(10/21/2010)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (18 Total):
1. Eddie Alvarez - 93.1
2. Rick Hawn - 92.4
3. Fran Evans - 91.3
4. Ben Askren - 90.9
5. Luiz Azeredo - 90.1
6. Nick Cottone - 90.1
7. Wilson Reis - 89.6
8. Lewis Cassner - 89.4
9. Roger Huerta - 89.3
10. Tuan Pham - 88.5
Bellator 33: Alvarez vs. Huerta
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Elevation: 39'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Eddie Alvarez vs. Roger Huerta
90.7
Fighters & Matches 87.8
Top 10 Fighters 90.5
TOTAL 89.2
88.1
Submission
(Triangle Armbar)
3:20
     This was a fun fight while it lasted. Cassner beat up Evans a little bit, took him down from inside the clinch, Evans went for an armbar, Cassner escaped, tried to grab the back of Evans, Evans got back to his feet, pulled guard, got slammed, locked on a triangle armbar, and finished the fight via submission with around 90 seconds remaining in the first round. Solid performance by both fighters.
86.5
Decision
15:00
      The first round had Cottone taking Pham to the ground multiple times, pretty much dominating him with his wrestling for the duration of the round. Pham landed some solid shots in the second round, but was once again controlled by Nick Cottone's wrestling for most of the round. The final round was more of the same, with Cottone getting rocked late in the round, but it wasn't enough to stop him from winning the fight, 29-28 on all 3 scorecards.
87.1
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      The first round of this fight had a lot of clinching, with Reis holding control for most of the round. The second round was another round of clinching, with both fighters landing a few decent shots throughout the round. The final round was more of the same, with Reis controlling most of the fight from the clinch, resulting in what should probably be a 30-27 decision for Reis. For some reason, the judges have it split, 29-28, with two judges giving the fight to Wilson Reis.
88.3
TKO
(Punches)
4:53
      These guys spent the entire opening round trading punches with each other. Lots of moving around, followed by a few punches & kicks here & there. They clinched a couple of minutes into the round, with Hawn in control, but not a lot of damage happened in the clinch. They broke apart after a minute or so, and continued to trade punches & kicks. Shit got really crazy in the final 20 seconds of the round, with an akward clinch, Hawn threw Maynard to the ground, and demolished his face with heavy punches. Great finish for Rick Hawn in his Bellator debut.
87.4
Decision
25:00
      Askren of course, took the fight to the ground immediately in the opening round of this title fight. Good flipped him over halfway through the round, Askren went for an armbar, and then a leg lock, and they stood back up. Askren then threw Good to the ground, and tried to mount him again. Askren won that first round with his wreslting, which most people probably expected at this point.
     Askren took Good down a couple of times in the second round, mounted him, and beat him up on the ground. Askren started the third round by immediately taking Good to the ground, and mounting him again. Askren clearly has no interest in standing up, as he started the fourth round with another takedown attempt. Good held him off for a few seconds, but eventually, Askren was back in position to fully mount Good, beating him up again with another round of ground & pound. The referee got bored and stood them up halfway through the round. Askren tried for a few more takedowns, failing repeatedly, but eventually he completed one with a minute left in the round.
     The final round was the same story, with Askren shooting for takedowns, and dominating Good with his wrestling. Askren is an outstanding wrestler, maybe one of the best in the sport, but he's boring as fuck to watch. He milks the "Lay & Pray" style for all it's worth, and in this case, that style won him a Bellator Welterweight Championship. Congrats to Askren for another decision victory against a tough opponent.
90.7
TKO
(Doctor Stoppage)
10:00
      Alvarez beat the shit out of Huerta in the opening round, slaughtering him with leg kicks, causing Huerta to limp within the first minute of the fight, and then Alvarez demolished his face with big punch combinations. They spent the next minute or so throwing bombs at each other's faces. Alvarez scored a takedown, but they stood right back up again. Alvarez secured another takedown against the cage, but stood back up again. Alvarez mauled Huerta with some hard punch combinations against the cage. Alvarez then tried to take Huerta's back, but ended up standing up instead. Alvarez rocked Huerta with a big right knee, but then got knocked down by some punches from Huerta. Huerta was looking for the kill in that final minute, but Alvarez still won that round by controlling the other 4 minutes.
     Alvarez continued to slaughter Huerta's legs with big kicks to start the second round. Alvarez continued to beat the shit out of Huerta up against the cage, making him look somewhat foolish in there, as Huerta was clearly outclassed against Alvarez. Alvarez landed a MASSIVE right leg kick, knocking Huerta to the ground. Huerta stood back up, and Alvarez continued to chop down his legs. It also looked like Alvarez broke Huerta's nose, with some brutal punches. That entire fight was a one-sided ass beating delivered by the champ, Eddie Alvarez. Huerta took him down in the final minute of the second round, but couldn't do much on the ground. Alvarez climbed the cage back to his feet, and Huerta slammed him, but Alvarez popped back up, and kicked Huerta's leg again. The fight was stopped after the second round, by the doctor, due to the damage done to Huerta's face & legs. Alvarez looked like a fucking monster in there tonight!
86.2
Decision
15:00
      These guys spent the first round trading strikes with each other at a relatively even pace. The second round was more of the same, with some back & forth action, Guedes shot for a takedown at one point, but it was stuffed. The final round was more of the same, with Azeredo beating up Guedes more often than not, really hurting him near the end of the round. I scored the fight 29-28 in favor of Azeredo, and all 3 judges gave him 30-27 scorecards for the unanimous decision victory.
N/A
Decision
15:00
(Unaired)
N/A
Decision
(Split)
15:00
(Unaired)
OVERALL 89.2
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