100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Brennan Ward - 92.3
2. Joe Warren - 91.9
3. Cheick Kongo - 91.8
4. Linton Vassell - 91.8
5. Derek Campos - 91.7
6. Raphael Butler - 90.9
7. Jonas Billstein - 90.8
8. Mike Mucitelli - 89.7
9. Mikkel Parlo - 89.5
10. Patricky Freire - 89.4
Bellator 107: Kongo vs. Graham
Location: Thackerville, Oklahoma
Elevation: 866'
-Fight of the Night-
Brennan Ward vs. Mikkel Parlo
Fighters & Matches 88.2
Top 10 Fighters 91.0
TOTAL 89.6
     Jones started the fight with a takedown attempt, resulting in Vassell sweeping him, and ending up on top. They continued to wrestle around for a couple of minutes, and Vassell started to work Jones over with some punches and knees to the body against the cage. Jones's left eye was cut open early in the fight, so as the time went on, his face continued to have blood spread all over it. Vassell threw a hard knee straight to the nuts of Jones, and put him down for a few minutes. The rest of the round was a boxing match, which Vassell won with his reach advantage, picking apart Jones from the outside with long punches. Vassell continued to beat up Jones in the second round, getting him to the ground, and punishing him with punches & elbows from various awkward mounted positions. Jones's face was a bloody mess by the end of the second round, painting the canvas for the entire round. Jones's corner was sort of in panic mode going into the third round, sort of treating him like someone just died or something, and telling him that he basically didn't stand a chance, so go give it your all. To be fair though, he didn't stand a chance, as Vassell was able to take him to the ground in the third round, and absolutely dominate him again, beating him up, while he continued to work that cut. Really solid Bellator debut by Linton Vassell.
      Josh Burns LOOKS like a badass, and I've seen him brawl before, and it was fun, but so far, he's lost all 3 fights I've seen of his, and this one makes #4. The worst part is, this one pretty much ended the same way as his last one. Butler came out, clipped him with some hard punches, hurt his body with some knees, and then basically knocked his head off, finishing him on the ground with some brutal punches, forcing Burns to quit. Nice win for Butler, but I'm getting kind of suck of watching Burns get his ass kicked.
      These guys clinched early, Mucitelli pressed McCurdy against the fence, and then they split up 30 seconds into the round. They spent the rest of the round trading random punches, with McCurdy probably landing the better shots, and he knocked down Mucitelli with 40 seconds left in the round, but didn't make much happen on the ground. They stood up, and McCurdy scored a late takedown with 10 seconds left in the round. I guess the first round goes to McCurdy?
     Mucitelli started the second round by shooting for a takedown, which was stuffed. He shot for another takedown, and it was stuffed again, but McCurdy went ahead and tried to grapple with him, and Mucitelli started to work for an Omoplata, so McCurdy stood up again. McCurdy threw Mucitelli down a couple more times, but wasn't following Mucitelli to the ground anymore. Mucitelli turned it up a few notches in the final 90 seconds of the round, and he blasted McCurdy with some big shots, which might have stolen the round for Mucitelli.
     The final round had both guys trading some hard strikes, and Mucitelli was kind of bashing in McCurdy's face with big punches & knees. McCurdy was still firing back and keeping things close, but I think Mucitelli really started to pull ahead throughout the duration of the third round. In the end, I scored this fight 29-28 for Mike Mucitelli, and all 3 judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision victory in a pretty decent back & forth battle.
      Billstein tried to throw a punch, Coleman took him down immediately, they rolled around for a few seconds, and Coleman ended up on top in half mount. They stood back up 90 seconds into the opening round. They clinched, Billstein pressed Coleman against the fence, and they just kind of hung out there for a while. Billstein eventually lifted up Coleman, and threw him to the ground with 90 seconds left in the round. Billstein finished out the round on top, throwing punches down at Coleman, and that was probably enough to win the round for Billstein.
      They traded a few strikes to start the second round, they clinched, and then Billstein dropped Coleman with a knee to the groin against the fence. When the fight started back up, Billstein took down Coleman, and pounded on him with punches until the end of the round. I have Billstein ahead 20-18 going into the final round.
