Bellator Newcastle: “Pitbull vs. Scope” airs TONIGHT (Feb. 9, 2019) from Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The main event features veteran Bellator knockout artist Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (20-8) fighting a local favorite on home soil in Ryan Scope (10-1).
Bellator Newcastle’s main card will start at 5 p.m. ET with “Prelims” undercard bouts at 12:30 p.m. ET on Bellator.com. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator “Newcastle” card below.
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BELLATOR NEWCASTLE QUICK RESULTS:
Patricky Freire vs. Ryan Scope — Freire SD 28-29, 29-28 X2.
Aaron Chalmers vs. Corey Browning — Browning sub (heel hook) 0:20 R3.
Fabian Edwards vs. Lee Chadwick — Edwards 30-26, 30-27 X2.
Terry Brazier vs. Chris Bungard — Bungard sub (RNC) 2:06 R1.
Abner Lloveras vs. Jim Wallhead — Wallhead UD 29-28, 30-27 X2.
Callum Ellenor vs. Nathan Greyson — Ellenor sub (RNC) 3:49 R1.
James Mulheron vs. Arunus Andriuskevicus — Andriuskevicus TKO (doctor) 0:42 R3.
Darren Towler vs. Karl Etherington — not aired online.
Nathan Rose vs. Ranjett Baria — Rose KO 4:59 R1.
Dominique Wooding vs. Bailey Gilbert — not aired online.
Ashley Reece vs. John-Ross Harkins — Reece TKO 3:42 R1.
Colin Fletcher vs. Mehrdad Janzemini — not aired online.
Tony Mustard vs. Mindaugas Gerve — not aired online.
Richard Kallos vs. Luke Westwood — Westwood TKO 1:32 R3.
Davie McLaughlin vs. Kieran Lister — Lister KO 1:19 R1.
Tommy Quinn vs. Martin Hudson — Quinn KO 3:02 R1.
Justin Burlinson vs. Maciej Gierszewski — Burlinson sub (RNC) 4:04 R1.
Milad Ahady vs. Joseph Calboutin — not aired online.
BELLATOR NEWCASTLE PLAY-BY-PLAY:
Patricky Freire vs. Ryan Scope
Patricky “Pitbull” Freire comes in 20-8 with four straight wins (three by knockout) including over tonight’s American commentator Josh “The Punk” Thomson. Ryan “Big Baby” Scope comes in 10-1 off a split decision win at BAMMA 33. Black/white trunks and red gloves for Freire. Blue gloves and black trunks for Scope. Freire is 33, Scope 26. Other stats - 5’7” to 5’10”, 156 to 155 pounds, and 71” to 73.5” reach from Freire to Scope. Freire hails from Natal, Brazil and Scope from Sunderland, England. Our referee is Kevin MacDonald.
Round 1: Scope lands a leg kick to open. Freire throws a quick flurry after a second kick. Scope cautiously paws at Freire with his left hand. Freire flashes the right hand to make Scope back up. Scope lands another kick to the left leg. Body kick to the opposite side. Freire misses with a overhand right. Scope throws a spinning roundhouse kick that misses and another leg kick. Freire misses with the uppercut. Scope with a left high kick. Freire lands the right knee up the middle. Scope goes down! Right hammerfists and elbows. Freire backs up and lets Scope stand up. Scope with a leg kick. Freire with a left jab. 10-9 Freire.
Round 2: Scope throws the leg kicks but takes a body kick and a flying knee as he’s backed up toward the cage. Freire throws a leg kick of his own. Freire pumps the left hand. Freire goes for a single leg but Scope neutralizes it. Freire goes for another clinch knee up the middle. Left jab by Scope. Leg kick for Scope. Scope with a combo. Scope grazes a head kick and throws another combo. Spin kick to the body from Freire. Two leg kicks for Freire. Spinning heel kick for Scope misses. Leg kick lands. Another leg kick. This round could go either way with the judges. If you scored the leg kicks correctly it’s 10-9 Scope.
