‘BELLATOR 151: WARREN VS. CALDWELL’ FIGHT CARD UPDATE – THIS FRIDAY ON SPIKE

 

 

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (February 29, 2016) – This Friday, Bellator MMA returns to Spike for the third consecutive Friday with “Bellator 151: Warren vs. Caldwell.” The event takes place from the WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, OK, and features a main event between highly touted undefeated bantamweight Darrion Caldwell (8-0) challenging former two-division world champion and the self-proclaimed “Baddest Man on the Planet” Joe Warren (13-4).

Tickets for “Bellator 151: Warren vs. Caldwell” are on sale now and start at just $45. You can purchase tickets at the WinStar World Casino and Resort Box Office, as well as Ticketmaster.com and Bellator.com. Doors for the event open at 5:00 p.m. CT local time, with the first contest taking place 45 minutes later.

“Bellator 151: Warren vs. Caldwell” airs live and free on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary bouts will stream live on Bellator.com and The Bellator Mobile App.. Additional bouts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Joe Warren (13-4) vs. Darrion Caldwell (8-0)

Warren has just about done it all under the Bellator MMA banner, winning titles at featherweight and bantamweight during his nearly six-year promotional tenure. Now, Warren has his sights set on another run with the 135-pound title, a belt he lost during an intense encounter with Marcos Galvao early in 2015. A 2006 Pan American and World Champion in Greco-Roman competition, the 39-year-old will test himself against a young competitor who excels in the same skillset that Warren has used to his advantage for most of his career, wrestling.

With five impressive outings in a little over a year and a half under the Bellator MMA umbrella, it was only a matter of time before “The Wolf” found himself in a position to compete for a world title. The next stop on the road to championship gold goes through Warren, a man who has held Galvao’s belt already. A standout on the wrestling team at NC State University, the 27-year-old Caldwell most recently submitted Shawn Bunch via rear-naked choke in the first frame, adding to his tally of finishes (4). Initially a featherweight, Caldwell looks much more comfortable now at 135-pounds and as he proclaimed during a recent interview, “I foresee myself competing against Joe [Warren] with a No. 1 contender shot on the line, sooner rather than later.”

Fernando Gonzalez (24-13) vs. Gilbert Smith (12-4)

Gonzalez took a brief hiatus from MMA to compete in the kickboxing portion of the groundbreaking “Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1” event in September, losing a tightly contest decision to world-renowned striker Paul “Semtex” Daley. Gonzalez now returns to his comfort zone of MMA, where he has strung together an impressive four-fight winning streak. A veteran of the Scott Coker-founded Strikeforce promotion, as well as World Extreme Cagefighting, Gonzalez has been competing professionally since 2003.

Smith will be making his Bellator MMA debut against a fighter who is currently in the midst of a four-fight winning streak. “Midnight Magic” is on a bit of a roll of his own, coming into the promotion riding a two-bout winning streak. A veteran of UFC and most recently RFA, Smith won the regional promotion’s welterweight belt in June, defending the title one time before signing with Bellator.

Goiti Yamauchi (19-2) vs. Bubba Jenkins (10-2)

Yamauchi comes into the fight riding a wave of momentum he’s caught after wins against Mike Richman, Martin Stapleton, and Isao Kobayashi. The 23-year-old Japanese fighter has only lost once in six appearances under the Bellator MMA banner and has notched 15 of his 19 wins as a professional by way of submission.

It’s hard to ignore Jenkins inside or outside the Bellator MMA cage, being that “The Highlight Kid” also doubles as a podcast host during his free time. The Arizona State alum notched two straight wins to cap off 2015, most recently, an impressive offensive display against a promising prospect in Jordan Parsons.

Sirwan Kakai (12-3) vs. Joe Taimanglo (21-6-1)

Taimanglo will be making his seventh appearance under the Bellator MMA umbrella, and is riding a two-fight winning streak. A Guam-native, “The Juggernaut” has stopped his opponent in 21 of his victories and has only lost twice in his last 14 fights. Look for the 31-year-old to make an impression against the bantamweight division’s newest commodity.

Kakai is one of Bellator MMA’s latest signings, joining the fray after a two-fight stint in the UFC. “Zohan,” 26, hails from Sweden and owns 10 finishes in his 12 victories as a professional fighter. With a bantamweight title fight one-week prior and another marquee 135-pound pairing in the main event, it will be interesting to see what a win does for Kakai in the grand scheme of things.

