Showing posts with label Results. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Results. 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.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 39 RESULTS: Big Country KO's Big Nog - Roy Nelson Starches Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in Abu Dhabi - 4/11/14



The Ultimate Fighting Championship presented UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs Nelson on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The entire event streamed live online exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, The Ultimate Fighter 10 winner Roy "Big Country" Nelson scored a one-punch, walk-off knockout of legendary heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira. Clay "The Carpenter" Guida earned an entertaining unanimous decision victory over fellow fan favorite Tatsuya "Crusher" Kawajiri in the co-main event.

VIDEO: Roy Nelson vs 'Big Nog' Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira - Watch KO at UFC Fight Night 39

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

BELLATOR 115 RESULTS: Heavyweight Champ Vitaly Minakov Defends Title Against Cheick Kongo on Spike TV - 4/4/14



Bellator MMA Championship Tournaments presented Bellator MMA 115: Minakov vs Kongo on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada. The main card aired live on Spike TV as Episode 6 of Season 10.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

WSOF 9 RESULTS: Rousimar Palhares Heel Hooks Steve Carl, Marlon Moraes Batters Josh Rettinghouse on NBCSN - 3/29/14


The MMA World Series of Fighting presented WSOF 9: Carl vs Palhares on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card aired live on the NBC Sports Network.

In the main event, disgraced former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares won the WSOF Welterweight Championship using his patented and highly dangerous heel hook to submit Steve Carl, whose unlikely title reign came to a sobering halt in just 69 seconds. Palhares was fired from the UFC for holding on to a heel hook after Mike Pierce had tapped out and the ref was physically attempting to intervene. In this fight with Carl, Palhares once again held on to the hold late. While not nearly as egregious as his infraction against Pierce, the brutish Brazilian continues to push the boundary while risking his opponents' long-term health and career.

Rousimar Palhares heel hook GIF by Zombie Prophet
WSOF Bantamweight Champion Marlon Moraes cruised to a dominant 5-round decision victory over Josh Rettinghouse. Moraes landed leg kick after leg kick, demobilizing Rettinghouse early. Rettinghouse proved to be way too tough for his own good, and took one hell of a beating. The drubbing was so bad, that it appeared Moraes was holding back in the final rounds as to not permanently injure Rettinghouse. MMA has the potential to go from sport to spectacle, from an entertaining viewing experience to something painful to watch, and this fight crossed that line. The fight should have been stopped well before the end by either referee Jason Herzog, the ringside physician or Rettinghouse's corner. While Rettinghouse proved that he is a warrior to his very core, he took a lot of unnecessary punishment and was let down by those in charge of protecting him.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

BELLATOR 114 RESULTS: Middleweight Champ Alexander Shlemenko Submits Brennan Ward for 50th MMA Win - 3/28/14


Bellator MMA Championship Tournaments presented Bellator MMA 114: Shlemenko vs Ward on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Maverick Center in West Valley City, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City. The main card aired live on Spike TV as Episode 5 of Season 10.

In the main event, Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko successfully defended his 185-pound title with a second-round submission victory over Bellator Season 9 Middleweight Tournament winner Brennan "The Irish Bad Boy" Ward. After a strong opening round by the challenger, the Russian found his mojo in the second stanza with a barrage of strikes followed by a sudden standing 10-finger guillotine choke that seemingly came out of nowhere and elicited a quick tapout from Ward.

Daniel "The Weasel" Weichel and Des "The Predator" Green advanced to the finals of the Bellator Season 10 Featherweight Tournament with tedious decision wins.

The main card kicked off with a barnburner between Bellator mainstay Brett "Fudoshin" Cooper and the UFC's The Ultimate Fighter 3 winner Kendall "Da Spyder" Grove. The notorious headcase Grove got knocked out in the second round after scoring a near 10-8 opening round against Cooper, who was mercifully saved by the bell, only to come back to win the fight. Cooper, who has fought and lost decisions to the champion Alexander Shlemenko twice, now advances to the finals of the 4-man Bellator Season 10 Middleweight Tournament.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

KSW 26 RESULTS: Michal Materla Defends Title, Wins Rubber Match Against Jay Silva in Warsaw, Poland - 3/22/14



Poland's top MMA promotion, Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki, presented KSW 26: Materla vs Silva 3 on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Torwar Hall in Warsaw, Poland.

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BELLATOR 113 RESULTS: Emanuel Newton Wins Undisputed Title, Patricky Pitbull KO's David Rickels - 3/21/14


Bellator MMA Championship Tournaments presented Bellator MMA 113: Vegh vs Newton 2 on Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, KS. The main card aired live on Spike TV as Episode 4 of Season 10.

In the main event, new undisputed Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Emanuel "The Hardcore Kid" Newton scored a split decision victory over now-former champ Attila Vegh to unify the interim 205-pound title with Vegh's world title. Newton will defend his undisputed title for the first time against the winner of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal at Bellator 120. Newton already holds a pair of victories over King Mo, but has never fought Rampage Jackson, who recently joined Bellator after defecting from the UFC.

Brazilian knockout artist Patricky "Pitbull" Freire, Polish submission specialist Marcin Held, and a pair of American Dereks, Derek Campos and Derek Anderson, advanced to the Bellator Season 10 Lightweight Tournament semifinals.

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