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Bellator 215: “Mitrione vs. Kharitonov” airs TONIGHT (Fri., Feb. 15, 2019) from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The big boys take the center stage in the main event as Matt Mitrione (13-6) faces Russian legend Sergei Kharitonov (29-7, 1 NC).

Bellator 215’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET with “Prelims” undercard bouts at 7 p.m. ET on DAZN (watch it). MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator MMA card below.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 215) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

BELLATOR 215 QUICK RESULTS:

Matt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov —
Logan Storley vs. Ion Pascu —
Eduardo Dantas vs. Toby Misech — in progress.
Michael Kimbel vs. Jonathan DoumaDouma sub (triangle choke) 2:51 R1.
Austin Vanderford vs. Cody JonesVanderford sub (arm triangle) 4:49 R1.
Pat McCrohan vs. Jason MarklandMcCrohan TKO 1:11 R1.
Pete Rogers vs. Jason RineRogers TKO 0:50 R2.
Tabatha Watkins vs. Lindsey VanZandtVanZandt TKO 3:25 R2.
Amber Leibrock vs. Amanda BellBell KO 3:52 R1.
Billy Goff vs. Ryan HardyGoff UD 29-28 X3.
Steve Mowry vs. Darion AbbeyMowry sub (kimura) 1:27 R1.
Matt Probin vs. Ali ZebianProbin SD 28-29, 29-28 X2.
Zarrukh Adashev vs. Ronie AranaAdashev UD 29-28, 30-27 X2.

BELLATOR 215 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Matt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Logan Storley vs. Ion Pascu

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Eduardo Dantas vs. Toby Misech

Former Bellator champion Dantas comes into this bout 20-6, while his less experienced opponent Misech comes in 12-6.

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Michael Kimbel vs. Jonathan Douma

Kimbel is undefeated at 2-0 with the black trunks and red gloves. His opponent Douma is 3-1, sporting the black trunks and blue gloves. Kimbel is 2” taller at 5’9” and has a 74” reach versus 66.5” for Douma. Douma fights out of Narragansett, Rhode Island. Kimbel fights out of Waterbury, Connecticut. Our referee is Yves Lavigne.

Round 1: Tap of gloves is followed by a high kick from Kimbel which just misses, so this fight is already longer than his last one. Douma is backpedaling to stay out of Kimbel’s range. Kimbel throws leg kicks as he tries to cut an angle on Douma. Spinning heel kick by Kimbel is ducked under as Douma clinches and goes to the fence, and Kimbel reverses it and takes Douma down. Both men get up at 2:10 before Kimbel throws him down to side control and starts to tee off. Douma wraps the leg triangle around his neck deep, Kimbel tries to power bomb his way out of it, but it doesn’t work and he’s forced to tap!

Final result: Jonathan Douma wins by submission (triangle choke) 2:51 of round one.


Austin Vanderford vs. Cody Jones

“Mr. VanZant” Vanderford is undefeated at 6-0 in the red gloves with black trunks. Jones is 6-2 in the blue gloves with bright red trunks and a four fight win streak coming into this bout. Vanderford works with Chael Sonnen and Jones trains with John Salter. Jones is taller at 6’2” to 5’10” but Vanderford has a two inch reach advantage at 76”. Jones fights out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina while Vanderford fights out of Portland, Oregon. Our referee in charge is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: Jones throws a head kick early that’s checked. Vanderford takes him to the ground at 37 seconds. In the scramble that follows Vanderford momentarily has the back, but Jones eventually winds up looking for a Peruvian necktie, and in the process he lets Vanderford back on top. Jones tries to sit up against the fence and Vanderford pushes him back down. Vanderford finally gets range to throw some good right hands. Vanderford goes to side control and takes the back with one hook in then transitions looking for an arm triangle. Jones taps out with under 15 seconds left!

Final result: Austin Vanderford improves to 7-0 via submission (arm triangle) 4:49 R1.


Pat McCrohan vs. Jason Markland

Markland makes his pro debut in the blue gloves, fighting out of New York, NY. McCrohan is in the red gloves, a record of 3-2, fighting out of Berkley, Mass. Our ref is Bryan Miner.

Round 1: A polite tap of gloves gets us started before McCrohan goes hard for a single leg and eventually gets it. He passes to full mount 35 seconds in while Markland does his best to cover up. McCrohan pins down the right arm with a knee and unloads so much punishment that Miner is forced to step in and save Markland. Fast win for McCrohan!

Final result: Pat McCrohan via technical knockout at 1:11 in round one.


Pete Rogers vs. Jason Rine

Red gloves and black trunks for the 3-4 Rogers. Blue gloves for the 1-4 Rine with neon yellow on his trunks. Rogers is a half foot taller at 6’0” and 9” longer at 73” in reach. Rogers fights out of Norwich, Connecticut. Rine fights out of Fredericktown, Ohio. Our referee in charge is Leon Roberts.

Round 1: Rogers quickly pushes Rine into the cage after the opening bell and they spin around jockeying for position. Takedown to side control at 35 seconds. Rogers is moving into position for a neck crank but Rine is momentarily able to block it. If Rogers can improve his position Rine is done for. Two minutes gone. Rogers lets it go then switches to a d’arce choke. He actually picks Rine up to apply more leverage and Rine starts stomping on his feet. Rogers lets this go too. Rogers gets another takedown with a minute left and is throwing heavy right hands that Rine is not defending. Rogers takes mount from behind and Roberts is taking a close look and warning Rine to fight back. 10-8 Rogers.

Round 2: Rogers is teeing off and Rine goes for a heel hook to try and save himself. Rogers unloads with right elbows and hammerfists and this one is mercifully over.

Final result: Pete Rogers wins via technical knockout at 0:50 in the second round.


Tabatha Watkins vs. Lindsey VanZandt

Red gloves, 3-0, Watkins – fighting out of Brighton, MI. Blue gloves, 4-1, VanZandt – fighting out of Wappinger Falls, NY. Our referee in charge of this fight is Bryan Miner.

Round 1: No glove tap to start. Watkins tries to bring the pressure and VanZandt pushes her back. Watkins throws a head kick that’s checked. Leg kick and a right hand for Watkins. Body kick for VanZandt. Right hook for Watkins. Left kick goes high again for Watkins. Leg kick follows. VanZandt pushes her into the cage to throw knees to the body and comes over the top with an elbow. VanZandt drops levels for a takedown right at the two minute mark and secures it. Watkins has her in full closed guard and unable to posture up. VanZandt keeps trying to turn to pass but Watkins has her legs crossed behind VanZandt’s back. When VanZandt briefly gets free she smashes an elbow home. VanZandt takes her back and goes for an armbar VERY late – the bell saves Watkins. 10-9 VanZandt.

Round 2: VanZandt with a left jab and Watkins with leg kicks to open the round. VanZandt gets a takedown 45 seconds into the round and passes to side control at 1:03. Watkins sweeps her way back to her feet but VanZandt dumps her again at 1:42 and postures up for right hands and elbows. Watkins finally closes guard at 2:01 but a left elbow still gets through. Watkins goes for an armbar but VanZandt scrambles to her feet, and decks Watkins before she can get back to hers, then slams her down with authority. Watkins gets back up at then gets decked with a hard left hand and quickly crumbles as Bryan Miner steps in to save her. VanZandt was throwing a right hook that missed as Watkins was already slumping to the ground.

Final result: Lindsey VanZandt wins via technical knockout at 3:25 in round two.


Amber Leibrock vs. Amanda Bell

Leibrock, 3-2, red gloves and white top, fighting out of Hayward, California. Bell, 5-5, blue gloves and top, fighting out of Hubbard, Oregon. Our referee in charge is Yves Lavigne.

Round 1: Double high-five from both fighters. The tall and lanky Leibrock is circling and looking for angles. Amanda Bell throws a strike so hard she throws herself to the ground. Bell gets back up clean and manages to put a right kick on Leibrock’s head. Leibrock turns her around against the fence to throw knees and breaks at 1:28. Now Bell is moving forward and forcing Leibrock to back up. Bell is tagging her with shots and pushes her into the fence again at 2:20, and Leibrock turns her around for knees to the body. They separate at 3:01. Bell keeps walking her down and puts her against the cage at 3:30 to throw lefts, rights and uppercuts. Leibrock covers up, goes down at 3:50, and Lavigne stops it. Leibrock has a look in her eyes afterward like she’s back in California — definitely not early at all. Medical personnel are attending to Leibrock for several minutes before Bell’s win is official.

Final result: Amanda Bell via first round knockout at 3:52.


Billy Goff vs. Ryan Hardy

Blue gloves and black trunks for Hardy making his professional debut out of Gordon Heights, NY. Red gloves and trunks with pink trim for Goff, 1-0 out of Connecticut. Our referee is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: Hardy is landing early including a left to the chin and a spinning elbow. Goff ties him up. Hardy breaks a clinch at 48 seconds. Goff with a leg kick. HARDY LEVELS GOFF WITH A RIGHT HAND and pours on ground and pound. Goff tries to hang on to Hardy’s arms to recover hits wits and survive. It’s working. Hardy looks to pass guard and throws a big right hand before Goff ties him up again. Hardy backs out at 2:56. Hardy is trying to control the legs and pass but is also having to avoid upkicks. Hardy throws leg kicks as the crowd boos. Goff is stood up at 4:15 and Hardy lands another hard punch. Goff and Hardy tie up for the last 10 seconds. 10-9 Hardy.

Round 2: Hardy is hunting for the home run right and jabbing with the left. Goff seems determined to walk him down and lands a good counter left. Head kick lands for Goff and he comes forward with a flurry. Hardy is backing up. Hardy’s arms are dropping low. Goff is using leg kicks as he closes the range. Blood is streaming down the left side of Hardy’s face. Another head kick from Goff. Hardy goes for a single leg but can’t get it. He connects on the double and pins Goff against the fence with short time left. 10-9 Goff.

Round 3: Goff continues to pressure and Hardy shoots for a takedown only to eat a knee in response. Goff pushes him into the cage and gets a takedown at 1:50. Hardy is able to push Goff away with his legs and get up at 2:29. Goff with a combo. Goff is attacking to the body and the head with his hands and kicks. 90 seconds remain. Even when Hardy throws nothing but a left jab it lands flush. Right kick and left hook both find the head. Hardy is in survival mode. 10-9 Goff.

Final result: Billy Goff wins via unanimous decision of 29-28 X3.


Steve Mowry vs. Darion Abbey

Mowry has the brown trunks with red gloves and a 5-0 record fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Abbey makes his pro debut in the black trunks and blue gloves fighting out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our referee in charge is Yves, Lavigne.

Round 1: Glove tap starts it before Mowry gets decked with a clean hard right that drops him. Mowry recovers and gets a takedown but Abbey gets back up and throws a superman punch and a knee and more rights. Abbey is teeing off on him and Mowry is almost a zombie standing. Leg kick by Abbey. Mowry takes him down again and gets to side control and cinches up the kimura for a come from behind submission.

Final result: Steve Mowry wins by submission (kimura) at 1:27 in round one.


Matt Probin vs. Ali Zebian

Blue gloves, black trunks, 1-0 for Zebian out of Westfield, Massachusetts. Red gloves and trunks for Probin, 3-0, fighting out of Portland, Maine. Our referee is Kevin MacDonald.

