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Bellator 115

Tournament winner Cheick Kongo challenges Vitaly Minakov for the Heavyweight World Championship in the main event of an action-packed night of Bellator MMA.

>>> CHEICK KONGO, ONE OF MMA'S

MOST EXPLOSIVE HEAVYWEIGHTS.

>> NO ANSWER FOR CHEICK KONGO.

>> OVER THE LAST DECADE, HE

PURSUED THE DREAM OF BECOMING

WORLD CHAMPION.

TONIGHT, HE GETS THAT CHANCE,

BUT WILL THE DREAM TURN INTO A

NIGHTMARE?

WHEN HE MEETS HIS RUSSIAN

DESTROYER, VITALY MINAKOV.

THE HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION

AND UNDEFEATED READY TO DEFEND

HIS BELT.

>> SCARY JAB RIGHT THERE.

>> MINAKOV VERSUS KONGO, FOR THE

HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE,

BELLATOR MMA STARTS RIGHT NOW.

>>> TONIGHT WE'RE IN THE STORIED

FIGHT CITY OF RENO, NEVADA.

AND BELLATOR MMA IS PRESENTED BY

BY -- HEADED YOUR WAY, CHEICK

KONGO VERSUS VITALY MINAKOV FOR

THE BELLATOR HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE AND, JIMMY, WE'LL BEGIN

WITH THE FIGHT AT 195 POUNDS.

>> TO HEAVY HANDED STRIKERS WITH

DIFFERENT STYLES, JOHNNY

CISNEROS, FIVE KNOCKOUTS IN

EIGHT WINS, A BRAWLER.

MICK EL PARTIC

MIKKEL, MUCH MORE TECHNICAL,

SEVEN KNOCKOUTS IN HIS 11 WINS.

>> DAVE AND BUSTERS BRINGS YOU

THE TALE OF THE TAPE.

>> THE REACH ADVANTAGE OF JOHNNY

CISNEROS, FIVE INCHES OVER

MIKKEL PARLO, NOT A BIG GUY AT

195 POUNDS.

>> BELLATOR CAGE AND MICHAEL

WILLIAMS.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN GOOD

EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE RENO

EVENT CENTER LIVE ON SPIKE

BELLATOR MMA PRESENTED BY BAMBOO

NUTRA.

NOW BEGINS WITH THREE

FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS PRESENTED BY

DAVE AND BUSTERS.

BELLATOR MMA EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT.

NOW, INTRODUCING FIRST, THE RED

CORNER AT 5'11", WEIGHING 192.6

POUNDS, MAKING HIS BELLATOR

DEBUT, EIGHT PROFESSIONAL

VICTORIES TWO DEFEATS, FIGHTING

OUT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA,

INTRODUCING JOHNNY "THE TATTOOED

TERROR" CISNEROS!

AND ACROSS THE CAGE, OPPONENT

TONIGHT, FIGHTING OUT OF BLUT

CORNER, 5'9", WEIGHING IN 195.3

POUNDS, THE FORMER TOURNAMENT

FINALIST TONIGHT, RETURNS WITH

THE 11 PROFESSIONAL VICTORIES,

TWO DEFEATS, FIGHTING OUT OF

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, INTRODUCING

MIKKEL PARLO!

AND THE REFEREE, IN CHARGE OF

THE ACTION, JASON HERZOG.

>> BELL F

>> BELLATOR DEBUT FOR THAT MAN,

JOHNNY CISNEROS.

MIKKEL PARLO, SEASON NINE

MIDDLEWEIGHT TOURNAMENT.

>> THE ROUND NUMBER ONE.

MILLER LITE, THE OFFICIAL BEER

OF BELLATOR, NOT JUST A GOOD

TIME.

IT IS MILLER TIME.

>> CISNEROS IN THE BLACK TRUNKS.

PARLO IN THE WHITE AND RED

TRUNKS.

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE BELLATOR

APP NOW, IT IS FREE OF CHARGE.

SCORE EVERY ROUND LIVE, REAL

TIME STATS, COURTESY OF COMPU

STRIKES.

THE INTELLIGENCE OF PARLO.

ALWAYS FINDS THE RIGHT STRATEGY

FOR HIS OPPONENT.

RIGHT NOW, WORKING THE TAKEDOWN.

HEAVY HANDS OF CISNEROS.

>> PARLO SAID, DOESN'T JUST WANT

THIS TO BE A STAND-UP FIGHT.

THE EDGE ON THE GROUND AND

TRYING TO GET THIS FIGHT TO THE

GROUND.

PARLO GIVING JOHNNY CISNEROS NO

ROOM SO FAR IN THIS FIGHT.

CISNEROS TRYING TO FIRE BACK.

SHOT AND TAKEDOWN FROM PARLO.

PARLO'S RELOCATING FROM

COPENHAGEN TO LAS VEGAS, TRYING

TO BECOME A COMPLETE MMA

FIGHTER.

WORKING A LOT ON THIS, THE

GROUND GAME.

>> STAYING PATIENT HERE, LOOKING

FOR A SPOT TO EXPLODE AND THERE

IT IS.

>> RIGHT BACK TO HIS FEET.

>> WHAT HE NEEDS IS DISTANCE TO

THROW SHOTS AND PARLO HAS NOT

GIVEN THAT TO HIM.

>> THROW TO THE HEAD AND THE

BODY.

PARLO RIGHT BACK INTO THE

POCKET.

CISNEROS IS A HEAVY HITTER, BUT

HE SAID HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE A

BRAWLER.

FIGHT SMART, FIGHT TECHNICALLY.

TOUGH TO BE A TECHNICAL STRIKER,

THOUGH, WHEN YOUR OPPONENT IS --

>> PARLO IS A TECHNICAL STRIKER

HIMSELF.

>> LEVEL CHANCE FOR PARLO.

GETS THE TAKEDOWN.

ALREADY, JIMMY, WE'RE SEE

SOMETHING VARIETY IN PARLO'S

GAME WE HAVEN'T SEEN PREVIOUSLY.

>> DEFINITELY MORE COMFORTABLE

WITH THE TAKEDOWN.

>> PARLO WITH THE WRIST CONTROL.

HE CAN CONTROL ONCE HE'S BEEN ON

TOP.

CISNEROS KEEPING HIMSELF

GROUNDED.

NOW BACK TO HIS FEET.

50 REMAINING IN ROUND NUMBER

ONE.

RIGHT HAND BY PARLO.

NOW HAS SOME ROOM.

GOT HIS BACK OFF THE BENCH.

>> CISNEROS IS GOING TO THROW

PUNCHES LIKE THAT, HAS TO GET

BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE CAGE.

AFTER THROWING, PARLO KNOWS HE

CAN PUSH HIM UP AGAINST THE

FENCE AND GET THE TAKEDOWN WHEN

HE NEEDS IT.

>> BIG GUARD FROM JOHNNY

CISNEROS.

THERE WITH -- NOT BEEN GIVEN

MUCH TIME OR SPACE FROM MIKKEL

PARLO SO FAR IN THIS FIGHT.

>> BOTH WANTED GOOD STRIKES,

THEY HAVE THEIR MOMENTS BUT

PARLO ABLE TO GET THE TAKEDOWN

WHEN HE NEEDED IT AGAINST

CISNEROS.

>> SLOWED BACK TO HIS FEET.

AND HE DOES.

CISNEROS, UNDERNEATH FROM PARLO.

SEE JOHNNY CISNEROS WANTING TO

OPEN UP WITH THE STRIKE, LOOKING

FOR THE DISTANCE.

>> PARLO, LOOKING TO WEAR HIM

OUT, MAKING HIM THROW STRIKES

AND PUT HIM ON HIS BACK, MAKING

HIM THROW STRIKES AND TAKE HIM

DOWN AGAIN.

HE KEEPS DOING THAT.

HASN'T HAD A SUSTAINED ATTACK ON

THE FEET.

CONTENT WITH THE TAKEDOWN AND

THE CLINCH.

BUT NOW CISNEROS AGGRESSIVE WITH

HIS CLINCH.

>> CISNEROS IS HOLDING THE BODY

LOCK.

PARLO ON THE CLEVER TURN.

FINAL SECONDS, UPPERCUT FROM

PARLO.

>> BETWEEN ROUNDS, MIKKEL

PARLO'S CORNER TELLING HIM I

WANT TO SEE MIKE TYSON, AND

FEDOR EMELIANENKO.

SURE, I CAN DO THAT.

SUPERHERO OF MMA.

DON'T EVER WANT TO FIGHT THAT

DUDE.

MIKE DIAMOND, AT THE CORNER OF

JOHNNY CISNEROS, TELLING HIM

PARLO DOESN'T HAVE YOUR HAND.

YOU GOT TO BOX.

PARLO DOESN'T WANT TO -- I THINK

HE'S THROWING GOOD POWER

PUNCHES, PARLO HAS BEEN ABLE TO

MIX UP THE STRIKING HAND AND

TAKEDOWN.

>> CISNEROS.

>> WOW.

>> JIMMY WHAT DID YOU THINK?

>> I THOUGHT IT WAS 10-9, PARLO.

BUT THIS TAKEDOWN WITH CISNEROS

BRINGING HIM UP AND DROPPING

HIM, THAT'S A HUGE TECHNICAL

ERROR.

YOU CAN'T DROP A DUDE LIKE THAT,

AND LET HIM POP BACK UP.

CISNEROS NOW WITH THE BODY, TAKE

HIM DOWN AND CONTROL HIM.

>> DIXIE CARTER RETURNS AND

EVERYONE WILL FEEL HER WRATH.

IMPACT WRESTLING LIVE THURSDAY,

9:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME ON SPIKE.

CISNEROS TRYING TO SIT UP AND

THROUGH.

>> TECHNICAL MISTAKES PARLO IS

MAKING, I THINK HE'S ON TOP, HE

LETS CISNEROS OFF THE HOOK QUITE

A FEW TIMES.

NEED TO WORK FROM THE ROLL ON

TOP, TO KNOW WHERE TO PUT HIS

HIPS AND WHERE TO PUT PRESSURE.

BUT LIKE YOU SAID, IT IS --

>> PARLO, HOOKING THE LEG.

TRYING TO TAKE THE BACK.

ONE HOOK IN.

WELL DEFENDED FROM CISNEROS.

TRYING TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET.

KEEPS GROUNDING HIMSELF WITH THE

RIGHT KNUCKLES AND THE RIGHT

KNEE.

STANDING ON THE GROUND, PARLO

NOT GIVING CISNEROS ANY ROOM.

>> HE IS.

AND NOW STEPPING OVER TO FULL

MOUNT.

CISNEROS HOLDING ON TIGHT, BUT

HE'S IN TROUBLE.

FULL MOUNT AND YOU SEE CISNEROS

IS FLAT.

>> CISNEROS JUST TRYING TO KEEP

HIS OPPONENT MIKKEL PARLO CHECK

TO CHECK.

>> HE'S SMART TO GO BODY, GO

HEAD AND WEAR CISNEROS DOWN FROM

HERE.

LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO SIT UP

AND MAKE SOME SERIOUS GROUND AND

POUND ON HIM.

>> PARLO TAKING HIS TIME FROM

FULL MOUNT.

CISNEROS IS GIVING IT BACK.

>> TELLING PARLO WATCH THE BACK

OF THE HEAD, TARGET THE EARS.

BOTH HOOKS IN FOR MIKKEL PARLO.

PARLO, YOU SEE, SLIPPED HIS LEFT

HAND UNDER AND THROUGH.

>> DOES NOT WANT THAT RIGHT

HAND -- GOOD JOB CHANGING IT UP.

CISNEROS NOW GOING NOWHERE.

>> BACK MOUNT FOR MIKKEL PARLO,

A LOT OF TIME REMAINING IN ROUND

NUMBER TWO.

1:25 TO GO.

PARLO WITH ONE HOOK IN.

BACK TO THE MOUNT.

THAT WAS A NICE TRANSITION.

HERE COME THE LEFT HANDS FROM

MIKKEL PARLO, JIMMY.

>> HAS TO EXPLODE.

CANNOT STAY HERE.

>> PARLO WALKING UP NOW ON THE

MOUNT.

>> NOTHING TO DO FOR MIKKEL

PARLO IN THE PAST.

TOURNAMENT RUN, FOR EXAMPLE,

DIDN'T GO FOR THE FINISH A LOT.

HE WAS CONTENT TO STAY ON TOP,

SCORE POINTS AND PUT ROUNDS

AWAY.

DIDN'T HAVE FINISHES IN

BELLATOR.

>> HAD ROGERS IN TROUBLE.

BOTH THE FIGHTS WENT THE

DISTANCE.

CONTENT TO LAND SOME PUNCHES,

PUT THE ROUNDS AWAY, BUT RIGHT

NOW THESE AREN'T FIGHT-ENDING

PUNCHES.

>> NOT A HIGH VOLUME.

>> NO.

GOT TO STRING A LOT TOGETHER TO

GET A FINISH.

OR ONE BIG ONE AND PUT HIM OUT

AND HE HASN'T DONE THAT EITHER.

>> PARLO VERY SOLID IN ROUND

NUMBER TWO.

15 SECONDS REMAINING.

CISNEROS TRYING TO CAGE WALK.

PARLO FINISHES THE ROUND ON TOP.

>> OUR ALWAYS STRIKING AND

LOVELY BELLATOR GIRLS, MERCEDES

AND JADE.

>> ROUND NUMBER THREE COMING UP.

195 POUNDS, JOHNNY CISNEROS

VERSUS MIKKEL PARLO.

JIMMY, HOW ABOUT IT FOR YOU?

>> EASY 10-9 FOR MIKKEL PARLO.

