(12/4/2015)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (28 Total):
1. A.J. McKee - 93.7
2. Gabriel Carrasco - 93.2
3. Brian Rogers - 92.0
4. Josh Thomson - 92.0
5. Adam Piccolotti - 91.9
6. Brandon Hester - 91.8
7. Daniel Weichel - 91.5
8. Patricky Freire - 91.2
9. Nick Barnes - 90.7
10. Derek Anderson - 90.7
Bellator 147: Thomson vs. Villaseca
Location: San Jose, California
Elevation: 82'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
A.J. McKee vs. J.T. Donaldson
90.5
Fighters & Matches 89.2
Top 10 Fighters 91.9
TOTAL 90.6
87.9
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
2:48
     These guys started out striking, and it looked like Terry might have the slightly better standup, so Barnes took him to the ground, grabbed his back, with a crucifix from behind, threw some elbows, locked on a rear-naked choke from that position, and Terry eventually tapped out about halfway through the first round. Solid win for Nick Barnes in his Bellator debut.
90.5
TKO
(Knee & Punches)
3:19
      This fight started with A.J. McKee beating the shit out of Donaldson, showing solid boxing, hard knees, good kicks, he slammed him a couple of times, went for a couple of chokes, Donaldson was getting pretty much dominated in that first round, but McKee's left eyebrow was cut open really badly early in the fight (I have no idea what happened?) Once McKee realized he was cut, he continued to slaughter Donaldson, eventually finishing him with a big knee to the chin & punches. Really solid performance by A.J. McKee.
87.9
Decision
15:00
      Wasi threw a few strikes, and then Hester took him down quickly, ending up in Wasi's guard. Hester pinned him up against the cage, and punched him in the head a few times. Hester passed the guard and started looking for arm locks, while throwing elbows to continue scoring points. Round one was all Brandon Hester. Hester shot for a sloppy takedown in the second round, Wasi defended, but Hester followed it up with another takedown and was successful, landing in Wasi's guard again. Hester continued to beat the shit out of him, so Wasi spit his mouthpiece out and said "My mouth piece is out" to try to get the fight reset, but Hester was clearly beating the crap out of him, so the referee just ignored him. After a couple of minutes the referee stood them back up, to give Wasi his mouthpiece, which screwed Hester out of a dominant position. It didn't really matter though, because Hester took him right back down to the ground, this time landing in side control. By the end of the round, Hester was brutally beating Wasi with elbows. Hester scored another takedown to start the third round, again landing in Wasi's guard. He continued to beat him up, eventually passing his guard, landing in side control, where he beat him up with some more elbows. This fight was 100% Brandon Hester, ground & pounding his way to a unanimous decision victory. Wasi didn't really show anything at all in this fight.
90.0
TKO
(Elbows)
3:19
      Niimi is ridiculous. He's funny, he dances a lot, and he makes Bruce Lee noises all the time, but he was taken down pretty easily in the first round. Niimi landed a few shots from his guard, but ultimately, that first round was all about Carrasco blasting Niimi with big elbows and punches, cutting him open, which caused blood to pour out all over the place. Carrasco eventually postured up, and then he slaughtered Niimi with a series of heavy elbows. That was a badass performance by Carrasco, and a funny performance by Niimi.
89.0
Submission
(Arm-Triangle Choke)
9:38
      These guys spent the first round circling each other, trading random strikes, and Rogers seemed to be the only one landing anything worthwhile. To secure the round on the scorecards, he shot in with an explosive takedown in the final minute of the round, and bullied Zwicker around, going for a choke, but Zwicker got back to his feet with 10 seconds left. Rogers started the second round by poking Zwicker's balls with his toe, which caused Zwicker to wince, but no big deal, the referee had them continue fighting. 30 seconds later, Rogers kicked Zwicker right square in the dick with one of the hardest nut shots I've seen in a while, causing Zwicker to crash to the ground while holding his groin. After a couple of minutes, they started the fight back up, and they continued to circle each other while throwing random strikes. After a fairly even round, Rogers shot in for another takedown with about a minute left in the round, he got on Zwicker's back, went for a rear-naked choke, Zwicker rolled to his back, Rogers beat the living shit out of him with massive punches & elbows, went for an Americana, switched to an arm-triangle, and finished the fight via submission near the end of the second round. Awesome showing for Brian Rogers.
