2014 in Bellator MMA

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2014 in Bellator MMA was the tenth season for Bellator MMA, a mixed martial arts promotion. It began on February 28, 2014 and aired on Spike TV.

2014 in Bellator MMA
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PromotionBellator MMA
First date airedFebruary 28, 2014 (2014-02-28)
Last date airedNovember 15, 2014 (2014-11-15)
← 2013
2015 →

The season included tournaments for the Heavyweight, Welterweight, Featherweight, Light Heavyweight, and Lightweight weight classes. At the end of the season, Bellator held its first pay-per-view event, Bellator 120, on May 17, 2014.

Bellator 110Edit

Bellator 110
Information
DateFebruary 28, 2014
VenueMohegan Sun
CityUncasville, Connecticut

Bellator 110 took place on February 28, 2014 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.[1] The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 110 featured the opening round of the Light Heavyweight and Featherweight tournament.

A bout between Josh Diekmann and Chris Birchler was initially planned for this card, but later cancelled.

Pat Schultz was scheduled to face Dave Roberts in a Light Heavyweight bout on this card. However, on the day of the weigh ins, Roberts came in overweight at 212 pounds and the bout was eventually removed from the card.[2]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Quinton Jackson def. Christian M'Pumbu KO (punches) 1 4:34 [a]
Light Heavyweight Muhammed Lawal def. Mikhail Zayats Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [a]
Featherweight Matt Bessette def. Diego Nunes Decision (split) (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) 3 5:00 [b]
Featherweight Desmond Green def. Mike Richman Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [b]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Featherweight Will Martinez def. Goiti Yamauchi Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [b]
Featherweight Daniel Weichel def. Scott Cleve Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:46 [b]
Featherweight Saul Almeida def. Andrew Fisher Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Egidijus Valavičius def. Atanas Djambazov KO (knee and punch) 1 0:48
Lightweight Ryan Quinn def. Andrew Calandrelli Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Manny Lara vs. Josh Diekmann No Contest 1 0:18 [c]
Bantamweight Marvin Maldonado vs. Rico Disciullo No Contest 1 1:53 [d]
  1. ^ a b Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinals
  2. ^ a b c d Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinals
  3. ^ Diekmann inadvertently scratched Lara in the eye.
  4. ^ DiSciullo threw 2 inadvertent illegal knees while Maldonado was grounded.

Bellator 111Edit

Bellator 111
Information
DateMarch 7, 2014
VenueWinStar World Casino
CityThackerville, Oklahoma

Bellator 111 took place on March 7, 2014 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.[3] The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 111 was to feature a Bellator Bantamweight Championship bout between Eduardo Dantas and 2013 Summer Series Tournament winner Rafael Silva. However, Silva was forced to pull out of the bout due to injury, and replaced by Anthony Leone.[4]

The card also featured the opening round of the Heavyweight tournament.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Eduardo Dantas (c) def. Anthony Leone Submission (rear naked choke) 2 4:00 [a]
Heavyweight Lavar Johnson def. Ryan Martinez TKO (punches) 1 4:22 [b]
Heavyweight Mighty Mo def. Peter Graham Submission (cobra choke) 3 2:31 [b]
Heavyweight Alexander Volkov def. Mark Holata TKO (punches) 1 1:21 [b]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Heavyweight Blagoy Ivanov def. Rich Hale Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [b]
Middleweight Cortez Coleman def. Daniel Miller Submission (verbal submission to punches) 2 4:49
Heavyweight Javy Ayala def. Eric Prindle TKO (doctor stoppage) 3 2:05
Catchweight (190 lb) Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Matt Jones TKO (punches) 1 1:23
Lightweight Brent Primus def. Chris Jones TKO (punches) 1 1:45
Bantamweight Chris Gutiérrez def. Justin McNally TKO (punches) 1 2:50
Unaired
Featherweight Stephen Banaszak def. Treston Thomison Submission (armlock) 1 4:56
  1. ^ For Bantamweight Championship
  2. ^ a b c d Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinals

Bellator 112Edit

Bellator 112
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DateMarch 14, 2014
VenueThe Horseshoe
CityHammond, Indiana

Bellator 112 took place on March 14, 2014 at The Horseshoe in Hammond, Indiana.[5] The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 112 featured the first Bellator Featherweight Championship title defense for Daniel Straus. He faced former champion Pat Curran in a rematch. This move drew criticism for Bellator from MMA pundits and fans, as many felt that Curran, who had previously lost his last match to Straus and not won a tournament for a rematch, had not done enough to earn a title shot over waiting tournament winners Patrício Pitbull and Magomedrasul Khasbulaev.[6]

The card also featured the opening round of the Welterweight tournament. On March 8, 2014, it was announced that War Machine, Mark Scanlon, and Joe Riggs pulled out of their tournament bouts and were replaced by Paul Bradley, Nathan Coy, and Cristiano Souza.[7]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Pat Curran def. Daniel Straus (c) Submission (rear-naked choke) 5 4:46 [a]
Welterweight Andrey Koreshkov def. Nah-Shon Burrell TKO (knee and punches) 1 0:41 [b]
Welterweight Sam Oropeza def. Cristiano Souza TKO (punches) 1 3:07 [b]
Welterweight Adam McDonough def. Jesse Juarez Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [b]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Welterweight Nathan Coy def. Paul Bradley Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [b]
Welterweight Belal Muhammad def. A.J. Matthews Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Darrion Caldwell def. Lance Surma Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:50
Lightweight Derek Loffer def. Bobby Reardanz Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (215 lb) Anthony Gomez def. Jason Guida Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Daniel James def. Erick Correa Submission (punches) 2 4:30
Unaired
Bantamweight Diego Marlon def. Lloyd Carter Submission (triangle choke) 2 3:10
  1. ^ For Featherweight Championship
  2. ^ a b c d Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinals

