Bellator 111 Results: Play-by-Play & Updates

Mar 7, 2014


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Justin McNally vs. Chris Gutierrez

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Gutierrez worked McNally to the body
and the head for the stoppage.
McNally drives in on a double-leg takedown but Gutierrez easily defends it. McNally rams him into the fence, looking to inside trip his foe, but Gutierrez uses a whizzer to toss him over his hip and wind up on top in half guard. McNally turns and seeks a heel hook, but is quickly shut down. McNally is able to slide his back up the fence and stand, but not before eating a few punches from Gutierrez. McNally keeps pursuing a takedown, but lacks the explosion to close the distance on the rangy Texan. The Cincinnati native wades into the clinch and takes a stiff left knee to the body, followed by another to the left eye socket.

He crumbles to the canvas and Gutierrez swarms with long, whipping ground-and-pound, forcing referee Don Turnage into action.

The Result

Chris Gutierrez def. Justin McNally via TKO (Knee to the Body and Punches) R1 2:50

Chris Jones vs. Brent Primus

Round 1

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Primus rocked Jones with a grimey right
hand and didn't let up.
The southpaw Jones circles the perimeter of the cage, looking for low kicks until launching a left roundhouse kick up top. Primus blocks it and continues trudging forward, but he eats a jab. He thinks better of the standup, charging in on a double-leg and plopping Jones on his back. Jones upkicks furiously to keep Primus out of his guard and cracks him with a hard heel kick that seems to slow the man on top. Primus settles into guard and instantly goes to work with rights and lefts. If he was hurt from the upkick, he's quickly disregarded it, as the Sports Lab product unloads a torrent of heavy right hands.

Jones is toast by the fifth right hand, but Primus gets a couple more in before referee Kerry Hatley can rescue the Dallas fighter.

The Result

Brent Primus def. Chris Jones via TKO (Punches) R1 1:45

Matt Jones vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan

Round 1

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Alhassan brutally turned Jones' lights off.
Alhassan comes out whipping hard low kicks, then launches a flying knee attempt. Jones tries for a single-leg takedown, but can't get Alhassan down. Worse, the native Ghanian spins off the cage and unloads with a flurry of punches. Jones is able to cover up from most of them, but Alhassan is throwing heat. Jones tries to regain his composure, taking the center of the cage probing with his lead hand, but Alhassan is relentless. He rakes away with sharp left and right hooks, smashing through Jones' high guard. Jones doesn't circle away, so Alhassan throws a right hook, then a right uppercut that splays Jones out on the mat.

Alhassan dives on top and hammers away while Jones half-consciously tries to roll forward into a desperation takedown. He keeps crushing him with punches under the armpit until his foe goes limp. Alhassan ends up calling an end to the fight himself, backing away from Jones, which finally prompts the intervention of referee Kerry Hatley.

The Result

Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Matt Jones via TKO (Punches) R1 1:23

Javy Ayala vs. Eric Prindle

Round 1

Ayala rushes Prindle and pushes his back into the fence, both men throwing knees to the body inside. They separate, Ayala cracks Prindle with an overhand right and gets in on a single. He manages to pull Prindle away from the fence, get him down and hop into side control. Ayala punches with both hands as Prindle tries to kick him away. Ayala bases down and settles in half guard and continues chipping away with short punches and elbows, passing back to side control. He figure-fours Prindle's right arm and looks for a keylock, but can't lock the muscular heavyweight's arm up. When the 10-second clapper sounds, Ayala smashes away with a salvo of right hands to punctuate the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Ayala
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Ayala
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Ayala

Round 2

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Ayala busted up Prindle something serious.
The two heavyweights touch gloves to begin the round and Ayala takes the center of the cage. Ayala shoots and takes Prindle down less than 25 seconds into the frame. Prindle is trying to push off the cage while Ayala lands short punches and knees to the body from side control. Ayala continues to fire off right hands and now he's trying to isolate Prindle's arm, but the American Soldier escapes and they're back up. Ayala gets another relatively easy takedown and now he's in half guard halfway through the period. Ayala steps over into side control with little resistance from Prindle.