Complete “Bellator 151: Warren vs. Caldwell” Fight Card:

 

Bellator MMA Bantamweight Main Event: Joe Warren (13-4) vs. Darrion Caldwell (8-0)

Bellator MMA Welterweight Co-Main Event: Gilbert Smith (12-4) vs. Fernando Gonzalez (24-13)

Bellator MMA Featherweight Feature Bout: Goiti Yamauchi (19-2) vs. Bubba Jenkins (10-2)

Bellator MMA Bantamweight Feature Bout: Sirwan Kakai (12-3) vs. Joe Taimanglo (21-6-1)

Preliminary Card:

 

Bellator MMA Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Roger Carroll (16-13) vs. Neiman Gracie (3-0)

Bellator MMA Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Steve Garcia (6-0) vs. Ricky Turcios (5-0)

Bellator MMA Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Justin Patterson (6-1) vs. Chance Rencountre (8-1)

Bellator MMA Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Chris Jones (10-3) vs. Ray Wood (5-1)

Bellator MMA Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Derek Palmer (Debut) vs. Jermayne Barnes (0-1)

Bellator MMA Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Steven Peterson (13-4) vs. Stephen Banaszak (5-5)

Bellator MMA Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Treston Thomison (8-4) vs. Aaron Roberson (5-3)

MMA Fight Radio Thurs March 3

Guests: Diego Sanchez, Justin Gaethje, Sean Sherk, Carlos Silva, Darrion Caldwell and Dan Severn

MMA Fight Radio airs live Thurs nights 6-8 pm Here in Phoenix / East Coast 8-10pm West Coast 5-7pm

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MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, with our host “Broadway” Jay Pagliaro and co-hosts: Bellator MMA Fighter Dan “The Man” Charles, UFC Fighter Efrain Escudero, along with Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge

Produced by Penny Buffington. Sponsored by the Arizona Event Center.

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News, Reviews and Interviews with today’s hottest national and local fighters, including expert analysis of all things MMA: including the UFC, Bellator, WSOF, Titan FC. Invicata FC, RFA,  Duel for Domination, Bounded Fist Muay Thai and more.

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UFC 196

MARCH 05, 2016 / MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES

Diego Sanchez 25 – 8 – 0 vs Jim Miller 25 – 7 – 0

Diego Sanchez

 

WSOF 29

MARCH 12, 2016 / BANK OF COLORADO ARENA, GREELEY, COLORADO

Justin Gaethje 15 – 0 – 0 vs Brian Foster 25 – 8 – 0

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WSOF CEO Carlos Silva,  former COO of Universal Sports, the NBC sports cable television network, as well as the former CEO of the Back9Network

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WSOF CEO Carlos Silva and President Ray Sefo

Bellator 151 Main Event March 4

 Darrion Caldwell  8 – 0 – 0 vs Joe Warren 13 – 4 – 0

 

B151 Warren vs Caldwell

Dan Severn  http://dansevern.com/ 

Dan Severn interview

 

Sean Sherk
Sean Sherk

Bounded Fist Muay Thai at the Arizona Event Center

 

Bounded Fist Muay Thai

 

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MMA Fight Radio Thurs Feb 25

Guests: Neil Magny, Ken Shamrock, Landon Vannata, Shannon Ritch and Juanito Ibarra

MMA Fight Radio airs live Thurs nights 6-8 pm Here in Phoenix / East Coast 8-10pm West Coast 5-7pm

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MMA-Fight-Radio

 

MMA FIGHT RADIO Arizona’s original expert source for MMA, with our host “Broadway” Jay Pagliaro and co-hosts: Bellator MMA Fighter Dan “The Man” Charles, UFC Fighter Efrain Escudero, along with Shawn “Dallas” Hall an MMA Judge

Produced by Penny Buffington. Sponsored by the Arizona Event Center.

Joshua Boyd: Las Vegas Correspondent
Paal Eide: East Coast Correspondent w/ wife Yadlynd as photographer

MMA Fight Radio Main Photographers include Bill Merritt, Eddie Buffington, Penny Buffington

News, Reviews and Interviews with today’s hottest national and local fighters, including expert analysis of all things MMA: including the UFC, Bellator, WSOF, Titan FC. Invicata FC, RFA,  Duel for Domination, Bounded Fist Muay Thai and more.

