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Bellator 360 - The Welterweights

The first highlight show made exclusively for Spike that features Bellator's best fights, biggest moments and brightest stars. On this episode, Bellator 360 highlights the Welterweights featuring Ben Askren.

>> OH, MY GOD!

>> THAT'S IT.

[driving rock music]

>> OH!

>> IT'S DONE.

>> GOOD RIGHT HAND!

>> BEAUTIFUL SHOT.

WOW!

>> INVERTED TRIANGLE.

AND WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION!

>> WELCOME TO BELLATOR 360.

I'M JIMMY SMITH.

TONIGHT WE ARE LOOKING AT ONE

OF BELLATOR'S DEEPEST DIVISIONS:

THE WELTERWEIGHTS.

THIS WEIGHT CLASS HAS BEEN

OF BELLATOR'S BEST, CREATING NEW

STARS EVERY SEASON.

WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT SOME

OF THOSE STARS' GREATEST MOMENTS

AND HEAR FROM ONE OF THE BEST

WELTERWEIGHTS ON THE PLANET,

BEN ASKREN, TALKING ABOUT WHO

HE THINKS ARE BELLATOR'S BEST

AT 170 POUNDS.

ONE OF THOSE FIGHTERS,

DOUGLAS "THE PHENOM" LIMA,

HAS ALREADY BECOME ONE OF MMA'S

GREATEST KNOCKOUT ARTISTS.

LET'S GO BACK TO BELLATOR 53

WHERE HE TOOK ON CHRIS LOZANO

IN THE SEASON FIVE WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT SEMIFINAL.

>> THE WINNER OF THIS FIRST

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

SEMIFINAL ROUND FIGHT ADVANCES

TO THE SEASON FIVE 170-POUND

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP.

DOUGLAS LIMA VERSUS

CHRIS LOZANO.

KEVIN NIX IS THE REFEREE.

>> FIGHT!

[bell rings]

>> ROUND NUMBER ONE.

[crowd cheering, applauding]

>> TAKE HIM DOWN!

RIGHT HERE, LET'S GO!

>> KEEP AN EYE ON THE FOOTWORK

OF DOUGLAS LIMA.

BRENT WEEDMAN WALKED INTO

A LOT OF PUNCHES.

I DON'T THINK HE WANTS

TO DO THAT.

HE WANTS TO GET ON HIS BIKE

AND ANGLE.

>> BRAZILIAN-BORN,

AMERICAN-RAISED DOUGLAS LIMA

IS IN THE WHITE TRUNKS.

CHRIS LOZANO IS IN

THE BLACK TRUNKS.

DOUGLAS LIMA SAID THAT

IN THE STAND-UP HE WANTS TO PICK

HIS SHOTS.

HE DOES NOT WANT TO STAND

AND BANG WITH CHRIS LOZANO.

HE DOES NOT WANT TO STAND

IN THE POCKET.

LOZANO SAID, "I WANT TO TURN

THIS INTO AN ALL-OUT BOXING

MATCH."

>> WELL, IF HE WANTS A BOXING

MATCH, HE'S A GOOD

COUNTERPUNCHER.

HE TENDS TO WAIT FOR THE GUY

TO COME IN,

AND HE COUNTERS VERY

EFFECTIVELY.

SO IT'S ABOUT WHO CAN INITIATE

WITHOUT LEAVING THEMSELVES OPEN.

>> LOZANO SAID VERY CANDIDLY

THAT HE'S A VERY CEREBRAL

FIGHTER, A VERY HONEST FIGHTER.

HE SAID, "PUT US BOTH IN A GI,

I THINK MY OPPONENT DOUGLAS LIMA

WOULD HAVE A HUGE ADVANTAGE.

IN MMA ON THE GROUND WITHOUT

GIS, I CAN PUNCH.

WELL, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE

PRETTY EVEN ON THE GROUND,

BUT IN THE STAND-UP, I," MEANING

LOZANO, "FEEL THAT I HAVE A HUGE

ADVANTAGE."

>> OOH, A LITTLE BIT ON

THE NUT SHOT GOING IN THERE.

>> A LOW BLOW THERE.

>> FIGHT, CLEAN SHOT, GO!

FIGHT!

>> REFEREE KEVIN NIX SAID,

"CLEAN SHOT, LET'S GO."

>> GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP.

LOZANO DIDN'T JUMP ON HIM.

>> SLAPPING KICK THERE

BY DOUGLAS LIMA.

>> YOU CAN INSERT YOUR OWN

MAYWEATHER JOKE THERE

IF YOU LIKE, FOR THOSE OF YOU

FOLLOWING AT HOME.

>> STRAIGHT LEFT HAND BY LOZANO.

>> IT'S HOT.

>> COUNTER RIGHT, THEN LOZANO

FIRING BACK WITH A RIGHT HAND.

GOOD TRADING ON THE INSIDE

FROM BOTH MEN.

>> YOU SEE LIMA ANGLING OUT

AFTERWARD.

HE'S NOT STAYING IN.

HE'S TRYING TO CUT ANGLES

AT THE END, NOT STAYING IN FRONT

OF CHRIS LOZANO.

>> LIMA MISSING WITH THAT KICK.

A KICK RIGHT ON THE KNEECAP,

NOT FULLY COMMITTED THOUGH,

BY CHRIS LOZANO.

>> I THINK THAT KICK ACTUALLY

HURT CHRIS LOZANO A LITTLE BIT,

CHECKED A LITTLE BIT

WITH HIS KNEE.

>> IT'S LIMA WHO'S STALKING

LOZANO AT THE MOMENT.

>> OH, BIG RIGHT HAND!

>> LOZANO POUNCING, SINGLE LEG

HELD BY DOUGLAS LIMA.

>> GOOD LEFT HAND!

>> AND A GOOD LAND BY LIMA!

NOW IT'S LOZANO TAKING

A BACKWARDS STEP.

>> OH, GOOD UPPERCUT!

>> BIG SHOTS,

THEN THE THIGH KICK.

NOW LIMA COMING FORWARD.

LOZANO ON HIS BIKE.

[crowd yelling]

>> WOW, OUTSTANDING

EXCHANGES BY BOTH OF THESE GUYS.

>> LOZANO JUST MISSING WITH THAT

CLUBBING OVERHAND RIGHT.

HALFWAY THROUGH A VERY

ENTERTAINING ROUND NUMBER ONE.

THE WINNER, THROUGH TO THIS

TOURNAMENT FINAL.

THE WINNER OF THIS CHAMPIONSHIP

RECEIVES A CHECK FOR $100,000

AND A WORLD TITLE FIGHT VERSUS

BELLATOR'S REIGNING 170-POUND

WORLD CHAMPION, THE UNDEFEATED

BEN ASKREN.

>> THAT'S IF BEN ASKREN

GETS PAST JAY HIERON.

>> THAT IN KANSAS CITY, KANSAS

AT MEMORIAL HALL.

NO DISRESPECT TO JAY HIERON.

>> HE'S GONNA BE MAD AT YOU

THE NEXT TIME HE SEES YOU.

>> I THINK HE'S MAD AT YOU

ALREADY, JIMMY.

>> HE'S ALREADY MAD AT ME,

BUT I STOOD UP FOR YOU, JAY.

I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT.

NICE JABS, AND LIMA IS USING

HIS LENGTH VERY WELL,

STRAIGHT JABS, REALLY LONG

PUNCHES, TRYING TO KEEP

THE HARD-HITTER AT A DISTANCE,

EVEN THOUGH LOZANO HAS A LONGER

REACH.

