Bellator 57 Results and Play-by-Play

Nov 12, 2011
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Mike Sledzion vs. Taylor Solomon

Round 1
Sledzion throws a body kick and Solomon tries to counter, but can't. Sledzion keeps up the kicking offense until a left hook for Solomon wobbles Sledzion. Sledzion tries to get his footing, but Solomon rushes him with punches, then throws him with a harai goshi from the headlock. Sledzion gets back up, only to be dropped again, this time with a right hook. He finally regains his wits when Solomon lets loose with a massive flurry of punches along the fence, and Sledzion is just flailing his arms, taking shots. The bout is halted at just 1:10 of the first round, for the winner by knockout, Taylor Solomon.

Eric Moon vs. Josh Shockley

Round 1
Both men start the bout feinting, until Shockley throws a right head kick that is blocked. Moon shoots a double from far outside, and runs Shockley into the cage. Shockley defends easily, putting his fist into his palm to tighten a standing guillotine. Moon taps out almost instantly from the innocuous looking choke. The surprising end comes just 35 seconds into the first round.

Chuck Mady vs. Denis Puric

Round 1
Mady stalking Puric, but Puric circles and cracks him with lead leg kicks as Mady tries to get inside. Puric rips a left head kick upstairs which is blocked. Mady switches to southpaw and back again, but takes two hard low kicks for his effort. Puric fakes a shot, and comes roaring with a salvo of punches that makes Mady cover up and circle away. Puric continues to circle to his right, avoiding Mady and whipping his legs and body with kicks. Another heavy low kick from Puric, but Mady partially checks it. Mady lands a knee that wobbles Puric, but when he approaches, Puric gets wild with his hands, and then head kicks Mady, sending him stumbling to the side. Puric rips another head kick, still ringing Mady's bell through his guard. Intense striking action so far, especially from Denis Puric. Puric just misses with a right hook. A spinning back kick from Mady whizzes wide, and Puric takes him down with 10 seconds to go, but no offense comes of it.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Puric
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Puric
Al Quintero scores the round 10-9 Puric

Round 2
Puric looking to counter, circling around Mady and waiting for him to rush. After a minute of watching Mady stand around, Puric has tries a flying scissor kick, but finds no home for it. Puric opens with his hands again, glancing Mady who hits the mat, though it seemed due to a slip. Puric fakes low and smashes Mady with an overhand right that drops him to his knees. Mady grabs a desperate single, and Puric tries to take his back, but bails out. Instead, he stands over Mady in Ali-Inoki position, kicking his legs from above until the fighters restart standing. Little offense, as Mady simply has nothing for Puric. Mady blows a takedown and ends up buttscooting. Puric allows him to retake his feet, and again, Mady shoots. This time, Puric flips him to his back, and sets up in his guard punching. Mady attempts an armbar, and Puric stands back up. The two stare at one another for the final 15 seconds.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Puric
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Puric
Al Quintero scores the round 10-9 Puric

Between rounds, Mady's corner stops the bout, citing a jaw injury. Denis Puric is the winner by corner stoppage after the second round.

Dave Jansen vs. Ashkan Morvari

Round 1
Morvari takes his time, and as soon as Jansen commits to a punch, he changes levels, double-legs him and slams him. However, Jansen quickly works back to his feet, and latches onto a guillotine. He jumps guard to finish, but Morvari stays upright and peels his head out briefly. Jansen continues to work for it, pushing forward and sprawling out into a front headlock. Morvari tries to handfight to his feet, and Jansen pushes him to his back against the cage. Jansen moves on top and when Morvari tries to scramble, Jansen looks for an arm-in guillotine from the top. Morvari is trying to escape from the bottom, but he's in constant danger, as he now turns his back, and Jansen almost sinks a rear-naked choke with no hooks. Morvari gets onto a single-leg, but Jansen fights it, and walks up the cage, breaking the clinch. Jansen with two teeps that miss their mark. Two outside low kicks land for Jansen. Jansen backs Morvari up with a right, but eats an overhand right from his foe in return. Morvari shoots a single and gets Jansen on the mat, but again, Jansen is up the cage wall before the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Jansen
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Jansen
Al Quintero scores the round 10-9 Jansen

Round 2
It's Morvari low-kicking while Jansen tries with punches. Morvari throws a front kick, and again, Jansen throws a two-piece in return that misses. Morvari tries for another takedown, but blows it and Jansen winds up on top. Jansen postures up and lands rights, before smoothly passing to half guard on the backside. Jansen continues to seek dominant position, baiting Morvari into exposing his back, which he jumps onto with one hook. Jansen wraps up a rear-naked choke and Morvari fights it, rolling through. However, his roll simply allows Jansen to get both hooks in and tighten the choke, bringing an end to the fight at 2:47 of the second round.

