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Bellator 106

Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez have the rematch to their instant classic Lightweight World Championship fight. Emanuel Newton and King Mo slug it out for the interim Light Heavyweight World Championship, and Pat Curran and Daniel Straus battle it out for the Featherweight World Championship. Plus the "Fight Master" finals.

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>> WE ARE LIVE ON SPIKE FROM

A FIRED UP LONG BEACH,

CALIFORNIA FOR THE BIGGEST

NIGHT IN BELLATOR HISTORY.

WITH JIMMY SMITH I'M SEAN

WHEELOCK, AND HEADING YOUR

WAY, AN INCREDIBLE EVENING

OF FIGHTS CANR INCLUDING

THREE BELLATOR WORLD TITLE

MATCHES.

>> THAT'S RIGHT, A REMATCH

OF THE GREATEST FIGHT I'VE

EVER SEEN, EDDIE ALVAREZ VS.

KHADIJAH, KING MO AND PAT

CURRAN AGAINST DANIEL

STRAUS.

>> AND TO START US OFF, TWO

KNOCKOUT ARTISTS AT 145

POUNDS.

>> STEPANYAN DIFFERENT

ANGLES, MIKE RICHMAN.

>> STEPANYAN 13-6, THREE

LOSSES IN THE BELLATOR CAGE

HE SEES THIS AS HIS LAST

CHANCE.

HE NEEDS THIS.

>> HERE THE ANNOUNCER.

REFEREE: FROM LONG BEACH,

FEATHERWEIGHT SET FOR THREE

FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS BROUGHT

TO YOU BY DAVE AND BUSTERS,

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT.

OUT OF THE RED CORNER AT

5'9", 145.9 POUNDS, A

THREE-TIME TOURNAMENT

COMPETITOR, HE STANDS WITH

13 PROFESSIONAL VICTORIES,

SIX DEFEATS, FIGHTING OUT OF

ST. PETER'S BERG, RUSSIA,

STEPANYAN.

>> AND ACROSS THE CAGE OUT

OF THE BLUE CORNER AT 5'8",

WEIGHING 145.58 POUNDS, THE

FORMER TOURNAMENT FINALIST,

BRINGS A RECORD OF THREE

VICTORIES THREE DEFEATS,

FIGHTING OUT OF ROSEMONT,

MINNESOTA, MIKE THE MARINE

RICHMAN!

AND THE REFEREE IN CHARGE OF

THE ACTION, HERB DEAN.

>> THE CAN RUSSIAN VS. THE

AMERICAN, TWO PURE STRIKERS

IN THE BELLATOR CAGE.

>> READY FIGHT.

>> THE BELL AND ROUND NUMBER

ONE.

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.

>> IT'S A VERY DIFFERENT

SKILL SET, STEPANYAN WITH A

LOT OF KICKS FROM DIFFERENT

ANGLES, MIKE RICHMAN FROM

THE SPAUP STANCE.

>> EXTEND PAN IN THE BLACK

TRUNKS, RICHMAN IN THE GREEN

TRUNKS.

>> THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING

ABOUT, THE UNTORLTH DOCKS

STRIKES.

SLOW THINGS, YOU JUST DON'T

SEE OFTEN IN THE GYM.

>> COUNTERRIGHT BY RICHMAN.

>> NOT SEEING THE FOOTWORK

WE SAW FROM STEPANYAN IN HIS

LAST FIGHT AGAINST JUSTIN

WILCOX.

HE WAS ALL OVER THE CAGE IN

THAT FIGHT.

>> COMING FORTH FROM THE

SPAUP STANCE.

GOOD RIGHT HAND BY STEPANYAN

STEPPING IN.

.

>> BACK KICK WILL SPINNING

FIST.

>>> A LOT MORE.

OPPOSITE STANCE, LOOK FOR

THE POWER SHOT TO BE

EFFECTIVE.

STEPANYAN ALREADY CUT AROUND

HIS RIGHT EYE.

STEPANYAN NOT HESITATING TO

THROW WITH HIS HANDS.

>> STEPANYAN TRYING TO WALK

HIM DOWN SLOWLY.

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OVERHAND RIGHT NOT GETTING

THROUGH.

RICHMAN JIMMY FELT HE HAD

MORE OF A PURE BOXING COMING

IN.

>> STEPANYAN IS NOT AFRAID

TO STEP IN WITH THAT

RIGHT-HAND LEAD.

>> 1:50 REMAINING ROUND ONE

OF THIS FEATHERWEIGHT FIGHT.

STEPANYAN VS. RICHMAN.

>> STEPANYAN WILLING TO

THROW HANDS WITH MIKE

RICHMAN OF THE THAT'S A

SURPRISE.

>> OUTSIDE KICK FROM

RICHMAN.

GETTING BACK AGAINST

STEPANYAN.

YOU SEE RICHMAN COMING IN,

TRYING TO WALK DOWN

STEPANYAN.

GOOD LEFT HAND AND THE RIGHT.

GOOD RIGHT HAND BY

STEPANYAN.

>> THAT HURT HIM.

THAT'S THE FIRST TIME

RICHMAN HAS BEEN HURT BY

STEPANYAN.

>> STEPANYAN NOW TRYING TO

OPEN UP THE STRIKE OF

RICHMAN LOOKING TO COUNTER.

OH!

>> LOOKING TO FINISH AND HE

DOES.

HERB DEAN STOPS THIS FIGHT,

AND A FIRST ROUND VICTORY

FOR MIKE RICHMAN.

>> STEPANYAN COMPLAINING BUT

THAT WAS A GREAT SHOT FROM

MIKE RICHMAN.

MAN!

>> STEPANYAN HURT HIM.

RICHMAN ANSWERS RIGHT BACK.

HAD A LITTLE TROUBLE FINDING

HIS OFFENSIVE RANGE IN THAT

FIGHT, STEPANYAN HURT HIM,

AND THEN RICHMAN FOUND THAT

RANGE.

>> OUR FIGHT REPLAY IS

BROUGHT TO YOU BY:.

>> STEPANYAN STEPS IN WITH

THE RIGHT HAND, AND YOU SAW

MIKE RICHMAN'S LEGS WOBBLE.

HE MOVED BACKWARD THAT HURT

HIM, BUT HERE RICHMAN STEPS

FORWARD, LANDS A BEAUTIFUL

LEFT HAND.

STEPANYAN THE BACK OF HIS

HEAD HIT THE MAT.

HE LOOKS UPSET.

HE SAYS HE WAS STILL WITH

IT.

BUT I UNDERSTOOD THAT

STOPPAGE.

HIS HEAD HIT THE BACK OF THE

MAT.

THAT WAS A GREAT SHOT BY

MIKE RICHMAN.

>> RICHMAN FOLLOWING IN WITH

THE FULL SACARABA, THE

DOUBLE HAMMERFIST.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

BREAK, JIMMY SMITH WILL

SPEAK TO THE WINNER, MIKE

RICHMAN AND REMEMBER ON THIS

BIGGEST NIGHT OF BELLATOR

HISTORY, THREE WORLD TITLE

FIGHTS ARE COMING YOUR WAY.

>> MIKE RICHMAN KNEW HIS

OPPONENT AKOP STEPANYAN WAS

A GREAT STRIKER.

TRIPLED TAKING STRIKES BUT

HIS BOXING SEEING HIM

THROUGH, THE BEAUTIFUL STEP

RIGHT BY STEPANYAN,

STEPANYAN TRYING TO WALK

DOWN RICHMAN BUT RICHMAN

FIRING BACK THE GORGEOUS

LEFT HAND.

THERE YOU SEE DIVING IN WITH

THE DOUBLE HAMMERFIST, AND

HERB DEAN STEPPING IN TO

STEP THIS FIGHT DESPITE THE

PROTEST OF STEPANYAN.

THAT IS A GORGEOUS LEFT HAND

BY MIKE RICHMAN.

HERE'S MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

ANNOUNCER: INSIDE THE

BELLATOR CAGE REFEREE HERB

DEAN STEPS IN WAVES OFF THE

CONTEST, OFFICIAL TIME 4:05

INTO ROUND ONE, THE WINNER

BY TKO, MIKE THE MARINE

RICHMAN!

>> JIMMY IS IN THE CAGE WITH

MIKE RICHMAN.

>> I'M HERE WITH MIKE

RICHMAN.

LOOKED LIKE HE HURT YOU WITH

THAT RIGHT HAND.

YOU WANTED TO GET BACK WITH

THE LEFT.

HOW DID THIS WIN FEEL TO

YOU?

>> THIS WIN FELT AMAZING OF

THE GUESS WHO'S BACK.

I'M BACK, BABY.

HE HIT ME.

IT WAS ONE OF THOSE SHOTS

THAT'S LIKE WHOA, ALL RIGHT,

I AIN'T GOING DOWN LIKE

THAT.

I'M GOING TO START SWINGING,

LOOKING FOR THAT OPENING.

>> YOU HEARD HIM, HE'S BACK,

MIKE THE MARINE RICHMAN!

GIVE IT UP FOR HIM.

[APPLAUSE].

>> MIKE RICHMAN FINISHING

AKOP STEPANYAN, A BEAUTIFUL

KNOCK-DOWN AND DIVING IN THE

FINISH, GORGEOUS LEFT HAND

AND YOU SEE STEPANYAN

SNAPPING HIS HEAD ON THE

BACK OF THE CANVAS.

OUT STANDING BY MIKE

RICHMAN.

HE'S NOW 16-3 IN HIS PRO MMA

CAREER.

>> STILL TO COME,

FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION PAT

CURRAN BATTLES STRAUS, KING

MO VS. NEWTON AND TONIGHT'S

MAIN EVENT, KHADIJAH VS.

ALVAREZ II.

BUT NEXT RIGGS AND

BRONZOULIS IN A TOURNAMENT

FIRST.

THIS IS BELLATOR MMA ON

SPIKE.

>> A FAMILIAR WALK FOR THE

CHAMP, MICHAEL CHANDLER, BUT

IT'S NOT JUST ANOTHER FIGHT.

EDDIE ALVAREZ THEIR FIRST

TIME ROUND A FANTASTIC

FIGHT.

HE'S LOOKING FOR REVENGE

AGAINST CHANDLER TONIGHT.

>> WE WELCOME YOU BACK TO

BELLATOR MMA LIVE ON SPIKE

WITH JIMMY SMITH I'M SEAN

WHEELOCK.

HEADING YOUR WAY THREE

BELLATOR WORLD TITLE FIGHTS

ALL REMATCHES.

FIRST UP LET'S TALK ABOUT

OUR MAIN EVENT.

WE'VE CALLED OVER 1600

FIGHTS.

WE AGREE CHANDLER-ALVAREZ

WON THE BEST FIGHT WE'VE

EVER SEEN.

>> AN OUTSTANDING FIGHT,

CHANDLER STARTED OUT LIKE

SHOT OUT OF A CANNON, GOT

ALVAREZ ON HIS HEELS, ALMOST

FINISHED HIM FIRST ROUND BUT

EDDIE SHOWED CHAMPIONSHIP

HEART, ALMOST FINISHED THE

FIGHT KNOCKING CHANDLER OUT

IN ROUND THREE, AND IN ROUND

FOUR THE BURST OF GAS

CHANDLER SHOWED TO FINISH

THE FIGHT, DEFINED HIM NOT

JUST IN THAT FIGHT, NOT JUST

AS A CHAMPION BUT AS THE

FIGHTER HE IS, BECAUSE THE

BEATING HE TOOK AT THE END

OF ROUND THREE, A LOT OF US

THOUGHT THIS FIGHT WAS OVER,

BUT IN ROUND FOUR GOT THE

ADVANTAGE ON EDDIE, TOOK HIS

BACK AND WON THE REAR NAKED

CHOKE SUBMISSION, AMAZING

COMEBACK, AMAZING FIGHT.

>> WE ARE JOINED TONIGHT BY

MMA LEGEND FRANK SHAMROCK.

RIGHT NOW FRANK IS IN THE

LOCKER ROOM OF THE

UNDEFEATED CHAMPION, MICHAEL

CHANDLER.

>> MICHAEL, YOU'VE GONE FROM

BEING THE HUNTER TO THE

HUNTED.

WHAT TYPE OF MINDSET DO YOU

BRING INTO THE CAGE FOR YOUR

THIRD TITLE DEFENSE?

>> IT'S ALWAYS THE SAME.

EVERY FIGHT IS AN

OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW HOW HARD

I'M WORKING OF THE JUST

EXCITED TO GO OUT THERE AND

PROVE WHY I DESERVE TO BE

CONSIDERED THE BEST IN THE

WORLD.

>> DO YOU THINK YOU'RE THE

BEST LIGHTWEIGHT IN THE

WORLD?

>> I'M WHATEVER YOU GUYS

THINK I AM, JUST FIGHTING

EVERY FIGHT LIKE IT'S THE

GREATEST OPPORTUNITY.

I'M EXCITED TONIGHT.

>> WHAT AREA HAVE YOU MOST

IMPROVED.

>> EVERYWHERE.

I'M MORE A VETERAN.

EVERY TIME I STEP IN THE

CAGE I GET MORE COMFORTABLE

AND MORE AT HOME IN THE

BELLATOR CAGE, SO I'D I'M

READY.

>> EDDIE HAS TAKE THAN YOUR

POST-FIGHT COMMENTS

PERSONALLY.

YOU SAID THINGS THAT GOT

UNDER HIS SKIN.

DID YOU SAY THOSE THINGS OR

PURPOSE OR WERE YOU JUST

BEING A CHAMPION?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

I NEVER WANT TO HURT

ANYBODY'S FEELINGS.

I JUST SAY HOW I THINK IT IS,

TRY TO BE HONEST WITH MYSELF

AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC AS

POSSIBLE, AND YOU KNOW

WHATEVER I SAY IS ALWAYS

WHAT'S ON MY MIND, YOU KNOW.

>> AND HE BACKS IT UP.

BACK TO YOU GUYS.

>> EDDIE ALVAREZ, SO FOCUSED

ON THIS FIGHT SAYS IT'S THE

MOST IMPORTANT FIGHT OF HIS

CAREER.

HE SAYS, I FEEL BETTER

MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY THAN

I EVER HAVE BEFORE A FIGHT.

THIS IS MY NIGHT.

TONIGHT WE'LL SEE IF HE'S

RIGHT.

>> ALSO TONIGHT YOU'LL SEE

THE FIGHT FOR BELLATOR'S

INTERIM LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

TITLE, IN FEBRUARY EMANUEL

NEWTON KNOCKED OUT KING MO.

KING MO HAS BEEN DISMISSIVE

OF THAT RESULT SAYING I JUST

GOT CAUGHT.

>> THE LAST TIME HE

UNDERESTIMATED NEWTON IT

DIDN'T WORK OUT.

ALWAYS COMES IN CONFIDENT,

WITH SWAGGER.

GREAT TAKEDOWN, KNOCKOUT

POWER, A LOT OF FAITH IN HIS

BOXING, BUT HIS WILLINGNESS

TO STAND WITH NEWTON COST

HIM LAST TIME, NEWTON KNOWN

FOR UNORTHODOX STRIKES AND

IT WAS THIS SPINNING BACK

FIST THAT SPELLED THE END

FOR KING MO LAST TIME.

COULD IT HAPPEN AGAIN,

THAT'S THE QUESTION.

>> AND THIS EVENING YOU'LL

SEE THE FIGHT FOR BELLATOR'S

145-POUND WORLD TITLE THIS A

REMATCH, FOUR AND A HALF

YEARS AGO THESE TWO FIGHTERS

MET BEFORE THEY SIGNED THEIR

BELLATOR CONTRACTS.

IT WAS A WIN FOR CURRAN,

SECOND ROUND KNOCKOUT OVER

STRAUS BUT BOTH SAY FORGET

THAT RESULT.

WE WERE DIFFERENT THEN.

>> THEY'VE COME SO FAR SINCE

THEN, DANIEL STRAUS DOMINANT

IN BELLATOR.

IT'S THE PACE HE SETS THAT

WEARS FIGHTERS DOWN.

HE USES WRESTLE TO GO GRIND

OUT FIGHTERS.

THEY CAN'T KEEP UP WITH HIS

INTENSE AT THIS TIME.

PAT CURRAN HAS BEEN A

DOMINANT CHAMPION IN A

CROWDED FIELD.

HE'S A SNIPER.

HE FINDS THE RIGHT MOMENT TO

LAND THE KNOCKOUT SHOT.

THAT HAS BEEN HIS KEY TO

VICTORY AT 145.

CAN HE DO THAT AGAINST

DANIEL STRAUS, THAT'S THE

QUESTION.

>> SO, THREE WORLD TITLE

FIGHTS HEADING YOUR WAY, AND

UP NEXT IT'S THE FIGHT

MASTER FINAL.

>> MIKE BRONZOULIS, SO

EMOTIONAL BEFORE A FIGHT, SO

FOCUSED, INTENSE, NEVER SEEN

A LOOK IN A FIGHTER'S EYES

LIKE HIS, AND JOE RIGGS YOU

WON'T FIND ANYBODY MORE

EXPERIENCED, SECOND CHANCE

IN THE SPORT, BOTH GUYS NEED

THIS FIGHT.

>> YOU WILL SEE IT NEXT.

THIS IS BELLATOR.

>> STILL TO COME THIS

EVENING THE FIGHT FOR

BELLATORth INTERIM

LIGHTWEIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

TITLE.

>> KING MO WORKING ON HIS

SPARRING PARTNER, THAT'S A

BIG PART OF HIS STRATEGY

TONIGHT.

AND MEA SHEARIM NEWTON

GETTING HIS HANDS WRAPPED

KNOWN FOR UNORTHODOX STRIKE,

LOT OF MOVEMENTS, ANGLES,

SPINNING KICKS AND PUNCHES,

HE'S READY TO THROW FROM

EVERYWHERE.

GOTTA KEEP KING MO OFF

BALANCE.

>> LOCKER ROOM CAM BROUGHT

TO YOU BY REEBOK ATV 19.

WE ARE SET FOR THE FIGHT

MASTER FINAL, $100,000 AND A

PLACE IN THE NEXT BELLATOR

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT WILL

BE EARNED BY THE WINNER OF

MIKE BRONZOULIS VS. JOE

RIGGS.

>> WE ARE NOT LOSING.

>> JOE RIGGS HAS THE TOOLS

TO BEAT BRONZOULIS, AND I'M

STILL HUNGRY.

WE'RE NOT DONE YET.

>> WE CAN DRAW RIGGS INTO A

FIREFIGHT AND START DROPPING

BRICKS.

WE ARE GOING TO BEAT JACKSON

IN THE FINALS.

>> MY DAD EVER SINCE I WAS A

CHILD TOLD ME I WAS MEANT TO

BE A GREAT WARRIOR.

HE INSTILLED THAT I NEED TO

TRAIN IN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

AND BECOME A GREAT KING.

MY FATHER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

CANCER.

HIS LAST WORDS TO ME WAS GO

BECOME A CHAMPION.

GO TAKE CARE OF YOUR MOM AND

FAMILY.

MY DAD PASSED LESS THAN A

WEEK AFTER THAT.

>> I MADE A PROMISE TO MY

KIDS WHEN I HAD 'EM I'D TAKE

CARE OF 'EM.

EVERYTHING I DO IN MY LIFE

IS FOR MY FAMILY.

GOD HAS BLESSED ME WITH THE

ABILITY TO FIGHT.

I'VE BEEN THE BEST.

I'VE BEEN RANKED NUMBER TWO

IN THE WORLD.

I'VE HAD MANY SHOTS AT WORLD

CHAMPION.

I WANT ONE MORE BELT.

>> JOE RIGGS DOESN'T KNOW

THIS IS HIS RETIREMENT

PARTY.

IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT HOW FAST

YOU CAN PUNCH OR HOW FAST

YOU CAN KICK OR HOW GOOD YOU

ARE ON THE GROUND.

IT'S HOW BAD YOU WANT IT.

>> I RESPECT THE GUY, HE'S

MADE A PROMISE TO HIS FATHER

AND ONE WAY OR ANOTHER YOU

SKI THAT PRACTICE, BUT I'LL

TAKE HIS HEAD OFF.

>> I DON'T CARE IF HE HITS

ME.

I'LL LET HIM HIT ME IN THE

FACE.

>> THIS IS MY FIGHT.

THAT'S ALL I GOTTA SAY.

>> I'M GOING INTO THIS FIGHT

LOOKING AT JOE RIGGS AS THE

CANCER THAT STOLE MY DAD,

AND I HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO

KILL IT.

>> FIGHT MASTER BEGAN WITH

32 AND NOW JUST TWO REMAIN.

JOE DIESEL RIGGS, COACHED BY

GREG JACKSON LOOKING FOR

CAREER WIN NUMBER 40.

HIS OPPONENT, MIKE

BRONZOULIS, COACHED BY RANDY

COUTURE.

ONE OF THESE MEN WILL CLAIM

THE TILT OF FIGHT MASTER.

REFEREE: WELCOME OR FIRST

FIGHT MASTER FINALIST, THE

GREEK ASSASSIN, MIKE THE

GREEK BRONZOULIS!

>> I'VE TURNED A CORNER.

THE CORNER WAS VIOLENT.

I LOVE HAVING GREEK PARTIES.

MY MOM IS GREEK.

THEY THROW ALL THE FLOWERS

AND STUFF.

BREAKING GLASSES.

IT'S GREAT.

IT'S LIKE A TEA TABLE.

ANNOUNCER: AND NOW LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN, WE WELCOME

HIS OPPONENT, PUT YOUR HANDS

TOGETHER.

PLEA WELCOME THE VETERAN,

JOE DIESEL RIGGS!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> JOE RIGGS MADE HIS PRO

MMA DEBUT SEPTEMBER, 2001,

ONE WIN AWAY FROM A PLACE IN

BELLATOR'S NEXT 170-POUND

TOURNAMENT FACING MIKE

BRONZOULIS, THE WINNER ALSO

CLAIMS A CHECK FOR $100,000.

