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24-07-2011, 07:24
Televised Bouts

Pat Curran def. Ronnie Mann via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Marlon Sandro def. Nazareno Malegaire via unanimous decision (30-27 3x)
Chris Horodecki def. Chris Saunders via unanimous decision (30-27 3x)
Neil Grove def. Zak Jensen via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 2:00

Preliminary Bouts

Daron Cruickshank vs. Sergej Juskevic
Alexandre Bezerra def. Jesse Gross via technical submission (RNC) - Round 1, 1:28
Will Romero def. Daniel Langbeen via unanimous decision
Alex Ricci def. Alka Matewa via second-round TKO

24-07-2011, 07:25
Curran, Sandro Advance in Bellator Tournament

Pat Curran (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/PatCurran/) and Marlon Sandro (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/MarlonSandro/) advanced to the final of the Bellator (http://www.mmafighting.com/bellator/) Fighting Championships Summer Series featherweight tournament on Saturday night, both winning their semifinal bouts by unanimous decision.

Curran overwhelmed Ronnie Mann in a bout that was largely fought standing up, connecting with hard punches and several flying knees in the early going, and always pushing forward while Mann was backing up. By the third round Curran's leg kicks appeared to be doing significant damage to Mann, and Mann had nothing left by the end of the fight. The judges scored it 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.

Sandro won a lopsided unanimous decision over Nazareno Malegarie, 30-27 on all three judges' scorecards. Sandro's striking was far more effective than Malegarie's, and in a bit of a surprise Sandro actually got the better of Malegarie during the brief times they were on the ground as well. Sandro showed once again that he's one of the best featherweights in the world, and that his exciting, hard-hitting style is a pleasure to watch.

Sandro and Curran will face off at Bellator 48 on August 20 in the tournament final, in what should be an excellent fight.

In a heavyweight fight that started the MTV2 broadcast off with a bang, Neil Grove (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/neil/grove/657/) beat Zak Jensen by first-round TKO in a heavyweight brawl that was a lot of fun for as long as it lasted, which was exactly two minutes. At one point Grove and Jensen were on the ground and both holding each other in leg locks with one hand while punching each other with the other hand. Eventually Grove got into the superior position and started raining punches down on Jensen, and when Jensen stopped blocking the shots, referee Yves Lavigne stepped in to stop the fight.

And in lightweight action, Chris Horodecki (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/chris/horodecki/993/) won an easy unanimous decision over Chris Saunders, 30-27 on all three judges' scorecards. Horodecki never had Saunders in any serious danger of being submitted, but he showed off good top control on the ground and was the superior fighter throughout. It was a solid if not spectacular Bellator debut for Horodecki, the 23-year-old lightweight who's trying to get his career back on track.

26-07-2011, 22:18
Bellator 47 Live Broadcast Draws 277,000 Viewers

Bellator 47 this past Saturday pulled in an average of 277,000 viewers, making it the second most-watched Bellator event on MTV 2, the cable network said Tuesday.

The event, which aired from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. ET, peaked at 10:45 p.m. ET with 386,000 viewers for the main event featuring Pat Curran vs. Ronnie Mann. A replay of the show aired directly after the live broadcast and added another 261,000 average viewers for a combined average audience of 548,000 for the night.

A total of five fights aired during the telecast, four of which were live. In co-headlining bouts, Curran and Marlon Sandro defeated Mann and Nazareno Malegarie, respectively, to advance to the finals of the Bellator Summer Series Featherweight Tournament. Curran and Sandro now have a date to meet at Bellator 48 on Aug. 20 to determine who receives the next title shot against champ Joe Warren (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/joe/warren/923/).

Also on the televised card was Chris Horodecki (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/chris/horodecki/993/) turning in a dominant performance against Chris Saunders with better striking and successful takedowns. In the opener, Neil Grove (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/neil/grove/657/) stopped Zak Jensen in a wild slugfest highlighted by the two trading punches as Grove was attempting a footlock. The lone taped preliminary bout that aired on MTV 2 had Alexandre Bezerra putting Jesse Gross to sleep with a rear-naked choke.

The highest rated Bellator event remains Bellator 44 on May 14 with 325,000 average viewers. The event showcased middleweight champion Hector Lombard (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/hector/lombard/768/) dispatching veteran Falaniko Vitale (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/falaniko/vitale/50/) with a powerful right hand in the third round.