HE DIDN'T STRING TOGETHER THE

COMBINATIONS TO FINISH ON THE

GROUND, DIDN'T LAND THE BIG ONE,

GOING TO PUT A GUY OUT THAT

DIDN'T HAPPEN.

>> LEG KICK TO OPEN THIS ROUND

FOR PARLO.

CISNEROS TRYING TO GET BACK INTO

THE ROUND.

STEPPING FORWARD.

THE LEVEL CHANGE.

>> JOKER IN BETWEEN ROUNDS, HE

SAID, YOU GOT TO FINISH THIS

FIGHT, GOT TO FINISH THIS THIRD

ROUND AND THAT'S WHY.

THE GROUND STRIKE OF MIKKEL

PARLO, 22-3.

BEEN A WIPEOUT ON THE GROUND,

SHAWN.

>> PARLO BACK TO TOP POSITION.

TRYING TO CLEAR THE HALF GUARD

OF JOHNNY CISNEROS.

PARLO LOOKING TO SUCK IN THE

LEFT WRIST.

>> PEOPLE DON'T TALK ABOUT ALL

THE TIME ABOUT FINISHING IN MMA.

NOT SOMETHING YOU CAN TEACH A

CHAMPION.

WHEN YOU TAKE A WRIST AT THE

RIGHT TIME, CERTAIN GUYS THAT

JUST HAVE GREAT CAREERS OF GUYS

THAT MADE THAT CHOICE OF I'M ON

TOP, PUT THIS ROUND AWAY AND NOT

TAKE THAT RISK.

NOT CRITICISM, JUST STYLISTIC

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIGHTERS AND

MIKKEL PARLO IN BELLATOR HASN'T

MADE A LOT OF THOSE RISKS, THOSE

JUMPS THAT ALLOW HIM TO FINISH A

FIGHT.

PUTS AWAY A ROUND, A DOMINANT

PERFORMANCE.

AND TOURNAMENT LAST TIME,

AGAINST JASON BUTCHER, GETS

CLOSE CONTROL, ALL SIX OF THE

ROUNDS.

>> JIMMY, EXCELLENT POINT, LOOK

AT WHAT PARLO IS DOING HERE.

PRESSURE SHOULDER IN.

THIS ONE IS DOMINANT.

>> CISNEROS JUST WARNED BY JASON

HERZOG.

THE LENGTH OF THE CAGE.

TELLING BOTH FIGHTERS TO KEEP

WORKING.

>> PART OF IT IS THE

INEXPERIENCE ON GROUND, NOT A

LOT OF SPACE IN WHERE HIS HITS

ARE.

THIS HE CAN S

THEY CAN SIT UP AND DO A LOT OF

DAMAGE.

>> LOOKING FOR THE REAR NAKED

CHOKE.

>> ONE HOOK IN.

NOW TWO.

GOOD POSITION.

FLATTEN CISNEROS OUT, REALLY PUT

HIS FIST IN.

>> CISNEROS STILL POSTURING

HIGH.

BOTH HOOKS IN, BUT NOT DEEP FOR

MIKKEL PARLO.

>> AND THAT'S THAT INEXPERIENCE

I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT.

NOT FLATTENING OUT GOOD HOOKS

BUT NOT PUTTING THE PRESSURE ON.

>> OUR MAIN EVENT, VITALY

MINAKOV VERSUS CHEICK KONGO.

CISNEROS TRYING TO CAGE WALK.

>> HE'S REALLY JUST STUCK ON THE

BOTTOM RIGHT NOW, JIMMY.

TOP PRESSURE FROM MIKKEL PARLO.

HE'S HOLDING ON, BUT A MINUTE

LEFT, AND THE FIGHT HE IS

LOSING.

HE NEEDS TO GET THAT ESCAPE,

LAND A BIG PUNCH.

>> HERZOG TELLING BOTH FIGHTERS,

KEEP WORKING.

AND THAT'S CISNEROS.

>> TRANSITION TO FULL MOUNT.

EXACTLY WHERE CISNEROS DOESN'T

WANT TO BE.

TRIES TO SIT UP AND FINISH THIS

FIGHT.

PARLO HAD A DECENT AMOUNT OF

TIME IN FULL MOUNT.

HE'S HAD A LOT OF TIME IN FULL

MOUNT.

>> NOT A TON OF STRIKES, THOUGH.

>> HE'S GONE BACK AND FORTH.

LANDS A FEW, GOES BACK TO

SUBMISSION, LANDS A FEW.

GOOD WAY TO KEEP YOURSELF IN

MOUNT, KEEPING YOUR OPPONENT ON

THE DEFENSIVE, BUT WON'T FINISH

A FIGHT THAT WAY.

>> ONE FOOT EACH, GOING FOR

SUBMISSION OR STRIKES.

NOW THROWING BIG BOMBS.

>> FINAL SECONDS AND PARLO

OPENING THINGS UP FROM THE FULL

MOUNT.

BIG ELBOW STRIKES FROM MIKKEL

PARLO.

BELL AT THE END OF THE FIGHT.

WHEN WE RETURN, WE WILL SEE WHO

CLAIMS VICTORY IN THIS CATCH

WEIGHT FIGHT OF 195 POUNDS.

JOHNNY CISNEROS OR THAT MAN ON

YOUR SCREEN, THE

>>> JOHNNY CISNEROS AND MIKKEL

PARLO GOING THE DISTANCE, ALL

THREE ROUNDS, ALL 15 MINUTES.

AUTO ZONE REPLAY, PROVEN TOUGH,

AVAILABLE ONLY AT AUTO ZONE.

STORY OF THE FIGHT, THE GROUND

WORK OF MIKKEL PARLO GOING BACK

AND FORTH FROM GROUND AND POUND

TO SUBMISSION GAME.

UNLOADING AT THE END OF THE

ROUND.

AT THE END OF THE FIGHT.

BUT CONSERVATIVE WITH HIS GROUND

AND POUND THROUGHOUT THE 15

MINUTES.

THE MAN, CISNEROS, NO ANSWER FOR

THE POSITIONING AND THE GROUND

ATTACK OF MIKKEL PARLO.

>> JIMMY, YOUR FINAL SCORE CARD?

>> EASY THREE ROUNDS TO NONE,

MIKKEL PARLO.

>> HERE IS MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HAVING

GONE THE DISTANCE INSIDE THE

BELLATOR CAGE, TO YOUR JUDGES'

SCORE CARDS, ALL THREE JUDGES,

THE SAME AT 30-27, ALL FOR THE

WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION,

MIKKEL PARLO!

>> MIKKEL PARLO, JUST 23 YEARS

OLD, AND NOW 12-2 IN HIS PRO

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CAREER.

>>> STILL TO COME, THE MAIN

EVENT, VITALY MINAKOV DEFENDS

HIS HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE

VERSUS CHEICK KONGO.

BUT UP NEXT, A LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

BATTLE, VOLKAN OEZDEMIR VERSUS

KELLY ANUNDSON.

>>> TONIGHT'S MAIN EVENT IS THE

FIGHT FOR BELLATOR HEAVYWEIGHT

WORLD TITLE.

>> A CHAMP, VITALY MINAKOV,

UNDEFEATED, FLANKED AS ALWAYS BY

HIS RUSSIAN TEAMMATES.

ALWAYS COMES IN EXCITED AND

READY TO GO.

THE OPPONENT, CHEICK KONGO, A

GIGANTIC HEAVYWEIGHT IN HIS OWN

RIGHT.

KNOWN FOR MUAY THAI, OUTSIDE

GAME.

VICIOUS KICKS, HANDS AND KNEES

UP AGAINST THE FENCE.

>> JIMMY, VITALY MINAKOV IS THE

UNDEFEATED CHAMPION.

BUT CHEICK KONGO HAS THE EDGE

AND EXPERIENCE.

>> A LOT OF BIG FIGHTS, AND HE'S

SO DRIVEN TO BECOME THE WORLD

CHAMPION, BUT MINAKOV, 13 WINS,

12 FINISHES IN THOSE 13 WINS, HE

SAID I'M NOT A CHAMP UNTIL I

DEFEND.

VERY MOTIVATED.

>> THAT FIGHT FOR BELLATOR

HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

IS THE MAIN EVENT.

RIGHT NOW, TO A FIGHT IN THE

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION.

VOLKAN OEZDEMIR FACING KELLY

ANUNDSON.

>> VOLKAN OEZDEMIR UNDEFEATED,

10-0 AS A PRO.

NINE FINISHES IN THOSE TEN WINS,

KNOWN FOR HIS MUAY THAI, HIS

BELLATOR DEBUT, HE WON THE FIGHT

ON THE GROUND, VICIOUS GROUND

AND POUND, SHOWED HE'S WELL

ROUNDED, READY TO GO TONIGHT.

>> VOLKAN OEZDEMIR OF

SWITZERLAND LOOKING TO RUN HIS

PRO MMA RECORD TO A PERFECT

11-0.

HIS OPPONENT, THE AMERICAN,

KELLY NUNDSON MAKING HIS

BELLATOR DEBUT AND LOOKING FOR

THE UPSET.

>>> KELLY ANUNDSON, FROM NEWBURY

COLLEGE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, SET

TO MAKE HIS BELLATOR DEBUT

AGAINST HIS FRIEND AND FORMER

TRAINING PARTNER, VOLKAN

OEZDEMIR OF SWITZERLAND.

NOW LET'S DO THE NUMBERS AS

DAVID & BUSTERS BRINGS YOU THE

TALE OF THE TAPE, EAT, DRINK,

PLAY, WATCH SPORTS.

>> BOTH GUYS HAVE A TON OF

FINISHING ABILITY.

OEZDEMIR, NINE FINISHES AND TEN

WINS.

ANUNDSON, FIVE FINISHES IN SIX

WINS.

>> BELLATOR MMA CONTINUES NOW

WITH THREE FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS IN

THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION,

SPONSORED BY AUTO ZONE.

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POWER ON.

AND NOW, INTRODUCING FIRST

FIGHTING OUT OF THE RED CORNER,

AT 6 FOOT, 205.6 POUNDS, HIS

PROFESSIONAL RECORD, UNFEETUNDEFEATED

AT 10-0, FROM SWITZERLAND,

INTRODUCING VOLKAN OEZDEMIR!

AND ACROSS THE CAGE, HIS

OPPONENT OUT OF THE BLUE CORN,

5'11", 205.8 POUNDS, AS A

PROFESSIONAL, SIX VICTORIES, TWO

LOSSES, FIGHTING OUT OF COCONUT

CREEK, FLORIDA, HE HAILS FROM

RENO, NEVADA, KELLY ANUNDSON!

AND THE REFEREE IN CHARGE OF THE

ACTION, PERCY.

>> BOTH FIGHTERS SAID THEY WILL

PUT THEIR FRIENDSHIP ASIDE.

VOLKAN OEZDEMIR SAID MY GOAL IS

TO FINISH KELLY ANUNDSON QUICKLY

SO AS NOT TO HURT HIM TOO BADLY.

ROUND NUMBER ONE.

>> WHAT A NICE GUY.

>> OUR CLOCK BROUGHT TO YOU BY

MILLER LITE, THE OFFICIAL BEER

OF BELLATOR.

OEZDEMIR.

>> HE'S KNOWN FOR MUAY THAI,

KICKING THAT LEG OUT FROM

ANUNDSON.

>> OEZDEMIR IN THE BLACK TRUNKS,

ANUNDSON IN THE GRAY TRUNKS.

FROM TRAINING, ANUNDSON SAID

ONCE I GET HIM ON THE GROUND,

OEZDEMIR CAN'T MATCH MY JUJITSU

AND CAN'T MATCH MY WRESTLING.

>> RIGHT NOW THEY'RE PLAYING THE

OUTSIDE GAME.

THAT'S WHERE OEZDEMIR IS AT HIS

BEST.

>> THERE IS ANUNDSON TRYING TO

TAKE IT TO THE GROUND.

STRONG FROM OEZDEMIR.

>> SECOND EFFORT, GETS HIM THE

BODY LOCK.

>> THERE IS THE TAKEDOWN FROM

ANUNDSON.

ALL NEW EPISODE OF BAR RESCUE

SUNDAY, 9:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME,

FOLLOWED BY CATCH A CONTRACTOR

WITH ADAM CAROLLA.

RIGHT HERE ON SPIKE.

DEAN TELLING OEZDEMIR DON'T GRAB

THE FENCE.

JIMMY, THUS FAR, THIS IS THE

GAME THAT KELLY ANUNDSON WANTS

TO PLAY, NOT GIVING OEZDEMIR

DISTANCE AT ALL IN THE STAND-UP.

KEEPING IT TIGHT CHESTED, WORK

THE THROAT, THAT'S WHAT HE GETS.

CAN HE KEEP OEZDEMIR DOWN?

THAT'S THE QUESTION.

SO FAR HE HASN'T.

TAKEDOWNS REQUIRE A LOT OF

ENERGY, JUST TO LET A GUY UP

AGAIN.

>> THERE IS ANOTHER TAKEDOWN

FROM KELLY ANUNDSON.

LOOKING TO MOVE TO THE BACK.

>> INTERESTING DYNAMIC TO ME,

NOT JUST FIGHTING YOUR FRIEND,

FIGHTING SOMEONE YOU TRAINED

WITH.

>> YOU KNOW YOUR HABITS, THEY

KNOW YOURS.

>> OEZDEMIR KEEPING HIMSELF

GROUNDED.

>> HE WAS NOT GROUNDED, I DON'T

THINK, WHEN HE GOT HIT WITH THAT

KNEE.

HARD TO TELL FROM THE CAMERA

ANGLE, THOUGH.

>> OEZDEMIR, DOWN ON BOTH

GLOVES.

>> THE COMMUNITY ISN'T THAT BIG.