Ayala gets full mount and peppers Prindle with short lefts. Ayala postures up and lands some methodical punches. Prindle isn't doing much to escape from the bottom as Ayala traps Prindle's right wrist from side control while dropping left hands. Ayala concludes the frame dropping more punches from side control.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Ayala
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Ayala
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Ayala

Round 3

Prindle's face is cut and badly swollen around the eyes as the third round starts, prompting a quick check from the ringside physician. Ayala starts the final frame with a cracking overhand right, but throws it so hard he slips in front of Prindle, who can't capitalize. The Porterville, Calif., native shoots another single-leg takedown, but Prindle is able to sprawl and get back to his feet this time. Prindle throws a pair of hooks, Ayala ducks under and this time his single is successful. Ayala shucks Prindle's legs by again, moving right into side mount and going to work in the same fashion as the first two rounds. Prindle is exhausted but so is Ayala, so the Californian just keeps plodding away and threatening the keylock. Referee Kerry Hatley calls for time and Prindle is wincing through his swollen right eye. He tells Hatley, “He poked me,” and then gets another visit with the ringside doctor. The doctor gives Prindle a vision test, holding up three fingers. Prindle struggles to answer and the doc chuckles to Hatley, “I don't think he can see.” Hatley then waves the fight on the doctor's event.

Sherdog Scores

The Result

Javy Ayala def. Eric Prindle via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) R3 2:05

Cortez Coleman vs. Daniel Miller

Round 1

Miller clips Coleman with a right cross as he's advancing, but Coleman returns moments later with a short left hook that trips Miller up a bit. The middleweights clinch and drive into the cage, pummelling for underhooks. Miller tries to change levels and narrowly avoids a big right uppercut from Coleman. Miller runs forward into another takedown attempt and this time he does eat a short right from Coleman before falling to the butt scoot. Miller regains his feet, approaches Coleman, then desperately tries to pull guard. Miller tries again in the same vein and fails and as Coleman turns his back and walks away, Miller jumps up and runs him into the fence. “The Crazy Cowboy” stuffs it, then beats Miller to the mat with short punches. The Fort Worth, Texas, native falls to his back and holds onto half guard. Coleman face cranks Miller and passes into mount for a moment before Miller regains half guard. Miller has absolutely no offense to speak of at this point. Coleman keeps the pressure on with a crossface and lands short right hands. Coleman tries to go for an arm-triangle choke but is nowhere near it. However, Miller rolls and nearly gives up his back. Coleman uses a half nelson to keep him on the mat and keeps smashing away. Coleman gets a top crucifix for a moment and lands a stream of punches before the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Coleman
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Coleman
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Coleman

Round 2

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Miller was no match for Coleman.
Miller reaches at Coleman with his arms out and eats a right uppercut for his troubles. Miller awkwardly flicks his jab out and walks into a left hand this time. Miller circles the outside sheepishly, sticking his left arm out and praying for a takedown. He tries to pull guard again and winds up getting hammered by Coleman and conceding half guard again. Coleman slowly tries to free himself from half guard while grinding with right elbows on Miller. Coleman looks like he's going to pass to full mount, but passes to side all the way on the farside, then gets another top crucifix, but can't land many shots before Miller wriggles free.

Miller turns his back again and once more Coleman uses the half nelson to reaffirm top position and the Oklahoma native gets to full mount with 45 seconds to work. Coleman postures up and tries to punch through Miller's guard. Miller turns his back and Coleman smashes away with right hands on his trapped and outmatched opponent. Under heavy fire, Miller tells referee Don Turnage he wants out and the referee obliges him.

The Result

Cortez Coleman def. Daniel Miller via Verbal Submission (Punches) R2 4:49

Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament:
Blagoi Ivanov vs. Rich Hale

Round 1

Hale trudges forward cautiously on the stocky southpaw, who circles around the cage. Hale attacks with a right hand, Ivanov fires back and initiates an over-under clinch. For 90 seconds, they jockey for position, thumping one another with body shots and knees until Ivanov separates and cracks Hale with a left hook. Ivanov clinches up again and tries to foot sweep Hale to the mat, but can't connect. They separate again and Ivanov cracks Hale with a pair of good hooks. He follows up with a right hook that stumbles the Arizonian up, but Ivanov doesn't push the issue. They clinch once more with no one gaining an advantage and separate with 10 seconds to go in the round. Hale grabs Ivanov and reaches for a knee but can't connect.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Ivanov
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Ivanov
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Ivanov

