Bellator is back TONIGHT (Fri., Nov. 8, 2013) LIVE from WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire Bellator 107 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 Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Cheick Kongo takes on Peter Graham in the finals of the Heavyweight tournament. Kongo is coming off a second round technical knockout victory over Mark Godbeer back at Bellator 102. With a win over Godbeer, Kongo will punch his ticket to a match-up with Heavyweight champ Alexander Volkov.
To do so he'll need to get through Graham, a former K1 kickboxer who remains undefeated over his past nine professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fights. With a win over the veteran Kongo, the Australian Graham would cement his name among American MMA fans, as well as earn a shot at the title.
In the co-main event, former Fight Master coach Joe Warren will lock horns with Travis Marx in the finals of the Bantamweight tournament. Warren is just 2-2 over his past four fights, so he is no doubt looking to make a statement against Marx and prove he has more than rebounded from past setbacks.
Marx is coming off an emphatic technical knockout victory over Brandon Bender at Bellator 100, so Warren will have his work cut out for him if he wants to earn a shot at Eduardo Dantas' title.
Elsewhere on the card, Brennan Ward will face Mikkel Parlo in the finals of the Middleweight tournament.
Ward has looked impressive en route to the finals, notching up a pair of stoppage victories over Justin Torrey and Joe Pacheco. Standing across from him will be Parlo, who although he won both of his tournament matches by way of decision, has only tasted defeat once in his 12-fight professional career.
Stick around for the latest Bellator 107 results, 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. Got it? Okay, let's do this!
BELLATOR 107 QUICK RESULTS:
Main Card (Spike TV)
Heavyweight Tournament Final: Cheick Kongo vs. Peter Graham -- Kongo defeats Graham via unanimous decision (30-27) (30-27) (30-27)
Bantamweight Tournament Final: Travis Marx vs. Joe Warren -- Warren defeats Marx via TKO at 1:56 of the second round
Middleweight Tournament Final: Brennan Ward vs. Mikkel Parlo -- Ward defeats Parlo via TKO at 1:39 of the second round
Lightweight Feature Fight: Martin Stapleton vs. Derek Campos -- Campos defeats Stapleton via unanimous decision (30-27) (30-27) (30-27)
"Prelims" Under Card (Spike.com)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Robert White vs. Chris Jones -- Jones defeats White via unanimous decision (29-28) (29-28) (29-28)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Edson Berto vs. Patricky Pitbull -- Pitbull defeats Berto via unanimous decision (30-27) (30-27) (29-28)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Jonas Billstein vs. Cortez Coleman -- Billstein defeats Coleman via unanimous decision (30-27) (30-27) (30-27)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Matt Jones vs. Linton Vassell -- Vassell defeats Jones via unanimous decision (30-27) (30-26) (30-26)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Ryan McCurdy vs. Mike Mucitelli -- Mucitelli defeats McCurdy via unanimous decision (29-28) (29-28) (29-28)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Raphael Butler vs. Josh Burns-- Butler defeats Burns via verbal submission due to strikes at 2:14 of the first round.
BELLATOR 107 LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY RESULTS:
White vs. Jones looks to be airing dark after the main card tonight. I'll be back at the top of the hour for the start of the live card.
Steve Borchardt here, keeping you up to date with live results all night!
Cheick Kongo vs. Peter Graham
Round one: Graham opens with a low kick. Graham walking Kongo down right now. Graham throws another kick and Kongo catches it. Kongo attempts to clinch, but Graham shrugs him off. Kongo lands an uppercut and a nice leg kick. Kongo goes for the Thai plumb and lands a knee. Kongo with a kick to the body. Kongo lands a body kick. Kongo opening up with strikes now. Kongo throwing big punches and kicks. Graham clinches and moves up against the fence. Graham lands a knee to the thigh. Kongo lands a knee to the body. Graham misses with a spinning backfist attempt at the end of the round.
Round two: Kongo lands a right hand and throws a few rapid fire combos at the start. Graham turns him around and lands a right hand. Graham cut above his left eye. They clinch up against the cage and Kongo lands some knees. Kongo lands a push kick. Kongo lands another knee to the body. Graham throws Kongo up against the fence but fails to follow up. Graham lands a stiff right hand. Kongo with a push kick. Kongo charges forward with another flurry. Graham is gassed. Kongo lands a push kick. Graham attempts a takedown but Kongo back to his feet immediately. Graham throws a right and reacts like it hit him rather than Kongo. He's running on empty here. Kongo clinches against the cage and starts hitting Graham with knees again. Kongo gets a takedown with twenty seconds left to work. Kongo landing rights to the ribcage and elbows to the face. He's laying a beating on Graham here.
