Bellator 110 Results: Play-by-Play & Updates

Feb 28, 2014
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Marvin Maldonado vs. Rico DiSciullo

Round 1

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Maldonado was unable to continue.
DiSciullo catches Maldonado off-balance with a low kick and briefly knocks him to the floor. Maldonado recovers and rips a body kick to his foe’s ribs. Disciullo lands a sliding side kick and then stuffs a Maldonado shot, driving his foe back and settling in half-guard before allowing his opponent to stand. Suddenly, Disciullo hurts Maldonado with a hard left and swarms him against the cage, cracking him with a sharp right and then bombing him with knees to the head. However, Maldonado’s hand was on the ground during the last two strikes, and referee John McCarthy steps in to pause the action.

Disciullo is apologetic, and the blows are ruled accidental. Maldonado cannot continue, and the fight will go down as a no-contest.

The Official Result

The fight is ruled a no-contest at the 1:53 mark of round one.

Josh Diekmann vs. Manny Lara

Round 1

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An eye poke stopped the action early.
Diekmann pumps out a series of jabs to start the bout, and Lara rushes in, catching a finger to the eye in the process. “Bam Bam” shies away and clutches his faces. Diekmann throws his hands up in disbelief and nearly blasts the Californian with a low kick, but referee Todd Anderson calls for time. Lara goes face down on the canvas and begins to groan, telling the doctor that he was poked, or scraped, in both eyes. Lara cannot continue, and the doctor waves off the bout. Diekmann is incredulous, and the crowd boos, but we nevertheless have our second no-contest of the night.

The Official Result

The bout is ruled a no-contest at the 0:18 point of the opening frame.

Ryan Quinn vs. Andrew Calandrelli

Round 1

Referee John McCarthy starts the lightweights, and Quinn begins to work with inside and outside low kicks. Calandrelli lands a nice left, but Quinn comes back with a counter right hand and a jab of his own. Quinn now starts to open up with some hard left hooks, backing his 39-year-old opponent up against the cage. Calandrelli circles away and tries to land a counter left hook of his own, but Quinn possesses the superior hand speed. With 90 seconds left, Quinn rips and outside low kick and easily defends a takedown attempt. Calandrelli is bleeding from the nose and eats a right hand and a jab as the round wanes.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Quinn
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Quinn
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Quinn

Round 2

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Quinn took the unanimous nod.
The men trade jabs to start round two, and Calandrelli closes the distance and bulls his opponent against the fence. Quinn shucks him off and connects with a body kick before eating a solid right-left combination from his older foe. Undeterred, Quinn continues to move forward, but he catches another left hook and then a jab. The American Top Team Connecticut rep responds with a hard left hook, but Calandrelli fires back with a sharp right hand, cutting Quinn over his left eye. The men again trade jabs, and Quinn scores with a low kick and a glancing overhand right.

Quinn lands a solid right cross and continues to press forward, connecting with a pair of low kicks.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Calandrelli
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Calandrelli
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Quinn

Round 3

Quinn again takes center cage and rips a body kick to his opponent’s ribs. It also appears that Quinn was in fact not cut in the last round, and some of Calandrelli’s blood may have accumulated over his eye. Quinn is now back to being a full step ahead of his foe, catching Calandrelli with accurate jabs and crosses while mixing in a steady stream of low kicks. Quinn plants another right directly in the face of his stocky foe. Calandrelli is trying to press the fight with just 90 seconds left and lands a hard left hook, followed by a power jab. Another nice left hand lands for Calandrelli with 30 seconds to go, but it might be too little too late.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Quinn (29-28 Quinn)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Quinn (29-28 Quinn)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Quinn (30-27 Quinn)

The Official Result

Quinn takes the unanimous decision with scores of 29-28 (twice) and 30-27.

Egidijus Valavicius vs. Atanas Djambazov

Round 1

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Valavicius wrecked Djambazov with a brutal knee.
Djambazov eats a low kick and then sees a double-leg attempt stuffed by Valavicius, who makes him pay with a knee to the forehead. The Lithuanian pursues his opponent and fakes a left kick before grabbing a Thai plum and planting a gorgeous left knee on Djambazov’s chin. The Bulgarian slumps to the canvas unconscious, and referee Todd Anderson waves off the bout at just 48 seconds of the opening period.