Round 1: Glove tap to start before Probin unloads a leg kick. Zebian shoots for a takedown and gets it at 19 seconds. Probin scoots backward toward the cage and gets up at 46 seconds, breaking free with an elbow but getting decked in response. Head kick from Probin is checked. Zebian with a left jab. Probin with a body kick. Over hand right swing and a miss for Probin. Body and leg kick connect. Zebian’s takedown is stuffed. 2:30 gone. Probin keeps pressuring and connecting with the kicks. Zebian is trying to respond with inside kicks and then gets another takedown at 3:12. He’s trying to squeeze out a submission as Probin looks to sweep. Zebian is trying to convince the ref that Probin is going out. Probin is giving the ref a thumbs up and pops out to mash Zebian with some big right elbows and heavy body shots. 10-9 Probin.

Round 2: Zebian gets a takedown 15 seconds in and quickly moves to side control. Probin gets back up at 36 seconds and unloads with a body kick. Zebian’s next takedown attempt is stuffed but the one after connects at 1:08. Zebian is in side control again but Probin wall walks up at 1:40. They separate at 2:11. Both men trade leg kicks. Zebian goes hard for a single leg but Probin hops to the fence and is fighting it off. He’s free at 3:31. Jump knee and head kick from Probin. Probin falls down on a kick and gets right back up. Another takedown to side control for Zebian at 4:17. If he can’t do anything to Probin there how effective are they really? Finally he postures up to throw some right hands to finish. 10-9 round for Zebian.

Round 3: Glove tap. Zebian lands the first leg kick of this round. Question mark kick from Probin in return. Zebian drops levels once as a fake out then does it for real as Probin widens his stance against the cage. Probin breaks free at 1:17 to throw hands and drops Zebian with a big left. Probin gets on top in side control. Zebian gets back up at 2:09. Zebian goes for a single but doesn’t have it. Probin throws a knee and Zebian tries to get a takedown while he’s off balance. He drops levels with under 90 seconds left but Probin elbows him in the head and looks at the ref hoping he’ll break up the stalemate. Zebian keeps digging and digging on the legs. Probin turns him around. Zebian goes for a single leg again right away but doesn’t have it. I sense a split decision coming. I’d go with Probin.

Final result: The judges score it 29-28 Zebian, 29-28 Probin, 29-28 Probin by SD.


Zarrukh Adashev vs. Ronie Arana

Red gloves and white trunks for 1-1 Adashev fighting out of Brooklyn, NY. Blue gloves and black trunks for the 0-2 Arana fighting out of New York, NY. Our referee in charge is Kevin MacDonald.

Round 1: Glove tap to start. Adashev is hunting with hands but Arana is trying to clinch up to avoid it. A straight shot puts Arana on his butt and he gets back up at 1:01. Arana backs up and dares him to come forward. Adashev throws Arana down at 1:40, stands up, then goes back down to side control. Arana is warned not to link his toes in the fence. Adashev is taking his time and slowly moving up, driving a hard right knee into Arana’s body as he does. Adashev lets Arana stand back up at 3:20. Adashev charges forward with a big kick to the body and some fast hands. He throws Arana to the ground again at 4:01 and takes full mount to bomb away. Arana is trying like hell to hang on and not let him posture up. He survives the round. 10-8 Adashev.

Round 2: They tap gloves again to start the round. Adashev quickly throws a spin kick but it doesn’t connect. Arana tries a head kick and falls on his butt. Adashev with a leg kick and a hard body shot. Right hook. Adashev with a spin kick a combo and a left. Arana clinches up and pushes Adashev to the fence. Adashev lands a knee to the groin and we get a timeout. John McCarthy doesn’t think it really landed. Adashev gets a verbal warning all the same. Adashev lands three right hooks and Arana briefly stumbled to the ground, then clinches on the fence. Adashev throws him to the ground and gets back up. He does it again at 2:48. He lets Arana back up at 3:06 and lands an uppercut. Adashev hits another takedown after a flurry all the way across the cage. 10-9 Adashev.

Round 3: Both men swing haymakers for the first 15 seconds until Adashev throws Arana to the ground one more time. Adashev’s judo is so good in this fight that John McCarthy is comparing him to Ronda Rousey. Knees to the ribs and left elbows to the chin. Arana tries to scramble and finally gets up at 1:22. Right hook for Adashev. Superman punch. Arana gets a takedown at 1:56. Adashev goes for an armbar but isn’t able to lock it up. Adashev gets back to his knees at 3:11. Arana spins to take the back but ends up in side control and then moves to full mount at 3:48. Adashev reverses and gets up at 4:10. Adashev lands a left hand as they break. Both men swing away and Adashev takes a hard one to the chin before the final bell. 10-9 Arana.

Final result: Zarrukh Adashev wins via unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27.


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Fedor vs Bader

Bellator 214: “Fedor vs. Bader” airs TONIGHT (Jan. 26, 2019) from The Forum in Inglewood, California. The main event will conclude the Heavyweight Grand Prix as finalists Fedor Emelianenko (38-5, 1 NC) and Ryan Bader (26-5) meet to crown a Heavyweight champion!

Bellator 214’s Paramount Network-televised main card will (also on DAZN) start at 9 p.m. ET with “Prelims” undercard bouts at 7 p.m. ET on DAZN (watch it). MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator MMA card.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 214) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

BELLATOR 214 QUICK RESULTS:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader —
Aaron Pico vs. Henry Corrales —
Jake Hager vs. J.W. Kiser —
Juan Archuleta vs. Ricky BandejasArchuleta 29-28 X3.
Brandon McMahan vs. Adel AltamimiAltamimi sub (armbar) 1:16 R1.
A.J. Agazarm vs. Jesse RobertsRoberts SD 29-28 X2, 28-29.
Weber Almeida vs. Odan ChinchillaAlmeida TKO 3:04 R1.
Jay-Jay Wilson vs. Tyler BenekeWilson sub (RNC) 1:31 R1.
Sean Johnson vs. Arturo RivasRivas TKO 4:30 R1.
Jorge Juarez vs. David Pacheco — unaired on DAZN.
Jesse Merritt vs. Thor SkanckeSkancke sub (Monson choke) 4:26 R1.
Osman Diaz vs. Christopher Reyes — unaired on DAZN.
James Barnes vs. Ryan LilleyLilley KO 1:03 R1.
Ian Butler vs. Craig PlaskettPlaskett UD 30-27 X3.
Steve Ramirez vs. Desmond TorresTorres sub (arm triangle) 4:21 R1.

BELLATOR 214 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Round 4:

Round 5:

Final result: To be determined.


Aaron Pico vs. Henry Corrales

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Jake Hager vs. J.W. Kiser

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Juan Archuleta vs. Ricky Bandejas

Archuleta comes in 21-1 on a 16 fight win streak, and Bandejas comes in 11-1 having just knocked off the previously undefeated James Gallagher. Bandejas has the blue gloves and black/green trunks tonight, fighting out of Brick, New Jersey. Archuleta has the red gloves and white trunks, fighting out of Venice Beach, California. Our referee is Frank Trigg.

Round 1: Both men walk to the center and tap gloves. Archuleta immediately begins to circle on the outside then comes forward and surprises Bandejas with a punch that sends him rolling backward, picking him up and taking him high in the air and throwing him down, then throwing knees at him from behind. Bandejas fights to break the grip around his waist but eats hooks from both sides as he does. Bandejas comes forward as Archuleta circles side to side and then surprises Bandejas with a jab again. Archuleta lands some kicks and a hard left hook. Bandejas is having a hard time reading the shifting stance of Archuleta or dealing with his speed. Body kick by Bandejas. Archuleta misses to the head then lands a left hook to the body. Bandejas puts a nice kick on the jaw and Archuleta shoots for a takedown he doesn’t get. Archuleta lands a hard right hook counter as Bandejas was coming forward. Clash of leg kicks before Archuleta clinches up. Bandejas lands a couple of knees before Archuleta gets him down and has the back standing to end R1. 10-9 Archuleta.

Round 2: Bandejas tries a spinning heel kick. Archuleta shoots but Bandejas stays upright. Bandejas catches Archuleta with a kick on the chin again. Bandejas trips Archuleta to the ground but lets him back up clean. Bandejas lands a right hook before Archuleta clinches up. Archuleta doesn’t land a jumping knee on the break — but he was thinking about it. Bandejas kicks him in the shoulder. Archuleta misses with a lunging uppercut. Bandejas teases a jump knee of his own. Archuleta with a jab. Bandejas with a body kick. Archuleta with a right hook. Bandejas catches the kick again. Archuleta misses with a lunging right. He misses with a superman punch too. He’s missing a lot this round. Archuleta goes for a takedown again and has his hands around Bandejas’ waist. Foot stomps. Archuleta tries and fails to trip him and goes for a right hook at the bell. 10-9 Bandejas.

Round 3: Bro hug to open the final round. Archuleta is really chasing the big shots. Bandejas shaves his head with a kick. Archuleta pushes him into the fence. He breaks at 0:57. Bandejas cracks Archuleta with a knee and follows with a good right hook. Archuleta is hurt and trying not to show it. He shoots for a takedown and gets it but Bandejas pops right back up. Archuleta goes for a leg trip and can’t get it. Bandejas can’t get free until 2:42. Archuleta misses on a single leg. Leg kick by Archuleta. Bandejas stuffs a takedown and kicks the chin again. Head kick is checked by Archuleta. Bandejas lands another knee, Archuleta gets a single leg but he’s getting hurt by Bandejas with elbows when he stands back up. Bandejas creams him with a right on the break. Body kick by Bandejas. Archuleta misses a cartwheel kick and takes a kick. 10-9 Bandejas. Whoever wins this fight was the winner of R2 — that’s the only one that could go either way.

Final result: Juan Archuleta wins a unanimous decision 29-28 X3.


Brandon McMahan vs. Adel Altamimi

Altamimi comes in 7-5 with the blue gloves on. He’s an Iraqi born fighter who lost both his brothers before being saved by the U.S. Marines. Chris Pratt walks him to the cage. His opponent McMahan is 5-6 in the red gloves described as “a natural Bantamweight who took this fight on short notice.” Altamimi fights out of Torrance, California and McMahan out of Knoxville, Tennessee. Our referee in charge is Milan Ayers.

Round 1: Glove tap to start. The size advantage Altamimi has is hard to ignore as is the left kick he nails McMahan in the head with. McMahan responds by driving Altamimi into the fence looking for a takedown. Altamimi uses heel kicks to the thigh to break free, sweeps and then rolls for an armbar and gets the tap a little over a minute in.

Final result: Adel Altamimi wins via submission (armbar) at 1:16 of round one.


A.J. Agazarm vs. Jesse Roberts

Roberts has blue gloves, making his pro debut out of Alexandria, Louisiana. Agazarm has red gloves for his pro debut out “Parts Unknown” but he’s from Hollywood, California and he’s a jiu-jitsu prodigy of the Diaz brothers. This is a 160 pound catchweight fight. Our referee is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Agazarm pulled guard to get to the ground then got hurt by a left hand when the fight went back to the feet. Roberts has been lighting him up standing throughout the round. Agazarm was doing better with his jiu-jitsu late in the round but considering how much he got out struck it’s hard to say he won. 10-9 Roberts.

Round 2: Agazarm is looking for a double leg against the fence after riding a trapped single leg all the way there. Roberts has an extremely wide stance and is trying to elbow Agazarm in the head but he’s still taken down at 2:11. Agazarm drives knees home as Roberts gets back up. A takedown with short time left leads to a rear naked choke attempt that doesn’t work, and a second attempt that Herzog has to break up. 10-9 Agazarm.

Round 3: Agazarm sticks his neck all the way forward with his hands down daring Roberts to hit him. He looks like a rooster doing a cock strut, particularly with that tuft of hair hanging all the way over his eyes. Clearly he learned from the Diaz family. The crowd is booing the lack of strikes landed by either man. Agazarm gets back up from his failed takedown at 2:42. Agazarm is having to wipe his hair out of his own eyes. He shoots and Roberts sprawls to block it again. The crowd is restless again with a minute left. Another takedown is stuffed. Roberts unloads with his hands for the last ten seconds. 10-9 Roberts.

