Bellator 103 weigh-in results: Featherweight tourney fighters hit marks
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET)
• Patricio Freire (145.6) vs. Fabricio Guerreiro (146) - featherweight tournament semifinals
• Joe Taimanglo (145) vs. Justin Wilcox (145) - featherweight tournament semifinals
•JJ Ambrose (155) vs. David Rickels (155.7)
• Aaron Rosa (205.8) vs. Mikhail Zayats (205)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 7 p.m. ET)
•Cody Carrillo (148.9) vs. Ricky Musgrave (148.7) - 150-pound catchweight fight
•Jeimeson Saudino (134.8) vs. Jesse Thornton (134.9)
•Donnie Bell (156) vs. Marcio Navarro (155.8)
•Maurice Jackson (261.2) vs. Matt Uhde (234.3)
•Remy Bussieres (155.8) vs. Blake Pool (152.7)
•Wayman Carter (202.3) vs. Carlos Eduardo (205)
Bellator 102 full fight card results
Cheick Kongo def. Mark Godbeer via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:04 – heavyweight tournament semifinals
Vinicius Queiroz def. Lavar Johnson via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 0:23 – heavyweight tournament semifinals
Anthony Leone vs. Rafael “Morcego” Silva unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – Summer Series bantamweight tournament final
Mikkel Parlo def. Jason Butcher via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) – middleweight tournament semifinals
Brennan Ward def. Joe Pacheco via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:41 – middleweight tournament semifinals
Scott Cleve def. Isaac DeJesus via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:14
Javy Ayala def. Thiago “Big Monster” Santos via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 5:00
Brandon Girtz def. Poppies Martinez via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:20
Stephen Martinez def. Bryan Travers via technical submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:56
Cain Carrizosa def. Juan Quesada via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 4:51
Brandon Cash def. William Richey via TKO (exhaustion) – Round 2, 5:00
Alexander Volkov defends heavyweight belt vs. Vitaly Minakov at Bellator 109
Nearly a year after winning Bellator's vacant heavyweight title, Alexander Volkov has a date for the first defense of his belt. Volkov (19-3 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) will headline Bellator 109 in November against fellow Russian and unbeaten tournament winner Vitaly Minakov (12-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA). Bellator officials announced the bout on Friday.
Bellator 109 takes place Nov. 22 at Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa. The main card will air on Spike TV following prelims on Spike.com. On Thursday, MMAjunkie.com was first to report the card's first fight, which will feature the unretired Matthew Riddle against an opponent still to be named. Tickets for the event already are on sale.
Bjorn Rebney responds to Dana White's 'no value' Bellator slam
It may have been the case for years there was no war of words between UFC President Dana White and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, those days are seemingly long since over.
During a recent press scrum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to promote the rematch between UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva, White was asked by the local media if he'd ever be interested in purchasing Bellator MMA...