89.8
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
8:25
      Piccolotti shot in for a takedown 30 seconds into the first round, immediately grabbing the back of Soto, looking for a rear-naked choke, Soto rolled onto his back, and Piccolotti switched to an arm-triangle choke. Soto did a good job fighting his way out of it after a minute or so, and then grabbed Piccolotti's leg, looking for some sort of lock, but Piccolotti escaped and grabbed Soto's back again, and then Soto stood up and they went back to trading basic strikes. Piccolotti pretty clearly won the first round. The second round started, and Piccolotti mauled Soto, hitting him with a lot of strikes, took him to the ground, mounted him, beat the fuck out of him with punches, chopped up his face with bloody elbows, locked on a rear-naked choke, and forced the submission inside the last half the second round. Really impressive performance by Adam Piccolotti, as he caused blood to literally squirt out of the forehead of Soto with that choke. That fight was pretty great.
89.4
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      Pitbull started strong, landing some really hard punch combinations, and it looked like he was having fun in there, but Anderson did a comendable job returning fire with punches & kicks, picking his shots a little more than Pitbull was. Pitbull eventually went for a takedown, Anderson defended with a guillotine, Pitbull slipped out and grabbed Anderson's back. Anderson slipped out of that, and got back to his feet after a brief scramble. Anderson then picked up Pitbull and slammed him, but Pitbull somehow reversed him, ending up in top position. Pitbull jumped on Anderson's back in the final minute, but Anderson spun out of that, ending up on top, and Pitbull got back to his feet fairly quickly. They traded strikes in the final 20 seconds or so, and I thought Pitbull actually did enough to win that round, but it was close. The second round had Pitbull punching & kicking the shit out of Anderson, landing some really solid shots, and he even hurt him at one point early in the round with some punches. Halfway through the round, Pitbull shot in for a takedown, scooped up Anderson, and slammed him on the ground. From there, Pitbull got on Anderson's back, where he started working for a rear-naked choke. Pitbull spent the rest of the round on Anderson's back, punching him in the head, and digging for that choke. Round 2 was a very clear round for Pitbull. Round 3 had some really solid boxing on display for Derek Anderson, until Pitbull took him down 90 seconds into the ground, but Anderson got back to his feet without much trouble. They clinched for a little while, and then Anderson broke free, where he more or less slaughtered Pitbull with a TON of punches, landing with high accuracy. Anderson went for a takedown, but Pitbull ended up on top again, where he hit Anderson with a few shots in the final minute of the fight. They stood back up, Anderson went for another takedown, and Pitbull took him down instead at the end of the fight. In the end, I thought Pitbull pretty clearly won this fight, at least 29-28, if not a possible 30-27. Two judges disagreed, giving the fight to Anderson via Split-Decision.
89.2
Decision
15:00
      Karakhanyan looked kind of stiff in the first round, which allowed Weichel to move around him pretty freely, picking him apart with punches and leg kicks. At one point, Weichel kicked Karakhanyan in the dick, but it was just a grazing shot and only took Karakhanyan a few seconds to recover. Karakhanyan landed a few decent shots, but Weichel pretty clearly won that first round. At one point he even sweeped Karakhanyan's leg out from under him, causing him to stumble back, which won some points for Weichel. Karakhanyan started to loosen up in the second round, which allowed him to land some pretty decent punches, showing off improved footwork, and he made that round a lot closer than the first. By the end of the round, Weichel was back in control, outstriking Karakhanyan noticeably, leading to a 2-0 scorecard going into the final round for Weichel. They showed some stats, and Karakhanyan was throwing a lot more strikes than Weichel, but only landing 25% or so, but Weichel was landing closer to 75% of his shots. The final round was more of the same, with Weichel clearly outboxing Karakhanyan, leading to a 30-27 unanimous decision victory for Daniel Weichel.
89.3
TKO
(Punches)
8:59
      These guys came out, clinched, and Thomson took Villaseca to the ground, landing in Villaseca's guard. Thomson stood up, Villaseca tried to grab his leg, so Thomson fell back and locked on a triangle choke, but his legs weren't tight enough to do anything. He switched over to an armbar attempt, Villaseca slipped out, Thomson went for an omoplata, and Villaseca slipped out of that as well. They stood up and scrambled around in various clinch positions, and then Villaseca threw a knee to Thomson's groin. Villaseca was controlling the clinch early in the second round, until Thompson dropped to his knees, and took Villaseca to the ground. From there, Thomson pinned Villaseca against the cage, and started hammering him with elbows & punches. Thomson went for an arm-triangle choke, but Villaseca was able to escape that, so Thomson just postured up and started punching Villaseca in the face, getting more violent by the second, until the referee was forced to stop the fight. Really solid win for Thomson, over a relatively no-name opponent.
N/A
TKO
(Punches)
11:22
(Unaired)
N/A
Decision
15:00
(Unaired)
N/A
Decision
15:00
(Unaired)
N/A
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
2:43
(Unaired)
N/A
TKO
(Punches)
2:05
(Unaired)
OVERALL 90.6
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