Bellator 165: "Chandler vs. Henderson" takes place TONIGHT (Sat., Nov. 19, 2016) from inside SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., featuring a Lightweight title fight between division champion "Iron" Michael Chandler against "Smooth" Benson Henderson. In addition, undefeated Michael "Venom" Page will face "The Menifee Maniac" Fernando Gonzalez at Welterweight. The Spike TV-televised card also features a key Light Heavyweight ranking bout as "The Swarm" Linton Vassell faces a resurgent Francis "Limitless" Carmont, and Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez makes her long-awaited mixed martial arts (MMA) debut against Sheila Padilla.
Bellator 165 will start tonight on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET. MMAmania.com will be here all night long to deliver LIVE results and play-by-play for the televised fights, along with the "Prelims" undercard action airing on Spike.com at 7 p.m. ET.
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BELLATOR 165 QUICK RESULTS:
Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson -- Chandler SD 48-46, 46-48, 48-47.
Michael Page vs. Fernando Gonzalez -- Page SD 29-28, 27-30, 29-28.
Linton Vassell vs. Francis Carmont -- Vassell 30-26 X2, 30-25.
Adam Piccolotti vs. Brandon Girtz -- Piccolotti UD 29-28 X3.
Keri-Anne Taylor-Melendez vs. Sheila Padilla -- Melendez KO 0:47 R1.
Carrington Banks vs. Jake Roberts -- Banks UD 29-28, 30-27 X2.
Diego Herzog vs. Nick Pica -- Herzog KO 1:23 R1.
James Terry vs. Justin Baesman -- Terry UD 30-27 X3.
J.J. Okanovich vs. Luis Vargas -- Okanovich via sub (armbar) 2:59 R2.
Hugo Lujan vs. Cesar Gonzalez -- Lujan SD 29-28, 27-30, 29-28.
Dominic Sumner vs. Justin Roswell -- Sumner TKO 2:09 R1.
Danasabe Mohammed vs. Dwight Grant -- Grant UD 30-27, 30-26 X2.
Sarah D'Alelio vs. Jaimelene Nievera -- D'Alelio via sub (armbar) 4:46 R2.
Aaron Hamilton vs. Kevin Ferguson Jr. -- Hamilton via sub (choke) 3:00 R2.
Steven Gruber vs. Alvin Cacdac -- Cacdac TKO 0:31 R1.
Vince Murdock vs. Jeremiah Labiano -- Labiano UD 30-27 X3.
Beau Hamilton vs. Victor Jones -- Hamilton TKO 0:28 R3.
BELLATOR 165 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson
Henderson enters first and as usual his song is "Awesome God" by R-Swift. He has on the white trunks and blue gloves as the challenger, a career record of 24-6, and he fights out of Glendale, Arizona. The champion Chandler is in the black trunks and red gloves, a career record of 15-3, and he fights out of Boca Raton, Florida. The referee in charge of our main event tonight is John McCarthy.
Round 1: Chandler immediately takes control of the center and Henderson is happy to circle on the outside. Chandler explodes with a big punch and resets. He throws a big body kick and resets again. Henderson throws a kick of his own, falls down and quickly pops to his feet. Chandler lands a body kick and Henderson eludes the hand that follows. Two minutes gone. High kick for Chandler. Leg kick for Henderson. Chandler lands a pair of big right hands and a body kick. he lands an uppercut and Henderson tries to get a takedown. Henderson is being pounded on against the fence. Chandler suplexes him over his head and goes for a guillotine. He can't get it but he's on top with two minutes left. Chandler backs up and drops hammers down the pipe, leg kicks, hammers to the body, and traps the head as Henderson tries to sit up. Chandler keeps on swinging for the fences and Henderson keeps trying to get a takedown. Henderson throws knees to the leg late as Chandler is against the cage. 10-9 Chandler.
Round 2: A big body kick for Chandler 29 seconds into this round. Body shot by Chandler. Chandler lands a kick and slips but gets up before Henderson can pounce. They might need to check out this canvas - a lot of people are slipping on it and it's not because of an excess of blood being spilled thus far in the night. Henderson lands a right hook. Push kick and right hook from Chandler. Leg kick from Henderson. Henderson lets the lefts fly but then drops levels for a failed takedown after getting tagged. Henderson hits a kick to the cup at 3:20 and McCarthy calls time. Chandler doesn't take too long to recover. Henderson throws out a series of kicks after the restart and most of them land. Left hand by Chandler finds the chin. Kick and two right hands by Chandler. Body kick Chandler. Body kick Henderson. Chandler lands a left late. Close round that could go 10-9 either way.