ANOTHER TAKEDOWN FROM KELLY

ANUNDSON.

>> A LOT OF GUYS, OPPONENTS,

TRAIN TOGETHER.

>> IN TERMS OF FINDING PEOPLE

YOU LIKE, DON'T YOU DO THAT

EVERY DAY.

>> ALL THE TIME IN THE GYM.

ALL THE ONES YOU LIKE ARE

HITTING YOU THE HARDEST.

>> TWO MINUTES REMAINING ROUND

NUMBER ONE OF THE LIGHT

HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT.

OEZDEMIR, A VERY SOLID AND

ACCOMPLISHED MUAY THAI BASE TO

MMA.

TRAINING EXTENSIVELY IN MUAY

THAI IN THAILAND, THE

NETHERLANDS, TWO BEST COUNTRIES

TO DO SO.

NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND THAT MUAY

THAI RANGE YET.

>> HE HAS NOT.

LANDED SOME KICKS ON THE OUTSIDE

AT THE BEGINNING.

SINCE THEN, ANUNDSON ALL OVER

HIM WITH THE TAKEDOWN.

>> LIKE THAT, DRIVING THROUGH.

>> THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE IN HIGH

LEVEL WRESTLING.

THAT SECOND AND THIRD EFFORT,

THEY DON'T JUST GO IN AND BACK

OFF, HE KEEPS DRIVING, LOOKING

FOR THE TAKEDOWN.

HE'S BEEN GETTING IT.

HE HAD TROUBLE ESTABLISHING

HIMSELF.

HE'S HAD TROUBLE LANDING GROUND

AND POUND.

AND ONCE HE'S BEEN ON TOP,

THAT'S BEEN THE ISSUE SO FAR.

ALL THE TAKEDOWNS AND LETTING

HIM UP, IT IS VERY FATIGUING.

GOT TO GO TO THE WELL OVER AND

OVER AGAIN.

>> ANOTHER TAKEDOWN FROM KELLY

ANUNDSON.

FINAL MINUTE, ROUND NUMBER ONE.

ANUNDSON GIVING OEZDEMIR NO

SPACE AND ANOTHER TAKEDOWN.

ON THE FLIP SIDE, OEZDEMIR

ALWAYS GET BACKS TO HIS FEET,

ALWAYS GETS BACK TO THE SWITCH,

NEVER WANTS TO END AND SETTLE UP

AND WORK THE GROUND AND POUND.

>> GOING TO MAKE THAT POINT, NOT

SEEING GROUND AND POUND FROM

KELLY ANUNDSON.

TO THE BACK GOES ANUNDSON.

OEZDEMIR AGAIN TO HIS FEET.

ANUNDSON STAYING TIGHT.

ANUNDSON, RIGHT HAND TO THE

WRIST CAGE.

FINAL SECONDS, ROUND NUMBER ONE.

>>> THAT WAS THE STORY OF THE

FIRST ROUND.

TO ME, THE TAKEDOWN OF KELLY

ANUNDSON GIVING OEZDEMIR NO

SPACE, JUST LIKE YOU SAID,

SHAWN.

>> ROUND NUMBER TWO OF THE LIGHT

HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT.

VOLKAN OEZDEMIR TRYING TO STAY

PERFECT, IN THE MMA CAREER,

11-0.

SOLID FIRST ROUND, ACCORDING TO

TAKEDOWNS FOR KELLY ANUNDSON.

>> 7-0.

ABOUT TO GET ANOTHER ONE.

MAKE THAT 8.

>> NEED I ASK YOUR SCORE CARD.

>> 10-9 FOR ANUNDSON.

HAVE TO REMEMBER, THOUGH,

REFEREES GET LESS AND LESS

PATIENT AS THE FIGHT GOES

LONGER.

STANDS GUYS UP A LOT QUICKER IF

ANUNDSON CAN'T GET BUSY,

SOMETHING DONE ON TOP.

>> VOLKAN OEZDEMIR.

NOT MUCH IN THE WAY OF GROUND

AND POUND.

BUT POSITIONALLY ANUNDSON HAS

BEEN REALLY SHORT IN THIS FIGHT

SO FAR.

>> NOW, HAS ONE HOOK IN.

CAN'T GET THE OTHER.

IT HAS BEEN PRETTY MUCH

WRESTLING POSITION MORE THAN

JUJITSU POSITIONING.

HAS TO GET INSIDE CONTROL, THAT

TO GET HIS HOOKS IN.

ALL THAT WRESTLING KIND OF

RIDES.

>> AFTER THIS FIGHT, WE'LL MOVE

TO THE WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION.

HERMAN TERRADO VERSUS JUSTIN

BAESMAN.

AND THEN OUR MAIN EVENT, THE

UNDEFEATED CHAMPION VITALY

MINAKOV AGAINST CHEICK KONGO.

ANOTHER TAKEDOWN FROM KELLY

ANUNDSON.

3:20 REMAINING IN ROUND TWO.

>> ABLE TO GET THE HALF GUARD,

ABLE TO GET THE BACK SLAP OF

OEZDEMIR, TRYING TO WALK IN.

MIGHT BE A LITTLE HALF GUARD.

>> VERY DEEP.

>> NOW HE'S AROUND THE HALF

GUARD.

OEZDEMIR IS IN TROUBLE HERE,

SHAWN.

HE'S IN BIG TROUBLE.

TRYING TO COWER HIS WAY OUT.

ABLE TO GET HIS ARM FREE.

ANUNDSON LOST IT.

A LOT OF TORQUE.

>> WASN'T ABLE TO STEP OVER THE

HEAD AND SECURE THAT POSITION.

>> CONTROL FOR KELLY ANUNDSON.

>> TRYING TO USE THE FENCE TO

STAND UP.

>> AT THIS POINT, JIMMY, VOLKAN

OEZDEMIR NOT ABLE TO ESTABLISH

WHAT HE DOES WELL IN MMA FIGHTS.

>> NOT AT ALL.

>> TOUGH TO WIN A FIGHT WHEN

YOU'RE DOING NOTHING BUT PLAYING

DEFENSE.

>> THIS HAS GOT TO BE WEARING

OEZDEMIR DOWN IN TERMS OF HIS

OWN WEIGHT, CARRYING KELLY

ANUNDSON'S WEIGHT.

NOT GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF GAS

LEFT FOR THE THIRD ROUND.

EVERY ROUND STARTS OUT ON THE

FEET, BUT HARD TO STAY THERE

WHEN YOU'RE OUT OF GAS.

>> ANUNDSON LOOKING FOR THE REAR

NAKED CHOKE FINISH.

>> THAT'S ACROSS THE CHIN.

>> AND HE'LL GET A TAP.

AND HE DOES!

>> NOT THE CHOKE, BUT THE NECK

GRAB AND THE VICTORY FOR KELLY

ANUNDSON, LOOK AT THAT

CELEBRATION AS HE WINS HIS

BELLATOR DEBUT!

>> HE WAS COMING INTO THE FIGHT,

WE SAW A LOT OF THAT TAKEDOWN, A

LOT OF THAT WRESTLING, AND I

TALKED ABOUT WRESTLING, JUJITSU,

THEY GET SOMETHING, THEY CRANK

ON IT.

WASN'T UNDER THE CHIN, NAKED

CHOKE, DOESN'T MATTER.

ACROSS THE CHIN, ON THE HEAD, HE

GOT THE FINISH.

>> TO THE END OF THE FIGHT AS

AUTO ZONE PRESENTS OUR REPLAY.

>> YOU SEE THE HEAD TURN, BY

OEZDEMIR.

THAT'S ON THE CHIN.

BUT, MAN, JUST TOO MUCH PRESSURE

ON THE NECK.

AND ANUNDSON CRANKING WITH

EVERYTHING HE HAD AND HE GETS

THE SUBMISSION VICTORY IN ROUND

NUMBER TWO.

AND HE'S HAPPY AS HE SHOULD BE.

BIG UPSET AGAINST THE UNDEFEATED

OEZDEMIR.

>> KELLY ANUNDSON IN THE BIGGEST

FIGHT OF HIS LIFE GETS THE

VICTORY.

REMEMBER, STILL TO COME, OUR

MAIN EVENT, THE FIGHT FOR

BELLATOR HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE.

>>> A HIGHLY IMPRESSIVE AND

HIGHLY EMOTIONAL WIN FOR THAT

MAN, KELLY ANUNDSON.

HERE IS MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, INSIDE

THE BELLATOR CAGE, THIS TAP

COMES BY WAY OF THE CROSS FACE

CRANK, OFFICIAL TIME, 3:19 INTO

ROUND NUMBER TWO, THE WINNER, BY

SUBMISSION, KELLY ANUNDSON!

>> LET'S GO TO JIMMY.

>> I'M HERE WITH YOUR WINNER,

KELLY ANUNDSON.

KELLY, YOUR OPPONENT CAME IN

WITH A LOT OF HYPE, UNDEFEATED,

10-0.

YOU WERE CONFIDENT FROM THE

BEGINNING.

TELL ME HOW IT FEELS TO GET THE

UPSET IN YOUR BELLATOR DEBUT,

MAN.

>> WHOO!

IT FEELS AWESOME TO BE BACK IN

RENO.

I LOVE EVERYBODY HERE.

LET'S GO PLAY!

I LOVE IT.

GIVE IT UP FOR YOUR WINNER,

KELLY ANUNDSON, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN!

>> WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE END OF

THE FIGHT.

ANUNDSON IN REAR NAKED CHOKE

POSITION, BUT AS YOU SEE, GETS

THE FULL ON NECK CRANK.

THE TURN, THE TORQUE, AND THERE

IS THE TAP FROM VOLKAN OEZDEMIR.

>> GREAT JOB AT GOING FOR WHAT

HE KNEW, PUTTING THE CRANK ON

AND WENT FOR IT.

SAYS THAT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE

SUBMISSIONS, HERE IN THAT

VICTORY IN THE SECOND ROUND.

>> KELLY ANUNDSON, SEVEN PRO MMA

WINS.

>>> WEEK AFTER WEEK, THE

TOUGHEST TOURNAMENT IN SPORTS

DELIVERS SPECTACULAR MOMENTS.

>> TKO WIN!

>> BE THERE LIVE AND EXPERIENCE

ALL THE ACTION AS BELLATOR MMA

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>> OUR MAIN EVENT, THE FIGHT FOR

BELLATOR HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIP.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

VITALY MINAKOV, DANGEROUS ON THE

FEET AND ON THE GROUND.

POWER PUNCHER.

THROWS GREAT COMBINATIONS, WORLD

CHAMPION.

HE CAN FINISH ON THE FEET.

HE CAN FINISH ON THE MAT.

BUT CHEICK KONGO, GREAT MUAY

THAI, LOOK AT THE KICKS, WILL

USE THEM EARLY AND OFTEN.

>> THE FIGHT FOR THE GOLD WILL

BE COMING YOUR WAY.

>>> BELLATOR MMA LIVE ON SPIKE

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UP NEXT, WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE

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WILL SEE TWO VERY HUNGRY 175

POUND FIGHTERS, HERMAN TERRADO

LOOKING TO KEEP HIS FIGHT

STANDING, USE HIS TECHNICAL

STRIKING.

JUSTIN BAESMAN, INCREDIBLY

MOTIVATED, WANTS TO TURN THIS

INTO A BRAWL.

WANTS TO TURN UP THE INCENSE TY.

AND IN HIS WORDS, HE WANTS TO

MAKE THIS A CRAZY FIGHT.

>> I CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I JUST

SAW.

>> WEEK AFTER WEEK, THE TOUGHEST

TOURNAMENT IN SPORTS DELIVERS

SPECTACULAR MOMENTS.

>> TKO WIN!

>> BE THERE LIVE AND EXPERIENCE

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GREAT TO HAVE YOU GUYS ON BOARD.

>> SPEAKING OF A CHAMPIONS

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DON'T MISS IT.

>>> STILL TO COME, THE MAIN

EVENT, MINAKOV VERSUS KONGO FOR

THE HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE.

BUT UP NEXT, HERMAN TERRADO

FACES JUSTIN BAESMAN.

THIS IS BELLATOR MMA ON SPIKE.

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>> T-SHIRTS ALWAYS FIT BETTER

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>> TO THE WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION.

>> TWO FIGHTERS VERY TOUGH,

BACKS AGAINST THE WALL, TRYING

TO MAKE THEIR MARK AND GET BACK

IN IT AT 170.

>> JUSTIN IS TOUGH, I RESPECT

THAT.

AT THE END OF THE DAY MY HAND

WILL BE RAISED.

IF I PUT MY HAND ON HIS CHIN,

HE'S GOING DOWN.

I'M TAKING HIM OUT AND TAKING

HIM OUT FAST.

>> HERMAN TERRADO, THIS IS A

DANGEROUS SPORT.

YOU CAN'T PLAY IN THIS SPORT.

I'M COMING OUT AND GOING CRAZY.

YOU'LL SEE HANDS, KICKS, A

VICIOUS KNOCKOUT.

>> HE'S NOT THREATENING ME AT

ALL.

IT IS MY HOUSE.

YOU KNOW?

I'M GOING TO [ BLEEP ] RIP HIS

HEAD OFF, YOU KNOW?

>> EVERY FIGHT COULD BE MY LAST

FIGHT.

SO I'M GOING FOR IT.

I SEE MY HAND GETTING RAISED AND

THAT'S WHAT IT IS GOING TO BE.

I'M COMING FOR THE WIN, GOING AS

HARD AS I CAN.

>> YOU BETTER EXPECT FIREWORKS,

MAN.

IT IS A BIG [ BLEEP ] TRUCK THAT

WILL COME RUNNING [ BLEEP ] OVER

YOU.

