100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (20 Total):
1. Daniel Gallemore - 93.4
2. Marcin Held - 92.8
3. Patricky Freire - 92.7
4. Derek Anderson - 92.3
5. Derek Campos - 91.3
6. Bobby Cooper - 91.2
7. David Rickels - 90.7
8. Emanuel Newton - 89.8
9. Eric Wisely - 89.4
10. Attila Vegh - 88.9
Bellator 113: Newton vs. Vegh
Location: Mulvane, Kansas
Elevation: 1,234'
-Fight of the Night-
Patricky Freire vs. David Rickels
Fighters & Matches 88.3
Top 10 Fighters 91.3
TOTAL 89.8
     The opening round was basically a kickboxing match, with Cooper delivering a little more than Navarro, landing the cleaner shots, and winning the round. Cooper continued to pick apart Navarro in the second round, landing some great boxing combinations to the body & head. Navarro landed a few decent shots, but for the most part, Cooper was beating him up on the feet. Navarro knocked Cooper down at one point, but it wasn't enough to make up for the damage he was taking for the rest of the round. Navarro was looking for the kill in the final round, showing a little more aggression, but ultimately, Cooper continued to outwork him on the feet, beating him up with combinations, and countering most of what Navarro threw at him. In the end, I scored the fight 30-27 in favor of Bobby Cooper, and for the most part, all 3 judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision victory.
(Elbows and Punches)
      Gallemore threw a big kick, Brown caught it, pressed him against the fence, Gallemore spun him around, and they settled into trading some short knees against the fence for a while. Brown eventually caught a knee, and dumped Gallemore to the ground 90 seconds into the round. Brown worked some ground & pound, Gallemore tried to scramble back to his feet, and they reset with 2 minutes left in the round. Gallemore unloaded with some huge elbows while pressing Brown against the fence, he dropped him with some big punches, he continued to unload with some heavy punches & elbows on the ground, Brown got knocked the fuck out, the referee just stood there eating some popcorn, Gallemore continued to pound on Brown with massive shots, while Brown's head bounced off the canvas a few times, and then the referee ran out of popcorn so he finally stopped the fight, probably 10-15 seconds too late. That was a great win for Gallemore, but that referee (Chuck Wolfe) is a fucking moron.
      Bell caught a kick and took down Wisely in the opening seconds of the first round. Bell spent a couple of minutes beating up Wisely on the ground, and then they reset halfway through the round. Wisely landed a few strikes, and then Bell took him down again. The referee reset them with 45 seconds left in the round, and they traded some decent strikes until the end of the round. Round one goes to Donnie Bell.
     Wisely started the second round with some leg kicks, and then Bell took him down again 45 seconds into the round. The referee reset them halfway through the round. Wisely spent the rest of the round picking apart Bell with punches and kicks, as it looks like Bell is starting to slow down significantly.
     The final round took place almost entirely on the feet, with Wisely picking apart Bell, and he even kicked him in the dick, and the referee just told them to keep fighting. Bell finally scored another takedown with 2 minutes left in the fight, and he took Wisely's back. He tried to find a rear-naked choke, but Wisely stood back up with 90 seconds left in the round, and they traded strikes until the end of the round. This fight could go either way, but I scored it 29-28 for Eric Wisely. Two judges agreed, giving the split-decision victory to Eric Wisely.
      These guys traded a few strikes, and then Giron shot for a takedown 90 seconds into the round, but he wasn't able to hold Carrillo down for more than a few seconds. They quickly stood back up, traded a few random strikes, Giron shot for another takedown with 90 seconds left in the round, Carrillo stuffed the shot, and they went back to trading some random strikes. Neither fighter has taken a clear lead after the first round.
      The second round had both guys trading strikes at a random pace, with Carrillo still stuffing Giron's shots, but neither fighter was taking a clear lead yet. Giron finally scored a takedown with 30 seconds left in the round and worked a little bit of ground & pound against the fence, so I guess that one exchange was probably enough to win the round for Israel Giron.
      The final round had both guys slowly circling around each other, trading random punches & kicks, with Giron probably moving forward a little more than Carrillo was, so in the end, I think Giron should win this fight, maybe 30-28 or something? This was a close, somewhat uneventful fight, so I wouldn't be shocked if it went either way, but I don't think either of these guys did enough to win any fans off this fight. All 3 judges basically agreed, giving the 29-28 unanimous decision victory to Israel Giron. He then nearly broke his legs by trying to do a pair of backflips off the top of the cage.
      OH SHIT, that was a crazy first round. Anderson did a good job picking apart Girtz with his striking, using his reach to his advantage, but Girtz eventually got irritated by this, so he ran at Anderson, and tried to crank a power Kimura while standing, and nearly secured it, but Anderson defended by grabbing the cage. They broke apart, and then Girtz slammed him to the ground, but Anderson did a good job rolling over, ending up on top in Girtz's open guard. That was a really good opening round, and I scored it for Anderson. The second round started, they were walking around calmly for 20 seconds or so, Girtz shot in for a takedown, and got BLASTED with a knee to the chin, knocking him flat on his ass in impressive fashion. That was an AWESOME win for Derek Anderson, this dude appears to really be legit!
      Welch tried to score some points by working his jab in this fight, but for the most part, this fight was all about Campos moving forward, knocking Welch off balance, and picking him apart with a variety of strikes. Campos almost finished Welch with punches early in the second round, rocking him hard, and taking him to the ground, where he went for an arm-triangle, but he wasn't able to pass over to the proper side, until they were up against the cage, where Welch was able to defend himself. It was still a pretty clear round to score in favor of Campos. I'm really not impressed by Welch at all, and I have a hard time believing that he'll ever win a big fight. The third round had Campos bullying him to the ground, and beating the shit out of him for the duration of the round. Nice unanimous decision victory for Derek Campos.
(Toe Hold)
      These guys spent a minute or so boxing, with Held throwing wild hooks, and missing by a mile with every shot, as Correia was able to avoid his offense with some slick footwork. Correia even dropped Held in the first 30 seconds with a clean right hook, but Held recovered, only to take Correia down, landing inside a tight closed guard. They eventually went into a leg lock battle with each other, and Correia was forced to submit to a toe hold inside the first 2 minutes of the round. Another fantastic first round finish by Marcin Held.
      The first round was a very hard boxing match, with both guys throwing thunder, but Rickels did a better job mixing up his combinations, nice punches, hard kicks, even though Pitbull took him down at the end of the round, I still gave the first round to David Rickels, he even did more damage from the bottom while on the ground. Pitbull BLASTED Rickels with some hard punch combinations to start the second round, he rocked him, he BLASTED him with a massive left hand, knocked him on his ass, the fight should have been stopped, Pitbull punched him again, and the referee finally stopped the fight. Great win for Patricky Pitbull.
      Newton won the first round by throwing some kicks, and pressing Vegh against the cage. Newton was winning the second round with the same strategy, and eventually threw a knee to the groin of Vegh up against the cage. After a brief pause, they continued, and Newton continued to slowly win the round. The second round was pretty close, and I didn't honestly think either guy really won that round. I gave the fourth round to Newton as well, for the same reason, he kept landing more strikes, and was moving forward. Vegh's corner seemed pretty confident that he was killing it though. Newton continued to press forward in the 5th round, making this fight easy to score in my opinion, 49-46 in favor of Emanuel Newton. I'm not sure why it went to a "split" decision, but yeah, congrats to Newton for officially becoming the undisputed Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion.
(Guillotine Choke)