NEXT WEEK, YOU WILL SEE HIM

IN THE BELLATOR CAGE,

FIGHTING FOR THE CURRENT

BELLATOR 135-POUND

TOURNAMENT VS. TRAVIS MARKS.

HE JOINS US, FORMER WORLD

CHAMPION.

BY THE WAY HE'S A SELF

PROCLAIMED BADDEST MAN ON

THE PLANET, JOE WARD.

>> THANKS GUYS.

BACK AT BELLATOR, EXCITING

EVENT, AFTER THAT FIRST

FIGHT I'M ALL FIRED UP.

THE FIGHT MASTER FIGHT, COME

ON SFAO BEFORE WE TALK ABOUT

THIS FIGHT, ANYTHING YOU

WANT TO SAY TO TRAVIS MARKS?

>> GIVE UP.

THESE HANDS ARE STRONG, AND

I'M COMING FOR YOU BADDEST

MAN.

>> JOE ONE OF FOUR COACHES

ON FIGHT MASTER.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THESE

FIGHTERS AND THIS FIGHT, HOW

THEY MATCH UP?

>> VERY SKILLFUL FIGHTERS.

MIKE BRONZOULIS IS AN UP AND

COMER.

HE GETS AN OPPORTUNITY TO

TAKE OUT A VETERAN LIKE JOE

RIGGS.

IT'S GOING TO BE A VETERAN

VS. A YOUNGER GUY.

SEE WHAT HAPPENS, MIKE IF HE

GETS A STRIKE OFF FIRST AND

MAYBE STOP THAT POWER FROM

RIGGS, MAYBE WE WILL SEE A

DIFFERENT CHANCE.

>> JIMMY YOU WERE THERE AS

WELL HOSTING FIGHT MASTER.

>> VERY DIFFERENT STYLES OF

FIGHTING.

JOE RIGGS MUCH MORE

EXPERIENCED.

YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THAT IN

THE TALE OF THE TAPE.

>> LET'S SEE HOW THESE TWO

LINE UP WITH OUR TALE OF THE

TAPE WHICH IS BROUGHT TO YOU

BY DAVE AND BUSTERS.

>> LIKE I SAID JOE RIGGS

MUCH MORE EXPERIENCED 39-14.

THE QUESTION IS DID THOSE

FIGHTS TAKE TOO MUCH OUT OF

HIM, DOES HE HAVE ENOUGH

LEFT FOR MIKE BRONZOULIS, A

PHYSICAL FIGHTER.

>> HERE'S MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

ANNOUNCER: BELLATOR MMA

FEATURES THE FIGHT MASTER

FINAL, THREE FIVE-MINUTE

ROUNDS THE WINNER TAKING THE

TOTAL $100,000 PRIZE AND

EARNING A GUARANTEED SPOT IN

THE UPCOMING WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT.

IN THE RED CORNER AT SIX

FOOT WEIGHING 171 POUNDS

EVEN, REPRESENTING TEAM

COUTURE, PROFESSIONAL RECORD

15 VICTORIES FIVE LOSSES ONE

DRAW, BY WAY OF HOUSTON,

TEXAS, HE FIGHTS OUT OF LAS

VEGAS, NEVADA, THE GREEK

ASSASSIN, MIKE THE GREEK

BRONZOULIS!

AND ACROSS THE CAGE HIS

OPPONENT OUT OF THE BLUE

CORNER, SIX FOOT, WEIGHING

170.7 POUNDS REPRESENTING

TEAM JACKSON, HE BRINGS THE

VETERAN PROFESSIONAL RECORD

39 WINS AGAINST 14 DEFEATS

FIGHTING OUT OF PHOENIX,

ARIZONA, INTRODUCING JOE

DIESEL RIGGS!

CHARGE OF THE ACTION, YOUR

REFEREE, BIG JOHN McCARTHY.

>> ALL RIGHT.

OBEY MY COMMANDS AT ALL

TIMES.

BEST OF LUCK TO BOTH OF YOU.

>> WE ARE SCHEDULED FORE

THREE FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS.

>> OH, YEAH, MAN, I'M ALL

FIRED UP ABOUT THIS FIGHT

MASTER.

I WAS HOPING I WOULD BE OUT

THERE.

>> YOU READ ANY GET IT UP!

>> ROUND NUMBER ONE.

OUR FIGHT CLOCK BROUGHT TO

YOU BY MILLER LIGHT, THE

OFFICIAL BEER OF BELLATOR.

IT'S NOT JUST A GOOD TIME.

IT'S MILLER TIME.

>> DIFFERENCE IN THE

STRIKING, RIGGS MORE

POLISHES, BOTH SOUTHPAWS BUT

BRONZOULIS PHYSICAL, BIG 170,

HEAVY HANDED, NOT PRETTY BUT

WILL PUT YOU OUT.

>> WE WENT DOWN AND TRAINED

AT RANDY'S GYM THE WHOLE

TIME.

HE'S IN GREAT SHIP.

>> BRONZOULIS BLACK TRUNKS,

RIGGS WHITE TRUNKS.

>> RIGGS LOOKS GOOD.

GOOD WEIGHT CUT.

>> THAT'S BEEN A PROBLEM.

GOOD CUT FOR HIM.

>> GOOD LEG KICK.

KEEPS JOE BACA LITTLE BIT.

>> CIRCLING TO HIS LEFT.

RIGGS STEPPING IN WITH THE

ONE-TWO.

>> LIKE HE'S STILL MOVING.

CONSTANTLY MOVING.

>> BOTH GUYS, YOU CAN TELL

BY THE WAY THEY'RE STANDING

HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR

ONE ANOTHER'S POWER.

THEY DON'T WANT TO WALK INTO

SOMETHING STUPID, BOTH GUYS

KEEPING RANGE RIGHT NOW.

GOOD KICK FROM BRONZOULIS.

LOOK AT THOSE HEAVY HANDS.

>> ONE THING IS, BRONZOULIS

DOES NOT WANT TO TRADE

PUNCHES WITH JOE RIGGS.

JOE RIGGS VERY SHARP PUNCH

WHERE HE'S THROWING IN

COMBINATION.

HE DOESN'T WANT TO GET INTO

A ONE-PUNCH SLUG FEST WITH

BRONZOULIS, BUT THROWING IN

COMBINATION THAT'S WHEN

RIGGS IS BEST.

>> LOOK AT RIGGS 'RIGHT LEG.

THE FRONT IS ALL PURPLE.

>>> GOOD STRATEGY, CHOP HIM

DOWN, ESPECIALLY IN A LONG

FIGHT.

>> JOE INTERESTING FROM

BRONZOULIS.

HE SAID HIS WEAKNESS IS MY

HEART.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT?

>> IT'S HIS CONFIDENCE

LEVEL.

HE'S SAYING MY TECHNIQUE IS

JUST AS GOOD AS HIS F. I

STAY FOCUSED I'LL GET THIS

JOB DONE.

I THINK HE'S MENTALLY AS

STRONG AS HE'S BEEN RIGHT

NOW.

>> ONE THING, A GUY WITH AS

MANY FIGHTS AS JOE RIGGS,

THE PROBLEM WHEN YOU TALK TO

THEM, IT'S JUST ANOTHER

FIGHT.

IT'S HARD FOR THEM TO GET

MOTIVATED.

HE'S VERY MOTIVATED TO WIN

THIS FIGHT.

>> TRYING TO TURN UP THE

VOLUME.

>> LIKE I SAID, THAT'S WHEN

HE'S AT HIS BEST.

THROWING PUNCHES IN

COMBINATION.

>> IT'S PATIENCE.

VETERAN FIGHTER.

LOOK AT THE LEG.

IT'S PURPLE.

>> DOING A GOOD JOB WITH THE

LEG KICK.

CONTROLLING DISTANCE, YOU

CAN TELL IT'S A BIG PART ARE

BRONZOULIS'S STRATEGY IN

THIS FIGHT.

>> SPINNING BACK KICK.

>> STILL TO COME, THREE

BELLATOR WORLD TITLE FIGHTS,

INCLUDING WHAT YOU SEE ON

YOUR SCREEN AT 145 POUNDS,

CURRAN THE CHAMPION VS.

STRAUS.

>> LOOKS LIKE BRONZOULIS

WANTS TO KEEP THIS IN

KICKING RANGE.

>> HE USES THE OUTSIDE TRIP.

>> PUTTING WEIGHT ON THE

LEFT SIDE AND TRIPPING OUT

THAT LEG.

IT'S A JUDE OH STUFF, I

THINK HE LANDED REALLY FLAT

ON HIS BACK.

THAT'S WHAT HE WANTED, AND

NOW HE'S ON TOP.

THIS IS ANOTHER THING I

WANTED TO SEE IN THIS FIGHT.

>> GUARD FROM BRONZOULIS.

HAMMERFIST FROM THE BOTTOM.

>> YOU SEE A LOT OF

BRONZOULIS'S SUBMISSION GAME

ON THE SHOW.

PRETTY OF ALL STAND-UP EVERY

TIME HE FOUGHT.

YOU DEFINITELY DON'T WANT

JOE RIGGS ON TOP OF YOU

LAYING IN THOSE BIG HAMMER

PUNCHES.

>> YOU SAW GOOD

GROUND-AND-POUND JUST ABOUT

EVERY FIGHT HE HAD.

>> RIGGS LOOKING TO TAKE THE

BACK AN FIN WISH THE REAR

NAKED CHOKE.

CHANCE TO GRAPPLE WITH JOE

RIGGS.

HE'S GOT GOOD JUI JITSU.

HE'S STRONG AND FLEXIBLE.

>> IT'S ONE MINUTE LEFT.

SEE IF HE CAN HOLD OUT, KEEP

HIS CHIN DOWN.

HE'S GOOD ON THE BACK

THOUGH.

>> AT THIS POINT, BRONZOULIS

IS GOING TO HOLD ON AND WAIT

FOR THE BELL.

YOU REMEMBER THAT AGAINST

PITBULL.

>> I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS.

YOU TAKE A DEEP BREATH.

>> I SEE HERE JOE RIGGS'

MOBILITY ON THE GROUND.

>> BRONZOULIS MAKES THE

TURN.

25 SECONDS REMAINING ROUND

NUMBER ONE, THIS FIGHT

MASTER FINAL, MIKE

BRONZOULIS VS. JOE RIGGS.

>> WATCH THE BACK OF THE

HEAD, JOE.

>> WARNING RIGGS, DON'T

PUNCH TO THE BACK OF THE

HEAD.

MORE LEFT HANDS FROM JOE

RIGGS.

NOW RIGHT HAND.

THAT'S THE END OF ROUND ONE.

REFEREE: HE HITS YOU HERE,

THAT IS LEGAL.

DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?

WATCH WHERE YOU'RE GOING.

>> GOOD KICKS BY MIKE

BRONZOULIS IN THAT OPENING

ROUND.

YOU HEARD JOE WARREN TALK

ABOUT OUTSIDE KICKS THAT ONE

REALLY HURT JOE.

THAT MAY HAVE CHANGED HIS

STRATEGY.

GOOD BODY LOCK, OUTSIDE TRIP,

GOOD JUI JITSU FROM THERE

TAKING HIS BACK.

WASN'T SURPRISED JOE RIGGS

WENT FOR A TAKEDOWN.

>> IF HE STARTS THIS ROUND

WITH TAKEDOWN IT CHANGES

EVERY ROUND.

THIS IS NOT THE POSITION

THAT BRONZOULIS WANTS TO BE

IN WITH RIGGS EVER INTO THE

CLINCH POSITION.

>> ONCE AGAIN, BEAUTIFUL

BODY LOCK TO THE TRIP.

>> IT'S THE CLINCH.

IT'S THE JUDO WORK.

>> JIMMY WHAT DO YOU THINK,

10-9?

>> I THINK THE SAME THING,

10-9 FOR JOE RIGGS.

>> BASED ON THIS TAKEDOWN,

GOOD CONTROL ON TOP, LANDING

SOME GROUND-AND-POUND.

THAT'S HOW HE FINISHED THAT

FIRST ROUND.

>> YOU JUST HEARD THE VOICE

OF JIMMY SMITH.

I'M SEAN WHEELOCK.

JOE WARREN, NEXT FRIDAY

NIGHT HE FACES TRAVIS MARKS

LIVE ON SPIKE.

THE FINAL OF BELLATOR'S

BANTAMWEIGHT TOURNAMENT.

>> I THINK RIGGS JUST GOT

POKED IN THE EYE.

HE'S BLEEDING.

>> I HEARD HIM TALKING TO

JOHN McCARTHY.

DON'T KNOW WHAT HE WAS

SAYING BUT HE'S CUT.

>> I THINK HE GOT HEAD

BUTTED.

>> I DIDN'T SEE IT.

>> UPPER LEFT LID OR OUTSIDE

OF THE LEFT BROW.

>> THIS IS NOT WHERE

BRONZOULIS WANTS TO BE.

HE WANTS TO BE OUT RIGHT

WHERE HE IS RIGHT NOW,

MOVING AND THROWING SOME

HEAVY PUNCHES.

>> BRONZOULIS TRYING TO WALK

FORWARD, THROWS THE OUTSIDE

KICK GOOD LEFT HAND.

>> THE LEFT HAND CAUGHT HIM.

>> OH, YES.

>> THAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH

THE NUMBER OF FIGHTS JOE

RIGGS HAS HAD.

EVERYTHING AROUND HIS EYE IS

SCAR TISSUE.

IT'S CUT SO MANY TIMES IT'S

GOING TO BLEED EASILY.

HE'S NOT 50.

HE'S 30.

>> THROW IN THE ONE

NO-CONTEST, THIS IS THE 55th

PRO MMA FIGHT OF JOE RIGGS'

CAREER.

>> I DON'T THINK PEOPLE

UNDERSTAND HOW MANY 55

FIGHTS ARE.

I HAVE TEN.

>> ONLY 45 TO GO, JOE.

>> HERE'S WHERE BRONZOULIS

WANTS TO FIGHT, FROM THE

OUTSIDE.

BUT JOE LOOKS COMFORTABLE.

LOOK AT HIM.

>> LATER TONIGHT ON MAIN

EVENT, BELLATOR LIGHTWEIGHT

CHANDLER VS. ALVAREZ II AND

TAKEDOWN FROM JOE RIGGS.

>> SAME TAKEDOWN AS WELL,

BODY CLINCH, SAFE TAKEDOWN.

>> IF YOU FINISH A DOUBLE,

YOU GET IN A CHOKE POSITION.

I THINK RIGGS IS VETERAN,

HE'S DOING A GREAT JOB,

CONDITIONING, HE'S IN A GOOD

POSITION.

VERY TOUGH ON HIS OPPONENT.

>> SIDE CONTROL FOR RIGGS.

RIGGS VERY TOUGH ON JUI

JITSU.

>> THE GRAPPLING WHAT YOU'RE

SEEING IS THE DIFFERENCE

HERE.

>> YEAH.

>> HAD A CHANCE TO ROLL WITH

HIM ON THE Z. REALLY

IMPRESSED WITH THE JUI

JITSU.

TRYING TO GET ONE HOOK IN.

NOW TAKING THE BACK.

>> THAT'S WHAT SURPRISED ME

WAS HIS CRAZY FLEXIBILITY.

MUCH MORE FLEXIBLE, ABLE TO

STEP OVER AND TAKE THE BACK,

BUT THAT CUT IS NOT GETTING

BETTER.

A LOT OF BLOOD AROUND THE

EYE.

CAN'T TELL EXACTLY WHERE THE

PLACEMENT IS, BUT IT'S NOT

BLEEDING EXCESSIVELY.

>> IT'S LIGHT BLOOD.

IT'S NOT DARK RED, SO IT'S

NOT DEEP.

>> RATHER THE UPPER OUTSIDE

OF THE LEFT LID OR OUTSIDE

THE LEFT BROW.

OBVIOUSLY IF YOU'RE RIGGS

YOU'RE HOPING FOR THE BROW

CUT.

>> RIGGS LOOKS LIKE HE'S

BREATHING HEAVY.

>> PUTTING A LOT INTO THIS

FIGHT.

>> IT'S A LOT HARDER TO HOLD

ONTO A MAN THAN LOOKS LIKE.

>> LOOK AT THAT TRANSITION.

GOT OUT AT THE RIGHT TIME.

AND HE'S STILL ON MIKE

BRONZOULIS.

>> EXPLODE AT THE RIGHT

TIME.

IT'S EASIER SAID THAN DONE.

BACK ELBOW FROM BRONZOULIS.

GOT A LITTLE TOO HIGH IN THE

RIDE.

BRONZOULIS IS OUT.

>> HE NEEDS TO BE PUNCHING

HERE.

NOW MIKE GETS A CHANCE ON

TOP.

HE'S GOT BIG HANDS, MIKE

BRONZOULIS.

THAT'S ONE THING I NOTICE ON

FIGHT MASTER, HIS HANDS ARE

BIG.

>> HE NEEDS A LOT OF

DISTANCE.

LONG ARMS, HEAVY HANDED, BUT

HE NEEDS TO CREATE DISTANCE

ON THE GROUND.

HE'S NOT GOING TO LAND

EFFECTIVE SHORT SHOTS, SO HE

NEEDS DISTANCE.

RIGHT NOW HE DOESN'T HAVE

IT.

>> OREL BOAST.

RIGHT NOW THEY CAN ELBOW.

>> FINAL SECONDS OF ROUND

NUMBER TWO.

>> YOU'VE GOT TO BE CAREFUL

BECAUSE JOE HAS GOT A TRICKY

GUARD.

BACK INTO THE TRIANGLE.

>> VERY SLIPPERY TO FINISH

THAT STUFF, THOUGH.

[BELL]

>> WE WILL GO TO THE THIRD

AND FINAL ROUND.

>> I NEED YOU TO FOCUS WHAT

WE GOTTA DO IN THE THIRD

ROUND.

HE'S GOING TO COME

STRAIGHTFORWARD WITH POWER.

YOU NEED TO ROLL OUT AND

ANSWER THEN.

DON'T GO BACK CENTER

KAICHBLGT ROLL, BANG BANG.

>> HE'S WORRIED ABOUT THE

JUDGES.

>>> STOP TALKING TO HIM.

DRINK YOUR WATER.

>> YOU ONLY DO THAT STUFF

WHEN YOU'RE TIRED.

>> WIN THIS ROUND.

HEAR ME?

>> THIS IS IT FOR MIKEY.

>> AND AGAIN TO THE THIRD

AND FINAL ROUND OF THE

FIGHTMASTER FINAL, MIKE

BRONZOULIS VS. JOE RIGGS.

THE WINNER CLAIMS $100,000

AND A PLACE IN BELLATOR'S

NEXT WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT.

>> THIS IS GOING TO BE A

GOOD ROUND RIGHT HERE.

THESE GUYS ARE READY.

>> THROWING DOWN BELLATOR

STYLE.

>> JIMMY TWO ROUNDS HOW DO

YOU HAVE IT?

>> TWO ROUNDS TO ONE FOR JOE

RIGGS BASED ON THE ABILITY

TO TAKE HIM DOWN.

THAT TOP PRESSURE, TWO

ROUNDS ON MY SCORECARD.

>> 10-9, I BELIEVE THE

TAKEDOWN WAS WAY BETTER THAN

THE REVERSE.

>> JUST HEARD THE VOICE OF

JOE WARREN JOINING JIMMY

SMITH AND SEAN WHEELOCK ON

COMMENT TRI.

NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT JOE WARREN

VS. TRAV IX MARKS, 135-POUND

TOURNAMENT, BIG TAKEDOWN

THERE FROM RIGGS.

>> THAT WAS JUST A POWER

DOUBLE LEG.

NO FINESSE ON THAT AT ALL.

>> WE WILL SEE A BUNCH OF

THOSE NEXT WEEK.

GOOD POSITIONING.

>> THIS IS WHERE JOE HAS

WANTED THIS FIGHT FROM THE

MIDDLE OF THE FIRST ROUND.

>> AND THIS IS GOING TO BE A

BIG PROBLEM FOR MIKE

BRONZOULIS.

HE CAN'T STAY ON HIS BACK OF

THE THERE'S NOT ENOUGH TIME

IN THIS ROUND.

>> MIKE BRONZOULIS COMES IN

WITH HEART AND ENERGY.

TAKE HIM DOWN, PUT PRESSURE

ON HIM, WEAR HIM DOWN.

THAT'S HOW YOU'VE WON A LOT

OF YOUR FIGHTS, JOE.

>> SOMETIMES IT'S NOT ABOUT

TECHNIQUE.

IT'S ABOUT HEART GETTING UP.

NO ONE IS GOING TO KEEP ME

DOWN, BECAUSE AT THIS POINT

YOU'VE GOT A BIGGER STRONGER

GUY ON TOP OF YOU.

YOU'VE GOT TO THROW

EVERYTHING OUT OF THE WINDOW

AND COME UP.

>> HOOK IN NOW FOR JOE

RIGGS.

>> YOU'VE GOT TO SELL OUT.

NO WORRY ABOUT A COMMISSION

FOR A FEW SECONDS AND

EXPLODE TO YOUR FEET.

THAT'S WHAT BRONZOULIS HAS

GOT TO DO.

WE HAVEN'T SEEN HIS GROUND

TECHNIQUE.

>> OR HIS HEAVY HANDS

BECAUSE HE HASN'T BEEN ABLE

TO KEEP THE DISTANCE.

HE'S IN GOOD SHAPE TO BE

CHOKED LIKE THIS AND STAY

FOCUSED.

>> ONE THING WE SAW IN

FIGHTMASTER A LOT OF TIMES

EVEN IN LONG FIGHTS BENZ NOR

WOODS, CHRIS LOZANO HE

STAYED FOCUSED THROUGHOUT 15

MINUTES.

OVERTIME STILL GOING FOR IT.

>> THAT DOESN'T MEAN

ANYTHING WITH A GUY ON YOUR

BACK.

