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Bellator 109

Doug Marshall faces Middleweight World Champion Alexander Shlemenko with the title on the line. Plus Tiger Sarnavskiy takes on Will Brooks and Ron Keslar battles Rick Hawn in Tournament Finals.

>> TONIGHT, THE BELLATOR

MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE IS ON THE

LINE AS RUSSIA'S GREATEST

FIGHTER, ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO

DEFENDS HIS BELT AGAINST THE

DEVASTATING KNOCKOUT POWER OF

DOUG MARSHALL.

>> HE'S OUT!

>> AND WORLD TITLE SHOTS RICK

HAWN TAKES ON RON KESLAR.

>> AND WILL BROOKS AND ALEXANDER

SARNAVSKIY ARE IN THE

LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE.

MMA IS LIVE ON SPIKE RIGHT NOW!

>> THE BELLATOR CAGE AT SANDS

CASINO IN BETHLEHEM,

PENNSYLVANIA.

A SOLD-OUT CROWD IS IN

ATTENDANCE FOR THE SEASON 9

FINALE.

WITH JIMMY SMITH, I'M SEAN Wii

LOCK.

HEADING YOUR WAY, THE FIGHTS

FROM THE MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE AND TWO TOURNAMENT FINALS.

AND A FIGHT IN THE LIGHTWEIGHT

DIVISION TO START IT OFF.

>> PATRICK CENOBLE TAKES ON

TERRY ETIM.

A LOT OF STRIKING AND KNOCKOUT

POWER.

ETIM, 12 SUBMISSIONS IN 15 WINS.

WELL-ROUNDED.

HE SAID I WOULD FIGHT ANYWHERE.

A LOT OF CONFIDENCE IN THIS KID.

>> LET'S DO THE NUMBERS AS OUR

TALE OF THE TAPE IS BROUGHT TO

YOU BY DAVE AND BUSTERS.

>> 24 COMBINED WINS FOR BOTH

FIGHTERS.

22 FINISHES.

THIS FIGHT COULD END AT ANY

TIME.

>> HERE'S BELLATOR CAGE

ANNOUNCER MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> BELLATOR MMA TONIGHT, ALONG

WITH SANDS BETHLEHEM NOW

PRESENTS LIVE ON SPIKE'S

LIGHTWEIGHT INSIDE THE CAGE

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PUNISHMENT

ATHLETICS.

IT'S NOT JUST A BRAND, IT'S A

WAY OF LIFE.

AND BY DAVE AND BUSTERS.

AND NOW, FIRST INTRODUCING THE

RED CORNER.

155.4 POUNDS.

HE FIGHTS OUT OF WINTER HAVEN,

FLORIDA, INTRODUCING PATRICK

CENOBLE.

AND ACROSS THE CAGE, 6'1", 155

POUNDS, TONIGHT, MAKING HIS

BELLATOR DEBUT, HIS BRINGS 15

PROFESSIONAL VICTORIES AND FIVE

DEFEATS.

HAILING FROM LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND,

TERRY ETIM.

AND THE REFEREE IN CHARGE OF THE

ACTION, KEITH PETERSON.

>> BELLATOR DEBUT FOR TERRY ETIM

FACING PATRICK CENOBLE.

THE BELL IN ROUND NUMBER 1.

OUR FIGHT CLOCK BROUGHT TO YOU

BY MILLER LITE.

WHAT A START FROM ETIM.

>> NO SURPRISE WITH A TAKEDOWN

EITHER.

>> CENOBLE IN THE BLACK, ETIM IN

THE WHITE.

>> ETIM 9 WINS, 8 KNOCKOUTS.

>> NO SURPRISE THAT CENOBLE

WANTED THE FIGHT ON THE MAT.

>> HE SAID DEFENDING THE

TAKEDOWN WAS HIS HIGH POINT IN

THE FIGHT.

>> NOT A GOOD START.

>> FROM BAD TO WORSE FOR

CENOBLE.

>> ETIM TURNING WITH HIM.

>> FULL MOUNT FROM TERRY ETIM.

LEFT HAND.

>> BACK TO HALF GUARD.

NEED TO GET TO FULL GUARD.

PUSH OFF.

GET AWAY.

>> YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE BELLATOR

MMA APP NOW.

IT'S FREE.

SCORE ROUND BY ROUND AS YOU'RE

THE FOURTH JUDGE.

CLOSED GUARD FROM PATRICK

CENOBLE.

LOOKING FOR THE UPKICK.

LOOKING TO DRIVE IN.

CENOBLE HOLDS ETIM.

HANDS ON THE CAGE.

>> ETIM IS PUTTING A LOSS OF

PRESSURE ON CENOBLE.

VERY HARD TO RELIEVE THE

PRESSURE WHEN YOU'RE ON THE

BOTTOM.

>> ETIM SMARTLY LEGALLY DRIVING

IN WITH THE HEAD.

A LOT OF HEAVY PRESSURE, JIMMY.

STAY COMPOSED ATTACK WITH THE

GUARD.

BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THAT.

TRYING TO SIT UP FROM HIS CLOSED

GUARD.

>> PUSHING AWAY, GETTING

DISTANCE.

HAS TO EXPLODE.

>> NOW HOLDING THE BODY TRIANGLE

IS TERRY ETIM.

>> ALL DEFENSE THUS FAR FOR

PATRICK CENOBLE.

HALFWAY THROUGH ROUND NUMBER 1

OF THIS LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHT.

ETIM THINKING REAR NAKED CHOKE

TO FINISH.

>> AND HE'S ON THE CHIN.

NOT ENOUGH CRANK TO MAKE ANY

DIFFERENCE.

>> MORE CRANK THAN SHOWS RIGHT

THERE.

>> DEFENDING FROM CENOBLE.

ETIM STILL HOLDING THE BODY

TRIANGLE.

>> ETIM IS BEING TENACIOUS.

GOOD PRESSURE, GOOD POSITION.

CENOBLE HAS TO DO SOMETHING AND

DO SOMETHING FAST.

>> FULLBACK MOUNT FROM TERRY

ETIM HOLDING THE BODY TRIANGLE.

>> IF I'M WITH THE BODY

TRIANGLE, HARD TO FLATTEN THE

GUY OUT.

YOU CAN SEE CENOBLE.

ABLE TO GET UP.

THE BODY TRIANGLE IS HARD TO GET

A BODY TRIANGLE OFF YOU.

>> LATER TONIGHT, YOU'LL SEE TWO

BELLATOR FINALS, INCLUING THE

LIGHTWEIGHT FINAL, BROOKS AND

SARNAVSKIY.

AND LOOKING FOR THE REAR NAKED

CHOKE.

CAN'T FIND IT.

SMARTLY USING PRESSURE WITH HIS

FOOT OFF OF THE FENCE.

THE END OF THIS ROUND CAN'T COME

SOON ENOUGH FOR PATRICK CENOBLE.

ETIM TRYING TO FINISH IT BEFORE

WE REACH FIVE MINUTES IN THE END

OF ROUND NUMBER 1.

>> THAT BODY TRAINED IS AWFUL.

IT'S HARD TO -- TAKES ALL YOUR

ENERGY OUT OF YOU WHEN A GUY HAS

A BODY TRIANGLE.

ETIM HAS IT VERY TIGHT RIGHT

NOW.

>> ETIM COOL AND METHODICAL AND

LOOKING FOR THE CHOKE, JIMMY.

HE'S NOT RUSHING ANYTHING THUS

FAR.

>> THIS IS THAT REAR NAKED.

RIGHT NOW IT'S CLOSE.

THE JAW LINE.

CENOBLE TRYING TO TUCK HIS CHIN.

FINAL 10 SECONDS NOW OF ROUND

NUMBER 1.

>> DIFFICULTY IS HE'S NOT ABLE

TO FLATTEN CENOBLE OUT.

ABLE TO CURL UP AND DEFEND HIS

>> BETWEEN ROUNDS, THE CORNERS

SAYING YOU CAN STOP THIS

TAKEDOWN, YOU CAN KNOCK HIM OUT.

>> HE WAS NOT ABLE TO STOP THAT

TAKEDOWN IN THE FIRST MINUTE OF

ROUND NUMBER 1.

>> THE JUDGES ASSIGNED BY THE

STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, JIMMY?

>> 10-9 ETIM.

COULD HAVE GONE 10-8.

I DIDN'T THINK A LOT OF

SUBMISSIONS WERE THAT CLOSE.

10-9 TERRY ETIM.

>> CENOBLE ESCAPING THAT

TAKE-DOWN.

>> PROBLEM HERE, CENOBLE IS

FLAT-FOOTED IN FRONT OF TERRY

ETIM.

THAT'S WHAT MAKES THE TAKEDOWN

EASY.

>> TAKEDOWN, LEVEL CHANGE AFTER

CENOBLE MISSED WITH THE RIGHT

UPPERCUT.

>> NO ANGLING, NO BOUNCE IN HIS

STEP.

BACK ON THE MAT.

>> CENOBLE HAS SPEND A LOT OF

TIME IN ROUND NUMBER 1 FLAT ON

HIS BACK.

HERE HE IS AGAIN EARLY STAGES,

ROUND NUMBER 2.

TIGHT CLOSED GUARD FROM CENOBLE.

ETIM TRYING TO GO TO WORK.

PETERSON TELLING THE FIGHTERS TO

WORK.

ETIM SITS UP.

>> HIGH GUARD FROM PATRICK

CENOBLE.

HE'S JUST SITTING THERE.

NOT ACTIVE WITH THE GUARD.

NOT GOING FOR SWEEPS.

JUST DEFENDING.

TOMORROW 9:00 P.M. LIVE ON

SPIKE, GLORY KICK BOXING.

>> SHORT ELBOW FROM THE BOTTOM

OF CENOBLE.

I GAVE HIM ROUND NUMBER 1.

ETIM IN NO HURRY.

TAKING HIS TIME.

THE PROBLEM WITH BEING

INEXPERIENCED AND BEING ON YOUR

BACK IS EVERY TIME YOU TRY TO

ATTACK, EVERY TIME YOU TRY TO

SWEEP, GIVES YOUR OPPONENT AN

OPPORTUNITY TO PASS YOUR GUARD.

WHAT ARE YOU STUCK WITH?

PLAYING DEFENSE.

THE PROBLEM IS YOUR ON YOUR BACK

THE ENTIRE FIGHT.

THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH

CENOBLE.

NOT CONFIDENCE WITH HIS OFFENSE.

HERE WE ARE, ON HIS BACK, NOT

GETTING NOTHING DONE.

>> AND CENOBLE MADE THAT LOOK

VERY EASY.

>> THAT WAS CLASSIC JIUJITSU

PASS.

WORKING THE RIGHT KNEE THROUGH.

>> ETIM LOOKING AT FULL CONTROL

OF THIS FIGHT HALFWAY THROUGH

ROUND NUMBER 2.

>> MAKING IT A JIUJITSU MATCH.

>> AND THE REFEREE TELLING THE

FIGHTERS TO WORK.

>> ETIM GETTING BACK TO GUARD.

NOT DOING ANYTHING WITH GUARD.

>> GROUND BACK IS LACKING FOR

CENOBLE.

