Bellator 199 – Full Results and pictures


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The SAP Center in San Jose, California was host to Bellator 199 last night for the quarter-final of the Bellator Grand Prix, headlined by Ryan Bader who faced Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal.

Bellator 199 main card results:

Ryan Bader defeated Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal via KO (punch): 15 Round 1

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Jon Fitch defeated Paul Daley via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-26, 29-26)

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Aaron Pico defeated Lee Morrison via TKO (body punch) 1:10 Round 1

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Cheick Kongo defeated Javy Ayala via KO (punches) 2:29 Round 1

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Adam Piccolotti defeated Carrington Banks via submission (rear-naked choke) 4:41 Round 3

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Preliminary card results:

Hyder Amil defeated Elias Anderson via TKO 3:01 Round 2

Ignacio Ortiz defeated Matt Aragoni via TKO 2:57 Round 3

Mark Climaco defeated Daniel Oseguera via TKO 2:21 Round 1

J.J. Okanovich defeated Hugo Lujan via unanimous decision

Tom Ponce de Leon defeated Dominic Sumner via TKO 2:48 Round 2

Nohelin Hernandez defeated Josh San Diego via unanimous decision

Josh Paiva defeated Adam Antolin via KO: 32 Round 1

Cass Bell defeated Khai Wu via submission (guillotine choke) 3:27 Round 2

Jordan Williams defeated Brandon Hester via TKO (punches) 1:11 Round 2

Amber Leibrock defeated Janay Harding via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

James Terry defeated Danasabe Mohammed via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Gaston Bolanos defeated Malcom Hill via TKO (leg kicks) 2:54 Round 1

Justin Tenedora defeated David Rivera via submission (triangle-choke) 4:27 Round 1

Deron Winn defeated Ahmed White via knockout (punches) 2:32 Round 1

 

All images courtesy of Bellator MMA

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Bellator 198: Fedor vs Mir results, pictures and highlight video


Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois hosted Bellator 198 headlined by Fedor vs Mir last night.

Full results below:

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Fedor Emelianenko defeated Frank Mir via TKO (punches) at :48 of round one

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Emmanuel Sanchez defeated Sam Sicilia via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:52 of round one (see highlight video for finish)

Rafael Lovato Jr. defeated Gerald Harris via submission (armbar) at 1:11 of round one

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Neiman Gracie defeated Javier Torres via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:18 of round two

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Dillon Danis defeated Kyle Walker via submission (toe hold) at 1:38 of round one

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Bellator 198 highlights

 

Preliminary Card:

R’Mandel Cameron defeated P.J. Cajigas via unanimous decisión (29-28 x3)

Mark Stoddard defeated Dan Stittgen via submission (triangle choke) at 4:43 of round one

Eric Wisely defeated Morgan Sickinger via submission (armbar) at 1:12 of round one

Joey Diehl defeated Nate Williams via submission (triangle choke) at 54 seconds of round one

Asef Askar and Andrew Johnson fought to a majority draw (28-27, 28-28, 28-28)

Adil Benjilany defeated Corey Jackson via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Sultan Umar defeated Tom Angeloff via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Robert Morrow defeated Adam Maciejewski via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

 

JULIA BUDD DEFEATS MARLOES COENEN TO BECOME BELLATOR WOMEN’S INAUGURAL FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION


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Bellator 174 took place Friday, March 3 at Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. The main card aired on Spike TV.

Headlining the event was former Strikeforce champion, Marloes Coenen facing Julia Budd for the inaugural women’s featherweight title.  It was, however, to be Julia Budd’s night after stopping Coenen in the fourth round to become the new featherweight champion.

Coenen then took the time to thank Scott Coker and Bellator before announcing her retirement from the sport.

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I have dreamt about this moment forever. When I was 21 and first started kickboxing, I dreamt about being a champion, and I didn’t make it, I lost.” Budd said. “So, this is my dream come true. The moment I signed with Bellator, I saw all the champions up there on the banners, and I said to myself that I want to be up there with them some day. Now it feels like everything has come together.”

“There’s only one message that I want to give out to all the fighters out there, and that is, please listen to your body. I am very proud of all the women in MMA, and I am very grateful for Bellator,” Coenen said. “This company picked me up when I was in a dark place, and Scott Coker has given me so many opportunities throughout my career. Bellator MMA will always be my home.”

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Julia Budd (10-2) defeated Marloes Coenen (23-8) via TKO (punches) at 2:42 of round four to become the new inaugural women’s featherweight champion.

