Bellator's Season 10 continues with "Johnson vs. Ivanov" live from Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif., TONIGHT (Fri., April 1, 2014) on Spike TV.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE coverage of the Bellator 116: "Johnson vs. Ivanov" main card below, starting with quick under card results from SpikeTV.com at 7 p.m. ET and then round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the Spike TV main card matches, which are schedule to begin at 9 p.m. ET.
In the main event, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Lavar Johnson will face Blagoi Ivanov in the semifinal round of the heavyweight tournament.
Johnson is attempting to resurrect a career that has been faltering as of late with a successful run though the Bellator 265-pound tournament. To do so, he will need to get past the undefeated Ivanov, who rides into this fight sporting a superlative 10-0-1 NC record.
Elsewhere on the main card, Mighty Mo squares off against former Bellator heavyweight champ Alexander Volkov in the semifinals of the heavyweight tournament and former UFC fighters Joey Beltran and Vladimir Matyushenko will face off in what could be a "loser leaves town" match.
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Enough of this preamble, let's get to the fights! Check bellow for the latest Bellator 116 results (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action).
Bellator 116 Quick Results
Lavar Johnson vs. Blagoi Ivanov -- Ivanov defeats Johnson via Americana submission at 4:08 of the first round.
Siala-Mou "Mighty Mo" Siliga vs. Alexander Volkov -- Volkov defeats Mighty Mo via knockout at 2:44 of the first round.
Nathan Coy vs. Adam McDonough -- McDonough defeats Coy via TKO at 0:30 of the second round.
Joey Beltran vs. Vladimir Matyushenko -- Beltran defeats Matyushenko via North South Choke submission at 3;06 of the third round.
Joe Taimanglo vs. Rob Emerson -- Emerson defeats Taimanglo via unanimous decision (29-28) (30-27) (30-27)
Ron Keslar vs. Karo Parisyan -- Parisyan defeats Keslar via TKO at 4:05 of the second round.
Joe Pacheco vs. Brandon Halsey -- Halsey defeats Pacheco via unanimous decision (30-27) (30-27) (30-27)
Phelipe Lins vs. Travis Clark -- Lins defeats Clark via rear naked choke submission at 0:40 of the first round.
Brandon Bender vs. Mario Navarro --
Dave Vitkay vs. Keith Berry --
Rickey Rainey vs. Andy Murad --Rianey defeats Murad via TKO at 1;11 of the first round.
Carlos Eduardo vs. Rodney Wallace -- Wallace defeats Eduardo via unanimous decision (30-27) (30-27) (29-28)
BELLATOR 116 SPIKE TV MAIN CARD PLAY-BY-PLAY
265-pound tournament semifinal bout: Lavar Johnson vs. Blagoi Ivanov
Round one: Ivanov clinches up against the cage early. Ivanov goes for a single leg and gets it. Ivanov rolls for a footlock and ends up eating punches from Johnson. Ivanov in a standing guillotine position, but Lavar Johnson lands a body slam. Ivanov lands a huge left hand up against the cage. Ivanov tosses Johnson to the mat with a head and arm throw into side control. Ivanov going for a keylock and he gets the tap.
Final result: Blagoi Ivanov defeats Lavar Johnson via Americana submission at 4:08 of the first round.
265-pound tournament semifinal bout: Mighty Mo vs. Alexander Volkov
Round one: Volkov kicks low and Mighty Mo attempt a takedown but settles for a clinch up against the cage. Mo gets him down briefly but Volkov pops back up. Mo still working in the clinch two minutes in and John McCarthy separates them. Mo tired now. Volkov lands a headkick that fells Mo like a redwood. Great knockout.
Final result: Alexander Volkov defeats Mighty Mo via knockout at 2:44 of the first round.
170-pound tournament semifinal bout: Nathan Coy vs. Adam McDonough
Round one: Coy goes for the takedown early up against the fence.After some scrambling he gets it, but McDonough back up. Coy lands a nice hook and McDonough lands a counter left. Coy's answer is to clinch and go for another takedown, which he gets. Coy lands a knee to the body. Now they're in the center again. Coy charges forward and lands a knee. Coy comes forward again with a leg kick and a jab. McDonough pounces on Coy after a failed takedown attempt and blasts him with shots on the ground. Coy is just eating shots now, but he ends up holding on and getting a takedown.
Round two: McDonough rocks Coy early with a punch. McDonough lands a left hand and Mike Beltran waves the fight off.
Final result: Adam McDonough defeats Nathan Coy via TKO at 0:30 of the second round.
205-pound feature fight: Joey Beltran vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
Round one: Matyushenko lands a right early. Matyushneko lands a leg kick. Beltran attempt to establish his jab, but nothing going thus far. Matyushenko lands a leg kick and Beltran lands on the counter. Overhand right connects for Matyushenko. Matyushenko shoots but Beltran stuffs it. Beltran rips a right to the body, Beltran lands a left hook. Beltran lands some nice rights late. Matyushenko answers with an overhand right.
Round two: They trade punches early with Beltran landing more. Vlady lands a nice uppercut up the middle. Beltran rips to his body again with his right hand. Vlady comes forward with a flurry and lands a right hand. Beltran lands a stiff right. Beltran going to the body again. Matyushenko landing his jab with regularity. Matyushenko shoots but Beltran sprawls and avoids it easily. Beltran lands a jab now. And another.
Round three: Beltran landing the jab now. Mexicutioner digs to the body again. Beltran styling on him early. More body shots from Beltran. Matyushenko lands a left jab. Right hook lands for Beltran. Vlady goes for a takedown, but Beltran goes for a north south choke and gets the sub for the come from behind victory.
Final result: Joey Beltran defeats Vladimir Matyushenko via North South Choke submission at 3:06 of the third round.