C-Juliana Velasquez (12-0) defeated #3-Denise Kielholtz (6-3) by way of cut up determination (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
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“I feel I’d be clinching a bit extra, her hanging didn’t shock me, however I felt that I did sufficient to retain the title.”
“I beat her with my jab, if you happen to have a look at her face, it’s tousled, if you happen to have a look at mine, my face is okay. I feel folks within the viewers favor her as a result of she has a kickboxing type and I counter, however I feel it was my boxing that was the distinction tonight.”
“After I are available right here, I don’t consider myself as a champion, I consider myself as somebody who must earn the belt and tonight I felt that I did that.”
#5-Tyrell Fortune (11-1, 1 NC) defeated #7-Matt Mitrione (13-9, 1 NC) by way of submission (strikes) at 1:45 of spherical one
“I really feel nice popping out of the combat. He stepped ahead so I went for the shot as a substitute of throwing the punch and I suppose I made contact with my head. In addition to that I used to be operating by way of him for the takedown. As you noticed, I completed on high, and the combat went from there.
“I didn’t really feel it (the conflict of heads), I can solely go off of what he was saying on the time. Like I mentioned, I used to be simply trying to get on high and proceed to combat so I didn’t actually know what else to do. I assumed if there was a contact that the ref would have noticed and we’d have stopped that’s why I paused for a second on high of him. I didn’t go proper to punching. As soon as the ref mentioned to proceed, I used to be persevering with to combat.
“I would like Tim Johnson. I don’t need a title shot. I’d reasonably have Tim Johnson first. That’s actually the one combat I’ve been coaching for since that loss. To me, with him taking that loss (towards Valentin Moldavsky) and me getting this win, it ought to line us proper up… I’m gonna’ attempt to knock his a– out identical to he did me.”
Matheus Mattos (13-2-1) defeated Cee Jay Hamilton (15-9) by way of TKO (strikes) at 1:33 of spherical two
“He’s a wrestler. So, he may have finished the boring recreation and brought me down. However he selected to go for the hanging. Fortuitously, he did it as a result of it was an attractive knockout. If Bellator may ship extra strikers to me, then they might be welcomed.”
“I really feel nice, completely sturdy. However I felt my knee go ‘thwack.’ And I finished transferring quite a bit. I didn’t do a lot footwork. I knew this was going to be on my arms, as a result of my leg was painful. Hopefully, all the things went effectively.
“My two losses have been to 2 of the perfect on the earth. So, I’ve been preventing at a excessive stage a very long time and I’m ready for everybody. They will see that this combat welcomed me to Bellator, and now they know me. They know Matheus Mattos is a striker and he’s coming for us.
“I’m in my prime now so I’m ready for everybody.”
#2-Arlene Blencowe (14-8) defeated Dayana Silva (9-6) by way of TKO (punches) at 1:00 of spherical three
“I really feel nice. I need to give a shout out to my youngsters at house. I’ve been away from house for 9 weeks and it’s the longest I’ve ever been with out my youngsters. So, this win is for you.”
“I used to be simply attempting to gauge my distance. It was beginning to be a little bit little bit of a gradual combat, so sorry about that followers. I may hear you yelling. However I used to be decided to maintain my tempo and never rush into something. We knew that she swung with energy and that the overhand proper and the left hook got here fairly fast. We’ve been working quite a bit on kicks, and I’m going to have a number of bruises tomorrow. And hopefully her calves will probably be sore too.”
#5-Johnny Eblen (9-0) defeated Travis Davis (10-5) by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
“My coaches once I got here again to the nook advised me to not brawl. So, I took their recommendation and I assumed I wrestled sensible.”
“He was speaking s— saying, ‘Hey, let’s brawl within the nook.’ I’m like, ‘Bro, that’s silly.’ That’s why you’re not the place I’m at. Since you don’t combat sensible. You’re attempting to return out right here and brawl. You are able to do that each one you need, however you’re not going to be a world champion like me.”
Mentioned Sowma (7-2) defeated Ronny Markes (19-9) by way of KO (punches) at 1:09 of spherical one
Cody Regulation (4-0) defeated Theodore Macuka (1-1) by way of TKO (punches) at 1:54 of spherical one
Diana Avsaragova (4-0) defeated Gabriella Gulfin (2-3) by way of cut up determination (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Adil Benjilany (6-3, 1 NC) defeated Johnny Soto (4-2) by way of unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Charlie Campbell (4-1) defeated Nicholas Giulietti (2-2) by way of TKO (punches) at 1:30 of spherical two