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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.

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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LIVE! Bellator 208 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

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.

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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Bellator 208 results live: ‘Fedor vs Sonnen’ streaming play-by-play updates

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 —
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 —

BELLATOR 208 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen

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Alexander Shlemenko vs. Anatoly Tokov

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Benson Henderson vs. Saad Awad

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Cheick Kongo vs. Timothy Johnson

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Henry Corrales vs. Andy Main

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Robson Gracie vs. Jamal Pottinger

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Jennifer Chieng vs. Jessica Ruiz

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Shaquan Moore vs. David Meshkhoradze

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Tommy Espinosa vs. Suhrob Aidarbekov

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Frank Buenafuente vs. James Gonzalez

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Jeremy Puglia vs. Eric Olsen

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Mike DiOrio vs. Drews Rodriguez

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Zarrukh Adashev vs. Christian Medina

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Jerome Mickle vs. Nick Fiore

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Ryan Castro vs. Dennis Buzukja

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LIVE! Bellator 207 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Bellator 207: “Mitrione vs. Bader” takes place TONIGHT (Oct. 12, 2018) at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Friends become rivals in the Paramount Network-televised main event as Matt Mitrione (13-5) and Ryan Bader (25-5) each seek to advance to the finals of the Heavyweight Grand Prix.

Bellator 207’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, including the “Prelims” undercard that begins at 7 p.m. ET.

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

BELLATOR 207 QUICK RESULTS:

Matt Mitrione vs. Ryan Bader —
Roy Nelson vs. Sergei KharitonovKharitonov TKO 4:58 R1.
Lorenz Larkin vs. Ion PascuLarkin UD 29-28 X3.
Kevin Ferguson Jr. vs. Corey BrowningBrowning TKO 2:08 R2.
Carrington Banks vs. Mandel NalloNallo KO 0:57 R2.
Kristi Lopez vs. Sarah ClickClick UD 30-27 X3.
Andre Fialho vs. Javier TorresFialho MD 28-28, 29-28 X2.
Mike Kimbel vs. Alex PottsKimbel KO 0:06 R1.
Sean Lally vs. Kemran Lachinov — unaired on DAZN.
Kastriot Xhema vs. Pat CaseyCasey UD 30-26 X3.
Sinead Kavanagh vs. Janay HardingHarding TKO (doctor) 5:00 R1.
Tim Caron vs. Vinicius de JesusVDJ UD 30-27, 29-28 X2.
Alexandra Ballou vs. Lisa BlaineBallou TKO 3:28 R3.

BELLATOR 207 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Matt Mitrione vs. Ryan Bader

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Roy Nelson vs. Sergei Kharitonov

“Big Country” Roy Nelson is 23-15 in the red gloves and Sergei Kharitonov is 27-6 (1 NC) in the blue gloves. Both Nelson and Kharitonov have black trunks on. Kharitonov fights out of Plesestsk, Russia and Nelson out of Las Vegas, NV. Our ref is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Both men touch a glove and we’re underway. Kharitonov is head hunting with his left and Nelson responds by driving him to the fence. They break at 37 seconds. Kharitonov backs off when he smells Nelson leaning in for an overhand right. Nelson shoots again and Kharitonov stuffs it and throws an illegal left knee while Nelson’s hands and knees are on the ground. Miragliotta calls time as the doctor checks on Nelson. Miragliotta signals a one point deduction to the judges as Nelson gets his time to recover. Nelson decides to continue and the fight is back on with just over 3:30 left in the round. Nelson keeps eating the left hand from Kharitonov while looking for the overhand right. One finally gets through and Kharitonov brings his left hand up to block another. Nelson backs him up with a flurry and drops levels but Kharitonov slips away. Nelson lands a left and Kharitonov just ducks under the right. Nelson eats a hard body shot and backs up. Kharitonov lands the right uppercut, then tries to grab the clinch for knees. Nelson throws the right and Kharitonov lands two more uppercuts that don’t drop “Big Country.” 40 seconds left. Kharitonov hurts Nelson at 4:45 with a right and he’s going for uppercuts and knees on the fence. Sergei gets the stoppage RIGHT before the bell as Nelson finally drops to his knees after one more uppercut followed by one big knee.

Final result: Sergei Kharitonov wins by technical knockout at 4:58 of round one.


Lorenz Larkin vs. Ion Pascu

Pascu enters first in the blue gloves and black trunks. The Romanian’s record to date is 18-8 and he’s a product of Conor McGregor’s camp at SBG Ireland and fighting out of Dublin (naturally). Larkin enters with the red gloves and trunks and a career record of 19-7 (1 NC), and he’s fighting out of Riverside, California. Our referee is Kevin MacDonald.

Round 1: Pascu is the aggressor at the start. Larkin circles him with leg kicks then throws a left high kick that’s checked. Pascu shoots at 0:41 and he’s trying hard to lift Larkin up off the ground and take him down. Larkin breaks free at 1:13. Larkin pops him with a right jab and may have hurt Pascu with a short left because he shoots again. Pascu gets pushed away and hit with a knee up the middle. He gets his hands up to avoid a crushing left hook and turns away from another, but can’t avoid a kick to the body. Larkin claims a cup shot, MacDonald says no and tells them to keep going. Good counter shots by Pascu at 4:08. He ducks under a shot looking for a single leg and ALMOST gets it… but doesn’t. 10-9 Larkin.

Round 2: Another potential groin shot is waved off by MacDonald early in the round but Pascu still took a big knee to the body no matter what. Larkin continues to circle and stick the jab and Pascu spends more time covering up than throwing strikes. When he does Larkin fires the leg kicks. Larkin goes for a jumping knee at 2:09. Larkin leads Pascu across the cage looking to land a counter shot and turns Pascu around into the cage on his takedown attempt. They break at 3:20. Pascu throw a right hand and a left, while Larkin misses with an uppercut. Pascu goes for a single leg but he gets popped with a hard right hand uppercut that stuns him and makes him lose his grip. 10-9 Larkin again.

Round 3: Pascu goes for a head kick but Larkin gets the right arm up. Pascu comes forward swinging and Larkin eludes all the shots then throws a big hook. Larkin follows up with a body kick and a straight right, and another right, and another. Pascu can’t seem to get out of the way of the right hand and Larkin knows it. He’s starting to treat Pascu like a punching bag. Pascu throws a leg kick and Larkin a left hook. Pascu gets a takedown to side control with 2:10 left in the fight. Larkin moves him to half guard and he’s looking to sweep. He’s got Pascu in full guard with 90 seconds remaining. Pascu tries to posture up with a half minute left but Larkin was controlling the arms. Pascu goes for a leg lock late and lets Larkin on top. 10-9 Larkin for out striking Pascu and Pascu not doing any significant damage on the ground.

Final result: The judges score it unanimously 29-28 X3 for Lorenz Larkin.


Kevin Ferguson Jr. vs. Corey Browning

Ferguson Jr. a/k/a “Baby Slice” is 3-1 in the red gloves and blue trunks. Browning is 2-1 in the blue gloves and black trunks. Ferguson is 26, 5’11”, 72” reach. 5’11” and 74” reach for the 29 year old Browning. Ferguson fights out of Long Beach, California and Browning fights out of Knoxville, Tennessee. Our referee in charge is Bryan Miner.

Round 1: Browning throws the first punch but gets decked by a huge right and taken down ten seconds into the fight. Ferguson tries to get a choke but doesn’t have it so he lets it go then stands up looking for another takedown, and he’s got it at 56 seconds. He lands two knees to Browning as he gets up (no hand down) and looks for another takedown. Browning tries and fails to stuff it and take the back. It’s strength versus strength against the cage and Ferguson wins that battle at 2:22. He avoids a possible armbar attempt and settles back down. He tries to pass to half but Browning sweeps at 3:18. He’s got the back and he wants to get the hooks in but Ferguson sweeps right back. Browning is split open over his right eye, but despite that he traps one arm on Ferguson and lands some nice ground and pound and some elbows that force Ferguson to cover up to make it to R2. Close 10-9 to Ferguson.

Round 2: Browning ROCKS Ferguson early in the frame but he goes for a takedown to save himself. Ferguson moves to side control with an arm around Browning’s neck looking to get the submission, Browning rolls to escape but Ferguson gets the full mount and takes the back. Ferguson lets go out a rear naked choke and Browning sweeps on top and finishes the fight at 2:08.

Final result: Corey Browning wins via technical knockout at 2:08 of the second round.


Carrington Banks vs. Mandel Nallo

Banks is 7-1 in the red gloves, Nallo is 6-0 in the blue. Nallo fights out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada in black trunks with red trim. Banks fights out of Denver, Colorado in the black trunks. Our referee in charge is Bryan Miner.

Round 1: Nallo is trying to use his long legs early, making Banks back up to avoid a high kick then landing a leg kick. Banks shoots looking to negate that advantage but Nallo stuffs it easy. He throws another big kick and Banks eats it coming forward for another takedown attempt, pushing Nallo into the fence. Nallo pushes forward and he’s the one with the takedown, trapping the head as Banks stands back up and going to the ground with the anaconda. Banks is trying to scramble to get out of it and Miner is taking a close look. Banks escapes at 2:24. He tries to get Nallo down but he’s back up at 2:45. Banks with a takedown at 3:07. Banks is unable to pass but Nallo is unable to get back up so it stalls out here. 10-9 Banks.

Round 2: NALLO DROPS BANKS WITH A KNEE 57 SECONDS INTO ROUND TWO. He’s out cold. No follow up shot was necessary.

Final result: Mandel Nallo wins by knockout at 0:57 of the second round.


Kristi Lopez vs. Sarah Click

Blue gloves, black top, 1-0, fighting out of Bourne, Mass. is Click. Red gloves and trunks with a white top, 2-0-1, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif. is Lopez. Our ref is Kevin MacDonald.

Round 1: Both fighters cautiously approach each other to open the bout. Lopez lands a right hand and Click responds by pushing her backward into the cage. Lopez turns her around but Click almost kicks her in the head from there. Lopez throws a right elbow over the top as they separate. Lopez is coming forward now throwing lefts and rights. Lopez catches a kick but Click avoids the takedown and pushes to the cage. Round and around they go. Where it will stop, only they know. Lopez lands a few elbows to the head but Click does as well. Lopez drags Click to the ground but she gets right up. Lopez throws a 1-2 but Click pops her in the chin. Lopez throws combos but gets rocked by a right hand and was wobbled at the bell. 10-9 Click.

Round 2: Lopez tries a spinning back kick but Click walks through it. Click with a hard left hand. Click is mixing in body kicks as she walks Lopez down. Lopez connects with a left hook. They clinch and go to the fence at 1:56. Click works knees to the body with double underhooks. Foot stomps by Click. Lopez gets the hooks and looks for a leg trip but it’s not there, but she does land a right elbow over the top a few times. Lopez drops levels with 40 seconds to go but gives up on the attempt and goes back to striking. 10-9 Lopez.

Round 3: Lopez circles on the outside as Click tries to cut the angle and land the right. Leg kick for Click. Click with a 1-2 and a low kick. Lopez circles and throws a double jab. Lopez’ corner urges her to be busier in the cage. Click is keeping Lopez guessing by changing her stance and shadowboxing with her hands. She pushes Lopez into the cage at 2:38. MacDonald warns her about knees to the groin. Click with hands to the body as Lopez pushes Click backward into the fence. Click responds with knees and turns Lopez back. Lopez turns Click again but Click is landing knees. MacDonald resets them to the center with 40 seconds to go. Click comes forward with combos and repeated body shots. She’s imposing her will at the end and will earn the decision as a result. 10-9 Click.

Final result: The judges score it 30-27 X3 for Sarah Click.


Andre Fialho vs. Javier Torres

Red trunks and blue gloves for Torres, 10-4, fighting out of Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. Green trunks/red gloves for Fialho, 9-1, fighting out of Lisbon, Portugal. Todd Anderson is the ref.

Round 1: Fialho is the aggressor early and lands a leg kick before throwing a head kick. Fialho takes the center and forces Torres to circle to his left and right on the outside. Torres stops claiming an eye poke but Todd Anderson tells them to keep fighting and Fialho almost gives him a dirt nap. Fialho continues to work the leg kicks as Torres circles. Fialho slips throwing a head kick but quickly jumps back to his feet before Torres can take advantage. Jump knee for Fialho. 10-9 Fialho.

Round 2: Fialho continues to impose his will and lands a nice combo at 40 seconds. Torres suddenly comes forward with left hands. Fialho responds with a low kick and Torres backs up. Torres eats a big right at 1:28 and another comes seconds later. Torres gets another left hand off but then backs up from Fialho’s power again. Torres claims an eye poke a second time and Anderson says no, keep fighting. Left hook by Fialho. Another clean left. Right uppercut and right hook by Fialho. They clinch and Torres puts FIalho on the cage briefly but gets the worse of the dirty boxing and lets it go. Fialho goes for a late takedown and doesn’t get it. 10-9 Fialho.