The Official Result

Egidijus Valavicius Def. Atanas Djambazov KO (Knee and Punches) R1 0:48

Andrew Fisher vs. Saul Almeida

Round 1

Almeida has two takedown attempts stuffed early but drives Fisher against the fence. The 24-year-old locks his hands under the Brit’s hips and scores with a double-leg takedown, but Fisher works back to his feet. Almeida maintains control of a body lock, however, and turns it into another takedown. Fisher once again stands, but Almeida digs in a hook and uses his other leg to push off the cage, taking Fisher to the canvas and locking up a body triangle in one beautiful sequence. The Englishman defends the rear-naked choke, but Almeida maintains back control to end the frame.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Almeida
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Almeida
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Almeida

Round 2

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Almeida cruised in rounds one and two.
Fisher assumes the role of aggressor to start round two, initiating the clinch and chopping away with short kicks to Almeida’s calf. The 24-year-old shoves him away and then drives inside for another takedown attempt, grabbing a standing rear waist lock. Almeida once again digs in a hook and pushes off the cage, nearly executing the exact same maneuver that he pulled off in round one. This time, Fisher defends the body triangle for a while, but “The Spider” eventually locks it up with two minutes remaining. Almeida attacks with short punches, most of which are blocked.

Fisher squirms and tries to roll on top, but Almeida catches him with an arm-triangle grip as he rolls to his back. Almeida cannot find the squeeze before time expires, however.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Almeida
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Almeida
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Almeida

Round 3

Quinn is intent to use his hands early in round three, popping Almeida with a pair of right straights and then two uppercuts on the inside. Almeida drops for a takedown, but the 28-year-old sprawls and drives a knee into his opponent’s ribs. Now cut over his left eye, Almeida grabs hold of Fisher and pulls guard before executing a pretty sweep and transitioning into a brabo choke attempt. Fisher rolls on top and lands in side control, eventually forcing his wiry foe to let go of the hold. Fisher pins down Almeida’s left arm in a topside crucifix and unloads with a flurry of right hands. Almeida is now bleeding badly from his face. He manages to free his arm and then defends a north-south choke, but Fisher traps the arm once again and pounds away to close out a strong third period.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Fisher (29-28 Almeida)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Fisher (29-28 Almeida)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Fisher (29-28 Almeida)

The Official Result

Saul Almeida Def. Andrew Fisher Decision (Unanimous) R3 5:00

Daniel Weichel vs. Scott Cleve

Round 1

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Weichel smoked Cleve in the opening frame.
Weichel lands a pair of low kicks to start this featherweight tournament semifinal, followed by a clean right and a left. Cleve tries to work his jab, but Weichel lands another low kick. The former M-1 champion continues to move forward an dcircles to his left, landing another low kick. Cleve fires back with a jab but eats some of a partially-landed head kick. Weichel catches a right hand while trying another low kick but cracks Cleve with a solid right hand. The German swarms his opponent with punches and then takes Cleve’s back as the American tries to scramble, locking up a rear-naked choke and punching his ticket to the
featherweight semifinals.

The Official Result

Daniel Weichel Def. Scott Cleve Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 3:46

Bellator Featherweight Opening Round:
Goiti Yamauchi vs. Will Martinez

Round 1

Yamauchi rifles off a left-right combo to start this second matchup in the featherweight quarterfinal round and briefly closes the distance. Martinez shoves him away and then hits a takedown, but the 21-year-old counters with an omoplata attempt, which Martinez easily defends. Yamauchi tries to attack with up-kicks and then roll for a heel hook, but Martinez thwarts the attempt and maintains top position. The American stacks Yamauchi’s head against the cage and lands a couple of nice shots. The prospect squirms away from the cage, but he cannot get the 33-year-old off of him. Just before the round ends, Yamauchi uses a leg lock attempt to create space and finally explodes to his feet.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Martinez
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Martinez
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Martinez

Round 2

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Martinez scored a huge upset.
Martinez fires a low kick and then a two-piece combination before closing the distance and grabbing hold of a clinch. The 33-year-old grabs an ankle pick and once again puts Yamauchi on his back. The Japanese-born Brazilian throws his legs up for an armbar, but Martinez intelligently maintains his posture and lands some light shots to Yamauchi’s ribs. Yamauchi manages to escape to his feet midway through the round, and the men trade jabs. Yamauchi then works a double-jab and then lands a crisp right hand, but Martinez fires right back with a left hook of his own.