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MMA AT IT’S FINEST

      • MMA Fight Radio reaches 28,000 monthly cumulative audience.
      • NBC Sports Radio Phoenix 1060 AM is one of the top sports stations in the Valley with a reach of 4 million people.

Fight Night 85 MARCH 20 QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

Neil Magny 17 – 4 – 0 vs Hector Lombard 34 – 4 – 1

UFC Fight Night Hunt vs Mir

 

Ken Shamrock is back to discuss :

http://www.mmafightradio.com/2016/02/22/official-ken-shamrock-response-to-missed-foul/ and Dan Severn vs Ken Shamrock https://www.urshow.tv/Events/UR%20Fight

Shannon Ritch 

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Dan Severn vs Ken Shamrock MMA, Roy Jones Jr boxing, Shannon Ritch vs Maverick MMA, Kurt Angle vs Rey Mesterio WWE, Bisbing vs Chale Sonnen submission match, 8 MMA fights on undercard. Live on PPV

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RFA 36 MARCH 04, 2016 / MYSTIC LAKE CASINO, PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA

Landon Vannata 7 – 0 – 0 vs Raoni Barcelos 9 – 1 – 0

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Juanito Iberra official cut man for 2016 OLYMPICS

Penny Buffington and Juanito Ibarra
Penny Buffington and Juanito Ibarra

 

 

Arizona Golden Gloves Boxing State Championship  Starts Feb 26 at the Arizona Event Center

Arizona Golden Gloves Boxing Feb 2016



Bounded Fist Muay Thai at the Arizona Event Center

 

Bounded Fist Muay Thai

 

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Watch Bellator 150 Galvao vs. Dantas 2 Weigh-In and Prelims Here

Event’s leading up to “Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” on Friday at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, live on SPIKE.

Thursday, February 25 live at 5:00 p.m. CT — “Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” Official Weigh-Ins:

Friday, February 19 Live at 5:45 p.m. CT — “Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” Preliminary Stream:

 

MULTIPLE WEIGH-IN OPTIONS TO ‘BELLATOR 150’ COMPETITORS

 

BELLATOR MMA & THE KANSAS ATHLETIC COMMISSION ARE PLEASED TO OFFER MULTIPLE WEIGH-IN OPTIONS TO ‘BELLATOR 150’ COMPETITORS

 

SANTA MONICA (February 24, 2015) – Bellator MMA is pleased to be working with the Kansas Athletic Commission, in conjunction with the Association of Boxing Commissions, to offer all participants at “Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” on Friday two (2) options of weighing in.

 

The initiative, which was set in motion months ago, will give all 26 fighters competing on the “Bellator 150: Galvao vs. Dantas 2”card the option of weighing in at 5:00 p.m. CT — which is consistent with previous Bellator MMA shows — or they may weigh-in during the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm CT at the fighter’s hotel.

 

“The health and safety of our fighters is of the utmost importance to us at Bellator MMA,” President Scott Coker said. “When we were told by the commission months ago that this was something they wanted to implement at our event, we were all for it.”

 

“The idea to give fighters the option of weighing in earlier in the day came about after the dehydration and weight-cutting summit hosted by CSAC executive director Andy Foster in December,” Kansas Boxing Commissioner Adam Roorbach said. “After fleshing everything out, we decided this is the first step in trying to change the culture of extreme weight cutting. We are pleased that Bellator MMA shares our concerns, and is taking part in this process on Friday.”

 

Here’s how the process will work:

 

– If a fighter decides to weigh-in prior to the public weigh-in, they will be able to test their weight on the official scale and then declare that they are prepared to OFFICIALLY WEIGH. (The opponents representative will be notified and have 10 minutes to report if they choose to witness the weigh-in). If for any reason the fighter fails to make weight, he/she will have up to two hours to re-weigh at which time the weight will be considered FINAL. The latest a fighter can officially weigh in is 2:00 PM, meaning they will have until 4:00 p.m. CT to have their final weight submitted. Any fighter not having officially weighed in by 2:00 p.m. CT must wait until 5:00 p.m. CT to weigh-in.

 

– Regardless of when they tip the scales, all fighters must attend the live weigh-in event. Fighters who completed the weigh-in process earlier will step on the scale and have their previously recorded official weight announced. The remainder of competitors will weigh-in as usual.

 

As explained in detail by an MMAFighting.com article on Jan. 19, 2016 the idea behind the options is to give fighters more time to rehydrate following their weight cut.