Bellator 113Edit

Bellator 113
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DateMarch 21, 2014
VenueKansas Star Arena
CityMulvane, Kansas

Bellator 113 took place on March 21, 2014 at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas.[8] The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 113 featured a Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship unification bout between champion Attila Vegh and interim champion Emanuel Newton.

The card also featured the opening round of the Lightweight tournament.

UK fighter Terry Etim was forced to withdraw from the Lightweight tournament due to an ACL injury. He was replaced by Tim Welch. Donnie Bell, Welch's previous opponent, instead faced Eric Wisely.[9]

Brian Rogers was scheduled to face Gary Tapusoa in a Middleweight bout. However, Tapusoa was unable to make the weight requirements and the fight was cancelled.[10]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Emanuel Newton (ic) def. Attila Végh (c) Decision (split) (48-47, 47-48, 49-46) 5 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Patricky Freire def. David Rickels KO (punches) 2 0:54 [b]
Lightweight Marcin Held def. Rodrigo Cavalheiro Submission (toe hold) 1 1:56 [b]
Lightweight Derek Campos def. Tim Welch Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [b]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Lightweight Derek Anderson def. Brandon Girtz KO (knee) 2 0:23 [b]
Featherweight Israel Giron def. Cody Carrillo Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Eric Wisely def. Donnie Bell Decision (split) (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Daniel Gallemore def. Frederick Brown TKO (punches) 1 3:34
Lightweight Bobby Cooper def. Márcio Navarro Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Unaired
Bantamweight LC Davis def. Tory Bogguess Submission (guillotine choke) 1 4:58
  1. ^ Light Heavyweight Championship unification bout
  2. ^ a b c d Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals

Bellator 114Edit

Bellator 114
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DateMarch 28, 2014
VenueMaverik Center
CityWest Valley City, Utah

Bellator 114 took place on March 28, 2014 at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah.[11] The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 114 featured the third Bellator Middleweight Championship title defense for Alexander Shlemenko as he faced Season 9 tournament winner Brennan Ward.

Ron Keslar and Jordan Smith were scheduled to face each other in a welterweight match; however, the bout did not materialize due to undisclosed reasons.

Aaron Wilkinson and Michael Arrant were also scheduled to face each other in a welterweight match, but it was cancelled.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Alexander Shlemenko (c) def. Brennan Ward Submission (guillotine choke) 2 1:22 [a]
Featherweight Daniel Weichel def. Matt Bessette Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00 [b]
Featherweight Desmond Green def. Will Martinez Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [b]
Middleweight Brett Cooper def. Kendall Grove KO (punches) 2 3:33 [c]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Lightweight Justin Wilcox def. Jason Fischer Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Bubba Jenkins def. Sean Powers Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Linton Vassell def. Trevor Carlson Submission (rear naked choke) 2 1:54
Welterweight Gavin Sterritt def. Mike Estus Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:29
Middleweight Joe Rodriguez def. Eric Wahlin Submission (arm triangle choke) 2 2:06
Unaired
Featherweight Rad Martinez def. Edson Berto Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For Middleweight Championship
  2. ^ a b Featherweight Tournament Semifinals
  3. ^ Middleweight Tournament Semifinals

Bellator 115Edit

Bellator 115
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DateApril 4, 2014
VenueReno Events Center
CityReno, Nevada

Bellator 115 took place on April 4, 2014 at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada.[12] The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 115 featured the first Bellator Heavyweight Championship title defense for Vitaly Minakov as he took on Season 9 tournament winner Cheick Kongo.

Doug Marshall was originally announced as one of the participants in the Middleweight tournament. However, he was pulled from the bout due to a current suspension and was replaced by Jeremy Kimball.[13] His opponent Dan Cramer was then scheduled to face Jeremy Kimball in a Middleweight Tournament Semifinal. Kimball, however, missed weight badly and was pulled from the bout.[13]

Andrey Koreshkov and Sam Oropeza were scheduled to meet in the Welterweight Tournament Semifinals on this card. However, on the day of the weigh ins, the bout was cancelled due to Koreshkov having flu-like symptoms.[13]

Additionally, a lightweight bout between Jimmy Jones and Rudy Morales that was scheduled to take place at World Series of Fighting 9 was rescheduled for this card.[14]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Vitaly Minakov (c) def. Cheick Kongo Decision (unanimous) (48-46, 48-46, 48-46) 5 5:00 [a][b]
Welterweight Herman Terrado vs. Justin Baesman Majority Draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Kelly Anundson def. Volkan Oezdemir Submission (cross-face crank) 2 3:19
Catchweight (193.5 lb) Mikkel Parlo def. Johnny Cisneros Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Lightweight Rudy Morales def. Jimmy Jones Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Rick Reeves def. James Terry Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Freddie Aquitania def. Josh Appelt Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Sinjen Smith def. Jason Powell Submission (armbar) 1 1:52
Flyweight Benito Lopez def. Oscar Ramirez Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For Heavyweight Championship.
  2. ^ Minakov was docked 1 point for kicks to Kongo's groin in round 1.