I'M HERE FOR YOU.

I'M HERE TO WIN.

WANT YOUR MONEY'S WORTH, WATCH

HERMAN TERRADO, BECAUSE YOU'RE

GOING TO GET IT.

>> JUSTIN BAESMAN WANTS TO MAKE

THIS A TRUE FIGHT.

OPEN UP WITH THIS STRIKE AND

LOOK FOR THE KNOCKOUT.

HIS OPPONENT, HERMAN TERRADO,

WANTS TO KEEP IT TECHNICAL, BE

BUSY AND ALSO SEEK THE KO.

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LET'S SEE HOW THESE TWO FIGHTERS

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AND NOW, INTRODUCING FIRST THE

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EVEN, HIS PROFESSIONAL RECORD,

11 VICTORIES, 3 DEFEATS,

ORIGINALLY FROM GUAM, HE FIGHTS

OUT OF SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA,

INTRODUCING HERMAN "THE HIT MAN"

TERRADO!

AND ACROSS THE CAGE, HIS

OPPONENT, OUT OF THE BLUE CORN,

AT 5'10", 170.9 POUNDS, AS A

PROFESSIONAL 14 VICTORIES, 4

DEFEATS, FIGHTING OUT OF

SUSANVILLE, HE HAILS OUT OF

PITTSBURGH, CALIFORNIA, JUSTIN

BAESMAN!

AND THE REFEREE IN CHARGE OF THE

ACTION, JASON HERZOG.

>> HERMAN TERRADO, BORN IN GUAM,

NOW BASED IN SAN DIEGO.

TALKED ABOUT BEING TECHNICAL.

JUSTIN BAESMAN, FROM CALIFORNIA,

TALKED ABOUT STAYING BUSY,

MAKING THINGS CRAZY.

HERE WE GO WITH ROUND NUMBER

ONE.

TERRADO RIGHT IN.

FIGHT CLOCK IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY

MILLER LITE, THE OFFICIAL BEER

OF BELLATOR.

NOT JUST A GOOD TIME, IT IS

MILLER TIME.

>> NO SURPRISE HERE, TERRADO

STARTING OUT VERY AGGRESSIVELY.

TERRADO IN THE GRAY TRUNKS,

BAESMAN IN THE BLUE TRUNKS.

I ALWAYS LIKE WHEN A FIGHTER

SAYS THIS IS GOING TO GET CRAZY.

>> FANS CERTAINLY APPRECIATE IT.

>> TERRADO KNOWS THE FIGHTING

STYLE.

HE ADMITTED HE DID NOT WANT TO

GET SUCKED INTO A BRAWL.

>> A MUCH BETTER STRIKER.

TERRADO EXTREMELY PHYSICALLY

POWERFUL, 170 POUNDS, YOU CAN

SEE IT THERE.

STRONG, MUSCULAR, LIKES TO PULL

FORWARD.

GOT OUTBOXED, COULDN'T DEAL WITH

THE MOVEMENT AND ACCURACY OF

RICK HAWN.

THAT KIND OF FIGHT JUSTIN

BAESMAN WANTS, DOESN'T WANT TO

TRADE PUNCHES WITH THIS GUY.

>> STANDING PUNCHES FROM

TERRADO.

>> TERRADO, AND YOU SAW, JIMMY,

JUSTIN BAESMAN DID NOT POUNCE.

BIG PUNCHES FROM TERRADO, BUT

NOT LANDING.

>> BACK TO THE CAGE --

>> COMING UP, OUR MAIN EVENT,

THE WORLD TITLE, CHAMT UPON,

VITALY MINAKOV VERSUS CHEICK

KONGO.

TAKEDOWN FOR TERRADO.

SCOOP THE ANKLE.

GOT THE TAKEDOWN.

>> BAESMAN, HOLDING ON TO THE

HEAD.

F

HARD TO FINISH FROM HERE.

FIGHTERS BACK TO THEIR FEET.

TERRADO JUST GETTING NO ROOM

THUS FAR, JIMMY.

>> WORKING HARD, THOUGH.

TRYING HARD FOR THE TAKEDOWN,

BUT SPENDING A LOT OF ENERGY

HERE, NOT GETTING A LOT IN THE

TERM.

HE IS CONTROLLING THE DISTANCE

OF THE FIGHT.

HE IS BEING AGGRESSOR AND THAT

COUNTS FOR SOMETHING.

>> TERRADO LOOKING TO TURN,

CAN'T DO IT.

BAESMAN.

BAESM

BAESMAN, HAS A CIRCLE HERE.

HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET OUT.

BUT HIS BACK UP AGAINST THE

FENCE.

HARD FOR THE GUILLOTINE.

>> STANDING GUILLOTINE ATTEMPT

GO.

>> SURPRISED.

PUSHING OUT, TRYING TO GET BACK

TO THE CENTER OF THE TERRADO'S RANGE,

CHEST TO CHEST, MAKING IT ABOUT

STRENGTH.

>> SINGLE LEG TAKEDOWN.

>> NOW, TRANSITION TO FULL

MOUNT.

NOW HE CAN DO A LOT OF DAMAGE

HERE.

QUICK STEP OVER, FULL MOUNT, NOW

BACK MOUNT, BOTH HOOKS IN FOR

HERMAN TERRADO.

TRYING IT FLATTEN OUT BAESMAN.

GETS BACK TO FULL MOUNT.

1:20, REMAINING, ROUND NUMBER

ONE.

HERZOG TELLING TERRADO, TARGET

THE EARS.

WATCH PUNCHES TO THE BACK OF

BAESMAN'S HEAD.

>> THAT'S WHERE HE WANTS TO BE.

FLATTENING HIS OPPONENT OUT.

PUTTING HITS IN.

TRYING TO MOVE, GET ON HIS HIP.

>> CAGE WALKING.

CAGE WALKING SOME MORE.

TRYING TO HOLD THE FULL MOUNT.

>> HE GIVES IT BACK.

>> TERRADO SO FAR HASN'T

COMMITTED A LOT TO THE

SUBMISSION.

CONTENT TO THE GROUND AND POUND.

GOOD JOB OF STAYING ON THE BACK.

GOOD JOB POSITIONING FROM BACK

TO -- NOW JUSTIN BAESMAN UP ON

TOP.

ACTUAL EXPLOSION AND MOVE FROM

JUSTIN BAESMAN.

>> LOOK FOR GROUND AND POUND.

GOOD ELBOW STRIKE.

FINAL SECONDS NOW, ROUND NUMBER

ONE OF THE WELTERWEIGHT FIGHT!

>>> BAMBOO NUTRA PRESENTS

BELLATOR MMA.

JIMMY, FOR YOU, ROUND NUMBER

ONE.

>> 10-9, HERMAN TERRADO.

FINISHED STRONG, BUT TOO LITTLE,

TOO LATE, TO WIN BACK THE ROUND.

>> TERRADO, DID NOT POUNCE.

SURPRISED AT THAT?

>> I AM A LITTLE BIT.

LANDED GOOD GROUND AND POUND AT

THE END OF THE ROUND.

CANNOT BACK STRAIGHT UP LIKE

THAT AGAINST TERRADO.

HE'S GOT ANGLES.

TERRADO VERY WIDE PUNCHES, CAN

COME VERY LOW.

BAESMAN COMING INTO THE FIGHT,

IT IS ABOUT A LOT OF SPINNING

STRIKES, PUNCHES AND KICKS.

WE HAVEN'T SEEN IT.

>> THE BASICS THAT BEAT TRAUT

RAUD

TERRADO.

GOOD KICK.

THAT WAS UNORTHODOX.

THAT WAS EFFECTIVE FOR BAESMAN.

>> RIGHT BACK TO TERRADO.

>> WHERE TERRADO WANTS TO FIGHT

HIM.

GOT TO LET HIM GO, BACK OFF, GET

BACK TO THE CENTER.

>> RIP CAGE FROM BAESMAN.

>> HOLDING ON TO THE HEAD,

LETTING HIMSELF GET SUCKED BACK

INTO THIS KIND OF FIGHT UP

AGAINST THE FENCE.

DOING REALLY WELL IN THE CENTER

OF THE CAGE.

>> BACK TO HIS FEET.

THAT ONE IS SLICK FOR HERMAN

TERRADO.

NOW RIGHT BACK TO JUSTIN

BAESMAN.

>> GOOD DUCK UNDER THERE.

NICE KNEE.

BREAKS OFF AND GETS DISTANCE.

NOW HE'S ON TOP WHERE HE WANTS

TO BE.

>> TERRADO LOOKS TIRED AS WELL.

A LOT OF MUSCLE, LOOKS STRAIGHT,

BUT MAN IT BURNS A LOT OF GAS.

>> BAESMAN TRYING IT TAKE THE

BACK.

HE'S AGAINST THE FACE OF THE

FENCE.

TERRADO EXPLODES BACK TO HIS

FEET.

GOING FOR THE KNEE BAR.

>> OH, MAN.

HIGH RIGHT HAND, HUGE RIGHT

HAND.

>> STRENGTH ON THE HEEL HOOK.

VERY HARD TO FINISH, FIGHTERS ON

THEIR FEET.

>> HERZOG WARNING, GRABBING THE

LENGTH OF THE CAGE.

>> NICE DEFENSE BY BAESMAN.

>> THIS CROWD IS LOVING THIS

FIGHT.

>> GOOD BODY KICK.

>> YOU SEE THE RIGHT EYE AND THE

MOUTH UNDER IT.

>> TERRADO LOOKS COMPLETELY

GASSED NOW.

>> TURNING IT UP.

>> I THINK IF HE PUT S ON A

FLURRY, HE CAN TAKE THIS FIGHT.

ONCE AGAIN, HANGING ON TO THE

HEAD.

I THINK HE NEEDS TO SEPARATE AND

STRIKE FROM HERE.

>> LIKE I SAID, I THINK FIVE OR

SIX PUT TOGETHER CAN END THIS

FIGHT.

>> SAW A GOOD LOOK.

STARTING TO BE AFFECTED WITH THE

STRIKE, THROWS AND LANDS THAT

ELBOW.

MOUTH WIDE OPEN FOR HERMAN

TERRADO.

TRYING TO TAKE A LOT OF AIR TO

HIS LUNGS.

THAT'S NOT A GOOD SIGN.

>> SECOND ROUND, NOT EVEN OVER.

>> TRYING TO TURN IT UP WITH

THIS GROUND AND POUND.

A LOT OF TIME REMAINING IN ROUND

NUMBER TWO.

>> PUNCHING FOR THE ARMS,

THOUGH.

TERRADO TRYING TO SET UP THE

RIGHT ARM BAR AND CAN'T GET THE

ANGLE ON IT, NOT YET.

>> CONTINUING TO PUNCH WITH THAT

LEFT HAND.

>> UNABATED NOW TO THE HEAD OF

HERMAN TERRADO.

>> I WOULD BE CAREFUL WITH THAT

RIGHT ARM, THOUGH.

>> TERRADO THE ARM BAR FROM THE

BOTTOM.

>> ELBOW, FORM BACK TO BASIC.

LOOKING FOR THE TKO FINISH,

CLOSING SECONDS ROUND NUMBER

TWO!

>> GOT TO SHOW HERZOG SOMETHING.

>> GOING FOR THE ARM BAR.

THAT'S SOMETHING.

>> BUT 12 SECONDS LEFT TO STAY

IN THIS FIGHT.

>> TERRADO TRYING TO SURVIVE TO

THE BELL.

BAESMAN LOOKING FOR THE FINISH!

MORE ELBOWS, MORE FOREARMS!

THERE'S THE BELL.

>>> A FEROCIOUS FINISH TO ROUND

NUMBER TWO, JIMMY.

>> I THINK THREE MORE SECONDS,

THAT FIGHT IS OVER.

LOOK AT THE SHORT ELBOW STRIKES.

JASON HERZOG TELLING THEM THERE

IS NOWHERE TO GO FOR HERMAN

TERRADO.

NOW THAT BELL ENDED THE ROUND.

TERRADO DID NOT GET UP, FLAT ON

HIS BACK.

EVENTUALLY MADE HIS WAY TO HIS

CORNER, BUT HE'S COMPLETELY OUT

OF GAS.

>> TO THE THIRD AND FINAL ROUND.

>> BAESMAN, JIMMY, REACTED AS

THOUGH HE WON.

I THINK BELIEVES HE WON THE TKO.

I'M NOT SURE HE REALIZED THAT

HERZOG SAID THAT'S THE END OF

THE ROUND.

I THINK HE THOUGHT HERZOG WAS

INDICATING IT WAS THE END OF THE

FIGHT OR THAT HE WOULD NOT GET

UP FOR THE THIRD ROUND.

>> HERE WE ARE WITH THE THIRD

AND FINAL ROUND.

TERRADO DID NOT GO TO HIS STOOL

IMMEDIATELY, HE WAS FLAT ON HIS

BACK.

BAESMAN DIDN'T GO IT HIS STOOL..

HE WENT TO THE CENTER OF THE

CAGE AND RAISED BOTH ARMS.

>> YOUR SCORE CARD?

>> 10-9, 10-8?

I WENT 10-9, EASILY A 10-8

ROUND.

A WIPEOUT FOR BAESMAN.

LOOK AT THAT, I THINK I SHOULD

HAVE CALLED IT A 10-8.

>> FIGHTING KICKS, RIGHT HANDS

FROM TERRADO.

>> BAESMAN WAS ALL OVER HIM FROM

START TO FINISH.

>> TERRADO, HEAVY SWELLING UNDER

BOTH EYES.

>> TERRADO STILL DOING WHAT HE

DOES, MOVING FORWARD, THROWING

BIG BOMBS.

>> A LOT OF ABRASION UNDER HIS

LEFT EYE.

