Bellator 180 Results: Silva vs. Sonnen, 3 Title Fights & The Return Of Fedor

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(Note: Rankings are from the Fightful MMA Rankings, which are maintained by David Tees.)

Main Card (10pm EST., Pay-Per-View)

Chael Sonnen def. Wanderlei Silva by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

#9 Neiman Gracie def. Dave Marfone by submission via rear naked choke (2:27, R2)

#2 Matt Mitrione def. Fedor Emelianenko by TKO via strikes (1:14, R1)

Douglas Lima def. Lorenz Larkin by unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 48-47) to retain the Bellator MMA Welterweight Title

#10 Brent Primus def. Michael Chandler by TKO via injury (2:22, R1) to win the Bellator MMA Lightweight Title

Zach Freeman def. Aaron Pico by submission via d'arce choke (0:24, R1)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Spike TV)

Ryan Bader def. Phil Davis by split decision (49-46, 47-48, 49-46) to win the Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Title

#9 James Gallagher def. Chinzo Machida by submission via rear naked choke (2:22, R1)

Heather Hardy def. Alice Yauger by TKO via strikes (4:47, R3)

Preliminary Card (6pm EST., Bellator.com)

Matt Rizzo def. Sergio Da Silva by submission via arm triangle choke (3:48, R3)

Hugh McKenna def. John Salgado by submission via kimura (4:06, R1)

Anthony Giacchina def. Jerome Mickle by submission via rear naked choke (3:40, R3)

Ryan Couture def. Haim Gozali by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Bradley Desir def. Nate Grebb by KO via strikes (2:54, R1)


Round By Round Recap

Hugh McKenna vs. John Salgado

Round One: The round begins with Salgado dancing around McKenna while throwing jabs, McKenna starts attacking Salgado with leg kicks. Salgado backs up McKenna after landing a side kick to the midsection, Salgado trips on a kick and McKenna nails him with knee strikes as he gets up. McKenna scores a takedown on Salgado and he gets side control, McKenna transitions to the full mount against Salgado. McKenna starts attacking Salgado with some ground and pound, McKenna rolls for the kimura and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Hugh McKenna def. John Salgado by submission via kimura (4:06, R1)

Sergio Da Silva vs. Matt Rizzo

Round One: The round begins with Rizzo backing up Da Silva with a high kick attempt, Rizzo puts Da Silva against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Rizzo then cracks Da Silva with a knee strike to the midsection, Da Silva scores a takedown on Rizzo and Rizzo gets right back up to his feet. Da Silva holds Rizzo against the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes, Rizzo spins Da Silva back into the cage wall. Rizzo scores a takedown on Da Silva and he gets back control, Da Silva scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Rizzo goes for another takedown and Da Silva catches him with a few rights, Da Silva drags Rizzo to the ground and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rizzo

Round Two: The round begins with Rizzo catching a swinging Da Silva with a knee strike to the face, Da Silva scores a takedown on Rizzo after eating a few elbow strikes. Da Silva attacks Rizzo with some ground and pound, Rizzo rolls for an arm bar while on his back and Da Silva slams his way to freedom. Da Silva remains in the top position after escaping the submission attempt, Rizzo scrambles to get top control against Da Silva. Rizzo then advances to the full mount position on Da Silva, Rizzo quickly transitions to the back control position on Da Silva. Rizzo regains the full mount while attacking Da Silva with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rizzo (Overall Score: 20-18 for Rizzo)

Round Three: The round begins with Rizzo quickly scoring a takedown on Da Silva and he gets the open guard, Da Silva tries scrambling and Rizzo gains the half guard against him, Rizzo then advances to the back control position against Da Silva. Rizzo gains top position and then regains back control on Da Silva, Rizzo returns to the full mount position against Da Silva. Rizzo locks Da Silva in the arm triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Matt Rizzo def. Sergio Da Silva by submission via arm triangle choke (3:48, R3)

Anthony Giacchina vs. Jerome Mickle

Round One: The round begins with Giacchina scores a takedown on a swinging Mickle, Mickle gets back up and Giacchina holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Mickle kicks Giacchina in the midsection, Mickle also starts attacking Giacchina with some leg kicks. Mickle then clocks a kicking Giacchina with a few counter rights, Mickle rocks Giacchina with a wild right and Giacchina recovers to nail him with a right of his own. Mickle recovers and he stuns Giacchina again with another right, Giacchina grabs Mickle and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate again and Giacchina just pushes Mickle into the cage wall again, the fighters break away again and Giacchina attacks Mickle with a high kick. Giacchina scores a takedown on Mickle as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mickle

Round Two: The round begins with Mickle attacking Giacchina with leg kicks, Mickle drops Giacchina with a right and he pounces on him with a few strikes. Giacchina eventually gets back up and Mickle swings away at him, Giacchina grabs Mickle and he holds him against the cage wall. Giacchina attacks Mickle with a spinning back fist, Giacchina follows that up by nailing Mickle with a kick to the midsection. Giacchina scores a takedown on Mickle and he gets the half guard, Giacchina starts attacking Mickle with ground and pound. Giacchina transitions to the side control position against Mickle, Giacchina then advances to the full mount against Mickle. Giacchina goes back to attacking Mickle with ground and pound, Mickle finds a way to scramble back to his feet. Giacchina grabs Mickle and he holds him against the cage wall, Giacchina scores another takedown on Mickle and he gets side control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Giacchina (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Mickle and Giacchina swinging away at each other, Giacchina starts attacking Mickle with some leg kicks. Mickle then nails Giacchina with a kick to the midsection, Giacchina then clocks Mickle with a step in knee strike to the midsection. Giacchina grabs Mickle and he holds him against the cage wall, Giacchina scores a takedown on Mickle and he gets side control. Giacchina starts attacking Mickle with some ground and pound, Giacchina transitions to the north/south position on Mickle. Giacchina catches a scrambling Mickle in the back control position, Giacchina locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Anthony Giacchina def. Jerome Mickle by submission via rear naked choke (3:40, R3)

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