(9/10/2011)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (18 Total):
1. Ben Saunders - 93.1
2. Alexandre Bezerra - 91.9
3. Giedrius Karavackas - 91.2
4. Lester Caslow - 91.2
5. Chris Lozano - 91.1
6. Azunna Anyanwu - 90.9
7. Luis Santos - 90.9
8. Joel Roberts - 90.8
9. Douglas Lima - 90.7
10. LeVon Maynard - 89.8
Bellator 49: Lozano vs. Weedman
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Elevation: 7'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Ben Saunders vs. Chris Cisneros
89.6
Fighters & Matches 88.1
Top 10 Fighters 91.2
TOTAL 89.7
86.7
TKO
(Punches)
9:16
     The first round had both guys scoring a takedown each, and when they were striking with each other, Anyanwu landed more often due to his speed. Dudley opened up a cut above Anyanwu's eye in the second round, but he convinced the doctor he could keep fighting. Once the ball got rolling again, Anyanwu beat up Dudley, rocking him with a few heavy combinations. Once Dudley hit the ground, Anyanwu continued to pound on him until the referee stopped the fight. Really nice win for Azunna Anyanwu.
87.8
TKO
(Punches)
5:15
      Caslow started this fight with a kick, and was taken down. Once they were on the ground, Caslow appeared to have the better grappling, sweeping Jones, and ending up on top where he was able to pound on him with knees and elbows until the end of the round. Round one goes to Caslow. Jones came out like a ball of fire in the second round, Caslow punched him, Jones stepped back, hurt his leg by stepping on it the wrong way, and Caslow slaughtered him with strikes, forcing the referee to step in to save Jones. Solid performance by Lester Caslow.
88.4
Technical Submission
(Triangle Choke)
6:47
      The first round had Van Artsdalen bullying Roberts for most of the round, throwing him around, blasting him with knees from the clinch, and basically beating him up from every position. Roberts landed a few decent shots, and ended the round with a guillotine attempt, but Van Artsdalen still did enough to clearly win that round. The second round had Van Artsdalen still beating up Roberts, bullying him around, throwing him to the ground and pounding on him, until Roberts blasted him with an upkick, caught him in a triangle choke, and the fight was stopped as Van Artsdalen was then unconscious. Solid win for Roberts considering he was getting his ass beat for most of that fight.
88.4
TKO
(Knee and Punches)
11:32
      The first round had Karavackas working his clinch game, while Maynard was picking him apart from the outside. Maynard knocked Karavackas down at one point and mounted him, but Karavackas was able to get back to his feet before too much damage was done. Round one goes to Maynard. Maynard continued to outstrike Karavackas on the feet, and took him down again in the second round. Maynard is ahead 2-0 going into the final round. They traded strikes in the final round, Karavackas threw a kick, Maynard shot in for a takedown, a big knee landed, Maynard fell to the ground, and Karavackas finished him off on the ground with some punches to the head. Nice come from behind victory for Karavackas via 3rd round TKO.
88.9
TKO
(Punches)
6:38
      These guys were throwing some pretty heavy punches & kicks in the first round. Heckman scored two takedowns, but both times, Bezerra popped right back up in less than a second. Meanwhile, Bezerra was beating up Heckman's lead leg with kicks, while clipping his face with punches. Heckman scored one last takedown in the final 20 seconds of the round, but he wasn't able to hold down Bezerra this time either. Round one goes to Bezerra, but it was a close round, based on those takedowns from Heckman.
     Bezerra continued to chip away at Heckman in the second round, with hard leg kicks, and solid boxing combinations. Heckman shot in for a final takedown, it was stuffed, and Bezerra picked up Heckman WAY over his head, slammed him, grabbed his back, and finished him off with punches to the head. Really strong peformance by Alexandre Bezerra, bringing his record to 3-0 in Bellator, finishing all of this fights in the first two rounds.
87.6
Decision
15:00
      Steve Carl blasted Lima in the first round, causing his legs to go wobbly, and Carl jumped on him for the finish, but Lima recovered quickly, and went for a leg lock, and after a scramble, Lima ended up on top in Carl's guard. By the end of the round, Lima had fully recovered, and probably stole the round from Carl by landing more shots, and staying in control for most of the round. Lima kicked Carl to start the second round, Carl caught it, took Lima to the ground, but Lima was easily able to sweep him, once again, ending up on top in Carl's guard. They spent the rest of the round wrestling around, with Lima controlling the wrestling, and Carl looking for a few Kimuras, but never really coming close to finishing any of them. The third round was the exact same thing, with Lima controlling the wrestling, and Carl looking for that same Kimura on that same side. By the end of the round, Carl ended up in top position, beating up Lima, but it was only for the final minute of the fight, so in the end, I scored the fight 30-28 for Lima, and for the most part, all 3 judges agreed.
87.3
Decision
15:00
      These guys stood and traded for the first two rounds, with Santos looking a little more active with his strikes. He also secured a takedown in both rounds. He didn't do much on the ground, but he at least showed that he was in control at all times. I have Santos ahead, 2-0, going into the final round. The final round had Santos throwing Hornbuckle around, while beating him up on the feet and on the ground. Hornbuckle tried to make something happen with his rubber guard, but Santos was just too good at controlling him. In the end, I scored this fight 30-27 in favor of Luis Santos, and all 3 judges agreed, giving Santos the unanimous decision victory.
89.6
TKO
(Knee to the Body and Punches)
10:29
      Saunders started this fight off with the clinch, where he was able to slam Cisneros to the ground, where he beat him up for most of the first round, while also going for a few submission attempts. Cisneros ended up on top at one point, but that just got him caught in a triangle choke. Saunders got Cisneros back down on the ground in the second round, where he pounded him out from side mount. There were a few decent grappling exchanges there, but Saunders more or less dominated Cisneros on the ground. Saunders landed some massive knees from the clinch to start the third round, causing Cisneros to eventually collapse to the ground, where Saunders finished him off with a series of punches. That was another great win for Saunders, against another guy I've never heard of.
87.9
Decision
15:00
      Weedman took Lozano down early in the first round, controlling him pretty well, until Lozano got up and whipped him to the ground. They got back up, and Weedman whipped Lozano to the ground. Weedman grabbed Lozano's back, looking for the rear-naked choke, but Lozano was able to hold on long enough for the bell to save him. Solid competitive round, but I scored it for Weedman.
     They stood and traded punches in the second round, until Weedman shot for a takedown, which Lozano stuffed. They continued to trade strikes, and I had Weedman ahead halfway through the round, but Lozano started to come back with some pretty heavy shots of his own. I have the score all tied up going into the final round.
     The final round was a pretty wild brawl, with Lozano whipping Weedman to the ground a couple of minutes into the round. From there, Lozano controlled Weedman, beat him up on the ground, pretty much had the full mount for most of the round, as he smothered Weedman with punches. Solid 29-28 unanimous decision victory for Chris Lozano.
OVERALL 89.7
SEARCH: