Bellator 120 will be aired live tonight on Spike TV for free. Bellator 120 took place May 17th, Down below are the play-by-play from the event:
Quinton Jackson def. Muhammed Lawal via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Will Brooks def. Michael Chandler via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) to win the Interim lightweight title.
Tito Ortiz def. Alexander Shlemenko via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:27
Alexander Volkov def. Blagoi Ivanov via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:08 of round two
Michael Page def. Ricky Rainey via TKO (punch) – Round 1, 4:29
Cheick Kongo def. Eric Smith via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:35
Marcin Held def. Nate Jolly via submission (armbar) (R1, 4:20)
Fabricio Guerreiro def. Shahbulat Shamhalaev via Submission (Kimura) R1 3:29
Goiti Yamauchi def. Mike Richman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Austin Lyons def. Zach Underwood via technical decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Mike Wessel def. Justin Frazier via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:28
Ben Brewer def. Andy Uhrich via knockout (strikes) – Round 2, 2:40
Codie Shuffield def. Anthony Lemon via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:15
Brian Hall def. Cortez Phelia via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 0:24
Marcin Held (18-3 MMA, 7-2 BMMA) VS. Nate Jolly (13-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA)
Round 1: They touch them up, both with left jabs to open the round. Held with a overhand right, he nails a knee to the gut. Jolly drops, but recovers. Fires back with strikes. Jolly looks with a straight right, but nailed with a counter by Held. Held clinches and sets him on the fence. He puts pressure on him while landing knees to the gut. Held with a takedown and gets the back. He switches to side control and then back. He is looking for the double hooks. He lands strikes to the side of the head of Jolly. 2 minutes into the round, Jolly tries to control the wrist of Held. Held continues to land strikes, Jolly with strikes to the body. Jolly rolls over, and now Held has back mount. Held cranks on the neck, but nothing. Held gets into full then back mount and locks in a rear naked. Lets it go, he lands left hooks. Jolly pushes him on the cage, but Held contines to stay in control. One minute left in the round, Jolly gets out and lands strikes from the half mount. Held grabs the arm and wins this fight, Impressive.
Decision: Marcin Held def. Nate Jolly via submission (armbar) (R1, 4:20)
Broadcast: Spike TV
Cheick Kongo (20-9-2 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) VS. Eric Smith (6-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA)
Round 1: No glove touch, Smith goes right after kongo with a flurry of strikes. Kongo regroups and stands his ground. Kongo with a leg kick, missed. Smith with left hook, but missed. Slow action, Kongo with strikes, Smith with a flurry, but misses. Smith catches him with a straight right, Kongo hurt and Smith tries to take him down. They clinch on the fence, Smith presses off and they stand in the center of the cage. Smith with strikes and hurts Kongo, Kongo fires back and they clinch once more. Kongo switches then Smith switches and presses Kongo on the fence. Smith lifts him up and takes him down. He is half mount, Smith with left hook. he is resting on him. Smith in side control then half guard. Kongo goes to the cage, his back on the fence, Smith with several right hands, he fires away, but Kongo protects himself well. Kongo with four body kicks, and Smith is gassed. Kongo with more and more. Kongo with strikes the clinches. Kong rocks him with strikes and knees. He presses him on the cage, he throws more knees to end the round.
Round 2: Kongo with a body kick, Smith with a swing and miss. Smith goes in with a punch, but Kongo clinches and presses him on the cage. Kongo with knees the legs of Smith, trying to bring him down. Kong with a takedown, he lands a few left lunchboxes. He presses him on the cage in half guard and lands hammer fists. Kongo continues the onslaught. Smith tries to get up, but Kongo keeps pressure. Smith can’t get up and leads to a very boring second round. Kong with elbows, right hands and pure punishment in the final minute and a half in this round. they stand up, but Kong is right there to put pressure on Smith. Kongo with a good right hand then knees and big Jon steps in for the stoppage.
Decision: Cheick Kongo def. Eric Smith via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:35
Blagoi Ivanov (11-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) VS. Alexander Volkov (21-4 MMA, 5-1 BMMA)
Round 1: Ivanov and Volkov, here we go. Ivanov tries to clinch, but nothing. Ivanov with a big left hand, he brings him to the cage and puts pressure while in the clinch. He continues to work the body with strikes, Volkov with a knee to the gut. Ivanov goes for a double leg takedown, but stuffed. Ivanov eats a knee to the gut. Ivanov puts pressure on Volkov while standing on the fence. 3 minutes into the fight Volkov locks in a body lock and they trade body shots. Ivanov with a good right hand, then a left body shot. He goes right back to the clinch, Volkov with a flurry of strikes. Volkov circles out and lands a leg kick. Ivanov with a big right hand. Volkov with a nice combination, Volkov with a leg kick. Volkov with a knee to the gut and they circle the cage to end the round.
