Bellator 180: “Sonnen vs. Silva” takes place TONIGHT (Sat. Jun 24, 2017) from inside Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., featuring an ancestral and long-awaited showdown between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva airing LIVE on pay-per-view (PPV).
That large quarrel rubs shoulder-to-shoulder with a star studded line-up, including a co-main eventuality creatively set for progressing this year between Fedor Emelianenko and Matt Mitrione. Douglas Lima defends his Welterweight pretension opposite former UFC star Lorenz Larkin, Michael Chandler defends his Lightweight belt contra Brent Primus, and there’s even a Phil Davis pretension quarrel on giveaway television before a categorical card.
It’s a ancestral uncover for Bellator MMA in a MSG entrance built from tip to bottom.
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BELLATOR 180 QUICK RESULTS:
Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva —
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione —
Douglas Lima vs. Lorenz Larkin —
Michael Chandler vs. Brent Primus —
Aaron Pico vs. Zach Freeman —
Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader — in progress.
James Gallagher vs. Chinzo Machida — Gallagher around underling (RNC) 2:22 R1.
Neiman Gracie vs. Dave Marfone —
Heather Hardy vs. Alice Yauger — Hardy TKO 4:47 R3.
Ryan Couture vs. Haim Gozali — Couture UD (30-26, 30-27 X2).
Jerome Mickle vs. Anthony Giacchina — Giacchina around underling (RNC) 3:40 R3.
John Salgado vs. Hugh McKenna — McKenna around underling (kimura) 4:06 R1.
Matt Rizzo vs. Sergio da Silva — Rizzo around underling (arm triangle) 3:48 R3.
Nate Grebb vs. Bradley Desir — Desir around knockout 2:54 R1.
BELLATOR 180 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione
Douglas Lima vs. Lorenz Larkin
Michael Chandler vs. Brent Primus
Aaron Pico vs. Zach Freeman
Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader
The categorical eventuality on Spike TV! It’s a initial pretension compare of Bellator 180, and it’s a rematch for these dual men, with Bader removing a improved of “Mr. Wonderful” around separate preference final time. How will a reigning Bellator champion during 205 lbs. transport this time? Davis comes into a quarrel with a 17-3 (1 NC) record. Bader creates his Bellator entrance with a record of 22-5. “Darth” Bader enters initial with a black trunks and blue gloves, fighting out of Gilbert, Arizona. Davis has on a pinkish trunks and red gloves, fighting out of San Diego, California. Our arbitrate is Dan Miragliotta.
Round 1: Bader and Davis hold gloves twice — once during final instructions and again to open a initial round. Bader takes a core and Davis moves side to side, dipping his shoulders and changing stances, until he finally shoots for a takedown and puts Vader opposite a fence. Bader breaks giveaway during 1:03. Bader pops Davis with a left palm and throws a leg kick. Davis throws a left offshoot Bader simply avoids afterwards connects with a leg kick. Bader connects with a left palm again. Hard leg flog by Davis. Bader stuffs another takedown attempt. Davis paws during a operation with his left palm afterwards throws a right kick. The throng during MSG is removing a bit restless. Bader ducks underneath a right hook. Left physique flog by Bader. Bader comes brazen with a combo during 4:08. Davis tries to pull Bader to a blockade though he shifts laterally to equivocate it. Bader 10-9.
Round 2: Davis starts R2 a same approach he did R1 — perplexing to captivate Bader into relief to open adult a takedown attempt. Davis tries to give Bader a haircut though he ducks a conduct kick. Davis lands a left offshoot as Bader gets closer. Bader circles on a outward afterwards ducks underneath a right as Davis teases a takedown. Another left by Davis. Left front flog by Davis hits atmosphere as a throng hits their boos. Hard left from Bader. Another high flog from Davis misses. He follows it with a takedown try that doesn’t work and cooking a physique flog for his trouble. Two leg kicks inside and outward from Davis. Bader misses with a right. Davis does not. Bader checks a flog and responds with a right hook. Left poke by Davis. we give a really slim 10-9 to a champ.
James Gallagher vs. Chinzo Machida
Gallagher is undefeated during 6-0 and is a good famous training partner of Conor McGregor. Chinzo Machida is hermit to former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and has a pro record of 5-2, hailing from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Machida enters initial wearing blue gloves and trunks. “Strabanimal” Gallagher has on black trunks and red gloves and hails from Strabane, Ireland. Our arbitrate is Rob Hinds.
Round 1: Gallagher energetically runs brazen toward Machida, though doesn’t run true into a Machida Karate strike, pulling adult brief to feel out a range. Machida lands a physique flog and Gallagher responds with a takedown. He moves to full mountain during 1:04 and Machida squirms underneath until Gallagher transitions to a back. Machida has a cut on his left eye from a distinguished Gallagher has already done, and to make matters worse Gallagher sinks in a behind exposed throttle and finishes Machida with over half a turn left. This is ALL OVER.
