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Bellator 175 ‘Rampage vs King Mo 2’
Bellator 175 ‘Rampage vs King Mo 2’
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Bellator 175: "Rampage vs. King Mo 2" takes place TONIGHT (Fri., March 31, 2017) from inside Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., featuring a long-awaited rematch to settle a grudge between Light Heavyweight stars Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal.

Speaking of long-awaited, Sergei Kharitonov’s Bellator debut last year didn’t go his way, but he has a chance for redemption on tonight’s main card against Chase Gormley, who only has one loss in his last eight bouts and a big chance to shine against a PRIDE legend.

Elsewhere on the Spike TV-televised card former champion Marcos Galvao will move up to Featherweight looking to return to form against “El Matador” Emmanuel Sanchez, two Lightweight prospects battle as Steve Kozola faces Jake Roberts, and Noad Lahat looks to take his second Featherweight win in the promotion against Lloyd Carter.

Bellator 175 will start tonight at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV. will be here all night long to deliver LIVE results and play-by-play starting with the "Prelims" undercard bouts tonight at 6:45 p.m. ET.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 175) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show -- it's always a lot of fun!


Quinton Jackson vs. Muhammed Lawal -- Lawal UD 29-28 X3.
Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Marcos Galvao -- Sanchez UD 30-27 X3.
Sergei Kharitonov vs. Chase Gormley -- Kharitonov KO 3:55 R1 - WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!
Steve Kozola vs. Jake Roberts -- Kozola KO 0:28 R1.
Noad Lahat vs. Lloyd Carter -- Lahat RNC 3:50 R2.
Joaquin Buckley vs. Justin Patterson -- Buckley UD 30-27, 29-28 X2.
Prince McLean vs. Adam Maciejewski -- unaired before Spike.
Damian Norris vs. Tom Shoaff -- Norris UD (30-27 X3).
Matt Paul vs. James Bochnovic -- Bochnovic RNC 4:30 R1.
Nate Williams vs. Manny Vasquez -- Vasquez UD 30-27, 29-27, 29-28.
J.D. Hardwick vs. Tim Cho -- Cho TKO 2:43 R3.
Tom Holder vs. Josh Streaker -- unaired before Spike.
Cory Galloway vs. David Garcia -- unaired before Spike.
Brian Akins vs. Mike DeLaVega -- DeLaVega SD (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).
James Esposito vs. Asef Askar -- unaired before Spike.
Max Fuentes vs. Brandon Shelhart -- unaired before Spike.


Quinton Jackson vs. Muhammed Lawal

“Rampage” Jackson sports a 37-11 record and hails from Memphis, Tennessee. “King Mo” Lawal is 20-6 (1 NC) and hails from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Lawal has on black trunks and blue gloves for our main event. Jackson has on the camouflage trim trunks and red gloves. The referee in charge of this fight is “Big” John McCarthy. Lawal bobs back and forth during final instructions.

Round 1: Lawal comes right to the center to start the main event. Jackson backs away cautiously and keeps his stance low, planning to block any possible takedown attempts. Lawal paws at the range and puts a left on Jackson’s chin. Lawal should keep his hands up a little higher or risk getting clipped by Jackson in response. They tie up on the fence at 1:40 and Lawal gets the takedown 15 seconds later. Jackson tries to get up and Lawal pulls him back down. McCarthy calls for more work. Lawal moves to take the back as Jackson gets up again, throwing knees into his leg, looking to trip Jackson back to the ground. Lawal lets some left hands go to the head as Jackson tries to break free and they’re scoring. Lawal stays with his hands cinched around Jackson’s waist throwing knees as the crowd boos impatiently. More lefts to Jackson’s head. Lawal goes for a single leg and dumps Jackson at 4:02. In the old days this would have been a 10-9 with so debate but Jackson has done so little one could argue under new more liberal scoring guidelines Lawal got a 10-8.

Round 2: Jackson wants to turn this round into a brawl. Lawal is ripping and slipping. He clinches up as we hit the one minute mark and throws a knee as the crowd boos. McCarthy warns them about fingers in illegal places. Jackson is taken down but stands back up quickly. Lawal with a knee to the body and a level change. McCarthy breaks them up for inactivity at 2:20. Jackson lands a left jab. Lawal lands a combo and eludes the response. Overhand left by Jackson finds a home and Lawal maybe be hurt. Jackson gets warned for shots to the back of the head as Lawal drops levels. Lawal drops levels again at 3:55. Jackson shoves him off at 4:08 and comes forward swinging again. Lawal clinches and Jackson fires knees. Jackson with a judo throw and he’s over the top of Lawal’s back. Jackson throws wildly as Lawal escapes. 10-9 Jackson.

