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(Note: We will be using rankings from the Fightful MMA Rankings for all Bellator/World Series Of Fighting events going forward.)
Main Card (9pm EST., Spike TV)
#2 Julia Budd def. #1 Marloes Coenen by TKO via strikes (2:42, R4) to win the Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Title
#4 Fernando Gonzalez def. #6 (LW) Brandon Girtz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-26)
#5 Justin Wren def. Roman Pizzolato by submission via arm triangle choke (2:35, R1)
Rafael Lovato Jr def. Charles Hackmann by TKO via strikes (0:13, R1)
Preliminary Card (7pm EST., Bellator.com)
Emmanuel Rivera def. Tristen Thomison by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Gabrielle Holloway def. #3 Alexis Dufresne by TKO via strikes (2:53, R2)
Cody Pfister def. Jonathan Gary by submission via rear naked choke (4:04, R1)
#7 Emily Ducote def. Katy Collins by submission via rear naked choke (4:53, R1)
Justin Patterson def. Jason Witt by TKO via strikes (0:13, R3)
Round By Round Recap
Justin Patterson vs. Jason Witt
Round One: The round begins with Witt attacking Patterson with a high kick, Patterson responds by nailing Witt with a left. Witt scores a takedown onPatterson and he gets side control, Witt gets back control on a scrambling Patterson. Patterson scrambles to his feet and separates from Witt, Witt scores another takedown on Patterson and he gets the half guard. Patterson scrambles back to his feet and Witt attacks him with a punching combination, Patterson attacks Witt with a high kick. Witt eats another high kick as he nails Patterson with a multiple punch combination, Witt scores another takedown on Patterson and he gets back control. Witt goes for a submission as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Witt
Round Two: The round begins with Patterson catching Witt with a straight left, Witt scores a takedown on Patterson and he gets side control. Witt postures up and then settles in the open guard of Patterson, Witt looks to pass and Patterson scrambles to his feet. Witt comes forward and just swings wildly against Patterson, both fighters try attacking each other with high kicks. Patterson starts stuffing the takedown attempts from Witt, Patterson also starts attacking Witt with some leg kicks. Witt scores another takedown on Patterson and he gets side control, Witt goes for a guillotine choke and Patterson scrambles to get the fight standing again, Patterson cracks Witt with a right as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Witt (Overall Score: 20-18 for Witt)
Round Three: The round begins with Patterson dropping Witt with a left and he pounces on him with a ton of strikes until the referee jumps in.
Official Result: Justin Patterson def. Jason Witt by TKO via strikes (0:13, R3)
#3 Alexis Dufresne vs. Gabrielle Holloway
Round One: The round begins with Dufresne attacking Holloway with a few leg kicks, Dufresne scores a takedown on Holloway and she gets back control. Dufresne starts attacking Holloway with some ground and pound, Dufresne catches Holloway in a triangle choke with an arm bar. Holloway escapes after a long struggle to get top position, Holloway starts attacking Dufresne with some ground and pound. Holloway transitions to the half guard position on Dufresne, Dufresne scrambles to get Holloway in her full guard again. The referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Holloway scoring a takedown as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Holloway
Round Two: The round begins with Holloway nailing Dufresne with a two punch combination, Holloway then catches an incoming Dufresne with a right hook. Holloway follows that up by nailing Dufresne with a straight left. Dufresne fails at a tackedown attempt and Holloway scrambles to get back control, Holloway goes for the rear naked choke and she eventually releases it. Holloway attacks Dufresne with a lot of ground and pound, Holloway turns up the heat with the ground and pound until the referee jumps in.
Official Result: Gabrielle Holloway def. #3 Alexis Dufresne by TKO via strikes (2:53, R2)
#7 Emily Ducote vs. Katy Collins
Round One: The round begins with Collins immediately putting Ducote against the cage wall, Collins goes for the takedown and Ducote winds up in top position. Collins attempts to attack Ducote with strikes while on her back, Collins attacks Ducote with heel strikes to her back. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Collins nailing Ducote with a punching combination. Ducote scores a takedown on Collins and she gets the half guard, Ducote transitions to back control on Collins. Ducote catches her in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.
Official Result: #7 Emily Ducote def. Katy Collins by submission via rear naked choke (4:53, R1)
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