Los Angeles, CA – Bellator MMA returns to The Forum as, The Last Emperor, Fedor Emelianenko faces off against Ryan Bader in the finals of the Heavyweight Grand Prix to declare the new Bellator Heavyweight Champion.
Also on the card, for WWE Superstar, Jake Hager (Jack Swagger) makes his MMA pro-debut against J.W. Kiser.
Featherweight (145 lb) – Brandon McMahan (5-6) vs. Adel Altamimi (7-5)
Round One – McMahan drives Altamimi against the cage as the Iraqi refugee is the crowd favorite, he rolls through McMahan’s takedown, catches the arm and this is all over!
You’re winner by submission at 1:16 in round number one Adel Altamimi!
Bantamweight (135 lb) – Juan Archuleta (21-1) vs. Ricky Bandejas (11-1)
Round One – Archuleta, takes Bandejas down three times and still controls him by the waist. The Spaniard is making his opponent chance him around the cage as he continues to switch his stance, trying to throw Bandejas off his game. Archuleta is swinging wildly, yet doesn’t lost his composure.
Round Two – The figures touch gloves and feel each other out a bit. Bandejas stuffs the takedown and keep this one standing. Bandejas catches Archuleta’s side kick trips him but refuses to go down to the ground.
Round Three – These two fighters maintain thur same level of energy they had in the first round! Bandejas rocks Archuleta with a kick to the head, but doesn’t drop him, that hesitation lead to a takedown by the Spaniard.
Your winner by unanimous decision, Juan Archuleta!
Heavyweight (265 lb) – Jake Hager (Pro-Debut) vs. J.W. Kiser (1-1)
Round One – They touch gloves and Hager takes Kiser down with an ankle pick against the cage as he transitions to half-guard. Hager is looking for a key lock but Kiser defends only to eat some elbows. Hager has the arm triangle, gets the choke and this one is over!
Your winner by submission at 2:09, Jake Hager!
Featherweight (145 lb) – Aaron Pico (4-1) vs. Henry Corrales (16-3)
Round One – The hometown crowd is chanting for Pico. Pico drops Corrales with a right hand, they dirty box and Pico ends up getting knocked out with a right hook followed by a left and a right on the way down. This one is all over!
Your winner by knock out at 1:07, Henry Corrales!
Heavyweight Championship (265 lb) Fedor Emelianenko (38-5) vs. Ryan Bader (26-5)
Round One – The crowd is with Bader chants of U-S-A begin. Fedor gets dropped with an overhand left and it’s all over! Ryan Bader is now the light heavyweight champion, the grand prix heavyweight champion and now the new Bellator world heavyweight champion!
Your winner and new Bellator World Heavyweight Champion at 0:35 of round number one by KNOCK OUT, Ryan Bader!