100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Mike Mucitelli - 93.2
2. Michael Page - 93.0
3. Dave Vitkay - 92.8
4. Ryan Martinez - 92.0
5. Vince Murdock - 91.8
6. Jason Butcher - 91.6
7. Joe Pacheco - 91.3
8. Dave Jansen - 91.2
9. Marcin Held - 89.9
10. Jonathan Lemke - 89.8
Bellator 93: Jansen vs. Held
Location: Lewiston, Maine
Elevation: 217'
-Fight of the Night-
Dave Vitkay vs. Jesse Peterson
Fighters & Matches 87.9
Top 10 Fighters 91.7
TOTAL 89.8
(Punches and Knees)
     Erickson started this fight by throwing a few strikes, and then he got rocked by some punches from Lemke. Erickson tried to press him against the cage, landed a few decent strikes, but Lemke returned fire with some heavy punches, he landed a brutal knee, followed by a huge right hand, followed by a left that planted Erickson on the canvas. The referee stopped the fight halfway through the opening round. Nice win for Jonathan Lemke.
(Elbows and Punches)
      Murdock beat the shit out of Raio in the first round, blasting him with heavy knees, unloading some nice ground & pound, and controlling him for the entire round with forward aggression. The first round was probably a 10-8 round for Murdock. The second round started off with some solid back & forth action, before Murdock dumped Raio to the ground again, where he beat him up, and opened a cut on his forehead. Round two also goes to Murdock. The final round started with Murdock picking apart Raio on the feet, before taking him down again, where he eventually blasted him with some heavy punches & elbows, forcing the referee to stop the fight near the end of the third round. Really strong performance by Vince Murdock.
      Pacheco shot in for a face first takedown, dragging Pierre to the ground to start the first round. He ended up inside Pierre's guard, where he hit him with short punches for a minute or so. Pacheco moved into side mount, locked on the keylock, and finished Pierre via submission, in just under two minutes of the first round.
      These guys clinched to start the fight, Billingham fucked up, and fell to the ground, which allowed Mucitelli to jump on his back. Mucitelli beat the living shit out of Dillingham on the ground, with massive punches & elbows from full mount. He probably could have stopped this fight with strikes, as he was absolutely slaughtering Dillingham with his ground & pound. Dillingham gave up his back, Mucitelli continued to swarm on him, and the referee just stood there, seemingly fascinated by the abuse. Mucitelli finally fell back for an armbar, cranked that shit, and the bloody Dillingham was forced to submit. That was a badass one-sided performance by Mike Mucitelli.
(Triangle Choke)
      Hermansson threw Butcher to the ground earl in the first round, which resulted in a triangle choke attempt from Butcher. He locked it on about a minute into the round. Hermansson spent about 90 seconds trying to fight his way out of it, but Butcher refused to let go, eventually resulting in Hermansson submitting to the choke. Solid victory for Jason Butcher.
      Um... Say what? Hahaha... Page has some pretty fancy footwork, and he used it to dodge an attack by Sanders, and then he punched him in the head, Sanders collapsed, and Page just stood there, staring at him like "What? Are you going to get up? Are we done? Did I kill you? Alright then, I'm out..." and he just walked away, with his hand in the air. That was a pretty great Bellator debut, even though it didn't even really LOOK like it connected all that hard. Still pretty entertaining, and I'm definitely interested in seeing Page fight again sometime soon.
Technical Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
      This fight was fucking awesome! Vitkay threw a brutal kick to the body, followed by a knee to the body, followed by a knee to the head, which caused Peterson to go flying across the cage. When Peterson jumped back up, Vitkay threw a flying knee, locked on a guillotine choke, and put Peterson to sleep. That was one of the best debuts I've ever seen. I look forward to seeing Dave Vitkay fight again in the near future!
(Spiritwolf Kneed in Groin)
      Nothing happened at all in the first two minutes of this fight. Spiritwolf was backing up, looking to counter, and Davis was sort of throwing punches, but from too far away to be able to do anything. Spiritwolf shot for a takedown, and Davis blocked it with a guillotine attempt. They continued to trade strikes, without really engaging much at all, until Davis ran in for the attack, and Spiritwolf basically forfeit the fight after taking a knee to the groin. I'm not going to lie, it was a pretty clear groin shot, but I don't really take Spiritwolf seriously at all at this point, so I'm going to give the victory points ot Davis, since I felt like he won the first 3 minutes of the fight, and Spiritwolf didn't even TRY to come back after the groin shot. So yeah, glad this one is over, and I don't see either of these fighters going very far after this one.
      Wiuff threw two punches, and then Martinez knocked him the fuck out with some BRUTAL punches, as he pretty much blacked out & snapped, and destroyed the head of Wiuff. Awesome 18 second KO victory for Ryan Martinez.
      Held tried to start this fight with a takedown but failed, so they spent the rest of the opening round trading wild punches. Held probably landed the better shots, and had more forward movement, so I scored the first round for Held. The second round started with Held taking down Jansen. Jansen used a loose guillotine to sweep Held, but Held immediately went for a heel hook. Jansen was eventually able to punch his way out of the hold, ending up in full mount. Jansen landed a few punches, Held went for another leg lock, and they scrambled around for a little while. Both of the first two rounds were very close & competitive, so I have the score all tied up going into the final round.
      The final round went back to both guys boxing with each other. Held looked a little tired, and Jansen looked super sweaty, but he was still hopping around, and moving forward, picking apart Held for 90 seconds or so, so I gave the start of that round to Jansen. Held then took him down, but Jansen got right back up. The fight went back to the ground with another scramble, with Jansen working some ground & pound, and Held was holding on to a heel hook. I really think this fight came down to the final minute, and since Jansen was on top, sort of beating up Held at that point, then I scored this fight 29-28 for Jansen, and all 3 judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision victory.