Bellator 160 Results: Play-by-Play & Round-by-Round Scoring

Aug 26, 2016


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Chinzo Machida vs. Mario Navarro

Round 1

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Machida's Bellator debut was a success.
Machida takes the center of the cage and throws an inside leg kick to get things started. Navarro stalks Machida near the fence and throws a heavy combination. The Brazilian ducks and circles out. Machida, utilizing the familiar karateka stance, is throwing kicks and feeling his opponent out on the outside. Machida throws a kick, then immediately follows up by dropping Navarro with a huge right hand and pounces for the finish with a series of punches on the ground. Navarro moves just enough to avoid the stoppage, clears his head and returns to his feet.

Navarro sends his man stumbling backward briefly with a left hand. An overhand right from Machida has Navarro on the retreat. Machida closes the distance, plants his feet and crumples Navarro with a right uppercut. Navarro covers himself and referee John McCarthy steps in to wave off the fight.

The Result

Chinzo Machida def. Mario Navarro via TKO (punches) 2:57 R1

Jacob Rosales vs. Mike Segura

Round 1

Segura misses a right hook and Rosales fires back with a hard counter. Segura connects with a hard right hand. Rosales backs his man into the cage with a series of power punches, but Segura responds with hard kicks to the body. Rosales connects with a left hand. Segura attempts to control range with a pair of front kicks. Almost exclusively power punches from both men thus far. Rosales with an uppercut-overhand right combo and Segura goes down. Rosales pounces for the finish and then rolls for a leg lock. He gives up the position but tries for the maneuver again, and again it’s unsuccessful. Rosales stands over his foe, landing kicks to the legs. Rosales attempts to navigate a series of upkicks from Segura as the round expires. 10-9 Rosales

Round 2

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Rosales tasted victory at Bellator 160.
Segura with a right hand and a kick to the body to begin the frame. Rosales catches the kick and dumps his man to the canvas, but Segura is up quickly. Rosales is the aggressor now , and he connects with a straight right. Segura circles away, lands a right hand followed by a pair of kicks to the body. Rosales ducks his way in and lands a right hand over the top. Segura’s nose is beginning to bleed. The fighters trade low kicks. Rosales presses forward with a left hook followed by a leg kick. Rosales goes back to the overhand right and connects. He tries a spinning back fist and Segura counters him successfully.

Segura is trying to use his jab a little more to use his range, but Rosales continues to get inside and land the harder punches throughout the frame. 10-9 Rosales.

Round 3

Neither man lands anything significant in the first minute of action. Rosales throws a left jab followed by an overhand right to back Segura up. Rosales presses forward and attacks the body. He’s now finishing his combinations with kicks and Segura is going backward more often than not. Segura with a decent two punch combo, but Rosales counters right back and renews his pursuit. Segura lands a decent right hand and a knee, but Rosales marches forward, urging his opponent on. Segura is finding the range on some straight right hands but continues to eat his share of power punches from Rosales. Segura has upped his level of aggression in the final couple minutes of the period. Segura tries a spinning back fist but stumbles to the canvas. Rosales winds up in side control as the final bell sounds. 10-9 Rosales (30-27 Rosales).

The Result

Jacob Rosales def. Mike Segura via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Johnny Cisneros vs. Andy Murad

Round 1

Murad lands a pair of outside leg kicks during an initial feeling-out process. Cisneros catches a kick and tries to take Murad down. Murad pops back up and ends up in his opponent’s guard. Murad attempts to work his way to Cisneros’ back, but “The Tattooed Terror” returns to his feet. Cisneros drives for a takedown against the fence but Murad stuffs it. Murad now landing punches to the head and body on a turtled Cisneros. A couple hard knees to the body prompt Cisneros to try and return to his feet, but Murad maintains the dominant position. Murad briefly picks up the pace of his right hands and referee Jason Herzog takes an interested look. Cisneros finally gets up but Murad is quick to attach himself to his opponent. Murad pushes his man against the fence and lands a few short knees. They separate and Cisneros moves to the center of the cage. Murad follows and they exchange leg kicks as time expires. 10-9 Murad

Round 2

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Murad won two rounds and the decision.
Murad ties up Cisneros and pushes him against the cage. Cisneros separates and lands a hard left that might’ve wobbled Murad. Murad is quick to close the distance again and this time he takes Cisneros down. Cisneros responds with some elbows from his back but is warned to avoid the back of the head. Murad is on top in half guard. Cisneros tries to get to his feet and Murad takes him right back down, this time ending up in full guard. Cisneros is trying to neutralize his foe, but Murad is staying relatively busy with short punches. Murad now postures up and lands some harder blows. Murad creates some space and lands three or four short elbows to the head of Cisneros.

