Bellator MMA: Season Nine

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Bellator MMA
Genre Sports
Created by Bjorn Rebney
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 120 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Spike TV
Original run September 7, 2013 – November 22, 2013
Chronology
Preceded by Bellator MMA: 2013 Summer Series
Followed by Bellator MMA: Season Ten

Bellator MMA: Season Nine was the ninth installment of Bellator MMA, which began on September 7, 2013.[1]

Mixed martial arts tournament weight classes that were a part of this season were the Heavyweight, Welterweight, Featherweight, Middleweight and Lightweight divisions.[2] This season aired on Spike TV on a new time on Friday nights.

Events[edit]

Bellator XCVIII[edit]

Bellator XCVIII
Information
Date September 7, 2013
Venue Mohegan Sun Arena
City Uncasville, Connecticut

Bellator XCVIII took place on September 7, 2013 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.[3] The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV. It marked the season debut of season nine.

Background

Bellator 98 was supposed to feature a Bellator Middleweight Championship bout between Alexander Shlemenko and Season 8 Middleweight Tournament Winner Doug Marshall. However, on August 19 Marshall was forced out of the title bout due to an injury and was replaced by Season 8 Middleweight Tournament Runner Up Brett Cooper.[4]

The Fight Master: Bellator MMA finale between Joe Riggs and Mike Bronzoulis was expected to take place at this event. However, on September 3, it was revealed Riggs has sustained a significant eye injury and the bout was postponed indefinitely.[5] The fight was later scheduled for Bellator 106

Dan Cramer was originally scheduled to face Perry Filkins in the Middleweight tournament opening round, but withdrew from the match and was replaced by Jeremy Kimball.

Joe Warren was scheduled to face Nick Kirk on this card. However, on the Friday before the event, Warren was removed for undisclosed medical reasons. The fight was later scheduled for Bellator 101

Andreas Spang was originally scheduled to face Justin Torrey in the Middleweight tournament opening round, but was declared unfit to fight by the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation. He was replaced by Brennan Ward, who originally was supposed to face Dave Vitkay on the preliminary card.[6]

Andrew Calandrelli was originally scheduled to face Ryan Quinn, but was removed from the card and replaced by Brylan Van Artsdalen.

The card featured all the Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal bouts.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Alexander Shlemenko (c) def. Brett Cooper Unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 [a]
Middleweight Mikkel Parlo def. Brian Rogers Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00 [b]
Middleweight Jason Butcher def. Giva Santana TKO (punches) 2 1:12 [b]
Middleweight Brennan Ward def. Justin Torrey TKO (punches) 2 3:28 [b]
Middleweight Perry Filkins def. Jeremy Kimball Submission (rear naked choke) 3 4:18 [b]
Lightweight Derek Anderson def. Patricky Freire Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Light Heavyweight Mike Mucitelli vs. Jeff Nader No Contest 1 1:30 [c]
Heavyweight Josh Diekmann def. Parker Porter TKO (strikes) 1 1:12
Lightweight Ryan Quinn def. Brylan Van Artsdalen Submission (arm triangle) 1 2:34
Featherweight Matt Bessette def. Nick Piedmont TKO (punches) 1 1:41
Featherweight Rico DiSciullo def. Glenn Allair KO (strikes) 1 1:21
  1. ^ For Middleweight Championship
  2. ^ a b c d Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  3. ^ Mucitelli inadvertently poked Nader in the eye in round one.

Bellator XCIX[edit]

Bellator XCIX
Information
Date September 13, 2013
Venue Pechanga Resort & Casino
City Temecula, California

Bellator XCIX took place on September 13, 2013 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.[7] The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 99 featured the Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal bouts.

