Bellator MMA in 2015

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Bellator MMA
Genre Sports
Created by Bjorn Rebney
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 120 minutes
Release
Original network Spike TV
Original release January 16 – December 4, 2015
Chronology
Preceded by Bellator MMA: Season Eleven
Followed by Bellator MMA in 2016

2015 was the seventh year in the history of Bellator MMA, a mixed martial arts promotion based in the United States. This year marked the first time Bellator MMA did monthly shows as opposed to a seasonal format.

Background[edit]

In June 2014, Bellator MMA underwent significant change in their executive ranks. Founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney parted with the company.[1] Former Strikeforce founder Scott Coker was announced as the new President of Bellator MMA.[2] As a result of the changes, it was announced that Bellator MMA would drop the weekly, seasonal format in 2015 and instead focus on larger, individual events per month.[3]

Events[edit]

Bellator 132[edit]

Bellator 132: Pitbull vs. Straus 2
Information
Date January 16, 2015
Venue Pechanga Resort & Casino
City Temecula, California
Attendance 1,300
Total purse $243,200

Bellator 132: Pitbull vs. Straus 2 took place January 16, 2015 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 132 was headlined by a Featherweight Championship rematch between Patricio "Pitbull" Freire and Daniel Mason-Straus. The two originally met in a closely contested fight at Bellator 45 on May 21, 2011, with Freire winning the bout via unanimous decision.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Patricio Freire (c) def. Daniel Mason-Straus Submission (rear-naked choke) 4 4:49 [a]
Featherweight Georgi Karakhanyan def. Bubba Jenkins Technical Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:49
Light Heavyweight Virgil Zwicker def. Houston Alexander Decision (split) (29-28, 27-30, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Fernando Gonzalez def. Marius Žaromskis Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Middleweight John Salter def. Dustin Jacoby Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:33
Heavyweight Everett Cummings def. Jason Glaza Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:55
Lightweight Steve Kozola def. Jonathan Rivera KO (punches) 2 1:25
Lightweight Derek Anderson def. Danny Navarro TKO (punches) 3 3:51
Bantamweight Albert Morales def. Fabian Gonzalez Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:12
Middleweight Chris Herrera def. Luc Bondole KO (punch) 2 3:21

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Bellator 133[edit]

Bellator 133: Shlemenko vs. Manhoef
Information
Date February 13, 2015
Venue Save Mart Center
City Fresno, California
Attendance 5,184
Total purse $173,000

Bellator 133: Shlemenko vs. Manhoef took place February 13, 2015 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

This event was headlined with a bout between former Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko and Melvin Manhoef.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Alexander Shlemenko vs Melvin Manhoef No Contest (overturned) 2 1:25 [a]
Featherweight Daniel Weichel def. Pat Curran Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Featherweight Julia Budd def. Gabrielle Holloway Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-25, 30-24) 3 5:00
Welterweight Chris Honeycutt def. Clayton MacFarlane TKO (body punches) 3 4:16
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Featherweight Emilio Chavez def. Art Arciniega Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Blake Watkins def. George Zuniga KO (punches) 1 0:55
Bantamweight Paul Ruiz def. Nicolas Sperling Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:43
Postliminary Card (Dark Bouts)
Lightweight Nick Bustamante def. Luis Jauregui Submission (armbar) 2 0:35
Light Heavyweight John Paul Elias def. Cody Sons TKO (punches) 1 0:40
Welterweight Mason Fowler def. Marko Damiani TKO (punches) 1 1:02
Lightweight Jonathan Contrestano def. Ryan Tobar TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 2:40
Catchweight (160 lbs) Adam Piccolotti def. Andrew Ramm Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Originally a KO win for Shlemenko, but changed to No Contest due to Shlemenko test positive for elevated testosterone level.

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Bellator 134[edit]

Bellator 134: Newton vs. McGeary
Information
Date February 27, 2015
Venue Mohegan Sun Arena
City Uncasville, Connecticut
Attendance 8,372

Bellator 134: Newton vs. McGeary took place February 27, 2015 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event aired live during prime time on Spike TV, and was followed up with an encore of the entire event.

Background

The main card of Bellator 134 was announced on the air during Bellator 131. President Scott Coker announced the main card fights would feature fighters representing the United States taking on fighters representing the United Kingdom.

The event was headlined by a Light Heavyweight Championship match between current champion Emanuel Newton and Bellator 2014 Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament Winner Liam McGeary.