UFC Fight Night NURMAGOMEDOV vs FERGUSON

TOP LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDERS COLLIDE WITH A POTENTIAL TITLE SHOT ON THE LINE AS

 KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV MEETS

TONY FERGUSON IN TAMPA

Plus:

(#7) RASHAD EVANS vs. (#8) SHOGUN RUA

(#4) LYOTO MACHIDA vs. (#14) DAN HENDERSON

(#3) ROSE NAMAJUNAS vs. (#4) TECIA TORRES

(#9) BENEIL DARIUSH vs. (#13) MICHAEL CHIESA

 

TICKETS FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: NURMAGOMEDOV vs. FERGUSON 

AT AMALIE ARENA IN TAMPA, FLORIDA

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Las Vegas – Legends of mixed martial arts, as well as some of the sport’s brightest young stars will enter the Octagon® when UFC® returns to Tampa for the first time since 2009. With a potential shot at the world title on the line, top contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson collide in the ultra-competitive 155-pound division live on FOX in the five-round main event of UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: NURMAGOMEDOV vs. FERGUSON on Saturday, April 16 at Amalie Arena.

A world-class wrestler, No.2 Nurmagomedov (22-0, fighting out of Dagestan, Russia) poses a serious threat for anyone in the division and boasts an undefeated record that includes a victory over current lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos. Looking to derail the Russian’s hype train is No. 4 Ferguson (21-3, fighting out of Ventura, Calif.), who has reeled off seven straight wins.  With a resume that includes victories over Edson Barboza and Abel Trujillo, The Ultimate Fighter® season 13 winner hopes to take one step closer to joining Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Matt Serra and Carla Esparza as the only fighters to win The Ultimate Fighter as well as a UFC world title.

In the co-main event, No. 7 Rashad Evans (24-4-1, fighting out of Boca Raton, Fla.) looks to climb back up the 205-pound ladder against No. 8Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (23-10, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil). A former standout wrestler at Michigan State, “Suga” will have to utilize his wrestling pedigree to handle the strength and precision of one of the most aggressive Muay Thai practitioners in Shogun. The ultimate chess match will play out between two former light heavyweight champions finally go toe-to-toe.

Plus, dynamic striker and fourth-ranked Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (22-7, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif.) meets heavy-handed No.14Dan “Hendo” Henderson (31-14, fighting out of Temecula, Calif.) in a rematch of a 2013 showdown won by the Brazilian. Machida’s striking and creative angles have landed him the second most knockdowns in UFC history with 13 (A. Silva 17). Henderson has one of the most feared right hands in the sport which has led to knockouts of elite level fighters such as Shogun, Fedor Emilianenko, Michael Bisping and Wanderlei Silva.

 

Additional bouts:

·         Two of the top strawweights in the world clash as No. 3 Rose Namajunas (5-2, fighting Denver, Colo.) meets No. 4 Tecia Torres (7-0, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) in a rematch that has both hoping for a shot at the world title with a win.

·         Rising prospect and No. 8 Beneil Dariush (12-1, fighting out of Yorba Linda, Calif.) returns to the Octagon to face the crafty No. 13 Michael “Maverick” Chiesa (12-2, fighting out of Spokane Valley, Wash.), in a lightweight bout.

·         No. 8 women’s bantamweight Bethe Correia (9-1, fighting out of Campina Grande, Paraiba Brazil) returns to the Octagon for the first time since her bout with Ronda Rousey to face No. 13 Raquel Pennington (6-6, fighting out of Colorado Springs, Colo.).

·         Knockout artist No. 6 Cub Swanson (21-7, fighting out of Palm Springs, Calif.) clashes with jiu jitsu ace No. 10 Hacran Dias (23-3-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) in a featherweight bout.

·         Brazilian jiu jitsu specialists Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (9-5, fighting out of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil) and Caio Magalhaes (9-2, fighting out of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil) meet in a welterweight showdown.

·         Well-rounded wrestler Court McGee (17-4, fighting out of Orem, Utah) meets jiu jitsu ace Santiago Ponzinibbio (22-3, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) in a welterweight clash.

