411's Bellator 98 Report 9.07.13
Posted by Mark Radulich on 09.07.2013
Alexander Shlemenko defeated Brett Cooper to retain the Bellator middleweight title, Jason Butcher defeated Giva Santana via RD2 TKO and much more! Check out 411’s complete Bellator 98 report for all the details!
411's Bellator 98 Report
Mohegan Sun Arena
Bantamweight Bout: Glenn Allair (135) vs. Rico DiSciullo (135.3)
ROUND ONE: Allair dives for a double leg takedown and immediately gets put in a guillotine. Allair pulls out and back mounts him. He delivers some shots while standing over him but DiSciullo gets to his feet. They scramble and grapple against the fence. DiSciullo goes to work on him with vicious elbows! He knocks him out! That's a hell of a debut for Rico!
OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Rico DiSciullo by KO at 1:21 of round 1.
Featherweight Bout: Matt Bessette (144.8) vs. Nick Piedmont (145.5)
ROUND ONE: Leg kick from Bessette. Piedmont pushes him to the fence. Knee strikes to the body from Bessette. Head kick from Bessette. Piedmont ties him up again. Piedmont tries for a trip, settles for a right hand. He lands a left. Bessette counters with a left. Piedmont scores some light punches with a left BUT BLAMMO!!! Bessette counters and with an overhand right, which drops Piedmont! He finishes him off with a series of lefts!
OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Matt Bessette by TKO at 1:41 of round 1.
Lightweight Bout: Brylan Van Artsdalen (151) vs. Ryan Quinn (155)
ROUND ONE: Quinn immediately gets the takedown. He takes his back. Van Artsdalen gets to his feet but Quinn is up on his back. Van Artsdalen escapes and tries for a single leg. He lands a big knee. They grapple against the fence. Counter knee from Quinn. Quinn goes for an inverted triangle. Van Artsdalen slams him down but Quinn stays with it. Quinn gives it up. They get to their feet. Van Artsdalen tries for a throw but Quinn counters. He takes his back again. He locks up an arm-triangle and that will do Pig, that will do!
OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Ryan Quinn by submission (arm-triangle) at 2:34 of round 1.
Heavyweight Bout: Josh Diekman (243) vs. Parker Porter (260)
ROUND ONE: Leg kick from Porter. Both men jabbing at each other. Diekman lands a left hand. Body kick from Porter. Front kick from Diekman. Porter gets a few punches few but Diekman clobbers him with a left to the chin. Porter tries to counter with a takedown. Diekman punches him out and that's all folks! #Heavyweights~!
OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Josh Diekman by TKO at 1:12 of round 1.
Light Heavyweight Bout: Mike Mucitelli (204) vs. Jeff Nader (204)
ROUND ONE: Nader catches a kick and knocks Mucitelli to the mat. He doesn't follow and allows him to stand back up. Mucitelli pushes him to the fence. They exchange knees and short punches. Nader breaks away but eats a few punches. Nader counters off of a knee and knocks Mucitelli to the ground again. Nader has the fight paused as he appears to have been poked in the eye via toe off of an up kick. Upon review it was actually a thumb to the eye.
I think we are done via accidental eye poke. It was all going so well.
OFFICIAL RESULT: NO CONTEST
MAIN CARD MATCHES
Lightweight Bout: Derek Anderson (154) vs. Patricky Freire (155)
ROUND ONE: They exchange jabs. Then they exchange knock downs! Pitbull is going ROADHOUSE in there! He nearly gets clipped by Anderson. Anderson pushes him against the fence. Anderson is throwing big right hands. Pitbull attacks the body. Leg kick from Anderson. Pitbull blocks a high kick. Anderson throws another pair of kicks, both are blocked. Pitbull takes him down. Pitbull passes to full mount. Anderson tries to roll out and escape but Pitbull grabs for his arm. He continues to roll and defend. Pitbull throws up a triangle. Anderson attempts a slam but Pitbull hangs on to his arm. Anderson gets it free and sits in Pitbull's guard. Anderson gets back to his feet.
