HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - MACFARLANE WINS VIA SUBMISSION (STRIKES)
- IT’S ALL OVER! Macfarlane forces Letourneau to tap and the Blaisdell goes NUTS! What a night for Hawaii, Macfarlane and all the fans in attendance.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is it. And there aren’t many words to describe Macfarlane’s walkout just now. Terrific moment here for Hawaii. But back to the fight: Macfarlane looks to defend her 125-pound title against Letourneau.
MACHIDA WINS BY SPLIT-DECISION
- In his Bellator debut, Lyoto Machida did the unthinkable...brought the fight to the ground! Machida landed two takedowns en route to a decision victory over former Bellator Champion, Rafael Carvalho.
It wasn’t the prettiest of Machida performances, but it was certainly effective.
Next up is the co-main event between Lyoto Machida vs. Rafael Carvalho.
GRACIE WINS VIA SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)
- In typical Gracie fashion, Neiman Gracie pulls off the upset with a beautiful rear-naked choke in the fourth round.
With the win, he advances to the next leg of the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix.
After that vicious knockout, we have Ed Ruth entering the cage to face Neiman Gracie. And yes, this is a part of the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix, so this fight matters more than most.
MCGEARY WINS VIA KO (PUNCH)
- WOW! McGeary knocks out King Mo in the third round with a vicious hook, sending King Mo straight to the canvas.
The referee intervened a tad late, but McGeary landed a late blow when the fight was already stopped. Not sure the crowd liked it very much, but this is the sport - fight until the fight is over. Great win for McGeary in his march back to title contention.
What a fight! Great showcase for Hawaii MMA right there. Moving on, we have a great fight between King Mo vs. Liam McGeary.
DUNG WINS VIA TKO (STRIKES)
- Was it an early stoppage? Maybe. But it looked like Dung wasn’t going to stop punishing Oliveira on the ground anytime soon.
Dung showcased both his striking and his grappling skills, letting Bellator know that he’s a prospect to watch moving forward. It was a strong showing from Oliveira as well, but the night belonged to the Makaha native.
Barca won a close decision, but don’t think for a second that this enxt fight is going to the scorecards. This is a rivalry, and it’s time for the opening fight on tonight’s main card between Nainoa Dung and Kona Oliveira!
BARCA WINS BY SPLIT-DECISION
- It was a close fight, but Barca did just enough to edge out Hopps on the scorecards.
Barca was solid on his feet but was even better grappling, using Hopps' aggressiveness against him. Hopps did, however, have a good few momennts on the ground and was able to land some nice elbows from side control. However, it wasn’t enough.
Barca improves to 3-0 in his career with the win.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - We have another great fight ahead of us between Dustin Barca and Isaac Hopps.
PITOLO WINS VIA SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)
- It’s safe to say that this fight lived up to the hype - and then some.
Pitolo and Cisneros traded shots in the first round and it even appeared that Cisneros had Pitolo in some real danger as the round came to a close.
In the second, Pitolo regained his composure and worked Cisneros' body to slow him down. In the third, a well-time double-leg secured the takedown and from there, Pitolo went to work.
Cisneros did his best to defend himself from a possible crucifix, only to find himself fall victim to a rear-naked choke as Pitolo took his back and flattened him out against the cage. Great win for the Nanakuli native.
Up next is what is destined to be a fight of the night contender between Chris Cisneros of Hilo going up against Nanakuli’s own Maki Pitolo.
KAMAKA WINS BY UNANIMOUS DECISION
- Hard to be upset with that fight as it was entertaining from beginning to end.
Kamaka controlled the proceedings in the first round and, for the most part, stamped his name on Round 2. Miki had some moments and nearly took Kamaka’s back late in the fight, but Kamaka survived despite what appears to be a right shoulder injury.
First up in the opening prelim fight is Kai Kamaka vs. Shojin Miki.
Aloha and welcome to Bellator 213! Before Ilima-Lei Macfarlane gets set to defend her flyweight tile in tonight’s main event, we have a full card ahead of us.