Round 3: Fialho continues to push Torres backward and make him fight defensively. Torres attempts a takedown just to slow Fialho down a bit even though he’s not going to get it. He goes for a leg trip multiple times but it’s not there. Fialho finally backs him up with a hook with 90 seconds to go. The fact he’s negated Fialho’s offense and been the one attempting to take the back or get the takedowns probably edges the round narrowly to Torres 10-9 but Fialho will take the decision either way.

Final result: The judges score it 28-28 draw, 29-28 and 29-28 for Fialho by majority decision.


Mike Kimbel vs. Alex Potts

Blue gloves, black trunks for Potts, 1-0 out of Syracuse, N.Y. Red gloves, black trunks for Kimbel, 1-0 out of Waterbury, Conn. Our referee in charge is Todd Anderson.

Round 1: Kimbel rocks Potts six seconds into the fight with a right hand and IT IS ALL OVER. He landed one hammer fist on the ground but Anderson was already stepping in as he did.

Final result: Mike Kimbel wins via knockout at 0:06 of round one.


Sean Lally vs. Kemran Lachinov

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: To be determined.


Kastriot Xhema vs. Pat Casey

Blue gloves, black trunks, 3-0, fighting out of Springfield, Mass. is Casey. Red gloves, pink trunks, 2-1, fighting out of Greenwich, Conn. is Xhema. Our referee is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Touch of gloves and Xhema quickly lands a kick that stumbles Casey. Casey shoots for a couple of takedowns unsuccessfully. Third attempt at 31 seconds he gets Xhema to the ground and moves to half guard. Xhema gets him back to full guard as they inch closer to the cage and is trying to throw elbows and right hands off his back. Xhema gives up full mount at 2:07 but is quickly able to escape and get back to his feet. Casey single legs Xhema but he pops up instantly. Casey goes for a leg trip but Xhema keeps his balance. They break and stare each other down at 3:10. Casey throws Xhema down into side control 20 seconds later. Casey tries to headlock the neck as Xhema stands up and he may have the guillotine choke, but he lets it go and then swings hands instead. 10-9 Casey.

Round 2: A hard high-five starts this round. Both men are throwing heavy hands but it’s Casey who knocks Xhema down with a left, diving on top into side control. Casey is looking to pass to full mount and throwing knees to the ribs as he does. He’s also landing right hands and elbows to Xhema’s head as he starts hunting for an americana. Xhema is completely overwhelmed this round. More knees to the body. Xhema’s forehead is getting sliced up. Casey even makes an armbar attempt late. 10-8 Casey.

Round 3: They hug it out to start the final round. Xhema is going for flying knees but Casey avoids the damage and pushes Xhema into the fence. Xhema widens his stance to avoid a quick takedown but Casey grinds his way to it at 55 seconds anyway. We get a call for more work as Xhema manages to trap Casey in the guard and once again throw a few elbows off his back. Casey is trying to posture up and throw hands to the body. Time ekes away. Miragliotta warns them to get busy with 24 second to go but doesn’t stand them up. 10-9 Casey and he should easily take the UD.

Final result: Pat Casey wins by 30-26 X3 unanimous decision.


Sinead Kavanagh vs. Janay Harding

Harding is 3-4, blue gloves, black trunks and top, fighting out of Sydney, Australia. Kavanagh is 5-2 with red gloves, gray top and black trunks, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland. Our referee is Kevin MacDonald.

Round 1: Kavanagh pushes Harding toward the outside circle quickly and is letting her hands go. Harding weathers the storm and circles to her right. Harding is getting her hands up to block a lock of the shots and is throwing some nice elbows. In fact she’s opened up a cut on Kavanagh’s face, who has to keep wiping the blood out of her eyes. Now Harding is the aggressor as the blood continues to pour over Kavanagh’s right eye. Kavanagh looks to clinch and drop levels. Harding breaks free at 3:28 with a knee on the exit. Left hand flush for Harding. Kavanagh lands a clean shot as Harding went for a spin kick. Crisp right hand by Kavanagh. Kavanagh with a left. That’s a super close first round but it’s not going to a second — the cut man can’t stem the flow of blood and the doctor is calling it off.

Final result: Janay Harding wins by TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5:00 of round one.


Tim Caron vs. Vinicius de Jesus

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: VDJ wins via unanimous decision 30-27 and 29-28 X2.


Alexandra Ballou vs. Lisa Blaine

Ballou is making her pro debut in the blue gloves and black top out of Bethlehem, Conn. Lisa Blaine is 2-0 in the red gloves and blue trunks, and she fights out of North Haven, Conn. Our referee in charge is Kevin MacDonald.

Round 1: Both fighters take the center with no glove tap. Blaine paws with the left and keeps the right hand up high, letting it spring out when she can find the range. She pushes Ballou backward toward the fence but Ballou turns her around when they clinch. Blaine does some dirty boxing as they spin back and forth. Blaine tries to avoid a takedown and ends up balancing on one leg with the other pushed against the cage — legal because she didn’t link her toes into the fence. Ballou gets the double underhooks but lets go at 2:50 and Blaine immediately lands the right hand and gives chase. Ballou responds with a knee and a high kick. Blaine goes for the clinch on the cage at 3:27 and Ballou turns her around again. Ballou throws knees to the body and Blaine throws rights and uppercuts. She punches her way out of being on the fence with 24 seconds left and avoids a single leg. 10-9 Blaine.

Round 2: Blaine goes for an over the top hook immediately. Ballou throws a right high kick Blaine easily avoids. Ballou throws an uppercut that’s also far from the mark. Blaine keeps pressing forward with the left jab and right hook. Blaine is having trouble seeing out of her left eye, the same place Blaine is targeting her power shots. Ballou has a takedown attempt cut off with a punch but she gets a muay thai plum and throws a knee. MacDonald tells the fighters to get busy as they spin around on the cage looking for control. He resets them to center at 3:17. Blaine continues to connect with the right hand. Blaine gets a hand up to check a head kick and continues to connect with her shots. 10-9 Blaine.

Round 3: Blaine inexplicably goes for a clinch again even though her corner has told her repeatedly to stand and throw and not give Ballou the one position she’s able to control in this fight — and that’s exactly what Ballou does with knees to the body and legs. They break with just over three minutes left. Ballou finally gets the takedown she was looking for at 3:10, takes full mount and starts hammering away hard and heavy until the ref steps in to save Lisa Blaine, making Mike Goldberg erupt with joy on commentary.

Final result: Alexandra Ballou wins via technical knockout at 3:28 in the third round.


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LIVE! Bellator 206 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates Tonight!

Mousasi vs MacDonald

Bellator 206: “Mousasi vs. MacDonald” takes place TONIGHT (Sept. 29, 2018) at SAP Center in San Jose, California. Welterweight champion Rory MacDonald (20-4) is moving up to 185 pounds to challenge Gegard Mousasi (44-6-2) for his recently won Middleweight title. It should be one helluva main event, which will stream online via DAZN.

Equally as large (but physically larger) will be the fourth match in a long-standing rivalry between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (37-13) and Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva (35-13-1-1) as both men will meet in a Heavyweight clash of titans.

Bellator 206’s main card will start at 10 p.m. ET on DAZN. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of Bellator 206, which will begin at 7 p.m. ET with the “Prelims” undercard.

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

BELLATOR 206 QUICK RESULTS:

Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald —
Quinton Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva —
Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov —
Aaron Pico vs. Leandro Higo —
Keri Taylor-Melendez vs. Dakota ZimmermanMelendez SD 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.
Gaston Bolanos vs. Ysidro GutierrezBolanos KO 1:37 R2.
Ignacio Ortiz vs. Jacob Ycaro — unaired on DAZN.
Arlene Blencowe vs. Amber LeibrockBlencowe TKO 1:23 R3.
Adam Piccolotti vs. James TerryPiccolotti UD 29-28, 30-27 X2.
Justin Smitley vs. Jeremiah LabianoLabiano TKO 3:28 R1.
Joe Neal vs. Josh San DiegoSan Diego SD 28-29, 30-27, 29-28.
Chuck Campbell vs. Joseph RamirezCampbell UD 30-27 X3.
Anthony Figueroa Jr. vs. Samuel RomeroFigueroa UD 29-27, 28-26, 29-26.
Isaiah Gonzalez vs. Khai Wu — unaired on DAZN.
Ahmed Abdelaziz vs. Laird Anderson — unaired on DAZN.
Cass Bell vs. Ty CostaBell sub (armbar) 3:06 R2.

BELLATOR 206 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Round 4:

Round 5:

Final result:


Quinton Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Round 4:

Round 5:

Final result:


Aaron Pico vs. Leandro Higo

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result:


Keri Taylor Melendez vs. Dakota Zimmerman

Blue gloves, black top and black trunks for Zimmerman tonight in her pro debut. Red gloves, black Skrap Pack shirt and black trunks for the 2-0 Melendez. Melendez is 34 and Zimmerman is 22. Zimmerman fights out of Arnold, Missouri. Melendez fights out of San Francisco, California. Our referee is Herb Dean.

Round 1: No tap to start. Melendez throws a jab right away then connects with a leg kick. Zimmerman circles on the outside until Melendez clinches and takes her down, quickly getting a knee through the guard to control the half. Melendez postures up to throw a right, stands up with Zimmerman hanging on, and SLAMS her down with authority. Melendez tries to peel Zimmerman off and slams her again with less velocity. Melendez keeps sitting up and trying to use her left hand to peel Zimmerman away. R1 is halfway gone. Melendez finally pushes her off enough to crack a right elbow to the head. Another one lands at 3:15. Zimmerman suddenly has an arm trapped and makes it double dangerous for Melendez by putting her legs around Melendez’ head. Melendez is trying to pull free but Zimmerman goes belly down looking to secure the submission. Melendez survives the round but that was really close. 10-9 Zimmerman.

Round 2: Zimmerman pressures Melendez right into the fence, eating a knee in the process. The action stalls there and Herb Dean calls for more work. Melendez widens her stance as Zimmerman digs and digs for a single leg or a leg trip. Dean calls for work again at 1:39. Melendez stays balanced on one leg as the takedown goes nowhere and Zimmerman keeps on burning energy. Another call for work at 2:13. Zimmerman pulls guard and Melendez just calmly walks her over to her corner. She finally breaks free at 2:40 and throws a knee. Zimmerman comes forward again and puts Melendez on the fence to hunt for the takedown again. Melendez fires off knees in response. Melendez turns her around at 3:33. She pulls guard again and Melendez just walks her across the cage, hitting her with right hands and elbows, forcing Zimmerman to stand at 4:20 and throwing multiple knees to the body. 10-9 Melendez.

Round 3: Zimmerman pushes forward to open the third round. Melendez lands a left hook. Zimmerman shoots at 51 seconds and Melendez widens her stance again. Zimmerman finally squeezes her legs together and gets a takedown at 1:10. Melendez pushes off the fence with her feet and is on top to land a nice left hand and some right hammer fists. Zimmerman gets off a couple of upkicks before Melendez can clear herself from standing up to reset. Left uppercut and jab by Melendez as Zimmerman pressures. Zimmerman shoots again at 2:53. Herb Dean calls for work at 3:18 and 3:33… and 3:50. He doesn’t break them up despite calling for work again at 4:12. Zimmerman pulls guard and lets Melendez on top in half. Melendez drops a hammer and Zimmerman tries and fails to sweep. 10-9 for Melendez but I smell a split decision coming.

Final result: Melendez wins via 29-28, 28-29, 29-28 split decision.


Gaston Bolanos vs. Ysidro Gutierrez

Gutierrez sports black trunks with white trim and blue gloves, coming in with a pro record of 4-2. Bolanos has on the red gloves and black trunks and has a pro record of 3-1. Both fighters are 26, Gutierrez is two inches taller at 5’9”, but Bolanos has a two inch reach advantage at 70”. Gutierrez fights out of Livingston, California. Bolanos fights out of Dublin, California by way of Lima, Peru. Our referee is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Bolanos is pressuring to start using his right hand and a high kick. Gutierrez responds with a left. Beltran warns them to watch their fingers. Bolanos with a leg kick and a takedown but Gutierrez pops right up. They spin around against the fence. Gutierrez works knees to the body before they break at 1:54. Bolanos with a right hook and a right head kick. Gutierrez dances away and checks another head kick. Body kick and left hook against the fence by Bolanos. Gutierrez feigns a knee but doesn’t throw it then clinches and pushes Bolanos into the cage right by the door. They spin apart at 3:49. Gutierrez comes forward swinging so Bolanos throws him to the ground and lets him stand back up. Bolanos misses with a spinning elbow. Clinch and break with Bolanos landing a right hand. Bolanos ducks under a strike for a takedown and lets Gutierrez back up to throw a head kick. Gutierrez with a left right at the bell. 10-9 Bolanos.

Round 2: Fists are tapped to open R2. Gutierrez circles on the outside as Bolanos throws a leg kick and a high kick. Bolanos throws Gutierrez down at 56 seconds and lands a couple of left hands before Gutierrez gets up. Body kick by Bolanos. Bolanos rocks Gutierrez with a left hand behind the air, takes his back to continue the assault, and the unanswered right hands cause Mike Beltran to step in and wave it off.