Douglas Lima was originally scheduled to defend his Welterweight title against Paul Daley on this card. However, in early January 2015, he pulled out of the bout due to an injury.[6]

Michael Page was expected to face Curtis Millender but withdrew due to a cut over his left eye and was replaced by Brennan Ward.[7] As a result of the move, Ward's original opponent, Jesse Juarez, was pulled from the card altogether.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Liam McGeary def. Emanuel Newton (c) Decision (unanimous) (48-46, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Muhammed Lawal def. Cheick Kongo Decision (split) (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Paul Daley def. André Santos Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Linton Vassell def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou TKO (punches) 2 3:18
Welterweight Brennan Ward def. Curtis Millender Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:39
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Lightweight Dean Hancock def. Mike Mangan Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:33
Featherweight Matt Bessette def. Josh LaBerge TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00
Heavyweight Raphael Butler def. Josh Diekmann Submission (standing guillotine) 1 1:04
Middleweight Tamdan McCrory def. Jason Butcher Submission (armbar) 1 1:06
Welterweight Neiman Gracie def. Bobby Flynn Submission (neck crank) 1 2:36
Bantamweight Blair Tugman def. Marvin Maldonado Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00

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Bellator 135[edit]

Bellator 135: Warren vs. Galvao 2
Information
Date March 27, 2015
Venue WinStar World Casino
City Thackerville, Oklahoma
Attendance 1,345

Bellator 135: Warren vs. Galvao 2 took March 27, 2015 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

This event headlined the Bellator Bantamweight Championship between champion Joe Warren and challenger Marcos Galvao.

Mike Richman was expected to face Eduardo Dantas but forced out by injury. As a result, L.C. Davis vs. Hideo Tokoro elevated to the co-main event.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Marcos Galvão def. Joe Warren (c) Verbal Submission (kneebar) 2 0:45 [a]
Bantamweight L.C. Davis def. Hideo Tokoro Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Francis Carmont def. Guilherme Viana Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Ryan Couture def. Dakota Cochrane Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:23
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Heavyweight Rashad Coulter def. Jeremiah O'Neal TKO (knee and punches) 1 1:44
Featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez def. Alejandro Villalobos Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Sean Holden def. Tim Roman Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Neal Ewing def. Logan Nail Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Stephen Banaszak def. Brad Mitchell Submission (omoplata) 2 2:51
Flyweight Klayton Mai def. Xavier Siller Submission (neck crank) 1 3:55
Bantamweight Geo Pacurariu def. J.P. Cole Submission (straight armbar) 1 2:59

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Bellator 136[edit]

Bellator 136: Brooks vs. Jansen
Information
Date April 10, 2015
Venue Bren Events Center
City Irvine, California
Attendance 4,869
Total purse $284,000

Bellator 136: Brooks vs. Jansen took place on April 10, 2015 at Bren Events Center in Irvine, California. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

This event was headlined by Lightweight Championship match between current champion Will Brooks and Season 7 Lightweight Tournament Winner Dave Jansen.

The co-main event was a middleweight fight between longtime kickboxer Joe Schilling and Rafael Carvalho.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Will Brooks (c) def. Dave Jansen Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 [a]
Middleweight Rafael Carvalho def. Joe Schilling Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Marcin Held def. Alexander Sarnavskiy Verbal Submission (kneebar) 3 1:11
Heavyweight Tony Johnson def. Alexander Volkov Decision (split) (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Middleweight Joey Beltran def. Brian Rogers Decision (majority) (29-27, 29-28, 28-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Saad Awad def. Rob Sinclair Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight John Teixeira def. Fabrício Guerreiro Decision (split) (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) 3 5:00
Postliminary Card (Dark Bouts)
Catchweight (150 lbs) Cleber Luciano def. Aaron Miller Submission (armbar) 2 4:36
Middleweight Chris Herrera vs. Luc Bondole Draw (27-29, 29-28, 28-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Steve Ramirez def. Jonathan Santa Maria Submission (toe hold) 1 3:29
Featherweight Justin Governale def. Jay Bogan Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:09
Bantamweight Chad George def. Mark Vorgeas Technical Submission (Von Flue choke) 1 3:37
Featherweight A.J. McKee def. Marcos Bonilla Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:08

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Bellator 137[edit]

Bellator 137: Halsey vs. Grove
Information
Date May 15, 2015
Venue Pechanga Resort and Casino
City Temecula, California
Attendance 1,200
Total purse $310,040

Bellator 137: Halsey vs. Grove took place May 15, 2015 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The event was expected to be headlined by a Bellator Middleweight Championship bout between then champion Brandon Halsey and UFC veteran Kendall Grove. However, Halsey came in overweight at the weigh-ins, weighing in at 188.1 lbs. This prompted Bellator to create a stipulation that if Halsey won the bout, the championship would be vacated. If Grove won the bout, he would become the undisputed champion.

