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Bellator 27's fighters each had their moment of fame.
After being smashed on the first round with uppercuts, Joe Warren (6-1 MMA, 4-0 BFC) opened a box full of powerful strikes to former champion Joe Soto (9-1 MMA, 4-1 BFC) which left the latter unconscious on the floor.
Even though both fighters were former wrestlers, Soto’s strikes were dominant in the first round. Warren was simply wobbling in some occasions and simply inferior. But the second round proved everyone wrong. Warren took aim on the opponent and suddenly the wheels are upside down. He was back in the cage.
Warren uncorked a huge knee that dropped Soto. With good punches and Soto was slumped. He tried to regain power but he is destined to fall. In 33 seconds into the second round, Warren claimed the belt.Read the rest of the article »
Two Joe's are fighting on this season of Bellator 27.
The Bellator Fighting Championships hosted the fighter weigh-ins today for Bellator 27 and the 20 competitors all made it to the event. The weigh-ins took place at Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San Antonio.
Bellator Champion for the featherweight division, Joe Soto (144.8 pounds) and season 2 tournament winner Joe Warren (143.6) were making a “No-Issue” fight for their main event which will take place on Thursday at Majestic Theatre in San Antonio.
Soto, chose to strip down before stepping on the scale. Because he is fighting a battle for the title, the champion did not have a one pound allowance and had to return to or lighter than 145 pounds. Luckily, he had two-tenths pound to spare.
Bellator 27’s main card also features a three opening-round bouts from the eight-field bantamweight tournament. All six event competitors were easily within the 136-pound limit.
The full weigh-in results included:
Champ Joe Soto (144.8) vs. Joe Warren (143.6)
Ulysses Gomez (135.2) vs. Travis Reddinger (135)
Zach Makovsky (134.4) vs. Nick Mamalis (135.8)
Bryan Goldsby (135.8) vs. Ed West (135)
Andrew Craig (184) vs. Rodrigo Pinheiro (185)
Aaron Barringer (154.4) vs. Gilbert Jimenez (154.2)
Dale Mitchell (264.2) vs. Richard Odoms (260.4)
Andrew Chappelle (169.6) vs. Joe Christopher (170.6)
Shane Faulkner (204.6) vs. Jon Kirk (205)
Ernest De La Cruz (145.5) vs. Steven Peterson (144.4)
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