Final result: Gaston Bolanos wins via knockout at 1:37 in the second round.


Ignacio Ortiz vs. Jacob Ycaro

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: To be determined.


Arlene Blencowe vs. Amber Leibrock

Leibrock is 3-1 in the red gloves with black top and trunks, fighting out of Hayward, California. Blencowe is 10-7 in the blue gloves with red top and trunks out of Sydney, Australia. Our referee in charge is Herb Dean.

Round 1: Blencowe takes a kick to the face early, giving up a lot of height and reach to the lanky Leibrock. Blencowe responds by landing a combo and a left hook then going for a clinch but she gets rocked by a knee to the body and stumbles backward. Leibrock swarms and throws several more knees against the fence. 90 seconds gone. Blencowe momentarily turns her around. Leibrock finally lets go after turning her back around at 1:56. Blencowe uses a leg kick and body shots as Leibrock pushes forward. Leibrock tries to swarm but backs off after tasting Blencowe’s 1-2, and another combo follows. 90 seconds left. Blencowe catches a kick and throws a knee. Blencowe has a little blood trickling from under her left eye. Leibrock with a high kick and a strong right hook. Dean warns them to watch their fingers. Front kick from Leibrock. Two right hooks land. 10-9 Leibrock but Blencowe came back strong.

Round 2: Leibrock lands a left kick high early. Blencowe lands the right hook again. Leg kick by Blencowe. Leibrock with a combo and body kick. Blencowe checks a high kick and throws a right. Right cross by Leibrock. Left jab flush for Blencowe. Leibrock ties up and throws a knee on the exit. Right hook and backfist (but no spin) for Leibrock. Leibrock falls down on a kick attempt but Blencowe can’t/doesn’t pounce. Blencowe with a left hook. Blencowe is scoring well with counter strikes whenever Leibrock steps forward. Right hook by Blencowe. Left hook by Blencowe. Combo by Blencowe. Hook and body shot for Blencowe. Leibrock’s corner yells “Where’s the kick?” Blencowe clinches for a takedown but Leibrock ends up on top as they go to the ground. Leibrock stands up and drops one hammer before the bell. 10-9 Blencowe.

Round 3: Leibrock goes for a takedown 15 seconds in but it’s Blencowe who ends up on top. Leibrock is hanging on and trying to not let Blencowe posture up and strike, then tries to cinch up the armbar, but Blencowe POWERBOMBS Leibrock to score a TKO win by slam. Mauro Ranallo is beside himself screaming “Shades of Rampage Jackson!!”

Final result: Arlene Blencowe wins by technical knockout at 1:23 in the third round.


Adam Piccolotti vs. James Terry

10-2 Piccolotti in the red gloves and black trunks fighting out of Half Moon Bay, California. 20-9 Terry in the blue gloves and black trunks fighting out of San Jose, California. Our referee in charge of this contest is Josh Rosenthal.

Round 1: Terry throws the first leg kick. Piccolotti keeps switching his stance regardless of what Terry does. Piccolotti lands the left hand a few times. Nice right hook and left from Terry. Spin kick misses for Piccolotti. Leg kick and right hook for Terry. Piccolotti avoids a shot and takes the back, then presses Terry into the fence, who pushes him away at 2:07. Terry gets clocked with a right hand that makes him shake his head. Left jab lands for Terry. Piccolotti goes body head. Terry pumps the jab. Piccolotti lands a knee to the body when Terry blocks a takedown. Terry backpedals but it’s a right and a spinning back heel to the body. Outside leg kick for Terry. Left hook for Terry. Cross and hook for Piccolotti. Piccolotti overshoots on a takedown but recovers quickly. Terry misses with the left but lands a right. Piccolotti responds with a knee. 10-9 Piccolotti.

Round 2: Glove tap two seconds in. Piccolotti quickly lands a right hook and a right body kick and an inside low kick that has Terry backpedaling from the strikes.Piccolotti continues to find a home for the right hook and left jab repeatedly. Terry with two outside leg kicks. At this point Piccolotti seems willing to take one to land 3-4 and it’s working. Terry is clearly getting frustrated as his face is getting marked up. Terry comes forward trying to make it a slug fest. Piccolotti shoots, Terry grabs a headlock, he lets it go. Terry lands a right hook. Left hook for Piccolotti. Right cross for Terry. Four strikes in a row land for Piccolotti. Left jab for Terry. Piccolotti misses with a knee but chases and lands a spinning back kick. Right hook for Piccolotti. Left jab lands again and again. Right hook, knee, jab, right hook. Piccolotti has punches in bunches. Takedown from Piccolotti at 4:32 as Terry gets warned for grabbing the fence. Piccolotti is throwing right hands to Terry’s back, and Terry finally gets free just before the bell to stand up. 10-9 Piccolotti.

Round 3: Glove tap and a quick hug open the final round. Piccolotti is working the left jab immediately. Terry backpedals and halfheartedly grabs a single leg before eating more jabs. Body kick and another left jab. Now Piccolotti is feeling himself and throws a right uppercut but Terry eats it. Terry is claiming a low blow but Rosenthal says no and the fight continues. Left hook for Piccolotti. Right hook. Left left left. Left left. Piccolotti almost can’t miss with that left jab. Terry eats a knee right on the chin and more jabs. Unlike the second round Terry doesn’t seem to have any responses left. Blood is now spraying from his face whenever he gets tagged. It’s on his upper chest as it spatters around with each blow. Another huge knee for Piccolotti at 3:55. Terry is tougher than two dollar steak. Piccolotti continues to treat him like a heavy bag for the final minute and takes him down one more time in the closing seconds. 10-8 Piccolotti.

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


Justin Smitley vs. Jeremiah Labiano

11-6 for Labiano in the red gloves and feathered mullet (plus dark trunks) fighting out of Hayward, California. 10-7-1 for Smitley in the blue gloves and gray trunks out of Oakdale, California. Our referee in charge is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Smitley runs quickly to the center and lands a right hand. Labiano presses forward and lands a leg kick. Smitley goes for a high kick but Labiano sweeps the leg and puts him on the ground. Smitley spins and spins on his back trying get a submission, but Labiano picks him up and carries him across the cage with one arm to get him to let go. Smitley goes for a leg in response. Labiano tries to break free and can’t so instead he starts dropping hard right hammerfists on Smitley’s head. Smitley throws strikes from the bottom in response and just won’t let go of the leg or change position. Labiano drops a few elbows and more rights. Three minutes gone. Smitley finally loses his leg and now he’s getting jacked up with big left hands, and Mike Beltran has seen enough because Smitley did not fight back or improve position — this one’s all over.

Final result: Jeremiah Labiano wins via technical knockout at 3:28 of round one.


Joe Neal vs. Josh San Diego

San Diego is 7-4 in the red gloves and black trunks with white trim, fighting out of Milpitas, California. Neal is 6-3 in the blue gloves and black trunks, fighting out of Oakland, California. Our referee in charge is Josh Rosenthal.

Round 1: Glove tap to start. San Diego presses Neal backward toward the fence throwing right hooks, looks for a leg trip, but Neal peels him off and they start trading. Neal lands a clean left as San Diego continues to press. Neal gets a takedown to full guard. San Diego tries to get his back to the fence but Neal turns him away. Neal backs up to drop a right hand but gave up enough space for San Diego to wall walk to his feet. San Diego lands a knee, then another as he has a front headlock, then throws an elbow to the head as he lets go. Neal is bleeding around his right eye. Jumping knee by San Diego. Neal tries to drop levels for a takedown. San Diego is free at 3:48. San Diego clinches but breaks of his own accord at 4:25. San Diego gets a late takedown and a very late full mount. 10-9 San Diego.

Round 2: Another glove tap before JSD comes forward with punches and kicks. Neal has to get a hand up to check a head kick. JSD with a body kick and a shoot for the takedown. He lets it go at 0:58. Leg kick by JSD. JSD comes forward with combos. San Diego takes Neal down from behind and he’s trying to get the hooks in, but Neal is too close to the fence and gets back up at 2:11. JSD paws with the left jab. Multiple inside leg kicks for JSD. Neal keeps getting pressed backward to the fence from every angle. JSD throws a combo with a knee and pushes Neal into the cage. Big right elbow misses on the break. JSD sprawls to block a takedown and teases a spinning backfist. 10-9 San Diego.

Round 3: San Diego’s corner told him “no more spinning bullshit” between rounds. Rosenthal warns them not to clash heads as R3 gets going. San Diego blocks another takedown attempt and pushes forward with his left jab. He dances to the right on his feet and throws a leg kick, then a backward heel kick toward the chin. Neal is landing a few shots here and there particularly his right hand. He catches JSD with a 1-2 combo but Neal gets back to his feet off a short takedown. JSD throws a liver kick as Neal pressed forward. Straight right hand for Neal. Blood is flowing down JSD’s nose as he goes for and gets another takedown, loading up right hands and delivering as Neal’s side is pressed into the fence with 90 seconds left. He goes for the back as Neal gets up. Neal breaks free at 3:59. Body kick by JSD. San Diego grabs the plum to throw a knee and has another takedown with 15 seconds left. Neal gets back up and both men swing to end the bout. 10-9 San Diego.

Final result: Josh San Diego wins via 28-29, 30-27, 29-28 split decision.


Chuck Campbell vs. Joseph Ramirez

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: Chuck Campbell wins a unanimous decision of 30-27 X3.


Anthony Figueroa Jr. vs. Samuel Romero

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: Anthony Figueroa Jr. wins 29-27, 28-26, 29-26 by unanimous decision.


Isaiah Gonzalez vs. Khai Wu

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: To be determined.


Ahmed Abdelaziz vs. Laird Anderson

Round 1: Unaired on DAZN.

Final result: To be determined.


Cass Bell vs. Ty Costa

Red gloves and green hair for Bell at 1-0 out of Humboldt County, California. Ty Costa is 4-3 in the blue gloves out of Turlock, California. Our referee is Mark Smith.

Round 1: Tap of gloves to get us underway. Bell’s trunks match his hair. Costa sports the black trunks. Costa is crouching down low looking for a takedown and he gets his opening for a single leg at 39 seconds. Bell is back up at 0:53 and gets warned by Smith for grabbing the fence multiple times. Bell is taken down again at 1:30 and responds with elbows. Bell is back up again at 1:55 with Costa riding piggyback but he slips off at 2:04. They both swing hard as they break at 2:26. Costa ducks under a right hand and charges across the ring trying to take Bell down, but the fence keeps him upright. More elbows from Bell. Bell lands an overhand left when they break but Costa takes him right down. Costa tries to trap the head but lets Bell back up. 10-9 Costa.

Round 2: Costa goes for a single leg 23 seconds into the round and gets it 22 seconds later. Things stall out and the ref tells both men to get busy. Bell’s wrist and arm control is keeping him from doing much. Bell tries to trap an arm with his legs and Costa may be in trouble. Costa stacks Bell on his head trying to get out of danger. We get our second and third powerbomb of the night but neither is as effective as what Blencowe did. Bell pulls the arm back through his legs and hyper-extends it and Costa finally has to verbally tap out.

Final result: Cass Bell wins via submission (armbar) at 3:06 in the second round.


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LIVE! Bellator 205 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Bellator 205: “McKee vs. Macapa” takes place TONIGHT (Fri., Sept. 21, 2018) at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. A fast-rising Featherweight star named “Mercenary” A.J. McKee (11-0) will fight perennial contender “Macapa” John Teixeira (21-3-2) in the Paramount Network-televised main event. In addition, a fight originally set for Bellator 198 will finally get done in Boise as two Brazilian jiu-jitsu aces — Rafael Lovato Jr. (8-0) and John Salter (15-3) — meet at Middleweight, while knockout artist Patricky Freire (19-8) will face former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star Roger Huerta (24-10-1, 1 NC).

Bellator 205’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, including the “Prelims” undercard that starts at 7 p.m. ET.

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

BELLATOR 205 QUICK RESULTS:

A.J. McKee vs. John TeixeiraMcKee KO 1:09 R1.
Rafael Lovato Jr. vs. John SalterLovato sub (RNC) 4:27 R3.
Patricky Freire vs. Roger HuertaFreire KO 0:43 R2.
Veta Arteaga vs. Denise KielholtzArteaga sub (guillotine) 4:24 R2.
Kyle Frost vs. David Rangel — not aired before Paramount.
Joe Aguirre vs. Stephen Stirewalt — not aired before Paramount.
Vince Morales vs. Justin HugoMorales UD 30-25, 30-27, 29-27.
Johnny Nunez vs. Josh WickNunez UD 30-27 X2, 30-26.
Jarod Trice vs. Sean PowersTrice SD 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.
Adam Borics vs. Josenaldo SilvaBorics sub (RNC) 1:46 R3.
Sua Tuani vs. Emilio TrevinoTrevino TKO 1:55 R2.
Bryce Edminister vs. Leon Taylor — not aired before Paramount.
Nathan Stolen vs. Andrew Cruz — not aired before Paramount.
Steve Mowry vs. Ben MoaMowry sub (americana) 2:40 R1.

