Bellator 172 Results: Josh Thomson/Patricky Freire Headlines & Josh Koscheck Makes His Bellator MMA Debut

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You can see the full results below. 

Main Card (9pm EST., Spike TV)

Patricky Freire def. Josh Thomson by KO via punch (0:40, R2)

Cheick Kongo def. Oli Thompson by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-25)

Mauricio Alonso def. Josh Koscheck by TKO via strikes (4:42, R1)

Veta Arteaga def. Brooke Mayo by TKO via doctor stoppage (4:04, R3)

Anatoly Tokov def. Francisco France by TKO via strikes (2:24, R2)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., Bellator.com)

Nikko Jackson def. Cesar Gonzalez by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

JJ Okanovich def. Zach Andrews by submission via rear naked choke (2:26, R2)

James Terry def. JC Llamas by technical decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Gaston Bolanos def. Abner Perez by TKO via strikes (4:53, R1)

Diego Herzog fought Martin Sano to a majority draw (28-27, 28-28, 28-28)


Round By Round Recap

Diego Herzog vs. Martin Sano 

Round One: The round begins with Sano cracking Herzog with a few strikes, Herzog puts Sano against the cage wall before cracking him with an illegal knee strikes to halt the fight. The fight resumes with Herzog nailing Sano with a kick to the midsection, Herzog scores a takedown on a punching Sano and he gets the back control position. Sano stands up and he shakes Herzog off of him to get the fight standing for both, Sano then cracks Herzog with a two punch combination. Herzog scores another takedown on Sano and he gets the full guard, Herzog starts attacking Sano with some ground and pound. Herzog transitions to back control on Sano after a brief scramble, Herzog advances to the full mount on Sano. Herzog attacks Sano with some ground and pound before regaining back control, Herzog returns to the full mount while landing more strikes on Sano. Herzog regains back control while catching Sano with elbow strikes, Herzog again gets the full mount and he nails Sano with a ton of strikes. Herzog gets back control again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Herzog

Round Two: The round begins with Herzog catching Sano with a few front kicks to the midsection, Sano starts attacking Herzog with leg kicks. Herzog scores a takedown on Sano and he gets leg control, Sano wall walks to his feet with Herzog holding onto him. Sano cracks Herzog with a multiple punch combo followed by a bunch of knee strikes as he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters break awya from each other and Sano again puts Herzog against the cage wall. Sano starts cracking Herzog with some more knee strikes, the fighters separate again and Herzog nails Sano with a kick to the midsection as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few punches, Sano rocks a swinging Herzog with a counter right uppercut. Herzog comes forward attacking Sano with punching combinations, Sano backs Herzog into the cage wall while throwing combinations of his own. Sano starts attacking Herzog with leg kicks while avoiding the takedown, Sano starts picking apart Herzog to avoid his takedowns. Herzog falls to his back and Sano pops him with a few strikes, the referee halts the fight after Sano grabbed the cage to prevent a takedown from Herzog. The action resumes with Sano charging at Herzog while throwing punches, Herzog continuously hunts for the takedown against Sano. Herzog scores a takedown on Sano and he gets the full guard, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Sano getting top position on a Herzog takedown attempt, Sano attacks Herzog with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 9-9 for Sano (Tied due to point deduction) (Final Score: 29-29 for Draw)

Official Result: Diego Herzog fought Martin Sano to a majority draw (28-27, 28-28, 28-28)

Gaston Bolanos vs. Abner Perez 

Round One: The round begins with Bolanos popping Perez with a short left, Bolanos also attacks Perez with a high kick. Perez starts nailing Bolanos with a series of leg kicks, Bolanos responds by kicking Perez in the midsection. Bolanos nails a moving Perez with a pair of left hooks, Bolanos backs up Perez by landing a two punch combination. Perez charges at Bolanos while throwing a combination, Bolanos catches Perez with a kick to the midsection before scoring a takedown. Bolanos scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Bolanos pops Perez with a straight right. Bolanos barely connects with a front kick to the head of Perez, Bolanos also attacks Perez with a head kick attempt. Bolanos comes forward and he cracks Perez with a two punch combination, Bolanos drops Perez with a right and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Gaston Bolanos def. Abner Perez by TKO via strikes (4:53, R1)

J.C. Llamas vs. James Terry 

Round One: The round begins with Llamas attacking Terry with a left, Terry starts attacking Llamas with some punching combinations. Llamas tries attacking Terry with some leg kicks, the fighters clash heads as Terry was swinging at Llamas. Llamas swings wildly and he cracks Terry with a left, Llamas and Terry have a wild striking exchange near the cage wall. Terry starts attacking Llamas with some leg kicks as well, Llamas charges at Terry while throwing a combination. Terry tries nailing Llamas with a few high kicks that get blocked, Llamas backs up Terry with a three punch combination. Terry puts Llamas against the cage wall before scoring a takedown, Llamas scrambles to his feet after a heel hook attempt as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Llamas

Round Two: The round begins with Terry attacking Llamas with a few high kicks, Terry ten cracks Llamas with a two punch combination. Llamas charges at Terry while throwing a combination, Llamas attacks Terry with a windmill kick as well. Terry goes back to attacking Llamas with some leg kicks, Terry chases Llamas around the cage while throwing strikes. Terry nails a swinging Llamas with a counter left hook, Llamas tries popping Terry with single strike attempts. Terry continues attacking a swinging Llamas with counter left hooks, Terry continues coming forward while attacking Llamas with combinations. Terry attacks Llamas with a high kick followed by a punching combination as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Terry attacking Llamas with high kicks, Terry also goes back to attacking Llamas with leg kicks. Terry accidentally pokes Llamas in the eye and the fight is halted. The doctor checks on Llamas and says he’s unable to continue.

Official Result: James Terry def. JC Llamas by technical decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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