Matt Van Buren vs. Shawn Levesque

Round 1
It's a tentative start to the bout as Levesque pursues Van Buren around the cage. Van Buren lands the first meaningful blow, a straight left that sends the Canadian backpedaling. Levesque ties up and eats a knee low, forcing referee Dan Miragliotta to call time. Upon restarting, van Buren fires a right. Levesque ducks and scrambles for a takedown only to land on bottom in half-guard. Van Buren is heavy on top, and chips away with shirt punches to the head and body as he attempts to escape to side control. Van Buren moves to mount with a minute remaining and Levesque gives up his back. Content to only cover up, Levesque invites the rear-naked choke and Van Buren obliges, forcing the tap at 4:38 of the first round.

Chris Horodecki vs. Mike Corey

Round 1
Right hook-left head kick to open from Horodecki blocked. Corey ducks under a punch and gets the takedown into full guard and move quickly to half. Corey looks to lock in a head-and-arm choke but relents, opting instead to elbow the face of Horodecki from half guard. Horodecki, unable to escape, does well to avoid major damage but Corey is stifling him on the ground and continues to land short elbows until the round ends.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Corey
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Corey
Al Quintero scores the round 10-9 Corey

Round 2
The pair clinch, and Horodecki looks for strikes inside while Corey seeks a takedown. Referee Dan Miragliotta breaks them, and on the restart, Horodecki goes low kick-head kick. Corey shoots, but Horodecki defends, bringing him back to his feet and smashing him to the head and body with knees. Corey is hurt, and Horodecki smashing him with knees. Corey shoots, but Horodecki sprawls, and threatens with a guillotine. They break away, and Horodecki continues to keep a low stance, but still kicks. Corey shoots, and is rebuffed by a solid sprawl from Horodecki. The same thing happens once more, straight after. They clinch along the fence, and after a lull in the action, Miragliotta breaks them up again. A spinning back kick for Horodecki lands. A Superman punch-head kick lands for Horodecki, and the pair trade big punches at the horn to the crowd's approval.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Horodecki
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Horodecki
Al Quintero scores the round 10-9 Horodecki

Round 3
Corey still can't get back inside on Horodecki to get his takedown. As he wades in, Horodecki smashes him with a heavy knee, but Corey manges to get his leg, cut the corner, and get the takedown. Corey sets up in half guard, elbowing on top. Forearms and elbows continue to come from Corey on top. Horodecki tries to hook through Corey's legs, but Corey gets to his back and grabs a rear waistlock when the Canadian stands, with his arm trapped. Horodecki turns, and Corey is in on his hips. Horodecki gets a standing guillotine and knees the head. Horodecki escapes, and resumes standing. He's trying to set up kicks, but can't land clean. Corey continues to look for the takedown, but Horodecki continues to hit him with punches as he closes the distance. Another Corey shot, and Horodecki sprawls and hits him with uppercuts for his trouble. Horodecki with a standing elbow. Corey continues to come forward, but can't get close enough for the takedown he needs. Instead, he swings away with Horodecki until the horn. Great fight.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Horodecki (29-28 Horodecki)
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Horodecki (29-28 Horodecki)
Al Quintero scores the round 10-9 Horodecki (29-28 Horodecki)

Official scores: Judge Graham Bettes has it 29-28 for Chris Horodecki. Inexplicably, both judges Jason Rodgers and Dr. Gregory Jackson see it 28-28. The fight is a majority draw.