>> I SEE TERRADO COMING OUT WITH

MORE ENERGY THAN BAESMAN THOUGHT

HE WOULD HAVE.

HE LOOKED FINISH AT THE END OF

THE SECOND ROUND, BUT CAME OUT,

AGGRESSIVE, THROWING PUNCHES.

>> TERRADO, STALKING, LOOKING

DOWN JUSTIN BAESMAN.

>> THE KICK, THE JAB.

LANDING SOME BIG SHOTS.

>> I THINK HE'S A LITTLE

SHOCKED, TERRADO IS STILL IN

THIS FIGHT.

>> LIKE I SAID, IT LOOKED LIKE

HE MIGHT NOT ANSWER THE BELL.

NICE RIGHT HAND BY BAESMAN.

>> GREAT PUNCHES FOR THE

TAKEDOWN.

>> THE SWEEP, HE'S STILL STRONG.

BOTH TO THE ARM BAR.

>> TRYING TO STRAIGHTEN OUT THE

ARM.

>> INCREDIBLE COMEBACK.

HE MIGHT HAVE IT.

>> BAESMAN PLAYING ON DEFENSE.

LOOK AT HIM.

DESPERATELY TRYING TO HOLD ON TO

HIS OWN HAND.

>> TURNING AWAY FROM THE ARM

BAR, TURN INTO IT AND GET THE

RIGHT SHOULDER ON THE GROUND TO

PULL THAT ARM OUT.

QUESTION HERE, DOES TERRADO HAVE

THE GAS TO FINISH THIS ARM BAR?

THIS WOULD BE AN INCREDIBLE

COMEBACK.

>> TERRADO TRYING TO BOX THAT

RIGHT ARM FREE AND FINISH IT.

>> I'M GOING TO THE WRIST.

THERE IS THE STRAIGHT ARM BAR!

AND BAESMAN'S OUT.

>> BAESMAN PLAYS TO THE CROWD.

>> AND THAT'S GREAT, BUT THIS

FIGHT IS NOT OVER.

>> FANS STILL INTO THIS FIGHT,

BUT TERRADO SO FAR EFFECTIVE IN

THIS THIRD ROUND.

BAESMAN HAS GOT TO TURN IT UP.

TAKE THIS ROUND AND THIS FIGHT

BACK.

>> COMING IN, JIMMY, WE SAID

THESE WERE TWO HUNGRY

WELTERWEIGHTS.

THEY'RE LIVING UP TO THE BILLING

AND THEN SOME.

90 SECONDS REMAINING, REALLY,

REALLY ENTERTAINING WELTERWEIGHT

FIGHT.

NOTHING SETTLES YET.

>> TERRADO TAPS OUT ON THE

GLOVES.

BAESMAN, CONSCIOUSLY COMING

FORWARD.

NOW OPENING UP TO THE RIGHT

HAND.

>> I DON'T KNOW, THE FINAL

MINUTE.

>> I DON'T KNOW WHERE TERRADO

FOUND THIS ENERGY, BECAUSE, LIKE

I SAID, HE LOOKS DONE AT THE END

OF THE SECOND ROUND.

HE'S COME OUT AND BEEN THE

AGGRESSOR AT THE END OF ROUND

NUMBER THREE AND GETS TATEDOWN.

>> TERRADO ON HIS BACK FOR TEN

TO 15 SECONDS AFTER THE BELL

RUNG TORK INDICATE THE END OF

ROUND TWO.

CLOSED GUARD NOW FROM BAESMAN.

>> RIGHT HAND TO THE BODY OF

TERRADO.

>> TEN SECONDS TO THE END OF

THIS FIGHT.

>> GOT TO REMEMBER, TERRADO

TAKES THIS ROUND, I THINK HE

DID, IT COULD VERY WELL BE A

DRAW, SHAWN.

>> 15 REALLY ENTERTAIN AND HARD

FOUGHT MINUTES.

GREAT SPORTSMANSHIP AND RESPECT

SHOWN BETWEEN HERMAN TERRADO AND

JUSTIN BAESMAN.

HERE IS OUR AUTO ZONE REPLAY.

>> THIS WAS TERRADO'S CHANCE.

LOOK AT THIS.

THE ELBOW IS NOT AGAINST THE

HIP.

THAT'S WHAT LET HIM GET OUT OF

THE FIGHT.

I'M SORRY, THAT ARM BAR.

LOOK AT THE ELBOW.

IT IS TURNED.

NOT FLAT AGAINST THE HIP.

AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS, THE

OPPONENT HAS A LITTLE BIT OF

ROOM TO TORQUE AND TURN THAT

ARM.

THAT'S WHAT GOT HIM OUT.

>> ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS

COMMERCIAL BREAK, WE WILL END

ALL SUSPENSE.

WHO WILL GET THE VICTORY?

HERMAN TERRADO

>>> OUR ATTACK OF THE NIGHT

BROUGHT TO YOU BY ATTACK POKER.

PLENTY OF ATTACKS TO CHOOSE

FROM.

IN THIS OUTSTANDING WELTERWEIGHT

FIGHT.

HERMAN TERRADO VERSUS JUSTIN

BAESMAN.

>> AGGRESSION IN THIS SEQUENCE

FROM BAESMAN.

BUT TERRADO DEFINITELY GOT OFF

WITH HIS SHOTS AS WELL.

JIMMY, FINAL SCORE CARD?

JIMMY GIVES IT 29-28, HERMAN

TERRADO.

I'M SPEAKING FOR JIMMY BECAUSE

HE'S IN THE CAGE SET TO

INTERVIEW THE WINNER.

LET'S END ALL SUSPENSE NOW.

HERE IS MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AFTER

THREE EXCITING ROUNDS OF ACTION

INSIDE THE BELLATOR CAGE, WE'LL

GO TO YOUR JUDGES' SCORE CARDS.

YOUR FIRST JUDGE, DERRICK CLERY,

SCORES THE FIGHT 29-28, SEEING

THE FIGHT FOR TERRADO.

HOWEVER, JUDGES CHRIS LEE AND

TONY WEEKS BOTH SCORE THE FIGHT

EXACTLY THE SAME AT 28-28, THE

FIGHT IS JUDGED ON MAJORITY

DRAW.

>> A LOOK OF BEMUSEMENT ON THE

FACE OF BOTH FIGHTERS.

HERE IS JIMMY.

>> I'M HERE WITH BOTH FIGHTERS

RIGHT NOW.

WANT TO TALK TO YOU FIRST,

HERMAN, HERMAN, YOU LOOK STUNNED

AT THE END OF THE SECOND ROUND.

HOW DID YOU FIND ENERGY TO COME

BACK AND FIGHT IN ROUND THREE?

>> MAN, YOU KNOW, JUST -- I DID

WHAT I HAD TO DO AND I FOUGHT

BACK IN THE THIRD ROUND.

>> JASON, YOU LOOK INCREDIBLY

DISAPPOINTED IN THAT DECISION.

WHAT I GOT TO ASK YOU, MAN, I

DON'T ASK YOU A LOT, WOULD YOU

BE WILLING TO DO THIS AGAIN, A

FIGHT THE FANS WOULD LOVE TO

SEE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

>> OH, YEAH, NO PROBLEM.

JUDGES, I STILL LOVE YOU.

MY FAMILY, MY FRIENDS, I LOVE

YOU.

YOU ALL HERE KNOW I WON THAT.

I WANT TO THANK BELLATOR.

I FINALLY MADE IT.

I'M STAYING HERE.

>> YOU HEARD HIM.

GIVE IT UP FOR HIM, HERMAN

TERRADO AND JUSTIN BAESMAN,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

>> A MAJORITY DRAW IN BELLATOR

CAGE, BUT AN OUTSTANDING FIGHT.

NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT WE'LL BE IN

TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA, AT

PECHANGA RESORT AND CASINO.

>>> TONIGHT, THE HEAVYWEIGHT

BELT ON THE LINE, BUT NEXT WEEK,

THE HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

CONTINUES TO DECIDE THE NEXT

CHALLENGER FOR THE BELT.

A LOT OF KNOCKOUTS ON TAP FOR

NEXT WEEK.

AND IN TWO WEEKS, THE

WELTERWEIGHT TITLE ON THE LINE,

DOUGLAS LIMA, ONE OF THE HARDEST

HITTERS AT 170 POUNDS TAKING ON

RICK HAWN.

BUT IT ALL LEADS UP TO OUR

PAY-PER-VIEW MAY 17th CHANDLER

AND ALVAREZ 3.

>> THEY BOUGHT TWO OF THE BEST

FIGHTS IN MMA HISTORY.

NOW THE SPORT'S GREATEST TRILOGY

ENDS HERE.

LIVE, SATURDAY MAY 17th.

>> THE FIGHT OF THE YEAR.

>> EDDIE ALVAREZ BATTLES MICHAEL

CHANDLER IN AN EPIC THIRD FIGHT.

>> WHAT AN INCREDIBLE FIGHT.

>> PLUS --

>> I'M A MONSTER.

>> MMA'S BIGGEST GRUDGE MATCH.

QUENTIN RAMPAGE JACKSON

FACING --

>> EPIC.

>> LIVE, SATURDAY MAY 17th, ONLY

ON PAY-PER-VIEW.

>>> TICKETS NOW ON SALE, YOU CAN

GET THEM THROUGH TICKETMASTER

AND BELLATOR.COM.

UP NEXT, JIMMY, OUR MAIN EVENT

OF THE EVENING.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP, VITALY

MINAKOV, HE TOLD US, YOU'RE NOT

A CHAMP UNTIL YOU DEFEND YOUR

BELT, INCREDIBLY MOTIVATED

TONIGHT AGAINST CHEICK KONGO.

MUAY THAI KICKBOXING SPECIALIST.

DEADLY WITH THE KNEES.

GOING TO BE A GREAT FIGHT FOR

THE BELT.

>> TONIGHT'S BELLATOR MAIN EVENT

LIVE ON SPIKE IS BROUGHT TO YOU

BY MILLER LITE, OFFICIAL BEER OF

BELLATOR MMA.

NOT JUST A GOOD TI

>>> WE'RE LIVE ON SPIKE, THE

RENO EVENT CENTER AND WE REACHED

OUR MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING.

FOR THE BELLATOR HEAVYWEIGHT

WORLD TITLE, IT IS THE

UNDEFEATED CHAMPION VITALY

MINAKOV VERSUS MMA SUPERSTAR

CHEICK KONGO.

>> THERE IS AN ANCIENT PROVERB

THAT SAYS A WARRIOR IS NOT BORN,

HE IS MADE FROM GOD'S PEERS.

AND THE DEVIL'S FURY.

>> UNLOADING WITH THOSE KNEES.

THAT IS IT!

>> WEAKNESS, THAT'S WHEN

DARKNESS APPEARS.

YEAH, IT IS THE DARKNESS.

>> Translator: WHEN I ENTER THE

CAGE, I FEEL NOTHING.

THERE IS NO FEELING.

NO EMOTION.

WHEN THE BELL RINGS, I GO TO

WORK.

>> HUGE RIGHT HAND FOR MINAKOV.

HE'S LOOKING TO FINISH.

>> OH, MY GOD.

LIGHTNING STRIKE VICTORY FROM

VITALY MINAKOV.

>> TONIGHT TWO WARRIORS WILL

BATTLE INSIDE THE BELLATOR CAGE.

THE PRIZE, THE HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE.

IN THIS CORNER, THE CHALLENGER,

CHEICK KONGO.

KONGO HAS FOUGHT ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

THE ONE HONOR THAT HAS ELUDED

HIM, A WORLD TITLE, IT LIES

WITHIN HIS GRASP.

>> I CAME TO BE THE CHAMPION.

I PAID MY DUES FOR THIS.

I OWN THE BELT.

I OWN IT.

>> AND IN THIS CORNER, THE

HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION,

VITALY MINAKOV, A FOUR-TIME

SAMBA WORLD CHAMPION AND NOW THE

GREATEST HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHTER.

HE LOOKS TO CONTINUE FORGING A

LEGACY AS THE HEAVYWEIGHT

FIGHTER IN THE WORLD.

>> UNBELIEVABLE!

>> KONGO FOUGHT THE VERY BEST IN

HIS CAREER.

WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT FROM

THOSE MEN, SIMPLE, I AM VITALY

MINAKOV AND HAS NEVER FOUGHT

ANYONE LIKE ME.

WHEN I WALK AWAY FROM THIS

SPORT, I WANT TO BE KNOWN AS ONE

THING, THE BEST HEAVYWEIGHT TO

EVER FIGHT IN THE CAGE.

>> OH, HUGE RIGHT HAND.

MINAKOV NOW LOOKING TO TAKE THE

TITLE.

THAT IS IT.

TKO VICTORY FOR VITALY MINAKOV.

HE'S BELLATOR'S NEW HEAVYWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPION.

>> I'M GOING TO BE BIG TROUBLE

FOR THAT ONE, YES.

TRUST ME.

HE KNOWS THERE IS DARKNESS.

I'M HERE FOR SOMETHING.

AND I'M GOING TO GET IT.

SO NO MERCY.

LET'S DO THIS.

>> AND NOW MAKING HIS WAY TO THE

CAGE, CHEICK KONGO!

>> CHEICK KONGO EARNED THE TITLE

BY WINNING SEVEN HEAVYWEIGHT

TOURNAMENTS.

>> TWO DOMINANT PERFORMANCES,

GAUTHIER UP AGAINST THE FENCE,

AND THEN AGAINST PETER GRAHAM,

WHO CONTROLLED THAT FIGHT FOR 15

MINUTES.

AGAINST A VERY DANGEROUS KICKBOX

KICKBOXER, HE APPR PROVED TO BE A

SUPERIOR STRIKER.

