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Bellator 360 - The Middleweights

The first highlight show made exclusively for Spike that features Bellator's best fights, biggest moments and brightest stars. On this episode, Bellator 360 explores the talents of the Middleweights.

>> OH, MY GOD!

>> THAT'S IT.

>> OH!

>> IT'S DONE.

>> OH, GOOD RIGHT HAND!

BEAUTIFUL SHOT.

WOW.

OH, MY GOD!

THIS IS OVER.

INVERTED TRIANGLE!

>> AND WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION!

>> WELCOME TO BELLATOR 360

ON SPIKE.

I'M YOUR HOST, JIMMY SMITH,

AND TONIGHT, DON'T BLINK,

BECAUSE IT'S EXPLOSIVE KNOCKOUTS

AND AMAZING FINISHES AS WE TAKE

A LOOK AT BELLATOR'S

TOP MIDDLEWEIGHTS.

WE START WITH THE SEASON SIX

MIDDLEWEIGHT SEMIFINALS

WHERE BRIAN ROGERS

BATTLED ANDREAS SPANG.

>> YOU SEE ROGERS.

HE'S IN THE BLACK TRUNKS.

SPANG IS IN THE BLUE TRUNKS.

ROUND NUMBER ONE.

JERRY POE'S THE REFEREE.

ROGERS OPENS WITH A KICK.

>> I REMEMBER SPANG SHOVED HIM

AT THE WEIGH-IN.

I DON'T THINK THAT WAS

OUT OF ANGER.

I THINK HE'S TRYING TO GET

INSIDE THE HEAD OF BRIAN ROGERS.

MAKE HIM ANGRY.

MAKE HIM WALK INTO SOMETHING.

>> ROGERS SAID, "THIS IS EITHER

GOING TO BE A HIGHLIGHT KNOCKOUT

OR I'M PROBABLY GOING TO LOSE."

>> I DON'T LIKE IT WHEN

A FIGHTER SAYS THAT.

YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE A MENTAL,

YOU KNOW, BACKDOOR THAT,

"IF THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN,

I'M GONNA LOSE."

LOT OF WAYS TO WIN.

YOU HAVE TO BE READY

FOR ALL OF THEM.

OH, GOOD, STRAIGHT SHOTS.

SPANG TURNS HIS BACK.

A SLIP BY ROGERS,

AND NOW SPANG POUNCES!

LOOKING FOR THE REAR

NAKED CHOKE!

>> I DON'T BELIEVE IT!

HE WENT FOR A KICK AND SLIPPED,

AND NOW SPANG IS ON HIS BACK!

>> THAT IS VERY TIGHT!

SPANG, LOOKING TO FINISH,

HAS CLIMBED THE BACK.

NOW LOSES THE CHOKE BUT TRYING

TO CINCH IT IN ONCE MORE.

WHAT A TURNAROUND HE HAD!

SPANG IN SERIOUS TROUBLE

AND SLIPPED!

BOTH HOOKS IN FOR ANDREAS SPANG.

ROGERS HAS THE FULL WEIGHT

OF HIS OPPONENT ON HIS BACK,

AND THE SWEDE IS TRYING TO LOCK

IN THE REAR NAKED CHOKE.

>> MAN, ROGERS IS REALLY

DEFENDING HERE.

HE'S DOING THE RIGHT THING.

HE'S STAYING COMPOSED.

TRYING TO KEEP HIS NECK TUCKED.

BUT, MAN, SPANG IS JUST LATCHED

ONTO HIS BACK.

>> SPANG--BOTH HOOKS IN,

AND HE'S CROSSED HIS ANKLES.

FULL WEIGHT ON THE BACK

OF ROGERS.

>> MAN, THAT IS A HUGE

TURNAROUND.

>> ROGERS KEEPING HIS COOL.

KEEPING HIS COMPOSURE.

>> LOOKING AT THE REFEREE,

GOING, "HEY, WHEN YOU GONNA

BREAK US UP?"

BUT WHEN SOMEBODY HAS YOUR BACK,

THEY USUALLY DON'T DO THAT.

ROGERS NOW ON TOP!

>> TURN BY ROGERS.

HERE COME THE HAMMER FISTS.

AND THEN ROGERS LETS

SPANG STAND.

>> OH, WANTS TO TOUCH GLOVES?

ROGERS HAVING NONE OF IT.

"DON'T SHOVE ME AT THE WEIGH-IN

AND THEN EXPECT US

TO BE FRIENDS."

BOUNCE IN THE STEP

OF ANDREAS SPANG.

BRIAN ROGERS IN STALKING MODE.

>> PUSH KICK ATTEMPT BY SPANG,

AND IT'S ROGERS STILL

COMING FORWARD.

>> OH, GOOD RIGHT HAND!

FLYING KNEE!

MORE BIG SHOTS!

SPANG TRYING TO FIRE BACK

WITH A COUNTER LEFT.

FLYING KNEE AGAIN BY ROGERS!

HE'S LOOKING FOR THAT HIGHLIGHT

KNOCKOUT.

I THINK HE'S LOOKING FOR IT

A LITTLE TOO HARD.

HE'S DOING WELL AT PUNCHING

RANGE, BUT HE'S GETTING A LITTLE

TOO CLOSE WHEN HE FINISHES

TRYING FOR THAT FLYING KNEE.

>> SHUFFLE STEP

BY ANDREAS SPANG.

NOW SPANG WALKING FORWARD

WITH THE ONE-TWO.

>> SURPRISED SPANG NOT THROWING

MORE JABS, TRYING TO KEEP BRIAN

ROGERS AT A DISTANCE.

>> AND SIDE KICK BY ROGERS.

>> THERE ARE NO SETUPS HERE.

HE'S JUST JUMPING IN WITH BIG

SHOTS WITH THAT RIGHT HAND.

>> ROGERS CATCHING THE LEG

AND NOW POUNCING.

LOOKING FOR GROUND AND POUND.

SPANG HAS THE ANKLE LOCK.

>> CANNOT FINISH IT FROM HERE.

NOW ROGER HAS HIM RIGHT WHERE HE

WANTS HIM, BUT HE'S RESPECTFUL

OF THE GROUND GAME.

BOTH FIGHTERS TENACIOUS

IN ROUND ONE.

>> PROBLEM IS, ROGERS

IS NOT REALLY IN POSITION

FOR THE REAR NAKED.

CROWD'S GOING NUTS, BUT HE'S NOT

FAR ENOUGH BEHIND HIM TO GET IT.

>> YOU CAN SEE THERE,

IT'S REALLY JUST THE CHIN LOCK.

>> NOW, HE'S NOT IN THE RIGHT

POSITION.

NEEDS TO LET GO OF THIS

AND ANGLE AND TRANSITION.

A LOT OF TIMES, SEAN,

IN JUJITSU, THE BATTLE BELONGS

TO THE GUY WHO KNOWS

IT'S DONE FIRST.

>> ROGERS CLOSED GUARD

BUT ON HIS HIP.

NOW SPANG DIVING IN, AND ROGERS

CLOSES GUARD ONCE MORE,

BUT FLAT ON HIS BACK.

>> VERY ENTERTAINING

ROUND NUMBER ONE THUS FAR

IN THE FINAL MINUTE

OF THIS OPENING ROUND.

SEMIFINAL NUMBER TWO IN THE

MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT.

>> MAN, BACK AND FORTH.

INCREDIBLE FIGHT SO FAR.

>> SPANG LOOKING FOR THE HAMMER

FIST, DIVING DOWN WITH THE LEFT

HAND, THEN RIGHTS TO THE BODY.

