Video: Bellator 116 highlights with Volkov's head kick KO, Ivanov's Americana win


Check out the video highlights from Bellator 116, including a pair of first-round finishes in the heavyweight tournament semifinals.

In the main event, Blagoi Ivanov (11-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) landed a perfect Sambo throw against Lavar Johnson (18-9 MMA, 1-2 UFC), then latched on to his left arm and forced a tap from an Americana.

In the other semifinal, Alexander Volkov (21-4 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) added a spectacular knockout finish to his resume with a first-round head kick to stop Siala-Mou Siliga (6-3 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) and forge a date with Ivanov in the final later this season.

Earlier on in the card, Adam McDonough (11-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) kept his undefeated record in tact with a one-sided thrashing of Nathan Coy (14-5 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) and a second-round knockout finish to reach the welterweight tournament final. Brandon Halsey (6-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) took care of Joe Pacheco (7-2 MMA, 2-2 BMMA) to reach the middleweight final against Brett Cooper. And Joey Beltran (15-10 MMA, 1-1 UFC) sent Vladimir Matyushenko (27-8 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) out of his career on a losing note with a third-round choke.

Friday’s event aired on Spike TV from Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif.

Watch the highlights above, or check out a full Bellator 116 recap.

For complete coverage of Bellator 116, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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

Related News

  • 25 days ago
  • 19 views

Check out the “Fight Motion” super-slow-motion highlights, including five stoppages on the main card, from this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 49 event.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 24 views

Check out the video of Spike TV's special "Countdown to Bellator 123", which highlights the main event between featherweight champion Pat Curran and Patricio Pitbull. This week marks the return of Be read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 211 views

At Friday’s Bellator 123 event, Tamdan McCrory made his return to the cage after a five-year break from competition. And the “Barncat” needed just 21 seconds to post a “Knockout of the Year” candidat read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 5 views

Patricio "Pitbull" Freire took home the featherweight title with a unanimous decision win against Pat Curran at Bellator 123 on Friday night. Check out the Bellator 123 fight highlights video. read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 0 views

The latest installment of “Bellator: Uncut” offers a behind-the-scenes look at Bellator 124, which took place this past Friday.Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 30 views

Melvin Manhoef took just 85 seconds to win his Bellator debut, knocking out Doug Marshall in the first round of their main event at Bellator 125 in Fresno, Calif. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 17 views

TULSA – Thales Leites’ resurgence continued with perhaps his biggest win yet. See the highlights of his win over Francis Carmont inside. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 21 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veterans Mike Ricci and George Sotiropoulos -- who both cut their teeth on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) -- went to war in the main event of Titan FC 29 last Friday read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 7 views

Thirteen fighters, including former champion Attila Vegh, Des Green, and season 7 tournament winner Shahbulat Shamhalaev, have been released from Bellator. Following the reinstated women's division t read news >>