Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow for live results, streaming video (prelims) and detailed play-by-play as Bellator 138 comes to St. Louis, Missouri. The main event is a special heavyweight showdown between Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock, who in yesterday’s weigh-ins actually weighed within the light heavyweight limit. There is a championship bout in the co-main, as Patricio Freire seeks to defend his featherweight title against Germany’s Daniel Weichel.
Be sure to check out this week’s MMA Vivisection for a preview of Bellator 138, with Zane Simon, Connor Ruebusch, and Kid Nate.
You can watch all of the prelim action starting at 6:45 PM ET by viewing the video stream at the top of the page. The main card begins live on Spike TV at 9 PM ET/PT (delayed to the West Coast). Tim Burke will be your play-by-play man throughout the evening.
Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice
Round 1 – Shamrock shot in for a takedown immediately and couldn’t get it, but kept trying and they went to the floor. Briefly. Kimbo’s back up and they’re in some sort of weird clinch position. Shamrock landed a knee. They finally separate. Shamrock waddled in and somehow got a single leg takedown. He immediately got Kimbo’s back and sunk a choke. Now back mount with the choke, but Kimbo’s not tapping. Slice powers back to his feet and clips Shamrock. He’s wobbled. He missed with a couple more, then landed a winging left that knocked Shamrock on his butt. Kimbo wound up again but Big John had seen enough elder abuse and stopped the bout.
Kimbo Slice defeats Ken Shamrock by TKO (strikes), 2:22 of round one
Patricio Freire vs. Daniel Weichel (FW Title)
Round 1 – Staring contest to start. Weichel connects with a right, Pitbull answers back with a left counter. Inside leg kick from Weichel. Both land kicks. Uppercut and over-the-top right from Freire. Weichel missing with his power punches. Weichel pressed forward with punches and a knee but all were blocked. He does score with a counter right though. Weichel with a brief takedown. Left hook from Pitbull. Right hook from Weichel staggers Pitbull! A knee knocks him down! Weichel went to follow up but the round ended! Piitbull is woozy but made it to his corner. 10-9 Weichel.
Round 2 – Pitbull was backing off early but Weichel wasn’t getting on him. He finally brought some pressure against the cage. Then out of nowhere, Pitbull floors Weichel with a left! One follow-up punch and it’s over! WOW!
Patricio Friere defeats Daniel Weichel by KO (strikes), round 2
Dan Charles vs. Bobby Lashley
Round 1 – Charles with a front kick. Lashley with the takedown. Charles scrambled to his feet after a few seconds. Lashley with an uppercut. leg kick from Charles. Left scores for Lashley, and another takedown. He tries to take the back. Lashley with a throw. He landed some knees to Charles’ leg standing, then threw him back to the mat. Charles keeps popping up. Lashley alternated between throwing Charles to the mat and kneeing his legs for the rest of the round. Yawn. 10-9 Lashley.
Round 2 – Lashley bullrushes for a takedown. Charles looked for a triangle but got slammed for his troubles. Lashley’s on Charles’ back again, doing little. Knees. Tossed him to the mat again. Charles back to his feet. Rinse. Repeat. Lashley finally opened up with a little GnP, but…back to the slam/up/knees routine. This is like a video game where the player only knows how to hit three of the buttons. To be fair though, if this was a video game, I’d return it. Charles is just turtled up while Lashley throws slow single punches. The ref finally stopped it in anti-climactic fashion.
Bobby Lashley defeats Dan Charles by TKO (strikes), 4:14 of round two
Henry Corrales vs. Daniel Straus
Round 1 – Corrales with a leg kick. Straus throws a left and gets an immediate takedown. Corrales is up quick though, and they work in the clinch. Nice trip takedown from Straus. He can’t keep Corrales down though. More extended clinch work. Finally they separate and brawl. Straus catches Corrales with three big shots and drops him. Corrales shows some heart though and gets up immediately. An uppercut lands for Straus and Corrales is still hurt. A right connects too. Left/right combo. Corrales has a hell of a chin. Straus has a big speed advantage though. Leg kicks from both, and a takedown from Straus. Corrales pops up, but is stuck in a choke. The horn likely saves him. Could be 10-8, but I’ll go 10-9 Straus.
Round 2 – Straus with a combo. They exchange kicks. Body work from Straus. Nice inside leg kick from Corrales, and he just missed with a winging left hook. Straus bashes the inside leg and follows with a nice right hook. Corrales connects with a left hook but gets dropped by a Straus right hook at the exact same time. Straus takes full back mount with a body triangle and looks for the choke. Straus deftly squirms into an arm triangle choke, but can’t secure it. He pops up and looks for a guillotine against the cage instead. That forces the tap.
Daniel Straus defeats Henry Corrales by submission (guillotine choke), 3:47 of round two
Michael Chandler vs. Derek Campos
Round 1 – Jabs from Chandler. Lots of them. Campos just missed with a right hook, then both start bombing with them. Chandler drops Campos with one behind the ear. He jumped into Campos’ guard, who immediately looked for an armbar. Big shots from Chandler on top but Campos is covering up well. He got up. Chandler with a takedown, then a suplex dropped Campos right on the side of his head. Chandler immediately took the back and after one sloppy attempt, sunk a choke and fell back. Campos was dead to rights and tapped. All action for the two-odd minutes the fight lasted.
Michael Chandler defeats Derek Campos by submission (rear naked choke), 2:17 of round one
Preliminary card results
Miles McDonald def. Dan O’Connor via submission (rear-naked choke) (3rd, 4:30)
Justin Lawrence def. Sean Wilson via TKO (punches) (R1, 4:56)
Hugh Pulley def. Eric Irvin via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Rashard Lovelace vs. Demagio Smith (to air after main card)
Kain Royer vs. Enrique Watson (to air after main card)
A.J. Siscoe vs. Garrett Mueller (to air after main card)
Kyle Kurtz def. Adam Cella via submission (armbar) (R2, 4:13)
Justin Guthrie def. Steven Mann via submission (d’arce choke) (R2, 1:09)
Chris Heatherly def. Garrett Gross via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
About the author