>> SEE LOZANO CIRCLING,

STAYING ON HIS BICYCLE.

>> I THINK HE GOT STUNG BY THOSE

PUNCHES AND THOSE EXCHANGES.

I THINK HE RESPECTS NOW

THE POWER OF LIMA--

BEAUTIFUL JAB.

>> GREAT LEFT HAND THERE

ON THE JAB BY LIMA,

BACKS UP LOZANO EVEN FURTHER.

>> GOOD COMBINATION ENDING

WITH THE KICK.

>> LOZANO TRYING TO POUNCE

ON THE COUNTER.

LIMA HOLDING THE BODY LOCK,

LOOKING FOR THE TAKEDOWN.

>> WELL, LIMA'S GOT A GOOD

STRATEGY AGAINST A POWER HITTER

AND COUNTERPUNCHER

LIKE CHRIS LOZANO.

KEEP THAT JAB IN HIS FACE.

SO FAR THAT'S WORKING VERY WELL.

>> LIMA, THE BROWN BELT

IN BRAZILIAN JUJITSU, FEELS THAT

HE HAS A SIZABLE ADVANTAGE

ON THE GROUND,

AND HE TAKES IT TO THE GROUND.

[cheers and applause]

SEE LOZANO TRYING TO SCOOT.

HE'S GOING TO TRY TO GET BACK

TO HIS FEET.

THAT MOUSE UNDER THE LEFT

EYE OF LOZANO HAS POPPED,

AND THAT'S THE BLOOD.

>> AND HE DOES NOT WANT TO PLAY.

HE WANTS TO STAND UP, GET BACK

TO HIS FEET, GET BACK INTO

BOXING RANGE.

[crowd cheering, yelling]

WE SAW AGAINST WEEDMAN,

HE HAS GOOD SUBMISSION DEFENSE.

HE DOES NOT WANT TO PLAY

AND GET INTO A JUJITSU BATTLE

WITH DOUGLAS LIMA.

>> CLOSING STAGES OF ROUND

NUMBER ONE.

>> LOOK OUT FOR THE CAGE.

>> LIMA LOOKING FOR

THE TAKEDOWN.

LOZANO PLAYING DEFENSE.

LIMA WITH THE WAIST CINCH

FROM BEHIND.

GOOD KNEE FROM LIMA.

GOOD RIGHT HAND FROM LOZANO.

LOZANO NOW TRYING TO OPEN

THINGS UP.

[wild cheers and applause]

THIS OKLAHOMA CROWD

IS GOING NOW.

[bell rings]

BIG ROUND ONE.

>> WHEN WE RETURN, ROUND TWO

OF LIMA-LOZANO WITH A CLASSIC

LIGHTS-OUT LIMA FINISH.

>> OH, RIGHT HAND, THAT'S IT.

[driving rock music]

>> WELCOME BACK.

THIS IS BELLATOR 360 ON SPIKE.

AMAZING FIRST ROUND, THIS IS HOW

IT FINISHED, BOTH GUYS SLINGING

PUNCHES WITH EVERYTHING

THEY HAD, AND A LITTLE BIT

OF A SMILE--

NOT MUCH TRASH TALKING.

IT WAS A LITTLE BIT

OF A, "HEY, GREAT ROUND."

TIME FOR ROUND TWO.

>> FIGHT!

[bell rings]

>> THE BELL IN ROUND NUMBER TWO,

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

SEMIFINAL NUMBER ONE.

THREE JUDGES SCORING CAGESIDE

FROM THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA.

JIMMY, HOW DO YOU SEE THIS FIGHT

THUS FAR?

>> 10-9, DOUGLAS LIMA.

HE'S BEEN THE AGGRESSOR

AND A LITTLE MORE ACCURATE

WITH THE STRIKES.

YOU SEE IT ON THE FACE

OF CHRIS LOZANO.

>> DOUGLAS LIMA IS IN

THE WHITE TRUNKS.

CHRIS LOZANO IS IN

THE BLACK TRUNKS.

THE WINNER OF THIS FIGHT THROUGH

TO THE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP.

THE WINNER OF THIS TOURNAMENT,

AGAIN, RECEIVES A CHECK

FOR $100,000 AND A WORLD TITLE

SHOT.

[crowd yelling]

>> HARD TO UNDERSTAND, UNLESS

YOU'VE FOUGHT, THAT THIS IS FUN

FOR THESE GUYS.

YOU SAW AT THE END OF THAT

FIRST ROUND.

THIS IS THE KIND OF FIGHT THEY

WANT, TEEING OFF ON EACH OTHER.

>> IT'S A SWEET LITTLE

LEFT HAND THERE BY LIMA.

>> THAT'S THE KEY, IS LOZANO'S

TRYING TO BACK DOWN THAT PUNCH

AND GO OVER THE TOP

WITH HIS OWN RIGHT HAND,

BUT LIMA'S NOT THERE.

HE'S MOVING HIS HEAD AND

COUNTERPUNCHING OVER THAT SHOT.

HE WAS TRYING TO BE THE LAST ONE

TO THROW.

[cheers and applause]

>> A MOUSE UNDER THE LEFT EYE

OF CHRIS LOZANO THAT FORMED

IN ROUND ONE, POPPED IN

ROUND ONE.

IT STARTED TO LEAK BLOOD.

IT WAS DEFTLY HANDLED, THOUGH,

AND THE BLOOD HAS STOPPED,

AT LEAST THUS FAR, BUT THAT'S

A NASTY MOUSE AND A NASTY CUT.

[crowd yelling, cheering]

LIMA SAID THAT IN TRAINING FOR

THIS FIGHT WITH CHRIS LOZANO,

HE'S WORKING ON BEING MORE

AGGRESSIVE AND WORKING ON REALLY

BEING A TRUE FINISHER.

YOU KNOW, LOZANO SAID THAT

HE FELT THAT HIS SWEET SPOT

IN THIS FIGHT WAS STANDING.

HE JUST THOUGHT THAT HE WAS

THE SUPERIOR STRIKER,

HAD THE MUCH TIGHTER,

CLEANER BOXING.

>> WELL, HE'S CERTAINLY--

I THINK HE'S A HARDER HITTER.

I THINK HIS HANDS ARE A LITTLE

BIT HEAVIER, BUT RIGHT NOW,

HE'S GETTING OUTBOXED BY LIMA.

I THINK HE'S THE HARDER PUNCHER,

PERHAPS, BUT LIMA'S HEAD

MOVEMENT, HIS TIMING,

HIS ANGLING IS VERY GOOD.

>> OVERHAND RIGHT MISSES

BY DOUGLAS LIMA.

>> YOU SEE, HE THROWS THAT

OVERHAND RIGHT.

IT MISSED.

THEN HE ANGLES OUT.

HE'S NOT STANDING THERE

WAITING FOR THE NEXT PUNCH.

>> NICE LEG KICK THROWN

WITH THE RIGHT LEG

BY CHRIS LOZANO.

>> THIS FIGHT MIGHT BOIL DOWN

TO WHO CAN DO MORE, WHO CAN SHOW

THE GUY AN ANGLE THEY HAVEN'T

SEEN BEFORE.

THEY BOTH KNOW HOW TO THROW.

THEY'RE BOTH HARD HITTERS,

BUT WHO CAN PULL OUT THAT TRICK

THAT THE OTHER GUY HAS NOT SEEN?