>> DOESN'T MAKE ANY

DIFFERENCE.

NEED TECHNIQUE AT THIS

POINT.

NEEDS A RIGHT ESCAPE METHOD.

>> ONE HOOK IN AGAIN FOR

RIGGS TRYING TO GET IN THE

SECOND HOOK AND DOES.

>> BRONZOULIS PEELING THE

FEET OFF WITH HIS HANDS.

PROBLEM IS TAKE YOUR HANDS

AWAY FROM YOUR NECK.

MAKES IT EASIER TO ATTACK

WITH THE CHOKE.

>> REAR NAKED CHOKE TO

FINISH THIS FIGHT.

>> RIGGS WOULD LIKE TO STAY

RIGHT HERE.

HE'S HAD BOTH THE OTHER

ROUNDS IN THE BAG.

>> IF IT WAS A CLOSE ROUND

I'D SAY ROUND NUMBER TWO,

BUT EVEN THEN, LIKE I SAID,

I'VE GIVEN HIM BOTH FIRST

TWO ROUNDS BUT ONLY LEAVE TO

IT THE JUDGES EVER.

>> RIGGS SO METHODICAL WITH

HIS GROUND GAME, SO POISED.

NUMBER OF FIGHTS HE'S HAD,

YOU WOULD EXPECT HIM TO BE.

THIS IS WHERE THAT

EXPERIENCE COUNTS SO MUCH IN

A FIGHT.

>> BRONZOULIS NEEDS TO GET

HIS BACK TO THE CAGE AND

COME UP.

>> RIGGS STILL THINKING REAR

NAKED CHOKE.

>> WORK, COME ON.

>> McCARTHY TELLING THE

FIGHTERS TO WORK.

>> THEY'RE NOT STANDING HIM

UP FROM THERE.

THAT'S A GOOD POSITION FOR

RIGGS.

>> I'VE SEEN IT HAPPEN

BEFORE, BUT IT'S VERY RARE.

>> BLOOD ALL OVER THE FACE

OF RIGGS, CUT IN ROUND ONE,

THE CUT JUST BELOW THE LEFT

BROW, JUST ABOVE THE LEFT

LID, NOW LOOKING FOR THE

STANDING REAR NAKED CHOKED

IS JOE RIGGS.

>> WE ARE LOOKING AT ONE

MINUTE LEFT IN THIS FIGHT

AND THE FIRST FIGHTMASTER,

SO BRONZOULIS NEEDS TO THROW

IT DOWN RIGHT NOW AND SEE

WHAT HE CAN DO TO GET THIS

FIGHT BACK.

>> HE HAS TO DO SOMETHING.

>> I DON'T THINK HE CAN WIN

A DECISION.

HE NEEDS TO FINISH JOE

RIGGS.

HE'S GOT 40 SECONDS LEFT TO

DO IT.

HE'S GOT HIM GLUED TO HIS

BACK.

>> HE'S IN A TOUGH SPOT

HERE.

>> 30 SECONDS.

>> BRONZOULIS LOOKING TO

TURN AND DRAG DOWN AGAIN BY

JOE RIGGS.

>> HE'S SHOWN TECHNIQUE AND

REAL POWER IN THIS FIGHT.

>> BRONZOULIS ON TOP, BUT

MAN, HE NEEDS TO SPRING UP

AND GET SOME SERIOUS

GROUND-AND-POUND GOING.

HE CANNOT STAY TIME HE CAN'T

STAY CHEST TO CHEST AND

FINISH THIS FIGHT.

NOT ENOUGH TIME.

>> HE DID WELL, BUT NOT

ENOUGH TIME.

>> THERE'S THE SEPARATION.

[BELL]

>> AND THAT'S THE END OF THE

FIGHT.

15 MINUTES UP, 15 MINUTES

DOWN.

WHEN WE RETURN, WE WILL

LEARN THE WINNER OF THIS

FIGHTMASTER FINAL, AND

REMEMBER, THREE BELLATOR

WORLD TITLE FIGHTS ARE

HEADED YOUR WAY.

>> THE FIGHTMASTER FINAL,

MIKE BRONZOULIS VS. JOE

RIGGS HAS GONE THE DISTANCE,

ALL 15 MINUTES, ALL THREE

ROUNDS.

FIGHT REPLAY BROUGHT TO YOU

BY:.

>> JOE RIGGS ABLE TO GET THE

TAKEDOWN OUTSIDE BODY LOCK

TRIP, BEAUTIFUL POWER DOUBLE

LEG, CROWD LOVED THAT ONE,

BUT THE TAKEDOWN IN TOP

CONTROL OF JOE RIGGS.

>> HERE'S MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

ANNOUNCER: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN HAVING GONE THE

DISTANCE INSIDE THE BELLATOR

CAGE, ALL THREE JUDGES, GENE,

STEPHEN AND DEREK ALL SEE

THE FIGHT EXACTLY THE SAME,

30-27 ALL FOR THE WINNER BY

UNANIMOUS DECISION, NOW THE

FIGHTMASTER WINNER, JOE

DIESEL RIGGS!

>> JOE RIGGS DOMINATING WITH

HIS GROUND GAME, THE PRO MMA

WIN NUMBER 40 AND CLAIMS THE

TITLE OF THE FIGHTMASTER.

HE'S WITH JIMMY SMITH.

>> I'M HERE WITH JOE RIGGS.

JOE, FIGHTMASTER, YOUR

EXPERIENCE THERE GAVE YOU A

SECOND CHANCE FOR YOUR

CAREER AND YOUR LIFE.

TELL ME WHAT THAT MEANS TO

YOU.

>> IT MEANS EVERYTHING TO

ME.

I MEAN I CAN TAKE CARE OF MY

FAMILY, AND YOU KNOW, I'M

HAPPEN BY THE OPPORTUNITY,

EVERYBODY HELPED ME.

I'M SO THANKFUL.

LISA, I LOVE YOU.

I LOVE MY BABIES AT HOME.

I LOVE EVERYBODY, MAN.

VERY THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL

FOR THE OPPORTUNITY, AND

MIKE FOUGHT A GREAT FIGHT,

AND HE HAD A BACK INJURY

COMING IN.

>> TELL ME ABOUT THE

UPCOMING BELLATOR TOURNAMENT

YOU'RE GOING TO BE PART OF.

WHAT'S YOUR MESSAGE TO THE

OTHER GUYS IN THAT WEIGHT

CLASS TOURNAMENT?

TELL ME ABOUT IT.

>> LOOK.

MIKE IS HARDER THAN ANYBODY

IN THE TOURNAMENT.

I WOULD LIKE TO GET THE

TITLE SHOT.

BUT [BLEEP] IT.

WHATEVER HE WANTS TO DO,

BRING 'EM ON, BABY.

I'M READY.

>> YOU HEARD IT.

YOUR INAUGURAL FIGHTMASTER,

JOE DIESEL RIGGS!

GIVE IT UP FOR HIM.

[APPLAUSE]

>> SO $100,000 AND A PLACE

IN BELLATOR'S NEXT

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT TO

JOE RIGGS.

JOE WARREN, I THINK CAN YOU

SAY SOME OF THOSE WORDS ON

TV.

>> I'M NOT REALLY SURE.

I'M REAL EXCITED FOR HIM.

CONGRATULATIONS, FIRST

FIGHTMASTER.

I'M REAL HAPPY FOR

EVERYBODY.

>> JOE WARREN, GREAT JOB ON

COMMENT TRI.

WE WILL SEE YOU IN THE

BELLATOR CAGE NEXT FRIDAY

NIGHT VS. TRAVIS MARKS IN

THE BANTAMWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

FINAL AND MORE GREAT FIGHTS

HEADING YOUR WAY THROUGHOUT

NOVEMBER, BELLATOR ON SPIKE.

>> I CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I

JUST SAW.

>> WEEK AFTER WEEK, THE

TOUGHEST TOURNAMENT IN

SPORTS DELIVERS SPECTACULAR

MOMENTS.

>> THE BEAUTY OF BELLATOR.

THERE ARE NO FREE PASSES.

>> SEE THEM LIVE AS BELLATOR

MMA IS COMING TO A CITY NEAR

YOU.

NEXT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY OF

THE GET TICKETS NOW AT

BELLATOR.COM.

>> STILL ON TAP TONIGHT,

THREE BELLATOR WORLD TITLE

FIGHTS.

RIGHT NOW, FRANK SHAMROCK IS

IN THE LOCKER ROOM OF

BELLATOR E REIGNING WORLD

CHAMPION, PAT CURRAN.

>> YOU'RE THE CHAMPION.

YOU'VE BEATEN STRAUS.

YOU HAVE EVERYTHING TO LOSE

IN THIS FIGHT.

HOW DO YOU STAY FOCUSED WITH

AN OPPONENT YOU'VE BEAT CNN.

>> THE WAY I LOOK AT IT THIS

IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

FIGHT.

HE'S A DIFFERENT FIGHTER AND

GOTTEN BETTER SINCE WE HAD

OUR FIRST BOUTD, AND I JUST

GOT TO KEEP MYSELF MOTIVATED

ON THE RIGHT PATH AND NOT

LET EVERYTHING GET TO ME,

STAY HUMBLE AND JUST KEEP

TRAINING HARD AND KEEP THE

GOAL OF THE LONG RUN OF JUST

KEEP WINNING AND SEE HOW

MUCH BERRY CAN MAKE MYSELF.

>> TALKING ABOUT WINNING AN

BEING A CHAMPION MY COACH

ALWAYS TOLD ME IT'S EASY TO

BECOME A CHAMPION.

IT'S HARD TO KEEP IT BECAUSE

YOU HAVE A BULLSEYE ON YOUR

BACK.

ARE YOU FEELING THAT

PRESSURE AND HOW ARE YOU

DEALING WITH IT?

>> I CAN RELATE TO IT.

COMING UP, YOU WANT TO BE A

CHAMPIONSHIP, A LOT OF

MOTIVATION TO GET THE BELT,

BUT ONCE YOU HAVE IT, YOU

JUST HAVE TO REMEMBER HOW

HARD YOU TRAINED TO GET

THERE AND WHAT YOU HAD TO GO

THROUGH, AND I DON'T WANT TO

LOSE IT.

JUST ONE FIGHT, THAT'S IT, I

CAN'T LET THAT HAPPEN.

>> DID THE INJURY DELAY HURT

YOUR TRAINING CAPITAL OR ARE

YOU 100%?

>> 100%, NO INJURIES, I'M

READY.

>> YOUR CHAMP IS READY.

>> GREAT STUFF, FRANK.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, THE

OPPONENT FOR PAT CURRAN,

DANIEL STRAUS.

>> DANIEL STRAUS, IF THERE'S

ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN MORE

DOMINANT IN BELLATOR THAN

DANIEL STRAUS IT WOULD BE

PAT CURRAN, HIS OPPONENT,

7-1 RECORD IN BELLATOR.

HE'S LOOKED GREAT IN THE

CAGE.

>> IT'S THE FEATHERWEIGHT

CHAMPIONSHIP, DANIEL STRAUS

VS. PAT CURRAN.

>> COMING UP, MICHAEL

CHANDLER TAKES ON EDDIE

ALVAREZ IN A REMATCH, BUT

NEXT PAT CURRAN FACES HIS

TOUGHEST TEST YET WHEN HE

BATTLES DANIEL STRAUS,

PRESENTED WITH HIM IT

COMMERCIAL INTERRUPTION BY

REEBOK.

>> AN OUTSTANDING CROWD WITH

US IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

AS WE LIVE ON SPIKE, AND WE

ARE NOW SET FOR THE FIRST OF

OUR THREE BELLATOR WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTS OF THE

EVENING, BROUGHT TO YOU WITH

HIM IT COMMERCIAL

INTERRUPTION BY REEBOK, AND

IT'S FOR BELLATOR'S

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE.

DANIEL STRAUS VS. THE

CHAMPION PAT CURRAN, A

REMATCH OF A FIGHT FROM FOUR

AND A HALF YEARS AGO.

>> TONIGHT, TWO MEN BOUND BY

DESTINY WILL CLASH IN THIS

CAGE.

THEY FOUGHT ONCE BEFORE.

THIS IS THE MOMENT THAT

SHAPED THE CAREERS OF A

CHAMPION AND A CONTENDER.

FOR PAT CURRAN IT WAS THE

FIRST TIME HE HAD KNOCKED A

MAN OUT.

>> IT WAS SHOCK WILLING MY

FIRST KNOCKOUT I WON'T

FORGET IT.

>> FOR DANIEL STRAUS IT WAS

THE LAST TIME HE WAS

FINISHED IN A FIGHT.

>> I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WAS

DOING.

I ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT I

WOULD SEE PAT DOWN THE ROAD.

>> SINCE THEN, THESE TWO MEN

TRAVELED DIFFERENT PATHS TO

REACH THIS POINT.

DANIEL STRAUS HAS CLIMBED

THE MOUNTAIN.

HE HAS ENDURED AND OVERCOME.

>> THIS PAST YEAR, BROKE

HAND, JUST BEING AT THE

WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG

TIME WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE.

DEFINITELY MADE PEOPLE LOOK

AT ME DIFFERENTLY, BUT ON

THE OTHER HAND, I DON'T GIVE

A [BLEEP] WHAT PEOPLE THINK

ABOUT ME.

I'M A GOOD PERSON AT HEART

OF THE THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING

TO CONTINUE TO BE.

>> ON HIS JOURNEY, STRAUS

HAS EVOLVED AS THE FIGHTER

AND AS A MAN.

>> I'M A BAD MATCH.

JUST EVERYTHING THAT I'VE

BEEN THROUGH, PAT IS A GREAT

FIGHTER, BUT INSIDE THE CAGE

I HAVE VERY LITTLE RESPECT

FOR HILL.

I'M DEFINITELY JUST COMING

TO TAKE WHAT'S MINE.

>> THE MAN HE WILL MEASURE

HIMSELF AGAINST IS THE WORLD

FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION, PAT

CURRAN.

CURRAN IS CHASING A DREAM, A

VISION REALIZED THROUGH

SWEAT, BLOOD MUSCLE AND

BONE.

>> I AM BELLATOR.

I STARTED FROM NOTHING,

WORKED MY WAY THROUGH THE

TOURNAMENT AND BECAME A

CHAMPION.

>> I HAVE TO STAY AHEAD OF

THE GAME.

THAT'S WHY I PUSH MYSELF SO

HARD, I'VE MADE IT TO THE

TOP, AND I PLAN ON TAKE HERE

-- STAYING HERE A LOCK TIME.

>> CURRAN PLANS TO BE MORE

THAN A WORLD CHAMPION OF THE

HE'S BUILDING A LEGACY OF

SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE.

>> I WANT TO SEND A MESSAGE.

THAT MESSAGE IS I'M THE BEST

FEATHERWEIGHT IN THE WORLD.

>> TONIGHT THIS BATTLE WILL

BE THE SUPREME TEST FOR BOTH

MEN, WHO WILL HAVE THE IRON

AND GRIT TO OVERCOME AND

CONQUER, TO HAVE HIS HANDS

RAISED HIGH AS THE ROAR OF

THE CROWD ECHOES AND BOOMS

AROUND HIM AS THE BELT IS

WRAPPED AROUND HIS WAIST.

THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION

IS ONLY MOMENTS AWAY.

ANNOUNCER: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, NOW READY TO MAKE

HIS WAY TO THE CAGE, DANIEL

STRAUS!

>> SINCE THAT SECOND ROUND

KNOCKOUT LOSS VS. PAT CURRAN

APRIL, 2009 IN LAKE PORT,

ILLINOIS, DANIEL STRAUS HAS

RECORDED A RECORD OF SEVEN

VICTORIES ONE LOSS.

WHILE HE SAID HE'S NOT UPSET

WITH GET BACK AT CURRAN HE

SAID THAT WAS THE POINT OF

MY CAREER YOU'RE IN OR OUT.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE A

PROFESSIONAL FIGHTER ACT

LIKE ONE.

>> HE SAID HE DIDN'T HAVE

PROPER COACHING OR TRAINING,

WENT IN THERE A WRESTLER IN

MMA RATHER THAN AN MMA

FIGHTER.

HE'S A COMPLETE MIXED

MARTIAL ARTIST NOW, SOLID

PUNCHING, GRAPPLING, GOOD

SUBMISSION GAME, AND MORE

IMPORTANTLY, THE PACE HE

SETS, NOT A LOT OF FIGHTERS

CAN MATCH, A GIGANTIC

FEATHERWEIGHT WITH A HUGE

GAS TANK.

>> THE RUNNERUP IN BELLATOR

SEASON FOR FEATHERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT AND THEN HE WON

BELLATOR SEASON SIX

FEATHERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT.

>> THAT LOSS AGAINST

PATRICIO PITBULL DIDN'T

START WITH THE INTENSITY HE

NORMALLY DOES, TRIED TO BOX

FROM THE OUTSIDE THAT WASN'T

THE KEY TO VICTORY.

HE HASN'T MADE THAT MISTAKE

SINCE.

>> STRAUS TALKING ABOUT HIS

OPPONENT, PAT CURRAN SAID

CURRAN IS A GREAT

COUNTERPITCHER.

DON'T JUST STAND THERE AND

LET HIM WAIT AND SEE WHAT HE

DOES.

ANNOUNCER: NOW READY TO MAKE

HIS WAY TO THE CAGE, THE

REIGNING FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPION, PAT CURRAN!

>> PAD CURRAN, THE ONLY

FIGHTER TO HAVE WON BELLATOR

TOURNAMENTS IN TWO DIFFERENT

WEIGHT CLASSES, WON THE

155-POUND SEASON TWO

TOURNAMENT AND WON THE

145-POUND SUMMER SERIES 2011

TOURNAMENT.

>> DOMINANT AT 145, WHICH IS

IN MY OPINION THE DEEPEST

WEIGHT CLASS IN BELLATOR.

KNOCKED OUT MARLIN

ALESSANDRO.

BEST KNOCKOUT I'VE EVER

SEEN.

OF COURSE, ANOTHER BRUTAL

KNOCKOUT.

THAT CAN FINISH YOU WITH

EITHER HAND.

ALSO GREAT FRONT CHOKES,

NECK TIE AGAINST LUIS

PALOMINO.

FINISH ON THE GROUND OR THE

FEET.

>> CURRAN ATTEMPTING TO

RECORD HIS THIRD SUCCESSFUL

DEFENSE OF BELLATOR'S

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE.

SINCE BECOMING THE CHAMPION

HE'S LOOKED SPECTACULAR.

>> HE HAS A COMPLETE GAME.

HIS STRIKING I THINK REALLY

SETS HIM APART, VERY TIGHT

BOXING.

PITBULL CAME AT HIM WITH

HEAVY SHOTS, PAT CURRAN WENT

ALONG, STARTED PICKING THE

BRAZILIAN APART, HAS GREAT

TECHNIQUE ON THE FEET.

>> VERY HARD TO GET TO, AND

CURRAN TOLD US HE WANTS TO

KEEP THIS ON THE FEET HEAT

SAYS DEFENDING THE TAKEDOWN

OF STRAUS IS GOING TO BE KEY

TO SUCCESS TONIGHT.

>> HE HAS A GREAT SUBMISSION

GAME, HARD TO CATCH STRAUS

FROM HIS BACK.

DOES NOT WANT TO BE ON THE

BOTTOM.

TAKING THE GROUND-AND-POUND

OF DANIEL STRAUS.

HE WANTS THIS FIGHT ON HIS

FEET.

>> JIMMY, LET'S SEE HOW

THESE TWO LINE UP WITH OUR

TALE OF THE TAPE.

>> LOOK AT THAT REACH

ADVANTAGE OF PAT CURRAN,

SEVEN INCHES, GOING TO USE

THAT JAB TO TRY TO KEEP

DANIEL STRAUS AT A DISTANCE.

>> LET'S GO TO MICHAEL

WILLIAMS.

ANNOUNCER: BELLATOR MMA LIVE

ON SPIKE, TONIGHT FROM LONG

BEACH, CALIFORNIA, NOW

PRESENTS THE FIRST WORLD

TITLE FIGHT OF THE EVENING,

FIVE FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS FOR

THE BELLATOR FEATHERWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, BROUGHT

TO YOU TONIGHT BY REEBOK,

ATV-19 WITH TRACTION AND

STABILITY, THEY'LL HELP YOU

ON ANY TERRAIN.

NOW INTRODUCING FIRST OUT OF

THE RED CORNER AT 5'7",

WEIGHING 144.2 POUNDS,

TOURNAMENT WINNER ENTERS THE

WORLD TITLE FIGHT WITH 21

PROFESSIONAL VICTORIES, FOUR

LOSSES, HAILING FROM

CINCINNATI, OHIO, HE FIGHTS

OUT OF COCONUT CREEK,

FLORIDA, INTRODUCING DANIEL

STRAUS!

AND ACROSS THE CAGE, THE

CHAMPION TONIGHT FIGHTS OUT

OF THE BLUE CORNER 5'10",

144.8 POUND, IN HIS THIRTY

TITLE DEFENSE TONIGHT, HE

STANDS WITH 19 PROFESSIONAL

VICTORIES, FOUR DEFEATS,

FIGHTING OUT OF CRYSTAL LAKE,

ILLINOIS, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN THE DEFENDING

BELLATOR FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPION, PAT CURRAN!

AND THE REFEREE FOR THIS

TITLE FIGHT, JASON HERZOG.

REFEREE: YOU KNOW THE LULS.

-- RULES.

NO QUESTIONS FROM YOU.

LET'S COME OUT AND FIGHT.

>> THIS BELLATOR WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT BROUGHT

TO YOU WITH HIM IT

INTERRUPTION WITH REEBOK

ATV-19.

ALL THREE BELLATOR WORLD

TITLE FIGHTS SCHEDULED FOR

THREE FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS.

BEG YOUR PARDON.

FIVE ROUNDS.

MATH ISN'T MY THING.

>> I HELP YOU WHEN I CAN.