SCORECARD: Pitbull 10-9
ROUND TWO: Pitbull takes him down from the start. Anderson gets back to his feet. He throws a leg kick. Anderson backs Pitbull against the fence. Pitbull lands a leg kick. Pitbull lands a pair of lefts. Pitbull throws a counter left. Anderson lands a hook to the body. Anderson closes in and Pitbull circles away. Straight left from Pitbull, countered by Anderson. Anderson goes high with a hick, Pitbull attempts a takedown. Pitbull tries again and flops to his back. The ref stands them up. Anderson tee's off on Pitbull! Pitbull has just gone to sleep in there as he's got nothing for Anderson.
SCORECARD: Anderson 10-9
ROUND THREE: Pitbull starts off with a leg kick. He continues to jab at the body. Another leg kick from Pitbull. Anderson stalks him. Straight left from Anderson. They exchange hard jabs to the face. Pitbull is bleeding from the mouth. Left jab to the body from Pitbull. Anderson has scored freely on Pitbull in this round. Leg kick from Anderson. Neither fighter is fighting with any particular urgency. Inside leg kick from Pitbull. Anderson lands to the body and follows with a head kick. Another shot to the body. Kick to the body from Anderson. Right hook from Anderson. Pitbull as more or less decided he no longer wants to win this fight. Pitbull clinches and they careen into the fence. That was disappointing.
SCORECARD: Anderson 10-9
OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Derek Anderson by unanimous decision (29-28X3).
SEASON 9 MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT OPENING ROUND
Middleweight Bout: Perry Filkins (186) vs. Jeremy Kimball (186)
ROUND ONE: Kimball starts with a pair of kicks. Filkins counters with a series of punches. Kimball lands a leg kick and follows with a straight right. Kimball continuing to score on Filkins. Head kick from Filkins. They exchange kicks. Filkins lunches with a left hand and follows with a leg kick. Kimball rushes forward and Filkins dives out of the way. Filkins lands left to the chin. Kimball takes a kick to the body as he goes for a takedown. Filkins fights him off. Filkins taunts Kimball and gets taken down. Filkins stands back up but Kimball stays with him. Filkins gets away. Kick to the body from Kimball. Filkins appears frustrated as he lunges forward again, trying to get a one-punch KO. Kimball gets another takedown. Filkins stands back up. Kimball plants a kick on the chin and ends the round with a takedown.
SCORECARD: Kimball 10-9
ROUND TWO: Kimball continues to land kicks. Kimball looks for a takedown. Kimball knees him to the body several times. Filkins reverses and puts him on his back. Filkins works from full guard. Filkins steps over in to half guard. Shoulder strikes from Filkins. Kimball reverses and takes his back. He knees him twice in the thigh. Filkins reverses and slams Kimball. Filkins dives over the guard, Kimball gets to his feet and Filkins attempts a guillotine. Filkins defends and puts Kimball on his back. Filkins punishes Kimball from full guard. Filkins stands up in guard again. Kimball gets back to his feet and attempts a takedown. Filkins defends and takes his back! He pounds on him from back mount until the round ends.
SCORECARD: Filkins 10-9
ROUND THREE: Both fighters exchange punches and leg kicks. Kimball lands a few front kicks to the leg. Kimball is scoring at will with kicks. Filkins comes forward with a series of rights and lefts. Kimball fights him off. Kimball attempts a takedown but Filkins reverses, taking him down. Filkins works from full guard. Filkins attempts to pass. He gets to side control. Kimball looks pretty gassed out. Kimball gives up his back trying to get out. Filkins looks for a rear-naked choke. Kimball tries to escape and Filkins gets to full mount. Kimball flips again and ends up tapping to a rear-naked choke!
This fight is the reason boxers don't think MMA is a sport.
OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Perry Filkins by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:18 of round 3.
