Bellator 119 Results: Play-by-Play & Updates

May 9, 2014


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Behrang Yousefi vs. Chad Freeman

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Yousefi got a quick triangle tap.

Round 1

Freeman hits an early takedown out of a tie-up and works to pass Yousefi’s half-guard while framing up a kimura on the right arm. About 40 seconds into the round, Freeman takes full mount, and it’s only a few seconds before Yousefi surrenders his back. Freeman starts working for the rear-naked choke, holding Yousefi in place with a body triangle. When Freeman switches to an armbar, Yousefi busts loose and scrambles back to his feet. Two minutes into the round, Freeman shoots another double-leg, but Yousefi sprawls on this one and shoves Freeman to the canvas.

After a few right hands to the ribs, Yousefi wants Freeman back up. Freeman catches a kick and knocks Yousefi to the ground, but when he dives into guard, Yousefi is waiting with a triangle. Yousefi tightens the choke and squeezes, forcing Freeman to tap out.

The Official Result

Behrang Yousefi def. Chad Freeman via Submission (Triangle Choke) R1 2:47

Chris Kelades vs. Malcolm Gordon

Round 1

Kelades puts the fight on the fence but it’s Gordon who brings it to the ground, moving from the clinch to mat with a trip. Kelades quickly sweeps to the top and leans right to left in side control, drilling Gordon’s body with knees. Now it’s Gordon with a sweep, rolling Kelades over and setting up in his guard. Kelades controls the action from underneath until he’s able to explode out of the bad position. When Kelades throws a high knee, Gordon catches him off balance and drags him to the ground again. Kelades attacks with a heel hook, can’t finish and winds up on his knees with Gordon socking him in the head with right hands. More rights connect for Gordon as the 130-pounder stand up. Kelades goes for a single-leg against the cage, and Kelades makes him pay with elbows to the side of the head. Kelades completes the takedown in the final 10 seconds and takes mount just before the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Gordon
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Gordon
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Gordon

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Gordon's grappling wore Kelades down.

Round 2

Gordon is taken down again early in round two, but again he executes a fast sweep to top position. Kelades powers back to his feet and the fight continues on the fence. Kelades tries some knees in the clinch and backs Gordon toward the fence, but Gordon dumps him to the ground. Gordon stays on top for about 30 seconds but doesn’t do enough to stay there, and the fighters are stood up by referee Brian Beauchamp. Kelades attacks with another knee in the Thai plum, then a standing elbow which seems to wake up Gordon.

“Malcolm X” is on the offensive now, first attacking with punches and then climbing on Kelades’s back and dragging him to the ground. Kelades puts his back to the canvas and now it’s Gordon leaning right to left in side control. Gordon attempts a kimura in the final 30 seconds and then finishes the round trying for a no-hooks rear-naked choke.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Gordon
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Gordon
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Gordon

Round 3

The fighters stay standing for the first minute of the final round, with Gordon sticking some stiff jabs while Kelades loads up for a homerun shot. Gordon threatens with a standing guillotine and gets taken down at the base of the fence. Kelades leaves a little too much room in Gordon’s guard and gets overpowered as Gordon pushes forward. Midway through the round, another sweep lands Kelades back on top, though neither man is offering up much in the way of offense. Gordon takes top position with 90 seconds to go, and 45 seconds later jumps into full mount. Gordon slaps on a triangle and drops to guard, trying to find an angle to finish the choke. Kelades frees himself and stands to try a last-ditch guillotine before the final bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Gordon (30-27 Gordon)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Gordon (30-27 Gordon)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Kelades (29-28 Kelades)

The Official Result

Malcolm Gordon def. Chris Kelades via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Jason Meisel vs. Remy Bussieres

Round 1

Bussieres shoots for a single-leg takedown but Meisel defends with his back to the fence. Meisel reverses and hits a double-leg of his own, but Bussieres snares him in a guillotine on the way down. Meisel pulls his head free and wraps his arms around Bussieres from open guard. Two more guillotine attempts from Bussieres fall by the wayside as Meisel remains heavy on top. Bussieres struggles back to his feet and is pinned against the fence with an underhook, then taken back down. Meisel tries to take the back, can’t get his hooks in before Bussieres stands again. Meisel keeps Bussieres pressed against the fence, working elbows inside and punches to the body. Bussieres tries one more guillotine attempt in the final 30 seconds but only winds up pulling Meisel on top of him.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Meisel
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Meisel
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Meisel

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Meisel's superior sub game carried him.