>> ALMOST A PUSH-KICK

TO THE KNEE THERE BY LIMA.

>> AND THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING

ABOUT, THE LITTLE TRICKS.

>> A CHOPPING KICK THERE.

LIMA JUST MISSED WITH THAT

RIGHT HAND.

>> LET'S GO!

>> NOW IT'S LOZANO COMING

FORWARD.

>> AND YOU SAW LAST TIME,

GREAT PERFORMANCE

BY CHRIS LOZANO AGAINST

BRENT WEEDMAN.

BUT BRENT WEEDMAN WALKED INTO

A LOT OF PUNCHES, DIDN'T SEEM

TO WANT TO USE HIS WHOLE

TOOL KIT.

HE SEEMED TO WANT TO WALK IN

AND BANG.

AND YOU CAN'T DO THAT AGAINST

CHRIS LOZANO.

I THINK LIMA'S DOING THE RIGHT

THING, ANGLING, TRYING TO FORM

A LOT OF LOOKS.

>> JIMMY, LOZANO WAS EMPHATIC

IN TELLING US, "PUNCHES IN

BUNCHES, I NEED TO HAVE A HIGH

VOLUME OF PUNCHES."

>> THAT'S VERY TRUE.

>> OH, RIGHT HAND, THAT'S IT.

THAT IS IT.

AND HE PUNCHES HIS TICKET

TO THE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP.

>> WOW.

WELCOME TO OUR TOP TEN KNOCKOUTS

IN BELLATOR HISTORY.

THAT WAS A GORGEOUS RIGHT HAND.

THAT'S HOW YOU'RE SUPPOSED

TO DO IT.

MAN!

LIGHTNING STRIKES, BOOM.

>> TEXTBOOK RIGHT HAND,

GORGEOUS SHOT DELIVERED

BY DOUGLAS LIMA.

>> WAITING FOR THE SHOT,

AND BANG, RIGHT ON THE CHIN,

SET IT UP WITH THE JAB,

WHICH HAD BEEN SO EFFECTIVE

FOR HIM ALL NIGHT,

THROUGH THE JAB, AND THEN BANG,

RIGHT ON THE JAW,

INCREDIBLY ACCURATE RIGHT CROSS.

MAN, THAT IS A FIGHT-ENDER.

>> NOW ADVANCING TO THE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT FINALS,

DOUGLAS "THE PHENOM" LIMA!

[crowd cheering]

>> DOMINANT WELTERWEIGHT

BEN ASKREN IS ONE

OF THE GREATEST TALENTS

IN WRESTLING IN THIS GENERATION,

TWO-TIME HODGE AWARD WINNER,

THE HEISMAN OF DIVISION ONE

WRESTLING, A TWO-TIME NATIONAL

CHAMPION, GONE TO THE OLYMPICS.

THAT SMOTHERING TOP CONTROL

AND TAKEDOWN IS WHAT OPPONENTS

HAVE SO MUCH TROUBLE DEALING

WITH INSIDE THE BELLATOR CAGE.

HIS MMA SKILLS ARE EMERGING,

AND HE'S SET TO BECOME

ONE OF THE MOST DOMINANT

WELTERWEIGHTS IN ALL OF MMA.

>> AND HE GETS IT,

SINGLE-LEG TAKEDOWN.

THERE'S THE SPRAWL,

AND THERE'S THE FIRST TAKEDOWN.

BIG TAKEDOWN AGAIN.

>> I'M JOINED NOW

IN THE BELLATOR 360 CAGE

BY OUR DOMINANT WELTERWEIGHT

BEN ASKREN.

BEN, I KNOW YOU'RE VERY

OUTSPOKEN.

WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS

ON DOUGLAS LIMA?

HE WAS HEADING INTO A FINALS

MATCH AGAINST BEN SAUNDERS,

A BIG FAN FAVORITE.

DID YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE

OF WHICH GUY WAS GONNA FACE,

AND DID YOU THINK A CERTAIN GUY

WAS GONNA WIN?

>> YOU KNOW, LIMA HAD A LOT

OF MOMENTUM HEADING INTO THAT

FINAL FIGHT.

HE HAD THE KNOCKOUT OF LOZANO.

I THOUGHT IT WAS A EVEN FIGHT

GOING INTO IT.

I DIDN'T HAVE A HUGE PREFERENCE.

I THINK I WOULD HAVE PICKED

SAUNDERS.

HE WAS THE FAN FAVORITE,

AND YOU ALWAYS GOT TO LIKE

TO FIGHT THOSE GUYS.

>> WHEN WE RETURN,

LIMA VERSUS SAUNDERS

FROM BELLATOR 57,

AND THE 360 CAGE GETS FUNKY

ON BELLATOR 360.

>> BELLATOR 360 CONTINUES

RIGHT NOW.

LET'S GO TO THE SEASON FIVE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT FINAL,

LIMA VERSUS SAUNDERS

AT BELLATOR 57.

>> YVES LAVIGNE IS THE REFEREE.

>> MR. SAUNDERS, YOU READY, SIR?

ARE YOU READY?

FIGHT!

[bell rings]

>> THE BELL IN ROUND NUMBER ONE.

SPORTSMANSHIP TO START, AS ONE

WOULD EXPECT.

THESE TWO FIGHTERS,

A LOT OF RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER.

[crowd yelling]

>> GO GET SOME BLOOD!

>> YOU SEE HERE,

OPPOSITE STANCES:

DOUGLAS LIMA IN THE ORTHODOX

STANCE; BEN SAUNDERS, SOUTHPAW,

BUT HE'S THE POWER SHOT.

THE RIGHT AND THE LEFT ARE GONNA

BE VERY IMPORTANT.

>> DOUGLAS LIMA IS IN

THE BLACK-AND-GRAY TRUNKS.

BEN SAUNDERS IS IN

THE YELLOW-AND-BLACK TRUNKS.

AGAIN, WE'RE GOING THREE

FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS,

NOT FIVE FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS,

BECAUSE THIS IS FOR A TOURNAMENT

CHAMPIONSHIP AND NOT A BELLATOR

WORLD TITLE.

>> NOT SURPRISINGLY,

BEN SAUNDERS GOING IN

FOR THE CLINCH,

HAS AN OUTSTANDING CLINCH GAME.

>> LIMA SAID THAT HE HAS BEEN

WORKING A LOT ON DEFENDING

THE CLINCH JUST FOR THIS TYPE

OF SITUATION.

NICE TURN BY SAUNDERS.

THAT WAS SLICK.

LIMA TRYING TO CHANGE LEVELS,

FINDING NO SUCCESS.

>> NEITHER GUY HAS OUTSTANDING

WRESTLING.

THEY'RE BOTH GOOD STRIKERS.

THEY BOTH HAVE GREAT JUJITSU,

BUT NEITHER GUY HAS THAT SOLID

WRESTLING BACKGROUND.

YOU'RE NOT GONNA SEE THEM

OVERCOMMIT TO A TAKEDOWN.

[crowd yelling]

>> OKAY, LET'S GO, GUYS.

WORK!

STOP!

BREAK; LET'S GO.

STEP BACK.

FACE ME, SIR.

FIGHT!

[applause]

>> GOOD SHOW OF SPORTSMANSHIP.

SAUNDERS TRYING TO CHANGE

LEVELS.

>> I'M SURPRISED WE'RE NOT

SEEING THEM BANG MORE

IN THE CENTER OF THE CAGE.

IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S BEEN

SAUNDERS' STRATEGY TO WORK IN,

GET THE CLINCH, GET DOUGLAS LIMA

UP AGAINST THE FENCE WHERE HE'S

LESS DANGEROUS.

>> KNEE TO THE THIGH.

LOOK AT SAUNDERS ACTUALLY

HOLDING THE KNEECAP TO TARGET

THAT THIGH, JUST LIKE THAT.

SAUNDERS COMING OUT OF

JEET KUNE DO, A SPORT HE BEGAN

WHEN HE WAS 14 YEARS OLD,

THINKS OF HIMSELF NOT JUST

AS A MIXED MARTIAL ARTIST,

BUT A TRUE MARTIAL ARTIST.

TRUE OF J.K.D., HE ALWAYS TALKS

ABOUT, "I WANT TO FLOW

LIKE WATER."

>> AND HE HAS A GREAT RESPECT

FOR BRUCE LEE AND HIS PHILOSOPHY

ON MARTIAL ARTS.

YOU GOT TO BE READY

FOR ANYTHING.

>> ESSENTIALLY, WHAT HE'S SAYING

IS, "NO CONCRETE GAME PLAN..."

>> LET'S GO, GUYS, WORK!

>> "READ AND REACT

THE SITUATION."

>> STOP!

LET GO.

STEP BACK.

>> SEPARATION FROM REFEREE

YVES LAVIGNE.

>> FIGHT!

>> BOTH FIGHTERS TO THE CENTER

OF THE BELLATOR CAGE.

>> WHOA!

>> SAUNDERS COMING FORWARD.

PUSH-KICK THERE

FROM BEN SAUNDERS,

THEN THE LEFT HAND.

LIMA SAID HE REALLY WANTS TO BE

CAUTIOUS, NOT JUST OF SAUNDERS'

OUTSTANDING CLINCH GAME,

BUT ALSO HIS LONG REACH.

SAUNDERS TWO INCHES TALLER

THAN LIMA.

HE'S 6'3" TO LIMA'S 6'1",

BUT HE LOOKS A LOT LONGER

AND RANGIER.

>> NEITHER GUY HAS REALLY LANDED

A SIGNIFICANT SHOT SO FAR.

OH, THAT WAS A NICE LEG KICK.

>> GOOD SHOT, THE INSIDE KICK

BY LIMA, HIS BEST KICK

OF THE FIGHT THUS FAR.

>> I WAS ABOUT TO SAY,

IT'S LIMA CONTROLLING

THE CENTER.

YOU SEE THE REVERSAL HERE,

PUTTING BEN SAUNDERS UP AGAINST

THE FENCE.

>> SHORT, SNEAKY LEFT HANDS

THERE BY SAUNDERS.

LIMA TRYING TO GO TO THE BODY

WITH THE RIGHT OR THE SHORT

LEFT, AND MORE LEFTS.

>> LET'S GO, GUYS, WORK!

>> HE'S TRYING TO GET

THE ATTENTION OF LIMA,

TRYING TO RAISE HIS HEAD UP,

IS BEN SAUNDERS.

GOOD, STIFF RIGHT HAND,

STRAIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE,

THROWN BY LIMA.

>> GOOD PRESSURE BY LIMA HERE.

>> BREAK!

LET'S GO.

STEP BACK.

>> CENTER RING RESTART

ORDERED BY REFEREE YVES LAVIGNE.

>> VERY CLOSE ROUND.

WHO'S GONNA TURN IT ON

IN THIS LAST MINUTE?

>> OH!

>> CHOPPING BODY KICK THERE

BY LIMA.

CATCHES THE LEG AND A TAKEDOWN.

>> AH, GREAT SWEEP.

>> BEAUTIFUL SWEEP AS HE

WAS TAKEN DOWN BY SAUNDERS

AND LANDS IN FULL MOUNT.

WHAT CAN HE DO NOW?

>> THAT 40 SECONDS LEFT,

THAT IS A LOT OF TIME.

>> LIMA TRYING TO TURN,

BIG ELBOW STRIKE BY SAUNDERS,

THEN ANOTHER.

SAUNDERS ALMOST IN A CAN OPENER

POSITION AND LETTING GO

WITH THE ELBOW STRIKES.

>> HE IS MOUNTED--ALMOST HAS

A BODY TRIANGLE POSITION.

YOU CAN SEE HIS FOOT

ON THE OTHER SIDE.

HE HAS HIS LEG ALL THE WAY

UNDER LIMA'S BACK.

THAT IS LONG LEGS.

>> LIMA TRYING TO KEEP HIS COOL,

FLAT ON HIS BACK,

CLOSING SECONDS OF ROUND ONE.

SAUNDERS TRYING TO LET GO

WITH THE ELBOWS JUST LIKE THAT.

LIMA LOOKING FOR THE UP PUNCH.

MORE BIG ELBOWS

FROM BEN SAUNDERS.

THAT GETS THE ATTENTION

OF THE CROWD.

[cheers and applause]

[bell rings]

>> STOP!

[cheers and applause]

>> AND HERE'S THE TAKEDOWN

BY DOUGLAS LIMA OFF

THE HEAD KICK OF BEN SAUNDERS.

YOU SEE HERE, BEN SAUNDERS,

THOUGH, MAN, AMAZING LENGTH

AND FLEXIBILITY,

ENDING UP ON TOP.

AND FROM THERE, OF COURSE,

THAT'S WHAT BEN SAUNDERS

IS GONNA DO WITH HIS

GROUND-AND-POUND, TRY AND CUT

HIM OPEN WITH THE ELBOWS.

[bell rings]

>> ROUND NUMBER TWO OF THIS

BELLATOR SEASON FIVE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

CHAMPIONSHIP, AGAIN,

$100,000 AND A WORLD TITLE SHOT

VERSUS THE CHAMPION BEN ASKREN

TO THE WINNER.

JIMMY, ON YOUR SCORECARD...

>> 10-9, BEN SAUNDERS.

I THOUGHT HE STOLE THE ROUND

WITH THAT PERFORMANCE

AT THE END, GOT THE MOUNT,

LANDED SOME GOOD STRIKES.

A VERY CLOSE FIRST ROUND,

BUT IT ENDED BEN SAUNDERS' WAY.

I THINK THAT TIPPED THE SCALES.

>> DOUGLAS LIMA IS IN

THE BLACK-AND-GRAY TRUNKS.

BEN SAUNDERS IS IN

THE YELLOW-AND-BLACK TRUNKS.

IT'S LIMA DRIVING THROUGH.

SAUNDERS GOING FOR A VERY HIGH

KNEE, GOOD IDEA.

IT DIDN'T WORK.

LIMA GOING FOR AN OUTSIDE TRIP,

GOOD IDEA.

THAT DIDN'T WORK.

AND SAUNDERS SAYING,

"LIMA'S MY SHADOW.

EVERYTHING I DO WELL,

HE DOES WELL."

SAUNDERS SAID, "MY ONE WEAKNESS

IS WRESTLING.

HIS ONE WEAKNESS IS WRESTLING."

>> YEAH, I DON'T KNOW A SHADOW

THAT HITS LIKE DOUGLAS LIMA.

>> FIGHT!

>> AGAIN, CENTER RING RESTART,

CENTER CAGE RESTART ORDERED

BY REFEREE YVES LAVIGNE.

SAUNDERS MISSING WITH THAT HIGH

HEAD KICK.

AND A SIDE KICK THERE

BY SAUNDERS.

[cheers and applause]

>> OH, GOOD RIGHT HAND!