The co-main event featured a Bellator Bantamweight Championship title eliminator bout between former champion Eduardo Dantas and Mike Richman. This bout was briefly in jeopardy as Richman missed weight and Dantas agreed for the fight to continue under the condition that Richman wouldn’t weight more than 147 pounds on fight night, but Richman declined. However, both fighters' camps agreed to new stipulations the day of the fight.[12]

A.J. Matthews was expected to face Ben Reiter at the event. However, Matthews was forced out of the bout and was replaced by Strikeforce and UFC veteran Benji Radach.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight (188 lbs) Brandon Halsey def. Kendall Grove TKO (punches) 4 2:25
Catchweight (139 lbs) Eduardo Dantas def. Mike Richman Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [a]
Welterweight Fernando Gonzalez def. Curtis Millender Submission (guillotine choke) 3 1:14
Bantamweight Darrion Caldwell def. Rafael Silva Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Bantamweight Joe Taimanglo def. Antonio Duarte KO (punch) 3 1:00
Featherweight Jordan Parsons def. Julio Cesar Neves Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3 4:09
Light Heavyweight Virgil Zwicker def. Razak Al-Hassan KO (punch) 1 3:51
Welterweight Ricky Rainey def. Jesse Juarez KO (knee) 2 1:13
Postliminary Card (Dark Bouts)
Bantamweight Albert Morales def. John Yoo TKO (punches) 3 1:43
Bantamweight Shawn Bunch def. Rolando Perez Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Steve Kozola def. Ian Butler KO (punches) 1 2:22
Women's Featherweight Arlene Blencowe def. Adrienna Jenkins TKO (punches) 1 4:08
Middleweight Ben Reiter def. Benji Radach Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00

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Bellator 138[edit]

Bellator 138: Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice
Information
Date June 19, 2015
Venue Scottrade Center
City St. Louis, Missouri
Attendance 6,724
Total gate $381,184

Bellator 138: Unfinished Business took place on June 19, 2015 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri and was broadcast live in prime time on Spike TV, attracting an average 1.7 million viewers.[14]

Background

The event was headlined by a heavyweight bout between combat sports veterans Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock. The two were originally expected to fight on October 4, 2008 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida as part of CBS' Saturday Night Fights at EliteXC: Heat. However, Shamrock received a cut to the left eye during a warm-up only hours before the fight was to take place. That bout was eventually rescheduled for this event.

The co-main event was originally expected to feature a Bellator Featherweight Championship bout between current champion Patrício Freire and former WSOF Featherweight champion Georgi Karakhanyan. However, Karakhanyan was forced out of the bout due to an injury and was replaced by Season 10 Featherweight Tournament winner Daniel Weichel.

Bobby Lashley was originally scheduled to face James Thompson at this event.[15] However, on June 10, it was announced that Thompson pulled out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by Dan Charles.[16]

Bellator 138 was the highest rated Bellator event to date before Bellator 149. It did an average of 1.6 million viewers for the whole event and a peak of 2.4 million during the Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock fight with a DVR peak of 2.9 million. The previous high was Bellator 131 which did 1.2 million average for the entire event and a peak of 2 million during the Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar fight and a DVR peak of 2.2 million.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight (232 lbs) Kimbo Slice def. Ken Shamrock KO (punches) 1 2:22
Featherweight Patrício Freire (c) def. Daniel Weichel KO (punch) 2 0:32 [a]
Heavyweight Bobby Lashley def. Dan Charles TKO (punches) 2 4:14
Featherweight Daniel Mason-Straus def. Henry Corrales Submission (guillotine choke) 2 3:47
Lightweight Michael Chandler def. Derek Campos Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:17
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Welterweight Justin Guthrie def. Steven Mann Submission (D'Arce choke) 2 1:09
Featherweight Justin Lawrence def. Sean Wilson TKO (elbows and punches) 1 4:56
Catchweight (160 lbs) Chris Heatherly def. Garrett Gross Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Kyle Kurtz def. Adam Cella Submission (armbar) 2 4:13
Lightweight Hugh Pulley def. Eric Irvin Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
Strawweight Miles McDonald def. Dan O’Connor Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:30
Postliminary Card (Dark Bouts)
Bantamweight Garrett Mueller def. A.J. Siscoe Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:26
Middleweight Enrique Watson def. Kain Royer Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 0:41
Catchweight (165 lbs) Rashard Lovelace def. Matt Helm TKO (leg kick) 1 0:58