BELLATOR 205 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

A.J. McKee vs. John Teixeira

“Macapa” Teixeira with over double the experience at 21-3-2 wearing the blue gloves and red trunks with black trim, fighting out of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. “Mercenary” McKee comes in tonight an unblemished 11-0 with the red gloves and black trunks on, fighting out of Long Beach, California. Our referee is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Glove tap and we’re underway! McKee throws a head kick right away. The two are trading very hard hands early. McKee throws another head kick and Teixeira throws a big body kick. McKee throws a spin kick and has to scramble back to his feet, but after he does McKee LEVELS Teixeira with a left hand to the chin. Teixeira’s entire body goes limp with his head nearly detaching from his neck, so instead of a follow up shot on the ground McKee gets up and and runs up the cage to do a backflip and celebrate. This one is OVER.

Final result: A.J. McKee wins by KNOCKOUT at 1:09 of the first round.


Rafael Lovato Jr. vs. John Salter

Red gloves with black and white trunks for Salter (15-3) on a seven fight win streak. Blue gloves and black trunks for the undefeated BJJ world champion Lovato (8-0). Lovato fights out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Salter fights out of Wilmington, North Carolina. Our referee in charge is Mark Smith.

Round 1: Glove tap to start R1 as Smith reminds both men to watch the fingers repeatedly. The first 45 seconds are all stand up striking. Lovato forces Salter toward the fence but Salter backs him up. Another finger warning at the two minute mark. More outside leg kicks as the round wears on. Both men clinch on the fence at 3:39. They break at 3:58. Lovato is swinging hard and just misses with a big right before the round ends. 10-9 Salter.

Round 2: Salter makes Lovato stumble to the ground early in R2. Lovato traps Salter’s head as the fight goes to the ground and as we pass the two minute mark he’s still holding on. Smith keeps reminding both men to improve on the ground. Salter takes him down when Lovato stands back up. They stand up again with under 90 seconds left. Salter gets another takedown and Lovato tries once more to trap the head but doesn’t have the angle for the squeeze and lets go with 33 seconds left to go. 10-9 Lovato off the submission attempts as Salter never did anything offensive with his takedowns.

Round 3: Lovato goes for a flying knee and misses. Salter drops levels off it and tries to take the back. Smith calls for more work. They reset at 1:48. Lovato throws a head kick that’s checked. Salter misses with an uppercut. Lovato throws a right and ducks under but Salter pushes him into the fence and drops levels. Lovato blocks it and gets on top then takes the back mount, then unloads with lefts and rights from full mount as Salter turns back over. Salter gives up his back again as Smith warns him to defend himself. 90 seconds left. Lovato tries to control the left arm while using his right to throw hands to the head and under the arm. Lovato goes palm to palm with a rear naked choke and Salter taps out!

Final result: Rafael Lovato Jr. submits John Salter (RNC) at 4:27 in round three.


Patricky Freire vs. Roger Huerta

Blue gloves and tan trunks for “El Matador” Roger Huerta, with a career record of 24-10-1, 1 NC to date. Red gloves and black trunks for “Pitbull” Patricky Freire, coming in 19-8 overall. Huerta fights out of Phuket, Thailand. Freire fights out of Natal, Brazil. Our referee in charge of the fight is Tom Supnet.

Round 1: Both men come straight to the center shaking their hands at each other, baiting someone to make the first move. Huerta comes forward and Freire waits to land a perfect counter shot. Huerta continues to throw kicks to the body and Freire responds in with rights to the head. Huerta hurts Freire but he backs off and recovers quickly. Huerta continues to back Pitbull toward the fence but he eats a big left for it and the two start throwing wildly at each other at 3:45. Blood is streaming down his face and Freire slows him down with a really hard right. Freire takes him down at 4:37. 10-9 round for Huerta.

Round 2: R2 starts where R1 left off with both men swinging wildly. Huerta gets rocked by a left hook he never saw coming at the half minute mark, gets back up, then gets rocked again with a short right to the face against the fence. Huerta drops to his knees and physically surrenders with his arm over his head, and IT IS ALL OVER. Huerta’s nose has been completely flattened.

Final result: Patricky “Pitbull” Freire wins via second round knockout at 0:43.


Veta Arteaga vs. Denise Kielholtz

Kielholtz is wearing the black top and trunks with blue gloves, 2-1 in mixed martial arts and a world champion in kickboxing (47-3). Arteaga is in silver head to toe with the red gloves and a pro record of 4-2. “Miss Dynamite” fights out of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Arteaga fights out of Boise, Idaho. Our referee in charge is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Glove tap gets us started. Arteaga tries to quickly take her opponent’s back but Kielholtz spins out on top and gets back to her feet. Kielholtz backs up and lets Arteaga take the center, then unloads with a flurry when she gets into range. Arteaga puts her against the fence to grind for a bit. Kielholtz turns her around and breaks off again. They trade hands and Kielholtz lands a solid right. Arteaga shoots at 2:26 but Kielholtz slips behind her and breaks free one more time. Kielholtz puts several hard lefts on the chin. Arteaga shoots again and Kielholtz defends, slams her down, punches her a couple times in the face with rights, then lets her stand up. Arteaga with a couple overhand rights. Kielholtz with a left. 10-9 Kielholtz.

Round 2: Arteaga goes for a takedown at 34 seconds and Kielholtz cuts her off at the pass, turns her around against the fence and breaks. One wonders how many more times Arteaga will try this given it’s not working. She tries to drop levels again at 1:10 and the result is exactly the same, with Kielholtz throwing a right on the break. The ladies get into an exchange and Arteaga finally lifts Kielholtz off her feet for a takedown. Arteaga tries to pass from half guard to take the back but Kielholtz scrambles and gets back up at 2:56. Kielholtz gets a takedown of her own at 3:50 but Arteaga gets back up with the head trapped trying to get a guillotine choke. Kielholtz keeps trying to break free but Arteaga keeps on cranking and finally Kielholtz taps out!!!

Final result: Veta Arteaga wins via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:24 in round two.


Kyle Frost vs. David Rangel

Round 1: Not aired before Paramount.

Final result: To be determined.


Joe Aguirre vs. Stephen Stirewalt

Round 1: Not aired before Paramount.

Final result: To be determined.


Vince Morales vs. Justin Hugo

Hugo is 3-4 in the blue gloves and green trunks, Morales is 7-2 in the red gloves and black trunks. Hugo fights out of Lacey, Washington. Morales fights out of Ontario, Oregon. Our referee in charge is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Glove tap gets us started. Morales forces Hugo to the outside repeatedly. Hugo charges forward, misses, and starts backing up again. Morales is keeping his right hand high, circling his left hand as he comes forward. Hugo throws an outside leg kick and teases a jump knee. Morales has never been to the scorecard for a decision in his career so far. Morales opens up with a combo at 3:09 and everything lands. He does it again at 4:04 with similar success. The only way Hugo can keep Morales off him is with leg kicks. 10-9 Morales.

Round 2: Hugo lands a decent right hand and body kick early in R2 but Morales walks through them, puts Hugo on his back with his counter attack, and lets him back up. Hugo takes a shot to the cup and the ref calls time. Hugo recovers quickly but he doesn’t recover from the nasty combo Morales puts him down with at 1:50. Morales lets him back up again. Hugo shoots for a single leg and Morales peels him off. Hugo over the top with a right hand before he eats another two piece. A right drops him again and he’s sitting up against the fence. Morales lets him back up again. Morales is starting to treat him like a heavy bag. He gets hurt again at 4:10 and tries to counter to a leg lock on the ground but Morales pulls out. 10-9 Morales.

Round 3: Respect gloves to open the round. Beltran warns both men not to clash heads. He gets creamed with a right hand at 1:00 and tries to shake his head and smile it off. He tags Hugo again at 1:29. Hugo dives for a leg and misses by a mile. He gets a body lock but Morales breaks off at 2:14. Morales connects again with the right and Hugo gets back to his feet slowly. Hugo tries to flop to the ground and let Morales jump on top – Beltran just makes him get back up. Hugo lands a right hand and Morales responds in kind. Morales with an uppercut at 4:23 he tries to shake off. Morales takes him down and stays on top for 20 seconds or so to cement what should be an easy unanimous decision.

Final result: The judges score it 30-25, 30-27, 29-27 all for Vince Morales.


Johnny Nunez vs. Josh Wick

Round 1: Not aired before Paramount.

Final result: Johnny Nunez wins via unanimous decision 30-27 X2, 30-26.


Jarod Trice vs. Sean Powers

Red gloves, 3-0 for Trice. Blue gloves, 9-6 for Powers. This fight is a catchweight bout of 190 lbs. Powers fights out of Roy, Utah and Trice fights out of Tempe, Arizona. Our referee in charge of the fight is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Trice puts a left on the chin early, lands the overhand right, and swarms forward to briefly press Powers into the fence. He resets back to center and swings wild with a left, then puts a right behind Powers’ ear. Powers stumbles to the ground and gets back up. Trice continues to hunt with the overhand right. Trice misses with one left hook, lands the next and goes for a single leg, pushing Powers into the cage. Powers finally gets slammed to the ground at 1:58 but pops right back up. Powers tries to catch a leg kick but Trice shakes loose. Trice continues to wind up and unload the rights, working the left jab in along the way. Powers responds with leg kicks. Powers with a few good jabs and kicks late but it’s a 10-9 R1 for Trice.

Round 2: Glove tap to open R2. Huge overhand right at 14 seconds for Trice but Powers keeps his feet. Powers is wincing now whenever he thinks one is coming his way. Trice opts to grab a hold and work his way to Powers’ side standing, looking for a trip or takedown from the clinch. Powers tries to respond with a knee to the body and uses Trice’s own momentum to take him down, but Trice springs right back up. Leg kick by Trice. Overhand right for Trice misses. Left jab connects. Powers narrowly avoids a spinning backfist. Powers is consistently pushing forward this round. Body shot for Trice. A much closer round but one which still edges toward Trice 10-9 for landing the cleaner harder shots.

Round 3: Double glove tap to open our final round. Powers continues to pressure but Trice sends him flying backward hopping on one leg to avoid a takedown. Powers gets his head snapped back with a left but fires a flurry back. Trice with body shots and uppercuts as the round wears on. When Powers fires a shot Trice usually gets his hands up to block, but a head kick and a left hand get through. Trice responds with a left. Trice with a late takedown at 4:42 but he lets Powers back up. Powers lands a superman punch and Trice goes for a spinning backfist at the same time. Wild exchange to end the bout. 10-9 Trice.

Final result: The judges score it 29-28 Trice, 29-28 Powers, 29-28 for Trice by split decision.


Adam Borics vs. Josenaldo Silva

White trunks and blue gloves for Silva, 25-6, fighting out of Layton, Utah. Black trunks and red gloves for Borics, 7-0, fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our referee in charge of this fight is Tom Supnet.

Round 1: Tap of gloves to start. Both men trade kicks quickly. It’s worth noting that Silva missed weight for this fight (147.5). Borics clips him with a left hook and goes for a flying knee. Silva presses and Borics fires off a 1-2. Both men swing away at 1:57. Another flurry for Borics at 2:52. Silva misses with a right, clinches, lets go, and clinches again. They go into the fence and Borics turns him around. There’s a small trickle of blood from above Borics left eye. Another flying knee from Borics that doesn’t put Silva in any danger. Silva shoots with 20 seconds left. I give a very narrow 10-9 to Borics.

Round 2: Silva comes out VERY aggressively to open R2 and gets Borics into the cage, where he draws a warning to not grab the fence. Silva stays on him from behind stomping on his feet and throwing knees. Borics gets a second warning at 1:42. He finally turns out and gets away but Silva clips him as he does. Silva double pumps the right and connects. Kick from Borics. Body kick for Silva. Silva likes to shake his head and stomp his foot to try to throw Borics off. Silva nearly takes Borics down at 3:16 but decides to let it go and not risk being countered. The blood is streaming down Borics’ face now from the left eyebrow. They clinch up and Silva throws the knee as they break. Right hook leg kick and flurry by Silva. Borics got stung at 4:30. Strong 10-9 for Silva.

Round 3: Borics’ corner wasn’t pulling any punches between rounds, telling him he wasn’t being active enough in R2. Silva clinches immediately to open R3 and Borics turns him around into the fence. They break at 30 seconds. Left hook for Borics. High kick for Borics. Silva with a combo. The referee calls time as Silva takes a finger to the eye. He decides Silva can see and doesn’t call in the doctor — we restart right away. Silva drops levels but Borics counters it and takes his back as Silva stands, then sinks in the rear naked choke, and quickly gets the submission! That was just as fast and deadly as any knockout you’ll see.

Final result: Adam Borics wins via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:46 of round three.