>> BIG RIGHT HANDS THERE!

>> THAT'S IT!

>> THAT IS IT!

THERE'S THE STOPPAGE!

AND THE SEASON FIVE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

CHAMPIONSHIP GOES

TO DOUGLAS LIMA JUST LIKE THAT!

>> JUST LIKE HE DID AGAINST

LOZANO, HE LANDS A BEAUTIFUL

RIGHT HAND AND GETS A SHOT

AT BEN ASKREN.

MAN, THAT WAS AN ACCURATE PUNCH.

BEAUTIFUL PERFORMANCE

BY DOUGLAS LIMA.

>> LIMA SAID, "MY STRATEGY

PRIMARILY IS TO SET UP A BIG

ONE-PUNCH KNOCKOUT."

>> AND THAT IS EXACTLY

WHAT HE DID.

MAN.

>> LET'S GO OVER HERE.

>> BANG, JUST LEANING INTO THAT

RIGHT HAND, JUST LIKE

CHRIS LOZANO, RIGHT ON THE CHIN.

AND THAT IS IT FOR BEN SAUNDERS.

>> THE WINNER BY KNOCKOUT,

NOW THE BELLATOR SEASON FIVE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

CHAMPION,

DOUGLAS "THE PHENOM" LIMA!

[driving rock music]

>> A STUNNING SECOND ROUND

KNOCKOUT.

WHEN WE COME BACK,

WE'LL GET BEN ASKREN'S THOUGHTS

ON FACING OFF WITH DOUGLAS LIMA.

STAY TUNED.

>> YOU'RE WATCHING BELLATOR 360

ON SPIKE.

OKAY, BEN, YOU HAD SEEN

DOUGLAS LIMA'S POWER.

YOU SAW WHAT HE COULD DO.

WHAT PART OF HIS GAME CONCERNED

YOU WHILE YOU WERE TRAINING?

>> THE TOUGH PART ABOUT FACING

DOUGLAS LIMA IS HIS KNOCKOUT

POWER, AS YOU SAW

IN THE SEMIFINALS AND FINALS.

HE CAN KNOCK PEOPLE OUT

AT ANY TIME.

AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT I HAD

TO WATCH OUT FOR, BUT, YOU KNOW,

HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY ANSWER

FOR MY WRESTLING.

SO THAT'S WHAT I WENT IN THERE

AND DID.

>> NOW, THE THING IS, IS THAT

WHEN YOU FACE A GUY THAT CAN PUT

YOU OUT WITH ONE SHOT--THERE ARE

GOOD STRIKERS THAT TAKE A LOT

OF VOLUME TO KNOCK YOU OUT--

AND THIS GUY CAN PUT YOU AWAY

WITH ONE.

WERE THERE SPECIAL NERVES GOING

INTO A FIGHT LIKE THAT?

>> NOT REALLY.

NERVES JUST GET YOU IN TROUBLE,

SO I JUST WENT IN THERE,

FOCUSED ON GETTING TO HIM,

GETTING IN CLOSE,

PUTTING HIM ON THE GROUND,

AND BEATING HIM UP.

>> WELL, IT WAS AN EXCITING

FIGHT.

WE WILL SEE THE HIGHLIGHTS NOW

OF BEN ASKREN'S TITLE DEFENSE

AGAINST DOUGLAS LIMA,

BELLATOR 64.

[dramatic rock music]

>> FOR THE BELLATOR WELTERWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, DOUGLAS LIMA

VERSUS THE UNDEFEATED CHAMPION

BEN ASKREN, ROUND NUMBER ONE.

[bell rings]

ASKREN ALREADY IN STALKING MODE.

A KICK FROM BEN ASKREN,

THEN CATCHES THE KICK OF LIMA.

THERE'S THE WRESTLING,

WORLD-CLASS.

>> AND THIS IS NOT WHERE

DOUGLAS LIMA WANTS TO BE.

OH, LIMA GOING FOR THE SWEEP,

AND HE GOT IT.

HE'S ON TOP.

>> BEAUTIFUL STEP OVER BY LIMA

TO TIGHTEN THE RACK

ON THE KIMURA.

>> THIS MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN

A GOOD IDEA, GOING FOR

THE SUBMISSION.

HE ENDS UP ON THE BOTTOM.

>> BEN ASKREN SEEING THINGS

HIS WAY THROUGH THE OPENING

FIVE MINUTES.

[bell rings]

>> BEN ASKREN DOESN'T CARE ABOUT

ANYTHING BUT WRESTLING

WHEN HE FIGHTS.

>> OUTSIDE TRIP, THEN TO

THE MOUNT, AND LIMA LOST IT

JUST AS HE GOT IT.

>> LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING:

50 PUNCHES HURT.

THEY WILL TAKE THEIR TOLL,

AND THAT'S IT, MAN.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS

WITH BEN ASKREN.

HE'S DEATH OF 1,000 CUTS

EVERY TIME.

>> ASKREN LOCKING UP

THE D'ARCE CHOKE, LOOKING FOR

THE SUBMISSION FINISH,

THEN TRYING TO STEP OVER.

>> LIMA POPS HIS HEAD FREE.

[dramatic rock music]

>> IT HAS BEEN ALL ASKREN

SO FAR.

>> ROUND NUMBER FOUR.

AND THERE AGAIN IS THE TAKEDOWN.

>> LIMA TRYING TO WORK

HIS GUARD, BUT JUST DOMINATED

SO FAR ON THE GROUND

BY BEN ASKREN.

[bell rings]

>> INTO THE FIFTH AND FINAL

ROUND OF THIS BELLATOR

WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT,

DOUGLAS LIMA VERSUS

THE CHAMPION BEN ASKREN.

AND ONE-WAY TRAFFIC FOR ASKREN

TO THIS POINT.

>> AND DOUGLAS LIMA HAS JUST

BEEN DOMINATED FROM START

TO FINISH.

[bell rings]

>> THE BELL AND THE END

OF THE FIGHT.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

FOR YOUR OFFICIAL DECISION,

ALL THREE JUDGES SCORED

THE FIGHT THE SAME, 50 TO 45

ALL FOR THE WINNER,

BY UNANIMOUS DECISION

AND STILL THE BELLATOR

WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION,

"FUNKY" BEN ASKREN!

>> SIMPLY DOMINANT.

BEN, HOW WERE YOU ABLE

TO CONTROL A GUY

WITH A DECENT JUJITSU GAME

FOR 25 TOTAL MINUTES?

>> YOU KNOW, I GOT A PRETTY

STRONG JUJITSU GAME TOO.

I'M A BROWN BELT.

I REALLY PRACTICED A LOT

OF THAT.

SO I WENT IN THERE,

GOT THE TAKEDOWN EARLY,

STAYED ON TOP, AND WORE HIM OUT.

AND SO AS THE ROUNDS WENT ON,

IT GOT EASIER AND EASIER.

HE JUST GOT WEAKER AND WEAKER,

AND, YOU KNOW, I STARTED

DOMINATING TOWARDS THE END

OF THE FIGHT.

>> NOW, IT SEEMED LIKE YOU TOOK

HIM DOWN EASIER AS THE FIGHT

WENT ALONG.

HE SEEMED TOTALLY UNPREPARED.

DO YOU THINK HE DIDN'T RESPECT

YOUR WRESTLING GOING IN?

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE CAUSE

WAS FOR THAT?

>> I THINK HE HAD RESPECT

FOR IT.

