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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

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Bellator 209 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates!

Bellator 209: “Pitbull vs. Sanchez” airs TONIGHT (Nov. 16, 2018) via tape delay on Paramount Network, having already taken place at Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel. The main event will see “Pitbull” Patricio Freire (27-4) defend his Featherweight title against rising divisional star Emmanuel Sanchez (17-3).

Bellator 209’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 below. Please be nice and do not post spoilers in the comments section!

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 209) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

BELLATOR 209 QUICK RESULTS:

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire vs. Emmanuel Sanchez —
Haim Gozali vs. Ryan Couture — in progress.
Phil Davis vs. Vadim NemkovNemkov SD 28-29, 29-28 X2.
Olga Rubin vs. Cindy Dandois —
Adam Keresh vs. Kirill SidelnikovKeresh KO 1:12 R1.
Khonry Gracie vs. Ron BeckerGracie UD 30-27, 29-28 X2.
Aviv Gozali vs. Anton LazebnovGozali sub (armbar) 4:27 R1.
Ion Pop vs. Itsik RubinovRubinov UD 29-28 X3.
Shimon Smotritsky vs. Matan LeviSmotritsky UD 29-28, 30-27 X2.
Fadi Haiyadre vs. Christos NicolaouNicolaou TKO 4:48 R1.
Honor Kelesh vs. Andrei BarbarosaBarbarosa UD 29-28, 30-27 X2.
Yulia Sachkov vs. Viktoria MakarovaMakarova TKO 2:44 R1.
Kirill Medvedovsky vs. Denis PalancicaPalancica UD 29-27, 29-28 X2.
Liudvik Sholinian vs. Sidemar HonorioHonorio UD 30-26 X3.
Jackie Gosh vs. Jamil IbragimovIbragimov TKO 1:37 R1.
Nisim Rozalis vs. Nika Ben TuashyTuashy TKO 0:47 R1.

BELLATOR 209 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire vs. Emmanuel Sanchez

Round 1:

Round 2:

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Round 4:

Round 5:

Final result:


Haim Gozali vs. Ryan Couture

White trunks (with black trim) and blue gloves for the 11-6 Couture, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Black trunks with red gloves for the 8-5 Gozali, fighting out of Israel, who gets a pop singer to personally croon his way to the Bellator cage.

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Phil Davis vs. Vadim Nemkov

Red gloves and pink trunks for Davis, 19-4, 34 years old, fighting out of San Diego, California by way of Harrisburg, PA. Blue gloves and black trunks (with red trim) for Nemkov, 9-2, 26 years old, fighting out of Stary Oskol, Russia. Our referee in charge is Leon Roberts.

Round 1: Tap of gloves at the center. Nemkov lands a leg kick early and continues to pursue them. Davis responds with a hard over hand right and throws a left kick high that misses. Davis lands a leg kick of his own and another at 1:37. He ducks under Nemkov’s shots and throws a few more. Nemkov dances back and forth in front of Davis and throws a right. Davis covers up to avoid a straight left. Nemkov trips Davis as he throws a leg kick and goes for an anaconda choke while Davis is on his knees. Davis blocks it and gets up with two minutes left in R1. Davis avoids an overhand right but the leg kick lands. Nemkov keeps working the kicks as we enter the final minute. Nemkov shoots for a single and is stuffed. Davis has a front headlock to end R1. 10-9 Nemkov.

Round 2: A sweaty Davis is toweled off before R2 can begin. Nemkov continues his single-minded pursuit of leg kicks. Davis isn’t doing much to check them or stop them. He lands the overhand right as McCarthy criticizes him for not using his wrestling. Hard body kick by Nemkov. The crowd is whistling to amuse themselves as we’re not seeing much out of either man we didn’t already see in R1. 90 seconds left. Davis misses with the overhand right. Nemkov is landing the kicks less frequently. Davis and Nemkov each throw wild uppercuts. Leg kick for Davis. Davis initiates a clinch and eats a knee. Nemkov slips behind to take Davis’ back and throws him to the ground. 10-9 for Nemkov, who gets one more takedown at the end of R2.

Round 3: Davis has yet to give up on that overhand right. Nemkov and Davis trade at 1:19. Davis lunges and misses as he tries to back Nemkov to the fence. He touches the face with his foot. A U-S-A chant breaks out in Israel. Nemkov goes for a single leg takedown and Davis shrugs him off. Nemkov avoids the right one more time. Nemkov touches Davis with two left jabs. They clinch with two minutes left and Davis takes him down right to side control. Davis is looking for a kimura but Nemkov slides out the back. Davis and Nemkov clinch and Davis takes him down again and works his way to another kimura attempt. Nemkov defends it right to the end but Davis wins R3 10-9. Was it enough?

Final result: The judges score it 29-28 Davis, 29-28 Nemkov, 29-28 Nemkov by split decision.


Olga Rubin vs. Cindy Dandois

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Adam Keresh vs. Kirill Sidelnikov

Blue gloves for Sidelnikov, 11-5, fighting out of Stary Oskol, Russia. Red gloves and trunks for Keresh, 2-0, fighting out of Tel Aviv, Israel.

Round 1: Handshake to open. Keresh gets hurt with a punch early then a sambo throw takes him down into side control. Keresh gets back up and the crowd erupts for their local fighter. He throws a leg kick. Sidelnikov get hurt badly with a head kick and a right hand finishes it! Adam Keresh stomps around the cage as the crowd roars with approval.

Final result: Adam Keresh wins via knockout at 1:12 of round one.


Khonry Gracie vs. Ron Becker

Red gloves and white trunks for 0-1 Gracie, fighting out of Palos Verdes, California. Blue gloves and black trunks for 2-1 Becker, fighting out of Haifa, Israel. Our referee in charge of the contest is Leon Roberts.

Round 1: The shorter and stouter Becker is trying to pressure early. Gracie responds by putting Becker against the fence for some inside work. Becker breaks free at 1:18. Gracie throws a head kick and a leg kick. Becker and Gracie trade leg kicks. Becker forces Gracie backward and throws a body kick. Gracie misses with a head kick. 90 seconds remain in R1. Flush jab lands for Gracie. Body kick for Gracie. Overhand right for Gracie. Becker moves back to the center and misses with a leg kick. Body kick for Gracie. Becker misses with jabs. Leg kick for Becker. Gracie with the overhand left and flush right at the bell. 10-9 Gracie.

Round 2: Gracie opens with a combo and follows with a head kick. Gracie pushes Becker into the cage and he breaks free but eats a body shot as he does. Knee to the body by Gracie as they clinch and fight for position. Gracie drives Becker into the fence again. Becker gets a right elbow over the top. Gracie backs off at 1:59. Left jab for Gracie. They clinch again at 2:35, Becker goes for a takedown and can’t complete it, Gracie holds him standing for a few knees to the head/face. 1-2 for Gracie. Hard leg kick and a head kick for Gracie. Becker backs up and he may be hurt. Gracie accidentally pokes Becker in the eye and immediately apologizes and backs off as the ref calls time. The restart comes quickly. We get another clinch in the center. Becker lands a right uppercut before they break. Becker shoots and gets a takedown but can’t keep Gracie down at the bell. 10-9 Gracie.

Round 3: Becker chases Gracie around the cage and eats a left to the face as his reward. Becker tries a leg kick and Gracie eludes him. Body kick for Becker. High kick for Becker and he shakes his head trying to no-sell it. Gracie momentarily falls down moving backward to avoid a kick and jumps right up. Becker lunges and Gracie backs away. Becker skids across the mat coming toward Gracie. I think this canvas is a little slick right now for the fighters. Becker eats a jab. Two minutes to go. Becker backs off then comes forward with a kick. He does it again. Gracie misses with his own kick. Becker with another kick. Push kick twice and a high kick by Gracie. 20 seconds. I think Becker MIGHT have outpointed him 10-9 but Gracie should still get the decision.

Final result: The judges score it 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 all for Khonry Gracie.


