Perry Filkins Out; Brennan Ward vs Joe Pacheco Set for Middleweight Semifinal Bout at Bellator 102

Brennan Ward

Brennan Ward

  • 7-1 MMA / 3-1 Bellator Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins:  Justin Torrey

Joe Pacheco

 

Joe Pacheco

  • 6-0 MMA / 2-0 Bellator Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable WIns:

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Bellator 102

October 4th, 2013

Visalia, California

Visalia Convention Center

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After Andreas Spang was deemed “unfit to fight” the day before Bellator 98, Brennan Ward was given the opportunity of a lifetime, taking his place in this year’s middleweight tournament. Ward made the most of his opportunity, stopping Justin Torrey in the second round via TKO to stake his claim in the semifinals. He’s now 3-1 under the Bellator banner, with all three wins coming by stoppages (2 KO/TKO, 1 Submission).

Joe Pacheco fills in as a late replacement for Perry Filkins in the semifinals of season nine’s middleweight tournament. Pacheco is undefeated in his young mixed martial arts career with a perfect 6-0 record. He’s 2-0 under the Bellator banner with stoppage victories over Kyle Bold and Pierry Pierre.

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Joe Warren vs Travis Marx Bantamweight Tournament Final Booked for Bellator 105

Joe Warren

 

Joe Warren

  • 9-3 MMA / 7-2 Bellator Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Georgi Karakhanyan, Patricio Freire, Marcos Galvao

Travis Marx

 

Travis Marx

  • 21-4 MMA / 3-1 Bellator Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Masakatsu Ueda, Chase Beebe, Brandon Bender

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Bellator 105

October 25th, 2013

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Santa Ana Star Center

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Joe Warren looked sharp after his first training camp with Greg Jackson, dispatching Nick Kirk in the second round with a reverse triangle/keylock submission to advance to this season’s 135-pound tournament finale. He’s now won two straight fights in the Bellator cage since losing his featherweight title to Pat Curran in March of last year.

Travis Marx earned his spot in this year’s bantamweight final with a second round TKO victory over Brandon Bender in the semifinals. Marx was a semifinalist in season six’s tournament with a win over Masakatsu Ueda in the opening round, but was eliminated by Marcos Galvao in the next round via decision.

Rick Hawn vs Brent Weedman, War Machine vs Ron Keslar Tournament Semifinals Join Bellator 104

Rick Hawn

 

Rick Hawn

  • 16-2 MMA / 8-2 Bellator Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jim Wallhead, Lyman Good, Brent Weedman

Brent Weedman

 

Brent Weedman

  • 22-8-1 MMA / 8-3 Bellator Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Mariusz Zaromskis, Dan Hornbuckle, Thiago Michel Silva

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War Machine

 

War Machine

  • 14-4 MMA / 2-0 Bellator Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jared Rollins, Roger Huerta, Vaughn Anderson

Ron Keslar

 

Ron Keslar

  • 10-3 MMA / 1-0 Bellator Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable WIns; Eric Lawson, James Chaney, Luis Melo Jr

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Bellator 104

October 18th, 2013

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

US Cellular Center

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Rick Hawn got his second straight victory since his return to the welterweight division, with a  unanimous decision win over Herman Terrado in the opening round of this year’s 170-pound tournament. Last year Hawn won season six’s lightweight tournament, earning a shot a Bellator gold, but was submitted by the champ, Michael Chandler, in the second round.

Brent Weedman also competed in season six’s lightweight tournament, making it to the finals, but lost a hard-fought decision to Rick Hawn. He has now returned to the welterweight division, where he’s spent most of his career, and has won back-to-back fights over Marius Zaromskis and Justin Baesman.

War Machine advanced to the semifinals of this year’s welterweight tournament with a second round submission win over Vaughn Anderson at Bellator 100. He’s now won three straight fights, including a knockout wins over UFC-veteran Roger Huerta and WEC-veteran Blas Avena.

Former Strikeforce fighter, Ron Keslar returned to action after nearly a year and a half long lay-off to defeat Luis Melo Jr by split decision in the opening round of this year’s tourney. He’s now currently on a five-fight win streak, including wins over former Ultimate Fighter alumnus, James Chaney and Dominic Waters.