Bellator 116Edit

Bellator 116
Information
DateApril 11, 2014
VenuePechanga Resort & Casino
CityTemecula, California

Bellator 116 took place on April 11, 2014 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.[15] The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 116 featured the semifinals of the Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament and one of the semifinals for the Middleweight tournament.

The event also featured the final fight for Vladimir Matyushenko, as he retired from MMA after his fight.[16]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Blagoy Ivanov def. Lavar Johnson Submission (americana) 1 4:08 [a]
Light Heavyweight Joey Beltran def. Vladimir Matyushenko Submission (north-south choke) 3 3:06 [b]
Welterweight Adam McDonough def. Nathan Coy KO (punches) 2 0:30 [c]
Heavyweight Alexander Volkov def. Mighty Mo KO (head kick) 1 2:44 [a]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Middleweight Brandon Halsey def. Joe Pacheco Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [d]
Welterweight Karo Parisyan def. Ron Keslar KO (punches) 2 4:05
Bantamweight Rob Emerson def. Joe Taimanglo Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (180 lb) Ricky Rainey def. Andy Murad TKO (head kick and punches) 1 1:11
Light Heavyweight Philipe Lins def. Travis Clark Submission (rear naked choke) 1 0:40
Light Heavyweight Rodney Wallace def. Carlos Eduardo Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Unaired
Middleweight Dave Vitkay def. Keith Berry Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Poppies Martinez def. Josh Smith Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:50
Featherweight Brandon Bender def. Mario Navarro Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:15
  1. ^ a b Heavyweight Tournament Semifinals
  2. ^ Vladimir Matyushenko Retirement Fight
  3. ^ Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
  4. ^ Middleweight Tournament Semifinal

Bellator 117Edit

Bellator 117
Information
DateApril 18, 2014
VenueMid-America Center
CityCouncil Bluffs, Iowa

Bellator 117 took place on April 18, 2014 at the Mid-American Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.[17] The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 117 featured a bout between Douglas Lima and Rick Hawn for the vacant Bellator Welterweight title as well as the semifinals of the Season 10 Lightweight Tournament.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Douglas Lima def. Rick Hawn TKO (corner stoppage) 2 3:19 [a]
Lightweight Marcin Held def. Derek Anderson Submission (triangle choke) 2 3:07 [b]
Welterweight Karl Amoussou def. David Gomez Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Patricky Freire def. Derek Campos TKO (punches) 2 0:52 [b]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Lightweight Martin Brown def. Jared Downing Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight LaRue Burley def. Cliff Wright Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-28, 29-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Joe Vedepo def. Ben Crowder TKO (leg injury) 1 0:48
Middleweight Anthony Smith def. Victor Moreno Submission (triangle choke) 2 0:59
Catchweight (150 lb) Julio Cesar Neves def. Josh Arocho TKO (elbows) 2 2:37
Lightweight Jordan Parsons def. Tim Bazer KO (punches) 2 0:04
Unaired
Catchweight (175 lb) Ryan Jensen def. Mark Stoddard Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 3:52
Light Heavyweight Houston Alexander def. Matt Uhde TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00
  1. ^ For the vacant Welterweight Championship
  2. ^ a b Lightweight Tournament Semifinals

Bellator 118Edit

Bellator 118
Information
DateMay 2, 2014
VenueRevel Atlantic City
CityAtlantic City, New Jersey

Bellator 118 took place on May 2, 2014 in Revel Atlantic City, New Jersey.[18] The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Eduardo Dantas was originally scheduled to defend his Bantamweight title against Joe Warren in the main event. However, on April 26, 2014 it was revealed that Dantas was injured head and withdrew from the fight.[19] Warren was to face Rafael Silva in an Interim Bantamweight title fight. Silva, however, missed weight and the promotion made the interim title available only if Warren were to win.[20]

The Welterweight semifinals bout between Andrey Koreshkov and Sam Oropeza originally set for Bellator 115[13] was rescheduled to this card.[21] Oropeza was eventually replaced by Justin Baesman.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Joe Warren def. Rafael Silva Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 [a]
Welterweight Andrey Koreshkov def. Justin Baesman KO (flying knee) 1 1:41 [b]
Bantamweight Marcos Galvao def. Thomas Vasquez Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Liam McGeary def. Mike Mucitelli KO (punch) 1 0:22 [c]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Catchweight (172 lb) Dante Rivera def. Gemiyale Adkins Majority decision (29-29, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (187 lb) Jesus Martinez def. Ryan Caltaldi Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Middleweight Tim Woods def. Eugene Fadiora Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Darrion Caldwell def. Joe Pingitore Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:32
Featherweight Lester Caslow def. Jay Haas Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:29
Lightweight Sidney Outlaw def. Mike Bannon Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Kevin Roddy def. Amran Aliyev Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the Bantamweight interim Championship if Warren wins.
  2. ^ Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
  3. ^ Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal

Bellator 119Edit

Bellator 119
Information
DateMay 9, 2014
VenueCasino Rama
CityRama, Ontario, Canada

Bellator 119 took place on May 9, 2014 in Rama, Ontario, Canada .[22] The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 119 was originally set to feature the Bellator season 10 Heavyweight tournament final.[22] However the Bellator season 10 Featherweight tournament final headlined the card instead.[23]

The Middleweight tournament final of Brett Cooper against Brandon Halsey was originally scheduled for this event, but was cancelled when Cooper injured himself in training.