Round 3: Jackson starts out throwing down, but then backs up as Lawal drops levels for the single leg, but Jackson is fighting off the attempt well. Jackson with a knee to the body as he tries to break free, but Lawal gets his arms all the way around Jackson’s waist. Lawal is not giving up but McCarthy is calling for more work. Lawal breaks off at 2:07 then comes right back in for the “leg hump.” Jackson shrugs him off. Lawal punches his way in and goes for the legs again. Lawal pulls the head down and throws a knee. Jackson shoots for a takedown, Lawal sprawls to block it, tries to take Jackson’s back but can’t hang on. Lawal comes in swinging and drops levels. Jackson escapes and Lawal with rights to the hand and the body — and Jackson seems to be withering a bit either from the sting or from being tired as this new weight. Lawal presses him into the fence again at 4:20 then backs off with 30 seconds left. Both men are throwing sloppy shots now. Lawal works the body. This one is going to the judges.

Final result: All three judges score the fight 29-28 for Muhammed Lawal by unanimous decision.

Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Marcos Galvao

Galvao is 18-7-1 and fights out of Queens, New York hailing from Manaus, Brazil. Sanchez is 14-3 and fights of out Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The former bantamweight champion Galvao has on blue trunks and gloves tonight. Sanchez sports the black trunks and gloves for our co-main event. The referee in charge of this fight is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: One more tap of the gloves starts off our fight. Sanchez throws out two big head kicks but Galvao checks them both. Sanchez is hunting with his right but throwing kicks up the middle. Galvao shoots for the legs but Sanchez keeps his balance. Galvao goes for a couple of leg trips and doesn’t get those either. Sanchez clears out with a right hook and another kick. He faints a spinning backfist to throw a head kick. Galvao comes forward and Sanchez puts a left on his chin. Galvao shoots and fails at another takedown. They break at 2:48. Sanchez with a leg kick. Sanchez keeps waving his arms around trying to throw Galvao’s defense off. Galvao with a flurry. Sanchez with a body shot. Leg kick for Sanchez. Galvao with a knee to the body but he eats two or three shots in return, and Sanchez sprawls to block a takedown then throws a flying knee. Galvao has to backpedal quickly with 30 seconds left. Sanchez grazes the cup but Galvao nods he’s fine and waves it off. 10-9 Sanchez.

Round 2: Sanchez is connecting with the left hand early in R2. Galvao goes for a single leg but once again he doesn’t have the timing or power to get Sanchez off his feet. Galvao lands a good right hand but doesn’t follow up. Galvao eats a kick to the fae and throws a combo. Sanchez is pushing him around the cage, forcing Galvao to react, and he’s clearly getting hurt by both the leg kicks and the strikes upstairs. Sanchez loves to throw combos that include a kick to the body when Galvao has his hands up trying to defend or counter. It’s paying dividends. Sanchez works some knees when he has Galvao pressed into the cage then breaks it off of his own accord. Galvao tries to throw a combo but gets hurt worse in response and backpedals quickly. Beltran warns them to watch the fingers. Not it’s Sanchez who goes for the takedown and briefly has Galvao off his feet before R2 ends. Another 10-9 for “El Matador.”

Round 3: Sanchez throws the spinning backfist and head kick again to start the third round. Sanchez is not backing off and trying to coast on being up two rounds -- he’s still coming forward and tagging Galvao. Galvao goes for a single leg and doesn’t even come close. Galvao is trying to pressure Sanchez toward the fence but can’t get a takedown once he gets there. Another head kick connects and Sanchez is the one who puts Galvao into the cage to throw more knees. Sanchez bounces around on his feet as Beltran calls for more work. He breaks at 2:40. Galvao shoots again and gets clipped by a Sanchez left as he breaks away. Galvao is running out of both time and options with 90 seconds left. Galvao kicks him in the cup, Beltran wants to call time, but Sanchez says he’s good ton continue. Sanchez with a body kick, Galvao with a leg kick. Sanchez has the back and lets it go to throw a head kick. Galvao goes for one last takedown attempt with 20 seconds and finally gets it but Sanchez is back up before the bell. Clean sweep for Sanchez.

Final result: All three judges score it 30-27 for Emmanuel Sanchez.

