Bellator 89: Dantas vs. Galvao Live Play-By-Play and Results
Thursday, 14 February 2013 19:24
It is that time folks as Bellator 89: Dantas vs. Galvao makes its way into the Queen City of Charlotte, NC. The Bojangles Coliseum will serve as host to the second biggest MMA promotion on the planet. Conflict Fighter "King" Mont McMullens will represent the Conflict brand against David Mejia. Also on the card are local fighters Timothy Goodwin, Johnny Buck, Joe Pacehco, abd Aaron "Tex" Johnson. The main card will feature the opening round of the Bellator middleweight tournment. The night will finish off with the Bellator batmatweight championship fight between the champion Eduardo Dantas vs. Bellator season 8 winner Marcos Galvao. This is going to be a night to remember. So hang on tight for Conflict Fighting's live play-by-play and get ready for a night of beautiful violence.
Tomothy Goodwin (6-3) vs. Mike Maldonaldo (2-2)
Here we go and the two fighters touch gloves int he middle and Goodwin immediately goes for the takedown and gets stuffed. Maldonaldo works his way to back position and starts to throw some leather as Goodwin works to get out from underneath. Maldonaldo gets his hooks in and tries to flatten out Goodwin who tries to get to his knees, but gets put right back down to the canvas. Maldonaldo keeps peppering Goodwin with ground and pound. Goodwin tries to get to his feet again and Madonaldo blasts him with right and left hooks that put him right back down. Maldonaldo gets to north south position as he works for the choke. goodwin scrambles and slides out, but catches leather falls to his back with Maldonaldo following him down close. The action stalls and the ref brings them to htheir feet. Maldonaldo throws a nice leg kick and Goodwin answers with a heavy right hook. The two exchange blows and Goodwin blasts across the cage for a takedown that gets stuffed. The two get back up to their feet right as the bell sounds.
They touch gloves ad Maldonaldo throws a leg kick and gets punched int he face for his efforts. Goodwin shoots and gets stuffed again with Maldonaldo spinning to back and dropping down heavy leather to the sides of Goodwin's head. Maldonaldo throws some short hammer fists as he looks to sink in a rear naked choke. Maldonaldo almost has it as he has both hooks in. Goodwin is fighting for dear life and manages to make his way to his feet. Maldonaldo is looking for a Kimura before they make their way back to the canvas. They work their way back up to their feet and work in the clinch. Goodwin breaks away with a homerun hook that just misses its mark. Maldonaldo pops Goodwin with a quick right cross that moves him back. Goodwin looks a bit hurt and the two fighters exchange blows. Maldonaldo seems to be working the body and pumping a regular jab. Goodwin starts to bounce a little as if he may be getting more confident. Goodwin throws a jab and finally manages a takedown right before the horn sounds calling a close to the second round.
Goodwin opens the round up with a quick takedown and is working a inverted hammer lock. The two get back to their feet and start to throw heavy punches. The two look to be gunning for a knock out. Both fighters look a little tired. Goodwin throws a hard kick to the body as the two fighters circle each other. Goodwin goes for another takedown and secures it. Maldonaldo manages to get to Goodwins back once again, but the two fighters scramble for position and Maldonaldo finds himself in half guard. Maldonaldo is working Goodwin over with hard elbows and short powerful punches. Goodwin moves himself out of harm and back to his feet with Maldonaldo holding him from behind as the horn sounds ending the fight.
Conflict Fighting's Decision Predicition: Mike Maldonaldo wins via split decision
Official Decision: Mike Maldonaldo by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Chris Mierzwiak (4-2) vs. Johnny Buck (11-8)
The fight opens up with Mierzwiak landing a nice body kick before Buck goes for a takedown and gets his neck snagged as they go to the ground. Mierzwiak is feverishly working for a knee bar or ankle lock. Buck manages to get turned around and throws a punch to his opponents face. Mierzwiak is searching for an ankle lock, but somehow manages to get the back of Buck. Both hooks are in as Mierzwiak throws punches to the side of Buck's head. Mierzwiak is tugging on Buck's left arm in some vain search for a submission. Buck looks stuck as he searches for an escape out from underneath Mierzwiak. Right before the bell sounds Buck manages to get to guard.