REFEREE: READY?

FIGHT!

>> ROUND NUMBER ONE.

>> THIS FIRST ROUND VERY

CRUNCH.

ONE THING ABOUT PAT CURRAN,

HE TENDS TO BE A SLOW

STARTER.

HE FINDS THE OPENING, AND HE

TAKES IT.

DANIEL STRAUS TENDS TO BE A

FAST START ERPD AND WEAR

GUYS DOWN.

WHO WILL SET THE PACE?

>> STRAUS IS IN THE RED

TRUNKS, CURRAN IN THE WHITE

TRUNKS.

>> DIVING FOR THE TAKEDOWN.

>> FOR THE TAKEDOWN AND

SUCCESSFULLY GETS IT DOES

DANIEL STRAUS.

>> NOW, IF THERE'S A

NEGATIVE TO PAT CURRAN'S

STYLE, YOU SAW WHEN HE

FOUGHT EDDIE ALVAREZ DOWN IN

THAT FIFTH ROUND, THREE

ROUNDS TO ONE, YET NEVER

TURNED IT ON.

IF HE DOESN'T FIND AN

OPENING HE'S NOT GOOD AT

MAKING ONE.

IF HE DOESN'T GET IT, HE

DOESN'T GET IT.

THE PROBLEM IS HE CAN LET

ROUNDS SLIP AWAY THAT WAY.

>> CURRAN BACK TO HIS FEET,

GETS THE SEPARATION.

>> STRAUS.

EARLY ON, THE PATIENCE OF

THE CHAMPION, PAT CURRAN,

EVIDENT.

GOING AT PAT CURRAN'S KIND

OF PACE RIGHT NOW.

>> ABLE TO GET TIMING LATER

ON IN THE FIGHT.

>> DANIEL STRAUS FOR HIS

PART DOESN'T WANT TO WALK

INTO ANYTHING.

>> LEFT HAND FROM STRAUS.

>> SOUTHPAW CAN AFFECT YOUR

TIMING AS WELL.

JAB VERY EFFECTIVE AGAINST

PITBULL.

>> HERZOG RECOGNIZES THE LOW

BLOW, TIME CALLED.

>> STRAUS HAD FIVE MINUTES

TO RECOVER.

WANTS TO CONTINUE.

>> RIGHT BACK OUT.

>> TURNING IT UP A BIT.

>> CLOSING DISTANCE, DRIVING

BACK.

>> ELBOW FROM CURRAN, THEN

THE UPPERCUT OF THE STRAUS

RIGHT IN ON HILL CHEST TO

CHEST.

NOT GETTING THROUGH.

GOOD JOB THAT SECOND ONE-TWO

CAUGHT, TURNED WITH THAT A

COUPLE OF TIMES.

ANKLE PICK AND HE GETS THE

TAKEDOWN.

DOWNWARD ELBOW STRIKES FROM

CURRAN.

GETTING RIGHT BACK TO HIS

FEET.

LOOKING FOR THE TAKEDOWN

FROM THIS POSITION.

FINAL MINUTE, ROUND NUMBER

ONE.

SCHEDULED FOR FIVE.

THIS IS FOR BELLATOR'S

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE.

>> THIS IS WHAT PAT CURRAN

DIDN'T WANT.

HE DIDN'T WANT TO BE TAKEN

DOWN.

HE DIDN'T WANT TO BE HELD.

THIS IS WHERE DANIEL STRAUS

IS SO GOOD AT WEARING

OPPONENTS DOWN.

LONG, GRUELING FIGHT.

ONLY EIGHT FINISHES, 21

WINS.

MOST OF THE TIMES HE TAKES

GUYS TO DEEP WARP AND DROWNS

THEM.

>> TAKING THE ONE-TWO FROM

CURRAN.

[BELL]

>> THE END OF ROUND NUMBER

ONE.

WE ARE BACK IN 30 SECONDS

AFTER THIS COMMERCIAL

MESSAGE FROM REEBOK.

>> PAT CURRAN LED BY HIS

COUSIN, JEFF CURRAN.

>> NOTHING DESPERATE.

TRYING TO GET CONTROL OF

THIS.

>> OUR CORNER CAM BROUGHT TO

YOU BY REEBOK.

YOU JUST SAW COURTNEY.

OUR GUEST BELLATOR GIRL.

JIMMY, ROUND ONE WHAT DID

YOU THINK?

>> VERY CLOSE FIRST ROUND.

I WENT 10-9.

DANIEL STRAUS GOT A COUPLE

OF TOWNES, COUPLE OF GOOD

LEFT HANDS, AND HE WAS THE

AGGRESSOR.

HE WAS THE ONE PUSHING

FORWARD.

GIVE THE SLIGHT EDGE TO HIM.

10-9 COULD HAVE GONE EITHER

WAY.

>> LOOKING FOR THE TAKEDOWN,

COULDN'T FIND IT.

NICE LE DEFENDED BY CURRAN.

>> CURRAN STARTING OFF A LOT

FASTER.

>> LITTLE MORE YOU ARE

GENERAL SIP BEHIND THE

STRIKES IN THE SECOND ROUND.

>> YOU SEE HIM STEPPING IN

WITH THE ONE-TWO.

>> LEFT HAND OF STRAUS.

>> HE'S SAYING OVER AND OVER

AGAIN, DON'T REACH.

>> WHAT DID STRAUS TELL US

JIMMY?

DON'T STAND THERE AND WAIT

TO SEE WHAT CURRAN DOES IN

THE CENTER OF THE CAGE.

>> GOOD BODY KICK.

>> CURRAN HIGH.

RIGHT HAND.

>> THAT WAS MORE AFTER SLIP.

RIGHT BACK TO HIS FEET.

>> THE PUSH WENT BACKWARDS.

>> VERY TIGHT, NOT GIVING

THE OTHER GUY A LOT OF

OPPORTUNITIES TO HIT HIM.

>> NOW STRAUS STEPPING

FORWARD.

THERE'S THAT LEFT HAND.

>> GOOD BODY SHOT BY STRAUS

WITH THAT ELBOW.

BOTH SIDES LIFTING IT UP

WELL ON THE INSIDE.

BODY CHOPS ARE GOING HIGH.

>> FINDING THAT KICK JIMMY

JUST ABOVE THE WAISTLINE.

>> PROTECTING HIS SHIN.

DOESN'T LEAVE A LOT OF

TARGETS OPEN.

>> GOING WITH THE BODY KICK.

UNLOADING WITH THE PUNCHES.

STRAUS IN WITH THE FLINCH.

THERE'S THE SEPARATION

AGAIN.

>> PAT CURRAN WANTS CIRCLE

AWAY FROM THE BENCH, GET

BACK TO THE TABLE.

>> MADE BY STRAUS.

HE'S NOT GETTING THAT KICK

THROUGH.

THROWING HEAD KICK, NEITHER

SUCCESSFUL THUS FAR.

>> BOTH SIDES ARE HANDS UP

READY TO DEFEND.

NOT A LOT OF STRIKES THROUGH

PERIOD.

>> HIGH ELBOW.

20 SECONDS REMAINING, ROUND

NUMBER TWO.

STRAUS VS. THE CHAMPION,

CURRAN FOR THE BELLATOR

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE.

LEFT HAND FROM THE CHAMPION,

PAT CURRAN.

GOOD LEFT HAND AND COUNTER

FROM STRAUS.

[BELL]

[APPLAUSE]

>> OUR CORNER CAM BROUGHT TO

YOU BY REEBOK ATV 19.

INTO THE CORNER, DANIEL

STRAUS.

>> YOU GOTTA TO KEEP IT UP.

PUT PRESSURE ON THIS GUY.

YOU GOTTA STEAL THE ROUND.

YOU GOTTA WIN THIS THIRD

RUND.

YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M

SAYING?

GOT IT?

YOU UNDERSTAND?

GO WIN THAT.

WIN IT!

>> BELLATOR'S HEAVYWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPION ALEXANDER

VOLKOV LOOKING TO DEFEND A

TITLE, ATLANTIC CITY, NEW

JERSEY.

YOU'LL SEE IT RIGHT HERE

LIVE ON SPIKE.

PAT CURRAN LOOKING FOR HIS

THIRD SUCCESSFUL DEFENSE OF

HIS BELLATOR 145-POUND WORLD

TITLE VS. DANIEL STRAUS,

JIMMY THROUGH TWO ROUNDS HOW

DO YOU HAVE IT?

>> ALL TIED UP.

TURNED THE LAST ROUND 10-9.

MORE EFFECTIVE STRIKE

COMBINATION.

>> FANS VOTING ON THE

BELLATOR APP, YOU HAVE IT

TWO ROUNDS TO NONE GIVING

PAT CURRAN BOTH ROUNDS ONE,

TWO AND NINE.

>> ROUND ONE VERY CLOSE

COULD HAVE GONE EITHER WAY.

>> PAT CURRAN STARTED MUCH

FASTER THAT SECOND ROUND.

>> STRAUS WAS TOLD YOU

CANNOT LOSE ANY MORE ROUNDS.

GOTTA TAKE ALL OF THEM.

>> RIGHT JAB FROM THE

SOUTHPAW STRAUS.

KNEE FROM CURRAN.

LOOKING FOR THE TAKEDOWN,

DRIVING HARD.

>> THAT'S GOOD TRANSITION

FROM STRIKE TO GO THE

TAKEDOWN.

STRAUS WORKING ON TAKEDOWN

DEFENSE FOR THIS FIGHT.

BIG WIDE BASE OF CURRAN.

>> STRAUS STAYING VERY

STICKY, JIMMY.

>> HEAVY PRESSURE FROM

STRAUS.

>> NOW STANDING BALANCE IN

DEFENSE.

>> BEAUTIFUL THROW.

BIG THROW BUT RIGHT INTO THE

FENCE, AND CURRAN

IMMEDIATELY BACK TO HIS

FEET.

>> THE CENTER OF THE

BELLATOR CAGE MAYBE THE

RESULTS A LITTLE DIFFERENT.

>> YEAH DEFINITELY.

HE DOESN'T USE HIS TAKEDOWN

OFFENSIVELY OR HIS

WRESTLING.

USUALLY USES HIS DEFENSE TO

KEEP A FIGHT ON THE FEET.

>> STILL TO COME, MAIN EVENT,

BIG KNEE AND THAT'S ON THE

GROUND.

TIME CALLED BY JASON HERZOG.

>> MAN, AND DANIEL STRAUS IS

IN TROUBLE.

OH, CRAP.

>> OK?

I NEED YOU TO TAKE SOME TIME

DANIEL.

>> THAT IS NOT GOOD.

TAKE A LOOK AT IT HERE.

YUP.

SEE ON THE GROUND?

THAT'S AN ILLEGAL SHOT, AND

THAT IS HARD.

>> ANYTHING BUT THE FLATS OF

YOUR FEET MAKE YOU GROUNDED

AND CLEARLY THE ONE KNEE

DOWN FOR STRAUS.

YOU SEE THE LEFT KNEE.

>> HE KNOWS WHAT HE DID

WRONG.

THAT COULD BE HUGE.

>> NOW, AN A LOW BLOW YOU

HAVE FIVE MINUTES TO

RECOVER.

IN THIS SITUATION YOU TAKE A

QUOTE-UNQUOTE REASONABLE

AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE

REFEREE.

>> HERZOG IS CALLING THE

CAGESIDE POSITION.

QUESTION IS HOW THE REFEREE

IS GOING TO HANDLE THIS.

IT COULD BE EGREGIOUS.

A LOT OF TIMES ONE

INFRACTION LIKE THAT WILL

COST YOU A POINT.

>> QUESTION IS WHAT IF HE

CAN'T CONTINUE?

WHAT'S THE CALL ON THAT,

NO-CONTEST, OR IS HE

DISQUALIFIED?

>> THREE ROUNDS MUST BE

COMPLETED IN A FIVE-ROUND

FIGHT, SO IF WE'VE NOT

COMPLETED THE FULL THREE

ROUNDS IT WOULD BE A

NO-CONTEST.

UNLESS IT'S A

DISQUALIFICATION.

IT'S NOT GOING TO BE A

DISQUALIFICATION.

>> I WOULDN'T SAY THAT YET.

I'VE SEEN THEM FOR LESS.

YOU NEVER KNOW WHICH WAY

IT'S GOING TO GO.

>> IT COULD BE A

DISQUALIFICATION.

HIGHLY UNLIKELY.

>> YOU SEE THAT ILLEGAL

KNEE.

THEY ARE TAKING AWAY A POINT

FROM PAT CURRAN.

USUALLY WITH A SHOT LIKE

THAT, IT'S EGREGIOUS, YOU

TAKE AWAY A POINT.

>> THAT'S A SITUATION WHERE

HERZOG DOESN'T CARE ABOUT

INTENT.

I'M SURE HE WILL TELL YOU

THERE WAS NO ILL INTENT TO

CHEAT BY PAT CURRAN, BUT

IT'S STILL A FOUL, AND IT'S

A ONE-POINT DEDUCTION.

>> THAT'S HUGE.

IN A FIGHT LIKE THIS THAT'S

BEEN SO CLOSE, COULD MEAN

THE WHOLE FIGHT.

>> TIME IN, ROUND THREE

CONTINUES, BUT CURRAN DOWN

ONE POINT DEDUCTED FOR THAT

KNEE ON STRAUS.

>> GOOD TAKEDOWN.

UP ON TOP.

AROUND THE GUARD FOR THE

FIRST TIME.

>> THIS WOULD CHANGE THINGS

IN A BIG WAY IF HE LOSES

THIS ROUND.

>> SIDE CONTROL FOR STRAUS.

ABSOLUTELY JIMMY WE COULD BE

AHEADED TOWARD A 10-8 ROUND.

>> HARD TO COME BACK FROM

EVEN IN A FIVE AROUND FIGHT,

ESPECIALLY WITH ALL THE

CLOSE ROUNDS WE'VE HAD.

>> STRAUS WINDING WITH THE

ELBOW AND THE FOREARM VERY

SIDE CONTROL.

FINAL MINUTE, ROUND NUMBER

THREE.

TIGHT CLOSED GUARD FROM

CURRAN.

>> JIMMY, DO YOU THINK THAT

ONE-POINT DEDUCTION IS GOING

TO PLAY ON THE MIND OF

CURRAN?

>> IT HAS TO, IF HE'S SMART,

WHICH HE IS.

THAT CAN HAVE A HUGE EFFECT.

>> OPEN GUARD NOW FROM

CURRAN.

STRAUS HOLDING HIS TOP

POSITION.

>> THEY'LL LOCK UP A

TRIANGLE, BUT THAT'S THE

OPPORTUNITY FOR STRAUS TO

PASS, AND HE DOES.

>> TEND OF ROUND THREE, AND

HERE COME THE CHAMPIONSHIP

ROUNDS.

[APPLAUSE]

>> THE KNEE WAS ILLEGAL.

THEY TOOK ONE POINT OUT.

YOU GOT THIS ROUND GOOD.

LOOK AT ME, BUDDY.

DANIEL, YOU HAVE TWO ROUNDS.

YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES TO BE

WORLD CHAMPION.

YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M

SAYING?

>> OUR CORNER CAM BROUGHT TO

YOU BY REEBOK ATV 19.

YOU HEAR THE VOICE OF

RICARDO IN THE CORNER OF

DANIEL STRAUS.

>> HE WON THE THIRD ROUND

FOR SURE.

YOU GOT TO WIN THIS THIRD,

FOURTH AND THE FIFTH.

YOU GOTTA UNDERSTAND.

DANIEL, GO IN THERE AND WIN.

>> LET'S GO GET 'EM.

>> YOU READY?

BUDDY, YOU READY?

FIGHT!

>> WITH THAT ONE-POINT

DEDUCTION IN MIND JIMMY,

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

>> 10-8 FOR DANIEL STRAUS, A

HUGE ROUND FOR HIM.

YOU COULD HAVE CALLED IT 9-9,

BUT I THOUGHT DANIEL STRAUS

TOOK IT.

>> OVERHOOK HELD BY STRAUS.

STRAUS EMBRACES THE ROLE OF

GRINDER.

HE'S PROUD OF THE FACT HE

DOESN'T HAVE A LOT OF

FINISHES ON HIS RECORD.

>> HE SAYS, NOBODY CAN GO

THE DISTANCE WITH ME.

THAT'S WHAT HE'S SO PROUD

OF.

A LOT OF GUYS TALK ABOUT

WHAT GREAT FINISHERS THEY

ARE.

DANIEL STRAUS TALKS ABOUT

GRINDING GUYS OUT AND

WINNING DECISIONS.

>> THE WAY STRAUS TELLS IT,

IT'S A LOT TOUGHER TO

DOMINATE AN OPPONENT OVER 15

OR 25 MINUTES.

NOT EVERYONE SEES IT THAT

WAY, BUT THAT'S THE VIEW OF

STRAUS.

>> HE WOULD CERTAINLY LOVE

TO FINISH THE CHAMPION PAT

CURRAN AND TAKE THE TITLE.

HE'S ALSO HAPPY FOR A

METHODICAL GRINDING PACE IF

HE FEELS THAT HE'S IN

CONTROL.

3:30 REMAINING ROUND NUMBER

FOUR.

FOR THE TAKEDOWN, AND HE

GETS IT.

BELLY TO BACK POSITION.

>> PURE WRESTLING RIGHT

HERE.

GREAT CONTROL BY DANIEL

STRAUS.

HAVE TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT,

THOUGH.

>> NOTICE HE'S NOT THROWING

STRIKES, JUST HOLDING PAT

CURRAN DOWN.

>> THE THING THAT CURRAN IS

GROUNDING HIMSELF THERE WITH

HIS LEFT KNEE.

NEXT FRIDAY, THE HEAVYWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT FINAL, CONGO VS.

GRAHAM.

THE WINNER EARNS A WORLD

TITLE SHOT.

>> STRAUS NOT DOING MUCH

HERE BUT NOT GETTING WARNING

SO FAR FROM JASON HERZOG.

>> OTHER THAN BEING

TENACIOUS, THROWING SHORT

KNEES TO THE LEGS.

MAN, PAT CURRAN CANNOT LET

ANOTHER ROUND SLIP AWAY WITH

THAT ONE-POINT DEDUCTION.

THAT CANNOT HAPPEN.

>> GANG TO THE GUILLOTINE

POSITION, BUT DOESN'T HAVE

THE GUARD POSITION TO FINISH

IT.

>> ONE MORE HOLDING

GUILLOTINE POSITION AND

LOCKING IT ON.

>> PUTTING IN A BIT MORE

TORQUE.

>> NEEDS TO PUT IN THE

TORQUE.

NOW HE HAS FULL GUARD.

>> NOW GOING FOR IF

GUILLOTINE TO FINISH IS PAT

CURRAN.

90 SECONDS REMAINING ROUND

NUMBER FOUR.

GREAT FRONT CHECK, CAN'T

TELL HOW TIGHT IT IS FROM

HERE.

HE'S OUT.

NO PANIC FROM DANIEL STRAUS

AT ALL.

>> WITH A GUILLOTINE YOU

CAN'T TELL HOW DEEP IT IS

UNLESS YOU'RE IN IT.

IT'S HARD.

IT CAN LOOK TIGHT AND THE

GUY WILL BE FINE.

OTHER TIMES IT DOESN'T LOOK

GOOD AND A GUY IS OUT.

YOU CAN'T TELL.

DANIEL STRAUS HAS TO FINISH

THE GUILLOTINE.

>> WITH THE LEFT FROM

STRAUS.

KICK TO THE BODY.

>> STRAUS NOW LOOKING FOR

HIS OWN GUILLOTINE.

>> GOING TO BE HARD TO GET

IF HE DOESN'T STEP OVER THE

SHE.

>> PAT CURRAN CUT LOOKS LIKE

ON THE SCALP.

LOOKS LIKE A SCALP CUT.

>> THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT

IS.

>> GREAT CAMERA WORK FROM

OUR BELLATOR PRODUCTION

CREW.

YOU SEE THAT CUT.

>> FINAL SECONDS OF ROUND

NUMBER FOUR.

WE ARE BACK IN 30 SECONDS

WITH THE FIFTH AND FINAL

ROUND AFTER THIS WORD FROM

REEBOK.

>> YOU SEE OUR CORNER CAM

BROUGHT TO YOU BY REEBOK ATV

19.

JEFF CURRAN TALKING TO HIS

COUSIN, PAT.

THE FIFTH AND FINAL ROUND OF

THIS BELLATOR FEATHERWEIGHT

WORLD TITLE FIGHT, PAT

CURRAN LOOKING TO SECOND FLI

DEFEND HIS TITLE VS. THAT

MAN, DANIEL STRAUS.

THE THIRD TIME FOR THESE

FIGHTERS THEY HAVE GONE INTO

THE FIFTH ROUND.

REFEREE: READY?

READY?

FIGHT!

>> JIMMY HOW DO YOU HAVE

THIS?

>> 10-9 THE LAST ROUND FOR

DANIEL STRAUS.

PAT CURRAN NEEDS TO FINISH,

OHIO MY SCORECARD IN THIS

FINAL ROUND TO RETAIN THE

TITLE.

>> AND AGAIN, BECAUSE OF THE

POINT DEDUCTION THE KNEE TO

THE GROUND DANIEL STRAUS

ILLEGALLY, 10-8 ROUND ON

YOUR SCORECARD FOR ROUND

THREE.

>> EXACTLY.

THAT'S THE BIG

DIFFERENCE-MAKER.

>> THERE'S THE QUESTION

ABOUT PAT CURRAN.

PAT CURRAN YOU TALK ABOUT

HE'S METHODICAL.

HE NEEDS AN OPENING RIGHT

NOW.

WHEN IT ISN'T THERE, HE'S

GOT TO MAKE ONE.

HE'S USUALLY NOT THAT KIND

OF FIGHTER.

CAN HE COME BACK AND MAKE AN

OPENING WHEN HE NEEDS TO?