Sergei Kharitonov vs. Chase Gormley

Gormley is in the blue gloves tonight, career record of 14-5 (1 NC), fighting out of Los Angeles, California. Kharitonov is in the red gloves, 23-6, fighting out of Tula, Russia. Our referee is Robert Madrigal.

Round 1: With a tap of gloves we’re underway, and Gormley lands a couple of quick leg kicks. Kharitonov is stepping forward carefully and throwing out the left hand, keeping his hands up when he doesn’t. Gormley’s face is already getting a little red from the shots that have grazed him. Gormley with a kick to the body. Kharitonov catches a kick and throws a knee that lands on the head. Gormley with a left to the chin. Two minutes gone. Gormley is opening up a little more with combos. Madrigal warns them to watch the extended fingers. Kharitonov gets clipped with a right hand and had to clinch up to recover. Gormley with punches to the body. Kharitonov with the leg kick. Kharitonov comes forward with a right and a big right uppercut and Gormley drops like a sack of potatoes. Kharitonov walks away as Madrigal waves off the contest.

Final result: Sergei Kharitonov wins via first round knockout at 3:55.

Steve Kozola vs. Jake Roberts

Kozola is 7-0 and Roberts is 7-1. Roberts is in the red and black trunks and fights out of Glendale, Arizona hailing from St. Louis, Missouri. Kozola has on the American flag trunks and fights out of Temecula, California hailing from Chicago, Illinois. Our referee is “Big” John McCarthy.

Round 1: Kozola goes for a glove tap but Roberts doesn’t seem to be interested. Perhaps he should have been because he got dropped at 20 seconds and finished 8 seconds later! The replay shows us the left hook that rocked Roberts, and the flurry against the fence that dropped him again and made McCarthy wave it off. An impressive and dominating win.

Final result: Steve Kozola wins by knockout at 0:28 of the first round.

Noad Lahat vs. Lloyd Carter

Lloyd Carter is 11-8 in the black trunks. Noad Lahat is 10-2 in the white trunks. Carter fights out of Gary, Indiana and Lahat fights out of Las Vegas, Nevada and hails from Israel. Our referee is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: No glove tap as Lahat charges forward to the center and Carter steps back to circle. Lahat catches a kick and pushes Carter to the fence. They break clean at 48 seconds. Lahat is hunting and Carter is trying to stay out of range, forcing Lahat to throw leg kicks. Carter briefly puts Lahat down with a hard left jab but he pops right back up. Lahat doubles Carter to the ground at 2:29. From there Lahat looks to pass, Carter looks to throw upkicks, and Lahat finally gets around them into half guard to rain down some punishment. Lahat looks to pass to get an arm triangle, lets it go at 4:30, but has full mount once he does to do more damage. Despite that one brief moment Carter shined it didn’t change the result of the round — a 10-9 for Lahat.

Round 2: Lahat whistles a kick past Carter’s head in the first minute of R2. Lahat is once again forced to use kicks as Carter is staying just out of range of the hands, but Lahat finally lands a right and pushes Carter into the fence, tripping him to the ground at 1:44. Beltran warns the fighters to watch their fingers at 2:11. Lahat is searching for the arm triangle for a moment but opts for full mount and Carter sweeps briefly in the process, but Lahat sweeps him right back to full mount and then takes the back with both hooks in and two minutes left. Lahat may have hurt Carter with an elbow to the temple, but either way his next move was an arm under the chin with about 70 seconds left for the victory.

Final result: Noad Lahat wins via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:50 of the second round.

Joaquin Buckley vs. Justin Patterson

Round 1: Unaired before Spike.

Final result: Joaquin Buckley defeats Justin Patterson 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 unanimous decision.

Prince McLean vs. Adam Maciejewski

Round 1: Unaired before Spike.

Final result: To be determined.

Damian Norris vs. Tom Shoaff

Round 1: Norris is 6-2 out of Chicago, Illinois in the black trunks. Shoaff is 8-2 out of Gary, Indiana in the white trunks. Our referee is Rob Madrigal. Shoaff lands the first right hook of the contest. Norris circles on the outside throwing kicks. Shoaff is content to throw body and leg kicks since Norris is on the outside, but an errant kick lands on the cup at 56 seconds and halts the action as Norris doubles over in pain. Madrigal tells Shoaff that's his only warning while Norris takes a few minutes to walk it off. Even after the restart he's still grabbing his cup in pain before accepting a glove tap from Shoaff. Shoaff doesn't seem to be shying away from kicks despite the warning. Norris nearly catches a kick to turn it into a takedown but Shoaff bounces off the fence and recovers. Shoaff lands a body kick and a right hand and Norris is circling on the outside again trying to avoid Shoaff's power. Norris grabs one leg and kicks the other then comes forward swinging. Shoaff ducks a lot of the strikes but gets single legged to the ground at 4:44. Norris looked better late in the round but it could go either way with a judge.

