Bellator NYC: Chael Sonnen Grinds Past Wanderlei Silva, Matt Mitrione KOs Fedor Emelianenko
By FCF Staff
Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva finally met in the cage tonight at Bellator NYC, and as many expected would be the case, the latter had no answers for the wrestling of “The American Gangster”.
Although Silva dropped Sonnen at one point with a right hook, Sonnen dominated the fight with his wrestling and won a clear cut, decision.
In the co-headliner, Matt Mitrione knocked out Fedor Emelianenko in the opening round. Both heavyweights were sent to the deck, after landing simultaneous shots, but Mitrione recovered first and finished the legend with punches from above.
Michael Chandler is no longer Bellator’s lightweight champ. The explosive fighter injured his ankle early on into his bout with Brent Primus, and although Chandler wanted to fight on, the physicians would not let him continue.
Here are the results for Bellator 180 / NYC, which took place at Madison Square Garden.
Chael Sonnen def. Wanderlei Silva via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Matt Mitrione def. Fedor Emelianenko via KO (punches) R1, 1:14
Neiman Gracie def. Dave Marfone via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 2:27
Brent Primus def. Michael Chandler via TKO (ankle injury) R1, 2:22
Zach Freeman def. Aaron Pico via submission (choke) R1, 0:24
Douglas Lima def. Lorenz Larkin via unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 48-47)
Ryan Bader def. Phil Davis via split decision (49-46, 47-48, 49-46)
James Gallagher def. Chinzo Machida via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 2:22
Heather Hardy def. Alice Yauger via TKO (punches) R3, 4:47
Ryan Couture def. Haim Gozali via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Bradley Desir def. Nate Grebb via knockout (punch) R1, 2:54
Anthony Giacchina def. Jerome Mickle via submission (rear-naked choke) R3, 3:40
Matt Rizzo def. Sergio da Silva via submission (arm-triangle choke) R3, 3:48
Hugh McKenna def. John Salgado via submission (kimura) R1, 4:06