Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow for live results, streaming video (prelims) and detailed play-by-play as Bellator 182 comes to the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY. The headliner will see former Bellator welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov taking on Chidi Njokuani at a 175-pound catchweight since Njokuani couldn’t make the contracted welterweight limit.
You can watch all of the prelim action starting at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT by viewing the video stream at the top of the page. Things then move to Spike TV for the four-fight main card at 9pm ET/6pm ET.
Join us and let us know what you think of tonight’s fights.
Andrey Koreshkov (19-2) vs. Chidi Njokuani (17-4)
Round 1 – Inside leg kick from Koreshkov. Njokuani fires back on the outside of the leg. Jab from Koreshkov. Another outside kick fom Njokuani. Koreshkov in on a takedown. He gets it. Njokuani gives up his back and gets up. Koreshkov with a spinning elbow out of the clinch, a flying knee, and a takedown. Koreshkov is landing huge shots from the top. Elbow after elbow. Finally the fight is over.
Andrey Koreshkov defeated Chidi Njokuani via TKO (strikes), 4:08 of round 1
Brennan Ward (14-5) vs. Fernando Gonzalez (26-14)
Round 1 – Gonzalez with a winging left. They tie up and Brennan lands a head-and-arm throw. He lands a couple of punches from the top. Gonzalez looked for a triangle and Ward backed out to his feet. Ward walking him down. He lands a right as Gonzalez lands a kick. Left and a head kick from Gonzalez that’s blocked. Ward misses with a wild right hook and looks for a takedown. He gets it. Ward with three hard rights when they return to the feet. Body kick from Gonzalez. 10-9 Ward.
Round 2 – Fernandez with a nice elbow on the inside. Ward with a takedown. Gonzalez gets up fairly quickly. Ward presses forward. Gonzalez with a body kick. Jabs. Nice combo from Gonzalez. Ward with a right hook. Gonzalez with a left and a kick. Ward with another takedown. He’s holding Gonzalez against the fence. 10-9 Ward.
Round 3 – Gonzalez with a right hook. Ward pumping the jab. Ward went for a takedown and got stuck in a guillotine. And Ward tapped! Wow.
Fernando Gonzalez defeated Brennan Ward via submission (guillotine choke), 1:02 of round 3
Veta Arteaga (3-1) vs. Bruna Ellen (3-1)
Round 1 – Ellen with a counter gook. Slow start. Ellen with a hard right. They tie up, then separate, then tie uup again. Ellen lands a right on the break. Arteaga stuffs a takedown attempt and they clinch again.. They trade knees. Low kicks and a right from Arteaga. Ellen with a takedown. 10-9 Ellen.
Round 2 – Ellen with a counter shot. They clinch up and Ellen scores with elbows. Arteaga remains struck against the fence, but she manages to land some knees. Ellen with two elbows and a takedown. She takes her back, but gets reversed. Arteaga takes top position and works from side. She tries to pass to mount but can’t. She lands a few short elbows and hammerfists. Ellen drops for a leg lock and they battle in 50/50. 10-9 Arteaga.
Round 3 – Arteaga stuns Ellen with a counter. They battle in the clinch. Ellen has her against the cage but is eating a few knees. Ellen with a knee of her own. They separate with three minutes to go. Ellen with a hard right. Arteaga returns the shot. Arteaga walking her down but not landing much. Ellen with a big takedown in the middle of the cage. Arteaga gets up. Ellen lands a knee and right hook. They clinch up at the horn. 10-9 Arteaga.
Bruna Ellen defeated Veta Arteaga by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
A.J. McKee (8-0) vs. Blair Tugman (10-6)
Round 1 – McKee with a front kick and an outside leg kick. Slow start otherwise. Tugman in on a takedown attempt but he gets stuffed. McKee just holds him in a front headlock position with Tugman on his knees. He can’t secure a choke. Finally he lands a knee to the body as Tugman gets up. Tugman coming up way short on punches. McKee with a high kick and a right. Tugman finally lands a right. They chase each other around. The ref missed an eyepoke from McKee and he gets a takedown. Tugman gets up with 45 seconds to go and he’s having a problem with his eye. He circles away until McKee taunts him. 10-9 McKee.
Round 2 – Inside leg kick from Tugman. This fight isn’t exciting. McKee comes up short with a spinning back fist attempt. Side kick to the thigh from McKee. Tugman attempts a counter. McKee with a hard body kick and Tugman stuffs a takedown attempt. Jab from McKee. Tugman isn’t doing much of anything. He does land a left. McKee chases after him and lands a couple of kicks. Tugman pushes him against the fence. He can’t get a takedown. 10-9 McKee.
Round 3 – McKee ties up Tugman against the cage. He lands a knee to the head while looking for a takedown. They finally separate two minutes in…and McKee immediately dives in for another takedown. Tugman pancaked him. Tugman has a cut on his eyebrow, somehow. McKee looking for short shots. Tugman looking for a guillotine. It’s in, but he’s bloody and it’s late in the fight so McKee is able to squirm out. McKee works from top position, and postures up for a couple of punches. They end up in a leglock position at the horn. 10-9 and 30-27 McKee.
AJ McKee defeated Blair Tugman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Joey Davis (1-0) vs. Justin Roswell (1-1)
Sinead Kavanagh (4-1) vs. Arlene Blencoe (9-6)
Kevin Casey (9-5) vs. Chris Honeycutt (9-1)
Colleen Schneider (11-7) vs. Kate Jackson (8-2)
Georgi Karakhanyan (26-7) vs. Daniel Pineda (22-12)
Noad Lahat (11-2) vs. Henry Corrales (13-3)
Philipe Lins (10-2) vs. Vadim Nemkov (7-2)
Amanda Bell (5-4) vs. Talita Nogueira (6-0)
Ricky Rainey (12-4) vs. Marc Stevens (21-10)
Kristi Lopez (2-0) vs. Jessica Sotack (1-1)
Matt Secor (8-4) vs. T.J. Summer (5-5)
Kastroit Xhema (1-0) vs. Tom Regal (1-0)
Alex Potts (Debut) vs. Brandon Polcare (1-0)
Joshua Ricci (3-0) vs. Brandon Warne (1-2)
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