Vladimir Matyushenko was originally scheduled to face for Bellator Light Heavyweight champion Christian M'Pumbu. However, on August 18, it was announced that M'Pumbu had a hand injury and he was replaced by Houston Alexander.[8]

Shahbulat Shamhalaev was originally scheduled to face Akop Stepanyan on this card. However, on September 9, it was revealed Shamhalaev was forced to pull out of the tournament due to his ailing father. He was replaced by Justin Wilcox.[9]

A bantamweight bout between Derek Loffer and Mario Navarro was initially planned for this card, but cancelled for unknown reasons.[10]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Patricio Freire def. Diego Nunes KO (punch) 1 1:19 [a]
Featherweight Fabricio Guerreiro def. Desmond Green Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Vladimir Matyushenko def. Houston Alexander Unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Justin Wilcox def. Akop Stepanyan Technical submission (rear naked choke) 2 2:20 [a]
Featherweight Joe Taimanglo def. Andrew Fisher Unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [a]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Heavyweight Blagoi Ivanov def. Manny Lara Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:17
Featherweight Goiti Yamauchi def. Musa Toliver Submission (rear naked choke) 1 1:01
Welterweight Gavin Sterritt def. Andy Murad Split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Hector Ramirez def. Savo Kosic Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Unaired
Light Heavyweight Virgil Zwicker def. Nick Moghaddan TKO (punches) 1 3:22
  1. ^ a b c d Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal

Bellator C[edit]

Bellator C
Information
Date September 20, 2013
Venue Grand Canyon University Arena
City Phoenix, Arizona

Bellator C took place on September 20, 2013 at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.[11] The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 100 featured the Season 9 Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal bouts and the Season 8 Welterweight finals.

Matthew Riddle was originally scheduled to face Luis Melo on this card, but pulled out due to a cracked rib.[12] He was replaced by Ron Keslar.[13]

Mark Scanlon was originally scheduled to face Herman Terrado on this card, but pulled out due to an injury an was replaced by Rick Hawn

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Douglas Lima def. Ben Saunders KO (head kick) 2 4:33 [a]
Welterweight War Machine def. Vaughn Anderson Technical Submission (rear naked choke) 2 4:01 [b]
Welterweight Rick Hawn def. Herman Terrado Unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [b]
Welterweight Ron Keslar def. Luis Melo Split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00 [b]
Welterweight Brent Weedman def. Justin Baesman Submission (armbar) 1 3:20 [b]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Bantamweight Travis Marx def. Brandon Bender TKO (strikes) 2 4:28 [c]
Lightweight LaRue Burley def. Bubba Jenkins TKO (punches) 3 3:40
Light Heavyweight Clifford Starks def. Joe Yager Unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Liam McGeary def. Beau Tribolet KO (punches) 1 0:27
Heavyweight Siala-Mou Siliga def. Dan Charles TKO (punches) 3 1:26
Welterweight Adam McDonough def. Johnny Buck TKO (strikes) 1 4:51
Unaired
Lightweight Efrain Escudero def. Zack Surdyka Unanimous decision 3 5:00
  1. ^ Season 8 Welterweight Tournament Final
  2. ^ a b c d Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  3. ^ Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal

Bellator CI[edit]

Bellator CI
Information
Date September 27, 2013
Venue Rose Garden
City Portland, Oregon

Bellator CI took place on September 27, 2013 at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon.[14] The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 101 featured the Season 9 Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal bouts.

Rob Sinclair was scheduled to face Rich Clementi in a Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal fight, but on Sept. 9, 2013 had to pull out due to injury and was replaced by Ricardo Tirloni. Marcin Held was originally scheduled to face Tirloni on the preliminary card, and Ryan Healy took the fight as a replacement.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Joe Warren def. Nick Kirk Submission (reverse triangle armbar) 2 3:03 [a]
Lightweight Alexander Sarnavskiy def. Marcus Davis Submission (rear naked choke) 1 1:40 [b]
Lightweight Ricardo Tirloni def. Rich Clementi Unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [b]
Lightweight Will Brooks def. John Alessio Unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-25) 3 5:00 [b]
Lightweight Saad Awad def. Martin Stapleton Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:46 [b]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Welterweight Nathan Coy def. Andy Uhrich Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Marcin Held def. Ryan Healy KO (punches) 1 1:12
Middleweight Dave Vitkay def. Tyson Jeffries Submission (rear naked choke) 3 3:07
Lightweight Brent Primus def. Scott Thometz Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:48
Bantamweight Austin Springer def. Zack Skinner Unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Peter Aspenwal def. Jeremiah Riggs Split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal
  2. ^ a b c d Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal

Bellator CII[edit]

Bellator CII
Information
Date October 4, 2013
Venue Visalia Convention Center
City Visalia, California

Bellator CII took place on October 4, 2013 at Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, California. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 102 featured the Heavyweight Tournament Semifinals, Middleweight Tournament Semifinals and Summer Series bantamweight tournament final between Anthony Leone and Rafael "Morcego" Silva.

