Bellator's season 10 keeps rolling along with "Warren vs. Silva" live from Revel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, TONIGHT (Fri., May 2, 2014) on Spike TV.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE coverage of the Bellator 118: "Warren vs. Silva" main card below, starting with quick under card results from SpikeTV.com at 7 p.m. ET, followed by 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, Joe Warren battles Rafael Silva for the interim bantamweight championship, since the champion Eduardo Dantas had to bow out of his fight against Warren due to head injuries. The American is currently riding a three-fight winning streak, while his Brazilian foe is currently unbeaten in his last 13 scraps.
The co-main event features a welterweight semifinal tournament bout, as former title challenger Andrey Koreshkov battles Sam Oropeza.
Also on the main card, Marcos Galvao takes on Thomas Vasquez and opening up the Spike TV broadcast will be a bout between undefeated fighters as Liam McGeary faces Mike Mucitelli.
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Now, onto the action!
Check bellow for the latest Bellator 118 results (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action).
BELLATOR 118 QUICK RESULTS:
Bellator Bantamweight Interim World Title Fight: Rafael Silva vs. Joe Warren -- Warren wins by unanimous decision (48-47x3)
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinal: Andrey Koreshkov vs. Justin Baesman -- Koreshkov wins by knockout (flying knee) at 1:41 of round one.
Bellator Light Heavyweight Opening Round: Mike Mucitelli vs. Liam McGeary -- McGeary wins by knockout (punch) at 0:22 of round one.
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Thomas Vasquez vs. Marcos Galvao -- Galvao wins by unanimous decision (30-27x3)
"PRELIMS" UNDER CARD:
Welterweight Feature Fight: Gemiyale Adkins vs. Dante Rivera -- Rivera wins by majority decision (29-29, 30-27x2)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Jesus Martinez vs. Ryan Contaldi -- Martinez wins by unanimous decision (30-26)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Tim Woods vs. Eugene Fadiora -- Woods wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27x2)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Joe Pingitore vs. Darrion Caldwell -- Caldwell wins by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:32 of round one.
Featherweight Feature Fight: Lester Caslow vs. Jay Haas -- Caslow wins by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:29 of round one.
Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Bannon vs. Sidney Outlaw -- Outlaw wins by unanimous decision (30-27x3)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Amran Aliyev vs. Kevin Roddy -- Roddy wins by unanimous decision (29-28x3)
BELLATOR 118 MAIN CARD PLAY-BY-PLAY
135 lbs.: Rafael Silva vs. Joe Warren
Round one: The title will not be on the line for Silva, since he didn't make weight yesterday. Oliver is your referee. Warren starts circling and then shoots in. Silva locks him up and he's committed to the takedown. He trips Warren to the mat and secures the back with both hooks in. Silva trying to soften him up but Warren makes his way back to his feet. He threatens with a front head lock, but Silva drives him to the cage. A bit of stalling here. They separate and Silva shoots in again. Warren loses a guillotine, but ends up in the Brazilian's butterfly guard. Silva makes his way back up and muscles Warren back against the cage. They separate again and Warren misses a flying knee. Nice jab from Warren. Silva stings him with an uppercut. Warren is wobbly, trying to avoid the punches and takes down the Brazilian. Warren in the guard and he's looking for some ground and pound. Warren with some elbows but nothing's too damaging. The bell sounds.
Round two: Another flying knee attempt misses by Warren. He does land a good right hand though, followed by a takedown. Silva's got his back against the cage. Warren tries to take the back, but the Brazilian spins his way out of it. Warren shoots again, but releases. Back in the center, Warren lands a jab. Spinning back kick to the body by Silva. The Brazilian lands another uppercut and Warren gets the takedown again. Nice left from Warren. Another uppercut lands from Silva, followed by a right hand. Jab from Warren, but he needs to be careful here. Flying knee from Warren, but Silva catches it and throws Warren away from him. Silva slips after a spinning kick attempt. Warren tries to take the back but Silva reverses it and takes down the American. Nice right hand from Warren as they get back up. He shoots but Silva reverses it and gets the takedown. Knee to the body by Silva as they get back up.
Round three: Warren lands a monster right hand and Silva is stunned. Instead of rushing him, Warren throws a stupid flying head kick which doesn't land. Awful. Silva counters with a right hand of his own. And another. Then, Warren takes him down. He's hanging out in Silva's guard, softening up the body. Warren shoving his hands in Silva's face, but he's not really threatening with anything. Silva attacks with an armbar, but Warren escapes. Warren stacks up, throws down a punch, then goes back down. He's in half guard now. Elbows to the ribcage by Warren. Warren lays until the bell.
