Bellator is back TONIGHT (Fri., Nov. 15, 2013) LIVE from Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entirecard 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.
Jackson is making his Bellator debut after going on a rough skid in UFC, including dropping his past three fights and only winning twice since 2010. Supposedly Jackson has been undergoing an experimental treatment for knee problems that have been bothering him for years, so he's doubtlessly hoping to turn back the clock tonight and get back to his peak form.
Standing in his way will be Beltran, who is also looking for a measure of redemption after getting his walking papers from UFC after losing to Fabio Maldonado at last month's UFC Fight Night 29 event.
In the co-main event Vitaly Minakov challenges for Bellator Heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov's title belt. MInakov is undefeated (12-0) coming into this bout and is riding a wave of momentum from his impressive showing in the Bellator 2013 Summer Season Heavyweight tournament.
With a win over Wilcox, Pitbull will not only win his second Bellator tournament, but earn a shot at Featherweight champ Daniel Straus.
Stick around for the latestresults, which are posted below, including round-by-round coverage of the televised main card on Spike TV. Please note the card is listed below in reverse chronological order, thus results will start at the bottom of the page.
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BELLATOR 108 QUICK RESULTS:
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Rampage Jackson vs. Joey Beltran -- Jackson defeats Beltran via TKO at 4:59 of the first round
Heavyweight World Title Fight: Vitaly Minakov vs. Alexander Volkov -- Minakov defeats Volkov via TKO at 2:57 of the first round
Featherweight Tournament Final: Patricio Pitbull vs. Justin Wilcox -- Pitbull defeats Wilcox via TKO at 2:23 of the first round
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Marcos Galvao vs. Tom Mckenna -- Galvao defeats Mckenna via TKO at 4:29 of the first round
"Prelims" Under Card (Spike.com)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Sergio Da Silva vs. Rob Sullivan -- Sullivan defeats Da Silva via unanimous decision (30-28) (30-27) (30-27)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Dan Matala vs. Ryan Cafaro -- Matala defeats Cafaro via TKO at 3:52 of the second round
Catchweight Fight: Anthony Morrison vs. Kenny Foster -- Morrison defeats Foster via majority decision (28-28) (29-27) (30-26)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Jason Lambert vs. Tom DeBlass -- DeBlass defeats Lambert via KO at 1:45 of the first round
Featherweight Feature Fight: Kevin Roddy vs. Will Martinez -- Martinez defeats Roddy via rear naked choke submission at 3:50 of the first round
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Najim Wali vs. Liam McGeary -- McGreary defeats Wali via armbar submission at 1:31 of the first round
Catchweight Feature Fight: Chip Moraza Pollard vs. Sam Oropeza -- Oropeza defeats Moraza Pollard via TKO at 0:37 of the first round
Catchweight Feature Fight: Nah Shon Burrell vs. Jesus Martinez -- Burrell defeats Martinez via unanimous decision (30-27) (30-27) (29-28)
BELLATOR 108 PLAY-BY-PLAY RESULTS:
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Joey Beltran
Round one: Rampage takes the center of the cage and is stalking Beltran early. Rampage throws a leg kick which would have made Joe Rogan a very happy man. Rampage charges in with punches and Beltran clinches. Beltran lands a right hand. Rampage stalking again. Low kick from Rampage. Rampage already throwing his arms in the air in frustration at Beltran's elusive footwork. Beltran lands a left. Rampage throws a leg kick and some punches. Beltran comes forward with a flurry and clinches. Knees to the leg from Beltran. More knees to the thigh from Beltran. Rampage must be loving this clinch work given his Julian Lane-like philosophy on fighting. Beltran throwing rapid fire lefts in the clinch. Punch to the belly breadbasket from Beltran. Rampage tries to punch his way out but Beltran drives him back up against the fence. Crowed booing but Beltran doesn't care. Right and a left to the body lands for Beltran. They separate with just seconds to go and Rampage lands a left hook. Rampage comes forward with a flurry at the end of the round and lands a left hook to the chin that rocks Beltran and drops him. Rampage lands a right hand on the grounded Beltran and gets the TKO with just one second left on the clock.
Final result: Jackson defeats Beltran via TKO at 4:59 of the first round
Vitaly Minakov vs. Alexander Volkov
Round one: Minakov opens with an overhand right. Volkov lands a side kick. Minakov closes the distance and clinches against the cage. Minakov pressuring him up against the cage and lands an uppercut. Minakov went for a belly to belly and ended up on the bottom, but he sweeps Volkov and is in the champ's guard. Minakov peppering his jaw with elbows and forearms. Ref stands them up at 2:40 or so. The champ coming forward with punches, but gets felled by a giant right uppercut from Minakov. Minakov swarms on him and is beating him down with a vicious flurry. Ref steps in and waves the fight off although Volkov appeared to still be defending himself.
Final result: Minakov defeats Volkov via TKO at 2:57 of the first round
Patricio Pitbull vs. Justin Wilcox
Round one: Both men clash heads early. Straight jab from Pitbull hurts Wilcox. Wilcox comes in with a jumping knee that misses. Pitbull lands a left hand and pounces Wilcox, who is on his knees. They're back to their feet now. Wilcox pumps a jab but there's nothing there. Pitbull lands a pair of stiff right hands and drops Wilcox. Now he's swarming on a prone Wilcox with like twenty or so unanswered punches and the ref steps in and waves off the fight.
Final result: Pitbull defeats Wilcox via TKO at 2:23 of the first round
Round one: Galvao lands a leg kick early. Mckenna throwing punches that don't land. Galvao closes distance and gets a takedown. He's got McKenna's back now and has a body triangle locked on. The Brazilian throwing punches. Galvao in full mount now and throwing punches and elbows to the body. Galvao looking for a rear naked in an awkward position. He's in back mount again landing punches. Mckenna tries to escape but every time he does Galvao transitions between full mount and back mount. Galvao landing elbows to the side of his head and searching for the rear naked. Galvao goes for an armbar, doesn't get it, and Mckenna back to his feet. Quick takedown by Galvao has the fight back where he wants it. The Brazilian with back mount and landing elbows to the side of the head. Galvao turns it on with rapid fire punches and the ref calls an end to the fight.
Final result: Galvao defeats Mckenna via TKO at 4:29 of the first round