Round 2: The aggressiveness Norris showed late in R1 is on display early in R2. He's pushing forward with a lot of left hands, catches a kick and throws a lot of unchecked rights to the face, takes Shoaff down and lets him back up -- but Shoaff gets up slowly. Norris is letting Shoaff come toward him trying to unload when he gets into range. Spin kick to the body at 2:15 by Norris. Kick to the cup by Shoaff. Norris goes down. Madrigal says "you were both in motion" to Norris as he goes down so it doesn't seem like he'll take a point. We resume with just over half of R2 left. Shoaff throws a high kick to the face but Norris rocks him with a left that's more flush and is quickly on top in guard. Norris is trying to posture up to pound but Shoaff tries to spin to a submission which makes Norris back off and let Shoaff stand with one minute left. Shoaff comes forward with body and head shots. Norris cracks Shoaff with another left at 4:36. Shoaff lands a hard right but doesn't get a takedown he was hoping for. 10-9 Norris.

Round 3: Shoaff is trying to overwhelm Norris early in R3, but looking at his face he's "wearing the fight" far more than his opponent. He lands a good left at 42 seconds and a combo at 55 seconds that seemed to momentarily daze Norris. Norris responds with a pair of 1-2 combos and a big right. Shoaff is having to wipe the blood away from his nose. Hard left by Norris at 1:54. Shoaff and Norris are fighting in a phone booth this round. Shoaff lands a good shot to the body. Norris teases a shoot and doesn't follow up on it. Kicks by Shoaff. Shoaff has Norris hurt at 3:25 and Norris winds up on his back but in the scramble on the ground he's able to get on top, which gives us a clear visual of the bloody mess that is Shoaff's face. Shoaff is trying to box off his back and still throwing heel kicks to the back of his foe. They brawl right to the bell then exchange a hug. You might think Norris won looking at both men but the judges will decide for us.

Final result: The judges all score it 30-27 for Damian Norris by unanimous decision.

Matt Paul vs. James Bochnovic

Round 1: Matt Paul is 1-1 out of Chicago, Illinois in the white trunks. James Bochnovic is 5-1 out of Kenosha, Wisconsin in the black trunks. Our referee is Mike Beltran. Both men are trading right away until Paul gets the takedown 26 seconds in against the fence, going to side control right away, but Bochnovic pushes him back to half guard. Paul tries to step over again and is blocked. Beltran warns Bochnovic twice to get his toes out of the cage. Paul goes for a d'arce but doesn't have his arms in the right place. Bochnovic tries to sweep his way out of a kimura attempt but ends up with a leg around his neck too and is in double trouble. He escapes that but Paul hasn't given up the armbar yet. Bochnovic finally clears that and ends up on top at 2:45. Bochnovic is grinding away from half guard with some hard left hands and elbows. Paul is fishing for a triangle but Bochnovic is out again with a minute left. He takes the back and goes for a rear naked choke and Paul taps out with about 30 seconds left.

Final result: James Bochnovic wins via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:30 of R1.

Nate Williams vs. Manny Vasquez

Round 1: Nate Williams is 25-15 and fights out of Des Moines, Iowa in the red trunks. Manny Vasquez is 10-2 out of Elmhurst, Illinois in the purple trunks. Our referee is Rob Madrigal. Williams is the much smaller of the two men. Vasquez has a huge height and reach disparity here. Vasquez grabs a thai plum and lands a knee, then hits a knee pick and takes Williams to the ground. Williams gets back to his feet at 1:28 and drives Vasquez into the fence, trying to get a takedown or take the back, getting his hands around the waist from behind at 2:04. Vasquez drops to a knee and is able to switch and take Williams' back, locking on a body triangle and fishing for a choke. Vasquez is throwing lefts to the head and body as he looks for the neck to open up, while Williams tries and fails to spin around and end up on top. Vasquez gets a warning for shots to the back of the head. Williams avoids another rear naked choke at 4:40. Williams tries to push off the fence with his feet late but can't get free. 10-9 Vasquez.

