Showing posts with label Bellator. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bellator. Show all posts

Saturday, July 26, 2014

BELLATOR 122 RESULTS: Andrey Koreshkov and Brandon Halsey Win Tourneys at Summer Series 2014 Finale - 7/25/14



Bellator MMA presented Bellator 122: McDonough vs Koreshkov on Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. This was the first Bellator event to be held under new Bellator Preisdent Scott Coker, former head of Strikeforce, who recently replaced ousted Bellator founder Bjorn Rebney. This event served as the second half of the two-part Bellator Summer Series 2014. The main card aired live on Spike TV.

Complete Results After the Break

Saturday, June 7, 2014

BELLATOR 121 RESULTS: James Thompson and Sokoudjou Win Bellator Debuts at Part 1 of Summer Series 2014 on Spike TV - 6/6/14


Bellator MMA Championship Tournaments presented the first of two Bellator Summer Series 2014 events, Bellator 121: Lins vs Heidlage, on Friday, June 6, 2014, at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The main card aired live on Spike TV.

Brazilian Philipe Lins, Lithuanian Egidijus Valavicius and American Kelly Anundson advanced to the next round of the Bellator Summer Series 2014 Light Heavyweight Tournament. The three 205-pound fighters join the already-advanced Brit Liam McGeary in the semifinals of the tourney to determine the next number one contender for Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Emanuel Newton.

Also picking up wins at Bellator 121 were former PRIDE freak show stars James "The Colossus" Thompson and "The African Assassin" Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou. Thompson easily handled former Bellator heavyweight title contender Eric Prindle, while Sokoudjou devoured his hand-picked prey Terry Davinney.

Hot on the heels of their first-ever PPV and most successful show to date, Bellator 120: Rampage vs King Mo, this follow-up event appeared lackluster on paper and did not exceed its meager expectations. Despite finishes in 3 out of the 4 main card bouts, this was one of the least entertaining Bellator events of all time. Philipe Lins capped off the televised card with a crafty submission, but most of the night's highlights came from the undercard with Joe Vedepo and Cortez Coleman putting on the best fight, and Steve Garcia and Ray Sloan scoring quick and violent finishes.

Complete Results After the Break

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