>> ETIM WITH SIDE CONTROL.

PATRICK CENOBLE TRYING TO KEEP

THIS FIND STANDING.

TRY TO ESTABLISH THE JAB.

>> THE PROBLEM IS AFTER ALL

THOSE STRIKES, HE SETTLED BACK

DOWN AND STANDS IN FRONT OF

TERRY ETIM.

NOW GETTING SIDE-TO-SIDE MOTION.

DRIVING THROUGH, LOOKING FOR

ANOTHER TAKEDOWN AND ETIM GETS

IT.

>> BEAUTIFUL SEQUENCE.

FOLLOWING IN WITH THE HEAD KICK,

JIMMY.

ALMOST NO TAKE-DOWN DEFENSE AT

ALL.

ETIM DOESN'T HAVE THAT BUBBY

JENKINS BACKGROUND.

NATIONAL CHAMPION, DIVISION ONE

LIKE A MICHAEL CHANDLER.

JUST TIMING THE SHOT AFTER THE

STRIKES.

CENOBLE IS IN FRONT OF HIM WITH

NO SPRAWL AT ALL.

>> JUST KEEPING THE FIGHT WHERE

YOU WANT IT.

CENOBLE NOT ABLE TO DO THAT.

>> ETIM HAS DONE A TREMENDOUS

JOB KEEPING THE FIGHT WHERE HE

WANTS IT.

>> OUTSIDE TO INSIDE WITH THE

TAKEDOWN WITH HIS STRIKING.

>> BOTH IN MARTIAL ARTS.

THE LINE IN THE SHARK TANK IS

ANOTHER MEAL.

YOU HAVE TO KEEP THE FIGHT WHERE

YOUR DOMINANT.

CENOBLE HAS TO USE HIS FEET.

HAS TO KEEP THIS FIGHT OFF THE

GROUND.

CENOBLE IS YET TO ESTABLISH HIS

RANGE OR HIS JOB.

HE FELT THAT WOULD BE KEY.

ETIM THROWING JABS, LEG KICKS.

NOT GOING TO WIN BACK THIS

FIGHT.

>> ETIM LOOKING VERY STRONG IN

HIS BELLATOR DEBUT.

>> LOOK AT THE TAKEDOWNS BY

TERRY ETIM.

EASILY DONE GOING FROM STRIKE TO

THE TAKEDOWN HERE.

NOTHING TO IT.

DOESN'T HAVE TO FOLLOW UP WITH

THE SECOND EFFORT.

HIS FIRST EFFORT IS GETTING IN

THE TAKEDOWN.

CENOBLE JUST NOT DEFENDING

PROPERLY.

>> JIMMY, WHAT DO YOU THINK

THROUGH TWO ROUNDS?

>> EASY 2-0 TERRY ETIM.

THE ONLY QUESTION IS, WOULD I

GIVE HIM A 10-8 IN THE FIRST

ROUND.

>> VOTING ON THE BELLATOR APP.

>> ETIM OPENING UP.

>> ANOTHER TAKEDOWN.

HE GETS IT.

>> EASY.

THE GUILLOTINE.

NOTHING THERE.

>> THAT'S SOMETHING YOU LIKES

FOR WITH HIGH LEVEL WRESTLERS.

YOU SHOOT, YOU SPRAWL, YOU GET

THE SECOND EFFORT AND KEEP

DRIVING.

CUT AN ANGLE, SWITCH IT UP.

ETIM HASN'T HAD TO DO ANYTHING

ABOUT CENOBLE.

ONE SHOT AND PUSHES HIM TO THE

GROUND.

>> IF YOU JUST JOINED US, MOST

OF THIS FIGHT HAS LOOKED EXACTLY

LIKE THIS.

PATRICK CENOBLE ON HIS BACK.

TERRY ETIM TRYING TO GO TO WORK

WITH HIS TOP GAME.

NOT A LOT OF ANSWERS FOR PATRICK

CENOBLE.

NOW HOLDING THE HALF GUARD.

>> TALK ABOUT THE FINISHING

ABILITY OF BOTH FIGHTERS.

TERRY ETIM VERY PATIENT.

INTENT ON STOPPING -- HE'S HAD A

GOOD WORK WEEK.

WORKING HARD.

NOT GOING CRAZY FOR THE FINISH.

THE HOUSE NOT APPRECIATIVE OF

THE GRAPPLING ARTS.

>> AND ETIM LOOKING FOR THE TURN

AROUND.

>> CENOBLE TOTALLY FLAT.

NOT MOVING HIS HIPS AT ALL.

ETIM CONTENT TO SIDE CONTROL AND

WORK.

>> CENOBLE TRYING TO EXPLODE.

>> JUST GIVING YOUR BACK IS NOT

GOING TO HELP YOU.

>> YOU CAN SEE TERRY ETIM

HOLDING THE BODY TRIANGLE.

JUST NO ANSWERS FROM PATRICK

CENOBLE, JIMMY.

NO CHOKE THERE?

ON JAW LINE.

CAN'T CRANK THOUGH.

>> HIGH BODY TRIANGLE HELD BY

TERRY ETIM.

ONE MORE SQUEEZE NOW ON THE

CRANK.

>> HAVING TROUBLE WITH CENOBLE,

STRETCHING OUT HIS HELPS.

THAT'S A HUGE PART OF GETTING

THE REAR NAKED CHECK ON.

STRETCHING THE BODY OUT.

THE CHIN COMES UP OFF THE CHECK,

OFF THE NECK.

ETIM TRYING TO GET THAT.

>> CENOBLE TRYING TO CLEAR THE

ARMS OF ETIM.

>> THUMBS UP FROM CENOBLE.

ETIM ALMOST ON CRUISE CONTROL.

DOMINATING THIS FIGHT.

>> ETIM KNOWS ANOTHER MINUTE AND

THE FIGHT IS HIS.

HE WILL LOOK FOR IT BUT WON'T

FORCE IT FROM THIS POSITION.

>> BACKWARD PUNCHES FROM

CENOBLE.

>> IT'S NOT GOING TO HELP HIM.

HE HAS TO GET OUT.

>> NOTHING YOU THROW WHILE

BACK-MOUNTED IS SIGNIFICANT.

>> AND CHRIS ANGEL "BELIEVE"

RIGHT HERE AT SPIKE TUESDAY AT

10:00 P.M.

AND CENOBLE PUT HIS HAND OUT

LIKE WHAT DO I DO?

I DON'T THINK THAT WAS HIS

INTENTION BUT IT FELT LIKE THAT.

>> NICE TURN FROM CENOBLE.

JUST AN EXPLOSIVE TURN.

>> JUST TURNED.

HIS BODY STILL TWISTED.

>> BACK TO GUARD BUT TOO LITTLE,

TOO LATE.

UNLESS HE CAN LAND A KNOCKOUT

PUNCH FROM THE TIME.

>> FINAL SECONDS OF THIS

LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHT NOW.

ETIM HOLDING THE BODY TRIANGLE

FROM THE BOTTOM.

CENOBLE THROWING PUNCHING TO NO

AVAIL.

THAT'S THE BELL AND THE END OF

THE FIGHT.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

COMMERCIAL BREAK, WE'LL SEE IF

TERRY ETIM GETS THE VICTORY.

REMEMBER, THE MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE FIGHT IS ON TAP!

>> PATRICK CENOBLE VERSUS TERRY

ETIM GOING THE DISTANCE.

ALL 15 MINUTES.

ETIM, DOMINANT, JIMMY WITH HIS

TAKEDOWNS, POSITIONING AS WE SEE

IN THE FIGHT REPLAY.

>> EVERY TIME HE GOT IN ON THE

HIP, HE GOT THE TAKEDOWN.

ONCE HE GOT THE TAKEDOWN, TOUGH

ON TOP.

VERY HEAVY.

CENOBLE HAD NO WAY OUT.

>> JIMMY, VIRTUALLY NO SUSPENSE

IN YOUR SCORECARD.

>> NONE.

WAIT FOR IT.

10-9 EVERY ROUND EASILY FOR

TERRY ETIM.

>> HERE'S MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HAVING

GONE THE DISTANCE, WE'LL GO TO

THE JUDGE'S SCORECARD.

YOUR FIRST JUDGE SEES IT 30-27.

AND YOUR SECOND JUDGE SEEING IT

29-28.

THE THIRD AND FINAL JUDGE SCORES

THE FIGHT 30-26.

ALL FOR THE WINNER BY UNANIMOUS

DECISION, TERRY ETIM!

>> A UNANIMOUS DECISION WIN FOR

TERRY ETIM IN HIS BELLATOR

DEBUT.

JIMMY, THERE WAS A 30-26 AND A

29-28.

>> THE 30-26 I UNDERSTAND.

29-28?

MAN!

SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE ABOUT

THE JUDGING.

>> TERRY ETIM GETS HIS 16th PRO

MMA VICTORY.

CRUISES AS HE DEFEATS PATRICK

CENOBLE.

>> STILL TO COME, ALEXANDER

SHLEMENKO DEFENDS HIS BELT

AGAINST DOUG MARSHALL.

AND PLUS, RICK HAWN AND RON

KESLER BATTLE IN THE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT FINAL.

BUT NEXT, WILL BROOKS TAKES ON

ALEXANDER SARNAVSKIY ON BELLATOR

MMA ON SPIKE.

>> LATER TONIGHT, YOU WILL SEE

OUR MAIN EVENT.

IT'S THE FIGHT FOR THE BELLATOR

MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE.

>> DOUG MARSHALL ALWAYS

CONFIDENT AND VOCAL ABOUT THE

FACT THAT HE'S TAKING THE BELT

TONIGHT.

THE MAN HE NEEDS TO TAKE IT

FROM, ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO,

CORNERS TIGER SARNOVSKI.

HE WANTS TO LEAVE WITH THE BELT

TONIGHT.

>> HEY, EVERYONE.

WELCOME BACK LIVE TO BELLATOR.

WE'RE ON SPIKE.

HE'S JIMMY SMITH.

I'M SEAN WHEELOCK.

>> DOUG COMES WITH YOU SWINGING

BOMBS FROM HIS LEFT AND RIGHT,

ESPECIALLY THE RIGHT HAND WHICH

ENDED THE NIGHT FOR BRETT

COOPER, WHO HAS AN IRON CHIN.

HIS OPPONENT, ALEXANDER

SHLEMENKO, THE CHAMP, THEY CALL

HIM THE STORM FOR THE REASON.

HE COMES AT YOU WITH SPINNING

ATTACK, WIDE VARIETY OF STRIKES

AND PUNCHES AND OVERWHELMS HIS

OPPONENT.

>> ALSO TONIGHT, WE'LL SEE THE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT FINAL.

>> THE NEWCOMER RON KESLAR

VERSUS THE THREE-TIME FINALIST,

RICK HAWN.

>> AND UP NEXT, THE LIGHTWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT FINAL.

>> IT'S BEEN ANNOUT STANDING

TOURNAMENT AT 155 BLOWING AWAY

MARTIN STAPLETON IN THE OPENING

ROUND.

HE HAD A 50-MINUTE DECISION OVER

BROOKS.

NOW WE HAVE THE FINAL FOUR, THE

REMATCH.