Michael Page and Kenny Ento were scheduled to face each other in a Middleweight bout on this card. However, on September 30, it was announced that Page was injured and both he and Ento were removed from the card.[15]

Perry Filkins was to face Brennan Ward in the Middleweight Tournament Semifinals. However, he had to pull out due to injury and was replaced by Joe Pacheco.[16]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Mark Godbeer TKO (knees and punches) 2 2:04 [a]
Heavyweight Vinicius Queiroz def. Lavar Johnson KO (punch) 1 0:23 [a]
Bantamweight Rafael Silva def. Anthony Leone Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [b]
Middleweight Mikkel Parlo def. Jason Butcher Unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [c]
Middleweight Brennan Ward def. Joe Pacheco Submission (guillotine choke) 2 2:41 [c]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Featherweight Scott Cleve def. Isaac DeJesus TKO (strikes) 2 3:14
Heavyweight Javy Ayala def. Thiago Santos KO (punches) 1 5:00
Lightweight Brandon Girtz def. Poppies Martinez Submission (armbar) 1 1:20
Catchweight (165 lbs.) Stephen Martinez def. Bryan Travers Technical submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:56
Lightweight Cain Carrizosa def. Juan Quesada Submission (triangle choke) 2 4:51
Heavyweight Brandon Cash def. William Richey TKO (exhaustion) 2 5:00
  1. ^ a b Heavyweight Tournament Semifinals
  2. ^ 2013 Summer Series Bantamweight Tournament Final
  3. ^ a b Middleweight Tournament Semifinals

Bellator CIII[edit]

Bellator CIII
Information
Date October 11, 2013
Venue Kansas Star Arena
City Mulvane, Kansas

Bellator CIII took place on October 11, 2013 at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 103 featured the Featherweight Tournament Semifinal bouts.
Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Patricio Freire def. Fabricio Guerreiro Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [a]
Featherweight Justin Wilcox def. Joe Taimanglo Unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [a]
Lightweight David Rickels def. J.J. Ambrose TKO (punches) 3 2:37
Light Heavyweight Mikhail Zayats def. Aaron Rosa Submission (kimura) 1 0:47
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Light Heavyweight Carlos Eduardo def. Wayman Carter Submission (rear naked choke) 1 2:06
Lightweight Remy Bussieres def. Blake Pool Unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Maurice Jackson def. Matt Uhde TKO (cut) 1 0:52
Lightweight Donnie Bell def. Marcio Navarro Submission (rear neck crank) 1 2:06
Bantamweight Jeimeson Saudino def. Jesse Thornton Split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (150 lbs) Ricky Musgrave def. Cody Carrillo Submission (kimura) 1 2:59
  1. ^ a b Featherweight Tournament Semifinals

Bellator CIV[edit]

Bellator CIV
Information
Date October 18, 2013
Venue U.S. Cellular Center
City Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Bellator CIV took place on October 18, 2013 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 104 featured the Welterweight Tournament Semifinal bouts.
Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Rick Hawn def. Brent Weedman Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [a]
Welterweight Ron Keslar def. War Machine Technical Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:31 [a]
Middleweight Kendall Grove def. Joe Vedepo Unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Peter Graham def. Eric Prindle Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Welterweight Paul Bradley def. Karl Amoussou Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Paul Sass def. Rod Montoya Submission (toe hold) 1 2:01
Catchweight (150 lbs) Rob Emerson def. Jared Downing Submission (inverted heel hook) 1 1:44
Catchweight (160 lbs) Brandon Girtz def. Mike Estus Submission (armbar) 1 4:25
Catchweight (161 lbs) Cliff Wright def. Derek Loffer Submission (armbar) 2 4:28
Featherweight Andre Tieva def. Chris Lane TKO (punches) 1 2:20
  1. ^ a b Welterweight Tournament Semifinals

Bellator CV[edit]

Bellator CV
Information
Date October 25, 2013
Venue Santa Ana Star Center
City Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Bellator CV took place on October 25, 2013 at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 105 featured the Lightweight Tournament Semifinal bouts.