Final result: 29-28 Roberts, 29-28 Agazarm, 29-28 Roberts by split decision.


Weber Almeida vs. Odan Chinchilla

Almeida is a Brazilian fighter with a 1-0 record. Chinchilla is a Californian who has a 1-0 record as well. Almeida was the only fighter to miss weight yesterday. Almeida sports the red gloves and black trunks, while Chinchilla the blue gloves with green trunks. Our referee in charge is Frank “Twinkletoes” Trigg.

Round 1: Chinchilla seems to stun Almeida early but he recovers quickly. Goldie and McCarthy inform us that Almeida trains with Lyoto Machida and you can see it in his stance. Leg kick from Almeida. Almeida lands a knee and a nice right hook. Body kick from Almeida. Another body kick. Chinchilla comes forward with a jab. Almeida throws Chinchilla to the ground at 2:13. Trigg makes Chinchilla let go of the shorts as they stand back up. Left punch right kick for Almeida both to the dome. Almeida hurts Chinchilla with an left and an over the top right, a left head kick and a big leg hand, and Almeida pounds on his chest like a gorilla after Trigg mercifully steps in. Chinchilla is still wobbly after it’s waved off.

Final result: Weber Almeida wins via technical knockout at 3:04 in round one.


Jay-Jay Wilson vs. Tyler Beneke

Red gloves and white trunks for the 1-0 Wilson hailing from New Zealand but fighting out of San Diego, blue gloves for Beneke in his pro debut with silver trunks, fighting out of Bowmont, California. The referee is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Tap of hands to start. Beneke quickly tries to back Wilson up but Wilson clinches up, whiffs on a kick, lands the left hook, and clinches again. Herzog warns them to not grab the cage as they spin around. Wilson gets a leg trip and jumps on Beneke’s back unloading damage from behind and looking for a rear naked choke. Beneke taps out.

Final result: Jay Jay Wilson wins via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:31 of round one.


Sean Johnson vs. Arturo Rivas

Red gloves for the 4-1 Johnson. Blue gloves for the 5-2 Rivas. Both men are over 250 pounds for this fight. Rivas sports neon green trunks and fights out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Johnson has black trunks and fights out of Lancaster, California. Our ref is Milan Ayers.

Round 1: Glove tap. Johnson immediately pumps the left jab. Johnson unloads a flurry and lands a couple of right hooks but Rivas lands a counter shot over the top and gets a headlock against the fence to throw some hard knees. Johnson finally pops back up at 49 seconds and is throwing some wild right hands. Rivas pushes back and gets a takedown. Johnson tries to get up but Rivas gets his hands locked around Johnson from behind forcing Johnson to drag him across the cage. Ayers warns Johnson multiple times to keep his hands out of the cage as Rivas takes him down again at 2:08 and takes the back throwing left hands. Johnson tries and tails to get up and Rivas takes the back mount looking for a rear naked choke. Johnson spins out and gets on top but Rivas gets up and takes his back again against the fence throwing left hands. Johnson stands up and blatantly grabs the fence. Rivas drags him down and delivers clubbering shots to the left and right of Johnson’s head. Johnson is warned to fight back with a minute left. Johnson grabs the cage for about the tenth time. Rivas keeps kneeing him in the body and finally the referee steps in to stop it with about 30 seconds left.

Final result: Rivas wins via technical knockout at 4:30 of round one.


Jorge Juarez vs. David Pacheco

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: To be determined.


Jesse Merritt vs. Thor Skancke

Black trunks and blue gloves for Skancke, 10-8-1, fighting out of Woodland Hills, California. Black trunks and red gloves for Merritt, 5-4, fighting out of Long Beach, California. Our referee is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Skancke tries to push forward to throw looping punches 90 seconds into the first round. He’s also tagging Merritt with leg kicks. Skancke gets a takedown at 2:02 into full guard. It’s hard to ignore the bright yellow open toe socks Skancke has on in this position. Merritt gives up side control with 1:50 left. Skancke is looking for a mounted crucifix and driving hard knees to the body. If he gets high up enough he could also wrap his arm around Merritt’s head — sure enough he goes for a North-South choke and gets it with about a half minute left in the round.

Final result: Thor Skancke wins via submission (Monson choke) 4:26 R1.


Osman Diaz vs. Christopher Reyes

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: To be determined.


James Barnes vs. Ryan Lilley

Red gloves and black trunks for 11-3 Barnes, blue gloves and white trunks for 9-4 Lilley. Lilley fights out of Thousand Oaks, California. Barnes fights out of Los Angeles, CA. Our referee is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Both men circle and feint early. Lilley has a low squat forward leaning striking stance. His knees always seem to be bent. Barnes gets destroyed by a right head kick for a walk off home run at 1:03 and Lilley jumps up to the top of the cage to celebrate.

Final result: Ryan Lilley via EMPHATIC KNOCKOUT (head kick) at 1:03.


Ian Butler vs. Craig Plaskett

Butler has the red gloves and a 4-5 record fighting out of Costa Mesa, California. Plaskett is 3-3 in the blue gloves and fighting out of Los Angeles, California. The referee is Frank Trigg.

Round 1: The fight goes immediately to the fence for a takedown attempt with Butler widening his stance as Plaskett digs and digs. He finally gets the fight down at 54 seconds. Butler tries twice to get back up and finally does at 1:24. Plaskett eats a knee to the groin and Trigg calls time. After we resume it’s right back to the fence again for the takedown at 2:17. We’re up and he’s right back down at 3:05. Short punches to the body. Both men are up at 3:40 and we’re right back down again. Plaskett finishes the round on top in half doing damage to earn the 10-9.

Round 2: Butler comes forward pumping the left jab and throwing a left kick. He pushes Plaskett into the fence but Plaskett reverses it gets a takedown into guard while Butler is off balance. He’s quickly looking to pass to a full mount. Butler manages to trap the right leg to keep him from moving up. Trigg calls for more action. Butler scoots backward to the cage. He’s eating left hands from Plaskett on top. Butler gets up at 2:14 and lands a knee but Plaskett gets him back down again. Plaskett gets a full mount but Butler pushes off the fence with his feet to get free. Plaskett takes him right back down again. Butler gets off a couple nice elbows sitting up against the fence. Plaskett stands up with a minute left. Butler is elbowing him in the head as he goes for another takedown, which he gets at 4:17. Hard left hands land for Plaskett. 10-9 Plaskett.

Round 3: Butler charges forward looking to throw hands. Plaskett throws a kick straight up the middle at his face. Butler keeps bobbing and weaving. Plaskett circles off and unloads with the right hook and leg kicks. Plaskett loses his cup and Frank Trigg calls time to make him put it back in. Both men trade kicks and suddenly Plaskett comes forward tagging Butler with hard lefts. He throws a knee to the body and shoots the double, completing it at 1:51 even as Butler grabbed the fence. Butler tries to get up but time is leaking away and he’s taken down again at 2:57. He’s up again at 3:18 but Plaskett tags him with shots. Butler tries a takedown of his own and gets it at 3:41. Plaskett reverses it almost immediately. Butler keeps him pressed into the cage with his head and shoulders and Butler gives up his back trying to get back up — but he can’t. 10-9 Plaskett.

Final result: Craig Plaskett wins a unanimous decision of 30-27 X3.


Steve Ramirez vs. Desmond Torres

Ramirez is in the red gloves with a record of 6-3 fighting out of Orange, California, Torres the blue gloves with a record of 5-1 and fighting out of Irvine, California. Milan Ayers is the referee for this bout.

Round 1: Tap of gloves. Torres uses a a lot of leg kicks to open. Ramirez keeps his distance trying to avoid a right hook. Torres is working him back to the fence and finally clinches with him at 1:19. Leg trip to the ground at 1:48 as Ramirez closes his guard. Ayers calls for work. Ramirez tries to lock up a guillotine off his back. He’s using his legs to push up and try to create enough pressure for it to work — it does not. Torres gets half guard with an arm trapped and is landing right hands and a big elbow that’s caused a cut. He passes to side with an arm triangle choke and squeezing the life out Ramirez. The fight ends at 4:21.

Final result: Desmond Torres wins via submission (arm triangle choke) at 4:21 of R1.


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LIVE! Pacquiao-Broner Results, Play-By-Play Updates

Later this evening (Sat., Jan. 19, 2019), Manny Pacquiao looks to build off of his first knockout in ages against the ever-dangerous Adrien Broner inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of the Showtime Boxing pay-per-view (PPV) main event below, which begins at 9 p.m. ET (Pacquiao vs. Broner will start closer to midnight).

The show will also feature a clash between top Light Heavyweights Badou Jack and Marcus Browne, as well as a pair of title fights. Three-time U.S. Olympian Rau’shee Warren faces former Olympic foe Nordine Oubaali for the vacant WBC Bantamweight title and Jhack Tepora and unbeaten Filipino Jhack Tepora defends his interim WBA Featherweight belt against former champ Hugo Ruiz.

Pacquiao Vs. Broner Quick Results:

Manny Pacquiao def. Adrien Broner via unanimous decision (117-111, 116-112, 116-112)
Marcus Browne def. Badou Jack via unanimous decision (117-110, 116-111, 119-108)
Nordine Oubaali def. Rau’shee Warren via unanimous decision (115-113, 116-112, 117-111)
Hugo Ruiz def. Alberto Guevara via unanimous decision (100-89, 99-90, 99-90)

Pacquiao Vs. Broner Round-By-Round Updates:

Welterweight Championship: Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner

Round one: We are underway! Pacquiao gauges the distance with a jab. A lot of feints from both men. Pacquiao rushes in and the two parties clinch. The referee separates things and we’re back to the center. Broner slips by a combination and hugs Pacquiao again. A lightning quick jab from Broner. Pacquiao lunges forward again and another clinch. Broner thus far the more patient boxer. Broner throws a two bunch combo as Pacquiao lunges and partially lands. Pacquiao fires off and lands on Broner. A zapping straight left catches Broner. A slick right uppercut lands for Broner. Pacquiao threw more than 40 punches in that first round. 10-9 Pacquiao, 10-9 overall for Pacquiao.

Round two: Broner probing with the jab. A lot of feints from Pacquiao. Broner just misses with a sweeping left hook. Broner frames off Pacquiao’s chin in the clinch, drawing “ooohs” from the crowd. A stinging right hand lands for Broner. Pacquiao returns fire with the right hand. Broner slips his way out of the corner after being backed up by the Filipino legend. Broner lands a terrific counter right hand as Pacquiao moves in. 10-9 Pacquiao, 20-18 overall for Pacquiao.

Round three: Broner works to establish the Pacquiao aims for the body. Pacquiao lands a crunching left hand and Broner clinches up. Some feints by Pacquiao. A shot to the body by Pacquiao. Broner gets clipped by a left. Pacquiao’s jab is really working for him. Broner clinches up. Broner swings a little wild. Shout out to Pacquiao’s long socks. Pacquiao marches Broner down. Pacquiao lands a sharp jab. Broner is having trouble dealing with all this pressure. 10-9 Pacquiao, 30-27 overall for Pacquiao.

Round four: Broner feinting with that jab. Broner lands a thudding counter right hand as Pacquiao goes to the body. A check left hook lands clean for Broner. Another left hook connects. Pacquiao presses forward and Broner rolls with the punches. Pacquiao partially lands with a left uppercut. A nice jab for Pacquiao. Broner slips by as Pacquiao rushes in and the legendary boxer barrels into the ropes. That gave the commentators a good chuckle. A long counter right hook lands for Pacquiao. It seem Broner is starting to figure out his opponent’s timing a little bit. 10-9 Broner, 39-37 overall for Pacquiao.