 

Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: NURMAGOMEDOV vs. FERGUSON go on sale Friday, February 26 at 10 a.m. ET and are priced at $225, $175, $125, $90, $75, $50 and $40 (prices do not include applicable service charges and handling fees). Tickets are available at the McDonald’s Ticket Office at Amalie Arena, online at www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, February 24 at 10 a.m. ET via the websitewww.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, February 25 starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: NURMAGOMEDOV vs. FERGUSON will air live on FOX at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Saturday, April 16, with the prelims kicking off the evening on FOX at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

OFFICIAL KEN SHAMROCK RESPONSE TO MISSED FOUL

Photo credit: Lucas Noonan
On Sunday, February 21, 2016, Team Shamrock has officially filed a complaint with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) disputing the foul missed by the ref for Bellator 149 on February 19, 2016. The contest was stopped erroneously due to Ken Shamrock’s inability to fight back or protect himself after the illegal knee to the groin. The replay of the low blow was shown several times to the fans at the Toyota Center where the contest was held. Each time it was played, the fans gasped and booed relentlessly when they witnessed the groin being kneed.

Fans from around the world have been calling for an immediate rematch between Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie. There should be no delay scheduling this redo as the fans had expected to watch this historic bout. Instead, the fans who watched in record numbers were robbed from seeing what they were expecting to see. They expected to witness a rivalry 23 years in the making come to a close. However, the fans are left disenfranchised. The fans lost out on a missed call on an obvious illegal foul. Shamrock and Gracie fought in UFC 1 and 5, and most recently in Bellator 149, which was supposed to be the bout to finally settle things once and for all. That did NOT happen, but it should and soon.

Furthermore, the next bout, if it is to happen, should NOT be ‘Shamrock vs Gracie 4.’  Rather, it should be a redo of ‘Shamrock vs Gracie 3.’ The Shamrock vs Gracie 3 fight is expected to be rendered a no-contest by the TDLR, which in essence would nullify the previous fight. Therefore, the next fight should be considered a restart of the original trilogy. The missed call warrants a full redo, and a complete rematch is essential to help preserve the rich history that these two fighters have created.

A required rematch has seldom been as warranted as the recent Shamrock versus Gracie fight.

A fight of such magnitude must NOT end on a missed call. This legendary fight diserves to happen the correct way—for the fans.

Thank you for the support shown to Ken Shamrock. All the posts, comments, videos, and tweets are appreciated. Ken Shamrock reads the majority of them. Ken personally thanks you.

ROYCE GRACIE, KIMBO SLICE EMERGE VICTORIOUS IN DOUBLE MAIN EVENT AT ‘BELLATOR 149’

 

HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 19) – It’s a pairing that is synonymous with the sport of mixed martial arts — Ken Shamrockversus Royce Gracie — and on Friday night at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas during “Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie,” it was Gracie who went home with a second victory over Shamrock in the third fight of their classic rivalry.

 

After landing a knee to the body of Shamrock, Gracie pounced, raining down hammerfists to the temple of “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” that forced the referee to call a stoppage to the action at 2:22 of the opening frame. Will this victory lead to more fights for Gracie inside the Bellator MMA cage? Stay tuned.

Kimbo

Kimbo Slice (6-2) emerged victorious after an all-out brawl with his old nemesis Dada 5000, sending the South Florida resident facefirst into the mat at 1:32 of round three. The win ends a longstanding beef between the two men that began in the streets of Perrine, and wound up being settled inside the Bellator MMA cage.

Campos

Derek Campos (16-6) upset Melvin Guillard (32-16-2) with vicious strikes only 32 seconds into the second round.  With the win, “The Stallion” bounced back from two consecutive defeats against Michael Chandler and Brandon Girtz.

Vassell

A light heavyweight rematch between Emanuel Newton and Linton Vassell featured multiple low blows, which ultimately cost “The Hardcore Kid” the bout on the scorecards, with judges’ giving scores of (30-26, 29-27, 29-27). With the victory, “The Swarm” snapped a one-fight skid and moves one-step closer to the top at 205-pounds.

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Emmanuel Sanchez (13-2) grinded out another split decision at “Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie,” defeating Daniel Pineda(21-12) with scores of (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). With the victory, “El Matador” has now won three consecutive bouts at featherweight and continues his pursuit of trying to become the “Oscar De La Hoya” of mixed martial arts.

