Photo Credit: Bellator
Bellator 180 took place on June 24th from Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Main Event featured a grudge match between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. The majority of the bout was Sonnen taking Silva down and using effective ground and pound to take a one sided decision. In the Co-Main Event Matt Mitrione got the biggest win of his career knocking out Fedor Emelianenko. In an exciting sequence, both fighters landed a punch and both went down. Mitrione recovered quicker, got up and finished Fedor. In women’s action, Heather Hardy made a successful debut in her switch from boxing to MMA with a third round stoppage against Alice Yauger. Here are all your results and out Of The Night Awards.
1. 169LB Catch Weight: Hugh McKenna (1-1) defeated John Salgado (4-8-1) via Tapout (Kimura) at 4:06 of Round 1.
2. 138LB Catch Weight: Matt Rizzo (10-2) defeated Sergio Da Silva (6-9) via Tapout (Arm Triangle) at 3:48 of Round 3.
3. Lightweight: Anthony Giacchina (2-1) defeated Jerome Mickle (2-2) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:40 of Round 3.
4. Lightweight: Bradley Desir (10-5) defeated Nate Grebb (3-2) via KO at 2:54 of Round 1.
5. Welterweight: Ryan Couture (11-5) defeated Haim Gozali (7-4) via Unanimous Decision (30-26/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-26 Couture.
6. Flyweight: Heather Hardy (1-0) defeated Alice Yauger (4-6) via TKO at 4:47 of Round 3.
7. Featherweight: James Gallagher (7-0) defeated Chinzo Machida (5-3) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:22 of Round 1.
8. Light Heavyweight Title: Ryan Bader (23-5) defeated Phil Davis (17-4) via Split Decision (49-46/47-47/49-46). We scored it 48-47 Davis.
9. Welterweight Title: Douglas Lima (21-6) defeated Lorenz Larkin (18-6) via Unanimous Decision (50-45/48-47/48-47). We scored it 47-47.
10. Lightweight: Zach Freeman (9-2) defeated Aaron Pico (0-1) via Tapout (D’arce Choke) at :24 of Round 1.
11. Lightweight Title: Brent Primus (8-0) defeated Michael Chandler (16-4) via TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) at 2:22 of Round 1.
12. Heavyweight: Matt Mitrione (12-5) defeated Fedor Emelianenko (36-5) via KO at 1:14 of Round 1.
13. Welterweight: Neiman Gracie (6-0) defeated Dave Marfone (5-3) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:27 of Round 2.
14. Light Heavyweight: Chael Sonnen (30-15-1) defeated Wanderlei Silva (35-13-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-26/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Sonnen.
Submission of the Night: Zach Freeman
Knockout of the Night: Matt Mitrione
Fight of the Night: Heather Hardy vs Alice Yauger