Round five: Broner keeps the shift in momentum going, starting off the round with a crisp right hand. He ducks past a lunging punch from Pacquiao. A counter right hand lands for Broner. Pacquiao is having more trouble landing clean. Broner seems to have found the distance on his jab. Pacquiao throws a looping left hand and it’s partially blocked. Broner fires back with a jab that lands flush. Pacquiao just misses with a left cross. Broner blocks a blitzing combination from his opponent. 10-9 Broner, 48-47 overall for Pacquiao.

Round six: Pacquiao rushes in with a combination. It is punctuated with a flush left to the head. Pacquiao backs Broner up to the ropes. A thudding strike to the body lands for Pacquiao. 23-1 lead in bodyshots for Pacquiao. Another crunching shot to Broner’s body. Another one to the body. Broner just misses with the lead right. Another lead right skims Pacquiao. A blocked left straight to the head opens up Broder’s body for a massive right to the body. Broder lands a big hook to end the round, but it might not have been enough. 10-9 Pacquiao, 58-56 overall for Pacquiao.

Round seven: Pacquiao keeps pushing the pace. He barrels forward with a multi-punch combination and lands a couple on Broner. They trade jabs. Pacquiao has thrown more than double Broner’s punches. Pacquiao has Broner against the rope and launches strikes to the head and body. It is nonstop and Broner can do nothing but cover up! Broner gets the head clinch after being staggered. Right back to it. Pacquiao is looking to get Broner out of there! The round ends with Broner trying to survive. By far Pacquiao’s biggest round. 10-9 Pacquiao, 68-65 overall for Pacquiao.

Round eight: A nice counter uppercut from Broner. Another counter right hand lands for Broner. Pacquiao just slips past a big left hook. A great right hand lands over Broner’s guard. Broner with a counter right bounces off Pacquiao’s dome. Pacquiao has Broder against the ropes and tags him with a jab. One to the body for good measure. 10-9 Pacquiao, 78-74 overall for Pacquiao.

Round nine: A nice jab for Broner. A looping right grazes Broner. A right hand followed by a short left to the body for Pacquiao. A shot to the body for Pacquiao. A big left lands for Pacquiao. Broner shoots for a single leg takedown on Pacquiao. Who turned the channel to UFC Brooklyn? An audible boo from the crowd. Pacquiao keeps Broner guessing with the jab. Broner with a great right cross as Pacquiao looks for the body shot. A thunderous left hand from Pacquiao staggers Broner. Pacquiao has Broner against the ropes and is throwings HANDS! Broner fires a jab and just slips by a baseball bat-like right cross. 10-9 Pacquiao, 88-83 overall for Pacquiao.

Round ten: We have hit double digits. Round 10 underway. Broner’s power punching accuracy in this fight is half of what it normally is. A lot of feints from both boxers. Broner sticks the jab but doesn’t follow up. A lot of single punches by Broner. Pacquiao presses forwards and digs a left to Broner’s body. A little more offensive output from Broner as he sticks a jab to the body. Pacquiao has 42 body shots landed to Broner’s 2. Broder is 11 years the junior but that is doing nothing for him. Broner tries for a one-two but Pacquiao gets the shield up. A counter left lands for Broner. A great right hand catches Broner on the chin. 10-9 Pacquiao, 98-82 overall for Pacquiao.

Round eleven: A great one-two partially lands for Broner off the counter. You can sense a little more urgency in Broner. Pacquiao fires the right back-to-back. Broner feeds Pacquiao a jab. Pacquiao is making the most of that open body from the southpaw stance. A lot less activity this round from Pacquiao. Another shot to the body for Pacquiao. Broner is having trouble pulling the trigger when Pacquiao initiates and is also falling for Pacquiao’s feints. A jab partially lands for Pacquiao to close out the round. 10-9 Pacquiao, 108-91 overall for Pacquiao.

Round twelve: The final round is upon us. Broner should be looking for a knockout. Broner still comfortable letting Pacquiao lead the dance. A right cross to the body for Pacquiao. 109-49 lead in punches landed for Pacquiao. There is a mouse underneath the left eye of Pacquiao but it does not seem to be bothering him. A right hook partially lands for Pacquiao and Broner avoids the followup left. Snapping jabs from Broner but nothing sticks. A nice jab from Pacquiao followed by a two-punch combination. Pacquiao must know he is ahead but still presses the action. 20 seconds left for Broder to shock the world. Another jab for Pacquiao. 10 seconds left. The crowd is on their feet. Pacquiao with the Ali Shuffle just to make a statement. An emotional Pacquiao sits on his knees and bows against the corner. 10-9 Pacquiao, 118-100 overall for Pacquiao.

Final result: Manny Pacquiao def. Adrien Broner via unanimous decision (117-111, 116-112, 116-112)

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LIVE! RIZIN 14 Results, Streaming Updates Tonight

RIZIN returns yet again for Japanese MMA’s traditional New Year’s Eve spectacular on FITE.TV. Unfortunately, the main attraction — a boxing exhibition between Floyd Mayweather and kickboxing superstar Tenshin Nasukawa — will not air in North America or Japan. We will still endeavor to give you all live updates, though.

MMAmania will have LIVE coverage of RIZIN 14, starting with the FITE.TV broadcast (watch it) at 1 a.m. ET later this evening (technically Dec. 31, 2018).

Even without Mayweather vs. Tenshin, though, the card remains fairly stacked. Fans willing to get up/stay up in time will get to see Kyoji Horiguchi — the best fighter outside of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) — take on Bellator Bantamweight king Darrion Caldwell in a cool cross-promotional gimmick. Other attractions include a clash between top Atomweight fighters Kanna Asakura and Ayaka Hamasaki, the return of blue-chip Light Heavyweight Jiri Prochazka, the latest freakshow from Gabi Garcia, and what should be an absolute banger between UFC vets Daron Cruickshank and Damien Brown.

RIZIN 14 QUICK RESULTS

Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa
Kyoji Horiguchi vs Darrion Caldwell
Kanna Asakura vs Ayaka Hamasaki
Jiri Prochazka vs Brandon Halsey — Prochazka def. Halsey by submission (punches) in Round One
Gabi Garcia vs Barbara Nepomuceno — Garcia def. Nepomuceno by submission (americana) at 2:39 of Round One
Daron Cruickshank vs Damien Brown — Cruickshank def. Brown by submission (guillotine choke) at 4:19 of Round One
Mika Nagano vs Miyuu Yamamoto — Yamamoto def. Nagano by unanimous decision
Kazuyuki Miyata vs Erson Yamamoto — Miyata def. Yamamoto by submission (hammerlock) at 3:23 Round Two
Yusuke Yachi vs Johnny Case — Case def. Yachi by TKO (eye injury) at 4:47 Round Two
Yuki Motoya vs Justin Scoggins — Motoya def. Scoggins by submission (teepee choke) at 3:28 of Round One
Ulka Sasaki vs Manel Kape — Sasaki def. Kape by unanimous decision
Shinju Auclair vs Justyna Haba — Haba def. Auclair by technical submission (rear naked choke) at 3:41 of Round Two
Tyson Nobumitsu vs Tofiq Musayev — Musayev def. Tyson by TKO (punches) at 1:19 of Round Two
RENA vs Samantha Jean Francois

RIZIN 14 ROUND-BY-ROUND COVERAGE

Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa

Round one:

Round two:

Round three:

Final result:

Kyoji Horiguchi vs Darrion Caldwell

Round one:

Round two:

Round three:

Final result:

Kanna Asakura vs Ayaka Hamasaki

Round one:

Round two:

Round three:

Final result:

Jiri Prochazka vs Brandon Halsey

Round one: Halsey shoots, moves directly to the back. One hook in. One minute in. They spin to half guard. Short elbows from Halsey, who takes side control. Prochazka gets to his knees, only for Halsey to latch onto a guillotine in half guard. Prochazka trying to grit it out. Full mount now. Halsey tries to convert to a one-handed version, but loses it. He takes the back, but Prochazka scrambles out and cracks him on the way up. Flying knee attempt. Halsey gets tangled up in the ropes, prompting a pause. Lead right from Prochazka. Halsey shoots through a flying knee. Prochazka defends with an underhook, lands a knee. Halsey falls through the ropes again, apparently of his own volition, and appears to hurt his back. He takes his time getting back in the ring and gets a yellow card for the delay. Halsey shoots, cracked with a knee, falls through the ropes again. Not all the way out this time. He looks desperate. Takes an eye poke. Five minutes in.

Halsey lands an overhand right and shoots in the corner. Prochazka with an anaconda, can’t get it and surrenders the takedown. Halsey moves to the back, nearly gets the choke, loses top position. Prochazka dropping heavy punches. Halsey covers up and taps to strikes

Final result: Prochazka def. Halsey by submission (punches)

Gabi Garcia vs Barbara Nepomuceno

Round one: 3-2 lands for Garcia. Nepomuceno whiffs on an overhand right. Garcia spamming punches as she advances. Right hands connect and she gets over-unders briefly. Nepomuceno with double unders now a minute in. They separate, then Garcia ties up again. She drags Nepomuceno to the mat and takes side control. Short punches from Garcia two minutes in. She threatens an americana for a second, then gets it on her second try.

Final result: Garcia def. Nepomuceno by submission (americana)

Daron Cruickshank vs Damien Brown

Round one: They open the fight trading in the center. Brown changes levels, denied, avoids a head kick on the way up. Lead right from Brown a minute in. Cruickshank connects with a spinning back fist and tries to follow up with a flying knee. He ties up in the corner. Cruickshank tries a spinning elbow, lands body kicks. Cruickshank with a right downstairs. Brown trips him up with a low kick. Straight right connects as Cruickshank kicks his legs, then lands a soccer kick. Cruickshank in the front headlock, landing knees. Brown lands a right on the break. Two minutes to go.

Cruickshank prodding with his jab, fires a spinning back fist, head kick, and spinning back kick. They trade on the ropes. Brown misses a head kick, lands a spinning back fist to follow up. Cruickshank looks for an elbow, hits a takedown into guard but lands in a guillotine. Brown locks up his legs and squeezes his way to a finish.

Final result: Brown def. Cruickshank by submission (guillotine choke)

Mika Nagano vs Miyuu Yamamoto

Round one: Yamamoto on the advance. Straight left lands and she opens up in the corner. Good 1-2. Nagano shoots, sprawled on. Yamamoto landing punches as she defends. Knees to the head, more punches. Two minutes in. Yamamoto continues to land. Hard right hands in the corner. Two minutes to go.

More hammerfists and punches. One minute to go. Yamamoto keeps it up until the bell. She’s got a sizable lead.

Round two: Very slow start to the round. Nagano shoots, eats knees from the sprawling Yamamoto. Nagano regaining guard. She gets it. Looking for rubber guard. Two minutes in. Mostly just control so far. Ref stands them up with two minutes to go.

Lead left from Yamamoto. They mostly just stand at range until that lase few seconds, which see Yamamoto hit an inside strip. Yamamoto still well ahead.

Round three: Yamamoto opens with a body kick. Jab upstairs. Straight left by Nagano. Counter right hook from Yamamoto a minute in. Again. Nagano shoots, stuffed, eats more knees. Body punches. Elbows to the body as Nagano regains guard two minutes in. Half guard now. Two minutes to go.