Round 2

vanov lands a lunging left but in his pursuit of Hale, walks into a counte shot and hits a knee. The Bulgarian recovers by initiating another clinch. Ivanov looks for an outside hip throw but can't control Hale. Ivanov dashes across the cage with three wild left hands. The first two miss, but somehow the third crushes Hale in his beard and topples him to the ground. Ivanov is all over him, unloading hammering left hands from half guard. Hale gets to the turtle position, but Ivanov grabs a guillotine and runs him into the cage. Ivanov controls Hale with the front headlock while peppering him with more punches. Hale gets to his feet and is raked by three more hooks before escaping to safety. After the near finish, the pace slows considerably in the second half of the round. Both heavyweights load up with wild overhands that sail wide. With 20 seconds to spare in the round, Ivanov lands two pawing left hooks.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Ivanov
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-8 Ivanov
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-8 Ivanov

Round 3

Ivanov throws two sloppy jabs and charges in behind them, instigating another clinch in the middle of the cage. The Bulgarian finally gets double underhooks but can't get the takedown, instead opting to crack Hale with another left hook. He fires another but can't get to Hale, who clinches. Ivanov finally tackles “Rare Breed” to the mat, but nearly gets his back taken. He shakes the bloodied Hale over the top and winds up on top in full guard. The exhausted Ivanov tries to score with left hands and hammerfists but can't do real damage to the battered Hale. Hale seeks to tie up Ivanov's arms, but can't do a great job of that at this point. With 1:40 to fight, referee Dan Miragliotta stands them up. Hale tries to rush Ivanov, but Ivanov simply clinches then disengages after catching a breath. The final 30 seconds tick down with Ivanov cautiously circling away from Hale, who hasn't got the ability to swing for the fences.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Ivanov (30-26 Ivanov)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Ivanov (30-26 Ivanov)
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Ivanov (30-26 Ivanov)

The Result

Blagoi Ivanov def. Rich Hale via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament:
Mark Holata vs. Alexander Volkov

Round 1

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Volkov advanced with a first-round stoppage.
Holota backs up Volkov with a punching combination and the two heavyweights clinch against the fence. Volkov fires off knees to the body and Holota answers with short uppercuts. The spindly Russian continues to land knees before switching to short left-handed punches. As Volkov continues to unload with short shots, Holota looks like he wants absolutely no part of this fight and just crumples to the canvas. Now on top, Volkov tees off with a barrage of unanswered left hands. Holata turns over and appears to have nothing less to offer, so referee Jason Herzog is forced to intervene.

The Result

Alexander Volkov def. Mark Holota via TKO (Punches) R1 1:21

Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament:
Peter Graham vs. Mighty Mo

Round 1

Mighty Mo lands a pair of jabs to start things off. Graham triees an inside leg kick and Mighty Mo responds by shooting for a takedown. It fails and now Graham presses Mo against the fences and lands a short inside knee. Mo slips on the escape and now they're back to the center of the cage. Graham with another outside leg kick and a jab to the body. Mighty Mo misses an overhand right. Graham with a leg kick to the inside. Graham continues to go inside and outside with leg kicks while circling on the outside. Mighty Mo comes forward with an overhand and then lands an uppercut. They clinch and Mighty Mo sneaks in an uppercut in tight. Graham goes back to the leg kicks after they break away. Mighty Mo fires back with a left hook, then another. Graham comes forward with a combination. Mighty Mo ducks under a punch and lands a short right hand. Graham lands a knee then breaks away from the clinch. Mighty Mo comes forward and Graham throws a kick as the round expires.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Graham
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Graham
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Graham