ROGERS, FROM THE OPEN GUARD.

>> NOW, THIS IS A POSITION

WE HAVEN'T SEEN ROGERS IN YET:

ON HIS BACK.

TRYING TO SURVIVE AND WORK

HIS SUBMISSION--

GOOD RIGHTS BY SPANG!

>> BIG RIGHT HANDS INDEED

BY ANDREAS SPANG!

LOOKING TO DIVE IN FOR MORE.

TRYING TO CLEAR THE LEGS.

DOUBLE EAR SLAP THERE

FROM THE BOTTOM BY ROGERS

AS HE CLOSES GUARD.

BODY, BODY, HEAD FROM SPANG.

ROGERS REPOSITIONS HIS ANKLES.

NOW OPENS HIS GUARD.

THE BELL, AND THE END

OF ROUND ONE.

>> WE'LL BE BACK WITH

THE EXPLOSIVE END TO SPANG

VERSUS ROGERS AND TWO-TIME

MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT CHAMP

ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO

ONLY ON BELLATOR 360.

>> BIG SPINNING BACK FIST!

>> WELCOME BACK.

THIS IS BELLATOR 360

ON SPIKE.

>> THIS CLEVELAND, OHIO, CROWD

TRYING TO GET BEHIND OHIO NATIVE

BRIAN ROGERS.

JIMMY, HOW DID YOU SCORE

ROUND ONE?

>> 10-9, BRIAN ROGERS.

THOUGHT HE HAD SPANG HURT

MORE THAN ONCE.

SPANG, OF COURSE, HAD HIS BACK.

FINISHED THE ROUND ON TOP.

I DIDN'T THINK IT WAS ENOUGH

TO WIN BACK THE ROUND.

10-9, BRIAN ROGERS.

>> BIG, WIDE RIGHT HAND

OVER THE TOP BY SPANG.

PUSH KICK BY SPANG.

COUNTER RIGHT OVER THE TOP

BY ROGERS.

SEE, IT'S ROGERS CIRCLING

TO HIS RIGHT.

LOW KICK BY SPANG CAUGHT

BY ROGERS, AND HE PULLS AWAY.

FEINT WITH THE LOW KICK

BY ANDREAS SPANG.

>> ONE QUESTION IS, WHO HAS

THE GAS FOR A LONG FIGHT?

BRIAN ROGERS KNOWN FOR HIS

SPECTACULAR FIRST-ROUND

FINISHES.

THAT'S GREAT, BUT DO YOU HAVE

THE GAS TANK FOR 15 MINUTES?

AND OF COURSE, SPANG,

A LATE REPLACEMENT,

GOT THE CALL LAST FRIDAY.

DID HE PUT IN THE TIME

IN THE GYM FOR 15 MINUTES?

>> STRAIGHT LEFT HAND BY SPANG,

BUT MOVING BACKWARDS.

IT'S ROGERS COMING FORWARD ONCE

MORE, THROWING TO THE BODY.

>> THE PROBLEM IS, ROGERS COMING

IN A LOT WITH HIS HANDS DOWN.

EASY TO CATCH A COUNTER SHOT

THAT WAY.

>> ROGERS MISSING WITH

THE RIGHT HANDS.

>> AND WHAT HE'S DEPENDING ON

IS HIS PHYSICAL SPEED TO GET HIM

IN THERE QUICK ENOUGH TO NOT

NEED A COUNTER SHOT, 'CAUSE

HE'S GONNA BE ABLE TO SEE IT.

>> PUSH KICK BY SPANG.

COUNTER LOW KICK--ALMOST A LEG

SWEEP ATTEMPT--BY ROGERS.

NOW IT'S SPANG CIRCLING

TO HIS RIGHT.

ROGERS MISSES WITH THAT

INSIDE KICK.

>> MAN, SPANG CERTAINLY

HAS A HARD HEAD.

HE'S EATEN SOME BIG SHOTS,

AND HE LOOKS GOOD.

STILL FIGHTING HARD.

ONE THING HIS CORNER TOLD HIM

NOT TO DO THAT I AGREE WITH--

BRIAN ROGERS--IS "DON'T END

THESE COMBINATIONS AND STAND

IN FRONT OF THIS DUDE."

YOU SEE HE'S STANDING HERE--

HE FINISHES HIS COMBO,

AND THEN HE'S STANDING RIGHT

IN FRONT OF HIM.

THAT'S NEVER A GOOD IDEA.

>> THAT'S JIMMY SMITH.

I'M SEAN WHEELOCK.

GLAD YOU ARE WITH US FOR

BELLATOR 66, COMING TO YOU LIVE

FROM I-X CENTER IN CLEVELAND,

OHIO.

CLOSING IN ON THE MIDWAY POINT

OF THIS SECOND MIDDLEWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT SEMIFINAL.

ANDREAS SPANG VERSUS OHIO'S OWN

BRIAN ROGERS.

NOW SPANG MOVING BACK.

>> OH, GOOD LEFT HAND!

>> BIG RIGHT HAND BY ROGERS!

HE'S HURT!

HE'S HURT BADLY!

HE'S STAGGERED AGAINST A FENCE.

>> ROGERS SHUFFLE STEPPING.

FEINTING WITH THE FLYING KNEE.

MORE WIDE, POWERFUL SHOTS

FROM ROGERS.

PUSH KICK BY SPANG AND REALLY,

A SLAPPING LEFT HAND.

ROGERS COMING BACK IN.

>> PROBLEM IS, HE'S GIVING SPANG

TIME TO COLLECT HIMSELF.

AND BIG SHOTS THERE

RIGHT IN FRONT OF US.

>> ROGERS MISSED WITH THAT RIGHT

HAND, BUT YOU SEE AGAIN

HE'S IN FULL STALKING MODE.

NOW IT'S FORMING UNDER

THE LEFT EYE OF BRIAN ROGERS.

>> ONE THING WE SEE WITH BRIAN

ROGERS IN HIS FINISHES--

DOES HE--HE'S NOT USED

TO THROWING THIS MANY PUNCHES

TO FINISH A GUY.

YOU KNOW, YOU'RE SITTING THERE

WONDERING, "WHY DOESN'T HE COME

IN AND CLOSE OUT THE SHOW?"

HE'S NOT USED TO HAVING TO HIT

A GUY 20 TIMES TO FINISH HIM.

>> GOOD LEFT HAND BY ROGERS!

>> ALL OF HIS OPPONENTS

HAD DROPPED AT THIS POINT

WHEN HE GOT THIS OFFENSIVE.

OH, MY GOD, THIS IS OVER!

AND THERE'S THE FINISH!

A WINDING STRIKE WIN FOR ANDREAS

SPANG, AND HE HAS BOOKED HIS

PLACE IN THE MIDDLEWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT FINAL.

A LOOK A THIS--

CAME IN.

BAM!

LEFT HOOK RIGHT ON THE JAW.

GREAT STOPPAGE.

BRIAN ROGERS IS UPSET, BUT--

CLEAN SHOT.

BEAUTIFULLY TIMED.

IT WAS OVER WHEN HE HIT

THE GROUND.

>> THE WINNER BY TKO:

ANDREAS "SWEET SWEDE" SPANG!

>> ANDREAS SPANG FACED MAIQUEL

FALCAO IN THE FINALS

OF THE SEASON SIX

MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT.

WE'LL SEE THAT LATER ON ON 360,

BUT NEXT, TWO-TIME TOURNAMENT

CHAMPION ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO

TAKES ON ZELG GALESIC

AT BELLATOR 50.