Alexandre Bezerra vs. Douglas Evans

Round 1
Bezerra and Evans come out with their jabs on display. Bezerra's right eye is already swelling, and so the Brazilian shoots a powerful double. Evans sits out, but as he tries to scramble, Bezerra sucks him to the mat and sets up in half guard. Evans gets butterfly guard and kicks his foe away. Bezerra dives onto him, latching onto a guillotine, but Evans high crotches him hard onto the mat and takes top position. Bezerra tries for an armbar, but Evans powers out. Evans immediately finds himself in a deeper armbar, but escapes with a heavy left-right in guard. The Brazilian is working an active open guard, but Evans can't get past half guard. Evans lands two more hard blows as Bezerra keeps fishing on his back. The Brazilian turns for a leglock, trying to grapevine Evans' right leg for a heel hook. Evans turns around and smashes him with a right, but as he does so, Bezerra cranks the heel hook and the Alaskan flops belly down, tapping quickly. The end comes at 4:04 of the first round.

Roger Hollett vs. John Hawk

Round 1
Hollett's jab shows up early against the taller Hawk. Hollett throws a low spinning back kick, which hits Hawk in the thigh. Hawk pumping his jab out of range against Hollett. The Ohioan keeps the jab going, but he's not landing. The crowd starting to jeer, and on cue, Hollett jumps in with a short left hook that lands, and follows with a low kick. The Haligonian lands an overhand right, and then follows with a left hook that makes the crowd roar, and snaps Hawk's head back. Hollett continues to weave around Hawk's jab. The Nova Scotian lands a no-look right hand on Hawk, and then another low spinning back kick below the knee. Hawk comes forward with a low kick and four punches, then runs Hollett into the cage. With 10 seconds to go, Hollett comes off the fence. He throws a right cross to the body, but can't land firm before the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hollett
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Hollett
Al Quintero scores the round 10-9 Hollett

Round 2
Hawk clinches almost immediately, putting Hollett on the fence and kneeing his thighs. Dan Miragliotta breaks them 90 seconds into the round. Hawk lands a hard right, his first real clean punch of the bout. Hawk continues to come forward, and lands another right, which Hollett returns in kind, prompting another clinch. Hawk using double underhooks to control the Nova Scotian, kneeing him to the body and thighs. Hollett gets an overhook, and returns a knee of his own before pulling out with two minutes to go in the round. Hollett misses a right, but then smoothly avoids three Hawk punches. Outside low kick and a jab land for Hollett. Hawk loads up on a right that snaps Hollett's head back, his best offense of the fight. Lead hook for Hawk lands, and Hollett lands another no-look right hand. It's mostly tit-for-tat at this point, as each guy loads up looking for a big punch. Hawk clinches with Hollett again, and Dan Miragliotta gives him very little time before breaking them. On the break, Hawk comes right forward, walking through a stiff Hollett right and pushing him into the fence until the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hawk
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Hollett
Al Quintero scores the round 10-9 Hollett

Round 3
Hawk walks Hollett down once more, but eats an uppercut for his trouble before clinching. Hollett circles off, and kicks him to the body. Hollett looks like he's trying to time an overhand right to counter Hawk's lead left, but can't land it as the tall midwestern fighter presses forward and stalls him on the cage. They break again, and once more, Hollett grazes Hawk as he rushes him into the fence, prompting a shower of boos from the Rama crowd. Halfway through the round, Miragliotta breaks them again. Hawk lands a jab, and pushes Hollett into the fence. A short right elbow from Hawk cuts Hollett's eye open. The Canadian frees himself off the cage, but blood is starting to stream down his face. Hawk clinches again, and knees to the thighs once more. Three-punch combo from Hawk lands, though Hollett rolls with the punches. "The Hulk" just isn't doing much at this point. On cue, Hollett lands a big right hand and a left to follow. However, huffing and puffing, Hollett is again pushed back into the fence by Hawk. Hawk punches and elbows inside until the Canadian escapes. The Ohioan lands two crosses, then pushes him back into the fence. A lame spinning back kick attempt from Hawk is thrown before the fight ends.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Hawk (29-28 Hawk)
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Hawk (29-28 Hollett)
Al Quintero scores the round 10-9 Hawk (29-28 Hollett)

Official results: Judge Jason Rodgers score the bout 29-28 for John Hawk. However, judges Graham Bettes and Dr. Gregory Jackson have it 29-28 for the winner by split decision, Roger Hollett.