WILL BROOKS GETTING REVENGE WITH

A UNANIMOUS DECISION AND TIGER

SARNAVSKIY ANOTHER FIRST ROUND

DECISION OVER TIRLONI GIVING US

OUR FINAL.

WHICH RISING STAR WILL GET AN

OPPORTUNITY AT BELLATOR GOLD?

>> WHEN I CAME TO BELLATOR, I

WAS UNDEFEATED AND EXPECTED TO

WIN THE WORLD TITLE.

AND THEN I EXPERIENCED DEFEAT

FOR THE FIRST TIME.

AFTER THAT FIGHT, MY COACH AND

MENTOR, ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO

WOULDN'T SPEAK TO ME.

HE WAS ASHAMED.

I SWORE THEN I WOULD NEVER FEEL

DEFEAT AGAIN.

>> I HAVE NOT AND I NEVER WILL.

>> UNBELIEVABLE!

>> I'M COMING IN HERE TO BE

SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND

DEVASTATING.

I'M GOING TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN

DO TO MAKE HIM NOT WANT TO FIGHT

AGAIN.

>> BIG STRIKES THAT CUT IS BAD.

LOOKING FOR THE FINISH.

>> THERE IT IS.

>> WHEN MY HANDS AND FEET FIRST

LAND ON WILL BROOKS, HE WILL

KNOW HE'S FACING A MAN THAT

WANTS THIS FIGHT MORE THAN HE

DOES.

>> I'M GOING TO GO OUT THERE AND

SMASH EVERYTHING THAT MOTION AND

TAKE EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE.

TAKE YOUR PRIDE, TAKE YOUR

CONFIDENCE, TAKE YOUR CORNER'S

PRIDE.

I'M GOING TO MAKE PEOPLE NOT

WANT TO LOOK AT YOU THE SAME WAY

AFTER THE FIGHT.

>> THIS FIGHT WILL NOT GO THE

DISTANCE.

I WILL KNOCK HIM OUT.

WHEN HE WAKES UP, HE WILL WATCH

THE REFEREE RAISE MY HAND IN

VICTORY.

TONIGHT I WILL RETURN TO WHERE I

WAS EXPECTED TO BE.

ONE FIGHT AWAY FROM BEING

CROWNED THE LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPION.

>> PRIMED FOR POSITION NOW.

HE MIGHT HAVE IT.

HE DOES!

>> AND THE SUBJECT POLICE WIN

FOR TIGER SARNAVSKIY.

>> I'M GOING TO SMASH HIM, MOVE

ON AND TAKE THE BUILT.

I DON'T CARE WHO GETS IN MY WAY.

WILL BROOKS CAME HERE TO BE A

CHAMPION.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS IS IT.

THIS IS MY HOUSE NOW.

>> TIGER SARNAVSKIY IS

ATTEMPTING TO FULFILL HIS

MASSIVE POTENTIAL AND EARN A

BELLATOR WORLD TITLE SHOT.

HIS OPPONENT, WILL BROOKS, SAYS

THAT THE TITLE IS ALREADY HIS.

IT'S BEING HELD BY CHAMPION

EDDIE ALVAREZ.

>> WILL BROOKS VERSUS TIGER

SARNAVSKIY.

THE TWO HAVE COMBINED FOR 37 PRO

MMA WINS AND TWO DEFEATS.

THE WINNER CLAIMS $100,000 AND A

WORLD TITLE SHOT.

OUR TALE OF THE TAPE IS BROUGHT

TO YOU BY DAVE AND BUSTERS.

EAT, DRINK, PLAY, WATCH SPORTS.

>> YOU CAN SEE THE RECORDS, ONE

LOSS APIECE.

I THINK THOSE LOSSES MADE BOTH

FIGHTERS BETTER.

WHO WILL COME OUT ON TOP

TONIGHT?

>> ONCE AGAIN, MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> TONIGHT FROM SANDS BETHLEHEM

EVENT CENTER, BELLATOR MMA NOW

PRESENTS THE TOUGHEST TOURNAMENT

IN SPORTS.

SET FOR THREE FIVE-MINUTE

ROUNDS, THIS LIGHTWEIGHT FINAL

IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY RYSE, SON

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ONLY ON X BOX 1.

AVAILABLE NIGHT.

RYSE AS A LEGEND.

NOW INTRODUCING FIRST, THE RED

CORNER, AT 5'10, 156 POUNDS,

TONIGHT REACHING HIS FIRST

TOURNAMENT FINALS, 12 VICTORIES,

ONE DEFEAT, FIGHTING OUT OF

CHICAGO ILLINOIS, INTRODUCING

ILL WILL BROOKS!

ACROSS THE CAGE, HIS OPPONENT

OUT OF THE BLUE CORNER, 5'11",

WEIGHING 155.4 POUNDS, HE TOO

TONIGHT MAKING HIS FIRST

APPEARANCE IN THE FINAL, HE

BRINGS 25 VICTORIES, ONE DEFEAT.

HAILING AND FIGHTING OUT OF

RUSSIA, PRESENTING TIGER

SARNAVSKIY.

IN CONTROL OF THE ACTION, YOUR

REFEREE, KEITH PETERSON.

>> IN REACHING THIS FINAL, TIGER

SARNAVSKIY HAS SPENT TWO

MINUTES, 48 SECONDS IN THE

BELLATOR CAGE VERSUS 30 MINUTES

THE MAXIMUM FOR WILL BROOKS.

>> ROUND NUMBER 1.

OUR FIGHT CLOCK IS BROUGHT TO

YOU BY MILLER LIGHT, THE

OFFICIAL BEER OF BELLATOR.

IT'S NOT JUST A GOOD TIME, IT'S

MILLER TIME.

>> THE THING THAT IS SURPRISING,

THE POWER OF TIGER SARNAVSKIY.

WE'LL SEE IF THAT'S THE CASE.

>> THE BACK KICK FROM

SARNAVSKIY.

MOVING TO THE LEVEL CHANGE.

WELL-DEFENDED BY SARNAVSKIY.

>> THOSE ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES

THAT WILL BROOKS WANTS.

THE POWER SHOT AND THE

TAKEDOWNS.

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR

SARNAVSKIY TO STOP THAT TAKEDOWN

EARLY.

BACK-TO-BACK DECISION VICTORIES

FOR BROOKS, BUT HE ALMOST WEARS

THAT LIKE A BADGE OF HONOR

SAYING I WOULD RATHER BEAT THEM

DOWN 15 MINUTES THAN GET A QUICK

WIN.

AN INTERESTING MINDSET.

DANIEL STRAUS SAID THAT TO US.

YOU DON'T HEAR THAT A LOT.

>> MOST GUYS ARE PROUD OF HOW

THEY FINISH.

>> GUYS LIKE STRAUS AND BROOKS

ARE PROUD OF HOW HARD THEY WORK.

>> THE KICK ON THE BACK OF

SARNAVSKIY BY BROOKS.

IN AND OUT FROM THE RUSSIAN

TIGER SARNAVSKIY WITH HIS

PUNCHING.

BACK KICK, NOTHING THERE.

ALREADY THE CHANTS OF "U.S.A."

WILL BROOKS APPROACHING THIS

FIGHT VERY DIFFERENTLY WITH THE

STRIKING THAN HE DID THAN

BEFORE.

HE'S THROWING FROM THE OUTSIDE.

HE'S CONFIDENT TO STEP IN AND

THROW PUNCHES.

THAT'S SURPRISING.

HIS LAST FIGHT ALMOST

EXCLUSIVELY KICK.

DIDN'T SEE A LOT OF HANDS.

WE'RE SEEING THAT IN THIS FIGHT.

>> BROOKS LOOKING FOR THE

TAKEDOWN.

THE BEST KICK BOXERS IN THE

WORLD RIGHT TO SPIKE TO A

LIGHTWEIGHT TOURNAMENT.

GLORY 12 TOMORROW NIGHT ONLY ON

SPIKE.

LATER TONIGHT ON SPIKE, YOU'LL

SEE A GLORY KICK BOXING SPECIAL.

HIGH KNEES BY WILL BROOKS ARE

LEGAL.

INSIDE OF THE THIGH.

HALFWAY THROUGH ROUND NUMBER 1

IN THIS LIGHTWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

FINAL.

THERE IS THE TAKEDOWN FROM WILL

BROOKS.

>> THAT'S WHAT WILL BROOKS

WANTED.

GET THE FIGHT ON THE GROUND.

WORK HIS GROUND AND POUND.

HE SAID I CAN ELBOW THIS TIME

AROUND.

HUGE WEAPON I DIDN'T HAVE

BEFORE.

SARNAVSKIY TRYING TO SHRIMP.

>> TIGER DOES HAVE SUBMISSION

SKILLS.

>> THE SPINNING --

>> YEAH.

DAZED WHEN HE WENT FOR THE

TRIANGLE.

WILL BROOKS BRINGS A LOT TO THE

TABLE.

STRONGER, EXPLOSIVE.

ATHLETIC.

ON TOP IS WHERE HE GETS TO

SHOWCASE THAT.

>> GOOD JOB.

BIG BODY SHOTS FROM SARNAVSKIY.

FIRING BACK WITH THE UPPERCUT.

GRAZING SHOT.

BOTH FIGHTERS EAGER TO COME IN

THE POCKET, AGAIN, A TAKEDOWN BY

WILL BROOKS.

>> AND SETTING UP THE TAKEDOWNS

IS BROOKS WILLINGNESS TO

EXCHANGE.

HE'S WILLING TO STAND IN THE

POCKET MORE THAN HE WAS IN THE

PREVIOUS FIGHTS.

>> SARNAVSKIY HOLDING THE

TRANNING -- THE TRIANGLE FROM

THE BOTTOM.

>> A LONG RANGE STYLE WITH THE

KICK.

LOOKING TO CLEAR THE LEGS.

DOES WELL.

INTO THE HALF GUARD.

>> LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THE LEGS

OF WILL BROOKS.

THE POWER OF THOSE LEGS.

GETS THE LIFT ON THE TAKEDOWN.

GRINDING FOREARM FROM WILL

BROOKS.

SHORT FOREARM SMASH.

FOREARMS AND ELBOWS FROM BROOKS.

>> THAT'S WHAT HE TALKED ABOUT.

I CAN'T WAIT TO USE MY ELBOWS.

HE'S USING THEM WELL SO

>> TAKEDOWNS BY WILL BROOKS IN

THE FIRST ROUND.

THIS ONE OFF THE BOTTOM.

A LIFT, DROPS HIM RIGHT TO THE

MAT.

THROWING LEATHER IN CLOSE AND A

BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE RIP.

NICE TRANSITION BY ILL WILL

BROOKS.

>> JIMMY, WHAT DID YOU THINK

SCORECARD-WISE?

>> 10-9 WILL BROOKS.

BASED ON THE TAKEDOWN.

DOING WELL ON THE FEET AS WELL.

>> ROUND NUMBER 2 OF THE SEASON

9 LIGHTWEIGHT TOURNAMENT FINAL.

WILL BROOKS VERSUS TIGER

SARNAVSKIY.

WINNER ADVANCES TO CLAIM A WORLD

TITLE FIGHT.

BACKSPIN BY SARNAVSKIY.

