(5/12/2018)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (38 Total):
1. Justin Tenedora - 92.9
2. Aaron Pico - 92.8
3. Deron Winn - 92.4
4. Ryan Bader - 92.4
5. Gaston Bolanos - 92.2
6. Jordan Williams - 92.0
7. Amber Leibrock - 92.0
8. Adam Piccolotti - 91.9
9. Cheick Kongo - 91.5
10. Janay Harding - 90.9
Bellator 199: Bader vs. King Mo
Location: San Jose, California
Elevation: 82'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Aaron Pico vs. Lee Morrison
90.7
Fighters & Matches 89.1
Top 10 Fighters 92.1
TOTAL 90.6
89.3
KO
(Punches)
2:32
     These guys both came out swinging, and Winn rocked the shit out of White with a bit punch 90 seconds into the opening round, but he wasn't able to finish him off, so he gave White some time to recover. They went back to trading some strikes, White still looked a bit dazed, and then Winn blasted White with some brutal punches that knocked White the fuck out. That was a fantastic first round finish by Deron Winn. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing this guy fight again sometime in the near future.
89.0
Submission
(Triangle Choke)
4:27
      Rivera rushed Tenedora to start the first round, he took him down, beat the shit out of him for a few seconds, Tenedora swept him, Rivera tried to setup a guillotine choke, Tenedora popped his head free, and then mounted Rivera, unloaded on him with some big punches, and Rivera looked like he wasted all of his gas in the opening 30 seconds. They stood back up with 2 minutes left in the round, and started swinging for the fences, with Tenedora landing the cleaner shots. Rivera scored another takedown, landing directly inside a triangle choke, Tenedora locked it on, cranked, and Rivera was forced to submit. That was a really fun performance by Justin Tenedora.
88.2
TKO
(Leg Kicks)
2:54
      These guys both came out swinging, and it didn't take long for Bolanos to chop down Hill with brutal leg kicks, causing him to collapse, while wincing in pain. Instead of finishing him on the feet, Bolanos jumped into Hill's guard, and he was tied up for a minute or so. The referee eventually stood them back up due to inactivity, Hill wasn't able to walk anymore, so the fight was stopped. The was a solid performance by Gaston Bolanos.
87.3
Decision
15:00
      These guys traded some punches, and then Terry took down Mohammed with the quickness. Terry then spent the next couple of minutes working to pass Mohammed's half guard. He passed halfway through the round, and continued to beat up & control Mohammed on the ground until the end of the round. Round one clearly goes to James Terry.
     The second round started with Terry taking Mohammed down immediately, and pinning him against the fence. Terry passed to side control again, and continued to chip away with short punches & elbows for the duration of the round. Terry secured the mounted crucifix and was landing some decent shots, but he never really landed anything worth stopping the fight for. Terry is clearly ahead, 20-17, going into the final round, as Mohammed hasn't been able to accomplish anything at all from his back.
     Mohammed landed a few hard punches to start the final round, and then Terry took him down with a clean single leg, securing side control again just 90 seconds into the final round. The rest of the round had Terry working his basic ground & pound all the way to the end, where Mohammed attempted a last second triangle, but he was nowhere close to securing anything. That was a clear cut unanimous decision victory for James Terry.
90.4
Decision
15:00
      Harding came out ready to bully Leibrock, as she pushed Leibrock into the fence while throwing some big punches, but Leibrock was able to take control by working some knees to the body of Harding. They traded control of the clinch, while spinning each other around against the fence. Leibrock was working those knees to the body at a rapid pace, as she looked like she was trying to finish Harding with knees to the body. Harding finally broke out of the clinch halfway through the round and landed some nice punches & elbows before they both reset. They were both trading strikes at a decent pace, but Leibrock really started to unload on Harding with 2 minutes left in the round, as she was chasing her while throwing big punch combinations, and Harding was mostly just eating the shots. Harding turned up her offense with a minute left in the round, but it wasn't enough to steal the round. That was a competitive round, but I'm scoring it pretty clearly for Leibrock.
     Leibrock came out in bully mode to start the second round, as she beat up Harding for the first 2 minutes, and then Harding weathered the storm, and then unloaded on Leibrock to try to earn a few points on her scorecard. Leibrock was clearly slowing down, and Harding looked like she was still ready to go. Harding was chopping down Leibrock's legs with hard kicks, and then she unloaded with some big combinations with 90 seconds left in the round, which almost allowed her to finish Leibrock, but Leibrock ducked down and attempted a takedown (which was stuffed), but she still pressed harding against the fence, giving Leibrock some time to recover. I'm giving that round to Harding, because I think she came closer to finishing the fight. I have the fight all tied up going into the final round.
     The final round was another war, with both girls swinging for the fences, they both landed some brutal shots, and Leibrock knocked Harding off balance for a second, which might be enough to secure the round for Leibrock. These girls both showed a ton of heart, some solid striking skills, and some pretty decent gas tanks. I'm looking forward to seeing them both fight again in the future, but I think Leibrock did just enough in that final round to win the fight. I'm scoring the fight 29-28 for Amber Leibrock, and all 3 judges agreed, giving her the hard fought unanimous decision victory.
89.0
TKO
(Punches)
6:11
      This fight started with Williams violently bullying Hester, beating him up with punches, he took him down, beat him up on the ground, and then with 2 minutes left in the round, Hester magically took the back of Williams, but Williams was able to shake him off, resutling in Williams taking side control for the rest of the round, where he continued to beat up Hester with some short ranged ground & pound. Round one clearly goes to Williams.
