It's finally here!
Amidst fight cancellations and questions about its longevity in the market, Bellator MMA has officially entered the pay-per-view (PPV) business with Bellator 120: "Rampage vs. King Mo," which takes place Saturday night (May 17, 2014) at Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi.
The main event features former UFC 205-pound titleholder Quinton Jackson taking on former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal in the Bellator Season 10 light heavyweight tournament final. Their grudge match was originally slated for the co-main event, but it now serves as the headliner.
Will Brooks will be replacing the injured Eddie Alvarez, as he steps up to battle Michael Chandler in the co-main event for the promotion's interim lightweight championship.
"Ill Will" won Bellator's season nine lightweight tournament last November, while Chandler will try to get back into the win column after losing the lightweight strap to Alvarez at Bellator 106.
And we'll be here all night long to bring you LIVE Bellator 120 results below, including quick results of the under card preliminary card action on Spike.com (6 p.m. ET) and Spike TV (8 p.m. ET), as well as play-by-play updates of the PPV broadcast that starts at 10 p.m. ET.
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Now, onto the action!
Check below for the latest Bellator 120 results (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action).
BELLATOR 120 QUICK RESULTS
205 lbs.: Quinton Jackson def. Muhammed Lawal via unanimous decision (29-28x3)
155 lbs.: Will Brooks def. Michael Chandler via split decision (47-48, 48-47x2)
205 lbs.: Tito Ortiz def. Alexander Shlemenko via submission (arm triangle choke) at 2:27 of round one
265 lbs.: Alexander Volkov def. Blagoi Ivanov by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:08 of R2
170 lbs.: Michael Page def. Ricky Rainey by TKO (punch) at 4:29 of R1
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265 lbs.: Cheick Kongo def. Eric Smith via TKO (strikes) at 4:35 of R2
145 lbs.: Fabricio Guerreiro def. Shahbulat Shamhalaev via submission (kimura) at 3:29 of R1
158 lbs.: Marcin Held def. Nate Jolly via submission (armbar) at 4:20 of R1
145 lbs.: Goiti Yamauchi def. Mike Richman via unanimous decision (29-28x3)
155 lbs.: Austin Lyons def. Zach Underwood via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27x2)
265 lbs.: Mike Wessel def. Justin Frazier via TKO (punches) at 4:28 of R1
170 lbs.: Ben Brewer def. Andy Uhrich via knockout (punches) at 2:40 of R2
170 lbs.: Codie Shuffield def. Anthony Lemon via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:15 of R2
135 lbs.: Brian Hall def. Cortez Phelia via TKO (punches) at 0:24 of R3
BELLATOR 120 MAIN CARD PLAY-BY-PLAY
205 lbs.: Rampage Jackson vs. King Mo
Round One: Mo shoots right away and scores the takedown. They're talking trash on the ground. Mo trying to get into guard. Mo in side control, with Rampage against the fence. Rampage gets up, and they're still locked up. Knees to the body from Mo. Rampage sprawling, and Mo gets the takedown again. Rampage makes his way back to his feet, but the King objects. He knees Rampage's thigs, and gets another takedown. Mo lands a few punches and some short knees. He's behind Rampage, who makes his way back to his feet. Rampage shakes his off, and they're in the center. Both looking for openings. Mo lands a left, while Rampage sings and misses. Stiff left from Mo, and a stiff Rampage lands an uppercut. Mo shoots, but Rampage isn't having any of it. Wide punch from Mo and he falls for a few seconds. Rampage trying to cut the angles until the bell sounds.
Round Two: Tight stance from Rampage. Kick to the body from Mo. Rampage lands a left hook while Mo shoots. Rampage just misses a left. Mo cut over his left eye. Rampage throws a flurry, and lands a good left hook. Mo covers up and locks him up. Mo fights for the takedown but Rampage shrugs him off. Mo just misses with a straight left. Good jab by Rampage, and he goes for a few uppercuts while Mo shoots. Mo gets Rampage against the fence, though, and Rampage is controlling his adversary's wrists. Level change from Mo, but Rampage isn't budging. Mo goes for one leg, and Rampage storms out, looking for punches. Mo locks him up again, and Mo lands a short right hand. Rampage reverses, and they go to the middle. Rampage throws a left hook and misses. Mo lands a good left hook and attempts a flying knee. Takedown from Mo. Knee to the body from Mo. Rampage reverses positioning and gets out. Uppercut lands from Rampage right at the end of the round.