>> HE TALKED ABOUT FINDING HIS

RIDGE IN MANY STAND-UP.

HE SAID I'LL BE ACTIVE, BE

CLEVER AND BE SEEN.

>> HE NEEDS TO CONTROL THE PACE.

I DON'T THINK HE CAN GET THAT

AGGRESSIVE AGAINST MINAKOV.

MINAKOV, THE BIGGER FIGHTER IN

THERE.

WHEN THEY'RE CLINCH, THESE UP

AGAINST THE FENCE, BUT HE

DOESN'T WANT TO GET IN THE

BULLYING KIND OF FIGHT WITH

MINAKOV, VERY AGGRESSIVE AND HAS

GREAT THROWS.

>> KONGO, VERY RELAXED, VERY

CONFIDENT ALL WEEK LONG HEADING

INTO THE BELLATOR WORLD TITLE

FIGHT.

>> HE SEES THIS AS HIS DESTINY.

I PAID MY DUES.

I WORKED HARD TO GET A BELT.

THAT'S HOW HE SEES IT FOR SURE,

SHAWN.

>> IT IS NOT DETHRONING A

CHAMPION.

IT IS I'M A CHAMPION.

I HAVE TO GO OUT AND GET IT.

>> 14 OF 20 WINS BY WAY OF

FINISH.

>> CHEICK FROM THE OUTSIDE.

>> MAKE NO MISTAKE, HIS RANGE IS

AN OUTSIDE RANGE.

VERY POWERFUL KICKS, VERY GOOD

STRAIGHT PUNCHES.

>> NOW SET TO MAKE HIS WAY TO

THE CAGE, THE REIGNING

HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION,

VITALY MINAKOV!

>> VITALY MINAKOV, BELLATOR'S

UNDEFEATED HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPION.

13 FIGHTS, 13 VICTORIES, 12

FINISHES.

AND THROUGHOUT HIS MMA CAREER,

IN AND OUT OF BELLATOR, JIMMY,

MINAKOV HAS NOT YET FACED

ADVERSITY.

>> THAT IS HUGE.

GETTING HERE, WINNING THE TITLE,

I MEAN, HE HAD A BLOWOUT WIN,

RYAN MARTINEZ.

OBVIOUSLY BROUGHT SPARKS, QUICK

KNOCKOUT THERE.

KNOCKED OUT THE CHAMP, ALEXANDER

VOLKOV.

WE HAVEN'T SEEN THE TOUGH FIGHT

THAT DRAGGED HIM INTO THE LATE

ROUNDS WHERE HE HAS DIFFICULTY,

BUT THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS,

ROUNDS FOUR OR FIVE, THAT'S FOR

THE CHAMPS.

>> MINAKOV, FOUR-TIME WORLD

CHAMPION.

HE WAS VERY FRANK TO ME.

HE SAID I KNOW FROM MY SAMBA

CAREER, IT IS EASIER TO WIN IN

CHAMPIONSHIPS TO DEFEND A

CHAMPIONSHIP.

HE SAID I HAVE TO BE FOCUSED.

I HAVE TO KEEP THAT HUNGER.

>> VERY TRUE.

BUT LIKE YOU SAID, HAVE YOU BEEN

TESTED?

CHEICK KONGO HAD A BLOWOUT

PERFORMANCE TO GET HERE AS WELL.

PETER WAS DANGEROUS BUT

PHYSICALLY UNPREPARED FOR THE

FIGHT.

THIS FIGHT MIGHT BELONG TO THE

ONE THAT PUTS THE OTHER FIGHTER

ON THEIR HEELS THAT PUTS THE

OTHER FIGHTER IN JEOPARDY.

HAVEN'T SEEN EITHER ONE.

>> MINAKOV MADE IT CLEAR, DON'T

LET THIS TURN INTO A ALL

STAND-UP FIGHT.

LOOK TO THE CLINCH.

UTILIZE THE TAKEDOWN.

HE FEELS HE HAS A BIG, BIG

ADVANTAGE IN GRAPPLING OVER

CHEICK KONGO.

>> MINAKOV HAS TO CHANGE IT UP.

STRIKE, TAKEDOWN, THROWS.

WHOLE ARSENAL AGAINST CHEICK

KONGO.

>> DAVE & BUSTERS BRINGS YOU THE

TALE OF THE TAPE.

EAT, DRINK, PLAY, WATCH SPORTS.

>> WE TALKED ABOUT IT, THE SIZE,

VITALY MINAKOV, 20 POUNDS

HEAVIER THAN CHEICK KONGO.

WANTS TO GET INSIDE, USE THE

STRENGTH ADVANTAGE.

>> HERE AGAIN IS MICHAEL

WILLIAMS.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

BELLATOR MMA LIVE ON SPIKE NOW

RENTS THE MAIN EVENT OF THE

EVENING, FIVE FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS

FOR THE BELLATOR HEAVYWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

SANCTIONED BY NEVADA STATE AGE

L

ATHLETIC COMMISSION.

THIS FIGHT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY

MILLER LITE, THE OFFICIAL BEER

OF BELLATOR MMA, NOT JUST A GOOD

TIME, IT IS MILLER TIME.

NOW, FIRST INTRODUCING THE RED

CORNER, AT 6'4", 232.8 POUNDS,

THE TOURNAMENT WINNER TONIGHT,

20 PROFESSIONAL VICTORIES, EIGHT

LOSSES AND TWO DRAWS, HE HAILS

FROM PARIS, FRANCE, INTRODUCING

CHEICK KONGO!

AND ACROSS THE CAGE, A CHAMPION

TONIGHT, OUT OF THE BLUE CORNER,

6'3", 253.4 POUNDS, TONIGHT, IN

HIS FIRST TITLE DEFENSE, HE

ENTERS THE BELLATOR CAGE

UNDEFEATED AS A PROFESSIONAL 13

VICTORIES WITHOUT A DEFEAT.

HE HAILS FROM RUSSIA.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE

DEFENDING BELLATOR HEAVYWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPION, VITALY MINAKOV!

THE REFEREE IN CHARGE OF THE

ACTION, PERCY.

>> ALL RIGHT, GENTLEMEN, WE HAVE

BEEN OVER THE RULES.

PROTECT YOURSELVES AT ALL TIMES.

FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS, HAVE A

CLEAN FIGHT.

TOUCH THEM UP.

>> JIMMY, YOUR KEYS TO VICTORY

PRESENTED BY VICTORY

MOTORCYCLES, RIDE ONE AND YOU'LL

OWN ONE.

>> VITALY MINAKOV HAS TO START

AGGRESSIVELY, GET KONGO MOVING

BACKWARDS.

CHEICK KONGO, KEEP THE FIGHT ON

THE OUTSIDE.

IF HE GETS AGAINST THE FENCE,

USE THE KNEES.

>> ROUND NUMBER ONE.

SCHEDULED FOR FIVE FIVE-MINUTE

ROUNDS FOR BELLATOR HEAVYWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

OUR FIGHT CLOCK IS BROUGHT TO

YOU BY MILLER LITE, THE OFFICIAL

BEER OF BELLATOR, NOT JUST A

GOOD TIME, MILLER TIME.

>> TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

OVERHAND RIGHT.

AND, BANG, RIGHT TO THE CUP.

>> MINAKOV WAITS AND THEN CHEICK

KONGO HAS FIVE MINUTE S TO

RECOVER.

>> THE END OF THE FOOT, I THINK

HE'LL BE ALL RIGHT.

MIGHT TAME I HAD A MINUTE,

THOUGH.

>> HE SAID HE'S READY.

>> I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE A

POINTME

ME

I'M GOING TO WARN YOU.

HOW ARE YOU FEELING?

>> HERB DEAN SAID, HE RULES TIME

IN, TO MINAKOV, JUST A WARNING,

I'M NOT TAKING A POINT.

HEED THE RANGE THAT MINAKOV

WANTS.

GET INSIDE.

HE'LL THROW BIG HOOKS TO DO IT.

RUSSIAN FIGHTERS, NOT A LOT OF

JABS, LOOPY HOOK, CRUSHING

RUSSIAN KIND OF STYLE IS NOT AN

ATTACK OUTSIDE WITH A LOT OF

JABS.

THEY MOVE IN WITH A LOT OF

PUNCHES.

>> CHAMPION MINAKOV IN THE BLUE

AND WHITE TRUNKS.

>> CUT OFF THE CAGE.

>> PULLING HIS WAY IN.

>> BEAUTIFUL TRIP INSIDE TRIP,

THAT LEFT LEG.

>> GORGEOUS INSIDE TRIP.

HE HIT IT HARD.

>> WHERE MINAKOV WANTS TO BE.

YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL THAT WEIGHT

DIFFERENCE.

>> 20 POUNDS, A LOT OF PRESSURE.

>> MINAKOV, DRIVING THROUGH WITH

HIS HEAD.

THAT'S PERFECTED FOR

POSITIONING.

HALF GUARD HELD BY KONGO.

>> THE BATTLE ON THE RIGHT, SEE

HIS RIGHT ARM UNDERNEATH THE

ARMPIT.

MINAKOV PUTTING SOME WEIGHT ON

THE HIP, TO TRY AND KEEP KONGO

FROM ESCAPING TO HIS RIGHT.

>> LETS IT GO.

RIGHT HAND, BACK TO HIS FEET.

>> HAVEN'T SEEN A LOT OF

MINAKOV'S SUBMISSION GAME IN

BELLATOR.

>> KNEE TO THE CUP.

>> TIME CALLED AGAIN BY HERB

DEAN.

>> THIS WILL BE INTERESTING ON

THE RULING.

>> IT WILL BE.

>> A TRANSITIONAL POSITION,

GETTING BACK TO HIS FEET.

HARD TO TAKE A POINT FOR THAT.

HE COULD.

GETTING BACK TO THE FEET,

THROWING A SHOT, AND, YEAH,

ACTUALLY HITS THE THIGH AND UP

INTO THE CUP.

YEAH.

IT IS A GROIN SHOT, BUT IT IS

USUALLY UP AGAINST THE FENCE,

GUYS MOVING AROUND, THEY WON'T

CALL THIS A GRIEVOUS SHOT,

USUALLY WON'T TAKE A POINT FOR

THAT, BUT IT IS THE SECOND ONE.

>> CHEICK KONGO GIVEN FIVE

MINUTES TO RECOVER.

>> HE'LL TAKE HIS TIME ON THIS

ONE.

NOT ONLY WAS IT A HARDER SHOT,

BUT HE WAS NOT -- THE FIGHT WAS

NOT GOING HIS WAY.

HE WANTS IT BREAK THE MOMENTUM

OF VITALY MINAKOV.

>> ON THE LAST LOW BLOW, DEAN

SAID TO MINAKOV IN ENGLISH,

MINAKOV ONLY SPEAKS RUSSIAN, NOT

ENGLISH, SAID THIS IS A WARNING,

NEXT TIME IT IS A POINT.

TO YOUR POINT, JIMMY --

>> IT IS A TRANSITIONAL

POSITIONING AGAINST THE FENCE.

A LOT OF REFS WON'T TAKE A POINT

FOR THAT.

I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW.

THE JUDGE WILL CALL.

>> THE TIME ON THE INJURY CLOCK?

>> NO HARD AND FAST RULES ABOUT

IT.

>> ON MY INJURY CLOCK?

ON MY INJURY CLOCK?

OVER A MINUTE?

>> HERB DEAN ASKING THE TIME

KEEPER HOW MUCH TIME FOR THE

INJURY CLOCK HE'S REFERRING TO,

THE FIVE MINUTES GIVEN TO KONGO.

>> THE JUDGES TAKE ONE.

>> TRUE TO HIS WORD, THERE IS

THE ONE POINT DEDUCTION FROM

HERB GATES.

>> BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR

TECHNIQUE.

>> YOU'RE LOOKING AT A 9-9 ROUND

FOR THE CHAMPION, ASSUMING WE GO

THE WHOLE FIVE MINUTES.

TIME IN.

ROUND ONE RESUMES.

>> MINAKOV IS THINKING ABOUT THE

DECISION ANYWAY.

>> VERY, VERY SMART.

>> KONGO BACKED OFF MINAKOV.

>> HAS THE ADVANTAGE IN STRAIGHT

PUNCHES, STRAIGHT ACCURATE

SHOTS.

RIGHT HAND.

>> RIGHT HAND BY MINAKOV!

SENDING HIM BACK TO THE LEG

LOCK.

>> I THOUGHT HE HAD HIM IN

TROUBLE.

GOING HARD TO THE FOOT LOCK.

COMBO SPECIALTY.

>> GOT TO GET THE THAT FOOT ON

THE HIP.

THE RIGHT FOOT.

AND THIS MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN A

GOOD CHOICE.

I THOUGHT HE HAD HIM IN TROUBLE

ON THE GROUND.

SITTING BACK FOR A FOOT LOCK.

HE DOESN'T FINISH THIS, KONGO

BACK IN IT.

NEEDS THE RIGHT FOOT ON HIP IN

ORDER TO GET THAT CRANKED.

THAT'S WHY CHEICK KONGO IS SO

CAREFUL ABOUT THAT.

KEEPING THE FOOT OFF THE HIP,

NOW HE'S BACK ON.

>> FOOT LOCK OF HIS OWN.

TRANSITION TO THE HEEL.

CHEICK KONGO GOING FOR HIS OWN.

>> DON'T BE SECOND WHEN YOU'RE

PLAYING THE LEG LOCK GAME.

>> DON'T BE SECOND.

YOU WANT TO BE FIRST.

ESPECIALLY FOOT LOCK, BIG PART

OF THE KONGO ARSENAL.

>> 1:10 REMAINING ROUND NUMBER

ONE.