Round 3: Scope goes right back to the leg kicks and Freire tries a spinning backfist in response. He’s throwing the left leg on body kicks even though it’s clearly bothering him. He misses with an uppercut. Freire unloads a couple of combos but Scope had his hands up. Scope snaps his head back with a jab in the exchange. Scope with a combo of hands and kicks followed by a solid right to the chin. High kick from Scope. Spinning back kick lands for Freire. He goes for the clinch knee and goes for a takedown but Scope rolls through and gets right back up. Freire throws a flying kick and lands on his ass, and Scope nearly makes him pay for it with a clinch knee of his own. Just over a minute remains. Right jab for Scope lands flush. Scope stuffs a takedown and spins to take the back with short time left. He’s got the hooks in and he’s throwing right hammerfists. Scope 10-9. It’s all down to how the judges saw the second round.
Final result: 29-28 Scope, 29-28 Freire, 29-28 for Freire by split decision.
Aaron Chalmers vs. Corey Browning
Chalmers is the reality show turned MMA pro fighter with a currently unblemished record of 4-0. “The Joker” Chalmers is local to the show hailing from Newcastle, England. His opponent Corey Browning hails from Knoxville, Tennessee and brings a professional record of 4-2 into the co-main event, having defeated “Baby Slice” in his last appearance. He’s got the blue gloves and black trunks tonight. Chalmers sports red gloves and purple trunks, walking to the cage to the sound of 50 Cent. Chalmers has a reach advantage at 76” to 74”. Our referee in charge is Leon Roberts. They tap gloves during final instructions.
Round 1: Chalmers throws a couple of quick punches but Browning closes the range and takes him to the ground. Chalmers closes the guard and goes for a triangle then pops back up. Both men are swinging wildly at each other at 40 seconds. Browning presses him and looks for a takedown as Roberts reminds Chalmers to keep his toes out of the fence. Browning goes deep looking for a double but Chalmers stays upright and is looking for a guillotine choke. It’s a stalemate. Chalmers gets a couple of knees to the body and Browning loses his mouthpiece. They finally break apart at 3:48 and Chalmers drops him with a left, walking away like he thinks it’s over, but Browning gets back up. He’s wobbly but he’s still throwing, and Chalmers takes him down at 4:08. He finishes R1 pulling out of the closed guard to throw a couple late bombs. 10-9 Chalmers.
Round 2: Chalmers tags Browning again and then gets a head and arm takedown, but Chalmers ends up on his back as a result. Browning is looking for a side choke if he can pass over. He’s got full mount. Inexplicably Leon Roberts is considering standing them up from a potential finish. Browning lets go of the choke so now there might be a reason if neither man progresses on the ground, but I use might LOOSELY since I still wouldn’t stand someone up out of a full mount. All Chalmers can do right how is hold onto Browning’s arms and not let him posture up, hoping for that stand up. Browning finally sets up at the three minute mark and is pounding away on Chalmers. Roberts is taking a close look but lets it continue. Browning sits up again at 3:30 and is letting the hammers go. Multiple lefts and rights are getting through now. Roberts is warning Chalmers to fight back. Browning goes for an armbar since the ref isn’t stopping it. Chalmers wins up on top with 25 seconds left. 10-9 Browning.
Round 3: Chalmers throws bombs early and stuffs a takedown but Browning counters into a heel hook and taps Chalmers out!! Browning does it again. It was a beautiful transition by Browning from Chalmers being on top to suddenly being caught by Browning deep in a leg lock where he had no choice but to surrender or suffer potential permanent injury.
Final result: Corey Browning wins via submission (heel hook) at 0:20 in R3.
Fabian Edwards vs. Lee Chadwick
Chadwick is out first in the black trunks and blue gloves. Edwards also has black trunks and sports the red gloves. Chadwick is 24-13-1, 34 years old, 72” reach. Edwards is 5-0, 25 years old, 79.5” reach. Chadwick fights out of Liverpool, England at 187.5 pounds (he missed weight). Edwards fights out of Birmingham, England at 186 pounds. The ref is Kevin MacDonald.
