Welcome back to Fightline’s live coverage of BellatorMMA. Miggs here to bring you tonight’s action. This week we have Bellator’s Summer Series 2 coming to us live from the Santa Ana Star Center in Albuquerque, NM.
The preliminary bouts will air on Spiketv.com and Bellator.com at 5:30 EST ant the main card will be broadcasted SpikeTV immediately following the prelims.
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Lightweight World Title Fight: Michael Chandler vs. David Rickels: Round 1. Main event time ya’ll!! tap of the gloves and we’re off. Leg kicks by Rickels, Chandler not checking any of them. A few jabs from Chandler landing clean. heavy right hand drops Rickels , Rickles pops back up and another few rights drops Rickels for good. As long as it took me to type this, they have replayed the ending and Rickels is still out!! Dddaaammmn!! Chandler literally ate a left right before he countered w/ a right to initially drop Rickels. Holy hell.
Official Results: Chandler def. Rickels via KO at 0:44 or Round 1.
Welterweight World Title Fight: Ben Askren vs. Andrey Koreschkov: Round 1. Damn, they engage immediately and Askren is doing some funky cradle/pedigree type move and he damn near mounted Koreschkov. Koreschkov escapes but lands in a one arm in guillotine but Koreschkov holds on and gets out. Askren is all over Koreschkov from the jump. Koreschkov is fighting from behind already. Koreschkov is being schooled big time. Askren has one hook in and doesn’t seem to be concerned w/ putting the second one in. Askren threatens w/ a RNC but Koreschkov defends. Askren is riding Koreschkov and not letting Koreschkov have any air at all. Round ends, damn.
Fightline gives Round 1 to Askren 10-8.
Round 2. Askren shoots and Koreschkov sprawls and nearly gets his back but Askren gets Koreschkov down and is in side control and now full mount, Jesus. He just mounted him like Koreschkov has no defense. Askren continues to ride Koreschkov as he literally stopped , raised his arm and chanted USA! USA! Wheelock said it best, who does that? “Funky” is quite the character. I hope he never leaves Bellator. They roll over and Askren continues to threaten w/ a RNC but he seems more comfortable rolling and riding Koreschkov rather than finishing. The keep scrambling and Askren gets to north-south but does nothing w/ it. Now he moves to side mount. Koreschkov has no answer for Askren’s funkiness. Crucifix and Askren is landing right hand after right hand and the round ends.
Fightline gives Round 2 to Askren 20-18.
Round 3. Damn, I just realized this is a title fight and we have 3 more rounds to go. This might suck if the ref doesn’t stop this fight. Askren shoots and momentarily gets Koreschkov’s back. They roll over and Askren in back to the mount. I realize Askren is very good, but every opponent he’s fought seem surprised. They have this look on their faces like they’re surprised when they get here, getting schooled by Askren. Really? Askren doing a welterweight impression of Cain Velasquez, pounding his opponent on the ground w/ little to no submission attempts. Askren is handing Koreschkov his ass on a red, white and blue colored platter, no joke. They roll over a scramble but Askren stays stuck on Koreschkov’s back. North-south and maybe a kimura by Askren, and no, false alarm. Askren twirls his finger in the air like whoop de fucking doo, I’m winning as the round ends.
Fightline gives Round 3 to Askren 30-26.
Round 4. Askren shoots and gets the takedown. He passes immediately but this time, it looks like he may have a side choke. It looks deep and Koreschkov isn’t fighting it that much, besides the “answer the phone” block. He gives it up and jumps back to mount. Koreschkov rolls but Askren gingerly moves from half to side to mount and back to side control as if he’s scratching his balls. Ok back to mount. Koreschkov rolls and Askren gets back mount. The ref was basically looking for a reason to stop the fight and Askren gave it to him by throwing a few consecutive punches. End of fight, thank god. Not that I don’t like grappling, but 2 more rounds of this shit would’ve sucked big time, for Koreschkov just as much as for fans.
Official Results: Askren def. Koreschkov via TKO at 2:58 of Round 4.
Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: King Mo vs. Jacob Noe: Round 1. Despite all the shit talk from yesterday, they shake hands before the bout. They meet in the center and King Mo hands are nice and high. Mo waits for a kick from Noe and Mo gets a single leg and an easy takedown. Noe is trying to get back up, he does but Mo takes him back down. Mo putting a lot of pressure on Noe. Knee to the body by Mo as Noe gets back up. Noe is bouncing around on one foot before Mo takes him down once more. Mo lets Noe get back up only to power through w/ a blast double leg. Noe covers up as Mo is unloading some decent GnP. Nothing is landing clean but they’re unanswered punches. Noe doing a good job of posturing on his hip to avoid heavy shots. Mo is in Noe’s half guard and Mo is using his right arm for a one-on-one behind Noes back preventing Noe from getting back up. Nothing really exciting but steady pressure from Mo and a knee to the body right as the bell rings.