I THINK IT'S JUST THAT HARD

TO GET THAT GOOD IN A SHORT

AMOUNT OF TIME.

I MEAN, BETWEEN THE TIME

HE WON THE TOURNAMENT

AND THE TIME HE FOUGHT ME,

IT'S ONLY A FEW MONTHS.

SO TO ACHIEVE WORLD-CLASS

WRESTLING IN THAT TIME IS...

>> IMPOSSIBLE.

>> IMPOSSIBLE, YEAH.

>> NOW, IN THAT 25-MINUTE FIGHT,

WAS THERE ONE SECOND YOU DIDN'T

FEEL IN CONTROL?

>> NOT REALLY.

YOU KNOW, THERE WAS SOME TIMES

WHERE I DIDN'T HAVE A TAKEDOWN,

AND I JUST HAD TO STALK HIM

DOWN, BUT HE NEVER REALLY HIT ME

WITH ANYTHING TOO HARD.

>> NOW NEXT ON 360, WE'LL SHOW

YOU WHO RAN THROUGH THE 2012

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT TO GET

A SHOT AT THIS GUY'S BELT.

AND WE'LL SHOW YOU EXACTLY HOW

THEY DID IT, COMING UP NEXT.

>> BELLATOR 360 CONTINUES

RIGHT NOW ON SPIKE.

A RECENT ADDITION TO BELLATOR,

PAUL "SEMTEX" DALEY, IS WIDELY

REGARDED AS ONE OF THE TOP

STRIKERS IN ALL OF MMA.

AND HE WANTED TO SHOWCASE THOSE

SKILLS AGAINST RUDY BEARS

AT BELLATOR 72.

WE'LL TAKE YOU TO IT NOW.

>> 20 VICTORIES FOR PAUL DALEY

BY WAY OF KNOCKOUT OR TKO,

TWO WINS BY WAY OF SUBMISSION,

SUBMISSION DUE TO STRIKES.

>> [laughs]

>> FIGHTER, YOU READY?

FIGHT!

[bell rings]

>> HERE WE GO WITH ROUND NUMBER

ONE, BEARS IN THE WHITE TRUNKS,

DALEY IN THE BLACK TRUNKS.

DALEY OPENS WITH A HEAD KICK.

BEARS, NOT DISMISSIVE

OF DALEY, HAS GREAT RESPECT

FOR HIS ENGLISH OPPONENT,

BUT HE SAID, "BASICALLY, DALEY

IS A KNOCKOUT PUNCHER, AND HE'S

GOING TO WEAR HIMSELF OUT

THROWING BIG SHOTS."

>> YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

YOU THROW WITH POWER, IT'S HARD

TO KEEP THAT PACE GOING

THROUGHOUT A 15-MINUTE FIGHT.

>> LOW KICK BY DALEY.

>> RUDY BEARS IS A VERY GOOD

KICKER, A VERY SMART FIGHTER.

>> BEARS MADE IT CLEAR.

HE SAID, "I DID NOT COME HERE

TO LOSE."

HE REALLY BELIEVES THAT HE

IS GOING TO RECORD THE UPSET.

>> HEY, IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IT,

DON'T GET IN THERE.

PEOPLE ASK ME THAT ALL TIME:

"DOES THIS GUY REALLY THINK

HE'S GONNA WIN?"

YEAH, YEAH.

>> HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE SEEN

FIGHTERS WHERE WE KNOW THEY HAVE

NO BELIEF IN VICTORY?

>> RIGHT, EXACTLY, WE SEE THAT

A LOT.

YEAH, BUT THEY DON'T SAY IT.

[laughs]

>> BUT WE CAN TELL.

>> WE CAN TELL.

>> WE'VE SEE THROUGH EVERYTHING

AFTER 1,400 FIGHTS.

>> THAT IS TRUE.

>> WE'RE LIKE TRAVIS WIUFF.

NOTHING SURPRISES US ANYMORE.

LOW KICK BY RUDY BEARS.

>> THE ONLY TIME SEAN WHEELOCK

WILL EVER BE COMPARED

TO TRAVIS WIUFF.

YOU HEARD IT, FOLKS.

>> I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT DROP

A FRIDAY THE 13TH REFERENCE

TO COMPARE US AGAIN.

DALEY VERY MEASURED

IN HIS PACE.

>> HE'S SHOWING PATIENCE HERE.

THESE GUYS HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT

FOR ONE ANOTHER.

IT'S ABOUT WHO'S GONNA OPEN UP

AT THE RIGHT TIME.

>> MIX IT UP, PAULY!

>> DALEY'S CORNER JUST YELLED,

"MIX IT UP, PAULY."

THEY FEEL IT'S TOO MEASURED

OF A PACE FOR PAUL DALEY.

THAT KICK BY DALEY DID NOT FIND

THE MARK.

>> I'M WAITING FOR DALEY TO TRY

AND USE THIS HERE WHEN HE HAS

HIM UP AGAINST THE FENCE.

>> GOOD STRAIGHT RIGHT HAND

BY DALEY.

BEARS TRYING TO SWING

ON THE COUNTER INSIDE.

>> HE LOVES THE COMBO

TO THE BODY AND THEN LEFT HOOK

TO THE HEAD, RIGHT STRAIGHT

TO THE BODY, LEFT KICK

TO THE HEAD.

>> THE HEAD KICK'S BLOCKED,

KNEE TO THE BODY FROM THE TIGHT

CLINCH BY PAUL DALEY.

KNEE TO THE BODY AGAIN.

THAT'S A TIGHT THAI PLUM

THERE BY PAUL DALEY.

BEARS, LOOKING FOR

THE SINGLE-LEG TAKEDOWN.

>> HE'S BEEN WORKING WITH

KENNY JOHNSON ON HIS WRESTLING,

HAS PAUL DALEY.

THAT'S A GUY I'VE WORKED WITH

BEFORE, AN OUTSTANDING WRESTLER.

YOU SEE HERE, GOOD DEFENSE,

GOOD HEAD CONTROL,

VERY GOOD HIPS.

>> WATCH THE HEAD!

>> AND ALSO, RUDY BEARS,

NOT KNOWN FOR HIS TAKEDOWN.

>> INSIDE KNEE BY BEARS.

KNEE AGAIN BY BEARS...

>> OH, MAN, NICE KNEE!

>> BIG KNEE AND ANOTHER

AND ANOTHER BY DALEY.

BEARS TRYING TO GET BACK

TO HIS FEET.

BIG SHOTS FROM DALEY...

>> OH, HE'S OUT!

>> NOW LOOKING TO FINISH.

AND THERE'S THE STOPPAGE,

A TKO WIN IN ROUND NUMBER ONE

IN HIS BELLATOR DEBUT

FOR PAUL DALEY!

>> MAN, HE PROMISED

THE KNOCKOUT,

AND DID HE DELIVER.

BOOM!

WELCOME TO BELLATOR,

PAUL "SEMTEX" DALEY.

IT STARTED WITH THE KNEE.

YOU SEE HERE, RUDY BEARS

IN THE CLINCH,

NOW ABLE TO GET BACK

TO THE THAI PLUM,

NICE LEFT KNEE, ANOTHER ONE,

AND AS HE WAS COMING UP,

LEFT HOOK RIGHT TO THE CHIN.

THAT'S WHAT DID IT.

THAT'S HIS POWER SHOT,

IS THAT LEFT HOOK.

MAN, THROWS IT RIGHT FROM THE

HIP, GOOD TURN ON IT, BANG.

RUDY BEARS WAS DONE

AT THAT POINT.

