Bellator 84 takes place this evening at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind. and features the finals of the Bellator Season 7 Lightweight tournament with Dave Jansen taking on Marcin Held, as well as a heavyweight championship fight between Rich Hale and Alexander Volkov.
Fight fans can watch the entire Bellator 84 LIVE stream on ProMMAnow.com starting at 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT).
Bellator 84 quick results:
- (HW Title) Alexander Volkov def. Richard Hale by unanimous decision (49-46 x 3)
- (185) Daniel Vizcaya def. Jack Hermansson by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- (118) Felice Herrig def. Patricia Vidonic by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
- (185) Louis Taylor def. Joe Vedepo by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (4:12)
- Lightweight Tournament Finals: Dave Jansen (156) vs. Marcin Held (156)
- Welterweight Feature Fight: Quinton McCottrell (170.4) vs. Belal Muhammad (170.2)
- Heavyweight Feature Fight: Eddie Castillo (266) vs. Dave Sharp (265)
- (155) Christian Uflacker def. Cliff Wright technical decision (29-28 x 3)
- (125) Jerald Williams def. Joey Diehl by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
- (215) Anthony Gomez def. Anton Talamantes by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (3:30)
- (155) Robert White def. Kenny Booker by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Bellator 84 play-by-play:
Patricia Vidonic vs. Felice Herrig
Round 1 – Leg kick Felice, again. Front kick. P pushes her to the cage. Felice turns her around. Felice backs out, front kick. P pushes her to the cage. P with a knee and Felice gives one back before backing out. They trade punches. Left from Felice. P shoots, presses her back to the cage. Left from Felice, front kick, combo punches, knee from Felice. P tries for a guillotine but loses her neck. Felice now on top in half guard. Felice working the ground and pound. Elbow from P from her back. Felice with an elbow, stands over P, moves to side control. P stands back up, kicks P’s legs. P gets to her feet, eats a right, a leg kick, a jab. P pushes her to the cage with a clinch, knees from P. Knee from Felice. P looking for the takedown. Felice turns her to the cage. Knee from Felice. Again. Another knee from Herrig, then a left hand and jumps on Vidonic’s back as she goes down at the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 Herrig.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Felice. P comes in with a jab, looks for the shot but gets stuffed and taken down easily by Felice. Felice now on top in half guard. P recovers full guard. She throws up a triangle attempt an armbar. Felice backs out and lets her up. P trying to get to Felice but eating a number of punches trying to initiate the clinch. Clinched up now, pressing on Felice, but Felice turns her around with underhooks. Ref separates them. P pushes her to the cage, gets turned around. Repeat. Looks very similar to the first fight so far. Takedown by Felice, on top in half guard. Felice tries to lock up a choke at the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 Herrig.
Round 3 – P eats some big shots before getting put on her back. Herrig on top in half guard. Felice stands up, kicks her legs. P stands up and eats some punches as she clinches. Herrig puts her right back down again. P gets up for a split second but Herrig puts her back down. P looks for an armbar but Herrig gets out and takes full mount. Vidonic uses the cage to get out, goes for Herrig’s leg, sweeps and is now on top for the first time in the fight. P inside full guard, pushes Herrig’s head to the cage with 2 minutes to go. Herrig with full guard. Ref wants action. P with body shots and hammerfists. P postures up as Herrig holds on looking for the standup. Ref stands them up. Front kick, again from Herrig. P gets the clinch but gets put on her back. Herrig traps one arm with a knee and lands some elbows from half guard. Herrig tries to finish, up kick from P. Bell sounds. They hug it out. PMN scores it 10-9 and 30-27 for Herrig.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Felice Herrig def. Patricia Vidonic by unanimous decision
Jack Hermansson vs. Daniel Vizcaya
Round 1 – Crazy staredown. Hermansson looks smiley. Leg kick from Vizcaya. Right from Vizcaya. Vizcaya goes for the clinch takdown but Hermansson reverses and lands on top in half guard. Moves to side control. Vizcaya gets to his feet, body lock from behind by Hermansson. Knee to the back of the thigh. Knee toward the head on the break from Hermansson. They square up. Leg kick from Vizcaya, gets the takedown. Now on top in a half butterfly guard, now full guard. Right to the body from Vizcaya, uses a can-opener. More ground and pound. Hermansson with the closed guard trying to tie Vizcaya up. Short elbow or two from Vizcaya before the bell. PMN scores it 10-9 Vizcaya.
Round 2 – Left straight to the body from Vizcaya, leg kick. Vizcaya with a takedown. Hermansson gets to his feet as Vizcaya gets a body lock, landing knees to his thighs, gets a trip takedown. Vizcaya on top in half guard looking for a D’arce choke. Body shots from Vizcaya as Hermansson sits up against the cage. Hermansson to his feet. Vizcaya pushing him against the cage, knees to the thighs. Vizcaya picks him up for the slam. Hermansson trying to sweep with a kimura. Vizcaya defends but ends up getting swept. Hermansson inside full guard, postures up with punches. Vizcaya gets up, goes for the takedown, Hermansson sprawls and lands several punches before the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 Hermansson (could go either way).
