(9/29/2018)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (32 Total):
1. Gegard Mousasi - 92.7
2. Aaron Pico - 92.3
3. Jeremiah Labiano - 92.0
4. Douglas Lima - 91.5
5. Gaston Bolanos - 91.4
6. Adam Piccolotti - 91.3
7. Quinton Jackson - 90.9
8. Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez - 90.8
9. Josh San Diego - 90.7
10. Cass Bell - 90.4
Bellator 206: Mousasi vs. MacDonald
Location: San Jose, California
Elevation: 82'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald
91.4
Fighters & Matches 88.7
Top 10 Fighters 91.4
TOTAL 90.1
N/A
Decision
15:00
(Unaired)
N/A
Decision
15:00
(Unaired)
87.3
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      Diego landed some solid strikes, opening a cut on Neal's face, and then Neal took him down, beat him up on the ground for half the round, and then they stood back up, and Diego started chopping away at Neal with sharp strikes again. I'm giving the first round to San Diego based on doing more damage.
     The second round was mostly a striking match, which means San Diego is ahead 20-18 going into the final round. They both looked exhausted halfway through the second round though. Neal started to beat up San Diego in the final round, and cut him open pretty badly with an accidental clash of heads, but that just caused San Diego to take him down a couple of times, and San Diego was able to pound his way to a hard fought split-decision victory.
88.2
TKO
(Punches)
3:28
      The first round had Smitley rolling for all kinds of submissions, including a lengthy period of time where he was digging for a heel hook, but Labiano just kept punching him in the face, and eventually, Smitley curled up in a ball, Labiano unloaded on him with big punches, and the fight was stopped in the first round. That was a solid win for Jeremiah Labiano.
90.7
TKO
(Slam & Punches)
11:23
      These girls started the first round by trading strikes, and Leibrock hurt Blencowe early with a big knee, which she followed up with some big punches, but she couldn't put Blencowe away, so they reset 2 minutes into the round. They spent the rest of the round boxing with each other. I'm giving that first round to Leibrock.
     The second round was another round where Leibrock basically beat the shit out of Blencowe with her boxing, as she hopped around in circles, while blasting Blencowe with big shots. Blencowe is tough, but she really wasn't coming anywhere near matching the offense from Leibrock in the first two rounds. Leibrock threw her to the ground with 20 seconds left in the round, just to cap it off with another quick highlight. Leibrock is ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
     Blencowe threw Leibrock down to start the third round, she pinned her in the center of the cage, Leibrock threw up an armbar attempt, it looked tight, Blencowe slammed her way out of it, and Leibrock immediately let go, grabbed her head, and Blencowe unloaded with punches, forcing the referee to stop the fight. That was a really solid win for Arlene Blencowe.
87.8
Submission
(Armbar)
8:06
      These guys traded a few strikes, and then Costa took down Bell repeatedly, while grinding the shit out of him with his wrestling. He tried to take his back 2 minutes into the round, but Bell was able to get back to his feet, with his back still pressed against the fence. Bell landed some hard punches & sharp elbows in the first round, but Costa has to win that round based on the amount of control he had with his wrestling.
     The second round had Costa taking Bell down again, he pinned him against the fence, Bell slapped on an armbar, Costa stacked him to try to escape, Bell continued to crank, and finished the fight by submission halfway through the second round. That was a solid win for Cass Bell.
89.8
Decision
15:00
      The first round was a pretty solid back & forth brawl, with both guys landing some big shots. The first round should go to Piccolotti, but it was a solid competitive round. I think Terry was winning the second round, he was landing some big shots, and he even took down Piccolotti late in the round, but with 20 seconds left, Piccolotti took Terry's back, pressed him against the fence with some heavy clinching, and blasted him with a big knee and some punches that I thought stole the round for Piccolotti. I have Piccolotti ahead 20-18 going into the final round, but it COULD be all tied up at this point. The final round was another solid action pack back & forth battle, with both guys covered in blood by the end of the round, making the fight look really close, but I have Piccolotti winning this fight 30-27. All 3 judges agreed, giving Piccolotti the hard fought unanimous decision victory in a really fun fight to watch.
88.2
TKO
(Punches)
6:37
      The first round was a solid round of back & forth striking, capped off with a bit of wrestling from Bolanos. Round one goes to Bolanos. Bolanos took down Gutierrez in the second round, punched him a few times, and then they reset back on their feet. Bolanos then dropped Gutierrez with some punches, Gutierrez turtled up, Bolanos unloaded on him, and the fight was stopped 90 seconds into the second round. That was a solid performance by Gaston Bolanos.
