Bellator 104 Results: Play-by-Play & Updates

Oct 18, 2013
Sherdog.com reports from the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with live Bellator 104 updates.

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Andre Tieva vs. Christopher Lane

Round 1

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Tieva's hands quickly brutalized Lane.
Tieva starts things out with a couple kicks to the body. Lane and Tieva exchange hooks in close, but nothing significant lands. Tieva lands a head kick and slips to the floor. He's right back to his feet in a flash, and Lane attacks against the fence. Lane is controlling the center of the cage, but Teiva counters Lane with a right to the body and a left hook to the head. Lane drops to his knees and appears to be protecting his eye after the clean combo. Tieva sees he has his target hurt and pounces, unloading with an accurate lunging punch to the downed Lane and hammerfists until referee Bruce Allen dives in to rescue a battered Lane.

The Official Result

Andre Tieva def. Christopher Lane via TKO (Punches) R1 2:14

Derek Loffer vs. Cliff Wright

Round 1

Wright lands his jab and then follows up with a leg kick. Loffer is attempting to find his range with kicks, but so far his is coming up short. Inside leg kick lands for Wright. Loffer goes tumbling to the canvas after absorbing what might have been a kick below the belt. Dan Miragliotta grants him no reprieve, and Wright quickly attacks. Loffer catches a kick and briefly drives Wright to the canvas. Wright threatens with a triangle and then returns to his feet. Wright's hands are low, but he has been able to counter effectively thus far. Loffer lands a spinning back kick to the body but it doesn't have much zip. Wright has a rear waist lock, while Loffer threatens with a kimura. Wright briefly gets an inside trip, but Loffer wants no part of the ground game. Back up, Loffer lands a punching combination against the cage.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Wright
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Wright
Yael Grauer scores the round 10-9 Wright

Round 2

Wright begins the second frame on the outside, hands low and bouncing. Loffer is attempting to walk him down. Wright lands a left hand. Loffer responds with by connecting with a right. Loffer catches a kick to the body and dumps Wright to the floor. Wright attempts a heel hook, and Loffer counters with a leg lock of his own. Wright is able to pull his leg free and he whiffs on a huge standing-to-ground punch. Wright moves into Loffer's half guard. Wright grinds his forearm into Loffer's cheek, but he isn't throwing any strikes. Loffer sweeps and moves into top position. From inside of his opponent's closed guard, Loffer lands a few shots to the body. Wright attempts a triangle and Loffer slams his way out of it. Wright drops Loffer with a left hook. Loffer falls into Wrights guard, and Wright looks for a triangle before transitioning to an armbar. Loffer's left arm is isolated and the hold is tight. Loffer has no choice but to tap.

The Official Result

Cliff Wright def. Derek Loffer via Submission (Armbar) R2 4:28

Brandon Girtz vs. Mike Estus

Round 1

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Girtz crushed Estus for his second
Bellator win in just two weeks.
The southpaw Girtz moves into clinch range and then takes Estus to the canvas. The physically larger Girtz immediately goes to work with elbows from top control. Estus is clinging to his half guard but is eating elbows and short punches for his efforts. Girtz doesn't need a lot of space to generate power, and his top pressure has been smothering thus far. Estus has a cut on his head; he's attempting to cover up, but Girtz is doing a good drop of varying his strikes. The intensity of Girtz's attack is increasing an Estus' cut is getting worse as a result. Girtz pulls his leg free and moves into full mount.

Girtz drops some more punches and elbows from full mount, smashing down with both hands and forearms. Estus' face is turning into a bloody mess. Girtz locks up Estus' right arm, spins out of mount and extends the armbar. Moments later, Estus asks out of the fight.

The Official Result

Brandon Girtz def. Mike Estus via Verbal Submission (Armbar) R1 4:25

Robert Emerson vs. Jared Downing

Round 1

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Emerson terrorized Downing's knee.
Emerson starts things off with a pair of outside leg kicks. Emerson is targeting Downing's lead leg early, but Downing is responding with leg kicks of his own. Emerson follows a kick to the ribs with another low kick. Downing secures a takedown but Emerson quickly grabs a hold of his foe's leg. Downing loses his base, falls to the canvas and from there, Emerson is able to crank the heel hook and coax a frantic, painful-looking topout. Downing grabs his knee immediately and is still in pain after the stoppage. He gets to his feet but eventually struggles to get himself onto the stool.