Martinez moves forward and lands another left and then a right, cracking his younger opponent with a nice low kick-right cross combo to end the frame.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Martinez
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Martinez
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Martinez

Round 3

Martinez lands a body kick to start the final period but then whiffs on a spinning back fist. Yamauchi then drives forward and secures a body lock, but Martinez defends a myriad of takedown attempts from the Brazilian and works his way off the cage. Martinez jams his man up on a spinning back kick attempt and cracks him with a right. The American closes the distance presses Yamauchi against the cage, pecking away with knees to the thighs and ribs. Yamauchi jumps guard with just over one minute remaining. Yamauchi throws up a pair of armbar attempts and then a tries for a leg lock, but Martinez expertly defends. Yamauchi stands and hunts for a single-leg takedown, but Martinez sprawls out on it.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Martinez (30-27 Martinez)
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Martinez (30-27 Martinez)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Martinez (30-27 Martinez)

The Official Result

Will Martinez Def. Goiti Yamauchi Decision (Unanimous) R3 5:00

Bellator Featherweight Opening Round:
Mike Richman vs. Desmond Green

Round 1

Both men come out southpaw to start the bout, and both fighters swing away but accomplish little. Richman catches a finger in the eye, and referee John McCarthy pauses the action to warn Green. “Big John” restarts the action, and Green lands a nice jab. “The Marine” fires back with a nice left hand lead, stuffs a takedown try and then connects with a pair of low kicks. Green slips twice but then catches a low kick and briefly takes Richman down. Though the two-time tournament vet jumps back to his feet, he eats several clean shots on the exit. Green’s right ankle appears to be hurt, which could explain the earlier slips. Richman follows his man around the cage and connects with another low kick and then two nice left hands.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Richman
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Richman
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Richman

Round 2

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Green outworked Richman in rounds two & three.
The men exchange jabs to start the round, and Green lands a crist right hook off a failed takedown attempt, followed by a jab. Green closes the gap and grabs a rear waist lock, kneeing the 28-year-old’s thighs before ripping him down to the mat and landing in side control. “The Predator” drives a pair of knees into Richman’s ribs, but “The Marine” bucks him off and escapes to his feet. However, Green maintains his body lock and quickly hits another trip, planting Richman on his back and dropping hammer fists from side control.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Green
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Green
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Green

Round 3

Richman leads with a jab to start the third frame, but Green responds with a clubbing right of his own. Green drops deep on a single-leg and nearly secures it, but Richman defends with a guillotine and forces Green to release his leg. Richman connects with a solid one-two and chases his foe around with another flailing left. Green returns fire with a low kick. Richman whiffs with a left and eats an uppercut for his mistake, but he recovers quickly. Another low kick from Richman. Green lands a jab, but he continues to backpedal. Green lands a sharp counter right hook but fails on a takedown attempt. Richman continues to pursue his opponent as the bell sounds.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Richman (29-28 Richman)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Richman (29-28 Richman)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Green (29-28 Green)

The Official Result

Desmond Green Def. Mich Richman Decision (Unanimous) R3 5:00 [30-27, 29-28, 29-28]

Bellator Featherweight Opening Round:
Diego Nunes vs. Matt Bessette

Round 1

Nunes wastes no time and whiffs with a hard left hook to start. Bessette circles away and lands a low kick, but the Brazilian continues to wing power punches and then connects with a kick to the ribs. Bessette lands a short left and then a kick to the thigh, and the men clinch up and then separate. “The Gun” lands a spinning back kick, but there isn’t much behind it. Nunes catches a front kick and dumps the American, jumping into his guard and working with ground-and-pound as the pro-Bessette crowd cheers the Connecticut native on. Bessette threatens with a triangle and then swivels his hips for an armbar, but Nunes postures out of both attempts and stands. Bessette explodes to his feet, but Nunes grinds him up against the cage. Nunes backs off, and Bessette catches a kick and pops him with a right before sweeping him to the mat. The Brazilian pops back up and catches an over-aggressive Bessette with a knee and then shoves him to the canvas.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Nunes
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Nunes
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Nunes

Round 2

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Bessette found a way to claim victory.
Nunes rips a hard kick to Bessette’s liver, but the American responds with a good right hand. Bessette works some nice kicks from the outside but eats a hard left hook and a counter right, followed by a heavy body blow. Bessette whiffs on an overhand right and then fails on a takedown attempt. Suddenly Bessette floors Nunes with hard right hand, but the UFC veteran works his way back to his feet and clinches up. Nunes appears to have recovered quickly and fires an inside low kick and then a spinning back kick. Bessette charges forward and lands another hard right hand, but Nunes stays standing this time.

