Bellator 64 Live Results & Play-by-Play

Apr 6, 2012



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Taylor Solomon vs. Jason Fischer



Round 1
Both lightweights come out jabbing but neither can find any kind of follow up with their hands. Solomon shoots in and is able to get Fischer down momentarily, but Fischer comes right back up. Fischer returns fire, landing a single-leg takedown. He can't find much offense on top, but chips away. Solomon manages to get back to his feet late, and hip throws Fischer to the mat. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Jason Fischer.

Round 2
Both fighters trade punches, with Fischer the more successful. Fischer lands kicks to the head and body, and then takes Solomon down with another single-leg. Fischer postures up and pounds, looking to pass. He can't advance his position, but he's effectively holding down Solomon and landing punches. It's rinse-and-repeat until the end of the round. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Jason Fischer.
Keith Mills

Solomon couldn't last all 15.

Round 3
The final round plays out exactly as the first two, as Fischer lands punches, sets up another single-leg takedown and begins to work. Fischer still can't do much in the way of guard passing, but is still effectively pinning Solomon down and pounding him. Elbows and body-body-head are the order for Fischer. Finally, he breaks Solomon's guard and sinks his hooks in. Solomon is just out of gas now. Fischer sinks the rear-naked choke is, and Taylor Solomon is unconscious with just one second to go in the final round. Domination by Jason Fischer.

Matt Secor vs. Nordine Taleb



Round 1
Taleb shoots quickly and Secor sprawls, but Taleb throws him to the canvas and sets up on top. Big punches and elbows for the much stronger Taleb. Taleb backs out of the guard and lets Secor back up. Punches and leg kicks from Taleb. Secor shoots a feeble single, but Taleb stuffs it. Taleb lands a powerful roundhouse kick to the head which slams through Secor's guard. Secor throws a leg kick, but Taleb catches the kick and smashes him to the mat with a left cross before the bell. It's all Nordine Taleb, 10-9.

Round 2
Secor looks scared to exchange with Taleb, who is walking him down with punches and leg kicks. Taleb forces him into the fence, and pelts him with knees. Secor attempts to pull guard and Taleb smashes him for a second before standing back up. The timid Secor shoots for another takedown, and Taleb simply pancakes him and dominates him with more punches.

K. Mills

Secor's best weapon was his
buttscoot.
Taleb is overwhelming Secor, forcing him to the mat under fire again, and following up with body shots on the ground before the round. Sherdog.com scores the second round 10-8 for Nordine Taleb.

Round 3
Secor is completely outmatched, and quickly resumes shooting for weak takedowns and buttscooting. He eats an uppercut from Taleb for his trouble. Taleb lets him back to his feet, and continues coming forward, landing right hands and easily stuffing Secor's feeble takedown attempts. Taleb bulls him into the cage again, driving knees into the head and body of Secor. Secor lands a salvo of punches, but his follow-up takedown is stuffed. He pulls guard, and Taleb lands punches on his face once more. Taleb lets him stands again, and lands leg kicks until the bell. Another dominant Taleb round, 10-8, and 30-25 on the Sherdog.com scorecard.

Official result: Judges Mike McNeil and Scott Haggith see it 30-27, while Mark Porliev has it 30-24 for the winner by unanimous decision, Nordine Taleb.

Chris Horodecki vs. Mike Richman



Round 1
K. Mills

Richman looked like a million
bucks against Horodecki.


Jerin Valel is the referee for this featherweight contest. Horodecki takes the outside while Richman stalks from the center of the cage. Both throw range-finding punches until a straight shot from Richman sends Horodecki staggering backward. Horodecki recovers, but another punch stumbles him seconds later. He backs Richman up with a front kick, but Richman keeps pressing forward. A right uppercut dazes Horodecki and Richman rushes him. With Horodecki’s back to the fence, Richman unloads with a trio of vicious hooks and the “Polish Hammer” is finished. Horodecki falls to the ground unconscious at 1:23 of the opening round, giving Mike Richman a stunning knockout victory in his Bellator debut.

Josh Taveirne vs. Chad Laprise


Round 1
K. Mills

Laprise adjusted and won.
Laprise snipes at Taveirne with straight punches until Taveirne plows him to the ground about 40 seconds in. Taveirne works from his man’s open guard, not going for offense so much as just trying to establish position. Laprise succeeds in scooting to the fence and uses it to work his way back up. Taveirne still has him pinned on the cage, though, and he works some rough knees inside while holding a waistlock. Taveirne suplexes Laprise down and stacks him up. Laprise baits him and throws up a triangle, breaking Taveirne’s posture. He tries to get the submission with a triangle-armbar combo; it doesn’t stick, so Laprise gives up the arm, adjusts the triangle and gets the tap at 2:48 of round one.

Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Rodrigo Lima vs. Hiroshi Nakamura


Round 1
Lima spends the early part of the round working off his back, throwing up a triangle and an armbar attempt. He scrambles to his feet and they begin exchanging. Referee Yves Lavigne halts the action after Nakamura catches a knee to the cup. He warns Lima that the next infraction will cost him a point. The bantamweights resume and start throwing heavy leather as they move along the perimeter. Lima clips Nakamura and comes inside to tie up, but Nakamura reverses the position and drops low for a single-leg. Lima steps over and tries to secure back mount while being admonished by referee Lavigne for grabbing the fence. Nakamura slips out the backdoor and finishes the round on top.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Lima
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Lima
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Lima

Round 2
Nakamura ducks a punch and tries to sweep Lima to the ground, but Lima denies it and uses a forearm across Nakamura’s throat to shove him into the fence. At the same time, he throws a knee and catches Nakamura low again; this time he’s docked one point by referee Lavigne. Nakamura takes a minute to recover and they start back up. “Iron Nak” clinches up and trips Lima to the base of the fence, where he tries to pass the Brazilian’s butterfly half-guard while dropping sporadic hammerfists. Lima keeps active off his back, peppering with punches and swinging his legs around for an armbar attempt. Ref Lavigne again warns Lima of grabbing the cage. Lima is still working for the armbar midway through the round even though Nakamura seems to be free of danger. Lima switches to an omoplata and is warned yet again for grabbing the catch. Nakamura drops some hard hammerfists and Lima throws some strong shots from his back before going for another armbar. It turns into an omoplata, and then Lima goes for a toe hold when Nakamura leaves his foot dangling. Nakamura escapes that as well, stands and dodges an upkick from Lima. “Ratinho” tries a kneebar with seconds to go; Nakamura escapes and tries a heel hook of his own, which he’s still going for when the bell rings.

Jordan Breen scores the round 9-9
Jesse Denis scores the round 9-9
Chris Nelson scores the round 9-9

Round 3
K. Mills

Nakamura slipped by Lima.
Nakamura shoots a single-leg and Lima stays up, aided in part by another grab of the fence. Nakamura rips him to the ground on the second effort, though he’s now dripping blood from above his left eyebrow. Lima turns on his side and cranks Nakamura’s right arm in a deep kimura. He changes to an omoplata; Nakamura extracts his arm and stands up, then goes back to Lima’s open guard. Lima is getting some good momentum behind his hammerfists from his back, so Nakamura stands up, readjusts and goes to his man’s half-guard. This is a better spot for Nakamura, who starts to rack up some decent punches. Nakamura stands with about 90 seconds remaining in the bout and dodges upkicks. Lima goes for a heel hook and Nakamura drops down for a leglock of his own.

Yves Lavigne stands them up in the middle of the leglock battle with 40 seconds to go. Nakamura ties up, turns the corner and takes Lima’s back standing. Lima drops for a toe hold and Nakamura finishes the fight trying another heel hook.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Nakamura (28-28 Draw)
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Lima (30-28 Lima)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Nakamura (28-28 Draw)

Official result: All three judges -- Gregory Jackson, Jason Rodgers and David Therien -- score the bout 29-27 for the winner by unanimous decision, Hiroshi Nakamura.

Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Travis Marx vs. Masakatsu Ueda


Round 1
Kick exchanges mark the first minute, with Ueda landing to the body and Marx going up top. Marx responds by ripping a leg to the body. Marx gets in tight and grabs a rear waistlock, elevating Ueda and slamming him to the mat. Ueda bellies down and works for a kimura, and rips Marx’s arm away from his body, twisting it behind his back and straightning it. Ueda locks up half guard to try to finish it, but Marx escapes. Ueda again isolates the right arm and looks fir a straight armbar. Marx elbows from half guard. Ueda tries to scramble up, but he’s trapped on his knees eating punches from Marx. Ueda tries to drive in on a single, but Marx continues to control his hip, sprawl and punch away. Ueda finally manages to get back to his feet, and resumes body kicking. The Japanese southpaw throws a left kick upstairs. Ueda comes forward with wide hooks but can’t find his target. Another duel of body kicks. Ueda is more active with his kicks, but Marx dings him with a right before the bell.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Marx
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Marx
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Marx

