View Full Version : Bellator 48 Results **SPOILER**

21-08-2011, 05:06

MTV 2 Bouts

Pat Curran def. Marlon Sandro via KO (head kick) at 4:00 of round 2.
Cole Konrad def. Paul Buentello via unanimous decision
Seth Petruzelli def. Ricco Rodriguez via first-round KO
Rene Nazare def. Juan Barrantes via second-round TKO (doctor's stoppage)

Preliminary Bouts

Saul Almeida def. Tateki Matsuda via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) - The 22-year-old Almeida, a rising prospect from the New England region, controlled Matsudi with ground work for most of the fight. He threatened Matsuda with submissions through the duration of the fight, hunting a kimura at the end of the first round and a rear naked choke at the end of the second. Matsuda survived but was otherwise overwhelmed. Almeida rose to 10-1 with his third straight win.

Ryan Quinn def. Brett Oteri via technical submission (rear naked choke), Rd. 1, 1:49 - Quinn got the takedown early, got Oteri's back and applied the choke. Oteri tried breaking his grip and never tapped before he went unconscious and the referee stopped it.

Andrew Calandrelli def. Matt Nice via submission (keylock), Rd. 1, 3:55 - Calandrelli was given superstar treatment by this crowd, as he's a popular local trainer. He peppered Nice early with jabs and a left hook, then took him down and quickly moved into side control, where he applied the fight-ending move.

Nik Fekete def. Mark Griffin via TKO, Rd. 2 (3:12) - Fekete looked like the stronger fighter from the get-go, bullying Griffin around in the clinch and taking him down late in the first. In the second, Fekete scored another takedown early in the round and placed Griffin in a crucifix, eventually scoring the stoppage after a series of unanswered short elbows from the top.

Jeff Nader def. Dan Cramer (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/dan/cramer/645/) via TKO, Rd. 3 (1:04) - A great comeback win for Nader, who was completely dominated on the ground in each of the first two rounds. In either round, it looked like he could have been stopped as Cramer pummeled him with strikes, some of which were deflected. But he fought on and early in the third, Nader caught Cramer early with a right hook behind the ear. Cramer was wobbled and Nader caught him at least three more times. On a flush uppercut, Cramer's legs buckled and referee Kevin Mulhall saw enough and stopped the action. Cramer, who never went down during the flurry, immediately protested, but to no avail.

21-08-2011, 05:09
Seth Petruzelli Knocks Out Ricco Rodriguez

Former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez was on a 12-fight winning streak and appeared to be on the way back, if not to a title than at least to respectability. But Seth Petruzelli put a stop to any talk that Rodriguez is back.

Petruzelli brutally knocked Rodriguez out in the first round of their Bellator fight on Saturday night: Petruzelli landed a spinning kick to the head to knock Rodriguez off balance, and then when Rodriguez recovered and charged forward with his hands down, Petruzelli leveled him with a big right hand to the chin. With Rodriguez on his back, Petruzelli whaled on him with a double hammerfist, and then the referee stepped in to stop the fight.

The official time of the technical knockout victory was 4 minutes, 21 seconds of the first round. For Rodriguez, the loss was the first time he's been finished since losing to Tim Sylvia at UFC 41.

For Petruzelli, this was his most significant win since knocking out Kimbo Slice in 2008, in a nationally televised fight that led to the downfall of the old EliteXC promotion. Now Petruzelli says he wants to help build Bellator as an up-and-coming promotion.

"I'm so happy," Petruzelli said afterward. "That light heavyweight belt for Bellator has my name written all over it, and I'm coming for it."

21-08-2011, 08:38
Bellator is goed bezig

21-08-2011, 10:09
For Pat Curran, It's Another Shot at Gold After Spectacular KO Over Marlon Sandro

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Pat Curran is back for a second chance at gold.

Curran, who lost a Bellator (http://www.mmafighting.com/bellator/) lightweight title fight against Eddie Alvarez (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/eddie/alvarez/890/) in April and then dropped to featherweight, won his second Bellator tournament, this time knocking Marlon Sandro cold with a spectacular headkick finish at Bellator 48.

With the win, Curran gets in line to face the winner of the upcoming tilt between current champ Joe Warren (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/joe/warren/923/) and challenger Patricio "Pitbull" Freire.

Curran spent most of the first two rounds getting peppered by Sandro, who utilized a speed advantage to get to him repeatedly. But during an exchange, Sandro ducked under what he thought was going to be a punch. Instead it was a kick, and Curran connected perfectly, sending Sandro crashing to the ground. The fight could have been over right then, but Curran was able to land a pair of finishing blows before the referee stepped in to save Sandro from further damage.

"I listened to my corners, look low and kick high," Curran said after the fight. "I just timed it right. I saw him bobbing and weaving, but his hand wasn't blocking. It landed right on his chin."

Sandro, who had been so good up until that point, looked devastated after he returned to his corner. The Brazilian bomber appeared at the post-fight press conference but he spent most of it shaking his head and with a faraway look on his face, probably re-running the finish in his mind.