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Bellator 139[edit]

Bellator 139: Kongo vs. Volkov
Information
Date June 26, 2015
Venue Kansas Star Casino
City Mulvane, Kansas
Attendance 2,500

Bellator 139: Kongo vs. Volkov took place June 26, 2015 at Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

This event was headlined by a heavyweight bout between UFC veteran Cheick Kongo and former Bellator Heavyweight Champion Alexander Volkov. It was also Hisaki Kato's Bellator Debut.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Alexander Volkov Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight David Rickels vs. John Alessio No Contest (illegal knee) 1 2:24
Middleweight Hisaki Kato def. Joe Schilling KO (superman punch) 2 0:34
Featherweight Pat Curran def. Emmanuel Sanchez Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Bantamweight Aaron Ely def. Jeimeson Saudino Submission (guillotine choke) 2 1:05
Women's Featherweight Bryanna Fissori def. Iony Razafiarison Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Alex Huddleston def. Javy Ayala Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:12
Heavyweight Augusto Sakai def. Daniel Gallemore TKO (retirement) 2 5:00
Featherweight Bubba Jenkins def. Joe Wilk TKO (punches) 2 1:00
Lightweight Bobby Cooper def. Pablo Villaseca Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Gastón Reyno def. Greg Scott Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:17
Postliminary Card (Dark Bouts)
Heavyweight Frederick Brown def. Derek Bohi TKO (punches) 1 0:29

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Bellator 140[edit]

Bellator 140: Lima vs. Koreshkov
Information
Date July 17, 2015
Venue Mohegan Sun Arena
City Uncasville, Connecticut
Attendance 7,610

Bellator 140: Lima vs. Koreshkov took place July 17, 2015 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

This event was headlined by a Welterweight Championship fight between current champion Douglas Lima and two-time tournament winner Andrey Koreshkov.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Andrey Koreshkov def. Douglas Lima (c) Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 50-45, 50-45) 5 5:00 [a]
Catchweight (173 lbs) Paul Daley def. Dennis Olson TKO (punches) 2 1:12
Welterweight Brennan Ward def. Roger Carroll KO (punch) 1 2:06
Welterweight Chris Honeycutt vs. Paul Bradley No Contest (accidental headbutt) 2 2:47
Welterweight Michael Page def. Rudy Bears KO (punch) 1 1:05
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Lightweight Dean Hancock def. Alex Dunworth TKO (corner stoppage) 2 2:14
Women's Catchweight (128.5 lbs) Kaline Medeiros def. Sarah Payant Submission (kimura) 1 3:24
Catchweight (160 lbs) Ryan Quinn def. Waylon Lowe Submission (guillotine choke) 2 2:47
Flyweight Remo Cardarelli def. Billy Giovanella Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (138.3 lbs) Kin Moy def. Blair Tugman Submission (triangle choke) 3 3:01
Heavyweight Parker Porter def. Eric Bedard Submission (americana) 2 2:51
Welterweight Ilya Kotau def. Nicholas Sergiacomi Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:17

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Bellator 141[edit]

Bellator 141: Guillard vs. Girtz
Information
Date August 28, 2015
Venue Pechanga Resort and Casino
City Temecula, California
Attendance 1,200
Total gate $89,549
Total purse $275,992

Bellator 141: Guillard vs. Girtz took place August 28, 2015 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The event was headlined by a lightweight bout between debuting UFC veteran Melvin Guillard and Bellator MMA veteran Brandon Girtz.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Brandon Girtz def. Melvin Guillard Decision (split) (29-27, 28-29, 29-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Patricky Freire def. Saad Awad Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Justin Wren def. Josh Burns Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Women's Featherweight Marloes Coenen def. Arlene Blencowe Submission (armbar) 2 3:23
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Women's Flyweight Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. Maria Rios Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Brent Primus def. Derek Anderson Decision (split) (28-29, 29-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight A.J. Matthews def. Emiliano Sordi TKO (retirement) 1 5:00
Postliminary Card (Dark Bouts)
Welterweight Johnny Cisneros def. Gabriel Miglioli Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Luc Bondole def. Ray Sloan Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Women's Featherweight Adrienna Jenkins def. Lissette Neri TKO (strikes) 1 2:38
Welterweight Curtis Millender def. Steven Ciacco Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Featherweight A.J. McKee def. James Barnes KO (punches) 1 1:42