A brief scramble ensues but Cisneros can’t escape and Murad rides him against the fence, landing short left hands. Cisneros executes a switch and lands a few hard punches before both men are up. Murad spends the final seconds of the frame trying for another takedown against the fence. 10-9 Murad.

Round 3

Cisneros tries a low kick and then lunges for a right hand but doesn’t connect. Murad follows up with a leg kick of his own. Cisneros lands a left hand in close quarters, works for a takedown and then attacks with ground-and-pound. Murad appears to be hurt but he’s back up. Cisneros presses his man against the fence but Murad turns and drops for a single-leg, eventually driving Cisneros to the canvas. Now Murad is on top and in Cisneros’ guard with about 2:30 to go. Murad works to pass to half guard while landing short punches to the body. With 1:30 to go, a standup is ordered as Murad fails to work enough to satisfy Herzog. Cisneros tries to create space for some power punches in an exchange, but Murad is too close and he drives for another takedown near the fence. Murad is dripping blood as Cisneros throws punches and elbows with his back against the fence. Murad finally gets Cisneros down and ends the round on top. 10-9 Cisneros (29-28 Murad).

The Result

Andy Murad def. Johnny Cisneros via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Gabriel Green vs. Alex Trinidad

Round 1

Green flicks out several jabs and Trinidad answers with a low kick. They clinch and Green turns Trinidad against the fence. Trinidad responds with a hip toss but Green is right back up and he gains an undertook. Trinidad trips Green down and again Green is right back up to push his opponent against the cage. Green lands a knee to the gut before they separate. After a brief exchange they clinch and Green takes control, landing knees to the thighs of his foe. Green with a jab and and a left hook. Triniada changes levels and dumps his man to the canvas. He works to takes Green’s back, landing punches while attempting to secure both hooks. He can’t commit to both hooks, however, and Green gets up. Trinidad lands a pair of knees while maintaining a body lock. They continue to grapple for position against the fence, with Green turning Trinidad and digging with short uppercuts to the body. They separate before the round ends. 10-9 Trinidad.

Round 2

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Green teed off on Trinidad.
Green looking to close the distance but Trinidad changes levels as they tie up. Green turns him against the fence and they jockey for position before separating. Green throws some elbows but Trinidad executes a takedown and lands immediately in full mount. Trinidad gives up the position but does land a nice left hand. They return to their feet and Green pursues his foe to the fence, where he drops Trinidad with a right uppercut through his foe’s guard. Trinidad tries to desperately grab a leg, but Green shoves him down and unloads with punches on the mat until the bout is halted.

The Result

Gabriel Green def. Alex Trinidad via TKO (Punches) 2:01 R2

Joey Davis vs. Keith Cutrone

Round 1

Davis lands a right hand to the body. Davis, with his hands held low, drops Cutrone with a left hook to the eye. The decorated wrestler lands a hard right hand as he briefly dives into guard. Davis elects to let his opponent up. Cutrone gives chase but isn’t landing much as Davis circles away. Davis counters with a one-two combination. Davis continues to move away as Cutrone gives chase. Curtrone lands on outside leg kick, which is his most effective offense thus far. Davis rattles Cutrone with an overhand right. Davis now seems to be opening up a little bit as he figures out Cutrone’s timing. Davis mostly throwing power shots one at a time thus far. Curtrone tries to chase Davis down but remains unsuccessfully. Davis lands the first takedown of his MMA career with 10 seconds remaining, and Cutrone tries for a guillotine as the horn sounds. 10-9 Davis

Round 2

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Davis' debut was impressive.
Davis opens up with a jab followed by a straight right. Cutrone answers with a pair of leg kicks. Cutrone marches forward and is tagged with a stiff right. Davis follows up with a solid combination. Cutrone has a cut over his right eye. Cutrone with another outside leg kick but cannot connect on any follow up punches. Davis takes Cutrone down easily about halfway through the round. Cutrone is bleeding more profusely now as Davis works from above. Davis stacks Cutrone near the fence and lands a clean standing-to-ground right hand.