The Official Result

Rob Emerson def. Jared Downing via Submission (Heel Hook) R1 1:44

Paul Sass vs. Rod Montoya

Round 1

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Paul Sass made it two leglock finishes
in a row at Bellator 104.
Sass throws a leg kick and Montoya changes levels for a takedown with little resistance. Predictably, the Englishman is already attempting to walk his legs up for the "Sassangle." Montoya is back up and he allows Sass to stand. Montoya catches a spinning back kick and takes his man down again. The Liverpudlian is active again from guard. First he looks for an armbar before switching to the heel hook. Montoya escapes briefly, but Sass lures him back to the ground. The UFC veteran locks up his opponent's leg, then twists the top of Montoya's foot. Montoya taps to the toehold 2:01 into the opening stanza.

The Official Result

Paul Sass def. Rod Montoya via Submission (Toe Hold) R1 2:01

Karl Amoussou vs. Paul Bradley

Round 1

Bradley throws a two-punch combination but Amoussou blocks it. Bradley gets a hold of a leg, Amoussou defends. Bradley drives him into the fence and Amoussou tosses him to the canvas. The Frenchman allows Bradley to return to his feet instead of following him to the canvas. Amoussou connects on a head kick. Bradley catches a kick but Amoussou defends the single leg attempt. Amoussou lands a kick, then tosses Bradley to the floor. Bradley is cut on his cheek, and Amoussou lands a couple of knees in the clinch. Bradley presses forward and lands a knee to the cup Amoussou is doubled over in pain and he asks to see a cageside physician. After the visit, the bout continues and Amoussou immediately fires off a head kick and slips to the canvas. Bradley drives his opponent into the fence with about 35 seconds remaining. Bradley lands a few knees to the thigh, but Amoussou responds with a strong counter knee to the body. The round ends with the former Iowa Hawkeye pressing Amoussou against the cage.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Amoussou
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Amoussou
Yael Grauer scores the round 10-9 Amoussou

Round 2

Bradley begins with a front kick to the gut, then a high kick. Amoussou throws a kick then ties up his foe and drives him into the cage. Amoussou appears to be hurt by what he thinks is a low knee, but referee Rob Hinds says it's legal. Bradley finally gets a takedown in the center of the cage. Bradley isn't offering much offense inside his opponent's guard. The Iowan attempts to create some space and fires off a few punches. Meanwhile, Amoussou throws an elbow from his back. Bradley remains conservative, but he's landing just enough to avoid a standup. Bradley is warned by Hinds to keep his hands closed. Bradley with a few short punches to the body. Nothing damaging from "The Gentleman," but he has spent the better part of three minutes in top control when the bell rings.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Bradley
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Bradley
Yael Grauer scores the round 10-9 Bradley

Round 3

Bradley begins with an inside leg kick, then changes levels for a takedown. He's back on top, attempting to create space inside of Amoussou's guard. Bradley doesn't appear to be worried about passing guard, but he remains heavy on top.

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Paul Bradley did what Paul Bradley does.
Hinds urges Bradley to improve position, and Bradley responds with a moderate barrage of ground-and-pound, including some shots to Amoussou's ribcage. Halfway through the frame, and it appears Amoussou's best chance is to hope for a referee standup. The Frenchman is tring to sit up, but Bradley isn't having it. Bradley is picking up the pace of his ground-and-pound, alternating strikes to the head and body. Amoussou sits up against the cage, but Bradley is relentless. Bradley continues to land moderate ground-and-pound as the round winds down. Amoussou fires off a few elbows from guard before time expires.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Bradley (29-28 Bradley)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Bradley (29-28 Bradley)
Yael Grauer scores the round 10-9 Bradley (29-28 Bradley)

The Official Result

Paul Bradley def. Karl Amoussou via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Eric Prindle vs. Peter Graham

Round 1

The heavyweights touch gloves and Prindle charges forward with a series of punches. The American charges again. Graham is now landing some heavy leg kicks. Meanwhile, Prindle misses badly on a spinning back fist. Graham still working the legs while Prindle walks forward with straight rights and lefts. They briefly tie up, but neither man lands anything significant. The Aussie is still focusing on Prindle's legs, but he's mixing up his strikes a little more now and Prindle's hands are beginning to drop. The American fails on a clinch attempt and Graham rocks him with a pair of right hands. The kickboxing ace follows his man to the ground and sets to work in his opponent's half guard. Graham postures up and unloads with a series of big unanswered right hands. Prindle is bleeding profusely from a big gash on the forehad. The Arizona native absorbs the punishment and works his way back up, but his face is a bloody mess as the frame ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Graham
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Graham
Yael Grauer scores the round 10-9 Graham

