Bellator 82 weigh-inAs Bellator closes down their last season of action before moving to Spike TV, they have crowned another welterweight tournament winner in Russian Andrey Koreshkov.

Koreshkov faced former Bellator champion Lyman Good, who was hoping to secure a spot back in a title fight against Ben Askren, who took the title from him six fights ago.

Unfortunately for Good he will have to go back through another tournament if he hopes to stake his claim to a title shot because Koreshkov was able to slip through with a unanimous decision victory after a back and forth fight through three rounds.

Koreshkov was able to keep Good off balance for the majority of both rounds one and three, landing a nasty uppercut in the first stanza and a solid takedown to control the action in the final five minutes.

When it was over, Koreshkov stood tall as the latest welterweight tournament winner, who now awaits a clogged 170lb title picture to clear up once 2013 begins. Champion Ben Askren must first face last season’s tournament winner Karl Ammousou, and then Koreshkov will be in line for a shot at the belt.

In other action at Bellator 82, former WEC champion Doug Marshall survived a 22 second slugfest with former Elite XC fighter Kala Hose. The two competitors came out swinging with everything they had, but when it was done Marshall was the man left standing.

It marks Hose’s fourth loss in a row and his first fight after more than two years of inactivity.

On the preliminary card, highly touted prospect and former wrestling phenom Shawn Bunch made his MMA debut with a unanimous decision victory to kick off his career.

Here are the full results for Bellator 82:

MAIN CARD:

Andrey Koreshkov def. Lyman Good by unanimous decision
David Rickels def. Jason Fischer by unanimous decision
Doug Marshall def. Kala Hose by KO at 0:22, R1
Alexander Sarnavskiy def. Tony Hervey by unanimous decision

PRELIMS:

Shawn Bunch def. Chad Coon by unanimous decision
Giva Santana def. Brendan Sequin by submisison (kneebar) at 2:33, R2
John Schultz def. Hector Garcia by TKO at 2:45, R3
Mario Navarro def. Anthony Bain by submission (triangle choke) at 3:18, R2
Terry Davinney def. Matt Van Buren by KO at 15 seconds, R1
Jeremy Czarnecki def. Justin Houghton by unanimous decision

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Pat Curran gets new opponent for Bellator 139

  • 26 days ago
  • 6 views

An undisclosed injury forced Goiti Yamauchi out of Bellator 139, and Pat Curran has a new opponent on 18 days’ notice. Curran, a former Bellator featherweight champion, is now set to take on Emmanuel read news >>

Goiti Yamauchi forced out of Bellator 139 bout with ex-champ Pat Curran

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

Following Goiti Yamauchi’s withdrawal from Bellator 139, former featherweight champion Pat Curran has a new opponent for the June 26 card.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rumors, News read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (noon ET): Dustin Poirier and Ken Shamrock

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with guests Dustin Poirier and Ken Shamrock.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Bellator 138: Bobby Lashley Predicting Early Knockout Win over James Thompson

  • 26 days ago
  • 5 views

In 2009, Strikeforce heavyweight Bobby Lashley was something of an oddity. An unknown commodity fighting for a promotion that, similarly, was trying to figure out its own identity. One part legitimat read news >>

Sans Bellator Belt, Michael Chandler Believes He’s Still One of the World’s Best

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

Despite losing his Bellator belt and sliding into a skid, Michael Chandler enters Bellator 138 believing he's still one of the best lightweights in the world. read news >>

Vinicius Queiroz predicts he’ll be Bellator heavyweight champion by end of the year

  • 26 days ago
  • 5 views

Out of Bellator for over a year with an ACL injury, Vinicius Queiroz is finally cleared to get back in action. The Brazilian heavyweight, who stopped Lavar Johnson in 23 seconds at Bellator 102 in 20 read news >>

Former champ Michael Chandler hopes Bellator creates own drug testing program

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Michael Chandler sees big changes on the horizon when the UFC hands over random testing to USADA next month, as do a lot of people in the MMA industry.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Kimbo-Shamrock? Bellator champ 'Pitbull' says title fights 'should always' headline

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Patricio Freire’s accomplishments in his Bellator MMA career are in a league of their own. Yet, “Pitbull’s” next bout is in a co-main-event position below two fighters who have never fought for the o read news >>

Rampage Jackson shelved by UFC while Bellator injunction heads to court

  • 29 days ago
  • 0 views

Quinton Jackson has already made a successful return to the Octagon, thanks to a UFC 186 pay-per-view (PPV) win over Fabio Maldonado, but that doesn't mean the tug-of-war between the Ultimate Fightin read news >>

Bellator releases eight fighters, including veterans Sokoudjou and Razak Al-Hassan

  • 29 days ago
  • 14 views

Bellator is in the process of paring down its roster again. As Bloody Elbow reported, the Viacom-owned promotion released eight fighters on Wednesday, including longtime veteran Rameau Sokoudjou. The read news >>