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Bellator 97: Chandler vs. Rickels

Event Info

  • Event: Bellator 97: Chandler vs. Rickels
  • Date: July 31, 2013
  • Time: 7pm ET
  • Location: Santa Ana Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Broadcast: Spike TV
  • Tickets: ComcastTix.com
 

Main Event

Bellator Lightweight Championship
Bellator Lightweight Champion
Michael Chandler Image
Michael Chandler
12-0-0
High Ridge, Missouri
vs
Challenger
David Rickels Image
David Rickels
14-2-0
Derby, Kansas
Michael Chandler defeats David Rickels via KO (Punches) at 0:44 in Round 1

Main Card

Bellator Welterweight Championship
Bellator Welterweight Champion
Ben Askren Image
Ben Askren
12-0-0
Phoenix, Arizona
vs
Challenger
Andrey Koreshkov Image
Andrey Koreshkov
13-1-0
Russia
Ben Askren defeats Andrey Koreshkov via TKO (Punches) at 2:58 in Round 4
Light Heavyweight Tournament Final
Muhammad Lawal Image
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal
11-2-0
Carlsbad, California
vs
Jacob Noe Image
Jacob Noe
12-3-0
Bartlett, Tennessee
Muhammed Lawal defeats Jacob Noe via Verbal Submission (Punches) at 2:51 in Round 3
Heavyweight Tournament Final
Vitaly Minakov Image
Vitaly Minakov
12-0-0
Brjansk, Russia
vs
Ryan Martinez Image
Ryan Martinez
10-3-0
Greeley, Colorado
Vitaly Minakov defeats Ryan Martinez via TKO (Punches) 4:02 in Round 3
Featherweight (145lbs)
Jared Downing Image
Jared Downing
9-3-0
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
vs
Patricio Freire Image
Patricio Freire
18-2-0
Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Patricio Freire defeats Jared Downing via TKO (Punch) at 0:54 in Round 3

Spike.com Preliminary Card (6pm ET)

Lightweight (155lbs)
Will Brooks Image
Will Brooks
10-1-0
Schaumburg, Illinois
vs
Cris Leyva Image
Cris Leyva
9-6-0
Farmington, New Mexico
Will Brooks defeats Cris Leyva via TKO (Punches) at 2:20 in Round 3
Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal Bout
Rodrigo Lima Image
Rodrigo Lima
11-2-0
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
vs
No Image
Rafael Silva
20-3-0
Santa Catarina, Brazil
Rafael Silva defeats Rodrigo Lima via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:03 in Round 3
Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal Bout
Anthony Leone Image
Anthony Leone
13-5-0
Center Moriches, New York
vs
Frank Baca Image
Frank Baca
16-3-0
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Anthony Leone defeats Frank Baca via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:07 in Round 3
Lightweight (155lbs)
Bubba Jenkins Image
Bubba Jenkins
4-0-0
Coconut Creek, Florida
vs
No Image
Mike Barreras
5-6-0
 
Bubba Jenkins defeats Mike Barreras via TKO (Punches) at 1:05 in Round 2
Featherweight (145lbs)
No Image
Javier Palacios
1-0-0
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
vs
No Image
Richard Jacques
1-1-0
 
Javier Palacios defeats Richard Jacquez via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Middleweight (185lbs)
Keith Berry Image
Keith Berry
15-11-0
Murrieta, California
vs
Jeremy Kimball Image
Jeremy Kimball
10-3-0
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jeremy Kimball defeats Keith Berry via KO (Strikes) at 1:45 in Round 2
Bantamweight (135lbs)
Felipe Chavez Image
Felipe Chavez
5-4-0
Albuquerque, New Mexico
vs
Adrian Cruz Image
Adrian Cruz
5-0-0
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Adrian Cruz defeats Felipe Chavez via TKO (Strikes) at 4:24 in Round 2
Bantamweight (135lbs)
Shawn Bunch Image
Shawn Bunch
2-0-0
Columbus, Ohio
vs
No Image
Russell Wilson
1-3-0
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Shawn Bunch defeats Russell Wilson via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Featherweight (145lbs)
Donald Sanchez Image
Donald Sanchez
29-13-0
Albuquerque, New Mexico
vs
Cliff Wright Image
Cliff Wright
7-5-0
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Donald Sanchez defeats Cliff Wright via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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