Bellator 127 went down tonight (Fri., October 3, 2014) from the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.
The main event was a featherweight battle between former champion Daniel Straus and Justin Wilcox. Straus didn’t take long to finish the bout, destroying Wilcox with a massive left hook that had Wilcox done inside of a minute. Watch Straus’ power left courtesy of Gfycat:
Former UFC welterweight Karo Parisyan came in with the momentum of some surprising knockout victories, but that streak ended against Fernando Gonzalez in the co-main event. Gonzalez nailed “The Heat” with a short uppercut, following to the ground to earn the stoppage with a barrage of vicious ground and pound. Check out Gonzalez’s knockout from Gfycat:
Rafael Silva came out strong against Rob Emerson, dropping him with a huge right hand to dominate from top position. Silva used relentless takedowns to smother Emerson and lock up a unanimous decision victory.
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) veteran Kendall Grove put on a good show against former Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu, rocking him early and implementing a good clinch game. “Da Spyda” took M’Pumbu down in the second round and ended the fight with a vicious second round choke.
Bellator 127 Full Results:
Daniel Straus def. Justin Wilcox via R1 KO (0:50)
Fernando Gonzalez def. Karo Parisyan via R1 TKO (1:43)
Rafael Silva def. Rob Emerson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Kendall Grove def. Christian M’Pumbu via R2 submission (rear naked choke, 4:14)
Ray Sloan def. Nick Moghaddam via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Saad Awad def. Sergio Rios via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Remeau Thierry Sokoudjou def. Malik Merad via R2 TKO (4:04)
Keith Berry def. Joe Pacheco via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ricky Rainey def. Johnny Cisneros via R1 KO (3:18)
Justin Baesman def. Johnny Mercurio via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)