The American attacks with a slapping lead leg high kick and then rifles off another right, causing Nunes to again initiate the clinch. Nunes scores with another spinning back kick, catches a low kick and sweeps Bessette to the canvas to close out the frame.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Bessette
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Bessette
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Bessette

Round 3

The featherweights trade several kicks to start the final period, but the longer Bessette appears to be landing cleaner on the outside. Bessette scores with a low kick, but Nunes counters with a left hook upstairs. We’re two minutes in, and neither man has a clear advantage, with both competitors landing more low kicks. Nunes pops Bessette with a clean right hook off an exchange, but Bessette waves him forward. Bessette blocks a pair of body kicks, but Nunes fires off two hard shots upstairs. The Brazilian continues to lunge forward and throw heavy shots, but Bessette lands a nice head kick that snaps his head back. The men trade to end the round, but neither can land cleanly.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Nunes (29-28 Nunes)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Nunes (29-28 Nunes)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Nunes (29-28 Nunes)

The Official Result

Matt Bessette Def. Diego Nunes Decision (Split) R3 5:00 [30-27, 29-28, 28-29]

Bellator Light Heavyweight Semifinal:
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs. Mikhail Zayats

Round 1

Both light heavyweights are cautious to start this light heavyweight semifinal. Lawal changes levels for a takedown, but Zayats defends the takedown well. Lawal lands a left hook on the exit, and Zayats swings wildly, hitting nothing. “King Mo” connects with a crisp jab and then a left hook to the body. Lawal fakes a shot and then blocks and overhand right from Zayats, retaliating with a right hand of his own. The M-1 veteran tries to hit a knee-tap takedown, but Lawal defends it and slips a right hand as they separate. Zayats grazes the American with a right and then connects with a body kick.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Lawal
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Zayats
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Zayats

Round 2

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King Mo won a snoozer over Zayats.
Lawal blocks a body kick but eats a right straight to the body. The crowd becomes restless as the light heavyweights measure each other, and Zayats moves forward with a combination and finishes with a high kick. Zayats defends a takedown and connects with a stiff jab, but the former Strikeforce king is now in deep on a double-leg. The Russian defends and regains his base, but he eats an uppercut on the way up. Almost immediately, Lawal grabs another single-leg, but Lawal grabs a body lock and lands a pair of hard knees to the body and head.

Lawal separates and sees another takedown attempt stuffed, and Zayats retaliates with a pair of hard low kicks. Lawal connects with a sharp jab, and the crowd boos the measured pace to end the frame.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Zayats
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Lawal
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Zayats

Round 3

Zayats wings a right hand that is blocked but follows up with a hard low kick and a jab. “King Mo” grabs another single-leg and tries to sweep the sweep the support leg, but the Russian easily defends. Lawal rips a right to the body and closes the gap, pushing Zayats into the fence and kneeing the Russian’s thighs from the rear waist lock. The American lands a nice knee to the face and then leaves the position with two minutes left in the fight. Lawal lands a nice right hand lead, and Zayats fails on a takedown try of his own. Zayats fires off a head kick that is blocked, but the M-1 vet is moving slowly now. Lawal drives for a double-leg, but Zayats defends and hits nothing but air on a wild right hand counter. The crowd boos as the fight heads to the judges’ scorecards.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Lawal (29-28 Lawal)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Lawal (29-28 Lawal)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Zayats (30-27 Zayats)

The Official Result

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal Def. Mikhail Zayats Decision (Unanimous) R3 5:00 [30-27, 30-27, 30-27]

Bellator Light Heavyweight Semifinal:
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Christian M'Pumbu

Round 1

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Rampage made it 2-0 in the Bellator cage.
Jackson takes center cage to start the contest and then urges his retreating opponent to engage. Jackson continues to stalk the Frenchman, but both light heavyweights are tentative to let their hands go. “Rampage” again backs off and throws his hands up, prompting M’Pumbu to hit him with a leg kick. Jackson charges forward and drills his lighter opponent with a hard right uppercut. The onetime Bellator king clinches up and presses Jackson into the fence, working knees to the thighs as the crowd grows restless. Both men posture at center cage, but neither unloads with anything of consequence.

Jackson eats a low kick, and M’Pumbu slips to his backside. “Rampage” follows him down and starts to pound away from half-guard, driving the Frenchman’s head into the canvas and rendering him unconscious.

The Official Result

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Def. Christian M'Pumbu KO (Punches) R1 4:34

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