Bellator 167 Results: Caldwell Vs. Taimanglo 2


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Main card (9 p.m. ET on Spike)
Darrion Caldwell defeated Joe Taimanglo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

John Teixeira defeated Justin Lawrence via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Ilima-Lei MacFarlane defeated Emily Ducote via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Chidi Njokuani defeated Andre Fialho via KO (punches), Round 1, 0:21

Jarod Trice defeated Tommie Britton via majority decision (28-28, 30-25, 30-26)

Jonathan Gary defeated Aaron Roberson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Justin Patterson defeated Codale Ford via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Bronson St. Romaine defeated Joey Soto via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-27)

Fernando Gonzalez defeated Chris Hicks via KO (punches), Round 1, 0:15



Chidi Njokuani vs. Andre Fialho

Round 1: Njokuani starts with a kick but Fialho blocked it. Njokuani then hits a short right jab which stuns Fialho and Njokuani pummels him until the referee stopped the fight. Game over in just 21 seconds.

Official Result: Chidi Njokuani defeated Andre Fialho via KO (punches), Round 1, 0:21

Ilima-Lei MacFarlane vs. Emily Ducote

Round 1: The fight begins with Ducote landing a short uppercut and MacFarlane is on the ground. MacFarlane is in half-guard but eventually gets back up. They clinch in the back of the cage and the MacFarlane takes Ducote to to the ground. Ducote reverses and is back on top, throwing punches on MacFarlane. Ducote tries to work the leg, but to no avail. The two women get back up. The two clinch again until MacFarlane takes down Ducote and Ducote eventually reverses position at the end of the round.

Fightful scored round 1 for Ducote 10-9

Round 2: The two fighters now exchange punches to start the round. MacFarlane lands a hit that sends Ducote to the ground and both are vying for better positioning. MacFarlane is trying to go for a triangle choke, but Ducote manages to hang on and MacFarlane moves to better position herself for another hold. MacFarlane has Ducote in a rear-naked choke, but Ducote is fighting to avoid the hold from being locked in fully. MacFarlane then tries to punch Ducote to try and get that choke hold better. MacFarlane is now going for an armbar, but it isn't locked in. Ducote manages to escape the hold again as the round ends.

Fightful scored round 2 for MacFarlane 10-9

Round 3: Ducote and MacFarlane continue to exchange punches, with each woman connecting on a couple of jabs on the other. MacFarlane lands a three-punch combination and Ducote is trying to now put MacFarlane in a guillotine choke, but MacFarlane is able to avoid the choke being locked in and she's now on top of Ducote. They both get back up and MacFarlane connects on a right hook to Ducote. Ducote takes down MacFarlane, but MacFarlane has a wrist lock on Ducote. Fight ends with MacFarlane trying to transition into a Kimura Lock.

Fightful scored round 3 for MacFarlane 10-9, making it 29-28 for MacFarlane

Official Result: Ilima-Lei MacFarlane defeated Emily Ducote via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

John Teixeira vs. Justin Lawrence

Round 1: Lawrence starts with a side kick. Teixeira responds with a couple of high kicks. Both men lunge forward for a punch, but neither could connect on a hit. The two continue to throw punches and kicks, but can't send their opponent down to the floor. Teixeira is pressuring Lawrence more by using his kicks to have Lawrence move to the cage and the two men clinch.Teixeira is trying to get the takedown, but Lawrence escapes and Teixeira accidently kicks Lawrence in the groin. fight continues with the two men exchanging strikes. Both men go for a jumping knee as the round ends.

Fightful scores round 1 for Teixeira 10-9

Round 2: The round begins with the two men once again trading blow for blow. Lawrence is throwing more body punches and Lawrence is rocked, but is still fighting. Teixeira clocks his opponent, but Lawrence is sticking to punching. Teixeira goes for a jumping knee, but Lawrence catches the leg and nothing happens. Back to the standing action, and Teixeira throws a punch, misses and slips momentarily. Lawrence is now trying to catch Teixeira's kicks as Lawrence is moving around the cage with Teixeira sticking to the middle. Another jumping knee from Teixeira, but misses and goes for a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores round 2 for Teixeira 10-9

Round 3: Lawrence goes for a head kick, but does not connect it fully. Lawrence is more patient and then goes for another head kick, which is blocked by Teixeira. Teixeira lands a couple of punch combinations and Lawrence goes for a desperation takedown and is unsuccessful. Teixeira connects with a right hook to Lawrence's body. Teixeira with a head kick is blocked by Lawrence. Teixeira connects on head kick and a punch and is still standing. Lawrence's back is facing the cage and he gets hit with an uppercut. Teixeira is now throwing a bunch of kicks and the fight ends with Lawrence going for a crescent kick. 

Fightful scores round 3 for Teixeira 10-9, making 30-27 for Teixeira

Official Result: John Teixeira defeated Justin Lawrence via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Joe Taimanglo vs. Darrion Caldwell

Round 1: Both men start the fight on the ground with Caldwell on top of Taimanglo. Taimanglo is going for a guillotine of sorts, but Caldwell moves into a better position out of the guillotine. Still on top of Taimanglo, Caldwell goes for several punches. The two men have been on the ground for the majority of the round and Caldwell is the aggressor, throwing elbows and punches. Taimanglo is throwing his fair share of strikes while on the ground, but isn't proving to be effective. The two men stand up with 10 seconds remaining and Taimanglo throws a wild punch and misses.

Fightful scored round 1 for Caldwell 10-9

Round 2: Both fighters are now standing with Taimanglo trying to throw punches, but Caldwell moves out of the way. Caldwell goes for a takedown, but Taimanglo now uses that fo a guillotine attempt. Cladwell positions himself out of the guillotine and now the fight becomes a game of chess akin to the first round. Fight moves to standing up with about a minute left and Caldwell moves to the back as Taimanglo goes for a takedown and then moves to an armbar. Fight is back to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scored round 2 for Caldwell 10-9 

Round 3: The third round begins once again with the two men on the ground until Caldwell is able to flip over back up to his feet. Taimanglo is now going for a takedown and he's now on top of Caldwell. Caldwell lands a couple of short punches while still on top of Taimanglo. Taimanglo tries to go into full guard, but Caldwell keeps throwing several punches. Taimanglo is now sitting up and the fight moves back up to the feet for a brief moment. The two men go back at at it on the ground and the fight ends.

Fightful scored round 3 for Caldwell 10-9, making it 30-27 for Caldwell

Official Result: Darrion Caldwell defeated Joe Taimanglo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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