Pablo Diablo's Five Round Review 8-28-16
Pablo Diablo's Five Round Review
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Bellator 160, which took place in Anaheim, California, kicked off a stellar weekend of fights. Featherweight A.J. McKee remained undefeated with a first round guillotine against Cody Walker at just :32. Featherweight Georgi "Inane" Karakhanyan refused to give Bubba Jenkins revenge when he defeated him via KO at :53 of round 1. Top Lightweight, Derek Anderson earned a unanimous decision over Saad Awad. And in the main event, Benson Henderson received a Lightweight title shot after defeating Patricio "Pitbull" Freire via TKO (injury) at 2:26 of round 1.
In one of the most exciting fight cards of the weekend, ONE Championship 46 saw Featherweight Edward Kelly take out Vincent Latoel at just :57 of round 1. In the main event Welterweight Luis "Sapo" Santos survived a slow start to defeat Igor Svirid by unanimous decision.
At UFC on FOX 21 Lightweight legends Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon battled to a decision that went Miller's way, though only by the narrowest of margins. Women's Strawweight Paige VanZant came off of Dancing With the Stars only to KO "Rowdy" Bec Rawlings at :17 of round 2. Anthony "Showtime" Pettis made a successful Featherweight debut when he defeated Charles Oliveira by way of guillotine at 1:49 of round 3. In the main event Damian Maia made quick work of Carlos Condit with a rear naked choke at 1:52 of round 1.
Former Bellator Middleweight champion Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko will return to the promotion and fight Kendall Grove at Bellator 162.
Welterweight superstar Michael "Venom" Page will return to take on Fernando Gonzalez at Bellator 163.
UFC Welterweight Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone has resigned with the promotion while former title challenger Rory MacDonald has decided to sign with Bellator.