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Saturday, November 10, 2012

BELLATOR 80 RESULTS: Alexander Volkov and Rad Martinez Advance to HW and FW Tournament Finals on MTV2 - 11/9/12

Bellator Fighting Championships presented Bellator 80: Warren vs Evinger on Friday, November 9, 2012, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The main card of this event (Episode 7 of Season 7) aired live on MTV2.

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.

Complete Results After the Break

Saturday, October 22, 2011

XFC 14: RESURRECTION RESULTS: Jamie Varner KO's Nate Jolly, Marianna Kheyfets Outpoints Molly Helsel - 10/21/11

XTREME FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 14: RESURRECTION was held Friday, October 21, 2011, at the UCF Arena on the campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. The main card aired live on HDNet.

Appropriately, the main event featured the resurrection of former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner's MMA career. Coming into this fight, Varner was a pathetic 1-4-1 in his last 6 fights, and had just been upset by Dakota Cochrane. After the Cochrane loss, Varner Tweeted that he was retiring. He had already signed this contract to fight "Ladies Love" Nate Jolly at XFC 14, however, so after reevaluating things, Varner deleted his retirement Tweet and went back to training. A refocused Varner needed just 69 seconds to knock out Nate Jolly.