100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (10 Total):
1. Daniel Weichel - 91.7
2. James Gallagher - 91.5
3. Sinead Kavanagh - 91.3
4. Muhammed Lawal - 90.3
5. Anthony Taylor - 88.2
6. Brian Moore - 87.1
7. Elina Kallionidou - 86.8
8. Satoshi Ishii - 85.6
9. Cameron Else
10. Dylan Tuke
Bellator 169: King Mo vs. Ishii
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Elevation: 20'
-Fight of the Night-
Daniel Weichel vs. Brian Moore
Fighters & Matches 87.9
Top 10 Fighters 89.1
TOTAL 88.5
(Arm-Triangle Choke)
      Weichel clinched and pressed Moore against the fence 30 seconds into the round, and then they reset. Moore was showing more forward pressure, while Weichel looked like he was mostly looking to counter & clinch. He pressed Moore against the fence again a minute into the round. Whenever they split up, Moore would press forward, throw some punches, and for the most part, miss, due to the distance between them. Weichel shot for a takedown with 2 minutes left in the opening round, but Moore was able to stuff the shot against the fence. Weichel finally yanked his ankles and brought Moore to the ground enough for Weichel to grab his back with 90 seconds left in the round. Weichel was looking to setup the rear-naked choke, he flattened out Moore, Moore rolled to his back, so Weichel switched to an arm-triangle choke, finishing the fight by submission with 15 seconds left in the opening round. Pretty solid first round finish for Daniel Weichel against a guy I've never seen or heard of before.
      Kavanagh started the fight with some heavy punch combinations, forcing Kallionidou up against the fence, while Kavanagh just unloaded on her. They reset, took a breather for a few seconds, and then Kavanagh unloaded again with some aggressive punches against the fence. They continued that story for the rest of the round, as Kavanagh landed countless punches, while Kallionidou just danced around the outside edges of the cage, while trying to avoid taking too much damage. Round one clearly goes to Kavanagh, maybe even 10-8.
     The second round involved more clinching, but it was still a very one-sided affair, with Kavanagh beating up Kallionidou against the fence, and when they created some distance, Kallionidou looked foolish in there against the much more aggressive Kavanagh. The final round had a little more scrambling around on the ground, but in the end, this fight should probably be a clear 30-26 decision for Kavanagh. All 3 judges agreed, giving her the clear cut unanimous decision victory. Kavanagh is a badass, and Kallionidou is tough, and can take a beating, but I have nothing else nice to say about Kallionidou.
(Rear-Naked Choke)
      Taylor came out swinging, looking for the early finish, but he was swinging a little too wide, making it easy for Gallagher to avoid any actual damage. Taylor knocked down Gallagher, but Gallagher made it a little too obvious that he wanted the fight to take place on the ground, so Taylor never really followed him to the ground, he just kept telling him to stand up. Gallagher scored a takedown with 2 minutes left in the opening round, Taylor stood back up, and Gallagher slapped on a standing guillotine choke, but Taylor was able to break free a few seconds later. That round probably could have gone either way, but since we're in Ireland, you have to assume the judges scored it for James Gallagher.
     The second round was more of the same, with Taylor throwing big punches, but not really connecting, while Gallagher chewed up his legs with kicks. The third round started, and Gallagher almost immediately took his back, looking for the standing rear-naked choke while riding him from the backpack position. Taylor eventually collapsed, Gallagher locked on the choke tight, and finished the fight by submission around the 2 minute mark of the third round. That was a solid win for Gallagher in his Bellator debut.
      King Mo took down Ishii in the first round, and beat him up for a while. When they stood back up, King Mo landed the better punches on the feet as well. The second round was more of the same, with King Mo beating up Ishii a little bit, he took him down, and did the grinding thing until the end of the round. Ishii threw some shitty strikes in the third round, King Mo danced around like an idiot, and then took him down again halfway through the round. Ishii REALLY isn't a very good fighter, and the fact that he's still fighting in Bellator is disappointing to me. King Mo on the other hand, is a pretty solid fighter, but nobody really looks GREAT when fighting Ishii, so this fight ended up turning into another 15 minute grindfest, leading to the clear unanimous decision victory for King Mo, in an extremely meaningless fight.