(11/9/2012)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Cristiano Souza - 92.8
2. Joe Vedepo - 92.4
3. Ryan DeRocher - 91.9
4. Alexander Volkov - 91.5
5. Joe Warren - 91.2
6. Rad Martinez - 90.9
7. Brett Cooper - 90.4
8. Shanon Slack - 90.1
9. Cosmo Alexandre - 90.0
10. Brandon Girtz - 89.9
Bellator 80: Warren vs. Evinger
Location: Hollywood, Florida
Elevation: 10'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Alexander Volkov vs. Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz
89.0
Fighters & Matches 87.6
Top 10 Fighters 91.1
TOTAL 89.4
86.5
Decision
15:00
     The first round was filled with a whole lotta nothin'. After both guys just kind of stood there, staring at each other for several minutes, Girtz secured a takedown, went for an armlock, got the full mount, and then beat up Quinones for the final 30 seconds or so. Fun ending to an otherwise boring round. Quinones got a little more active with his striking in the second round, but still didn't really do any damage. I still had the fight scored even going into the third round, with neither fighter really DOMINATING at all in this fight in the first two rounds. Girtz got a little reckless with his takedown attempts in the third round, looking a little desperate, and once he finally got Quinones to the ground, he beat him up for the last half of the round. Solid 29-28 unanimous decision for Brandon Girtz in his Bellator debut.
88.9
Submission
(Shin Choke)
3:26
      These guys ran out, threw some kicks, Bernhard slipped and fell down, Vedepo dove into his guard, and Bernhard immediately locked on a triangle choke. From there, Vedepo pressed his left knee into the throat of Bernhard, and then started dropping punches. Everyone assumed Vedepo had to defend against the triangle, but Bernhard was struggling with that knee on his throat. After a couple of minutes of both guys cranking on their submissions, Bernhard was forced to submit to the pressure of Vedepo's shin on his throat. Really fantastic submission for Joe Vedepo, with the first ever Vedepo Choke!
88.8
KO
(Punches)
2:46
      Souza started this fight with a slick capoeira kick. They traded a few strikes, Okani kicked Souza in the dick, Souza wanted a timeout, the referee told him to keep going, so they touched gloves and went back to fighting. Souza caught a kick, blasted Otani in the face with a right hand, knocking him down, but he didn't follow it up with anything. They continued to trade on the feet, with Souza throwing a wide variety of kicks. He eventually went in for the kill, threw a lot of punches, knocked Otani down against the cage, and finished him off with some punches to the face which knocked Okani unconscious. That was an outstanding performance by Cristiano Souza.
86.4
Decision
15:00
      These guys traded a few punches, and then Slack scooped up Moiseichik, dumping him to the ground early in the first round. From there, he beat up Moiseichik with some basic ground & pound for the rest of the round. The second round had Slack taking him down again, and beating him up for another full round. Slack is clearly running away with this fight, with his one-sided ground & pound. The final round was the same thing, with Slack beating up Moiseichik some more. They stood up, clinched for a little bit, and then Slack took him down again. 30-27 for Slack, across the board. He never came close to finishing the fight, but he clearly controlled the entire 15 minutes.
87.0
Decision
15:00
      The first half of the first round had zero action. Quayhagen then shot in for a takedown, Alexandre tied him up, and they both just stalled for a minute or so. Alexandre then started working for a triangle, but couldn't get it locked on. Boring round that could have gone either way. The second round was another slow paced round, with Alexandre constantly moving forward, while Quayhagen walked around in circles with his back against the cage. Alexandre unloaded on him late in the round, which was enough to make it a clear round in favor of Alexandre. The final round was a repeat of the second round, with Alexandre stalking Quayhagen, and picking him apart with a few random strikes. In the end, this was a pretty boring fight, especially for Cosmo Alexandre, but it was still a clear victory for Alexandre, at LEAST 29-28, if not 30-27. All 3 judges gave him the fight, 30-27 across the board.
87.2
KO
(Punches)
0:20
      This fight started, they traded some brief strikes, DeRocher blasted Krahl in the face with a massive right hand, knocking Krahl to the ground. DeRocher immediately chased him to the ground, and blasted him in the face with some very crisp right hands, as he chipped away at the chin of Krahl with some additional damage, forcing the referee to eventually step in to stop the fight just 20 seconds into the opening round. That was a GREAT finish for DeRocher.
86.9
Decision
15:00
      Cooper took Cobb down early in round one, but Cobb got back up a minute or so later before taking too much damage. Cooper then took him down again. Cooper took Cobb down again in the second round, and beat him up against the cage for most of the round. Cooper took Cobb down again in the third round, and continued to beat him up. Easy 30-27 unanimous decision victory for Brett Cooper.
88.0
Decision
15:00
      Fabiano took Martinez down once in the first round, and the rest of the round had Martinez moving forward, pressuring Fabiano against the cage, while picking him apart with a few decent strikes. Round one goes to Martinez. The second round took place standing, and for the most part, Martinez was able to ousstrike Fabiano for the duration of the round. I have Martinez ahead, 2-0, going into the final round. Martinez continued to work his boxing for the duration of the third round, picking apart Fabiano from a lot of interesting angles, while Fabiano was mostly just kind of hanging out, waiting for the fight to end. I scored this fight 30-27 in favor of Martinez, and for the most part, all 3 judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision victory.
89.0
TKO
(Punches)
9:59
      Queiroz shot in for a pretty slick takedown to start the first round, after they traded a few strikes. From that point forward, Queiroz maintained top position, inside Volkov's guard, so Queiroz wins the first round. Queiroz was winging punches in the second round, clearly slowing down after wasting all of his energy in the first round. Volkov was mostly just walking away in this fight, until the last half of the second round, where he planted Queiroz on the floor with some punches. He then let him stand back up. Queiroz shot for a desperate takedown, ended up in Volkov's guard, and the referee stood them up almost immediately, which was a little bit ridiculous. Volkov then dropped Queiroz again, with some BRUTAL punch combinations, which lead to the referee stopping the fight. Nice win for Volkov.
87.0
Decision
15:00
      The first round started with Warren taking Evinger to the ground, and pinning him against the cage. They stood back up, and Warren tripped Evinger, moving immediately into full mount. Warren continued to wrestle the shit out of Evinger, and beat him up for the rest of the round. Warren shot in for a takedown early in the second round, Evinger flipped him over, and Warren tried to finish him with an arm-triangle choke, but had to give it up, so he moved back into full mount, where he beat up Evinger for a couple of minutes. Guess what happened in the third round? Warren took Evinger down, and beat him up for another 5 minutes. Clear 30-27 unanimous decision victory for Warren.
OVERALL 89.4
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