GREAT JOB BY TROY WAUGH.

>> THE WINNER BY TKO,

PAUL "SEMTEX" DALEY!

[driving rock music]

>> I'M STILL HERE

WITH BEN ASKREN.

BEN, WHAT DID YOU THINK

OF THAT OPENING PERFORMANCE

BY PAUL "SEMTEX" DALEY?

>> WE ALL KNOW HE'S GOT

A LOT OF POWER, AND HE SHOWCASED

IT THERE.

>> NOW, DO YOU THINK HE HAS

WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME

A COMPLETE MIXED MARTIAL ARTIST

IN BELLATOR?

AND HE'S ALWAYS HAD A PROBLEM

WITH WRESTLERS.

DO YOU THINK HE'D BE ABLE

TO HANDLE YOU?

>> THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION,

JIMMY.

OBVIOUSLY, HE'S GOT

THE STRIKING.

WE KNOW THAT.

EVERYTHING ELSE, EH,

NOT SO MUCH, YOU KNOW.

>> NOW, YOU HAVE A TALENT

OF TAKING GUYS WHO ARE GREAT

STRIKERS, PUTTING THEM ON THEIR

BUTT, AND MAKING THEM LOOK LIKE

THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT

THEY'RE DOING.

IS THAT HOW YOU FEEL IT WOULD

WORK OUT AGAINST "SEMTEX" DALEY?

>> EXACTLY.

YOU KNOW, HIS WRESTLING IS VERY

SUBPAR IN MY OPINION.

AND HIS JUJITSU IS NOT THAT

GREAT EITHER, SO, I MEAN,

ONCE I TOUCH HIM,

FIGHT'S OVER.

>> ANOTHER DYNAMIC WELTERWEIGHT

IS KARL "PSYCHO" AMOUSSOU,

A VETERAN OF M-1, DREAM,

AND STRIKEFORCE BEFORE COMING

INTO THE BELLATOR CAGE

WHERE HE HAS LOOKED SPECTACULAR

WITH THREE FINISHES

IN THE FIRST ROUND.

NOW WE MOVE ON

TO KARL AMOUSSOU'S

QUARTERFINAL CLASH

WITH CHRIS LOZANO

AT BELLATOR 63, THE MOHEGAN SUN.

>> ALL RIGHT, LISTEN.

FIRST OFF, YOU GUYS WILL BOTH

OBEY MY COMMANDS AT ALL TIMES

AND PROTECT YOURSELVES

AT ALL TIMES.

YOU FIGHT AFTER THE BELL,

NOT NOW.

YOU WANT TO TOUCH GLOVES,

DO IT NOW.

GOOD LUCK, GUYS.

>> AMOUSSOU IS IN

THE RED TRUNKS.

CHRIS LOZANO IS IN

THE BLACK TRUNKS.

ROUND NUMBER ONE.

>> THE IMPORTANT FIRST ROUND

FOR CHRIS LOZANO.

AMOUSSOU, VERY EXPLOSIVE,

UNPREDICTABLE.

YOU GOT TO WEATHER THE STORM

WITH THIS GUY.

>> IT IS VERY PERSONAL

FOR LOZANO.

IT IS NOT PERSONAL;

IT IS JUST MIND GAMES

FOR KARL AMOUSSOU.

>> CHRIS LOZANO

ALREADY RESPECTING THE SPEED

OF KARL AMOUSSOU.

>> JIMMY, DO YOU THINK THAT

AFFECTS THE COMPETITIVE BALANCE,

THE FACT THAT AMOUSSOU

IS ESSENTIALLY TRYING TO WIND

LOZANO UP, AND LOZANO

HAS DEFINITELY BEEN WOUND UP?

>> YOU KNOW, CHANGE IS NOT GOOD.

IF YOU GENERALLY DON'T FIGHT

WITH A LOT OF EMOTION AND A GUY

MAKES YOU EMOTIONAL, THAT'S BAD.

BUT CHRIS LOZANO'S

A PROFESSIONAL.

YOU SEE HERE, NOT RUSHING INTO

ANYTHING RIGHT NOW.

>> AMOUSSOU MISSES WITH A KICK,

SPINS AWAY.

>> HE'S CERTAINLY NOT BEING

RECKLESS HERE.

THE CROWD'S BOOING,

BUT HE'S NOT DIVING IN

AGAINST SOMEBODY AS FAST

AS KARL AMOUSSOU.

BUT AMOUSSOU HASN'T THROWN

MUCH EITHER.

>> AMOUSSOU MISSING WITH

THE HEAD KICK.

LOZANO FEINTING WITH THE RIGHT

HAND, COCKING THE RIGHT HAND.

>> OH, MAN, GOOD HEAD KICK.

>> HEAD KICK...

>> HE'S CAUGHT ALREADY.

>> CAUGHT BY LOZANO,

CLOSED GUARD FROM AMOUSSOU.

>> MAN, THAT KICK CUT HIM UP,

SEAN.

YOU SEE BLOOD ON THE STOMACH

OF KARL AMOUSSOU.

>> HE CAUGHT THE KICK

IN THE FACE, THEN HE...

>> OH, BEAUTIFUL SWEEP!

>> BEAUTIFUL SWEEP, FULL MOUNT.

AMOUSSOU NOW LOOKING TO TAKE

THE BACK!

>> AND HE'S GOT THE BACK,

BOTH HOOKS IN.

LOZANO'S IN A LOT OF TROUBLE

NOW.

BUT WEATHERING THE STORM--

THIS IS MORE LIKE A HURRICANE,

SEAN.

>> BOTH OF AMOUSSOU'S HOOKS

ARE IN DEEP.

>> YEAH, YOU DON'T WANT TO GO

REACHING FOR THE FEET AND LEAVE

YOUR NECK EXPOSED:

JUJITSU 101.

>> THERE'S THE REAR NAKED CHOKE

LOCKED ON!

THUMBS UP FROM LOZANO!

BUT THERE'S THE TAP!

HE GAVE THE THUMBS UP,

BUT IT WAS TOO TIGHT

AND HE TAPPED!

AND A TREMENDOUS DEBUT

IN WELTERWEIGHT

FOR KARL AMOUSSOU!

>> MAN, EXPLODED WITH THE KICK,

CAUGHT HIM, AND THEN ONCE HE WAS

ON THE GROUND, GOOD POSITION

AND FINISHED HIM.

>> 2:05, THE TIME

OF THE SUBMISSION WIN

FOR THE FIGHTER KNOWN

AS "PSYCHO" KARL AMOUSSOU.

>> THAT'S A HURRICANE

THAT WAS TOO HARD TO WEATHER

FOR CHRIS LOZANO.

>> THE WINNER BY SUBMISSION,

NOW THE FOURTH WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALIST,

KARL "PSYCHO" AMOUSSOU!

[driving rock music]

>> NEXT ON 360,

KARL "PSYCHO" AMOUSSOU

CONTINUES WREAKING HAVOC

ON THE WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION,

PLUS, MORE FROM BEN ASKREN.

STAY TUNED.

>> WELCOME BACK.

THIS IS BELLATOR 360.

AFTER ADVANCING TO THE FINALS

OF SEASON SIX, KARL AMOUSSOU

GOT THE RIGHT TO MEET

BRYAN "THE BEAST" BAKER

IN THE FINALS FOR A SHOT

AT THE WELTERWEIGHT TITLE.

LET'S GO SEE THAT FIGHT NOW

IN TAMPA, BELLATOR 72.