Round 2
More kicks mark the first round, but Ueda counters with a right and Marx slips to the canvas. Ueda sets up in guard, trying to pound away. Marx controls his posture and manages to get to his knees. Ueda tries to sink in a crucifix on his back, but Marx scrambles back to his feet, and slams Ueda to the floor. Marx is actively advancing his position, trying to sink in his hooks to take the back. Ueda scrambles, Marx claims side and nearly passes to mount. Ueda rolls and shakes Marx off, but Marx pinches his knees around Ueda’s head and works diligently for an armbar. When he finally goes for it, Ueda coolly spins out and sets up in half guard. Great grappling in this bout. Ueda looks for a front headlock in pursuit of a choke, but Marx rolls and scrambles back to his feet. The Windsor crowd applauds the fantastic technical grappling. Ueda cracks two stiff body kicks before the bell.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Marx
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Marx
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Ueda

Round 3
Left roundhouses to the body are Ueda’s go-to again. Both men are trading jabs at the air, but it’s Ueda’s left kick to the body actually landing. Switch-step right hand glances for Marx. Low kick for Marx lands. Marx continues to circle on the outside. He swipes an awkward right hook that clips Ueda and seems to freeze him. The former Shooto champ changes levels and pulls Marx to the mat. Ueda stands up in his guard and dives in with a right hand. Marx turns to turtle and Ueda controls him with a front headlock, again looking to choke.
K. Mills

Marx topped Ueda in a fun one.

Marx looks for a takedown, and Ueda peppers him with small shots. Marx gets back to his feet and pursues a rear waistlock, but Ueda breaks free with less than 90 seconds to go in the fight. Ueda is the fighter coming forward, again landing his left kick to the body. Marx rips him with two rights, and the second buckles him, again forcing him into a single-leg. Marx stuffs it, but Ueda is dogged in pursuit of the takedown, and gets Marx to guard for a moment. Marx gets back to his feet, but Ueda is all over his back. Marx gets away, and blocks an Ueda head kick. Another Ueda body kick lands before the bell. Great fight.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Ueda (29-28 Marx)
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Ueda (29-28 Marx)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Marx (29-29 Marx)

Official result: All three judges -- Gregory Jackson, Jason Rodgers and David Therien -- have it 29-28 for the winner by unanimous decision, Travis Marx.

Bellator Season 6 Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Alexandre Bezerra vs. Marlon Sandro


Round 1
Right low kick-left body kick combo from Sandro to start. He wings a big right hand over Bezerra’s head. Sandro low kicking, but Bezerra is checking them now. Big pair of hooks by Sandro stand his fellow Brazilian up for a moment. Sandro really cocking his trademark right hand, looking for power punches. Sandro pops his jab out, and leans away from a wild hook from Bezerra. A Bezerra body kick is caught, but Sandro can’t land a clean follow up before he scrambles away. Inside low kick by Sandro goes low on Bezerra, prompting referee Yves Lavigne to call time. Bezerra takes but a minute, and the bout resumes with wild hooks from both fighters missing. Hard outside low kick by Sandro lands to the meat of Bezerra’s leg. Sandro trips Bezerra up with a low kick, and prompts a heavy double-leg attempt from his foe. Sandro, with some aid of the fence, sprawls and escapes from the takedown attempt. Another outside low kick to the front leg stumbles Bezerra. Spinning back kick from Sandro is way off target. Inside low kick for Bezerra lands and he follows with a spinning back fist that catches Sandro off-balance and stumbles him. Another leg kick from Sandro before the bell, and Bezerra returns the favor.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Sandro
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Sandro
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Sandro

Round 2
More inside low kicks from Sandro start, and he gallops forward, feinting a flying knee. Bezerra is sticking his arm out to gauge the distance, but Sandro simply returns with inside kicks. Overhand right for Sandro sails high. Both fighters trying to exchange hooks inside, but their best shots just barely glance their target. Bezerra flicks a front kick at Sandro, but again, just grazes his target. More inside low kicks land for Sandro. Nice chopping left-handed counter for Bezerra as Sandro jumps into the pocket. With one minute to fight in the round, Sandro dives for a single-leg takedown which Bezerra easily defends. More inaccurate punches over the last 30 seconds, with each man leg kicking tit-for-tat. Sandro attempts another jump knee before the round expires but it’s blocked.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Sandro
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Sandro
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Sandro