Eugene Fadiora was initially scheduled to face Andreas Spang. However, Spang was removed from the card and replaced by Keith Berry.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Will Brooks def. Saad Awad Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Alexander Sarnavskiy def. Ricardo Tirloni Submission (triangle choke) 1 1:08 [a]
Heavyweight Siala-Mou Siliga def. Ron Sparks Submission (keylock) 1 2:52
Middleweight Eugene Fadiora def. Keith Berry TKO (elbows) 2 4:19
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Featherweight Desmond Green def. Angelo Sanchez TKO (cut) 2 1:04 [b]
Heavyweight Raphael Butler def. Joseph Bryant TKO (strikes) 1 1:04
Light Heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir def. Josh Lanier TKO (strikes) 1 3:13
Bantamweight Luis Nogueira def. Frank Baca Submission (arm triangle choke) 1 4:41
Middleweight Eddie Larrea def. Rocky Ramirez Submission (heel hook) 2 1:45
Bantamweight Steve Garcia def. Shawn Bunch TKO (punches) 3 3:29
Unaired
Bantamweight Jesse Brock def. Adrian Cruz Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
  1. ^ a b Lightweight Tournament Semifinals
  2. ^ Doctor stopped the fight due to a cut caused by an elbow strike.

Bellator CVI[edit]

Bellator CVI
Information
Date November 2, 2013
Venue Convention and Entertainment Center
City Long Beach, California

Bellator CVI took place on November 2, 2013 at Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California. The event aired live on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 106 was to be Bellator's first ever pay-per-view event and was expected to be headlined by a Light Heavyweight bout between Tito Ortiz and Quinton Jackson, both of whom would have been making their promotional debuts.[17] However, on October 25, it was announced that Ortiz was out of the bout due to injury. Subsequently, Bellator announced that the show would air on Spike TV rather that PPV.[18]

The main event featured a Lightweight title rematch between the current champion Michael Chandler and former champion Eddie Alvarez. Chandler defeated Alvarez via fourth round submission in their original bout back at Bellator 58.[19]

The Heavyweight tournament final between Cheick Kongo and Vinicius Queiroz was originally scheduled for this card. However, an injury to Queiroz forced it off the card and it will be rescheduled on a future show.[20]

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Eddie Alvarez def. Michael Chandler (c) Split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) 5 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Emanuel Newton def. Muhammed Lawal Unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 [b]
Featherweight Daniel Straus def. Pat Curran (c) Unanimous decision (49-45, 48-46, 48-46) 5 5:00 [c]
Welterweight Joe Riggs def. Mike Bronzoulis Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [d]
Featherweight Mike Richman def. Akop Stepanyan TKO (punches) 1 4:05
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Welterweight Cristiano Souza def. Alejandro Garcia Submission (rear naked choke) 3 3:06
Light Heavyweight Brandon Halsey def. Hector Ramirez TKO (punches) 1 0:52
Lightweight Mike Guymon def. Aaron Miller Submission (triangle choke) 2 4:20
Catchweight (150 lbs) Cleber Luciano def. Joe Camacho Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Josh Smith def. Darren Smith Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Unaired
Welterweight Jesse Juarez def. Joe Williams Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:57


Bellator CVII[edit]

Bellator CVII
Information
Date November 8, 2013
Venue WinStar World Casino
City Thackerville, Oklahoma

Bellator CVII took place on November 8, 2013 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 107 featured the Heavyweight Tournament final, Middleweight Tournament final and Bantamweight Tournament final.