>> ONE THING WE KNOW, WILL

BROOKS WILL SET AN EVEN PACE FOR

15 MINUTES.

TWO DECISIONS GOING INTO THIS

FIGHT.

TIGER SARNAVSKIY, TWO FIRST

ROUND FINISHES.

YOU KNOW WILL BROOKS CAN HANDLE

THESE LONG FIGHTS.

CAN TIGER SARNAVSKIY?

>> BLOW TO THE SIDE DELIVERED BY

BROOKS.

BLOW TO THE BODY FROM

SARNAVSKIY.

SEPARATION.

>> GETTING THE TAKEDOWN IS

BROOKS.

A POWER TAKEDOWN.

>> WHAT CAN YOU SAY?

STRONG, PHYSICAL, ATHLETIC.

EXPLOSIVE TAKEDOWNS.

HARD TO PREPARE FOR.

>> A GREAT LOOK OVER THE

SHOULDER OF KEITH PETERSON.

SEEING WHAT THE REFEREE IS

SEEING.

PETERSON LETTING THIS FLOW.

BROOKS DOING MORE THAN ENOUGH

THUS FAR IN THIS FIGHT ON THIS

TOP POSITION.

>> IN THIS CORNER, IN FRONT OF

HIS CORNER MAN, A GREAT GAME

HIMSELF.

>> LATER ON TONIGHT, ALEXANDER

SHLEMENKO LOOKS TO DEFEND

BELLATOR'S MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE.

IN THE CORNER, ONE OF HIS

PROTEGES, TIGER SARNAVSKIY.

THAT'S DEDICATION.

HAS HIS HANDS WRAPPED.

THEY'VE BEEN SIGNED OFF BY THE

STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA.

NOW HE'S WORKING THE CORNER.

>> NOT A LOT OF FIGHTERS WOULD

DO THIS.

HE SHOULD BE IN HIS LOCKER ROOM

GETTING READY BUT HE'S CORNERING

TIGER SARNAVSKIY.

HE CANNOT LIKE WHAT HE'S SEEING

SO FAR.

>> TIGER SARNAVSKIY, A PROTEGE

OF ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO.

GREAT HANDS FROM BROOKS.

>> SO MUCH PRESSURE ON TIGER

SARNAVSKIY.

NOT ABLE TO GET HIS SUBMISSION

GAME GOING.

>> LOOKS FROM THE OPEN GUARD.

POWERING THROUGH THE LEG.

>> USUALLY WITH THIS MUCH HIP

PRESSURE, YOU'RE OFF BALANCE.

NOT WILL BROOKS.

HE HAS SO MUCH PRESSURE ON HIM

AND STILL CAN -- EVEN HIS

BOUNCE, HIS AWKWARD POSITION.

NOT ON HIS KNEES.

THE SHORT FOREARM.

FOREARM AND ELBOWS THROW BY

BROOKS.

>> AND TIGER SARNAVSKIY HANGING

ON.

BUT THE ROUND AND THE FIGHT IS

SLIPPING AWAY.

>> PETERSON TELLING BROOKS TO

KEEP WORKING.

IT CANNOT COME SOON ENOUGH FOR

TIGER SARNAVSKIY.

STICK NOW ON THE BOTTOM.

TIGHT CLOSE GUARD.

NOW THE BODY LOCK FROM

SARNAVSKIY.

>> THIS IS VERY FATIGUING.

HE'S HOLDING ON SUPPORTING HIS

WEIGHT AND THE WEIGHT OF WILL

BROOKS.

ONCE YOU STAND UP, YOU DON'T

HAVE A LOT OF ENERGY ONCE YOU'VE

BEEN IN THIS POSITION.

NOW GIVING UP HIS BACK.

>> BROOKS GETTING ONE HOOK?

.

ALL DEFENSE BEING PLAYED BY

TIGER SARNAVSKIY.

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POSITIONALLY DOMINANT RIGHT NOW

IS WILL BROOKS.

35 SECONDS REMAINING ROUND

NUMBER 2 OF THIS LIGHTWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT FINAL.

NO EXPLOSION FROM THE BOTTOM

FROM TIGER SARNAVSKIY.

>> THE HIP PRESSURE FROM WILL

BROOKS.

NOW HE'S IN A POSITION TO

FINISH.

IF HE CAN UNLOAD.

WE MIGHT GET A FINISH RIGHT NOW,

SEAN.

ONLY 15 SECONDS LEFT.

TIGER NEEDS TO HANG ON.

>> YOU CAN SEE THE CHEST HOLD

FROM THE BOTTOM FROM TIGER

SARNAVSKIY.

TOTALLY DEFENSIVE ON THE CHEST

HOLD.

>> BROOKS LOOKING FOR SEPARATION

FROM THE GROUND AND POUND.

FINAL SECONDS OF ROUND 2.

>> BETWEEN ROUNDS, ALEXANDER

SHLEMENKO TELLING TIGER

SARNAVSKIY THAT YOU LOST ROUNDS

ONE AND TWO.

>> I COMPLETELY AGREE.

I HAD WILL BROOKS UP 2-0, 10-9.

THERE WAS TALK ABOUT WHAT WILL

BROOKS WAS DOING.

NOT HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

TO STOP THAT.

WILL BROOKS DID THIS, DID THAT.

DIDN'T SAY YOU HAVE TO DO THIS

TO STOP THAT.

WE'RE RIGHT BACK WHERE WE WERE.

>> ANOTHER TAKEDOWN FROM BROOKS.

CLOSED GUARD FROM TIGER

SARNAVSKIY.

>> THIS IS THE POSITION, JIMMY,

WHERE SARNAVSKIY HAS NOT HAD THE

ANSWERS.

>> ALSO, ONE OF THOSE THINGS

WHERE IF YOU HAVEN'T TRAINED

WITH GUYS LIKE THAT, HAVING A

GUY THAT PHYSICAL ON YOU, THAT

GRIP, THE EXPLOSIVENESS -- LOOKS

LIKE IN HIS EYES HE'S FEELING IT

FOR THE FIRST TIME.

THAT HE DIDN'T GO THROUGH THAT

TRAINING.

NOT THAT HE DIDN'T TRAIN HARD BY

DIDN'T TRAIN WITH GUYS LIKE WILL

BROOKS.

THE ATHLETIC FIGHTERS, THEY GO

DOWN ON YOU.

>> AND WILL BROOKS IS ATHLETIC,

EXPLOSIVE.

>> SEE THE LOW CLOSED GUARD OF

SARNAVSKIY.

>> I THINK THAT OVERLOOKS THE

THINGS HE'S DONE WELL

STRATEGICALLY.

HE'S NOT JUST ATHLETIC AND

PHYSICAL.

HE'S MIXED IT UP WELL WITH HIS

HANDS.

TIMED HIS TAKEDOWN WELL.

HE'S BEEN WELLING TO GET THE

SETUP FOR THESE POSITIONS.

TIGER SARNAVSKIY WASN'T READY

FOR THAT KIND OF GAME.

>> JIMMY AND I DO LOVE PRO

WRESTLING.

A NEW EPISODE, IMPACT WRESTLING

THURSDAY AT 9:00 P.M. EASTERN ON

SPIKE.

THREE MINUTES REMAINING.

ROUND NUMBER 3, OUR FINAL ROUND

OF THIS LIGHTWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

FINAL, SEASON NUMBER 9.

BODY HEAD WITH THE LEFT HAND

FROM WILL BROOKS.

RARELY BEEN TROUBLED IN THIS

FIGHT, JIMMY.

>> HE HAS BEEN ON TOP WHERE HE

WANTS TO FIGHT.

SMOTHERING TOP PRESSURE.

FOR SARNAVSKIY, NOTHING GOING

HIS WAY.

>> A CUT OUTSIDE CORNER OF HIS

LEFT EYE.

YOU CAN SEE THE BLOOD IS RUNNING

INTO THE EYE.

>> RIGHT HAND TO THE LID.

>> LEFT HANDS GETTING THROUGH

FROM BROOKS.

>> EVERYTHING WILL BROOKS IS

DOING HAS BEEN TO TAKE TIGER

SARNAVSKIY OUT OF THE FIGHT.

IT'S BEEN WORKING.

>> AS FAR AS REPOSITIONED HIS

ANKLES.

>> JUST CONTENT, ALMOST, JIMMY,

TO HANG OUT IN THE CLOSED GUARD.

>> HE DOESN'T HAVE AN ANSWER.

HE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO PUSH OFF

AND GET SPACE.

TOO MUCH PRESSURE BY WILL

BROOKS.

>> AND SHLEMENKO SAID YOU'RE

DOWN 2-0.

SO CERTAINLY SARNAVSKIY

UNDERSTANDS THE URGENCY BUT

THERE HE IS WITH THE CLOSED

GUARD.

WHAT WOULD YOU BE SAYING TO

SARNAVSKIY NOW?

>> GO FOR THE SUBMISSION.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE'S BEEN

TRAINING.

BUT I'VE SEEN -- WE SAW WITH

TIRLONI.

HE KNOW WHAT'S TO DO FROM HIS

BACK.

EVEN IF YOU KNOW IT WON'T WORK,

GO FOR IT.

YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE AT THIS

POINT.

>> PUNISHING LEFT HAND BY

BROOKS.

HE SEES THE FINISH LINE NOW.

>> WILL BROOKS DOES NOT HAVE

BLACK BELT JIUJITSU.

>> SARNAVSKIY TRYING TO HAMMER

FIST FROM THE BOTTOM.

NOTHING THERE.

SMOTHERING, I MEAN SMOTHERING

TOP GAME FROM WILL BROOKS.

>> DOMINANT THIRD ROUND.

SARNAVSKIY FACE AS BLOODY MESS.

THAT BLOOD IS GOING TO HIS EYES

WHICH OBSCURES HIS VISION.

>> HE'S IN THE FULL MOUNT.

BROOKS GOING WITH THE FORM.

SARNAVSKIY TURNS, GIVES HIS

BACK.

30 SECONDS REMAINING.

NOW BROOKS LOOKING FOR THE

FINISH.

BOTH HOOKS IN.

NOW SWITCHING TO THE BODY

TRIANGLE IS BROOKS.

IT ISN'T JUST ABOUT WINNING THE

TOURNAMENT.

IT'S ABOUT SHOWING THE CHAMP YOU

ARE DANGEROUS.

WILL BROOKS DID THAT TONIGHT.

>> ALL WILL BROOKS IN THE

CLOSING STAGES.

ALL WILL BROOKS THROUGH THE VAST

MAJORITY OF 15 MINUTES.

WHEN WE RETURN, THE OFFICIAL

DECISION.

REMEMBER, STILL TO COME TONIGHT,

THE WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

FINAL AND THE

>> WILL BROOKS LAID OUT HIS GAME

PLAN.

TAKE DOWN, TOP CONTROL WITH

PUNCHES AND ELBOWS.

THAT'S WHAT HE EXECUTED.

>> FOLLOWED IT TO PERFECTION.

EXPLOSIVE TAKEDOWNS ONCE HE WAS

ON TOP.

VERY HEAVY HITS ESPECIALLY IN

ROUNDS TWO AND THREE.