Fabricio Guerreiro and Shahbulat Shamhalaev were also scheduled to face each other on this event, but that bout was moved to the following week's event.

John Alessio was originally scheduled to face Guillaume DeLorenzi at the event, however, DeLorenzi withdrew from the bout due to injury and was replaced by Eric Wisely.[24]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Daniel Weichel def. Desmond Green Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:07 [a]
Catchweight (160 lb) John Alessio def. Eric Wisely Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Marius Zaromskis def. Vaughn Anderson Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Raphael Butler vs. Nick Rossborough Majority Draw (28-27, 28-28, 28-28) 3 5:00 [b]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Middleweight Brian Rogers def. Adrian Miles KO (flying knee) 2 1:29
Catchweight (159 lb) Jason Meisel def. Remy Bussieres Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (130 lb) Malcolm Gordon def. Chris Kelades Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Behrang Yousefi def. Chad Freeman Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:47
Unaired
Heavyweight Stuart Austin def. Craig Hudson Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:56
Featherweight Marlon Sandro def. Chris Horodecki Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Featherweight Tournament finals
  2. ^ Butler was docked one point in the first round for an illegal headbutt.

Bellator 120Edit

Bellator 120
Information
DateMay 17, 2014
VenueLanders Center
CitySouthaven, Mississippi
Attendance8,115
Total gate578,684
Buyrate100,000

Bellator 120 took place on May 17, 2014.[25]

Background

The event served as Bellator MMA's inaugural pay-per-view event.

Bellator 120 was expected to be headlined by Eddie Alvarez defending his Bellator Lightweight Championship against the former champion Michael Chandler in a trilogy fight. However, a week before the fight, it was announced that Alvarez had suffered a concussion and was forced to pull out of the fight. Chandler instead faced Will Brooks for the Interim Lightweight title.[26]

Tito Ortiz made his Bellator MMA debut at this event against Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko in a Light Heavyweight bout.

The Season 10 Lightweight tournament final between Patricky Freire and Marcin Held was originally scheduled to take place on the Spike TV portion of this event. However, Freire was injured and the bout was pushed back to another card.[27]

Results

Main Card (PPV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Quinton Jackson def. Muhammed Lawal Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Will Brooks def. Michael Chandler Decision (split) (47-48, 48-47, 48-46) 5 5:00 [b]
Light Heavyweight Tito Ortiz def. Alexander Shlemenko Technical submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 2:27
Heavyweight Alexander Volkov def. Blagoy Ivanov Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:08 [c]
Welterweight Michael Page def. Ricky Rainey TKO (punch) 1 4:29
Preliminary Card (Spike TV)
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Eric Smith TKO (knees & punches) 2 4:35
Catchweight (158 lb) Marcin Held def. Nate Jolly Submission (armbar) 1 4:20
Lightweight Fabricio Guerreiro def. Shahbulat Shamhalaev Submission (kimura) 1 3:29
Featherweight Goiti Yamauchi def. Mike Richman Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Catchweight (153 lb) Austin Lyons def. Zach Underwood Technical decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27) 3 3:25 [d]
Heavyweight Mike Wessel def. Justin Frazier TKO (punches) 1 4:28
Welterweight Ben Brewer def. Andy Uhrich KO (punches) 2 2:40
Unaired
Welterweight Codie Shuffield def. Anthony Lemon Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:15
Bantamweight Brian Hall def. Cortez Phelia TKO (punches) 3 0:24
  1. ^ Light Heavyweight Tournament Final
  2. ^ Interim Lightweight Championship bout
  3. ^ Heavyweight Tournament finals
  4. ^ Fight ended in the third round when Lyons threw an illegal knee and went to the judges' scorecards.

TournamentsEdit

Heavyweight tournament bracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
  Alexander Volkov TKO
  Mark Holata 1
  Alexander Volkov KO
  Mighty Mo 1
  Mighty Mo SUB
  Peter Graham 3
  Alexander Volkov SUB
  Blagoy Ivanov 2
  Blagoy Ivanov UD
  Rich Hale 3
  Blagoy Ivanov SUB
  Lavar Johnson 1
  Lavar Johnson TKO
  Ryan Martinez 1

Light Heavyweight tournament bracketEdit

Semifinals Finals
      
  Quinton Jackson KO
  Christian M'Pumbu 1
  Quinton Jackson UD
  Muhammed Lawal 3
  Muhammed Lawal UD
  Mikhail Zayats 3

Middleweight tournament bracketEdit

Semifinals Finals
      
  Brandon Halsey* UD
  Joe Pacheco* 3
  Brandon Halsey SUB
  Brett Cooper 1
  Brett Cooper KO
  Kendall Grove 2