Images courtesy of Bellator

 

 

 

 

Bellator 174 Quick Results


MAIN CARD

Julia Budd (10-2) defeated Marloes Coenen (23-8) via TKO (punches) at 2:42 of round four to become the inaugural Featherweight Champion

 

Fernando Gonzalez (26-14) defeated Brandon Girtz (14-6) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-26)

 

 

Justin Wren (13-2) defeated Roman Pizzolato (8-9) via submission (arm triangle) at 2:35 of round one

 

 

Rafael Lovato Jr. (5-0) defeated Charles Hackman (4-5) via TKO at 0:13 of round one

 

 

 

Prelim Card

 

Justin Patterson (9-1) defeated Jason Witt (7-4) via TKO at 0:13 of round three

Gabrielle Holloway (6-5) defeated Alexis Dufresne (6-3) via TKO at 2:53 of round two

Emily Ducote (5-2) defeated Katy Collins (6-2) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:53 of round one

Emmanuel Rivera (6-0) defeated Treston Thomison (10-5) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 2x)

Cody Pfister (13-6-1) defeated Jonathan Gary (12-8-2) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:04 of round one

 

Bellator 154 Full Results


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Bellator 154 took place Saturday, May 14th in San Jose, CA and was headlined a light heavyweight fight between Phil Davis and Muhammed Lawal.

Here are the full results:

Main Card

Phil Davis Def. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Saad Awad Def. Evangelista Santos via TKO 4:31 Round 1
Adam Piccolotti Def. Ray Wood via Submission (RNC) 3:17 Round 1
Andre Fialho Def. Rick Reger via KO (punch) 2:11 Round 1
Josh San Diego Def. Jeremiah Labiano via Unanimous Decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)

Preliminary Card 

Mark Dickman Def. Thomas Diagne via TKO (strikes) 3:05 Round 3
Jaimelene Nievara Def. Stephanie Frausto via TKO (strikes) 2:43 Round 3
Joshua Hardwick Def. Jorge Acosta via Submission (Guillotine choke) 1:21 Round 1
Sam Spengler Def. Doyle Childs via Unanimous Decision  (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

 

‘Mr Wonderful’ Phil Davis Joins Bellator MMA


Bellator MMA signed sixth* ranked Light Heavyweight in the world, Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (13-3, 1 NC), to an exclusive, multi-fight deal, who had this to say about his signing:

“I can’t wait to be fighting in Bellator and wreck shop on everyone. I am the absolute best and most dominant grappler to ever fight in MMA and I’m excited to get in there and compete at my new home.”

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Phil Davis signing his new Bellator contract

Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Phil attended college close to home at Penn State University, where he became a four-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler for the Nittany Lions.

Davis had his first professional MMA fight in 2008 and accrued nine wins in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, including victories against the likes of Antônio Rogério Nogueira, Lyoto Machida, Alexander Gustafsson, Brian Stann and Glover Teixeira.

A member of Alliance MMA in San Diego, Calif., where he trains alongside Bellator stars like Michael Chandler and Joey Beltran, “Mr. Wonderful” joins the promotions Light Heavyweight division, which is currently upheld by British champion Liam McGeary.

“Phil is a world-class Mixed Martial Artist and we are very happy to be adding him to our roster of some of the best Light Heavyweights in the world,” said the promotion’s president, Scott Coker.  “Bellator remains fully committed to building its world-class roster by signing top free agents like Davis, as well as grooming up-and-coming stars. We’ve got some amazing matchups in mind for ‘Mr. Wonderful’ that we will be announcing in the weeks to come.”

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Bellator’s Light Heavyweight division is one of the deepest in the promotion, with stars like British champion Liam McGeary, Tito Ortiz, “King Mo” Lawal, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Emanuel Newton and  Linton Vassell.

*Ranking according to http://www.sherdog.com

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Bellator 134 – British Invasion Full Results


Bellator 134 dubbed ‘The British Invasion’ finally went down last night at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. Although one could argue it was not a full ‘British Invasion’ due to Michael Page and James Thompson having to withdraw from the card due to injury, it was at very best a fine result for the Brits involved.

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Bellator British Invasion 134

Here are the full results:

Main Card

Liam McGeary  Def  Emanuel Newton Via UD  48-46, 48-47, 48-47  and the new Bellator LHW champion

Muhammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal  Def  Cheick Kongo by split decision 30-27, 28-29, 29-28