GREAT GROUND POUND AT THE END OF

THE FIGHT.

DOMINANT THROUGHOUT THE FIGHT.

ESPECIALLY AS THE FIGHT WORE ON.

>> JIMMY, YOUR FINAL SCORECARD.

>> ALL THREE ROUNDS FOR WILL

BROOKS.

THE LAST ROUND I WENT 10-8.

30-26 FOR WILL BROOKS.

>> HERE'S MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, INSIDE

THE BELLATOR CAGE, WE GO THE

DISTANCE.

WE GO TO THE JUDGES' SCORECARD.

THE FIRST JUDGE, 30-26.

THE REMAINING JUDGES SEE IT

30-27.

THE WINNER OF THE LIGHTWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT BY UNANIMOUS

DECISION, ILL WILL BROOKS!

>> A HUGE SMILE FROM WILL BROOKS

AS HE CLAIMS HIS BELLATOR SEASON

9 LIGHTWEIGHT TOURNAMENT.

LET'S GO TO JIMMY.

>> I'M HERE WITH ILL WILL

BROOKS.

YOU SAID ANYBODY CAN KNOCK A GUY

OUT.

ANYBODY CAN GET A LUCKY

SUBMISSION.

IT TAKES SOMETHING SPECIAL TO

DOMINATE SOMEBODY FOR THREE

ROUNDS.

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO DO THAT

AGAINST TIGER SARNAVSKIY?

>> JIMMY, WHAT DID I TELL YOU?

FROM THE START, SIMPLE,

EFFECTIVE AND DEVASTATING.

I THINK I DID THAT THIS ENTIRE

TOURNAMENT.

YOU KNOW, MICHAEL CHANDLER,

EDDIE ALVAREZ, THEY CAN KEEP

BEATING EACH OTHER UP.

HOLD ON TO MY BELT.

I'M COMING FOR IT.

>> WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU FOR

THE RUN YOU'VE HAD, TO FINALLY

GET YOUR SHOT AT THE 155-POUND

BELT?

>> I CAN'T PUT IT INTO WORDS.

I'VE BEEN PUTTING A LOT OF WORK

INTO THIS SINCE DAY ONE WHEN I

DECIDED TO BE A MIXED MARTIAL

ARTS FIGHTER.

I DECIDED TO BE A CHAMPION.

I'M HERE NOW.

>> GIVE IT UP FOR HIM, OUR

LIGHTWEIGHT TOURNAMENT WINNER,

ILL WILL BROOKS.

GIVE IT UP FOR HIM.

>> WILL BROOKS VERY SOFT-SPOKEN.

HE'S ELATED AS HE CLAIMS

$100,000 AND A WORLD TITLE

FIGHT!

>> MY WHOLE LIFE, I'VE GIVEN

100%.

ENDURING AND DELIVERING PURE

PUNISHMENT.

WORLD CHAMPION.

THAT'S WHAT 100% WILL GET YOU.

EVERY DAY I WORK.

EVERY DAY I SWEAT.

EVERY DAY I PUNISH MYSELF TO

STAY ON TOP.

EVERY DAY 100%.

PUNISHMENT, NOT JUST A BRAND,

IT'S A WAY OF LIFE!

>> OUR LOCKER ROOM CAM IS BOUGHT

TO YOU BY HOME FRONT IN THEATERS

THIS WEDNESDAY.

>> WORK ON HIS STRIKES.

RON KESLAR.

HE TALKED ABOUT THE TAKE-DOWN OF

THIS FIGHT.

I WANT TO USE MY JIUJITSU.

HE HAS TO STAND UP WITH RICK

HAWN.

>> HAS TO GET THROUGH THE BOXING

OF RICK HAWN, WHICH HAS BEEN

FLAWLESS IN BELLATOR SO FAR.

VERY NICE HANDS.

>> IT'S THE WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT FINAL COMING YOUR

WAY!

>> BELLATOR MMA LIVE ON SPIKE IS

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DAVE AND

BUSTERS.

EAT, DRINK, PLAY, WATCH SPORTS

AND BELLATOR EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT.

STILL TO COME IS OUR MAIN EVENT.

THE FIGHT FOR THE BURGLAR

MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

>> THAT'S THE GUY THAT WAS NOT

IN A GOOD MOOD HAVING JUST SEEN

HIS TEAMMATE TIGER SARNAVSKIY

GETTING WIPED OUT.

CAN HE OVERCOME THAT AND TAKE ON

A VERY DANGEROUS CHALLENGER WITH

DOUG THE RHINO MARSHALL.

HE HAS POWER IN BOTH OF HIS

HANDS.

YOU CAN SEE IT, 15 OF 18 WINS BY

KO OR SUBMISSION.

>> TONIGHT'S LOCKER ROOM CAM IS

BROUGHT TO YOU BY HOME FRONT IN

THEATERS THIS WEDNESDAY.

RIGHT NOW, WE'RE SET FOR THE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT FINAL.

HERE'S HOW WE PROGRESS FROM

EIGHT FIGHTERS TO THE FINAL TWO.

>> AND BRENT WEEDMAN SUBMITTING

BAESMAN IN THE OPENING ROUND.

AND HAWN DEFEATING TERRADO.

AND THEN KESLAR BEATING JUNIOR.

AND THEN ANDERSON CHOKING WAR

MACHINE IN THE FIRST ROUND TO

SET UP OUR FINAL.

RON KESLAR, THE NEWCOMER NOT

INTIMIDATED BY RICK HAWN.

>> TONIGHT, TWO MEN THAT SHARE

THE SAME DREAM WILL STAND ACROSS

FROM EACH OTHER IN THIS CAGE.

RON KESLAR IS A MAN FROM A SMALL

PENNSYLVANIA MINING TOWN THAT

LEFT IT ALL BEHIND AND NEVER

LOOKED BACK.

>> HE'S IN TROUBLE, SEAN!

>> RICK HAWN HAS ALREADY BUILT A

LEGACY.

>> OH!

>> HE'S OLD COLD!

>> THE FORMER OH OLYMPIAN IS

STILL LOOKING FOR HIS CROWNING

ACHIEVEMENT.

>> HE'S LOOKING AT ME AS NOT

BEING STRONG.

THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

WHEN HE MAKES THE MISTAKES, I'LL

BE THERE.

I THINK ABOUT BEING A WORLD

CHAMPION ALL THE TIME.

THE GOAL IS TO HAVE THE BELT AND

DEFEND IT.

IF I WIN THIS TOURNAMENT, THE

WORLD WILL KNOW WHO I AM.

WHEN I FIGHT RICK HAWN, THERE'S

NO WAY HE WANTS IT MORE THAN I

DO.

EVERY FIBER IN MY BODY WILL NOT

ALLOW HIM TO BEAT ME TONIGHT.

THEN I'M GOING TO GET THE SHOT

AT THAT TITLE AND I'M GOING TO

KEEP IT.

>> IN THIS BATTLE, ONE MAN WILL

PERSEVERE AND WHEN HIS HAND IS

IT'S RA -- RAISED, HE WILL HAVE

A SHOT AT THE WELTERWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE.

>> 2004 U.S. OLYMPIAN RICK HAWN

IS NOW ATTEMPTING TO WIN HIS

SECOND BELLATOR TOURNAMENT.

RON KESLER IS FOCUSED ON

RECORDING HIS THIRD STRAIGHT

UPSET VICTORY.

SOMEBODY HAS TO

>> "HOME FRONT" THIS THANK

GIVING.

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PROTECT

YOUR HOME?

"HOME FRONT" IN THEATERS THIS

WEDNESDAY.

RON KESLAR VERSUS RICK HAWN.

THE BURGLAR SEASON 9

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT FINAL.

LET'S NOW SEE HOW THESE TWO

FIGHTERS LINE UP WITH OUR TAIL

OF THE TAPE BROUGHT TO YOU BY

DAVE AND BUSTERS.

EAT, DRINK, PLAY, WATCH SPORTS.

>> RON KESLAR, 6 FOOT.

A THREE-INCH REACH ADVANTAGE

OVER RICK HAWN.

HE WANTS THE TAKEDOWN, HE WILL

HAVE TO USE THE LENGTH.

>> LET'S GO TO MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> FROM SANDS BETHLEHEM, MMA NOW

MOVES TO THE NEXT TOURNAMENT

FINAL, WELTERWEIGHT.

INSIDE THE CAGE SET FOR THREE

FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS PRESENTED BY

PUNISHMENT ATHLETICS.

IT'S A WAY OF LIFE.

AND BROUGHT TO YOU BY "HOME

FRONT."

THIS THANKSGIVING, HOW FAR WOULD

YOU GO TO PROTECT YOUR HOME?

"HOME FRONT" IN THEATERS THIS

WEDNESDAY.

NOW INTRODUCING THE RED CORNER

FIRST, 6 FOOT, 171 POUNDS, HIS

FIRST EVER TOURNAMENT, HE

REACHES THE FINALS.

STANDING WITH 11 VICTORIES AND

THREE DEFEATS.

OUT OF SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, HE

HAILS FROM McCLELLAND TOWN,

PENNSYLVANIA, INTRODUCING RON

KESLAR.

>> ACROSS THE CAGE, HIS OPPONENT

FIGHTING OUT OF THE BLUE CORNER,

5'9", 170.5 POUNDS, LOOKING TO

BECOME THE TWO-TIME AND TWO

WEIGHT DIVISION TOURNAMENT

WINNER, HIS PROFESSIONAL RECORD,

17 WINS AND TWO LOSSES, FROM

MASSACHUSETTS, INTRODUCING THE

U.S. JUDO OLYMPIAN, RICK GINGUS

HAWN!

IN CHARGE OF THE ACTION, YOUR

REFEREE, DAN IRGLOITTA.

>> THE WINNER OF THIS FIGHT

CLAIMS HIS WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT AND CLAIMS THE CHECK

FOR $100,000 AND BIGGEST OF ALL

FOR THESE TWO FIGHTERS, A WORLD

TITLE SHOT.

YOU CAN SEE RICK HAWN FACING RON

KESLAR.

ROUND NUMBER 1.

OUR FIGHT CLOCK IS BROUGHT TO

YOU BY MILLER LITE, THE OFFICIAL

BEER OF BELLATOR.

>> WE TALKED ABOUT THE JUDY OF

RICK HAWN AND HIS BOXING MADE

HIM SUCCESSFUL IN THE BELLATOR

CAGE.

>> KESLAR IN THE BLACK, HAWN IN

THE WHITE TRUNKS.

TRYING TO GET TO THE INSIDE.

NICE SHORT KNEE.

GOT THE TAKEDOWN ON RICK HAWN.

BIG SHOTS NOW FROM KESLAR.

>> HAWN COVERING UP.

>> THAT'S WHERE KESLAR WANTED TO

BE.

ON THE GROUND, ON TOP.

>> TALKED ABOUT WANTED TO GET

INSIDE AND CLINCH WITH HAWN.

RARELY DO WE HAIR OF JUDY

OLYMPIANS WANTING TO CLINCH WITH

HAWN.

>> RIGHT TO THE GROUND.

EXTRAORDINARY.

>> I'M LOOKING FOR CONTROL ON

HIS HIP.

>> KESLAR GOES TO WORK.

