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Bellator 110 Results: “Rampage Vs. M’Pumbu” Live Coverage, Play-By-Play

Bellator 110 Results: “Rampage Vs. M’Pumbu” Live Coverage, Play-By-Play

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of Bellator 110: Rampage vs. M’Pumbu.

Tonight’s card comes to us live from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Now, on to the action! Remember to keep hitting F5 on your keyboard for the most up-to-date results.


Marvin Maldonado vs. Rico DiScuillo ended in a no-contest

Manny Lara vs. Josh Diekmann ended in a no-contest

Ryan Quinn def. Andrew Calandrelli via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Egidijus Valavicius def. Atanas Djambazov via KO (strikes) at :48 of Round 1

Saul Almeida def. Andrew Fisher via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Daniel Weichel def. Scott Cleve via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:46 of Round 1 to advance in featherweight tournament

Will Martinez def. Goiti Yamauchi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) to advance in featherweight tournament


Mike Richman vs. Desmond Green

We’ll kick-start the main card with the first of three featherweight tournament bouts, as Mike Richman takes on Desmond Green.

Richman (16-3) has posted a 5-2 record since joining Bellator, including three wins last year. Green (9-2) is 1-1 in two Bellator appearances, defeating Angelo Sanchez last October via TKO.

Round 1: Green comes out with a nice kick, possibly looking to set up a takedown. We’ve got an accidental eye poke on Richman and time is called. We’re back, as referee John McCarthy asked Richman if he thought he was ugly. Richman answers the kicks with one of his own, and another. Green slips, but Richman doesn’t pounce. Richman has some blood coming out of his nose and Green attacks, scoring with an uncontested takedown. Not much do to on the ground, and they go back to the feet. Richman closes strong with his striking, and defends a takedown to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Green

Round 2: Green appeared to injure his ankle when checking a kick, as he has switched up his stance. Richman defends a takedown and almost secures a choke, but releases. Green gets in and lands a takedown, but Richman quickly to his feet. Green works to loosen up Richman and scores a third takedown, moving to side control and looking to do some damage. Some nice shoulder thrusts by Green, who has 90 seconds left in this round to do some damage. Richman, though, with a nice hip escape, but gets caught up against the fence and brought back down.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Green

Round 3: Richman pushing the pace, coming in after Green to start. Green blocks an uppercut attempt from Richman, but a second one gets through. Another stiff jab by Richman connects. Neither fighter is really going for the win here, keeping it pretty safe to avoid getting caught by the other. We go under a minute and Richman lands a nice swooping left. Nice little flurry to end it.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Richman

Desmond Green def. Mike Richman via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) to advance in featherweight tournament

Diego Nunes vs. Matt Bessette

Our fourth and final featherweight tournament contest pits Diego Nunes against Matt Bessette.

Nunes (18-5) is looking to snap a two-fight losing skid. He was defeated by Patricio Freire in his Bellator debut last September after going 3-3 in six UFC fights.

Bessette (12-4) has won his last four, including a knockout of Nick Piedmont last September.

Round 1: It looks like the old Nunes has returned, firing out of the gates and coming after Bessette. Nice exchange from in close, which Bessette appeared to get the better of. Excellent combination strung together by Bessette. Spinning back kick almost fully connects for Nunes, who catches a kick by Bessette and lands with a strike. Nunes now inside the guard as we go under three minutes. Exchange of knees as Bessette survives a potential guillotine attempt. Bessette lands a counter, but Nunes answers and drops him, working for a possible choke but the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nunes

Round 2: Bessette with a huge overhand right as the action has slowed a bit. Just like that Bessette catches Nunes with a right and drops him. He tries to pounce and finish, but Nunes gets to his feet – but is wobbly. The crowd is fully behind Bessette, but Nunes clinches up against the fence, landing a nice knee in the process. Spinning back kick for Nunes, who has recovered. But just like that, Bessette lands with the right and a counter-left. His striking has been on-point this round, as he catches Nunes once again.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bessette

Round 3: Have to figure this one is all tied up after two rounds. Bessette with some strong kicks to the body of Nunes, who looks to be focused on landing a significant strike or nothing. Nice little counter connects for Nunes, as does a big right-hand. Now, Nunes is mixing it up more, landing nice lefts, rights and kicks. Bessette eats a body kick to land a right. The pressure of Nunes appears to have gotten to Bessette, who is struggling.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nunes

Matt Bessette def. Diego Nunes via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28) to advance in featherweight tournament

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs. Mikhail Zayats

We now head to the light heavyweight tournament, as our first semifinal sees Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal meet Mikhail Zayats.

Lawal (11-3) is a former Strikeforce champion who lost to Emanuel Newton last November in a bout for the interim Bellator title. He has posted a 3-2 mark since joining the promotion in 2013.

Zayats (22-7) submitted Aaron Rosa last October, pushing his Bellator record to 3-1. That includes a TKO victory over Renato Sobral and a decision loss to Newton.

Round 1: Lawal has quite the corner, as Jeff Mayweather and Roy Nelson are helping him. Lawal drops for a single-leg and gets it with his brute force. Zayats does a nice job of working back to his feet, avoiding any damage. Lawal with a big right to the body and an even bigger left to the face. Zayats stood still for a brief moment after the combo. Lawal taking a page out of his possible pro wrestling career with a “heart punch,” or it was a strike that just missed the face. Big right from Zayats lands, as does another, and the underdog appears to have his feet set now. Zayats fakes a takedown attempt and throws a huge head kick that just misses.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lawal

Round 2: Stiff right from Zayats as he catches Lawal coming in too far. Lawal gets in on a takedown, grabbing hold of Zayats, but he can’t keep him on the ground. Not a good sign for Lawal, but he shoots again. Lots of booing from the crowd, as these two have yet to explode on one another in this round. Zayats defends another takedown attempt by Lawal with relative ease.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Zayats

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal def. Mikhail Zayats via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) to advance in light heavyweight tournament

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Christian M’Pumbu

Our second light heavyweight tournament semifinal will see former UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson take on ex-Bellator champ Christian M’Pumbu.

Jackson (33-11) is fighting fro the first time since a November TKO victory over Joey Beltran in his Bellator debut. Prior to that, he went 2-3 in his last five UFC fights.

M’Pumbu (18-5-1) has dropped two straight, both by decision. His 2013 loss to Attila Vegh was for the Bellator title.

Round 1: No touch of gloves, as these two had quite the stare down after weigh-ins. Jackson is jumping around, and M’Pumbu just stops and puts his hands up, as if to tell him, “Bring it.” M’Pumbu weighed in under 200 pounds, so he is obviously the quicker fighter, but Jackson is doing a nice job of cutting off the cage right now. Nice little exchange and Jackson clinches. It almost looks like Jackson is unsure of the range that M’Pumbu has, as he is very hesitant to get inside. Kick by M’Pumbu and Jackson lands a flush left. It was almost just a slip by M’Pumbu but Jackson is on top, landing uncontested shots and M’Pumbu goes out. He is protesting the stoppage, but he was clearly knocked out.

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson def. Christian M’Pumbu via KO (strikes) at 4:34 of Round 1 to advance in light heavyweight tournament