2009 in Bellator MMA

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2009 in Bellator MMA was the first installment of the Bellator Fighting Championships (Bellator FC)-produced series. It started broadcasting April 3, 2009, through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes. The episodes had a one-day tape delay.

2009 in Bellator MMA
GenreSports
Created byBjorn Rebney
Country of originUnited States
Production
Running time120 minutes
Release
Original networkESPN Deportes
Original releaseApril 3 (2009-04-03) –
June 19, 2009 (2009-06-19)
Chronology
Preceded byN/A
Followed by2010 in Bellator MMA

Bellator 1Edit

Bellator 1
Information
PromotionBellator Fighting Championships
DateApril 3, 2009
VenueSeminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
CityHollywood, Florida, United States
Attendance1,756
Event chronology
Bellator 1 Bellator 2

Bellator 1 was a mixed martial arts event by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on Friday, April 3, 2009 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.[1] It was broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, April 4, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes.

The event featured quarter-final tournament bouts of the 2009 Featherweight (145 lb) and Lightweight (155 lb) Tournaments, along with a number of non-tournament bouts to be held in the organization's other weight divisions. All bouts were contested under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

Results

Lightweight Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Jorge Masvidal def. Nick Agallar TKO (punches) 1 1:19
Lightweight Eddie Alvarez def. Greg Loughran Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:44
Lightweight Toby Imada def. Alonzo Martinez Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:26
Featherweight Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Yahir Reyes def. Nick Gonzalez Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:11
Featherweight Estevan Payan def. Luis Palomino Decision (split) 3 5:00
Featherweight Joe Soto def. Ben Greer TKO (punches) 1 3:40
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Jonathan Brookins def. Stephen Ledbetter Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:32
Lightweight Lorenzo Borgomeo def. Daniel Morales Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:46
Middleweight James Brasco def. Kevin Abrante Submission (armbar) 1 2:14
Middleweight Moyses Gabin def. Chris Decaro Submission (triangle choke) 1 1:33
Middleweight Gary Padilla def. Daniel Sarafian TKO (punches) 2 3:04

Bellator 2Edit

Bellator 2
Information
PromotionBellator Fighting Championships
DateApril 10, 2009
VenueMohegan Sun
CityUncasville, Connecticut, United States
Attendance1,283
Event chronology
Bellator 1 Bellator 2 Bellator 3

Bellator 2 was a mixed martial arts event by the promotion Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on Friday, April 10, 2009 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.[2] It was then broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, April 11, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes.

Background

The event featured the final quarter-final bouts of the 2009 Featherweight (145 lb) and Lightweight (155 lb) Tournaments, as well as, the quarter-final round of the Welterweight (170 lb) Tournament. A number of non-tournament bouts to be held in the organization's other weight divisions also took place. The evening's main event saw undefeated former EliteXC Featherweight Champion Henry Martinez square off against rising star Wilson Reis.[3] All bouts were contested under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

Results

Featherweight Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Wilson Reis def. Henry Martinez Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Lightweight Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Eric Reynolds def. Thomas Schulte TKO (punches) 1 4:18
Welterweight Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Lyman Good def. Héctor Urbina Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:22
Welterweight Jorge Ortiz def. Aaron Romero Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Welterweight Omar De La Cruz def. Victor Meza Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera def. Willie Gates Submission (triangle choke) 3 3:22
Welterweight Matt Makowski def. Aaron Tregear Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Welterweight Jesse Juarez def. Mikey Gomez TKO (punches) 1 4:23
Featherweight Josh LaBerge def. Chris Simmons Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00

Bellator 3Edit

Bellator 3
Information
PromotionBellator Fighting Championships
DateApril 17, 2009
VenueLloyd Noble Center
CityNorman, Oklahoma, United States
Attendance4,297
Event chronology
Bellator 2 Bellator 3 Bellator 4

Bellator 3 and Bellator IV were two episodes of the mixed martial arts promotion, Bellator Fighting Championships, created from a single event. The event took place on Friday, April 17, 2009 at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma.[4]

Background

Bellator IV was originally scheduled for Montreal, however regulatory issues prevented the event from being held there. Each episode featured half of the bouts from the third Bellator event. Bellator III aired nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, April 18, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes. Bellator IV aired on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

Results

Middleweight Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Hector Lombard def. Virgil Lozano KO (punch) 1 1:10
Middleweight Yosmany Cabezas def. Edwin Aguilar Submission (armbar) 1 4:31
Middleweight Tournament Alternate bout
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Marcelo Alfaya def. Joey Gorczynski TKO (punches) 1 1:32
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Johnny Eduardo def. Donald Sanchez Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Rudy Lindsay def. Wayne Cole TKO (punches) 2 3:37

Bellator 4Edit

Bellator 4
Information
PromotionBellator Fighting Championships
DateApril 17, 2009
VenueLloyd Noble Center
CityNorman, Oklahoma, United States
Attendance3,850
Event chronology
Bellator 3 Bellator 4 Bellator 5

Results

Middleweight Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Damien Stelly def. Alex Andrade Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Middleweight Jared Hess def. Daniel Tabera submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:34
Welterweight Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Dave Menne def. Norman Paraisy Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 2:39
Middleweight Tournament Alternate bout
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Jason Norwood def. John Kirk Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:52
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Tyler East def. Amedio Viola TKO (punches) 1 2:40
Light Heavyweight William Albrecht def. Mike Messina TKO (punches) 1 1:30

Bellator 5Edit

Bellator 5
Information
PromotionBellator Fighting Championships
DateMay 1, 2009
VenueHara Arena
CityDayton, Ohio, United States
Event chronology
Bellator 4 Bellator 5 Bellator 6

Bellator 5 took place on Friday, May 1, 2009 in Dayton, Ohio.[5] It was broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, May 2, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes.

Background

The event featured the semi-finals of the Lightweight Tournament.

Debuting for the promotion were heavyweight prospect Dave Herman and former UFC fighter Dan Evensen.[6]

All bouts were contested under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

Results

Lightweight Semifinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Toby Imada def. Jorge Masvidal Technical Submission (inverted-triangle choke) 3 3:22
Lightweight Eddie Alvarez def. Eric Reynolds Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 1:30
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Waylon Lowe def. Frank Caraballo Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Justin Edwards def. John Troyer Submission (guillotine) 1 3:12
Female bout (117 lb) Jessica Penne def. Tammie Schneider TKO (punches) 1 1:35
Featherweight Matt Jaggers def. Pete Dominguez Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:03
Heavyweight Dan Evensen def. Raoul Romero TKO (punches) 2 1:44
Heavyweight Joey Beltran def. Sherman Pendergarst TKO (punches) 1 2:24
Heavyweight Dave Herman def. Josh Barnes TKO (punches) 1 4:46

Bellator 6Edit

Bellator 6
Information
PromotionBellator Fighting Championships
DateMay 8, 2009
VenueCentral Pavilion Arena
CityRobstown, Texas, United States
Event chronology
Bellator 5 Bellator 6 Bellator 7

Bellator 6 was an event of the mixed martial arts promotion, Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on Friday, May 8, 2009 in Robstown, Texas.[7] It was broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, May 9, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes.

Background

The event featured the semi-finals of the Featherweight Tournament.[8]

All bouts were contested under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

Results

Featherweight Semifinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Joe Soto def. Wilson Reis Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Featherweight Yahir Reyes def. Estevan Payan KO (spinning backfist) 2 1:56
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Luis Palomino def. Nick Gonzalez TKO (punches) 1 2:13
Featherweight Roberto Vargas def. Daniel Pineda Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Featherweight Jose Santibanez def. Dustin Phillips Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:34
Middleweight Robert McDaniel def. Chris Spicer Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:53
Catchweight (174 lb) Héctor Urbina def. Ira Boyd TKO (arm injury) 1 0:19

Bellator 7/8Edit

Bellator 7/8
Information
PromotionBellator Fighting Championships
DateMay 15, 2009
VenueAragon Ballroom
CityChicago, Illinois, United States
Event chronology
Bellator 6 Bellator 7/8 Bellator 9

Bellator 7/8 was an event of the mixed martial arts promotion, Bellator Fighting Championships. The events took place on Friday, May 15, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.[9] It was broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, May 16, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes.

Background

The events featured the semi-finals of the Welterweight Tournament.[10]

The card also featured the debut of former UFC heavyweight Eddie Sanchez.

All bouts were contested under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

Results

Welterweight Semifinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Omar De La Cruz def. Dave Menne TKO (punches) 1 3:19
Welterweight Lyman Good def. Jorge Ortiz TKO (cut) 2 4:37
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Troy Gerhart def. Lorenzo Borgomeo Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Eddie Sanchez def. Jay White TKO (punches) 1 0:10
Lightweight Alonzo Martinez def. Victor Meza Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:42
Welterweight Jesse Juarez def. DeRay Davis TKO (punches) 2 4:47
Welterweight Anthony Lapsley def. Ryan Williams Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:22
Welterweight Jacob Volkmann def. Kevin Knabjian Submission (D'arce choke) 2 1:42
Women's bout (135 lb) Kerry Vera def. Leslie Smith Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00

Bellator 8Edit

There were no fights scheduled for week 8. Instead, Bellator ran a "Road to the Championship" special highlighting tournament fights.[11] This highlight show was considered Bellator 8.

Bellator 9Edit

Bellator 9
Information
PromotionBellator Fighting Championships
DateMay 29, 2009
VenueMonroe Civic Center
CityMonroe, Louisiana, United States
Event chronology
Bellator 7/8 Bellator 9 Bellator 10

Bellator 9 was a mixed martial arts event promoted by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on Friday, May 29, 2009 in Monroe, Louisiana.[12] It was broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, May 30, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes.

Results

Middleweight Semifinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Hector Lombard def. Damien Stelly TKO (punches) 1 2:56
Middleweight Jared Hess def. Yosmany Cabezas TKO (punches) 3 4:26
Non Tournament Bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Nick Ring def. Isidro Gonzalez Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:39
Featherweight Shad Lierley def. Nathan Murdock Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Middleweight Alex Andrade def. Christian Fulgium TKO (punches) 1 2:01
Heavyweight Shawn Jordan def. Jayme McKinney Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 0:30
Catchweight bout (175 lb) Chad Leonhardt def. Dan Keenan KO (knee) 1 3:03
Lightweight Chas Skelly def. Mike Braswell Decision (split) 3 5:00

Bellator 10Edit

Bellator 10
Information
PromotionBellator Fighting Championships
DateJune 5, 2009
VenueCitizens Business Bank Arena
CityOntario, California, United States
Event chronology
Bellator 9 Bellator 10 Bellator 11

Bellator 10 was a mixed martial arts event promoted by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on Friday, June 5, 2009 in Ontario, California at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.[13] It was broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, June 6, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes.

Background

The show featured the finals of the Featherweight tournament.[14]

Results

Featherweight Final
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Joe Soto def. Yahir Reyes Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:11 [a]
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Wilson Reis def. Roberto Vargas Decision (split) 3 5:00
Middleweight Bryan Baker def. Matt Horwich Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Lightweight Diego Garijo def. Saad Awad Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:45
Lightweight Israel Giron def. Phil Brown Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:42
Heavyweight Travis Browne def. Mychal Clark Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Catchweight bout (175 lb) Jesse Juarez def. Mikey Gomez Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Nick Moghaddam def. Lamar Jiles Disqualification (illegal knee) 2 4:14

Bellator 11Edit

Bellator 11
Information
PromotionBellator Fighting Championships
DateJune 12, 2009
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut, United States
Event chronology
Bellator 10 Bellator 11 Bellator 12

Bellator 11 was a mixed martial arts event promoted by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on Friday, June 12, 2009 in Uncasville, Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Arena.[15] It broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, June 13, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes.