Yamamoto landing short ground-and-pound. Nagano regains guard and looks for moission control with a minute to go. Ref stands them up with twenty seconds left. Nagano lands a right. Clear win for Yamamoto.

Final result: Yamamoto def. Nagano by unanimous decision

Kazuyuki Miyata vs Erson Yamamoto

Round one: They collide in the center with flying knees to start the fight. Yamamoto pressing him against the ropes. He gets double underhooks and takes Miyata down into guard. Miyata threatens a triangle, so Yamamoto stands up straight to wriggle out. Miyata transitions to an armbar, then back to the triangle. Yamamoto slams his way out two minutes in. Good right hand from Yamamoto. Miyata threatens a sweep, then goes back to the triangle with two minutes to go.

Yamamoto again slams his way out and moves to half guard. Miyata snatches a kimura and sweeps into side control. Yamamoto using his legs to hold his hand steady, lands knees to the head and scrambles to his feet. Leg kick lands for Yamamoto. Miyata in the lead thanks to submission attempt.

Round two: Leg kick and straight right from Yamamoto. Miyata lands a left. Counter rights from Yamamoto. He tries a head kick. One minute in. Yamamoto hops in with a knee and drops Miyata with a right hand behind it. He follows Miyata down into side control, then half guard. Full guard. Good elbows from Yamamoto. A scramble ensues. Yamamoto misses a knee, lands punches and goes back into guard. Two minutes to go.

Miyata grabs a vicious-looking hammerlock, sweeping into mount and forcin ghte tap.

Final result: Miyata def. Yamamoto by submission (hammerlock)

Yusuke Yachi vs Johnny Case

Round one: Low kick from Yachi, head kick attempt from Case. 1-2 catches Yachi on one leg and Case follows up with a takedown into side control. Things slow way down. Yachi regains guard and scrambles to his feet tow minutes in. Case looking for a single-leg in the corner. They separate. Low kick from Yachi, then a body kick. Case lands a 1-2-1. Two minutes to go.

Check hook rattles Case, who shoots in response. Yachi lands a knee on the break. Case lands a body kick. Yachi tries a head kick, knocked back by a right hand. One minute to go. Both try 1-2s. Yachi lands a right hook to kick off a heavy exchange. Both try head kicks. Straight right from Case, right hook from Yachi. Close first round, maybe favoring Case a bit.

Round two: Yachi’s right eye is badly swollen, but he comes out for the next round. Counter hook lands for Yachi. Head kick attempt. Low kick from Case. 3-2 lands on the counter. One minute in. Case ducks a left hand for a takedown into butterfly guard. Yachi holding him close with an overhook. He briefly looks for a triangle/armbar. Two minutes to go.

Yachi tries an upkick and scrambles up. Low kick exchange. One minute to go. Yachi tries a head kick and they trade hooks. Both land hard near the corner. Hard left hand and Yachi’s eye is pouring blood. Ref steps in. There’s just too much damage to the eye and the ref calls it.

Final result: Case def. Yachi by TKO (eye injury)

Yuki Motoya vs Justin Scoggins

Round one: Motoya targeting the lead leg early. Head kick from Scoggins. 2-1 lands. Switching stance. Side kick and hook kick attempts. Motoya ties up a minute in, gets pressed against the ropes for a moment. 1-2-head kick attempt, then a body kick from Scoggins. Motoya buzzes him with a straight right, eats a left on the ropes. Scoggins hits a takedown into guard. Motoya tries a triangle, stymied by Scoggins’ hand. Two minutes in. The hand’s out and the triangle is locked in. This is deep. Two minutes to go.

Trading hammerfists. Motoya transitions to a teepee choke and gets the finish.

Final result: Motoya def. Scoggins by submission (teepee choke)

Ulka Sasaki vs Manel Kape

Round one: Sasaki pressuring early. Kape catches a pair of kicks, lands a body shot. Trading punches in the center. Kape taunts, digs a right to the body. Sasaki with a body kick. Short right from Kape. Hard right hand and left hook. Step-back right connects a minute in. Sasaki goes for a low single in the corner. He completes it after a long struggle. Kape scrambles up and sprawls on the next shot, but Sasaki continues to drive. Again Kape scrambles up and puts him on the ropes. Trading knees. They separate. Two minutes to go.

Head kick and lefts from Sasaki. Low kick lands. Body kick, low kick, head kick attempt. Straight left, counter knee. Knee upstairs with a minute to go. They trade power hands. Sasaki hits another low takedown on the ropes. He quickly transitions to the back, but loses it and lands elbows. Kape sweeps into side control. Sasaki ahead.

Round two: Kape lands a jab and head kick, then stuffs a takedown. Check hook from Sasaki, Kape comes back with a combo that drops Sasaki. Sasaki shoots, eats a knee on the way up. Well-timed level change from Sasaki puts him in half guard. Lovely transition to the back. Looking for the choke with one hook in. Dropping left hands. Kape spins into half guard two minutes in. Kape gets to his knees, separates, gets taken down again on the ropes. Sasaki pulls his head out of a guillotine with two minutes to go.

Sasaki passes to side control, then starts dropping punches and elbows from the crucifix. He goes to mount and the back in quick succession. One minute to go. He worms his forearm under Kape’s chin, can’t complete it. Looking to soften him up with punches. Kape saved by the bell as the ground-and-pound continue. Kape will need something massive to win this.

Round three: Kape stuffs an early takedown. 2-1 from Sasaki. One minute in. Kape with a straight right. Sasaki lands a straight left, can’t complete a shot. Overhand left from Kape. Straight from Sasaki. He shoots again, sprawled on. Two minutes in. Head kick attempt from Sasaki. Body kicks. Kape lands a lead left, eats jabs. Two minutes to go.

Sasaki with another low takedown, eats hammerfists from Kape but completes it. Half guard. Sasaki maintaining position well. Kape tries to scramble free from his knees, can’t do so. Sasaki should certainly get the decision.

Final result: Sasaki def. Kape by unanimous decision

Shinju Auclair vs Justyna Haba

Round one: Both women looking to find their range in the early going. Right hand lands for Haba. Both connect with rights in the corner. Another overhand by Haba. One minute in. Right cross from Auclair and she ties up. Can’t get the trip. They trade rights near the corner. Haba lands a low kick, eats a right hand and slugs her with her own in the clinch. Two minutes in. Auclair drops her with a right hand on the ropes and follows her down into guard. Haba clears her head and quickly transitions from a triangle to an armbar. Auclair working her elbow free. Two minutes to go.

Haba transitions to a toe hold, eats heel kicks to the face. Auclair escapes and transitions to the back. Auclair with some knees on the turtling Haba, then puts in a hook. She goes for an armbar, runs out of time. Auclair ahead.

Round two: Auclair wades in with a series of right hands and attempts a clinch. Haba with a left on the break. Haba lands her own rights inside. Auclair looks for a head-and-arm throw and puts in both hooks on the way down. Haba spins into her guard. Auclair goes for an armbar, but surrenders mount. Haba dropping punches two minutes in. Elbows as well. She continues to land. Two minutes to go.

Auclair surrendering her back. Haba pins an arm down with her leg and locks up the RNC, putting Auclair to sleep.

Final result: Haba def. Auclair by technical submission (rear naked choke)

Tyson Nobumitsu vs Tofiq Musayev

Round one: Musayev switching stance constantly. Low kick from Tyson. Leg kick exchange. Musayev tries a head kick. One minute in. Tyson leg kick. Musayev tries a spinning back kick. Two minutes in. Both whiff on overhand rights. They exchange on the ropes. Good punching flurry from Musayev. Two minutes to go.

Tyson leg kick, Musayev straight right. Wheel kick falls short. Tyson blasts him with a 2-3 inside. Low kick exchange. One minute to go. Counter right lands for Musayev. Spinning back fist to body kick. Musayev lands a left hook and hits a takedown before dropping heavy ground-and-pound at the bell. He’s moderately ahead so far.

Round two: Trading kicks to start the round. Musayev lands an overhand right and takes him down in the corner. Punches from Musayev. One minute in. Musayev ramps up the hammerfists to prompt the stoppage.

Final result: Musayev def. Tyson by TKO (punches)

RENA vs Samantha Jean Francois

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LIVE! UFC 232 PPV Feed, Streaming Updates With Flyin’ Brian!

The last Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) event of 2018 has been surrounded by controversy. Nonetheless, UFC 232 is packed with exciting fighters and match ups. The pay-per-view (PPV) main event is a long-awaited rematch between Jon “Bones” Jones and Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson. The co-main event is UFC’s first-ever female “super” fight, as Cris Cybrog defends her Featherweight title against Bantamweight champion, Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes. We’ve also got fan favorites such as Carlos Condit, Ilir Latifi, Chad Mendes and more!

Although the fight card is certain to deliver memorable moments to cap off a fantastic year of violence, it is the holiday season and money might be tight (or you might be boycotting UFC due to questionable decision making as of late).

For that reason, I’ve purchased the event and will be using it as an opportunity to do a radio-style play-by-play broadcast of each eye-poke, kick, submission, or decision that is hidden behind the $ 65 PPV paywall. I might be uglier than Jeff Novitzky’s attempt to make sense of the recent Jon Jones debacle, but during the entirety of UFC 232’s PPV main card I will be doing my best to keep fight fans in the loop on the, hopefully, phenomenal displays of mixed martial arts (MMA) starting at 10 p.m. ET in the video player above.

Here’s what’s in store tonight with UFC 232’s PPV main card:

205 lbs.: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson
145 lbs.: Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes
170 lbs.: Carlos Condit vs. Michael Chiesa
205lbs.: Ilir Latifi vs. Corey Anderson
145 lbs.: Chad Mendes vs. Alexander Volkanovski

Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 232 fight card tonight, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the pay-per-view (PPV) main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC 232: “Jones vs. Gustafsson 2” news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here.

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LIVE! Bellator 213 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane

Bellator 213 “Macfarlane vs. Letourneau” airs TONIGHT (Dec. 15, 2018) from Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The main event will see Flyweight “Iliminator” Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (8-0) facing off with former UFC contender Valerie Letourneau (10-6). In addition Lyoto Machida (24-8) will make his Bellator debut against former Middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho (15-2) while undefeated Welterweights will collide as Brazilian jiu-jitsu sensation Neiman Gracie (8-0) takes on former collegiate standout Ed Ruth (6-0).

Bellator 213’s main card will start at 10 p.m. ET on DAZN (watch it). MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator MMA card.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 213) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

BELLATOR 213 QUICK RESULTS:

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs. Valerie Letourneau —
Lyoto Machida vs. Rafael Carvalho —
Neiman Gracie vs. Ed Ruth —
Muhammed Lawal vs. Liam McGeary —
Kona Oliveira vs. Nainoa Dung —
Ryan Dela Cruz vs. Spencer Higa — unaired on DAZN.
Dustin Barca vs. Isaac HoppsBarca SD 29-28, 28-29, 30-27.
Kai Kamaka vs. Shojin MikiKamaka UD 29-28 X3.
Timothy Teves vs. Canaan Kawaihae — unaired on DAZN.
Maki Pitolo vs. Chris CisnerosPitolo sub (RNC) 2:40 R3.
Kala Hose vs. Marcus Gamble — unaired on DAZN.
Russell Mizuguchi vs. Michael Nakagawa — unaired on DAZN.

BELLATOR 213 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs. Valerie Letourneau

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Round 4:

Round 5:

Final result:


Lyoto Machida vs. Rafael Carvalho

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Neiman Gracie vs. Ed Ruth

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Muhammed Lawal vs. Liam McGeary

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Kona Oliveira vs. Nainoa Dung

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Ryan Dela Cruz vs. Spencer Higa

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: To be determined.