Sua Tuani vs. Emilio Trevino

Trevino is in the blue gloves with gray trunks, Tuani the red with black trunks, and both men are 2-0. Trevino fights out of Boise, Idaho. Tuani fights out of Kent, Washington. Our referee in charge is Tom Supnet.

Round 1: Tuani has Trevino backing up early and is firing off leg kicks. Tuani hammers home a series of inside left kicks to Trevino’s left leg, but he gets stunned by a big right hook. He comes back with a right and an uppercut that misses. Tuani eats another flush right. Tuani throws a head kick to back Trevino up but eats a straight left hand afterward. Tuani lands a superman punch and misses with an overhand right. Trevino hits a left jab. Trevino is connecting with more consistent and accurate shots throughout the round. Another straight left finds Tuani’s chin at 4:05 along with a right hook that clips the ear. Head kick for Trevino. Left jab. Left again. Wild charging right from Tuani misses. 10-9 Trevino.

Round 2: Body kick for Trevino. Leg kick for Tuani. Tuani keeps getting tagged with jabs and hooks and missing with his own wild blows. Tuani seems momentarily stunned at 1:20 and Trevino presses him toward the fence, then resets to the center. Jumping knee by Trevino. Right hook by Trevino, Tuani turns away and falls to his knees (physical surrender) and the ref steps right in. Trevino wins by TKO.

Final result: Emilio Trevino gets the technical knockout at 1:55 of the second round.


Bryce Edminister vs. Leon Taylor

Round 1: Not aired before Paramount.

Final result: To be determined.


Nathan Stolen vs. Andrew Cruz

Round 1: Not aired before Paramount.

Final result: To be determined.


Steve Mowry vs. Ben Moa

Blue gloves for Moa, 4-0, fighting out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Red gloves for Mowry, also 4-0, fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our referee in charge is Mark Smith.

Round 1: Moa lands the right right hook. Mowry has a clear height and reach advantage but Moa is being aggressive to close the gap. Mowry takes cautious steps toward Moa, clinches for a knee to the body and lands a right hook as Moa escapes. Mowry with a jab and body kick as he keeps stalking Moa. Mowry gets a takedown to side control at 2:06. Mowry cinches up the right arm and seconds later Moa QUICKLY taps the back to the americana.

Final result: Steve Mowry wins via submission (americana) at 2:40 of round one.


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Caldwell vs Lahat

Bellator 204: “Caldwell vs. Lahat” takes place TONIGHT (Fri., Aug. 17, 2018) at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Expect a war in the Paramount Network-televised main event as dominating Bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell (12-1) moves up to 145 pounds for a non-title match with Noad Lahat (12-3). In addition, South Dakota’s own Logan Storley (8-0) will look to extend his undefeated streak against elder statesman and Bellator veteran A.J. Matthews (9-7). His record does not begin to tell his story as several split decisions have not gone his way, so Storley is in for a challenge tonight.

Bellator 204’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, including the online “Prelims” undercard that starts at 7 p.m. ET.

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BELLATOR 204 QUICK RESULTS:

Darrion Caldwell vs. Noad LahatCaldwell TKO R2.
Logan Storley vs. A.J. MatthewsStorley TKO 3:56 R2.
James Gallagher vs. Ricky BandejasBandejas KO 2:49 R1.
Tywan Claxton vs. Cris LencioniClaxton 30-27 X3 UD.
David Michaud vs. Corey DavisMichaud KO 1:42 R1.
Jason Jackson vs. Jordon LarsonJackson TKO 3:52 R1.
Troy Nawrocki vs. Omar MoralesMorales KO 0:58 R1.
DeMarques Jackson vs. Bryce LoganJackson SD 28-29, 29-28, 30-27.
Micah Peatrowsky vs. Keith PhathaemPhathaem UD 29-28, 30-27 X2.
Tyler Ray vs. Seth BassRay KO 3:30 R1.
Romero Cotton vs. Willie Whitehead Cotton TKO 4:12 R1.
Lloyd McKinney vs. Robiel TesfadeltMcKinney sub (arm triangle) 4:17 R3.
Wyatt Meyer vs. Jeff NielsenNielsen TKO 2:53 R1.

BELLATOR 204 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Darrion Caldwell vs. Noad Lahat

Lahat is 12-3 out of Samaria, Israel. Caldwell is the Bantamweight champion and 12-1 overall fighting out of Rahway, New Jersey. Lahat has black trunks and blue gloves for our main event. Black/red trunks and red gloves for Caldwell. Our referee in charge is Mike Beltran. Both men touched gloves during final instructions.

Round 1: Caldwell starts with a leg kick and a high kick. Lahat shoots, Caldwell sprawls, and he’s on top 36 seconds into the round looking to pass. Caldwell jumps over one leg and briefly has half guard but Lahat recovers. Caldwell tries to make a move again at 2:08. Lahat almost gave up side control but once again recovered back to guard. Caldwell is winning on riding time but isn’t satisfied with that and steps back at 3:10 looking to improve position. The crafty Lahat puts him right back in full guard again when he tries and even tries to trap the head. Caldwell slips out. One minute remains. Caldwell had half guard for about a second. It’s a 10-9 round for Caldwell but Lahat did a good job of stifling his offense.

Round 2: Caldwell threw a head kick but it was merely a prelude to his takedown at 0:11, getting Lahat off balance by defending the strike. Lahat tries to sit up against the fence and Caldwell grinds him back down to the mat. Lahat sits up again and Caldwell works to his back and gets one hook in. He’s thinking rear naked choke but Lahat rolls to his back to avoid it, but when he scrambles Caldwell jumps on his back and throws multiple right hands until Beltran saves a defenseless Lahat from more blows. It’s all over in Sioux Falls.

Final result: Darrion Caldwell wins by technical knockout in the second round.


Logan Storley vs. A.J. Matthews

Matthews is 9-7 out of Samar, Philippines. Storley is 8-0 out of Webster, South Dakota. Both men are sporting black trunks. Storley has the red gloves and Matthews the blue. Our referee in charge is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Both men are bouncing on their feet at the start, with Storley gradually pushing Matthews backward until he lands a leg kick, then ducking under a punch to take Matthews to the ground. Matthews tries to get back up to one knee but Storley keeps hammering away at his thighs then jumps to his back to wrestle him to the ground. Matthews gets to one knee again as the fans chant for Storley. Matthews gets up and immediately goes backward to the ground again with Storley on top in half guard. Right elbows and right hands are pounding on Matthews as he turtles up. Herzog is taking a close look. Matthews survives the first storm but a second wave is coming. Left hands are jacking him up from behind. Left elbows follow. Storley drags him back to the ground, sits on top and pours on more right hands. Herzog is giving Matthews every chance. Matthews hasn’t been finished but hasn’t had a single second of offense either.

Herzog calls time because of a left knee to the head of a grounded opponent and sends Storley to his corner. When Matthews finally gets back up there’s a big knot on the right side of his head from the knee. He tells the doctor he’s good to continue, tells Herzog he’s good to continue, and we resume action with just over a minute left. Storley takes Matthews down sinks in a rear naked choke and squeezes for all he’s worth. Matthews survives it. The crowd chants KNOCK HIM OUT as Storley rides on top for the duration. I’m honestly not sure if that’s 10-8 or 9-8. I didn’t see Herzog signal a point deduction but even if he did I’d still have had Matthews down 2 for how little he did – Storley wins R1 either way.

Round 2: Storley gets a takedown 16 seconds into R2 and drives knees to the ribs from side control. Storley works his way to Matthews back and is firing away uncontested right hands to the head of Matthews as Herzog looks on with just under half the round to go. The right elbows that Storley is landing are pretty nasty. The crowd is roaring for it. He jumps on top in half guard and delivers even more of the same. Matthews may be too tough for his own good. Finally the ref steps in and saves A.J. from the beating with slightly over a minute left.

Final result: Logan Storley wins by TKO at 3:56 of the second round.


James Gallagher vs. Ricky Bandejas

Bandejas is 10-1 and fights out of Brick, New Jersey. Gallagher is 7-0 and fights out of Strabane, Ireland. Bandejas sports black trunks and blue gloves. Gallagher has the yellow trunks and red gloves. He runs over to get in Bandejas’ face and start yelling at him and officials have to pull them apart. It happens AGAIN during the commercial break. The referee (hopefully) in charge of this contest is Bobby Wombacher.

Round 1: Gallagher hits a few leg kicks, Bandejas trips him to the ground at 14 seconds, Gallagher pops right back up. Bandejas pushes him into the fence for a breather. Both men spend a moment on the ground. Bandejas drops him with a right hook and then rocks him again with a kick to the chin and pounds it out on the ground. IT IS ALL OVER. Replay shows us the first right hand that dropped Gallagher, the left kick to the chin that wobbled Gallagher, and the vicious onslaught that followed with multiple lefts to the head while Gallagher was down. The Sioux Falls crowd is chanting U-S-A over and over.

Final result: Ricky Bandejas finishes James Gallagher by KO at 2:49 in the first round.


Tywan Claxton vs. Cris Lencioni

Lencioni is in the black trunks and blue gloves. Claxton has black/red trunks and red gloves. Lencioni’s record is 4-1 and he fights out of Canby, Oregon. Claxton is 2-0 and he fights out of Cleveland, Ohio. Our referee in charge is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Glove tap gets us underway. Lencioni throws a couple of head kicks early. Claxton wings out an overhand right. Claxton gets a takedown to side control off another head kick attempt and stacks Lencioni up to smash right hands. Lencioni is trying to push off the fence with his feet and simultaneously lock up an arm. Claxton drives knees to the ribs from side control. They end up North-South, Claxton pulls his leg free, then smashes home a left hook before they reset. Lencioni tries to spin his way toward Claxton. Lencioni lands a couple of leg kicks. Claxton pops two rights and a left. Lencioni throws a knee. Claxton looks like a matador as he ducks the charging bull and Lencioni crashes into the fence. Lencioni throws more head kicks. Body kick by Claxton as he circles. Lencioni answers in kind. Claxton ties up with him against the fence and Lencioni presses him with the hooks but Claxton presses back for a takedown into his guard. Claxton backs away from upkicks at 4:27 and mocks Lencioni, causing the crowd to erupt. 10-9 Claxton. Lencioni looked like he wanted to keep swinging after the bell but Beltran got between them.

Round 2: Claxton gets a takedown nine seconds into the round. Lencioni is trying to hold onto his wrists and pull on his head to keep it chest to chest. Claxton tries to posture up to no avail. Beltran is staring at them both like he’s about go warn them to get busy. Claxton backs up and throws one down the pipe then backs away from the upkicks. He goes back down again to half guard as Lencioni tries to hang on. Claxton transitions to full mount and almost takes the back as Lencioni rolls but ends up reset into the guard. Lencioni throws pitter-pat shots off his back. Claxton stands up and drops more right hands on his head before going back into the guard, where more shots follow. Lencioni is breathing hard. Claxton works the body then goes left right to the head. 40 seconds left as Claxton stands up then drops back down as Lencioni tried to spin. He was almost sitting on Lencioni’s face. Lencioni lost this entire round. 10-9 at least.

Round 3: There’s an attempt at a glove tap but I don’t think they connected. Claxton is tagging Lencioni with his hands and punctuates it with a high kick. Claxton doubles up on the simultaneous jab and leg kick. Lencioni tries a spinning backfist and Claxton takes him down immediately. Claxton stacks up his hapless foe and mauls him with the elbow until Lencioni can get him to guard. That just makes Claxton back up and drop a right hand down the pipe. This fight has become rinse, lather, repeat. Whenever Claxton needs to he backs up, whenever he does he gets back on top in guard. Off his back Lencioni can do little to stop Claxton from doing whatever he wants. Now he’s worked his way to a mounted crucifix. Lencioni gets his arm free but all he’s doing for the last 20 seconds is defending. Claxton tries hard to finish in the closing seconds but Lencioni is totally turtled up. There’s still bad blood between the two after the bell.

Final result: Tywan “Air” Claxton wins via 30-27 unanimous decision.


David Michaud vs. Corey Davis

Blue gloves and black trunks for Davis. Black trunks and red gloves for Michaud. Michaud is 12-4 and Davis is 3-0 fighting out of Omaha, Nebraska. Michaud fights out of Pine Ridge, SD. Our referee is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: No glove tap. Michaud gets touched early and the two clinch up against the fence jockeying for control. Michaud pushes forward and gets a takedown but Davis quickly scrambles back to his feet. Davis lands a right hand. Davis goes for a single leg and tries to get a hook in from behind. Michaud is holding his base well as Davis tries to climb on him from behind. Michaud escapes lights him up with a right hand and pours on the kill shots as the partisan crowd at Sanford Pentagon erupts for the stoppage. The replay shows Michaud bucking Davis off by throwing his weight backward into the fence then clipping him with a right hand right behind the ear when he got free. Perfect timing.

Final result: David Michaud wins via first round knockout at 1:42.