THAT'S THE BIG QUESTION

RIGHT NOW.

>> GOOD KICK BY STRAUS.

>> IN AND OUT FOR ASTRONAUT.

SO FAR HE HASN'T BEEN ABLE

TO HURT STRAUS.

HASN'T LANDED ANY BIG SHOTS.

HE'S GOT TO KNOCK HIM OUT.

IT'S NOT EASY TO DO.

GREAT RIGHT HAND,

COUNTERLEFT.

>> THAT LEFT HAND HURT HIM.

>> LOOKING TO TURN THINGS UP

WITH MORE PUNCHES, BACKING

OFF THE CHAMPION.

A KNEE, THEN LOOKING FOR THE

TAKEDOWN, COULDN'T FIND IT.

PAT CURRAN IS A CEREBRAL

FIGHTER.

HE NEEDS TO SELL OUT AND

TAKE THE BIG RISK RIGHT NOW

AND FINISH THIS FIGHT.

IF NOT, HIS CHAMPIONSHIP

REIGN ENDS IN 2.

50.

>> AS THIS FIGHT HAS

PROGRESSED, JIMMY, STRAUS IS

GIVEN CURRAN LESS SPACE,

STANDING AND ON THE GROUND.

>> I'M IMPRESSED WITH

STRAUS.

HE FIGHTS HIS KIND OF FIGHT.

RULING, ACTIVE, KEEPING THE

FIGHT VERY CLOSE.

IT'S THE KIND OF FIGHT YOU

LOVE.

>> PAT CURRAN NEEDS TO GET

OFF THE FENCE RIGHT NOW.

>> THUMBS UP FROM DANIEL

STRAUS TO HIS CORNER.

>> VERY COMPETENT FIGHTER

THROWING THE THUMBS UP.

DON'T GET COCKY NOW.

TWO MINUTES LEFT, FIGHTING A

VERY DANGEROUS FIGHTER HERE.

PAT CURRAN NEEDS TO BREAK

OFF, GET INTO STRIKING

RANGE.

>> SEE HIM WORKING HARD WITH

THE DOUBLE LEG, BUT EVEN IF

HE GETS DANIEL STRAUS DOWN,

UNLESS THERE'S SERIOUS

GROUND-AND-POUND, IT'S HARD

TO FINISH.

HE NEEDS A BETTER CHANCE OF

FINISHING ON HIS FEET.

>> STRAUS WENT FOR THE HIP

TOSS, WELL DEFENDED BY

CURRAN.

1:25 TO GO IN THIS BELLATOR

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

FIGHT, FIFTH AND FINAL

ROUND.

CURRAN LOOKING FOR THE

OUTSIDE TRIP.

COULD NOT FIND THAT.

>> HE'S BEEN DOMINANT AT 145

POUNDS, NOT DOMINANT

TONIGHT.

COULD BE ONE MINUTE LEFT IN

PAT CURRAN'S TITLE REIGN.

>> HERE'S THE 25th AND FINAL

MINUTE OF THIS FEATHERWEIGHT

WORLD TITLE FIGHT.

FOUR AND A HALF YEARS AGO,

AS VIRTUAL UNKNOWNS, PAT

CURRAN KNOCKED OUT DANIEL

STRAUS IN ROUND NUMBER TWO.

TONIGHT AS TWO OF THE BEST

145-POUNDERS IN THE WORLD,

THEY'RE THROWING DOWN IN THE

BELLATOR CAGE.

THE WINNER IS BELLATOR

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLIST.

WILL IT BE ASTRONAUTS OR

CURRAN?

TAKEDOWN FROM STRAUS.

FINAL SECONDS.

OPEN GUARD FROM CURRAN.

STRAUS LOOKING TO UNLOAD

WITH THE LEFT HAND.

BODY HIT FROM STRAUS.

[BELL]

>> THAT'S THE END OF THE

FIGHT.

>> I TALKED ABOUT PACE IN

THE BEGINNING OF THE FIGHT.

THIS FIGHT WAS FOUGHT AT

DANIEL STRAUS'S PACE

THROUGHOUT.

>> ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

BREAK, WE WILL SEE WHO'S

MERGES AS THE BELLATOR

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPION.

>> ROUND NUMBER THREE, PAT

CURRAN TAKEN AWAY.

HOW DOES THAT IMPACT YOUR

FINAL CARD?

>> 45-49 FOR STRAUS.

I GAVE PAT CRUMP ROUND

NUMBER TWO.

>> LET'S GO TO MICHAEL

WILLIAMS.

ANNOUNCER: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, HAVING GONE THE

DISTANCE INSIDE THE BELLATOR

CAGE, WE WILL GO TO YOUR

JUDGES' SCORECARDS.

FIRST JUDGE DEREK SCORES THE

FIGHT 49-45, WHILE JUDGES

ROB, AND MIKE SEE THE FIGHT

THE SAME AT 48-46.

THEY SEE IT ALL FOR THE

WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION,

AND NOW THE NEW BELLATOR

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION,

DANIEL STRAUS!

>> AT 29 YEARS OLD, DANIEL

STRAUS HAS CHRORBD

ACCOMPLISHED HIS GOAL.

HE'S THE NEW BELLATOR WORLD

CHAMPION.

>> I'M HERE WITH YOUR NEW

CHAMPION DANIEL STRAUS.

DANIEL WITH THE UPS AND

DOWNS OF THE YEAR YOU'VE

HAD, THE HOW DOES IT FEEL TO

HAVE BELLATOR GOLD AROUND

YOUR WAIST?

TELL ME ABOUT IT.

>> FEELS LIKE 12 POUNDS.

IT'S A GOOD FEELING.

I WORKED REALLY HARD WITH MY

TEAM, MY HOME COACHES HAVE

BEEN THERE.

I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY

THAT'S BEEN BACKING IN MY

AND BELIEVING IN ME AND

SUPPORTING ME SINCE DAY ONE.

JUNIOR, TRACY, I LOVE Y'ALL,

MAN.

I APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH.

MARTY, RAY, EVERYBODY MAN.

I APPRECIATE Y'ALL FOR

HAVING ME.

I APPRECIATE Y'ALL FOR

BELIEVING IN ME.

PAT CURRAN IS A TOUGH DUDE.

I WILL SEE HIM AGAIN.

I WILL.

I KNOW IT.

>> WE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT.

CONGRATULATIONS, CHAMP.

NEW FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION,

DANIEL STRAUS LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN!

>> IN THE END THE ONE-POINT

DEDUCTION DID NOT MATTERED

IN THE FINAL THREE JUDGES

SCORECARDS.

DANIEL STRAUS GETS THE

UNANIMOUS DECISION, AND

TAKES THE BELLATOR

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE.

STILL TO COME, TWO MORE

FIGHTS FOR THE BELLATOR

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

>> HE'S NOW 18-1 IN HIS LAST

19 FIGHTS AND NOW BELLATOR'S

NEW FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPION.

>> WEARING DOWN PAT CURRAN

LATE.

>> STILL TO COME OUR MAIN

EVENT.

>> MICHAEL CHANDLER EVERY

TIME WE HAVE SEEN HIM THAT

HAND SPEED HIS BOXING HIS

ACURA ON POINT EVERY TIME IN

THE BELLATOR CAGE BUT EDDIE

ALVAREZ HAS OUTSTANDING

FOOTWORK, PUNCHES IN BUNCHES,

GREAT COMBINATIONS AND

ANGLES.

SEE WHO HAS THE EDGE ON THE

FEET.

HUGE QUESTION TONIGHT.

>> OUR LOCKER ROOM CAM

BROUGHT TO YOU BY REEBOK

ATV-19.

>> NOVEMBER 15th FROM

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY

LIVE ON SPIKE THE BELLATOR

DEBUT OF TWO OUTSTANDING

FIGHTERS, RAMPAGE JACKSON

FACES JOYY BELTRAN.

>> BELTRAN A GUY WHO NEVER

TAKES A BACKWARDS STEP IN A

FIGHT TAKING ON RAMPAGE

JACKSON, WHO ALWAYS BRINGS

IT.

THAT'S GOING TO BE A

COLLISION MORE THAN A FIGHT.

>> LET'S SEND IT BACK TO THE

HOUSE TO FRANK SHAMROCK, WHO

IS WITH KING MO.

>> THANKS, GUYS.

MO YOU BURST ON THE BELLATOR

SCENE WITH A

MULTI-PROMOTIONAL CONTRACT

WITH A LOT OF EXPECTATIONS

AND YOU GOT KNOCKED OUT.

WHAT HAPPENED?

>> YOU KNOW, THINGS HAPPEN.

I JUST GOT CAUGHT, BUT THE

SIGHT IS HIGH NOW.

>> YOU KNOW THE FIGHT GAME,

YOU'RE A PHENOMENAL

WRESTLER.

WHAT DO YOU BRING TONIGHT

THAT'S GOING TO CHANGE THE

OUTCOME OF THE LAST FIGHT?

>> IT'S LIKE THIS.

I CAN DO ALL THIS YACKING,

BUT IT'S TIME TO FIGHT.

Y'ALL CUTTING IN MY RING

TIME.

>> I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT,

BUT YOU EX-CHANGED AWARD OF

WORDS WITH THIS FIGHT.

IS THERE ANYTHING TO SAY TO

NEWTON RIGHT NOW?

>> I JUST SAY, I SHOULD BE

WALKING IN THE RING NOW.

YOU CUTTING IN MY RING TIME.

>> WOW, JIMMY, BHOU THAT?

KING MO IS NOT GOING TO FACE

SHAMROCK.

>> I'D BE SCARED IF I WERE

SHAMROCK, BUT EMANUEL NEWTON

IS GOING TO THROW A LOT OF

STRIKES.

>> BAD BLOOD BETWEEN THESE

TWO FIGHTERS.

>> STILL TO COME, THE LONG

AWAITED REMATCH OF ONE OF

MMA'S GREATEST FIGHTS, IT'S

CHANDLER-ALVAREZ II, BUT UP

NEXT, THEIR FIRST FIGHT

ENDED IN STUNNING FASHION.

NOW KING MO, TAKES FURRY

REVENGE WITH A WORLD TITLE

ON THE LINE.

YOU'RE

>> THIS IS BELLATOR LIVE ON

SPIKE.

OUR AMAZING CARD NOW KOPTS

WITH THIS CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT,

PROPERTY TO YOU WITH HIM IT

COMMERCIAL yUPTION BY

RISE, SON OF ROME.

ONLY ON X-BOX ONE.

KING MO FACING EMANUEL

NEWTON WITH THE WINNER

CLAIMING BELLATOR'S INTERIM

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE.

>> OH MY GOD!

YOU TALK ABOUT SHOCKING THE

WORLD.

>> WELL, IT AIN'T GONNA

HAPPEN IT AGAIN.

Y'KNOW I'M SAYIN'?

NOT MANY PEOPLE THROWING

[BLEEP] AT THE WINNER.

IT'S LIKE OH, I'M SCARED.

>> I KNEW WHEN I WAS DOING.

>> HE NEVER HAD NO NUTS

UNTIL NOW.

>> THE NIGHT OF THE FIGHT I

HAD NO FEAR.

I KNEW I WAS GOING TO FINISH

HIM AND I'M GOING TO PROVE

IT AGAIN EVEN MORE THIS

TIME.

I PUT HIM IN MY PATH AGAIN

TO SHUT HIM DOWN AND PROVE A

POINT.

>> NOW LOOKING TO FINISH IS

EMANUEL NEWTON.

>> HE GETS THE SUBMISSION

WIN.

>> I THINK HE'S DELUSIONAL,

STRAIGHT UP.

>> NOW HE'S TRYING TO PLEASE

THE FANS, THE HEAD BANGERS

AND THE BLACK SKIN HEADS

THAT FOLLOW ALONG.

>> I'LL WHIP HIS ASS.

>> YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING TO

WHIP MY ASS, I'M GOING TO

FINISH YOU IN A SPECTACULAR

WAY, AND POINT TO HEAVEN AND

YOU WILL KNOW THAT GOD IS

REAL.

I PROMISE YOU THIS.

>> YOU KNOW WHAT?

I'M GOING TO MAKE A

STATEMENT.

EMANUEL NEWTON, I'M GONNA

[BLEEP] YOU UP.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, NOW

MAKING HIS WAY TO THE CAGE,

THIS IS KING MO!

>> JIMMY, AS A FORMER

PROFESSIONAL MMA FIGHTER,

HOW DO YOU PERCEIVE THE

COMMENTS OF KING MO COMING

INTO THIS REMATCH.

>> HEY, I WAS WINNING, I WIN

THAT FIGHT 99 OUT OF 100

TIMES.

I JUST GOT CAUGHT.

>> THERE'S CONFIDENCE, AND

THEN THERE'S A REALISTIC

UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT YOU

DID WRONG, AND THERE'S

SHOWMANSHIP.

BRING THOSE THREE TOGETHER,

YOU KNOW, HE'S SAYING ALL

THE RIGHT THINGS, BUT DID HE

TRAIN THAT WAY?

DID HE TRAIN LIKE, I DON'T

NEED TO FIX ANYTHING; HE

JUST GOT LUCKY?

THAT'S THE BIG QUESTION OF

THE FIGHT RESEARCHERS

OUTSTANDING LIARS OF THEY'LL

TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT THEY

THINK YOU WANT TO HEAR, BUT

HE NEEDS TO GO BACK TO THE

JONG-IL, LOOK AT THAT FIGHT

AND GO HERE'S WHAT I DID

WRONG AND NEED TO CHANGE.

THEN YOU SAY WHATEVER YOU

WANT, BUT YOU TRAIN AS

THOUGH I HAVE THINGS TO FIX.

DON'T KNOW HOW HE TRAINED

UNTIL HE GETS IN THE CAGE.

>> KING MO CAME TO MMA WITH

SOME OUTSTANDING AMATEUR

WRESTLING PEDIGREE, NCAA

DIVISION TWO WRESTLING

CHAMPION AT THE UNIVERSITY

OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.

A LOT OF MORE MORE

KNOWLEDGEABLE IN

INTERNATIONAL WRESTLING WILL

TELL YOU HAD HE COMMITTED

FULL-TIME TO WRESTLING AND

NOT DONE THE MMA ROUTE HE

WOULD HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO

MEDDLE IN THE 2008 SUMMER

GAMES.

>> I HEARD WHEN HE WAS DOING

KICK OF THE MAT YOU GET

TAKEN DOWN, LEAVE THE MAT,

AN HOUR WITH TOP LEVEL

WRESTLERS, THAT'S HOW GOOD

HE S. I BELIEVE THAT

COMPLETELY.

AFTER THAT, BOXINGING

KNOCKOUT POWER.

ANNOUNCER: NOW SET TO MAKE

HIS WAY TO THE CAGE, THE

HARDCORE KID, EMANUEL

NEWTON!

>> EMANUEL NEWTON IS A

FIGHTER WHO PRIDES HIMSELF

ON BEING A VERY NICE PERSON

AND A FIGHTER WHO IS NOT

GOING TO ENGAGE IN TRASH

TALK OF ANY KIND.

HE'S DONE HIS BEST TO TUNE

OUT THE COMMENTS, THE

PRE-FIGHT HYPE FROM KING MO.

>> HE HAS IN THE PAST.

HE CERTAINLY DID FOR THIS

FIGHT.

WE WERE TALKING TO HIM.

HE SOUNDED MORE CONCERN

ABOUT HURTING KING MO'S

FEELINGS, ALMOST APOLOGETIC

THAT SOMETHING HE SAID COULD

BE SWITCHED INTO THE WRONG

WAY.

VERY RESPECTFUL.

VERY RELIGIOUS, AND NONE OF

THAT SHOWS IN THE CAGE, AND

THE IMPROVEMENT OVER THE

YEARS HAS BEEN DRAMATIC.

WE'VE SEEN IN THE BELLATOR

CAGE.

HE'S GOT KNOCKOUT POWER,

GOOD SUBMISSION GAME, SOLID

WRESTLING.

NOT MANY WEAKNESSES.

>> NEWTON WANTS TO KNOCK

KING MO UNCONSCIOUS A SECOND

TIME BUT DOESN'T WANT TO

HURT HIS FEELINGS.

THIS IS A FIGHTER IN YOUR

CAREER YOU TRAINED WITH

EARLY IN HIS CAREER.

>> YEAH, THE GAINS HE HAS

MADE HAVE BEEN SPECTACULAR.

>> NEWTON TALKING ABOUT

NEUTRALIZING THE WRESTLING

OF KING MO, USING THE

ADVANTAGE WITH HAND SPEED

AND PUNCHING POWER.

>> NOT ONLY THAT, THE

UNORTHODOXY.

HE THROWS THINGS THAT OTHERS

DON'T THROW, SPINNING STUFF,

BACK KICKS, SPINNING KICKS,

FRONT KICKS, YOU DON'T SEE A

LOT IN THE GYM.

THAT'S WHAT KING MO IS READY

FOR THE STRAIGHT UP BOXING

GAME.

>> JIMMY, LET'S DO OUR TALE

OF THE TAPE.

>> WITH THE REACH ADVANTAGE,

FOUR INCHES FOR KING MO, HE

WILL USE THAT JAB TO KEEP

THE KICKER AT RANGE OR CLOSE

AND GET THE TAKEDOWN?

WOULDN'T SURPRISE ME IF HE

TAKES DOWN THE FIRST 20

SECONDS.

>> AGAIN TO MICHAEL

WILLIAMS.

ANNOUNCER: BELLATOR MMA

FEATURES-ON SPIKE FIVE

FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS FOR THE

INTERIM BELLATOR LIGHT

HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

BROUGHT TO YOU BY RISE, SON

OF ROME ON X-BOX COMING

NOVEMBER 22nd.

INTRODUCING FIRST THE RED

CORNER AT SIX FOOT WEIGHING

204.1 POUNDS, THE TOURNAMENT

WINNER ENTERS TONIGHT'S

TITLE FIGHT WITH 11

PROFESSIONAL VICTORIES, ONLY

TWO DEFEATS.

FIGHTING OUT OF LAS VEGAS,

NEVADA, INTRODUCING KING MO!

AND ACROSS THE CAGE HIS

OPPONENT FIGHTING OUT OF THE

BLUE CORNER AT 6'1",

WEIGHING 203.4 POUNDS, HE

TOO A TOURNAMENT WINNER

TONIGHT STANDS WITH 21

PROFESSIONAL VICTORIES,

SEVEN DEFEATS, ONE DRAW.

HE FIGHTS OUT OF LONG BEACH,

CALIFORNIA, INTRODUCING

EMANUEL THE HARDCORE KID

NEWTON!

AND THE REFEREE IN CHARGE OF

THE ACTION, HERB DEAN.

>> ALL RIGHT, GENTLEMEN.

WE'VE BEEN OVER THE RULES.

PROTECT YOURSELVES AT ALL

TIMES.

FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS, HAVE

A CLEAN FIGHT.

LET'S DO THIS.

>> THIS BELLATOR WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT IS

BROUGHT TO YOU WITH HIM IT

COMMERCIAL INTRODUCTION BY

RISE, SON OF ROME, ONLY ON

X-BOX ONE, COMING NOVEMBER

22nd.

KING MO VS. EMANUEL NEWTON.

THE WINNER BECOMES

BELLATOR'S INTERIM LIGHT

HAEFLT WORLD CHAMPION.

ROUND NUMBER ONE.

MO IN THE BLACK TRUNKS,

NEWTON IN THE WHITE TRUNKS.

>> I SAID EARLIER, WOULDN'T

SURPRISE ME TO SEE A QUICK

TAKEDOWN IN THIS FIGHT.

>> EMANUEL WANTS TO THROW

FUNKY STRIKES, KEEP KING MO

AFTER BALANCE.

JAB, NOW SOUTHPAW STANCE,

SWITCHED RIGHT BACK.

MO TRYING TO CLOSE THE

DISTANCE, FIRST SHOT.

HERB DEAN TELLING NEWTON

DON'T GRAB THE FENCE.

GETS THE TAKEDOWN.

DRIVING THROUGH AND BRINGING

THE LEGS TOGETHER.

IT'S VERY HARD TO FIGHT ONCE

HE'S IN CLOSE.

LEFT HAND FROM KING MO.

MOVING BACK TO HIS FEET.

MORE LEFT HANDS FROM KING

MO.

ALMOST THROWING EMANUEL

NEWTON HEAD FIRST INTO THE

FENCE.

>> THIS IS NOT WHERE HE

WANTS TO BE.

KING MO VERY POWERFUL FOR

HIS WEIGHT CLASS.

DOING HIS BEST TO DEFEND

THAT TAKEDOWN BUT COULDN'T

SUCCEED FLI.

NOT HAVING A EASY TIME

HOLDING NUNT DOWN, HOWEVER.

>> ALL RIGHT JIMMY A MUCH

DIFFERENT STRATEGY FROM KING

MO THAN WE SAW IN HIS FIRST

FIGHT VS. NEWTON IN

FEBRUARY.

>> KNOCKOUT RESPECT.

>> BIG RIGHT HAND NOW FROM

KING MO.

>> NEWTON LOOKING TO TURN,

GETS THE SEPARATION.

>> THROWING THE ONE-TWO

COMING FORWARD.

>> INTO THE CUT.

TIME CALLED BY HERB DEAN.

>> MO DOESN'T EVEN TAKE A

BREAK.

KICK MO DEFINITELY HAS HANDS

UP THIS TIME.

SPINNING BACK KICK A AT THE

TIME RESULTS IN A TAKEDOWN

FOR KING MO WELL TIMED.

>> NEWTON TRYING TO GET TO

THE BASE AND EXPLODE BACK TO

HIS FEET.

TO THE BASE OF THE FENCE,

KING MO KEEPING HIM FROM

EXPLODING TO HIS FEET.

>> LANDING SOME SHORT SHOTS

WITH THAT LEFT HAND.

ONCE AGAIN, IT TAKES A LOT

OF ENERGY KEEPING HIM DOWN.