Aviv Gozali vs. Anton Lazebnov

Both young men are 17 years old and making their pro debut. Gozali is in the red gloves fighting out of Bat Yam, Israel and Lazebnov has the blue fighting out of Kiev, Ukraine. Our referee in charge is Kevin MacDonald.

Round 1: They tap gloves and six seconds later Gozali goes for a takedown. At 14 seconds Gozali has the back and a tight body triangle. He’s already looking for a rear naked choke. He’s cranking on the neck at the one minute mark and Lazebnov turns looking to escape. Gozali goes high looking for am armbar. Lazebnov avoids it but now Gozali has a triangle attempt. Lazebnov eludes it and Gozali stands at 1:53. Gozali goes for a heel hook when he gets Lazebnov back down then takes the back to throw unanswered right hands and lefts to both sides of the head. Gozali takes the back and gets the hooks in again. Lefts and rights from behind. 80 seconds remain in R1. Gozali goes for a kimura then for a triangle then for an armbar and Lazebnov taps out as the crowd erupts.

Final result: Aviv Gozali wins by submission (armbar) at 4:27 of round one.


Ion Pop vs. Itsik Rubinov

Round 1: Unaired on Paramount Network.

Final result: The judges score the contest 29-28 X3 all for Itsik Rubinov.


Shimon Smotritsky vs. Matan Levi

Levi is in the red gloves (and red hair), Smotritsky the blue, 3-0 vs. 4-0 respectively. Smotritsky fights out of Holon, Israel. Levin fights out of Ramat Gan, Israel. Our referee is Bryan Miner.

Round 1: Both men are quickly to the center. Levin whiffs on a big swing. Smotritsky goes upstairs with a head kick and throws a leg kick. Clashing kicks. Smotritsky pushes Levi toward the fence. Levi pushes back. Both men trade leg kicks. Smotritsky Keeps trying to cut an angle and lands a left kick on Levi’s jaw that rouses the crowd. Body kick for Smotritsky. Another head kick. Right to Levi’s chin. Levi is getting punished. Levi puts a left on Smotritsky’s and eats a teak kick to the body followed by another to the chin. Smotritsky shoots and Levi stuffs it and throws a knee from clinch. Smotritsky pushes him into the cage and tries to drop levels — again Levi stays upright. Smotritsky breaks off with an overhand right. 10-9 round for Smotritsky.

Round 2: Smotritsky fails to get a takedown 24 seconds into this round but he once again has Levi pushed into the cage. Levi has an arm around his neck and tries to jump guard looking for a guillotine. Levi keeps on squeezing as they slam to the ground but Smotritsky doesn’t seem like he’s in any danger. Smotritsky stays hie on his toes and pushes all of his weight down onto Levi to keep him from cinching it up tight. Smotritsky finally pops out on top in full guard at 2:52. He postures up then steps back with just under 90 seconds left. Smotritsky goes back down then gets full mount at 4:19. Levi tries and fails to sweep, but he does hang onto Smotritsky’s arms until a few seconds are left in R2. John McCarthy thinks some judges might score R2 for Levi since he was in control for more of the round. Let’s be generous and give Levi a 10-9 even though he didn’t come close to getting that choke.

Round 3: The disadvantage for Levi now is that you can tell his arms are tired and Smotritsky is easily able to pop him in the face, although he does stuff a takedown attempt. A right uppercut follows it. Levi tries to come flying with a knee but gets pushed into the fence. The cage rattles as they jockey for position and Levi gets Smotritsky’s back turned around. Miner leans on the cage to keep a close eye on both men. Levi momentarily considers dropping levels for a takedown attempt of his own. Miner resets them to the center with a minute left. Smotritsky throws a head kick and picks Levi up high in the air to take him down into side control. Smotritsky is going for a von flue choke with short time left. Levi survives but Smotritsky has full mount on top at the bell. 10-9 Smotritsky.

Final result: The judges score it 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27 for Smotritsky.


Fadi Haiyadre vs. Christos Nicolaou

Blue gloves and dark gray trunks for Nicolaou, 1-1, fighting out of Cyprus. Red gloves and silver trunks for Haiyadre, making his pro debut, fighting out of Israel. Our referee for this fight is Leon Roberts.

Round 1: Nicolaou gets pushed into the cage and fights his way out, gets tripped and thrown but gets back to his feet, gets into a slugfest with Haiyadre, both men are fighting wild in the first minute. Haiyadre tries a spin kick. Nicolaou tries a head kick. Nicolaou is pressuring but gets backed off with a leg kick. Overhand right flush by Haiyadre. Clash of heads at 2:38. Haiyadre tries a backfist and Nicolaou does one in response. Leg kick by Nicolaou. Nicolaou is starting to string together strikes while Haiyadre is backpedaling and firing one shot at a time. Left hook for Nicolaou to the head. They trade jabs. Superman punch for Nicolaou. Right hook for Haiyadre but he gets rocked in response by a short right and Roberts jumps on top to save him from more damage.

Final result: Christos Nicolaou wins via first round TKO at 4:48.


Honor Kelesh vs. Andrei Barbarosa

Red gloves and bright red trunks for Kelesh, 3-0, fighting out of Bat Yam, Israel. Blue gloves with red trunks for Barbarosa, 5-6, fighting out of Moldova. Our referee is Leon Roberts.

Round 1: Barbarosa avoids a head kick attempt by Kelesh early. Kelesh circles on the outside and lets Barbarosa come toward him. Leg kick for Barbarosa. Kelesh paws at his opponent with a jab and circles to the right then back to the left. Barbarosa misses with a spin kick. Barbarosa walks toward him and throws a right. There’s a lot of body language going on with both men pointing and nodding. Reverse kick by Barbarosa. Uppercut misses. Right hook by Barbarosa. Another right lands. Leg kick by Barbarosa. Kelesh misses with a spinning backfist. Left jab leg kick and another punch for Kelesh all land. Barbarosa gets a hand up to block a head kick then comes forward with an uppercut. Right hands for Kelesh. Head kick for Kelesh. Kelesh spend too much of the round on the defensive and was eating big shots from Barbarosa when he’d charge in. 10-9 Barbarosa.

Round 2: Barbarosa comes forward immediately to land another leg kick. Right hook from Barbarosa. Body kick for Barbarosa. Front kick. Barbarosa goes for a single leg, knows he doesn’t have it and lets it go. Kelesh considers a takedown but eats a right hook. Barbarosa with a couple of hard rights. Solid left hand for Kelesh. Leg kick for Barbarosa. Big left hand for Barbarosa stuns Kelesh for a second. Overhand right for Barbarosa is checked. Kelesh shoots and Barbarosa locks up the neck and throws a couple uppercuts before letting him go. Barbarosa’s confidence is increasing by the moment. They clash on the fence at 3:35. Kick by Barbarosa. Kelesh screams at him to fight and Barbarosa lands a right. Body shot for Barbarosa. 10-9 Barbarosa.

Round 3: Barbarosa is quickly unleashing jabs to open the final round. Kelesh lands a flush shot and tries a flying knee afterward. Barbarosa throws a hard right in return. Barbarosa seems to be mocking Kelesh by adopting an old school boxing stance. He’s gesticulating wildly with his right hand. John McCarthy says “these nice cool antics” don’t score points. The leg kick Barbarosa just threw does. Kelesh goes for a takedown and Barbarosa rolls through it back to his feet. They wind up on the fence with Barbarosa going for a single leg. He throws kicks and knees at the legs of Kelesh as he’s pinned to the cage. Roberts gets tired of the stalemate and resets them with 95 seconds left. Barbarosa is talking to Kelesh and most likely saying the equivalent of “bring it bro.” Barbarosa charges in for a shot. He does the Marquis of Queensbury boxing stance again and lands a body shot. Hard jab by Barbarosa. 10 seconds. 10-9 Barbarosa.

Final result: The judges score it 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27 all for Barbarosa.


Yulia Sachkov vs. Viktoria Makarova

Blue gloves for Makarova, red gloves for Sachkov. Makarova is making her pro debut out of New York, NY. Sachkov is 0-1 and she fights out of Haifa, Israel. Our referee in charge of this fight is Kevin MacDonald. Sachkov has a full body shirt, Makarova a black top and black trunks.