Final result: James Gallagher wins around acquiescence (rear exposed choke) during 2:22 of turn one.
Neiman Gracie vs. Dave Marfone
Heather Hardy vs. Alice Yauger
Yauger has on a black tip and trunks with blue gloves for a initial Spike TV fight. This is her second Bellator hitch (her pro record entrance in is 4-5), while for pro fighter Hardy it’s her MMA debut. Hardy has on immature trunks with a white tip and red gloves. Yauger hails from Burleson, Texas and Hardy fights out of Brooklyn. Our arbitrate is John McCarthy.
Round 1: Yauger tries to rush Hardy into a blockade early. Hardy is responding with knees as they bind and afterwards breaks giveaway during 35 seconds. Yauger avoids a large looping right palm as she works on a outside. Hardy lands a tough right to a body. Hardy keeps winging out a hooks and one catches Yauger flush during 1:42. You can already see bruises and cuts on Yauger’s face. Yauger connects with a left jab. Hardy throws some left kicks. Yauger clinches looking for knees. Hardy breaks out during 2:49. Yauger clips Hardy with a knee. Hardy is vouchsafing her left palm hang down and loading adult with her right. Hardy falls down when she throws a kick, Yauger tries to rush in, though Hardy is means to get behind up. Hardy seems to curtsy during Yauger as she takes a shot to a chin. Hardy is draining now too.Left high flog from Hardy. Two bind knees from Yauger. Solid initial turn for both women with a slight corner to Hardy.
Round 2: Yauger clinches and rushes Hardy to a blockade fast to start R2. Hardy breaks divided during 20 seconds. Hardy and Yauger land scarcely coexisting hooks. Hardy keeps wading into Yauger’s range, clearly gallant of any shot Yauger could land. She backs Yauger adult during 1:30 and puts a right palm on her chin. Hardy bloodies her face with a punch during 1:56. A light intone for Hardy breaks out from a MSG crowd. Yauger misses with a spinning backfist. Hardy throws a few leg kicks though she still wants to land a large right palm — and does during 3:34. Two lefts bond during 3:47. Hardy takes a combo as she comes in and lands a absolute right. Knee to a physique from Yauger. Left poke by Hardy. Another 10-9 to Hardy.
Round 3: Hardy knocks Yauger down 10 seconds into a third round. Yauger closes a stretch to chuck knees. Hardy keeps walking her down to land punches. Big right offshoot by Hardy during 1:37. Again during 2:06. Yauger is not beaten though she’s bruised, bloody and battered. Yauger lands a switch flog to a conduct though Hardy’s palm blocked it. Could have been lights out if she hadn’t. Left offshoot by Hardy. Jab by Yauger. McCarthy calls time during 3:59 as Hardy has a cut underneath her left eye from a conduct butt. The alloy clears Hardy to continue, McCarthy tells a judges it was accidental, and gives Yauger a warning. The quarrel continues and Hardy knocks Yauger down with a unbending right. Hardy lets her behind adult and pours it on, and McCarthy waves it off with seconds left in a third round. That was a right call — Hardy had incited her into a punching back.
Final result: Heather Hardy wins around technical knockout during 4:47 in a third round.
Ryan Couture vs. Haim Gozali
Blue trunks and gloves for Gozali, 7-3, fighting out of Bat Yam, Israel. Black trunks and red gloves for Couture, 10-5, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Our arbitrate in assign is Dan Miragliotta.
Round 1: A daub of gloves gets us underway before Couture lands a initial kick. Couture is staying during operation and throwing leg kicks, so Gozali is responding in kind. Couture throws Gozali to a belligerent during 57 seconds and lets him mountain behind up. Gozali lands a left hook. Couture throws a conduct flog and pushes Gozali to a cage. Couture tries to squeeze a conduct and land a burst knee. Miragliotta calls for some-more work during 2:10. Couture backs adult and lets his hands go, afterwards drives Gozali into a enclosure again. Knee to a body. A lot of harsh and conduct transformation behind and onward as Couture wears Gozali down. He backs adult for some-more strikes during 3:09 afterwards pushes his approach behind in. Miragliotta calls for work and Couture stairs behind during 3:45. Couture goes low and high with kicks, throws a integrate of hands, afterwards spins off as Gozali tries to pull him into a cage. Gozali keeps eating repairs to a body. Gozali throws a right palm right after a bell and gets a clever warning for it from Miragliotta. 10-9 Couture.