Round 3: Henderson lands a right hook early in R3. It doesn't slow Chandler down -- he keeps on pushing Henderson toward the fence. Henderson tries a jumping kick. He shoots for a single leg at 1:20 and Chandler shrugs it off and lands a hard leg kick. Henderson pushes him into the fence but Chandler breaks free at 1:41. Right hook and leg kick from Chandler. Two minutes gone. Big 1-2 by Chandler at 2:16. Right jab by Henderson. Body shot by Chandler. Head kick by Henderson at 2:48. Henderson shoots for the single and Chandler goes for the guillotine. Chandler doesn't get it but he wins up taking the back with one hook in and 90 seconds left. Henderson tries to sweep and Chandler sees it coming and blocks by pushing down on his head then throwing targeted elbows. Henderson can't break free of the front headlock until 8 seconds left. 10-9 Chandler.
Round 4: Chandler should have the advantage now going into the late rounds, but I've been at Henderson fights where he outpointed his opponent over five rounds before. Chandler picks Henderson high up in the air and slams him down. Henderson gets back up at 1:36. Chandler drives him down again and for a split second Henderson had a kimura. As Chandler tries to posture up you can see welts and bruises on his left leg from kicks Henderson landed. Chandler is trying to bust Henderson up with the left elbow. Henderson tries to spin out but Chandler dumps him with a double leg at 2:58. Henderson gets up, Chandler gets him down again, and for a second time Henderson oh-so-briefly had a kimura. McCarthy calls for work at 3:52. Chandler is trying to pass and take the back but Henderson gets up at 4:21. Chandler goes for a single leg and Henderson tries to get a choke but fails as Chandler flips over him and lands on top in side control to end RR. 10-9 Chandler.
Round 5: Between rounds Chandler was having a hard time getting to the stool and he had blood streaming from an ear. They've got him cleaned up and ready to go for R5 though and Henderson needs a home run to take the title from Chandler, especially if you were bold enough to score 10-8 for R1, and there have been a lot of 10-8 rounds scored tonight. Henderson lands a vicious body shot at 90 seconds and tries a flying knee, then follows up with a takedown and has the hooks in on Chandler's back. Chandler flips over at 2:18 when Henderson goes for an armbar and he's on top and digging for a single leg of his own. You can see blood flowing from Chandler's left ear again. Henderson tries to come over the top on the single leg and nearly gets Chandler's back, but he avoids it and keeps digging. Henderson tries to drop hammers as Chandler keeps on digging. This is Henderson's best round by far. One minute left. Henderson stands up at 4:18 and Chandler drags him back down. Henderson peppers him in the side with body shots but he can't land a kill blow or cinch up a submission that way. Chandler gets up at the bell but Henderson opened up a cut on his face late. 10-9 Henderson.
Final result: The judges score it 48-46 Chandler, 48-46 Henderson, 48-47 for Chandler by split decision.
Michael Page vs. Fernando Gonzalez
Gonzalez is 25-13 and fights out of Menifee, California in the black trunks with blue gloves. Page is 11-0 and fights out of London, England in the black and red trunks with red gloves. Our referee for the co-main event is Jason Herzog.
Round 1: No glove touch during final instructions from Jason Herzog. Page comes forward at the bell with a hand up like he might actually want one, but Gonzalez refuses to oblige. Page pressures him toward the outer circle and zig-zags back and forth trying to fake him out into eating a big shot by looking the wrong direction. He's juking, he's jiving, he's teasing the flying knee, and the crowd's getting restless as Page drops his hands and dares Gonzalez to step up. Page lands a solid right when he gets into range. Two minutes gone. The crowd is openly booing at 2:36. Page continues to bounce and roll and shuffle his feet. Gonzalez lands one body kick. Page throws a high kick. Page connects with a jump knee when Gonzalez gets close. If you can win a 10-9 round where almost nothing happened I'd say Page won but that was bloody awful.
