(7/13/2018)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (24 Total):
1. Michael McDonald - 93.0
2. Tyler Ingram - 92.8
3. Rudy Schaffroth - 92.7
4. Julia Budd - 92.4
5. Valentin Moldavsky - 92.3
6. Yaroslav Amosov - 92.3
7. Steve Kozola - 91.9
8. Veta Arteaga - 91.7
9. Chris Honeycutt - 91.4
10. Will Morris - 90.7
Bellator 202: Budd vs. Nogueira
Location: Thackerville, Oklahoma
Elevation: 866'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Julia Budd vs. Talita Nogueira
91.3
Fighters & Matches 89.5
Top 10 Fighters 92.1
TOTAL 90.8
N/A
Submission
(Heel Hook)
1:30
(Unaired)
89.9
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
9:13
      The first round started with Trevino landing some decent punches, but once Ingram started to unload with his heavy leg kicks, he pretty much dominated Trevino for the rest of the round with his striking, and he also ragdolled him, by throwing him around and tripping him repeatedly. Round one clearly goes to Tyler Ingram.
     Ingram continued to pick apart Trevino with his striking in the second round, and he dropped him with another heavy leg kick 90 seconds into the round. He pinned Trevino, and blasted him with some heavy elbows, chopping up Trevino's forhead with brutality. I have no idea who Tyler Ingram is, but he's a fucking beast! He passed to mount, continued to smash Trevino with ground & pound, he took his back, and he finished him with a rear-naked choke, handing Trevino the first loss of his career. I'll be keeping an eye on Tyler Ingram for sure.
88.9
TKO
(Punches)
0:42
      This fight started with both fighters swinging for the fences, chins high in the air, just unloading with everything they had, and Schaffroth dropped Hill in the opening seconds with a barrage of nonstop punches, Hill turtled up, and Schaffroth continued to blast him with bombs until the referee stopped the fight just 42 seconds into the opening round. That was a wild performance by Rudy Schaffroth. That was a bit horrifying to be honest.
89.7
TKO
(Punches)
1:45
      These guys both came out trading strikes, and Kozola dropped Walker early in the first round, it looked like he was going to back off to give him a second to get back up, but Kozola went in for the kill, and finished the fight with a few more punches while standing above Walker. That was a really strong performance by Steve Kozola.
89.7
Decision
15:00
      Amosov started strong, picking apart Harris with some clean striking, and he even took him down in the first round. Harris landed a few hard counter punches while backing up, but Amosov appeared to be significantly more active in the first round. He even scored another takedown with 20 seconds left in the round. That was a really strong round for Yaroslav Amosov.
     Amosov continued to beat up Harris with his striking in the second round, he took him down again, they stood back up, Amosov continued to blast him with clean strikes, and then when Harris shot for a takedown, Amosov blasted him with some hard knees on the way in, and then stuffed the shot with ease, and then pounded on Harris with some elbows to the side of the head. Amosov is an excellent fighter, and I'm surprised I've never seen him fight before. Amosov is clearly ahead at least 20-18 going into the final round.
     The final round was another round of Amosov beating up Harris from all angles, and pretty much controlling him for the duration of the round. It's always sad seeing guys like Harris on the decline, but yeah, Yaroslav Amosov is definitely someone worth keeping track of in the future. Amosov wins with a lopsided unanimous decision victory.
90.7
Decision
15:00
      Ducote did a good job beating up Arteaga in the first round, and she took her down, and scrambled for an armbar attempt at one point, but Arteaga was able to escape, and stand back up. They traded strikes at a decent pace, and kept it kind of close on the feet, maybe even pulling the round in favor of Arteaga, if not for the fact that Ducote took her down, grabbed her back, and finished the round with a rear-naked choke locked on. That was a fun round, and I'm scoring that round for Emily Ducote.
     They traded a few strikes to start the second round, and then Ducote scored another slick takedown a minute into the round, taking Arteaga's back in the process. Arteaga wrestled her way into top control halfway through the round, and started working some heavy ground & pound. Arteaga was brutal in the last half of the round, and she clearly stole it, so this fight should be all tied up going into the final round, and you could even argue the second round might be a 10-8 round for Arteaga.