Cheick Kongo was originally scheduled to face Vinicius Queiroz in the Heavyweight tournament finals, but Queiroz withdrew due to a knee injury.[21] He was replaced by Peter Graham.[22]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Peter Graham Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [a]
Bantamweight Joe Warren def. Travis Marx TKO (knee and punches) 2 1:54 [b]
Middleweight Brennan Ward def. Mikkel Parlo TKO (punches) 2 1:39 [c]
Catchweight (157 lbs) Derek Campos def. Martin Stapleton Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Lightweight Patricky Freire def. Edson Berto Unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Jonas Billstein def. Cortez Coleman Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Mike Mucitelli def. Ryan McCurdy Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Raphael Butler def. Josh Burns Verbal submission (punches) 1 2:14
Light Heavyweight Linton Vassell def. Matt Jones Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Unaired
Catchweight (156 lbs) Chris Jones def. Robert White Unanimous decision 3 5:00
  1. ^ Heavyweight Tournament Final
  2. ^ Bantamweight Tournament Final
  3. ^ Middleweight Tournament Final

Bellator CVIII[edit]

Bellator CVIII
Information
Date November 15, 2013
Venue Revel Casino
City Atlantic City, New Jersey

Bellator CVIII took place on November 15, 2013 at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey[23] The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 108 featured the Featherweight Tournament Finals.

Heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov made the first defense of his title against Vitaly Minakov on this show in the co-main event.

The card featured the Bellator debut of Quinton Jackson following the cancellation of his bout against Tito Ortiz. He faced Bellator and UFC veteran Joey Beltran in the main event.[24]

Nah-Shon Burrell was originally scheduled to face Dante Rivera on this card. However, he was rescheduled to face Jesus Martinez due to undisclosed reasons.[25]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight (210 lbs) Quinton Jackson def. Joey Beltran TKO (punches) 1 4:59
Heavyweight Vitaly Minakov def. Alexander Volkov (c) TKO (punches) 1 2:57 [a]
Bantamweight Marcos Galvao def. Tom McKenna TKO (punches) 1 4:29
Featherweight Patricio Freire def. Justin Wilcox TKO (punches) 1 2:23 [b]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Catchweight (174 lbs) Sam Oropeza def. Chip Moraza-Pollard TKO (punches) 1 0:37
Light Heavyweight Tom DeBlass def. Jason Lambert KO (punch) 1 1:45
Catchweight (180 lbs) Nah-Shon Burrell def. Jesus Martinez Unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Anthony Morrison def. Kenny Foster Majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 30-26) 3 5:00 [c]
Light Heavyweight Liam McGeary def. Najim Wali Submission (armbar) 1 1:31
Featherweight Will Martinez def. Kevin Roddy Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:50
Featherweight Dan Matala def. Ryan Cafaro TKO (strikes) 2 3:52
Bantamweight Rob Sullivan def. Sergio da Silva Unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Heavyweight Title fight
  2. ^ Featherweight Tournament Final
  3. ^ Foster was deducted one point for illegal groin strikes.

Bellator CIX[edit]

Bellator CIX
Information
Date November 22, 2013
Venue Sands Casino Event Center
City Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Bellator CIX took place on November 22, 2013 at Sands Casino Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 109 featured the 2013 Season 9 Welterweight and Lightweight Tournament Finals.

Matt Riddle was expected to come out of his 3 week retirement to fight Nathan Coy at this event. However, he pulled out of the bout on November 13, 2013.[26]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Alexander Shlemenko (c) def. Doug Marshall KO (punch to the body) 1 4:28 [a]
Welterweight Rick Hawn def. Ron Keslar KO (punch) 3 0:55 [b]
Lightweight Will Brooks def. Alexander Sarnavskiy Unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [c]
Lightweight Terry Etim def. Patrick Cenoble Unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-26) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Lightweight Mike Bannon def. Ahsan Abdulla Technical submission (arm triangle choke) 1 1:51
Heavyweight Blagoi Ivanov def. Keith Bell Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:59
Catchweight (153 lbs) Goiti Yamauchi def. Saul Almeida KO (punches) 1 2:04
Lightweight Bubba Jenkins def. Ian Rammel TKO (punches) 3 2:38
Lightweight Brent Primus def. Brett Glass Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:20
Featherweight Lester Caslow def. Jay Haas Submission (guillotine choke) 3 2:44
  1. ^ Middleweight Championship
  2. ^ Welterweight Tournament Final
  3. ^ Lightweight Tournament Final

