CONCHO, Okla.— Bellator 42 takes place this evening at Lucky Star Casino in Concho, Okla., and will feature Bellator’s season four light heavyweight tournament semifinals.
Bellator 42 will air LIVE on MTV2 starting at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, and ProMMAnow.com will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary.
Bellator 42 quick results:
MAIN CARD (Televised on MTV2)
- Richard Hale def. D.J. Linderman by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Ronnie Mann def. Josh Arocho by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)
- Christian M’Pumbu def. Tim Carpenter by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (2:08)
- Luiz Nogueira def. Jerod Spoon by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Not Televised)
- Local Feature Fight: Owen Evinger (144.2 lbs.) vs. Brandon Shelton (145.8 lbs.)
- Jared Hess def. Chris Bell by submission (triangle choke) Rd 1 (1:40)
- Shane Howell def. Mark Oshiro by submission (brabo choke) Rd 1 (4:15)
- Mark Holata def. Tracy Willis by submission (strikes) Rd 1 (0:49)
Bellator 42 play-by-play:
135 lbs. Jerod Spoon vs. Luiz “Terrier” Nogueira
Round 1 – Body kick from Spoon and leg kick from Nogueira but eats a big overhand punch from Sppon. Leg kick from Nogueira. Body kick from Spoon. Big leg kick from Nogueira. Spoon returns the favor. Inside thigh kick from NOgueira. Right, left from Nogueira scores. Nogueira turns on the heat with several big punches, head kick blocked by Spoon but knocks him against the cage. Leg kick from Nogueira. Inside leg kick from Nogueira, he shoots and gets the takedown. Spoon gets to his feet. Inside leg kick again from Nogueira. Again, and Nog follows up with punches. Spoon counters with a punch that backs Nog up. Spoon scores a takedown before the bell. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Nogueira.
Round 2 – Spoon shoots, Nog defends well and never goes all the way down. Leg kick from Nogueira. Spoon misses with a big haymaker. Nog catches a kick and lands several punches to counter. They clinch and Spoon lands a couple elbows. Jab from Spoon, again and lands a big right. Nog with a counter right and uppercut that scores. Nog’s chin way up in the air. Body lock from Nogueira pushing Spoon against the cage. They separate and square up. Nice right from Spoon counters a shot from Nog. Nog definitely has the better stand up. Nice combo to the body from Nogueira. Spoon with a one two to the face. Nogueira gets the single leg takedown just a few seconds before the bell and lands a few shots to seal the round. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Nogueira.
Round 3 – Nog chasing Spoon down, big inside thigh kick, body kick, again. Leg kick caught by Nog and he shoots and gets the takedown. Spoon fishing for a kimura, gets to his feet. Nog with a body lock, lands a right left on the break. Spoon gets countered with a three punch combo, a flying knee but Spoon covers up. Uppercut from Nog. Nice right from Spoon scores. Spoon shoots, gets shrugged aside. Shoots again, gets the takedown but Nog bounces right up. Nice right from Spoon. Spoon shoots, Nog walks out of it. Spoon working a jab and landing. Nog shoots, picks Spoon up and puts him down but he gets right up. Nice straight left from Nog. Ten seconds to go and Nog lands a left but Spoon rocks Nog with a one two just before the bell, his best punches of the night. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Nogueira and the fight 30-27 for Nogueira.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Luiz Nogueira def. Jerod Spoon by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
(205 lbs.) Light Heavyweight Semifinal
Christian M’Pumbu vs. Tim Carpenter
Round 1 – M’Pumbu with a leg kick as Carpenter walks him down. Another leg kick and another and another from M’Pumbu. Carpenter gives one back and throws some punches. M’Pumbu with a leg kick. Body shot, leg kick. Leg kick from Carpenter. Again. Leg kick from Carpenter. Body shot from M’Pumbu. Left hook and a huge right from M’Pumbu that rocks Carpenter and then a right uppercut to finish the job and Carpenter drops to the mat, he got dropped and the ref steps in to stop the action. It is Carpenter’s first loss of his career.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Christian M’Pumbu def. Tim Carpenter by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (2:08)
145 lbs. Josh Arocho vs. Ronnie Mann
Round 1 – Arocho lands a right and Mann slips to the mat but gets up. Head kick from Mann blocked and countered with a right. Mann with a front kick to the face slips over the shoulder of Arocho. Nice left hook by Mann and Arocho shoots, gets the takedown. Mann sweeps and puts Arocho on his back. Good stuff from the Brit. Who says they can’t wrestle? Mann on top now landing some nice elbows and big rights from inside Arocho’s full guard. Body body head from Mann. More elbows from Mann and Arocho doing little more than trying to hang on right now. Mann opens Arocho’s forehead up with an elbow. Arocho trying to hang on but Mann is staying busy here with less than a minute to go. More elbows and punches to the face from Mann. It’s a steady calculated beatdown from Mann. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Mann (Almost a 10-8).
