Bellator is back TONIGHT (Oct. 25, 2013) LIVE from Santa Ana Star Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire Bellator 105 card this evening, starting with the "Prelims," which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET online, and then main card action, which is slated to begin at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV.
In the main event, former lightweight tournament finalist Saad Awad faces up and comer Will Brooks in the semifinals of the current 155-pound tournament. The bout is a rematch from Bellator 91, where the heavy-handed Awad knocked Brooks out less than a minute into the first round.
Brooks also surely has redemption in mind, as he looks to avenge the only loss of his young professional career with a victory over Awad.
Elsewhere on the card is another lightweight semifinal match featuring
Although Tirloni has competed in three separate Bellator tournaments, he has yet to make it to the final round in any of them. With a pedestrian 3-3 record in Bellator, it's do or die time for him tonight if he hopes to be anything more than an also-ran in the promotion.
Standing in Tirloni's way will be the 24-1 Russian
Stick around for the latestresults posted round-by-round. Please note the card is listed below in reverse chronological order, thus results will start at the bottom of the page. Got it? Okay, let's do this!
BELLATOR 105 QUICK RESULTS:
Main Card (Spike TV)
Lightweight Tournament Semifinal: Saad Awad vs. Will Brooks -- Brooks defeats Awad via unanimous decision (30-27) (30-27) (30-27)
Lightweight Tournament Semifinal: Ricardo Tirloni -- Sarnavskiy defeats Tirloni via triangle choke submission at 1:08 of the first round.
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Ron Sparks vs. Mighty Mo -- Mighty Mo defeats Sparks via keylock submission at 2:52 of the first round.
Middleweight Feature Fight: Eugene Fadiora vs. Keith Berry -- Fadiora defeats Berry via TKO at 4:19 of the second round.
"Prelims" Under Card (Spike.com)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Joseph Bryant vs. Raphael Butler -- Butler defeats Bryant via TKO at 1:04 of the first round.
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Josh Lanier -- Oezdemir defeats Lanier via TKO at 3:13 of the first round.
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Jesse Brock vs. Adrian Cruz -- Brock defeats Cruz via unanimous decision (30-27) (30-27) (30-27)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Eddie Larrea vs. Rocky Ramirez -- Larrea defeats Ramirez via heel hook submission at 1:45 of the second round.
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Steve Garcia vs. Shawn Bunch -- Garcia defeats Bunch via TKO at 3:29 of the third round.
Featherweight Feature Fight: Desmond Green vs. Angelo Sanchez -- Green defeats Sanchez via TKO due to doctor's stoppage at 1:04 of the second round.
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Frank Baca vs. Luis Nogueira -- Nogueira defeats Baca via head and arm choke submission at 4:41 of the first round.
BELLATOR 105 LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY RESULTS:
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Saad Awad vs. Will Brooks
Round one: Awad throws an outside leg kick and Brooks takes him down. Brooks in side control. Awad throwing knees from the bottom. Brooks answers with a knee to the ribcage of his own. Brooks hits Awad with a knee to the chest that appeared to land to the head . Awad ends up on top, but he's reversed and Brooks is back on top now. I'm not sure if Brooks is saying a prayer in his mind right now, but he's certainly laying on Awad at the moment. Brooks lands a right hand. Brooks in side control now. Awad taking deep breaths. Brooks gets Awad in the mounted crucifix at the end of the round.
Round two: Brooks lands a leg kick to start. Awad gesturing for Brooks to bring it on. Awad takes a deep breath. Someone in the crowd yells "Rip his head off" during a lull in the action. Comical. Brooks throwing more kicks. Awad grabs a guillotine, but Brooks gets free and is on top now. Brooks lands a hammer fist. Awad gets up and lands a knee to the mid-section. Awad huffing and puffing like a three pack a day smoker running a marathon right now. Brooks with a takedown. Brooks in half guard and trying to pass to side control. Awad gets him back to full guard. Brooks landing body shots from the top. Body head now for Brooks, who doesn't look like a human blanket in this round. Awad throws some up-licks. Awad locks on a triangle at the end of the round but Brooks guts it out until the end of the round.
Round three: Brooks lands a low kick. Awad is totally gassed. Brooks lands a kick to the body. Brooks grabs a body lock into a takedown, but Awad reverses and ends up on top. Brooks holding onto him tight to prevent Awad from getting anything going. Brooks explodes back to his feet and gets Awad down. Brooks lands a knee to the body. Awad slapping his face like a Diaz brother trying to get Brooks to stand and bang, but Brooks lands another takedown. Ref stands them up and Brooks helps him up. Awad with a big swing and a miss. Brooks with another takedown. Brooks lands a knee to the body at the end of the round.
Final result: Brooks defeats Awad via unanimous decision. (30-27) (30-27) (30-27)
Round one: Tiger lands a spinning back fist out of nowhere early and drops Tirloni. He swarms him but ends up on bottom with a triangle on Tirloni. Tiger gets the quick tap. Nice performance from the Russian.
Final result: Sarnavskiy defeats Tirloni via triangle choke submission at 1:08 of the first round.
Ron Sparks vs. Mighty Mo
Round one: Good 'Ol JR here filling in for SB for this epic clash of two big 'ol hosses. By gawd! Sparks goes for a takedown that's uglier than a bowling shoe, and Mighty Mo reverses and gets on top. Mo peppering Sparks with big 'ol soupbones from the top. MIGHTY MO GOING FOR A KEYLOCK!!!!! AS GOD AS MY WITNESS HIS ARM IS BROKEN IN HALF!!!! STOP THE DAMN MATCH!!!!! BY GAWD, THROW SOME BARBEQUE SAUCE ON SPARKS, HE IS DONE!!! SPARKS TAPS!!! SPARKS TAPS!! SPARKS TAPS!!!!!
After the fight Mo promises to be in beast mode. I'd like to see Mo vs. Prince Albert in a White Castle Crave Case on pole match in his next outing. BOOMER SOONER!!!!
(OK that wasn't really Good 'Ol JR, but thought it was an appropriate voice for this battle of Grade-A hosses).
Final result: Mighty Mo defeats Sparks via keylock submission at 2:52 of the first round.
Round one: Fadiora clinching against the cage and throwing knees. Like to see him try this in an electrified hog pen surrounding by an alligator filled moat. Fadiora gets Berry down and he's in half guard. Berry gets it back to full guard and then wall walks back to his feet. Back in the clinch with Fadiora in the driver's seat. Fadiora lands another takedown. Elbows from Fadiora to Berry's head. Berry advances into half guard and unloads with left hands and elbows. Berry throws up a triangle attempt but gets nothing. Berry has a bad cut above his left eye. They're standing now and Berry is throwing leg kicks, but Fadiora drives him back into the fence.
Round two: Fadiora lands a nice right hand then goes for a clinch which Berry shrugs off. Jab finds its mark for Fadiora. Right hand lands for Fadiora, who is controlling the distance well. Berry charges forward with right hands and ends up getting taken down for his efforts. Fadiora doing work with elbows from the top now. Fadiora passes into side control. He's looking for the mounted crucifix. Fadiora zeroed in on Berry's cut and methodically throwing shots at it. Berry gets the crucifix and starts hammering Berry's cut with elbows. Berry doing just enough to keep the ref from stopping it, but he's going to be in rough shape after this beating. Right as I type that the ref steps in and waves off the fight.
Final result: Fadiora defeats Berry via TKO at 4:19 of the second round.