Jason Jackson vs. Jordon Larson

Black trunks and blue gloves with a record of 7-3 out of Miami, Florida for Jackson. White trunks and red gloves for Larson out of Sioux Falls with a record of 9-4. Our referee for this fight is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: No tap as Larson charges quickly to the center. Larson circles and lands a leg kick. Jackson with a leg kick. Larson shoots for a single and Jackson gets out. Jackson throws the right hand. The crowd is cornering again, this time for Larson. Larson lands a left jab and circles away then comes over the top with a right arm. Jackson keeps pressuring forward. Larson shoots again and Jackson shrugs it off. Jackson with the left jab and Larson returns fire. Jackson tags Larson. He’s trying to cut Larson off against the fence. Jackson continues to throw rights to the hand and body. Larson drops for the double and turns Jackson around but again he slips away. Larson gets rocked and Jackson pours on hammers against the fence until Beltran waves it off, stunning the home town crowd into abject silence.

Final result: Jason Jackson wins via first round technical knockout at 3:52.


Troy Nawrocki vs. Omar Morales

Nawrocki is in the red trunks and blue gloves. Morales is in the green trunks and red gloves. Nawrocki is 3-0 and he fights out of Bellevue, Nebraska. Nawrocki is 6-0 and he fights out of Miami, Florida by way of Venezuela. Our referee is Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Nawrocki is looping out a right hook but he gets caught by one that’s flush and a second that drops him to the canvas. This one’s over quick.

Final result: Omar Morales wins via knockout at 0:58 of round one.


DeMarques Jackson vs. Bryce Logan

Black trunks and blue gloves for Jackson, black and red for Logan. Jackson is 8-2 out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Logan is 9-2 out of Doland, SD. Our referee is Bobby Wombacher.

Round 1: Glove tap starts it off. Logan lands the first leg kick. Logan with a leg jab to the face. Jackson works his jab and suddenly pushes Logan into the fence for a flurry but he weathers the storm. Logan works back to the center. Left high kick stuns Jackson. Logan comes forward but doesn’t land a kill shot. Jackson answers with a right and a knee that seems to have the same effect. Logan and Jackson tie up on the fence. They finally break at 2:33. Both men trade jabs. Jackson unloads with a flurry and Logan dances backward then tags Jackson with a hook. Logan stumbles throwing a leg kick but recovers. Left hook by Jackson as he pushes Logan to the fence. Logan with a leg kick, Jackson with big strikes, Logan with a body kick. Logan shoots for a double and misses but throws a strike on the break. Every person in the building seems to be cornering Logan tonight. 10-9 Logan.

Round 2: Jackson comes out jabbing and throws the right hook. Logan throws a kick at the knee and a jab to the body. Jackson and Logan trade hard jabs. Jackson throws a shot as Logan turns and the fans complain about a shot to the back of the head. Wombacher wasn’t going to call that — it wasn’t intentional. Body shot for Logan is answer with a jab and a leg kick. Logan is trying to keep his hands high but Jackson is getting through the defense enough to leave redness on Logan’s face. Logan lands leg kicks inside and outside to Jackson’s left leg. Jackson with hands and a knee up the middle. Jackson starts complaining about being poked in the right eye. Wombacher does nothing. Leg kick for Logan. Body kick for Logan. Jackson hammers with lefts and rights. Logan is now bleeding from the nose. His defense is dropping as well. Jackson keeps landing the left repeatedly. He stings Logan with a hard right before R2 ends. 10-9 Jackson.

Round 3: Glove tap opens R3. Jackson is immediately head hunting with his left hand. Logan is backing up toward the fence. He misses wildly with a right hook. Right hook for Jackson. Jackson is keeping the pressure on. Repeated left jabs to the chin. Logan keeps trying to force his way to the center but winds up retreating and looking to counter strike. The crowd is begging him to keep the center. That’s going to be hard to do as Jackson just single legged him to the ground with only 2:20 left. Jackson works his way to the back looking to sink in a rear naked choke. Logan spins his way to the top and the crowd explodes like he just finished the fight. He’s got 50 seconds left to work. Even if he throws a strike that misses they are so happy just to see him on top. Shame for them he wasn’t on top for the majority of the round. 10-9 Jackson.

Final result: The judges score it 29-28 Logan, 29-28 Jackson, 30-27 for Jackson by split decision.


Micah Peatrowsky vs. Keith Phathaem

Blue gloves, record of 2-0, fighting out of Fremont, Nebraska is Peatrowsky. Red gloves, record of 0-1, fighting out of Sioux Falls is Phathaem. Jason Herzog is our referee. Black trunks for both men.

Round 1: Tap of gloves gets us underway. Phathaem lands the first leg kick. A second leads to an exchange of fists. Phathaem dances back and forth feinting with his hands. Peatrowsky charges in and eats a hard one to the chin before he resets. Peatrowsky with the jab and leg kick. Phathaem circles and looks for an opening but Peatrowsky lands a hard right. Now it’s Peatrowsky trying to shadowbox, feinting low and then firing high. Peatrowsky tries a spinning back kick. Peatrowsky tries to push Phathaem toward the fence with no success. They keep meeting back in the middle. Clean left hand for Peatrowsky. Phathaem lands a leg kick and eats a flurry in response. Peatrowsky makes him back up with a right hand flush. He paws with the left hand to get the range. Peatrowsky is getting the better of the exchanges as this round wears on. 10-9 Peatrowsky.

Round 2: Another glove tap to start R2. Peatrowsky wastes little time unloading with combos pushing Phathaem backward into the fence. Phathaem tries to turn it around into a takedown. Peatrowsky widens his stances but Phathaem keeps digging. He just can’t get him off his feet. He gets close and then Peatrowsky spins back to his feet. Jason Herzog calls time to check the tape on Peatrowsky’s left hand and then signals to continue. Phathaem lands a right and a leg kick but as usual Peatrowsky gives harder firepower in return. Peatrowsky is clearly the aggressor now. He accidentally lands a groin shot but Phathaem waves it off. Phathaem misses an overhand right and lands a push kick. Peatrowsky with a combo. Peatrowsky gets stunned by a right hand. Phathaem follows with an uppercut but inexplicably switches to leg kicks instead of going for the kill. Peatrowsky seems recovered as the clapper sounds. Spinning heel kick from Peatrowsky. I don’t think Phathaem stole the round when he froze Peatrowsky but a judge might. 10-9 either way.

Round 3: One last glove tap. Phathaem immediately goes for a right to the head and Peatrowsky fires a combo back. Leg kick by Phathaem. Phathaem lands an uppercut going backwards as Peatrowsky pushes toward him. Jumping left hand from Peatrowsky lands hard. Body kick for Phathaem. It’s still a 2-for-1 combo as Peatrowsky gives more than he gets whenever he’s touched. Phathaem lands a clean left jab. He goes for it again and eats a combo. He lands another and may have hurt Peatrowsky a bit. Leg kick by Phathaem. Phathaem is the aggressor at this point. Clean right hook lands. Peatrowsky looks gassed. Phathaem probably needs a to land a home run. He nearly does with a hard right hook and starts swinging for the fences but can’t drop Peatrowsky before the bell. 10-9 Phathaem.

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


Tyler Ray vs. Seth Bass

Bass is in the blue trunks and gloves. Ray is in the black trunks and red gloves. Our referee for this fight is Mike Beltran. Bass’ record is 4-2 and he fights out Omaha, Nebraska. Ray’s record is 2-1 and he fights out of Boca Raton, Florida.

Round 1: Glove tap. Ray is quickly trying to find a home for the right hand buts it’s the left that touches the chin as he follows up with kicks. Bass pushes forward but his chin keeps getting touched. Ray shoots and pushes Bass into the fence. Ray digs and gets the single leg takedown. Bass traps an arm and flips over but Ray escapes and gets side control. Now Ray may be trying to return the favor. Ray wins up in half guard but it’s a better position for him to land hands and elbows to Bass’ head. Bass moves him to full guard and Ray comes over the top with big right elbows and one more big right hand that shuts down the fight.

Final result: Tyler Ray wins by knockout at 3:30 of round one.


Romero Cotton vs. Willie Whitehead

White trunks and blue gloves for Whitehead. Black trunks and red gloves for Cotton. Whitehead missed weight by 15 pounds (200.2 to 185.4) but both men still agreed to the bout. Whitehead is 2-2 and Cotton is 2-0. Whitehead fights out of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Cotton fights out of Hutchinson, Kansas. Our referee is Bobby Wombacher.

Round 1: No glove tap. No surprise either. Whitehead takes the center and Cotton circles around him before throwing a leg kick. Cotton eventually changes the dynamic and pushes Whitehead to the outside before landing a few hands. They go into the fence and break clean. Whitehead with a low kick. Cotton shoots and easily gets a takedown, landing a left to the chin on top. Whitehead gives up side control and Cotton mashes on his face with the right hand, elbow, forearm, everything. He’s looking for a mounted crucifix. Whitehead gets him back to half guard then full. Cotton is trying to posture up and drop bombs. Whitehead is trying to hand on and survive. Cotton gets up and takes the back. Whitehead stands and slips out with just over a minute left. Cotton clips him with a right and multiple knees then drops hammers on him from behind as the ref quickly runs over to save Whitehead. Cotton is extremely pleased and starts miming celebrations to the crowd before tossing his mouthpiece into the center of the cage. The slow motion of the final 2-3 left hammerfists that Cotton landed leave little doubt in the stoppage. Whitehead was defenseless.

Final result: Romero Cotton wins via first round knockout at 4:12.


Lloyd McKinney vs. Robiel Tesfadelt

McKinney is in the red gloves and Tesfadelt the blue. Tesfadelt is 2-1 in the red trunks and fights out of Sioux Falls. McKinney is in the black trunks, 7-5, and fights out of Lacrosse, Wisconsin.

Round 1: Tesfadelt comes out swinging and McKinney tries to keep him at range with a high kick and body kicks. Tesfadelt ties up after landing a big right hand and takes McKinney down. He wants to pass but McKinney keeps his knees up high. Eventually he moves to half but McKinney stands up. Tesfadelt tries to turn it into a choke but loses it and McKinney takes his back. One hook is in. Tesfadelt is trying to turn over on top. McKinney is going for the rear naked choke. Tesfadelt pushes off the cage with his feet to escape then slams McKinney to the ground. He’s on top in half. McKinney tries and fails to trap an arm. McKinney gets him back to full guard as the action stalls out. McKinney goes for an arm late but the bell sounds. 10-9 round for Tesfadelt.

Round 2: McKinney paws at Tesfadelt with low kicks. Tesfadelt throws high in response. Tesfadelt is knocked back by a body kick. McKinney lands a good right hook. Tesfadelt closes the distance, McKinney goes for a takedown and Tesfadelt traps the head. McKinney pops out and is on top. He’s in side control. Tesfadelt moves him to half guard but isn’t going much of anywhere. McKinney with right hands to the head. Tesfadelt moves him to full guard. He’s still on his back. The crowd behind press row is acting like his corner man telling him to get to the cage and wall walk. He’s trapped McKinney’s head again for a moment but once again he pops out. McKinney can’t stop him from spinning on top but McKinney sweeps him and puts his back against the fence. 10-9 McKinney.

Round 3: Tap of gloves to start our final round. Tesfadelt misses a single leg attempt. His leg kick connects. McKinney airs a spinning high kick. They clinch up and McKinney pushes Tesfadelt into the cage. Tesfadelt makes him break with a knee to the body. McKinney throws a high kick. Tesfadelt clinches but McKinney takes him down. The ref calls for more work as McKinney gets stuck trying to pass but he’s in half guard eventually throwing elbows to the ribs. Tesfadelt scoots backward trying to get to the fence. McKinney hits a hard reverse elbow to the head and takes the back as Tesfadelt tries to stand. Knees to the butt. (Seriously.) More knees from McKinney. McKinney winds up on top in half guard as Tesfadelt tries to get up. He’s got an arm triangle choke. Tesfadelt taps out!

Final result: Lloyd McKinney wins via submission (arm triangle choke) 4:17 R3.


Wyatt Meyer vs. Jeff Nielsen

2-0 record for Nielsen out of Sioux Falls in the blue gloves. SD. 1-0 record for Meyer out of Wahpeton, ND in the red gloves.

Round 1: Early takedown finds Nielsen on top passing to side control and securing the position. Meyer is trying to buck him off but Nielsen moves to his back looking to grab the left arm while rabbit punching him in the head. Meyer is eating lots of right hands and trying to cover up. It’s a pretty one sided beating so far. He stands up and Nielsen puts him right back on his knees and keeps hammering away. The ref is taking a close look. Nielsen gets the right hook in and left hands finish the fight from there.

Final result: Jeff Nielsen wins by technical knockout at 2:53 of the first round.


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LIVE! RIZIN 12 Results, Streaming Updates Tonight!

RIZIN and shine, Maniacs, it’s time for some early morning hooliganism. The current kingpin of Japanese MMA returns this Sunday morning (Aug. 12, 2018) with almost a dozen mixed martial arts (MMA) and kickboxing matches featuring some of the nation’s top fighters.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of RIZIN 12 below, starting with the FITE.TV broadcast at 2 a.m. ET.