(*) Replaced Jeremy Kimball vs. Dan Cramer

Welterweight tournament bracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
  Andrey Koreshkov TKO
  Nah-Shon Burrell 1
  Andrey Koreshkov KO
  Justin Baesman* 1
  Sam Oropeza TKO
  Cristiano Souza 1
  Andrey Koreshkov UD
  Adam McDonough 3
  Adam McDonough UD
  Jesse Juarez 3
  Adam McDonough KO
  Nathan Coy 2
  Nathan Coy UD
  Paul Bradley 3

(*) Replaced Oropeza

Lightweight tournament bracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
  Marcin Held SUB
  Rodrigo Cavalheiro 1
  Marcin Held SUB
  Derek Anderson 2
  Derek Anderson KO
  Brandon Girtz 2
  Marcin Held UD
  Patricky Freire 3
  Patricky Freire KO
  David Rickels 2
  Patricky Freire TKO
  Derek Campos 2
  Derek Campos UD
  Tim Welch 3

Featherweight tournament bracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
  Daniel Weichel SUB
  Scott Cleve 1
  Daniel Weichel UD
  Matt Bessette 3
  Matt Bessette SD
  Diego Nunes 3
  Daniel Weichel SUB
  Desmond Green 2
  Desmond Green UD
  Mike Richman 3
  Desmond Green UD
  Will Martinez 3
  Will Martinez UD
  Goiti Yamauchi 3

Bellator 121Edit

Bellator 121: Lins vs Heidlage
Information
DateJune 6, 2014
VenueWinStar World Casino
CityThackerville, Oklahoma
Attendance1,100

Bellator 121 took place on June 6, 2014 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.[28] The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 121 was to feature the rematch between Pat Curran and Patricio Freire for Bellator Featherweight Championship. However, on May 21, it was announced that Curran had pulled out of the bout due to a calf injury.[29]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Philipe Lins def. James Austen Heidlage Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:45 [a]
Heavyweight James Thompson def. Eric Prindle TKO (punches) 1 1:55
Light Heavyweight Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou def. Terry Davinney Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:16
Light Heavyweight Egidijus Valavicius def. Carlos Eduardo Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00 [a]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Middleweight Joe Vedepo def. Cortez Coleman Decision (majority) (28-28, 29-27, 29-27) 3 5:00 [b]
Light Heavyweight Kelly Anundson def. Rodney Wallace Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Ray Sloan def. Jamelle Jones Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 0:48
Catchweight (190 lb) Bubba McDaniel def. Matt Jones Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (140 lb) Steve Garcia def. Cody Walker KO (punch) 1 0:39
Welterweight William Florentino def. Guillermo Ayme Decision (split) (28-29, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Unaired)
Featherweight Treston Thomison def. Stephen Banaszak Submission (guillotine choke) 1 N/A
  1. ^ a b c Light Heavyweight Tournament quarterfinal
  2. ^ One point deducted from Coleman in round three due to an illegal knee.

Bellator 122Edit

Bellator 122: Koreshkov vs McDonough
Information
DateJuly 25, 2014
VenuePechanga Resort & Casino
CityTemecula, California
Attendance1,150

Bellator 122 took place on July 25, 2014 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 122 featured the Season 10 Middleweight and Welterweight Tournament Finals. A Heavyweight bout between Dmitrity Sosnovskiy and Manny Lara was cancelled due to an illness of Manny Lara.

This was also the first show under the management of new President Scott Coker.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Andrey Koreshkov def. Adam McDonough Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [a]
Middleweight Brandon Halsey def. Brett Cooper Submission (armbar) 1 2:09 [b]
Light Heavyweight Liam McGeary def. Egidijus Valavicius TKO (knees and punches) 1 2:10 [c]
Welterweight Karo Parisyan def. Phil Baroni TKO (punches) 1 2:06
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Heavyweight Augusto Sakai def. Matt Frembling TKO (knee and punches) 3 3:32
Lightweight Bubba Jenkins def. Poppies Martinez TKO (punches) 1 4:10
Light Heavyweight Kelly Anundson def. Philipe Lins TKO (knee injury) 1 1:40 [c]
Welterweight Fernando Gonzalez def. Karl Amoussou Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Saad Awad def. Joe Duarte TKO (elbows) 1 1:18
Lightweight Sergio Rios def. Stephen Martinez TKO (front kick & punches) 2 0:20
Unaired
Light Heavyweight Linton Vassell def. Virgil Zwicker Submission (rear naked choke) 1 1:07
  1. ^ Welterweight Tournament final
  2. ^ Middleweight Tournament final
  3. ^ a b Light Heavyweight Tournament semifinal

TournamentsEdit

Light Heavyweight tournament bracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
  Liam McGeary KO
  Mike Mucitelli 1
  Liam McGeary TKO
  Egidijus Valavicius 1
  Egidijus Valavicius SD
  Carlos Eduardo 3
  Liam McGeary SUB
  Kelly Anundson 1
  Kelly Anundson UD
  Rodney Wallace 3
  Kelly Anundson TKO
  Philipe Lins 1
  Philipe Lins SUB
  James Austen Heidlage 1


Bellator 123Edit

Bellator 123: Curran vs. Pitbull 2
Information
DateSeptember 5, 2014
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut
Attendance7,109
Total gate$302,010