Round 3
K. Mills

Sandro narrowly made the finals.
Bezerra is aggressive immediately as he’s in on a takedown attempt, switching to a rear waistlock. Sandro turns away and “Popo” dives right on his back. Bezerra is looking to sink hooks, but Sandro scrambles out, the hits an outside switch to take top position for himself. Referee Yves Lavigne stands them up quickly. Bezerra is now stalking Sandro and wings a wild right that knocks Sandro down in classic flash knockdown fashion. Sandro is recovered, but he’s moving away and circling now. The best parts of a one-two-body kick from Sandro are blocked. The Nova Uniao product gets smacked with two lefts from Bezerra. Bezerra is now walking forward landing leg kicks while Sandro just moves away, pumping his hands. A Bezerra knee hits around the belt line on Sandro, but referee Yves Lavigne tells them to fight on as Sandro looks for a brief timeout. Inaccurate punches are the order of the final 10 seconds.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Bezerra (29-28 Sandro)
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Bezerra (29-28 Sandro)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bezerra (29-28 Sandro)

Official result: Judge David Therien has it 29-28 for Marlon Sandro, while Jason Rodgers sees it 29-28 for Bezerra. Judge Gregory Jackson has it 29-28 for the winner by split decision, Marlon Sandro.

Bellator Welterweight Championship
Ben Askren vs. Douglas Lima


Round 1
Askren quickly looks for a body lock but Lima circles away and lands a low kick. Askren stalks Lima to the fence again, but the Brazilian smacks him with a right hand. Clinch knee for Lima as Askren wades in, but he surrenders an underhook to Askren. Knees to the body from the Bellator champion land on the taller Lima, but he can’t control him and Lima breaks away. Askren attacks again and when Lima clinches, Askren overhooks him and throws him to the mat with a brilliant salto. Askren sets up in guard, punching away. Lima looks for a leglock and Askren attempts a toehold, hammerfisting behind him. Lima dramatically sweeps to Askren’s back after tripping him at the ankles, looking for an armbar, but Askren escapes into his guard again. Double wrist control for Lima, and the Brazilian quickly shifts for an armbar on Askren’s left arm. The “Funky” one stacks calmly and yanks his arm out before diving back into guard. Lima looks for a triangle, but Askren passes under and nearly steps over to the back. Lima rolls to his back and eats punches from Askren. Attemped X-guard for Lima is shut down, and he then tries to work for deep half on bottom while Askren lands elbows until the bell.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Askren
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Askren
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Askren

Round 2
Askren looks for an outside trip and hits it, but Lima nearly bridges and takes mount. The Bellator champ reasserts top position however and sets up in half guard. Lima again looks for a leglock, trying to lock up a toehold, but he can't control Askren's body. Askren rolls out and lands a nice series of elbows. Lima throws up an omoplata and as usual, Askren defends beautifully and resumes chipping away on top. Lima continues to look for sweeps and submission from an active half guard, but Askren is fantastic on top, defending and then pounding. Lima trying to roll back for a leg and Askren goes knee-on-belly and hammerfists him. More steady right hands from Askren. Askren isn't landing punishing blows, but he is smothering and relentless. Josh Rosenthal calls for action and Askren stands up out of the closed guard and swings back into it with a right. Lima kicks from his back and Askren settles back into half guard as the boos get lusty before the bell.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Askren
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Askren
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Askren

Round 3
Lima feints a left hook and Askren looks for a leg. He comes back with a kneetap attempt, but Lima escapes. Askren switches to a double, and on his second drive, turns Lima over to his back. Just 40 seconds into round three, Askren is back on top in half guard. Lima looks for a leglock again, and Askren spins out, settling in guard again. More workmanlike punches and hammerfists land for the former MIssouri Tiger. Askren stands in the guard and again Lima looks to trip him up by grabbing his Achilles, but Askren squats back into half guard and punches. Askren attacks the head and locks up a brabo choke. He loses it for a moment and tries to move to mount, but then he resecures it. Lima breaks Askren’s choking arm away and gets free. Before Askren can get back to the usual, referee Josh Rosenthal stands them up. “Funky” is into the clinch again, working an overhook and knees to the body. Lima lands a knee of his own and they break.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Askren
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Askren
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Askren