Though not quite as star-studded as some of the promotion’s other offerings, RIZIN 12 still features a healthy dose of talent, including Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veterans Kiichi Kunimoto, Hatsu Hioki, and Angela Magana. Also on the docket are local standouts Yusuke Yachi, Yuki Motoya, and “King” Reina Miura.

RIZIN 12 QUICK RESULTS:

Yusuke Yachi vs. Luiz Gustavo — Gustavo def. Yachi by KO (punch) in Round Two
Yuki Motoya vs. Kazuma Sone — Motoya def. Sona by submission (rear naked choke) in Round Two
Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Ryuichiro Sumimura — Kunimoto def. Sumimura by technical submission (arm triangle choke) in Round One
Reina Miura vs. Kaitlin Young — Young def. Miura by unanimous decision
Taiki Naito vs. Hannya Hashimoto — Naito def. Hashimoto by TKO (leg kicks) in Round Two
Hatsu Hioki vs. Mikuru Asakura — Asakura def. Hioki by KO (head kick and punches) in Round One
Roque Martinez vs. Kiyoshi Kuwabara — Martinez def. Kuwabara by TKO (head kick and punches) in Round One
Sho Ogawa vs. KAITO — KAITO def. Ogawa by unanimous decision
Kanako Murata vs. Angela Magana — Murata def. Magana by submission (von Flue choke) in Round One
RYUKI vs. NAOYA — RYUKI def. NAOYA by unanimous decision
Shintaro Matsukura vs. Takahiro Okuyama — Matsukura def. Okuyama by TKO (punches) in Round Two
Takiya Shota vs. Syuto Sato — Shota def. Sato by unanimous decision

RIZIN 12 ROUND-BY-ROUND COVERAGE:

Yusuke Yachi vs. Luiz Gustavo

Round one: Gustavo opens with a head kick attempt. Still looking for it. Good hook and a sweeping right hand. Gustavo wading after Yachi, landing good punches. He shoots for an easy takedown. Good right hand by Gustavo. He slams Yachi near the ropes. Soccer kick two minutes in as Yachi scrambles up. Double underhooks for Yachi. he tries a fancy knee, eats one in return and they slug it out. Two minutes to go.

Low kick and knees from Yachi. Left hook from Gustavo. He tries a head kick. Straight left by Yachi with a minute to go. Another straight left stings Gustavo. He marches after Yachi with a flying knee attempt, eats another left hand. Two hard hooks land for Gustavo. Superman punch by Gustavo. Close round, slightest edge to Gustavo.

Round two: Yachi goes for an outside reap and lands in side control. One minute in. Not much ground-and-pound so far. Gustavo scrambles up, eats a knee as he does. 1-2 from Yachi. Overhand right by Gustavo. Two minutes in. 3-2 and a combination. Yachi sporting a nasty cut on the eyebrow. Ref stops the action to check it out, but lets it keep going. As soon as they resume, Gustavo blasts Yachi with a right hand that sends him face-first to the mat.

Final result: Gustavo def. Yachi by KO (punch)


Yuki Motoya vs. Kazuma Sone

Round one: Sone lands an uppercut on the ropes. Low kicks from Motoya. Sone with a well-timed double-leg in the corner. Motoya latches onto a guillotine and jumps guard. No dice. Motoya complaining to the ref about the ropes, so he turns them around. Overhook control for Motoya two minutes in. Hammerfist from Sone and Motoya scrambles up with another guillotine. This one’s tighter, but Sone slips through the ropes to get out. Two minutes to go.

Sone goes low-low-high with punches. Again low-high with hooks. Low kick lands. Motoya with a left hook as he retreats. One minute to go. Sone hops in with a knee and ties up with double underhooks. He tosses Motoya down, they trade, and Sone denies a takedown. Low kicks from both. Sone in the lead.

Round two: Sone pressing forward, scores another takedown. Motoya again threatening a guillotine. Sone pops his head out and sets up in guard. Motoya uses the threat of a leglock to sweep. Sona scrambles out and avoids another guillotine as he takes him down into half guard. The scramble continues and Motoya looks for a high-elbow version. Still nothing. Motoya gets on top. Two minutes to go.

Sone works his way up and separates. Low kick lands for him. Motoya shoots, can’t complete it, keeps scrambling and takes the back. He quickly works his elbow under Sone’s chin and draws the tap.

Final result: Motoya def. Sone by submission (rear naked choke)


Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Ryuichiro Sumimura

Round one: Good low kick and 1-2 from Kunimoto followed by a knee. He shoots and takes Sumimura down into half guard. Short punches from Kunimoto. One minute in. Looking for an arm triangle. He needs to get his knee through and pass. No dice. Now he’s in side control. Sumimura regains half guard when Kunimoto tries to go to mount. Kunimura just can’t pass. Two minutes to go.

Now he gets mount with a minute to work. Kunimoto postures up for some right hands and takes the back. Kunimoto with a slick transition to the arm triangle and Sumimura goes to sleep just moments before the bell.

Final result: Kunimoto def. Sumimura by technical submission (arm triangle choke)


Reina Miura vs. Kaitlin Young

Round one: Young firing her jab. Hard overhand right by Miura. She steps into the clinch, Young looking to frame her away. One minute in. Young counters a throw into top position and nearly takes the back before Miura slips out. Low kick from Young. Two minutes in. Young pressuring, lands another low kick. Head kick attempt. Another one catches Miura leaning. Hard right hands by Young. Two minutes to go.

Low kick from Young. Another head kick and 1-2 after eating an overhand right. Leg kick. Counter overhand from Miura. Leg kick exchange. Right hands from Miura. She more into the clinch once again, can’t maintain a grip. Young with a solid early lead.

Round two: Low kicks from Young. They’re piling up. Body kick as well. One minute in. Straight right by Young. Low kick, right hands. Miura not offering much, eats a counter right. Young opening up, absorbs a right hand. Two minutes in. Miura catches a body kick and takes her down into half guard. Young rolls to her knees. Miura looking for her second hook. There it is, full back control. Young appears to use the ropes to pull her way up. One minute to go. Young denies an attempt to clinch and goes back to work with heavy right hands. Miura eats a 1-2, hits a double-leg. Still Young’s fight so far.

Round three: Lovely throw from Miura, but Young again rolls through and they return to their feet. One minute in. Low kicks from Young. Head kick this time. Two minutes in. Young waves her on. Head kick attempt, straight right connects. Another low kick. Miura grabs double underhooks in the corner. Two minutes to go.

Young framing well, lands a knee upstairs but gets taken down into side control. Young gets to her knees, Miura takes her back. Full body triangle. Miura looking for the choke, runs out of time. Should be a decision for Young.

Final result: Young def. Miura by unanimous decision


Kickboxing: Taiki Naito vs. Hannya Hashimoto

Round one: Both open with kicks. Sneaky side kick knocks Hashimoto over. Low kicks from Hashimoto. Naito looks for a head kick. Once again. Low kick from Naito a minute in. Not even sure there’s been a punch yet. Now Naito follows a left hook with a head kick. Jumping knee glances off Hashimoto’s chin. Leg kick exchange. Hashimoto to the body. One minute to go. He takes one to the cup. Naito firing kicks, but gets caught with a right hand while throwing and hits the mat for a knockdown. He looks fine, catching Hashimoto with a left hook when they resume. Hard right straight. 10-8 Hashimoto.

Round two: Hashimoto goes low-high, has to weather a long series of combos from Naito. Naito tearing up the lead leg, catches a kick and lands while holding it. Clash of heads in the center. Hashimoto to the body, eats more leg kicks. That right leg of his is going. Naito keeps whacking at it until Hashimoto drops for a knockdown. Two more kicks and down goes Hashimoto again. He’s limping when he stands. His leg can’t support him anymore and there’s the finish.

Final result: Naito def. Hashimoto by TKO (leg kicks)


Hatsu Hioki vs. Mikuru Asakura

Round one: Asakura throwing heavy, lands a leg kick. Asakura to the body. Hioki shoots from too far out, stuffed. One minute in. Asakura body kick. Hioki shoots again, gets over-unders. Hioki goes for a sacrifice throw, winds up on the bottom in guard. Two minutes in. Hioki looks for a leg, Asakura lets him up. Two minutes to go.

Asakura digs a left downstairs, eats a body shot in return. Asakura backs him to the corner and sends him crashing down with a left high kick. Two more punches and it’s over.

Final result: Asakura def. Hioki by KO (head kick and punches)


Roque Martinez vs. Kiyoshi Kuwabara

Round one: They meet in the center and just start trading punches. Martinez seemingly getting the better of it, waving him on. Body kicks from Martinez. One minute in. Uppercut lands for him, more body kicks. Elbows by Martinez. Kuwabara getting overwhelmed, eats uppercuts and hooks. Kuwabara’s still throwing back at him. Two minutes in. Kuwabara to the body, eats a long combination. Now Kuwabara’s stumbling, eats a glancing head kick. Martinez staying busy with punches, rips the body. Two minutes to go.

Hard right hand after some jabs. Kuwabara looks spent. Head kick from Martinez, heavy shots in the corner. The ref steps in as the flurry ramps up.

Final result: Martinez def. Kuwabara by TKO (head kick and punches)


Kickboxing: Sho Ogawa vs. KAITO

Round one: Trading low kicks to start. One minute in. Body kick from Ogawa, low kick from KAITO and they trade knees inside. Body kick by Ogawa. Combination from KAITO. One minute to go. Teep to the face. Ogawa catches a body kick and sweeps the leg. KAITO catches the next kick and lands a right hand. Body kick from KAITO, knocked off-balance. 10-9 Ogawa.

Round two: Another patient opening minute, both men landing low kicks. One minute in. Right hand and low kick from KAITO. Body shot. 1-2 met by a jab. Ogawa body kick. KAITO landing better now. One minute to go. He tries a jumping knee. Low kick from Ogawa. Body shot, low kick. Counter right from KAITO as Ogawa pressures. Ogawa leg kick met by a left hook. 10-9 KAITO.

Round three: Once again, they start by picking at each other’s lead legs. KAITO to the body, uppercut upstairs. Teep lands. One minute in. Hard left hook downstairs. Ogawa leg kicks, combination upstairs. Looking to pick up the pace. Combo from KAITO in return. Counter 1-2. Hard combinations from Kaito to the head and body. More shots piling up. Left hook exchange. KAITO overwhelming him with punches right now, but Ogawa firing back. 10-9 KAITO.

Final result: KAITO def. Ogawa by unanimous decision


Kanako Murata vs. Angela Magana

Round one: Both firing right hands early. Magana landing straights. Murata gets double underhooks and trips her down into side control. One minute in. Magana trying to bridge, can’t do so as Murata lands punches. Magans manages to scramble up, suplexed back to the mat. Two minutes in. Magana stuck on her knees. She nearly vies up her neck on the way up, eats a knee. Two minutes to go.

Another takedown into side control for Murata. Hard right hands. She continues to whack away, maintaining control. Murata well ahead.

Round two: Trading low kicks to start. Murata gets double underhooks in the corner. Magana manages to separate and fire her jab. Murata tries to spin. Two minutes in. Jab from Magana, body kick from Murata. Straight left by Murata, who hits an easy double-leg into side control. Murata looking for a von Flue choke. Two minutes to go.

Still looking for that choke. She passes to mount and clamps down until Magana taps.

Final result: Murata def. Magana by submission (von Flue choke)


Kickboxing: RYUKI vs. NAOYA

Round one: Trading kicks to start. RYUKI with the harder low kicks so far. Body kick. NAOYA lands one in return, then a right hand inside. Hard 1-2 from RYUKI a minute in. Back to trading low kicks, stiff straight punches by RYUKI. NAOYA with a body kick, eats an uppercut and straight lef.t Clinch. RYUKI picking up the pace, whacking the lead leg. Body shot, uppercuts, hooks. NAOYA fires a head kick and eats a left cross. RYUKI to the body. Straight left, uppercuts. 10-9 RYUKI.

Round two: Both land left hands, then NAOYA wades in, landing a right hook. Good exchanges this round. RYUKI back on the front foot, landing jabs. Straight left met by a NAOYA high kick. Body kicks from NAOYA, who eats a knee. Clinch. One minute to go. Low kicks by RYUKI. Body kick backs NAOYA up and he follows up with a flying knee attempt. Hard straight left buzzes NAOYA and RYUKI’s on the attack. 10-9 RYUKI.

Round three: NAOYA moving forward. Knee and straight left by RYUKI, leg kick lands. Body kicks, straight left, then a nasty series of punches that NAOYA absorbs. One minute in. Clinch. Body kick from NAOYA. Knee by RYUKI met by an uppercut. Knee again, jumping switch kick. NAOYA low kick with a minute to go. Knee and straight left come back at him and again RYUKI whacks that lead leg. Straight left on the break. Again on the counter. Both land punches in the center. Uppercuts from Ryuki with his back on the ropes. 10-9 RYUKI.