Round 2: Couture rushes to a core as R2 gets underway. Gozali tries to chuck a front flog to a face though he’s not in range. Couture fast puts Gozali on a fence. Gozali pulls ensure and lets Couture on top. Couture mushes elbows into Gozali’s griddle to prerogative him for that decision. Gozali goes for a kneebar though Couture gets out during 2:45. Gozali falls down during 3:08 during Couture is right behind on tip grinding. Gozali keeps fishing for submissions and Couture backs out and stands adult during 4:12 forcing Gozali to mountain as well. Couture pops him with a integrate of hands and puts Gozali’s behind on a cage, where he finishes a rest of a round. 10-9 Couture.
Round 3: Gozali looks sap during a start of a turn and is wobbled by a leg kick. He tries to assign brazen and Couture simply avoids a shots. Gozali tries to come over a tip with a right and pull Couture to a enclosure though is simply incited around. Couture throws uppercuts with his right palm from tighten range. Gozali dives for a knee bar and Couture usually backs off and army Gozali to stand. Couture gets a bind and a integrate of knees, Gozali gives adult and lets Couture on top, Couture backs off to force a stand-up. If Gozali keeps this adult he gives adult a blowout third turn on a scorecards even if he survives. Big knee to a chin during 3:06 by Couture. Couture drops levels during 3:33 and gets a double leg takedown. Hard right hands to a physique and conduct as Couture stands over Gozali. Lefts to a conduct when he drops down into closer range. Miragliotta warns Couture to keep his fingers out of a cage. You can hear a pound of leather with any shot Couture lands. He pours it on before a bell. 10-8 turn for Couture for sure.
Final result: Ryan Couture wins around unanimous preference (30-26, 30-27 and 30-27).
Jerome Mickle vs. Anthony Giacchina
Mickle is 2-1 in a red trunks and blue gloves out of Bronx, New York. Giacchina is 1-1 in a red gloves and dim navy trunks out of Seldon, New York. Our arbitrate is Rob Hinds.
Round 1: Both group daub gloves and we get underway with Giacchina removing a takedown to side control 13 seconds in. Mickle gets adult immediately and Giacchina drops levels perplexing to get him behind down again. Mickle throws a few punches to a behind of Giacchina’s conduct and afterwards lets a right offshoot go as Giacchina finally abandons a takedown. Mickle lands a leg flog and Giacchina responds in kind. Mickle is gripping his behind to a blockade as Giacchina keeps sport for openings, though he has to steep a large right palm as Mickle army him behind to a center. Mickle hurts him with a right though Giacchina hurts him with a shot over a tip in return. Mickle tags him with another and Giacchina puts him opposite a blockade to transparent his head. Mickle breaks giveaway during 3:30. Mickle is removing a small furious with his right palm meaningful he’s connected with power, and Giacchina bulls him into a fence. Mickle backs him off with 40 seconds left in R1. Giacchina with a physique kick. Mickle tags Giacchina twice though Giacchina gets a takedown to side control right as R1 ends. Mickle gets a 10-9 by trait of entrance closer to a finish with his shots.
Round 2: Mickle rocks Giacchina with a right palm 15 seconds into R2 and lets him get behind to his feet. Hinds was tighten to interlude it if Mickle could have landed a few shots on a ground. He might anyway if Giacchina gets rocked again. Giacchina shoots during 1:10 and puts Mickle’s behind on a enclosure though doesn’t keep him there. They start overhanging extravagantly during any other until Giacchina gets a takedown during 1:50 into half guard. Giacchina is alighting some nasty shots on top. He moves to side control alighting tough lefts to a conduct and looking for a probable submission. Mickle escapes twice though gives adult full mountain in a process. Giacchina postures adult during 3:55 though Mickle manages to tip a change and hasten behind to his feet. Giacchina shoots right behind in for a takedown during 4:28 and evident side control. He’s North-South as a turn ends. 10-9 Giacchina.
Round 3: Another daub of gloves to start a third and final round. Both group are throwing down nonetheless Giacchina is solemnly subsidy Mickle adult toward a fence. Nice physique shots for both men. Giacchina fast has a takedown during 1:10 and stays on Mickle’s behind as they get vertical. Hinds warns Mickle not to squeeze a cage. Giacchina takes him down during 1:47 and is right behind in side control. Giacchina grinds an bend into Mickle’s face as he keeps sport for a submission, while Mickle keeps perplexing to sire him off to get behind up. Nothing doing as Giacchina blocks it and takes a behind with both hooks in, flattening Mickle out and falling in a behind exposed choke. It is all over!
Final result: Anthony Giacchina wins around acquiescence (rear exposed choke) during 3:40 in a third round.
John Salgado vs. Hugh McKenna
Salgado is 4-7-1 and he fights out of Brooklyn in a black trunks and blue gloves. McKenna is 0-1 and fights out of New York in a red trunks and gloves. Our arbitrate in assign is Dan Miragliotta.