Round 2: They trade right off the bat, both swinging for the fences. Ivanov with a takedown, but can’t get the takedown. Both guys looking for a bomb, they trade more. Ivanov clinches and puts him on the fence where he lands a takedown. Volkov gets up and takedown down. Volkov gets back mount and locks in a rear naked choke for the win.
Decision: Alexander Volkov def. Blagoi Ivanov, via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:08 of round two
Michael Page (5-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) VS. Ricky Rainey (8-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA)
Round 1: They trade strikes, Rainey with a missed takedown. They continue to trade strikes, wow this is action packed. Rainey continues to come forward, but Paige is too fast. Rainey goes for a takedown, but eats punches. Paige throws him down, Rainey pops up and eats a knee to the gut. Page shows off, he lands a left jab. Page continues to avoid, Page with a leaping kick to the face, but missed. Rainey pushes him on the fence, he has underhooks. Rainey has a leg and takes him down. Page right back to his feet, but Rainey right on his heels. Rainey attempts for a takedown, but they break. Page with a flying knee to the shoulder. Rainey misses a spinning back elbow. Page continues to act like nothing will bother him as he sidesteps all strikes. Rainey lands a right hook, out of nowhere Page lands a straight right and that’s it. Wow.
Decision: Michael Page def. Ricky Rainey via TKO (punch) – Round 1, 4:29
Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) VS. Alexander Shlemenko (50-7 MMA, 11-1 BMMA)
Round 1: Ortiz with a lot of fakes, Ortiz with a head kick. Ortiz goes for a takedown, but eats a lot of strikes. Shlemenko with a knee to the gut. Ortiz with leg kick, but no damage. Ortiz is looking slow, Shlemenko with a miss left hand. Shlemenko with a body kick. Ortiz with a knee to the face. Shlemenko with a spinning elbow. Ortiz clinches and puts him on the fence. Ortiz eats a knee to the body, but takes down Shlemenko. He has his back, he gets to half guard. Ortiz locks in an arm triangle… does he have it and Shlemenko gets choked out.
Decision: Tito Ortiz def. Alexander Shlemenko via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:27
Will Brooks (13-1 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) VS. Michael Chandler (12-1 MMA, 9-1 BMMA)
Round 1: Chandler with jabs, Brooks misses a leg kick. Chandler with swings and misses, he takes down Brooks. He is in the guard of Brooks, Chandler lands strikes from the top position. Brooks tries to get up from under, but Chandler keeps the position. Brooks makes his way up and they stand. Brooks with a body kick, they both miss an overhand right. Brooks with a knee to the face, Chandler misses an uppercut. Chandler goes for a takedown, but stuffed. They clinch on the fence with Chandler pressing. Chandler lifts him up and takes him right down. Chandler in guard, Brooks tries to kick off the fence. Chandler land body shots, short elbows and continue to do damage on Brooks to end the round.
Round 2: Both land leg kicks, Chandler walks into a straight right by Brooks. Chandler with a single leg takedown, but they go to the cage instead and clinch. Chandler presses on the cage, Brooks doing a swell job of stuffing it. They go back to standing, Chandler misses with wild strike. Books lands a combination. He is mixing up his strikes with punches and kicks. Chandler with another takedown and gets it. Chandler in half guard of Brooks. They trade strikes on the ground, Chandler gets in the guard of Brooks. Chandler with more body/head strikes and short elbows that are really picking apart Brooks. Will Brooks sits up, however, Chandler continues to wear him down. Brooks gets out and takes down by Brooks. He has his back, Broosk with an underhook, Brooks goes for a rear naked choke, but Chandler reveres and gets in Brooks guard to end the round.
Round 3: Chandler with a nice combination, but Brooks moves forward. Chandler with a nice left hook, but misses a big right. Brooks with a takedown, they sprawl and Chandler gets the clinch. They work their way to the cage, Brooks is the one with the pressure now, Brooks misses with the uppercut. Brooks With a takedown, but Chandler reverses and they wrestle. Brooks on top, he gets the back. Brooks goes for the rear naked choke, but just can’t get it locked in. Brooks lands hammer fists, he gets on the back and lands big shots. Brooks in full mount, with 2:23 left in the round. He continues to pour it on as this fight might be slipping from Chandler. Brooks with more strikes as Chandler starts to bleed. Chandler powers out and eats a knee to the face. They are on their feet, Broosk with another takedown and gets it. Chandler gets to his feet, but eats a head kick. Chandler hurt, Brooks with another one and Brooks takes him down. He has his back, he goes for a rear naked choke, but can’t get it to end this round.