Round four: Warren's eye is cut and has swelled up nicely. Another shoot from Warren and Silva is back up shortly after. Silva sloppily shoots and Warren tries to join him on the mat. Silva has his body up against the cage. They go back to the middle and Silva misses an uppercut. Scoop slam from Warren. He takes the back, secures the wrist and lays down some punches. He's got the back, but instead tries to go to full mount. Silva explodes out and holds onto Warren. Reversal from Warren. He keeps him down, but Silva is back up and works the takedown again for a reason that cannot be explained. Warren picks him up and almost piledrives him but Silva is too heavy for the American. Warren spins to take his back again and the round's over.
Round five: Warren opens the round with a jab. Warren shoots again and takes the Brazilian's back. Silva's keeping himself grounded and tries to explode out of it. Warren tries to flatten Silva. Warren takes the back again, this time to rest. Illegal knee from Warren with Silva grounded with both hands on the mat. No point taken away. They resume and Warren says sorry, and punches him in the face not even a second after the glove touch. Love it. Warren shoots again, takes the back again and reverse suplexes the Brazilian down to the ground. Warren trying to secure mount, but he's stuck in half guard. Warren in half guard, laying down the punches and Silva looks like he's just about given up. Warren doesn't give up position and that should secure him the title.
Final result: Warren wins by unanimous decision (48-47x3)
170 lbs.: Andrey Koreshkov vs. Justin Baesman
Round one: Big Dan is your referee. Apparently Koreshkov is fighting Justin Baseman now. Koreshkov lands a left hand and a few uppercuts. Flying knee from Koreshkov. It's over. What a shit show.
Final result: Koreshkov wins by knockout (flying knee) at 1:41 of round one.
135 lbs.: Thomas Vasquez vs. Marcos Galvao
Round one: Keith Peterson is your referee. They both miss a terrible wild exchange in the opening seconds. Galvao drives in with a body lock and trips Vasquez. Galvao trying to find a dominant position but Vasquez is doing well with the butterfly guard. Vasquez tries to turn out and Galvao looks for a front headlock. Vasquez gets back to his feet and they're back in the center. Vasquez storms in with a decent left hand. Galvao misses a combination. The Brazilian stalking his opponent and throws him to the mat when he tries to lock up with him. Vasquez gets up and then takes down Galvao, but the latter is back up right away. Vasquez comes forward but Galvao takes him down at ease and lands big punches from the open guard. Galvao goes to the ground to simply waste the rest of the time.
Round two: Vasquez tries to find an opening on the inside, yet Galvao is keeping away from everything he's throwing. Vasquez lands a good left hand, without any force behind it. Galvao is headhunting, but it's not working. Galvao shoots in and scores a big slam. Galvao in side control but Vasquez is doing a good job defensively with his back against the cage. Vasquez gets back up to his feet and looks for a single leg, but his opponent takes him down once more. Galvao shoving an elbow in his foe's face but for a renowned jiu-jitsu guy, he's doing squat. Vasquez closes guard. Galvao works the body a bit, because, you know ... you have to do something. Vasquez makes his way to his feet and Galvao could have landed an illegal knee to close out the round. Oh, well ... nobody cares.
Round three: Vasquez trying to land something meaningful, but Vasquez is staying out of the pocket and throwing jabs. Vasquez is more active without being able to land a freaking thing. Vasquez now trying to establish the jab. Galvao shoots and get the takedown. He takes Vasquez's back and locks in the body triangle. Galvao can't get the sub, so he lands a few twelve-to-six elbows to the shoulders ... hey, why not. Galvao still doing whatever he's doing on Vasquez's back. Galvao goes for another rear-naked choke attempt, which he isn't committed to. Vasquez turns and makes his way back to his feet. He eats an upkick and then tries to land a few punches by going to the mat again. It's over. Thank Christ.
Final result: Galvao wins by unanimous decision (30-27x3)
205 lbs.: Mike Mucitelli vs. Liam McGeary
Round one: Round one: Big Dan is your referee. They meet in the center and Mucitelli scores a takedown. McGeary completely reverse somersaults right out of it and they're back on their feet. McGeary drops Mucitelli with a huge left hook and it's over. One hit, walk-off knockout and Mucitelli is all kinds of gone.
Final result: McGeary wins by knockout (punch) at 0:22 of round one.