Round 2: Page is apparently tired of playing games because he's trying to hard to connect with the kicks. Gonzalez is staying on the outside and circling though. Page decides to just stand there and wiggle his butt at Gonzalez and try to taunt him into coming at him. It doesn't work. What else is he going to do at this point -- flip Gonzalez off? The crowd is very frustrated until Page slips on the canvas and Gonzalez nearly swarms to land a kill shot. That would have been an incredibly awkward ending to the fight but it would have been exciting. Page keeps windmilling his right hand leaning forward with his hands down trying to get Gonzalez to take a chance. The boos are thunderous. Chael Sonnen is blatantly calling Page out on commentary, saying it's his fault as much as his opponent's. They trade kicks at 4:12. Combo by Page at 4:26. Page tries a jump knee late and then just walks away before it ends. 10-9 again but that's measuring on a scale of slightly less than nothing versus absolutely nothing at all.
Round 3: Gonzalez shoots in for a takedown in the first 15 seconds. He has Page's back pressed into the cage but can't get him down. Page escapes at 1:05. Gonzalez keeps coming forward and now Page is the one who is moving to stay out of range. Page keeps shifting to his left and to his right so that he's never going the same direction and making it predictable. Jason Herzog gives Page a warning and says that he needs to engage. Page responds to the instructions by delivering kicks and a jab. Gonzalez stalks him down and lands a body kick and a left hook. The crowd is firmly behind him and chanting Fer-nan-do. They clinch at 3:55 and Gonzalez tries like hell to throw Page to the ground but fails. He goes hard for the leg trip but can't get that either. The crowd boos as the final 30 seconds tick away. They break at 4:45 but nothing happens before the final bell.
Final result: The judges score it 29-28 Page, 30-27 Gonzalez, and 29-28 for Page by split decision.
Linton Vassell vs. Francis Carmont
Carmont is out first in the brown/white trunks with blue gloves. His career record is 25-11 and he fights out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Vassell is out next in the silver trunks and red gloves. His career record is 16-5 (1 NC) and he fights out of Milton Keynes, England. Our referee in charge is John McCarthy.
Round 1: Vassell lands a leg kick to open the fight. Carmont responds with a body kick, and another. Vassell circles his right hand, cocks his left, misses and swarms for a takedown - landing on top in full mount one minute in. Carmont tries to hang on to the shoulders and arms to not let Vassell posture up, then tries to buck Vassell off with his hips. Carmont gives up his back and Vassell locks up a body triangle. He fires left hands at Vassell's head and looks for a rear naked choke. Vassell keeps piling on shots to the head and the ribs and tries to get the RNC late but his arm is over the chin and not under it so he lets it go. 10-9 Vassell.
Round 2: Carmont goes for a takedown of his own and gets it in the first 30 seconds. Vassell tries to scramble to the fence and gives up his back in the process. Carmont gets one hook in against and rides on Vassell's back until he gets a body triangle of his own. Carmont lets it go as Vassell goes for a sweep and takes the back himself at 2:30. Vassell is once again hunting to get under the chin, but Carmont is keeping it tucked and moving his head enough to not give Vassell the opening. Georges St-Pierre is shown via inset video calling out advice to Carmont as the round grinds on. The crowd is getting impatient late in the round but the only stand-up is for the bell. I'd call that round a draw because each fighter won exactly half of it -- EXACTLY half.
Round 3: Carmont is trying to loop out haymaker rights early in R3. Vassell shoots in and puts Carmont on the fence but Carmont briefly has the better of it on the ground before Vassell pops right back up looking to improve. Carmont kicks him away at 1:29. Vassell puts a 1-2 combo on Carmont's chin and rushes him into the fence again. The single leg gets Carmont down and Vassell takes the back with both hooks in at 2:20. He cinches up the body triangle 20 seconds later. Carmont is basically screwed. Carmont escapes a RNC attempt at 3:47. He escapes the body triangle altogether with 30 seconds left and it almost seemed like he thought the round was over as he walked away without even looking at Vassell. Vassell made him engage before the bell. Bizarre ending. 10-9 Vassell in the third.
Final result: The judges score this contest 30-26, 30-26 and 30-25 for Linton Vassell.
Adam Piccolotti vs. Brandon Girtz
Girtz is out first in the red trunks and blue gloves. He's 14-4 and fights out of Mankato, Minnesota. Piccolotti is also sporting red trunks but with white legs and he has on red gloves. His record is 8-0 and he fights out of Half Moon Bay, California. Our referee in charge is Mike Beltran.
Round 1: Girtz lands an overhand right but Piccolotti walks through it. Girtz keeps a very compact stance trying to block a takedown, and he does, but he eats a couple of knees instead and the second hurt him. He threw Piccolotti off of him to recover -- and I do mean threw. Girtz lands another right and makes Piccolotti back off. Piccolotti is starting to tune up the right leg with kicks. He lands a head kick and Girtz walks through it! They've each taken some really big shots in this first round. Piccolotti with a knee to the body in close. Piccolotti lands a right hand and another knee up the middle late and about three to four head kicks to end the round. 10-9 Piccolotti.