>> GREAT PUNCHING.

GREAT PUNCHES RIGHT BACK FOR

MINAKOV.

>> GIVING UP ON THE FOOT BLOCK,

MOVING FORWARD.

>> BIG PART OF FOOT LOCK ATTACK,

KNOWING WHEN IT IS OVER, KNOWING

WHEN IT IS DONE, SIT UP, TRY TO

GET POSITION.

THAT'S WHAT MINAKOV DID.

BOTH GUYS HURT BY PUNCHES IN THE

SECOND ROUND.

>> MINAKOV GRINDING WITH THE

FORM AND THE ELBOW.

>> TRYING TO KEEP CHEICK KONGO

FLAT.

UP, UNDERNEATH THE LEG, BUT GOOD

PRESSURE BY MINAKOV.

>> CLOSING SECONDS, ROUND NUMBER

ONE.

MINAKOV HOLDS THE TOP POSITION.

HOLDS IT TO THE BELL.

>>> JIMMY, YOUR SCORE CARD ROUND

NUMBER ONE.

>> 9-9.

>> ROUND TWO OF THE BELLATOR

HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT.

>> CHEICK KONGO NOT HAVING IT.

>> IN BETWEEN ROUNDS, THEY SAID

BELIEVE IN THE STRAIGHT RIGHT

HAND.

MINAKOV, SECOND ROUND, STRAIGHT

PUNCHES, ACCURATE, RIGHT DOWN

THE CENTER.

I'M SORRY, FIRST ROUND.

FELT LIKE TWO ROUNDS BECAUSE OF

THE DELAYS TO THE GROIN.

>> A LONG FIRST ROUND.

>> IT WAS A LONG FIRST ROUND.

>> AND THE TAKEDOWN FROM CHEICK

KON

KONGO.

POWERFUL TAKEDOWN.

>> TRYING TO POSTURE ON TO HIS

HIP.

>> TRYING TO GET HIS HIP UP FROM

THIS POSITION.

TRYING TO SCOOT OUT TO HIS LEFT,

GET BACK TO HIS FEET.

THAT'S WHAT HE'S DOING.

BANG, THERE IT IS.

>> MINAKOV TRYING TO TURN KONGO.

KONGO HAVING NONE OF IT.

NOW THERE'S THE TURN.

>> CHEICK KONGO KNOWN FOR HIS

KNEES.

HASN'T THROWN ANY.

THERE'S ONE.

>> ONE TO THE BODY.

MINAKOV.

>> GROIN SHOT.

I AGREE WITH THE REF.

>> MINAKOV CAN ATTACK HERE AND

HE'S NOT.

I DON'T -- HE JUST -- HE DOESN'T

SPEAK ENGLISH.

HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HERB DEAN

IS SAYING.

HE THINKS HERB DEAN IS STOPPING

FIGHT.

HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HERB DEAN

IS SAYING.

MINAKOV DOES NOT SPEAK ENGLISH.

>> JIMMY, ABSOLUTELY POINT BY

YOU, MINAKOV, LEGALLY, COULD

HAVE ATTACKED IN THAT SITUATION.

>> I THINK HE THOUGHT HER DEAN

WAS -- HERB DEAN SAID YOU GOT TO

KEEP FIGHTING.

MINAKOV DOESN'T UNDERSTAND HIM.

I HOPE THE CAMERA SHOT OF THIS,

BUT IT DIDN'T LOOK LIKE A GROIN

SHOT TO ME.

>> THE REFEREE SAYS DOES NOT

RECOGNIZE THE LOW BLOW, IT

DIDN'T HAPPEN.

JUST THAT ESSENTIAL.

CAN'T BELIEVE THE PRODUCERS, WHO

CAN YOU TRUST?

>> THEY NEVER LIE.

>> MINAKOV, STRAIGHT LEFT FROM

KONGO ON THE GAP.

>> SHOWED IT TO ME, LOOKS GOOD

TO ME.

EXACTLY THE FIGHT, MINAKOV BEING

THE AGGRESSOR.

>> FULL STALKING MODE.

>> STRAIGHT RIGHT AGAIN, RIGHT

OVER THE TOP.

MIGHT HAVE HURT HIM.

HE'S HURT.

THE HEAD BEHIND HIS HERE.

LOOKS LIKE HIS BALANCE WENT.

>> MISS WITH THAT UPPERCUT.

>> I THAT I SHOT REALLY HURT

CHEICK KONGO.

CAUSING HIS LEGS TO WOBBLE.

HE'S BACK PEDDLING NOW.

MINAKOV LETTING HIM OFF THE

HOOK.

HE DOES NOT HAVE HIS BALANCE

UNDERNEATH HIM.

>> KONGO NOT SHOWING THE

URGENCY.

>> I DON'T THINK HE REALIZES

CHEICK KONGO IS HURT BY THE

PUNCH.

OH THAT HURT HIM!

OH, GOOD RIGHT HAND BY CHEICK

KONGO.

>> KONGO LOOKS TO BE HURT,

FIRING RIGHT BACK.

>> A LITTLE POSSUM, CAN'T TELL.

I LOOK AWAY, RIGHT HAND.

>> THE TAKEDOWN.

>> GOOD STEP OVER.

ALL THE WAY AND ABOUT 42 SECONDS

LEFT.

NOW GROUND AND POUND.

NOW LOOKING TO TAKE CHEICK

KONGO.

35 SECONDS REMAINING ROUND TWO.

ONE HOOK IN FOR VITALY MINAKOV.

>> LEFT HAND FROM MINAKOV.

>> 15 SECONDS REMAINING IN THE

ROUND.

>> KONGO COVERING UP.

GOOD TURN FROM CHEICK KONGO.

>> BACK TO HIS FEET.

BOTH FIGHTERS TO THEIR FEET.

THE BELL AT THE END OF ROUND

TWO.

>> MINAKOV, HANDS ON THE KNEES,

JIMMY.

>> LOOKED VERY TIRED.

THIS IS WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT.

WHO HAS BEEN PUSHED, WHO HAS

SEEN DEEP WATER?

HOW ARE THEY GOING IT REACT WHEN

THAT HAPPENS?

THAT COULD BE THE KEY TO THE

FIGHT.

>> THIS IS THE RIGHT HAND.

>> Translator: YOU'RE DOING

EVERYTHING GREAT.

>> THAT LOOKS LIKE A SHOT TO THE

ABDOMEN TO ME.

I THINK THAT WAS A GOOD CALL BY

HERB DEAN WHO WAS RIGHT THERE.

HERE IS THE PUNCH THAT HURTS

HIM, RIGHT BEHIND THE EAR.

LOOK AT THE LEGS WOBBLE.

GETTING HIT BEHIND THE EAR TAKES

ALL YOUR BALANCE AWAY, YOUR

EQUILIBRIUM GOES.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO

CHEICK KONGO.

RIGHT HAND.

AND LOOK AT CHEICK KONGO,

LOOKAWAY RIGHT HAND, KEEP RIGHT

AFTER THAT.

>> INTENSITY OUT OF THE EYES OF

CHEICK KONGO.

THIS IS THE 14th PRO MMA FIGHT

FOR VITALY MINAKOV.

JUST THE THIRD TIME HE HAS

ENTERED ROUND THREE.

>> THERE IS THAT RIGHT HAND

AGAIN.

>> WE TALKED ABOUT ADVERSITY

BEFORE THE FIGHT, JIMMY.

>> A SHOT FROM KONGO.

HE'S DEALING WITH ADVERSITY

RIGHT NOW.

THE SHOTS ARE LANDING.

>> KONGO WARNED BY DEAN,

GRABBING THE SHORTS, AND

TAKEDOWN FROM VITALY MINAKOV.

>> A LOT OF JUDO STYLE -- A LOT

OF TRIPS.

HELD BY CHEICK KONGO.

>> SO MANY MOMENTUM SHIFTS IN

THIS FIGHT, SHAWN.

STRAIGHT PUNCH AND NOW TAKING

OUT, DEALING WITH THE PRESSURE

OF MINAKOV.

>> WAS THE POINT DEDUCTION 9-9

ON YOUR SCORE CARD?

>> KONGO HURT, GOT THE TAKEDOWN,

A CLOSE ROUND, BUT I WENT 10-9,

MINAKOV.

>> MINAKOV LOOKING AWAY, DRIVING

BACK CHECK, KONGO.

>> THIS IS A PACE NOT A LOT OF

HEAVYWEIGHTS CAN SENSE.

THESE GUYS ARE NOT RESTING,

THROWING A LOT OF STRIKES FOR

HEAVYWEIGHTS.

>> MINAKOV LEADING WITH HIS

HEAD.

DRIVING FOR POSITION.

>> REMEMBER, VITALY MINAKOV,

NINE YEARS YOUNGER THAN THE

38-YEAR-OLD CHEICK KONGO.

I'M 36.

I LIKE TO THINK THAT'S NOT A

FACTOR, BUT WE GOT IT LOOK AT

IT.

DRAGGING HIM INTO DEEP WATER.

>> MINAKOV, STARTING TO TAKE ITS

TOLL.

>> ESPECIALLY POSITIONS LIKE

THIS.

THIS IS SHORT SHOTS BY MINAKOV.

NOTHING FIGHT ENDING, NOTHING

DEVASTATING, BUT JUST HEARD THEM

SAY STAY BUSY.

HE IS STAYING BUSY.

THEY'RE NOT HUGE PUNCHES BUT HE

IS WORKING.

I DISAGREE WITH THE STAND-UP

JUDGE.

HE IS THROWING SHOTS.

>> STARTING TO TURN UP THE

PRESSURE A BIT.

TRYING TO WELCOME BACK TO HIS

KNEE.

LOOK AT THE HAND ON THE BACK OF

THE NECK, THE PUSHDOWN AND THE

STRENGTH FROM MINAKOV.

>> THREE QUARTERS NELSON,

WRESTLING MOVE, PUSHS OUT ON THE

HEAD AND LETS IT GO.

>> TO THE BODY.

>> A TAKEDOWN OF HIS OWN.

>> LOOK AT THE FACE OF VITALY

MINAKOV, THAT IS A TIRED

FIGHTER.

>> CHAMPION MOUTH WIDE OPEN AS

YOU SEE THERE.

REACH TO THE BODY FOR KONGO.

>> MINAKOV WARNED BY DEAN FOR

GRABBING THE SHORTS.

>> THAT WAS CHEICK KONGO, CHEICK

KONGO GRABBING THE SIDE OF THE

SHORTS.

DOING IT AGAIN, RIGHT THERE.

>> UNDERNEATH.

>> STILL GOT THE SHORTS.

>> GRAB YOUR OWN SHORTS ALL YOU

WANT.

DO NOT GRAB YOUR OPPONENT'S

SHORTS.

>> THEY'RE BACK TO THE FEET.

>> RIGHT NOW, MINAKOV LOOKING AT

HERB DEAN, MAYBE LOOKING FOR A

RESTART HERE.

>> STALEMATE POSITION.

65 SECONDS REMAINING ROUND

NUMBER THREE.

SCHEDULED FOR FIVE ROUNDS.

>> WRESTLING MOVE.

RIGHT BACK ON TOP.

>> MINAKOV, LEFT TO THE BODY AND

ANOTH

ANOTHER.

>> MINAKOV MIGHT BE TIRED BUT

KEEPING THE PRESSURE ON.

CHEICK KONGO.

>> TO THE BODY FOR MINAKOV.

>> GOOD SHOT TO THE RIBS.

>> KONGO HAS TO BE CAREFUL,

THROWING THE KNEES AND THE

SHOULDER.

MINAKOV IS THE GROUNDED

OPPONENT.

>> CANNOT KNEE TO THE HEAD.

>> TRYING TO CAGE WALK.

BIG PRESSURE FROM VITALY

MINAKOV.

FINAL SECONDS, ROUND NUMBER

THREE.

>> COUPLE OF NEEDKNEES LANDING ON

THE HEAD.

NOTHING FROM HERB DEAN.

NOT GOING TO BE AN ISSUE.

>> WE'RE MOVING TO THE

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND.

TR

.

>> Translator: YOU'RE DOING THIS

RIGHT NOW.

HAVE A DRINK.

HE'S MORE TIRED THAN YOU ARE.

HERE.

YES, YOU'RE DOING EVERYTHING AND

NOW YOU'RE GOING TO -- YOU HAVE

TO TRY THIS ONE.

HE'S VERY TIRED NOW.

JUST UNDERSTAND HE'S MORE TIRED

THAN YOU ARE.

DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING.

CONTINUE DOING IT.

EVERYTHING IS ALL RIGHT.

CONCENTRATE, FOCUS ON HIM.

>> MINAKOV'S CORNER TELLING HIM

THAT KONGO IS MORE TIRED THAN

YOU ARE.

GOOD INFORMATION, WISHFUL

THINKING.

MOTIVATIONAL TACTIC.

YOUR SCORE CARD?

>> VITALY MINAKOV.

HE LOST A POINT BECAUSE OF THE

DEDUCTI

DEDUCTION.

DOES VERY THE GAS TO KEEP THIS

PACE GOING.

>> THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT

MINAKOV OR CHEICK KONGO HAS

ENTERED ROUND NUMBER FOUR.

>> CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND FOR A

CHAMPIONSHIP STAMINA AND

CHAMPIONSHIP MARK.

HE HAS THAT IN THIS ROUND.

>> KONGO LOOKING FOR THE

TAKEDOWN AND HE GETS IT.

>> STOP GRABBING THE SHORTS.

>> HE'S BEEN DOING THAT

CONSISTENTLY, GRABBING THE

SHORTS.

>> UNCLEAR WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

TO GET MINAKOV -- THE TAKEDOWN.

