Bellator 97 Quick Results

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MAIN CARD

  • Michael Chandler def. David Rickels via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 0:44
  • Ben Askren def. Andrey Koreshkov via TKO (Punches) – Round 4, 2:58
  • Muhammed Lawal def. Jacob Noe via Verbal Submission (Punches) – Round 3, 2:51
  • Vitaly Minakov def. Ryan Martinez via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 4:02
  • Patricio Freire def. Jared Downing via KO (Punch) – Round 3, 0:54

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Bubba Jenkins def. Mike Barreras via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 1:05
  • Anthony Leone def. Frank Baca via Rear Naked Choke – Round 3, 1:07
  • Rafael Silva def. Rodrigo Lima via Rear Naked Choke – Round 3, 2:03
  • Will Brooks def. Cris Leyva via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 2:20
  • Donald Sanchez def. Cliff Wright via Split Decision
  • Adrian Cruz def. Felipe Chavez via TKO (Punches) – Round 2,
  • Javier Palacios def. Richard Jacquez via Unanimous Decision
  • Shawn Bunch def. Russell Wilson via Split Decision
  • Jeremy Kimball def. Keith Berry via KO (Strikes) – Round 2, 1:45

Jorge Masvidal vs Rustam Khabilov Booked for UFC Fight for the Troops 3

Jorge Masvidal

 

Jorge Masvidal

  • 25-7 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Tim Means, KJ Noons, Michael Chiesa

Rustam Khabilov

 

Rustam Khabilov

  • 16-1 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jason Dent, Vinc Pichel, Yancy Medeiros

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UFC Fight for the Troops 3

November 6th, 2013

City TBD

Venue TBD

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Former Strikeforce title contender, Jorge Masvidal ended Ultimate Fighter winner, Michael Chiesa’s undefeated streak at UFC on FOX 8 with a second round submission victory. He’s now won three-straight fights of his own, including decision victories over Justin Wilcox and Tim Means.

Rustam Khabilov earned his second straight victory in the octagon at UFC 159, stopping Yancy Medeiros in the first round via TKO following a thumb injury Medeiros suffered while defending a takedown. Khabilov made his promotional debut at the Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, stopping Vinc Pichel in the first round with a vicious suplex then finishing him off with punches, earning the TKO victory.

Costa Philippou vs Francis Carmont Targeted for UFC 165

Constantinos Philippou

Constantinos Philipou

  • 12-2 MMA / 5-1 UFC Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Tim Boetsch, Court McGee, Riki Fukuda

Francis Carmont

Francis Carmont

  • 21-7 MMA / 5-0 UFC Record
  • 10 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Chris Camozzi, Lorenz Larkin, Tom Lawlor

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UFC 165

September 21st, 2013

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Air Canada Centre

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Constantinos Philippou continued his impressive run in the UFC’s 185-pound division with his fifth consecutive victory at UFC 155, defeating Tim Boetsch via third round TKO. Other wins during the streak include a knockout win over Jared Hamman along with decision victories over Jorge Rivera, Court McGee, and Riki Fukuda.

Francis Carmont moved to 5-0 in the UFC with a controversial unanimous decision victory over Lorenz Larkin at UFC on FOX 7. He’s now won ten straight victories in his career, including UFC victories over Chris Camozzi, Karlos Vemola, and Tom Lawlor.

Matt Riddle vs Luis Melo, Mark Scanlon vs Herman Terrado Welterweight Tourney Bouts Added to Bellator 100

Matt Riddle

 

Matt Riddle

  • 7-3 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: John Maguire, DaMarques Johnson, Henry Martinez

Luis Melo

 

Luis “Sergio Junior” Melo Jr

  • 29-11-3 MMA / 1-0 Bellator Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins:  Thiago ‘Bel’ Silva, Edilberto de Oliveira, Trey Houston

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Mark Scanlon

 

Mark Scanlon

  • 9-2 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins:

Herman Terrado

 

Herman Terrado

  • 11-2 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: AJ Matthews, Chris Brown

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Bellator 100

September 20th, 2013

Phoenix, Arizona

Grand Canyon University Arena

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Matt Riddle fights outside the UFC for the first time of his career, following his release from promotion, after testing positive for marijuana twice in three fights. He would be on a current four-fight win streak if it wasn’t for his blunders, turning wins over Chris Clements and Che Mills to no contests.

Luis “Sergio Junior” Melo made his Bellator debut in March, submitting Trey Houston in the third round at Bellator 94. The win extended his current win streak to six, including five stoppage victories (2 TKO/KO, 3 Submission).

UK lightweight, Mark Scanlon will move up a weight class for a chance at a world title in Bellator’s season nine tournament. Scanlon made one appearance in the UFC, dropping a unanimous decision to Pascal Krauss in November of 2010. Since his release, he’s gone 2-1, most recently defeating Alex Junius by first round submission at a PEC event in Brazil.

Strikeforce veteran, Herman Terrado carries a current seven-fight win streak with him into his Bellator debut, all seven victories coming by way of stoppages. He went 2-0 in Strikeforce, earning a knockout victory over current Bellator fighter, AJ Matthews and a third round submission win over Chris Brown.