>> FIGHT!

>> ROUND NUMBER ONE.

>> IT'S A MATTER OF WHO

ESTABLISHES THE RANGE

AND THE PACE THAT IS SO VITAL

IN THIS FIRST ROUND.

>> ZELG GALESIC

IS IN THE WHITE TRUNKS.

ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO

IS IN THE BLACK TRUNKS.

>> NOW, IT'S FUNNY--

WILDMAN DENNY, THE COACH

OF BRYAN BAKER, SAID, "I THINK

WE'RE GONNA SEE A TAKEDOWN FAST

IN THIS FIGHT,"

AND HE WAS RIGHT.

LITTLE BIT OF A CLENCH

AND A TAKEDOWN BY SHLEMENKO.

THAT'S A SURPRISE.

>> UP KICK THERE FROM GALESIC.

GALESIC, A THREE-TIME WORLD

CHAMPION IN FULL CONTACT

TAE KWON DO.

HE SAID, "I NEVER WANTED TO GO

TO THE OLYMPICS BECAUSE THEY

DON'T ALLOW YOU TO PUNCH IN THE

FACE IN OLYMPIC TAE KWON DO."

>> KICK FROM SHLEMENKO.

>> WONDER WHAT SHLEMENKO'S

STRATEGY IS GONNA BE HERE.

DOES HE REALLY WANT TO ENGAGE

IN A GROUND GAME?

OR DOES HE WANT TO LET HIM

STAND BACK UP?

WE'LL SEE.

KICK HIS LEGS A LITTLE BIT

AND LET HIM STAND UP.

>> SHLEMENKO ALLOWS HIS OPPONENT

ZELG GALESIC TO STAND.

>> WATCH YOUR HEAD.

WATCH YOUR HEAD.

>> GALESIC SAID, "THE KEY TO ME

WINNING THIS FIGHT IS TO CAPTURE

SHLEMENKO'S TIMING."

>> LOOK AT THAT STRAIGHT

RIGHT HAND.

BEAUTIFUL SHOT BY GALESIC.

NOW SHLEMENKO ONCE AGAIN

TYING HIM UP.

PUTTING HIM AGAINST THE FENCE.

>> SHLEMENKO TELLING US THAT HE

HAS REALLY BEEN WORKING ON HIS

GRAPPLING, ON HIS TAKEDOWNS,

HIS TAKEDOWN DEFENSE.

EVEN THOUGH HE STILL WANTS

TO REPRESENT PURE STRIKERS

IN MMA, AND HE REITERATED

THAT POINT, HE'S BECOMING

A MUCH MORE COMPLETE FIGHTER.

>> THERE, SHLEMENKO

GOT THE GUILLOTINE!

I DO NOT BELIEVE IT!

>> STOP! STOP!

[cheers and applause]

>> A SUBMISSION FINISH JUST LIKE

THAT FOR ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO.

>> YOU SEE HERE,

PULLING HIS HEAD DOWN.

SHUCKING UNDERNEATH AND HAD IT

LOCKED UNDERNEATH THE NECK.

YOU SEE IT HERE, TRYING

TO RELIEVE THE PRESSURE AGAINST

THE CAGE BUT COULD NOT DO IT.

BEAUTIFUL SUBMISSION

BY ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO.

CRANKED HIM OFF HIS FEET.

>> EARNING HIS PLACE

IN THE SEMIFINAL ROUND

OF THE MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT:

ALEXANDER "STORM" SHLEMENKO.

[cheers and applause]

>> WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE

ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO

AND THE SEASON SIX MIDDLEWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT FINAL BETWEEN ANDREAS

SPANG AND MAIQUEL FALCAO,

ONLY ON BELLATOR 360.

[cheers and applause]

>> ALEXANDER "STORM" SHLEMENKO!

>> FRESH OFF THAT DOMINANT

FINISH, SHLEMENKO SET HIS SIGHTS

ON BRIAN ROGERS FOR WHAT TURNED

INTO ONE OF THE MOST EXPLOSIVE

FIGHTS OF 2011.

>> SIR, ARE YOU READY?

SIR, ARE YOU READY?

FIGHT!

[bell rings]

>> ROUND NUMBER ONE.

>> NOW, HOW IS BRIAN ROGERS

GONNA START?

HE'S EXPLOSIVE EVERY TIME.

>> THE AMERICAN BRIAN ROGERS

IS IN THE BLUE TRUNKS.

THE RUSSIAN ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO

IS IN THE BLACK TRUNKS.

KEITH PETERSON IS THE REFEREE.

>> ZIPPING RIGHT HOOK THERE

ON THE INSIDE BY ROGERS.

BODY KICK THERE BY SHLEMENKO.

>> THINK WE MIGHT SEE SHLEMENKO

BE A LITTLE MORE CAUTIOUS THAN

USUAL IN THIS OPENING ROUND.

HE KNOWS HOW DANGEROUS

ROGERS CAN BE.

>> BOUNCE IN THE STEP OF ROGERS.

STRAIGHT LEFT HAND BY SHLEMENKO.

>> CAUGHT HIM IN THE EYE.

HE'S BLINKING.

>> SPINNING BACK FIST!

ROGERS TIMED THAT

AND SLIPPED IT.

>> WE STILL SEE ROGERS BLINKING

THAT RIGHT EYE.

I THINK THAT SHOT JUST CAUGHT

HIM RIGHT IN THE EYELID.

MIGHT BE BOTHERING HIM.

>> KNEES TO THE THIGHS

FROM BOTH FIGHTERS.

>> WE SAW AGAINST ZELG GALESIC

HE DOES HAVE A SUBMISSION GAME--

ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO.

>> BOTH MEN WEIGHED IN FOR THIS

BOUT AT 185 1/2 POUNDS.

BOTH STAND 5'11".

TWO WILDLY DIFFERENT BODY TYPES.

>> VERY TRUE.

BRIAN ROGERS: VERY MUSCULAR,

VERY WIDE, VERY POWERFUL BUILD.

SHLEMENKO: LITTLE BIT LEANER.

GOOD UPPERCUT!

>> WITH A CLIPPING LEFT HOOK

BY SHLEMENKO.

SHLEMENKO FEINTING WITH

THE SPINNING BACK FIST THERE.

>> SEE, SHLEMENKO A LITTLE BIT

TIGHTER THAN WE'RE USED

TO SEEING HIM IN THIS

OPENING ROUND.

THINK HE'S WARY

OF THE EXPLOSIVENESS OF--

OH, BEAUTIFUL SPINNING KICK!

>> SPINNING BACK KICK,

AND IT LANDED FLUSH.

ROGERS WITH THE KNEE.

AGAIN, REMEMBER, SHLEMENKO SAID

HE HAD TO ABSORB BIG SHOTS

FROM ROGERS TO BREAK HIS WILL.

THERE'S THAT SPINNING BACK FIST.

>> HE KNOWS HE'S GONNA EAT

SOME LEATHER IN THIS FIGHT.

GOOD LEFT HOOK BY SHLEMENKO.

>> SHLEMENKO WITH THE OUTSIDE

TRIP.

ROGERS MAY HAVE FALLEN EXCEPT

FOR THE FENCE.

>> I DON'T EXPECT SHLEMENKO TO

COMMIT A LOT TO THE TAKEDOWN.

HE'S GONNA TRY FOR THINGS

LIKE OUTSIDE TRIPS.

HE'S NOT GONNA SHOOT IN

AND WASTE A LOT OF ENERGY.