Round 2: Girtz is loading up with bad intentions but he's having a hard time overcoming the size differential. Piccolotti keeps attacking that right leg with kicks - it's almost like the black wrap on the knee is a target for Piccolotti to aim for. Every time Girtz throws the overhand Piccolotti steps back and is out of range. A Girtz kick may have strayed low but both men tap gloves and continue. Girtz tries a spinning backfist that doesn't hit. Piccolotti is stalking at 2:45 and hits a takedown six seconds later. Piccolotti quickly gets a hook in but Girtz scrambles back to his feet at 3:15. Piccolotti lands a nice right hand and a knee. Flying knee by Piccolotti at 4:39. Piccolotti is pitching a shutout so far. 10-9.
Round 3: Girtz is having a hard time closing the distance again this round. The space between the two is about as long as Mike Beltran's mustache. Girtz tries a takedown but can't keep Piccolotti down for more than a second or two. Girtz finally comes forward with authority, lands some good shots, and gets a takedown with 90 seconds left. Piccolotti goes for a footlock on the ground and Girtz tries to pound his way out of it. Girtz tries to hammer out a finish but runs out of time -- too little too late. I'll give him that 10-9 though.
Final result: The judges score this contest 29-28 unanimously for Adam Piccolotti.
Keri-Anne Taylor-Melendez vs. Sheila Padilla
Melendez sprints down to the ring, wearing the full black bodysuit and red gloves, making her pro MMA (but not her pro fighting) debut tonight fighting out of San Francisco, California. Padilla is 2-0 and she's in the yellow trunks and blue gloves fighting out of Woodley, California. Our referee in charge is Ed Collantes.
Round 1: Melendez charges forward much like her sprint to the cage. Melendez knocks her down with a right hand at 45 seconds, one devastating hammer fist on the ground, and this fight is OVER.
Final result: Keri-Anne Taylor-Melendez wins by knockout at 0:47 of round one.
Carrington Banks vs. Jake Roberts
Round 1: Blue gloves, 5-0 for Carrington Banks out of Boca Raton, Florida. Red gloves, 7-0 for Jake Roberts out of Florissant, Missouri. John McCarthy is our ref. Banks backpedals to the outside and lets Roberts come to him, then pushes back to the center and CRACKS Roberts with a right, but instead of trying to finish it standing he goes for a takedown. He gets Roberts off his feet and one hook in at 1:19. Roberts is warned not to grab the cage. He finally escapes at 1:52 but is taken down easily at 2:10. McCarthy calls out a cut on the right eye due to a punch. Roberts is keeping Banks in guard initially but Banks is looking to pass and moving constantly. McCarthy wants to see more so Banks tries to jump to the back. Roberts is back up at 4:45 but pinned against the fence going nowhere. 10-9 Banks.
Round 2: A tap of the gloves opens R2 and Roberts quickly starts throwing kicks and circling his right arm in the air. Banks continues to load up the combos and answer when Roberts comes at him. Roberts throws a head kick that's checked. A leg kick gets through though as does a couple more behind it. Banks starts responding in kind. Kick to the ribs from Roberts. Right hand from Banks sends Roberts flying backward. Banks doesn't rush in and Roberts gets back up. Banks lands some more right hooks, thinks about a takedown, but opts to keep cracking. Banks is timing the kicks by Roberts and countering with hard strikes to the head. Roberts never gets anything going this round. 10-9 Banks.
Round 3: Takedown by Banks 27 seconds into R3. Roberts desperately squirms and gets to the fence, getting back to his feet at 55 seconds. Roberts charges forward swinging when both men reset. Banks takes him down again at 1:37. Roberts gets up at 2:10 and McCarthy warns him not to grab the fence. Banks is all over his back and his corner is calling for him to grind his head into the fence. Another takedown for Banks. Roberts is back up at 2:54 and he tries to grab a guillotine - it's not there so he lets it go. Roberts wings wild punches and kicks and Banks takes him down again at 3:24. Roberts gets up again and is taken down again at 4:05. McCarthy has to slap Roberts' hand away when he grabs the links. Roberts tries to reach for a submission late but can't grab anything. Banks pitches a shutout.