Round 1: Edwards tries to take control of the center and Chadwick charges to make him reset. Edwards throws the left kick and Chadwick charges again to push Edwards into the fence. He breaks free at 1:14. Edwards paws at the range with his right hand. Chadwick lands a left hand. Edwards rocks Chadwick with a left kick to the head, then hits a second and a third and gets an immediate takedown. Edwards backs off at 3:10 and kicks him in the legs as Chadwick lays on his back. Chadwick finally jumps up at 3:30. Chadwick pushes Edwards into the cage again. Edwards turns it around and throws knees to the body. Chadwick pushes him away at 4:25. 10-9 Edwards.
Round 2: Chadwick gets a takedown from behind early but Edwards hurts him with some elbows to spring back to his feet under a minute in. Now it’s Edwards’ turn to press Chadwick into the cage. It’s a test of strength and a war of hand positions. They separate at 1:36. Leg kick from Chadwick. Edwards throws the right and circles off as Chadwick pushes forward. It feels like he’s trying to lull Chadwick into a false sense of security to unload the head kick again. Edwards pops the right. Chadwick inches forward. Edwards clocks him with two stiff lefts before Chadwick can clinch. Edwards turns him around again. Chadwick turns him back and drops levels. Edwards stuffs it and turns it back. Edwards throws a good short left on the break. 10-9 Edwards.
Round 3: This is now the longest fight of Edwards’ young career to date. Chadwick gets tagged with a left again. Another left head kick and right hook. Chadwick responds with a left and tries to shoot, pressing Edwards to the fence. Edwards uses underhooks and head positioning to block a takedown, throws a knee to the body, and gets a takedown of his own. He’s in half guard with three minutes to go. Edwards takes the back with 2:30 then rolls on top for a full mount. Chadwick gives up his back and Edwards locks in a body triangle. Left hands to the head and body of Chadwick from behind. Edwards is trying to sneak an arm under for the rear naked in the last minute. 10-9 Edwards for what should be a clean sweep with the judges.
Final result: Fabian Edwards wins 30-26, 30-27 X2 for a unanimous decision.
Terry Brazier vs. Chris Bungard
Blue gloves for Bungard, red gloves for Brazier, both men have black trunks. Brazier is 10-1 coming in and Bungard is 11-4. Brazier hails from London, England and Bungard from Coatbridge, Scotland. Our referee is Leon Roberts.
Round 1: The first minute is contested against the fence as Bungard looks for a takedown. Bungard gets Brazier down to a knee, takes the back, gets hooks in standing and looks to flatten Brazier out and get the rear naked choke — and he does!
Final result: Chris Bungard wins via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:06 in round one.
Abner Lloveras vs. Jim Wallhead
Blue gloves and black trunks for Lloveras, 22-10, fighting out of Barcelona, Spain. Red gloves and black/white trunks for Wallhead, 29-11, fighting of Loughborough, England. Our referee in charge is Leon Roberts.
Round 1: Wallhead takes the center, dancing on his feet, pushing forward with a kick, quickly forcing Lloveras to circle off the cage. Right kick for Lloveras. Wallhead leads with a left and covers up for the response. Lloveras takes a leg kick and a left jab, then tries to respond with a body shot. Wallhead attacks the lead leg with a kick multiple times. Lloveras is feeling the pain. Lloveras keeps slipping away as Wallhead presses forward. The crowd is getting restless. Wallhead kicks the left leg again. He closes the distance and clips the chin once. Wallhead with a right. Crowd booing at 4:06. Leg kick makes Lloveras stumble a bit. Wallhead clinches for a takedown attempt. He doesn’t get it. More boos. 10-9 Wallhead. This is only the second fight tonight to get out of R1.
Round 2: Wallhead wastes no time coming forward to start R2 and lands a left hand. Clinch at 36 seconds. The stream starts buffering so we’ve got about a minute of black screen and no video. It finally comes back with 2:10 gone. Wallhead is chasing Lloveras across the cage. Lloveras is sneaking in a punch here and there but it’s not enough to stop the crowd from booing again. Wallhead lands a combo with a nice left hook. Another leg kick for Wallhead. Lloveras lands a right as Wallhead misses the left hook. Wallhead has a cut under one eye. Clinch at 3:58. Leg trip takedown for Wallhead. Lloveras gets back up at 4:25. They finish against the fence. 10-9 Wallhead.