Bellator 123 took place on September 5, 2014 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 123 was headlined by a Featherweight Championship rematch between Pat Curran and Patricio "Pitbull" Freire. The two originally met in a closely contested fight at Bellator 85 on January 17, 2013, with Curran winning the bout via split decision. The rematch was initially scheduled to take place at Bellator 121, however, it was announced on May 21, 2014 that Curran had pulled out of the bout due to a calf injury.[30]

This event marked the first time Bellator MMA and their rival the Ultimate Fighting Championship have had live shows go against each other. Additionally, both were held in the same state in venues located within miles of each other.[31]

In the night's co-main event former tournament champion, and former Strikforce champion, Muhammed Lawal was originally scheduled to face Tom DeBlass. However, on August 11, it was revealed DeBlass suffered a knee injury and was replaced by Marcus Sursa.[32] In turn, Sursa was also injured and Lawal faced Dustin Jacoby.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Patricio Freire def. Pat Curran (c) Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Muhammed Lawal def. Dustin Jacoby TKO (punches) 2 1:13
Middleweight Tamdan McCrory def. Brennan Ward KO (punches) 1 0:21
Heavyweight Bobby Lashley def. Josh Burns Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:54
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Lavar Johnson Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:27
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Middleweight Dan Cramer def. Perry Filkins Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Scott Cleve def. Matt Bessette Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Josh Diekmann def. Mike Wessel KO (punches) 1 0:47
Bantamweight Steve Garcia def. Kin Moy Decision (split) (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Rico Disciullo def. Marvin Maldonado Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Unaired
Light Heavyweight Mike Mucitelli def. Mark Griffin Submission (armbar) 1 0:37
Featherweight Pete Rogers Jr. def. Phillipe Martins KO (punches) 1 0:11
Bantamweight Blair Tugman def. Brandon Fleming Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00

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Bellator 124Edit

Bellator 124: Newton vs. Beltran
Information
DateSeptember 12, 2014
VenueCompuware Arena
CityPlymouth Township, Michigan
Attendance2,468

Bellator 124 took place on September 12, 2014 at the Compuware Arena in Plymouth Township, Michigan. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 124 was headlined by a Light Heavyweight Championship match between champion Emanuel Newton and Joey Beltran.[34]

The event also featured the Bellator 2014 Light Heavyweight Tournament Final between Liam McGeary and Kelly Anundson in the co-main event, to determine the next title challenger.[34]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Emanuel Newton (c) def. Joey Beltran KO (spinning back fist) 3 3:07 [a]
Light Heavyweight Liam McGeary def. Kelly Anundson Submission (inverted triangle choke) 1 4:47 [b]
Bantamweight L.C. Davis def. Zeilton Rodrigues Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (159 lb) Ryan Couture def. Tom Bagnasco Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:01
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Lightweight Adrian Hadribeaj def. Michael Hamida Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Sabah Homasi def. Eric Moon Submission (guillotine choke) 2 1:07
Bantamweight Michael Hernandez def. Thomas Vasquez Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight LeRoy Johnson def. Adrian Henderson Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Jason Fischer def. Tony Hervey Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Eric Ramirez def. Cortez Phelia Submission (guillotine choke) 3 0:38
Unaired
Middleweight Ben Reiter def. Shamir Garcia Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Lightweight Justin Jaynes def. Ruben Baraiac TKO (punches) 1 4:17
  1. ^ For the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship
  2. ^ Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final

[34]

Bellator 125Edit

Bellator 125: Marshall vs. Manhoef
Information
DateSeptember 19, 2014
VenueSave Mart Center
CityFresno, California
Attendance5,000

Bellator 125 took place on September 19, 2014 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 125 was headlined by a Middleweight match between former kickboxing champion and Bellator newcomer Melvin Manhoef facing former Bellator tournament winner, and former WEC champion, Doug Marshall.[35]

Four time Bellator tournament veteran Brian Rogers was originally scheduled to face former WEC champion James Irvin in the co-main event of this card. However, on September 1, it was revealed that Irvin was injured and Rogers would instead face season eight tournament finalist Brett Cooper.[36] Then, on September 9, it was announced that Cooper would have to pull out of the match due to a back injury; Rogers instead faced promotional newcomer Rafael Carvalho.[37]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Melvin Manhoef def. Doug Marshall KO (punch) 1 1:45
Middleweight Rafael Carvalho def. Brian Rogers TKO (punches) 1 3:06
Heavyweight Javy Ayala def. Raphael Butler Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:03
Catchweight (148 lb) Goiti Yamauchi def. Martin Stapleton Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:37
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Featherweight Joe Neal def. Paul Ruiz Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Flyweight Matt Ramirez def. Oscar Ramirez Submission (armbar) 1 0:42
Welterweight Chris Honeycutt def. Aaron Wilkinson TKO (punches) 2 4:45
Featherweight Julio Cesar Neves def. Poppies Martinez TKO (punches) 1 2:16
Featherweight Jonny Bonilla-Bowman def. Art Becerra Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Jesse Juarez def. Ron Keslar Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight George Zuniga def. Granson Clark TKO (punches) 1 0:34
Unaired
Middleweight Nate James def. Anthony Ruiz Decision (split) 3 5:00

[35]

Bellator 126Edit

Bellator 126: Shlemenko vs. Halsey
Information
DateSeptember 26, 2014
VenueGrand Canyon University Arena
CityPhoenix, Arizona
Attendance6,300

