Bellator 90 takes place this evening at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah and features a main event between Rad Martinez and Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the Bellator Featherweight Tournament Championship.
King Mo also makes his Bellator return tonight as he takes on Emanuel Newton in Season 8 light heavyweight tournament semifinal action.
Join us here at ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) for LIVE play-by-play commentary and fight results starting with the first preliminary card bout at 6 p.m. MT on Spike.com, moving to the main card at 8 p.m. MT on Spike TV.
Bellator 90 quick results:
- Featherweight Finals: Shahbulat Shamhalaev def. Rad Martinez by knockout (punches) Rd 2 (2:12)
- Light Heavyweight Semifinal: Emanuel Newton def. King Mo by Knockout (spinning backlist) Rd 1 (2:35)
- Welterweight Semifinal: Douglas Lima def. Bryan Baker by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (2:34)
- Light Heavyweight Semifinal: Mikhail Zayats def. Jacob Noe by submission (arm bar) Rd 1 (3:38)
- Featherweight Feature Fight: Josh Tyler (145.8) vs. Shanon Slack (146.0)
- Welterweight Semifinal: Ben Saunders def. Raul Amaya by knockout (head kick) Rd 1 (2:56)
- Catchweight 137 lbs: Travis Marx def. Chase Beebe by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Welterweight: Jesse Juarez def. Jordan Smith by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
- Welterweight: Sean Powers def. David Allred by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (2:10)
- Middleweight: Lionel Lanham def. Joe Rodriguez by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (:49)
Bellator 90 quick results:
Middleweight Feature Fight: Lionel Lanham vs. Joe Rodriguez
Round 1 – Lanham hurts Rodriguez early with a right hand, he goes down, tries to get up, Lanham stays on him with big shots and this fight is over quickly. Lanham improves to 5-1.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Lionel Lanham def. Joe Rodriguez by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (:49)
Welterweight Feature Fight: David Allred vs. Sean Powers
Round 1 – Allred lands a one two and clinches up, gets a body lock takedown. He stacks Powers with punches, lays on top in half guard., postures up but Powers goes for an arm bar. Allred escapes to half guard. Powers gives up his back and Allred goes for the choke, Powers spins around and Allred no has mount. Powers sweeps by using the cage, now in mount, but he stands up. Lets Allred up. Lands a couple elbows and a knee that drops Allred. Powers in half guard dropping several elbows, moves to full mount and drops more elbows. Allred sweeps him and takes Powers’ back. They scramble and Powers turtles up allowing Allred to jump on his back, they scramble again and Allred goes for a guillotine, loses it and Powers is now on top in half guard looking for a kimura. Lets it go and drops an elbow or two before the bell. PMN has it 10-9 Powers.
Round 2 – Powers with a couple punches forcing the shot from Allred. He gets Powers on his back, gets full mount and drops some ground and pound until Powers gives up his back, spins back around to mount. Allred looking to set something up but ends up on his back with Powers inside full guard. Powers lands some elbows, looking for a D’arce, lets it go. Allred gets to his knees with Powers on his back with one hook in, drops big right hands and Allred is opened up and bleeding. Back to half guard on top looking for the arm triangle, lets it go. Powers goes for the arm triangle again, loses it, moves to full mount, drops elbows. Allred fishing for a heel hook, cranks it but loses it. Scramble before the bell. PMN has it 10-9 Powers.
Round 3 – Lazy body kick from Allred, slips. Eats a right from Allred, a couple of nice knees to the body, side kick, body kick. Another step in knee. Allred is gassing. Knee and a big right from Powers to the face hurts Allred, Allred shoots for the single. Hammerfists from Powers, takes Allred’s back dropping punches, spins, Allred mounted now and beating up an exhausted opponent. Powers takes his back, body triangle and looking for the choke, he’s got it, Allred taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Sean Powers def. David Allred by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (2:10)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Jesse Juarez vs. Jordan Smith
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Body kick from Juarez, again. Head kick from Smith scores. Leg kick and nice punch combo from Smith scores. Big big body kick from Juarez, leg kick. Side kick and a body kick from Smith. Right hand from Juarez. Punch combo from Smith forces the shot from Juarez, big takedown but Smith gets right up. Clinched against the cage, knee from Smith, elbow. Big counter right from Juarez and they unload a huge punch exchange. Juarez is hurt, shoots in, and Smith drops down for a guillotine. Loses it and Juarez now has top control in half guard. Ref wants action. Nice short elbows from Juarez. Juarez stands up, lets Smith up and greets him with a head kick that partially blocked. Juarez puts him right back down, takes half guard, drops an elbow. PMN has it 10-9 Juarez. Great comeback from him.
