Bellator 196 Results: Ben Henderson vs. Roger Huerta Headlines, Plus Adam Borics, Brian Moore, Ed Ruth & Denise Kielholtz In Action!

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#5 Ben Henderson def. Roger Huerta by submission via guillotine choke (0:49, R2)

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Adam Borics def. Teodor Nikolov by KO via flying knee strike (1:30, R2)

Denise Kielholtz def. Petra Castkova by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Brian Moore def. Giorgio Belsanti by submission via standing guillotine choke (2:46, R1)

Ed Ruth def. Ion Pascu by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)


Ed Ruth vs. Ion Pascu

Round One: The round begins with Ruth attempting a few jabs and front kicks against Pascu, Pascu backs up Ruth with a head kick attempt. Pascu also attacks Ruth with a kick to the midsection, Pascu also starts nailing Ruth with some leg kicks. Pascu follows that up with a kick to the midsection and a left hook to Ruth, Ruth charges forward and swings away at Pascu. Pascu attacks a swinging Ruth with a counter punch combination, Ruth scores a takedown on Pascu and he postures up before landing some strikes. Ruth transitions to the half guard before Pascu scrambles to his feet, Ruth backs up Pascu with a few kicks before scoring another takedown. Pascu scrambles to his feet again and Ruth holds him against the cage wall, the fighters exchange strikes before ending their clinch. Pascu scores a takedown on Ruth and Ruth get right back to his feet as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ruth

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few kicks, Ruth backs Pascu into the cage wall with a punching combination. Ruth then catches Pascu with a front kick to the midsection, Pascu goes back to attacking Ruth with some leg kicks. Pascu then hits an incoming Ruth with a left hook, Pascu then pops a swinging Ruth with a two punch combination. Ruth keeps Pascu at a distance by peppering him with jabs, Pascu briefly drops Ruth with a low leg kick. Ruth responds by rocking Pascu with a head kick attempt, Ruth attempts another high kick followed by a punching combination. Pascu recovers and he nails Ruth with a straight punch, Ruth scores a trip takedown on Pascu and he gets the half guard. Ruth nails Pascu with a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Pascu scoring a takedown on Ruth and he gets the half guard, Ruth scrambles to his feet and he scores a takedown on Pascu. Pascu catches Ruth in a guillotine choke and Ruth escapes to maintain top position, Ruth transitions to the half guard against Pascu while landing some ground and pound. Ruth then gains the side control position against Pascu before gaining full mount, Ruth attacks Pascu with ground and pound. Pascu eats more strikes while getting Ruth in the half guard position, Pascu eventually gets Ruth in his full guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ruth (Final Score: 30-27 for Ruth)

Official Result: Ed Ruth def. Ion Pascu by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Brian Moore vs. Giorgio Belsanti

Round One: The round begins with Belsanti attacking Moore with some leg kicks, Moore drops a swinging Belsanti with a counter right. Moore gets the half guard when the fight hits the ground, Belsanti eats a few shots as he gets Moore in the full guard. Moore attacks Belsanti with some ground and pound, Moore transitions to the half guard against Belsanti. Belsanti scrambles to his feet and Moore catches him in a standing guillotine choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Brian Moore def. Giorgio Belsanti by submission via standing guillotine choke (2:46, R1)

Denise Kielholtz vs. Petra Castkova

Round One: The round begins with Kielholtz attacking Castkova with some leg kicks, Kielholtz scoresa takedown on Castkova and she gets top position. Kielholtz attacks a downed Castkova with a few strikes, Castkova scrambles to her feet to get the fight standing again. Castkova catches a swinging Kielholtz with a straight left, Kielholtz charges forward to nail Castkova with a left. Kielholtz then cracks a swinging Castkova with a pair of rights, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kielholtz

Round Two: The round begins with Castkova attacking Kielholtz with leg kicks, Kielholtz comes forward and she swings away at Castkova. Kielholtz and Castkova both go for spinning attacks against each other, Kielholtz then hits an incoming Castkova with a left hook. Castkova catches a leaning Kielholtz with a short left, Kielholtz then nails Castkova with a front push kick and some leg kicks of her own. Kielholtz cracks a swinging Castkova with a counter right hook, Kielholtz connects with a spinning back fist against Castkova. Castkova scores a takedown on Kielholtz and Kielholtz gets right back up, Castkova eats a few rights back barely landing a spinning back fist on Kielholtz as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few strikes, Castkova starts swinging wildly against Kielholtz. Kielholtz backs up Castkova while attempting a series of kicks, Kielholtz starts nailing Castkova with some leg kicks. Kielholtz then catches a swinging Castkova with a counter right, Castkova would then catch Kielholtz with a kick to the midsection. Castkova comes forward to catch Kielholtz with a looping left, Kielholtz charges forward and she swings away at Castkova. Kielholtz follows that up by nailing Castkova with a left followed by a right, Kielholtz scores a takedown on Castkova as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kielholtz (Final Score: 30-27 for Kielholtz)

Official Result: Denise Kielholtz def. Petra Castkova by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Adam Borics vs. Teodor Nikolov

Round One: The round begins with Borics attacking Nikolov with leg kicks, Borics cracks a swinging Nikolov with a counter left. Borics starts attacking Nikolov with a variety of lefts and kicks, Nikolov goes for a takedown and Borics nails him with a knee strike. Borics comes forward to pop Nikolov with a left hook, Borics then hits a charging Nikolov with a right uppercut. Nikolov comes forward to eat a straight right from Borics, Borics attempts a flying knee strike against a swinging Nikolov. Borics drops Nikolov with a knee strike and he pounces on him with more strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Borics

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some kicks, Borics then hits a swinging Nikolov with a straight right. Borics also starts nailing Nikolov with some leg kicks, Borics attacks Nikolov with a few punching combinations. Borics continues coming forward and swinging away at Nikolov, Borics crushes Nikolov with a flying knee strike and Nikolov goes out cold.

Official Result: Adam Borics def. Teodor Nikolov by KO via flying knee strike (1:30, R2)

#5 Ben Henderson vs. Roger Huerta

Round One: The round begins with Henderson nailing Huerta with a kick to the midsection followed by a right, Henderson then nails Huerta with a head kick. Huerta looks for the takedown while eating knee strikes, Henderson scores a takedown on Huerta and he gets the north/south position. Huerta escapes a knee bar attempt to get the fight standing again, Henderson nails a moving Huerta with another knee strike to the head. Henderson scores another takedown on Huerta and Huerta scrambles back to his feet, Huerta scores a takedown on Henderson and Henderson scrambles to get the fight standing again. Huerta attacks Henderson with a punching combination and a body kick, Henderson backs up Huerta with a right before attempting a flying knee strike. Huerta backs up Henderson by attempting a few kicks, Henderson crushes Huerta with a head kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Henderson 

Round Two: The round begins with Huerta attacking Henderson with a series of kicks, Henderson trips up Huerta before landing an axe kick. Huerta scrambles to his feet and Henderson catches him in a guillotine choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: #5 Ben Henderson def. Roger Huerta by submission via guillotine choke (0:49, R2)

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