WRESTLING JUST ISN'T

HIS BACKGROUND.

GOOD SHOTS BY ROGERS.

>> SHLEMENKO WITH THE STRAIGHT

LEFT.

>> OH, GOOD BODY SHOT

WITH THAT RIGHT HAND.

>> JUST UNDER THE ARMPIT.

>> BOTH THESE GUYS JUST SWINGING

FOR THE FENCES.

MAN, NOT A LOT OF JABS HERE,

SEAN.

>> BOTH SAID THEY WERE COMING

FOR THE KNOCKOUT.

BOTH MEN TRUE TO THEIR WORD

THUS FAR.

IT'S ROGERS STOPPING--

SHLEMENKO.

SHLEMENKO COUNTERS

WITH A BODY KICK.

ROGERS COULDN'T GET OFF

OF THAT KICK.

OH, GOOD RIGHT HAND BY ROGERS!

ROGERS LOOKING TO POUNCE!

SHLEMENKO BACKS AWAY.

>> ONE THING ABOUT THESE

RUSSIAN FIGHTERS--

THEY ARE JUST TOUGH AS NAILS.

SO HARD TO FLUSTER THEM.

>> THE BACK KICK MISSES

THAT TIME BY SHLEMENKO.

>> ANOTHER GOOD RIGHT BY ROGERS!

>> THE COUNTER RIGHT

ON THE INSIDE BY BRIAN ROGERS.

>> HE'S GOT SHLEMENKO'S TIMING

A LITTLE BIT.

HE'S CATCHING HIM COMING IN.

SEE ROGERS NOW STICKING OUT

THE JAB AS A RANGE FINDER.

THAT KICK JUST MISSED.

WITH THESE GUYS BEING

IN OPPOSITE STANCES, THE POWER

SHOT IS EASIER TO THROW.

THAT'S PART OF THE REASON

THEY'RE THROWING SO MANY BOMBS.

>> GOOD TURN BY SHLEMENKO.

>> VERY HARD TO LAND

AN EFFECTIVE JAB AGAINST

SOMEBODY IN THE OPPOSITE STANCE.

>> ALL STAND-UP HERE

IN ROUND ONE AS PROMISED

BY BOTH FIGHTERS.

>> SHLEMENKO NOW HAS A LOT OF

RESPECT FOR THE PUNCHING POWER

OF BRIAN ROGERS.

>> ROUGH TO THE BODY BY THE

RUSSIAN ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO.

GREAT THROW BY ROGERS!

ON TOP!

GOOD TECHNIQUE

AND A LOT OF POWER THERE.

CLOSED GUARD FROM SHLEMENKO.

SHLEMENKO HAS BEEN WORKING

EXTENSIVELY IN SOUTHERN

CALIFORNIA ON HIS GROUND GAME.

HE SAID, "I'M STILL A PURE

STRIKER IN MMA, BUT I HAVE

TO EVOLVE AS A FIGHTER

AND BE MORE COMPLETE."

>> WELL, THAT WAS A GREAT

STAND-UP.

>> GOOD RIGHT HAND, AND A KNEE

TO COUNTER BY SHLEMENKO,

AND A STRAIGHT LEFT BY ROGERS!

>> ROGERS HAS HIS TIMING

COMING IN.

HE'S TIMING THAT SHOT

AND LANDING THE RIGHT HAND

AS SHLEMENKO'S COMING IN.

SHLEMENKO'S BEEN A LITTLE MORE

AGGRESSIVE NOW.

GOOD COUNTER RIGHT HANDS

BY ROGERS.

JIMMY, YOU JUST FEEL AS THOUGH

THE KNOCKOUT SHOT COULD COME

AT ANY MOMENT FROM EITHER MAN.

>> IT'S A VERY TENSE FIGHT.

THIS CROWD IS--

YOU KNOW, IT'S FUNNY.

THEY'RE YELLING WHEN A BIG SHOT

LANDS, BUT IN BETWEEN,

THEY'RE ALMOST SILENT

IN ANTICIPATION HERE.

IT'S A VERY INTENSE FIGHT.

>> SUPERMAN PUNCH THERE

STEPPING IN BY ROGERS!

BIG RIGHT HAND BY ROGERS

AND ANOTHER!

SHLEMENKO WITH A BODY KICK

TO COUNTER!

NOW IT'S SHLEMENKO

COMING FORWARD.

>> AND HE JUST MISSED

WITH THE UPPERCUT.

>> I THINK ROGERS, SO FAR,

IS TIMING HIS SHOTS BETTER THAN

ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO.

>> BIG SHOTS THROWN AND RECEIVED

FROM BOTH FIGHTERS IN A VERY

ENTERTAINING ROUND NUMBER ONE.

[bell rings]

YOU SEE HERE THE BIG PUNCH BY

BRIAN ROGERS RIGHT ON THE CHIN.

ALSO CAUGHT SHLEMENKO AS HE WAS

KICKING, SO OFF-BALANCE.

AND THIS BEAUTIFUL THROW.

LITTLE HIP TOSS.

BEAUTIFUL JOB.

ENDED UP ON TOP.

GOOD JOB BY SHLEMENKO

STANDING BACK UP.

>> ROUND NUMBER TWO.

MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

SEMIFINAL NUMBER TWO.

JIMMY, ON YOUR SCORECARD.

>> I GAVE IT 10-9, BRIAN ROGERS.

I THOUGHT HE LANDED

THE HARDER SHOTS.

HE HAD SHLEMENKO IN TROUBLE

MORE THAN ONCE.

>> BRIAN ROGERS

IS IN THE BLUE TRUNKS.

ALEXANDER SHLEMENKO

IS IN THE BLACK TRUNKS.

SPINNING BACK FIST!

MAYBE ROGERS DOES HAVE

THE TIMING.

THERE'S THE TAKEDOWN.

>> MAYBE HE DOES, 'CAUSE THAT

WAS A BEAUTIFUL DOUBLE LEG.

>> BUT ROGERS SAID SHLEMENKO

TIPS IT OFF WITH THE SHOULDERS

AND THE HIPS.

SHORT RIGHT NOW.

SHLEMENKO HOLDING HALF GUARD.

SO MUCH OF THE GROUND GAME

SHLEMENKO HAS BEEN WORKING ON,

THOUGH, IS DEFENSIVE GRAPPLING.

EXPLODING UP JUST LIKE THAT.

>> A BIG BODY SHOT!

>> SHLEMENKO JUST MISSED WITH

THE LEFT HOOK ON THE COUNTER.

SWITCHING ORTHODOX.

>> SPINNING BACK FIST.

THAT LANDED.

THAT HURT HIM!

>> BIG LEFT HAND!

>> THAT HURT BRIAN ROGERS.

OH, IT'S LANDING NOW!

OH, GOOD LEFT HAND!

>> SHLEMENKO LOOKING TO FINISH!

EXPLODING WITH A VERY HUGE KNEE!

>> I THINK HE IS LOST!

HE DOES NOT KNOW WHERE HE IS!

NOW SHLEMENKO IS TEEING OFF!

>> THE RUSSIAN SENSES

THE END COULD BE NEAR!

SETTING UP THE KNEE,

AND HE LANDS IT!

>> WITH KEITH PETERSON

TAKING A REALLY CLOSE LOOK!

ANOTHER KNEE TO THE BODY!

>> HIS HAND IS ON THE GROUND.

THAT IS A THREE-POINT STANCE.

HE CANNOT KNEE TO HIS HEAD.

THAT IS WHY BRIAN ROGERS

IS DOING IT.

