Georgi Karakhanyan never quite lived up to the hype he first garnered upon entering the Bellator cage, kicking some butt but ultimately losing to the organization’s elite. Still, he remains a tough dude, and one of Bellator’s better featherweights. Daniel Pineda had a dismal run in the UFC, but has thus far gone 1-1 in Bellator. So why not have these two scrap on the Bellator 182 undercard?
Pineda is all about that wrestling in the opening round, ducking under Karakhanyan’s punches to tie him up and take him down against the fence. Karakhanyan does his best to use his guard in defending the assault from above, but Pineda manages to mark him up a bit with his ground and pound. He scores another takedown before the round ends.
Round 2 begins to play out in similar fashion, with Karakhanyan getting the takedown but getting swept, and Pineda resuming his top control. But somehow Karakhanyan nails his opponent with a legal kick from the bottom, and Pineda is suddenly bleeding from a nasty cut – so nasty, in fact, that the doctors say “no mas”.
Results: Georgi Karakhanyan def. Daniel Pineda via TKO (Doc Stoppage Due to Cut) at 4:05, R2