Bellator 70 Recap and ResultsPosted on May 26, 2012, 12:51 AM by Mike Searson
Bellator 70 took place in Harrah’s New Orleans, Louisiana, on Friday. Bellator 70 was the season finale for the promotion which featured the Lightweight division finals, the semifinal in the Bantamweight division and a Heavyweight title fight.
Former US judo Olympian, Rick Hawn defeated Brent Weedman in the Lightweight Tournament Final Fight and will go on to face Michael Chandler. Luis Nogueira defeated Hiroshi Nakamura in the Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal via a third round TKO and will fight Marcos Galvao next.
In a fight remniscent of the old days of MMA (a pure striker vs. a wrestler), Heavyweight Champion Cole Konrad successfully defended his title against the challenger, Eric Prindle in a bout that lasted 60 seconds. Prindle was a boxer in the US Army and came out strong throwing a combination that would have been destructive to another pugilist. Prindle slipped in for the clinch and took him down in 20 seconds, then cranked a kimura on him and finished him in the first minute of the first round.
Rick Clementi (42-21-1) fought his 65th professional fight against Derek Campos, a man who was 12 years younger than him. Clementi won by Guillotine choke at 4:18 in the first round, showing that he is not quite ready to hang up his gloves and mouthpiece.
Complete Bellator 70 Results
Rick Hawn defeated Brent Weedman by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Champion Cole Konrad defeated Eric Prindle by kimura at 1:00 in the first round
Luis Nogueira defeated Hiroshi Nakamura by TKO at 1:58 in round 3.
Rich Clementi defeated Derek Campos at 4:18 in round 1 via tapout to Guillotine.
Derek Arcement defeated Blake Dufour by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).
Jonas Billstein defeaed Mike Seal by rear-naked choke at 2:55 in round 1.
Kelvin Tiller defated Jeremiah Riggs by kimura at 3:38 in round 3.
A.J. Matthews defeated Charlie Rader by KO at 3:34 in round 2.
In total, it was one of Bellator's better cards from one of their better seasons. The next event is scheduled for June 22nd at the Mountaineer Casino in Chester, West Virginia.
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