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(Rankings are provided by Fightful.com’s David Tees)
Main Card (9pm EST., Spike TV)
#1 Darrion Caldwell def. Eduardo Dantas (48-47, 48-47, 50-45) to win the Bellator MMA Bantamweight Title
#5 Emmanuel Sanchez def. #3 Daniel Straus by submission via triangle choke (1:56, R3)
#7 Pat Curran def. #6 John Teixeira by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)
#5 Leandro Higo def. #3 Joe Taimanglo by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Preliminary Card (7pm EST., Bellator.com)
Teagan Dooley def. DeMarcus Simmons by submission via Americana (2:12, R2)
Carrington Banks def. Steve Kozola by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-25)
Westin Wilson def. LJ Hermeck by submission via rear naked choke (0:55, R2)
Chance Recountre def. Justin Patterson by submission via D’arce choke (2:58, R1)
Sean Holden def. Shakir McKillip by TKO via strikes (4:39, R2)
Manny Muro def. Emmanuel Rivera by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Round By Round Recap
LJ Hermeck vs. Westin Wilson
Round One: The round begins with Hermeck cracking Wilson with a left hook, Wilson starts cracking Hermeck with some leg kicks. Wilson follows that up by catching Hermeck with a push kick, Hermeck cracks a kicking Wilson with a counter left. Hermeck again cracks a kicking Wilson with a counter left hook, Hermeck attacks Wilson some with punching combinations. Hermeck catches an incoming Wilson with a short right hook, Wilson coms forward while attacking Hermeck with kicks. Wilson attacks a swinging Hermeck with a two punch combination, Wilson swings away at Hermeck as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Wilson
Round Two: The round begins with Wilson scoring an immediate takedown on Hermeck and he gets back control, Wilson locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.
Official Result: Westin Wilson def. LJ Hermeck by submission via rear naked choke (0:55, R2)
DeMarcus Simmons vs. Teagan Dooley
Round One: The round begins with Dooley immediately scoring a takedown on Simmons and he gets side control, Dooley starts attacking Simmons with ground and pound. Dooley transitions to the full mount and then back control on Simmons, Simmons somehow scrambles to his feet and Dooley drags him back to the ground. Simmons eventually traps Dooley in his full guard, Dooley returns to side control while landing a few strikes. Dooley controls the head of Simmons as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dooley
Round Two: The round begins with Simmons peppering Dooley with a few jabs, Dooley also cracks Simmons with a few lefts. Dooley scores a takedown on Simmons and he gets side control, Dooley starts nailing Simmons with some ground and pound. Dooley locks in an Americana and a tap out follows.
Official Result: Teagan Dooley def. DeMarcus Simmons by submission via Americana (2:12, R2)
Justin Patterson vs. Chance Recountre
Round One: The round begins with Recountre attacking Patterson with some leg kicks, Patterson catches Recountre with a two punch combination. Recountre nails an incoming Patterson with a punching combination, the fighters continue swinging away at each other and little lands. Recountre scores a takedown on Patterson and he gets the half guard, Recountre locks in the D’arce choke and a tap out follows.
Official Result: Chance Recountre def. Justin Patterson by submission via D’arce choke (2:58, R1)
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