>> VERY BIG KNEE TO THE

CHEST.

>> LEFT HAND FROM NEWTON.

>> TRYING TO ESTABLISH HIS

KICKS.

>> THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

YOU SEE MO NOT EVEN

ANSWERING BACK ON THE FEET.

NICE JOB, SAW HIM COMING IN.

>> FINAL SECOND NOW ROUND

NUMBER ONE.

HANDS LOW FOR KING MO.

THAT'S THE END OF ROUND ONE.

>> MO CLOWNING A LITTLE BIT

AT THE ENDS OF THE FIGHT.

>> STICKING OUT HIS TONGUE.

OUR CORNER CAM IS BROUGHT TO

YOU BY RISE, SON OF ROME,

ONLY ON X-BOX ONE.

WE TAKE YOU INTO THE CORNER

OF KING MO.

>> SAME [BLEEP].

YOU'RE DOING THE SAME THING.

YOU CAN'T JUST STAND THERE.

JAB A LITTLE MORE.

YOU'RE SETING UP WITH YOUR

SHOTS, BUT SAME THING AS

LAST ROUND.

>> INTO THE CORNER OF

EMANUEL NEWTON.

>> AFTER EVERY COMBINATION,

REMEMBER, TAKE DOWN.

>> HIS RIGHT HANDS UP

AGAINST THE FENCE FOR KING

MO, WASN'T ABLE TO LAND BIG

FIGHT-ENDING SHOTS, BUT NICE

SEQUENCES WITH THE SHORT

PUNCHES AGAINST THE FENCE.

THE PUNCH THAT ENDED THE

FIGHT LAST TIME, THIS TIME

KING MO CHANGES LEVELS AND

GETS THE TAKEDOWN.

LIKE I SAID SEAN, VERY

DIFFERENT STRATEGY SECOND

FIGHT.

>> ROUND NUMBER ONE, JIMMY,

WHAT DID YOU THINK?

>> I GAVE IT TO KING MO 10-9

BASED ON THE TAKEDOWN SHORT

RIGHT HAND.

>> FANS VOTING ON THE

BELLATOR APP, YOU DISAGREE

WITH JIMMY.

THROWING MORE, CERTAINLY THE

AGGRESSOR, NOT LANDING CLEAN

SHOTS IN THE CENTER OF THE

CAGE WITH THE STRIKE.

KING MO WITH THE TAKEDOWN.

KING MO AS WE SAW SHORT

RIGHT HAND UP AGAINST THE

FENCE.

>> GOOD LEFT HAND BY KING

MO.

>> RIGHT BY NEWTON.

BACK KICK FROM 'EM WELL

NEWTON DOESN'T LAND.

>> GOOD RIGHT HAPPENED BY

NEWTON.

SHOT FOR THE SINGLE LEG

NICELY DEFENDED BY NEWTON.

BIG KNEE FROM MO.

FRIDAY NIGHT NOVEMBER 15th

START TIME FROM NEW JERSEY

YOU'LL SEE IN BELLATOR'S

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION.

NO ANSWER FOR NEWTON BY KING

MO.

>> SECOND EFFORT BY KING MO.

NICE DEFENSE BY NEWTON BUT

HE KEPT DRIVING.

PHYSICAL PRESSURE THE GUYS

HAVE TROUBLE WITH.

VERY EXPLOSIVE, GREAT

ATHLETE IN KING MO.

>> SIDE CONTROL TRYING TO

GET BACK TO HIS FEET.

HERE'S WHERE MO HAS HAD MORE

TROUBLE KEEPING NEWTON DOWN.

>> OH, NICE KICK.

THAT HURT HIM.

>> THE FIRST KICK TO GET

THROUGH CLEANLY, AND THAT

LANDED FLUSH BY NEWTON.

>> KING MO TRYING TO

SCRAMBLE UP BUT HE'S HURT.

NEWTON IS ALL OVER HIM.

>> KING MO IS CIRCLING OUT

BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE

BELLATOR CAGE, GOOD RIGHT

HAND KICK TO THE BODY.

EXACTLY WHAT NEWTON NEEDED.

ONLY KING MO KNOWS IF HE'S

RECOVERED FROM THAT SHOT.

LEFT JAB MATCHED BY A LEFT

JAB FROM NEWTON.

MISSES BADLY.

>> I'M SURPRISED HE HASN'T

THROWN MORE IN THE FIRD

ROUND.

HE GOT TAKEN DOWN OFF THAT.

LITTLE HESITANT TO THROW

MANY OF THOSE SPINNING MOVES

LATER.

>> KING MO LOOKED UP AT THE

VIDEO SCREEN TO SEE HOW MUCH

TIME IS REMAINING IN THIS

SECOND ROUND.

NICE SHORT RIGHT BY NEWTON

CAUGHT HIM AS HE WAS

SLIPPING LEFT AND RIGHT.

R 5 -- 55 SECONDS REMAINING

ROUND NUMBER TWO.

ANOTHER COMBINATION BY

NEWTON DOING BETTER WHEN HE

THROWS IN COMBINATION.

LEFT JAB FROM NEWTON COMING

FORWARD.

GOOD EBB AND FLOW TO THIS

FIGHT.

>> ANOTHER RIGHT HAND FROM

NEWTON.

>> THAT HEAD KICK IS GOING

EMANUEL NEWTON'S WAY.

>> KING MO WALKING RIGHT

BACK INTO THE POCKET.

NOW BACKING OFF.

>> SIGNIFICANT HEAD KICK

LANDED BY EMANUEL NEWTON IN

ROUND NUMBER TWO.

[BELL]

>> WE ARE HEADED TO THE

THIRD ROUND.

>> GIVE ME THREE DEEP

BREATHS.

>> TO THE CORNER OF EMANUEL

NEWTON.

>> OK, YOU'RE DOING REALLY

GOOD BUT YOU GOT TO FINISH

WITH THE KICK OR THROW KNEES

F. YOU'RE TIRED, GO TO

KNEES.

>> GREAT KICK RIGHT TO THE

JAW.

UNFORTUNATELY CAUGHT HIM

WITH THE END OF THE FOOT.

>> HE CAUGHT HIM MORE OF THE

FOOT OR THE SHIN, THAT COULD

HAVE BEEN LIGHTS OUT.

YOU SAW KING MO GO WOBBLY

THERE.

>> THERE IS BELLATOR'S

REIGNING MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPION ALEXANDER

SHLEMENKO.

YOU WILL SEE HIM IN THE

BELLATOR CAGE SEASON NINE

FINALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22nd

VS. DOUG MARSHALL.

LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT

FIGHT.

>> I CANNOT WAIT FOR THAT

ONE.

WHAT DID YOU THINK ROUND

TWO?

>> AFTER THE KICK HE WENT

AFTER HIM GOING IN

COMBINATION, 10-9, EMANUEL

NEWTON THAT SECOND HALF.

>> THROW TO THE BODY WITH

THE LEFT.

IT'S BEEN ESTABLISHED WHAT

EACH FIGHTER WANTS.

CAN YOU THROW COMBINATIONS.

KING MO WANTS AN INSIDE

FIGHT.

WANTS TO USE HIS WRESTLING.

>> BETWEEN ROUNDS TWO AND

THREE IN THE CORNER OF

EMANUEL NEWTON HE WAS TOLD

BY ANTONIO FINISH WITH THE

KICK.

IF YOU'RE TIRED, FINISH WITH

THE KNEE.

>> NEWTON ALWAYS SEARCHING

FOR ANGLES IN THE STAND-UP.

>> KING MO TRYING TO CUT HIS

OWN ANGLE, TRYING TO WALK --

LOCK DOWN NEWTON.

>> BACK KICK, NOTHING THERE.

RIGHT HAND RIGHT BEHIND THE

EAR.

INCLUDING -- CLUBBING

OVERHAND.

NICE JAB.

CLUBBING RIGHT, WELL

DEFENDED, BLOCK BY KING MO.

>> MO HITS WITH A LOT OF

POWER.

HE'S GOT BODY SHOTS.

HE'S BEEN BUSIER ON THE

FEET.

HE'S THROWN MORE STRIKES,

MORE COMBINATIONS.

>> BACK KICK AGAIN NOT

LANDING.

NEWTON HAS LANDED ONE

SIGNIFICANT KICK, THAT HEAD

KICK IN ROUND TWO.

>> THROWING A LOT OF

STRIKES.

MO CAN BENEFIT FROM A LITTLE

MORE ACTIVITY.

BACK KICK TO THE THIGH BY

NEWTON.

>> STILL YOU SEE KING MO

COMING FORWARD.

HE'S NOW BLEEDING FROM HIS

NOSE.

>> GOOD BODY SHOT BY KING

MO.

HE'S BEEN THROWING THAT A

LOT, THAT LEAPING LEFT TO

THE BODY.

>> KING MO SHAKING HIS HEAD

NO AFTER THAT EXCHANGE.

>> MO FOR THE MOST PART

ABANDONING THE TAKEDOWN.

>> HASN'T TAKEN A SHOT THIS

THIRD ROUND.

>> SWITCHES STANCE

COMFORTABLY.

>> ALWAYS READY TO STAND.

>> NOT ORTHODOX.

YOU NEVER KNOW WHICH SIDE

THE POWER SHOT IS COMING

FROM.

>> KICK LANDED, WALKING

RIGHT THROUGH IT.

>> THAT LAST SEQUENCE YOU

SEE MO BACKING UP NEWTON AND

NOT GETTING THE TAKEDOWN.

>> NOT ABLE TO DO IT.

>> STILL HAVING TROUBLE

FINDING IT.

>> BIG STRAUL AND NOW

HOLDING THE GUILLOTINE IS

EMANUEL NEWTON.

>> GUILLOTINE IS GOING TO BE

HARD TO FINISH HERE.

>> NOW THE SEPARATION.

I BELIEVE I JUST SAW KING MO

LOOK AT THE VIDEO SCREEN TO

SEE HOW MUCH TIME IS LEFT IN

ROUND THREE.

YOU SEE 25 SECONDS REMAINING

NOW.

>> THIS HAS BEEN NEWTON'S

KIND OF ROUND FROM THE

OUTSIDE.

THROWING HIS MONKEY HITS.

YOU SEE HE POWERS OFF IN

COMBINATION.

LOOKING TO LAND ONE AT A

TIME.

>> NEWTON IS A BUSIER FIGHT

TER THIRD ROUND.

THREE ROUNDS COMPLETE.

WE ARE GOING TO THE FOURTH

ROUND.

>> TAKE TO YOU THE CORNER

NOW.

KING MO.

>> REMEMBER THE FIGHT.

YOU'RE NOT TIRED.

YOU HEAR ME?

WHEN YOU BACK HIM UP WITH A

JAB, HE CAN'T DO ANYTHING.

GO FOR THE TAKEDOWN.

HE'S NOT THERE.

>> HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT

NOW.

OK?

>> FOURTH ROUND.

RELAX.

I NEED MORE FEINT.

HE'S BACKING OUT WITH HIS

HANDS UP.

YOU HAVE TO CUT THE DISTANCE

OFF.

>> OUR BELLATOR GIRLS, JAY,

MERCEDES WITH US HERE IN

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AN

OUTSTANDING NIGHT OF FIGHTS,

AN OUTSTANDING CROWD.

I HEARD MIKE HOGAN JIMMY

TELLING KING MO YOU'RE NOT

TIRED.

>> A LITTLE DESPERATION IN

HIS VOICE, TRYING TO SPUR

HIS MAN ON, NEED TO BE MORE

ACTIVE.

>> SO, JIMMY THROUGH THREE

ROUNDS WHAT DO YOU THINK?

>> TWO ROUNDS TO ONE FOR

EMANUEL NEWTON, I GAVE HIM

THE LAST ROUND 10-9.

AT THIS DISTANCE, KICKING

RANGE, NEWTON JUST THROWING

A LOT MORE.

>> AND MISSING.

>> COMES IN WITH THE

OCCASIONAL ONE SHOT.

HE'S HAVING TROUBLE

OUTLANDING EMANUEL NEWTON.

>> FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR,

SELL I FINAL ROUND OF

BELLATOR LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT EMANUEL NEWTON

DEFEATED KING MO BY FIRST

ROUND KNOCKOUT.

THIS MATCH FOR BELLATOR

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIP.

THAT KICK LANDED.

KING MO COMES FORWARD.

>> THESE AREN'T THE FIGHTS

THAT WILL HURT YOU BUT THEY

ESTABLISH THE RANGE.

NICE RIGHT HAND BY KING MO.

THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE HERE.

MO LANDED THAT RIGHT HAND.

DIDN'T NECESSARILY FOLLOW

UP.

HE'S KEEPING THE FIGHT AT

HIS KIND OF RANGE.

>> BIG SMILE FROM KING MO AS

HE SLIPPED THAT HEAD KICK.

>> HE'S GOT TO DO MORE THAN

THE ONE SHOT.

EMANUEL NEWTON IS NOT

NECESSARILY A HARD PITCHER.

HE JUST THROWS A LOT.

>> HAND POSITION IN NEWTON.

>> KARATE STYLE.

>> BIG CONTRAST HOW HE WAS

HOLDING HIS HANDS IN ROUND

NUMBER ONE.

HIGH AND TIGHT THEN.

BACK KICK.

STILL TO COME, IT'S OUR MAIN

EVENT OF THE EVENING, OUR

THIRD OF THREE BELLATOR

WORLD TITLE FIGHTS ON THE

NIGHT.

BELLATOR LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE.

>> THAT'S WHAT'S SURPRISING

ME.

AGAINST IF FENCE HE DOESN'T

UNLOAD THE PUNCHES.

>> CONTINUALLY, NEWTON

SPINNING GIVING HIS BACK,

AND KING MO NOT POUNCING.

>> NOW TRYING TO GO FOR THE

TAKEDOWN BUT NOT GETTING IT

AGAIN.

>> AND THE SHOT.

>> A LOT OF UNUSUAL ANGLES.

>> MO AGAIN DRIVING THROUGH,

LOOKING FOR THE TAKEDOWN.

CHECKS IT THERE ON THE

DOUBLE LEG.

>> GOT TO DO DAMAGE HERE TO

BRING BACK THIS ROUND.

KEEPING EMANUEL NEWTON DOWN.

THIRD TIME IN HIS CAREER,

NOW MAKE IT A FOURTH EMANUEL

NEWTON HAS GONE PAST THREE

ROUNDS, SECOND TIME THAT

KING MO HAS REACHED THE

FOURTH ROUND.

YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WITH

HIS HANDS DOWN.

ALMOST MADE A KICK.

BACK FIST AGAIN.

THAT TIME KING MO TRIED TO

CLOSE THE DISTANCE.

YOU SEEP KING MO WALKING

FORWARD.

WE MENTION THAT BECAUSE SOME

JUDGES LIKE THAT A LOT.

THEY REALLY LIKE THE FIGHT

LOWER IS COMING FORWARD.

>> IT'S PART OF THE

AGGRESSION, CAGE CONTROL.

BUT THE FIRST CRITERION IS

EFFECTIVE STRIKING AND

GRAPPLING.

EFFECTIVE STRIKING BELONGS

TO NEWTON SO FAR.

MO HAS GOTTEN A COUPLE

TOWNES BUT HASN'T BEEN ABLE

TO DO MUCH WITH IT.

I THINK NEWTON IS AFFECTING

STRIKING FROM KING MO'S FECH

GRAPPLING.

[BELL]

>> HEADING TO THE FIFTH AND

FINAL ROUND OF THIS BELLATOR

INTERIM LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

WORLD TITLE FIGHT.

TO THE CORNER OF EMANUEL

NEWTON.

>> YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

FOLLOW UP WITH A KICK AT THE

END.

YOU NEED TO MOVE TO YOUR

RIGHT TO STOP EVERYTHING

YOU'RE DOING.

HE'S MAKING THE MOVE WITH A

JAB.

>> DO YOU WANT THAT BELT?

LET'S GET IT BABY!

>> YOU HAVE TO WIN THIS

ROUND.

>> IF YOU PUSH UP AGAINST

THE FENCE, YOU STAY THERE.

>> HE'S TIRED.

MOVE FORWARD.

HANDS UP.

>> ONE ROUND REMAINING, A

MAXIMUM OF FIVE MINUTES.

THE WINNER EMERGES AS

BELLATOR'S INTERIM LIGHT

HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION.

WILL IT BE KING MO OR

EMANUEL NEWTON?

JIMMY BETWEEN ROUNDS ANTONIO

IS TELLING KING MO IT'S TWO

ROUNDS.

>> I SEE IT THREE ROUNDS TO

ONE.

I ONLY GAVE KING MO THE

FIRST ROUND.

>> BASED ON EFFECTIVE

STRIKING HIS ABILITY TO

CONTROL THE RANGE.

YOU KNOW, COULD HAVE GONE

THE OTHER WAY, AND COULD BE

A TWIST.

NEITHER GUY CAN RELAX IN

THIS LAST ROUND.

>> FANS VOTING ON THE

BELLATOR APP, YOU HAVE IT A

SHUTOUT, FOUR CONSECUTIVE

10-9 ROUNDS IN FAVOR OF

EMANUEL NEWTON.

>> NEITHER GUY CAN RELAX AND

THINK THEY HAVE IT IN THE

BAG IN THIS FIFTH ROUND.

>> GOOD COUNTERRIGHT BY KING

MO.

>> THAT'S HIS BEST PUNCH OF

THE FIGHT SO FAR.

>> BLOOD NOW TRICKLING FROM

UNDER THE RIGHT EYE OF

EMANUEL NEWTON.

>> ANOTHER RIGHT.

>> NICE JOB STEP AWAY RIGHT

HAND.

SNAP JAB OF THE RIGHT FROM

NEWTON.

>> BACK KICK.

WELL TIMED BY KING MO.

TRYING TO TURN THAT NOW INTO

A TAKEDOWN.

NEWTON DESPERATELY TRYING TO

KEEP HIS BASE DEFENDING THE

TAKEDOWN, AND HE DOES.

NEWTON PRIDES HIMSELF IN MMA

IN GRECO ROMAN STYLE.

>> HE'S NOT GOING TO BEAT

KING MO IN THE WRESTLING

MATCH.

SO FAR HIS TAKEDOWN DEFENSE

OF MMA HAS BEEN SOLID.

Z.

>> HANDS UP.

>> 1:50 TO GO IN THIS FIFTH

AND FINAL ROUND.

>> SEE IF EITHER FIGHTER

TRIES TO TURN UP THE VOLUME

NOW IN THE CLOSING STAGES.

>> NICE COMBINATION, BUT NOT

REALLY GETTING THROUGH.

>> SCORING EFFECTIVE

STRIKING.

>> KICK PARTIALLY LANDED.

>> GOTTA TAKE IT HOME.

NOW TAKING NO LOOKS ACROSS.

>> EMANUEL NEWTON FIGHTING

IN HIS HOME CITY, LONG BEACH,

CALIFORNIA.

A TELL TO GO WIN BELLATOR'S

INTERIM LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

NOTHING DECIDED YET.

NEWTON BACK TO HIS FEET.

NOW YOU HEAR THIS LONG BEACH

CROWD GETTING BEHIND THEIR

MAN, EMANUEL NEWTON.

SEPARATION, TEN SECONDS TO

GO.

THE SHOT FROM NEWTON, AND

THAT'S THE END OF THE FIGHT.

>> TRIED UNTIL THE END BUT

KING MOP-UP ONCE AGAIN NOT

ABLE TO FIND HIS RANGE.

>> WHEN WE RETURN, WE WILL

SEE WHO THE WINNER IS, KING

MO OR EMANUEL NEWTON.

>> THEIR FIRST FIGHT ENDED

IN ONE ROUND, FIRST REMATCH

GOES FIVE ROUNDS.

FIGHT REPLAY.

>> FIRST ROUND KING MOP-UP

COMMITTED TO HIS TAKEDOWN

GOT IN CLOSE, LANDED SOME

GOOD RIGHT HANDS.

YOU SEE HERE TAKING

ADVANTAGE OF THAT SPINNING

STYLE OF EMANUEL NEWTON TO

GET THE TAKEDOWN, BUT THE

REST OF THE FIGHT, EMANUEL

NEWTON ABLE TO KEEP THE

FIGHT AT HIS RANGE, THAT

HIGH KICK HURT KING MO.

LANDED A FEW GOOD RIGHT

HANDS, NOT ABLE TO DO A LOT

OF DAMAGE, NOT ABLE TO HURT

KING MO FOR THE REST OF THE

FIGHT, BUT KEEPING THE FIGHT

IN HIS RANGE LANDING HIS

KIND OF STRIKES ROUND TWO

THROUGH FIVE.

>> FINAL SCORE CARD.

>> I GAVE ROUND ONE KING MO

10-9, 49-46 FOR NEWTON.

SEE IF THE JUDGES AGREE.

>> MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

ANNOUNCER: HAVING GONE THE

DISTANCE, JUDGES SCORECARDS

ALL THREE JUDGES DEREK,

STEPHEN AND GENE ALL SEE THE

FIGHT EXACTLY THE SAME AT

49-46, ALL FOR THE WINNER BY

UNANIMOUS DECISION, NOW THE

INTERIM BELLATOR LIGHT

HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION,

THE HARDCORE KID, EMANUEL

NEWTON!

>> A LOOK OF SHOCK ON THE

FACE OF KING MO, AND

ABSOLUTE JOY FROM EMANUEL

NEWTON.

22 PRO MMA WINS.

HERE'S JIMMY SCHMIDT.

>> EMANUEL, A LOT OF EMOTION

RIGHT NOW IN FRONT OF YOUR

HOME CROWD.

HOW ARE YOU FEELING TO GET

THAT GOLD AROUND YOUR WAIST?

>> I CAN'T DESCRIBE THE

FEELING I HAVE RIGHT NOW.

I WORKED SO HARD FOR THIS.

MY GOD SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST,

HE'S THE REASON THE BELT IS

MINE.