Bellator 126 took place on September 26, 2014 at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 126 was headlined by a Middleweight Championship bout between champion Alexander Shlemenko and Season 10 Middleweight Tournament winner Brandon Halsey.[38]

The card also featured the final bout of the Season 10 Lightweight Tournament between Patricky Freire and Marcin Held.[38]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Brandon Halsey def. Alexander Shlemenko (c) Technical submission (rear-naked choke) 1 0:35 [a]
Lightweight Marcin Held def. Patricky Freire Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00 [b]
Featherweight Bubba Jenkins def. Thiago Meller Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Mike Richman def. Ed West KO (punches) 1 2:44
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Catchweight (160 lb) LaRue Burley def. Raymond Pina Submission (guillotine choke) 2 0:22
Middleweight Clifford Starks def. Kobe Ortiz Technical submission (guillotine choke) 2 0:52
Heavyweight Nick Rossborough def. Ryan Martinez TKO (injury) 1 5:00 [c]
Bantamweight Joe Taimanglo def. Michael Parker Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Dan Charles def. Stuart Austin KO (punch) 3 0:18
Lightweight Derek Campos def. Estevan Payan KO (punch) 1 0:31
Lightweight Brandon Girtz def. Benny Madrid TKO (punches) 1 0:57
  1. ^ For the Bellator Middleweight Championship
  2. ^ Bellator Lightweight Tournament Final
  3. ^ Doctor stopped the fight between rounds due to Martinez's torn bicep.

[38]

Bellator 127Edit

Bellator 127: Straus vs. Wilcox
Information
DateOctober 3, 2014
VenuePechanga Resort & Casino
CityTemecula, California
Attendance1,200

Bellator 127 took place on October 3, 2014 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The event was headlined by featherweight match between former Bellator Featherweight Champion Daniel Mason-Straus and season nine tournament finalist Justin Wilcox.

The co-main event was supposed to feature a Welterweight bout between former Dream welterweight champion Marius Zaromskis and former WEC champion Karo Parisyan. However, on September 24 it was announced that Fernando Gonzalez replaced Marius Zaromskis due to an undisclosed injury. Fernando's original opponent Justin Baesman faced newcomer John Mercurio.[39]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Daniel Mason-Straus def. Justin Wilcox KO (punches) 1 0:50
Catchweight (173 lb) Fernando Gonzalez def. Karo Parisyan TKO (punches) 1 1:43
Catchweight (138 lb) Rafael Silva def. Rob Emerson Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Kendall Grove def. Christian M'Pumbu Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:14
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Light Heavyweight Ray Sloan def. Nick Moghaddam Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Saad Awad def. Sergio Rios Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Keith Berry vs. Joe Pacheco No Contest 3 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou def. Malik Merad TKO (elbows) 2 4:04
Catchweight (177 lb) Ricky Rainey def. Johnny Cisneros TKO (knee & strikes) 1 3:18
Welterweight Justin Baesman def. John Mercurio Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Unaired
Bantamweight Shawn Bunch def. David Duran TKO (strikes) 1
  1. ^ Originally a split decision win for Berry; overturned after failing a drug test.

[39]

Bellator 128Edit

Bellator 128: Dantas vs. Warren
Information
DateOctober 10, 2014
VenueWinstar World Casino
CityThackerville, Oklahoma
Attendance1,325

Bellator 128 took place on October 10, 2014 at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 128 was headlined by a Bellator Bantamweight Championship fight between champion Eduardo Dantas and interim champion Joe Warren.

A Lightweight contest between Alexander Sarnavskiy and John Gunderson was scheduled to take place on this card. However, due to Gunderson pulling out of the bout and retiring, Derek Campos stepped in as a replacement.[40] Campos suffered an injury and was forced out of the fight, Sarnavskiy faced promotional newcomer Dakota Cochrane.[41]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Joe Warren (ic) def. Eduardo Dantas (c) Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 [a]
Welterweight Michael Page def. Nah-Shon Burrell Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (160 lb) Alexander Sarnavskiy def. Dakota Cochrane Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:32
Middleweight Emiliano Sordi def. Bubba McDaniel Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:58
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Welterweight Cortez Coleman def. William Florentino Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Middleweight Jason Butcher def. Andreas Michailidis TKO (punches) 2 0:28 [b]
Featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez def. Stephen Banaszak Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:18 [c]
Featherweight John Teixeira def. Scott Cleve Decision (split) 3 5:00
Lightweight J.C. Cottrell def. Jonathan Gary Submission (guillotine choke) 2 3:30
Flyweight Brenden Seyler def. Demario Cade Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:25
Unaired
Featherweight Cody Walker def. Treston Thomison KO (head kick) 2 4:59
Lightweight Jason Sampson def. Danny Sykora Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the Bellator Bantamweight Championship
  2. ^ This fight aired on Spike TV after Alexander Sarnavskiy vs. Dakota Cochrane.
  3. ^ This fight aired on Spike TV after Michael Page vs. Nah-Shon Burrell.

Bellator 129Edit

Bellator 129: Neer vs. Bradley
Information
DateOctober 17, 2014
VenueMid-America Center
CityCouncil Bluffs, Iowa
Attendance3,951

Bellator 129 took place on October 17, 2014 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 129 was headlined by a Welterweight fight between Iowa natives and UFC Vets Josh Neer and Paul Bradley.

