(5/13/2010)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (16 Total):
1. Joe Warren - 92.6
2. Charlie Rader - 92.2
3. Georgi Karakhanyan - 91.3
4. Hector Lombard - 91.2
5. Patricio Freire - 90.6
6. Wilson Reis - 89.0
7. Christian Fulgium - 86.0
8. Jay Silva - 80.3
9. Bill Albrecht
10. Brock Kerry
Bellator 18: Lombard vs. Silva
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
Elevation: 72'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Joe Warren vs. Georgi Karakhanyan
91.6
Fighters & Matches 89.6
Top 10 Fighters 89.2
TOTAL 89.4
89.0
KO
(Punches)
3:27
     Fulgium came in almost 10 pounds overweight for this fight, which is ridiculous. Rader basically boxed the shit out of him, landing some crisp punches to Fulgium's face, rocking him early in the fight, and then he eventually took him to the ground, and blasted Fulgium with some elbows to the face. Rader worked that mounted crucifix for a couple of minutes, before opening up with punches, blasting Fulgium in the face some more. He then threw some giant bombs to the body of Fulgium, and then switched to punches to the face, and he knocked Fulgium unconscious. Really solid performance by Charlie Rader in his Bellator debut.
91.6
Decision
15:00
      JESUS! Warren started the fight with a big punch, followed by a clinch, and a big slam. Once they were on the ground though, Karakhanyan went for a heel hook, and Warren looked like he was caught off guard. Warren slipped out, and continued to drive forward with his wrestling, and Karakhanyan continued to look for submissions. Joe Warren's wrestling is ridiculous. The second round started out as a closer fight, and then Karakhanyan went for a flying guillotine choke, and cranked the shit out of it, but Warren was able to slam his way out of it, and then beat up Karakhanyan's body with some knees on the ground, as well as a beautiful overhead suplex, but Karakhanyan continued to crank on a Kimura attempt while Warren was clinging to his back. The fight continued, and Karakhanyan NEARLY FINISHED Warren with a tight armbar, as Warren was nearly brought to tears. Warren spent the last half of the round bullying Karakhanyan against the cage, so even though both guys had some highlight reel moments in that round, I still gave the first two rounds to Warren. Warren slammed Karakhanyan AGAIN in the final round, and it looked like he planted his own head for a second, but he didn't seem phased by it. On the ground, Karakhanyan continued to look for submissions from all angles, but Warren was just way too aggressive, and his wrestling gave him too much control. Karakhanyan cracked a killer knee to the head of Warren at one point, but it just gave Warren another opportunity to take the fight to the ground, but Warren's head was also cut from that knee. Karakhanyan locked on an INSANELY tight guillotine choke in the final minute of the fight, causing blood to spray from the forehead of Warren, but somehow he slipped out, and continued to bully Karakhanyan. Karakhanyan spent the final 10 seconds of the fight trying to kill Warren with flying knees and wild shit, but Warren was able to grab him and slam him one more time in the final couple of seconds to save himself. In the end I scored this fight 30-27 for Joe Warren, and all 3 judges agreed. That fight was awesome!
89.1
Decision
15:00
      The first round was a little slow paced. Reis secured a takedown in the first round, and after a couple of minutes, Pitbull rolled over to get into top position, and then they stood up, and Reis shot for another takedown, but Pitbull sprawled, and ended up back on top. Reis secured one more takedown at the end of the round, but Pitbull was back on his feet one second later. I guess that first round is a draw? Pitbull was finally able to work some strikes in the second round, including a some nice flying knees & kicks to the body, and he continued to defend well enough against the takedown attempts from Reis, so I scored the second round in favor of Pitbull. The final round started, they traded strikes for a minute or so, and then Pitbull slammed Reis to the ground. They stood back up, and Pitbull continued to outstrike Reis for the rest of the fight, leading to a clear 29-28 scorecard in favor of Pitbull, if not 30-27. All 3 judges gave him the fight as well for the unanimous decision.
88.7
KO
(Punches)
0:06
      6 second knockout? Holy shit man... That's fucking fast... These guys met in the center of the cage, Lombard punched Silva in the face a few times, and Silva just collapsed, ending the fight MAYBE faster than any other fight I've ever seen. 6 seconds is fucking ridiculous. This looked like some sort of Mike Tyson highlight reel knockout or something. Lombard was SUPPOSED to fight Paulo Filho tonight, which would have been an awesome fight, but Filho had visa issues or some shit, and couldn't make it, so Silva took this fight on short notice. Horrible idea for Silva. Another nice highlight reel victory for Hector Lombard.
N/A
TKO
(Punches)
3:20
(Unaired)
N/A
KO
(Punches)
5:19
(Unaired)
N/A
Submission
(Armbar)
0:36
(Unaired)
N/A
TKO
(Punches)
0:19
(Unaired)
OVERALL 89.4
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