Round 1: Makarova takes her down and gets a half guard quickly. She’s pushing down on Sachkov’s knee with a hand looking to free her trapped leg and pass. Makarova may not even need to. She’s throwing tons of left hands to the body and head. Sachkov looks like a little child in there with a grown woman. Makarova has a full mount at 1:37. She sits up and unloads a relentless series of lefts and rights as MacDonald takes a close look. Makarova considers a straight arm lock but throws an elbow instead. More ground and pound and it’s finally stopped. This was a one sided beating.

Final result: Viktoria Makarova wins by TKO at 2:44 of the first round.


Kirill Medvedovsky vs. Denis Palancica

11-5 vs. 6-0 and red gloves vs. blue from Medvedovsky to Palancica. Palancica fights out of Moldova with the short black trunks. Medvedovsky fights out of Netanya, Israel in the black and silver trunks. Our referee in charge is Kevin MacDonald.

Round 1: Palancica forces Medvedovsky to the outer circle. He’s jumping around and looking to close the distance with his hands. The right is finding a home. Hard left hook to the body by Palancica. The fight goes to the ground with Medvedovsky briefly on top but unable to do anything. Medvedovsky takes Palancica back down and has him pinned against the fence, nearly throwing an illegal knee to the head as Palancica gets back to his feet. Medvedovsky hangs on to a single leg looking to take him down again, then takes the back standing. Palancica takes a knee to the head. Close first round. 10-9 Medvedovsky.

Round 2: Palancica takes a head kick early, gets a takedown but then scrambles to his feet and hurts Medvedovsky with a head kick. Medvedovsky comes forward and jabs. Medvedovsky gets clipped and Palancica takes his back as Medvedovsky is on his knees. Medvedovsky looks for a kimura as Palancica drives knees into his thigh and left hands into his head. Palancica momentarily has side and then is back in guard. Palancica postures up at 90 seconds left for some shots and elbows. Palancica is on top in half to end R2. 10-9 round for Palancica.

Round 3: Both men tap gloves to start R3. Palancica comes forward with a body shot. Medvedovsky shoots but Palancica ends up on top in guard. Medvedovsky keeps trying to roll to an advantageous position but Palancica stays on top. Medvedovsky goes for a heel hook but Palancica spins free and gets back to his feet. Medvedovsky tries for a guillotine but doesn’t get it and Palancica is back on top again. Palancica just rides and rides and rides until the end of the round, out striking Medvedovsky for a 10-9 and a decision.

Final result: The judges score it 29-27, 29-28 and 29-28 all for Palancica.


Liudvik Sholinian vs. Sidemar Honorio

Sholinian is 3-0-1 in the red gloves and black trunks, fighting out of Kiev, Ukraine. Honorio is 12-6 in the blue gloves and trunks, fighting out of Philadelphia, PA. Kevin MacDonald is our referee.

Round 1: Honorio opens with a powerful leg kick. Then another. Then a head kick. Honorio elbows Sholinian in the head repeatedly but he weathers the storm and gets back up. Honorio jumps guard looking for an armbar or a triangle, elbowing Shlinian in the head. He gets out at 1:12 but gets rocked again. He’s bleeding all over Honorio as he looks for another submission off his back. More elbows to the head from the guard. Blood is spraying everywhere. Sholinian steps over to avoid Honorio trapping an arm. Honorio throws upkicks as Sholinian backs off. They both stand at 3:09. Body kick hurts Sholinian badly and he can barely stand. He crumbles against the fence without even being touched. Honorio is looking to finish. Honorio takes the back throwing multiple lefts to the head. It’s amazing Sholinian is still in the fight. Somehow he survives. 10-8 Honorio.

Round 2: Honorio opens with a body kick. Sholinian looks wobbly just standing in front of him. Another body kick by Honorio. Leg kick. Left hand to the head checked. Another leg kick. Sholinian has enough of his wits about him to stand and keep his hands up but not much energy. Honorio is moving slower than he did in R1 though which is helping Sholinian survive. Right kick by Honorio to the body. Leg kick. Two body shots. Two lefts to the face. Leg kick. Sholinian keeps walking forward but doesn’t do much but get hit when he does. Now Sholinian is starting to swing with abandon and he shoots to get a takedown with 88 seconds left. I don’t think I’d want to be on the ground with Honorio. Honorio is stood up and given a warning about shots to the back of the head. No point is taken though and the fight is restarted on the feet, which makes McCarthy almost livid. Sholinian gets another takedown and Honorio tries to trap an arm and elbow Sholinian in the head. 10-9 Honorio.

Round 3: Sholinian takes a head kick 8 seconds into R3. Honorio is leaning forward to find his range. Sholinian takes some big shots and doesn’t gold so Honorio goes for a takedown instead then goes for a jiu-jitsu sweep trying to get a leg or an arm. Honorio goes for a heel hook and doesn’t get it but is on top with two minutes gone. Full mount at 2:19. Sholinian uses the fence and gets back to his feet at 2:40 and then ends up on top in the next scramble. He’s in the guard but not doing much with it as Honorio keeps the knees up high. There’s a better chance of Honorio finding a submission off his back than of Sholinian doing anything offensive. Time ekes away. 10-9 Honorio as we go to the judges.

Final result: The judges score this fight 30-26 X3 for Sidemar Honorio.


Jackie Gosh vs. Jamil Ibragimov

Red trunks for Ibragimov, 1-0, blue gloves, fighting out of Azerbaijan. White trunks with red gloves for Gosh, 7-1, fighting out of Abu Ghosh, Israel. The referee is Leon Roberts.

Round 1: Glove tap. The crowd is chanting loudly for Gosh 30 seconds in. He’s backed up to the fence by his opponent for some shots. Gosh breaks free and circles. He takes a kick to the body and comes forward with a big left and a sneaky right. Ibragimov gets him against the fence lands a knee and some huge hands and it’s stopped. Gosh is dazed and confused and the crowd boos loudly as Ibragimov runs around the cage screaming with joy.

Final result: Jamil Ibragimov wins at 1:37 of round one via TKO.


Nisim Rozalis vs. Nika Ben Tuashy

Round one: Unaired on Paramount Network.

Final result: Nika Ben Tuashy wins at 0:47 of round one via TKO.


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Bellator 208: “Fedor vs. Sonnen” takes place TONIGHT (Oct. 13, 2018) at NYCB Live in Uniondale, New York. In the second semi-final of the Heavyweight Grand Prix PRIDE legend Fedor Emelianenko (37-5, 1 NC) takes on “American Gangster” Chael Sonnen (31-15-1).

Bellator 208’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.

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BELLATOR 208 QUICK RESULTS:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen —
Benson Henderson vs. Saad Awad — in progress.
Cheick Kongo vs. Timothy JohnsonKongo KO 1:08 R1.
Alexander Shlemenko vs. Anatoly TokovTokov UD 30-27 X3.
Henry Corrales vs. Andy MainCorrales KO 2:08 R3.
Jennifer Chieng vs. Jessica RuizChieng TKO 1:22 R1.
Shaquan Moore vs. David MeshkhoradzeMeshkhoradze SD 30-27, 28-29, 30-27.
Tommy Espinosa vs. Suhrob AidarbekovEspinosa sub (armbar) 1:27 R1.
Jeremy Puglia vs. Eric OlsenPuglia KO 3:16 R1.
Mike DiOrio vs. Drews RodriguezRodriguez UD 30-27 X3.
Zarrukh Adashev vs. Christian MedinaAdashev TKO 1:08 R1.
Jerome Mickle vs. Nick FioreFiore UD 30-27 X3.
Ryan Castro vs. Dennis BuzukjaBuzukja KO 2:53 R1.

