(3/19/2011)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (16 Total):
1. Patricio Freire - 92.9
2. Wilson Reis - 92.4
3. Kenny Foster - 91.5
4. Daniel Straus - 90.9
5. Brandon Shelton - 90.8
6. Georgi Karakhanyan - 90.2
7. Nazareno Malegarie - 89.6
8. Eric Larkin - 88.3
9. Adam Snook - 87.4
10. Zac George - 84.8
Bellator 37: Pitbull vs. Karakhanyan
Location: Concho, Oklahoma
Elevation: 1,381'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Patricio Freire vs. Georgi Karakhanyan
92.2
Fighters & Matches 89.1
Top 10 Fighters 89.9
TOTAL 89.5
86.8
Submission
(Arm-Triangle Choke)
2:45
     These guys traded strikes for a few seconds, the fight went to the ground, they were looking for leg locks, Shelton got on top and beat up Snook with some basic ground & pound, eventually moving into an arm-triangle choke for the submission victory. Decent Bellator debut for Brandon Shelton.
N/A
Decision
15:00
(Unaired)
88.4
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
3:15
      They each threw a few strikes, including a nice kick to the head from Foster, which lead Larkin to shoot for a takedown, which Foster blocked with a front choke. They wrestled around on their knees for a minute or so before breaking apart. When they separated, there was blood flowing from the forehead of Larkin. They continued to trade for a few, Larkin shot in for another takedown, Foster blocked it with another front choke, they scrambled, Foster ended up on Larkin's back for a second, and they broke apart again. Larkin threw a leg kick, Foster punched him in the face, Larkin collapsed for a takedown, and Foster locked on a guillotine choke for the submission victory.
88.7
Decision
15:00
      These guys clinched, the fight went to the ground, and Malegarie took the back of Straus, looking for a rear-naked choke, and controlling a good portion of the round with his grappling. Straus spun out of it with about 2 minutes left in the ground, trying to get top position, and he landed face first in a guillotine choke. Straus finally broke free and got back to his feet with about a minute left in the round, but he wasn't able to do much, so Malegarie won that first round. Straus went straight into ass beating mode to start the second round, but Malegarie put him into some troublesome positions, with some leg lock attempts, and a Kimura attempt, eventually settling for a tight guillotine choke. Straus broke out, got the fight back to the feet, and beat up Malegarie for the rest of the round. The second round was close, with no real clear winner, but I'd probably score it for Straus for the knockdown early on, and a few decent punches near the end. The third round was a decent scrap, but I would have to score that one for Straus as well, giving Straus the 29-28 decision, and all 3 judges agreed.
89.6
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
2:09
      These guys traded punches for 30 seconds or so, mostly just testing the waters, and then Reis slaughtered George, with a barrage of punches, some knees, a takedown, George tried to work for something from his guard for a second, which was a bad idea against Reis. Reis then punched George with some jackhammer style punches, beating the fuck out of him before locking on a tight rear-naked choke for the submission victory. That was a VERY impressive performance by Wilson Reis, against a no-name opponent.
92.2
TKO
(Punches)
10:56
      These guys were hammering each other with punches in that first round. Karakhanyan seemed more wild & aggressive, but Pitbull was landing with some pretty crisp shots, and even secured a takedown at one point. The striking was pretty close, but I think Pitbull won that first round with his takedowns. The second round was a pretty great kickboxing match, with both guys landing some great stuff, but Pitbull pulled ahead by defending takedowns, showing FANTASTIC takedown defense. Karakhanyan was looking pretty desperate, sort of launching his strikes & takedown attempts from a panic mode perspective, and by the end of the round, Pitbull was riding his back, looking for a rear-naked choke. Pitbull's striking looked absolutely flawless in the final round, finishing Karakhanyan in the first minute, with some brutal boxing, and fantastic counters. That was a REALLY impressive performance by Patricio Pitbull, against a REALLY tough opponent.
N/A
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
5:26
(Unaired)
N/A
Technical Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
1:02
(Unaired)
OVERALL 89.5
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