YOU KNOW, THE STRIKE, I HAD

HIM ON A WOBBLE, BUT I'M NOT

GOING TO FACE ANOTHER

WRESTLER LIKE THAT, AND THAT

MAKES ME EXCITED.

>> NOW, THE WORK IS NOT

OVER.

WHAT IS NEXT FOR EMANUEL

NAOUNTD BJORN?

>> NEXT UP, UNIFICATION

REMATCH FOR AT LA VEGH.

>> AFTER MO I'M READY.

>> EMANUEL NEWTON, LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN.

>> A PHENOMENAL CELEBRATION

AFTER A PHENOMENAL

PERFORMANCE BY EMANUEL

NEWTON.

SO HE CLAIMS BELLATOR'S

INTERIM LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AS BJORN

REBNEY JUST SAID NEXT UP FOR

NEWTON A UNIFICATION FIGHT

VS. BELLATOR'S REIGNING

CHAMPION ATTILA VEGH.

SO AS THE DECISION IS BEING

READ, EMANUEL NEWTON, THAT'S

JOY MIXED WITH REAL SURPRISE

I THINK.

>> THE JUDGES HAD EXACTLY

WHAT I SAW.

49-46.

NOT A LOT OF SURPRISE TO ME.

>> SO, WE'VE SHOWN YOU TWO

BELLATOR WORLD TITLE FIGHTS.

STILL TO COME, OUR MAIN

EVENT.

>> THE REMATCH OF THE

GREATEST FIGHT I HAVE EVER

CALLED, ALVAREZ-CHANDLER II.

CAN'T WAIT.

>> YOU'LL SEE IT MEMBERS.

-- NEXT.

>> OUR LOCKER ROOM CAM

BROUGHT TO YOU BY REEBOK.

>> EDDIE ALVAREZ WORKING ON

HIS FOOTWORK, ACCURACY, HE'S

GOT TO BE ON AGAINST THE

STRIKES OF MICHAEL CHANDLER.

WE KNEW HE COULD WRESTLE BUT

HIS BOXING HAS GOTTEN SO

MUCH BETTER IN THE BELLATOR

CAGE IT WILL BE ON DISPLAY

TONIGHT.

>> TONIGHT'S BELLATOR MAIN

EVENT LIVE ON SPIKE IS

BROUGHT TO YOU BY MILLER

LIGHT, THE OFFICIAL BEER OF

BELLATOR MMA.

IT'S NOT JUST A GOOD TIME.

IT'S MILLER TIME.

>> THE BILTMORE CAGE IS IN

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

TONIGHT AND WE'VE NOW

REACHED OUR MAIN EVENT.

IT'S THE REMATCH, FORMER

CHAMPION EDDIE ALVAREZ VS.

THE UNDEFEATED CHAMPION

MICHAEL CHANDLER FOR THE

BELLATOR LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE.

>> WHEN YOU CAKE UP EVERY

MORNING KNOWING YOU'RE DOING

WHAT GOD AS CALLED YOU TO

DO.

IT'S KIND OF HARD TO THINK

THAT YOU COULD EVEN BE

STOPPED.

>> I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A

FIGHTER.

I NEVER HAD TO BECOME ONE.

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN ONE.

>> I WANT A GOOD, CLEAN

FIGHT.

I WILL NOT TOLERATE ANYTHING

LESS.

>> I WAS LITERALLY FIGHTING

FOR LESS THAN TWO YEARS, AND

I WON THE TITLE FIGHT

AGAINST THE TOP FIVE

LIGHTWEIGHT IN THE WORLD.

>> ALVAREZ VERSES IN

TROUBLE.

>> THE FIGHT WASN'T GOING

EXACTLY MY WAY BUT I

REMEMBER THE JOY I WAS

GETTING IN THE FIGHT.

I THINK THAT THIRD ROUND IS

ARGUABLY ONE OF THE WORST

BEATINGS ANYONE HAS TAKEN IN

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AND NOT

GONE DOWN.

>> CHANDLER SET TO FINISHED,

ALVAREZ SET TO FINISH, STILL

WE FIGHT ON.

>> HERE COMES ROUND NUMBER

FOUR.

>> THERE'S A TIME WHEN YOU

EITHER HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY

TO BREAK OR YOU HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY TO DIG DEEPER,

FIND THAT LAST LITTLE BIT OF

ENERGY, THAT LAST LITTLE BIT

OF FIGHT.

I JUST BELIEVE I WAS A

BETTER MAN THAT DAY.

>> FIRST THING MIKE SAID

AFTER HE BEAT ME WAS, ARE

YOU [BLEEP] KIDDING ME?

HE DIDN'T EVEN BELIEVE HE

COULD BEAT ME.

HE KNOWS THAT HE'S GOING TO

NEED A BASEBALL BAT TO

FINISH ME.

>> I'M THE FUTURE OF THIS

SPORT.

I WANT AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO

SOMETHING GREAT, AND I DON'T

WANT TO WASTE ONE SECOND OF

IT.

>> THE LIGHTWEIGHT BELT IS

MINE.

IT'S ALWAYS BEEN MINE.

I'M ANGRY, AND EVERYTHING

THAT I FEEL IS PUSHING ME TO

DO WHAT I HAVE TO DO TO BE

FLAWLESS.

>> AFTER BJORN WRAPS THE

BELT AROUND MY WAIST, I'M

GOING TO BE SMILING LIKE YOU

NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

>> DEFINITELY TRAINING LIKE

THIS IS THE BIGGEST FIGHT OF

MY LIFE BECAUSE IT IS.

GREAT FEELING, AND BEATING

HIM A SECOND TIME WILL BE

GOOD.

>> I'M IN THE SPORT TO BE

NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD.

ANNOUNCER: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN NOW READY TO ENTER

VICTORY LANE, EDDIE ALVAREZ!

>> BELLATOR'S FORMER

LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION,

EDDIE ALVAREZ, WHO LOST HIS

TITLE NOVEMBER 2011 VS.

MICHAEL CHANDLER IN A TRULY

SPECTACULAR FIGHT.

CHANDLER NEARLY FINISHED

ALVAREZ OPENING STAGES OF

ROUND ONE, CONTINUAL BACK

AND FORTH, THE MOMENTUM

SHIFT UNBELIEVABLE.

ALVAREZ VERY NEARLY FINISHED

CHANDLER IN ROUND THREE, AND

IN ROUND NUMBER FOUR,

CHANDLER TAKING ALVAREZ IN A

REAR NAKED CHOKE GETTING

SUBMISSION VICTORY AND

TAKING THE TITLE.

TWO YEARS LATER EDDIE

ALVAREZ GETS HIS REMATCH.

>> IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS

PEOPLE ASK WHY IS THIS THE

BEST FIGHT.

THE BACK AND FORTH THERE.

WERE MOMENTS YOU THOUGHT THE

OTHER GUY WOULD WIN.

THE OTHER GUY PERSEVERED,

PUSHED PAST IT, AND CHANDLER

WAS THE ONE WHO CAME BACK IN

THE FOURTH ROUND AND GOT THE

CHOKE.

THAT'SY THINK IT'S SUCH A

PHENOMENAL FIGHT.

>> SPEAKING OF PHENOMENAL

JIMMY THAT'S THE WORD THAT

EDDIE ALVAREZ USED TO

DESCRIBE HIS OPPONENT

MICHAEL CHANDLER A WORD HE

DIDN'T USE TWO YEARS AGO.

EVEN THOUGH ALVAREZ CALLED

CHANDLER PHENOMENAL HE SAID

I STILL THINK I HAVE A

BETTER GROUND GAME AND

BETTER HANDS.

DO YOU AGREE WITH THAT

ASSESSMENT?

>> POSSIBLY.

I THINK HE HAS A BETTER JUI

JITSU.

I THINK THEY'RE EQUAL IN

HANDS.

HE'S PERHAPS MORE VERSATILE

THAN MICHAEL CHANDLER BUT

CHANDLER VERY FAST, ACCURATE,

HARD PITCHER BUT EDDIE

THROWS DIFFERENT PUNCHES.

HE COULD SEE THAT AS HIS BIG

ADVANTAGE.

>> ALVAREZ BEAUTIFULLY

SUMMED UP THIS FIGHT.

HE SAID THIS IS GOING TO GET

BAD FOR ONE OF US QUICK.

ANNOUNCER: AND NOW SET TO

MAKE HIS WAY DOWN VICTORY

LANE, THE REIGNING BELLATOR

LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION,

MICHAEL CHANDLER!

>> MICHAEL CHANDLER CAME TO

WRESTLING FROM DIVISION ONE

ALL-AMERICAN AT THE

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI.

HE'S DONE A GREAT JOB OF I

AM PLELTING HIS WRESTLING

AND REALLY LEARNING HOW TO

BECOME AN EFFECTIVE STRIKER.

SOMETHING THAT CHANDLER

READILY ADMITS HE KNEW

NOTHING ABOUT WHEN HE

STARTED THIS START.

>> THAT'S AMAZING A GUY WHO

KNEW NOTHING ABOUT STRIKING

COMING IN AND BOKTSING AS

WELL AS HE HAS IN BELLATOR.

THAT'S WHAT TOOK EDDIE BY

SURPRISE I THINK IN THE

FIRST FIGHT.

MICHAEL CAME RIGHT AT HIM

WITH HANDS, PUT EDDIE ON HIS

FEET EARLY.

THAT'S NOT A MISTAKE EDDIE

IS GOING TO MAKE AGAIN.

>> IN NOVEMBER CHANDLER HAD

A FAST START, AND THAT'S

SOMETHING THAT HE SAID HE

WANTS GHENT TONIGHT.

>> PART OF THAT FAST START

THOUGH WAS COMING AT EDDIE

ALVAREZ IN A WAY THAT

ALVAREZ DIDN'T EXPECT.

>> ALVAREZ IS GOING TO BE

MORE PREPARED THIS TIME

AROUND.

THAT SAID, MICHAEL CHANDLER

HAS GOTTEN BETTER SINCE THE

LAST TIME HE FOUGHT EDDIE.

IT'S WHO HAS IMPROVED THE

MOST SINCE THEIR LAST FIGHT

THAT COULD BE THE

DIFFERENCE.

>> THE BELLATOR GIRL

MERCEDES ROUND ONE IS

UPCOMING IN THIS BELLATOR

LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

FIGHT.

>> CHANDLER, THIS GUY

BELIEVES IN HIMSELF.

SO MUCH CONFIDENCE COMING

IN.

ONLY HAS 12 FIGHTS.

HE HAS LOOKED DOMINANT IN

BELLATOR SO FAR.

>> OUR TALE OF THE TAPE

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DAVE AND

BUSTER'S.

>> YOU SEE NOTHING

HIGHLIGHTED, AGE, HEIGHT,

WEIGHT, REACH.

ALL RELATIVELY THE SAME.

NO PHYSICAL DIFFERENCES

REALLY BETWEEN THESE GUYS.

IT'S THE INTANGIBLES THAT

DEFINE THIS FIGHT.

>> AGAIN, HERE'S BELLATOR

CAGE ANNOUNCER MICHAEL

WILLIAMS.

ANNOUNCER: LIVE ON SPIKE,

BELLATOR MMA TONIGHT FROM

LONG BEACH ARENA, NOW

PRESENTS THE LONG AWAITED

REMATCH, FIVE FIVE-MINUTE

ROUNDS, TONIGHT MAIN EVENT

FOR THE BELLATOR LIGHTWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP,

SANCTIONED BY THE CALIFORNIA

STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION,

COMMISSIONER JOHN BREYER SON

CHAIR EXECUTIVE OFFICER ANDY

FOSTER.

THE WORLD TITLE FIGHT

BROUGHT TO YOU BY MILLER

LIGHT.

FIRST INTRODUCING THE RED

CORNER, AT 5'10", 154.5

MOUNDS, THE FORMER BELLATOR

LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION

RETURNS TO THE BELLATOR CAGE

WITH 24 PROFESSIONAL

VICTORIES, ONLY THREE

DEFEATS, FIGHTING OUT OF

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA HE HAILS

FROM PHILADELPHIA

PENNSYLVANIA, EDDIE ALVAREZ!

AND ACROSS THE CAGE, THE

CHAMPION TONIGHT OUT OF THE

BLUE CORNER AT 5'8", 154.8

POUNDS, TONIGHT HE ENTERS

HIS THIRD TITLE DEFENSE

UNDEFEATED AS A PROFESSIONAL,

12 VICTORIES NO DEFEATS,

HAILING FROM HIGH RIDGE,

MISSOURI, HE FIGHTS OUT OF

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, THE

DEFENDING BELLATOR

LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION,

MICHAEL CHANDLER!

IN CHARGE OF THIS WORLD

TITLE FIGHT YOUR REFEREE,

BIG JOHN McCARTHY.

REFEREE: READY, FIGHT ON!

GOOD LUCK TO BOTH OF YOU.

>> JIMMY, HOW ABOUT YOUR

FIGHTERS EDGE?

>> STRIKING I'M GOING EQUAL,

EDDIE MORE VERSATILE,

CHANDLER FASTER, SUBMISSION,

ALVAREZ JUI JITSU NO CONTEST,

CHANDLER CAME OUT IN THAT

FOURTH ROUND AND BLEW EDDIE

AWAY.

HE WON THE FIRST TIME.

MIGHT HAVE THE MENTAL EDGE.

X-FACTOR TO CHANDLER.

>> THAT IS WHAT IS AT STAKE,

BELLATOR LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD

ADVERTISEMENT ROUND ONE.

ALVAREZ IN THE RED TRUNK,

CHANDLER IN THE WHITE

TRUNKS.

>> CHANDLER LIKES TO KEEP

HIS HANDS LOW AND ALLOW THE

SPEED.

THAT MIGHT BE A MISTAKE

AGAINST EDDIE.

>> SIDE MOVEMENT FROM

ALVAREZ.

SWING AND MISS, SLIP BY

CHANDLER.

>> ONE THING THAT'S

IMPRESSED ME ABOUT EDDIE IS

FOOTWORK.

NOT A LOT OF GUYS IN MMA

HAVE THAT BOXING ANGLING

FOOTWORK.

>> RIGHT HAND LANDS FROM

ALVAREZ.

CHANDLER TRYING TO ESTABLISH

THE JAB.

CHANDLER COMING FORWARD.

>> ONE ADVICE I WOULD HAVE

GIVEN EDDIE ALVAREZ FIRST

ROUND IF I WAS HIS COACH IS

MOVE, MOVE.

HEAD MOVEMENT, FOOT MOVEMENT,

DON'T STAND IN FRONT OF HIM

LIKE YOU DID THE LAST FIGHT.

>> MAKE HIM MISS.

FRUSTRATE HIM.

MAKE HIM PAY.

>> ALVAREZ LOOKING VERY

LOOSE ON HIS FEET.

NOW LOOKING FOR THE SINGLE

LEG.

>> HE'S DOING WELL TO

DEFEND.

GETS THE SEPARATION.

>> GOOD LEFT JAB BY ALVAREZ.

ALREADY AN ABRASION UNDER

CHANDLER'S RIGHT EYE.

GOOD RIGHT HAND BY ALVAREZ.

>> EDDIE LOVES THAT PUNCH,

THAT LEAD RIGHT HAND.

>> ALVAREZ JUST WAVING

CHANDLER IN.

>> CHANDLER YET TO FIND THE

STRIKING TIMING.

>> THAT'S ALL EDDIE WANTS TO

DO, FRUSTRATE THE KID, ANGLE

MOVE, MAKE HIM MISS, MAKE

HIM FRUSTRATED.

MAY BE NATURALLY FASTER.

PICKS UP A LOT OF BOXING,

BUT EDDIE ALVAREZ MORE

EXPERIENCED.

>> GOOD RIGHT HAND BY

CHANDLER.

CHANDLER SWINGING HARD AS HE

STEPS INTO THE POCKET,

JIMMY.

ABOVE THE WAISTLINE FROM

CHANDLER.

WALKING FORWARD.

CHANDLER LEFT FROM ALVAREZ.

GOOD RIGHT HAND.

LOOKING FOR THE SINGLE LEG.

BACK TO HIS FEET.

1:45 REMAINING ROUND ONE.

SCHEDULED FOR FIVE.

THIS IS THE BELLATOR

LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE.

ONE THING EDDIE IS GOING TO

HAVE TO DO IS MAKE ALVAREZ

PAY WHEN HE MAKES A MISTAKE.

RIGHT NOW HE'S THE AGGRESSOR

IN THIS FIGHT.

ISN'T LANDING EFFECTIVELY

YET, BUT HE'S PUSHING THE

PACE.

STRATEGY AGAINST SOMEBODY

LIKE THAT IS LAND GOOD

COUNTER STRIKES.

>> MISSING BADLY WITH THAT

LEAD LEFT HOOK.

>> WHEN HE COMES FORWARD,

ALVAREZ A LOT OF LATERAL

MOVEMENT JIMMY.

>> NICE JAB.

CAUGHT.

CHANDLER POUNCES.

ONE HOOK IN.

BIG TAKEDOWN.

CHANDLER HAS HIS RIGHT HOOK

IN.

>> I CAN'T SEE HOW DEEP IT

IS.

>> REAR NAKED CHOKE,

CHANDLER LOOKING TO FINISH,

278 SECONDS TO GO

CONTRIBUTION HE FIND IT IN

HIS TIME?

NO.

GREAT SUBMISSION DEFENSE

FROM ALVAREZ AS HE POWERS

OUT.

WHAT A LOOK OF DETERMINATION

ON THE FACE OF ALVAREZ.

JOE McCARTHY RECOGNIZES THE

ACCIDENTAL HEAD BUTT.

CHANDLER RIGHT BACK TO IT,

DRIVING IN.

FLIP BY CHANDLER.

HERE COMES ROUND TWO.

>> CIRCLE TO THE OTHER SIDE.

HE THROWS EVERYTHING.

HE'S MISSING EVERYTHING.

DON'T KICK WITH THE RIGHT.

WAIT UNTIL WE CALL IT OUT.

RELAX.

SHOOT UP.

LET HIM MISS.

THEN YOU WAIT FOR HIM.

>> YOU SEE THE RIGHT HAND

MISS, CHANDLER ANSWERING

BACK, HERE AT THE END OF THE

ROUND, LOOK AT THIS

BEAUTIFUL DUMP, AND THEN

ONLY ONE HOOK IN, TRYING TO

FINISH THAT.

LOOK AT THE LOOK ON EDDIE

ALVAREZ'S FACE.

THAT WAS TIGHT, EVEN WITHOUT

THE HIP PRESSURE, EVEN

WITHOUT THE HOOKS IN, HE

ALMOST FINISHED THAT FIGHT.

>> SCORECARD ONE.

>> VERY CLOSE FIRST ROUND.

I WENT 10-9.

CHANDLER WAS LANDING GOOD

EFFECTIVE COUNTERSTRIKES END

OF THE ROUND.

BUT MICHAEL CHANDLER STARTED

TAKING OVER, YOU SAW THE

TAKEDOWN NEAR THE END.

>> THE COUNTERRIGHT BACK

FROM ALVAREZ.

>> MISSES BADLY.

BOUNCE IN THE STEP OF THE

CHAMPION, MICHAEL CHANDLER.

CHANDLER HAS WORKED SO MUCH

NOT JUST ON HIS FOOTWORK BUT

ON HIS HEAD MOVEMENT.

>> CHANDLER IS LOADING THAT

RIGHT HAND.

>> GOOD ONE SO FAR.

>> ALVAREZ ON HIS BICYCLE.

BETTER ANGLE.

>> SCRAPING RIGHT HAND.

HE'S HAD A VERY EFFECTIVE

PUFRP.

>> JUST LIKE THAT.

>> ABRASION UNDER THE LEFT

EYE OF EDDIE ALVAREZ.

>> TRYING TO ESTABLISH HIS

JAB.

GOOD LEFT HAND.

>> ALVAREZ HAS BEEN CIRCLING

NONSTOP SINCE THE BEGINNING

OF THIS FIGHT.

LOT OF ENERGY.

IT TAKES A LOT OF GAS.

GOOD STEPS FROM ALVAREZ.

>> CHANDLER IS TRYING TO

SHOWCASE THAT HEAD MOVEMENT.

>> TODAY BODY.

TAKEDOWN AND GETS IT.

ANOTHER TAKEDOWN.

ALVAREZ TRYING TO POP BACK

TO HIS FEET.

>> CHANDLER HAS WHAT I CALL

WRESTLER'S JUI JITSU,

OPPORTUNISTIC, REAR MAKE

CHOKE, GUILLOTINE, HEAD AND

ARM, HE WILL CATCH YOU IN A

BAD POSITION AND CAPITALIZE.

>> HE'S VERY EFFECTIVE.

EARLIER ROUND TWO, ANOTHER

TAKEDOWN BY CHANDLER.

YOU MENTIONED THE ABRASION

UNDER ALVAREZ'S LEFT EYE NOW

BLEEDING.

CHANDLER BLEEDING FROM UNDER

HIS RIGHT EYE.

CHANDLER TRYING TO STAY

TIGHT.

DOUBLE STRIKES FROM ALVAREZ.

YOU SEE THE BLOOD ON THE

SIDE NOW OF EDDIE ALVAREZ.

IT'S FROM UNDER CHANDLER'S

RIGHT EYE.

SIGNIFICANT BLEEDING AND

SWELLING.

ALVAREZ LOOKING TO HIS

CORNER.

McCARTHY TELLING BOTH

FIGHTERS TO WORK.

DIFFICULT POSITION FOR

MICHAEL CHANDLER TO USE

HERE.

GOT TO PULL HIM OFF THE

FENCE.

>> HE GETS UP OF HIS OWN

VOLITION.

FEW SECONDS TO GO ROUND

NUMBER TWO.

OH, NICE COMBINATION.

CHANDLER'S LEFT EYE IS

STARTING TO SWELL

SIGNIFICANTLY.

AND THAN THE TAKEDOWN.