Round 2

Mighty Mo lands a pair of jabs to start things off. Graham triees an inside leg kick and Mighty Mo responds by shooting for a takedown. It fails and now Graham presses Mo against the fences and lands a short inside knee. Mo slips on the escape and now they're back to the center of the cage. Graham with another outside leg kick and a jab to the body. Mighty Mo misses an overhand right. Graham with a leg kick to the inside. Graham continues to go inside and outside with leg kicks while circling on the outside. Mighty Mo comes forward with an overhand and then lands an uppercut. They clinch and Mighty Mo sneaks in an uppercut in tight. Graham goes back to the leg kicks after they break away. Mighty Mo fires back with a left hook, then another. Graham comes forward with a combination. Mighty Mo ducks under a punch and lands a short right hand. Graham lands a knee then breaks away from the clinch. Mighty Mo comes forward and Graham throws a kick as the round expires.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Graham
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Graham
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Graham

Round 3

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Mighty Mo shocked Graham with a sub.
Graham grabs the Thai plum and lands a knee to his foe's midsection. Graham lands another knee and Mighty Mo drops for a single leg takedown and gets it. Mighty Mo lands some short elbows from side control. Mo continues to maintain position while trying to isolate Graham's arm. Graham is trying to slide out the backdoor, but Mighty Mo has his head and arm trapped in a smothering scarf hold. Mo cranks away on the and Graham has no choice but to tap.

The Result

Mighty Mo def. Peter Graham via Submission (Scarf Hold) R3 2:31

Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament:
Lavar Johnson vs. Ryan Martinez

Round 1

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Johnson uncorked on Martinez.
Johnson begins by exploring the range with his left jab, but Martinez marches him back with a right hand. Martinez flurries and drives into a body lock, pressing Johnson's back to the cage. Johnson turns him around but Martinez pulls off a nifty lateral drop and claims half guard. Martinez crossfaces Johnson hard and grinds his forearm into his face. Martinez flurries for a moment but can't land with real substance. Sensing Martinez is tired, Johnson backs him down with the long jab and heavy shots behind it. Martinez gets sloppy in pursuit of ground and pound and Johnson shrimps away, getting back to his feet.

Martinez walks himself back to the fence and the UFC and Strikforce veteran unloads on him with both hands. A right hook to the body bends Martinez over, a right uppercut rocks him worse and a left hook puts him down on the mat. Johnson dives and follows up with right hands and referee Dan Miragliotta is all over it.

The Result

Lavar Johnson def. Ryan Martinez via TKO (Punches) R1 4:22

Bellator Bantamweight Championship: Eduardo Dantas vs. Anthony Leone

Round 1

Dantas switches stances while stalking Leone, checking him with a front kick. Dantas tries a few jabs before whipping a right kick that Leone catches. Leone tries to use his free hand to flurry on Dantas, but misses nearly every punch. Nonetheless, Leone powers through and gets the takedown into full guard. Dantas works an active guard and looks for a pair of armbars, but the active Leone keeps moving and stays out of danger. Dantas throws hammerfists from the bottom while keeping his guard open, moving to butterfly hooks and looking to attack Leone from the bottom. Leone keeps swimming through Dantas' arms and staying out of danger but can't muster much offense himself. With a minute to go in the round, Leone finally starts to land short punches and elbows while slowing Dantas' guard. Leone lands a good sharp left elbow before the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Dantas
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Leone
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 Leone

Round 2

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Dantas pulled off an amazing submission.
Both fighters more active with their jabs as round two begins, but it remains a controlled pace. Dantas edges forward until Leone attempts a punch rush and circles out. Dantas finally lands a glancing left hook and attempts to follow with a flying knee. Leone drives for a takedown and the champion defends capably and circles off the fence. Dantas rips a body kick, then a low kick, but as he throws the latter, Leone throws a left hook and knocks him off balance. Leone doubles his wide right hook and hits nothing but air.

Dantas isn't landing the hardest strikes, but he is effectively keeping Leone on the outside. Leone throws a jab and a wild spinning back fist that hit the air. A right hand and shot follow, but Dantas shows incredible flexibility in limplegging out of a high single, then spins out of the follow-up. He continues to spin out of Leone's desperate attempts at his legs, as referee Jason Herzog warns him not to grab the fence. Leone tries to grab his ankle, and Dantas steps backwards over Leone's body and drops right into back mount with Leone's left arm trapped -- an absolutely breathtaking transition. A likely shellshocked Leone instantly gives up the rear-naked choke and is forced to tap. Incredible submission victory by the Bellator bantamweight champion.

The Result

Eduardo Dantas def. Anthony Leone via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2 2:04

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