Brent Weedman vs Justin Baesman, War Machine vs Vaughn Anderson 170lb Tourney Fights Slated for Bellator 100

Brent Weedman

 

Brent Weedman

  • 21-8-1 MMA / 7-3 Bellator Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Mariusz Zaromskis, Dan Hornbuckle, Thiago Michel Silva

Justin Baesman

 

Justin Baesman

  • 14-3 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins:  Jamie Jara, Max Griffin, Daniel Roberts

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War Machine

 

War Machine

  • 13-4 MMA / 1-0 Bellator Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jared Rollins, Roger Huerta, Blas Avena

Vaughn Anderson

 

Vaughn Anderson 

  • 16-1-1 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • 9 FIght Win Streak
  • Notable Wins:

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Bellator 100

September 20th, 2013

Phoenix, Arizona

Grand Canyon University Arena

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Brent Weedman will compete in his fifth Bellator tournament this season. He advanced the furthest in season six, making the tournament finale as a lightweight, but lost a unanimous decision to Rick Hawn. Earlier this year, Weedman returned to the welterweight division, defeating Mariusz Zaromskis in the opening round, but was forced out of his semifinal match due to an injury.

Last month, Justin Baesman earned a split decision victory over former UFC fighter, Daniel Roberts at Nick Diaz’s War MMA inaugural show. He’s now won four straight fights, but three out of the four have come by split decisions. Other notable career victories for Baesman include decision victories over Jamie Jara and Max Griffin.

War Machine returned to fighting last month after serving a year in prison, defeating Blas Avena via first round TKO at Bellator 96. Previous to the jail time, War Machine earned the biggest win of his career in November of 2011, stopping UFC veteran Roger Huerta in the third round by TKO.

Thirty-five year old Canadian, Vaughn Anderson finally gets a shot in big leagues after spending his nearly ten-year career fighting in all parts of the globe. He’s 16-1-1 for his career, including a current nine-fight win streak dating back to November of 2009. Anderson’s most notable fight was against current top UFC contender, Dong Hyun Kim, fighting to a draw at Art of War 14 in China.

Douglas Lima vs Ben Saunders Tournament Finale Rebooked for Bellator 100 Main Event

Douglas Lima

 

Douglas Lima

  • 24-5 MMA / 6-1 Bellator Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Michail Tsarev, Bryan Baker, Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders

 

Ben Saunders

  • 15-5-2 MMA / 6-2 Bellator Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Marcus Davis, Luis ‘Sapo’ Santos, Raul Amaya (x2)

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Bellator 100

September 20th, 2013

Phoenix, Arizona

Grand Canyon University Arena

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Douglas Lima is one win away from becoming the first two-time tournament champion in Bellator. He won the season five welterweight tournament in 2011, defeating Steve Carl, Chris Lozano, and Ben Saunders to earn a shot at champion Ben Askren, but lost a hard fought decision at Bellator 64. This year, Lima earned victories over Michail Tsarev and Bryan Baker for his place in the finals.

Ben Saunders earned a spot in this year’s welterweight tournament final, by defeating Koffi Adzitso and Raul Amaya in the opening rounds. He’s won three straight fights in Bellator since losing to Bryan Baker in the semifinals of season five’s tournament.

UFC on FOX 8 Quick Results

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MAIN CARD

  • Demetrious Johnson def John Moraga via Armbar – Round 5, 3:43
  • Rory MacDonald def. Jake Ellenberger via Unanimous Decision
  • Robbie Lawler def. Bobby Voelker via KO (Strikes) – Round 2, 0:24
  • Liz Carmouche def. Jessica Andrade via TKO (Strikes) – Round 2, 3:57

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Jorge Masvidal def. Michael Chiesa via D’arce Choke – Round 2, 4:59
  • Danny Castillo def. Tim Means via Unanimous Decision
  • Melvin Guillard def. Mac Danzig via KO (Punches) – Round 2, 2:47
  • Daron Cruickshank def. Yves Edwards via Split Decision
  • Ed Herman def. Trevor Smith via Split Decision
  • Germaine de Randamie def. Julie Kedzie via Split Decision
  • Justin Salas def. Aaron Riley via Split Decision
  • Yaotzin Meza def. John Albert via Rear Naked Choke – Round 2, 2:49

Gabriel Gonzaga vs Shawn Jordan, KJ Noons vs George Sotiropoulos Added to UFC 166

Gabriel Gonzaga

 

Gabriel Gonzaga

  • 15-7 MMA / 10-6 UFC Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Mirko Filipovic, Ben Rothwell, Dave Herman

Shawn Jordan

Shawn Jordan

  • 15-4 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Mike Russow, Lavar Johnson, Oli Thompson

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KJ Noons

KJ Noons

  • 11-7 MMA / 0-1 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Nick Diaz, Jorge Gurgel, Billy Evangelista

George Sotiropoulos

George Sotiropoulos

  • 14-5 MMA / 7-3 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Joe Stevenson, Kurt Pellegrino, Joe Lauzon

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UFC 166

October 19th, 2013

Houston, Texas

Toyota Center

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Gabriel Gonzaga earned his fourth victory in five fights at UFC 162, defeating Dave Herman by knockout in just 17-seconds in the opening frame. He previously was knocked out by rising star, Travis Browne at the Ultimate Fighter 17 finale, snapping a three-fight win streak.