Dustin Barca vs. Isaac Hopps

Red gloves and white trunks for the 2-0 Barca, blue gloves and blue trunks for the 4-3 Hopps. Barca is the elder fighter at 36, Hopps is just 26. Hopps fights out of Waimanalo, Hawaii. Barca fights out of Kilauea, Hawaii. Our referee is Kevin Yoshida.

Round 1: Barca lands the first leg kicks and Hopps returns the favor. Barca lands a counter left hook when Barca rushes in. Barca keeps his right hand high and dangles his left out, though it’s a knee he lands for the best strike early in this fight. Barca continues to hunt for a left hook and throws out a front kick. Hopps with a 1-2 as Barca moves into range. Barca throws a right head kick that’s partially checked.

2:20 gone thus far. Barca is forcing Hopps to work off his back foot and throw leg kicks. Hard body kick from Barca. Right hand from Hopps followed by a stiff jab. Hopps with a right uppercut. Low kick by Barca. Hopps takes a groin kick straight up the middle on a right kick and Yoshida calls time. One minute left when the fight resumes and Barca’s nose has become as red as Rudolph from the uptick in striking by Hopps. Hopps lands a big left hand and Barca is momentarily stunned. Heavy right hand and leg kick for Hopps before the bell. Close round. McCarthy sees it 10-9 Barca. Hopps almost stole it back late.

Round 2: A frenetic pace of fisticuffs opens the round. Barca lands a body kick. Both men trade leg kicks. Hopps looks more and more like a boxer as the fight goes on, and he keeps working hands to the body to soften Barca up. Left hook lands for Hopps, Barca grazes him with a left high kick in return. Hopps lands a combo and Barca misses with a knee, but the second one connects.

Half of round two (and potentially the fight) is in the books. Hopps comes forward with a left to the jaw. Barca tries to respond in kind. Hopps circles and lands the outside low kick, then Barca returns with a combo. Hoops with body and head work. Barca tries and fails to get a muay thai clinch. The speed of Hopps seems to be a real problem for Barca, and worse still he’s slowing down. Barca shoots late and Hopps blocks it until the last second. 10-9 Hopps.

Round 3: Barca tags Hopps with a left 8 seconds into the third. He lands it again at 41 seconds. Hopps works leg kicks inside and outside to the left leg repeatedly. Barca knocks Hopps off balance with a hard leg kick. Barca tires of the leg shots and pushes Hopps into the fence with heavy hands and then gets a takedown at 2:08. Hopps eats a right knee when he gets up and is taken back down again at 2:57. Hopps pushes Barca up out of half into the full guard and tries to wall walk to his feet. He’s back up at 3:53, almost gets taken down again, but switches and lands on top in half trying to throw hammerfists. Barca pushes him off, stands up, takes him down at 4:30 with authority. That should seal it. Hopps opens Barca up with a late elbow. 10-9 Barca.

Final result: The judges score it 29-28 Barca, 29-28 Hopps, 30-27 Barca by split decision.


Kai Kamaka vs. Shojin Miki

Red trunks and red gloves for Kamaka, 4-2, fighting out of Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Blue gloves and black trunks for Miki, 4-3, fighting out of Honolulu, Hawaii. Our referee is Chris West.

Round 1: Kamaka quickly rushes forward to control the cage, throws a right hook and drops levels for a takedown. Miki tries to trap his head in the process for a guillotine choke with no luck. This turns into a stalemate that drags on as neither man improves their position. Mr. West seems to be in no hurry to break it up.

Kamaka finally pops his head free at 2:44 and he’s in the closed guard. He throws lefts and rights to the body as he looks to posture up for elbows. Some get through at 3:35 and then he backs up to drop down with heavy rights, having to avoid upkicks in the process. He passes to half, unloads with lefts, then both men stand up at 4:13. Kamaka takes him down right to full mount and takes the back with short time left. 10-9 Kamaka.

Round 2: Kamaka shoots hard for a takedown 5 seconds in, it’s momentarily stuffed, he finally gets it then has to avoid a kimura attempt from Miki. Kamaka finally settles in on top in half guard at 42 seconds. He’s working body shots and shoulder strikes on top as he looks for an opportunity to progress forward. West tells him to improve or get stood up.

Kamaka starts unloading heavy lefts to the head as we pass the 2 minute mark, but West is nonplussed and stands them with half the round to go. Both men trade kicks and Kamaka hits another takedown at 2:53. Miki is trying to get a kimura again. Kamaka breaks free and bashes him with a left elbow to the jaw. Miki tries one more time to get the kimura but Kamaka takes the back and jacks him up with rights to the head. 10-9 Kamaka.

Round 3: Kamaka presses Miki into the fence and takes him down 25 seconds into the round. Mauro Ranallo dubs this “takedown, rinse, repeat.” He’s not wrong. It certainly worked for Michael Chandler in the main event last night. Miki sweeps Kamaka and is looking for the kimura but Kamaka escapes — however this lets Miki take top in guard.

Miki has just over three minutes to turn the fight around. Kamaka is using his legs and arms to flatten Miki into him chest to chest. Kamaka tries to escape, Miki looks to take his back, it’s to no avail as Kamaka is able to stand back up. Miki tries to elbow him in the head as Kamaka looks for a single leg takedown. Miki is briefly on top on the failed attempt, then a stalemate leads West to reset them with 22 seconds left. Miki comes forward swinging but can’t land a big blow. 10-9 Miki.

Final result: All three judges score it 29-28 for Kai Kamaka.


Timothy Teves vs. Canaan Kawaihae

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: To be determined.


Maki Pitolo vs. Chris Cisneros

Yellow trunks and blue gloves for the 17-9 Cisneros fighting out of Hilo, Hawaii. Red gloves and black trunks for Pitolo, 10-4, fighting out of Nanakuii, Hawaii. Our ref is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Pitolo and Cisneros stand toe to toe in the center for the opening half minute. Pitolo throws an overhand right and eats a counter combo. Beltran reminds both men to closer their fingers. Cisneros drops levels and Pitolo blocks it and turns him into the fence. Pitolo throws a slashing elbow on the break. Pitolo pushes Cisneros toward the outside but Cisneros punches and kicks his way back in.

Pitolo takes a kick to the cup and we get a restart after a very brief timeout with half the round remaining. Clashing leg kicks lead to hard lefts from Pitolo. Cisneros pops Pitolo’s head back with a stiff jab. Pitolo responds with a left to the jaw. Cisneros hurts Pitolo with a left and a right and tags him again against the fence. Pitolo tries for a takedown and Cisneros stuffs it. Left hook and right cross for Cisneros as he comes forward. Pitolo misses on a single leg attempt. Cisneros lands the right cross left hook combo again. Head kick right hook. Pitolo throws a jumping knee late. 10-9 Cisneros.

Round 2: Both men tap gloves to start then trade leg kicks. Cisneros lands the right hand. Jumping knee catches Cisneros but he’s able to recover. Pitolo keeps the pressure on though and lands uppercuts and 1-2 combos. He pushes forward with effective shots, fails on a takedown, then staggers Cisneros with a left. Body work from Pitolo. Cisneros clobbers Pitolo with a right but he seems okay. Pitolo with knees to the body. Cisneros with a jab and a liver kick. Pitolo has to chase Cisneros down as he runs across the cage to avoid damage.

Two minuets left as John McCarthy tells us Hawaiians love to “just scrap brah.” Beltran reminds both men to control their fingers on the punches. Cisneros lands a hard right and a combo and is coming forward. Pitolo pushes him backward with 5-6 strikes. Pitolo lands another six piece but eats a stiff jab. Body kick by Pitolo. Left hooks and right jabs by Pitolo. Combo by Cisneros with a left hook to the body. 10-9 Pitolo.

Round 3: Both men are trading leather immediately in the middle. Pitolo changes things up with a takedown attempt that puts Cisneros’ back on the cage. Both men spin around jockeying for position and Pitolo finally gets the takedown at 45 seconds. Pitolo has half guard with his right leg trapped. Left hands and elbows to Cisneros’ head. Both men fight for arm and wrist control as Beltran encourages them to work more. Cisneros bucks Pitolo off but he takes the back instead and gets the rear naked choke to end the bout.

Final result: Maki Pitolo wins by submission (RNC) at 2:40 of the third round.


Kala Hose vs. Marcus Gamble

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: To be determined.


Russell Mizuguchi vs. Michael Nakagawa

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: To be determined.


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LIVE! Bellator 212 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Salute the Troops

Bellator 212: “Salute the Troops” airs live TONIGHT (Fri., Dec. 14, 2018) from Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. The main event will see Lightweight champion Brent Primus (8-0) make his long overdue inaugural title defense in a rematch with Michael Chandler (18-4).

Bellator 212’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET on Paramount Network. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator MMA card, starting with the “Prelims” undercard at 8:45 p.m. and going straight through the main event.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 212) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

BELLATOR 212 QUICK RESULTS:

Brent Primus vs. Michael Chandler — Chandler def. Primus by unanimous decision (50-45 x3)
Frank Mir vs. Javy Ayala — Ayala def. Mir by submission (injury) at 4:30 of Round Two
Derek Campos vs. Sam Sicilia — Sicilia def. Campos by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Alejandra Lara vs. Juliana Velasquez — Velasquez def. Lara by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
A.J. McKee vs. Daniel Crawford — McKee def. Crawford by submission (anaconda choke) at 3:19 of Round One
Robson Gracie Jr. vs. Brysen Bolahao — Gracie def. Bolahao by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:00 of Round Two
Tywan Claxton vs. Kaeo Meyer — Claxton def. Meyer by TKO (punches) at 2:56 of Round One
Brandon Pieper vs. Chris Avila — Avila def. Pieper by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:44 of Round One
Toby Misech vs. Edward Thommes — Misech def. Thommes by TKO (knee and punches) at 2:25 of Round Three
Paul Lopes vs. Nick Badis

BELLATOR 212 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Brent Primus vs. Michael Chandler

Round 1: Primus throwing kicks to start. Leg kick connects. Counter right just misses. Chandler looking for the body. One minute in. Good jab by Primus. Low kicks still landing. Body kick. Left hook buckles Primus, who comes back with an uppercut but gets blasted again with a right hand. Chandler stalking. Lead right into a takedown two minutes in. Primus threatens an armbar for a moment. Chandler on top in guard. Two minutes to go.

Short elbows landing for Chandler. More good shots. One minute to go. Chandler continues landing until the bell. 10-9 Chandler.

Round 2: Primus goes back to the kicks. Sharp jab from Chandler. Jab from Primus. Chandler bangs the body, eats a good low kick. One minute in. Check hook catches Chandler coming in and drops him. Primus jumps on his back and fights for the RNC. Chandler spins into guard two minutes in. Primus threatens a triangle, eats heavy right hands from a postured Chandler. He tries for a diving right. Two minutes to go.

Ref wants more action. Chandler staying close, landing good ground-and-pound. 10-9 Chandler.

Round 3: Leg kick and left hook by Chandler. Primus jabbing as Chandler swings big. Chandler to the body. Primus blitzes, separates a minute in. Stiff jab by Chandler. He fires a pair of rights and hits a takedown on the fence. Back to the ground-and-pound two minutes in. Keeping up the pressure and short blows. Two minutes to go.

Primus initiates a scramble with a minute to go and looks for a leg, can’t get anything from it. 10-9 Chandler.

Round 4: Primus counters a level change with an uppercut and straight right, then gets taken down into guard. One minute in. Back to the same. Still chipping away. Two minutes to go.

Still more of the same. Primus trying for a gogoplata, loses it. 10-9 Chandler.