Round 2

Bussieres pulls guard with another guillotine attempt about 30 seconds into the round. Meisel appears calm as he puts his head to the canvas and socks Bussieres’ body with right hands. Meisel yanks his head loose and drops back for a heel hook, but the lock isn’t set before Bussieres drives forward and takes top position. Meisel sweeps straight into full mount with three minutes on the clock, then jumps on the back of Bussieres. It’s a high back mount as Bussieres stands and leans over, trying to dump Meisel. Despite the awkward position, Meisel hangs on and uses right hands to bust Bussieres back down to his knees.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Meisel
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Meisel
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Meisel

Round 3

Meisel shoots against the fence and Bussieres once again attempts a guillotine choke. Meisel easily withdraws from this one and pushes Bussieres against the fence again. Another takedown puts Bussieres on his seat at the base of the fence, with Meisel controlling the position and landing the occasional short body shot. Bussieres stands and reverses to exhaustedly hold Meisel on the fence for a change. Meisel turns it around and leans on Bussieres while referee Ivan Svec calls for action. Meisel obliges with a short elbow strike upstairs, and Bussieres gives him a couple right hands in return. Meisel hits one last takedown for good measure before the final bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Meisel (30-27 Meisel)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Meisel (30-27 Meisel)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Meisel (30-27 Meisel)

The Official Result

Jason Meisel def. Remy Bussieres via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) R3 5:00

Brian Rogers vs. Adrian Miles

Round 1

Rogers takes the center of the cage while the southpaw Miles moves around the outside, firing off kicks at the body of “The Professional Predator.” Rogers tries to catch a kick as he works his way into punching range but Miles takes back the limb before he can be taken down. Rogers stings Miles with a right hand on the fence, so Miles bursts off the fence throwing punches of his own. They trade low kicks, and Miles continues to kick at Rogers’ guts. A pair of punches tags Rogers as he steps into range, so he wades out and comes back to clinch. They tumble to the ground and Rogers holds down Miles’ head as they stand, just missing with a legal soccer kick. Miles initiates a clinch on the cage, paused to replace his mouthpiece. As they split, Miles connects with a left and then shoots for a late takedown. Rogers thwarts the shot and dumps Miles on his head before the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Rogers
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Miles
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Miles

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Rogers put a knee through Miles' face.

Round 2

Rogers lands a body kick and follows up with a couple punches on the fence before backing out. The Bellator tournament vet looks to be the fresher fighter, as Miles moves around the outside with his hands by his waist and then flops to guard. Rogers wants him back up. Miles is backed up against the fence when Rogers leaps at him with a flying knee that lands square on the chin. Miles collapses against the cage in a heap and referee Todd Anderson rushes in to stop the contest.

The Official Result

Brian Rogers def. Adrian Miles via KO (Flying Knee) R2 1:29

Chris Horodecki vs. Marlon Sandro

Round 1

Sandro comes out aggressively with powerful punches, while Horodecki probes the range with his jab and tries to kick from the outside. Hard body kick lands for Horodecki. Sandro returns fire with short hooks and uppercuts while coming inside, but the IFL and WEC veteran gets free from his grasp. Horodecki now coming forward, while Sandro tries to ward him off with heavy overhands. Horodecki lands another salvo of kicks, but Sandro clips him with a heavy right hand. Horodecki shoots for a takedown, but is stuffed. He closes the distance on the Brazilian and keeps looking for the takedown, inviting clinches. Sandro looks for one of his own, but Horodecki grabs the fence to stay up. They separate, and Horodecki lobs more kicks while Sandro just glances with punches until the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Sandro