Bellator Middleweight Tournament Final
Alexander Shlemenko vs. Vitor Vianna


Round 1
Shlemenko takes the center of the cage early, backing up Vianna with feints before rushing forward with the fight's first flurry. Vianna responds with a counter right hand and a knee to the body before they disengage. The Russian rushes in again, landing a pair of punches through the Brazilian's guard, but going to that well for a third time sees Vianna drop Shelemenko momentarily with a counter right. Shlemenko now easing into his usual M.O., spinning at Vianna with alternating back fist and back kick attempts that mostly miss the mark. For his part, Vianna is keeping too much distance to counter effectively, except for the few moments that the Russian moves into clinch range, where Vianna repeatedly looks for the Thai plum and lands knees before Shlemenko diesengages. Shlemenko rushes in one final time, landing a single right hand through his combination as the round comes to a close.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Shlemenko
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Shlemenko
Al Quintero scores the round 10-9 Vianna

Round 2
Shlemenko coming forward again, this time behind single strikes, including a straight right hand and left body kick. The round's first spinning back kick attempts comes at 45 seconds in, but fails to connect once again. Vianna paws out with a left jab that has little hope of catching the Russian, who continues stalking at a more measured pace than was seen in the opening round. Shlemenko moves Vianna towards the fence, and briefly contemplates a single leg before abandoning the attempt in favoe or more combinations. Shlemenko now landing punches in combination, as punctuates the pause between exchanges with left kicks to Vianna's ribs. The Brazilian finally comes forward with a combination of his own, but an errant Shlemenko knee goes low, causing a brief break in the action. Vianna needs just a moment or two before the fight resumes, and Shlemenko continues charging foward, getting a few strikes through Vianna's defenses as the round ends.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Shlemenko
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Shlemenko
Al Quintero scores the round 10-9 Shlemenko

Round 3
Vianna opens the round with a hard low kick to the southpaw's inner thigh, but Shlemenko is undeterred, rushing forward behind his usual right hook, straight-left combination, following up with a spinning back kick attempt at distance. Shlemenko switches stances and throws the combination in reverse, with Vaanna responding with three-punch combination of his own. Vianna ducks under a spinning back fist attempt and scores a double-leg on Shlemenko, who quickly regains his feet as Vianna attempts to climb onto his back, ultimately in vain. Shlemenko lands a straight left to Vianna's midsection, who responds with a left of his own. Shlemenko rushes forward into a rear bodylock, pushing Vianna to the fence before exploding with punching combination upon disengaging. "Storm" continues coming forward now with punches to Vianna's body, who takes a cure from Shlemenko's bag with a failed backfist attempt of his own, which seems him shoved to the ground schoolyard-style. Shlemenko throws his hands in the air in triumph as the fight comes to a close, and Vianna's missed attempt at a flying knee can do little to spoil the premature celebration as the bout comes to an end.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Shlemenko (30-27 Shlemenko)
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Shlemenko (30-27 Shlemenko)
Al Quintero scores the round 10-9 Shlemenko (29-28 Shlemenko)

Official result: Judges Dr. Gregory Jackson and Jason Rodgers have it 30-27, while David Therien sees it 29-28 for the winner by unanimous decision, and the Bellator Season 5 middleweight tournament winner, Alexander Shlemenko.

Bellator Welterweight Tournament Final
Douglas Lima vs. Ben Saunders


Round 1
Both fighters size one another up with punches, but Saunders clinches 45 seconds in, and then turns the Brazilian onto the cage. Hard pummeling inside. Without much offense, the pair are separated, but Saunders clinches again quickly, and starts kneeing Lima's left thigh diligently. Referee Yves Lavigne separates them once more, and they resume at range. The first real hard strike is an inside leg kick and a right cross from Lima. The Brazilian puts Saunders on the fence afterward. Lavigne breaks them again, however, with a minute to go. Lima catches a kick from the UFC vet, and slams him to the mat, but he doesn't control his foe well enough and Saunders rolls into full mount with a body triangle around his waist. The Brazilian is trapped with 30 seconds to go, and he must cover up to avoid Saunders' elbows until the horn. Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Saunders
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Saunders
Al Quintero scores the round 10-9 Saunders

Round 2
Both men find themselves clinched along the fence quickly in round two, and the tepid kneeing inside lasts until a minute into the round, when Yves Lavigne breaks them up again. Saunders throws a lazy left, and Lima explodes over the top with a right-handed counter. Saunders goes down in a heap, and the Brazilian dives on him with sky-high hammerfists until he is unconscious. The end comes at 1:21 of the second round. Sensational knockout for Douglas Lima, the Bellator Season 5 welterweight tournament winner.
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