Round 2: Vasquez lands a clean left to the chin early in R2. Jimmy Smith reminds us there is a nine inch disparity between these men. Williams pushes Vasquez to the fence and tries to leg trip Vasquez to the ground, but Vasquez takes the back in the process and gets the body triangle back in. Unfortunately the Bellator stream decides to drop and start buffering at this exact moment. It finally comes back at 4:40 and it looks like Vasquez has kept the back mount the whole time no matter how much Williams tried to roll. Another 10-9 for Vasquez. Maybe even 10-8 rounds at this point the way Williams has been controlled in a one-sided fight.

Round 3: Williams comes forward quickly trying to make this fight a brawl and turn things around. He takes a kick to the cup though and the ref at first signals he didn't see it but then realizes Williams can't defend himself and call time. Williams recovers quickly and we resume at 0:49. Williams goes for a double or a single and can't get either. Williams pressures Vasquez toward the fence throwing body kicks. He catches a kick and pushes Vasquez to the fence but has to get away quickly as Vasquez had a head clinch. Williams throws a leaping overhand left that connects. They get in a slugfest at 2:35 with no clear advantage gained. Williams tries to pull guard for a guillotine with a minute to go but Vasquez easily pulls out and is on top. All Williams can do now is hang on until the bell and wait to hear the scorecards.

Final result: The judges score this contest 30-27, 29-27, 29-28 all for Manny Vasquez.

J.D. Hardwick vs. Tim Cho

Round 1: Both Cho and Hardwick come into this fight as army veterans with 2-0 records in MMA. J.D. Hardwick is in the black trunks, fighting out of Denver, Colorado. Tim Cho is in the yellow trunks and fights out of Crystal Lake, Illinois. Our referee is "Big" John McCarthy. The two tap gloves to open the bout while Steve "Mongo" McMichael says "let's get it on boys" as the special guest on commentary. They clinch up early, Cho gets a takedown, Hardwick briefly has guillotine but only for a second. Hardwick is trying to grab a kimura and sweep but Cho counters and passes to half guard. Hardwick gets him back to full guard and works his legs up around Cho's neck. Cho tries to stand up and get free, finally does, and jumps right back into guard. Cho tries to get side control but his right leg is trapped. Hardwick pushes him back into guard and is once again trying to use his legs but Cho breaks free and spins to side control. He puts a knee on the belly looking for full mount but Hardwick escapes to his feet. Cho takes him back down again with 40 seconds left in R1. Cho is in full guard at the bell. 10-9 Cho.

Round 2: Cho takes a kick to the cup 28 seconds into R2 and John McCarthy calls time. The crowd groans as we see the left leg straight to the groin on replay. Cho answers after the restart with kicks but Hardwick briefly has the clinch for a knee. Cho eats a jump knee but gets a takedown to side control at 1:23. Cho hits knees to the ribs and goes for a full mount, can't get it, nearly gets a back mount instead, then just lets go with his hands. Cho goes North-South and is fishing for an armbar but Hardwick escapes and stands up at 2:48. Cho lands a solid left hand to the chin. Takedown again at 3:32. Hardwick was in slow motion before he even got taken down. Cho passes to a full mount and is pounding away as McCarthy looks on close. Hardwick is just hanging on in survival mode until the bell - and survive he does. 10-8 Cho.

Round 3: Both men trade for 12 seconds until Cho gets the takedown to full guard. "That takedown was no work at all" quips Jimmy Smith. Cho passes to side control and then to full mount at 1:12 and the hammerfists come flying in. Hardwick tries to use his knees to create space but Cho gets around to side control and keeps pounding away. Hardwick gets the knee up one more time but his face is a puffy swollen mess. Cho is backing up and dropping straight rights down the pipe. McCarthy has seen enough at 2:43 once Hardwick stops defending.

Final result: Tim Cho wins via technical knockout at 2:43 of the third round.

Tom Holder vs. Josh Streaker

Round 1: Unaired before Spike.

Final result: To be determined.

Cory Galloway vs. David Garcia

Round 1: Unaired before Spike.

Final result: To be determined.

Brian Akins vs. Mike DeLaVega

Round 1: Unaired on

Final result: Mike DeLaVega defeats Brian Akins by split decision (29-28 X2, 28-29).

James Esposito vs. Asef Askar

Round 1: Unaired before Spike.

Final result: To be determined.

Max Fuentes vs. Brandon Shelhart

Round 1: Unaired before Spike.

Final result: To be determined.

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