HE SEES KONGO BRINGING MINAKOV'S

KNEES TOGETHER, UNDER FULL

CONTROL.

>> SHORTS AGAIN.

>> YOU SEE THE ELBOWS TO THE

SIDE.

>> SOMETHING WE SEE A LOT, IN

MMA, THE BIG -- THE BIG -- THE

GROIN STRIKE, THE LITTLE ONES,

LIKE GRABBING SHORTS, GRABBING

THE FENCE.

A LOT PEOPLE DON'T TAKE POINTS

AWAY.

THAT HAPPENS OVER AND OVER AND

OVER AGAIN.

TRYING TO GET A COUPLE.

LOSE A POINT IMMEDIATELY FOR

THAT.

>> MINAKOV COMPLAINING.

HERE IS THE STAND-UP.

LAST WARNING, HE SAID, FOR

GRABBING SHORTS, BEEN HAPPENING

A LOT.

>> NOT GRABBING THE SHORTS.

>> THE THING IS, THE PRESSURE OF

CHEICK KONGO KEEPING MINAKOV ON

HIS HIPS.

WINNING THIS ROUND.

>> MINAKOV CONTINUING TO HAVE

WORDS WITH HERB DEAN.

>> WE CAN'T SEE THE CAMERA ANGLE

WHERE HIS LEFT HAND IS.

>> REF DOESN'T SEE, IT DOESN'T

HAPPEN.

MINAKOV GOING TO THE SWITCH.

HEAVY PRESSURE FROM CHEICK

KONGO.

>> VERY HARD FOR HIM TO STAND UP

WITH -- GOING TO GET DUMPED

AGAIN AND THERE IT GOES.

>> 1:55 REMAINING ROUND NUMBER

FOUR.

BELLATOR HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIP.

CHEICK KONGO VERSUS THE

UNDEFEATED OLDER, VITALY

MINAKOV.

>> KONGO SMOTHERING.

>> TAKING ALL OF THE ENERGY OUT

OF VITALY MINAKOV.

>> NOT A BAD -- YOU HAVE A TIRED

FIGHTER UNDERNEATH YOU.

MORE CONCERNED WITH KEEPING

MINAKOV DOWN THAN USING THE

POSITION OFFENSIVELY.

>> INFRACTION FROM HERB DEAN.

TRYING TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET.

TAKEN DOWN AGAIN.

>> GREAT CONTROL, MINAKOV'S

LOWER BODY BY CHEICK KONGO.

>> STAND-UP AT THIS POINT, A LOT

OF DAMAGE, VERY TOUGH TO WIN

BACK THIS ROUND.

MORE STRATEGY BY CHEICK KONGO.

I THINK HE BELIEVES HE HAS THE

SUPERIOR GAP.

>> GOES ON THE HIP.

DELIVER BY CHEICK KONGO.

30 SECONDS REMAINING ROUND FOUR.

>> AND SAYING TO WORK.

>> DEFINITELY APPRECIATE THE

STAND-UP, THE BLOCK CONTINUES TO

TIP.

>> BIG KNEE, STEPPING FORWARD BY

KONGO.

>> LOOKING FOR THE INSIDE TRIP.

MINAKOV HITS IT.

AND THE END OF ROUND FOUR.

>> LAST ROUND, OKAY?

RELAX.

RELAX.

>> I SEE YOU GRABBING THE

SHORTS.

DON'T DO ANYMORE.

YOU GOT THIS FIGHT WON, OKAY?

LISTEN TO YOUR CORNER RIGHT NOW.

LISTEN TO YOUR CORNER, OKAY?

LISTEN TO YOUR CORNER.

AND I NEED YOU TO THROW YOUR

RIGHT HAND.

OKAY?

RIGHT HAND, KNEE.

RIGHT HAND, KNEE.

RIGHT HAND, KNEE.

OKAY?

>> Translator: YOU HAVE BEYOND

HIM UNTIL THE END OF THE ROUND.

YOU UNDERSTAND?

WHOEVER SLAMS NOW WILL WIN.

SO GO AHEAD.

AND WE'LL DO IT.

>> FIFTH AND FINAL ROUND OF THE

BELLATOR WORLD TITLE FIGHT.

CHEICK KONGO VERSUS BELLATOR

UNDEFEATED WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT

CHAMPION, VITALY MINAKOV.

JIMMY, HOW DO YOU HAVE IT

THROUGH FOUR ROUNDS?

>> I HAVE IT, HOWEVER YOU WANT

TO SCORE IT, THREE ROUNDS TO

ONE, FOR VITALY MINAKOV.

BUT THAT POINT DEDUCTION CHANGES

THE SCORING AROUND

SIGNIFICANTLY.

IF CHEICK KONGO WINS THIS LAST

ROUND, 10-9, ON MY SCORE CARD,

IT IS A DRAW.

WE'LL HAVE TO SEE.

>> DEAN FEELING BOTH FIGHTERS

TOO WET, TOO SLIPPERY.

GIVING BOTH A TOWEL DOWN.

>> LET'S FIGHT.

>> HERE WE GO WITH ROUND NUMBER

FIVE.

>> I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH

MINAKOV'S CORNER.

THROW, GET ON TOP, WIN THIS

ROUND AND THIS FIGHT.

IMMEDIATELY THE SINGLE LEG TO

TAKEDOWN.

>> HE LISTENED APPARENTLY.

CHEICK KONGO WON THE LAST ROUND,

GETTING ON TOP AND STAYING

THERE.

MINAKOV CAN DO THE SAME AND ON

MY SCORE CARD, HE PITCHED TITLE

ON THIS ROUND.

>> TWO LOW BLOWS BY MINAKOV, IT

RESULTED IN HERB DEAN TAKING

AWAY A POINT.

9-9 ON YOUR SCORE CARD, ROUND

NUMBER ONE.

>> IN BETWEEN ROUNDS, HERB DEAN

TOLD CHEICK KONGO, I SEE YOU

GRABBING THE SHORTS, DO IT

AGAIN, I'LL TAKE AWAY A POINT.

THAT HAS TO BE ON HIS MIND TOO.

>> SHORT RIGHT HAND FROM

MINAKOV.

TO THE LEFT HAPPENED.

>> COMING FROM THE CHEICK KONGO

CONTINGENT BEHIND ME.

THEY WOULD LOVE A STAND-UP HERE.

BUT STAYING BUSY WITH THE LEFT.

NOT A BIG SHOT, STAYING BUSY.

>> HOLDING HALF GUARD.

>> MINAKOV TRYING TO BE HEAVY.

>> MINAKOV NOT TRYING TO PASS,

CLAMPING DOWN ON THE HALF GUARD.

CHEICK KONGO GETTING UP.

MINAKOV TRIANGLED HIS LEG.

SEEMS CONTENT.

>> MINAKOV, STRANGLING HIS LEG.

>> NICE RIGHT HAND.

CONTINUES TO LAND SHORT SHOTS.

NICE CONTROL.

ANOTHER GOOD RIGHT.

TRYING TO KEEP HIS LEG ON THE

GROUND.

CHEICK KONGO IS IN DESPERATION

MODE.

TRYING TO PUSH OFF AND GET TO

HIS FEET.

>> NEXT WEEK, THE HEAVYWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS.

>> THE WINNER OF THIS FIGHT WILL

NEXT FACE IN THE TITLE DEFENSE,

THE WINNER OF BELLATOR'S HELP

RI

HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT.

>> A LOT OF HEAVY HITTERS IN

THAT TOURNAMENT.

IT WILL GO THE DISTANCE.

>> KONGO HAD TOP POSITION TO THE

VAST MAJORITY OF ROUND NUMBER

FOUR.

HERE IN ROUND NUMBER FIVE,

MINAKOV OPENING TOP POSITION.

>> HERB DEAN, THE SAME THING

GIVING MINAKOV THE SAME COURTESY

HE GAVE CHEICK KONGO, STAYING

BUSY WORKING AND NOW --

>> STEPOVER.

>> BIG RIGHT HAND FOR MINAKOV.

LOOKING TO UNLOAD.

THINKING ABOUT A FINISH.

>> KONGO TYING UP THE ARM.

>> DOING MORE THAN THINKING

ABOUT IT.

HE'S WORKING FOR IT WITH THE

RIGHT HANDS.

BUT MINAKOV DOING THE RIGHT

THING TECHNICALLY.

>> TRYING TO WALK UP.

>> NOW AN ARM STRANGLE POSITION

AND GET HIS HEAD FURTHER

UNDERNEATH THE ARMPIT.

>> TO THE LEGS, BACK AT HALF

GUARD.

HE'S NOT.

90 SECONDS REMAINING IN THIS

FIGHT.

>> FULL MOUTH FULL ON GROUND AND

POUND FOR VITALY MINAKOV.

TRYING TO DEFEND HIS TITLE.

>> LOOK AT CHEICK KONGO,

EXTENDING THE LEFT ARM.

I WOULD BAIT HIM TO GO FOR IT

AND GET OUT.

MINAKOV STAYING ON TOP, KEEPING

IT SAFE.

>> MOMENTUM SWITCHED BACK AND

FORTH BETWEEN THESE TWO FIGHTERS

THROUGHOUT THIS FIGHT.

THROUGHOUT 24 MINUTES.

NOW, THE QUESTION IS WHO WOULD

DEAL WITH ADVERSITY BETTER.

THEY BOTH HAD ADVERSITY.

THEY BOTH DEALT WITH IT WELL.

BUT IT IS THE FINAL ROUND, AND

MINAKOV ON TOP.

CHEICK KONGO LOOKING TO WIN THIS

TITLE.

VITALY MINAKOV LOOKING TO

SUCCESSFULLY DEFEND THIS TITLE.

DOWN THE STRETCH WE GO.

>> MINAKOV, STILL IN FULL MOUNT.

TRYING TO OPEN UP EVEN MORE WITH

HIS PUNCHING.

>> ON MY SCORE CARD, 25 SECONDS

AWAY FROM RETAINING HIS TITLE.

SHORT ELBOW, VITALY MINAKOV,

RIGHT HAND, COULDN'T GET

THROUGH.

>> ONE POINT DEDUCTION IN ROUND

NUMBER ONE.

AND AGAINST VITALY MINAKOV, SEE

A DIFFERENCE.

WE SHALL SEE.

>> THE BELL AND THE END OF THIS

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT.

>> SEE THE MOUSE UNDER THE EYE

OF VITALY MINAKOV.

WE SAID HE WOULD NEVER FACE

ADVERSITY.

HE JUST FACED ADVERSITY IN THE

BELLATOR CAGE.

>> HARD FOUGHT FROM BOTH MEN.

OUR AUTO ZONE REPLAY.

>> HERE IS THE TAKEDOWN EARLY IN

THE ROUND BY MINAKOV.

ONCE HE WAS ON TOP, HE STAYED ON

TOP THROUGHOUT THAT ROUND.

FINISHING IN FULL MOUNT, AND A

GOOD GROUND AND POUND.

CHEICK KONGO STAYING IN THE

FIGHT, NOT ABLE TO GET HIS OWN

OFFENSE GOING.

>> JIMMY, YOUR FINAL SCORE CARD.

>> I ONLY GAVE CHEICK KONGO

ROUND NUMBER FOUR WITH THE POINT

DEDUCTION.

46-48, VITALY MINAKOV.

>> SEE THE FRENCH FLAG WAVING,

CHEICK KONGO.

>> MOMENTUM SHIFT IN THAT FIGHT.

>> ROUND NUMBER ONE, TWO LOW

BLOWS DELIVERED INTO THE CUP OF

CHEICK KONGO BY VITALY MINAKOV.

AND THAT ONE CAUSED VITALY

MINAKOV A POINT.

>> YOU HEARD HERB DEAN SAY, THAT

WAS GOOD.

KONGO COMPLAINS, HE SAID IT WAS

A LEGAL BLOW.

>> HERE HE IS, MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HAVING

GONE THE DISTANCE IN THIS WORLD

TITLE FIGHT, WE'LL GO TO YOUR

JUDGES' SCORE CARDS.

ALL THREE JUDGES AND CHRIS LEE

AND MARK SMITH, ALL THREE SEE

THE FIGHT EXACTLY THE SAME AT

48-46, ALL FOR THE WINNER BY

UNANIMOUS DECISION, AND STILL

THE BELLATOR HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPION, VITALY MINAKOV!

>> ONE POINT DEDUCTION DID NOT

MATTER.

LET'S GO TO KEN SMITH.

>> I'M HERE WITH YOUR WINNER AND

STILL CHAMPION, VITALY MINAKOV.

YOU SAID YOU'RE NOT A CHAMPION

UNTIL YOU DEFEND YOUR BELT.

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE THE REAL

HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION IN

BELLATOR?

>> Translator: I FOUGHT A VERY

FAST FIGHTER, THE STRONGEST

FIGHTER TODAY.

AND NOW I FEEL LIKE A REAL CHAMP

PROBL

CHAMPION.

>> GIVE IT UP FOR VITALY

MINAKOV, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

>> THE TOUGHEST FIGHT OF HIS

REER

CAREER, VITALY MINAKOV

VICTORIOUS 14-0.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

THANKS FOR WATCHING BELLATOR!

>> NEXT FRIDAY, LIVE ON SPIKE,

THE KNOCKOUTS START FROM THE

OPENING BELL.

>> HE JUST LIT HIM UP.

>> AS FOUR HEAVYWEIGHTS BATTLE

FOR THEIR SPOT IN THE BELLATOR

TOURNAMENT FINALS, INCLUDING

KNOCKOUT ARTIST LaVAR JOHNSON.

>> I MISSED THE OTHER

HEAVYWEIGHTS THAT SIGNED UP.

THE CONSEQUENCES, WATCH OUT.

>> BELL

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