     The final round was another competitive back & forth scrap, with Arteaga ending up on top, pinning Ducote against the fence. They stood up with a minute left in the round, and traded some strikes, which caused a cut to open up on Arteaga's left eye. This is going to be a hard fight to score, but I'm assuming Arteaga is going to win 29-28. They both put on a hell of a show though, so I wouldn't be shocked by a split-decision or something. All 3 judges gave all 3 rounds to Arteaga.
86.0
Decision
15:00
      Morris has an insane reach advantage, as he looks like he's twice the height of Williams. Morris landed a lot of hard leg kicks, and landed some long punches, while Williams was mostly just circling around the outside, clearly having trouble closing the distance. Morris rocked Williams halfway through the round, and caused him to run away on chicken legs. Williams almost looked like he was running away, asking the ref to stop the fight, but the fight continued, so he shot for a terrible takedown, got caught in an Anaconda choke, and then Morris whipped Williams back to the ground, and finished the round on top in half mount. That could be a 10-8 round for Will Morris.
     Morris continued to beat up Williams with punches & kicks in the second round, while Williams was literally moving backwards the entire time. The third round was more of the same, basically a one-sided ass kicking, delivered by Will Morris, leading to the clear cut unanimous decision victory in his Bellator debut. I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do against some better competition.
89.0
TKO
(Punches)
9:03
      The first round had both fighters chipping away at each other with strikes, and by the end of the round, James was on his hands and knees, and Moldavsky was punching him in the head while looking at the ref, clearly seconds away from a stoppage, but James was saved by the bell. The second round was another round of both guys trading strikes, with Moldavsky still looking somewhat clean, and James's face looked like it had been smashed in with a meat tenderizer. Moldavsky unloaded on him late in the round, and the referee stopped the fight with a minute left in the round. That was a solid performance by Valentin Moldavsky.
89.4
Decision
15:00
      This fight started with a few strikes, and then Leite aggressively took Honeycutt down, grabbed his back, Honeycutt stood up, and Leite continued to ride his back, while trying to trip Honeycutt back to the ground. The round eventually ended with both guys trading some decent strikes, and it looked like Honeycutt knocked down Leite as the bell sounded. That round could potentially go either way.
     Honeycutt bullied Leite against the fence in the second round, holding a tight clinch, while punching Leite repeatedly in the face, while also mixing in some decent knees. Honeycutt scored a takedown 2 minutes into the round, and continued to grind him against the fence. Honeycutt threw some hard short elbows, and continued to pretty much dominate Leite on the ground. Leite stood up with 90 seconds left in the round, but Honeycutt refused to let up on the pressure, so he continued the grind while beating up Leite against the fence. The first round was close, but the second round was a clear round in the books for Honeycutt.
     The final round was a repeat of the second round, with Honeycutt beating up Leite with strikes, taking him down, grinding him against the fence, and just bullying him for the duration of the round, leading to the clear cut unanimous decision victory for Chris Honeycutt after he experienced some trouble early in the first round. That was a pretty good fight overall, but Leite fell apart after the first round.
90.7
KO
(Punches)
0:58
      McDonald dropped Dantas almost immediately, Dantas went face down, McDonald jumped on him, unloaded with some lightning fast punches, and he refused to stop punching until the referee finally stopped the fight. That was a badass performance by Michael McDonald, as he takes out one of the top guys in the Bellator Bantamweight division, in under a minute. Oh shit, after they showed the replay, it was clear that Dantas's leg broke in half (around the shin area) when he hit the ground, his leg folded underneath him. That sucks.
91.3
TKO
(Punches)
14:07
      These girls traded a few strikes, and then Budd picked up Nogueira and slammed her with 2 minutes left in the opening round, pinning her with side control near the fence. The second round consisted of Budd clinching and pinning Nogueira against the fence, where she chipped away with some solid knees, while smothering Nogueira. Budd is clearly ahead 20-18 going into the third round. This fight is looking ugly for Nogueira so far.
      The third round was more of the same, as Budd continued to absolutely dominate Nogueira for the duration of the round, she eventually knocked her down near the fence, she unloaded with a series of massive punches, Nogueira just curled up on the ground, and the referee finally stopped the fight with a minute left in the third round. That was another fantastic performance by Julia Budd, as she hands Nogueira the first loss of her career.
N/A
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
7:54
(Unaired)
OVERALL 90.8
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