Bellator 360: Road To The Championships Part 3

  • Season 5
  • Aired 03/14/2013
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Light heavyweight tournament finalist Emanuel Newton joins color commentators Jimmy Smith and Manny Rodriguez to discuss his impressive tournament run and his finals fight against Mikhail Zayats.

JIMMY: WELCOME BACK TO "BELLATOR

360: ROAD TO THE CHAMPIONSHIPS,"

I'M NOW JOINED BY BELLATOR

SPANISH COMMENTATOR MANNY

RODRIGUEZ.

MANNY, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US

AS ALWAYS.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE BRACKET

BROUGHT TO YOU BY "OLYMPUS HAS

FALLEN."

MIKHAIL ZAYATS BEATING SOBRAL.

AND THEN IN THE SEMI-FINALS,

STEAMROLLING INTO THE FINALS.

IN THE QUARTERFINALS, EMAUEL

NEWTON DEFEATING DJAMBAZOV.

BY REAR NAKED CHOKE.

AND THEN IN THE SEMI-FINALS, A

SPINNING BACK FLIP KNOCKOUT

OVER KING MOE.

>> YOU TALK ABOUT JOCKEYING THE

WORLD, THAT IS WHAT HE JUST DID!

THE FINAL, MIKHAIL ZAYATS

AGAINST EMAUEL NEWTON.

WE'RE NOW JOINED BY THE

HARD-CORE KID, EMAUEL NEWTON.

EMAUEL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US.

BEFORE WE TALK ABOUT YOU, LET'S

TALK ABOUT YOUR OPPONENT,

MIKHAIL ZAYATS.

AN UPSET IN THE FIRST ROUND, YOU

DIDN'T CONSIDER THAT AN UPSET,

YOU THOUGHT THAT WAS GOING TO

HAPPEN.

TELL ME WHY.

>> EVEN THOUGH HE HAS A LOT OF

EXPERIENCE, HE WAS COMING DOWN.

HE IS GETTING A LITTLE BIT

OLDER.

I SAW ZAYATS COME OUT AND BRING

IT, TAKE IT TO HIM.

JIMMY: THINK ABOUT IT, LOOK AT

WHAT HE SHOWED IN THE OPENING

ROUND.

A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY HE DOES NOT

HAVE THE CHIN HE USED TO HAVE,

BUT STILL A STRONG, ACCURATE

SHOT WITH THE LEFT HAND.

THE SEMI FINAL, AND BEAUTIFUL

JOB ON THE GROUND SHOWING A LOT

OF DIFFERENT SKILLS.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR IT?

>> I KNOW HIS STRIKING IS GOOD.

DEFINITELY SOMETHING WE HAVE TO

WATCH OUT FOR, BUT I THINK I AM

FAST TOO FOR A 205ER.

I AM BIGGER THAN HE IS, SO A LOT

OF THAT COMES INTO PLAY.

JIMMY: LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR

ROAD TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP,

THE QUARTERFINAL ROUND,

DJAMBAZOV, HOW DID THAT FIGHT

FEEL TO YOU?

>> HE WAS A POWERFUL GUY.

IT MADE FOR AN INTERESTING

FIGHT.

THAT IS WHERE MY TECHNIQUE COMES

INTO PLAY.

JIMMY: AND YOU'VE GOT A

SUBMISSION WIN BROUGHT ON THE

FACT YOU WORE HIM DOWN.

>> SNAP HIM DOWN, STAY HEAVY ON

HIM, LETTING HIM GET UP AND

SNAPPING HIM DOWN AGAIN.

DIRTY WRESTLING.

MY FAVORITE KIND.

JIMMY: UPSETS, BIG AT

205 POUNDS, NONE OF THEM BIGGER

THAN EMAUEL NEWTON'S UPSET IN

THE SEMI-FINAL ROUND.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT IT IN THE

MONITOR RIGHT HERE.

>> OH, MY GOD!

>> I NEVER GET TIRED OF SEEING

THAT.

>> A MASSIVE UPSET IN THE

BELLATOR CAGE!

>> TALK ABOUT SHOCKING THE

WORLD, THAT IS WHAT HE JUST DID!

JIMMY: WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

>> I SAID IT WAS OKAY.

DON'T GO INTO THE LIGHT.

JIMMY: YOU ARE A GOOD DUDE.

YOU ARE A GOOD DUDE.

>> I WAS JUST HAPPY IT WAS OVER.

JIMMY: NOW TELL ME ABOUT THAT

MOMENT WHEN YOU KNEW IT WAS

OVER.

I SAW THE JOY ON YOUR FACE, TELL

ME HOW THAT FELT.

>> AMAZING.

IF I COULD FLY, I WOULD HAVE

THAT NIGHT.

MAYBE I WOULD TAKE OFF OUT OF

THE AUDITORIUM.

IT WAS PRETTY AWESOME.

JIMMY: GOING INTO THAT FIGHT,

DID YOU THINK YOU COULD KNOCK

HIM OUT?

>> I FELT READY, I WAS NOT GOING

TO NOT QUIT AND I FELT I COULD

AT LEAST FINISH HIM.

>> GOOD NIGHT.

BEAUTIFUL SHOT!

JIMMY: NOW TIME FOR OUR PRO PICK

BROUGHT TO YOU BY MILLER LITE.

I HAVE TO GO WITH EMAUEL NEWTON

NOT JUST BECAUSE I'M STANDING

NEXT TO HIM, BUT THE STYLE HE

HAS THAT HE BRINGS INTO THE

CAGE, HARD TO PREPARE FOR IT.

A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T THROW IT.

INTO THE CHAMPIONSHIP IT IS ALL

ABOUT MOMENTUM.

HARD TO BEAT THAT MOMENTUM.

MANNY, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

>> I AM NOT AFRAID, I HAVE TO GO

WITH ZAYATS.

I JUST THINK HE HAS A VERY

DIVERSE GAME, HE SHOWS HE HAS

KNOCKED-OUT POWER.

SEMIFINAL ROUND HE HAS

SUBMISSION SKILLS.

I THINK THE WRESTLING MIGHT BE

THE EQUALIZER, BUT HE MIGHT BE

ABLE TO PULL THROUGH.

JIMMY: YOU ARE A BRAVE DUDE.

I KNOW YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING TO

WIN, TELL US WHY YOU'RE GOING TO

BE THE CHAMPION.

>> I WILL BE BIGGER, I WILL BE

STRONGER, AND I THINK I WILL

JUST OVERPOWER HIM.

I HAVE NEVER BEEN KNOCKED OUT.

MAYBE ONCE LIKE SEVEN YEARS AGO.

I AM NOT TOO WORRIED ABOUT HIM

KNOCKING ME OUT.

I LOOK TO FINISH HIM.

JIMMY: YOU HEARD IT FROM THE MAN

HIMSELF.

WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK WITH THE

MIDDLEWEIGHT AND THE

FEATHERWEIGHT.

DOUG "THE RHINO" MARSHALL

WILL BE JOINING US.

THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY.

WE HAVE A LITTLE HARD-CORE TO

SEND US OFF.

THAT IS WHY THEY CALL HIM THE

HARDCORE KID.

WE WILL BE BACK WITH

MIDDLEWEIGHT AND FEATHERS.

>> "BELLATOR 360: ROAD TO THE

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