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

Sunday, May 18, 2014

BELLATOR 120 RESULTS: Rampage Takes Decision over King Mo, Will Brooks Upsets Michael Chandler - 5/17/14



Bellator MMA Championship Tournaments presented their first-ever PPV offering, Bellator 120: Rampage vs King Mo, on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee.

In the main event, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson scored a controversial unanimous decision over archrival Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal to win the Bellator Season 10 Light Heavyweight Tournament and a title shot against Bellator's reigning 205-pound champion Emanuel Newton. Jackson and Newton are training partners, and Jackson has previously stated that he does not want to fight Newton, so Bellator is left with an awkward situation. But not nearly as awkward as the situation created by new Bellator Interim Lightweight Champion Will Brooks' upset victory over Bellator poster boy Michael Chandler in the co-main event. The former 155-pound champion Chandler was originally set to headline this event in a rubber match against current Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez, but the champ was forced to withdraw due to a concussion suffered in training. Now Chandler, who has a long-term Bellator contract, is out of the title picture; and Alvarez, who will become an unrestricted free agent after his next fight, will be heavily favored in a lower-profile fight against Will Brooks. But then again, this is Bellator we're talking about, so Chandler could end up fighting for the title regardless.

VIDEO: Rampage Jackson vs King Mo Lawal - Bellator 120 Fight Highlights

VIDEO: Will Brooks vs Michael Chandler - Bellator 120 Fight Highlights

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz, who had won just one of his last nine fights, choked out current Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko. The champ moved up in weight for this novelty fight that was supposed to be a gimme, but ended up backfiring big-time for Bellator. Ortiz will get little credit for having beaten a much smaller opponent, while Shlemenko's stock will suffer a significant devaluation due to this embarrassing loss. The string of bad luck results started with the already-ran Alexander Volkov upsetting rising star Blagoi Ivanov to win the Bellator Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament. Volkov lost the Bellator heavyweight title to Vitaly Minakov by first-round knockout, and will now challenge the champion in an anticlimactic rematch.

Complete Results After the Break

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