Josh “The Punk” Thomson vs. Pablo “El Gallo” Villaseca headlines Bellator 147 / photo courtesy Bellator

Bellator 147 goes down tonight, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, from San Jose State University in California. UFC vet Josh Thomson (21-8) makes his sophomore Bellator appearance under his old Strikeforce boss Scott Coker as he takes on 28-year-old Chilean fighter Pablo Villaseca (10-1) in the lightweight headliner.

We’ll have live round-by-round updates of the main card coinciding with the live Spike broadcast at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT).


MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET)

  • Josh Thomson def. Pablo Villaseca via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:59 / Rd 1: Trip takedown from Thomson early. Villaseca goes for a leg, ends up on top but Thomson locks up a triangle attempt, then omoplata. Villaseca escapes to his feet. They trade for a bit before Pablo scores a couple quick takedowns, then takes a shot to the groin causing a timeout. Trip takedown from Thomson before the bell. Rd 2: Takedown from Thomson. Villaseca showing good defense off his back, but he can only defend so long as Thomson pours on the damage until the ref is forced to stop it.

  • Daniel Weichel def. Georgi Karakhanyan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) / Rd 1: Weichel likely got the better of round 1 with crisper striking. Rd 2: More of the same in round 2. Rd 3: Weichel continues to land solid punch combos and kicks. Karakhanyan hangs tough and landed the occasional shot but took a lot of punishment. 
  • Derek Anderson def. Patricky Freire via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) / Rd 1: Pretty close with the stand-up. Anderson with a takedown, Freire back up before the bell. Anderson seems to be breathing hard at the close of the round. Rd 2: Patricky getting the better of the standup and rocks Anderson. Anderson eats a big knee, then gets taken down. Patricky takes Anderson’s back, holds it over a minute, but he gets out and up before the bell. Rd 3: Patricky with a takedown. Anderson back up and hanging tough, scores a takedown in the last minute, then gets reversed. 
  • Adam Piccolotti def. Mario Soto via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:25 / Rd 1: Fairly even on the feet, both landing some decent strikes. Soto got the better of the ground, almost getting an arm-triangle choke. Piccolotti finished strong on the feet. Rd 2: Piccolotti gets full mount on the ground and busts Soto up badly with elbows and locks up the fight-ending RNC — wait til you see the video!

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  • Brian Rogers def. Virgil Zwicker via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 4:38 / Rd 1: After trading on the feet, Rogers gets a takedown and looks for the choke. Rd 2: After landing a kick to the groin that caused a timeout, Thomson took Zwicker to the ground where he unloaded elbows until locking up the fight-ending choke.


  • Gabriel Carrasco def. Khomkrit Niimi via TKO (elbows) – Round 1, 3:19
  • Brandon Hester def. Idris Wasi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-24)
  • A.J. McKee def. John Donaldson via TKO (knee, punches) – Round 1, 3:19
  • Nick Barnes def. James Terry via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:48

DARK MATCHES (not televised)

  • Anthony Do vs. Dustin Moore
  • Adin Duenas vs. Anthony Taylor
  • Bronson Mohika vs. Jose Perez
  • Alvin Cacdac vs. Jeremiah Labiano
  • Thomas Diagne vs. Erick Sanchez


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