Round 4
Hard low kicks for a retreating Lima start the round. Askren whiffs on a spinning back fist. Lima lands a low leg kick while Askren dives for a takedown, sending the champ stumbling. Askren gets to his hips, but Lima sprawls nicely. Askren is relentless, reshoots, and gets a waistlock. Lima lands a big knee to the face, but Askren finally topples him to the mat after nearly 90 seconds of struggle. More left and right hands from Askren and elbows to the body follow from the champ. Askren stands up in guard, punching away before getting back to the guard. It’s more of the same, minute after minute, in this title bout. Lima throws up another armbar attempt on Askren’s left arm and is able to torque the elbow slightly, but Askren again slips his arm out and gets into guard. Josh Rosenthal stands the fighters up with 15 seconds to go in the round. Askren circles away and Lima whiffs on a right high kick.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Askren
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Askren
K. Mills

Askren dominated and retained.

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Askren

Round 5
Hard outside low kick turns Askren around for a moment, prompting the champion to shoot a single. Lima sprawls and Askren gets over-unders, moving back to his feet and tripping Lima to the mat smartly. Askren rises up and lands a right before burying his head into Lima’s stomach and trying to pass over Lima’s butterfly guard. Askren stands up on the fatiguing Lima and lands with both hands, pistoning away as Lima attempts double wrist control. Blood is now trickling from the bridge of Lima’s nose. Right hands and hammerfists from the two-time NCAA national wrestling champion land. Askren steadily punching, punching, punching without much force, but grinding Lima down. Lima tries to punch back from the bottom of half guard at the end, but it’s academic at this point.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Askren (50-45 Askren)
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Askren (50-45 Askren)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Askren (50-45 Askren)

Official result: All three judges -- Gregory Jackson, Jason Rodgers and David Therien -- score the bout 50-45 for the winner by unanimous decision and still Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren.

Kyle Prepolec vs. Lance Snow



Round 1
Dueling leg kicks play out over the first minute with Prepolec coming forward and Snow countering. Prepolec suddenly gets through with a right cross followed by two head kicks. Prepolec follows up with wild kicks and punches, but can’t land clean on the retreating Snow. Snow gets a quick takedown and moves to half guard, regaining his wits. Right elbows land for Snow and Prepolec regains guard, punching away from his back. Prepolec looks for an armbar, but gives it up. Snow postures up but his arm is trapped again and Prepolec brilliantly flips his hips and finishes the armbar. The battle of local Windsor fighters ends with a submission for Kyle Prepolec at 2:54 of the first round.

Elias Theodorou vs. Rich Lictawa


Round 1
Theodorou lands an early head kick on his taller foe before running him into the fence where they jockey for position. Lictawa nearly trips him right into full mount, but manages to turn and get rear waistlock. Lictawa suplexes Theodorou and takes his back with both hooks in. Theodorou shakes his hooks but Lictawa stays on top of him controlling with a waistlock. Theodorou slowly fights back to his feet over 30 seconds and they resume clinching along the cage. Theodorou looks for a takedown but is rebuffed. Good inside rights form Theodorou who is continuing to press the taller Lictawa into the fence. Big knees land for Theodorou and Lictawa rips him back with a right hand. Theodorou clinches nad knees again, pushing Lictawa back into the fence. Right uppercut-right elbow from Theodorou, who is showing strong dirty boxing. Theodorou breaks and hams it up for the crowd, drawing jeers before the bell.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Theodorou
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Theodorou
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Theodorou

Round 2
Theodorou immediately clinches along the fence again, moves to the collar tie and lands knees. Lictawa gets over-unders and shoots, but is stuffed. Theodorou pushes him back into the cage and lands a combination of heavy right knees and elbows. Theodorou steps back, lands a series of rights and lefts to the bloodying nose of Lictawa, then steps back into the clinch. Lictawa’s face is dripping blood all over the shorter Theodorou’s back. More knees from Theodorou. More nasty elbows by Theodorou. Referee Jerin Valel splits them up with 20 seconds and Lictawa lands a trip takedown. He flurries on Theodorou with punches, but Theodorou runs him in the fence and swings on him until the round expires.

K. Mills

Theodorou mauled Lictawa inside.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Theodorou
Jesse Denis scores the round 10-9 Theodorou
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Theodorou

Round 3
Theodorou advances with kicks before running Lictawa into the cage once more. Short shots by Theodorou inside. Nice short left and Lictawa is now wincing. He tells referee Jerin Valel he can’t see while squinting. Valel steps in and immediately calls the bout. Elias Theodorou is the winner via verbal submission due to eye injury at 33 seconds of the third round.

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