Bellator 38 Results & Live Play-by-Play

Mar 26, 2011
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Amaechi Oselukwue vs. Abe Wilson
Round 1
They exchange and Oselukwue goes in for the clinch. Wilson breaks free. They clinch up again and Oselukwue lands some knees before they break. Oselukwue goes for a spinning-back fist that's partially blocked. Oselukwue finally gets the takedown. Abe is looking for an armbar on the bottom. Abe escapes but Oselukwue brings them back down. They scramble again and get back to the feet. Wilson gets a nasty leg kick, but Oselukwue takes him down again. Wilson is still looking for those arm bars. Oselukwue isn't going for any strikes. Wilson is working from his back. Wilson is doing a good job with wrist control, and tries for the arm bar again. Oselukwue is defending the submissions well. Wilson sweeps and mounts, then Oselukwue sweeps and gets back in Wilson's guard. Wilson ends the round trying to secure a triangle. 10-9 Wilson.

Round 2
Abe Wilson lands a combination and goes for a head kick that skims Oselukwue's face. Oselukwue answers with a low kick that puts Wilson on his back. They get back up and Oselukwue gets the takedown. Oselukwue is trying to pass into half-guard, but Wilson defends. Wilson lands elbows from the bottom, while keeping control of Oselukwue's head and wrist. Oselukwue finally lands an elbow, but goes back to laying in Wilson's guard. Referee Dave Ferguson stands them up. They trade and Oselukwue gets the takedown again but he lands in Wilson's triangle. Wilson tightens it up. Oselukwue refuses to tap. Wilson goes to the hammer fists with 10 seconds left, but Oselukwue survives to see the final round. 10-9 Wilson.

Round 3
Oselukwue is visibly gassed. Wilson charges in and lands a combination. He takes Osulukwue's back with one hook in. Osulukwue defends, but Wilson is landing shots to the ear. Osulukwue sweeps and lands in Wilson's guard. He's more active this time, landing a few elbows and punches, but Wilson again goes for the triangle. Oselukwue postures up and lands some shots, getting back into Wilson's guard. Wilson gets to his feet and tries for a throw, but Oselukwue ends up in side control. Wilson gets Oselukwue back in his guard. Oselukwue finally lands some heavy elbows and punches. Wilson tries to score points with heel shots. It ends with Oselukwue on top. 10-9 Oselukwue.

Official scores: 29-28 for Oselukwue across the board. Oselukwue takes the unanimous decision.

Blagoi Ivanov vs. William Penn
Round 1
Penn adds some low kicks early and they exchange blows. They clinch up, and Ivanov lands a meat slapping knee. Ivanov gets the takedown, but Penn works to his feet. He locks up a standing guillotine, but Penn escapes. They trade heavy blows against the cage and Ivanov gets the take down into side control. He works an Americana, but Penn turns and gives up his back. Ivanov is working a rear naked but Penn escapes again. They stand and both men breathing heavy out their. mouths. Ivanov lands a huge left hand that dazes Penn. He staggers away and Ivanov lands another left from behind that drops him. Referee jumps in to save him. Ivanov wins by TKO at 2:58 of round one.

Brian Albin vs. Cody Donovan
Round 1
Donovan starts with a wicked loq kick early. He goes for another one and shoots for a takedown. They're up against cage, so Donovan can't establish a position early. He's working to pull Albin away from the cage. Albin works his way back up to his feet. Donovan goes for another double-leg, and referee Mike Cain brings the fight back to the center of the cage. They circle for a few seconds before Donovan goes for another takedown and gets a big slam. Albin keeps working his back against the cage. Donovan's still digging in for a takedown. Albin gets it back to to their feet. Donovan lands some knees and Albin reverses, putting Donovan against the cage. Donovan gets another big slam with 10 seconds left. The round ends with Donovan on top. 10-9 Donovan.

Round 2
Donovan lands a body kick early and shoots for a takedown. Albin defends and they end up against the cage. They finally break and Donovan lands a combination. Albin comes after him, but Donovan shoots for a double-leg takedown that Albin defends easily. They trade blows inside the clinch. Ref breaks it up and puts them back in the center. Albin goes in for a combination, but Donovan ducks under and gets the takedown. He works for a better position, but lands an illegal knee. The referee stops it to let the doctor check out Albin. A point is not taken, as Sherdog.com originally reported. Albin is fine and they restart. They exchange and Donovan lands a nice left hook, but Albin's chin is strong. Donovan shoots again and they end up against the cage. The round ends with Albin pushing Donovan against the cage. 10-9.