>> BUT KNEES TO THE BODY

ARE LEGAL.

AND THAT'S WHAT SHLEMENKO DID A

MOMENT AGO FROM THAT THREE-POINT

STANCE FROM BRIAN ROGERS.

>> IT'S CRUCIAL RIGHT NOW

THAT SHLEMENKO DOES NOT GIVE HIM

TIME TO RECOVER, 'CAUSE HE WAS

ROCKED, SEAN.

>> SHLEMENKO DEFINITELY SENSED

THE FINISH.

DOES HE STILL?

>> HE IS STILL WOBBLY.

DOES HE HAVE THE GAS TO FINISH?

>> SHLEMENKO JUST MISSED

WITH THAT SPINNING BACK FIST.

>> OH, I THINK BACKING OFF NOW

IS A BAD IDEA.

HE MIGHT BE TIRED, BUT I THINK

HE HAD A--

ROGERS REALLY--

GOOD RIGHT HAND BY ROGERS!

>> BEST PUNCH OF THE FIGHT

FOR ROGERS.

>> AND HE NEEDED THAT.

THIS IS A HELL OF A FIGHT.

THIS FIGHT IS LIVING UP

TO THE ADVANCE BILLING.

OH, GREAT KNEE!

FROM THE MUAY THAI CLINCH,

HUGE KNEES.

>> AND HE CAN THROW THEM

TO THE HEAD HERE, AND HE DOES.

>> ROGERS NOW WISELY PUTTING

HIS HAND DOWN.

SHLEMENKO CAN PUNCH--

KNEES--THAT WAS LEGAL.

>> I THINK ROGERS IS REALLY

ROCKED HERE.

ANOTHER BIG KNEE!

[bell rings]

A DOMINANT PERFORMANCE

FROM THE RUSSIAN STRIKER.

YOU CAN REPLAY ANY PART

OF THAT SECOND ROUND.

BEAUTIFUL CLINCH.

KNEES RIGHT ON THE FOREHEAD

OF BRIAN ROGERS.

HAS HIM AGAINST THE FENCE.

THAT ONE ON THE TEMPLE.

THAT ONE DEFINITELY HURT HIM.

TEEING OFF ON THE BODY.

VICIOUS WITH THOSE KNEES.

SEE IF WE CAN GET THE END

OF THE FIGHT HERE.

BANG.

GREAT JOB TO THE TEMPLE,

AND WHEN HE DROPPED,

THE REFEREE HAD SEEN ENOUGH.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY

ALEXANDER "THE STORM" SHLEMENKO.

>> THE WINNER BY TKO,

NOW THE SECOND FINALIST

IN THE MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT:

ALEXANDER "STORM" SHLEMENKO.

>> UP NEXT, THE SEASON SIX

MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

CHAMPIONSHIP: ANDREAS SPANG

VERSUS MAIQUEL FALCAO.

>> BELLATOR 36 CONTINUES

RIGHT NOW ON SPIKE.

NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK

AT THE SEASON SIX MIDDLEWEIGHT

FINAL BETWEEN ANDREAS SPANG

AND MAIQUEL FALCAO, A FIGHT

THAT ALMOST TOOK PLACE A MONTH

EARLIER, ALMOST REFEREED

BY YOURS TRULY.

MAIQUEL FALCAO.

MAIQUEL, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

WHOA, THEY'RE GONNA FIGHT--

HOLD HIM BACK. HOLD HIM BACK.

>> WE'RE GOOD.

>> NOW, THAT COULD HAVE

BEEN BAD.

>> FIGHTER, YOU READY?

FIGHTER, YOU READY?

FIGHT!

[bell rings]

>> ANDREAS SPANG

IN THE WHITE TRUNKS.

MAIQUEL FALCAO

IN THE BLACK TRUNKS.

JASON HERZOG IS THE REFEREE.

BOTH FIGHTERS MADE IT CLEAR THEY

WANT TO STAND, BANG, AND LOOK

FOR THE ONE-PUNCH KNOCKOUT.

>> A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BRIAN

ROGERS AND MAIQUEL FALCAO--

MAIQUEL FALCAO--HANDS MUCH

HIGHER, BUT HE DOESN'T HAVE

BRIAN ROGERS' ATHLETICISM

AND SPEED.

>> FALCAO EARLY ON COMING

FORWARD.

>> SURPRISED HE HASN'T THROWN

ANY KICKS.

HE'S UP AGAINST A SOLID BOXER.

THE BOXERS NEED THAT LEAD FOOT,

ESPECIALLY FOR THEIR LEFT--

THEIR LEFT HOOK.

I'M SURPRISED MAIQUEL FALCAO

ISN'T TRYING TO CHOP IT DOWN.

>> SPANG CIRCLING TO HIS RIGHT.

STRAIGHT RIGHT HAND BY FALCAO.

>> A BIG RIGHT!

HE'S GOT HIM HURT!

HE'S UNLOADING NOW!

>> SPANG LOOKING TO UNLOAD

SHOTS!

BIG UPPERCUT!

THEN THE KNEE ON THE POINT

OF THE CHIN!

BODY LOCK BY FALCAO.

>> MAIQUEL FALCAO TRADING TOO

MANY PUNCHES WITH ANDREAS SPANG.

NEEDS TO WIN THAT OUTSIDE GAME.

I DON'T THINK HE'S GONNA WIN A

BOXING MATCH WITH ANDREAS SPANG.

>> KNEE TO THE THIGH BY FALCAO.

>> ANDREAS, HE'S STILL HURT!

GET OFF THE CAGE!

>> ANOTHER KNEE BY FALCAO.

SHORT RIGHT HAND--

TOP OF THE HEAD BY SPANG,

BUT A LEGAL SHOT ON THE TOP

OF THE HEAD.

SPANG LOOKING TO TURN.

CAN'T DO IT.

>> INSIDE KNEE.

ANOTHER INSIDE KNEE BY SPANG.

POWERFUL KNEE INTO THE THIGH

ON THE INSIDE BY MAIQUEL FALCAO.

>> HOW MUCH HAS FALCAO CLEARED

HIS HEAD FROM THOSE SHOTS?

HE WAS CERTAINLY ROCKED.

AND ALSO, SPANG HAS A VERY

GOOD GUILLOTINE.

LOOK FOR HIM TO GO OVER THE TOP,

AND LOOK FOR THAT GUILLOTINE.

>> SPANG TOLD US HE WAS A LOT

MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE KNEES

AND THE LOW KICKS FROM HIS

OPPONENT, MAIQUEL FALCAO,

THAN ABOUT HIS PUNCHING PROWESS.

FALCAO SAID REALLY ALL SPANG

HAS--MAYBE THE GUILLOTINE

BUT REALLY, THE LEFT HOOK

AND THAT'S IT.

>> HEY, THAT CAN BE ALL

YOU NEED.

ROUND NUMBER ONE OF THE BELLATOR

SEASON SIX MIDDLEWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP.

MAIQUEL FALCAO THE AGGRESSOR

RIGHT NOW ON ANDREAS SPANG, BUT

IT WAS SPANG EARLY IN THIS ROUND

ROCKING THE BRAZILIAN FALCAO.

BACK ELBOW BY THE SWEDE!

AND A BIG SLAM BY FALCAO!

>> ONE THING ABOUT FALCAO--

THAT DUDE IS STRONG.

I HAVE FELT IT.

A VERY STRONG MIDDLEWEIGHT.

>> KEEP GOING, ANDREAS!

THERE YOU GO!

WATCH THE PUNCH!