Round 2 – One two from Smith, right hook from Juarez scores. Smith fires back with punches and kicks, stays on him with big combos and Juarez takes him down, takes his back with both hooks in, landing punches. Juarez looking for an arm triangle now as he gets to side control. Very tight, Smith turning red, he explodes out and back to his feet. Juarez still hanging on him with a body lock, presses him to the cage. Under 2 minutes to go. Juarez drags him back down, takes his back with one hook in looking for the choke. Smith rolls to his back. Juarez now in full mount. 20 seconds to go. Lays and prays until the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 Juarez.
Round 3 – Leg kick Smith. Uppercut scores during a combo for Smith. Inside leg kick for Juarez. One two three from Smith. Smith misses a spinning backfist and Juarez clinches up with a body lock. Ref is talking too much trying to control the action. Leg kick Juarez. Smith backs him to the cage with a punch combo. Juarez shoots, turns the corner on a single and gets him almost down long enough to jump on his back with both hooks in, Smith standing hunched over. I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THIS REFEREE — HE JUST MADE JUAREZ GET OFF HIS BACK WITH ONE HOOK IN!!! WTF IS GOING ON HERE??? — He restarts them, fortunately for Juarez he is able to get Smith back down, takes top control in half guard dropping punches. PMN sees it 10-9 and 30-27 for Juarez (could be 29-28 too – round one could have easily gone for Smith — my stream kept cutting out)
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jesse Juarez def. Jordan Smith by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Catchweight Feature Fight 137 lbs: Chase Beebe vs. Travis Marx
Round 1 – These guys are Jackson MMA teammates. Leg kick Marx. Clinch, knees from both, body shots from Marx, several shots. Struggle in the clinch against the cage with dirty boxing. Marx backs out. Knee from Marx, leg kick inside. Beebe chases with punches and misses. Clinch and knees from both guys. Check kick from Beebe. Marx slips, back up. Short right from Beebe. Body shot from Beebe, knee from Marx, clinch. Marx backs up, swings, shoots, knee from both, more knees and dirty boxing. Beebe backs out. Body kick from Marx. Clinch from Beebe, knees from both. Body kick Marx. Leg kick Marx. Beebe shoots, gets the single leg takedown, Marx right up though and Beebe with a body clinch. Beebe backs out. Counter right from Beebe, leg kick from Marx. Body shot from Marx. Leg kick. Knee. Body shot. Nice body kick from Beebe. Marx gives one back. Nice head kick from Marx, Superman punch, right hand from Beebe and a leg kick. Great exchange there at the end. PMN sees it 10-9 Marx.
Round 2 – Left from Marx. Leaping in knee. Front kick. Leg kick. Checks a leg kick from Beebe. Head kick Marx. Right from Marx, clinch, dirty boxing exchanges, body shots from Marx, nice body kick. he backs out. Beebe with a punch combo. Right from Beebe, clinch against the cage. Right from Beebe on the break. Leg kick inside from Marx, another leg kick, punch, leg kick combo. Left to body, leg kick. Nice striking from Marx here. Thai plum and knee from Beebe. Front kick Marx. Marx being much busier here. Leg kick Marx. Good footwork from Marx too. Lifts Beebe up high for a takedown. Beebe goes for a guillotine but loses it. Marx on his knees, Beebe goes for his back, they stand up and square up. Body shot from Marx. Front kick. Left hook Beebe. Blocks a head kick. Leg kick and a left hand from Marx, shoots, wizzer from Beebe defends. Leg kicks from Marx. Nice body kick from Marx catches Beebe lunging in. PMN has it 10-9 Marx.
