Bellator 147: Thomson vs. Villaseca results and video

Bellator 147 is in the books, and there was some violence in San Jose. Three of the five main card fights ended before the…

By: Tim Burke | 8 years ago
Bellator 147: Thomson vs. Villaseca results and video
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Bellator 147 is in the books, and there was some violence in San Jose. Three of the five main card fights ended before the final horn, and the two that went to decision featured some healthy action as well. Former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson made a successful debut in the Bellator cage in the headliner, picking up a second-round TKO win. Here’s how it all went down.

Josh Thomson defeated Pablo Villaseca by TKO (strikes), 3:59 of round 2

Thomson came in as a gigantic favorite and was expected to make quick work of Villaseca. It took a little while, and Villaseca had a couple of highlights in the first round, but once Thomson got it to the ground early in the second it was the beginning of the end. He laid an extended beating on Villaseca with ground and pound and eventually got the stoppage.

Daniel Weichel defeated Georgi Karakhanyan by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Karakhanyan had no answer for Weichel on the feet. He took a long time to get  his striking going, and in the meantime he was beaten up with straight rights and pretty combos. In fact, Karakhanyan wasn’t really in the fight at all until the third round, and he was still out-struck in that stanza as well. Weichel picked up a wide unanimous decision win, which was the right call.

Derek Anderson defeated Patricky Freire by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

This decision wasn’t quite as clear. The fight was a lot of fun, with some crazy scrambles and reversals on the ground in the first round. Anderson definitely got the better of that stanza though, landing on a slow-starting Pitbull with a litany of strikes when they were on the feet. The second was the total opposite though – Pitbull was the aggressor, wobbling Anderson a couple of times and connecting a lot more. Pitbull got two takedowns in the third, but the judge’s deemed Anderson’s work on the feet to be worth more than Pitbull’s few hard shots and effective grappling. I had Freire winning quite clearly, but Anderson is who the judges went with by split decision.

Adam Piccolotti defeated Mario Soto by submission (rear naked choke), 3:25 of round 2

Piccolotti mostly dominated the fight, almost picking up a finish early in the first before Soto managed to escape. Nonetheless, Piccolotti won the first round. The second was total domination, and ended with the nasty finish seen below. WARNING – there’s a lot of blood.

Brian Rogers defeats Virgil Zwicker by submission (arm triangle choke), round 2

The light heavyweights connected with some heavy shots for the first four minutes (including a nasty low blow by Rogers on Zwicker), before Rogers picked up a timely takedown late in the stanza. The second was more of the same, but Rogers attacked with an arm-triangle choke when he got Zwicker down this time, and managed to elicit the tap.

Prelims

Nick Barnes defeated James Terry via submission (rear naked choke), 2:48 of round 1

A.J. McKee defeated J.T. Donaldson via KO (knee), 3:19 of round 1

Brandon Hester defeated Idris Wasi by unanimous decision

Gabriel Carrasco defeated Khomkrit Niimi via TKO (strikes), 3:19 of round 1

Erick Sanchez defeated Thomas Diagne via TKO (punches), 1:22 of round 3

Jeremiah Labiano defeated Alvin Cacdac via unanimous decision

Bronson Mohika defeated Jose Perez via unanimous decision

Adin Duenas defeated  Anthony Taylor via submission (rear naked choke), round 1

Anthony Do defeated Dustin Moore via TKO (punches), round 1

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