>> SPANG LOOKING TO EXPLODE UP.

THERE'S THE BACK ELBOW,

BUT IT MISSES.

THAT ONE DID AS WELL.

>> HERE WE HAVEN'T SEEN A LOT

OF--HIS TOP GAME.

HIS JUJITSU, HIS GROUND

AND POUND--WE HAVEN'T SEEN

MUCH OF IT.

>> TWO HAMMER FISTS.

SNEAKY LEFT HAND IN BY FALCAO.

>> HE'S GOT TO KEEP

HIS PRESSURE ON.

GOT TO KEEP HIS WEIGHT

IN THE MIDDLE OF SPANG'S BACK.

NICE KNEE TO THE RIBS, BUT SEE,

THAT COST HIM SOME POSITIONING.

SPANG ABLE TO GET UP

TO ONE KNEE.

>> SPANG LOOKING FOR A WAY

TO EXPLODE UP WITHOUT TAKING

PUNISHMENT.

>> GET UP!

>> NOW GET UP, ANDREAS!

>> TAKEDOWN MY MAIQUEL FALCAO.

THEN THE RIGHT HAND.

>> FALCAO DOING WELL

FROM THIS POSITION SO FAR.

>> ANDREAS, A MINUTE AND A HALF!

>> LOOK HOW TENACIOUS FALCAO IS.

>> WELL, HE GOT HURT

ON THE FEET,

AND HE DID THE SMART THING.

HE CHANGED THE GAME UP.

STAY ON TOP.

STAY BEHIND HIM.

LAND THOSE SHOTS.

DON'T MAKE THIS ABOUT

THE BOXING OF ANDREAS SPANG.

HE FELT WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN HE DOES THAT.

>> SPANG VERY SMART, YOU SAW.

KEEPING HIMSELF GROUNDED.

AVOIDING THE KNEES TO THE HEAD.

>> SAYING SOMETHING

TO THE REFEREE, BUT I HAVEN'T

SEEN ANY ILLEGAL SHOTS.

>> ONE MINUTE, ANDREAS!

>> AGAIN, SPANG, YOU SEE,

TAKING A KNEE ON PURPOSE.

AND THAT'S THE KNEE TO THE HEAD

OF A GROUNDED OPPONENT.

JASON HERZOG SAW IT.

>> TIME!

>> AND TIME CALLED.

>> HAD HIS LEFT HAND

ON THE GROUND.

I THINK WHAT HAPPENED--

HE FELT THE RIGHT HAND COME UP

AND THEN THREW THE KNEE.

COULDN'T SEE THAT THE LEFT HAND

WAS STILL ON THE GROUND.

>> TURN AROUND FOR ME, FIGHTER.

YOU GUYS READY?

FIGHT!

>> JASON HERZOG JUST SAID HE IS

DEDUCTING ONE POINT.

TIME IN ROUND NUMBER ONE

CONTINUES.

>> AH, GOOD LEG KICK

BY ANDREAS SPANG.

AND HERE'S WHERE SPANG HURT

FALCAO BEFORE.

FALCAO HAS TO RESPECT

THAT POWER.

>> SPANG MISSED WITH THAT HEAD

KICK OVER THE TOP.

FALCAO DIVING RIGHT BACK IN

WITH THE CLINCH.

>> GOOD RIGHT HAND OVER THE TOP.

NOW, I THINK HE'S FOUND HIS

COMFORT ZONE.

HE WANTS TO STAY IN CLINCHED.

KEEP THIS FIGHT CLOSE.

>> SPANG THINKING ABOUT

A STANDING GUILLOTINE.

>> HE CERTAINLY IS.

GREAT SWEEP BY FALCAO!

>> IT WAS JUST GORGEOUS

BY MAIQUEL FALCAO.

>> HE DOESN'T WANT TO GET

TRAPPED AGAINST THE FENCE.

GOOD JOB.

BEAUTIFUL KNEE BY FALCAO.

>> CLOSING SECONDS OF ROUND

NUMBER ONE.

>> I THINK FALCAO HAS REALIZED,

"I DON'T WANT TO BE IN SPACE

WITH THIS GUY.

I WANT TO KEEP HIM UP AGAINST

THE FENCE.

THAT'S WHERE HE'S KEPT

MOST OF THIS FIGHT.

>> SPINNING BACK FIST BY SPANG.

BOTH SWINGING AND WINGING

TO THE BELL.

[bell rings]

>> WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE

OF THE SEASON SIX MIDDLEWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT FINAL BETWEEN ANDREAS

SPANG AND MAIQUEL FALCAO

ONLY ON BELLATOR 360.

>> YOU'RE WATCHING BELLATOR 360

ON SPIKE.

>> YOU SEE HERE, ANDREAS SPANG

LANDING SOME GOOD SHOTS AGAINST

MAIQUEL FALCAO.

HAD HIM HURT UP AGAINST

THE FENCE.

NICE KNEES AND PUNCHES.

LATER ON, THOUGH, FALCAO

GOT THE TAKEDOWN.

SPENT A LOT OF THAT ROUND

ON TOP, HITTING HIS GROUND

AND POUND.

AND THEN SPANG GOING

FOR THE GUILLOTINE.

FALCAO HAS A LOT OF RESPECT

FOR IT.

WENT FOR THE SWEEP.

BEAUTIFUL ESCAPE.

>> JIMMY, ON YOUR SCORECARD.

>> 9-9.

I THOUGHT ANDREAS SPANG

CAN--HURT HIM, BUT THEN THE REST

OF THE ROUND, MAIQUEL FALCAO

ON TOP, LANDING SOME GOOD

GROUND AND POUND.

YOU SAW THAT SWEEP ESCAPE

AT THE END.

BUT DEDUCTED A POINT

FOR THAT HEADSHOT.

9-9 ROUND.

>> SPANG GOING FOR

THE HEAD KICK.

CAN'T FIND THE MARK.

>> I AGREE WITH WHAT SPANG'S

CORNER MAN SAID IN BETWEEN.

HE DOESN'T WANT TO STRIKE

WITH YOU.

HE WANTS TO GET IN

AND CLOSE THE DISTANCE.

OH, GOOD SHOT BY FALCAO!

>> ONE-TWO, AND THE RIGHT

REALLY LANDED.

SPANG AGAIN GOING

FOR THE GUILLOTINE.

FALCAO POPS HIS HEAD FREE

IMMEDIATELY.

>> NOW THAT'S GOOD JUJITSU.

YOU POP OUT OF THE GUILLOTINE,

BUT YOU PUT YOUR WEIGHT RIGHT

BACK ON HIM.

DON'T LET HIM OFF THE HOOK.

>> FALCAO VERY HEAVY IN THE TOP

POSITION, TRYING TO WORK

THE FULL MOUNT, INSTEAD INTO

THE OPEN HALF GUARD OF SPANG.

>> YEAH, BUT HE'S LOST

THE BATTLE ON THE RIGHT SIDE.

YOU SEE HOW SPANG HAS THAT ARM

UNDERNEATH HIS ARMPIT?

THAT'S NOT WHERE YOU WANT TO BE.

NOW HE'S GOT IT BACK.

PUMMELED IT ON TOP.

NOW HE'S IN MUCH BETTER SHAPE.

SPANG VERY ACTIVE ON THE BOTTOM.

>> SPANG TO HIS HIP.

POSTURING AND LOOKING

TO EXPLODE UP.

CLEARLY, SPANG DOES NOT WANT

TO PLAY THE CLOSED GUARD GAME

ON HIS BACK.