Round 2

Horodecki remains the more active fighter, throwing his lead hand out and looking for low kicks, but he isn't locating Sandro. Sandro continues winding up on right-handed power shots and despite not landing clean, is still making Horodecki look for strategic takedowns. Horodecki shoots again and Sandro rips him with several stiff, short right hooks and uppercuts. Horodecki turns and runs away from his opponent, seeking space. Sandro walks him down and shoots a double-leg. is stuffed on the shot, but turns the corner and tries to hop on Horodecki's back. He can only sink one hook in and Horodecki is able to shake himself free. Sandro loads up and swings before the bell but can't land clean.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Sandro

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Sandro almost earned the tap late.

Round 3

Horodecki starts the third with a big head kick that goes wide. The London, Ont., native is continuing to look for kicks to the body and legs. He goes low, but Sandro catches his leg, tripping him along the fence. The Nova Uniao fighter can't hold him down, but does land a series of short right hands. They clinch along the fence, jockeying for position with knees, before deciding to break. Horodecki is getting aggressive now, as he senses Sandro might be tiring. He comes forward with his jab and tries to shoot, but Sandro stuffs him and takes top for himself.

Sandro quickly moves into half guard and is working on a tight arm-triangle choke with just over a minute to go. He is squeezing without passing to the side, but Horodecki stills looks like he's in trouble. He clings to Sandro's near leg and finally breaks the grip. He rolls and Sandro locks the arm-triangle choke up from the bottom a la Jeremy Horn on Chuck Liddell before rolling him back over and squeezing until the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Sandro (30-27 Sandro)

The Official Result

Marlon Sandro def. Chris Horodecki via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) R3 5:00

Raphael Butler vs. Nick Rossborough

Round 1

Rossborough circles to his right around the perimeter, cuts the other way after absorbing a leg kick and runs into a flurry of punches. Rossborough fires back, but Butler steps back and then clinches up to take down Rossborough. The big men are working at the base of the fence, Butler posturing up and busting through Rossborough’s half guard with elbows. Butler’s offense slows until midway through the round, when Rossborough kicks him away and hops up. Rossborough catches Butler coming forward and drops “The Silencer” with a clean left hook counter. Butler hits the deck and turtles up as Rossborough takes his back and rolls him away from the fence. Now in the center of the cage with 90 seconds remaining, Rossborough starts working for the rear-naked choke. Butler fights off Rossborough’s hands and escapes from a close call. Rossborough misses with another RNC before Butler whips his head back, smashing into Rossborough’s jaw with a flagrant headbutt. Rossborough looks a bit dazed as referee Graham Bettes pauses the action and calls in the doctor. Rossborough is cleared to continue, and referee Bettes takes one point from Butler before restarting the action with both fighters standing up. Rossborough stuns Butler with a left hand on the temple and tries to finish by bombing with punches against the fence. Butler answers back with a pair of huge uppercuts in the clinch, but Rossborough steps back and hits Butler with two or three more to finish the wild opening round.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Rossborough
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Rossborough
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-8 Rossborough

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Butler's headbutt while back mounted was
the focal point of an awful fight.

Round 2

Butler sticks a left hand in Rossborough’s face right after the bell, then closes the gap to take him down at the foot of the fence. Rossborough tries to wall-walk out of the position, maybe angling for an armbar. Butler stays heavy on top, though, and postures up to smash Rossborough’s face with right-handed hammer fists. Rossborough is just stalled out with his legs on the fence, Butler maintaining side control with little work going on. Halfyway through the round, Butler straddles Rossborough’s head and considers a kimura, but Rossborough fends it off with hands clasped.