Middleweight Bout: Justin Torrey (185) vs. Brennan Ward (185.3)
ROUND ONE: Torrey walks through Ward and takes him down. Ward fights back to his feet. They grapple against the fence. Ward uses a beautiful judo throw to take Torrey down. He fights from full guard. Ward makes some space and pounds on Torrey. Ward attempts a heel hook. Torrey's eye is swollen shut. Torrey works from full guard. Torrey pummels Ward from guard. Torrey passes to side control. He looks for an arm submission. Torrey is jamming his elbow into Ward's face. Knee to the body from Torrey. Torrey steps over in to full mount! He pounds away on Ward!
SCORECARD: Torrey 10-9
ROUND TWO: The Doctor states that the eye is completely closed, however the fight will continue. He is commanded to protect the eye or the fight will be stopped. Front kick to the face from Torrey. Torrey presses Ward against the fence. Ward throws Torrey to the mat. Ward stands up and pounds on Torrey. Torrey is dead-ass tired. Ward slices with elbows from half guard. Ward slams Torrey but is stuck in full guard. Ward has cut open the mouse on Torrey's eye. There's blood in his eye. Yup, he looks like he's gone through a window. Ward smashes him with a right hand! He takes him down again! Ward is going to town with hammer fists and short punches. Yep, that's all as the fight is stopped. Bellator probably dodged a bullet there as Torrey probably would not have been able to compete in the tournament for quite a few months.
OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Brennan Ward by TKO at 3:28 of round 2.
Middleweight Bout: Jason Butcher (184.5) vs. Giva Santana (185.5)
ROUND ONE: Butcher comes forward and punches Santana into the fence. Santana recovers and takes him down. Santana works furiously for an arm-triangle. Butcher tries for a kimura. Santana passes to side control. Thus far Butcher has been able to fight up Santana's submission attempts. Santana gets to full mount. Santana locks up an arm-triangle! Santana can't get so he moves back to full mount. Butcher reverses and stands up in guard. Santana defends and the round ends with Butcher on his back.
SCORECARD: Santana 10-9
ROUND TWO: Santana throws an uppercut. Butcher swings away and Santana tries for a takedown. Santana attempts to pull guard but Butcher won't follow. Butcher tee's off on him and BOOM! Butcher TKO's Santana!
OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Jason Butcher by TKO at 1:12 of round 2.
Middleweight Bout: Mikkel Parlo (185) vs. Brian Rogers (185)
ROUND ONE: Rogers lands an outside leg kick. He clips him with another one. Rogers loses his balance and Parlo takes advantage. They grapple against the fence. The fighters separate. Rogers nails him with a big left and then follows with a jumping knee. Parlo attempts a takedown. Parlo lands a big right hand. Rogers lands a counter right. Leaping left from Parlo. Another counter one-two from Rogers. Rogers slips again. Stiff jab from Parlo. Big counter right from Rogers. Parlo lands an uppercut in the clinch. He follows with a jumping knee of his own. Rogers sweeps after Parlo takes him down. Rogers gets back to his feet. Parlo gets a final knee to the face.
SCORECARD: Rogers 10-9
ROUND TWO: Parlo stuns Rogers with a counter left. Head kick from Rogers is blocked. They clinch up and Rogers tenderizes his body. Parlo gets a big knee in the clinch. Rogers attempts a throw but is reversed by Parlo. Parlo works from half guard. Parlo gets to full mount. Parlo caves in Rogers face! Rogers flips over right into a rear-naked choke. Rogers flips out of trouble again but Parlo stays with him. Parlo gets pushed back to half guard. Parlo rides out the round in control of the fight.
SCORECARD: Parlo 10-9
ROUND THREE: They tie up and Parlo lands a knee. Rogers throws a left and is taken down. Parlo pounds on Rogers and this time has plenty of time to work. Parlo jumps into side control. Parlo looks for a crucifix. Rogers gets back to his feet. Parlo lands a short shot in the clinch. Parlo takes him down again. Parlo tee's off on Rogers! He lands a huge knee! Rogers is up but he eats another big knee! The round ends but Rogers was in deep trouble.