Fightline gives Round 1 King Mo 10-9.
Round 2. Straight right by Noe barely missed. Inside kick by Noe, lands perfectly. Not a lot of power but I’m sure it stung. Mo changes levels and eats a jab for it. Mo changes levels again and this time shoots and gets the takedown. Noe is on his right hip as Mo postures to land some nice punches. Noe brings his legs up for an armbar but Mo scarcely defended it before Noe gave up. Mo keeps Noe against the fence, switches between body and head, everything is landing for Mo. Mo is landing more and more, there’s a bit of blood on Noe’s nose and some swelling under his left eye. Noe just can’t seem to get anything off. No one punch is hurting Noe, it’s a matter of accumulation.
Fightline gives Round 2 to King Mo 20-19.
Round 3. Double leg by Mo, easy takedown. Smith and Wheelock have been teasing w/ a big announcement coming up from Rampage later in the broadcast. Bellator comes back from commercial break and the camera pans in on former middleweight, super middleweight,light heavyweight and heavyweight champ, Roy Jones Jr. Did Bellator just prematurely blow their wad? Maybe. Noe gets up only to receive a few heavy punches, possibly opening Noe’s mouse under his eye. Mo shoots in again and takes him down once more. A little more GnP by Mo and the ref has seen enough. Good call by the ref. No need to continue if Noe is only going to take a worse ass whopping for 2 or 3 more minutes. Bellator finally get’s what they wanted, King Mo w/ a light heavyweight title shot.
Official Results: King Mo def. Noe via TKO at 2:51 of Round 3.
Heavyweight Tournament Final: Ryan Martinez vs. Vitaly Minakov: Round 1. Tap of the gloves and we’re off. Minakov lunges i nw/ a wide right, misses, and they clinch. Minakov against the fence. Martinez trips Minakov nicely and momentarily threatens w/ a guillotine but Minakov escapes. They continue to trade, the crowd ooohhs and aaahhhs after every swing. They clinch and an inside trip by Minakov takes Martinez down. Martinez pops back up and eats a knee. Martinez attacks and lands a wide left hand, Minakov does a mini chicken dance but regains his legs. Minakov has now felt Martinez’s power but he’s still attacking. Minakov clinches and land when he breaks it. Minakov taking some deep breaths, if I didn’t know any better, I’d say he’a already tired. Minakov clinches and they’re up against the fence. They exchange right hooks off the break. Martinez is catching on to Minakov doing this and tried to beat him to it. Minakov shoots and Martinez’s short stature helps in sprawling. Close round.
Fightline gives Round 1 to Martinez 10-9.
Round 2. They begin w/ a small exchange. Lots of blood coming from Martinez’s nose, not sure what happened there. Minakov is now lunging in more and Martinez is able to see it coming and counter. He’s done it twice now. Minakov clinches and pushes Martinez to the fence. Groin shot (knee) by Minakov. Ref separates them and is giving Martinez time. Wow, the ref is deducting a point for the low knee w/ no warning. Shit, Minakov is gonna have to push it now. Time in. Straight right lands for Minakov as Martinez misses his right hook. I have him ahead but Jimmy Smith has Martinez ahead. Another lead right hand from the orthodox Minakov, his lead lands quicker than Martinez’s southpaw lead right hook. Minakov lunges and Martinez lands a counter straight left down the center. Neither of these gentlemen are throwing jabs, just lead power shots. Minakov shoots from way outside and Martinez’s stuffs it easily. They stay in a clinch until the bell rings.
Fightline gives Round 2 to Minakov, however w/ the point deduction, it’s a 9-9 round (20-18)
Round 3. Minakov continues to press the action, often lunging in, this time Minakov get’s the takedown. Minakov stands and lands a few punches and is almost in full mount. They’re up against the fence as Minakov just moves into full mount. Minakov is holding Martinez’s head down w/ his left while raining down single punches w/ his right. Now Minakov is switching to elbows. They both look gassed and Martinez is occasionally trying to turn over but Minakov keeps him flat. Martinez tries to roll over but stays on his side. After several looping right hands to the back of Martinez head, Minakov punches begin to land cleanly on Martinez face, the ref has seen enough and jumps in to end the fight.
Official Results: Minakov def. Martinez via TKO at 4:02 of Round 3.
