(11/10/2016)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (30 Total):
1. Noad Lahat - 92.3
2. Jackie Gosh - 92.1
3. Georgi Karakhanyan - 91.8
4. Douglas Lima - 91.4
5. Honor Kelesh - 91.4
6. Lena Ovchynnikova - 91.3
7. Andrey Koreshkov - 90.8
8. Joaquin Buckley - 88.7
9. Karla Benitez - 88.4
10. Kirill Medvedovsky - 87.2
Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima 2
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Elevation: 16'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov
90.8
Fighters & Matches 88.7
Top 10 Fighters 90.5
TOTAL 89.6
N/A
Submission
(Heel Hook)
1:41
(Unaired)
86.8
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
3:02
      Kelesh started this fight with a tight body lock, they wrestled around the cage while standing for a full minute or so, before Kelesh was able to throw Barel to the ground, never letting go of the tight body lock. Kelesh easily secured side control, and started grinding his elbow into Barel's face. Kelesh passed to full mount around the halfway mark, he postured up, and unloaded some big punches. Barel gave up his back, Kelesh locked on a rear-naked choke, and Barel was forced to submit. That was a great Bellator debut for Honor Kelesh in his second Pro MMA fight.
N/A
TKO
(Punches)
0:54
(Unaired)
89.0
KO
(Punches)
2:44
      Gosh came out swinging, showing some fast hands. Buckley tried to keep his distance, and he was lunging in, while throwing big punches, but not really connecting with anything. Buckley eventually landed some heavy punches and a solid body kick, but Gosh clinched, pressed Buckley into the fence, they battled for control for a few seconds, and then reset back in the center of the cage. Buckley continued to wing big punches, while Gosh looked more strategic, as he was looking for decent openings. He dropped Buckley with a big left hand, everyone was in shock, Gosh got on top of him, looked at the ref, punched him a few more times, and knocked Buckley unconscious. That was a fantastic Bellator debut for Jackie Gosh.
N/A
TKO
(Punches)
11:40
(Unaired)
N/A
TKO
(Punches)
3:12
(Unaired)
N/A
Submission
(Heel Hook)
1:45
(Unaired)
N/A
Decision
(Split)
15:00
(Unaired)
N/A
Submission
(Keylock)
3:44
(Unaired)
N/A
TKO
(Punches)
1:21
(Unaired)
N/A
KO
(Knee)
12:41
(Unaired)
88.4
TKO
(Shoulder Injury)
3:40
      Karakhanyan started the fight with a few punches, he pressed Medvedovsky into the fence, and then slowly took him to the ground one minute into the opening round. Karakhanyan beat him up with punches for a couple of minutes, and then he really started to unload with some big punches while pressing Medvedovsky into the fence on the ground, and Medvedovsky screamed out, due to some sort of shoulder injury, so the fight was stopped. Decent win for Karakhanyan, even though I've never heard of Medvedovsky.
88.1
Decision
15:00
      Lena started this fight with some clean leg kicks, and then started picking apart Benitez with some crisp boxing as well. Lena tried to throw Benitez, but it didn't work, so she backed off, and continued to pick her apart with her crisp striking. Benitez landed a few decent strikes, but for the most part, that first round was all about Lena beating her up from a variety of angles, while showing solid footwork, and crisp striking. Round one goes to Ovchynnikova.
     The second round was a little more competitive, with Benitez showing more aggression, but Lena was still landing the cleaner strikes in my opinion. The final round was more of the same, with both girls throwing a lot of strikes, but Lena was landing more consistently, with the cleaner punches & kicks. I scored this fight 30-27 for Lena Ovchynnikova, and all 3 judges agreed, giving her the unanimous decision victory.
88.9
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
2:26
      These guys traded some punches to start the first round, with neither fighter looking like a technical striker, they were mostly just dipping their chins and swinging blindly at each other. Lahat grabbed a body lock, took Cleve down one minute into the round, wrestled the shit out of him, grabbed his back, and pounded on him with punches to the face while trying to keep him on the ground. He slapped on a rear-naked choke two minutes into the round, Cleve escaped, but Lahat continued to pound on him until he was able to lock on another rear-naked choke, this time forcing the submission, as the hometown hero, Noad Lahat, pretty much dominates Cleve in his Bellator debut. Really strong performance by Noad Lahat.
90.8
KO
(Punch)
11:21
      Koreshkov spent the first couple of minutes of this fight beating up Lima with hard punches & kicks. Lima tried to throw some strikes, Koreshkov caught a kick and took him to the ground, but he couldn't keep Lima down for long. Lima came back with some decent striking in the second half of the round, but I still scored the round for Koreshkov.
      The second round had Koreshkov beating up Lima some more, he took him down early, and pounded on him near the fence for most of the round. Lima sort of went for a triangle at one point, but didn't really get anywhere near close to locking it on. By the end of the round, Koreshkov was beating the shit out of him. I have Koreshkov ahead 2-0 going into the third round.
      The third round still had Koreshkov picking apart Lima with crisp strikes, pressuring him toward the fence, Lima looked like he was in trouble, Koreshkov unloaded on him, and then Lima threw a random left hook, knocked Koreshkov down, he threw a massive right hand from the sky, and knocked Koreshkov the fuck out. That was a great performance by Koreshkov for 10+ minutes, but an even better KO victory for Lima, as he regains his belt. That was a really good fight overall.
OVERALL 89.6
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