88.4
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      The first round was a pretty wild back & forth battle, with Melendez hurting Zimmerman early with some striking, but Zimmerman worked for some submissions late in the round, making it a close round that could go either way. The second round was another round of back & forth action, with both girls landing some solid shots, while Zimmerman was trying to take Melendez to the ground, but Melendez did a good job controlling her I thought. The first round was close, but I would say that Melendez probably won the second round. The final round was another competitive round, with Zimmerman trying to pull guard and setup some stuff on the ground, but for the most part, I thought Melendez bullied & beat her up enough to win the round, leading to a 30-28 scorecard in favor of Melendez. Two judges agreed, and one judge gave the fight to Zimmerman, so Melendez wins the hard fought split-decision victory.
88.9
TKO
(Punches)
3:19
      The first 30 seconds were slow, but after that, they both unloaded with some big punch combinations, while working in some random kicks just to keep things interesting. Pico dropped Higo 2 minutes into the round with some big punches, and then unloaded with some HEAVY shots, but Higo was able to get back to his feet, and reset. Pico dropped Higo with another big combination, and then pounded on him with big punches on the ground, the referee ALMOST stopped the fight, but Higo somehow stood back up. Pico dropped him again with around 90 seconds left in the round, and the fight was finally stopped, maybe a bit late. That was another really strong performance by Aaron Pico though.
89.0
Technical Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
23:04
      The first round started with some decent strikes, and then Koreshkov pressed Lima against the fence for some basic clinching. Round one probably goes to Koreshkov. The second round was mostly just a round of kickboxing, with Lima doing more damage with his leg kicks. Round two goes to Lima, and I have this fight all tied up going into the third round.
     Koreshkov spent most of the third round trying to clinch, and he shot for some takedowns, which Lima was able to easily stuff. Lima is probably ahead 29-28 going into the fourth round. Lima continued to pick apart Koreshkov in the fourth round with those hard leg kicks, and some solid punch combinations. He also kicked Koreshkov in the dick. When the fight started back up, Koreshkov went back to shooting for takedowns, with zero success. I have Lima ahead 39-37 going into the final round.
     The final round had Lima still pounding on Koreshkov with big punches & kicks while chasing him around the cage. Koreshkov shot for another takedown halfway through the round, Lima stuffed the shot again, and then took his back in the center of the cage. Lima punched him in the head repeatedly, and then locked on a rear-naked choke, putting Koreshkov to sleep with 2 minutes remaining in the fight. That was a fantastic performance by Douglas Lima, and a disappointing performance by Koreshkov.
86.4
TKO
(Punches)
9:32
      254 pounds Rampage? Seriously? These guys both used to be monsters, but now they just look like two out of shape dads fighting each other. I guess the first round goes to Jackson, based on controlling the clinch, and moving forward more. Neither fighter really did any significant damage though. It's hard not to feel at least a little uncomfortable watching these guys fight at 40+ years old.
     These guys both started unloading with big punch combinations 30 seconds into the second round. Jackson rocked Silva with a massive right hand 2 minutes into the round, but instead of following it with something, he just clinched and pressed him against the fence. They split up and unloaded on each other with wild shots again, with 2 minutes left in the round. Jackson dropped Silva again with a massive right hand with 30 seconds left in the round, and then unloaded with some punches on the ground, forcing the referee to stop the fight. That was a nice win for Jackson, but... Fuck man, watching Silva fight at this point is disappointing, with his record of 0-2 in the last 5+ years. I was a huge fan of Silva in Pride but watching him fight now makes me feel sick.
91.4
TKO
(Elbows & Punches)
8:23
      MacDonald clearly looks like he's fighting above his weightclass here, as Mousasi looks like a monster compared to him. Mousasi basically beat the shit out of MacDonald in the first round, picking him apart with strikes, while completely overpowering him. Round one was a 10-9 round for Gegard Mousasi.
      MacDonald dove for a flying leg lock or some shit to start the second round, Mousasi stuffed the shot, pinned MacDonald in the center of the cage, and then smashed his face in with big strikes. He passed to full mount 3 minutes into the round, continued to blast MacDonald with hard elbows and punches, MacDonald was a bloody mess, and the fight was finally stopped. Gegard Mousasi is a fucking monster, and MacDonald proved that he has no business fighting at middleweight. That was a good win for Mousasi though.
N/A
Decision
(Split)
15:00
(Unaired)
N/A
Decision
15:00
(Unaired)
N/A
Decision
(Split)
15:00
(Unaired)
OVERALL 90.1
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