Round 2

Prindle moves forward with straight punches, then follows up with a knee in the clinch. Prindle attempts another clinch and Graham turns him into the cage, rocking him with an elbow over the top. Prindle is hurt and Graham is teeing off with hooks against the fence. Prindle is just trying to hold on at this point. "The American Soldier" is wobbly as he attempts to answer Graham's assault. Graham appears to have tired himself out pursuing the finish, because his strikes have lost their zip. Graham has enough to send Prindle backward with a standing elbow strike. Prindle goes to the body and then the head with punches for his best offering of the frame. Graham drives him into the cage and lands a knee. Clearly exhausted, the combatants take a moment to high five. Graham is still landing more frequently, though his right hands are nowhere near as sharp as they were in the opening round. Prindle shoots for a takedown and drives his foe into the cage. Graham stuffs it and breaks away. Graham with a pair of leg kicks followed by two right hands. Prindle misses on another spinning back fist before the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Graham
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Graham
Yael Grauer scores the round 10-9 Graham

Round 3

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Graham bloodied Prindle badly.
Prindle follows a one-two with an errant head kick. Graham throws some uninspired leg kicks before Prindle ties him up against the fence. They break free and Graham connects on a couple right hands. Graham with a right hand to the head followed by a leg kcik. A big straight right buzzes Prindle momentarily, but the American recovers. Graham is content to operate at a relatively slow pace, but Prindle is too spent to force the tempo. Prindle rushes foward with a left. Graham lands a left high kick. The Aussie steps in with a right hand.

A front kick square to the face drops Prindle one second before the final bell, flattening him on the canvas. Referee Dan Miragliotta inspects the splayed out Prindle, but he is sentient enough to sit up. Miragliotta signals the round to end, so this one is still going to the judges.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Graham (30-27 Graham)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Graham (30-27 Graham)
Yael Grauer scores the round 10-9 Graham (30-27 Graham)

The Official Result

Peter Graham def. Eric Prindle via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Kendall Grove vs. Joe Vedepo

Round 1

Grove catches Vedepo with a left hand as he moves forward. Vedepo drops down for a single leg, then attempts to switch to a double. Grove maintains his balance as Vedepo continues to drive for the takedown. The Hawaiian drops a couple elbows on his wrestling-minded foe. Grove briefly controls the head and lands a knee. Grove pulls away from his opponent and looks to establish his range. Vedepo is attempting to narrow the gap with wide punches. Grove drops his man with a right hand. Now Vedepo is in Grove's guard and the Hawaiian is attempting to frame a triangle. Vedepo is trying to punch his way out of the submission, and Grove transitions to the armbar. Grove goes belly down but Vedepo somehow escapes. The UFC veteran gets full mount, and Vedepo attempts to scramble out of the predicament. Grove is on his back again, looking to lock in the triangle. Grove is pulling on the back of Vedepo's head, but the choke isn't tight enough. Vedepo is out before the bell sounds.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Grove
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Grove
Yael Grauer scores the round 10-9 Grove

Round 2

Vedepo begins round two with a mouse under his left eye. The Iowan gets a takedown less than 20 seconds into the period. Vedepo attempts to navigate Grove's crafty guard, but he is finding it difficult to land any strikes. Vedepo takes Grove's back now and fails on a standing rear-naked choke attempt. Grove tags Vedepo with a left and a right. Now Grove is on top, attempting to pass to side control. Grove stands, looking for an opening. He dives in with a right hand and moves into full mount. Vedepo pulls out. Grove closes guard and drops for a guillotine. Vedepo pops his head free, however, and goes to work in his opponent's guard. Grove remains persistent is his pursuit of the submission. The fighters return to their feet, and Grove fires off a head kick. The Hawaiian executes a switch as Vedepo attempts a double leg. The round ends with Grove landing short shots to his foe's head on the mat.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Grove
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Grove
Yael Grauer scores the round 10-9 Grove

Round 3

Grove begins the period firing his jab. Grove with a head kick, but Vedepo blocks it. Vedepo changes levels for a takedown and Grove sprawls on it. Vedepo drives his man against the fence, still looking for the takedown. Grove lands a couple solid knees in the clinch, then follows up with a right hand. A grazing head kick appears to cut Vedepo's right cheek. Vedepo dumps Grove to the mat and begins landing short strikes inside the Hawaiian's guard.