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Bellator 142[edit]

Bellator MMA & Glory: Dynamite 1
Information
Date September 19, 2015
Venue SAP Center
City San Jose, California
Attendance 11,732
Total gate $715,000
Total purse $653,750

Bellator 143[edit]

Bellator 143: Warren vs. Davis
Information
Date September 25, 2015
Venue State Farm Arena
City Hidalgo, Texas
Attendance 3,756
Total gate $201,090

Bellator 143: Warren vs. Davis took place on September 25, 2015 at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The event was headlined by a bantamweight bout between former Bellator Bantamweight champion Joe Warren and WEC veteran LC Davis.

Ryan Couture was scheduled to face Nick Gonzalez on this card. However, Gonzalez weighed in at 172.75 pounds, over sixteen pounds past the lightweight limit, and the fight was cancelled.[21]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Joe Warren def. LC Davis Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Kendall Grove def. Joey Beltran TKO (punches) 3 2:27
Featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez def. Henry Corrales Decision (split) (30-27, 27-30, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Vinicius Queiroz def. Ewerton Teixeira Submission (arm-triangle choke) 2 4:00
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Light Heavyweight Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Bryce Meija KO (punch) 1 1:26
Bantamweight Amador Ramirez def. Saul Elizondo Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Steve Garcia def. Eduardo Bustillos TKO (punches) 1 4:59
Bantamweight Darrion Caldwell def. Shawn Bunch Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:35
Heavyweight Dan Charles def. Chase Gormley KO (punches) 2 4:35
Featherweight John Teixeira def. Gleristone Santos Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Jared Chaffee def. Guilherme Farias Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:39
Welterweight Jose Flores def. Guillermo Gonzalez TKO (body kicks) 1 2:22

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Bellator 144[edit]

Bellator 144: Halsey vs. Carvalho
Information
Date October 23, 2015
Venue Mohegan Sun Arena
City Uncasville, Connecticut
Attendance 6,009

Bellator 144: Halsey vs. Carvalho took place October 23, 2015 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The main event featured a vacant Bellator Middleweight Championship bout between undefeated former champion Brandon Halsey and top contender Rafael Carvalho.

Results

Fight Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Rafael Carvalho def. Brandon Halsey TKO (body kick) 2 1:42 [a]
Welterweight Brennan Ward def. Dennis Olson TKO (punches) 1 4:37
Featherweight Goiti Yamauchi def. Isao Kobayashi Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:50
Welterweight Michael Page def. Charlie Ontiveros TKO (elbows) 1 3:20
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Catchweight (165 pounds) Damien Trites def. Keenan Raymond Submission (Kimura) 2 1:17
Welterweight Kemran Lachinov def. Ilya Kotau Submission (kneebar) 2 2:57
Bantamweight Kin Moy def. Walter Smith-Cotito Submission (rear naked choke) 3 3:53
Flyweight Billy Giovanella def. Brandon Polcare Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:19
Featherweight Matt Bessette def. Kevin Roddy Submission (heel hook) 1 3:47
Heavyweight Kevin Haley def. Mike Zichelle Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Welterweight Matt Secor def. Jeremie Holloway Submission (heel hook) 2 4:54
Catchweight (150 pounds) Marius Enache def. Pete Rogers Jr. Submission (scarf hold americana) 2 2:37
Lightweight Sam Watford def. TJ Hepburn Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00

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Bellator 145[edit]

Bellator 145: Vengeance
Information
Date November 6, 2015
Venue Scottrade Center
City St. Louis, Missouri
Attendance 5,259
Total gate $361,458

Bellator 145: Vengeance took place November 6, 2015 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The event was headlined by a Featherweight Championship trilogy fight between current champion Patrício Freire and former champion Daniel Mason-Straus.

The co-main event featured a Lightweight Championship fight between current champion Will Brooks and Season 10 Lightweight Tournament winner Marcin Held.

