Bellator MMA’s eighth season comes to a close this evening at Revel in Atlantic City. Bellator 95 is headlined with a Featherweight title bout between champion Pat Curran and season seven tournament weinner Shahbulat Shamhalaev. The event also includes season eight’s middleweight and featherweight tournament finals.
Bellator 95′s first fight kicks off Thursday at 7:15 p.m. EST and will stream live on Spike.com. The main card action will begin at 10 p.m. EST and will air live on Spike TV. Join us here at ProMMAnow.com for the LIVE results and play-by-play commentary on all the action.
Bellator 95 quick results:
- Featherweight Title: Pat Curran def. Shahbulat Shamhalaev by technical submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1 (2:38)
- Featherweight Final: Frodo Khasbulaev def. Mike Richman by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Middleweight Final: Doug Marshall def. Brett Cooper via knockout (punches) Rd 1 (3:39)
- Welterweight: Rick Hawn def. Karo Parisyan by knockout (punches) Rd 2 (1:55)
- Welterweight: Lyman Good def. Dante Rivera by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Catchweight 173 lbs: Sam Oropeza def. Shedrick Goodridge by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (4:22)
- Catchweight 188 lbs: Tom DeBlass def. Carlos Brooks by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Rd 2 (5:00)
- Lightweight: Phillipe Nover def. Darrell Horcher by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Catchweight 140 lbs: Jimmie Rivera def. Brian Kelleher by unanimous decision (20-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Featherweight: Will Martinez def. Michael Brent Hess by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (4:15)
- Featherweight: Kevin Roddy def. Brylan Van Artsdalen by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (1:04)
- Light Heavyweight: Liam McGeary def. Anton Talamantes by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (1:18)
Bellator 95 play-by-play:
Karo Parisyan vs. Rick Hawn
Round 1 – Lot of “Heat” and bad blood going into this bout between two Judo masters. Karo looking a bit soft around the middle. He’s never been ripped anyway, but… Overhand right from Karo lands on the shoulder, inside leg kick, clinch. Knee to the groin from Hawn and Karo gets time to recover. Right from Karo, leg kick Hawn. Hawn ducks a big right. Karo pushing forward with strikes, nothing much landing. Leg kick Karo. Big leg kick from Hawn. Clinch, knee from Hawn. Karo shrugs him off. Leg kick from Hawn, Karo catches it and counters with a right. Clinch, release. Karo catches a leg kick, lets it go. Jab from Karo. Left from Hawn, nice right to follow. Body shot from Hawn. Leg kick Karo, again, inside. Low blow and time is called. Touch gloves. Jab from Karo. Body shot from Hawn. Overhand right from Karo. Body kick from Karo. Nice head kick from Hawn stuns Karo, he follows up with some punches, Karo is backed to the cage and fires back, shoves Hawn after the bell and gets a warning from the ref. PMN has it 10-9 for Hawn.
Round 2 – Karo presses forward with punches and a head kick that’s blocked. Right from Hawn, uppercut that misses. Nice body shot then left to the head from Hawn. Karo misses a big punch/kick combo. Big body shot from Hawn, another. Left hook from Karo. Big right from Hawn wobbles Karo, he follows up with a clinch behind the head a and a few uppercuts drops Karo face down to his knees. The ref stops it as Karo grabs Hawn’s leg. Karo is pissed at the stoppage. His nose is bleeding. Personally, Karo has been doing this forever — you give a veteran like that a little bit of time, he was not out, he was grabbing Hawn’s leg. A bit premature in my opinion. May not have made a bit of difference, but I think he deserves that.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rick Hawn def. Karo Parisyan by knockout (punches) Rd 2 (1:55)
They hug it out after the win announcement. Karo congratulates him.