Round 5: Another low kick from Primus. Chandler lands a right to the body and hits yet another takedown into guard. Crowd’s pissed. Primus looking for an omoplata. More of the same after that fails. This continues until the bell, when Primus pops up and gets immediately taken down again. 10-9 Chandler.

Final result:


Frank Mir vs. Javy Ayala

Round 1: They clinch up early. Ayala takes him to the fence. They separate. One minute in. Low kick by Mir. Mir gets double underhooks, takes Ayala down into half guard. Shots to the body. Looking to isolate Ayala’s right arm two minutes in. Kimura attempt. Loses it, takes side control. Elbows to the midsection. Two minutes to go.

Briefly threatens the kimura again. Elbows to the head. Mir passes to mount, which allows Ayala to stand. One minute to go. Knee and elbow from Ayala inside. Mir steps into the clinch and hits an outside trip into half guard. 10-9 Mir.

Round 2: Mir hits another quick takedown. Knee to the body as Ayala stands. Knees and elbows from Ayala split Mir open. Separation, back to the clinch. Elbow from Ayala a minute in. Ayala kneeing the thighs. Mir tries a hip toss, eats a left hand. Jockeying for position. Mir shoots for a low takedown and Ayala whacks his body. Two minutes in. Knee and more hammerfists to the body. Mir looks spent. Ayala avoids the takedown and pounds on Mir as the latter stands. More elbows from Ayala. Hard body shots. Two minutes to go.

Mir lands a hard knee and suddenly opens up with punches before changing levels. Ayala defends, presses Mir against the fence. One minute to go. Short lefts from Ayala. Mir struggling with the blood and taps.

Final result: Ayala def. Mir by submission (injury)


Derek Campos vs. Sam Sicilia

Round 1: It’s a slugfest right off the bat. Sicilia draws first blood, hurting Campos early. Campos gets right back into it, but it’s still Sicilia landing the harder blows. One minute in. More hard right hands. Things slow down a bit. Campos catches a high kick, can’t use it. Body shots from Campos. 3-2 from Sicilia. Two minutes in. Some trading in the center. Campos tries a spinning back fist. Two minutes to go.

Both land hard rights. Overhand by Sicilia. Campos bouncing shots off the guard. One minute to go. Left hook by Campos, who gets dropped by a left hook near the ear. He pops back up in a hurry. Campos connects with his own right at the bell. 10-9 Sicilia.

Round 2: Slower start to the round. Left hook lands for Sicilia, then an overhand right. Campos swinging with him. Overhand rights from Sicilia, brutal uppercuts inside. One minute in. Left hook, 1-2. Lead right. He’s landing a lot of nasty punches here. Lead right and Campos wobbles. Sicilia opens up on the fence. Campos ties up. Looking for the back. He gets the rear waistlock, can’t heave him up and they separate. Nasty uppercut by Sicilia and he’s back on the attack. Campos is taking a lot of punishment, but manages to clinch up again. They separate. Campos to the body. Two minutes to go.

Hard right hand on the break by Sicilia. Campos with his own right. Looking for a high crotch, lands in guard. One minute to go. Campos moves to half guard, then side control and mount in quick succession. Sicilia scrambles up before the bell. 10-9 Sicilia.

Round 3: Campos opening up early, lands a right around the guard. Campos shoots, drags Sicilia to the mat and looks for the back. One minute in. Sicilia scrambles up and separates. Right hand round the guard from Campos. Sicilia looks like he’s slowed. Two minutes in. Good uppercut by Campos. Sicilia has really lessened his volume. Two minutes to go.

Campos potshotting. Body shot from Sicilia. Cammpos lands a right downstairs. Sicilia answers in kind, lands some heavy rights to the head and shrugs off a takedown. Brief clinch. One minute to go. Sicilia lands a winging left hook, right hook to the body afterwards. Campos fires combinations, eats an overhand, lands an uppercut. Sweeping right by Sicilia. Campos hits a takedown into half guard and starts pounding. 10-9 Campos.

Final result: Sicilia def. Campos by split decision


Alejandra Lara vs. Juliana Velasquez

Round 1: Lara tries a side kick, lands a leg kick. Hook kick misses, left hand dows not. One minute in. They clinch and Velasquez takes her to the fence. They separate. 1-2 by Lara. Velasquez lands a looping right and sprawls on a shot. She looks for a guillotine, loses her grip. 1-2 from Lara, counter right from Velasquez. Lara shoots with two minutes to go.

She puts Velasquez on the cage. Knee lands for Velasquez before they separate. 1-2 lands for her. One minute to go. Side kick by Lara. Right uppercut from Velasquez. Lara tries to spin, then briefly shoots. Counter left by Velasquez and a takedown. Lara scrambles up in the front headlock. 10-9 Velasquez, but it’s close.

Round 2: Leg kick from Lara. Counter 1-2 by Velasquez. One minute in. Lara steps in too deep and gets taken down for it. Lara turns to her knees, tries to roll, briefly threatens a leg before they stand. Two minutes in. They trade punches. Velasquez catches a kick and lands a straight left, then lands leg kicks on the prone Lara. Sweeping counter right. Two minutes to go.

1-2 from Lara met by a right hook. Body kick by Velasquez, who sprawls on a single-leg and takes top guard. Lara kicks her away after taking some lefts. Both landing on the feet. Velasquez getting the better of it. Hard left hands. Lara falling short with her counters. 10-9 Velasquez.

Round 3: They slug it out to open the round. Lara tries a labored wheel kick. Leg kick by Velasquez. One minute in. Straight right from Lara, who gets cracked by a counter left in the next exchange. Both connect near the fence. Velasquez with a left downstairs. They tie up for a moment two minutes in. Back to the clinch. Lara tries a rolling kneebar, transitions to a heel hook. Velasquez stacking her. Two minutes to go.

Left hand by Velasquez. Hard rights as Lara goes for the heel. One minute to go. Velasquez looks for the back and they return to the feet. Lara looking frantic, walking into punches and throwing her own. 10-9 Velasquez.

Final result: Velasquez def. Lara by split decision


A.J. McKee vs. Daniel Crawford

Round 1: McKee tossing out kicks to start. Crawford flurries his way inside, can’t tie up. One minute in. McKee shoots against the fence. And now the DAZN stream is screwing up. Knees from McKee two minutes in. He hauls Crawford into the air and takes him down into guard. Crawford with an overhook. Looks for a leg, McKee spins out and grabs the front headlock. Two minutes to go.

McKee setting up an anaconda choke. He rolls for it and there’s the tap.

Final result: McKee def. Crawford by submission (anaconda choke)


Robson Gracie Jr. vs. Brysen Bolahao

Round 1: Gracie opens with low kicks, lands a jab up top. One minute in. He flurries and shoots, taking Bolahao down against the fence. Bolahao gets to his feet right away. Two minutes in. Gracie still looking for the takedown. Both landing short blows. Knees to the thigh from Gracie. Two minutes to go.

Ref separates them. Hard lead hook lands for Gracie. Bolahao counters a leg kick with a straight right. One minute to go. Gracie low kick. He shoots, stuffed, pulls guard. Bolahao waves him up. Gracie hits a takedown at the bell. 10-9 Gracie.

Round 2: Gracie goes back to the leg kick. Lead right, leg kick. Bolahao clips him with a left hook on the way in, elects not to follow him into guard. One minute in. Whiffs on a 1-2. Two minutes in. Gracie goes for a single-leg, eats Browne-style elbows. Gracie takes him down anyway, lands left hands until Bolahao gives up his back. One hook in. Now both with two minutes to go.

Gracie patiently sets up the choke and puts on a palm-to-palm squeeze, drawing the tap despite not being fully under the chin.

Final result: Gracie def. Bolahao by submission (rear naked choke)


Tywan Claxton vs. Kaeo Meyer

Round 1: Meyer steps into the clinch, gets taken down into guard via inside trip. Meyer tries to kick Claxton off, can’t make space. One minute in. Half guard for Claxton. Short elbows landing. Meyer tries to stand, gets taken back down via cradle. Knee to the body by Claxton two minutes in. More elbows. Now posturing up for bigger punches. Meyer covers up under hammerfists and there’s the finish.

Final result: Claxton def. Meyer by TKO (punches)


Brandon Pieper vs. Chris Avila

Round 1: Avila opens with leg kicks. Tight left from Pieper. Left hook upstairs. Hard right uppercut counters a looping right from Avila. One minute in. Avila shoots, stuffed. 1-2 lands for him. Check hook. Two minutes in. Avila ducks a hook for a takedown into half guard. Denies an attempt to stand on the cage. One hook in as Pieper stands. Loses it, still holding on to the rear waist lock. Two minutes to go.

He pulls Pieper down into back control, immediately putting in both hooks and locking up the choke. There’s the tap.

Final result: Avila def. Pieper by submission (rear naked choke)


Toby Misech vs. Edward Thommes

Round 1: Misech looking to throw early. Thommes takes him to the fence. They separate. Misech blasts him with a straight left, gets tied up again. One minute in. Thommes changes levels, can’t get it. Misech lands a point-blank elbow. That opened Thommes up. Two minutes in. Another short elbow, then more. Thommes disengages, shoots in again. Misech denies it and lands knees. Two minutes to go.

Misech separates and opens up with combinations. Thommes looking badly outgunned. He ducks a left hand for a clinch. Misech with a knee and elbows. Separation with a minute to go. Misech tags him, sprawls and drills Thommes with a left before letting him up. They pause to look at Thommes’ cut. Thommes shoots right away when they return to action. 10-8 Misech.

Round 2: Low kick and faked shot by Thommes. Body kick. They trade in the center. Thommes puts him on the fence once again. They separate, then right back to the fence. One minute in. Short elbows from Misech. Thommes lands one on the break. Misech counters a takedown with a heavy left uppercut. Two minutes in. 1-2 by Misech, body shots. Thommes looks for knees, getting whacked in the clinch. Check hook by Misech. Thommes gets the clinch again. Two minutes to go.

Misech reverses. Thommes reverses in turn, eating an elbow as he does. Misech separates, nearly ducks into a knee and lands a 3-2. Back to the clinch. Separation, clinch again. One minute to go. Separation, clinch again. Elbows from Misech, right hook on the break. Thommes shoots in again. They separate and Misech cracks him with a knee. Big left hand dings Thommes and Misech looks for a guillotine. 10-9 Misech.

Round 3: Thommes ties up immediately. Misech reverses. They separate and Misech lands an elbow as Thommes shoots again. One minute in. THommas lands an elbow, eats a right hook, shoots again a minute in. He unsuccessfully pulls guard. Misech lands a flying knee and a left cross. Thommes leg kick. Hard punches from Misech. Two minutes in. Misech tries a spinning back kick on the break, lands a left cross. Huge knee to the head and Thommes either falls or pulls guard. Either way, the ref intervenes after a couple of punches.

Final result: Misech def. Thommes by TKO (knee and punches)


Paul Lopes vs. Nick Badis

Round 1:

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Final result:


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LIVE! Bellator 212 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Salute the Troops

Bellator 212: “Salute the Troops” airs live TONIGHT (Fri., Dec. 14, 2018) from Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. The main event will see Lightweight champion Brent Primus (8-0) make his long overdue inaugural title defense in a rematch with Michael Chandler (18-4).

