0-1 Bellator) [-2]

Tyson "The Anti-Hero" Jeffries (0-1 Bellator) [-1]

Scott "Tickle Fight" Thometz (0-1 Bellator) [-2]

Zach Skinner (0-1 Bellator) [-2]

Nick "The Big Hurt" Kirk (0-3 Bellator) [-1]


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