Davis stands briefly, then dives right back into his opponent’s guard. Referee John McCarthy orders a standup a few moments later and the frame ends with both fighters standing. 10-9 Davis.

Round 3

Davis counters Cutrone with a combination as his foe rushes forward. Davis executes yet another easy takedown, and now he’s in Cutrone’s guard near the fence. Davis landing moderate offense and McCarthy urges the wrestler to work. Cutrone, meanwhile, has no answer for the top pressure. McCarthy orders a standup with about 2:30 to go. Davis explodes and takes Cutrone right back down. Cutrone attempts to tie up Davis to force a standup. Davis remains in control, although he isn’t overwhelming Cutrone with offense from above. Another standup is ordered with about 35 seconds remaining. Davis takes his time getting up as perhaps fatigue has set in. Still, Davis has no trouble taking Cutrone down immediately and riding the round out from top position. 10-9 Davis (30-27 Davis).

The Result

Joey Davis def. Keith Cutrone via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

A.J. McKee vs. Cody Walker

Round 1

It’s a quick start with both featherweights slinging heavy leather. McKee cracks Walker with a hard right, the most significant shot in the exchange. McKee ends up in top position after a scramble. Walker tries to frame his legs to set up an armbar, but McKee is out. McKee moves to half guard and tags Walker with several right hands and an elbow. MMcKee lands a knee to the body and takes Walker’s back before transitioning to an arm-triangle choke. It’s not there, and McKee relents. He stands and leaps into Walker’s guard with a punch. Walker attempts to frame another armbar but McKee avoids it without much difficulty. McKee lands a few right hands while grabbing the fence with his left hand. McKee moves into side control and drops a couple short elbows on his opponent’s face. Walker rolls over and McKee tags him with hooks. McKee remains on top and hammers the body with two or three more elbows. 10-8 McKee.

Round 2

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McKee beat Walker down and finished him.
McKee begins the first second round of his young professional career with a side kick to the gut, and then he tags “The Crow” with a punch. Shortly thereafter, McKee lands a takedown and jumps for a power guillotine. He leans back, then moves over to the mounted position with the hold still secure. At that point Walker has no choice but to tap out. McKee remains unbeaten and celebrates his triumph with a backflip off the side of the cage.



The Result

A.J. McKee def. Cody Walker via Submission (Guillotine Choke) 0:32 R2

Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Bubba Jenkins

Round 1

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Jenkins got folded by a right hand.
Jenkins throws an outside leg kick, then a left hand. Jenkins is mixing up kicks to the legs and kicks to the body in the early going. Jenkins throws a lazy front kick, which Karakhanyan catches. The Milennia MMA representative then takes two steps forward, calmly releases Jenkins’ leg and blasts his foe with an overhand right on the chin. Jenkins collapses near the fence and is already out cold, but “Insane” pounces for three to four follow-up blows before referee Blake Grice can intervene, giving Karakhanyan his second victory over Jenkins in as many tries.

The Result

Georgi Karakhanyan def. Bubba Jenkins via KO (Punch) 0:53 R1

Saad Awad vs. Derek Anderson

Round 1

Awad catches an Anderson kick to the body and whiffs on a big punch. The two lightweights then engage in a furious exchange in which Awad connects with a hard right hand. Awad tags Anderson with a left-right combination and closes the distance. He eventually rides Anderson to the canvas. Anderson attempts to rise to his feet and Wad threatens with a guillotine. He switches to a brabo choke and Anderson eventually frees himself fro the predicament. Awad lands a few punches on the exit and they return to their feet. Awad cracks Anderson in the face with another hard right hand. They trade leg kicks, then Awad marches forward with a couple knees to the body. Anderson connects with a kick to the body and Awad misses a counter. Now both fighters exchange jabs before Awad lands a takedown. Anderson looks for a triangle from his back while Awad lands right hands. Anderson adjusts the hold and now he’s looking for the arm. Anderson tries an oma plata, but Awad escapes before the round ends. 10-9 Awad