Featherweight Feature Bout: Jared Downing vs. Patricio Pitbull: Round 1. Wow, they’re throwing already. High kick by Pitbull. Hard right hand by Pitbull drops Downing, Pitbull attacks and slaps on a guillotine but Downing escapes. That was close. Downing on top of Pitbull against the fence. Pitbull gets back up but Downing is in tight w/ a clinch. Pitbull turns Downing. They’r broken and back to the center they go. Right hand misses by Pitbull. Low kick, lands low but time is not called. 1-2-3 combo Pitbull lands nicely. They clinch against the fence and Pitbull breaks. Downing lands some nice some nice jabs. Downing lunges in and gets caught again, Downing drops and pops back up, Pitbull attacks and Downing trys to buy some time clinching against the fence. Downing drops for s double and gets it. Downing ends the round on top. Good action.
Fightline gives Round 1 to Pitbull 10-9.
Round 2. Am I tripping or does the Bellator cage looks bigger? Maybe it’s just me. Ok, we’re on. Downing walking Pitbull down. High kick by Pitbull, barely missed. Another 1-2 by Pitbull catches Downing clean again and down goes Downing, he pops up but once more Pitbull drops Downing. Downing is up and back peddling and one last 1-2 down the center drops Downing like a tree and the ref jumps in to save Downing. it seems as if the 1-2 knocked Downing out and the back of his head bouncing off the canvas actually woke him back up, as nuts as that sounds. After the ref jumps in, Downing gets right back up as if nothing had happened but he was hurt, no doubt. Crazy scene though.
Official Results: Pitbull def. Downing via TKO at 0:54 of Round 2.
Catchweight Feature Bout: Cris Leyva vs. Will Brooks: Round 1. Sorry guys, couldn’t find a feed. Ok, so Brooks is on top of Leyva doing some nice GnP up against the fence. Brooks passes to side control while Leyva is trying to cage walk. Leyva gets guard back but Brooks is stacking Leyva well. Wheelock is saying Brooks busted a nice WWE style belly to back suplex to get the fight to the ground. Leyva is trying to get back up but Brooks slams him back down, now further from the fence. Brooks passes to side mount again . Leyva sits up and Brooks unloads a nice knee to the body. Leyva continues to struggle to get back up. Round ends here. BTW, Leyva is wearing RevGear shorts, awesome shorts, very comfortable.
Fightline gives Round 1 to Brooks 10-9.
Round 2. They meet in the center and they’re exchanging nicely. Brooks again takes Leyva down and drives him to the fence. They replayed the suplex in the first round, nasty. Leyva sits up against the fence and eats another knee to the body for his troubles. Leyva gets back up but keeps a hand on the ground to avoid the knees but still eats body knees. Brooks again takes Leyva down and again up against the fence. Leyva manages to get back up and is now throwing nice kicks to Brooks’ legs. Leyva is throwing some combos, even to Brooks body. Brooks is literally walking Leyva down, showing no respect for Leyva’s punches. Body kick by Brooks followed by a power double, takes Leyva down against the fence again. Leyva gets back up but he looks tired. He’s throwing but not much on them and the round ends.
Fightline gives Round 2 to Brooks 20-19.
Round 3. Brooks still moving forward and taking Leyva sloppy hack-type punches. Inside kick by Leyva, does nothing. Brooks shoots and takes Leyva down and now mounts Leyva. Brooks is looking for the RNC but Leyva stops it well. Brooks has back mount and flattens Leyva out. He unloads about 20 unanswered punches to force the ref to stop the fight.
Official Results: Brooks def. Leyva via TKO at 2:20 of Round 3.
Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal Bout: Rafael Silva vs. Rodrigo Lima: Round 1. This card is so stacked, this semifinal bout is on the prelims. They meet in the center and they looks pumped. Silva gets a big takedown. Lime immediately threatens w/ an armbar but Silva defends it. Silva is trying to pass now but Lima’s guard is very active and very aggressive. Silva slowly pushing Lima to the fence. Lima doing a nice job avoiding any real damage using his guard. Silva is posturing but he’s unable to get any solid punches off. Silva stands and dives back down w/ a punch that missed. Lima’s guard is pretty damn sweet. Silva stands and finally lands a good right hand as he dives back into Lima’s guard, Lima took it well. Silva is trying to pass but nothing as the round ends.
Fightline gives Round 1 to Silva 10-9.
Round 2. They tap gloves and we’re off. Silva unloads a quick spinning heel kick Capoeira style, two of them but nothing lands cleanly. Silva takes Lima down again and is keeping top position. Lima is looking for an omoplata but ate a right hand for going for it. Lima has a high guard but Silva isn’t falling for anything. Silva postures and lands a few hard right hands. Lima is looking a bit tired but even then, Silva is landing every now and then. Lima’s open guard is still active. Silva throws some hammer fists but nothing lands clean enough to do some damage. Dope ass camera view BTW, on the outside of the fence but directly in front of the camera man, nice close ups. Round ends.
Fightline gives Round 2 to Silva 20-19.
