bellator 116_johnson vs ivanovBellator 116 goes down tonight from Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif., and feature the Bellator Heavyweight, Middleweight and Welterweight tournament semifinals. Lavar Johnson and Blagoi Ivanov clash in the Heavyweight headliner.

Aside from Johnson, quite a few other UFC vets and recognizable names are on this card including Rob Emerson, Vladimir Matyushenko, Karo Parisyan, Joey Beltran, Poppies Martinez and Rodney Wallace.

Bellator 116 will broadcast live on Spike TV beginning at 9 p.m. EST, while the prelims be streamed live and free on 7 p.m. EST.

Bellator 116 results:


  • Bellator Heavyweight Semifinal: Blagoi Ivanov def. Lavar Johnson by submission (Americana) Rd 1 (4:08)
  • Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Joey Beltran def. Vladimir Matyushenko by submission (North-South Choke) Rd 3 (3:06))
  • Bellator Welterweight Semifinal: Adam McDonough def. Nathan Coy by KO (punch) Rd 2 (0:30)
  • Bellator Heavyweight Semifinal: Alexander Volkov def. Mighty Mo by KO (Head Kick) Rd 1 (2:44)


  • Middleweight Feature Fight: Dave Vitkay (184.4) vs. Keith Berry (185.4)
  • Lightweight Feature Fight: Josh Smith (154.8) vs. Poppies Martinez (155.1)
  • Featherweight Feature Fight: Brandon Bender (145.8) vs. Mario Navarro (145)
  • Bellator Middleweight Semifinal: Brandon Halsey def. Joe Pacheco by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
  • Welterweight Feature Fight: Karo Parisyan def. Ron Keslar by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (4:05)
  • Bantamweight Feature Fight: Rob Emerson def. Joe Taimanglo by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x 2)
  • Catchweight Feature Fight(180 lbs.): Ricky Rainey def. Andy Murad by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (1:11)
  • Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Philipe Lins def. Travis Clark by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd 1 (0:40)
  • Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Rodney Wallace def. Carlos Eduardo by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x 2)

KO of the Night goes to Alexander Volkov for this head kick KO of Mighty Mo:

GIF courtesy of @ZProphet_MMA


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