The next round begins and Buck stalks to the center and pumps a jab. Buck digs deep to the body of Mierzwiak with hard body combinations. Buck is pounding away at the midsection of Mierzwiak which will take its toll. Buck ducks a punch only to eat a knee to the face from Mierzwiak before both fighters go to the ground with Buck in side control. Buck is working hard for a darce choke and needs to be careful not to blow his wad. Buck is just working Mierzwiak with punches. Buck seems to have been cut open, but is working through it bravely. Mierzwiak is stuck on the bottom as the second round comes to an end.
The final round begins and both fighters touch gloves and Mierzwiak immediately lands a low blow that has Buck cringing in pain. That looked very painful. Buck is ready to go after a minute of rest. Both fighters begin to circle with buck throwing a big right hook that lands. Buck again goes to the body. Mierzwiak leaps with a flying knee that misses and ends up getting taken down by Buck. Buck is working hard to gain better position as he is currently fighting out of half guard. Buck finally makes his way to mount, but Mierzwiak slips out the back door and the two trade punches as they come to their feet. The fight is playing out exclusively on the ground with Buck working to for a head and arm choke as the round comes to an end.
Conflict Fighting's Decision Prediction: Johnny Buck via unanimous decision.
Official Deciison: Johnny Buck via unanimous decision (29-28)
Kyle Bolt (6-2) vs. Joe Pacheco (4-0)
The two fighters start the round throwing punches looking for a quick win. Pacheco gets an early takedown and starts to work from guard. Pacheco throws hooks to the body to soften his opponent up as well as throwing hard knees to the buttocks. Bolt manages to get a body triangle from the bottom, but loses it fairly quickly. Bolt looks to be working for mission control , or possibly a gogoplota. Buck thwarts the submission attempts by throwing viscous elbows. Pacheco moves to side mount and quickly transitions to full mount. Buck manages to get out from the bottom and for for an ankle lock. Pacheco settles into half guard and throws short punches to the head of Bolt as the round comes to an end.
Bolt throws a hook to open the round as Pacheck ducks the blow and scores a quick takedown. The fight is back on the ground with Pacheco in side control and Bolt trying to walk the cage in order to get out of the bad position. Bolt doesnt make progress as he finds him self on the wrong end of a north south position. . Pacheco transitions to side mount once agian and start to work Bolt over with ground and pound. Pacheco has effectivly shut down Bolt's only weapon which happens to be Muay Thai. Bolt manages to get a leg as he looks to torqe the knee of Pacheco. I think Bolt heard my thoughts. Pacheco is defending nicley and moves to side mount and blasts away at the face of Bolt with brutal elbows. Referee Dan Mirgliota mercifull calls the fight in favor of Joe Pacheco.
Official Decision: Joe Pacheco wins via TKO in round 2.
Bellator Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal Bout
Sultan Aliev (8-0) vs. Mikkel Parlo (9-0)
The fight starts with Aliev firing of heavy kicks. Parlo stuffs a takedown of Aliev and the two fighters trade punches looking for an early advantage. Aliev lands a hard hook, but Parlo is showing good defense. Aliev is throwing crisp one twos. Parlo goes for a takedown to escape the striking and gets stopped. Aliev gets underhooks and pushes Parlo against the cage before the separate. The two fighters come clashing together and hit the canvas, but pop right back to their feet. Exciting fight so far. Parlo is starting to walk Aliev down with powerful punches, but they are coming only one at a time. Parlo throws a overhand right that sails past the head of Aliev. Parlo is keeping Aliev against the cage as they circle refusing to give up control of the center.