Round 3: Wallhead again coming forward with kicks inside and outside the left leg. Lloveras goes for an overhand right. Wallhead with a combo. Lloveras dips under a left hook. The next one lands flush. Crowd is restless as we pass the two minute mark as Wallhead shoots and Lloveras widens his stance. He avoids the leg trip and stays standing. They break. Two minutes remain. Not much is happening. Wallhead with a right. One minute left. Wallhead shoots at 4:20. Nothing happens except for booing. 10-9 Wallhead.
Final result: “Judo” Jim Wallhead wins via unanimous decision 29-28 and 30-27 X2.
Callum Ellenor vs. Nathan Greyson
Callum Ellenor has the blue/white trunks and blue gloves, 7-2 as a pro, 6 foot tall. He fights out of Sunderland, England. Nathan Greyson has the black trunks and red gloves, 6-2 as a pro, 5’8” tall. He fights out of London, England. Our referee is Kevin MacDonald.
Round 1: Greyson is coming forward immediately. Ellenor goes for a single leg but Greyson is attacking wildly, pushing his head down, throwing dozens of blows, cutting Ellenor’s right eye and causing blood to spray everywhere. Greyson takes the back with both hooks in. Greyson is trying to flatten him out for the choke but Ellenor is gamely fighting him off as his blood paints the white canvas. Greyson sits on his back teeing off. Ellenor keeps turning and turning looking to survive. They roll toward the fence and Ellenor manages to turn on top. Now Ellenor takes the back and he’s looking to get the hooks in and get the rear naked choke. Greyson tries to roll to the side to survive but has to tap out at 3:49.
Final result: Callum Ellenor wins via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:49 of R1.
James Mulheron vs. Arunus Andriuskevicus
Black trunks, blue gloves, 6’3” and 206 pounds for the Vilnius, Lithuania native Arunus Andriuskevicus. 5’10”, 205 pounds, black trunks and red gloves for England’s own James Mulheron. Our ref is Leon Roberts.
Round 1: Mulheron plods forward looking to land the heavy hands. Andriuskevicus responds with a knee and his right fist. Another knee up the middle at 1:17 as Mulheron closes the distance. Andriuskevicus breaks at 1:41. Mulheron closes the range again as we pass two minutes. He’s sneaking in left hands as they clinch and causing some redness on Andriuskevicus’ face. Andriuskevicus breaks free and circles. He misses with a spinning backfist. Push kick from Andriuskevicus. Another backfist attempt for Andriuskevicus. Mulheron eats a combo with a big right hand at the end. Andriuskevicus lands a left as he comes forward. Now Mulheron’s face is turning red. Leg kicks and an attempted jump knee for Andriuskevicus. Backfist misses. Combo. Right hook. Left hook. Andriuskevicus is turning it up. Jump knee. Straight right. Kick. Right hook. Left hook. 10-9 Andriuskevicus.
Round 2: Andriuskevicus lands a good knee early in R2. Mulheron pushes forward and Andriuskevicus throws the knee again. Left hooks for Andriuskevicus. Blood is leaking from Mulheron’s nose. Andriuskevicus takes a leg kick and a left hook and responds with a flying knee. Both men tie up in the center and push to the cage. Andriuskevicus breaks at 1:44. Mulheron eats a stiff right hand at 2:06. Andriuskevicus lands a few more. Another strong right hand at 2:33. Mulheron is trying to zombie walk his way through the blows. He pushes Andriuskevicus to the fence and leans on him to throw lefts. Andriuskevicus turns him, Mulheron turns him back. Andriuskevicus turns free at 3:15. Andriuskevicus lands yet another hard right. Flying knee and a half dozen blows that finally seem to wobble Mulheron a bit as they come in succession. Andriuskevicus puts him on the fence and busts open his right eye. Mulheron lands an uppercut. Another right for Andriuskevicus with 20 seconds left. Mulheron takes a body kick and a backfist and a flying knee. 10-8 Andriuskevicus.