EXCELLENT JIUJITSU.

FOUGHT ABOUT WAR MACHINE.

AND NOW BACK TO THEIR FEET.

>> CAN'T MAKE ANY POSITIONAL

MISTAKES.

WHEN DO YOU EXPLODE?

KESLAR WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE.

>> HALF GUARD HELD BY HAWN.

>> MORE RIGHT HANDS NOW FROM RON

KESLAR.

DRIVING RIGHT BACK IN.

HAWN TRYING TO EXPLODE TO HIS

FEET.

GOT TO HIS KNEES.

NOW TO HIS FEET.

>> THROWING KNEES.

BEING CAREFUL WITH HIS ARMS.

RESPECT THE THROWS OF RICK HAWN.

>> KNEE TO THE BODY FROM KESLAR.

AFTER THIS FIGHT, YOU WILL SEE

OUR MAIN EVENT.

THE BELLATOR MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE, ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO

TAKING ON DOUG MARSHALL.

HAWN TRYING TO ESTABLISH HIS

BOXING.

>> NICE COMBO FROM THE RIGHT

HAND LEAD.

THE DIFFERENCE OF 170 POUNDS,

RICK DOESN'T HAVE THE KNOCKOUT

POWER THAT HE HAD.

HE OUTLANDS THE OPPONENT.

DOESN'T HAVE THE ONE-PUNCH POWER

HE HAD AT 155.

>> HAWN TRYING TO BE EXPLOSIVE,

TRYING TO GET TO THE INSIDE WITH

HIS PUNCHES.

>> KESLAR, 6 FOOT TO HAWN'S

5'9."

>> HAWN HAS TO STALL THE JAB AND

THE REACH ADVANTAGE.

>> KESLAR NOT THROWING THE JAB.

NOT USING IT IN HIS FAVOR.

HAWN WITH THE RIGHT HAND LEAD.

NOT KEEPING IT OUT THERE.

ANOTHER GOOD RIGHT HAND.

>> SHORT RIGHT BY HAWN.

>> LEFT JAB THERE FROM HAWN.

TIGHT WITH HIS BOXING.

GOOD RIGHT HAND COMBINATION.

>> GOOD RIGHT HAND AND THE LEFT

TO FOLLOW FROM HAWN.

>> IT'S THE RIGHT HAND AND THEN

THE LEFT.

GETTING BACK IN THIS ROUND AND

IN THIS FIGHT.

>> 45 SECONDS REMAINING IN ROUND

NUMBER 1 IN THIS WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT FINAL.

BACK TO THE CLINCH.

BACK TO THE KNEE IS RON KESLAR.

HE SO BADLY WANTS TO TAKE HIM

DOWN AND ICE THIS ROUND.

HAWN IS GETTING BACK IN IT.

>> RON KESLAR FIGHTING IN HIS

HOME STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, THIS

CROWD IS GETTING BEHIND HIM.

HAWN IN TROUBLE EARLY HERE IN

ROUND NUMBER 1.

REGAINED HIS COMPOSURE.

THROWING THE HIGH KNEE.

HERE COMES ROUND NUMBER 2.

>> A PAINED LOOK ON THE FACE OF

RICK HAWN'S FIANCE.

JACKIE BEING COMFORTED BY RICK

HAWN'S MOM, DIANE.

TOUGH TO WATCH LOVED ONES IN THE

CAGE.

JIMMY, HOW DID YOU SEE ROUND

NUMBER 1?

>> IT'S CLOSE.

10-9 KESLAR.

THE TAKE DOWN AND GROUND AND

POUND.

HAWN GOT BACK IN IT IN THE

MIDDLE.

>> FANS VOTING ON THE BELLATOR

APP, YOU AGREE WITH JIMMY.

10-9 RON KESLAR.

RON TRYING TO WORK IN HIS SHORT

STRIKES.

>> AND KESLAR FIRING BACK.

HAWN WITH THE PUNCHES WITH MORE

URGENCY.

>> ROUND NUMBER 2 OF THIS

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT FINAL IS

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PUNISHMENT

ATHLETICS.

>> ONE THING TO KEEP IN MIND,

RICK HAWN HAS NOT BEEN BEHIND

THIS ENTIRE TOURNAMENT.

HE'S WON EVERY ROUND.

NOT USED TO COMING BACK.

HE HAS A FIRE UNDER HIM IN THE

SECOND ROUND.

>> THE 20th PRO MMA FIGHT FOR

RICK HAWN.

KESLAR IS THE FIRST ONE WHO

INITIATED CLINCH.

CHANDLER WENT FOR THE TAKEDOWN

BUT NOT THE CLINCH.

>> THE WRESTLER WENT FOR THE

TAKEDOWN.

>> KESLAR TALKED A LOT ABOUT

HAVING TO REACH THE RANGE THAT

HE FELT WAS THE REAL STRENGTH

ADVANTAGE.

>> AND SNAPPING BACK THE HEAD OF

RON KESLAR.

KESLAR MISSING WITH THE LEAD

LEFT JAB.

>> THAT LEFT JAB LANDED FROM

HAWN.

>> GOOD RIGHT HAND FROM HAWN

STEPPING IN.

>> THAT'S THE ADVANTAGE OF

HAVING A LONGER REACH.

HAWN CAN GET INSIDE WITH THE

SHOTS.

>> STARTING TO FIND A HOME WITH

THE LEAD LEFT JAB.

>> THE MOVING LEFT HAND OF HAWN.

KESLAR TRYING TO FIND THE

STRIKING ANGLE, HIS RANGE,

JIMMY.

HE'S NOT PUMPING THE JABS AND

USING HIS REACH DISTANCE.

>> KEPT COMING INSIDE.

HAWN PULLING OUT.

>> NOW HUNG UP AGAINST THE

FENCE.

>> TRYING TO CLOSE DISTANCE.

YOU CAN SEE HAWN CIRCLING OUT.

GOOD LEFT HAND.

>> VERY TACTICAL FIGHT.

>> IT'S VERY HARD TO WIN A

BOXING MATCH IF YOU'RE GETTING

OUTJABBED.

VERY DIFFICULT TO DO.

THE BASIC PUNCH.

YOU HAVE TO GET AROUND TO BE

SUCCESSFUL.

RIGHT NOW, KESLAR NOT HAVING AN

ANSWER FOR THE JOB OF RICK HAWN.

>> THE RIGHT HAND.

>> WE'RE VERY CLOSE TO ETHAN,

PENNSYLVANIA.

JIMMY, YOU WERE THERE TWO DAYS

AGO.

THE HOME OF LARRY HOLMES.

A GREAT BOXER.

HE WON A LOT OF FIGHTS WITH THE

JACKHAMMER JAB.

>> THAT'S HOW RICK HAWN IS DOING

IT, WITH THE JAB.

AND KESLAR DRIVING HAWN BACK.

>> IT'S THE RETURN OF GLORY KICK

BOXING ON SPIKE.

YOU'LL SEE IT LIVE TOMORROW

9:00 P.M. EASTERN.

>> AN OUTSTANDING CARD IN

NEW YORK.

A LOT OF THE CREW STICKING

AROUND TO CHECK THAT OUT.

>> LATER TONIGHT ON SPIKE

FOLLOWING BELLATOR MMA, YOU'LL

SEE A GLORY KICK BOXING SPECIAL.

>> AND THE SEPARATION FROM THE

RECOVERY.

>> AND THE HALF SEPARATION.

TRYING TO GO TO WORK WITH THE

JAB.

AND KESLAR NOW TRYING TO SET UP

HIS JAB.

>> AND YOU CAN SEE HAWN

TRICKLING UP THE JAB.

HAVING SUCCESS TO THE RIGHT EYE

OF KESLAR.

BRIGHT RED SHOWING UP BADLY.

>> FIRST TURNING ON THE

AGGRESSION.

HAWN CIRCLES OUT.

>> EVERY TIME, HE SNAPS THE HEAD

BACK OF KESLAR.

>> GOOD RIGHT HAND.

>> NICE RIGHT HAND LEAD.

THE ANGLE IS OFF AFTERWARDS.

SCRAPING RIGHT HAND AND OUT OF

THE WAY.

>> FINAL SECONDS OF ROUND 2.

HAWN TRYING TO TURN UP THE

AGGRESSION.

TRYING TO FURTHER

>> THE FINAL ROUND OF THIS

BELLATOR WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT.

RON KESLAR, THE UNDERDOG WHO HAS

ADVANCED TO THE LAST TWO TO FACE

THAT MAN, RICK HAWN.

LOOKING TO WIN HIS SECOND EVER

BELLATOR TOURNAMENT.

THIS IS HIS THIRD BELLATOR

TOURNAMENT FINAL.

JIMMY, YOU GAVE ROUND NUMBER 1

TO RON KESLAR.

HOW ABOUT ROUND NUMBER 2?

>> IT ALL TIED UP.

19 APIECE.

RICK HAWN WON THAT ON THE

BOXING.

HIS CORNER MAN SAID STOP BOXING.

THROW A COUPLE STRIKES, GET YOUR

TAKEDOWN.

HE SAID YOU'RE IN SHAPE.

ACT LIKE IT.

HE WANTS HIM TO PUSH IN THE

THIRD ROUND.

NICE RIGHT HAND.

>> BIG UPPERCUT FROM HAWN.

HE PULLS BACK OUT FOR

SEPARATION.

HAWN NOT STAYING ON THE INSIDE

TOO LONG.

>> AND THAT HURT HIM.

AND STEPPING IN AGGRESSIVELY.

BIG UPPERCUT.

KESLAR IS STILL HURT.

OH, NICE UPPERCUT.

>> AND THE REFEREE IS ALL OVER

THIS.

>> HAWN FINDING HIS RANGE.

AGAIN WITH THE LEAD LEFT JAB.

BIG RIGHT HAND.

THAT IS IT.

A KNOCKOUT WIN FOR RICK HAWN.

AND HE CAME BACK IN A HUGE WAY

IN THIS FIGHT.

THIRD ROUND KNOCKOUT FOR RICK

HAWN.

BEAUTIFUL JOB!

>> AND KESLAR HURT.

HE'S ABLE TO STAY ON HIS FEET.

BUT THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF

THE END.

GREAT FINISHING INSTINCTS BY

RICK HAWN.

>> OUR FIGHT REPLAY IS BROUGHT

TO YOU BY RYSE, SON OF ROME.

AVAILABLE NOW ONLY ON X BOX 1.

>> THIS RIGHT HAND ROCKED HIM.

LOOK AT THE UPPERCUT, THE FLURRY

OF THEM.

AS SOON AS HE GOT SEPARATION

HERE, HE WENT AFTER HIM.

BANG, RIGHT HAND.

TWO OF THEM RIGHT IN A ROW.

RICK HAWN ALL OVER RON KESLAR.

I SAID HE DIDN'T HAVE THE ONE

PUNCH KNOCKOUT POWER AT 170.

HE WENT AFTER HIM.

HE LANDED A TON OF STRIKES.

THAT'S HOW HE GOT THE KNOCKOUT.

>> JACKIE, RICK HAWN'S FIANCE.

FROM WORRY TO ELATION.

>> RICK HAWN HAS WON A BELLATOR

TOURNAMENT, THE 155 POUNDS.