Round Three: They're in the center, both careful. Mo shoots but Rampage stuffs it and they throw down on the inside. They both land some decent shots. Rampage lands a left hook and he defends a takedown. Mo has him up against the fence, working the single leg. Mo secures the takedown. Mo in side control. Mo trying to land punches, while Page is trying to get up. Mo trying to land shots, but he can't land good ones on top. Turn by Rampage, and he's up with Mo stuck to his back. Rampage back on his feet. He misses a right hand. Rampage working the jab and misses an uppercut. Mo has him up against the cage again, and they get separated. Rampage chasing Mo. Rampage misses a right hand, and lands one while eating a stiff jab. Rampage stalking but he didn't do enough.
Final Result: Quinton Jackson def. Muhammed Lawal via unanimous decision (29-28x3)
155 lbs.: Michael Chandler vs. Will Brooks
Round One: They come at to the center of the cage and they're both light on the feet. Kick blocked from Chandler and he gets the takedown. Chandler hanging out in the guard. Brooks is on his back, locking in the former champion's arms. Brooks is up and they separate. Low kick blocked from Chandler. Brooks keeping his distance. They both miss wild right hands. Good jab and knee to the body from Brooks. Chandler cutting off the cage, he shoots and gets Brooks up against the fence. Chandler changes levels, scoops up Brooks and slams him down. Chandler in the guard, trying to lace his foe with elbows. Short elbows from Chandler. Chandler keeps landing elbows, while Brooks holds him tightly.
Round Two: Brooks a little more urgent on the feet. Chandler throws a left, but Brooks is there to kick him in the body. Chandler looks for the takedown with Brooks' back against the cage. Brooks counters with a knee to the body and backs off. Back in the center, Chandler misses a spinning kick. Chandler storms Brooks across the cage and gets the takedown. Brooks sitting upright, while Chandler softens up his body. Chandler transitions to guard, and he's just trying to weaken Brooks. Chandler gets high and Brooks slithers out. Brooks then lands a takedown in which he nearly almost front-flips and gets Chandler's back. Brooks is in position for a rear-naked choke, but Chandler explodes and ends up on top. Chandler works the elbows again while Brooks tries to control his wrists.
Round Three: Chandler circles and lands a left hook. Brooks tries to land an uppercut while Chandler shoots in. Sprawl from Brooks, and Chandler brings him against the cage. They separate, and Brooks misses a big uppercut. Chandler tries to lock Brooks in a headlock, and Brooks takes his back as Chandler tries to take his back and slips. Both hooks in for Brooks. Body triangle for Brooks. Brooks landing some big shots and Brooks transitions into full mount. Chandler is cut, and Brooks turning it on with punches. Brooks mixing it up with punches and elbows. Chandler powers out of the body lock and Brooks continues his onslaught on the feet. Chandler shoots, and Brooks neutralizes it. Head kick from Brooks, and Chandler is hurt. Another head kick from Brooks. Chandler shoots, and gives up his back again. Brooks delivering shots from off his back. Holy Jesus, is this happening?
Round Four: Brooks opens with a kick to the body. He goes high with another, but it doesn't connect. Brooks lands a good right hand. Chandler shoots again, but it's stuffed. Good jab from Brooks. Chandler with a right hand, but Brooks scores a huge takedown. He takes Chandler's back with both hooks in. Wrist battle. Chandler turns and winds up in full guard. Chandler looks pretty tired. Brooks has done well off his back since taking those elbows. Chandler is being told to work. McDonald stands them up. Good hook from Brooks. Chandler misses a wild right and goes for a single leg. Brooks counters, locks him up, knees him to the body and Brooks lands an illegal blow while Chandler had his hand on the ground. They get back to the center and Brooks lands a left hand right from the get-go. Head kick from Brooks and Chandler shoots in. Brooks takes his back AGAIN. Hooks in, and he has one arm on the jawline. It isn't enough, as Chandler sits up.
