Showing posts with label Alexander Volkov. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alexander Volkov. Show all posts

Monday, April 14, 2014

BELLATOR 116 RESULTS: Blagoi Ivanov and Alexander Volkov Advance to Heavyweight Tourney Finals - 4/11/14


Bellator MMA Championship Tournaments presented Bellator MMA 116: Johnson vs Ivanov on Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The main card aired live on Spike TV as Episode 7 of Season 10.

Continuing his remarkable comeback story, Blagoi Ivanov advanced to the finals of the Bellator Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament with a first-round submission victory over Lavar Johnson in an excellent 4-minute fight. Ivanov will vie for the tournament crown with former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander "Drago" Volkov, who advanced to the finals with a second-round head kick knockout of "Mighty Mo" Siala Siliga.

In one-half of the Bellator Season 10 Welterweight semifinals, relative unknown underdog Adam "Big Gunna" McDonough put a star-making beating on Nathan Coy. McDonough now awaits the winner of the delayed Andrey Koreshkov-Sam Oropeza semifinal fight at Bellator 118.

Originally an alternate fighter, Brandon "The Bull" Halsey now finds himself in the finals of the 4-man Bellator Season 10 Middleweight Tournament with a dominant decision win over Joe Pacheco. Halsey will tango with Brett Cooper, who has already lost twice to Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko but nevertheless will be favored against the much less-experienced Halsey.

MMA pioneer Vladimir Matyushenko retired from MMA after a career that has spanned more than 16 years. "The Janitor" retires with a 7-5 UFC record and a 1-1 Bellator record. Matyushenko lost by third-round submission to Joey Beltran in his swan song.

Complete Results After the Break

Monday, March 10, 2014

BELLATOR 111 RESULTS: Eduardo Dantas Scores SOTY Candidate RNC to Defend Bantamweight Title on Spike TV - 3/7/14


Bellator MMA Championship Tournaments presented Bellator MMA 111: Dantas vs Leone on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The main card aired live on Spike TV as Episode 2 of Season 10.

In the main event, Bellator Bantamweight Champion Eduardo "Dudu" Dantas struggled in the first round against late-replacement Anthony Leone, but came back in the second round with an absolutely stunning transition into a rear-naked choke that becomes an instant contender for 2014's Submission of the Year.

Former UFC fighter Lavar Johnson, former kickboxer "Mighty Mo" Siala Siliga, former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov and undefeated Blagoi Ivanov advanced to the semifinals of the Bellator Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament.

Complete Results After the Break

Saturday, November 16, 2013

BELLATOR 108 RESULTS: Rampage Jackson KO's Joey Beltran, Vitaly Minakov Wins Title, Pitbull Wins Tourney - 11/15/13


Bellator MMA Championship Tournaments presented Bellator 108: Rampage vs Beltran on Friday, November 15, 2013, at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The main card aired live on Spike TV as Episode 11 of Season 9.

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.

Complete Results After the Break