If you tuned in to Bellator 140 last night on SpikeTV looking for close, hard-fought battles, well… you got that in the main event with champ Douglas Lima losing his belt to challenger Andrey Koreshkov over the course of five round. But otherwise, it was Can Smash City, with a bunch of fighters absolutely crushing a bunch of others.
First up was the vaunted Michael Page, who fights like a prime Anderson Silva mixed with Uriah Hall mixed with a lot of illicit drugs like meth and PCP. He waved his arms and danced and took out Rudy Bears with such speed and precision it took about three watches on slo-mo to see what Page actually hit him with.
Chris Honeycutt was expected to trounce the aging Paul Bradley, and he pretty much was until an accidental headbutt ended things via “no contest”.
Brennan Ward versus Roger Carroll started off ugly, and ended even uglier. In a match between someone with some moderately crisp hands against someone who maybe hit a heavy bag once, Ward threw whatever he wanted and Carroll simply covered up. This was a recipe for disaster for the overmatched fighter, and when the end came via KO, all who watched were left feeling disgusted that this match-up had even been made.
He may have been banished from the UFC in disgrace, but Paul Daley is a killer with a name, and he made the most of his Bellator 140 appearance by laying a beating on tomato can Dennis Olson. Olson lasted into Round 2 by virtue of his takedowns, but he had zero survival instinct and kept wanting to get up while standing in front of Daley completely defenseless, so of course the Brit iced him.
Koreshkov was supposed to strike against the striker Lima. He didn’t, and for five rounds he out-wrestled the jiu-jitsu black belt in the most competitive fight of the night. Koreshkov is now the Bellator welterweight champ.
Since Scott Coker has taken the helm, Bellator has been all about the spectacle – which is fine, as it makes for fun fights. As long as you’re cool with watching cans getting smashed, Bellator 140 was pretty entertaining.
Welterweight Championship Bout
- Andrey Koreshkov def. Douglas Lima via Unanimous Decision
- Paul Daley def. Dennis Olson via TKO (Punches) at 1:12, R2
- Brennan Ward def. Roger Carroll via KO (Punch) at 2:06, R1
- Chris Honeycutt vs. Paul Bradley – NO CONTEST after accidental headbutt at 2:47, R2
- Michael Page def. Rudy Bears via KO (Punch) at 1:05, R1
- Dean Hancock def. Alex Dunworth via TKO (corner stoppage) at 2:14, R2
- Kaline Medeiros def. Sarah Payant via Submission (Kimura) at 3:24, R1
- Ryan Quinn def. Waylon Lowe via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:47, R2
- Remo Cardarelli def. Billy Goivanella via Unanimous Decision
- Kin Moy def. Blair Tugman via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:01, R3
- Parker Porter def. Eric Bedard via Submission (Americana) at 2:51, R2
- Ilya Kotau def. Nicholas Seriagomi via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:17, R1