Rossborough goes to his knees and Butler moves to north-south position, where he spends most of the final minute. Referee Bettes stands them up with 20 seconds to go, and Rossborough finishes the round shooting a tired double-leg.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Butler
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Butler
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Butler

Round 3

Rossborough whiffs on an overhand right and falls to the ground, and Butler quickly follows his bright red opponent to the ground. After absorbing several elbows to the head, Rossborough gets active and drives forward on a single-leg. Once Butler sprawls on the shot, Rossborough gives up and gets shoved to his back. It’s Butler on top, laying flat in Rossborough’s half guard, with three minutes remaining in the fight. Butler passes to side control on the right, then north-south position, all the while dropping short punches and elbows on Rossborough, who either can’t escape or doesn’t have the energy to try. Rossborough does manage one good punch off his back in the closing seconds, so Butler kneels on Rossborough’s head and pops him with a pair of shots in return.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Butler (28-28 Draw)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Butler (28-28 Draw)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Butler (28-28 Draw)

The Official Result

Raphael Butler vs. Nick Rossborough is a Majority Draw (28-28, 28-28, 28-27 Butler) R3 5:00

Marius Zaromskis vs. Vaughn Anderson

Round 1

Zaromskis sets up on the outside and circles to his left, waiting for his fellow southpaw to wade into the pocket. Anderson offers a few kicks and tries to clinch but gets pushed away. He’s doing well to dodge Zaromskis’ crips two-punch combos in the opening minute, but Zaromskis starts to find the mark with his right straight soon after. Anderson is keeping Zaromskis on the outside but the Lithuanian is finding success with straight punches. A short right on the chin sends Zaromskis to the ground momentarily. When he stands, Zaromskis is on his back foot, avoiding any follow-up offense from Anderson. Zaromskis backs up his man with a left hand and tries to follow with a head kick but misses. Anderson hits the deck after taking a left hand to the body, and Zaromskis gives him time to recover by standing and kicking at the Canadian’s legs. Anderson stands with 10 seconds left, still guarding his right side, and has to fend off a flurry of punches and kicks.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Zaromskis
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Zaromskis
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Zaromskis

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Zaromskis outworked Anderson for three rounds.

Round 2

Zaromskis punches Anderson out of the pocket with a left hook, marches forward and tries again for a big head kick. Anderson slips this one, too, and comes back to land an outside leg kick. Anderson tries to tie up, gets pushed away and hits Zaromskis with another hard low kick. Zaromskis throws a low kick from an awkward angle and catches Anderson on the cup. Referee Todd Anderson deems the foul accidental and the fight resumes after a minute. Zaromskis catches Anderson changing levels and clips him with a flying knee. A stiff jab knocks Anderson backward, while Zaromskis stays relatively still in the center. Zaromskis catches his man with an uppercut on the end of a three-piece combo, tries another flying knee and this time only grazes Anderson’s neck. A jab and a low kick spin Anderson around, so Zaromskis repeats the sequence three or four more times as the final 90 seconds of the round tick down. Anderson dives on a long double-leg in the center of the cage and gets sprawled on, then allowed to stand. Zaromskis slaps Anderson’s face with a high kick and misses with a cartwheel kick after the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Zaromskis
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Zaromskis
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Zaromskis

Round 3

Both men land jabs in a sparse opening minute, and then Zaromskis wheels upstairs with a left high kick that rocks Anderson’s head back. Anderson is still trying to jab his way into range and load up on a big left hand, but Zaromskis is thwarting every attempt. When Anderson tries a takedown, Zaromskis sprawls all over it and stands when Anderson pulls guard. The sequence repeats, and this time Anderson is slow to stand up. He just gets out of the way of a Zaromskis flying knee midway through the round. The next leg kick from Zaromskis has Anderson hopping away. Zaromskis stuffs another shot, threatens with a guillotine and then stands over Anderson when the Canadian pulls guard. Zaromskis plows Anderson down with 20 seconds left and unloads with heavy ground-and-pound before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Zaromskis (30-27 Zaromskis)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Zaromskis (30-27 Zaromskis)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-8 Zaromskis (30-26 Zaromskis)

