Bellator 134: Liam McGeary Ends Reign of Emanuel Newton
By FCF Staff
Liam McGeary narrowly defeated Emanuel Newton tonight at Bellator 134, and in doing so, the British fighter ended the American’s reign as light-heavyweight champ.
The undefeated fighter spent much of the bout on his back, but McGeary constantly threatened Newton with triangle-choke and armbar attempts from the bottom. After the grueling, competitive fight, it was announced that McGeary had secured the title via a unanimous decision.
With the victory, McGeary improves his record to 10-0, while Newton’s falls to 25-8-1.
Here are the results for Bellator 134, which took place in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Liam McGeary def. Emanuel Newton via unanimous decision
“King Mo” Lawal def. Cheick Kongo via split decision
Paul Daley def. Andre Santos via unanimous decision
Linton Vassell def. Thierry Rameau Sokoudjou via TKO (punches) R2, 3:18
Brennan Ward def. Curtis Millender via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 1:37
Matt Bessette def. Josh Laberge via TKO (stoppage due to cut) R2, 5:00
Raphael Butler def. Josh Diekmann via submission (guillotine) R1, 1:04
Tamdan McCrory def. Jason Butcher via submission (armbar) R1, 1:06
Neiman Gracie def. Bobby Flynn via submission (neck crank) R1, 2:36
Blair Tugman def. Marvin Maldonado via unanimous decision