Parlo opens the round up with a stiff jab to the face of Aliev followed up with a nice combination. Parlo is again taking early control of the center of the cage. Parlo corners Aliev and shoots for a takedown only to find himself on the bottom and Aliev in half guard. Parlo manages to get to his feet, but Aliev is holding tight to a clinch. The two men circle out and begin to look for an opening. Parlo snaps a nice leg kick into the inner thigh of Aliev. Parlo backs Aliev to the cage and throws a nice uppercut that lands. Aliev pops a jab into the face of Parlo, but Parlo brushes it off and keeps stalking forward. Parlo is controlling the cage with position, but is not taking advantage of it by letting his hands go. Parlo fires off a hard kick to the outside of Aliev's thigh as the round closes.
The final round starts and the two men meet in the middle with Parlo throwing and connecting on multiple leg kicks. Parlo again looks to control the center. The two men go into a clinch and Parlo blasts Aliev with a close in uppercut. parlo is looking more active as he lands a loud body kick that sounds through out the arena. Parlo shoots for a takedown and gets stuffed. The two men go into the clinch and then quickly separate. Parlo stalks Aliev along the cage and lands a hard right hook to the jaw. Aliev throws a spinning back fist that lands. Parlo answers with a hard right cross that knocks Aliev back on his heels. Parlo throws a powerful kick to the body and immediately shoots for the takedown and gets it. Parlo is posturing up along the cage and dropping hard shots as Aliev searches for a way out. Parlo lands multiple punches to the side of Aliev's head as the clock ticks down. Parlo ends the round with brutal and effective ground and pound.
Conflict Fighting's Decision Prediction: Mikkel Parlo wins via unanimous decision
Official Decision: Sultan Aliev advances to the Bellator middleweight tournament semifinals via unanimous decision (29-28)
Aaron "Tex" Johnson (12-7) vs. Brennan Ward (5-0)
The fight starts off with Johnson looking to go with his sambo and sure enough Ward shoots for a take down and gets it only to have have Johnson quickly secure a fight ending arm bar to illicit the tap. Quick and easy work.
Official Decision: Aaron Johnson via arm bard in :15 of round one
"King" Mont McMullens (2-2) vs. David Mejia (4-0)
Here go the heavyweights and Mejia certainly does look heavy. Mont throws a hard overhand right that lands as Mejia looks to control the center of the cage. Mont comes forward quickly with a heavy combination followed up with a leg kick. Mont throws a one two followed up with a body kick. Mont again fires off some nice combinations. Mont cracks Mejia in the chin as he comes in for a take down and manages to secure it forcing Mont down onto his back. Mejia works to back, but Mont manages to get turned around. Mejia is in side control dropping heavy fists. Mont is trying to get up as Mejia blasts away from the top. Mont looks to be in trouble with a minute still to go. The ref decides that Mont has had enough and stops the fight awarding David Mejia the victory via TKO.
Official Decision: David Mejia wins via TKO at 4:15 of round 2
Ladies and gentleman please keep your arms inside the vehicle at all times. Here we go!
Bellator Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinals
Doug "Rhino" Marshall (15-6) vs. Andreas Spang (8-2)
The round starts the and the fighters touch gloves. Marshall throws seriously hard leg kicks to Spang and unleashes some very hard punches. Marshall is looking to make a statement tonight. With all due respect these guys are already setting themselves far apart from the local talent. Marshal blasts Spang with a knee to the chin and Spang answers with a right cross. The two men go into a clinch. Marshall has under hooks, but gets swept against the cage. The ref separates the fighters and Marshall starts throwing for the fences. Marshall is landing devastating punches and lays out Spang out with a violent overhand right to the chin. Spang does not know where he is. The "Rhino" is back!