"Congratulations to Pat, but I will be back and better for the next fight," he said.

It became the second unlikely tournament win for Curran, who was signed into Bellator at the recommendation of his cousin, UFC (http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc) fighter Jeff Curran (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/jeff/curran/314/) prior to the season two lightweight tournament. He got the eighth and final slot in the field, and worked his way through the field before losing to Alvarez in the final.

Curran said the loss lit a fire under him, and he was impressive throughout in the featherweight field, finishing two of his three fights.

He'll have a while to wait until he cashes in his title shot, but he might not mind the layoff; he's fought four times in four months.

"The sky's the limit," he said. "I'm just going to go back to the gym, work hard and keep improving."

Bellator heavyweight champion Cole Konrad returned for the first time in 10 months, and emerged victorious with a unanimous decision win over Paul Buentello (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/paul/buentello/206/) in the non-title co-main event.

The unbeaten Konrad has taken criticism in the best for his wrestling-heavy style, but against the standup specialist Buentello, Konrad spent most of the fight competing in his opponent's favored position.

Konrad flashed an improved striking game, particularly a strong jab, but never came close to finishing Buentello. Still, it was more than enough for an easy decision by scores of 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.

"I had fun and learned a lot," Konrad said. "I wanted to prove I can exchange punches with a standup fighter. I'm happy. I'm progressing everyday. That's the goal."

Konrad moved to 8-0 with the victory.

Seth Petruzelli (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/seth/petruzelli/391/) made his Bellator debut with a flourish, scoring a first-round TKO over former UFC champion Ricco Rodriguez (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/ricco/rodriguez/310/) in a tremendous performance.

Petruzelli flashed his varied standup game, mixing things up with leg kicks, high kicks and head shots. The end came after a pair of spin kicks led to an opening and Petruzelli threaded the needle with a right hand to the jaw that put Rodriguez down.

Petruzelli (14-6) followed with a pair of double hammerfists from the top, and Rodriguez was out for the TKO.

Afterward, Petruzelli said that he hopes to get a slot in Bellator's next 205-pound tournament and capture a title in the division.

"That light-heavyweight belt has my name written on it, and I'm coming for it, man," he said.

Rodriguez had a 12-fight win streak snapped with the loss. He fell to 46-12.

"I have to go back to the drawing board," he said. "I'm not done."

In the final main card fight, unbeaten Rene Nazare kept his perfect record intact, stopping Juan Barrantes after the second round when the cageside doctor called a halt to the action. Barrantes' right eye was swollen shut after a pounding over the first 10 minutes.

Nazare controlled the action both standing and on the ground during the duration, but simply couldn't get the finish as Barrantes withstood his barrages and defended on the ground. But after the second round, his face was bloodied and a quick look by the doctor sealed his fate.

Nazare moved to 10-0 with the victory.


21-08-2011, 13:00
Bellator is goed bezig

Ja dat heb jij mooi goed!

Harrie Nak
21-08-2011, 17:02
Mooie KO van Curran. Zal binnenkort wel getekend worden door de UFC, want ik begreep dat hij bijna free agent is.

21-08-2011, 18:23
Win Streak History, but Ricco Rodriguez Vows 'I'm Not Done'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- After a personal best 12-fight win streak was snapped at Bellator (http://www.mmafighting.com/bellator/) 48, Ricco Rodriguez (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/ricco/rodriguez/310/) simply asked for another chance.

The former UFC (http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc) heavyweight champion never got his game plan going and was knocked out by debuting Seth Petruzelli (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/seth/petruzelli/391/) in the first-round of their fight. Rodriguez made no excuses for the loss, crediting Petruzelli for his execution in the cage.

And despite the loss, Rodriguez vowed that we haven't seen the last of him on the major MMA (http://www.mmafighting.com/) scene.

"I have to go back to the drawing board, but I'm not done," he said. "I'm definitely going to come back. Hopefully, Bellator gives me another opportunity."

Rodriguez's representatives were reportedly going to ask to have him included in the upcoming Bellator heavyweight tournament, which is slated to begin in early October.

Petruzelli knocked Rodriguez out with a step-back right hook that was similar to the punch that he used to floor Kimbo Slice. Against Rodriguez, he needed a few ground strikes to finish the fight off, but the stoppage win was all the more impressive when you consider Rodriguez hadn't been TKO'd since Tim Sylvia (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/tim/sylvia/264/) captured the UFC belt from him in February 2003.

"He hits hard," Rodriguez said.

But Rodriguez promised to get back on the horse. After all, this is a guy who many figured was done a long time ago, yet he managed to put his demons behind him and put together an impressive winning streak that got him to Bellator. While that stretch of success is history now, he says he has the tools to recover and rebuild.

"This is a tough job," Rodriguez said. "Every fighter can get knocked out, every fighter can get subbed. It's a fight. It's a way of life. You have to pick up the pieces when you're down. When you're up, you're up. But even when you're at the top of the mountain, everyone's trying to knock you down."