Round 3. Lima eating a slap by Rafael Cordero in between rounds. Ouch. The meet in the center and Silva lands a spinning back kick to Lima’s gut, lands nicely followed by a power double and gets the TD. Heavy heavy top pressure from Silva, stacking Lima every chance he gets. Lima keeps his guard open which Silva can’t seem to pass. Either that or he just gave up on passing it. Lima get’s back up and Silva get’s Lima’s back as they stand and he slams him down, sinks in both hooks immediately and goes for the RNC. It looks deep and there’s the tap. Great finish.
Official Results: Silva def. Lima via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:03 of Round 3.
Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal Bout: Anthony Leone vs. Frank Baca: Round 1. And we’re off, the tap gloves. Both have high hands, Baca lands a nice leg kick. They exchange leg kicks. Leone owns a victory over former Bellator bantamweight champ Mackovsky. A few body kicks land by Baca. Now they excahnge inside kicks. Leone lunges in w/a triple right hook and missed all of them. They continue to exchange leg kicks, it looks as if Leone is getting the better of them. Baca looks a little timid but that hasn’t stopped him from answering damn near all of Leone’s leg kicks. Baca throws a right kick and Leone catches it and lands a few right hands. Leone gets dropped by nice right hand by Baca, Leone dropped like a sack of potatoes but he’s recovered well. He’s in a single leg while Baca is landing some side shots. Round ends, very close until the end.
Fightline gives Round 1 to Baca 10-9.
Round 2. Watching the replay, Leone still looked clear when he fell from Baca’s right hand. He looks clear already early on in the 2nd. They go back to exchanging leg kicks. Leone attacks and eats another right hand, not as hard as the KD but decides to shoot in instead. Baca defending the TD very well. Leone driving but Baca is defending the TD. Baca is trying to be sneaky w/ a guillotine but Leone see’s it coming and tucks his chin. Leone still pressing Baca against the fence trying to get the single leg w/ no success. Baca goes down to one knee and momentarily on his ass but as he pops up, Leons sinks one hook in but the fence is working against Leone as he can’t get the Baca’s back due to it. Baca using the fence to keep Leone from getting his back. Baca grabs Leones hand and is defending the RNC well. Baca’s hand control saves the day for him.
Fightline gives Round 2 to Leone 19-19.
Round 3. Glove tap again and we’re off. 2 consecutive inside kicks by Baca, very slappy. Over hand right by Leone, all air followed by a a double leg. Baca tries to hit a switch w/ no luck. Pushes Baca to the fence and jumps on his back just as the previous round ended and this gets the RNC w/ only one hook in.
Official Results: Leone def. Baca via submission (reak naked choke) at 1:07 of Round 3.
Lightweight Feature Bout: Mike Barreras vs. Bubba Jenkins: Round 1. Aaawwww ssshiittt!! Jenkins making his Bellator debut!! Jenkins sprints across the cage and gets the takedown, Barreras pops back up and again Jenkins shoots for the TD. Jenkins is stuck in a guillotine, it looks deep!!! Jenkins slams Barreras down and can’t get Barreras off his neck, he stands back up and Barreras gives up the choks. Jenkins actually gets mount, the action is a lot faster than I can type. They’re back to their feet and again they go down via Jenkins TD. Barreras again threatens w/ a guillotine but gives it up again. Full mount by Jenkins near the fence, landing some big right hands. Jenkins postures to land some rights and Barreras bridges but can’t get Jenkins off of him. Another hard bridge and he backs up. Wow they’re exchanging on the feet, it appeared as if Jenkins was momentarily stunned. Barreras keeps throwing but Jenkins gets the clinch and another TD by Jenkins. Again, Barreras threatens w/ a guillotine. It looked deep but Barrera looks gassed. Very fast paced bout. Barreras left eye looks swollen and a smaller mouse underneath his right eye. Wow, what a round.
Fightline gives Round 1 to Jenkins 10-9.
Round 2. Whoa, sloppy spinning kick by Jenkins, totally missed. Tempo slowing down. Barreras eye looks bad. Lead hook by Jenkins hurts Barreras, Jenkins immediately attacks and gets the takedown. Jenkins, from half guard is unloading right hand after right hand, to the side of the head, under the arm pit, everything is landing. Barreras looks done and he is, the ref jumps in the call the fight.
Official Results: Jenkins def. Barreras via TKO at 1:02 of Round 2.
Catchweight Feature Bout: Jeremy Kimball vs. Keith Berry: Round 1.
Bantamweight Feature Bout: Russell Wilson vs. Shawn Bunch: Round 1.
Bantamweight Catchweight Bout: Javier Palacios vs. Richard Jacques: Round 1.
Bantamweight Feature Bout: Adrian Cruz vs. Felipe Chavez: Round 1.
Featherweight Feature Bout: Cliff Wright Jr vs. Donald Sanchez: Round 1.