Round 3 – Clinch, knee from Marx, body kick. Leg kick Marx, again. Left from Marx. Leg kick. Using footwork to avoid Beebe’s counters. Leg kick Marx. Dodges a big punch combo. Leg kick Marx. Again. Again. Clinch, body shots from Marx. Right from Marx on the break. Leg kick. Beebe looks for a guillotine, inside trip but Marx defends. Body shot, leg kick, again from Marx. Beebe jumps on a another guillotine, drops down and loses it, back up, clinch, Marx landing punches inside. He backs out. Right hand from Beebe scores. Body shot Marx. Right from Beebe. Head kick from Marx partially blocked. Left hook from Beebe. Body kick from Marx. Beebe drops levels and gets the takedown, takes Marx back as he stands. He backs out of it and the bell sounds. PMN has it 10-9 and 30-27 for Marx.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Travis Marx def. Chase Beebe by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Welterweight Semifinal: Ben Saunders vs. Raul Amaya
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Leg kick Amaya. Nice body kick from Saunders. Again. Amaya shoots, defended. Leg kick Amaya. Again, inside this time. Body kick from Saunders. Amaya swings big and misses, clinch, short lefts from Amaya on the break, leg kick. High kick Saunders blocked. Right left from Amaya, he shoots. Nice knee from Saunders. They square up. Inside leg kick from Amaya. Left counter from Saunders. Nice right from Amaya. Nice body kick from Saunders and then a head kick catches Amaya perfectly for the best highlight real knockout of his career. Perfect shin to temple and Amaya goes stiff, Saunders goes to follow up but the ref steps in. Good to see Ben get a big win. He moves on to the finals.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ben Saunders def. Raul Amaya by knockout (head kick) Rd 1 (2:56)
Light Heavyweight Semifinal: Mikhail Zayats vs. Jacob Noe
Round 1 – Zayats on the outside, leg kick Noe but gets countered with a big right and knee tap to put him on his back. Zayats on top in half guard. Noe bleeding out of his mouth, he hangs on to Zayats preventing him from doing much. Body shots from Zayats. Short lefts to the head from Zayats, Noe looking for the sweep but Zayats maintains control. Zayats gets to full mount. Noe tries to escape but gets caught with several big rights and Zayats flattens him back to the canvas. Zayats staying busy with punches as Noe tries to get out, Zayats makes the transition quickly to an arm bar, cranks it and Noe taps out. — Go check out our recent sit down interview with Zayats.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Mikhail Zayats def. Jacob Noe by submission (arm bar) Rd 1 (3:38)
Welterweight Semifinal: Douglas Lima vs. Bryan Baker
Round 1 – Baker circling the outside. Leg kick Lima inside. Outside leg kick. Big leg kick from Lima. Again, and buckles the leg. Leg kick again. One huge overhand right from Douglas Lim flattens Bryan Baker. Lima gives one more and the ref steps in to stop the attack. Vicious!! That was brutal and he moves on to the 170 lbs. finals.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Douglas Lima def. Bryan Baker by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (2:34)
Light Heavyweight Semifinal: King Mo vs. Emanuel Newton
Round 1 – Touch gloves, right hand from Newton, high kick blocked. Left hook from Mo. Mo slips a right. Blocks a high kick. Nice counter right from Mo. Newton trying to trade shots toe to toe, facing off. Head kick from Newton, left hook from Mo, jab. Working the boxing skills. Overhand right from Newton lands. Left jab from Mo. Newton with some nice combos. Left hook from Mo. Jab from Newton. Nice quick left jab from Mo, again. Oh my god. Newton shows an overhand right, Mo throws a left hook, leaves his hands down, Newton follows up with a spinning backfist right after that overhand right and it lands right on the chin. Mo goes down and out stiff. HOLY SH*T!!! That was an amazing beautiful knockout. Upset of the year so far I think! My goodness.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Emanuel Newton def. King Mo by Knockout (spinning backlist) Rd 1 (2:35)
Featherweight Finals: Shahbulat Shamhalaev vs. Rad Martinez
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Leg kick from Shamhalaev, again. Inside leg kick Shamhalaev. Outside leg kick. Bog body kick from Martinez is caught and countered by a huge left from Shamhalaev that knocks Martinez down. Lets him up. Leg kick from Shamhalaev. Again. Left from Martinez. Again. Front kick from Martinez. Leg kick from Shamhalaev. Martinez shoots for a single and dumps Shamhalaev on his back. Inside full guard, Martinez working the body shots, elbows and head shots. Shamhalaev trying to work his way up as Martinez fights to keep him down. Tight closed guard from Shamhalaev. Elbows from Martinez. Shamhalaev gets to his knees as Martinez hangs on. PMN sees it 10-9 for Shamhalaev.
Round 2 – Touch gloves. Leg kick Martinez. Leg kick Shamhalaev. Body shot from Shamhalaev – a straight right. Overhand right scores. Right to body. Overhand left from Martinez just misses. Head kick and a left from Shamhalaev drop Martinez. He stumbles back to his feet. One more overhand right from Shamhalaev lands on the button and Martinez drops like a tree getting cut down. Shamhalaev follows up with a hammerfist that stiffens him. Huge $100K win for the Russian Shamhalaev!!! He will now fight for the title.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Shahbulat Shamhalaev def. Rad Martinez by knockout (punches) Rd 2 (2:12)