Bellator 103 took place last night at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. The Spike TV main card saw the Season 9 tournament final set as Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and Justin Wilcox picked up victories in Friday’s semifinals. In other action, David ” The Caveman” Rickels and Mikhail Zayats picked up victories on the Spike TV main card.
“Pitbull” Bites Guerreiro
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire made it three straight victories after defeating Fabricio Guerreiro in tonight’s main event. Guerreiro tried to take the fight to where he was strongest, the ground, but was surprised when Freire showed no qualms about hitting the canvas. Freire out-grappled Guerreiro for three rounds but also controlled the striking game as well. Freire will now face Justin Wilcox in the Bellator Season 9 tournament final.
Wilcox Bests Taimanglo
Justin Wilcox is making the most of his status as a late replacement by advancing to the final tonight by defeating Joe Taimanglo. Wilcox controlled the majority of the fight with his superior wrestling and ground control. Wilcox has now won two straight since joining Bellator MMA and will face the dangerous “Pitbull” in the final.
“Caveman” Clubs Ambrose
David “The Caveman” Rickels looked dominant in his return to the cage tonight against J.J. Ambrose. Rickels battered Ambrose everywhere the bout went. Even when Ambrose was able to get the fight to the canvas, Rickels prevented him from putting together any serious threat. The victory puts “The Caveman” in position to join Bellator’s Season 10 lightweight tournament.
Zayats Dominates Rosa
Russian fighter Mikhail Zayats absolutely dominated UFC veteran Aaron Rosa in tonight’s main card opener. Zayats did not throw a single punch during the fight, as he quickly got the fight to the canvas and forced Rosa to tap via a deep Kimura. The victory improves Zayats to 3-1 in the Bellator MMA cage and gets him back in the win column after dropping the Season 8 tournament final to Emmanuel Newton.
Bellator 103 Results:
- Bellator Featherweight Semifinal: Patricio Freire def. Fabricio Guerreiro via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Bellator Featherweight Semifinal: Justin Wilcox def. Joe Taimanglo via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- David “The Caveman” Rickels def. J.J. Ambrose via TKO (body shots) at 2:37 of Round 3
- Mikhail Zayats def. Aaron Rosa via submission (Kimura) at 0:47 of Round 1