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The night’s main event is a Bellator featherweight championship bout between champion Joe Warren and challenger Pat Curran. The rest of the card is centered on featherweights as well as we get four quarterfinal bouts in this season’s 145 pound tournament. Marlon Sandro takes on Roberto Vargas, Ronnie Mann faces Mike Corey, Alexandre Bezerra fights replacement opponent Kenny Foster and Daniel Straus squares off with Jeremy Spoon.
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Update: It appears that the Bezerra/Foster fight happened during the pre-broadcast prelims with Bezerra winning via first round submission.
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Roberto Vargas vs. Marlon Sandro – Round 1 – Not much for the first minute with them bouncing and jabbing. Hard leg kick by Sandro is the best shot of the fight so far. Big right hands by Sandro hurt Vargas and he drops looking for a takedown but eats more shots. Vargas back to his feet and he eats some big shots but does fire back. Huge knee by Sandro and Vargas almost gets a takedown but he is badly hurt. Sandro is fading a little bit but lands another hard 1-2. Big uppercut by Sandro and he really is getting tired firing these shots trying to finish. Big rights and lefts and Vargas goes down, Sandro on his back landing shots and now getting his hooks in. Sandro locks in the choke and Vargas has to tap out. Marlon Sandro wins by submission (rear naked choke), round 1.
Ronnie Mann vs. Mike Corey – Round 1 – Mann working quick leg kicks early, while Corey is trying to find a way to punch and close distance. Brief exchange with Mann getting the better of it. Head kick by Mann is just blocked. Hard right by Mann but Corey eats it to get inside and he’s looking for the takedown. Mann is trying to counter the single leg with a guillotine but instead uses it to circle out. Corey looking to open with a big flurry but misses everything. Leg kick by Corey, right hand by Mann hurts Corey and another puts him on his back with Mann on top. Corey looks for the omoplata and while Mann gets out, it allows Corey to get back to his feet. Right hand by Mann lands. Nice right by Mann lands again. Jumping knee by Mann. Corey with a nice takedown with about 35 seconds left in the round. Corey landing some nice punches now. Corey closes out the round landing a nice flurry. I’d still go 10-9 Mann but Corey made a comeback there.
Round 2 – Hard leg kick by Mann. Both men land nice punches but Corey gets a nice left hand in. Hard flurry by Mann and Corey really needs to get a takedown in here even though he does land a left hand. After Mann landed some more nice shots, Corey with a nice takedown into his half guard. Mann does manage to regain full guard but he’s eating some punches. Mann uses the cage to get his legs up and is looking to lock up an arm. Corey gets out of dander and keeps letting go with the hammerfists. Corey really griding away this round and clearly winning this round 10-9.
Round 3 – Corey scored with a takedown early in the round and he’s on top in Mann’s half guard. Corey is doing a good job staying busy and never being in danger of a stand-up. Corey with some nice knees to the body and now a series of hard right hands to the head. Corey just continuing to punch away here. Mann just has very little on the round here. He threw the one armbar attempt but it’s just Corey controlling position and grinding away with punches. Mann is trying to stand up, but ends up just giving up his back. Knees to the body by Corey. Mann looking for a leg lock but Corey spins out and keeps grinding away with punches. 10-9 Corey. No way he should be in risk of losing this fight.
Official Scorecards: 29-28 across the board. Mike Corey wins by unanimous decision.
Jeremy Spoon vs. Daniel Straus – Round 1 – Leg kick by Straus. Straus catches Spoon in a standing arm triangle but can’t finish and Spoon manages to escape as Straus tries to take his back. Hard eft hand by Straus and he follows in in with a takedown. Spoon trying to get to his feet but Straus is doing a good job of keeping him down. Now Straus has him turtled and he’s landing knees to the body but Spoon gets up. Spoon with a huge low blow and Straus is hurt and is being given five minutes to recover. Straus doesn’t use the whole five minutes and they’re back to it. Jumping knee by Straus sends Spoon backward and now a big left hand. Left hand by Straus again and now a hard leg kick. Head kick by Straus is just blocked and another two left hands and the round ends. 10-9 Straus.
Round 2 – They trade early leg kicks and Spoon shoots but can’t get a takedown. Spoon pushing him into the cage now. Hard straight left and a hard kick by Straus and now a low blow and Spoon is given time to recover. Good leg kick by Straus and Spoon lifts his leg after it lands, showing it hurt him. Nice counter left by Straus and another and that stung Spoon. Spoon charges for a takedown and can’t get it. Spoon pushes him into the cage but Straus turns him, lands an uppercut and a knee. Another hard leg kick and Spoon is not liking those. Spoon clinches him, lands a few knees to the legs and gets a takedown for a second but Straus is back up and turns and now gets his own takedown. Straus opens up with nice punches. Straus with an axe kick to the body as the round ends. 10-9 Straus.
Round 3 – Spoon tries to push the pace and Straus with a sneaky inside right. Spoon is eating a lot of leg kicks and his leg is bright red, showing the damage. Spoon having some better moments this round, landing some punches but Straus always gets the counterstriking and comes back. Nice right by Spoon. Spoon holding him against the cage landing some short right hands. Good two punch combo by Spoon and now Straus with a head kick and right hand. THe round ends and it was close, certainly Spoon’s best but I still think Straus’ cleaner striking won it 10-9.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 Daniel Straus wins by unanimous decision.
Bellator Featherweight Championship: Joe Warren (c) vs. Pat Curran – Round 1 – Warren scores with a takedown just fifteen seconds into the fight but Curran stands up quickly. Warren staying on him and Curran landing knees to the body. Warren just holding on here looking for the takedown. Curran finally turns him and puts him in the cage. Big right elbow by Curran and they’re back to distance. Warren almost gets another takedown but Curran defends well. Curran scrambles out well. Nice punch by Curran. Warren tries for the takedown again and Curran keeps defending well. Knee to the body by Warren but he has to give up the body clinch. Big head kick hurts Warren, Curran pouring it on hnow and Warren is on shaky legs. Curran isn’t attacking too much now and Warren is recovering. Uppercut by Curran lands. ANother big knee by Curran lands and Warren keeps trying for the takedown and can’t get it. Warren does finally get a takedown at the end of the round but the big shots/near finish wins it for Curran. 10-9 Curran.
Round 2 – Warren misses with a spinning back kick. Warren finally gets a full takedown but Curran almost sweeps into mount and they’re back to the feet. Nice jab by Curran. Nice leg kick by Warren. Head kick by Warren is blocked. Hard jab by Curran and another. Curran keeps working the jab. Warren looking for the takedown again. Warren pushing him into the cage but Curran keeps upright and lands knees to the body. Warren with a takedown into side control, but Curran scoots right back to his feet without ever being in any hint of trouble. Nice right hand by Curran. Warren with a knee after another missed takedown. Kick lands for Curran after he avoids another takedown and just misses a head kick. close round but I’d still go 10-9 Curran.
Round 3 – Nice uppercut by Curran. Right hand by Warren gets in to the side o Curran’s head. HUGE KNEE BY CURRAN. Warren is on rubber legs. Curran is teeing off, Warren is still up but he is not fighting back at all, Curran landing clean over and over. Why is the ref not stepping in? Finally Warren slumps to the mat and it’s over. Horrible, dangerous job by the referee. Pat Curran wins by knockout (knee and punches), 1:25 of round 3. Pat Curran is the new Bellator featherweight champion.
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