Round 3
They exchange and Donovan immediately locks him up and drags Albin to the mat. Albin works his back against the cage and gets up. Donovan goes for a knee, but Albin catches it and dumps Donovan to the mat. He lands in guard, but Donovan sweeps and gets the mount. Albin keeps a tight grip around Donovan's back, not allowing him to posture up. Albin bucks and Donovan takes his back and slaps on a body triangle. He's looking for a rear-naked choke, but switches to an arm-in choke. Albin tries to reverse, but Donovan secures another body triangle. Albin survives the round. 10-9 Donovan.

Official scores: Donovan takes the unanimous decision with scores of 30-27 across the board.

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Chris Davis vs. Christian M'Pumbu

Round 1
M’Pumbu flicking out leg kicks as Davis tries to establish his jab. The two clinch and M’Pumbu drills a few knees up the middle as they crash into the fence. Over-unders as they vie for control until M’Pumbu scoops a leg and takes Davis down about a minute in. Davis scrambles back up instantly and drives M’Pumbu into the base of the cage with a takedown of his own. Not much action from Davis, who sits on top in M’Pumbu’s butterfly guard. M’Pumbu rolls for a kneebar, but it’s botched and Davis seizes the opportunity to jump on the Frenchman’s back. M’Pumbu tries to twist loose and Davis takes full mount with 2:30 still on the clock. Short punches from Davis on top as M’Pumbu tries to tie up, then gives up his back again. Davis has one hook in and starts raining down hard right hands from on top. M’Pumbu turns over again and throws up his legs for a triangle. Davis’ right arm is trapped, but the hold is applied at an awkward angle. M’Pumbu can’t get the pressure to force the tap as Davis shoves his opponent into the cage. With 50 seconds to go, M’Pumbu gives up the choke and closes his guard. M’Pumbu controls the arms of Davis, who doesn’t do much from top position in the last minute. 10-9 Davis.

Round 2
Both men looking slightly weary at the start of the second round. They volley punches and Davis eats a few leg kicks before taking M’Pumbu down again. M’Pumbu sweeps to guard, but only briefly, as Davis is soon back in the Frenchman’s half-guard. Davis takes his foe’s back in a scramble, but M’Pumbu sits up and grabs hold of Davis’ leg. M’Pumbu lays back and stretches out Davis’ leg for a kneebar, but Davis frees the limb with the help of his other foot. The American gets on M’Pumbu’s back once again and puts a hook in, and again M’Pumbu flips over. Davis just smothering from half-guard, no offense being mounted as M’Pumbu ties up. Davis comes alive with a few left hammer fists, but they’re mostly blocked. M’Pumbu sweeps now and gets Davis pinned against the cage. As Davis turtles, M’Pumbu moves to north-south position, then back to side control. Davis stands and M’Pumbu keeps the waistlock. Davis trips M’Pumbu down to the mat with seconds to go. 10-10.

Round 3
M’Pumbu comes out firing with stiff left jabs. Davis shoots from way out and gets sprawled on, and M’Pumbu continues wailing away. Referee Mike Cain warns M’Pumbu for punching to the back of the head of the turtling Davis, who is now spraying blood on the mat. M’Pumbu picking his shots, landing punches from the side, forces Davis to stand. Davis looked exhausted as he shoots another double-leg and is stuffed again. Back to the familiar position, and M’Pumbu sneaks some hard punches under the arm of Davis, who is just surviving at this point. Two minutes left in the fight. M’Pumbu drills a vicious knee to the ribs of Davis. Two right hands later, the referee steps in and calls a halt to the action, as Davis appeared to go limp after the second punch. The official time of the stoppage is 3:34 of the third round.

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Richard Hale vs. Nik Fekete

Round 1
Hale jumps in and out, testing the waters with a jab. Fekete goes for an overhand that Hale answers with a quick combo. Fekete gets a big slam and lands in side control. Hale works an inverted triangle. Fekete stands up, but Hale hangs on. It goes back to the ground, and Hale locks in the inverted triangle, a la Toby Imada, lands some heavy shots to Fekete's ribs and puts Fekete to sleep at the 1:55 mark.

