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BELLATOR 108 RESULTS: Rampage Jackson KO's Joey Beltran, Vitaly Minakov Wins Title, Pitbull Wins Tourney - 11/15/13
In the main event, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson made a successful Bellator debut with a first-round knockout of fellow former UFC fighter Joey "The Mexicutioner" Beltran.
After being neutralized for most of the opening round by being pushed up against the cage by Joey Beltran, Rampage lured Beltran into a firefight with just seconds remaining in the round. Rampage caught Beltran with a debilitating left hook and then finished him off with a big right hand. The finish came with just a single tick left on the opening round clock, and put an end to the first 3-fight losing streak of Rampage's MMA career.
In the co-main event, Vitaly Minakov won the Bellator Heavyweight Championship with a first-round TKO victory over his Russian countryman Alexander "Drago" Volkov. Minakov will defend his title for the first time next season against Bellator Season 9 Heavyweight Tournament winner Cheick Kongo.
The televised portion of the card kicked off with the finals of the Bellator Season 9 Featherweight Tournament. Patricio "Pitbull" Freire dominated former Strikeforce fighter Justin Wilcox, finishing him off with strikes in less than 2 and a half minutes to win his second Bellator 145-pound tournament. After winning the Bellator Season 4 Featherweight Tournament with a unanimous decision over Daniel Straus in 2011, Pitbull was out of action for nearly 2 years due to injuries. Pitbull returned in early 2013, but failed in his title bid via split decision to then-champion Pat Curran. Since that fight, Curran lost the title to Daniel Straus. With tourney winners Magomedrasul "Frodo" Khasbulaev and now Patricio Pitbull waiting in the wings for a crack at his newly won title, Straus will face an uphill battle in keeping Bellator's most prestigious belt around his waist.
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BELLATOR 80 RESULTS: Alexander Volkov and Rad Martinez Advance to HW and FW Tournament Finals on MTV2 - 11/9/12
In the main event, former Bellator featherweight champion Joe Warren made a successful return to bantamweight against an overmatched Owen Evinger, brother of WMMA star Tonya Evinger. Warren flirted with 135-pounds before, but has now made a permanent move back to bantamweight after suffering a brutal knockout loss to Pat Curran at 145-pounds.
Alexander Volkov advanced to the finals of the Bellator Season 7 Heavyweight Tournament with a last-second knockout of Vinicius "Spartan" Queiroz at the end of the second round. The finish came after referee James Warring, a former pro boxer, inexplicably stood the fighters up from the ground after just mere seconds.
The Rocky Balboa adversary-inspired Russian heavyweight Alexander "Drago" Volkov will fittingly fight American Richard Hale, a real-life Rocky, for the heavyweight tournament title at the Bellator 84 season finale.
Rising star Rad Martinez looked excellent in outpointing MMA veteran Wagnney Fabiano over the course of 15 minutes to advance to the finals of the Bellator Season 7 Featherweight Tournament. Martinez will lock horns with fellow top 145-pound prospect Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the tourney final at Bellator 83.
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