Michael Chandler rematched David Rickels, whom he knocked out at Bellator 97 in July 2013. Bobby Lashley looked to avenge a contentious May 2012 Super Fight League decision loss to James Thompson.

Results

Main Card (Spike)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Daniel Mason-Straus def. Patrício Freire (c) Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Will Brooks (c) def. Marcin Held Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 [b]
Lightweight Michael Chandler def. David Rickels TKO (punches) 2 3:05
Heavyweight Bobby Lashley def. James Thompson TKO (punches) 1 0:54
Featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez def. Justin Lawrence Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Featherweight Rashard Lovelace def. Brandon Lowe TKO (strikes) 1 2:07 [c]
Catchweight (140 lbs) Fazlo Mulabitinovic def. Scott Ettling Submission (armbar) 1 1:52
Middleweight Kain Royer def. Clay Mitchell Submission (kneebar) 1 3:41
Heavyweight Augusto Sakai def. Alex Huddleston Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Adam Meredith def. Jordan Dowdy Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:54
Welterweight Kyle Kurtz def. Steven Mann Submission (triangle armbar) 1 2:59
Catchweight (160 lbs) Garrett Gross def. Jeff Crotty Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Chel Erwin-Davis def. Adam Cella TKO (punches) 3 0:35
  1. ^ For the Bellator Featherweight Championship.
  2. ^ For the Bellator Lightweight Championship.
  3. ^ Bout was not streamed on Spike.com.

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Bellator 146[edit]

Bellator 146: Kato vs. Manhoef
Information
Date November 20, 2015
Venue WinStar World Casino
City Thackerville, Oklahoma
Attendance 1,246
Total gate $91,095

Bellator 146: Kato vs. Manhoef took place November 20, 2015 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The event was headlined by a middleweight bout between Hisaki Kato and Strikeforce veteran Melvin Manhoef.

Results

Fight Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Melvin Manhoef def. Hisaki Kato KO (punch) 1 3:43
Lightweight Brandon Girtz def. Derek Campos KO (punches) 1 0:37
Featherweight Bubba Jenkins def. Jordan Parsons Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Chidi Njokuani def. Ricky Rainey Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Guilherme Viana def. Houston Alexander TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Catchweight (140 Pounds) Stephen Banaszak def. George Pacurariu Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:42
Middleweight Francisco France def. Ben Reiter Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:08
Women's Featherweight Julia Budd def. Roberta Rovel Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight André Santos def. Josh Neer Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Featherweight Arlene Blencowe def. Gabby Holloway Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Alonzo Menifield def. Zach Rosol TKO (punches) 1 0:38
Postliminary Card (Dark Bouts)
Featherweight Chris Jones def. Treston Thomison Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Klayton Mai def. Roshaun Jones Submission (Guillotine) 1 2:25
Welterweight Codale Ford def. Justin Patterson Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:17
Catchweight (195 Pounds) Bubba McDaniel def. Kenyon Jackson TKO (punches) 2 4:14

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Bellator 147[edit]

Bellator 147: Thomson vs. Villaseca
Information
Date December 4, 2015
Venue San Jose State University
City San Jose, California, U.S
Attendance 2,076
Total gate $123,298
Total purse $196,200

Bellator 147: Thomson vs. Villaseca took place December 4, 2015 at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Results

Fight Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Josh Thomson def. Pablo Villaseca TKO (punches) 2 3:59
Featherweight Daniel Weichel def. Georgi Karakhanyan Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Derek Anderson def. Patricky Freire Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Adam Piccolotti def. Mario Soto Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:25
Light Heavyweight Brian Rogers def. Virgil Zwicker Submission (arm-triangle choke) 2 4:38
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Flyweight Anthony Do def. Dustin Moore TKO (Punches) 1 2:05
Featherweight Adin Duenas def. Anthony Taylor Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 2:43
Bantamweight Bronson Mohika def. Jose Perez Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Jeremiah Labiano def. Alvin Cacdac Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
Featherweight Erick Sanchez def. Thomas Diagne TKO (Punches) 3 1:22
Bantamweight Gabriel Carrasco def. Khomkrit Niimi TKO (elbows) 1 3:19
Middleweight Brandon Hester def. Idris Wasi Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-25, 30-24) 3 5:00
Featherweight A.J. McKee def. JT Donaldson TKO (knee and punches) 1 3:19
Welterweight Nick Barnes def. James Terry Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:48

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