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Bellator 146 Full Results & Report

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Bellator 146 took place at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma with the main card aired on Spike TV and the prelims shown right here on MMALatest. The Bellator 146 main event featured middleweights Hisaki Kato and Melvin Manhoef and it lived up to pre-fight hype of it being a stand-up war.

Kato (6-2 MMA) and Manhoef (30-12-1 MMA) were hesitant to engage early on in round 1, but eventually both men loosened up and let the shots fly with both men landing with heavy punches. Manhoef did seem the first to take the upper hand, landing some heavy shots when they were pushed up against the cage. Kato undeterred then proceeded to return fire proving he was more than game to trade hands with Manhoef.

In the third minute of the fight, Kato landed a big combination that had Manhoef looking terribly uneasy on wobbly legs. Just seconds later however it was Manhoef himself that ended the fight, landing a massive left hook right on the button of Kato who crumbled to the canvas. Referee John McCarthy ended the bout immediately declaring Manhoef the winner at the 3:43 mark of Round 1.

On the undercard, Brandon Girtz (14-4 MMA) avenged his Bellator 96 loss to Derek Campos (15-6 MMA) knocking out his foe in just 37 seconds of the very first round. Gritz landed a pair of hooks to the jaw of Campos that led to a knockdown and some follow-up shots whilst he was flat out on his back that brought the bout to a halt.

Bubba Jenkins (10-2 MMA) came out of his featherweight bout with Jordan Parsons (11-2 MMA) the victor taking the bout 29-28, 28-29, 30-27 on the scorecards. The contest was predominantly a battle of grappling, but his was a head kick from Jenkins that had Parsons on wobbly legs. Jenkins however, wasn’t able to get the finish with Parsons battling valiantly to be avoid being finished by the follow-up attacks when put on his back. In the third round, Parsons had seemingly recovered from the head kick and pushed the pace on Jenkins who reverted back to his wrestling game. In a tight contest, Jenkins just about got the better of Parsons though the decision was still split on the cards.

Bellator 146 Full results:

MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET)

Hisaki Kato vs. Melvin Manhoef via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 3:43
Brandon Girtz def. Derek Campos via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:37
Bubba Jenkins def. Jordan Parsons via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Chidi Njokuani def. Ricky Rainey via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Guilherme Viana def. Houston Alexander via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00

PRELIMINARY CARD (MMALatest, 6 p.m. ET)

Stephen Banaszak vs. George Pacurariu via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 3:42
Francisco France def. Ben Reiter via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:08
Julia Budd def. Roberta Paim Rovel via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Andre Santos def. Josh Neer via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Arlene Blencowe def. Gabrielle Holloway via split decsion (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Alonzo Menifield def. Zach Rosol via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:38

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Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Slemenko live this Friday night October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT. This is the first appearance for Mousasi in the Bellator cage as he looks to secure a title shot with a win over the very tough former Bellator champion Slemenko. Joining these men of the main card will be a pair of welterweights as Neiman Gracie from the famous Gracie BJJ family takes on Zak Bucia in the co-main event.

Complete Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko Fight Card:

Middleweight Main Event: Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (56-9, 1 NC)

Welterweight Feature Bout: Neiman Gracie (6-0) vs. Zak Bucia (18-8)

Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Heather Hardy (1-0) vs. Kristina Williams (Debut)

Lightweight Feature Bout: Ryan Quinn (13-7) vs. Marcus Surin (4-0)

Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Ana Julaton (2-2) vs. Lisa Blaine (1-0)

Preliminary Card:

Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Jordan Young (6-0) vs. Alec Hooben (5-3)

Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Costello van Steenis (8-1) vs. Steve Skrzat (8-9)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Vinicius de Jesus (5-1) vs. Joaquin Buckley (7-1)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: John Beneduce (2-1) vs. Dean Hancock (2-1)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Timothy Wheeler (1-4) vs. Pete Rogers (2-4)

150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Don Shainis (3-1) vs. Matthew Denning (5-6)

150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Frank Sforza (6-0) vs. Vovka Clay (3-2)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Kevin Carrier (Pro Debut) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (Pro Debut)

Flyweight Preliminary Bout: John Lopez

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*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results

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Watch the live weigh-ins for Bellator 185 here.

Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Slemenko live this Friday night October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT. This is the first appearance for Mousasi in the Bellator cage as he looks to secure a title shot with a win over the very tough former Bellator champion Slemenko. Joining these men of the main card will be a pair of welterweights as Neiman Gracie from the famous Gracie BJJ family takes on Zak Bucia in the co-main event.

Full Weigh-in Results: (Updated in real time)

Main Card:

Gegard Mousasi (185) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (186)
Neiman Gracie (170.5) vs. Zak Bucia (170)
Heather Hardy (126) vs. Kristina Williams (126)
Ryan Quinn (155.5) vs. Marcus Surin (155)
Ana Julaton (125.5) vs. Lisa Blaine (122)

Preliminary Card:

Jordan Young (200) vs. Alec Hooben (194)
Costello van Steenis (185) vs. Steve Skrzat (186)
Vinicius de Jesus (170) vs. Joaquin Buckley (171)
John Beneduce (154.5) vs. Dean Hancock (155)
Timothy Wheeler (144) vs. Pete Rogers (144)
Don Shainis (150) vs. Matthew Denning (149)
Frank Sforza (149) vs. Vovka Clay (150)
Kevin Carrier (156) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (153)
John Lopez (126) vs. Billy Giovanella (125)

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Bellator 185 Fight to Watch: Heather Hardy vs. Kristina Williams

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Heather Hardy will compete in MMA for the second time at Bellator 185 on Friday night, as she faces Kristina Williams in a strawweight contest. The fight takes place on the main card at the Mohican Sun Arena in Connecticut.

Potentially, what Bellator have in Heather ‘The Heat’ Hardy is a major draw that they can build their 125 pound division around. While relatively new to the organisation she is fast becoming one of the more popular names on the roster. Her career is in the early stages, but many have already started to draw comparisons with former boxer turned MMA star, Holly Holm. Holm’s UFC success partly inspired the native New Yorker to make the switch from boxing.

Hardy is already an established world champion in the land of the ‘sweet science’, holding a 21 fight undefeated professional record. She made her MMA debut in June this year with a victory over Alice Yauger, at Bellator 180. At 35, Hardy is a late starter in the sport, but proved at Madison Square Garden against the credible Yauger that she has a bright future.

Hardy’s first outing in the cage was disciplined and composed. Despite a slow start in round one, Hardy grew in confidence as the fight progressed and her cardio never faltered. She mixed in plenty of kicks that complimented her boxing and looked at ease in the clinch, even defending a couple of takedown attempts in the process.

Despite looking on course for a decision win, Hardy forced the TKO stoppage with just thirteen seconds remaining in round three. Even a large cut that required seven stitches from an accidental head clash could not deny her victory.

Hardy was fighting an experienced professional, competing for the tenth time in MMA, which makes the win over Yauger more impressive. However, her upcoming opponent Kristina Williams will be making her professional debut.

There is little known about Williams except that she is 3-0 at amateur level. One of those wins came by way of submission so there may well be a threat to Hardy if the fight goes to the ground. More importantly for Williams is how she copes on the big stage against a popular opponent, who is more familiar competing in high pressure combat situations. If Williams can produce an upset it will be a huge boost in her young career.

But in all honesty, this fight is about Hardy. It’s about getting the win and gaining valuable experience. The boxing career is on hold while MMA takes centre stage. Beating Williams will mean she likely continues fighting inside a cage rather than a boxing ring.

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