BELLATOR 208 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Benson Henderson vs. Saad Awad

Awad has the black trunks, blue gloves, a 23-9 record, and he fights out of San Bernardino, California. Henderson has the white trunks, red gloves, a 25-8 record, and fights out of Glendale, Arizona. Our referee in charge of this fight is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: Tap of gloves and we’re underway with Henderson and Awad each landing a body kick. Awad follows up with a couple leg kicks as Henderson circles on the outside, and another when he steps inside followed by a high kick. Left hand for Awad. Head kick by Awad is checked. Awad keeps his left hand high and is warned to close his fingers when he strikes. Henderson throws a front kick. Takedown by Henderson at 2:08. Awad is warned not to grab the cage. Henderson gets the hooks in on Awad’s back with over 90 seconds left. He escapes but Henderson takes him back to the mat. He escapes again and sprawls but is unable to stop Henderson getting back on top. Big right hands. Henderson takes the back as Awad gets to one knee. Axe kicks by Henderson as Awad lays on his back. 10-9 Henderson.

Round 2: Henderson continues to work kicks as Awad pressures forward. 1-2 combo by Henderson and huge left hand after. Henderson shoots for the single, Awad reverses it momentarily, but Henderson still ends up on top against the fence in half guard. Henderson lets Awad up when he tries to pass to mount, but manages to drag him back down at 3:07. He has one hook in on the back, loses it, Awad gets up but Henderson takes him right back down again. He fires the left hands and a knee as Awad looks to get up with under a minute to go. Henderson is working hard to keep him on the ground and put left elbows on his head. Henderson is looking for a head and arm hoke late in the round and Awad manages to hang on until the bell. 10-8 Henderson.

Round 3:

Final result:


Cheick Kongo vs. Timothy Johnson

Johnson enters first with the blue gloves and white trunks, a career record of 12-4 to date, making his Bellator MMA debut tonight. Kongo sports the red gloves and black trunks, career record of 28-10-2, currently on a six fight win streak. Johnson fights out of Fargo, North Dakota and Kongo fights out of Paris, France. Our referee is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: Johnson moves forward bobbing his head and waving his hands, keeping the right up a little higher and the left down by his chin. Kongo keeps stepping backward and kicks the right leg. Johnson tries to shoot for the legs at 1:03 and Kongo gets on top and pounds out the stoppage seconds later with left hands.

Final result: Cheick Kongo wins by knockout at 1:08 of the first round.


Alexander Shlemenko vs. Anatoly Tokov

Tokov has black trunks and blue gloves, a pro record of 26-2, and he hails from Tobolsk, Russia. Shlemenko has the blue trunks and red gloves with a pro record of 56-11, and he hails from Omsk, Russia. Our referee in charge is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Both fighters touch gloves before the bell and step back, then touch up once more afterward. Shlemenko backs off to avoid a high kick and throws a body kick. He backs up again to avoid the head kick the covers up to avoid a combo. A spinning kick pushes Tokov back but an overhand right misses. Tokov works from the center until Shlemenko charges forward with a left. Shlemenko responds to a right hand with a spinning back elbow that’s not quite flush. We get a clinch battle against the fence. Tokov works hands to the body and Shlemenko throws knees off the fence. Tokov tries and fails to trip him to the ground and we’re back against the cage. The second takedown attempt at 2:35 succeeds. Shlemenko gets back up at 3:04. Miragliotta gives Shlemenko a warning to not grab the cage and Tokov throws him the moment he lets go. Shlemenko charges forward and Tokov initiates another clinch. Shlemenko claims a knee to the cup to no avail. Shlemenko tries another spinning backfist but doesn’t get it. Tokov lands a left hook and Shlemenko tried to get an outside sweep when Tokov pushes him into the cage. More knees from Tokov. 10-9 Tokov.

Round 2: Shlemenko misses with a spin kick and tries a bull rush that doesn’t work. Shlemenko throws a kick to the groin that’s loud as hell and Tokov gets the injury timeout. The translator says Tokov is ready to go. Miragliotta tells Shlemenko he gets no more warnings after this one. Shlemenko tries to spin a strike but Tokov takes his back against the cage. Shlemenko goes down and gets back up at 1:16. Shlemenko takes a right but Tokov didn’t land the follow-up uppercut. Shlemenko rushes him into the cage door. They break at 2:46. Right hook by Shlemenko. Tokov takes his turn pushing a Russian into the cage. Knee to the body. Shlemenko head a momentary headlock. They break at 3:39. Hard left by Shlemenko. Clinch and break at 4:17. Tokov lands the right. Shlemenko with a kick to the body. Tokov takes the back standing and Shlemenko drags him across the cage. 10-9 Tokov.

Round 3: Knee to the body 20 seconds in for Tokov. Shlemenko charges forward twice to no avail and then tries to headlock Tokov as they go into the fence. They separate at 0:48. Spinning backfist misses for Shlemenko. Right hook for Tokov does not. Tokov goes body head and Shlemenko looks like a weary wounded warrior. He pushes Tokov into the cage to get some rest and puts a left on the chin when they break. Shlemenko charges and misses with a right hook. They clinch and trade knees. Shlemenko goes for a trip but can’t put Tokov on the ground. Right jab for Tokov. 4-5 shots in a row for Tokov. Body kick for Shlemenko. Tokov ducks a spin and grabs the back with 90 seconds left, dragging Shlemenko to the ground. Shlemenko tries to get up and gets tripped to the ground with a minute left. He gets up and he’s dragged down with 44 seconds left, Tokov taking the back. Shlemenko back up 11 seconds later. Tokov takes him down again at 4:42, he gets back up. He covers up to avoid a knee to the head. 10-9 Tokov.

Final result: Anatoly Tokov takes a 30-27 X3 unanimous decision.


Henry Corrales vs. Andy Main

Corrales is 15-3 in the red gloves with blue trunks and fights out of La Mirada, California. Main is 12-3-1 in the blue gloves and black trunks. Main fights out of Rockaway, New Jersey. Our referee is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: Both men rush to the center with no glove tap. Main takes a couple of leg kicks and lands the right hand. Corrales continues to snap off the leg kicks as Main tries to back him toward the cage. Each time it looks like he might get the pressure Corrales side steps or comes forward. Main has a size advantage but is being peppered with the kicks and body shots. The crowd is getting impatient even though Corrales is winning a technically sound round. He’s even forcing Main to step back as he’s now getting tagged with hard hands upstairs. Big left and right late for Corrales and one right on the chin at the bell for a 10-9.

Round 2: Main lands a hard left hand but Corrales is able to walk through it and wobble Main with his own at 1:04. He continues to kick the right leg and work to the body as well. Another left lands at 2:01 for Corrales. Main throws a leg kick and misses with a left hook then gets tagged on the chin again. Main gets a leg trip takedown at 2:55 but Corrales is up immediately. Corrales with a right hand. Corrales to the body again. One right jab for Main. 1-2 for Corrales. Leg kick for Main. Left hook for Corrales. Body head body head head Corrales. 10-9 Corrales.

Round 3: Corrales starts cracking three seconds in. Main throws the right jab several times. Leg kick for Main. Leg kick and Corrales takes one on the chin before he lands another combo that hurts Main. Corrales lands the leg kick and on the chin in rapid succession. Main is having trouble standing on his right leg now. Corrales rocks Main with a left and follows up with rights on the ground for the stoppage.

Final result: Henry Corrales wins by knockout at 2:08 in the third round.


Jennifer Chieng vs. Jessica Ruiz

Blue gloves and black bodysuit for the debuting Ruiz out of Baldwin, New York. Red gloves, black trunks and purple top for the debuting Chieng out of Brooklyn, New York. Our referee is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Both fighters are trading hands quickly. Chieng is the fighter providing forward pressure and hurts Ruiz with a right hand shot at 1:15. Seconds later Miragliotta waves it off with Ruiz still standing up against the fence because she wasn’t defending herself. It’s not really surprising to hear that Chieng had a boxing background coming into this fight. On the replay it even looks like Ruiz verbally submitted — she clearly had her hands up and was signaling surrender toward Miragliotta. She’s already left the cage and the announcers speculate she’s aggravated an existing knee injury.

Final result: Jennifer Chieng wins by technical knockout at 1:22 of round one.