Round 3: Glove tap for our final round. Andriuskevicus rocks him with a spinning backfist and goes for two flying knees as well. Mulheron turns him into the fence to save himself. Andriuskevicus circles off at 0:42. Leon Roberts calls a time to look at Mulheron’s cuts. His blood has been smeared all over Andriuskevicus’ chest so that’s no surprise. The doctor has waved it off and this one is over.
Final result: Arunus Andriuskevicus wins via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) 0:42 of R3.
Darren Towler vs. Karl Etherington
Final result: To be determined.
Nathan Rose vs. Ranjett Baria
Blue gloves and black trunks for the red mohawk fighter Baria. His opponent Rose sports the black trunks and red gloves along with a neatly trimmed black beard. Baria is undefeated at 3-0 and Rose comes in 6-1. Baria hails from Lester, England. Rose hails from London, England. Our referee in charge is Kevin MacDonald.
Round 1: Rose is pushing forward early, while Baria is trying to keep him at bay pumping the left while looking for a takedown. He’s also mixing in left high kicks. Rose kicks Baria’s calf and briefly sweeps him to the ground. Rose dumps him to the ground on another kick then lets him back up. Body kick from Baria, leg kick from Rose. Baria shoots for the takedown but he’s hit with a knee and thrown off. Rose lands the leg kick and circles. Baria misses with a high kick and a right hand. Left hook for Rose. More hard kicks to Baria’s left leg. Rose drops Baria with a left hook and lets him up. Head kick from Rose. Left hook and body shot for Rose. Left hook for Baria. Leg kick for Rose. Rose takes Baria down late and lets him back up, then drills him with a knockout right hand shot right before R1 ends. It is OVER.
Final result: Nathan Rose wins via knockout at 4:59 in round one.
Dominique Wooding vs. Bailey Gilbert
Final result: To be determined.
Ashley Reece vs. John-Ross Harkins
Dark gray trunks and blue gloves for Ross. White trunks and red gloves for Reece. Ross is 2-1, 32 years old. Reece is 6-1, 30 years old. Ross fights out of Edinboro, Scotland. Reece fights out of Stoke On Trent, England. Our referee in charge is Bryan Miner.
Round 1: Reece double legs a takedown nine seconds into the fight. He quickly moves to half guard to throw left hands. Reece is trying to get a kimura but gives up his back as he does so and eats some right hands. He gets up and Reece throws him through the air to the mat and gets the full mount. Ross gives up his back and is eating more unchecked right hands. Reece pins him up against the cage as he gets to one knee and is throwing lefts. Blood is dripping out of Ross’ nose as he tries to stand and is taken down again to full mount. Ross gives up his back once again and is eating multiple hard left hands from behind. His face is quickly becoming a bloody mess. He gets to his knees and back to his feet again at 3:09 but Reece slams him right back down and lands hammerfists. Ross is warned to fight back and Miner finally steps in to stop the bout.
Final result: Ashley Reece wins via technical knockout at 3:42 in round one.
Colin Fletcher vs. Mehrdad Janzemini
Final result: To be determined.
Tony Mustard vs. Mindaugas Gerve
Round 1: Not aired online.
Final result: To be determined.
Richard Kallos vs. Luke Westwood
Blue gloves and black trunks for Kallos. Red gloves and white trunks for Westwood. Kallos is making his pro debut at 30 years old while Westwood is 1-0 at a young 22 years of age. Kallos hails from Birmingham, England and Westwood from Middlesbrough, England. Our referee in charge is Kevin MacDonald.
Round 1: Both men hug before the fight begins and tap gloves to start. Kallos puts Westwood against the fence looking for a leg trip and gets it to the ground at 44 seconds, looking for an armbar, while Westwood climbs on top and quickly moves to a full mount in response. Kallos tries to tie up the arms but the left elbows are smashing his face. Kallos gets Westwood back to half guard so Westwood throws sharp elbows at the legs. Westwood gets to side control but Kallos pushes off the fence with his feet to momentarily escape. Kallos keeps the left leg of Westwood trapped for a bit but he eventually passes to smash home an elbow. Kallos gets him back into full guard again. Kallos keeps him trapped chest to chest for the rest of R1 but it’s still a solid 10-9 for Westwood as Kallos goes for a triangle late.