Round Five: Head kick just misses from Brooks. They bounce around the center, with Chandler landing a left hook. Brooks lands a jab and a low kick. Nice uppercut from Brooks, and Chandler goes for the single leg. He has Brooks balancing against the cage. Brooks is sprawled out, and Chandler gets him down with a nice transition. Back on their feet, Chandler shoots in and gets caught on the mat. Brooks kneeing him in the ribs and chest, but Chandler escapes. Brooks ties him up, and scores a belly-to-back suplex (five point throw). Both on their knees, they're grappling for position. Punches from both. Brooks sitting up, with Chandler holding onto his leg as he tries to get up. Chandler working the takedown with Brooks against the cage. Brooks hops out. Massive left hook from Chandler, and he drops Brooks. Chandler laces him with punches and gets an arm triangle locked in. Chandler gives it up and transitions to mount to close out the round. The bell sounds. Hose me down.
Final Result: Will Brooks def. Michael Chandler via split decision (47-48, 48-47x2)
205 lbs.: Alexander Shlemenko vs. Tito Ortiz
Round One: Ortiz shoots and then gets a head kick blocked. He shoots again and eats a body kick. Storm lands a good punch. Tito unable to close the distance right now. Storm shrugs off a takedown attempt. Spinning back fist misses from Storm, and Tito ties him up against the cage. Ortiz not really doing anything. Punch to the body and he takes him down while Shlemenko tries to run away. Ortiz locking in a head and arm triangle. Shlemenko is out. Are you f***ing kidding me.
Final Result: Tito Ortiz def. Alexander Shlemenko via submission (arm triangle choke) at 2:27 of round one
265 lbs.: Blagoi Ivanov vs. Alexander Volkov
Round One: Volkov lands a few good punches while Ivanov tries to get inside. Ivanov lands a left hook and drags Drago to the cage. He's working the takedown. This is where things could get slow. Volkov doing well by defending, landing a knee to the Bulgarian's body. Ivanov still working, while Volkov lands a couple of knees to the liver. Ivanov going up and down, trying to find something. Ivanov lets go, catches a kick, and shoots right back in. He's doing good by going up high, and he lands a solid right hand that rocks Volkov. He goes right back to the hips. Volkov finally circles out. In the center, Ivanov lands a combination clean. Volkov lands a right hand, followed by another. The Bulgarian keeping his distance. Push kick from Volkov and he stalks Ivanov as the round closes.
Round Two: They trade punches to commence the second round. Ivanov gets a takedown stuffed. Volkov avoids a right hand and keeps the jab active. Ivanov forces him to the fence. Throw by Ivanov, followed by a takedown, but Volkov transitions to his opponent's back after a slip and locks in a rear-naked choke. He has it. My goodness. Talk about a turn of events.
Final Result: Alexander Volkov def. Blagoi Ivanov by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:08 of R2
170 lbs.: Rickey Rainey vs. Michael Page
Round One: They touch and the PPV is underway. Page keeping his distance with good footwork. Rainey looking to tie him up. Hands down from Page. Rainey is kind of chasing him down and avoids a jumping knee from page. Page tosses him to the mat, and Rainey looks a little lost. Page lands a serious right hand and Page is so confident he looks at the clock, stepping outside of range. Spinning kick almost lands for Page and Rainey ties him up against the fence. A couple of jabs land from Page and Rainey gets decked with a leg kick. Serious showboating from Page, dancing and shuffling while the crowd boos. Page looking a little flashy here and Rainey works the clinch again. Takedown from Rainey but Page is right back up, and they're agains the fence again. Flying knee lands from Page, followed by a spinning back fist. Rainey tries to close distance, and he gets clocked by a massive right hand. ONE-PUNCH-KNOCKOUT.
Final Result: Michael Page def. Ricky Rainey by TKO (punch) at 4:29 of R1