      Billstein took down Coleman a minute into the final round, he secured side control, landed some punches & elbows, passed to full mount, Coleman gave up his back, and Billstein went for a rear-naked choke, but Coleman was able to spin out of it, so he pinned Billstein against the fence 2 minutes into the final round. Billstein swept him with 90 seconds left in the round, Coleman tried to catch him in a guillotine choke, that didn't work, so Billstein passed to full mount again, Coleman gave up his back again, and Billstein beat the shit out of him until the end of the round. This fight should be a clear 30-27 decision for Billstein, and all 3 judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision victory.
      Not a lot was happening in the first round. Both guys were sort of testing the distance, throwing basic leg kicks, and throwing a few punches here & there, but no damage was done either way. The first half of the second round was pretty slow, until Pitbull took Berto down, and beat his ass, but they got back up, and Berto took Pitbull down. So another close round, and I'm not really sure how to score the fight at this point. Every time I think I'm going to give a round to Pitbull, Berto lands a hard shot, and evens things out. The third round was another slow paced round, and I feel like Berto might have stolen the round, by throwing a few decent shots, but for the most part, neither fighter really did anything in that final round. Pretty boring fight overall, and it could have maybe gone either way, but I gave it to Pitbull, 29-28, and 2 judges gave him all 3 rounds, and the other judge scored it 29-28 for Pitbull, giving him the unanimous decision victory.
      These guys traded punches, Campos got the clinch, took Stapleton down with a little bit of a throw, landing in side mount. Stapleton was able to work his way back to his feet before suffering any real damage. With a minute or so left in the round, Campos was able to drag Stapleton back to the ground, where he went for an armbar from the back mount. Stapleton did a good job using his strength to defend though, keeping his arms locked together. The second round started with Campos shooting for another takedown, and Stapleton once again, was able to get back to his feet without taking any damage. They spent the rest of the round trading punches, with Campos securing another takedown with about a minute left in the round, where he beat up Stapleton with some basic ground & pound. The third round was another round for Campos, as he took Stapleton back down, and beat the shit out of him some more. Pretty decent win for Derek Campos.
      The first round was a really aggressive clinch wrestling fight. Ward tried to throw Parlo to the ground a few times, and he also tried to take his head off with punches, but Parlo did a decent job holding his own inside that clinch, while staying on his feet. Parlo also landed some hard leg kicks. The first round goes to Parlo, but it was a good fight. Parlo threw a head kick early in the second round, and just barely missed Ward's head. Ward eventually landed a big left hand which knocked Parlo across the cage. Ward then beat the living shit out of Parlo's body from inside the clinch with punches, and then hit Parlo in the face with a ton of unanswered punches, forcing the referee to stop the fight, even though Parlo never went down. Awesome win for Brennan Ward though, and a GREAT stoppage by the referee. Pretty great fight overall.
(Knee and Punches)
      These guys traded a few awkward strikes before Warren secured an awkward body lock takedown from the clinch, around the one minute mark into the first round. They stood back up, and traded some awkward strikes. Halfway through the round, Warren scooped up Marx, and dumped him to the ground with a nice slam. Round one goes to Warren based on his wrestling.
     They traded a few clunky looking strikes, with a lot of feints, to start the second round. Warren drove in for a hard double leg takedown, and brought Marx to the ground one minute into the round. Warren unloaded a few short punches before Marx was able to stand back up. Warren tried to take his back, but Marx spun out of that. Warren continued to cling to him with a tight clinch from behind, he dropped him with a massive knee to the chin, and then punched him a few times as Marx collapsed. Outstanding second round stoppage by Joe Warren.
      Kongo spent the first two rounds, picking apart Graham with his striking, moving forward, landing jabs, and kicks, and controlling the pace of most of the fight. In the third round, Kongo took Graham to the ground, and brutally beat him with elbows, cutting open his face, and painting his face red with blood. Graham made a comeback with about 2 minutes left, and beat up Kongo for a little bit, but Kongo weathered the storm, and continued to take the fight to Graham, taking him down one more time from the clinc with about one minute left in the final round. Pretty decent win for Kongo, but the way his feet seem to slip & slide all over the place, makes me nervous for his potential to get knocked the fuck out in future fights due to sloppy footwork. For this fight though, Kongo pretty clearly beat Graham's ass, especially in that final round.