Photo Credit: Bellator
Bellator 175 took place on March 31st from The Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. THe Main Event featured a rematch between Quinton Jackson and Mo Lawal. Jackson won the first bout via a controversial decision. Lawal made sure to not let that happen again winning the decision by using his takedowns and clinch work on the cage to easily win rounds one and three. Round two saw him in trouble as Jackson clearly had him hurt with punches but Lawal smartly tied him up to get out of trouble. After the bout it was announced Lawal would face Ryan Bader next. In the Co-Main Event, Emmanuel Sanchez got his biggest win, taking a decision from veteran Marcos Galvao. Sanchez was just to quick and active and Galvao couldn’t get anything going. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Lightweight: Damian Norris (7-2) defeated Tom Shoaff (8-3) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Shoaff
2. Light Heavyweight: James Bochnovic (6-1) defeated Matt Paul (1-2) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:30 of Round 1.
3. 130LB Catch Weight: Manny Vasquez (11-2) defeated Nate Williams (25-16) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/29-28/29-28). We scored it 30-27 Vasquez.
4. 150LB Catch Weight: Tim Cho (3-0) defeated J.D. Hardwick (2-1) via TKO at 2:43 of Round 3.
5. Lightweight: Steve Kozola (8-0) defeated Jake Roberts (7-2)via TKO at :28 of Round 1.
6. Featherweight: Noad Lahat (11-2) defeated Lloyd Carter (11-9) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:50 of Round 2.
7. Heavyweight: Sergei Kharitonov (24-6) defeated Chase Gormley (14-6) via KO at 3:55 of Round 1.
8. Featherweight: Emmanuel Sanchez (15-3) defeated Marcos Galvao (18-8-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Sanchez.
9. Heavyweight: Mo Lawal (21-6) defeated Quinton Jackson (37-12) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Lawal.
Submission of the Night: James Buchnovic
Knockout of the Night: Sergei Kharitonov
Fight of the Night: Damian Norris vs Tom Shoaff