     Hester came out swinging for the fences to start the second round, he landed some big shots, but he left himself open, so Williams dropped him with a punch, and then pinned him again, picking up where he left off in the first round, with his ground control & short ranged striking. Hester worked his way back to his feet a minute into the round. Hester tried to unleash some more offense, but he still looked sloppy as shit, Williams dropped him again, Hester turtled up, Williams punched him a few more times, and the referee stopped the fight, handing Hester the first loss of his career.
N/A
TKO
(Punches & Elbows)
8:27
(Unaired)
89.6
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
14:41
      These guys traded a few strikes, and then Banks shot for a takedown 45 seconds into the opening round, but Piccolotti stuffed the shot against the fence. Banks continued to work for it, and finally brought Piccolotti to the ground 90 seconds into the round. Piccolotti stood back up, and Banks took him back down. They continued that basic exchange a few times, until the referee finally reset them back in the center of the cage. Banks cracked Piccolotti with a hard right hand, it looked like it rocked him, but he didn't follow it up with anything, so Piccolotti took him down and immediately landed in full mount. Banks scrambled around on the bottom, Piccolotti tried to setup a rear-naked choke, and then an armbar, and Banks spun out of both of them, ending the round on top. I'm giving that first round to Banks, but Big John disagrees.
     Piccolotti landed some nice strikes to start the second round, and then he shot for a takedown, Banks tried to stuff the shot, so Piccolotti threw him to the ground from the clinch, and landed in back control again. Piccolotti flattened him out, slapped on a neck crank, and Banks popped his head free. Piccolotti looked like he had it locked on tight a few times, but Banks was determined to stay out of the submission attempts from Piccolotti. Piccolotti locked on a rear-naked choke, and Banks popped his head free again. Piccolotti dominated Banks in that round, so I'm scoring that round 10-8 for Piccolotti, so I'm assuming Banks is going to have to get a finish if he wants to keep his undefeated record intact.
     They traded a few strikes to start the final round, they both scrambled around wildly during a takedown attempt, where they both took control for a few seconds, and then Piccolotti secured back control again, slapping on that body triangle, putting Banks on defense again. Piccolotti continued to dominate Banks on the ground, and then he finished him off with a tight rear-naked choke with less than 30 seconds remaining in the fight. That was a big win for Adam Piccolotti as he gets back on track after a 2-Fight losing streak.
88.8
KO
(Punches)
2:29
      Ayala rushed forward to start this fight, threw a few big punches, and then they ended up in a clinching stalemate. They eventually split up, Kongo landed a big leg kick, Ayala rushed forward again, Kongo dropped him with one punch, and then finished the fight with a series of punches on the ground, where Ayala was already out cold. That was a nice win for Cheick Kongo. It was also a terrible gameplan for Ayala.
90.7
TKO
(Punches)
1:10
      These guys both came out swinging wildly at each other, they both landed some big crazy shots, they were both 100% offense, and Pico was the first to score a knockdown, but he let Morrison stand back up. Pico then dropped Morrison with a clean uppercut to the body, Morrison dropped, Pico followed it up with a few more punches on the ground while Morrison turtled up, and the fight was stopped. That was another fantastic finish by Aaron Pico, and this time it was against a guy with nearly 30 fights on his record. I'm really starting to believe in the hype of Aaron Pico.
88.3
Decision
15:00
      Fitch threw a hard leg kick, and then shot in for a takedown, but Daley did a good job stuffing the shot against the fence. Fitch was driving Daley into the fence for all he was worth, but it took him 3 full minutes just to bring Daley down into a seated position with his back against the fence. The referee finally split them up with a minute left in the opening round, as the fight was going nowhere. Daley then unloaded on Fitch with some big punches & knees, rocking the shit out of him with shots to the head & body. Paul Daley destroyed Fitch in the final minute of that round, so I'm giving that round to Daley without question.
     Fitch started the second round with a clean right hand to the jaw of Daley, followed by a takedown. Fitch pinned Daley against the fence, mounted him, and then punched him in the face repeatedly. I have no idea why Daley started the second round with his back against the fence, since that's clearly where Fitch wanted him. Daley slowly worked his way into full guard with 90 seconds left in the round, but Fitch was still keeping him pinned while throwing short punches. That round clearly goes to Fitch, even though it was pretty boring. This fight should be all tied up going into the final round.
     The final round started with Fitch scoring a quick takedown in the center of the cage, and then he pinned Daley against the fence again. Fitch punched him in the head repeatedly, doing zero damage for the rest of the round, while Daley just talked shit to him the entire time, but Daley was stuck, so he couldn't really doing anything for the rest of the fight. Congrats to Fitch for the clear cut unanimous decision victory, but Jon Fitch is also one of the most boring ass fighters in the world.
89.3
KO
(Punches)
0:15
      King Mo just came back from having hip surgery or something, and he was claiming that he was on another level or some shit at this point. Bader came out, punched him in the face, and the fight was over. King Mo went face first to the canvas, he sort of turtled up, Bader punched him repeatedly, and the fight was stopped. That was a big win for Ryan Bader, and the fastest finish in this tournament so far.
N/A
TKO
(Punches)
0:32
(Unaired)
N/A
Decision
15:00
(Unaired)
N/A
TKO
(Punches)
7:48
(Unaired)
N/A
Decision
15:00
(Unaired)
N/A
TKO
(Punches)
2:21
(Unaired)
N/A
TKO
(Punches)
12:57
(Unaired)
N/A
TKO
(Doctor Stoppage)
8:01
(Unaired)
OVERALL 90.6
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