The event aired on Spike TV. A Middleweight world title fight rematch pitting Rafael Carvalho against Melvin Manhoef served as the main event of Bellator The event was announced by the company in February Like the previous card, this event featured both MMA and kickboxing bouts.
The event featured both MMA and kickboxing bouts. The main event was originally scheduled to feature Eduardo Dantas against Darrion Caldwell , but Caldwell withdrew due to injury.
Leandro Higo stepped in as a replacement. Due to the short notice, the fight was changed from a Bantamweight title bout to a non-title contest at a catchweight of pounds.
The event aired live on Spike TV. Straus and Freire have fought three times before; Freire won one by submission and once by decision, while Straus most recently won by decision.
A middleweight bout between Ed Ruth and Aaron Goodwine was originally scheduled for this card, but failed to materialize. Ruth instead faced David Mundell.
Bellator returned to London with a welterweight fight pitting Paul Daley against Rory MacDonald serving as the main event of Bellator Stav Economou was originally scheduled to face Karl Etherington in heavyweight bout.
However, the bout was cancelled and Economous faced Dan Konecke. However, the fight was cancelled for undisclosed reasons. Michael Page was scheduled to face Derek Anderson as the co-main event.
However, the fight was removed from the card after Page suffered a knee injury and neck injury. Monster Energy Fight Series: The goal of the event was to scout new talent for a prospective contract.
A grudge match between rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva served as the main event. The co-main event was a heavyweight bout between Fedor Emelianenko vs.
The pairing were supposed to meet at Bellator but Mitrione had to be hospitalized due to kidney stones. However, Lawal pulled out of the fight due to an injury and Bader instead faced Light Heavyweight champion Phil Davis in a rematch.
Johnson on January 24, with Bader winning by split decision. The undercard, airing on Spike, was Bellator The main event featured Brandon Girtz against Derek Campos in a rubber match.
Girtz avenged the loss in November at Bellator , where he won by knockout in the first round. Bristol was the second installment of the series and took place on August 19, at the Bristol Motor Speedway , in Bristol, Tennessee.
It was originally scheduled as a welterweight bout, but Njokuani missed weight so the bout was contested at a catchweight of pounds.
The co-main event of Brennan Ward against Fernando Gonzalez was set to be a catchweight bout of pounds. The Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts have been adopted by every state athletic commission that holds mixed martial arts events throughout the United States.
Under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts there are no groin strikes, eye gouging, kicking or kneeing a grounded opponent, downward elbows, strikes to the back of the head, head butting, biting, or grabbing the fence.
Upon a violation of the rules, referee can either warn the fighter, take a point away, or disqualify the fighter depending upon the regularity and severity of the foul.
All non-world championship fights in Bellator consist of three, five-minute rounds, with one-minute rest periods between rounds.
All world championship fights in Bellator consist of five, five-minute rounds, with one-minute rest periods between rounds.
However, in a unanimous or split draw, each fighter does score an equal number of win judgments from the three judges 0 or 1, respectively. A fight can also end in a technical decision , technical submission , disqualification , forfeit , technical draw , or no contest.
The latter two outcomes have no winners. The ten-point must scoring system is in effect for all bouts in Bellator. Three judges score each round with the winner of each round getting 10 points while the loser gets 9 points or less.
The only way that an even round can occur is if the fighter that won the round has a point deducted for a foul. Rounds scored 10—8 and 10—7 are typically scored when a fighter wins a round in dominant fashion.
When a foul is charged, the referee in their discretion may deduct one or more points as a penalty. If a foul incapacitates a fighter, then the match may end in a disqualification if the foul was intentional, or a no contest if unintentional.
If a foul causes a fighter to be unable to continue later in the bout, it ends with a technical decision win to the injured fighter if the injured fighter is ahead on points, otherwise it is a technical draw.
During Bellator tournament bouts, the rules are slightly different from those of a non-tournament fight. Elbow strikes are illegal in the quarterfinal and semifinal tournament bouts due to the high probability of a cut occurring.
Elbow strikes are legal in the finals. Though the final bout is a tournament championship, it is still three five-minute rounds since it is not a title fight.
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I got marks in my face from him. Haters are gonna be haters. You guys see how red his face was? I almost ripped his neck off, I almost broke his head, I almost broke his jaw, to tell you the truth.
This marks the most watched Bellator fight on Spike since last February and the most watched MMA fight on television in In the co-feature, 1.
Overall, Bellator delivered 1. The 3-hour Spike telecast was also ranked 1 in cable with Men in the timeslot. Me and Brennan, we were hanging out a lot prior to this fight at all of the other events.
His last victory, over Saad Awad [at Bellator ], I sat ringside with girlfriend and his family and coaches, and I was celebrating with them.
So it was a difficult situation for me at first to fight him.