In the co-main event Houston Alexander was expected to face Pride FC vet James Thompson in a Heavyweight bout. However, on October 10, 2014, it was announced that Thompson was pulled from the fight due to injury.[42] Alexander instead faced Virgil Zwicker.[43]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Paul Bradley def. Josh Neer Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (215 lb) Houston Alexander vs. Virgil Zwicker Draw (majority) (29-28, 28-28, 28-28) 3 5:00 [a]
Welterweight André Santos def. James Terry Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Joe Vedepo def. Davin Clark TKO (punches) 3 2:27
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Catchweight (139 lb) John DeVall def. Chris Lane Submission (triangle choke) 1 4:40
Catchweight (150 lb) Eric Howser def. Tim Bazer TKO (elbows) 1 4:11
Catchweight (150 lb) Martin Brown def. Bryan Corley KO (punches) 2 0:42
Catchweight (168 lb) Jozette Cotton def. Holly Lawson Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Middleweight Anthony Smith def. Brian Green Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Catchweight (177 lb) Victor Moreno def. Marcos Marquez Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Catchweight (158 lb) Michael McBride def. Kevin Morris Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:32
  1. ^ Alexander was docked a point in the third round for a head-butt.

Bellator 2014 Monster Energy CupEdit

Bellator 2014 Monster Energy Cup
Information
DateOctober 18, 2014
VenueSam Boyd Stadium
CityWhitney, Nevada

The Bellator 2014 Monster Energy Cup took place on October 18, 2014 at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, Nevada.

Background

On October 15, 2014, Bellator announced that during the Monster Energy Cup series three fights will take place during the "Party in the Pits" pre-race festivities.[44]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Dan Charles def. James Wilson Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Adrian Hadribeaj def. A.J. Williams Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Gustavo Lopez def. Sean Cantor Submission (rear naked choke) 1 4:39

Bellator 130Edit

Bellator 130: Newton vs. Vassell
Information
DateOctober 24, 2014
VenueKansas Star Arena
CityMulvane, Kansas
Attendance2,700

Bellator 130: Newton vs. Vassel took place on October 24, 2014 at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 130 was headlined by a Light Heavyweight Championship fight between Emanuel Newton and Linton Vassell.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Emanuel Newton (c) def. Linton Vassell Submission (rear-naked choke) 5 0:47 [a]
Heavyweight Bobby Lashley def. Karl Etherington Submission (punches) 1 1:31
Women's Featherweight Marloes Coenen def. Annalisa Bucci Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 0:57
Lightweight Dave Jansen def. Rick Hawn Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Lightweight David Rickels def. Davi Ramos Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Ricky Musgrave def. Joe Wilk TKO (punches & elbows) 1 2:45
Featherweight Marcio Navarro def. Cody Carrillo Submission (punches) 3 2:09
Heavyweight Daniel Gallemore def. Gzim Selmani TKO (punches) 2 4:33
Middleweight Sam Oropeza def. Gary Tapusoa TKO (punches) 1 2:31
Featherweight Darrion Caldwell def. Anthony Dizy Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Aaron Derrow def. Nate Jolly Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Alex Huddleston def. Derek Bohi TKO (punches) 1 4:04

Bellator 131Edit

Bellator 131: Ortiz vs. Bonnar
Information
DateNovember 15, 2014
VenueValley View Casino Center
CitySan Diego, California
Attendance8,243
Total gate$407,259

Bellator 131 took place on November 15, 2014 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The event was announced during the Bellator Season 11 debut on September 5, 2014. It served as the season finale.

Bellator President Scott Coker announced the main event would feature a grudge match between two former top UFC light heavyweights with Tito Ortiz taking on the newly signed Stephan Bonnar.[45]

Additionally, it was announced that the co-main event would be a rematch between current interim lightweight champion Will Brooks and former undisputed champion Michael Chandler, for the vacant world title.[45]

Muhammed Lawal was originally scheduled to face Tom DeBlass on this card. However, on November 1, it was announced that DeBlass had suffered a cut during training and had to withdraw from the bout.[46] Lawal instead faced Joe Vedepo.

This event was the highest rated in Bellator's history, garnering an average viewership of 1.2 million television viewers in the U.S. with a peak of over 2 million viewers in the main event.[47]

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Tito Ortiz def. Stephan Bonnar Decision (split) (30-27, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Will Brooks (ic) def. Michael Chandler TKO (punches) 4 3:48 [a]
Middleweight Joe Schilling def. Melvin Manhoef KO (punch) 2 0:32
Catchweight (143 lb) Mike Richman def. Nam Phan TKO (punches) 1 0:46
Light Heavyweight Muhammed Lawal def. Joe Vedepo TKO (punches) 3 0:39
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Middleweight A.J. Matthews def. Kyle Bolt TKO (punches) 1 1:39
Flyweight Jonathan Santa Maria def. Ron Henderson Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Jordan Bailey def. Alex Higley Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:27
Flyweight Nick Garcia def. Matthew Ramirez Submission (guillotine choke) 2 0:56
Welterweight Andy Murad def. Bubba Pugh Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Rolando Perez vs. Mark Vorgeas Split Draw (29-27, 26-30, 28-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Joao Faria def. Ian Butler Submission (head and arm choke) 3 1:58

[45]

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