AND NOW HE WINS HIS BELLATOR

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BREAK,

JIMMY, WE'LL SPEAK TO RICK HAWN.

STILL TO COME, THE FIGHT FOR

>> $100,000 WILL PROVIDE FOR A

REALLY NICE WEDDING FOR JACKIE

AND HER FIANCE, RICK HAWN.

THAT'S WHAT HAWN CLAIMED FOR

WINNING THIS WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT FIGHT.

HERE'S MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, INSIDE

THE BELLATOR CAGE, THE END COMES

OFFICIALLY 55 SECONDS INTO ROUND

NUMBER 3, THE WINNER BY

KNOCKOUT, NOW THE WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT WINNER, RICK GINGUS

HAWN!

>> RICK HAWN IN TROUBLE IN ROUND

NUMBER 1.

DOMINANT IN ROUND NUMBER 3.

HERE'S JIMMY.

>> I'M HERE WITH RICK.

THE FIRST ROUND, WHAT WERE YOU

THINKING AT THE END OF THAT

ROUND?

IT DIDN'T GO YOUR WAY.

YOU CAME OUT ROUND TWO AND THREE

LIKE YOU NEEDED A FINISH.

IS THAT HOW YOU FELT?

>> HE WAS KICKING MY ASS THE

FIRST ROUND.

HAD TO.

HE'S A TOUGH GUY.

WELTERWEIGHT.

BIG DUDE.

I HAD TO TURN IT UP.

>> LOOK AT THE SCREEN.

TAKE ME THROUGH THE END OF THAT

FIGHT.

HIT HIM WITH THE RIGHT HAND.

THAT ROCKED HIM.

HE STAYED ON HIS FEET.

VERY TOUGH.

>> YEAH.

HE TOOK A FEW SHOTS.

I THOUGHT HE WAS GOING DOWN.

I KEPT CHIPPING AWAY.

FINALLY GOT HIM.

>> NOW, THE BIG PUNCH THAT ENDED

IT.

YOU KNEW YOU HAD HIM THERE.

HOW DID THAT FEEL WHEN HE WENDT

DOWN?

>> I WAS RELIEVED, MAN.

ESPECIALLY AFTER THE FIRST

ROUND.

I WAS IN TROUBLE.

FELT GOOD TO GET THE WIN.

>> FIGHTING FOR WELTERWEIGHT

GOLD.

THAT'S WHAT YOU HAVE EARNED

AGAINST ANOTHER HEAVY HITTER

WHAT CAN THE FANS LOOK FORWARD

TO AND WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING

FORWARD TO IN THAT FIGHT?

>> LIMA, HEAL UP.

LET'S GO.

HE'S TOUGH.

IT WILL BE A CHALLENGE FOR ME.

I'M GOING TO BE PREPARED.

IT WILL BE A FUN FIGHT.

>> LET'S GIVE IT UP FOR YOUR

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT WINNER,

RICK HAWN!

>> RICK HAWN CLAIMED HIS CHECK

FOR $100,000.

HE CLAIMS HIS SHOT AT THE

BURGLAR WELTERWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE.

SO NEXT UP FOR RICK HAWN, HE

WILL FACE DOUG LIMA.

THE WINNER IS THE WELTERWEIGHT

CHAMPION.

YOU'LL SEE IT NEXT SEASON HERE

LIVE ON SPIKE.

>> UP NEXT, THE MAIN EVENT,

WORLD CHAMPION ALEXANDER

SHLEMENKO VERSUS KNOCKOUT ARTIST

DOUG THE RHINO MARSHALL FOR THE

MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

THIS IS BELLATOR

>> MY WHOLE LIFE, I'VE GIVEN

100%.

ENDURING AND DELIVERING PURE

PUNISHMENT.

WORLD CHAMPION, THAT'S WHAT 100%

WILL GET YOU.

EVERY DAY I WORK.

EVERY DAY I SWEAT.

EVERY DAY I PUNISH MYSELF TO

STAY ON TOP.

EVERY DAY 100%.

PUNISHMENT, NOT JUST A BRAND,

IT'S A WAY OF LIFE!

>> IT'S THE GOT TO BE SCREAMING

HOLD OF THE NIGHT.

HAS TO BE GLUED BELLATOR CAGE

SCREAMING FOR HAIR.

>> AND YOU CAN SEE A BEAUTIFUL

ARM TRIANGLE CHOKE.

CHOKING OUT ABDULLAH.

A GREAT CHOKE HOLD.

>> OUR LOCKER ROOM CAM IS

BROUGHT TO YOU BY HOME FRONT IN

THEATERS THIS WEDNESDAY.

>> ICE COLD CHAMPION, ALEXANDER

THE STORM SHLEMENKO.

UNORTHODOX.

SO MANY WAYS TO HIT YOU.

WHAT WILL WE SEE ABOUT DOUG

MARSHALL.

YOU KNOW WHAT HE DOES.

HE'S A POWER HITTER.

TONIGHT'S BELLATOR MAIN EVENT

LIVE ON SPIKE IS BROUGHT TO YOU

BY MILLER LITE.

THE OFFICIAL BEER OF

>> WE'RE AT THE SANDS CASINO

RESORT IN BETHLEHEM,

PENNSYLVANIA.

NOW SET FOR TONIGHT'S MAIN

EVENT.

HERE COMES DOUG MARSHALL VERSUS

THE CHAMPION, ALEXANDER

SHLEMENKO.

TWO KNOCKOUT ARTISTS FIGHTING

FOR THE BELLATOR MIDDLEWEIGHT

WORLD TITLE.

>> BEFORE THE INEVITABLE

COLLISION OF MUSCLE AND BONE,

BEFORE ONE MAN RAISES HIS FISTS

IN VICTORY AFTER THE OTHER HAS

FALLEN, TWO MEN EMBARK ON A LONG

AND DIFFICULT JOURNEY.

THEY FINE TUNE THEIR BODIES AND

SET THEIR EYES ON A SIMPLE GOAL.

A WORLD TITLE.

WHEN MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION

ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO FIGHTS, THE

EYES OF A NATION WATCH HIM.

IT'S A BURDEN HE EMBRACES.

[SPEAKING RUSSIAN].

>> THIS MAN OF FIRE AND ICE

FIGHTS FOR RUSSIA.

HIS WIFE AND BABY DAUGHTER AND

THE LEGACY HE IS BUILDING ONE

FIGHT AT A TIME.

>> THE MAN WHO HAS COME TO TEAR

THAT LEGACY DOWN IS DOUG

MARSHALL.

MARSHALL IS A MAN THAT MAKES NO

APOLOGIES FOR WHO HE IS OR HOW

HE LIVES HIS LIFE.

>> I'M JUST ALL TATTED DOWN.

I'M ALL ABOUT IT.

MY SON ON MY SIDE HERE.

I GOT THE MALTESE CROSS,

TATTOOED ON MY CHEST.

FIREFIGHTERS USE THE CROSS.

IT'S LIKE A BADGE OF HONOR.

IT'S LIKE MY SHIELD.

I HAVE IT BY MY HEART.

THE NEXT THING I'M LOOKED TO GET

TATTED IS HERE.

THE 185 BURGLAR CHAMPIONSHIP.

SHLEMENKO, I'M COMING FOR THAT

BELT, BOY.

WATCH OUT.

FIRST OF ALL, THIS IS AMERICA.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO COME TO MY

COUNTRY AND HOLD ON TO MY GOLD.

I'M COMING FOR THAT BELT.

I'M GOING TO STEP IN THAT CAGE

AND HIT YOU FOUR OR FIVE TIMES

AND YOU'RE GOING TO BE ASLEEP.

YOU CAN GO BACK MOTHER RUSSIA IN

A [BLEEP].

I DON'T GIVE A [BLEEP].

>> INSIDE THE CATCH WHEN THE

HAMMER FALLS, THE VICTOR WILL

CELEBRATE.

THERE WILL BE A MOMENT OF

REVERENCE.

WHEN THAT HAPPENS, A WARRIOR

WILL LEAVE THE CAGE KNOWING HE

BUILT A LEGACY AND DARED.

>> AND NOW, READY TO MAKE HIS

WAY DOWN VICTORY LANE, DOUG, THE

RHINO MARSHALL!

>> DOUG MARSHALL WON BELLATOR

SEASON 8 MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

TO EARN THIS WORLD TITLE SHOT.

IN HIS PRO MMA CAREER, JIMMY,

NINE FIRST ROUND KNOCKOUTS FOR

DOUG MARSHALL.

24 PRO MMA FIGHTS.

HE'S ONLY REACHED THE THIRD

ROUND THREE TIMES.

>> ONLY GONE THE DISTANCE ONCE.

THIS GUY LIVES BY THE SWORD,

DIES BY THE SWORD.

GOING TO FINISH YOU OR GET

FINISHED.

THAT'S HIS ATTITUDE EVERY TIME.

>> MARSHALL'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS

ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO, TOTALLY

DISMISSIVE OF HIS SKILLS.

MARSHALL SAID SHLEMENKO DOESN'T

HIT HARD.

>> HE'S VERY BRASH.

HE'S VERY OUTSPOKEN.

I THINK HE TAKES ALEXANDER

SHLEMENKO SERIOUSLY AS AN

OPPONENT.

HE LIKES TALKING ABOUT THEM,

SAYING WHAT HE'S GOING TO DO TO

THEM.

I THINK HE UNDERSTANDS HOW

DANGEROUS SHLEMENKO IS ON HIS

FEET.

YES, HE DOESN'T HAVE KNOCKOUT

POWER.

HIS DISMISSIVE OF HIS POWER, NOT

HIS ABILITY.

>> AND NOW READY TO ENTER

VICTORY LANE, THE BURGLAR WORLD

CHAMP, ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO!

>> BELLATOR'S REIGNING

MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION,

ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO.

PRIOR TO CAPTURING HIS BELT, HE

WON TWO BELLATOR MIDDLEWEIGHT

TOURNAMENTS.

THE NUMBERS IN HIS CAREER ARE

STAGGERING.

SHLEMENKO, 29 YEARS OLD.

THIS IS HIS 56th PRO MMA FIGHT.

28 CAREER WINS BY KNOCKOUT OR

TKO.

>> ALWAYS COMPOSED, ALWAYS

CONFIDENT.

HE HAS ALL THE PIECES.

THE ONE THING, RYAN KNOW

MARSHALL WANTS TO CAPITALIZE ON,

HE -- NOT A LOT OF ONE-PUNCH

KNOCKOUTS.

THAT'S WHAT MARSHALL IS GOOD ON.

I CAN GET PAST THOSE STRIKES AND

GET TO SHLEMENKO'S CHIN.

>> JIMMY, IT'S EASY TO SAY

SHLEMENKO IS A KNOCKOUT ARTIST.

HE'S REALLY A TACTICAL KNOCKOUT

ARTIST.

>> HE'S A TKO ARTIST.

HE HITS YOU ONCE WITH A

FINISHING INSTINCT.

GETS YOU IN TROUBLE AND UNLOADS.

BUT DOESN'T OFTEN KNOCK YOU OUT

WITH ONE SHOT.

