(9/21/2018)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (28 Total):
1. A.J. McKee - 92.3
2. Patricky Freire - 91.8
3. Steve Mowry - 91.8
4. Rafael Lovato Jr. - 91.2
5. Emilio Trevino - 90.9
6. Veta Arteaga - 90.7
7. Adam Borics - 89.3
8. Vince Morales - 89.2
9. Jarod Trice - 89.1
10. Sean Powers - 88.7
Bellator 205: McKee vs. Macapa
Location: Boise, Idaho
Elevation: 2,730'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Patricky Freire vs. Roger Huerta
89.2
Fighters & Matches 87.5
Top 10 Fighters 90.5
TOTAL 89.0
86.3
TKO
(Punches)
6:55
     The first round was a pretty standard round of kickboxing, with Trevino probably landing the better shots, so I scored the first round for Trevino. The second round was another 90 seconds of the same thing, and then Trevino dropped Tuani a big right hand, followed by a left hand, and another right hand once he fell to the ground, and the fight was stopped. That was a decent Bellator debut for Emilio Trevino.
86.4
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      The first round had Trice clinching, and Powers throwing short punches. Trice threw Powers down 2 minutes into the round, but couldn't hold him down at all. That round didn't have many highlight reel moments, so I'm giving the round to Trice, but neither fighter looks impressive.
     The second round was pretty similar to the first round, with some clunky striking sort of tossed in a bowl, and juggled around in a somewhat uneventful series of exchanges. I'm assuming this fight is going to come down to whoever wins the final round.
     The final round was another round of striking, and it probably goes to Powers, I guess? If I had to pick, I'd say Powers won this fight 29-28, but it was a close fight that could go either way. Two judges disagreed with me, giving the split-decision victory to Jarod Trice, so he can keep his undefeated record.
87.8
Submission
(Keylock)
2:40
      These guys traded a few strikes, and then Mowry scored a takedown 2 minutes into the opening round, landing in side control in the center of the cage. He locked on a quick keylock, cranked the shit out of it, and Moa tapped out immediately, and looked shocked, like he didn't understand he was even in a submission, and then it was too late. That was a decent performance by Steve Mowry, and it's the first loss of Moa's career.
86.2
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
11:46
      The first round had both guys standing with the same stance, while trading punches & kicks at a somewhat uneventful pace. The second round had Silva trying to work in some more clinching, and he applied a little more pressure, but for the most part, it was another somewhat uneventful round.
     The final round started with a minute of random striking, Silva shot for a takedown, Borics stuffed the shot, took his back, and locked on a rear-naked choke, finishing the fight by submission. That was a decent finish by Borics, and now Silva is on a 3-Fight losing streak.
85.3
Decision
15:00
      This fight was basically a 15 minute striking match, where Morales controlled the center of the cage, and neither fighter really did any damage. Morales pretty clearly won the round, but neither fighter did anything noteworthy that would make me look forward to seeing them fight again. Congrats to Morales for the unanimous decision.
N/A
Decision
15:00
(Unaired)
N/A
Submission
(Armbar)
3:41
(Unaired)
N/A
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
3:29
(Unaired)
N/A
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
6:34
(Unaired)
N/A
Submission
(Unknown)
2:13
(Unaired)
89.2
KO
(Punch)
5:43
      The first round mostly consisted of striking exchanges that made sense, but with 90 seconds left in the round, they both unloaded, and it just turned into a wild carefree brawl. Huerta was moving forward a lot, but his face was completely smashed in, and Pitbull finished the round with a takedown, so I'm giving that first round to Patricky "Pitbull" Freire.
     They both came out swinging in the second round, Huerta looked like he was going to try to make some magic happen, but then he sort of fell down, shot for a terrible takedown, stood up, clearly didn't know where he was, and the fight was stopped, and Pitbull gets the second round KO victory. That was a weird ending to an otherwise pretty good fight.
88.4
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
9:24
      The first round was a fairly even round of striking, with a bit of clinching, and a tiny bit of wrestling. I guess you could say the first round goes to Kielholtz for holding the center of the cage, but that was a close round without a definitive winner.
     Kielholtz continued to "slightly" control the fight for the first 2 minutes of the second round, and then Arteaga took her to the ground. They stood back up a minute later. Kielholtz shot for a takedown with a minute left in the round, she pressed Arteaga against the fence, Arteaga stood up, cranked on a standing guillotine choke attempt, and finished the fight by submission with 36 seconds left in the second round. That was a decent win for Arteaga.
88.8
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
14:27
      These guys are both entering this fight with lengthy winning streaks, Lovato with an 8-Fight streak, and Salter with a 7-Fight streak. The first two rounds were basically back & forth boxing matches, with each fighter winning a round going into the final round. Salter scored a couple of takedowns in the second round, but Lovato caught him in guillotine chokes both times, so you could argue either round going in either direction.
     The first round took place mostly on the feet, and then Salter shot for a takedown halfway through the round, Lovato stuffed his shot, and then mounted him, unloaded with some big punches, Salter gave up his back, and Lovato finished him with a rear-naked choke with 33 seconds remaining in the fight. That was a nice win for Lovato, and a disappointing way for Salter's winning streak to snap. That was a good back & forth fight though.
88.9
KO
(Punch)
1:09
      This was kind of a silly matchup. McKee is one of the best featherweights in the world, and Conceicao probably isn't even ranked in the Top 50. With that being said, McKee danced around the outside, threw a few kicks, Conceicao fired back with a few shots, and then McKee blasted Conceicao with a clean left hand that knocked Conceicao the fuck out just over the one minute mark of the first round. That was a fun little bit of footage that can be added to McKee's highlight reel, but where's the real competition at? Why isn't he fighting for a title yet? Fights like this don't make sense anymore. He's 12-0, and he's fighting guys that shouldn't even stand a chance against him.
OVERALL 89.0
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