Final result: RYUKI def. NAOYA by unanimous decision


Kickboxing: Shintaro Matsukura vs. Takahiro Okuyama

Round one: Matsukura sending out round kicks. Snap kick downstairs, left body kick. Again. Matsukura switching stances well. Snap kick, low kick. One minute in. Leg kick, body kick. Good right hand catches Okuyama coming in. Body kick form Okuyama. Matsukura outlanding him by a large margin, punishing the body. One minute to go. Straight left snaps Okuyama’s head back and Okuyama marches after him, throwing combinations. Suddenly, Okuyama wobbles Matsukara with a left hook and tries to put him down before the bell. 10-9 Okuyama.

Round two: Matsukura going back to the kicks. Body kick lands for him. Leg kick exchange. One minute in. 1-2 from Matsukura, body kick exchange. Short right from Okuyama. Teep downstairs. One minute to go. Matsukura steps in and levels Okuyama with a 1-2. Okuyama goes down face-first, but manages to beat the count. Matsukura keeps up the attack until another 1-2 puts him down.

Final result: Matsukura def. Okuyama by TKO (punches)


Kickboxing: Takiya Shota vs. Syuto Sato

Round one: Trading early low kicks. Sato tries a high kick. Good trade in the center until Sato catches a kick. Takedown by Sato. One minute in. Another clinch. Low kick from Shota, body kick by Sato. Sato counters a low kick with a straight left and Shota slips. Trading in the center, both land body kicks and Sato lands while he has Shota on one leg, then hits a throw. Shota just keeps slipping, but suddenly he’s landing heavy shots. 10-9 Sato.

Round two: Sato tries a spinning hook kick, lands a knee in the clinch. Heavy punches from both men, body kick by Sato and a side kick to the body. Another takedown. Trading knees inside, throw from Sato. Shota slips yet again, eats a front kick and a combo. Heavy exchange. Counter hook catches Shota jumping. Low kicks and knees by Shota, tries to open up on the ropes. He backs Sato to the corner and drops him hard. Shota tries to capitalize, walks into a front kick and then gets dropped after standing. Clinch. 10-9 Sato.

Round three: Shota comes out slugging, eats a kick. Clinch. Sato’s nose look busted and Shota cracks him with a knee for a called knockdown. Ref pauses the fight to look at Sato’s nose. One minute in. Back to punching, Shota tries a knee inside and gets clipped with punches. He just keeps marching forward. Knees from Shota inside. Sato body kick, jumping knee. Takedown. Shota lands a heavy left high kick and looks to pour it on. Clinches slowing things down. Shota continues to pound until the bell. 10-8 Shota.

Final result: Shota def. Sato by unanimous decision


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LIVE! ‘Contender Series’ Results, Play-By-Play Updates

The world’s “toughest job interview” continues this evening as 10 fighters “vie to fulfill their dreams of earning a UFC contract.”

Dana White’s “Tuesday Night Contender Series” enters its season finale tonight (Tues., Aug. 7, 2018) after seven episodes chock-full of entertainment and a healthy heap of fresh Octagon talent (get all caught up here). Leading the way this week is Greg Hardy, making his second appearance on the program against Tebaris Gordon. Light Heavyweight Kennedy Nzechukwu will also return after an uninspiring win in Season One, while the rest of the line up includes CFFC champ Joseph Lowry and LFA standout Bobby Moffett.

DANA WHITE’S ‘CONTENDER SERIES’ QUICK RESULTS:

Greg Hardy vs. Tebaris Gordon — Hardy def. Gordon by TKO (punches) at 0:17 of Round One
Joseph Lowry vs. Devonte Smith — Smith def. Lowry by KO (elbows) at 2:52 of Round One
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Dennis Bryant — Nzechukwu def. Bryant by TKO (head kick and punches) at 1:48 of Round One
Bobby Moffett vs. Jacob Kilburn — Moffett def. Kilburn by submission (d’arce choke) at 1:02 of Round Two
Alex Gilpin vs. JR Coughran — Gilpin def. Coughran by submission (d’arce choke) at 1:55 of Round Two

DANA WHITE’S ‘CONTENDER SERIES’ PLAY-BY-PLAY RESULTS:

265 lbs.: Greg Hardy vs. Tebaris Gordon

Round one: Hardy comes out slugging. He backs Gordon to the cage and continues to throw until a right hook slips around Gordon’s guard and sends him to the mat.

Final result: Hardy def. Gordon by TKO (punches)


155 lbs.: Joseph Lowry vs. Devonte Smith

Round one: Early straight right by Lowry. Smith lands a leg kick. One minute in. Lowry lands another right hand over the top. Jabs upstairs. Another leg kick by Smith. 1-2 lands between the guard. Lowry goes low-high, eats a right hand. Two minutes in. Snapping jabs land for Smith. Lowry with a front kick to the body, wades in behind punches to shoot. Smith obliterates him with Browne elbows for his trouble.

Final result: Smith def. Lowry by KO (elbows)


205 lbs.: Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Dennis Bryant

Round one: Bryant flicking out low kicks, eats a jab. Right hand by Bryant. Another nice jab by Nzechukwu, straight left. Bryant continues to pick at the leadleg. Bryant shoots under a head kick, stuffed, claims a back-of-the-head strike that Nzechukwu protests. One minute in. Bryant throwing more at the moment, not landing clean. Again Nzechukwu catches Bryant leaning with a head kick and this one drops him. Nzechukwu pounds him out with hammerfists.

Final result: Nzechukwu def. Bryant by TKO (head kick and punches)


145 lbs.: Bobby Moffett vs. Jacob Kilburn

Round one: Early overhand from Moffett. He catches a kick and takes him down into half guard.Moffett looking to get his knee through. One minute in. He pulls Kilburn off the fence. Now he’s looking for an arm triangle, loses it. Still looking to get his knee through. Two minutes in. Moffett continuing to work on the arm triangle, but Kilburn maintains half guard. Good shots from Moffett. Still targeting the arm triangle. Two minutes to go.

Full mount for Moffett. Short punches landing. Kilburn trying to buck without success. Moffett gets that arm triangle setup again, can’t complete it. One minute to go. Good elbows landing for him. 10-8 Moffett.

Round two: Kilburn opens the round swinging, eats shots and gets taken down during a wheel kick attempt. Moffett on top in side control. Kilburn goes to his knees, fighting off the front headlock. Moffett looking for a d’arce. It looks good. Kilburn’s forced to tap.

Final result: Moffett def. Kilburn by submission (d’arce choke)


145 lbs.: Alex Gilpin vs. JR Coughran

Round one: Trading punches in the center to start. Low kick from Coughran and a teep. Head kick attempt, left hook lands. Low kick. Counter right by Gilpin met by a left hook. One minute in. Coughran doubles up the right hand. Low kick. Gilpin with a right around the guard, eats another leg kick. Right hand knocks Gilpin back and Coughran follows up with body kicks. Coughran much, much busier so far. Gilpin lands a right hand. Coughran goes low-high with left hooks. Low kick again. Gilpin lands a body kick and eats a leg kick. Two minutes to go.

Coughran continues punishing the lead leg, lands a right hand upstairs. Cross counters by Gilpin and he’s on the attack. Coughran blasts him with a combo in return. Double right by Coughran. One minute to go. They’re trading heat and it’s Coughran landing more. Overhand right by Gilpin, who catches a body kick but can’t use it. Coughran slings hooks and absorbs a body kick. He tries to spin and gets taken down, but scrambles up. 10-9 Coughran.

Round two: Second round starts like the first, Coughran staying much busier. Back to the low kicks. Gilpin lands a pair of counter rights, Coughran connects with hooks. Hard left hook. Gilpin switching stance now. One minute in. 1-2 from Coughran, but Gilpin takes him down and denies an attempt to stand. Gilpin on top in guard. Looking to frame a d’arce choke. He gets Coughran to his side and puts in the squeeze. Coughran looks to sweep, but is forced to tap.

Final result: Gilpin def. Coughran by submission (d’arce choke)


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LIVE! Kovalev Vs. Alvarez Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

Two of boxing’s top Light Heavyweights look to defend their titles and set the stage for a unification bout tonight (Sat., Aug. 4, 2018) as Sergey Kovalev and Dmitry Bivol face Eleider Alvarez and Isaac Chilemba, respectively, inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

MMAmania will deliver LIVE coverage of “Kovalev vs. Alvarez” below, starting with the HBO Boxing broadcast at 10 p.m. ET.

Kovalev (32-2-1, 28 KO) is working towards once again becoming the most feared 175er in the sport after rough losses to Andre Ward. Though he picked up decent wins over Vyacheslav Shabranskyy and Igor Mikhalkin, Alvarez (23-0, 11 KO) is easily his stiffest test since the Ward debacle and should give “The Krusher” a genuine fight.

Bivol (13-0, 11 KO) has emerged as the future of the division at 27 years old, most recently dominating and stopping the ever-dangerous Sullivan Barrera. Chilemba (25-2-2, 10 KO) is tough as nails, but came up short in consecutive bouts against Alvarez, Kovalev, and Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

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Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez
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Dmitry Bivol vs. Isaac Chilemba

Round one: Bivol moving forward early. Both men jabbing. Lead hook lands for Bivol, who opens up with a heavy combination on the ropes. Bivol digs a right hand to the body. One minute in. Chilemba firing his jab. Stiffer jab by Bivol and a left hook soon afterwards. Lead hook lands for him. Low-high 1-2 from Bivol with a minute to go, then a thudding left hook downstairs. Chilemba with a right hook to the body. Left hook connects. Left uppercut by Bivol. 10-9 Bivol.

Round two: Chilemba trying to keep Bivol at range with his jab, but a left hook knocks him back. Bivol on the attack. Chilemba comes back with a left hook. Three-piece by Bivol and a chopping right a minute in. Chilemba lands a hook around the guard, but it’s all Bivol so far. Bivol with a left hook upstairs, then another as Chilemba straightens up. One minute to go. They trade in the center after a stiff Bivol jab. Right hand by Bivol. Left hook catches Chilemba leaning. 10-9, 20-18 Bivol.

Round three: Chilemba’s jab looks alright, but that’s all he’s got so far. Bivol landing his own jab with regularity as well. Bivol backs him to the ropes, clinch. Chilemba tries a hook, eats two in return. One minute to go. Chilemba lands an uppercut that’s met by a left hook. Bivol with more left hooks. 3-2 lands. Bivol landing hard shots on the ropes, Chilemba roars back with an overhand right. 10-9, 30-27 Bivol.

Round four: Chilemba just has nothing to offer right now. Bivol is holding his own in the jabbing battle and he’s roughing Chilemba up every time they fully engage. Long left hook from Bivol a minute in. Chilemba jabs the body, eats two in return. Chilemba to the body. One minute to go. Harder jab by Bivol. Good left hook on a fading-back Chilemba. 10-9, 40-36 Bivol.

Round five: Chilemba keeping up the jab, lands a right to the body. More jabs from Bivol. One minute. Jab battle continues. Bivol continues to get the better of it whenever they trade power punches. Chilemba starting to find the mark downstairs. 10-9, 50-45 Bivol.

Round six: These descriptions are getting less thorough because we’re in a groove at this point. Chilemba can only keep up with Bivol when they’re both jabbing, an Bivol is visibly affecting Chilemba every time one of his bigger punches connect. Chilemba is admittedly landing some decent body shots, but it’s Bivol outlanding him by a fair margin. One minute to go. Left hook by Bivol, 1-2-3 after taking a body shot. Another 1-2-3. Clinch. 10-9, 60-54 Bivol.

Round seven: More jabs, right hand form Bivol. Combinations piling up for the Russian, Chilemba throwing with him. One minute in. Things slow back down. Chilemba on the front foot now. Both land jabs. Jabs from Bivol as Chilemba targets the body. One minute to go. Now Bivol opening up once again, targeting the head with combinations. 10-9, 70-63 Bivol.

Round eight: We’re at that awkward stage of a fight where it’s clear neither man can easily rock the other and the skill gap is too big to make it compelling. Chilemba is still game, still in there. Jab exchange. One minute in. Left hook by Bivol. Nice jab from Chilemba. Trading jabs in the center with a minute to go. Crowd’s getting antsy as well. Snapping jab from Bivol, who tries a 1-2-3. 10-9, 80-72 Bivol.

Round nine: I had to get up at 7:00 on a Saturday this morning and this isn’t helping. No real sense of urgency from Bivol, although he does land a left hook. One minute in. Chilemba with a combo on the ropes. This is a sparring session right now. 1-3 from Bivol. More jabs. Counter 1-2-3 from Bivol and a straight right to the body. 10-9, 90-81 Bivol.

Round ten: Chilemba finds the mark with an early 1-2. Bivol with a 1-2 on the counter. Right hand by Chilemba, who tries to open up and gets repeatedly picked off in the center. Left hook, 1-2-3 from Bivol. Chilemba answers a combo with a right to the body. 1-2 from Bivol. Low-high he goes. 10-9, 100-90 Bivol.

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