Bellator 105 comes to you live at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Rio Rancho, New Mexico and is headlined by a lightweight tournament semi final match up between Sad Awaad and Will Brooks. Stay tuned for live results starting from the bottom of the page up!
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Saad Awad vs. Will Brooks
Referee: Jason Herzog
Brooks takes the center of the cage. Opens with a low kick. Awad lands with an outside low kick of his own but Brooks punishes him by shooting in for a take down and immediately landing in side control. Brooks throws his knee to the side of Awad. Brooks goes knee on belly. Awad turns his feet toward the fence and kicks off of the cage. They scramble. Brook throws a knee to Awad’s chest. They continue to scramble. Awad does a great job reversing position and obtaining full mount. Brooks explodes out, pushing Awad off of him. Brooks quickly jumps on top of Awad. Awad looks for a triangle but Brooks escapes the attempt and goes right back to work, landing a body head combination. Brooks postures up to his feet looking to slip past the legs of Awad and land some hard shots but Awad is threatening with some good up kicks. Brook steps in, Award immediately threatens with a leg lock. Brooks spins out and defends, moving to side control with just over 30 seconds left in the round. Brooks steps over the left arm of Awad, secures his right arm and works in a full crucifix position in the final 10 seconds.
Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Brooks
Once again Brooks sprints to the center of the cage and opens with two low kicks. The two exchange words, taunting each other. Awad yelling at him to come forward and to stop avoiding the fight. Brooks waving his hands in the air. Brooks throws a high kick followed by a low kick. Brooks changes levels for a take down, Awad grabs hold of his neck for a guillotine but Brooks lands in his half guard and is able to escape the attempt. Awad controlling the posture of Brooks. Awad lands a sweep. They scramble and thenr eturn to their feet. Awad lands a knee on their way up. Awad breathing very heavily as he tries to string together some combinations. Brooks changes levels on him and lands an easy double leg, landing in half guard. Brooks working the body of Awad as Awad looks to hold a body lock to force a stand up. Brooks postures up to his ground and pound. Brooks throws some heavy up kicks at Brooks forcing Brooks to jump back into the guard of Awad but he lands directly in a triangle! Awad tightens it up! Final 10 seconds of the round! Brooks holds on and survives!
Mikal’s Scorecard; 10-9 Brooks
Brooks very active with his kicks to the legs and body of Awad in this round, keeping himself at range to avoid the power punches of Awad. Brooks changes levels and looks for a body lock take down but Awad reverses and ends up in the half guard of Brooks. Awad looks to explode over into full mount but Brooks pushes him off and returns to his feet. Brooks immediately closes the distance and drags Awad to the ground. Awad crawls over to the cage and attempts to get back to his feet – Brooks takes his back but loses it as Awad returns to his feet. Awad taunts Brooks once more to bait Brooks into engaging – and it works as Awad lands three of his best shots of the fight but Brooks circles away to avoid any more punches. He comes forward and changes levels once again, taking Awad down. Herzog stands them up after a while of no action, Brooks helps Awad up. Awad is now chasing after Brooks with looping punches but Brooks avoids all damage. We’re in the final 30 seconds and Brooks once again finds himself on top of Awad. Awad turns onto his knees to try and return to his feet, Brooks lands a big knee to the body in the final 10 seconds. The bell sounds.
Mikal’s Scorecard; 10-9 Brooks.
Will Brooks def. Saad Awad via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Alexander Sarnavskiy vs. Ricardo Tirloni
Referee: Rob Hinds
Sarnavskiy IMMEDIATELY lands flush with a spinning back fist that drops Tirloni. Sarnavskiy pours on the ground and pound looking to finish but Tirloni has kept his composure and is able to land a switch getting on top of Sarnavskiy. Sarnavskiy instantly throws his legs up for a triangle – Tiroloni stands up to posture his way out but can’t escape and is forced to tap!
Alexander Sarnavskiy def. Ricardo Tirloni via submission (triangle choke) at 1:08 in round 1.
Mighty Mo vs. Ron Sparks
Referee: Jason Herzog
Sparks immediately shoots in for a take down but Mo lands a nice reversal and quickly lands into side control just 10 seconds into the round. Mo is picking his shots with his right hand. Mo steps over the left arm of Sparks and secures a crucifix. Mo looks for a keylock – he has it in tight. Sparks is yelling in pain but isn’t tapping. Mo continues to crank on his arm and Sparks continues to groan. Herzog is forced to stop the fight.
Mighty Mo def. Ron Sparks via submission (keylock) at 2:52 in round 1.
Keith Berry vs. Eugene Fadiora
Referee: Rob Hinds
Berry quickly rushes to Fadiora looking to blitz him – Fadiora grabs hold of a body lock and spins him putting his back to the cage. They battle in the clinch, Fadiora with knees and Berry with punches over the top. Fadiora lands an outside trip and secures a take down. Berry is looking to sit up and explode to his feet. And he does. Berry still with his back against the cage and Fadiora lands his second outside trip. Berry once again scoots to the cage putting his back against it hoping to explode to his feet but this time Fadiora pulls him away from it. Fadiora battles in Berry’s half guard as he looks to move into side control. Berry regains half guard as Fadiora tries to step over to full mount. Berry swivels his hips and regains full guard. He throws up his legs for a triangle attempt but Fadiora defends and goes right back into side control. Fadiora is working his elbows from top position which is beginning to show on the face of Berry as a cut has opened up over his left eye. Berry cage walks up to his feet and lands a knee upon separation. Berry knows he is down this round, he’s moving forward winging punches trying to steal it. Fadiora circles away to avoid much damage and changes levels looking for the take down but it is stuffed.
Mikal’s Scorecard: 10-9 Fadiora
We see Berry immediately pressing forward once more, but Fadiora lands a huge straight right that has him backing up. Fadiora is doing a good job circling away from the power of Berry and landing on the outside. Fadiora backs Berry up into the cage once again but isn’t able to land a take down. The two separate. Berry blitzes forward throwing punches and catches Fadiora with a left but he controls the movement of Berry with a bodylock followed by another take down landing in half guard. Fadiora works his elbows. Fadiora transitions into side control and starts pouring it on with elbows. He traps Berry’s left arm and continues to rain down elbows. The referee warns Berry he’s going to stop the fight. Berry isn’t able to defend. The referee steps in and calls the fight!
Eugene Fadiora def. Keith Berry via TKO (elbows) at 4:19 in round 2.