Diego Nunes vs Matt Bessette, Mike Richman vs Desmond Green Featherweight Tourney Fights Added to Bellator 110

Diego Nunes

Diego Nunes

  • 18-5 MMA / 0-1 Bellator Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Mike Brown, Bart Palaszewski, Manny Gamburyan

Matt Bessette

Matt Bessette

  • 12-4 MMA / 3-0 Bellator Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: John Benoit, Saul Almeida, Nick Peidmont


Mike Richman

Mike Richman

  • 16-3 MMA / 5-2 Bellator Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Chris Horodecki. Akop Stepanyan, Alexandre Bezerra

Desmond Green

Desmond Green

  • 9-2 MMA / 1-1 Bellator Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Rob Font, Henry Martinez


Bellator 110

February 28th, 2014

Uncasville, Connecticut

Mohegan Sun Arena


UFC veteran, Diego Nunes makes his second appearance in a Bellator tournament, following a quarterfinal exit in season nine after a first round knockout loss to eventual tourney winner, Patricio Freire. He’s lost three out his last four fights, including a unanimous decision loss to Nik Lentz in January of last year to prompt his release from the UFC.

Matt Bessette enters his first tournament on the heels of a current four-fight win streak, including two victories under the Bellator banner. Most recently, he defeated Nick Piedmont via first round knockout at Bellator 98.

Mike Richman fell just short on a bid for a world title, falling to Magomedrasul Khasbulaev by unanimous decision in season eight’s featherweight tournament final last April. He returned to the win column in November with a first round TKO victory over Akop Stepanyan at Bellator 106.

Desmond Green earned his first victory in Bellator last October, stopping Angelo Sanchez in the second round via TKO.He made his debut in season nine’s 145-pound tournament, but was eliminated in the quarterfinal by Fabricio Guerreiro.


Bellator 98 Quick Results

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MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Alexander Shlemenko def. Brett Cooper via Unanimous Decision
  • Mikkel Parlo def. Brian Rogers via Unanimous Decision
  • Jason Butcher def. Giva Santana via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 1:12
  • Brennan Ward def. Justin Torrey via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 3:28
  • Perry Filkins def. Jeremy Kimball via Rear Naked Choke – Round 3, 4:18
  • Derek Anderson def. Patricky Freire via Unanimous Decision

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 6 p.m. ET)

  • Mike Mucitelli vs. Jeff Nader Declared a No Contest (Accidental Eye Poke) – Round 1
  • Josh Diekmann def. Parker Porter via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 1:12
  • Ryan Quinn def. Brylan Van Artsdalen via Arm-Triangle Choke – Round 1, 2:34
  • Matt Bessette def. Nick Piedmont via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 1:41
  • Rico DiSciullo def. Glenn Allaire via KO (Elbows) – Round 1, 1:21

Bellator 81 Quick Results


Main Card

  • Marcin Held def. Rich Clementi via Heel Hook – Round 2, 3:04
  • Dave Jansen def. Ricardo Tirloni via Split Decision
  • Marlon Sandro def. Dustin Neace via Rear Naked Choke – Round 1, 2:05
  • Perry Filkins def. Jonas Billstein via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card

  • Andrew Calandrelli def. Eric Brown via Armbar – Round 2, 3:10
  • Dan Cramer def. Joe Lamoureux via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 3:26
  • Murad Machaev def. Lorawnt-T Nelson via Unanimous Decision
  • Mike Mucitelli def. Matt Uhde via Armbar – Round 1, 0:26
  • Brennan Ward def. Sam McCoy via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 2:49
  • Matt Bessette def. Paul Barrow via Unanimous Decision
  • Ruben Rey def. Robbie LeRoux via Unanimous Decision