>> MMA.

THAT'S A DANGEROUS TO PLAY,

BUT NOW FALCAO HAS BOTH

ARMS TRAPPED.

>> INTO THE CRUCIFIX

FOR MAIQUEL FALCAO.

>> NOW, IT'S NOT A FULL CRUCIFIX

'CAUSE SPANG STILL HAS HIM

IN HALF GUARD.

THAT'S GONNA BE VERY IMPORTANT.

YOUR OPPONENT CAN STILL MOVE

AND GET SOME LEVERAGE IF HE'S

GOT HALF GUARD.

CAN'T JUST SIT UP AND UNLOAD.

OH, NOW FALCAO GIVING UP--

TAKING THE BACK.

NOT PUTTING HIS HOOKS IN.

BIG HAMMER FIST.

FALCAO LOOKED TO REFEREE

JASON HERZOG, I THINK ASKING,

"WAS THAT LEGAL?

DID I HIT THE TOP OF THE HEAD?"

OBVIOUSLY, LOSING A POINT, HE'S

GOING TO BE REALLY CAUTIOUS.

>> HE IS. HE IS.

YOU'RE GONNA HIT THE BACK

OF THE HEAD AT SOME POINT

IN THIS POSITION.

THE REFEREES TELL THE FIGHTERS

IN THE BEGINNING, "HEY, IF

YOU'RE MOVING YOUR HEAD AROUND

AND YOU TAKE A COUPLE

TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD, I'M NOT

GONNA CONSIDER THAT A FOUL."

A LOT OF REFEREES SAY THAT.

THE PROBLEM IS THAT EARLY

IN THE FIRST ROUND--

DON'T LOOK TO THE REFEREE

TO SAVE YOU.

EARLY IN THE FIRST ROUND, WHEN

HE ENDED UP IN THIS POSITION,

SPANG WAS A LITTLE TOO CONTENT

TO HANG OUT HERE.

IT'S A LOSING GAME HERE, EVEN

IF FALCAO ISN'T LANDING BIG,

FIGHT-ENDING SHOTS, YOU'RE

CERTAINLY LOSING THE ROUND

IN THIS POSITION.

HE IS NOT HITTING THE BACK

OF THE HEAD.

THOSE WERE RIB SHOTS.

ONE WAS TO THE SIDE.

>> THAT'S WHAT SPANG'S

COMPLAINING TO REFEREE

JASON HERZOG ABOUT.

BIG SHOTS TO THE BODY.

SPANG TRYING TO GET TO HIS FEET.

TO ONE KNEE.

BACK TO BOTH KNEES.

COULD NOT EXPLODE UP.

BACK ELBOW BY SPANG.

FALCAO IS REALLY HEAVY

IN THIS POSITION.

>> REMEMBER, TOQUINHO PALHARES

LOOKING TO THE REFEREE

AGAINST NATE MARQUARDT.

"OH, HE'S GREASED UP."

REFEREE JUST LOOKED AT HIM.

WELL, HE GOT KNOCKED OUT.

YOU CANNOT TAKE YOUR FOCUS

OFF YOUR OPPONENT TO COMPLAIN

ABOUT SOMETHING.

I'M NOT SAYING DON'T BRING

IT TO THE REFEREE'S ATTENTION,

BUT DON'T DO IT AT THE EXPENSE

OF GETTING PUNCHED IN THE SIDE

OF THE HEAD.

>> BACK ELBOW AGAIN BY SPANG

AND ANOTHER BIG RIGHT HAND

BY FALCAO.

>> I'M IMPRESSED BY THE PRESSURE

OF FALCAO IN THIS POSITION.

HE'S NOT GOING CRAZY.

HE'S NOT GOING WILD.

HE'S KEEPING THE WEIGHT RIGHT ON

THE BACK AND PRESSURING FALCAO.

I'M SORRY, PRESSURING

ANDREAS SPANG.

THAT'S WHAT FALCAO'S DOING.

>> SPANG AGAIN TRYING

TO GET TO HIS FEET.

BACK TO ONE KNEE.

IT'S A GOOD POSITION TO THROW--

YEAH, SOME KNEES TO THE--

SOME KNEES TO THE THIGH.

>> LOOK AT SPANG KEEPING HIMSELF

GROUNDED WITH THE RIGHT HAND.

GOOD DOUBLE LEFT HANDS THERE

BY FALCAO,

AND ANOTHER BIG TAKEDOWN.

>> MAN, ABSOLUTELY NO SPACE

FROM FALCAO.

WHEN THEY STAND UP, HE GOES

RIGHT FOR THAT SUPLEX.

>> BELLY TO BACK

ON THAT TAKEDOWN.

BIT OF ONE-WAY TRAFFIC

FROM MAIQUEL FALCAO HERE

IN ROUND NUMBER TWO.

JUST RELENTLESS WITH THAT

BODY LOCK.

>> BUT IT'S AN EFFICIENT

RELENTLESSNESS.

HE'S GOT GOOD PRESSURE.

HE'S KEEPING HIS CHEST

RIGHT ON ANDREAS SPANG'S BACK.

HE'S NOT LIFTING HIM UP

THAT MUCH.

HE'S NOT DOING A LOT

OF THE THINGS THAT COST

A FIGHTER ENERGY.

AND HE'S DRAINING THE ENERGY

OUT OF ANDREAS SPANG.

VERY SMART MOVE.

>> THOSE ARE PUNISHING RIB SHOTS

BY FALCAO.

>> GOT A LITTLE TOO CRAZY

WITH THE KNEE!

THAT COST HIM.

>> SPANG BACK TO HIS FEET.

FINAL 30 SECONDS OF ROUND TWO,

AND ANOTHER TAKEDOWN

BY MAIQUEL FALCAO!

>> SO FAR, GREAT PRESSURE

BY THE BRAZILIAN HERE.

BUT I LIKE WHAT I'M SEEING.

HE TASTED HIS POWER IN THE FIRST

ROUND AND IS CHANGING IT UP AND

MAKING IT ABOUT HIS GRAPPLING.

THAT'S WHY HE'S BEEN SUCCESSFUL.

>> A BIG ROUND FOR MAIQUEL

FALCAO, HOLDING TOP POSITION.

[cheers and applause]

>> WHEN WE RETURN,

THE CONCLUSION OF SPANG

VERSUS FALCAO ON BELLATOR 360.

>> WELCOME BACK.

THIS IS BELLATOR 360 ON SPIKE.

>> THE FINAL ROUND OF BELLATOR'S

MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

CHAMPIONSHIP.

JIMMY, ON YOUR SCORECARD.

>> I HAVE IT--

STRANGE SCORE--

19-18, MAIQUEL FALCAO,

'CAUSE OF THAT POINT DEDUCTION.

I CERTAINLY GAVE HIM

THAT LAST ROUND.

I GAVE THE FIRST ONE A TIE.

9 TO 9.

>> IF YOU JOINED US LATE,

MAIQUEL FALCAO WAS THE DEDUCTED

A POINT BY REFEREE JASON HERZOG

IN ROUND ONE FOR A KNEE

TO THE HEAD OF ANDREAS SPANG

WHILE HE WAS GROUNDED.

OUTSIDE KICK BY FALCAO.

>> ONE THING FALCAO

HAS TO RESPECT IS THE KNOCKOUT

POWER OF ANDREAS SPANG.

HE'S KEEPING HIS HANDS HIGH.

STAYING TIGHT.

RIGHT IN FOR THE TAKEDOWN.

>> TAKEDOWN BY FALCAO AGAIN.

