Bellator 86 Full Results and Main Card Recap
By: Sensei Phillip Palmejar
On January 24th, 2013 at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma Bellator 86 put on what may have been one of their very finest cards to date. Stacked from top to bottom with tournament brackets, the Welterweight Championship Title defense and the Bellator debut of King Mo Lawal, Bjorn Rebney spared no expense in countering the heavy fight card schedule put up by the UFC.
Welterweight Champion Ben Askren vs. Karl Amoussou
The third title defense for undefeated champion Ben Askren went exactly as he hoped it would, three rounds of non-stop, destructive ground and pound. Ammoussou had absolutely no answers for the unrelenting pressure of Askren’s wrestling and top game as he repeatedly took Karl down, peppered him with right hands and elbows from the guard before passing to mount and making a complete mess of Ammoussou’s face. The fight was almost stopped at the end of the second round when Ben had Ammoussou against the cage and was reigning down power shots which eventually closed Karl’s left eye due to swelling. After the third round the doctors had seen enough and mercifully ended the match due to cuts and swelling on Karl Ammoussou’s face. Ben Askren defends his title and his undefeated 11-0 record. He is easily one of the top welterweights in the world today.
Ben Askren defeats Karl Amoussou via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5 minutes after Round 3.
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs. Przemyslaw Mysiala
If you have not seen King Mo fight before then this match was a rude awakening to the force that is Muhammed Lawal. His explosive wrestling keeps fighters timid with their punches, however he seems to win the majority of his fights by KO. That is one killer combination, a combination that spelled the doom for one Przemlyslaw Mysiala. After eating jabs for the better part of 3 full minutes, Mysaiala’s face was a bloody mess. He kept trying to find his range with combination and huge overhand rights but was unable to hit the mark as he fell victim to a perfectly time right uppercut. King Mo seemed almost melancholy after the victory, clearly in control from the opening bell. The Light Heavyweight division better look out as King Mo literally punched his ticket to the semifinal round of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament.
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal defeats Przemyslaw Mysiala via KO (Uppercut) at 3:52 of Round 1.
Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinals
Douglas Lima vs. Michail Tsarev
Douglas Lima is a Bellator staple in the Welterweight division, amassing an impressive 23-5 record as a professional and 5-1 in the Bellator cage with the only loss coming at the hands of Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren. Michail Tsarev is equally impressive with 24 wins and 19 submission victories. That being said, Lima put on a kickboxing clinic against the aggressive Russian submission artist. Tsarev was unable to secure any takedowns on Lima while Lima smashed Michails lead left leg with powerful leg kicks. At the end of the first round he took an outside leg kick to the knee that dropped him right at the bell. At the start of the second round he was visably hurt, limping off of his corner stool back to his feet. Douglas Lima wasted no time and repetitively kicked the outside of Michail’s left leg until he could no longer stand and referee Jason Herzog was forced to call a stop to the fight. This was an excellent showing by Douglas Lima who is looking to secure another date with top dog Ben Askren with this Welterweight Quarterfinal Tournament victory.
Douglas Lima defeats Michail Tsarev via TKO (Leg Kicks) at 1:44 of Round 2.
Ben Saunders defeats Koffi Adzitso via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Brent Weedman defeats Marius Zaromskis via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Raul Amaya defeats Jose Gomes via TKO (Punches) at 3:12 of Round 1.
Cortez Coleman defeats Matt Jones via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jason Sampson defeats Chris Pham via Submission (Armbar) at 4:55 of Round 3.
Damon Jackson defeats Zach Church via Submission (RNC) at 2:43 of Round 2.
Hunter Tucker defeats Javier Obregon via Submission (Guillotine) at 3:17 of Round 2.
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