Wednesday, 07/31/2013, 08:58 pm

Bellator 97 results

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan

Bellator 97 took place tonight, on Spike TV, and what a night of fights it was.

Kicking off the night on with the prelims

Will Brooks defeated Cris Lyva via 3rd round TKO (Punches 2:20)
Rafael Silva defeated Rodrigo Lima via 3rd round submission (Rear-naked choke 2:03) in the bantamweight tournament semifinals
Anthony Leone defeated Frank Baca via 3rd round submission (Rear-naked choke 1:07) in the bantamweight tournament semifinals
Bubba Jenkins defeated Mike Barreras via 2nd round TKO (Punches 1:05)

Next we tuned in to the main card on Spike TV

Patricio Freire defeated Jared Downing via 3rd round TKO (Punces 0:54)
Vitaly Minakov defeated Ryan Martinez via 3rd round TKO (Punches 4:02) in the heavyweight tournament final
Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal defeated Jacob Noe via 3rd round verbal submission (punches 2:51) in the light heavyweight tournament final
Ben Askren defeated Andrey Koreshkov via 4th round TKO (Punches 2:58) to retain his welterweight strap
Michael Chandler defeated David Rickels via 1st round KO (Punches 0:44) to retain his lightweight strap


7 Responses to “Bellator 97 results”

  1. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    Ben Askren is the BEST ground fighter in ALL of MMA. PERIOD.

    • squid says:

      i can’t argue with you there gargoyle. the amount of control and dominance he displayed was very impressive. askren’s style truly is funky and i actually enjoyed watching that. on a side note, he also displayed a good chin after taking a solid knee.

      • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

        I think Askren would beat anybody in the UFC. White needs to get him over to the UFC. Yah I agree Ben took a good knee in the second, but it wasn’t really flush it glanced off his cheek. The knees are about the only thing that can stop him.

  2. KIDD433 says:

    Damn, the whole card was finishes. Impressive

  3. Dddddddd says:

    Captain caveman might want to tighten up his standup.

  4. squid says:

    michael chandler is a beast.

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