Final result: The judges score this one 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27 all for Carrington Banks.
Diego Herzog vs. Nick Pica
Round 1: Unaired before Spike TV.
Final result: Diego Herzog wins via knockout at 1:23 of the first round.
Aaron Hamilton vs. Kevin Ferguson Jr.
Round 1: Black trunks for Hamilton, 0-1, fighting out of Stockton, California. Red trunks for Ferguson, 0-0, fighting out of Dade County, Florida. Our referee is Ed Collantes. Hamilton tries to take control early and push Ferguson to the outer edge of the cage. Ferguson digs for a takedown and gets it at 50 seconds. Ferguson stacks him up against the cage and starts dropping big right hands. Hamilton tries to roll out and Ferguson goes for a guillotine. Hamilton has his head out at the two minute mark and he's on top but Ferguson gets right back up and takes Hamilton down again with ease. He backs off at 2:35 and eventually Collantes stands Hamilton up. Ferguson throws a spinning backfist and a kick and takes Hamilton down at 2:57. Ferguson tries to get a crucifix from side control, Hamilton escapes, and he's briefly on top - and I mean for a second or less. Collantes calls time as he believes Ferguson landed an illegal knee to a grounded opponent. No point deducted and the action resumes with Ferguson trying to swarm and getting a takedown at 4:26, but Ferguson did take one hard elbow before that point. 10-9 for Ferguson.
Round 2: Hamilton gets cracked with a left hook in the first half minute. Ferguson tries a spinning backfist and goes for another takedown. Hamilton wants a guillotine but Ferguson pops out easily. Ferguson is on top at 1:25 raining down right hands and Collantes warns Hamilton to defend. He goes for a leg lock but Ferguson avoids it and takes side control. Hamilton gets to his knees and Ferguson traps the head but rolls the wrong way then lets it go and Hamilton reverses and taps him out. Hamilton had it so deep that Ferguson was tapping immediately before Collantes could even get into position to see it.
Final result: Aaron Hamilton wins via front guillotine choke at 3:00 of the second round.
James Terry vs. Justin Baesman
Round 1: Black trunks, 19-10, fighting out of Susanville, California is Baseman. Red trunks, 17-9, fighting out of San Jose, California is Terry. Our referee is Ed Collantes. Both men square off right in the center from the opening bell. Baseman is working hard to land leg kicks. Terry is pushing forward and throwing right hooks. By the 90 second mark he's got Baseman to the outer circle of the cage and he shoots in hard to secure a single leg takedown. He's able to pass to side control as we pass the 2 minute mark. Terry would like to secure an arm or a choke and make this a quick night. Terry is trying to grind with the left elbow as he keeps looking to advance. Baseman keeps trying to raise his legs up to backroll his way out with no success. A one-sided 10-9 round for Terry to open.
Round 2: Terry gets hurt by a leg kick early in R2 and wastes no time shooting for a takedown attempt. He gets the double leg at the one minute mark. He passes to half guard without much trouble, and hammers away as he passes to side before the two minute mark -- deja vu of round one. For a split second it looks Baseman might escape but Terry immediately gets side control back at the halfway point. He gets to North-South at 3:23 and that finally gives Baseman a chance to get up, but he's taken right down again at 3:40 and gives up side control 10 seconds later. It's not as if Baseman is an inexperienced fighter but he looks like a fish out of water compared to the Strikeforce veteran Terry. Baseman is able to escape again at 4:30 but he's tied up against the fence eating knees, and Terry elevates him for another takedown and a little GNP right at the end of R2. 10-9 again.
Round 3: Terry has a small cut in his eyelid that his corner worked on between rounds. Both men exchange a hug to open R3. Baseman starts swinging wildly hoping to make something happen. Terry plays that game for a little bit then takes Baseman down at 44 seconds and passes to side control like a hot knife through butter. Whatever chance Baseman had to win this fight has all but slipped away. There's no danger of the referee standing this up, so Terry continues to slowly improve position without taking any significant risks, even though Baseman's corner is begging for Collantes to "let them fight." Baseman tries to escape at 3:10 and Terry cuts him off at the pass and puts his back on the mat. Terry steps over for a full mount at 3:49 and that's the only thing that lets Baseman escape. Terry takes him down again at 4:20 and that's a wrap. This is a three round blowout and not really that exciting of one. Terry tries to posture up late and almost eats an upkick for his trouble.
Final result: James Terry wins a unanimous 30-27 X3 decision.
