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Bellator 172 took place on February 18th from The SAP Center in San Jose, California. Earlier in the day came the bad news that the main event between Fedor Emalianenko and Matt Mitrione was cancelled after Mitrione was unable to compete due to kidney stones. In the new Main Event, Patricky Pitbull scored a huge win knocking out hometown favorite Josh Thomson. After a close first round Pitbull dropped Thomson early in round two with a short uppercut to end the bout. In the Co-Main Event, Cheick Congo scored a unanimous decision win over former teammate Oli Thompson in a bout that lacked any excitement, scoring takedowns and controlling him from the top over and over. In women’s action, Veta Arteaga got a win over Brooke Mayo. What was a very close bout saw Mayo pulling ahead before the doctor stopped the bout with under a minute to go due to very bad swelling over Mayo’s eye. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Welterweight: Martin Sano (4-2-1) and Diego Herzog (4-2-1) fought to a Majority Draw (28-27 Herzog/28-28/28-28). We scored it 28-28.
2. Featherweight: Gaston Bolanos (1-0) defeated Abner Lopez (0-1) via TKO at 4:53 of Round 1.
3. Welterweight: James Terry (19-9) defeated J.C. Llamas (8-6) via Technical Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Terry.
4. 168LB Catch Weight: J.J. Okanovich (4-1) defeated Zach Andrews (3-1) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:26 of Round 2.
5. Lightweight: Nikko Jackson (2-1) defeated Cesar Gonzalez (0-2) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Jackson.
6. Welterweight: Mauricio Alonso (13-7) defeated Josh Koscheck (17-11) via TKO at 4:42 of Round 1.
7. Flyweight: Veta Arteaga (3-1) defeated Brooke Mayo (0-1) via TKO (Doctors Stoppage) at 4:04 of Round 3.
8. Middleweight: Anatoly Tokov (25-3) defeated Francisco France (13-5) via TKO at 2:24 of Round 2.
9. Heavyweight: Cheick Kongo (26-10-2) defeated Oli Thompson (17-10) via Unanimous Decision (30-26/30-25/30-25). We scored it 30-26 Kongo.
10. Lightweight: Patricky Pitbull (17-8) defeated Josh Thomson (22-9) via KO at :40 of Round 2.
Submission of the Night: J.J. Okanovich
Knockout of the Night: Patricky Pitbull
Fight of the Night: Nikko Jackson vs Cesar Gonzalez