(185 Finals) Brett Cooper vs. Doug Marshall
Round 1 – Doug Marshall told us Brett Cooper will absolutely not stand and trade with him. We shall find out. Touch gloves. Winner gets $100K and a shot at Shlemenko’s title. Left hook from Rhino, leg kick. Big right from Rhino, nice right from Cooper. Leg kick from Marshall. Cooper shoots and puts Rhino down on his back. Well, that stand-up didn’t last long. Cooper on top in half guard. Marshall holding him close. Gets his back to the cage, trying to get up. Gets to his feet, sprawls, knee to body. Thai plum and a knee. Cooper picks him up for a slam, Rhino sits up with back to the cage, Cooper pulls his legs out and takes top control in half guard. A few short left hands from Cooper and Rhino gives the thumbs up. Right from Cooper, drops levels. Marshall defending as Cooper holds on leg. Ref wants action. Rhino pushes him off then blasts him with a elbow, then a huge right hand drops Cooper to his back. Rhino follows up with one big hammerfist and Cooper is unconscious. Wow! Now go listen to that interview guys, I’m telling you. It’s quite entertaining.
Check out the finish:
OFFICIAL RESULT: Doug Marshall def. Brett Cooper via knockout (punches) Rd 1 (3:39)
(145 Finals) Frodo Khasbulaev vs. Mike Richman
Round 1 – Winner gets $100K and a title shot. They trade rights. Left from Richman. Left right body kick from Frodo, side kick. Nice spinning back kick to the gut from Frodo. Misses it on the second attempt. Nice left from Richman. Frodo shoots, stuffed. Left from Richman, body kick from Frodo, low leg kick. Right hand from Frodo, body kick. Nice straight left from Richman. Nice right, body kick from Frodo. Nice straight left from Richman. Leg kick from Frodo. Right hand from Frodo, shoots, Richman escapes. Right counter from Richman. Nice right from Frodo. Overhand right next. Body shot from Richman, overhand left from Frodo. Nice quick right. Ncie right. Right counter from Richman. Body kick from Frodo. One two body kick from Frodo. Nice leg kick. Again, followed by a nice right. Richman’s nose busted. Frodo’s unconventional striking seems to be throwing Richman off a bit. PMN sees it 10-9 for Frodo.
Round 2 -Overhand right from Frodo, body kick. Richman with a nice quick right. Left right. Right from Frodo, again. He shoots, stuffed. Frodo cut over his right eye. Body kick from Frodo. Body kick from Frodo. Jab. Frodo shoots, puts Richman on his back. Stacks him with punches but Richman gets to his feet. They square up. Nice duck under shot from Frodo but Richman stuffs it. Thai plum, knee from Frodo, lands some nice punches, slips on a kick. Back up and they square up and trade punches. Frodo staying very busy. Nice right jab from Richman. Frodo slips on a high kick. Richman lets him up. Frodo slowing down. He shoots, but gets pushed on his back. Richman takes top control inside full guard. Frodo bleeding heavily around his eyes. Richman stands up and lets Frodo up before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 Frodo.
Round 3 – Frodo shoots, stuffed. Stays in the pocket but misses several strike attempts. Frodo shows a right, shoots, follows through and gets Richman down. Richman sits up, eats a few rights but gets to his feet. One two from Frodo. Leg kick. Left hook. Left, and left to body from Richman. Left from Frodo, and his punches have almost nothing on them at this point. Right hook from Richman. Left from Frodo. Right from Richman. Left from Frodo, Left right from Richman. Left hook from Frodo, body kick, leg kick. Nice body kick from Frodo. Body shot from Frodo, right hand. Richman lands a couple punches. Uppercut Frodo. Frodo catches a kick and dumps Richman on his back. Lands a few punches but Richman gets right up. Nice jab from Richman. They trade punches and Frodo shoots. Stuffed. Right from Richman. Front kick from Frodo. Leg kick, uppercut. Nice right to finish it from Frodo. I’ve got Frodo winning the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Frodo Khasbulaev def. Mike Richman by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
(145 Title) Pat Curran vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Feeling each other out. Different styles. Curran’s hand’s up high. Big leg kick from Shamhalaev. Front kick from Curran. Inside leg kick Shamhalaev. Big leg kick Shamhalaev. Leg kick inside from Shamhalaev. Body kick from Curran. Shamhalaev returns same, then a leg kick. Curran shoots, jumps on a guillotine, closed guard and Shamhalaev goes unconscious. Wow! Super impressive! Shamhalaev is pissed, he never even got to tap. Curran ducked under an overhand right, and jumped on an arm in guillotine, locked up in a full guard.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Pat Curran def. Shahbulat Shamhalaev by technical submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1 (2:38)
Thanks to @ZProhpet_MMA for the GIFs.