Paul Daley  Def  Andre Santos via UD  29-27, 29-28, 29-28

Linton Vassell Def  Sokoudjou via TKO (punches)  3 mins 18 secs Rnd 2

Brennan Ward Def  Curtis Millender via RNC  1 min 37  secs Rnd 1

Prelims

Dean Hancock  Def  Mike Mangan Via RNC 1 min 33 secs Rnd 1

Matt Bessette  Def  Josh LaBerge Via TKO (doctor stoppage) End of Rnd 2

Raphael Butler  Def  Josh Diekmann Via Standing Guillotine 1 min 04 sec Rnd 1

Tamdan McCrory  Def  Jason Butcher Via Armbar  1 min 06 sec Rnd 1

Neiman Gracie  Def  Bobby Flynn Via  Neck Crank  2 mins 36 secs Rnd 1

Blair Tugman  Def  Marvin Maldonado Via UD  30-26, 30-27, 30-27

 

Michael Page out of Bellator 134 ‘The British Invasion’


Michael ‘Venom’ Page is out of this weekend’s Bellator 134, due to injury and therefore has had to withdraw from this weekend’s bout with Curtis Millender.

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Michael Page Vs Curtis Millender

 

Brennan Ward will now face Curtis Millender in the opening bout of the main card dubbed  ‘The British Invasion’ headlined by heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton who takes on Liam McGeary and in the co-main event is british knockout fighter Paul Daley who takes on Andre Santos.

Bellator 134 takes place this Friday at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

MCGEARY SET TO MAKE MMA HISTORY AT BELLATOR 134: BRITISH INVASION


 

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Liam McGeary is set to become the first Brit ever to claim a major MMA world championship as he challenges Emanuel Newton for the Bellator light heavyweight world title in Conneticut, USA, this month on February 27th at Bellator 134: McGeary vs Newton will go down at the Mohegan Sun arena in Coneticut topping a bill stacked with British fighters, aptly named ‘British invasion’.

British banger McGeary, originally from Andover, started his martial arts career in the channel island of Jersey and now fights out of Renzo Gracie’s MMA academy in New York.  Should he win, he will be the first British fighter to claim a major world title in the sport in what would be only his tenth professional fight.

Undefeated at 9-0 (6-0 Bellator) with all of his Bellator wins coming inside the first round, he is widely touted as the man to take the strap from the significantly more experienced Newton (25-7-1) who holds notable wins over ‘King Mo’ Lawal, Attila Veigh and Joey Beltran.

McGeary is yet to see the second round since signing with Bellator, boasting two submissions and four knockouts, with the average time it takes him to dispatch his opponents coming in at under 2 minutes.

He blew through Bellator’s Light Heavyweight tournament and earned himself a shot at the gold by defeating American Top Team product Kelly ‘Crossface’ Anundson in the final via spectacular inverted triangle, a move which earned him Inside MMA’s ‘Submission of the Year’ award.

Last month all the British fighters on the card, which McGeary is headlining, converged at the Channel 5 television studios in London to promote the event and answer questions from the national MMA press….

“I really don’t know how he’s going to back that one up” said McGeary when told that Newton dismissed him as a worthy challenger and stated that he refuses to be beaten by a Brit. “I am going to beat him up everywhere, I won’t let any chances slip and the belt is coming back to Britain – I just can’t wait (until February 27th) to stop having the fight in my head and have it for real!”.

When asked about the ‘British Invasion’ event and fighting alongside his countrymen Paul Daley, Linton Vassell, Michael Page and James Thompson, McGeary stated – “It’s an honour to represent my country alongside these guys – On February 27th we are gonna show these yanks just what us Brits can do!”

‘British Invasion’ goes down at the Mohegan Sun arena in Uncasville, CT, USA, February 27th and the world’s MMA press will be on hand to see if McGeary can overthrow Newton in his backyard and bring the belt back to British shores.

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Bellator’s British Invasion – New Additions; King Mo, Cheick Kongo and Andre Santos


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Bellator’s British Invasion has seen a new opponent for newly signed British fighter Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley (35-13), as Welterweight Champion Douglas Lima has been forced out of his bout due to injury.

Daley took to his facebook account earlier stating this:

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Nervous, Scared??…..I understand, preparing to fight me…. I would be. It’s ok…. guess you get to have a few more photo shoots with the belt…. My focus has shifted, same date, new opponent…. British Invasion at Bellator 134

The new opponent  is Andre “Chatuba” Santos (37-9) . A veteran of the sport in his own right, the Rio De Janeiro fighter has two more wins than Daley in four fewer fights.  Santos defeated James Terry at Bellator 129, in what was his first fight on American soil.  He now has his sights set on Daley, with hopes to win his seventh straight fight.

Also injury has forced the delay of a heavily anticipated matchup between Bobby Lashley (12-2) and James Thompson (20-14) but Bellator MMA officials have announced a blockbuster fight to replace it in Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (14-4) vs. Cheick Kongo (22-9-2).

Bellator: British Invasion, which takes place on Friday, February 27, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Main card airs live on Spike TV, while preliminary bouts stream on Spike.com.