Round three: Kongo lands a low kick. Kongo lands a punch to the body. Kongo digs to the body again. Push kick lands for Kongo. Both men trading leg kicks. Graham lands a counter right. Kongo is tired as well. Graham charges in with punches but gets taken down. Kongo in full mount unloading with punches and elbows. Kongo lands an elbow to the cut above Graham's eye. Graham is bleeding bad now. Kongo searching for a rear naked choke. Graham scrambles and ends up on top of Kongo. Kongo back to his feet and he clinches against the cage. Kongo drops down for a takedown and gets it. He's landing big elbows to Graham's cut. This is a total beatdown. Kongo throwing big punches to the ribcage.
Final result: Cheick Kongo defeats Peter Graham via unanimous decision (30-27) (30-27) (30-27)
Travis Marx vs. Joe Warren
Round one: Marx lands a low kick. Warren with a low kick. Warren wades through some punches, secures a body lock, and takes Marx down. Marx returns to his feet and lands a knee against the cage on Warren. Marx throwing but not landing. Warren gets a big slam into a takedown. Warren holding him down now. Warren lands an elbow and some punches to the face. Warren landing a few punches from the top, but mostly just holding him down. Warren lands a knee to the body as Marx returns to his feet with 20 seconds left on the clinch. Warren takes him down again at the end of the round.
Round two: Warren lands a left to start the round. Warren lands a kick to the body and drives through for another takedown. Marx back to his feet but Warren has his arms clasped around him. Warren lands a huge knee from inside the clinch which staggers Marx and then follows it up with a few punches on the ground for the TKO victory.
Final result: Joe Warren defeats Travis Marx via TKO at 1:56 of the second round
Brennan Ward vs. Mikkel Parlo
Round one: Parlo lands a left hand at the start. Ward clinches and throws a knee. Ward attempting to get him to the ground with inside trips, but Parlo not having it. Parlo clinching against the cage right now. Parlo lands a knee to the ribcage. Parlo lands an uppercut and they separate. Parlo lands a right. Ward answers with a counter left. Ward shoots for a takedown, but it's stuffed with ease. Clinching against the cage again. Ward punches his way out. Parlo lands a nice leg kick. Ward goes for a takedown from at least three miles away and gets stuffed. Back to the clinch. Ward is bleeding from the nose.
Round two: Parlo lands an outside kick. Both men trade punches. Parlo lands a left. Ward lands to the body but Parlo answers with a flurry of punches. Ward knocks Parlo down with a straight left and is unloading with huge body shots from the clinch. Ward doing a great job going for the finish. He's unloading with punches against the cage and the referee has seen enough and he waves the fight off. TKO victory for Ward.
Final result: Brennan Ward defeats Mikkel Parlo via TKO at 1:39 of the second round
Martin Stapleton vs. Derek Campos
Round one: Stapleton pumps the jab early. Stapleton with a leg kick. Campos lands nice left hand to the jaw. Campos lands a leg kick. Another left connects for Campos. Campos gets a takedown and is into side control. Campos lands an elbow from the top. Stapleton gets back to his feet. Campos lands another left hook. Stapleton with a low kick. Stapleton lands a clean right hand. They clinch and trade knees. Campos comes forward and lands a leg kick. Stapleton lands an outside kick. Low kick from Campos. Campos clinches against the cage and gets another takedown. He's looking for a rear naked choke. Campos looks to transition to an armbar. Campos landing punches from the armbar position. Campos lands a spinning back kick at the bell.
Round two: Campos lands a takedown but Stapleton back to his feet early. Counter left lands for Campos. Campos digs a nice left hand to the body. Stapleton lands a low kick. Campos lands a nice right hand. Campos clinches against the fence looking for a takedown but he can't get it to the ground. Campos lands a leg kick. Campos drops him with a nice right hand counter. Campos grinding his elbow in to Stapleton's chin. Elbow strike from Campos.
Round three: Campos lands a left hand. He charges in and lands a leaping left hand. Stapleton looks too tight and can't get anything going. Campos lands a nice counter right and lands a takedown. Campos has a cut above his right eye. Campos throwing knees to Stapleton's midsection against the cage, and he drags him to the ground again. Stapleton is keeping him in closed guard but Campos is trying to advance his position. Campos transitions to the back but ends up in full mount. Campos lands an elbow to the jaw. Campos goes for another rear naked to end the round but instead just throws some punches from the top.
Final result: Derek Campos defeats Martin Stapleton via unanimous decision (30-27) (30-27) (30-27)