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal
D.J. Linderman vs. Raphael Davis

Round 1
They exchange early, both landing some shots. Davis finally gets a clinch and lands three nasty knees in a row before Linderman escapes. Davis goes for a takedown and eats some heavy leather for his trouble. Davis tries to clinch up and goes for some dirty boxing. He then switches to knees, landing two more. Linderman can't escape the clinch and Davis punishes him with more knees to the body, much to the delight of the crowd. Linderman is forced to go for the takedown, but Davis jumps up quick. Linderman lands a nice right hand, and Davis goes in for the takedown, pushing Linderman against the fence. They break and circle. Linderman is active with his hands and lands a nice right hand. Davis keeps moving forward and lands an inside low kick. Linderman answers with a right that stuns Davis; he goes for the takedown, and Linderman gets a tight guillotine, but Davis perseveres and the round ends. 10-9 Linderman.

Round 2
Linderman flicks a jab that naps Davis' head back. He follows up with some combos. Davis has no answer for Linderman's heavy shots. Linderman pushes him against the fence. Then gets a big takedown. Davis works it back to the feet, but Linderman is hanging onto his back. Davis reverses and almsost secures a standing guillotine. He pushes Linderman against the fence, but Linderman escapes and lands some vicious shots that drops Davis. They scramble on the ground and Linderman looks to secure a rear naked. Davis escapes and ends up on Linderman's back. Linderman is defending the rear naked, and reverses position, ending up in Davis' half-guard. Linderman ends up on the bottom again and locks up a nasty kimura that rolls Davis over, but the bell rings and Davis survives. 10-9 Linderman.

Round 3
Referee Jason Herzog brings the fighters together for the final round. Linderman lands a big combo early. Davis goes for a takedown that is stuffed easily. They clinch up and Linderman lands a low knee that forces a stop in the action. Davis is on his knees in agony. Davis is content to take as much time as he needs. The crowd gets restless. Davis finally gets back to his feet, trying to walk it off. The crowd is clearly pro-Linderman. They finally restart the action. They exchange serious leather, both landing big shots. Linderman lands a huge left that backs Davis up. Davis grabs for a clinch and lands a knee but Linderman quickly backs out and makes Davis eat a left. Davis goes for the takedown, but Linderman sprawls and gets it back to the feet. They are both standing the pocket, but Linderman lands some heavy shots. Davis finally falls to the ground, and Linderman pounces. The referee stops it at 3:40 of the third round. Linderman wins by TKO.

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Tim Carpenter vs. Daniel Gracie

Round 1
Gracie goes for low kicks early, but eats a right hand from Carpenter that drops him. Carpenter lands in Gracie's guard. Gracie briefly goes for a guillotine, but Carpenter stands up to get out, then the fight goes back to the ground. Carpenter works some ground-and-pound from half guard. Gracie tries to crawl up the cage, but Carpenter drags him back down. Carpenter gets the mount, but Gracie is holding on so he can't posture up. Gracie rolls, and Carpenter goes for an armbar. Gracie escapes and gets on top. Gracie works into side control. They scramble, and Gracie land some shots. Carpenter goes for another armbar, but Gracie defends and the round ends. 10-9 Carpenter.

Round 2
They exchange and Gracie lands a head kick that barely fazes Carpenter. Gracie pushes Carpenter against the fence. Gracie goes for a throw, but misses and gives up his back briefly. They get it back to the feet. Carpenter lands some thudding body shots. Gracie backs out and grabs a single leg, but Carpenter makes him pay with heavy shots to the face. Gracie finally gets top position, but eats an upkick. He falls into Carpenter's guard. Gracie is bleeding from the nose now. Carpenter is landing shots from the bottom, as Gracie works half guard. Carpenter goes for a kimura, but Gracie defends. Gracie punches the body, and the round ends. 10-9 Carpenter.

Round 3
They trade low kicks. Carpenter flurries and lands a left that drops Gracie. Carpenter eats an upkick, as he goes into Gracie's guard. The action slows as Carpenter works from the guard. Gracie goes for a shoulder lock, and reverses position. Gracie takes side control. Gracie goes for an armbar but loses it and ends up back in Carpenter's guard. Gracie gets back to side control. They scramble and the round ends. 10-9 Gracie.

Official scores: Carpenter takes a split decision with scores of 29-28 (twice) and 28-29.

Jake Underwood vs. Tim Galluzzi
Round 1
The two exchange big shots early, and Galluzzi goes for the takedown. Underwood locks up a triangle during the transition. Galluzzi taps at 1:04 of the first round.

Jimmy Van Horn vs. Austin Lyons
Round 1
Lyons lands a low kick early that coaxes a smile out of Van Horn, who then tries for a low kick of his own. Lyons catches it and dumps Van Horn on the ground. Lyons secures top position. They both go for leglocks. Then Lyons secures an armbar that forces Van Horn to tap at 2:10 of round one.
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