Round 4: Championship rounds begin, Broosk with a body kick. He lands a leg kick, Chandler misses with a right hand. Brooks lands a jab, both men searching, but can’t land. Chandler with a big overhand, but Brooks takes him down right away. He goes from Chandler’s guard to his back and goes for a rear naked choke. Once again can’t find it, but Chandler needs to stop giving up his back. Chandler reveres into the guard of Brooks. He lands strikes from the top position, Brooks fighting from the bottom. Chandler pours on right hands, Brooks is looking for a way out at the 3 minute mark. The referee stands them up. Brooks with a nice inside right hand. Chandler with a takedown, he gets him to the cage, but Brooks with underhooks and now puts the pressure to the cage. Brooks lands a illegal knee as Chandler touches the ground. Stupidest rule in the rule book. Chandler walks into a big right hand, Chandler with a body kick. Brooks with a head kick, Chandler goes for a takedown, but Brooks takes the back of Chandler and here we go again to end the round.
Round 5: 5th and final round, Broosk with a miss head kick. Chandler goes for a takedown, but can’t quite get it. Chandler with a nice left hook, he nails another one, but Brooks lands a right hook. Brook with an uppercut, but Chandler with a single leg that drives Broosk to the fence. Chandler takes him down, however not for long and they stand. Brooks with one of his own, and lands a knee to the ribs. Brooks presses him on the cage, Chandler with a wild flurry of strikes. Brooks with a throw takedown and gets the back of Chandler. However, Chandler reveres and presses him against the cage. 2 minutes left, he is in half guard, they make their way to their feet, but Chandler has pressure on Brooks while resting on the cage. Brooks tries to make his way out, but just can’t. He finally does with a minute left. Chandler hurts Brooks and drops him. Chandler on top position full mount, he tries for an arm triangle, can he get it? Chandler cancels the choke and lands strikes while in full mount to end the fight.
Decision: Will Brooks def. Michael Chandler via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) to win the Interim lightweight title.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson(34-11 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) VS. Muhammed Lawal (12-3 MMA, 4-2 BMMA)
Round 1: Mo goes for a takedown and gets it right off the bat. Mo in Rampage guard, he lands a body shot. Mo pours on short strikes, Mo gets into half guard, however Rampage fights out and gets to his feet. They clinch and Mo presses Rampage on the fence. Mo goes for a single leg, but Rampage blocks it. Mo attempts again and gets it. Mo in half guard, Rampage makes his way up and then right back down, up and Mo hits big knees to the leg of Rampage. Mo with another takedown, he controls Rampage and lands knees to the midsection. Rampage back to his feet with 1:35 left in the round, Rampage throws him off and they go back standing. Mo with a miss, Rampage with a lot of fakes. Rampage misses a big right hook, he lands a left jab. Mo with a wild miss and Rampage lands a good right. Rampage with a combo, Mo misses and Rampage lands a right hook. Mo with a body kick and this round is over with Rampage trying to close in.
Round 2: Mo with a kick to the gut, Rampage is fine. Mo goes for a takedown, but stuffed. Rampage with a jab, but Mo ducks. Mo is cut over his left eye. Rampage lands a big right hand, it hurts Mo. Rampage clinches and presses on the cage. Mo reverses and hits a knee to the gut. Rampage shoves him off and they are in the center again. Rampage with a right hook, Mo with a leg jab. Rampage with a left hook, Mo is ducking and dodging. Mo attempts a takedown, but they stick on the cage. Mo looking and looking, but can’t find the takedown, he goes for a single leg. Rampage gets out and misses a wild left hook. Mo goes right back to the clinch on the fence. He nails a short knee to the back leg of Rampage. Mo hugs him, he lands a short right to the jaw of Rampage. Rampage gets out and lands a body shot. Mo with short jabs, Mo with a wild that lands. He goes for a flying knee, but misses. Mo takes Rampage down, he is in half guard, Mo with a knee to the gut. Rampage gets to his feet. Rampage puts the pressure on Mo and lands strikes. He tries to finishes at the end of the round, but runs out of time.
Round 3: Final round, Rampage with a nice left jab, Mo goes for a takedown, but stuffed. A brief exchange, Rampage with a nice left hook, he clinches, but Mo lands a knee to the gut. Mo puts Rampage on the fence and clinches. Rampage looking for a way out, Mo with a takedown, Mo in half guard lands strikes on top position. Mo with short elbows, Rampage gives his back up and Mo takes advantage. Mo puts him on the fence as Rampage gets to his feet. They stand in the center, Mo with a wild right hand miss. Rampage with a wild uppercut, Mo goes for a takedown, but stuffed, he goes for a second and they stick to the cage. Big Jon breaks them up, Rampage misses with wild strikes, Rampage is trying to finish. Mo with a missed takedown, Rampage with a nice uppercut, but Mo backs away. Rampage just can’t finish. So much for King Mo doing trash talk and knocking him out… They continue to talk trash as they make their way to the cage.
Decision: Quinton Jackson def. Muhammed Lawal via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)