John Moraga vs Darren Uyenoyama Headed to UFC on FOX 9

John Moraga

 

John Moraga

  • 13-2 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • Won 7 of Last 8 Fights
  • Notable Wins; Ulysses Gomez, Chris Cariaso

Darren Uyenoyama

 

Darren Uyenoyama

  • 8-4 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Rambaa Somdet, Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto, Phil Harris

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UFC on FOX 9

December 14th, 2013

Modesto, California

Sleep Train Arena

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John Moraga rose quickly up the UFC’s flyweight rankings, earning stoppage victories in his first two fights in the UFC over Ulysses Gomez and Chris Cariaso. Those wins earned him a title shot at UFC on FOX 8, but Demetrious Johnson proved to be to much and dominated the fight until getting the submission win in the fifth round.

Darren Uyenoyama had a three-fight win streak snapped at UFC on FOX 7, suffering a knockout loss to Joseph Benavidez in the second round. He previously earned victories in his first two fights in inside the UFC, including a decision win over Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto and a submission win over Phil Harris.

Maximo Blanco vs Akira Corassani Added to the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale

Maximo Blanco

 

Maximo Blanco

  • 9-4-1 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Sam Sicilia, Rodrigo Damm, Won Sik Park

Akira Corassani

 

Akira Corassani

  • 11-3 MMA /2-0 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Winning Streak
  • Notable Wins: Robbie Peralta, Graham Turner, Andy Ogle

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The Ultimate FIghter 18 FInale

November 30th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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Maximo Blanco returned from a yearlong lay-off at the Ultimate Fighter 17 finale to defeat Sam Sicilia by unanimous decision, snapping a two-fight losing streak. He had previously lost by second round submission to Pat Healy at Strikeforce: Barnett vs Kharitonov, and then a split decision defeat to Marcus Brimage in his UFC debut.

Akira Corassani earned his second straight victory in the octagon at UFC on Fuel TV 9, dominating Robbie Peralta from start to finish and getting the unanimous decision victory. He previously was awarded a controversial split decision against Andy Ogle in his debut.

Michael Bisping Out; Mark Munoz vs Lyoto Machida Set for UFC Fight Night 30

Mark Munoz

Mark Munoz

  • 13-3 MMA / 8-3 UFC Record
  • Won 5 of Last 6 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Tim Boetsch, CB Dollaway, Demian Maia

Lyoto Machida

Lyoto Machida

  • 19-4 MMA / 11-4 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Rashad Evans, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Dan Henderson

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UFC Fight Night 30

October 26th, 2013

Manchester, England

Manchester Arena

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Mark Munoz returned to the octagon with a vengeance after a year-long lay off, dominating Tim Boetsch en route to an easy unanimous decision victory at UFC 162. Munoz previously suffered a stunning second round knockout loss to Chris Weidman, ending a four-fight win streak.

Lyoto Machida drops to the middleweight division for the first time in his UFC career, following a controversial split decision loss to Phil Davis at UFC 163. The loss snapped a two-fight win streak and ended the chance of a rematch with Jon Jones for light heavyweight title. Machida previously had back-to-back victories over Ryan Bader and Dan Henderson, before the loss to Davis.

Bellator 101 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Joe Warren def. Nick Kirk via Reverse Triangle/Keylock Submission – Round 2, 3:03
  • Alexander Sarnavskiy def. Marcus Davis via Rear Naked Choke – Round 1, 1:40
  • Ricardo Tirloni def. Rich Clementi via Unanimous Decision
  • Will Brooks def. John Alessio via Unanimous Decision
  • Saad Awad def. Martin Stapleton via Rear Naked Choke – Round 1, 3:46

Preliminary Card:

  • Nathan Coy def. Andy Uhrich via Unanimous Decision
  • Marcin Held def. Ryan Healy via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 1:12
  • Dave Vitkay def. Tyson Jeffries via Rear Naked Choke – Round 3, 3:07
  • Brent Primus def. Scott Thometz via Rear Naked Choke – Round 1, 3:48
  • Austin Springer def. Zach Skinner via Unanimous Decision
  • Peter Aspenwal def. Jeremiah Riggs via Split Decision