>> OUR TALE OF THE TAPE IS

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DAVE AND

BUSTERS.

EAT, DRINK, PLAY, WATCH SPORTS.

>> LOOK AT THE EXPERIENCE OF THE

CHAMPION, ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO.

HAS MORE KNOCKOUTS THAN DOUG

MARSHALL HAS FIGHTS.

>> LET'S GO BACK TO MICHAEL

WILLIAMS.

>> BELLATOR MMA ALONG WITH SANDS

BETHLEHEM, NOW PRESENTS LIVE ON

SPIKE, THE MAIN EVENT OF THE

EVENING!

FIVE FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS FOR THE

BELLATOR MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIP SANCTIONED BY THE

PENNSYLVANIA STATE ATHLETIC

COMMISSIONS CHAIRMAN, MR. JOEL

PRICE.

TONIGHT'S TITLE FIGHT IS BROUGHT

TO YOU BY MILLER LITE.

THE OFFICIAL BEER OF MMA.

IT'S NOT JUST A GOOD TIME, IT'S

MILLER TIME.

IN THE RED CORNER, 5'10"

WEIGHING 184.3 POUNDS, TONIGHT

HE ENTERS WITH 18 PROFESSIONAL

VICTORIES, SIX DEFEATS.

FIGHTING OUT OF CALIFORNIA, DOUG

THE RHINO MARSHALL!

ACROSS THE CAGE, THE CHAMPION

TONIGHT, FIGHTS OUT OF THE BLUE

CORNER.

5'11."

184.7 POUNDS.

HE STANDS WITH 48 PROFESSIONAL

VICTORIES, 7 DEFEATS.

HAILING FROM AND FIGHTING OUT OF

RUSSIA, THE DEFENDING BELLATOR

MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION, ALEXANDER

STORM SHLEMENKO!

WHEN THE BELL RINGS, THE REFEREE

IN CHARGE OF THE ACTION, DAN

MI

MIRGLIOTTO.

>> BRENNAN WARD WATCHING

CAGESIDE.

>> DOUG MARSHALL VERSUS THE

CHAMPION, ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO.

SCHEDULED FOR FIVE FIVE-MINUTE

ROUNDS.

HERE WE GO.

ROUND NUMBER 1.

OUR FIGHT CLOCK IS BROUGHT TO

YOU BY MILLER LITE, THE OFFICIAL

BEER OF BELLATOR.

IT'S NOT JUST A GOOD TIME, IT'S

MILLER TIME.

MARSHALL IN THE BLACK TRUNKS.

THE CHAMPION SHLEMENKO IN THE

BLACK TRUNKS WITH THE RED TRIM.

>> MARSHALL IMMEDIATELY SHAKING

HIS HEAD.

THAT'S WHAT SHLEMENKO HAS BEEN

WORKING ON IN TRAINING, THAT

TAKEDOWN.

>> MARSHALL BACK TO HIS FEET.

>> COMPLAIN ABOUT IT ALL YOU

WANT.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE AN ANSWER FOR

IT.

HE HOPPED BACK TO HIS FEET.

>> THE TAKEDOWN, BUT NOT THE TOP

GAIN CONTROL.

SHLEMENKO.

HOOK HELD BY MARSHALL.

>> SAID ABOUT THE RECORD OF DOUG

MARSHALL, HASN'T FOUGHT A LOT OF

LONG FIGHTS.

SHLEMENKO COULD DRAG THIS INTO

THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND.

BE CAUTIOUS IN THE FIRST COUPLE

ROUNDS.

WORK THE TAKEDOWN.

COULD BE HIS PATH TO VICTORY.

>> AND THE KICK FROM SHLEMENKO.

AND DRIVING IN AND LOOKING FOR

THE TAKEDOWN IS ALEXANDER

SHLEMENKO.

NICELY DEFENDED BY DOUG

MARSHALL.

>> MARSHALL SHOWING GOOD

BALANCE.

>> SHLEMENKO NOT DOING A LOT IN

THE CLINCH.

>> AND SHLEMENKO THE STANDING

BACK KICK.

AND SHLEMENKO LOADING UP THE

RIGHT HAND WITH THAT HEAD KICK.

>> SHLEMENKO AGAIN WITH THE

TAKEDOWN.

SHLEMENKO CAME TO BELLATOR

SEASON 2, 2010.

HE SAID I WANT TO REPRESENT PURE

STRIKERS IN MMA.

TWO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

TAKEDOWNS.

>> 2010, THAT WAS LIKE 20 YEARS

AGO.

MMA WAS LIKE LAST CENTURY.

>> TO YOUR POINT, SHLEMENKO HAS

WORKED HARD TO EVOLVE.

>> NICE SWEEP.

DIDN'T GET IT ALL THE WAY.

BUT BACK TO HIS FEET.

>> THIS IS WHERE HE WANTS TO BE.

CENTER OF THE BELLATOR CAGE.

SHLEMENKO TURNING TO THE REFEREE

AND SAYING LOW BLOW.

>> DIDN'T FOLLOW UP ON IT.

>> TO THE BODY.

TRYING TO OPEN UP WITH A STRIKE.

WORRYING ABOUT THE TAKEDOWN IS

MAKING DOUG MARSHALL HESITANT TO

THROW.

GOT TO WORRY ABOUT SHLEMENKO

CHANGING LEVELS AND TAKING HIM

DOWN.

NOT AS AGGRESSIVE WITH HIS

FISTS.

NICE BODY SHOT BY SHLEMENKO.

SHORT RIGHT HAND BY MARSHALL.

THAT LANDED.

90 SECONDS REMAINING IN ROUND

NUMBER 1 OF THIS BELLATOR

MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

FIGHT.

>> GOOD BODY WORK BY SHLEMENKO.

THE LIVER SHOT.

>> SHLEMENKO BACK TO THE INSIDE.

>> YOU CAN SEE THE ELBOW DOWN ON

THE RIGHT SIDE.

TRYING TO PROTECT HIS LIVER.

>> AND MARSHALL, BIG SHOT BY

SHLEMENKO.

>> THAT HURT HIM.

>> HE'S IN BIG TROUBLE NOW.

THAT BODY SHOT TOOK EVERYTHING

OUT OF RHINO.

YOU SAW IT.

>> MARSHALL WAS VISIBLY STUNNED.

>> NOTHING TAKES IT OUT OF A

FIGHTER LIKE THE LIVER SHOT.

>> CROWD REACTED TO THAT HEAD

COACH JUST GRAZING FROM

MARSHALL.

OH, GOOD LEFT HAND.

>> THAT'S IT!

THAT IS IT!

OH, MY GOD!

BODY SHOT DROPPED HIM.

>> KNOCKOUT RULE BY MIRAGLIOTTA.

>> IT WASN'T ONE SHOT.

HE WENT TO THE BODY OVER AND

OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

TOO MUCH FOR RHINO MARSHALL.

>> WHEN WE RETURN, JIMMY WILL

SPEAK TO THE CHAMPION, ALEXANDER

SHLEMENKO, VICTORIOUS

>> THE BODY WORK OF THAT MAN,

ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO, SEEING HIM

THROUGH TO THE 49th PRO MMA WIN

OF HIS CAREER.

OUR FIGHT REPLAY IS BOUGHT TO

YOU BY RYSE, SON OF ROME.

AVAILABLE ONLY ON X BOX 1.

SHLEMENKO CHANGING HIS NORMAL

STRATEGY.

LOOKING FOR THE TAKEDOWNS EARLY

IN THIS FIGHT AND THEN GOING TO

WORK WITH HIS PUNCHES.

A HUGE LEFT HAND.

THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE

END FOR DOUG MARSHALL.

SHLEMENKO FOLLOWING UP.

BACK TO THE BODY.

AND THE KNOCKOUT RULE BY THE

REFEREE.

SHLEMENKO RETAINS HIS

MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP.

HERE'S MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, INSIDE

THE BELLATOR CAGE, THE END COMES

4:28 INTO ROUND NUMBER 1, THE

WINNER BY T.K.O. AND STILL THE

BELLATOR MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPION, ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO!

>> ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO WITH HIS

WIFE, AND 8-MONTH-OLD BABY

DAUGHTER.

>> LET'S GO TO JIMMY SMITH.

>> I'M HERE WITH YOUR WINNER AND

STILL THE BELLATOR MIDDLEWEIGHT

CHAMPION, ALEXANDER STORM

SHLEMENKO.

TAKEDOWN AND BODY WORK WERE THE

KEY TO THE FIGHT.

WAS THAT YOUR PLAN FROM THE

BEGINNING?

[SPEAKING RUSSIAN].

>> YES, THIS IS MY GAME PLAN.

I'M BIG, BIG TIME HARD WORK.

MY FAVORITE MOVE IS LIVER SHOT.

I'M CHAMPION.

>> WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO GET A

KNOCKOUT OVER A STRIKER LIKE

DOUG MARSHALL, WHO KNOCKED OUT

EVERYBODY?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO GET A

KNOCKOUT AGAINST HIM?

[SPEAKING RUSSIAN].

>> I'M STRIKER AS WELL AS DOUG

MARSHALL.

MY STRIKE IS MUCH STRONGER.

>> YOU HEARD HIM.

HE'S A BETTER STRIKER.

HE KEEPS KNOCKING THEM DOWN.

ANOTHER GREAT PERFORMANCE.

>> INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE.

ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING

FIGHTERS IN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.

PROUD TO HAVE HIM AS OUR

CHAMPION.

>> SPEAKING OF EXCITING

FIGHTERS, HIS NEXT FIGHT IS

AGAINST THIS GUY, BRANNAN WARD.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT?

>> HE FOUGHT HARD.

THAT BELT IS COMING BACK TO

AMERICA WHEN WE FIGHT.

>> YOU HEARD IT.

THIS IS HIS NEXT FIGHT.

ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO TAKING ON

BRENNAN WARD.

GIVE IT UP, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN.

>> SHLEMENKO LOOKS LIKE HE'S

READY TO TAKE ON BRENNAN WARD

RIGHT NOW.

>> SO NEXT UP FOR BELLATOR'S

REIGNING MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION,

ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO.

HE WILL LOOK TO DEFEND HIS TITLE

AGAINST BRENNAN WARD.

YOU'LL SEE THAT FIGHT NEXT

SEASON LIVE RIGHT HERE ON SPIKE.

JIMMY, I'M REALLY FIRED UP ABOUT

THAT FIGHT.

>> CAN WE GET NEXT SEASON GOING

NEXT WEEK?

I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THIS FIGHT.

>> I DIDN'T THINK SHLEMENKO AND

WARD WOULD WAIT.

ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO, THE WORK TO

THE BODY, JIMMY, SEES HIM

THROUGH TO VICTORY.

>> CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIM AGAIN

IN THE BELLATOR CAGE.

>> WILL BROOKS CLAIMS BELLATOR'S

LIGHTWEIGHT TOURNAMENT, $100,000

AND A WORLD TITLE SHOT.

RICK HAWN IN TROUBLE IN ROUND

ONE.

THE KNOCKOUT IN ROUND 3.

DOMINANT TO WIN BELLATOR'S

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT AND

$100,000.

AND ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO RETAINS

HIS TITLE.

GLORY IS UP NEXT.

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