Shaquan Moore vs. David Meshkhoradze

Both fighters are making their pro debut. Blue gloves for Meshkhoradze fighting out of Brooklyn, New York. Red gloves for Moore fighting out of Coram, New York. Our referee in charge is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: Glove tap gets us underway. Meshkhoradze lands the first kick. Moore pushes him to the fence. Meshkhoradze breaks free and lands a combo. Moore returns the favor with a right hand. Moore makes Meshkhoradze circle on the outside. He laughs and smiles then eats a left from Moore. Leg kick for Meshkhoradze. Meshkhoradze keeps smiling and laughing for some reason. Moore shoots at 2:19. Meshkhoradze tries to clinch and throw a knee. Meshkhoradze lands a couple of lefts, misses with a high kick, lands a reverse elbow, then gets tagged so hard his mouthpiece comes out. Hinds stops the fight against the fence to make Meshkhoradze put it back in. He breaks free at 3:57 and we get a firefight between the two. Moore lands a couple of uppercuts and takes Meshkhoradze down late. 10-9 Moore.

Round 2: Moore lands a hard body kick. Meshkhoradze tries a push kick. Moore ducks a hook and backs away from a kick. Meshkhoradze keeps backing up and Moore is landing the left hand. He sails over Moore’s head with a kick and the two clinch. They break at 2:00 and Moore lands the jab. Spin kick by Meshkhoradze.Leg kick. Left hand by Moore. Meshkhoradze lands a right and then leans down and rests with his hands on his knees. Spinning high kick misses. Meshkhoradze mocks Moore and eats a left, then gets tagged again as Moore drops levels and Meshkhoradze gets a warning for holding the cage with both hands. Moore gets a late takedown anyway. 10-9 Moore.

Round 3: Moore lands the first left hand of R3. Moore wades in with combos and lands a flush left over the top. Meshkhoradze leans down on his knees again at 1:10 and eats a counter left when he stands back up. Why in the blue hell does he keep doing that? Now he’s high-fiving Moore. What for? The reason you’re losing is you aren’t taking this fight seriously Meshkhoradze. Stop goofing off and KNUCKLE UP. He leans on his knees again at 2:16. Moore lands the left again. Moore lands a straight right and Meshkhoradze tries to laugh it off like it didn’t hurt, the biggest tell in the MMA poker game that exists. Meshkhoradze tries a spin kick but doesn’t land it clean. Moore covers up for a combo and avoids a knee. Meshkhoradze leans again at 4:20. He lands a hard leg kick. 10-9 Moore. Meshkhoradze should not get back in the cage until he can stop goofing around.

Final result: The judges score it 30-27 Meshkhoradze, 29-28 Moore, 30-27 Meshkhoradze.


Tommy Espinosa vs. Suhrob Aidarbekov

Blue gloves and red trunks, 5-1, fighting out of Newton, NJ is Espinosa. Red gloves and black trunks, 5-3, fighting out of Brooklyn, NY is Aidarbekov. Our referee is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: Espinosa is pressuring early and swinging big. Aidarbekov clinches with him and drops around the waist to get a takedown. Espinosa gets up but Aidarbekov lifts him off the ground and slams him back down. Espinosa tries to wrap the legs around Aidarbekov’s head for a triangle, then goes for the armbar and gets the tap and a round of praise from John McCarthy for how smooth the transition was.

Final result: Tommy Espinosa wins via submission (armbar) at 1:27 of round one.


Jeremy Puglia vs. Eric Olsen

Blue gloves and red trunks, 0-1, Long Island, New York for Puglia. Red gloves and dark trunks, 0-1, Levittown, New York for Olsen. Our referee is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: Puglia was looking for a takedown early. Olsen turns him around so we can get a better look at his mohawk. Puglia finally gets the takedown and tries to pass to the back but lets Olsen on top. Puglia tries to go for a triangle and gets powerbombed. Both fighters get back up. Puglia throws a knee to the body and both men spin around. Anderson calls for work at 2:42. They break and Puglia starts landing big leather including right uppercuts. Multiple left hands put Olsen on the ground and Anderson finally steps in. McCarthy: “He’s built like a big SOMETHING house.” He hits like one too.

Final result: Jeremy Puglia wins by technical knockout at 3:16 in round one.


Mike DiOrio vs. Drews Rodriguez

Rodriguez has blue gloves, black trunks, and makes his pro debut fighting out of Brentwood, New York. DiOrio has red gloves, gray trunks, and is 1-2 out of Homer, New York. The ref is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: DiOrio goes for a clinch immediately to nullify the 10 inch reach advantage of Rodriguez. Rodriguez starts landing shots when they break. DiOrio tries to claim a cup shot as Rodriguez pushes him into the fence to throw knees, Hinds says no. DiOrio turns him around. Hinds tells both men to get busy. DiOrio drops levels and Rodriguez spreads his legs. Rodriguez turns it around and throws a nice right elbow. Hinds calls for improvement again at 3:13 as Rodriguez puts the pressure on into the fence. DiOrio turns it around again. Rodriguez breaks free at 4:13. Leg kicks are traded. Rodriguez lands a spinning back kick, a head kick that hurts DiOrio and some knees. DiOrio drops levels and doesn’t get a takedown. 10-9 Rodriguez.

Round 2: Rodriguez runs to the center and accepts the offer of a glove tap. DiOrio pushes him into the fence at 0:12. Rodriguez gets out at 47 seconds and throws a front kick. Rodriguez backs away as DiOrio gives chase and kicks the lead leg outside and inside. DiOrio seems a bit overwhelmed. Right hand lands for Rodriguez. Another hard leg kick. DiOrio charges and misses. Push kick to the knee and a 1-2 combo. Head kick. McCarthy says DiOrio has become a literal heavy bag. DiOrio clinches with 90 seconds left. Hinds calls for improvement a half minute later. DiOrio fails to get a single leg and Rodriguez lands whatever he can to the body and head. 10-9 Rodriguez.

Round 3: DiOrio charges forward hoping to land a come from behind shot. Rodriguez quickly regains control and lands a spin kick. Right hand. Knee kick. Right hand. Combo. Push kick. Leg kick. DiOrio clinch at 1:15. This is all DiOrio has and all it does it waste our collective time. They break at 1:55. Rodriguez circles and lands a hard right followed by a head kick. Clinch and a takedown attempt at 2:24. The fight stalls there until Rodriguez breaks free for a moment at 3:57, then DiOrio pushes him right back into the fence. Please do not book DiOrio for a return fight. Rodriguez steps out and throws a knee then steps back and lands a spin kick. Rodriguez stuffs a single leg and lands rights to the head. DiOrio pushes him into the cage one last time. 10-9 Rodriguez.

Final result: The judges score this contest 30-27 X3 for Rodriguez by UD.


Zarrukh Adashev vs. Christian Medina

Both fighters are 0-1. Adashev has the blue gloves and fights out of Brooklyn, New York. Medina has the red gloves and fights out of Bronx, New York. Our referee in charge of the contest is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: A takedown attempt for Medina is foiled in the first 14 seconds. Adashev hurts him and Medina shoots again. Adashev throws a spin kick and several knees then starts pouring it on against the fence. It is all over even though commentary thinks there might have been an illegal knee. On replay it looks like they may be right. It was the very last strike right as the ref was stepping in to stop it either way.

Final result: Adashev wins by technical knockout at 1:08 of the first round.


Jerome Mickle vs. Nick Fiore

Red gloves and black trunks for Mickle. Mickle’s record is 3-6 and he fights out of Bronx, New York. Blue gloves and black trunks for Fiore. Fiore’s record is 2-3 and he fights out of Hicksville, New York. Our referee is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Mickle moves to the outside as Fiore paws with his right hand. Mickle won the previous meeting between these two by knockout. Fiore shoots for a takedown and can’t get it. Mickle drops him with a right hand and Fiore dives for a takedown to not suffer a second KO loss — and it works. He’s got Mickle on his back against the fence and is working his way to a mount. Mickle tries to push off the fence with his feet but Fiore has the full mount now and is slowly inching up. Mickle sweeps and Fiore escapes, but Mickle kicks him in the cup with a right foot and Miragliotta calls time, telling Mickle that’s his one and only warning. Fiore responds to an overhand right with a couple of solid lefts then shoots at the three minute mark and gets another takedown. Mickle goes for an omoplata but Fiore scrambles and winds up in side control looking for an armbar. Despite that early knockdown Fiore has outworked Mickle most of the round. 10-9 Fiore.