Round 2 – Leg kick from Mann. Right hand from Mann. Barely misses a head kick. Same from Arocho. Mann just misses a big right. Arocho has big mouses under both eyes. Arocho shoots but ends up on his back with Mann inside his full guard. Mann goes back to that ground and pound we saw all through round one. Arocho’s left eye is almost swollen shut. Big left hands from Mann. He stayed on top for the rest of the round just pounding steadily away. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-8 for Mann.
Round 3 – Head kick from Arocho but does little damage. Head kick from Mann. Arocho shoots, eats a punch and ends up on his back underneath Mann again. Mann in side control, raining down elbows and Arocho’s face looks horrible. Elbow after elbow Mann lands to the face of Arocho. Mann turns north-south and locks on an inverted triangle briefly. Mann goes back to side control, knees to the ribs. Two minutes to go. Four quick elbows from Mann to the face. Arocho’s face bloody. Mann on top in half guard continues the beating. He attempts a keylock but lets it go due to his leg being stuck in half guard. Arocho gains full guard. Mann puts about five punches in the ribs of Arocho. The ten second bell sounds and Mann swarms. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-8 and the fight 30-25 for Mann.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ronnie Mann def. Josh Arocho by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
(205 lbs.) Light Heavyweight Semifinal
D.J. Linderman vs. Richard “Rare Breed” Hale
Round 1 – Can Hale score another incredible submission? Hale with a leg kick. Hale is bigger and taller. Another leg kick. Right hand by LInderman. Two leg kicks from Hale. They exchange big punches. Leg kick from Linderman. Head kick from Hale is blocked. Big counter left from Hale rocks Linderman. Left double jab from Hale. Left counter. Linderman lands a nice right. Leg kick from Hale, again. Leg kick from Linderman eats a counter punch. Hale just misses a head kick. Inside and outside leg kicks from Hale. Leg kick from Linderman. Clinch against the cage. Fast straight right from Linderman just misses. Hale with a head kick blocked. Left hand and a right from Linderman. Hale with a flying knee misses. Counter right from Linderman but Hale rocks him with a couple big shots. Close round but ProMMAnow.com scores it 10-9 for Hale.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Hale. Spinning backfist from Linderman lands solid and rocks Hale. Linderman shoots, picks Hale over his head and slams him. Hale is right back up. Clinched, and Hale lands a knee to the groin and time out is called. He took about two minutes at most. Right hand from Linderman, again. Leg kick from Hale and the exchange big punches. Left hand from Hale. Leg kick from Hale, again. Again, again. Again. Again. Body kick from Linderman but Hale counters with another leg kick. They both swing big and miss. Leg kick from Linderman and Hale counters with a left and a leg kick. Nice right left from Linderman. Leg kick from Linderman. Less than a minute to go and Linderman lands another big punch. Leg kick. Superman punch from Hale rocks Linderman and he counters. Right hand from Hale and they pour it on as time runs out. Close round again. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Linderman.
Round 3 – Hale flies through the air. High kick misses. Leg kick from Hale. Nice left from Linderman, then shoots. Linderman picks him up but Hale grabs a guillotine and Linderman sets him down, he starts working again for the takedown. Clinched against the cage and Linderman falls to his back and Hale is on top. Linderman gives up his back and the black belt jumps on his back. Hale with both hooks in looking for the choke. One and a half minutes to go. Linderman throwing blind punches and lands. Linderman turtles up and Hale is riding him. Linderman throws punches, rights and lefts while still on Linderman’s back as time runs out. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Hale and the fight 29-28 for Hale.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Richard Hale def. D.J. Linderman by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
NOTES: Hale will face M’Pumbu in the finals for the Bellator light heavyweight title.