>> THIS BELLATOR TOURNAMENT

CHAMPIONSHIP IS UNDER

THE UNIFIED RULES OF MMA,

SCHEDULED FOR THREE

FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS.

ELBOWS TO THE HEAD ARE ALLOWED.

>> ROUND KEEPER.

[bell rings]

>> BRYAN BAKER IS IN

THE WHITE TRUNKS.

KARL AMOUSSOU IS IN

THE RED TRUNKS.

ROUND NUMBER ONE.

THE WINNER OF THIS FIGHT

EARNS $100,000,

CLAIMS THIS WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP.

BIG KICK BY BAKER.

>> THIS IS WHERE AMOUSSOU

IS SO DANGEROUS, IN THAT OPENING

ROUND, BUT BRYAN BAKER STAYING

IN HIS FACE.

>> LOW KICK BY AMOUSSOU.

AMOUSSOU SAID, "I'M THINKING

ABOUT FACING BEN ASKREN

CONSTANTLY."

BAKER SAID, "I'M NOT THINKING

ABOUT ASKREN AT ALL."

>> BUT THINKING ABOUT ANYTHING

OTHER THAN THE DANGEROUS

OPPONENT YOU HAVE IN FRONT

OF YOU...

[crowd booing]

IS ALWAYS A BAD IDEA.

>> TIME CALLED BY THE REFEREE,

THE FORMER I.B.F. CRUISERWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPION, JAMES WARRING.

>> GO OVER HERE.

>> NOW HE SIGNALED

HE WAS POKED IN THE EYE.

BUT IF YOU PUNCH A GUY

IN THE EYE, IT'S TOTALLY LEGAL.

>> NOW, ON A LOW BLOW,

TIME IS CALLED.

YOU GET FIVE MINUTES.

UNDER THE A.B.C. UNIFIED RULES,

ON AN EYE POKE, IT'S

A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME.

NOW, THAT'S A PRETTY GRAY AREA.

WHAT'S A REASONABLE AMOUNT

OF TIME?

>> I THINK, THE SIDE

OF MY FINGER.

>> YEAH, YEAH, I KNOW,

IT HIT HIM LIKE THAT.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

I SAW A LITTLE BIT OF IT, OKAY?

YOU OKAY?

OKAY.

>> AND HE IS TAKING LESS

THAN A REASONABLE AMOUNT

OF TIME.

HE'S BACK IN IT.

>> TIME IN, ROUND NUMBER ONE

CONTINUES.

>> AND BRYAN BAKER--

I THINK BRYAN BAKER ACKNOWLEDGED

THAT PART OF HIS FINGER SLIPPED

INTO HIS EYE--

NO CONTROVERSY THERE.

ONE THING ABOUT BRYAN BAKER IS,

HIS STYLE IS SO UNORTHODOX.

IT'S HARD TO TIME--

WOW, ROLLING FOR THE HEEL HOOK!

I DON'T BELIEVE IT.

HE TAPS!

>> THERE'S THE TAP!

AND THERE'S THE VICTORY--

$100,000 AND THE WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP

TO KARL AMOUSSOU.

>> THAT IS

AN UNBELIEVABLE FINISH

FOR KARL "PSYCHO" AMOUSSOU,

A FLYING INVERTED HEEL HOOK.

MAN.

>> AMOUSSOU SAID, "I AM KNOWN

AS A KNOCKOUT FIGHTER.

DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE

MY GROUND GAME."

>> MAN.

>> HE JUST SHOWED HIS GROUND

GAME THERE.

>> HE SAID THAT.

HE GOES, "JUJITSU IS

THE DIFFERENCE IN MY TRAINING.

IT'S MY SUBMISSION GAME."

HE SHOWED THAT TONIGHT.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT IT HERE.

THEY WERE JUST STARTING

TO ENGAGE.

BRYAN BAKER GOT HIS LEG

KICKED OUT FROM UNDER HIM.

AND THEN BANG, SPINNING FOR

THE INVERTED HEEL HOOK.

AND THAT IS ALL SHE WROTE.

WOW!

STANDING OVER THE PRONE

BRYAN "THE BEAST" BAKER.

IT'S HERE, KICKED HIS LEGS OUT

FROM UNDER HIM.

AND RATHER THAN TAKE THE BACK,

HE SPUN UNDERNEATH

FOR THE INVERTED HEEL HOOK,

ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS

SUBMISSIONS IN ALL OF MMA.

AND HE LOCKED IT UP QUICK.

MAN, THE REVERSE HEEL HOOK

IS DEADLY.

>> THE WINNER BY SUBMISSION,

HAVING EARNED A TITLE SHOT,

KARL "PSYCHO" AMOUSSOU!

>> ONCE AGAIN, I'M JOINED

IN THE BELLATOR 360 CAGE

BY BEN ASKREN.

BEN, WHAT DID YOU THINK

OF KARL AMOUSSOU'S RUN

THROUGH THE WELTERWEIGHT

DIVISION IN SEASON SIX?

>> IT WAS INTERESTING.

WE SAW A LITTLE BIT

OF EVERYTHING.

WE SAW HIM DOMINATE

IN THE QUARTERS AND THE FINALS.

WE SAW HIM HAVE A TOUGH FIGHT

IN THE SEMIS.

AND, YOU KNOW, WHAT I GAINED

FROM ALL OF THAT IS THAT HE'S

KIND OF A ONE-MINUTE MAN.

YOU KNOW, SOME THINGS IN

LIFE, IT'S GOOD,

SOME THINGS, IT'S BAD.

AND IN FIGHTING, IT'S REAL BAD

'CAUSE IF HE DOESN'T FINISH

IN THAT FIRST MINUTE HE GETS ME,

OVER.

>> NOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE SEE

AN EXPLOSIVE GUY,

A GUY THAT GETS FAST FINISHES,

THAT'S A POSITIVE.

TO YOU, THAT'S A NEGATIVE.

YOU THINK HE CAN'T HANDLE

DEEP WATER.

>> WELL, WE SAW IT

IN THE SEMIFINALS.

YOU KNOW, ONCE YOU GET A PERSON

PAST THAT FIRST COUPLE MINUTES,

HE HAD A LOT OF STRUGGLES

WITH DAVID RICKELS.

AND IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING

WITH DAVID RICKELS,

YOU'RE GONNA BE STRUGGLING

AGAINST ME.

>> [laughs]

AND SO WHAT DO YOU THINK

IS THE BIGGEST WEAKNESS

IN HIS GAME?

IS IT THAT--WOULD YOU CALL IT

HIS ENDURANCE?

WHAT DO YOU THINK

IS HIS BIGGEST WEAKNESS?

>> DEFINITELY, A LACK OF CARDIO.

YOU KNOW, HE COMES OUT STRONG,

AND HE CAN HIT YOU FROM A LOT

OF DIFFERENT PLACES.

HE CAN HIT.

HE CAN KICK.

HE CAN GO FOR THE SUBMISSIONS

QUICK.

BUT ONCE THAT FIRST COUPLE

OF MINUTES IS OVER,

HE'S A ONE-MINUTE MAN.

>> SO YOU THINK, EASY WIN

FOR BEN ASKREN?

>> I THINK, KEEP MY HANDS UP

EARLY, PUT HIM ON HIS BACK,

EASY MONEY.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, BEN.

FOR BELLATOR AND SPIKE,

I AM JIMMY SMITH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WATCHING

BELLATOR 360.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

[driving rock music]

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