Shawn Jordan got his second straight TKO finish in the octagon at UFC 161, stopping Pat Barry in under a minute in the first round. The former Strikeforce fighter is now 3-1 in the UFC, including wins over Oli Thompson and Mike Russow.

KJ Noons is in a must win situation, losing five of his last six fights dating back to October of 2010. Noons made his UFC debut at UFC 160, losing a hard fought unanimous decision to top contender, Donald Cerrone. Other losses during this streak were against some of the top lightweights in the world, including Nick Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, and Josh Thomson.

Not long ago, George Sotiropoulos was on the short list of title contenders in the UFC’s 155-pound division, but after three straight losses, he too finds himself in a must win scenario. Sotiropoulos put himself in title talk with seven-straight wins to begin his UFC career following his stint on sixth season of the Ultimate Fighter, but now has lost three consecutive fights to Dennis Siver, Rafael dos Anjos, and Ross Pearson.

 

Saad Awad vs Martin Stapleton, Rich Clementi vs Rob Sinclair 155-Pound Tourney Fights Booked for Bellator 101

Saad Awad

 

Saad Awad

  • 14-5 MMA / 2-2 Bellator Record
  • Won 6 of Last 7 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Guillaume DeLorenzi, Will Brooks

Martin Stapleton

 

Martin Stapleton

  • 12-1 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • 8 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Andrew Fisher, Tommy Maguire

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Rich Clementi

 

Rich Clementi

  • 45-22-1 MMA / 2-2 Bellator Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Felipe Enomoto, Derek Campos, Alexander Sarnavskiy

Rob Sinclair

 

Rob Sinclair 

  • 12-2 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Nathan Beer, Daniel Weichel, Andre Winner

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Bellator 101

September 27th, 2013

Portland, Oregon

Rose Garden

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Saad Awad filled in his as a last second replacement in last year’s lightweight tournament and made the most of his opportunity, making it to the finals following quick knockout victories over Guillaume DeLorenzi and Will Brooks. He fell just short of a chance at the Bellator strap, losing to David Rickles via second round TKO.

Former Ultimate Fighter alum, Martin Stapleton has been impressive since his time on the show, winning his last seven fights in the cage. Notable wins include a TKO stoppage victory over Andrew Fisher and most recently at decision win over Tommy Maguire at a Cage Contender event in December of last year.

Like many MMA fighters, Rich Clementi returns to action in less than a year following a retirement announcement after his submission loss to Marcin Held in the semifinals of season seven’s tournament. Clementi looked like his younger self in his quarterfinal match-up with Alexander Sarnavskiy, earning the upset split decision victory.

Rob Sinclair has been considered on the top UK lightweights for some time and now will get a chance to shine on the national stage. He currently is carrying a five-fight win streak, including a split decision victory over former UFC fighter, Andre Winner at BAMMA 10.

Marcus Davis vs Alexander Sarnavskiy, John Alessio vs Will Brooks Tourney Matchups Headed to Bellator 101

Marcus Davis

 

Marcus Davis 

  • 22-9 MMA / 1 Bellator No Contest
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Paul Taylor, Paul Kelly, Chris Lytle

Alexander Sarnavskiy

 

Alexander Sarnavskiy

  • 23-1 MMA / 1-1 Bellator Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Beau Baker, Douglas Evans, Thiago Michel Silva

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John Alessio

 

John Alessio

  • 34-16 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Luigi Fioravanti, War Machine, Luiz Firmino

Will Brooks

 

Will Brooks

  • 9-1 MMA / 1-1 Bellator Record
  • Won 9 of Last 10 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Drew Dober, Satoru Kitaoka, Ricardo Tirloni

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Bellator 101

September 27th, 2013

Portland, Oregon

Rose Garden

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39-year old and longtime MMA veteran, Marcus Davis enters season nine’s tournament for one last chance at a world title. Davis was released from the UFC after a four and half years with the promotion, and has amassed a 5-1 record in the regional circuit. Most recently, he earned a unanimous decision victory against Darrius Heyliger at a New England Fights event last May.

Alexander Sarnavskiy suffered his first career loss in October of last year, losing a split decision to Rich Clementi at Bellator 77. He’s rebounded nicely, winning his last three fights, including two submission victories over Thiago Michel Silva and Atchin Chaoshen Ne.

John Alessio was released from the UFC in July of last year after back-to-back losses to Mark Bocek and Shane Roller. He made his 155-pound debut at a Aggression Fighting Championship event in November of last year against Dave Mazany, but the fight was called a no-contest after Alessio was poked in the eye and unable to continue.

Will Brooks was surprisingly eliminated in the semifinals of last season’s lightweight tournament by Saad Awad, getting knocked out in just 43-seconds in the opening round. The loss snapped a nine-fight win streak to begin his career, including key wins over Satoru Kitaoka and Ricardo Tirloni.