(4/28/2018)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (28 Total):
1. Emmanuel Sanchez - 93.4
2. Fedor Emelianenko - 92.0
3. Adil Benjilany - 92.0
4. Dillon Danis - 91.9
5. Neiman Gracie - 91.7
6. Rafael Lovato Jr. - 91.7
7. Eric Wisely - 90.8
8. Mark Stoddard - 90.7
9. Sultan Umar - 89.8
10. Frank Mir - 89.4
Bellator 198: Fedor vs. Mir
Location: Rosemont, Illinois
Elevation: 638'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Sam Sicilia
91.3
Fighters & Matches 88.2
Top 10 Fighters 91.3
TOTAL 89.8
N/A
Decision
15:00
(Unaired)
N/A
Draw
(Majority)
15:00
(Unaired)
N/A
Submission
(Triangle Choke)
0:54
(Unaired)
86.4
Submission
(Armbar)
1:12
      These guys traded a few random strikes, Sickinger caught a kick and took down Wisely, he was immediately caught inside a triangle choke, Wisely didn't even try to finish with that though, he transitioned into an armbar, cranked, and finished the fight by submission in under 90 seconds of the first round. That was a decent win for Eric Wisely.
87.3
Submission
(Triangle Choke)
4:43
      These guys traded a few strikes, they both looked pretty sloppy, and then halfway through the round, Stittgen started working for a takedown from the clinch, but Stoddard did a decent job staying on his feet while Stittgen pressed him against the fence. Stittgen finally scored a takedown with a minute left in the round, falling into Stoddard's guard, and Stoddard almost immediately slapped on a triangle choke. Stittgen held on for a few seconds, and then eventually he was forced to submit. That was a decent win for Mark Stoddard I guess.
88.0
Decision
15:00
      These guys traded a few strikes, and then Benjilany clinched, pressed Jackson against the fence, and then Jackson took control of the clinch around the 90 second mark, and then they split up a few seconds later. Benjilany hurt Jackson with 2 minutes left in the round, and then he unloaded on him with beautiful combinations of punches, elbows, kicks, knees, he was hitting him with everything he had, while Jackson just leaned against the fence, as he tried to weather the storm. Benjilany still wasn't able to finish him for some reason, so he let up with a minute left in the round, and then Benjilany poked Jackson in the eye, which gave him a few seconds to recover. When the fight started back up, Jackson grabbed Benjilany and threw him to the ground. Round one goes to Adil Benjilany based on his wild offense for that solid minute of striking.
     The second round was another round of Benjilany beating the shit out of Jackson with his striking, while basically just chasing him around the cage. Jackson was doing a good job avoiding most of the actual damage, but Benjilany was clearly the more aggressive fighter, so I have him ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
     Jackson started the final round aggressively, looking for an early takedown, but Benjilany was able to stuff his shot, and then he unloaded on Jackson with some more combinations. Jackson finally scored another takedown with 2 minutes left in the round, but he just landed inside Benjilany's guard, and appeared to be too tired to really do any damage on the ground. Benjilany was eventually able to sweep him, and Benjilany finished the round on top, beating the shit out of Jackson. This is a clear unanimous decision victory for Adil Benjilany.
85.6
Decision
15:00
      This fight started with a few strikes, and then Maciejewski drove through Morrow like a bull, pinning him on the ground against the fence, landing in side control. He beat him up with some short strikes, and then eventually tried to setup an Americana, but that didn't quite work, so he went back to beating up Morrow with some basic ground & pound. Round one clearly goes to Maciejewski.
     The last two rounds had both guys striking with each other for the most part, but they both looked like they were exhausted already, so the crowd got bored in the second round, and then Morrow went kind of crazy to finish out the final round. In the end, I'd probably score this fight 29-28 in favor of Morrow, but I wouldn't be shocked if it went either way. All 3 judges agreed, giving Morrow the unanimous decision victory.
86.0
Decision
15:00
      The first round had both guys trading strikes, with Umar showing the slightly better striking, and when they clinched, Umar controlled the clinch as well. The second round was basically a repeat of the first, with Umar landing the better strikes, and then when they clinched, he continued to control Angeloff against the fence as well. I have Umar ahead 20-18 going into the final round. The final round was another random round of boxing, with Umar capping it off with a takedown with 20 seconds left in the fight. This was a mediocre 30-27 unanimous decision victory for Sultan Umar.
87.7
Submission
(Toe Hold)
1:38
      Danis came out in the McGregor Karate stance, and Walker punched him in the face repeatedly. Walker stuffed a couple of takedown attempts, and then Danis pulled guard a minute into the opening round, and tried to rip Walker's leg off with a kneebar, finishing the fight around the 90 second mark in his MMA debut. Danis's striking can use some work, but he proved his grappling is obviously legit.
89.3
Submission
(Arm-Triangle Choke)
8:18
      This fight started with both guys throwing a few strikes, Torres landed a few solid punches, and then Gracie caught a kick, and tripped Torres to the ground, but Torres did a good job getting back to his feet. Gracie continued to hold a tight clinch, and then he threw Torres to the ground around the halfway mark of the opening round, landing inside Torres's guard. Gracie stood up and sat back for a heel hook attempt, he then tied up both of Torres's legs, which allowed him to crank on an inverted heel hook, without letting Torres use his other leg to defend at all. Torres still did a good job defending though, by basically just rolling and wiggling around wildly. Round one goes to Neiman Gracie.
     They traded some strikes to start the second round, and then Gracie clinched, and threw Torres down again, settling into his guard 90 seconds into the round. Gracie worked a little ground & pound, and then he passed to full mount, where he smothered the shit out of Torres. Gracie slapped on an arm-triangle choke, he passed to the side, cranked, and finished the fight by submission. That was another solid win for Neiman Gracie.
89.2
Submission
(Armbar)
1:11
      These guys traded a few punches, and then Lovato got sloppy with a flying knee, which allowed Harris to take him down. Lovato immediately started setting up a triangle choke, he threw a few elbows, they rolled around for a few seconds, Lovato transitioned into an armbar, they continued to roll, and Harris tapped out with a panic expression on his face. Congrats to Lovato, for submitting the short notice Gerald Harris.
91.3
Submission
(Arm-Triangle Choke)
3:52
      These guys both came out throwing wild punches & kicks, and then they clinched, and traded control a few times, until Sanchez rolled for a kneebar, Sicilia escaped, but stayed too close, so Sanchez slapped on another kneebar, and they both scrambled around wildly to take control of the ground game. Sicilia escaped again, ending up inside Sanchez's guard. Sanchez threw some elbows from his guard, and Sicilia postured up to drop some bombs. Sicilia tried to take Sanchez's back, but failed, giving up his own back in the process. Sanchez kicked Sicilia in the face a couple of times while clinching with Sicilia's back. Sanchez slapped on a brutal standing arm-triangle choke, Sicilia eventually collapsed, Sanchez wrapped his legs around Sicilia's body, and continued to squeeze with the choke, finishing the fight with a rear-naked arm-triangle choke?
90.7
TKO
(Punches)
0:48
      Mir threw a leg kick, followed by a few punches, he knocked down Fedor, he tried to finish him off, but Fedor stood back up, threw Mir to the ground, and then Mir stood back up, they both looked sloppy as shit, Fedor unloaded on Mir, Mir went down face first toward the fence, Fedor jumped on his back, continued to punch Mir in the side of the head, and the referee stopped the fight. That was a big win for Fedor Emelianenko, as he moves on to the next round of the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament.
N/A
TKO
(Punches)
2:48
(Unaired)
OVERALL 89.8
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