Bellator 212’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET on Paramount Network. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator MMA card, starting with the “Prelims” undercard at 8:45 p.m. and going straight through the main event.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 212) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

BELLATOR 212 QUICK RESULTS:

Brent Primus vs. Michael Chandler —
Frank Mir vs. Javy Ayala —
Derek Campos vs. Sam Sicilia —
Alejandra Lara vs. Juliana Velasquez —
A.J. McKee vs. Daniel Crawford —
Robson Gracie Jr. vs. Brysen Bolahao — Gracie def. Bolahao by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:00 of Round Two
Tywan Claxton vs. Kaeo Meyer — Claxton def. Meyer by TKO (punches) at 2:56 of Round One
Brandon Pieper vs. Chris Avila — Avila def. Pieper by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:44 of Round One
Toby Misech vs. Edward Thommes —
Paul Lopes vs. Nick Badis

BELLATOR 212 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Brent Primus vs. Michael Chandler

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Round 4:

Round 5:

Final result:


Frank Mir vs. Javy Ayala

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Derek Campos vs. Sam Sicilia

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Alejandra Lara vs. Juliana Velasquez

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


A.J. McKee vs. Daniel Crawford

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Robson Gracie Jr. vs. Brysen Bolahao

Round 1: Gracie opens with low kicks, lands a jab up top. One minute in. He flurries and shoots, taking Bolahao down against the fence. Bolahao gets to his feet right away. Two minutes in. Gracie still looking for the takedown. Both landing short blows. Knees to the thigh from Gracie. Two minutes to go.

Ref separates them. Hard lead hook lands for Gracie. Bolahao counters a leg kick with a straight right. One minute to go. Gracie low kick. He shoots, stuffed, pulls guard. Bolahao waves him up. Gracie hits a takedown at the bell. 10-9 Gracie.

Round 2: Gracie goes back to the leg kick. Lead right, leg kick. Bolahao clips him with a left hook on the way in, elects not to follow him into guard. One minute in. Whiffs on a 1-2. Two minutes in. Gracie goes for a single-leg, eats Browne-style elbows. Gracie takes him down anyway, lands left hands until Bolahao gives up his back. One hook in. Now both with two minutes to go.

Gracie patiently sets up the choke and puts on a palm-to-palm squeeze, drawing the tap despite not being fully under the chin.

Final result: Gracie def. Bolahao by submission (rear naked choke)


Tywan Claxton vs. Kaeo Meyer

Round 1: Meyer steps into the clinch, gets taken down into guard via inside trip. Meyer tries to kick Claxton off, can’t make space. One minute in. Half guard for Claxton. Short elbows landing. Meyer tries to stand, gets taken back down via cradle. Knee to the body by Claxton two minutes in. More elbows. Now posturing up for bigger punches. Meyer covers up under hammerfists and there’s the finish.

Final result: Claxton def. Meyer by TKO (punches)


Brandon Pieper vs. Chris Avila

Round 1: Avila opens with leg kicks. Tight left from Pieper. Left hook upstairs. Hard right uppercut counters a looping right from Avila. One minute in. Avila shoots, stuffed. 1-2 lands for him. Check hook. Two minutes in. Avila ducks a hook for a takedown into half guard. Denies an attempt to stand on the cage. One hook in as Pieper stands. Loses it, still holding on to the rear waist lock. Two minutes to go.

He pulls Pieper down into back control, immediately putting in both hooks and locking up the choke. There’s the tap.

Final result: Avila def. Pieper by submission (rear naked choke)


Toby Misech vs. Edward Thommes

Round 1: Misech looking to throw early. Thommes takes him to the fence. They separate. Misech blasts him with a straight left, gets tied up again. One minute in. Thommes changes levels, can’t get it. Misech lands a point-blank elbow. That opened Thommes up. Two minutes in. Another short elbow, then more. Thommes disengages, shoots in again. Misech denies it and lands knees. Two minutes to go.

Misech separates and opens up with combinations. Thommes looking badly outgunned. He ducks a left hand for a clinch. Misech with a knee and elbows. Separation with a minute to go. Misech tags him, sprawls and drills Thommes with a left before letting him up. They pause to look at Thommes’ cut. Thommes shoots right away when they return to action. 10-8 Misech.

Round 2: Low kick and faked shot by Thommes. Body kick. They trade in the center. Thommes puts him on the fence once again. They separate, then right back to the fence. One minute in. Short elbows from Misech. Thommes lands one on the break. Misech counters a takedown with a heavy left uppercut. Two minutes in. 1-2 by Misech, body shots. Thommes looks for knees, getting whacked in the clinch. Check hook by Misech. Thommes gets the clinch again. Two minutes to go.

Misech reverses. Thommes reverses in turn, eating an elbow as he does. Misech separates, nearly ducks into a knee and lands a 3-2. Back to the clinch. Separation, clinch again. One minute to go. Separation, clinch again. Elbows from Misech, right hook on the break. Thommes shoots in again. They separate and Misech cracks him with a knee. Big left hand dings Thommes and Misech looks for a guillotine. 10-9 Misech.

Round 3: Thommes ties up immediately. Misech reverses. They separate and Misech lands an elbow as Thommes shoots again. One minute in. THommas lands an elbow, eats a right hook, shoots again a minute in. He unsuccessfully pulls guard. Misech lands a flying knee and a left cross. Thommes leg kick. Hard punches from Misech. Two minutes in. Misech tries a spinning back kick on the break, lands a left cross. Huge knee to the head and Thommes either falls or pulls guard. Either way, the ref intervenes after a couple of punches.

Final result: Misech def. Thommes by TKO (knee and punches)


Paul Lopes vs. Nick Badis

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Golden Boy MMA 1: “Liddell vs. Ortiz 3” takes place TONIGHT (Sat., Nov. 24, 2018) at The Forum in Inglewood, California. In the pay-per-view main event, a historic rivalry that dates back to 2004, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz (19-12-1) will meet “Iceman” Chuck Liddell (21-8) and attempt to finally defeat his fiercest rival.

Golden Boy MMA 1’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET on FITE TV (details). MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Golden Boy card.

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GOLDEN BOY 1 QUICK RESULTS:

Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz —
Deron Winn vs. Tom Lawlor —
Kenneth Bergh vs. Jorge Gonzalez —
Gleison Tibau vs. Efrain Escudero —
Walel Watson vs. Ricardo Palacios —
Albert Morales vs. James Barnes — in progress.
Jay Silva vs. Oscar CotaSilva tech. sub (head and arm choke) 2:13 R3.

GOLDEN BOY 1 MMA PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Deron Winn vs. Tom Lawlor

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Kenneth Bergh vs. Jorge Gonzalez

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Gleison Tibau vs. Efrain Escudero

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Albert Morales vs. James Barnes

Morales has the black trunks, blue gloves, and a career record of 7-4-1 following three straight losses in UFC. His opponent James Barnes has a 10-3 record and black trunks with red gloves. The referee in charge is Herb Dean.

Round 1: Barnes rushes forward looking for a single leg and can’t get it. Morales circles and both men trade leather. Barnes shoots again and gets the back as Morales gets a stern warning from Dean not to grab the fence. Barnes finally trips Morales to the ground at 1:23 and Morales closes the guard. Barnes is hitting him with lefts to the face and trying to stack Morales up. Morales is trying to set up a triangle but is still eating heavy lefts and hammerfists. Barnes escapes the triangle attempt and is in half guard briefly. Morales goes for another triangle attempt and is eating nasty right hands. He escapes and lands some more big lefts before the horn. 10-9 Barnes.

Round 2: Barnes comes out for R2 throwing his jab. Barnes steps back and throws an overhand right, then changes levels and gets the back to drag Morales down from behind. Barnes nearly gets a full mount but Morales is able to push him back to guard. Barnes goes for his side and lets Morales to his knees so he can land big right hands. Morales right eye is swelling shut and Barnes is fishing for a rear naked choke from behind. Morales escapes but Barnes is on top again landing heavy hands. Barnes backs up and comes over the top with a hard right. Morales goes for the triangle again late but has no time to cinch it up. 10-9 Barnes.

Round 3:

Final result:


Walel Watson vs. Ricardo Palacios

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Jay Silva vs. Oscar Cota

Oscar Cota sports the blue gloves with red trunks and has an eight fight winning streak before his bout tonight. He is reputed to be “the top rated Heavyweight in Latin America” but tonight he’ll have the chance to prove it on a much bigger stage. Jay Silva has the red gloves and black trunks. He reportedly got his start in fighting by cleaning out an entire bar full of brawling drunks. Silva has a 2” reach advantage, 75” to 73”. Cota’s record is 10-1 and Silva’s record is 11-12-1. Our referee in charge is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Cota tries a leg kick to open the fight. Silva stands his ground in the center and Cota circles around the hexagon. Cota paws at Silva with his left hand to feel out the range with his right held high. Beltran reminds Cota to keep his fingers closed if he’s going to strike then calls for more action. Cota throws a high right kick and a roundhouse body kick, pressing Silva into the fence. Foot stomps by Cota. Cota tries to spin away and catch Silva with a reverse elbow, then it’s Silva who pushes Cota into the fence. Cota turns him right around. Cota throws knees at Silva’s legs. Beltran barks at “both of them” to work. They trade knees against the fence. Beltran restarts them at 4:16 and Cota throws a wild right hand as he pushes Silva into the cage. Silva turns him around and Cota lands some clubbing blows before the horn ends R1. 10-9 Cota.

Round 2: Cota gets rocked quickly in R2 after a few kicks and Silva is on top in guard looking to pound out a finish. He passes to full mount at 41 seconds and Cota gives up his back. There was an illegal manipulation of the fingers inside the gloves by Cota and Beltran broke it up and stood the fighters up, deducting one point for Cota. Silva rocked Beltran again but standing Cota was able to push him into the fence. Silva turns Cota around and throws knees to the body and a right uppercut. Cota is breathing hard and looks spent but he manages to turn Silva around. Silva turns him right back and lands about a dozen knees in a row to the body. Cota turns him around and Beltran calls time for Cota landing a left knee to the groin. Cota lands a hard leg kick after the restart. Silva pushes Cota into the fence, Cota turns him around. Beltran tells them work to a finish and the breaks them up at 4:35. Silva misses with a spinning backfist. Cota lands another knee to the groin just before the horn and Beltran awards another deduction. Silva has won a 10-7 round as a result.

Round 3: Both fighters tap gloves and hug to open R3. Cota comes forward throwing bombs knowing he’s behind but Silva is responding in kind and pushes Cota into the cage. Cota turns him around and they trade knees. Silva turns Cota right back. They go back and forth on the fence as Beltran calls for work. Cota gets a takedown at 1:04. Silva slips behind him on the ground and Cota stands back up. Silva gets a leg trip takedown into guard at 1:38. Silva goes for the head and arm choke and Cota goes out so Beltran stops the fight!

Final result: Jay Silva wins by technical submission (head and arm choke) at 2:13 in R3.


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Liddell vs Ortiz 3

Golden Boy MMA 1: “Liddell vs. Ortiz 3” takes place TONIGHT (Sat., Nov. 24, 2018) at The Forum in Inglewood, California. In the pay-per-view main event, a historic rivalry that dates back to 2004, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz (19-12-1) will meet “Iceman” Chuck Liddell (21-8) and attempt to finally defeat his fiercest rival.

Golden Boy MMA 1’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET on FITE TV (details). MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Golden Boy card.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

GOLDEN BOY 1 QUICK RESULTS:

Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz —
Deron Winn vs. Tom Lawlor —
Kenneth Bergh vs. Jorge Gonzalez —
Gleison Tibau vs. Efrain Escudero —
Walel Watson vs. Ricardo Palacios —
Jay Silva vs. Oscar Cota —

GOLDEN BOY 1 MMA PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Deron Winn vs. Tom Lawlor

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Kenneth Bergh vs. Jorge Gonzalez

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Gleison Tibau vs. Efrain Escudero

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Walel Watson vs. Ricardo Palacios

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Jay Silva vs. Oscar Cota

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


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