BETWEEN ROUNDS, ANDREAS SPANG'S

CHIEF SECOND, THE FORMER

OUTSTANDING PRO BOXER SKIPPER

KELP SAID, "YOU HAVE TO KEEP

THE STANDING TO WIN."

AND LOOK WHERE WE ARE, JIMMY.

>> AH, GOOD RIGHT TO THE TEMPLE.

DOESN'T TAKE MUCH OF A SHOT

THERE TO KNOCK YOU OUT.

>> NOW TO THE BODY.

>> BEHIND THE EAR

IS A KNOCKOUT SHOT.

ANYWHERE NEAR THE EAR'S

A KNOCKOUT SHOT.

>> AGAIN, SPANG LOOKING

FOR THAT REVERSE ELBOW.

THAT BACK ELBOW.

KNEE TO THE BODY FROM FALCAO.

>> NOW, WHAT FALCAO CAN'T

DO IS GO CRAZY WITH THE KNEES.

THAT REQUIRES YOU TO TAKE WEIGHT

OFF YOUR OPPONENT.

HE DOES NOT WANT TO DO THAT.

NOW THOSE ARE WICKED SHOTS.

>> FALCAO, AGAIN, YOU SEE WITH

THE WAISTAGE.

DRIVING THAT KNEE.

>> OH, THAT SUCKS.

KNEE TO THE TAILBONE.

IT'S LEGAL, AND IT HURTS.

>> KNEE TO THE RIBCAGE THAT TIME

BY FALCAO.

>> BUT I LIKE WHAT I'M SEEING

IN TERMS OF THE CONTROL

OF MAIQUEL FALCAO.

HE'S NOT GOING NUTS LOOKING

FOR THE KNOCKOUT.

HE'S TAKING HIS TIME AND LANDING

EFFECTIVE STRIKES.

NOW ANGLING TO THE FRONT,

LOOKING FOR THE TAKEDOWN AGAIN.

SPANG GOING FOR THAT GUILLOTINE.

>> SPANG FISHING

FOR THE STANDING GUILLOTINE.

AND THE SAME ESCAPE TWICE!

TEXTBOOK FOR MAIQUEL FALCAO.

>> THAT IS SELF-DEFENSE

JUJITSU 101.

>> ANOTHER BIG KNEE

BY MAIQUEL FALCAO.

>> OLD-SCHOOL JAPANESE JUJITSU.

THAT ROLLBACK.

BUT WHAT IT IS IS THE PRESSURE.

THE STRIKES MAKE SPANG BRING HIS

HANDS UP TO HIS FACE SO HE CAN'T

SPRING UP OFF HIS HANDS

AND GET UP.

>> FALCAO, YOU SEE, CAUTIOUS

WITH THOSE KNEES, BURYING THEM

IN THE RIB CAGE.

THAT ONE ON THE ARM.

>> HE CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE

ANOTHER POINT UNDER

ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

THAT'S THE CONTAINED AGGRESSION

OF MMA.

YOU LOVE A GUY BEING WILD

AND BEING AGGRESSIVE,

BUT YOU CAN'T MAKE THE MISTAKES

THAT COST YOU A FIGHT.

HE MADE A MISTAKE

IN THE FIRST ROUND.

HE CANNOT MAKE ONE

IN THE THIRD ROUND.

ONLY TWO MINUTES LEFT.

LAST TWO ROUNDS HAVE BEEN

A WIPEOUT FOR MAIQUEL FALCAO.

>> AGAIN, IT'S THAT WAISTAGE.

>> OH, HE GRABBED THE CAGE!

>> SPANG GRABBED THE CAGE.

FALCAO STILL DRAGGED HIM DOWN.

>> I LIKE THAT.

HE JUMPED UP, KICKED OUT,

AND THEN PUT HIS WEIGHT

RIGHT BACK ON HIM.

A LOT OF GUYS WOULD HAVE BACKED

UP AND LET SPANG GET UP.

HE DID NOT DO THAT.

THREW HIS WEIGHT RIGHT BACK

ON TOP OF HIM.

SOLID JUJITSU.

>> GOOD SNEAKY RIGHT HAND

BY FALCAO.

JUST WILL NOT LET ANDREAS SPANG

STAND AND FIND DISTANCE.

FALCAO CLEARLY IS IMPLEMENTING

HIS GAME PLAN.

HE IS FIGHTING HIS FIGHT.

>> AH, HE CERTAINLY IS.

VERY TIGHT GAME.

NO SPACE FOR ANDREAS SPANG.

>> MORE KNEES.

>> I THOUGHT HE WOULD WANT

TO HAVE TO FIGHT THIS FIGHT

AT RANGE.

USE HIS KICKS.

HIS OUTSIDE MOVEMENT.

HE HAS NOT.

HE'S USED HIS GRAPPLING.

>> AGAIN, SPANG LOOKING

FOR THE GUILLOTINE.

HE'S FOUND NO JOY IN THAT

THUS FAR.

SEE SPANG BLEEDING

FROM THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE.

>> ONE MINUTE LEFT, BUT HE HAS

TO RESPECT THE FINISHING ABILITY

OF ANDREAS SPANG.

>> AND AGAIN THE ESCAPE.

THREE FOR THREE.

>> MAN, HE IS FOLLOWING THE--

HE IS FOLLOWING HIS GAME PLAN

TO A TEE.

>> THE 15TH AND FINAL MINUTE

OF THIS BELLATOR SEASON SIX

MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

CHAMPIONSHIP.

$100,000 AND A WORLD TITLE SHOT

TO THE WINNER.

>> SPANG CAN STILL FINISH.

HE'S A VERY HARD HITTER.

40 SECONDS LEFT!

>> SPANG LOOKING

FOR THE LEFT HOOK,

THE KNOCKOUT PUNCH.

PULLED BACK THAT LEFT HOOK.

>> HOW MUCH DOES SPANG

HAVE LEFT?

HE'S BEEN CARRYING THE WEIGHT OF

MAIQUEL FALCAO FOR TWO ROUNDS.

>> AND HE'LL CARRY IT MORE HERE.

20 SECONDS REMAINING.

>> OH, FULL MOUNT!

>> FULL MOUNT ACHIEVED

BY MAIQUEL FALCAO.

SPANG TRIED TO SWEEP,

AND HE COULDN'T.

FALCAO LOOKING FOR MORE SHOTS

FROM THE TOP.

HAS ONE HOOK IN.

INTO THE HALF GUARD OF SPANG.

FALCAO LOOKING FOR MORE

PUNISHING SHOTS--

THE BELL, AND THE END

OF THE FIGHT.

>> A MASTERFUL PERFORMANCE IN

THE LAST TWO ROUNDS

BY MAIQUEL FALCAO.

BUT DON'T FORGET, HE

LOST A POINT IN THE FIRST ROUND.

IF THE JUDGES SCORED THE FIRST

ROUND FOR ANDREAS SPANG,

THIS IS A DRAW, AND WE'RE GONNA

HAVE A ROUND FOUR.

>> AND THE WINNER BY UNANIMOUS

DECISION, AND NOW THE BELLATOR

SEASON SIX MIDDLEWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT CHAMPION:

MAIQUEL "BIG RIG" FALCAO.

>> AND WITH THAT WIN, MAIQUEL

FALCAO EARNED HIS SHOT AT THE

BELLATOR MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE.

FOR EVERYONE AT BELLATOR

AND FOR SPIKE, I'M JIMMY SMITH,

AND THANKS FOR WATCHING.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME

ON BELLATOR 360.

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