Background

This event featured the finals of the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix.

Results

Welterweight Final
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Lyman Good def. Omar De La Cruz TKO (punches) 1 1:23 [a]
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Vagner Rocha def. Igor Gracie Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Welterweight Jake Ellenberger def. Marcelo Alfaya KO (punch) 1 0:42
Welterweight Justin Torrey def. Matt Makowski Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Nick Pace def. Collin Tebo KO (flying knee) 1 1:37
Middleweight David Branch def. Dennis Olson Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:27
Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera def. Nick Garcia Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Middleweight Uriah Hall def. Edwin Aguilar KO (head kicks) 3 4:31

Bellator 12Edit

Bellator 12
Information
PromotionBellator Fighting Championships
DateJune 19, 2009
VenueSeminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
CityHollywood, Florida, United States
Event chronology
Bellator 11 Bellator 12 Bellator 13

Bellator 12 was a mixed martial arts event by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on Friday, June 19, 2009 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.[16] It was broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, June 20, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes.[17]

Background

The event featured the final tournament bouts of the 2009 Season One Lightweight (155 lb) and Middleweight (185 lb) Tournaments, along with a number of non-tournament bouts held in the organization's other weight divisions.

All bouts were contested under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

Results

Lightweight Final
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Eddie Alvarez def. Toby Imada Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 0:38 [a]
Middleweight Final
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Hector Lombard def. Jared Hess TKO (doctor stoppage) 4 1:41 [b]
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Jorge Masvidal def. Eric Reynolds Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:33
Featherweight Fabio Mello def. Sami Aziz Submission (armbar) 3 1:58
Welterweight Sérgio Moraes def. Josh Martin Submission (triangle choke) 1 4:21
Women's bout (125 lb) Rosi Sexton def. Valerie Coolbaugh Submission (armbar) 1 3:40
Catchweight (151.5 lbs) Luis Palomino def. Troy Gerhart Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Women's bout (145 lb) Stephanie Guimaraes def. Yvonne Reis KO (knee) 1 0:49

TournamentsEdit

Middleweight Tournament BracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
  Hector Lombard KO
  Virgil Lozano 1
  Hector Lombard TKO
  Damien Stelly 1
  Damien Stelly UD
  Alex Andrade 3
  Hector Lombard TKO
  Jared Hess 4
  Jared Hess SUB
  Daniel Tabera 1
  Jared Hess TKO
  Yosmany Cabezas 3
  Yosmany Cabezas SUB
  Edwin Aguilar 1

Welterweight Tournament BracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
  Lyman Good SUB
  Héctor Urbina 2
  Lyman Good TKO
  Jorge Ortiz 2
  Jorge Ortiz UD
  Aaron Romero 3
  Lyman Good 'TKO
  Omar De La Cruz 1
  Omar De La Cruz UD
  Victor Meza 3
  Omar De La Cruz TKO
  Dave Menne 1
  Dave Menne SUB
  Norman Paraisy 3

Lightweight Tournament BracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
  Eddie Alvarez SUB
  Greg Loughran 1
  Eddie Alvarez SUB
  Eric Reynolds 3
  Eric Reynolds TKO
  Thomas Schulte 1
  Eddie Alvarez SUB
  Toby Imada 2
  Toby Imada SUB
  Alonzo Martinez 1
  Toby Imada SUB
  Jorge Masvidal 3
  Jorge Masvidal TKO
  Nick Agallar 1

Featherweight Tournament BracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
  Joe Soto TKO
  Ben Greer 1
  Joe Soto UD
  Wilson Reis 3
  Wilson Reis UD
  Henry Martinez 3
  Joe Soto SUB
  Yahir Reyes 2
  Yahir Reyes SUB
  Nick Gonzalez 1
  Yahir Reyes KO
  Estevan Payan 2
  Estevan Payan SD
  Luis Palomino 3

External linksEdit

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