Round 3 – They trade a few punches, Vizcaya goes for the takedown, stuffed. Clinched and Hermansson gets his own trip takedown. Vizcaya turtles and Hermansson rides his back, landing punches to the side of the head. Vizcaya tries to get up but gets slammed back down. Hermansson now in half guard landing ground and pound. Vizcaya with full guard. Hermansson postures up with punches, moves to half guard. Hermansson drops some elbows as Vizcaya gets to his feet. Hermansson lands a head kick, a knee. Vizcaya shoots, sprawl from Hermansson, drops some elbows with 30 seconds left. PMN scores the round 10-9 Hermansson.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Daniel Vizcaya def. Jack Hermansson by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Joe Vedepo vs. Louis Taylor
Round 1 – Vedepo looks very intense. Gary Copeland reffing. Touch gloves. They tie up. Taylor with the outside trip takedown. Vedepo gets to his knees. Taylor riding him. Vedepo up, body lock from behind by Taylor, drags him down, holding from behind around the waist, knee to the thigh from Taylor, drags him down, one hook in. Vedeop on both knees now and gains top advantage with Taylor’s back to cage. Taylor gets to his feet but Vedepo pressing to the cage. Copeland stops it to cut tape off Taylor’s glove. They square up. Left from Vedepo, Taylor returns same. Clinch takedown from Taylor, moves to side control but Vedepo quickly regains half guard. Elbows to the thigh from Taylor. Right hands from Taylor from the top, he finds the opening, gives one more right to the chin and Vedepo is knocked out. Keep in mind Taylor was still in half guard on top. Big power!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Louis Taylor def. Joe Vedepo by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (4:12)
Rich Hale vs. Alexander Volkov
Round 1 – This is for the heavyweight title. Touch gloves. Couple of left hooks from Hale do not find their target. Left hook from Hale touches the chin of Vokov. Volkov changes his mind on a leg kick attempt and Hale comes in swinging only to get put on his back by Volkov. Volkov stands over Hale, kicks his thighs. Hale pushes on Volkov’s knee with his foot. Volkov lays inside full guard. Stands right back up. Volkov grabs a foot and swings a right but misses. Ref stands Hale up. Left body kick from Volkov. Front kick and a nice left to the chin from Volkov catches Hale coming in, halts Hale’s progression. Leg kick from Hale. High kick from Volkov. Both guys using feints in this fight. Hale with a right, a then a big overhand right that connects on the temple and knocks Volkov to a knee. He gets right up, clinched until the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 Hale.
Round 2 – Jab from Hale. Overhand right from Hale, clinch. Volkov turns him to the cage. Knee from Volkov to the body, knee to the thigh, again. Body lock from Volkov looking for the takedown. Hale defends. Ref wants action. Volkov gets the outside trip takedown, stands over Hale. Hale kicks his knee, again. Vokov kicks his thigh, tries to get in with a punch but misses. Hale very calm. Ref lets Hale up. Right from Volkov, counter right from Hale. Nice head kick from Volkov. Right from Hale. Left double jab from Volkov catches Hale coming in. Left hook from Hale. Left from Volkov. Volkov playing the counter game. One more exchange before the bell. PMN scores it 10-9 Volkov.
Round 3 – They come out swinging. Volkov connects. Couple of lefts from Volkov, counter left from Hale. Both guys trying to capitalize on the other’s mistakes. Body kick from Volkov. Nice head kick from Volkov. Left hand from Volkov. Hale’s nose bleeding. Left from Volkov. He’s stalking Hale, body shot, front kick. One two counter from Hale. Body kick from Volkov, punch exchange, clinch. Knee from Hale. Knees from both. Clinched against the cage. Boos for the hug-fest. PMN scores it 10-9 Volkov.
Round 4 – With $100K on the line, every strike counts. Hale stalking. Punch exchange, nothing connects. Nice left from Volkov. Hale comes in swinging, Volkov tries to counter. Volkov with a double left jab, again. Counter left jab from Volkov, again. Nice straight left from Volkov after faking with a leg kick first. Hale with a left. Body shot Hale. Leg kick from Volkov. Left counter from Hale connects. Head kick from Volkov connects. Nice right from Volkov. Hale fires back. Leg kick, right hand, spinning back kick from Volkov. PMN scores it 10-9 Volcov.
Round 5 – They meet in the center and trade in the pocket, both landing. Hale looking more aggressive for now. Eats a couple jabs from Volkov. Hale’s corner was yelling at him between rounds. Left counter from Volkov. Hale stalking. Left from Hale. Volkov circling on the outside. Hale chasing, knows he’s behind. Boos from the crowd. Nice right from Hale but Volkov lands two or three counter left jabs. Hale still stalking. Volkov knows he just has to ride it out. Volkov lands a couple lefts as Hale comes in with his head up. More left jabs from Volkov land as he counters Hale’s attack. Under a minute to go. Jab from Volkov. Boos at the tentativeness. PMN scores it 10-9 and 49-46 for Volkov.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Alexander Volkov def. Richard Hale by unanimous decision (49-46 x 3)