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Grove's knees dented Vedepo up.
Vedepo fails on a standing rear-naked choke attempt and Grove escapes out the back. Standing, Grove lands a knee and a left before landing a takedown. Vedepo's face is covered in blood, possibly impairing his vision. Vedepo gets a takedown with approximately 90 seconds remaining. The crowd is behind Vedepo as he attempts to land offense inside Grove's guard. Grove looks for an armbar in a scramble, then transitions to a triangle. Once again, Vedepo survives to see the end of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Grove (30-27 Grove)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Grove (30-27 Grove)
Yael Grauer scores the round 10-9 Vedepo (29-28 Grove)

The Official Result

Kendall Grove def. Joe Vedepo via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) R3 5:00

War Machine vs. Ron Keslar

Round 1

War Machine throws a leg kick, which Keslar catches and lets go. Keslar grabs a rear-body lock and trips War Machine to the canvas. War Machine already has a cut on the bridge of his nose. Keslar is attempting to lock in the body triangle from his opponent's back. War Machine tries to cage walk out of the position while Keslar peppers him with punches.
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Keslar upset War Machine in style.

Keslar remains patient with his strikes, but War Machine is connecting on a few look-away punches as well. Keslar tries to slide his arm under War Machine's neck. The former adult film star stands, but Keslar has the boy triangle and full weight on his foe's back. Now Keslar is able to slide his arm underneath his foe's neck. War Machine falls to the canvas. He defends briefly before going out. Keslar gets the upset via technical submission.

The Official Result

Ron Keslar def. War Machine via Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 3:31

Rick Hawn vs. Brent Weedman

Round 1

Weedman initiates the clinch and pushes Hawn into the fence. Hawn dumps him to the floor and lands a couple punches to Weedman's head. Hawn allows his opponent to stand. Weedman lands a leg kick. Hawn counters another Weedman kick with a big left hand, then dives into his opponent's guard. Weedman regains his bearings quickly, and he attempts to neutralize Hawn in his guard. Weedman walks his legs up but Hawn sneaks out the back door. Hawn steps in and lands a left hand. Weedman fakes a superman punch and eat a shot for his efforts. Weedman dives on a telegraphed takedown attempt and Hawn easily moves out of range. Hawn connects with another combination, taking advantage of Weedman's lack of footwork and head movement. Weedman stalking Hawn, eventually locking up a clinch toward the end of the frame. The two fighters break away and trade punches as the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hawn
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Hawn
Yael Grauer scores the round 10-9 Hawn

Round 2

Hawn moves forward and continues to land combinations against his taller adversary. Weedman looks for a single-leg. Hawn maintains his balance on his left leg before hopping away. Hawn connects with a short left hand on the inside. Weedman still trying to establish his kicks, but he's having trouble landing. They clinch briefly and Weedman lands a knee. Hawn pops Weedman on the chin with an uppercut. Hawn is winning nearly every striking exchange now, landing combinations while Weedman merely attempts single strikes. Weedman is trying to pick up the volume of his kicks, but Hawn isn't having any difficulty getting into punching range. Hawn still finding success with his combinations, while Weedman attempts to fend him off with push kicks as the period ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hawn
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Hawn
Yael Grauer scores the round 10-9 Hawn

Round 3

Weedman attempting to force the action a little bit more to begin the round, mixing in punches with his kicks. A mouse has formed under Weedman's left eye. Weedman throws a spinning back fist, then grabs a hold of a standing guillotine. Hawn responds with an inside trip for a takedown. Hawn inside Weedman's guard but not landing any strikes yet. The fighters are urged to improve position. Weedman looks to walk his legs up for a triangle, but Hawn just sheds him and they're back up. Hawn pumps his left jab in Weedman's face. Weedman whiffs on a left hook. The Olympic judoka continues to counter nearly every Weedman kick with punches. One minute to go, and Weedman isn't fighting with a sense of urgency. Hawn is content to outbox his foe. Hawn finishes the round using movement to stay out of Weedman's range. Both fighters raise their arms when the final bell sounds.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hawn (30-27 Hawn)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Hawn (30-27 Hawn)
Yael Grauer scores the round 10-9 Hawn (30-27 Hawn)

The Official Result

Rick Hawn def. Brent Weedman via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

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