Bellator 95 Results & Play-by-Play

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Brian Kelleher vs. Jimmie Rivera
Round 1
Rivera opens up with active kicking, cracking Kelleher to the legs and body. Rivera steps in and flurries on “Boom Boom,” who clinches and runs Rivera across the cage. Rivera turns him around and puts him on the fence momentarily before opting to reset standing. Rivera potshots from the outside until Kellher shoots in on a single, pushing Rivera to the cage again. Rivera again turns him around, banging him to the body with right hands and landing knees to the body. Rivera steps away again, feints on the feet, prompting another Kelleher takedown attempt. Rivera easily turns him around once again then finishes a double-leg of his own. Kelleher pops back up but eats some Rivera lefts for his efforts. Kelleher shoots in again at the bell and gets stuffed.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Rivera
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Rivera
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Rivera

Round 2
Rivera sneaks a few right hands in before thwarting another Kelleher takedown rush. Kelleher fires a wild overhand left and shoots again, not even in Rivera’s area code. The Tiger Schulmann fighter nearly takes Kelleher’s back before pushing him back into the cage. They separate and Rivera establishes his left jab, keeping Kelleher away from wild takedowns with his lead hand. Rivera starts to work his kicks again, prompting the tired Kelleher to barrel forward for another shot. Rivera easily defends again and puts him on the fence once more. After grinding away with no real offense, Rivera gets in on a double-leg takedown with under 30 seconds to go and again dumps his man on the mat late before the bell.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Rivera
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Rivera
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Rivera

Round 3

“The Terror” starts with his jab again, stabbing it out and landing a left hook-right hook combo behind it. Rivera works his hands ably until Kelleher unloads a wild uppercut that drops Rivera to a knee. Rivera clinches and quickly recovers, responding quickly with hooks of his own. More clinching ensues along the cage, both men landing hard with knees. They separate briefly, but winging hooks force the two fighters back to one another, initiating another battle of over-unders along the cage. Kelleher drives for another takedown, only to be rebuffed for the umpteenth time by Rivera. Rivera lands short shots in close before dropping for another late-round double-leg takedown. Kelleher defends, throwing knees to the head and body. Rivera abandons that tactic, flurrying with hooks and tackling Kelleher to the mat again. Rivera is able to claim top position but it is too late to do anything with it.

Official result: The judges score the bout 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 for the winner by unanimous decision, Jimmie Rivera.

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Carlos Brooks vs. Tom DeBlass
Round 1
Brooks and DeBlass throw long punches to start. Brooks clips DeBlass with a right, prompting a DeBlass clinch. The New Jersey native locks up a guillotine standing and jumps it quickly. Brooks takes his time and pops his head out when DeBlass goes all the way down to the mat and into guard. Brooks frees himself from the UFC veteran’s guard and allows him to stand up. Brooks immediately lands a spinning back kick and starts popping his jab in DeBlass’ face. DeBlass steps inside and absorbs a hard knee to the body. Brooks can’t stop his opponent’s momentum, however, as DeBlass runs him into the fence and looks for a single. Brooks defends and DeBlass steps away. Brooks starts landing his left low kick inside on DeBlass, so DeBlass runs him back into the fence. Brooks throws a knee that strays low on DeBlass, but referee Bill Bookwalter sees it and gives DeBlass his respite. Upon resumption, DeBlass struggles to get past Brooks’ long, powerful jab. DeBlass gets underneath it and runs Brooks to the fence again, but still can’t take him down. Brooks separates and continues probing with the jab until the bell rings.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Brooks
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Brooks
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Brooks

Round 2
Brooks’ jab is instantly on display again as DeBlass tries to leg kick his way into the standup. The Tiger Schulmann fighter just keeps his lead left hand going, tagging DeBlass whenever he’s in range. Both men take turns swiping with hooks that hit only air. DeBlass times a single-leg shot well and quickly wrangles Brooks to the ground, but “Shake and Bake” shrimps his way back to the fence, looking to slide up the cage. Brooks can’t get up, so he closes his guard and overhooks both of DeBlass’ arms, hoping for a standup. DeBlass stays busy with short elbows. DeBlass isn’t really beating Brooks up, but he’s consistently landing punches to the body and elbows over the top. Brooks seems relatively lost as to how to stop DeBlass. A left overhand from DeBlass clocks Brooks in the eye. Brooks squints as DeBlass punches and elbows away until the bell.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 DeBlass
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 DeBlass
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 DeBlass

Just before the third round is set to begin, referee Bill Bookwalter calls for the ringside physicians to examine Brooks’ right eye. The ringside physician calls the bout and Brooks does not protest. Tom DeBlass is the winner by doctor’s stoppage after the second round.

lymanLyman Good vs. Dante Rivera
Round 1
Good comes out moving forward, throwing and landing right hands. They tie up and Good unloads some solid shots to the body. They trade knees in close quarters. Rivera is throwing knees and uppercuts with his back to the fence. For now, it’s a dirty boxing battle. Good with a couple hard uppercuts, and he keeps Rivera’s back to the cage. Rivera is finding a home for short uppercuts as well. They continue to trade knees and short punches in tight, but it appears that Good has a slight edge thus far. One minute remains in the stanza, and both Good and Rivera appear content to battle in close quarters. “Cyborg” looks for a single leg as the round winds down, then throws a big right hand after the takedown attempt fails.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Good
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Good
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Good

Round 2
Good moves forward immediately, throws a high kick and ties up Rivera against the fence once again. Good doing a solid job of landing knees and punches to the body. Rivera responds with an elbow over the top, then the TUF alum with a knee to the gut. Good appears to stagger Rivera with a knee to the body of his own. The grueling battle against the fence continues, and Rivera is still content to fight with his back to the cage. Good with short punches to the body, and Rivera responds with knees. Rivera lands another solid knee from the Thai plum. Good changes levels and gets a takedown with 20 seconds to go. Rivera lands a few left hands from his back as time expires.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Good
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Good
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Good

Round 3
It takes about 15 seconds before the two competitors are engaged against the fence again, with Good in the familiar position of pushing his man against the cage. More short punches and the occasional knee from Good. Good’s strength allows him to control the position. He continues to stay busy with his short knees and punches.Rivera’s output seems to have slowed somewhat, but Good continues to apply heavy pressure. Good with a knee to the groin, but Rivera doesn’t want a rest and they go right back to the clinch. Rivera attempts to fire off some more punches, but it’s too little too late. Good opens up with heavy knees and punches as the round draws to a close. They break away and Good misses a high kick as the bell sounds.

Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Good (30-27 Good)
Sam Genovese scores the round 10-9 Good (30-27 Good)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Good (30-27 Good)

Official result: Judges Eric Colon and Tony Tamburrino score the bout 30-27 while Cardo Urso reckons it 29-28, all for the winner by unanimous decision, Lyman Good.