Round 1: McKenna takes a core of a Bellator enclosure and Salgado dances to a outdoor turn banishment right hooks and right leg kicks. McKenna continues to pull brazen though Salgado is arguably scoring more. Both group outing during 1:11 and afterwards McKenna grabs a conduct bind to glow off a integrate of knees. Salgado tries to get giveaway shifting laterally on a blockade as he cooking some-more knees to a physique and uppercuts. McKenna takes him down to side control during 1:58 and fast moves to full mount. McKenna pops his conduct giveaway during 2:24 from an ineffectual guillotine attempt. Salgado is warned about joining his toes in a blockade as he tries to pull off with his feet. McKenna lands an elbow. McKenna goes for a kimura, Salgado is warned to let go of a cage, McKenna hops to side control and Salgado is warned if he screams again it’ll be a tap. He taps moments after with underneath a notation left.
Final result: Hugh McKenna wins around acquiescence (armbar) during 4:06 of a initial round.
Matt Rizzo vs. Sergio da Silva
Both group are wearing red trunks for this fight, though Da Silva has a blue gloves and Rizzo has a red. Da Silva is 6-8 and Rizzo is 9-2. Da Silva fights out of Queens, New York by approach of Brazil and Rizzo fights out of Levittown, PA. Our arbitrate in assign is John McCarthy.
Round 1: Both group take a core for a initial 20 seconds until Rizzo backs adult Da Silva with a high flog and afterwards looks for a takedown opposite a fence. Rizzo is pushing knees to a physique as he does so, nonetheless one camera shot also clearly shows him grabbing a fence, that McCarthy finally sees and gives him a warning for. Two mins in Rizzo is still struggling for a leg outing takedown, Da Silva scarcely powerful him, afterwards regulating underhooks to keep himself upright. Rizzo finally completes a takedown during 2:43 though can’t keep his competition down. Da Silva hits a knee that looks low though McCarthy says it was purify and they keep fighting. Da Silva gives adult a takedown during 3:30 looking for a knee bar though Rizzo takes his behind and gets one offshoot in. Da Silva escapes and Rizzo immediately drops levels again, though Da Silva sprawls to retard and winds adult on tip in ensure as time ticks away. 10-9 Rizzo though a decider could find reasons to go a other way.
Round 2: Both group start banishment shots immediately to open R2. Da Silva takes Rizzo down 20 seconds into a round. Rizzo is perplexing to use moth ensure to keep Da Silva from passing. Rizzo is warned not to couple his toes in a enclosure as he tries to pull giveaway and/or set adult a triangle or armbar. Da Silva tries to energy his approach giveaway and a risk pays off as Rizzo loses a hold on a powerbomb, though Rizzo is going for a heel offshoot instead and Da Silva gives adult tip position defending. Rizzo gets full mountain during 3:48. He transitions to a behind with both hooks in though usually a notation to work. Rizzo gets an arm underneath a chin though can’t penetrate it in and winds adult on tip again in full mount. Rizzo as some-more active even when he was on a bottom so this was a 10-9 turn for him.
Round 3: Rizzo lands a left hook, drops levels immediately and has a takedown during 9 seconds. Da Silva is perplexing to chuck upkicks to no avail. Rizzo is perplexing to work his approach to a behind during a same time Da Silva tries to mountain behind up. Rizzo decides instead to get on tip in side control and afterwards burst to a back, falling one offshoot in during 2:32. Da Silva squirms around though Rizzo looks for an arm triangle throttle and McCarthy is holding a tighten look. McCarthy stops a quarrel with a small over a notation left.
Final result: Matt Rizzo wins by acquiescence (arm triangle choke) during 3:48 of a third round.
Nate Grebb vs. Bradley Desir
This is a “VOW” quarrel of a night. Desir is 9-5 and a Marine in a white trunks and red gloves fighting out of Bronx, New York. Grebb is 3-1 and a Navy maestro in a black trunks and blue gloves who fights out of Baltimore, Maryland. Our arbitrate in assign is Todd Anderson.
Round 1: Desir takes a core throwing leg kicks and subsidy Grebb up. Grebb tries a spin flog and falls down. Desir lets him behind up. Desir continues to chuck both hands and feet. Grebb tries to spin again and cooking a right hand. Grebb’s face is removing noted up. There’s blood trickling out of his nose. Desir keeps on pressuring brazen and lands a tough left jab. Grebb knocks him off his feet with a leg flog though Desir gets adult quick. His left palm continues to find a mark. They trade leg kicks. Grebb and Desir land coexisting hands though Grebb looks wobbled for a second. Desir hits him one some-more time and Hinds waves it off with a small over dual mins left in a initial round.
Final result: Bradley Desir wins around knockout during 2:54 of a initial round.
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