(3/9/2012)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Pat Curran - 93.6
2. Marlon Sandro - 93.4
3. Genair da Silva - 92.1
4. Alexandre Bezerra - 91.8
5. Jake Nauracy - 91.8
6. Josh Shockley - 91.4
7. Daniel Straus - 91.3
8. Travis Wiuff - 91.3
9. Sean McCorkle - 91.2
10. Mike Corey - 91.2
Bellator 60: Curran vs. Warren
Location: Hammond, Indiana
Elevation: 594'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Pat Curran vs. Joe Warren
91.3
Fighters & Matches 88.3
Top 10 Fighters 91.9
TOTAL 90.1
88.7
TKO
(Leg Kicks and Punches)
10:51
     The first round had Silva throwing around Reardanz, while punching him with big punches. He also went for a D'Arce choke at some point in the first round. Silva continued to beat the living shit out of Reardanz in the second round, blasting him with big kicks, and stuffing all of his takedown attempts, and he also went for an Anaconda choke at one point in the second round. The final round started, Silva blasted Reardanz leg with a massive kick, knocking Reardanz to the ground, where Silva finished him off with a series of punches. Really solid performance by Genair da Silva.
88.5
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
9:57
      The first round had Bezerra picking apart Foster on the feet, with a lot of striking, and a little bit of clinchwork. The second round was another decent striking battle, with both guys landing some solid shots, both guys secured some takedowns, there were some wild scrambles on the ground, and near the end of the second round, Bezerra mounted Foster's back, beat him up with punches, and then finished the fight via rear-naked choke with just 3 seconds left in the round. Solid performance by Alexandre Bezerra.
87.4
Decision
15:00
      The first round had Bailey throwing some heavy punches & kicks, but once Shockley started working his wrestling, he was able to control Bailey for most of the round, more often than not, ending up in the dominant positions, while beating up Bailey on the ground. The second round had both guys trading strikes until Bailey kicked Shockley in the balls, which almost sent him to the restroom to puke. Once they fight started back up, they traded some strikes, and Shockley continued to outwrestle Bailey, leading to another round for Shockley. Shockley took Bailey back down in the third round, beat him up for the entire round, and then slammed him at the end of the round for good measure. 30-27 unanimous decision for Josh Shockley.
88.9
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
3:35
      These guys traded some pretty wild strikes in the opening round, with Vargas looking good early, but Sandro started blasting him with bombs 90 seconds into the first round. Vargas was forced to shoot for a takedown to save himself, but Sandro was able to stuff it, as he continued to beat the shit out of Vargas on the feet. Sandro knocked Vargas to the ground with some wild punches again, this time he mounted his back once they hit the ground, he slowly locked on the rear-naked choke, and finished the fight via submission just halfway through the opening round. Another awesome performance by Marlon Sandro.
87.6
Decision
15:00
      Both guys landed some decent strikes in the first round. Corey shot for a takedown, but Mann stuffed it against the cage. They broke apart and continued to trade at a similar pace. Mann blasted Corey in the face with a punch, knocking him to the ground. He followed him to the ground, but Corey went for an armbar, so Mann backed out to his feet. Corey took down Mann late in the round and beat him up a little bit. That was a close round, full of back & forth action, that could have probably gone either way.
     Correy took down Mann a couple of minutes into the second round, and then spent the rest of the round beating him up on the ground. Corey picked apart Mann on the feet to start the final round, and then took him down one minute in, and spent the rest of the fight beating up Mann on the ground. I ended up scoring this fight 30-28 in favor of Mike Corey, and for the most part, everyone agrees with that decision.
88.4
Decision
15:00
      A few strikes were thrown, and then Straus slapped on a standing arm-triangle choke. Straus gave it up and grabbed Spoon's back. Spoon tripped to the ground and they broke apart. Straus continued to beat up Spoon with strikes throughout the round, and even took him down, proving that he's the better fighter in all areas, except low blows, since Spoon threw a knee to Straus's nuts, and almost finished the fight with it. Once the fight started back up, Straus continued to beat up Spoon on the feet, while chasing him around the cage. Round one clearly goes to Straus.
     The second round started, and Straus kicked Spoon in the dick. Once the fight started back up, they traded some strikes, and then Straus took Spoon down again. The final round was probably the closest round, with both guys looking pretty aggressive, landing decent shots, and trading positions inside the clinch. In the end though, this fight should clearly be scored in favor of Daniel Straus, at least 29-28, if not 30-27, and all 3 judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision victory.
91.3
KO
(Knees & Punches)
11:25
      Joe Warren spent the entire first round clinching with Curran, trying to drag him to the ground, but Curran did an outstanding job staying on his feet. They traded a few strikes, but neither fighter really seemed to land anything significant, until the final 90 seconds of the round, where Curran started throwing wild shit, like flying knees, and big punches, rocking Warren, and nearly finishing the fight late in the round. Round one goes to Pat Curran. Warren ended up securing a couple of takedowns, for a few seconds, but nothing that compares to the damage done by Curran on the feet.
      Warren was able to take Curran to the ground early in the second round, but as usual, Curran popped right back up. Warren continued to smother Curran for most of the round, holding on with a tight clinch, and constantly working for takedowns. I have this fight all tied up going into the final round. Warren started the third round looking for a desperate takedown. He mentioned after the first round that he might have broken his hand, so that's worth noting here. Curran was able to avoid the takedowns for a minute or so, and then Curran fucking EXPLODED, blasting Warren with countless knees and punches, beating the living shit out of a dying Warren, until eventually Warren's body gave out on him, and he collapsed, forcing the referee to step in to save him. AWESOME KO victory for Pat Curran, the NEW Bellator Featherweight Champion.
86.8
Submission
(Neck Crank)
1:02
      McCorkle beat up White on the feet, took him down, blasted him with some big elbows, locked on the neck crank, and finished the fight via submission in just over a minute of the first round. Nice quick submission victory for Sean McCorkle in his Bellator debut.
87.8
Decision
15:00
      Wiuff looked strong in the opening round, plowing right through Gomez with big punches, and then taking him to the ground where he continued to beat him up. The second round had Wiuff taking Gomez down, Gomez flipped him over and bewat him up a little bit, and then the round ended with Wiuff securing another takedown. I'll give that round to Gomez. The final round was another round of Wiuff taking Gomez down and beating him up with big punches and knees to the body. I scored this fight 29-28 in favor of Wiuff, and all 3 judges agreed.
87.5
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
9:22
      The opening round was pretty action packed, with both guys landing some solid shots, and some decent scrambles on the ground, but for the most part, that round was all about Nauracy knocking down Galloway early in the round, and then pounding on him on the ground. Round one goes to Nauracy. The second round started out as a wild brawl, Nauracy eventually took Galloway to the ground, where he beat him up with elbows, grabbed his back, and finished the fight via rear-naked choke late in the second round. Solid performance by Jake Nauracy in his Bellator debut.
OVERALL 90.1
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