Round 2: Mickle takes the center but Fiore pushes back and chases the left hand. Mickle keeps reaching out with his left hand to feel the range and pop off his overhand right, which his corner is telling him to “watch the setup” for. Fiore stuns him with a left and gets a takedown at 1:25. Fiore tries to posture up while Mickle tries to keep it chest to chest. Fiore pulls free and avoids upkicks but when he lets Mickle back up he catches a hard shot and has to reset. Mickle tags with the left and gets a takedown at 3:22 with a little blood on his left cheek. Full mount at 3:54. Fiore goes body head with strikes. 10-9 Fiore.

Round 3: Mickle connects with a leg kick and a body kick. Fiore tags Mickle with the left at 39 seconds and takes him down to side control. Full mount at 1:23. Mickle bucks him off and immediately throws heavy leather but Fiore covers up and avoids damage. Fiore clinches to push Mickle into the cage. Mickle goes for a takedown but Fiore sweeps on top to half guard. Fiore scoots Mickle toward the cage, ending up in full guard in the process. He looks to posture up with under a minute left. He doesn’t do a whole lot of damage but he’s on top to the end for a 10-9 and what should be a unanimous decision.

Final result: The judges score it 30-27 X3 for Mick Fiore.


Ryan Castro vs. Dennis Buzukja

Castro is 0-1 in the red gloves and trunks fighting out of Patchogue, New York. Buzukja makes his pro debut in the blue gloves and black trunks out of Staten Island, New York. Our referee in charge is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Glove tap gets us underway as Castro lands the leg kicks and quickly shoots for a takedown. Buzukja breaks away and Castro circles coming forward with lefts and gets caught with a counter right shot. Buzukja is throwing big right hands, Castro goes for a leg lock, then tries to take the back when Buzukja escapes. Another right hand hurts Castro — and another. Buzukja pins him against the fence and Castro is staggering on his feet from the offense at all angles. Miragliotta may want to step in soon. He’s taking a close look. Castro is out standing and Miragliotta makes the right call.

Final result: Dennis Buzukja wins via knockout at 2:53 of round one.


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Fedor vs Sonnen

Bellator 208: “Fedor vs. Sonnen” takes place TONIGHT (Oct. 13, 2018) at NYCB Live in Uniondale, New York. In the second semi-final of the Heavyweight Grand Prix PRIDE legend Fedor Emelianenko (37-5, 1 NC) takes on “American Gangster” Chael Sonnen (31-15-1).

Bellator 208’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.

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 208) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

BELLATOR 208 QUICK RESULTS:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen —
Benson Henderson vs. Saad Awad — in progress.
Cheick Kongo vs. Timothy JohnsonKongo KO 1:08 R1.
Alexander Shlemenko vs. Anatoly TokovTokov UD 30-27 X3.
Henry Corrales vs. Andy MainCorrales KO 2:08 R3.
Jennifer Chieng vs. Jessica RuizChieng TKO 1:22 R1.
Shaquan Moore vs. David MeshkhoradzeMeshkhoradze SD 30-27, 28-29, 30-27.
Tommy Espinosa vs. Suhrob AidarbekovEspinosa sub (armbar) 1:27 R1.
Jeremy Puglia vs. Eric OlsenPuglia KO 3:16 R1.
Mike DiOrio vs. Drews RodriguezRodriguez UD 30-27 X3.
Zarrukh Adashev vs. Christian MedinaAdashev TKO 1:08 R1.
Jerome Mickle vs. Nick FioreFiore UD 30-27 X3.
Ryan Castro vs. Dennis BuzukjaBuzukja KO 2:53 R1.

BELLATOR 208 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Benson Henderson vs. Saad Awad

Awad has the black trunks, blue gloves, a 23-9 record, and he fights out of San Bernardino, California. Henderson has the white trunks, red gloves, a 25-8 record, and fights out of Glendale, Arizona. Our referee in charge of this fight is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: Tap of gloves and we’re underway with Henderson and Awad each landing a body kick. Awad follows up with a couple leg kicks as Henderson circles on the outside, and another when he steps inside followed by a high kick. Left hand for Awad. Head kick by Awad is checked. Awad keeps his left hand high and is warned to close his fingers when he strikes. Henderson throws a front kick. Takedown by Henderson at 2:08. Awad is warned not to grab the cage. Henderson gets the hooks in on Awad’s back with over 90 seconds left. He escapes but Henderson takes him back to the mat. He escapes again and sprawls but is unable to stop Henderson getting back on top. Big right hands. Henderson takes the back as Awad gets to one knee. Axe kicks by Henderson as Awad lays on his back. 10-9 Henderson.

Round 2: Henderson continues to work kicks as Awad pressures forward. 1-2 combo by Henderson and huge left hand after. Henderson shoots for the single, Awad reverses it momentarily, but Henderson still ends up on top against the fence in half guard. Henderson lets Awad up when he tries to pass to mount, but manages to drag him back down at 3:07. He has one hook in on the back, loses it, Awad gets up but Henderson takes him right back down again. He fires the left hands and a knee as Awad looks to get up with under a minute to go. Henderson is working hard to keep him on the ground and put left elbows on his head. Henderson is looking for a head and arm hoke late in the round and Awad manages to hang on until the bell. 10-8 Henderson.

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Cheick Kongo vs. Timothy Johnson

Johnson enters first with the blue gloves and white trunks, a career record of 12-4 to date, making his Bellator MMA debut tonight. Kongo sports the red gloves and black trunks, career record of 28-10-2, currently on a six fight win streak. Johnson fights out of Fargo, North Dakota and Kongo fights out of Paris, France. Our referee is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: Johnson moves forward bobbing his head and waving his hands, keeping the right up a little higher and the left down by his chin. Kongo keeps stepping backward and kicks the right leg. Johnson tries to shoot for the legs at 1:03 and Kongo gets on top and pounds out the stoppage seconds later with left hands.

Final result: Cheick Kongo wins by knockout at 1:08 of the first round.


Alexander Shlemenko vs. Anatoly Tokov

Tokov has black trunks and blue gloves, a pro record of 26-2, and he hails from Tobolsk, Russia. Shlemenko has the blue trunks and red gloves with a pro record of 56-11, and he hails from Omsk, Russia. Our referee in charge is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Both fighters touch gloves before the bell and step back, then touch up once more afterward. Shlemenko backs off to avoid a high kick and throws a body kick. He backs up again to avoid the head kick the covers up to avoid a combo. A spinning kick pushes Tokov back but an overhand right misses. Tokov works from the center until Shlemenko charges forward with a left. Shlemenko responds to a right hand with a spinning back elbow that’s not quite flush. We get a clinch battle against the fence. Tokov works hands to the body and Shlemenko throws knees off the fence. Tokov tries and fails to trip him to the ground and we’re back against the cage. The second takedown attempt at 2:35 succeeds. Shlemenko gets back up at 3:04. Miragliotta gives Shlemenko a warning to not grab the cage and Tokov throws him the moment he lets go. Shlemenko charges forward and Tokov initiates another clinch. Shlemenko claims a knee to the cup to no avail. Shlemenko tries another spinning backfist but doesn’t get it. Tokov lands a left hook and Shlemenko tried to get an outside sweep when Tokov pushes him into the cage. More knees from Tokov. 10-9 Tokov.

Round 2: Shlemenko misses with a spin kick and tries a bull rush that doesn’t work. Shlemenko throws a kick to the groin that’s loud as hell and Tokov gets the injury timeout. The translator says Tokov is ready to go. Miragliotta tells Shlemenko he gets no more warnings after this one. Shlemenko tries to spin a strike but Tokov takes his back against the cage. Shlemenko goes down and gets back up at 1:16. Shlemenko takes a right but Tokov didn’t land the follow-up uppercut. Shlemenko rushes him into the cage door. They break at 2:46. Right hook by Shlemenko. Tokov takes his turn pushing a Russian into the cage. Knee to the body. Shlemenko head a momentary headlock. They break at 3:39. Hard left by Shlemenko. Clinch and break at 4:17. Tokov lands the right. Shlemenko with a kick to the body. Tokov takes the back standing and Shlemenko drags him across the cage. 10-9 Tokov.

Round 3: Knee to the body 20 seconds in for Tokov. Shlemenko charges forward twice to no avail and then tries to headlock Tokov as they go into the fence. They separate at 0:48. Spinning backfist misses for Shlemenko. Right hook for Tokov does not. Tokov goes body head and Shlemenko looks like a weary wounded warrior. He pushes Tokov into the cage to get some rest and puts a left on the chin when they break. Shlemenko charges and misses with a right hook. They clinch and trade knees. Shlemenko goes for a trip but can’t put Tokov on the ground. Right jab for Tokov. 4-5 shots in a row for Tokov. Body kick for Shlemenko. Tokov ducks a spin and grabs the back with 90 seconds left, dragging Shlemenko to the ground. Shlemenko tries to get up and gets tripped to the ground with a minute left. He gets up and he’s dragged down with 44 seconds left, Tokov taking the back. Shlemenko back up 11 seconds later. Tokov takes him down again at 4:42, he gets back up. He covers up to avoid a knee to the head. 10-9 Tokov.

Final result: Anatoly Tokov takes a 30-27 X3 unanimous decision.


Henry Corrales vs. Andy Main

Corrales is 15-3 in the red gloves with blue trunks and fights out of La Mirada, California. Main is 12-3-1 in the blue gloves and black trunks. Main fights out of Rockaway, New Jersey. Our referee is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: Both men rush to the center with no glove tap. Main takes a couple of leg kicks and lands the right hand. Corrales continues to snap off the leg kicks as Main tries to back him toward the cage. Each time it looks like he might get the pressure Corrales side steps or comes forward. Main has a size advantage but is being peppered with the kicks and body shots. The crowd is getting impatient even though Corrales is winning a technically sound round. He’s even forcing Main to step back as he’s now getting tagged with hard hands upstairs. Big left and right late for Corrales and one right on the chin at the bell for a 10-9.

Round 2: Main lands a hard left hand but Corrales is able to walk through it and wobble Main with his own at 1:04. He continues to kick the right leg and work to the body as well. Another left lands at 2:01 for Corrales. Main throws a leg kick and misses with a left hook then gets tagged on the chin again. Main gets a leg trip takedown at 2:55 but Corrales is up immediately. Corrales with a right hand. Corrales to the body again. One right jab for Main. 1-2 for Corrales. Leg kick for Main. Left hook for Corrales. Body head body head head Corrales. 10-9 Corrales.

Round 3: Corrales starts cracking three seconds in. Main throws the right jab several times. Leg kick for Main. Leg kick and Corrales takes one on the chin before he lands another combo that hurts Main. Corrales lands the leg kick and on the chin in rapid succession. Main is having trouble standing on his right leg now. Corrales rocks Main with a left and follows up with rights on the ground for the stoppage.

Final result: Henry Corrales wins by knockout at 2:08 in the third round.


Jennifer Chieng vs. Jessica Ruiz

Blue gloves and black bodysuit for the debuting Ruiz out of Baldwin, New York. Red gloves, black trunks and purple top for the debuting Chieng out of Brooklyn, New York. Our referee is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Both fighters are trading hands quickly. Chieng is the fighter providing forward pressure and hurts Ruiz with a right hand shot at 1:15. Seconds later Miragliotta waves it off with Ruiz still standing up against the fence because she wasn’t defending herself. It’s not really surprising to hear that Chieng had a boxing background coming into this fight. On the replay it even looks like Ruiz verbally submitted — she clearly had her hands up and was signaling surrender toward Miragliotta. She’s already left the cage and the announcers speculate she’s aggravated an existing knee injury.

Final result: Jennifer Chieng wins by technical knockout at 1:22 of round one.


Shaquan Moore vs. David Meshkhoradze

Both fighters are making their pro debut. Blue gloves for Meshkhoradze fighting out of Brooklyn, New York. Red gloves for Moore fighting out of Coram, New York. Our referee in charge is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: Glove tap gets us underway. Meshkhoradze lands the first kick. Moore pushes him to the fence. Meshkhoradze breaks free and lands a combo. Moore returns the favor with a right hand. Moore makes Meshkhoradze circle on the outside. He laughs and smiles then eats a left from Moore. Leg kick for Meshkhoradze. Meshkhoradze keeps smiling and laughing for some reason. Moore shoots at 2:19. Meshkhoradze tries to clinch and throw a knee. Meshkhoradze lands a couple of lefts, misses with a high kick, lands a reverse elbow, then gets tagged so hard his mouthpiece comes out. Hinds stops the fight against the fence to make Meshkhoradze put it back in. He breaks free at 3:57 and we get a firefight between the two. Moore lands a couple of uppercuts and takes Meshkhoradze down late. 10-9 Moore.

Round 2: Moore lands a hard body kick. Meshkhoradze tries a push kick. Moore ducks a hook and backs away from a kick. Meshkhoradze keeps backing up and Moore is landing the left hand. He sails over Moore’s head with a kick and the two clinch. They break at 2:00 and Moore lands the jab. Spin kick by Meshkhoradze.Leg kick. Left hand by Moore. Meshkhoradze lands a right and then leans down and rests with his hands on his knees. Spinning high kick misses. Meshkhoradze mocks Moore and eats a left, then gets tagged again as Moore drops levels and Meshkhoradze gets a warning for holding the cage with both hands. Moore gets a late takedown anyway. 10-9 Moore.

Round 3: Moore lands the first left hand of R3. Moore wades in with combos and lands a flush left over the top. Meshkhoradze leans down on his knees again at 1:10 and eats a counter left when he stands back up. Why in the blue hell does he keep doing that? Now he’s high-fiving Moore. What for? The reason you’re losing is you aren’t taking this fight seriously Meshkhoradze. Stop goofing off and KNUCKLE UP. He leans on his knees again at 2:16. Moore lands the left again. Moore lands a straight right and Meshkhoradze tries to laugh it off like it didn’t hurt, the biggest tell in the MMA poker game that exists. Meshkhoradze tries a spin kick but doesn’t land it clean. Moore covers up for a combo and avoids a knee. Meshkhoradze leans again at 4:20. He lands a hard leg kick. 10-9 Moore. Meshkhoradze should not get back in the cage until he can stop goofing around.

Final result: The judges score it 30-27 Meshkhoradze, 29-28 Moore, 30-27 Meshkhoradze.


Tommy Espinosa vs. Suhrob Aidarbekov

Blue gloves and red trunks, 5-1, fighting out of Newton, NJ is Espinosa. Red gloves and black trunks, 5-3, fighting out of Brooklyn, NY is Aidarbekov. Our referee is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: Espinosa is pressuring early and swinging big. Aidarbekov clinches with him and drops around the waist to get a takedown. Espinosa gets up but Aidarbekov lifts him off the ground and slams him back down. Espinosa tries to wrap the legs around Aidarbekov’s head for a triangle, then goes for the armbar and gets the tap and a round of praise from John McCarthy for how smooth the transition was.

Final result: Tommy Espinosa wins via submission (armbar) at 1:27 of round one.