Steven Gruber vs. Alvin Cacdac
Round 1: Unaired before Spike TV.
Final result: Alvin Cacdac wins via technical knockout at 0:31 of the first round.
J.J. Okanovich vs. Luis Vargas
Round 1: Unaired before Spike TV.
Final result: J.J. Okanovich wins via submission (armbar) at 2:59 of the second round.
Hugo Lujan vs. Cesar Gonzalez
Round 1: Unaired before Spike TV.
Final result: Hugo Jujan wins a split decision of 29-28, 27-30 and 29-28.
Dominic Sumner vs. Justin Roswell
Round 1: Sumner makes his pro debut in the blue trunks fighting out San Jose, California. Roswell is 1-0 in the black trunks out of Sacramento, California. Our referee is Jason Herzog. It only takes 19 seconds before Roswell is on top in half guard and he's going for a guillotine. Sumner stays calm and Roswell lets it go. Sumner nearly escapes at 1:11 but Roswell wrestles him back down. Roswell tries to grab a guillotine but lets Sumner on top, and then Sumner kicked him in the body before Roswell could get back up in transition. Roswell immediately turtles up - possibly a broken rib - and Sumner has his first pro win.
Final result: Dominic Sumner wins by TKO at 2:09 of the first round.
Danasabe Mohammed vs. Dwight Grant
Round 1: Mohammed is 5-0 and fights out of Napa, California in the blue gloves. Grant is 6-1 and fights out of San Jose, California in the red gloves. Our referee in charge is Mike Beltran. Mohammed tries to land a big shot early but misses the mark. He keeps head hunting as Grant dances away on his feet. Mohammed has his hands low and near his navel, Grant has his hands up high and his chin tucked. Grant lands a hard right as Mohammed continues to plow in. Things are looking good for Grant - he's the more fluid and accurate fighter thus far. He cracks Mohammed with a right at 2:11. A brief firefight breaks out at 2:22. Grant lands a giant right hand at 2:52 and jumps on top as Beltran takes a close look to see if it should be stopped. Mohammed is defending himself and gets back up with 90 seconds left but he's still shaky and Grant hits an uppercut and gives chase. Mohammed is on his bicycle trying to stay alive but Grant jumps on top of him again when he falls down at 4:10. Grant tees off from full mount with short time left but can't finish Mohammed off. 10-9 bordering on 10-8.
Round 2: Mohammed tries to throw a spinning back kick to turn things around and almost lands it. He backs Grant up to the fence and digs hard for a takedown, tries to throw down at Grant, but Grant avoids danger and gets to his knees. Mohammed tries to single leg him or double leg him back down and things stall. Beltran calls for work at 1:42. Mohammed is expending a lot of energy and not getting much for his effort. He can get Grant down to a knee here and there but can't take him down and put him on his back. Beltran calls for work again at 2:24 and at 2:46. They break 9 seconds later. Grant cracks Mohammed with a big left. He's hurt again at 3:40 and has to shoot again to recover. Grant breaks free at 3:55. Grant seems like he's a punch away from finishing this at any time. They trade big shots to end R2. 10-9 Grant.
Round 3: It's time for Mohammed to figure out a new game plan, as having his hands down around his waist hasn't been helping him so far. Grant continues to circle and bang. Beltran warns them about clashing heads. Grant is mixing in hard body shots as Mohammed continues to look for one good shot, lunging forward hoping to make up the difference in range. The problem is when he gets into range he gets outboxed by Grant almost every single time. He clocks Mohammed with a 4 punch combo at 3:10. Mohammed does land a good left jab at 3:48 but it's not enough. He ducks under two big swings by Grant but eats the right hook. Grant hurts him with another at 4:35 but Mohammed's chin holds him up. Mohammed gets tagged a few more times as R3 closes. Another 10-9 for Grant who outclassed his opponent tonight.
Final result: The judges score this contest 30-27, 30-26 and 30-26 all for Dwight Grant.
Sarah D'Alelio vs. Jaimelene Nievera
Round 1: Unaired before Spike TV.
Final result: Sarah D'Alelio wins via submission (armbar) at 4:46 of the second round.
Vince Murdock vs. Jeremiah Labiano
Round 1: Unaired before Spike TV.
Final result: Jeremiah Labiano wins a 30-27 X3 unanimous decision.
Beau Hamilton vs. Victor Jones
Round 1: Unaired before Spike TV.
Final result: Beau Hamilton wins via technical knockout at 0:28 of the third round.