SCORECARD: Parlo 10-8
OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER – Mikkel Parlo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26).
MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE MAIN EVENT
Middleweight Title Bout: Champion Alexander Shlemenko (183.3) vs. Brett Cooper (184.8)
ROUND ONE: Cooper starts with a front kick. Shlemenko knocks him down but allows him to get back up. Shlemenko punches to the body. Another front kick from Cooper. Clubbing blow from Cooper. Kick to the body from Shlemenko. Leg kick from Cooper. Spinning back fist from the champ. Two big punches from Shlemenko. Cooper tries for a double leg. Shlemenko sprawls. Cooper lands two as they get back to their feet. Left hook wobbles Shlemenko! Cooper presses forward! Shlemenko catches a kick and slows down the pace. He's able to recover. Uppercut from Cooper.
SCORECARD: Cooper 10-9
ROUND TWO: Shlemenko comes straight forward. Cooper lands a kick to the body. The fighters exchange kicks. Straight right from Cooper and big hook. Another spinning back fist from Shlemenko. Another spinning back fist. Cooper gets the takedown. Shlemenko gets to his knees and keeps his hands on the mat to avoid being knee'd in the face. Cooper backs off of him. Shlemenko has a bad cut over his eye. Uppercut from Cooper, followed by a hook. Shlemenko throws a head kick. Big right hand from the champ! Cooper counters and Shlemenko is hurt! Cooper looks for a finish! Cooper picks him up and slams him down!
SCORECARD: Cooper 10-9
ROUND THREE: Shlemenko tries for a takedown. He lands a straight left. Cooper counters. Leg kick from Cooper. Inside left from Shlemenko. Cooper stuns him again! Big knee from Cooper. Shlemenko counters with a left hook. Big left smashes Cooper against the fence. Left hook from Shlemenko. Cooper tries for a single leg. Kick to the body from Shlemenko. Cooper tries for a single leg. Cooper takes him down. Shlemenko turns over, giving up his back. He gets back to his feet. They trade leg kicks.
SCORECARD: Cooper 10-9
ROUND FOUR: Shlemenko smashes Cooper with a big left hand! He tries to end the fight but Cooper stays in the fight! He gets back to his feet. Cooper looks a bit punch drunk. Straight right and a knee from the Russian. They tie up against the fence. Kick to the body from Shlemenko. Shlemenko catches a kick and knees him in the body. Cooper rushes forward a takedown. Shlemenko defends. Big uppercut from Cooper. Body kick from Shlemenko. Shlemenko swings for the fences! Cooper lands to the body. Short left from Shlemenko. Cooper dives for a takedown but Shlemenko sprawls. Shlemenko is looking for a big KO punch. Spinning back kick lands as the round ends.
SCORECARD: Shlemenko 10-9
ROUND FIVE: The fighters are slugging it out! Cooper lunges forward with an uppercut and tries for a single leg takedown. He tries again. Left hook from the champ. Shlemenko catches a kick and pummels Cooper into the fence. Cooper tries for another takedown. Shlemenko holds him in a headlock for a moment. Spinning back fist from Shlemenko. The champ presses him into the fence. He takes Cooper down. Shlemenko keeps coming. He takes him down with a body lock. Cooper looks exhausted. Cooper gets back to his feet. Kick to the body and another takedown from Shlemenko. Shlemenko pounds on Cooper. Shlemenko dives on him and the bell rings! Pretty good fight, especially for Bellator. I have it won by Cooper by decision but nothing would surprise here.
SCORECARD: Shlemenko 10-9
OFFICIAL RESULT: WINNER AND STILL CHAMPION – Alexander Shlemenko by unanimous decision (48-47X3).
Good way to start off Bellator's 9th season. We'll see you Sunday night at 9:00 PM EST on the 411 Ground and Pound Radio show. Until then, be well, be safe and behave!