The Official Result

Marius Zaromskis def. Vaughn Anderson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) R3 5:00

Eric Wisely vs. John Alessio

Round 1

Alessio gets Wisely to the ground at the base of the fence and tries to mount some offense through the tight closed guard of “Little Lee.” Once he gets some space, Alessio drops a couple heavy elbows that open a cut on the right side of Wisely’s brow. Two minutes into the round, Alessio has another outburst of elbows, but there’s little other action on the mat as Wisely continues to lock down the Canadian’s arms from underneath. Alessio tries to get active in the last 20 seconds but Wisely fends off his standing opponent with upkicks.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Alessio
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Alessio
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Alessio

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Alessio won a grinder against Wisely.

Round 2

The 160-pounders remain standing through the first half of this round, although the pace hasn’t picked up much. Wisely circles the outside, keeping light on his feet but unable to land anything significant on his larger opponent. Alessio occasionally wades into range with a jab but mostly stays at range, attacking with long kicks. Alessio isn’t really opening up or landing anything too damaging, but he still gets the better of the round with more volume and effectiveness to his strikes.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Alessio
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Alessio
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Alessio

Round 3

Alessio wraps up Wisely against the fence and then drags him to the ground, setting up in half guard on the American’s right side. “The Natural” is more active with his strikes in this round, keeping Wisely in place with punches, elbows and shoulder shrugs. Wisely can’t get free, just defending himself underneath while Alessio grinds with elbows and forearms. Alessio, for his part, doesn’t look to be in a hurry to advance past half guard, even being pushed back to Wisely’s full guard in the last minute.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Alessio (30-27 Alessio)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Alessio (30-27 Alessio)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Alessio (30-27 Alessio)

The Official Result

John Alessio def. Eric Wisely via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Bellator Featherweight Tournament Final:
Daniel Weichel vs. Desmond Green

Round 1

The southpaw Green takes to the outside, circling away from Weichel, who creeps forward in the orthodox stance. After a few long punches, referee Todd Anderson warns Weichel about keeping his hands closed while striking. Weichel fends off a takedown attempt, socks Green with a pair of good right hands and then snuffs out another double-leg shot. With two minutes left in the round, Weichel tries a takedown of his own, but Green snuffs it out. Weichel keeps busy in the latter half of the round, picking at Green’s body and head with crisp, straight punches. Green hits a takedown inside the last minute, but Weichel is quick to stand. Green stays glued to his back, kneeing at Weichel’s thighs.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Weichel
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Weichel
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Weichel

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Weichel strangled Green for the win.

Round 2

Weichel counters a leg kick with a right hand that stuns Green, who wobbles backward and falls to the mat as Weichel charges him. Green may have been playing it up, as he sweeps Weichel underneath almost as soon as the German hits the ground. Weichel stands and circles out, and now Green gets in his face with some punches. Green dives for a takedown and winds up flat on his belly after Weichel sprawls on him. While Green tries to pick the ankle, Weichel sneaks around back and then jumps on Green’s back to sink in both hooks. Weichel applies a deep rear-naked choke that forces Green to tap out almost immediately.

The Official Result

Daniel Weichel def. Desmond Green via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2 2:07

Stuart Austin vs. Craig Hudson

Round 1

Austin stalks him cautiously and wings an overhand right to close the distance. He quickly closes on a single and sucks Hudson to the mat, but can't keep him down. Austin continues to methodically trudge forward behind his jab, trying to line Hudson up for a big right. The pace slows halfway through the first as Hudson appears tired already and Austin continues to talk his time. With 80 seconds to go, he shoots another takedown and moves right into side control. Hudson tries to push off the fence, but Austin keeps circling into the side and hammerfisting him. Austin takes mount with 20 seconds to go and punches his way into a rear-naked choke with just seconds to go. Hudson is done, goes belly down and taps.

The Official Result

Stuart Austin def. Craig Hudson via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 4:56

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