Tournaments[edit]

Bantamweight tournament bracket[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
Travis Marx TKO
Brandon Bender 2
Travis Marx 2
Joe Warren TKO
Joe Warren SUB
Nick Kirk 2

Featherweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Diego Nunes 1
Patricio Freire KO
Patricio Freire DEC
Fabricio Guerreiro 3
Desmond Green 3
Fabricio Guerreiro DEC
Patricio Freire TKO
Justin Wilcox 1
Justin Wilcox* SUB
Akop Stepanyan 2
Justin Wilcox DEC
Joe Taimanglo 3
Andrew Fisher 3
Joe Taimanglo DEC

Lightweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Marcus Davis 1
Alexander Sarnavskiy SUB
Alexander Sarnavskiy SUB
Ricardo Tirloni 1
Rich Clementi 3
Ricardo Tirloni* DEC
Alexander Sarnavskiy 3
Will Brooks DEC
Saad Awad SUB
Martin Stapleton 1
Saad Awad 3
Will Brooks DEC
John Alessio 3
Will Brooks DEC
  • (*) Replaced Rob Sinclair

Welterweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
War Machine SUB
Vaughn Anderson 2
War Machine 1
Ron Keslar SUB
Ron Keslar* DEC
Luis Melo 3
Ron Keslar 3
Rick Hawn KO
Brent Weedman SUB
Justin Baesman 1
Brent Weedman 3
Rick Hawn DEC
Rick Hawn** DEC
Herman Terrado 3

Middleweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Justin Torrey 2
Brennan Ward** TKO
Brennan Ward SUB
Joe Pacheco*** 2
Jeremy Kimball* 3
Perry Filkins SUB
Brennan Ward TKO
Mikkel Parlo 2
Mikkel Parlo DEC
Brian Rogers 3
Mikkel Parlo DEC
Jason Butcher 3
Jason Butcher TKO
Giva Santana 2

Heavyweight tournament bracket[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
Cheick Kongo TKO
Mark Godbeer 2
Cheick Kongo DEC
Peter Graham* 3
Lavar Johnson 1
Vinicius Queiroz KO

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bellator Season 9 Premieres September 7 before Friday Night time slot". 
  2. ^ "Tournaments for Season Nine". 
  3. ^ "Bellator 98 Fight Card". 
  4. ^ "Brett Cooper replaces Doug Marshall, faces champ Shlemenko at Bellator 98". 
  5. ^ "Saturday’s ‘Fight Master’ finale bout postponed". 
  6. ^ "Andreas Spang ruled out of Bellator 98, Justin Torrey meets Brennan Ward". 
  7. ^ "Bellator 99 Fight Card". 
  8. ^ "Bellator 99 Full Fight Card Released; Houston Alexander Steps In to Face Vladimir Matyushenko". 
  9. ^ "Shahbulat Shamhalaev Withdraws From Featherweight Tournament, Justin Wilcox Now Faces Akop Stepanyan". bellator.com. September 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ "CANCELLED BOUT: Derek Loffer vs. Mario Navarro". tapology.com. September 19, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Bellator 100 Fight Card". 
  12. ^ "Brett Cooper replaces Doug Marshall, faces champ Shlemenko at Bellator 98". 
  13. ^ "Bellator 100 card is once again complete as Ron Keslar replaces Matt Riddle". 
  14. ^ "Bellator 101 Fight Card". 
  15. ^ "Michael Page Injured, Bellator 102 Bout with Kenny Ento Removed from Friday's Card". 
  16. ^ "Perry Filkins suffers injury, out of Bellator Tournament". 
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