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Bellator 117 Full Card Results: Lima Crowned Champion, Held/Pitbull Move to Finals

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Bellator 117 would decide a new welterweight champion for the promotion after former champion Ben Askren’s tyrannical reign was halted when he left the promotion. Douglas Lima will battle Rick Hawn to determine who the new champion will be in the Bellator 117 main event.

The lightweight semifinals were also held on the Bellator 117 main card. Derek Anderson would fight Marcin Held to claim the first spot in the finals, then, it was the return of Patricky Pitbull who battled Derek Campos in the first fight of the main card.

Main Card (Spike TV) 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Bellator Welterweight Championship:
Douglas Lima vs. Rick Hawn

Round 1: It was Lima’s fight to lose from that start. Devastating leg kicks came on Hawn and eventually dropped him. Lima was able to hurt Hawn late in the first as well with a leg kick, and then a knee as Hawn ducked after that kick but was hit with a knee and then battered with punches. He was able to escape the round.

Round 2: Lima knew he had Hawn’s leg badly hurt and he piled on the pressure and kicks. He dropped Hawn with almost every leg kick he landed and forced a doctor stoppage in the second round to become the new Bellator welterweight champion.

Official Results: Douglas Lima defeats Rick Hawn via TKO (corner stoppage) at 3:19 of Round 2.

 

Bellator Lightweight Semifinals:

Derek Anderson vs. Marcin Held

Round 1: A fun fight would crown the second half of the Bellator lightweight tournament finals. Both had success in round one but it was Held who kept reverting back to his deadly leg locks. Anderson did well to defend and was able to stay calm throughout the round to escape an early submission loss.

Round 2: Held’s grappling was too much in round 2 as he was able to find his away around Anderson on the ground and submit Anderson with a triangle choke.

Official Results: Marcin Held def. Derek Anderson via Submission (triangle choke) at 3:09 of Round 2.

 

Welterweight: Karl Amoussou vs. David Gomez

Round 1: Power was on display from both fighters as they stayed on the outside and worked their way in to the pocket, where they opened up. Gomez was able to land on Amoussou, who was visibly hurt from the punch. Gomez showed the superior accuracy in his combinations.

Round 2: Amoussou threatens with a heel hook but can’t finish, despite toehold being locked in. Amoussou finds his target with a hook and rocks Gomez, who is now slowing down. Gomez lands a lead hook and hurts Amoussou. He lands another that hurts him again. Amoussou is breathing heavy but pressuring still.

Round 3: Amoussou keeps the pressure up on Gomez, pushing him against the cage and walking him down. Amoussou held control of Gomez and landed on the break, before reengaging in the clinch.

Official Results: Karl Amoussou def. David Gomez via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

 

Bellator Lightweight Semifinals:

Patricky Pitbull vs. Derek Campos

Round 1: Pitbull and Campos were toe-to-toe in the first round. It was a slow starter but the significance of the fight complimented the patient fighters.

Round 2: It was all Pitbull in round two who lived up to the moniker by dropping Campos. He couldn’t finish just then but when Campos got back up, Pitbull attacked him and dropped him with a brutal series of punches until the referee stopped the fight, sending Pitbull to the finals.

Official Results: Patricky Pitbull def. Derek Campos via TKO (strikes) at :52 of Round 2. 

 

Preliminary Card (SPIKE.com) 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

 

Light Heavyweight: Houston Alexander vs. Matt Uhde

Round 1: 

Official Results: 

 

Catchweight: Mark Stoddard vs. Ryan Jensen  

Round 1: 

Official Results: 

 

Lightweight: Martin Trey Brown vs. Jared Downing

Round 1: 

Due to Streaming Issues, this fight will not have play-by-play results. 

Official Results: Martin Brown def. Jared Downing via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

 

Lightweight: Larue Burley vs. Cliff Wright Jr.

Round 1: Wright threatened, after being put on the bottom, with an armbar. Burly was able to escape and the round became a competitive grappling match for the remainder of the round.

Round 2: The fight took a sharp turn as both men were exhausted in round two. Wright, who had been active from his guard, had nothing left. Burley let his hands go and Wright responded with a trip takedown to resume the grappling. A slow pace and a lack of motivation hindered the round.

Round 3: Wright’s exhaustion led to Burley’s stealing of the final round, one that solidified the fight for him.

Official Results: Larue Burley def. Cliff Wright Jr. by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-27)

 

Middleweight: Ben Crowder vs. Joe Vedepo

Round 1: Vedepo went for a takedown on Crowder was successful, however, when they were falling, Crowder’s leg was folded sideways, forcing a tap from the gruesome injury.

Official Results: Joe Vedepo def. Ben Crowder via Verbal Submission (Injury) at :48 of Round 1. 

 

Middleweight: Victor Moreno vs. Anthony Smith

Round 1: An even showing in round one led to a difficult round to score.  Due to Streaming Issues, this fight will not have play-by-play results. 

Official Results: Anthony Smith def. Victor Moreno via Submission (triangle choke) at :59 of Round 2. 

 

Catchweight: Josh Arocho vs. Julio Cesar Neves

Round 1: Due to Streaming Issues, this fight will not have play-by-play results. 

Official Results: Julio Cesar Neves Jr. def. Josh Arocho via TKO at 2:37 of Round 2.

 

Lightweight: Jordan Parsons vs. Tim Bazer

Round 1: Due to Streaming Issues, this fight will not have play-by-play results. 

Official Results: Jordan Parsons def. Tim Bazer via Knockout at :04 of Round 2.