Goiti Yamauchi vs Will Martinez, Daniel Weichel vs Scott Cleve Named Other 145-Pound Tourney Quarterfinal Match-Ups

Goiti Yamauchi

Goiti Yamauchi

  • 16-1 MMA / 2-0 Bellator Record
  • 11 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Diego Marlon, Saul Almeida

Will Martinez

Will Martinez

  • 8-2-1 MMA / 4-0 Bellator Record
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Kevin Roddy

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Daniel Weichel

Daniel Weichel

  • 31-8 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Dennis Siver, Magomed Khasbulaev, Beau Baker

Scott Cleve

Scott Cleve

  • 14-3 MMA / 1-0 Bellator Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Abel Trujillo, Derek Campos, Isaac DeJesus

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Bellator 110

February 28th, 2014

Uncasville, Connecticut

Mohegan Sun Arena

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Blue chip Brazilian prospect, Goiti Yamauchi makes his first appearance in a Bellator tournament on the strength of an eleven-fight win streak, including two victories with Bellator. Last time out, Yamauchi knocked out Saul Almeida in the first round at Bellator 109.

Will Martinez, earned a spot in this season’s featherweight tournament with a first round submission victory over Kevin Roddy last November. He’s a perfect 4-0 with Bellator, with all four fights won by stoppages (1 KO/TKO, 3 Submissions).

Twelve-year mixed martial arts veteran, Daniel Weichel will make his Bellator debut in the quarterfinals of season nine’s tourney, riding a current three-fight win streak. He’s won seven of his last eight fights, dating back to August of 2010, including wins over Bellator veterans Beau Baker and Magomedrasul Khasbulaev.

Scott Cleve impressed Bellator higher-ups enough with a second round TKO victory over Isaac DeJesus to earn the final spot in this year’s 145-pound tournament. He’s currently on a five-fight win streak, including key wins over Chris Manuel and Ryan Schultz.

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Bellator 103 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Patricio Freire def. Fabricio Guerreiro via Unanimous Decision
  • Justin Wilcox def. Joe Taimanglo via Unanimous Decision
  • David Rickels def. J.J. Ambrose via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 2:37
  • Mikhail Zayats def. Aaron Rosa via Kimura – Round 1, 0:47

Preliminary Card:

  • Carlos Eduardo def. Wayman Carter via Rear Naked Choke – Round 1, 2:06
  • Remy Bussieres def. Blake Pool via Unanimous Decision
  • Maurice Jackson def. Matt Uhde via TKO (Cut) – Round 1, 0:52
  • Donnie Bell def. Marcio Navarro via Neck Crank – Round 1, 2:06
  • Jeimeson Saudino def. Jesse Thornton via Split Decision
  • Ricky Musgrave def. Cody Carrillo via Kimura – Round 1, 2:59

Patricio Freire vs Fabricio Guerreiro, Joe Taimanglo vs Justin Wilcox Featherweight Semifinals Headed to Bellator 103

Patricio Freire

Patricio Freire

  • 18-2 MMA / 6-2 Bellator Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Georgi Karakhanyan, Wilson Reis (x2), Daniel Straus

Fabricio Guerreiro

Fabricio Guerreiro

  • 19-2 MMA / 1-1 Bellator Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Roberto da Silva, Desmond Green

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Joe Taimanglo

Joe Taimanglo 

  • 19-4-1 MMA / 2-0 Bellator Record
  • 10 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Per Eklund, Andrew Fisher

Justin Wilcox

Justin Wilcox

  • 12-5 MMA / 1-0 Bellator Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Vitor Ribeiro, Rodrigo Damm, Akop Stepanyan

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Bellator 103

October 11, 2013

Mulvane, Kansas

Kansas Star Arena

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Patricio Freire proved once again he’s one of the top featherweight fighters in the world, stopping former UFC standout, Diego Nunes in the first round. He’s now won five out his last six fights, only losing a closely-contested split decision to champ Pat Curran at Bellator 85.

Fabricio Guerreiro earned his first Bellator victory and advanced to the semifinals with a unanimous decision win over Desmond Green in the opening round of this year’s featherweight tournament. Guerreiro made his promotional debut in Bellator’s season eight’s tournament, but exited in the quarterfinals after being submitted by Magomedrasul Khasbulaev.

Joe Taimanglo extended his current win streak to ten straight victories with a unanimous decision win over Andrew Fisher in the quarterfinals. Notable victories during the streak include a submission victory over UFC-veteran Per Eklund, and a submission win over Ronnie Rogers in his Bellator debut in March.

Former Strikeforce roster member, Just Wilcox returned to action for the first time in 14-months, to submit Akop Stepanyan in the second round to advance to this season’s 145-pound tournament quarterfinals. Wilcox wasn’t transferred to the UFC after the merger with Strikeforce, likely due to back-to-back losses against Caros Fodor and Jorge Masvidal.

