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RESULTS: BELLATOR 138 SLICE VS. SHAMROCK

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The main event of Bellator 138 delivered a 2 minute, back and fourth fight that ended with Kimbo Slice getting a TKO victory in the 1st round. Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock were both coming off of losses in 2010 and returning to mixed martial arts from what many believed to be a permanent retirement. However, their temporary break from competition lasted only 5 years as both were sought out by Spike and Bellator officials to complete their once promised fight from EliteXC and have them headline one of Bellator’s bigger events. The Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri saw the 2007 fighting, internet sensation escape a rear naked choke and throw a hook that grazed the semifinalist of the UFC 1 event from 1993.

Patricio Pitbull successfully defended his featherweight championship and improved to a 7 fight win streak with a knockout win over Daniel Weichel. The Brazilian was saved by the bell as he took major damage and fell from the bombs Weichel threw at the end of the 1st round. Due to the loud crowd, many in attendance thought Weichel won via stoppage, but to the surprise of many, especially Weichal, the fight continued to round 2. In what can be viewed as a comeback of the year candidate, seconds within the start of round 2, Pitbull landed one left hook that floored Daniel to win the co-main event.

Other wins include former featherweight champion Daniel Straus, and former lightweight champion and hometown hero, Micheal Chandler. Both put on dominant performances to get back into the winning columns. Here’s the full results:

Main Card

Kimbo Slice def. Ken Shamrock via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:22

Patricio Freire (C) def. Daniel Weichel via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 0:32

Bobby Lashley def. Dan Charles via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:14

Daniel Straus def. Henry Corrales via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 3:47

Michael Chandler def. Derek Campos via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:17

Undercard

Justin Guthrie def. Steven Mann via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 2, 1:09

Justin Lawrence def. Sean Wilson via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:56

Chris Heatherly def. Garrett Gross via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Kyle Kurtz def. Adam Cella via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:13

Hugh Pulley def. Eric Irvin via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Miles McDonald def. Dan O’Connor via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:23

 

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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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