Before Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson enters his first Bellator light heavyweight tournament against Christian M’Pumbu, catch all the live results for the Bellator 110 preliminary card results right here.
The preliminary card will stream live, on Bellator.com and this post will update live as each fight ends.
The beginning of the preliminary card begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.
Preliminary Card (Spike.com), 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT
Will Martinez vs. Goiti Yamauchi (Also a Featherweight Tournament Bout)
Round 1: Yamauchi had his combinations working early against Martinez. He was able to get them off by using slick head movement to feint offense or defense to throw Martinez’s timing off. Martinez was able to get Yamauchi down to the mat where he made sure to land punches, much to the delight of his cheering section. Yamauchi tried to secure an armbar but never got Martinez’s elbow past his crotch and never got anything locked in. Yamauchi got back to his feet and broke free from a clinch to end the round.
Round 2: Martinez liked what he saw in the first round and got Yamauchi to the ground quickly in round 2. They eventually got back to their feet where a now-confident Martinez let his hands go. While Martinez walked Yamauchi down, he also battered his face with hooks. Yamauchi didn’t seem too phased but with each absorbed blow, he was losing momentum in droves.
Round 3: It was another close round in the third and final as success was found, in flashes, by both men. Martinez stole a good chunk of time as he held Yamauchi against the cage in a clinch. Yamauchi pulled guard on him and pulled him down but Martinez postured up and went to work on defending submissions and looking for openings. Yamauchi drove forward while Martinez sprawled. In an attempt to end the fight on top, Yamauchi left himself open to be flipped to his back and instead had opposite results.
Official Decision: Will Martinez defeats Goiti Yamauchi via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Scott Cleve (14-3) vs. Daniel Weichel (31-8) – Featherweight Opening Round
Round 1: There was a solid feeling out process to kick the fight off. Weichel landed the first big punch of the fight but didn’t follow up. Cleve couldn’t find his range while Weichel was landing cleaner and cleaner with each combination. Weichel then dropped Cleve with a punch and hurt him badly. Cleve tried to get up but was tackled and hit as muscle memory kept him going. Weichel jumped to back control and choked him out to advance to the semi-finals of the Season 10 featherweight tournament.
Official Result: Daniel Weichel defeats Scott Cleve via Submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:46 of Round 1.
Saul Almeida (13-5) vs. Andrew Fisher (12-5-1)
Round 1: Almeida made his intentions of bringing this fight to the mat known. After some set-ups on the feet, he dove on and secured to legs of Fisher. He was then picked up and dropped to the mat but was able to wall walk back to his feet and in to the clinch. Almeida glued himself to Fisher who couldn’t slide out of the clinch. Almeida then kicked of the cage while in the clinch and slid around to back control while tripping Fisher down with him. Fisher was immediately locked in the body triangle. Almeida held back control until the round ended.
Round 2: Almeida wanted nothing to do with the stand up and shot for takedown after takedown. Fisher stuffed him well at first and never let himself get moved around until Almeida grabbed him on an escape and got back control in the clinch. Fisher pushed the leg of Almeida away to prevent giving up his back completely but Almeida found a way to get it anyway and began to ride Fisher on the mat with a body triangle locked in place. Almeida kept back control and sunk in an arm triangle when Fisher tried to spin in to his guard. The round came to an end though before he had any time to work the submission in.
Round 3: Fisher was able to land punches before the fight went to the ground but even then, Fisher was able to get top control on a spiral and resume the striking. Almeida used the cage once more to reverse to the top. He baited Fisher to stand up and got a loose d’arce in that Fisher broke out of to wind up in side control. Almeida was bleeding pretty bad from what looked like his ear as Fisher landed light yet significant shots from the mounted crucifix. Fisher ended the round on top but only after two rounds where he had no control.
Official Decision: Saul Almeida defeats Andrew Fisher via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Egidijus Valavicius (25-10) vs. Atanas Djambazov (18-3)
Round 1: They began throwing immediately with both men getting hit hard. Valavicius came in hard after a punch landed and wobbled Djambazov who threw a knee as he bounced in and knocked Djambazov down and out for a quick knockout win after a fun, albeit brief, bout.
Official Decision: Egidijus Valavicius defeats Atanas Djambazov via Knockout (Knee) at :48 of Round 1.
Ryan Quinn (9-4-1) vs. Andrew Calandrelli (6-3)
Round 1: Quinn plodded forward on Calandrelli, who left his hands very low when defending and throwing strikes. Calandrelli’s hands were very low and he left his head wide open every time Quinn tried to hit him. Quinn maintained a nice pace and stuck to a solid plan in the first round that worked out well for him.
Round 2: Calandrelli grabbed a clinch to counteract the damage sustained in round one. Quinn was active in the clinch with an over-under hook until Calandrelli pushed away to break the clinch. Quinn assumed control when they reverted back to striking at a distance but when Quinn got in close, Calandrelli had no problem with dropping his hands and swinging back. Calandrelli’s stamina was spent in the closing seconds of the round and Quinn jabbed his way towards another favorable stanza.
Round 3: Quinn’s punches were now starting to slow but his head positioning and consistency were keeping him placed atop the judge’s scorecards for round 3. Calandrelli’s offense turned itself on now and he was landing one big shot at a time on occasion. He wasn’t setting up his punches or tying them in with others but he was stalking Quinn who was not enjoying being hit.
Official Decision: Ryan Quinn defeats Andrew Calandrelli via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Manny Lara (4-4) vs. Josh Diekmann (14-5)
Round 1: The first exchange ended in an eye poke to Lara and he was unable to continue.
Official Decision: Manny Lara vs. Josh Diekmann Ruled No Contest via Accidental Eye Poke at :018 of Round 1.
Rico DiSciullo (1-0) vs. Marvin Maldonado (1-1)
Round 1: DiSciullo was able to grab the kicks of Maldonado several times and trip him to the mat. They never stayed on the ground for more than a second or two but the fight’s pace was building. Maldonado got rocked with a punch and DiSciullo swarmed him but unfortunately landed two illegal knees to Maldonado. Referee Big John McCarthy called a time out to the bout but Maldonado wasn’t able to continue.
Official Decision: Rico DiSciullo vs. Marvin Maldonado Ruled No Contest via Illegal Knee at 1:53 of Round 1.
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