(5/27/2010)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (18 Total):
1. Bryan Baker - 92.5
2. Eddie Sanchez - 91.9
3. Nick Mamalis - 91.7
4. Alexander Shlemenko - 91.3
5. Adam Schindler - 90.5
6. Jared Hess - 90.5
7. Jimmy Flick - 89.4
8. Brian Melancon - 88.9
9. Marcus Sursa - 88.7
10. Eric Schambari - 88.5
Bellator 20: Mamalis vs. Oshiro
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Elevation: 650'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Alexander Shlemenko vs. Jared Hess
90.2
Fighters & Matches 88.4
Top 10 Fighters 90.4
TOTAL 89.4
N/A
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
6:28
(Unaired)
85.5
Decision
9:00
      DeLeon spent most of this fight on his back, trying to work his guard game, but that just lead to Flick winning the first two rounds on the scorecards. The final round started the same way, with Flick on top, eventnually moving around to grab DeLeon's back. Flick held onto top position for the duration of the round, leading to a unanimous decision victory for his professional debut.
N/A
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
8:18
(Unaired)
89.3
TKO
(Punches)
10:23
      Sursa started this fight by steamrolling Sanchez, taking him to the ground, and trying to land some short punches from inside Sanchez's guard. Sanchez got back to his feet, and beat up Sursa from inside the clinch a little bit. Sursa took him back down again halfway through the round, moving into full mount. Sanchez stood back up, and took Sursa down against the cage. Sursa took Sanchez back down to start the second round. Sanchez flipped him over a minute into the round. From there, Sanchez spent most of the round beating up Sursa on the ground. The first round could have maybe gone either way, but the second round definitely goes to Sanchez. The final round started, Sanchez blasted Sursa with some HARD body shots, mounted him, and then finished him with punches to the head. Eddie Sanchez came out like a man possessed in that final round. Solid win for Sanchez in second Bellator fight.
90.2
TKO
(Knee Injury)
12:20
      Shlemenko landed a few solid shots, before Hess was able to take him to the ground. Hess pretty much dominated him on the ground, even going for a twister in the first round. Hess continued to dominate Shlemenko for most of the first round with his wrestling, leading to a 10-9 round for Hess. Hess started the second round with another quick takedown, and Shlemenko tried to stop him with a guillotine, but Hess didn't have any trouble slipping out of it. Hess spent the rest of the round beating up Shlemenko on the ground. Shlemenko locked on a triangle choke at one point, but Hess slipped through it and grabbed his back, eventually ending up back in Shlemenko's guard, where Hess continued to pound on him. I have Hess ahead, 20-18, going into the final round. Hess shot for another takedown to start the final round. They stood back up, and Shlemenko threw a knee to Hess's head, knocked him down in a bizarre fashion, making it look like maybe Hess was out. They continued to grapple, this time with Shlemenko in control. Shlemenko stood back up, and it was pretty clear that Hess's left leg was broken or some shit, his knee was ALL jacked up. Hess didn't look like he was in pain at all, but his knee was completely twisted and mangled and dislocated. That was horrible. Awesome win for Shlemenko though, due to Hess's knee being fucked up. Crazy fight overall.
89.6
Submission
(Triangle Choke)
2:29
      This fight is a rematch from a split-decision that they had 3 years ago, where Baker won the fight. (I agreed with the decision) This fight started with Baker beating up Schambari on the feet, Schambari shot in for a takedown, Baker locked on a triangle choke, which was more or less the same way their first fight started. This time, Baker had that shit locked on tight, Schambari tried to punch his way out of it, but Baker refused to let go, eventually forcing Schambari to tapout. Awesome submission victory by Bryan Baker.
88.6
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
6:29
      These guys started this fight by throwing wild punches, leading into a clinch, resulting in Mamalis getting top position, and Oshiro was working his rubber guard. Mamalis beat up Oshiro a little bit from top position, so I'm assuming he'll win that round on the scorecards, even though Oshiro used his guard well to avoid absorbing too much damage. They both came out swinging wildly again in the second round, until Mamalis jumped up on Oshiro's back, immediately going for the rear-naked choke. After grappling with each other for a minute or so, Mamalis finally locked it in, forcing the submission just 90 seconds into the second round. Solid performance by Nick Mamalis in his Bellator debut.
87.1
Decision
15:00
      Schindler dropped Melancon early in the first round, taking him down against the cage, keeping control of his head. Melancon got back up, and rocked Schindler, he beat him up for a few seconds, and then Schindler took him down again. Schindler continued to ride Melancon for most of the round, but they traded positions enough times, I don't really know how to score the round. Very close fight so far.
      Schindler took Melancon back down to start the second round, and beat him up with some elbows against the cage. They continued to grapple with each other, with Schindler consistently ending up in the superior positions. Another round in the books for Schindler. The final round was the same story, with Schindler taking Melancon to the ground and beating him up. Solid 30-27 performance for Adam Schindler.
N/A
Decision
15:00
(Unaired)
OVERALL 89.4
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