 

Preliminary Results:

Isaac Villanueva (9-7) defeated Richard Knepp (3-3) via TKO (punches) at :42 Mahon (5-4) defeated Davis Sylvester (5-4) via TKO at 4:22 of R2

Adrian Yanez (4-1) defeated Ryan Hollins (10-8) via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Jason Langellier (3-0) defeated Anthony Ivy (1-1) via submission (anaconda choke) at 2:09 or R1

Justin Wren (12-2) defeated Juan Torres (4-5) via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Mike Trinh (3-3) defeated Angel Zamora via submission (armbar) at 3:49 of R

C.J. Hancock (1-0) defeated Ruben Esparza (1-1) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:26 of R3

Manny Lozoya (1-0) defeated Jacob Norsworthy (1-6) via submission (guillotine) at 2:33 of R1

 

About Bellator MMA:

Bellator MMA is a leading Mixed Martial Arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 500 million homes worldwide in over 140 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike, the MMA television leader.  Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.  Bellator is based in Santa Monica, California and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.

 

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Official ‘Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie’ Weigh-In Results & Photos‏

MMA LEGENDS KEN SHAMROCK & ROYCE GRACIE SET FOR ‘BELLATOR 149’ SHOWDOWN TOMORROW

 

  

Complete Weigh-In Photos Here

 

HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 18, 2016) – After weigh-ins on Thursday inside the Toyota Center, the main card competitors of“Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie” are set to enter the cage and fight tomorrow night LIVE and FREE on Spike.

 

The big night features a double main event that pits Ken Shamrock (28-16-2) against Royce Gracie (14-2-3) for a third time and Kimbo Slice (5-2) fights the man who has been calling him out since their friendship ended years ago, Dhafir Harris, better known as “Dada 5000.” Also fin action is former light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton (25-9-1) and Linton Vassell(15-5, 1 NC), who will look to top their epic 2014 slugfest. In catchweight action, Emmanuel Sanchez (12-2) looks to build on his impressive young career, when he takes on Daniel Pineda (21-11). And, Melvin Guillard (35-15-2) returns to the cage to take onDerek Campos (15-6), as the two lightweights go to battle.

“Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie” takes place at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX, and airs live on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary bouts will stream on Spike.com at 6 p.m. CT. Full weigh-in results can be found below.

Main Card: (Live on SPIKE – 9 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT)

 

Bellator Openweight Main Event: Ken Shamrock (201.2) vs. Royce Gracie (190.8) 

Bellator Heavyweight Main Event: Kimbo Slice (232) vs. “Dada 5000” (265)

Bellator Lightweight Feature Bout: Melvin Guillard (156) vs. Derek Campos (155)

Bellator Light Heavyweight Feature Bout: Emanuel Newton (205) vs. Linton Vassell (205.4)

 

Bellator Catchweight Feature Bout: Emmanuel Sanchez (149.2) vs. Daniel Pineda (148.2)

 

Preliminary Card: (Spike.com – 6 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. CT)

 

Bellator Heavyweight Feature Fight: Justin Wren (247) vs. Juan Torres (259.8)

Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Davis Sylvester (144.2) vs. Jeremy Mahon (144.4)

Bellator Middleweight Feature Fight: Ruben Esparsa (184.2) vs. C.J. Hancock (185.6)

Bellator Bantamweight Feature Fight: Adrian Yanez (134.6) vs. Ryan Hollis (134.8)

Bellator Middleweight Feature Fight: Isaac Villanueva (185.8) vs. Richard Knepp (184.8)

Bellator Catchweight Feature Fight: Mike Trinh (128.8) vs. Angel Zamora (129.4)

Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Jason Langellier (158.4) vs. Anthony Ivy (154)

Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Manny Lozoya (142) vs. Jacob Norsworthy (141.8)

About Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA is a leading Mixed Martial Arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 500 million homes worldwide in over 140 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader.  Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.  Bellator is based in Santa Monica, California and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.

 

About Spike TV:

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

 

About Toyota Center:

Since opening in October 2003, Toyota Center has set a new standard for sports and entertainment, becoming one of the premier live entertainment venues in the nation. Laid over the span of six city blocks, Toyota Center is home to the NBA’s Houston Rockets and annually hosts over 100 events including the nation’s top concerts and touring shows. The arena’s playing surface is set nearly 32-feet below street level giving Toyota Center the largest lower level of any arena in the nation. Coupled with the exclusive 1510 Reserve, Lexus Lounge, trendy Woodforest Club and Red and White Bistro’s superior food and service, Toyota Center offers something for everyone making it the hottest spot for sports and entertainment in Houston.