20 SECONDS REMAINING ROUND

TWO.

OPEN GUARD FROM EDDIE

ALVAREZ.

RIGHT HAND FROM CHANDLER,

POSTURING ON HIS KNEES,

CLOSED GUARD FROM ALVAREZ.

TEN MINUTES IN THE BOOKS.

>> WE DON'T HAVE TO CHASE.

>> SWELLING UNDER CHANDLER'S

RIGHT EYE.

YOU SEE THE CUT AS WELL.

THE STRIKES FROM EDDIE

ALVAREZ.

NICE JAB.

ALL SET UP WITH THAT

FOOTWORK.

THAT'S WHAT'S SWELLING UP

THE LEFT EYE OF MICHAEL

CHANDLER.

HE'S BEEN TENACIOUS WITH IT.

THE TAKEDOWN AGAIN IN ROUND

NUMBER TWO.

NICE JOB PICKING HIM UP AND

DUMPING HIM.

>> NICE COMBINATION UPPERCUT,

LEFT HOOK COMBO BY EDDIE

ALVAREZ.

>> BELLATOR'S FORMER

LIGHTWEIGHT EDDIE ALVAREZ

VS. BELLATOR'S REIGNING

LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION

MICHAEL CHANDLER.

ROUND NUMBER THREE OF THIS

REMATCH.

JIMMY WHAT DO YOU THINK THUS

FAR?

>> 10-9 CHANDLER IN ROUND

NUMBER TWO.

NICE KICK.

>> UPPERCUT COMBINATION.

ALVAREZ'S BEST COMBINATION

OF THE FIGHT.

>> THREE RIGHTS TO THE BODY

FROM ALVAREZ.

THAT EYE IS SWOLLEN SHUT.

THE DEPTH PERCEPTION GOES

OUT THE WINDOW.

>> THE SWELLING UNDER THE

RIGHT EYE, BUT REALLY BAD.

>> SWELLING SHUT.

>> DRIVING THROUGH.

THAT'S NICELY DEFENDED BY

ALVAREZ.

>> LEFT JAB FROM ALVAREZ

AGAIN.

MISS ON THE UPPERCUT FROM

CHANDLER.

>> HE ALWAYS LIKES HIS HANDS

LOW.

HE LIKES THAT STYLE.

HE LIKES THAT LOW HANDED

STYLE BUT YOU RELY ON THE

SPEED THERE.

EDDIE ALVAREZ HAVING A YEAR

OFF FROM MMA, HE TALKED TO

US ABOUT IT AND SAID, I'M

BETTER BECAUSE OF THAT YEAR

OFF.

I FILLED UP IN THAT YEAR

OFF.

I GOT MY HEAD AND MY LIFE

STRAIGHT IN THAT ONE YEAR.

NOW CHANDLER OF COURSE MORE

ACTIVE, BUT IF YOU REMEMBER,

THERE HAVE BEEN QUICK

FIGHTS.

>> DISRESPECT TO DAVID

RICKELS.

>> HAVING MORE FIGHT.

CHANDLER NOW BLEEDING OUT OF

HIS NOSE.

ALVAREZ STARTING TO TAKE

ADVANTAGE STAR GETTING THAT

EYE.

AGAIN YOU SEE ALVAREZ

GETTING THE SEPARATION HE

WANTS.

CHANDLER LOOKING PATIENT.

CHANDLER LOOKING TIRED.

ONE-TWO TO ANSWER THOUGH

FROM CHANDLER.

>> EVERYBODY DOWN ON THE

LINE HAS TOLD ME, NOBODY

TRAINS LIKE MICHAEL

CHANDLER.

HE'S A MADMAN IN THE GYM.

THAT'S WHY I GAVE HIM THE

CHECK MARK THINKING HE HAD

THE BETTER GAS TANK.

HE LOOKS TIRED NOW.

>> SPINNING BACK FIST FROM

ALVAREZ.

UPPERCUT TO COUNTER FROM

CHANDLER.

>> BLOODY NOSE COULD BE

AFFECTING HIS ABILITY TO

BREATHE.

>> HE'S NOW VERY WIDE OPEN

OPEN.

>> CHANDLER LOOKING LIKE A

PIT OF DISASTER.

BLEEDING BADLY UNDER THE

LEFT EYE.

ALSO CUT ON HIS LEFT LID.

>> SECOND ATTEMPT FOR A REAR

NAKED CHOKE.

ONE HOOK IN FOR MICHAEL

CHANDLER.

NOT QUITE IN THE RIGHT

POSITION.

THAT EYE IS A MESS.

>> JUST POWERING THROUGH

ALVAREZ ON THE TOUPE.

25 SECONDS TO GO.

>> NOT MUCH TIME TO USE THAT

TOP POSITION.

>> ALVAREZ YOU SEE KEEPING

CHANDLER CLOSED, OUTER

STRIKING DISTANCE OPEN

GUARD.

FOREARM, THEN A LEFT HAND

FROM CHANDLER IN THE TOP

POSITION, BODY HIT WITH THE

RIGHT.

>> CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS

UPCOMING.

BLOOD ALL OVER THE FACE OF

MICHAEL CHANDLER.

THE OPEN TIME THAT MICHAEL

CHANDLER HAS GONE PAST THREE

ROUNDS WHEN HE DEFEATED

EDDIE ALVAREZ 2011, FOURTH

ROUND SUBMISSION BELLATOR

LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE.

ALVAREZ SECOND TIME FOR THE

FOURTH ROUND HE'S REACHED

THE FIFTH ROUND IN THIS PRO

MMA FIGHT NUMBER 28.

>> YOU WANT IT, GO GET IT.

>> THAT'S THE STATE OF

CALIFORNIA SIDE POSITION

TALKING TO MICHAEL CHANDLER.

>> ROUND NUMBER FOUR STARTS

WITH A CHAND OF "EDDIE".

>> FANS SCORING ON THE

BELLATOR APP, YOU'RE IN SYNC

WITH JIMMY'S SCORECARD.

TRYING TO WALK DOWN CHANDLER

WHO IS OPEN HIS BICYCLE.

THAT LANDED CLEAN.

BEAUTIFULLY TIMED BY THE

CHAMPION.

CHANDLER COMING FORWARD.

GOOD LEFT HAND.

NOT MUCH BETWEEN THESE TWO

FIGHTERS IN THE BELLATOR

CAGE TONIGHT.

BIG START OUT FROM ALVAREZ.

EDDIE IS LOOKING TIRED.

CHANDLER WANTS TO TURN IT

ON.

BLOOD ON THE FACE OF ALVAREZ

FROM THAT CUT UNDER HIS LEFT

EYE.

>> ALSO OUT OF THE NOSE.

HIS NOSE IS BLEEDING QUITE A

BIT.

>> OPEN GUARD FROM THE

FORMER CHAMPION, EDDIE

ALVAREZ.

REIGNING CHAMPION CHANDLER

TRYING TO GO TO WORK WITH

HIS GROUND-AND-POUND.

BIG RIGHT HAND.

BRINGING HIM IN CLOSE.

EDDIE NEEDS TO GET SOME

DISTANCE.

GET BACK TO HIS FEET.

CHANDLER TENACIOUS THROWING

RIGHT HANDS FROM HIS KNEES.

ANOTHER LEFT ELBOW.

RIGHT ELBOW STRIKE THAT

TIME.

>> USING THAT TO TRY TO

ATTEMPT THE HOLD AHEAD OF

ALVAREZ.

OPEN GUARD FOR EDDIE

ALVAREZ.

BOTH FIGHTERS COVERED IN

BLOOD.

THE RIGHT ARM OF EDDIE

ALVAREZ UNDER HIS BACK.

HE CAN LET GO WITH HIS LEFT

HAND.

>> ALVAREZ TRYING TO PUNCH

FROM HIS BACK.

ANOTHER ELBOW STRIKE FROM

CHANDLER.

>> CHANDLER REALLY TURNING

IT ON ON TOP.

>> THAT'S WHY THEY CALL

THESE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS,

TWO OF THE TOP LIGHTWEIGHT'S

IN THE WORLD.

CHANDLER LOOKING TO SUCK IN

THE WRIST AND ARM OF ALVAREZ

WITH THAT RIGHT HAND.

LANDING WITH THOSE RIGHT

HANDS.

DOMINANT ROUND SO FAR FOR

MICHAEL CHANDLER IS HOW MUCH

DOES EDDIE ALVAREZ HAVE

LEFT.

>> JIMMY ALVAREZ TIME AND

TIME AGAIN TRYING TO THROW

FROM FLAT ON HIS BACK.

NOT LOOKING FOR SWEEPS, JUST

SLIPPING AND TRYING TO

PUNCH.

>> PUNCHES FROM THE BOTTOM

NEVER AS EFFECTIVE AS FROM

THE TOP.

>> EITHER SET UP SUBMISSION

OR ESCAPE.

JUST ELBOWS FROM THE BOTTOM,

STRIKES FROM THE BOTTOM

AREN'T GOING TO DO IT.

>> McCARTHY WARNING ALVAREZ

GRABBING THE FENCE.

>> TEN SECONDS TO GO ROUND

FOUR.

CHANDLER LETTING GO WITH

PUNCHES AND ELBOWS FROM HIS

TOP POSITION.

AND WE WILL GO TO THE FIFTH

AND FINAL ROUND.

>> YOU'RE HIGH AND LOW.

HE DOESN'T WANTING TO TO THE

GROUND AGAIN.

>> LOOK AT THIS.

JUMP KNEE RIGHT ON THE JAW.

AND THEN THE

GROUND-AND-POUND LATER ON IN

THE FIGHT.

EDDIE ALVAREZ HANGING ON BUT

WAS IN TROUBLE AT THE END OF

THAT ROUND.

HOW MUCH GAS DOES HE HAVE

FOR ROUND FIVE, THAT'S THE

QUESTION.

THE FIRST TIME AROUND, HE

DID NOT GET OUT OF THE

FOURTH ROUND, CHANDLER

SUBMITTING EDDIE ALVAREZ

HERE IN THE REMATCH.

WE HAVE REACHED THE FIFTH

ROUND.

JIMMY HOW DO YOU SEE IT THUS

FAR?

>> SO FAR I HAVE IT THREE

ROUNDS TO ONE FOR MICHAEL

CHANDLER.

I WANT TO GIVE EDDIE ROUND

NUMBER THREE, EDDIE VERY

HONEST, SAID YOU GOT TO GET

HIM OUT OF THERE IF YOU WANT

THE BELT, IF YOU WANT TO

WIN.

I AGREE COMPLETELY.

>> BACKING HIMSELF UP.

ALVAREZ THE DOUBLE LEG

ATTEMPT, TWO LEFT HANDS.

LEFT KNEE AGAIN FROM

CHANDLER.

CHANDLER WAY DOWN, EDDIE

NEEDS TO KEEP ADVANTAGE OF

BOTH HANDS DOWN IF HE WANTS

TO TAKE THIS FIGHT.

NICE UPPERCUT.

TAKEDOWN FOR CHANDLER.

SETUP IN SEQUENCE IN THE

UPPERCUT, NOW LOOKING TO

TAKE THE BACK OF EDDIE

ALVAREZ.

>> RIGHT IN FRONT OF US.

THAT IS ALL TANK.

PURE POWER ON THE JAW AND

THE NECK.

GOT TO GET UNDERNEATH THE

CHIN TO FINISH.

GOING HARDTON THE CRANK.

>> CRANK TAKES A LOT OF

ENERGY.

NEED TO GET UNDER THE CHIN

TO GET THE CHOKE.

>> ALVAREZ TURNING.

BACK TO HIS FEET.

>> CAN'T QUESTION THE HEART

OF EITHER ONE OF THESE GUYS,

EDDIE ALVAREZ STILL FIGHTING

HARD LIKE HE WANTS THAT

BELT.

HE'S DOWN.

HE'S NOT OUT.

>> YOU SEE THE BLOOD

DRIPPING OUT OF THE MOUTH OF

MICHAEL CHANDLER.

TRYING TO EXPLODE TO A

BETTER POSITION, ALVAREZ

MATCHING HIM TURN FOR TURN.

HAMMERFIST NOW FROM ALVAREZ.

TWO PHENOMENAL FIGHTERS

THROWING DOWN IN THE

BELLATOR CAGE.

BLOODY, BRUISED, SWOLLEN

BEATEN AND STILL THEY FIGHT

ON.

FORMER CHAMPION EDDIE

ALVAREZ VS. THE CURRENT

CHAMPION, MICHAEL CHANDLER.

>> 2:30 TO GO.

>> I WOULD WATCH THESE GUYS

20-30 TIMES, AS MANY TIMES

AS THEY'RE IN THE CAGE.

>> CHANDLER KEEPING HIMSELF

GROUNDED WITH HIS RIGHT

HAND.

RIGHT KNEE.

>> ALVAREZ.

AT THIS POINT THE BODIES OF

BOTH THESE GUYS HAVE TO BE

SPENT.

I KNOW THEY TRAIN HARD, BUT

SO MUCH OF WHAT YOU'RE

SEEING IS HEART AND GUTS.

>> CHANDLER TRYING TO SOMMER

ASSAULT TO A BETTER

POSITION.

ALVAREZ GETS ONE HOOK IN.

ALVAREZ THINKING REAR NAKED

CHOKE TO TAKE BACK HIS

TITLE.

>> HE MIGHT HAVE IT.

>> CHANDLER ABLE TO ROLL OUT,

BUT STILL HE'S IN BIG

TROUBLE STILL.

>> CHANDLER AGAIN LOOKING

FOR THE REAR NAKED CHOKE.

LOST IT.

1:15 TO GO.

WHAT A FIGHT.

PHENOMENAL.

>> MAN, THIS IS

UNBELIEVABLE.

CHANDLER IS STRUGGLING AT

THIS POINT.

>> EDDIE DOING EVERYTHING HE

CAN TO GET THE FINISH, BUT

CHANDLER JUST WON'T GIVE IN.

HE'S GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS

POSITION, THOUGH.

>> THE CROWD NOT BEHIND THE

CHAMPION, MICHAEL CHANDLER

BUT BEHIND THE FORMER

CHAMPION, EDDIE ALVAREZ.

>> THEY'RE APPLAUDING THE

GUTS WE ARE SEEING HERE.

CHANDLER'S FACE IS A BLOODY

MESS.

BUT HE IS STILL FIGHTING AND

ENDS UP ON TOP!

>> ALSO COVERED IN BLOOD,

AND NOW HE'S ON HIS BACK IN

THE OPEN GUARD.

THIS IS CHARACTER, JIMMY.

>> IT'S FIGHTING, YOU CAN'T

FIGHT FROM WHO YOU ARE.

YOU CANNOT HIDE FROM WHAT IS

INSIDE YOU.

>> THE FINISH LINE IN SIGHT.

WILL WE REACH IT?

15 SECONDS TO GO.

ANOTHER TAKEDOWN FROM THE

CHAMPION.

MAN, ANOTHER FIGHT I FEEL

PRIVILEGED TO SEE, SEAN,

PRIVILEGED TO CALL.

A PHENOMENAL 25 MINUTES IN

THE BELLATOR CAGE.

>> LOOK AT THE SHOW OF

RESPECT FROM THESE TWO

PHENOMENAL FIGHTERS.

>> EVERYONE IN THIS ARENA

SHOULD BE ON THEIR FEET.

THAT WAS AN AMAZING FIGHT BY

TWO CHAMPIONS.

I'M SORRY ONE MAN HAS TO

TAKE THE BELT.

THAT WAS A CHAMPIONSHIP

PERFORMANCE BY TWO WARRIORS

TONIGHT.

>> OUR FIGHT REPLAY IS

BROUGHT TO YOU BY RISE, SON

OF ROME, ONLY ON X-BOX ONE.

>> LOOK AT THIS REAR NAKED

CHOKE.

SO DEEP, MICHAEL CHANDLER

JUST FIGHTING OUT OF IT.

PURE HEART, PURE GUTS AT

THIS POINT.

BATTERED, EXHAUSTED.

JUST UNWILLING TO SUBMIT.

AND LOOK AT IT HERE, THOUGHT

THIS MIGHT BE THE END OF THE

FIGHT.

THIS IMAGE SAYS ALL YOU NEED

TO KNOW ABOUT THIS FIGHT,

THE LOOK ON BOTH OF THESE

FIGHTERS' FACES.

EDDIE DOING EVERYTHING HE

CAN, HE KNEW HE NEEDED TO

FINISH.

TRIED EVERY TRICK IN THE

BOOK TO GET IT, BUT MICHAEL

CHANDLER WOULD NOT BE DENIED

AT THE END OF THAT FIGHT,

ENDING THE FIGHT ON TOP.

QUESTION IS WAS IT ENOUGH.

>> HIS FAMILY STILL BEHIND

HIM.

THAT'S HIS MOM SCREAMING.

JAMIE, EDDIE ALVAREZ'S WIFE

WHO WALKED AWAY FROM THE

BELT, WALKED AWAY WITH THE

BELT, I'M SORRY THAT'S THE

QUESTION RIGHT NOW.

>> WHO DO YOU THINK WINS

THIS FIGHT?

>> I GAVE EDDIE ALVAREZ THAT

LAST ROUND, BUT CHANDLER WON

IT 3-2 ON MY SCORECARD,

48-47 BUT YOU NEVER KNOW.

CHANDLER'S LEFT EYE ALMOST

SWOLLEN ENTIRELY SHUT.

>> YOU SAY ALMOST, THAT EYE

IS COMPLETELY SWOLLEN SHUT.

>> PHENOMENAL FIGHT.

THE FIRST TIME WAS TRULY

SPECIAL.

AND SO WAS THE REMATCH.

LIVING UP TO THE HYPE.

EDDIE ALVAREZ VS. MICHAEL

CHANDLER FOR BELLATOR'S

LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TAOILTD.

-- TITLE.

CONCERNED LOOKS ON THEIR

FACES.

TO END THE SUSPENSE, HERE IS

MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

ANNOUNCER: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, INSIDE THE

BELLATOR CAGE, WE GO FIVE

FULL ROUNDS.

SO WE NOW GO TO JUDGES'

SCORECARDS.

YOUR FIRST JUDGE, MIKE BREL

TRAN, 48-47.

HE SEES THE FIGHT FOR

CHANDLER.

YOUR SECOND JUDGE, STEPHEN

DAVIS SCORES THE FIGHT 48-47,

-- 48-47.

HE SEES THE FIGHT FOR

ALVAREZ.

THE FINAL JUDGE DEREK SCORES

THE FIGHT 48-47 SO THE

WINNER BY SPLIT DECISION,

FOR THE NEW AND NOW TWO-TIME

LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION

EDDIE ALVAREZ!

>> THE FORMER AND NOW

CURRENT BELLATOR LIGHTWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPION, HE HAS TAKEN

BACK HIS TITLE, EDDIE

ALVAREZ CLAIMS THE SPLIT

DECISION WIN OVER MICHAEL

CHANDLER AND CELEBRATES WITH

HIS WIFE, JAMIE.

LET'S GO TO JIMMY SMITH.

>> EDDIE, ALL I CAN ASK YOU,

FIRST OFF, I WANT TO THANK

YOU FOR HAVING SUCH AN

AMAZING FIGHT WITH MICHAEL

CHANDLER.

THE CROWD LOVED IT.

THE FANS LOVED IT.

I WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU FEEL

RIGHT NOW GETTING THIS GOLD

AROUND YOUR WAIST, MAN.

>> ARE YOU DONE YET?

IT TAKES TWO PEOPLE TO PUT A

FIGHT ON LIKE THAT.

IT'S UP TO MIKE TOO.

WE DID IT TOGETHER.

>> I WANT TO BRING MICHAEL

CHANDLER OVER HERE.

MICHAEL, I WANT TO THANK YOU

AS WELL, AN AMAZING FIGHT,

INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE.

WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT

FIGHTING?

WHAT ARE YOUR EMOTIONS?

>> IT WAS GREAT.

WHATEVER.

IT'S JUST ANOTHER FIGHT.

GET BACK TO THE DRAWING

BOARD.

AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

>> BIG HAND FOR THE FORMER

CHAMPION, MICHAEL CHANDLER.

YOU SAID HOW GREAT IT WOULD

FEEL THIS MOMENT TO GET THIS

BELT AROUND YOUR WAIST, MAN.

TELL ME HOW IT FEELS.

>> I HAVE NO CONTROL OF THIS,

GUYS.

THIS IS JUST MY TEAMMATES,

MY COACHES, MY WIFE MY KIDS,

A WHOLE LOT OF SACRIFICE,

AND I HAD A FEELING IN MY

GUT I WAS GOING TO BE THE

NEW LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION.

THANK EVERYONE THAT

SUPPORTED ME THROUGH THIS,

ESPECIALLY MY LOVELY WIFE.

I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE WATCHING

BACK IN PHILADELPHIA AND

EVERYBODY AT SOUTH FLORIDA.

I LOVE YOU GUYS.

>> FOR YOUR NEW LIGHTWEIGHT

CHAMPION, EDDIE ALVAREZ,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

>> REVENGE SWEET FOR EDDIE

ALVAREZ, SHOWED SUCH HEART,

TENACITY, CHARACTER AND

INCREDIBLE TALENT AND TAKING

THE TITLE FROM THE FORMER

CHAMPION, MICHAEL CHANDLER

AND GIVING CHANDLER THE

FIRST LOSS OF HIS PRO MMA

CAREER.

FOR EDDIE ALVAREZ PRO MMA

WIN NUMBER 25 AND FAR AND

AWAY THE BIGGEST.

THREE BELLATOR WORLD TITLE

FIGHTS, TWO TLIMT CHANGES.

DANIEL STRAUS, UNANIMOUS

DECISION WIN OVER PAT CURRAN

TO TAKE BLAERT R BELLATORth

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TIRT,

EDDIE ALVAREZ NEW

LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION.

WE WILL SEE YOU FRIDAY ON

SPIKE.

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