Round 2: This is our first second round of the night. Westwood is attacking on the feet with leg kicks and straight right hands. Kallos is backing up from the pressure. Westwood throws a body shot followed by an uppercut, then goes low and high with kicks. Westwood grazes the head with a right kick as he continues to mix up strikes from all angles. Jump knee. Leg kick. Kallos misses with a right and eats a left kick to the head. Kallos closes the distance and Westwood pushes him to the fence to throw knees. 2:20 gone. They break at 2:49 and then Westwood comes forward with some great hands and a spinning back kick. Kallos is being eaten up standing. They clinch up and Westwood gets the takedown. Westwood pours on elbows lefts rights and hammerfists and MacDonald is taking a close look. Kallos counters with a heel hook but Westwood escapes and stands up to drop down a big fist. Elbows and hammers as Kallos is barely fighting back, but MacDonald lets him finish the round. 10-8 Westwood.
Round 3: Westwood immediately comes forward with combos and a head kick. Kallos rushes forward but can’t land anything big. Another jump knee and another head kick both connect for Westwood. Left hook and a kick to the chin. Kallos is turning into a punching bag. The leg kicks are also making it hard for him to stand. Kallos finally just covers up standing and stops fighting back so MacDonald waves off the bout.
Final result: Luke Westwood wins via TKO at 1:32 in round three.
Davie McLaughlin vs. Kieran Lister
McLaughlin is 2-1 in the black trunks and blue gloves. Lister is 3-0 in the blue trunks and red gloves. Our referee is Bryan Miner.
Round 1: Lister is backing up and throwing leg legs and a high kick early. McLaughlin lands a straight left but then gets caught as he’s coming forward and briefly stunned. McLaughlin shoots and can’t complete it and eats a knee on the break. Lister drops McLaughlin with a left uppercut and the fight is OVER.
Final result: Kieran Lister via knockout at 1:19 of round one.
Tommy Quinn vs. Martin Hudson
Martin Hudson has the black trunks and the blue gloves for this fight. Tommy Quinn also has black trunks but he sports the red gloves. Quinn is 7-5 and Hudson is 4-6. Our referee in charge of the bout is Bryan Miner.
Round 1: Quinn is on his back foot early as Hudson is throwing looping overhand rights. Quinn stuns Hudson with a right hook. Hudson responds with a straight left. Quinn pushes Hudson toward the fence with a few leg kicks and they move back to center. Hudson rocks him with a right hand but gets swept when it goes to the ground. Quinn is in guard throwing right hands and passes to side control. Left elbow to the chin as Hudson goes for a knee bar but Quinn drills him with left hands as he does so to get the stoppage.
Final result: Tommy Quinn wins via knockout at 3:02 in round one.
Justin Burlinson vs. Maciej Gierszewski
Black trunks and blue gloves for the 4-3 Gierszewski. Black trunks and red gloves for the undefeated 3-0 Burlinson. Gierszewski fights out of Belfast, Ireland. Burlinson fights out of Sunderland, England. Our referee in charge of the fight is Kevin MacDonald.
Round 1: Touch of gloves to start. Gierszewski circles on the outside and lands a nice left as Burlinson comes forward. Burlinson is looking to land the right hand but instead kicks Gierszewski’s leg out from under him and jumps on top in full guard. Gierszewski scoots backward to the fence hoping to wall walk. Burlinson is trying to use his head and body weight to keep Gierszewski down. He steps over to the left and then tries to yank Gierszewski away from the cage. Gierszewski stands back up at 2:18. Burlinson takes him right back down to half guard. Now Burlinson is trying to step over on the right side. He’s got full mount at 3:10 as Gierszewski hangs on. Gierszewski gives up his back. Burlinson goes for the side choke and if he steps over completely he could cinch it up. Instead he takes the back again and sinks the arm under the chin and finishes it by RNC.
Final result: Justin Burlinson wins via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:04 in R1.
Milad Ahady vs. Joseph Calboutin
Round 1: Not aired online.
Final result: To be determined.