Jeremy Puglia vs. Eric Olsen

Blue gloves and red trunks, 0-1, Long Island, New York for Puglia. Red gloves and dark trunks, 0-1, Levittown, New York for Olsen. Our referee is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: Puglia was looking for a takedown early. Olsen turns him around so we can get a better look at his mohawk. Puglia finally gets the takedown and tries to pass to the back but lets Olsen on top. Puglia tries to go for a triangle and gets powerbombed. Both fighters get back up. Puglia throws a knee to the body and both men spin around. Anderson calls for work at 2:42. They break and Puglia starts landing big leather including right uppercuts. Multiple left hands put Olsen on the ground and Anderson finally steps in. McCarthy: “He’s built like a big SOMETHING house.” He hits like one too.

Final result: Jeremy Puglia wins by technical knockout at 3:16 in round one.


Mike DiOrio vs. Drews Rodriguez

Rodriguez has blue gloves, black trunks, and makes his pro debut fighting out of Brentwood, New York. DiOrio has red gloves, gray trunks, and is 1-2 out of Homer, New York. The ref is Rob Hinds.

Round 1: DiOrio goes for a clinch immediately to nullify the 10 inch reach advantage of Rodriguez. Rodriguez starts landing shots when they break. DiOrio tries to claim a cup shot as Rodriguez pushes him into the fence to throw knees, Hinds says no. DiOrio turns him around. Hinds tells both men to get busy. DiOrio drops levels and Rodriguez spreads his legs. Rodriguez turns it around and throws a nice right elbow. Hinds calls for improvement again at 3:13 as Rodriguez puts the pressure on into the fence. DiOrio turns it around again. Rodriguez breaks free at 4:13. Leg kicks are traded. Rodriguez lands a spinning back kick, a head kick that hurts DiOrio and some knees. DiOrio drops levels and doesn’t get a takedown. 10-9 Rodriguez.

Round 2: Rodriguez runs to the center and accepts the offer of a glove tap. DiOrio pushes him into the fence at 0:12. Rodriguez gets out at 47 seconds and throws a front kick. Rodriguez backs away as DiOrio gives chase and kicks the lead leg outside and inside. DiOrio seems a bit overwhelmed. Right hand lands for Rodriguez. Another hard leg kick. DiOrio charges and misses. Push kick to the knee and a 1-2 combo. Head kick. McCarthy says DiOrio has become a literal heavy bag. DiOrio clinches with 90 seconds left. Hinds calls for improvement a half minute later. DiOrio fails to get a single leg and Rodriguez lands whatever he can to the body and head. 10-9 Rodriguez.

Round 3: DiOrio charges forward hoping to land a come from behind shot. Rodriguez quickly regains control and lands a spin kick. Right hand. Knee kick. Right hand. Combo. Push kick. Leg kick. DiOrio clinch at 1:15. This is all DiOrio has and all it does it waste our collective time. They break at 1:55. Rodriguez circles and lands a hard right followed by a head kick. Clinch and a takedown attempt at 2:24. The fight stalls there until Rodriguez breaks free for a moment at 3:57, then DiOrio pushes him right back into the fence. Please do not book DiOrio for a return fight. Rodriguez steps out and throws a knee then steps back and lands a spin kick. Rodriguez stuffs a single leg and lands rights to the head. DiOrio pushes him into the cage one last time. 10-9 Rodriguez.

Final result: The judges score this contest 30-27 X3 for Rodriguez by UD.


Zarrukh Adashev vs. Christian Medina

Both fighters are 0-1. Adashev has the blue gloves and fights out of Brooklyn, New York. Medina has the red gloves and fights out of Bronx, New York. Our referee in charge of the contest is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: A takedown attempt for Medina is foiled in the first 14 seconds. Adashev hurts him and Medina shoots again. Adashev throws a spin kick and several knees then starts pouring it on against the fence. It is all over even though commentary thinks there might have been an illegal knee. On replay it looks like they may be right. It was the very last strike right as the ref was stepping in to stop it either way.

Final result: Adashev wins by technical knockout at 1:08 of the first round.


Jerome Mickle vs. Nick Fiore

Red gloves and black trunks for Mickle. Mickle’s record is 3-6 and he fights out of Bronx, New York. Blue gloves and black trunks for Fiore. Fiore’s record is 2-3 and he fights out of Hicksville, New York. Our referee is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Mickle moves to the outside as Fiore paws with his right hand. Mickle won the previous meeting between these two by knockout. Fiore shoots for a takedown and can’t get it. Mickle drops him with a right hand and Fiore dives for a takedown to not suffer a second KO loss — and it works. He’s got Mickle on his back against the fence and is working his way to a mount. Mickle tries to push off the fence with his feet but Fiore has the full mount now and is slowly inching up. Mickle sweeps and Fiore escapes, but Mickle kicks him in the cup with a right foot and Miragliotta calls time, telling Mickle that’s his one and only warning. Fiore responds to an overhand right with a couple of solid lefts then shoots at the three minute mark and gets another takedown. Mickle goes for an omoplata but Fiore scrambles and winds up in side control looking for an armbar. Despite that early knockdown Fiore has outworked Mickle most of the round. 10-9 Fiore.

Round 2: Mickle takes the center but Fiore pushes back and chases the left hand. Mickle keeps reaching out with his left hand to feel the range and pop off his overhand right, which his corner is telling him to “watch the setup” for. Fiore stuns him with a left and gets a takedown at 1:25. Fiore tries to posture up while Mickle tries to keep it chest to chest. Fiore pulls free and avoids upkicks but when he lets Mickle back up he catches a hard shot and has to reset. Mickle tags with the left and gets a takedown at 3:22 with a little blood on his left cheek. Full mount at 3:54. Fiore goes body head with strikes. 10-9 Fiore.

Round 3: Mickle connects with a leg kick and a body kick. Fiore tags Mickle with the left at 39 seconds and takes him down to side control. Full mount at 1:23. Mickle bucks him off and immediately throws heavy leather but Fiore covers up and avoids damage. Fiore clinches to push Mickle into the cage. Mickle goes for a takedown but Fiore sweeps on top to half guard. Fiore scoots Mickle toward the cage, ending up in full guard in the process. He looks to posture up with under a minute left. He doesn’t do a whole lot of damage but he’s on top to the end for a 10-9 and what should be a unanimous decision.

Final result: The judges score it 30-27 X3 for Mick Fiore.


Ryan Castro vs. Dennis Buzukja

Castro is 0-1 in the red gloves and trunks fighting out of Patchogue, New York. Buzukja makes his pro debut in the blue gloves and black trunks out of Staten Island, New York. Our referee in charge is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Glove tap gets us underway as Castro lands the leg kicks and quickly shoots for a takedown. Buzukja breaks away and Castro circles coming forward with lefts and gets caught with a counter right shot. Buzukja is throwing big right hands, Castro goes for a leg lock, then tries to take the back when Buzukja escapes. Another right hand hurts Castro — and another. Buzukja pins him against the fence and Castro is staggering on his feet from the offense at all angles. Miragliotta may want to step in soon. He’s taking a close look. Castro is out standing and Miragliotta makes the right call.

Final result: Dennis Buzukja wins via knockout at 2:53 of round one.


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Fedor vs Sonnen

Bellator 208: “Fedor vs. Sonnen” takes place TONIGHT (Oct. 13, 2018) at NYCB Live in Uniondale, New York. In the second semi-final of the Heavyweight Grand Prix PRIDE legend Fedor Emelianenko (37-5, 1 NC) takes on “American Gangster” Chael Sonnen (31-15-1).

Bellator 208’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.

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BELLATOR 208 QUICK RESULTS:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen —
Alexander Shlemenko vs. Anatoly Tokov —
Benson Henderson vs. Saad Awad —
Cheick Kongo vs. Timothy Johnson —
Henry Corrales vs. Andy Main —
Robson Gracie vs. Jamal Pottinger —
Jennifer Chieng vs. Jessica Ruiz —
Shaquan Moore vs. David Meshkhoradze —
Tommy Espinosa vs. Suhrob Aidarbekov —
Frank Buenafuente vs. James Gonzalez —
Jeremy Puglia vs. Eric Olsen —
Mike DiOrio vs. Drews Rodriguez —
Zarrukh Adashev vs. Christian Medina —
Jerome Mickle vs. Nick Fiore —
Ryan Castro vs. Dennis Buzukja —

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