Bellator 99 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Patricio “Pitbull” Freire def. Diego Nunes via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 1:19
  • Fabricio Guerreiro def. Desmond Green via Unanimous Decision
  • Vladimir Matyushenko def. Houston Alexander via Unanimous Decision
  • Justin Wilcox def. Akop Stepanyan via Rear Naked Choke – Round 2, 2:20
  • Joe Taimanglo def. Andrew Fisher via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Virgil Zwicker def. Nick Moghaddam via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 3:22
  • Blagoi Ivanov def. Manny Lara via Guillotine Choke – Round 1, 1:17
  • Goiti Yamauchi def. Musa Toliver via Rear Naked Choke – Round 1, 1:01
  • Gavin Sterritt def. Andy Murad via Split Decision
  • Hector Ramirez def. Savo Kosic via Unanimous Decision

Fabricio Guerreiro vs Desmond Green, Joe Taimanglo vs Andrew Fisher 145-pound Tourney Fights Booked for Bellator 99

Fabricio Guerreiro

 

Fabricio Guerreiro

  • 16-2 MMA / 0-1 Bellator Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Roberto da Silva

Desmond Green

 

Desmond Green

  • 8-1 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins:

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Joe Taimanglo

 

Joe Taimanglo 

  • 18-4-1 MMA / 1-0 Bellator Record
  • 9 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Per Eklund

Andrew Fisher

 

Andrew Fisher 

  • 12-4-1 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Shay Walsh

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Bellator 99

September 13th, 2013

Temecula, California

Pechanga Resort and Casino

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Fabricio Guerreiro had a five-fight win streak come to an end in the opening round of season eight’s featherweight tournament after getting submitted in the second round by Magomedrasul Khasbulaev. Fifteen of seventeen career victories have come by way of stoppages (3 KO/TKO, 12 Submission).

Team Bombsquad member, Desmond Green earned a spot in this year’s tournament with a second round TKO victory over UFC veteran, Henry Martinez at a NEF event last may. He’s now 8-1 in his young career, with six out of his eight wins coming by decisions.

Joe Taimanglo impressed in his Bellator debut, submitting Ronnie Rogers in just 33-seconds into the second round at Bellator 94. The win extended his current streak to nine straight victories in the cage, including a submission victory over former UFC fighter, Per Eklund.

UK featherweight, Andrew Fisher makes his Bellator debut on the heels of a four-fight win streak, including a second round TKO victory over fellow prospect, Shay Walsh last June. He’s won six out of his last seven fights with all six victories coming by way of stoppages.

Bellator 88 Quick Results

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Main Card

  • Alexander Shlemenko def. Maiquel Falcao via TKO (Body Kick and Punch) – Round 2, 2:18
  • Marlon Sandro def. Akop Stepanyan via Majority Decision
  • Mike Richman def. Mitch Jackson via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) – Round 2, 4:57
  • Alexandre Bezerra def. Genair da Silva via Armbar – Round 1, 1:40

Preliminary Card

  • Magomedrasul Khasbulaev def. Fabricio Guerreiro via Arm Triangle Choke – Round 2, 
  • Joe Elmore def. Jerrid Burke via KO (Punch) – Round 2, 4:11
  • Ronnie Rogers def. Shane Crenshaw via Unanimous Decision
  • Clay Harvison def. Ururahy Rodrigues via TKO (Knee) – Round 3, 3:34
  • George Hickman def. Stephen Upchurch via Rear Naked Choke – Round 1, 2:19

Marlon Sandro vs Akop Stepanyan, Fabricio Guerreiro vs Magomedraul Khasbulaev 145-Pound Tourney Fights Set for Bellator 88

Marlon Sandro

 

Marlon Sandro

  • 23-4 MMA / 6-2 Bellator Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Nick Denis, Masanori Kanehara, Alexandre Bezerra

Akop Stepanyan

 

Akop Stepanyan

  • 12-4 MMA / 0-1 Bellator Record
  • Won 12 of Last 13 Fights
  • Notable Wins:

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Fabricio Guerreiro

  • 16-1 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Roberto da Silva

Magomedrasul Khasbulaev

 

Magomedrasul Khasbulaev

  • 18-5 MMA / 2-0 Bellator Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Josh Pulsifer

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Bellator 88

February 7th, 2013

Duluth, Georgia

The Arena at Gwinnett Center

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Two-time featherweight tournament finalist, Marlon Sandro enters the Bellator tournament for the third time in his career. In season four, he won back-to-back wins against Genair Da Silva and Nazareno Malegarie to book himself in the finale, but was knocked out in the second round by eventual champion Pat Curran. Sandro returned for the 2012 Summer Series, beating Roberto Vargas and Alexandre Bezerra to once again reach the finals, but this time it was Daniel Straus earning the unanimous decision victory over him.

Akop Stepanyan returns for the second time in a Bellator tournament, exiting season seven’s tournament in the opening round with a first round submission loss to Wagnney Fabiano. The loss snapped a twelve-fight win streak, dating back to November of 2009.

Fabricio Guerreiro began his mixed martial arts career an impressive 12-0 before suffering his first professional loss to Rafael Addario Bastos in July of 2011. He has since rattled off four more wins, including earning redemption against Bastos with a third round submission victory a month after his loss.

Magomedrasul Khasbulaev has been nothing short of extraordinary in his first two fights stateside. In his Bellator debut, he dispatched of Nayeb Hezam in just 24-seconds via TKO. Khasbulaev returned at Bellator 79, earning a first round submission victory over Josh Pulsifer.