Round 2

Anderson probes with his jab and then follows with an overhand and a high kick. Awad avoids serious damage. Anderson is also chopping at Awad’s legs with low kicks. Anderson snaps Awad’s head back with a solid jab. Both fighters land in an exchange. Anderson is picking up the volume, pumping jabs and right hands in Awad’s face. Awad catches a body kick and spins Anderson to the ground. He has one hook in and then secures the other one, but Anderson fights it off and turns into Awad’s guard. Anderson lands some hard elbows before transitioning to his opponent’s back. Anderson attempts a rear-naked choke but Awad isn’t in any kind of trouble with the submission. Anderson relents and continues to pepper Awad with punches from back control. Awad is attempting to turn out of danger, but Anderson’s body triangle is too tight. The round ends with Anderson still attached to his adversary’s back. 10-9 Anderson.

Round 3

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Anderson came out on top in a great fight.
Anderson fires off a one-two combination to begin the frame. Anderson is doing a better job using his reach, landing his jab and leg kicks. They briefly trade heavy blows in close, but Anderson has been landing more volume in these type of exchanges. Awad lands a two-punch combination. Anderson goes back to the jab. Awad whiffs on a two-punch combo. Both men swing wildly in an exchange but neither lands anything significant. Anderson finally connects with an overhand right and presses forward with a couple jabs as a follow-up.

Awad cracks his man with a hard right hand but Anderson is unfazed. Awad changes levels looking for a body lock takedown and presses Anderson into the fence. Awad lands a knee but Anderson is able to turn him against the fence. Anderson lands an elbow over the top and they separate. Awad goes for another takedown and gets it. Anderson briefly has a guillotine but Awad is out. Anderson transitions to an armbar but Awad defends that as well. The two lightweights scramble for position as time runs out in an entertaining duel. 10-9 Anderson (29-28 Anderson).

The Result

Derek Anderson def. Saad Awad via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Benson Henderson vs. Patricio Freire

Round 1

Henderson takes the center of the cage while Freire circles on the outside. Henderson throws a body kick which “Pitbull” counters with a right hand. Freire catches another kick and tosses Henderson to the canvas. The Brazilian wants his opponent back up. Freire seems to have timed Henderson’s kicks pretty well early. Henderson with a front kick that Freire catches and shoves away. Not a lot of action in the first couple minutes. Henderson misses on a three-ounch combination then resets. Boos are starting to rain down from the Honda Center as the inactivity continues. Freire lands an inside leg kick. Freire lands another leg kick and then follows up with a right hand. Freire lands another right hand, then circles out of danger. Hendrson seems tentative to pull the trigger thus far. Freire sidesteps as Henderson marches forward. Freire blocks a couple kicks to the body from Henderson. The fighters are showered with boos as the round ends. 10-9 Freire

Round 2

Henderson takes the center of the cage early but it’s Freire who connects with a quick body quick to begin. Henderson goes with a kick to the body and then the head, but Freire blocks the offerings. Freire is starting to pump his jab, though he isn’t really landing it. The Brazilian catches Henderson coming forward with a right hand, then also connects with a jab. Freire ducks under a Henderson punch and takes “Smooth” down. The MMA Lab product gets up but Freire holds on to a body lock. Henderson is working hard for a kimura but “Pitbull” denies it and tags Henderson with a right hand while he holds his opponent’s leg. They separate and seemingly out of nowhere, Freire turns away from Henderson and calls for a halt to the fight. Referee John McCarthy quickly rushes in to wave off contest. An injured foot or ankle appears to be the reason for the stoppage, and Henderson claims it occurred while checking Freire’s kicks earlier in the fight. Henderson will face Michael Chandler for the lightweight title on Nov. 19.

The Result

Benson Henderson def. Patricio Freire via TKO (Leg Injury) 2:26 R2

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