100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz - 92.5
2. Rich Hale - 92.0
3. Thiago Santos (Bellator) - 91.7
4. Joe Williams - 91.4
5. Alexander Volkov - 90.8
6. Ryan Martinez - 90.8
7. Mark Holata - 90.0
8. Chase Beebe - 89.9
9. Eric Prindle - 89.6
10. Cliff Wright - 89.4
Bellator 75: Graves vs. Skibinski
Location: Hammond, Indiana
Elevation: 594'
-Fight of the Night-
Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz vs. Mark Holata
Fighters & Matches 87.3
Top 10 Fighters 90.8
TOTAL 89.1
(Rear-Naked Choke)
     These guys both look like a couple of out of shape middleweights, technically fighting at heavyweight. They spent a minute or so throwing sloppy strikes, before Medina shot for a takedown, and Gomez stopped him with a guillotine attempt. They stood back up, and continued to trade some sloppy strikes. There was a sloppy scramble, Medina tried to hook a guillotine, but Gomez popped out, grabbed his back, locked on a rear-naked choke, and finished the fight via submission around the halfway mark of the opening round. Decent win for Gomez, but he should really get into shape and drop down to 185 or something.
(Rear-Naked Choke)
      Joe Williams shot in and slammed Montoya within the first minute of the opening round. From there he pounded on him a little bit near the cage. Montoya seemed stuck, with no idea how to get back to his feet, while Williams just beat the shit out of him with big knees to the body and punches to the head on the ground. 3 minutes into the round, Montoya gave up his back, Williams continued to pound on him, he locked on a rear-naked choke, and finished the fight via submission. Really solid one-sided performance by Joe Williams.
      These guys traded a few strikes, and then Beebe took Harris to the ground a couple of minutes into the first round, landing in side control. Beebe locked on a tight guillotine near the end of the round, but Harris was able to slip out of it. Round one goes to Beebe. The second round had Beebe taking Harris down again, and beating him up from side control. The final round took place on the feet for the most part, with Beebe chasing down Harris, as they traded strikes, with Beebe looking a little more aggressive. In the end, I scored this fight 30-27 for Chase Beebe, and all 3 judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision victory.
      Here we have a couple of big bulls, clashing to start the fight, Martinez threw a knee to the groin from the clinch, and the fight was paused. Once the fight started back up again, they clinched some more, Martinez pressed Lara against the cage, and they continued to lock horns. Martinez took down Lara a couple of times, Lara knocked down Martinez a couple of times, and when they clinched, Martinez kept control for the most part. Martinez also punched Lara in the dick late in teh first round. The referee took a point from Martinez, for two low blows, and then the fight continued, as Martinez beat the shit out of Lara with some punches and knees to the body on the ground. Round one is a 9-9 round.
     The second round had Martinez dragging Lara to the ground, beating on him with big heavy punches, and grinding him from the clinch. Round two clearly goes to Martinez for pretty much bullying Lara for 5 full minutes. They both looked ready for a nap when they came out for the final round. Lara threw a few aggressive combos, but Martinez was able to drag him to the ground again, where he punched him in the head for most of the round. I scored this fight 29-27, in favor of Ryan Martinez, and two of the judges agreed, giving him the win via majority decision.
      Queiroz is always fun to watch in the first round, as he throws HARD shots, and fucks people up, but has poor cardio for later rounds. In this fight though, Holata was working his dirty boxing, throwing uppercuts from inside, he eventually rocked Queiroz HARD, knocking him to the ground, where Holata followed him down, looking to finish him with ground & pound. After drowning in some DEEP water, Queiroz started working his guard, went for a triangle, Holata slipped out, continued to beat up Queiroz on the ground, and then Queiroz locked on an armbar, and finished Holata. That was a pretty crazy fight, and a great way for Queiroz to earn his first victory in Bellator.
      This fight looked like it was going to be competitive, until Hale unloaded with a wild punch combination, with every punch landing hard on Wessel's jaw, making a lot of cracking noises, before he grabbed his back, riding Wessel like a horse, as Hale continued to pound on his head with massive punches, forcing the referee to stop the fight just over one minute of the first round. That was an awesome one-sided ass beating delivered by Rich Hale.
      Rogers looked a little bit like an emotional turtle in this fight. He looked tense, like he was trying to hide inside himself, while Volkov circled around him, picking him apart with some solid boxing skills. I kept thinking that Rogers might fight back at some point, but really, this was just a one-sided boxing match, with Volkov moving forward for 15 minutes, picking apart Rogers with punches, while Rogers just did his best impression of a punching back. Nice win for Volkov, not a very good performance for Rogers.
(Axe Kick to the Groin)
      This fight is set up as a pretty crazy grudge match, after Santos nearly removed Prindle's dick with a soccer kick in their last fight a year ago. This fight started kind of slow, and then Santos threw some heavy punches, drove Prindle toward the cage, and then took him to the ground, landing in side control. Santos rolled around into a north-south choke, but Prindle continued to spin around, avoiding the choke, eventually putting Santos back in side control. Santos tried to work for a Kimura, and Prindle kicked out of that as well. Santos then went for the Americana, but Prindle was able to power out of that as well. Santos landed some heavy punches, and then tried to work for another arm lock, swinging into an armbar attempt, Prindle slipped out of that, and stood back up. Santos tried to pull guard with a guillotine, Prindle slipped out, standing above Santos, the referee warned him "Don't kick him in the groin..." and Prindle then threw an axe kick, nearly removing Santos's dick. At this point, I think we should just call it even, wipe both of these fights off their records, and never put them in a cage together again. Santos clearly wasn't going to continue, so the fight was stopped, and Prindle loses via DQ. Fortunately, Santos was winning up to that point, so I have no problem giving the victory points to Santos for this fight.
(Rear-Naked Choke)
      These guys clinched early, and threw short knees to the thighs and body and stuff like that. Reardanz shot for a takedown, but had trouble getting past Wright's feet to get inside his guard. They stood back up, and Wright took Reardanz to the ground. Reardanz threw up an armbar attempt, Wright used that to pass his guard, moving into side control. Reardanz stood back up, and got slaughtered by Wright on the feet. Wright knocked him down, grabbed his back and locked on a rear-naked choke, finishing the fight with around 90 seconds left in the round.
(Rear-Naked Choke)
      Graves took this fight to the ground, pressing Skibinski against the cage for a couple of minutes, while Skibinski had him trapped in a triangle choke. Graves broke free, moved to side control, Skibinski gave up his back, and Graves locked on a rear-naked choke for the submission victory around the halfway mark of the opening round. Decent win for Jason Graves in his Bellator debut.