Official Decision: Doug Marshall advances to the Bellator Middleweight Semifinals via KO 3:03 of round 1
Norman Paraisy (10-2) vs. Brett Cooper (17-7)
This fight could have a fireworks show as both fighters meet in the center throwing punches. Cooper throws a hard leg kick and eats a straight right in the process as they clinch against the cage. Cooper pushes away and blasts a body kick to Paraisy. Cooper shot in for a takedown and secures it only to have Paraisy find his way back to his feet while throwing. Cooper looks like he has bricks in his hands they are landing so hard. Paraisy drops down a level and tries to take Cooper's legs out from under him. Paraisy manages to sprawl well and keep his hips turned as they struggle in a clinch. Cooper backs off a then grabs the midsection of Paraisy and picks him up and slams him hard to the canvas. Great fight so far. Cooper gets back to his feet quickly and turns the tables as he takes down Paraisy. The two men scramble to the feet again and work in a clinch along the cage. Cooper sweeps the legs out from under Paraisly throwing him to the canvas. Cooper is working hard in half guard as the horn sounds bringing the round to a close.
The Fight opens with Cooper knocking Paraisy to the canvas and Cooper following him down. Cooper is landing hard shots to the face of Paraisy as he works from half guard. Cooper is just blasting away at Paraisy who is trying his best to get back to his feet. Paraisy scrambles back to his feet and the two men go right into a clinch along the cage. Cooper drops levels again and slams Paraisy back down to the canvas. Paraisy is trying to work from the bottom as he punches Cooper to the side of the head. Paraisy gets to his feet only to be picked up by cooper and slammed hard again to the canvas. Matt Hughes anyone? Cooper is dominating in guard as he pushes Paraisy against the cage. Paraisy tries to get to his feet and manages to actually take Cooper down right before the round ends.
The round opens with Paraisy throwing and landing an overhand right that Cooper shrugs off. Cooper shoots in and secures the take down again. Cooper looks to be maybe going for a over under choke. Cooper tries to stand to his feet, but gets drove back down into the canvas. The two men work on the ground and again Paraisy works his way back to his feet only to again be picked up and drove into the canvas hard. This is looking down right painful. The round comes to a close with Cooper not surprisingly in dominate position.
Conflict Fighting's Decision Prediction: Brett Cooper via unanimous decision
Official Decision: Brett Cooper advances to the Bellator Middleweight tournament Semifinals via unanimous decision (30-27)
Dan Cramer (9-3) vs. Brian Rogers (10-4)
The fight starts and the two fighters start to circle as they feel each other out. Cramer snags a nice Muay Thai plum and land some solid knees before the two men find their way to the canvas. Cramer is in top position as Rogers works from the bottom. Rogers makes his way to his feet only to be dragged back down to the floor. Rogers has guard and manages to push his opponent off and make his way to his feet. The two men start to trade leather and as Rogers lands a hard leg kick he is rocked by and over hand right courtesy of Cramer. Rogers then eats a one two combination to the grill, but manages to shake it off and keep stalking forward. Rogers lands and other hard leg kick and eats a couple punches for his efforts. Cramer grabs onto another plum and drives knees into the sternum of Rogers. The two men find themselves fighting against the cage and Cramer lands a hard uppercut followed up with a knee to end the round.
The two men meet in the center to start round two. Both men begin to circle and Rogers lands a flurry of hard punches. Cramer tries to shoot but gets stuffed and Rogers lands in dominant position where he drops a few bombs before Cramer gets back to his feet. Rogers engages with strong hooks that land. Rogers has major swelling to the left side of his face. Rogers grabs a clinch and throws Cramer over him onto the canvas where he lands on top and begins to hammer fist Cramer. A scramble begins and Cramer gets to his feet and slams Rogers down to the canvas. They jump back to their feet and Rogers blasts Cramer with uppercuts. Cramer is now bleeding out of his nose and his left eyebrow. The two men clinch along the fence and Cramer manages to take the fight to the floor. Cramer is working in half guard and then moves into side mount. Rogers throws shorts punches to the face of Rogers. they scramble to their feet and exchange multiple punches as the round ends.
The final round begins and the two gladiators start to stalk and Rogers slips a cross and delivers three hard punches tot he body of Cramer. Cramer fires off a straight right and Rogers manages to slip the punches. They go to clinch against the side of the cage and again Rogers throws Cramer to the canvas. Cramer moves to his feet. Both fighters have to be tired at this point. As if he heard me Rogers shakes his arms out. the town men clinch against the cage and Rogers throws hard hooks to the body. Rogers lands a combination to the chin of Cramer who goes for the takedown in desperation. Cramer gets the takedown and starts to throw fast punches on the ground. Cramer is trying to end this fight to leave n doubt who will win. Cramer is working for a darce choke, but can not secure it. Cramer moves to guard and tries to posture up to land punches. Rogers takes advantage and scrambles to his feet where they start to throw hard and powerful punches. This is a war! Cramer manages to get a takedown as the round comes to a close. What a fight!
Conflict Fighting's Decision Prediction: Dan Cramer wins by unanimous decision
Official Decision: Dan Cramer advances to the Bellator Middleweight Tournament Semifinals via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Bellator Bantamweight Championship Bout
Eduardo Dantas (Champion, 14-3) vs. Marcos Galvao (Challenger, Season 8 tournament champion 13-5-1)
The two fighters touch gloves as they meet in the center and begin to trade blows. The two men trade hard leg kicks. The speed is just blurringly fast as the two fighters try to figure each other out. Galvao is stalking the champion and almost lands a hard knee to the face of the champion. Dantas throws a hard body kick that gets caught by Galvao. The fight almost hits the canvas as Galvao gets the back of Dantas and tries to pull the champion down. Galvao lands some hard knees to the hamstring of Dantas. That is going to hurt in the morning. The two separate and galvao lands two punches with one hitting the back of the head. The men begin to circle again looking for an opening. Galvao misses another knee and gets stuck with a straight jab. The two flurry with punches with Galvao landing a straight cross as the horn sounds.
The fighters show respect and touch gloves before Galvao snaps a loud kick to the leg of Dantas. The champion throws a one two combination that lands and the two men stand in the pocket and begin to trade. That can not last long and the two men separate with Dantas again landing a crisp one two. The champion lands a very hard body kick that drops Galvao who scrambles quickly to his feet. Galvao throws a lazy one two that misses. Dantas launches a spinning back kick that lands and follows that up with a fast high kick to the head that stuns Galvao. Dantas then blasts Galvao with an uppercut that drops Galvao. Dantas follows his opponent to the canvas and nails home three quick hammer fists to the face of the unconscious Galvao before simply walking away in victory. Dantas retains his title in impressive fashion.
Official Decision: Eduardo Dantas retains the Bellator Bantamweight Championship via KO at 3:01 of round 2
Well folks that's tonight's action and there was plenty of it as all the fighters performed with respect and elite skill. Thank you for tuning into our live play-by-play of Bellator 89. Make sure to tune in this Saturday for the action and results of UFC on Fuel 7: Barao vs. McDonald. See you there MMA fans and remember, Fear No Man!
Bellator 89: Dants vs. Galvao Full Card Results
- Bantamweight Title Fight: Eduardo Dantas def. Marcos Galvao via KO (strikes) at 3:03 of Round 2
- Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Dan Cramer def. Brian Rogers via unanimous decision (29-28,30-27,29-28)
- Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Brett Cooper def. Norman Paraisy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Doug Marshall def. Andreas Spang via knockout (punch) at 3:03 of Round 1
- Chris Mierzwiak vs. Johnny Buck
- David Mejia def. Mont McMullens via TKO (strikes) at 4:15 of Round 1
- Aaron Johnson def. Brennan Ward via submission (armbar) at 0:15 of Round 1
- Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Sultan Aliev def. Mikkel Parlo via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
- Joe Pacheco def. Kyle Bolt via TKO (elbows) at 4:02 of Round 2
- Johnny Buck def. Chris Mierzwiak via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Mike Maldonado def. Tim Goodwin via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)