(7/14/2018)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (12 Total):
1. Andrey Koreshkov - 93.3
2. Alessio Sakara - 92.4
3. Alen Amedovski - 91.8
4. Maxim Radu - 91.4
5. Patricio Freire - 89.8
6. Will Fleury - 89.2
7. Daniel Weichel - 88.9
8. Vaso Bakocevic - 87.3
9. Jamie Sloane - 84.9
10. Simone La Preziosa - 84.8
Bellator 203: Pitbull vs. Weichel 2
Location: Rome, Italy
Elevation: 456'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Andrey Koreshkov vs. Vaso Bakocevic
89.9
Fighters & Matches 88.5
Top 10 Fighters 89.4
TOTAL 89.0
N/A
KO
(Head Kick)
0:06
(Unaired)
87.2
TKO
(Punches)
4:24
      These guys traded a couple of kicks, and then Radu took down Preziosa in the opening seconds of the first round. He slapped on a guillotine choke and pulled guard with it, but gave that up, and shot for another takedown instead. He eventually passed to side control, and threw some short elbows to the head of Preziosa. Radu opened up with some big punches in the final minute of the round, postured up above Preziosa, Preziosa was no longer defending himself as Radu bounced his head off the canvas, and the referee stopped the fight. That was a really strong Bellator debut for Maxim Radu.
88.4
KO
(Punch)
1:39
      Fleury sort of shot for an early takedown, and Amedovski blasted him with a couple of big cracking punches. Fleury took him down 45 seconds into the opening round, and pinned him against the fence. Fleury secured full mount, Amedovski slowly worked his way back to his feet, Fleury tried to score another takedown, but Amedovski unloaded on him with big punches first, and knocked Fleury the fuck out. That was a solid finish for Amedovski in his Bellator debut.
89.9
KO
(Spinning Back Kick)
1:06
      These guys traded a few strikes, Bakocevic was having a hard time closing the distance against the much taller Koreshkov, and then Koreshkov blasted Bakocevic with one of the most brutal spinning back kicks to the body I've ever seen, literally knocking Bakocevic across the cage, he collapsed, and Koreshkov finished him off with a pair of overhand rights from the sky that looked like they nearly killed Bakocevic. That was a BRUTAL finish by the former Champion, Koreshkov.
88.3
TKO
(Punches)
1:19
      Sloane came out winging big punches with low accuracy, which allowed him to pressure Sakara against the fence. Sloane was really putting his weight into his combinations, but he wasn't landing with ANYTHING at all. Sakara dropped him a minute into the opening round, pinned him against the fence, threw a series of massive left hands and some big elbows, and the referee stopped the fight in under 90 seconds. That was a strong performance by Alessio Sakara in his hometown of Rome. Alessio Sakara looks like a beast when he's on his game, but he just isn't very consistent with his winning streaks.
88.7
Decision
(Split)
25:00
      The first round was pretty uneventful, but it probably goes slightly to Weichel. The second round was all about Pitbull firing back and beating the shit out of Weichel, resulting in the scorecards being all tied up going into the third round. The third round had Weichel taking down Pitbull, and beating him up with ground & pound in the center of the cage, leading to a 29-28 lead for Weichel going into the Championship rounds.
      The fourth round was all about Pitbull beating the shit out of Weichel, leading to a clear round in the books for Pitbull, and this fight should be all tied up going into the final round. The final round was full of Pitbull clinching and pressing Weichel against the fence, basically just stalling. They split up with 90 seconds left in the fight. The round ended with Weichel stalking Pitbull while chasing him around the cage, and throwing wild strikes, while Pitbull was running away. This was a close fight that could go either way, and the judges agreed, giving the close split-decision victory to Patricio Freire.
OVERALL 89.0
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