Bellator 283 is primed and ready to go down later TONIGHT (Fri., July 22, 2022) from inside Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash., featuring a Welterweight fight between former division champion, Douglas Lima, taking on rising contender, Jason Jackson. In further action, Sidney Outlaw will battle Tofiq Musayev in a Lightweight title eliminator fight.
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BELLATOR 283 QUICK RESULTS:
170 lbs.: Douglas Lima vs. Jason Jackson - Jackson wins via unanimous decision (HIGHLIGHTS)
155 lbs.: Sidney Outlaw vs. Tofiq Musayev - Musayev via first round knockout (HIGHLIGHTS)
155 lbs.: Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Chris Gonzalez - Nurmagomedov via first-round submission (guillotine)
170 lbs.: Lorenz Larkin vs. Mukhamed Berkhamov - No Contest (NC) due to unintentional elbow to the back of the head from Larkin
265 lbs.: Davion Franklin vs. Marcelo Golm - Golm via third-round submission (rear-naked choke)
185 lbs.: Romero Cotton vs. Dalton Rosta - Rosta via third round TKO
155 lbs.: Gadzhi Rabadanov vs. Bobby King - Rabadanov via unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Veta Arteaga vs. Vanessa Porto - Arteaga via second round submission (guillotine choke)
135 lbs.: Jaylon Bates vs. Mark Coates - Bates via split decision
170 lbs.: Roman Faraldo vs. Luis Iniguez - Faraldo via first round knockout
155 lbs.: Bryan Nuro vs. Archie Colgan - Colgan via third-round knockout
145 lbs.: Kevin Boehm vs. Akhmed Magomedov - Magomedov via first-round submission (rear-naked choke)
BELLATOR 283 PLAY-BY-PLAY
Douglas Lima vs. Jason Jackson
Round 1: High kick from Lima, low kick from Jackson. Jackson lands a takedown and he is in guard. Lima trying to work his way out of this predicament but Jackson is holding his position pretty strong. Jackson trying to mount but Lima prevents. Jackson staying busy from the top position and he pretty much took that round. 10-9 Jackson
Round 2: Jackson clinches early and he takes Lima down once again. Knees to the thighs for Jackson. Lima is once again on his back and fighting to get up. Not a good position for Lima. He snatches an arm and is looking for the armbar. Jackson picks him and slams him down. Lime throws an upkick and he rocks Jackson, who is dazed for a second but he recovers. Jackson is once again on top and raining down some hard shots. 10-9 Jackson
Round 3: Jackson goes in for another early takedown but Lima is defending well here up against the cage. Foot stomps from Jackson. Lima takes Jackson down and now he is in top position. Jackson manages to get up and then he shoots in and scores the takedown. Jackson landing some big shots from Lima’s guard. Lima trying to return fire but can’t get much on his punches. Jackson all over him on the ground again. 10-9 Jackson
Round 4: Low leg kicks from Lima to start things off. Jackson shoots for another takedown and he gets it. The crowd isn’t feeling this strategy and the boo birds are now in full effect. Jackson landing some shots to the body. Lima looks a bit frustrated here, and with good reason because he is down on the scorecards and Jackson is too heavy on top. Lima is bleeding above his right eye. Three minutes into the fourth round and Jackson is dominating the round, and the fight. Lima is breathing heavily here, and it’s not a good sign going into the fifth and final round down on all the scorecards. Not a lot of action and not an exciting strategy, but it’s working for Jackson. 10-9 Jackson
Round 5: Lima comes out aggressive, throws and overhand right and Jackson lands yet another takedown. This is simply not good for the former Welterweight champion of the world. Jackson is simply working from the top and he will not let Lima up. Lima is working hard but he simply doesn’t have the strength to get up. Jackson with some body shots, some to the head. Lima is frustrated. That has been the story of the fight. Jackson rides out the whole round on top to secure the dominant win. 10-9 Jackson
Final Result: Jackson def. Lima via unanimous decision
Sidney Outlaw vs. Tofiq Musayev
Round 1: Overhand right from Musayev, and then a left hand rocks Outlaw from the jump. He’s on wobbly legs and Musayev lands one more right that drops Outlaw. It’s all over! WOW!
Final Result: Musayev def. Outlaw via first-round knockout
Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Chris Gonzalez
Round 1: A tentative start by both men. Two minutes in and not a lot of action. Hick kick from Nurmagomedov. Jab from Nurmagomedov. Two and a half minutes in and both men have been tentative so far. A lot of feints from Gonzalez. Gonzalez rushes Nurmagomedov and he gets the clinch and Nurmagomedov reverses position and trips him. He sinks in a front-choke. It’s tight and Gonzalez is forced to tap.
Final Result: Nurmagomedov def. Gonzalez via guillotine in round one
Lorenz Larkin vs. Mukhamed Berkhamov
Round 1: Larkin coming in hot with several big shots, Berkhamov evades and scores an early takedown and is now in side control. Berkhamov keeps Larkin down and Larkin can’t do much to get up. Larkin uses the cage to wall walk and he is up to his feet. Larkin lands an elbow to the back of the head and Berkhamov drops down in pain. A break in action to let Berkhamov recover. Berkhamov tells the referee his is dizzy. After taking the majority of the five minutes, Berkahmov tells the referee he can not continue and the fight is called.
Final Result: The fight is ruled a No Contest (NC)
Davion Franklin vs. Marcelo Golm
Round 1: Jab from Franklin. Golm comes in with an overhand right. Low kick from Golm. Golm catches Franklin’s kick and slams him to the canvas. Golm takes his back. Franklin scrambling. Franklin picks Golm up, gets to his feet and slams him down to the canvas! WOW! He picks him up again and slams him down one more time. Looking like WWE out here. Side control for Franklin. Franklin dropping some nasty elbows right on the chin of Golm. Golm has a nasty cut above his right eye. Golm with an overhand right that lands clean. Golm with a nasty elbow to the jaw. Golm is now walking down Franklin. Franklin’s mouthpiece goes flying out and another overhand right from Golm. 10-9 Franklin
Round 2: Another stiff jab from Franklin. Low kick from Golm. Tussling for position up against the cage. Golm with a solid body shot and Franklin is simply walking backward. Wild spinning back fist from Franklin catches nothing but air. Clinch against the fence, Golm searching for a takedown. Stiff jab from Franklin stuns Golm momentarily. Franklin is tired, looking at the clock and he tags Golm with a one-two combo. Franklin shoots and secures the takedown. Side control. Golm somehow sweeps and reverses position into side control. Now Franklin reverses the position, wow, nothing but brute strength to pull that off. Franklin in guard dropping elbows as the round comes to an end. Close one. 10-9 Golm
Round 3: Switch kick from Franklin and Golm fires back with a right hand. Level change for Franklin but Golm stuffs the takedown. Golm pushing the pace and Franklin fires back with an overhand right that cracks his foe’s jaw. Golm’s cut is bleeding again. Golm pushes Franklin up against the cage and lands some knees to the midsection. Franklin is throwing bombs even though he is exhausted. Golm ducks all the haymakers and pushes Franklin up against the cage. Knees to the inner thigh for Golm. Wild spinning backfist from Franklin and Golm makes him pay by taking him down. He takes his back and sinks in the rear-naked choke and he makes him tap! WOW. A bloodied up Golm hands Franklin his first-ever defeat.
Final Result: Golm def. Franklin via rear-naked choke
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