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Bellator 97 Live Results

Bellator 97 Live Results

Bellator MMA returns to action this Wednesday with one of the more stacked events in the promotion’s history. MMAFrenzy will have full coverage of tonight’s card including play-by-play of tonight’s main card and recaps of the night’s major action.

Bellator 97 will begin the night’s action with the preliminary card on starting at 5:30PM ET. The action will move over to Spike TV with a three-hour broadcast beginning at 7PM ET.

Bellator 97 takes place July 31 in Albequerque, New Mexico. The card will be headlined by a pair of title fights featuring Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler taking on David Rickels and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren taking on Andrey Koreshkov. The card will be a three-hour broadcast on Spike TV and will serve as the lead-in for this weeks episode of Fight Master: Bellator MMA.

Bellator 97 Fight Card:

Main Card (SpikeTV 7PM ET)

  • Bellator Lightweight World Title Fight: Michael Chandler def. David Rickels via KO (strikes) at 0:44 of Round 1
  • Bellator Welterweight World Title Fight: Ben Askren def. Andrey Koreshkov via TKO (strikes) at 2:58 of Round 4
  • Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal def. Jacob Noe via verbal submission (strikes) at 2:51 of Round 3
  • Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final: Vitaly Minakov def. Ryan Martinez via TKO (strikes) at 4:02 of Round 3
  • Patricio “Pitbull” Freire def. Jared Downing via TKO (strikes) at 0:54 of Round 2

Preliminary Card (* 5:30PM ET)

  • Will Brooks def. Cris Leyva via TKO (strikes) at 2:20 of Round 3
  • Bantamweight Tournament Semifinals: Rafael Silva def. Rodrigo Lima via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:03 of Round 3
  • Bantamweight Tournament Semifinals: Anthony Leone def. Frank Baca via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:07 of Round 3
  • Bubba Jenkins def. Mike Barreras via TKO (strikes) at 1:05 of Round 2
  • Javier Palacios vs. Richard Jacques
  • Jeremy Kimball vs. Keith Berry
  • Adrian Cruz vs. Felipe Chavez
  • Steve Garcia vs. Shawn Bunch
  • Cliff Wright Jr. vs. Donald Sanchez

Be sure to stay tuned to MMAFrenzy for more updates on Bellator 97.

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