Bellator 108: “Rampage” Floors Beltran, Minakov Takes Heavyweight Belt From Volkov
By FCF Staff
“Rampage” Jackson has been saying he’s “back” heading into his Bellator debut, and at the promotion’s latest event tonight in Atlantic City, he ended a three fight losing streaky by stopping fellow vet Joey Beltran.
After several minutes were the two largely battled along the cage fence, Jackson swarmed Beltran as the opening round neared it’s end, and dropped the fighter with a left-right combo. Jackson followed up with one more shot to the downed Beltran, prompting the referee’s intervention with just one second left.
Vitaly Minakov ended Alexander Volkov’s brief reign as heavyweight champion, as the Russian floored his fellow countryman with a hard uppercut and finished off the fight with a flurry of strikes from above.
And at featherweight, Patricio “Pitbull” won Bellator’s latest 145 pound tournament, by quickly stopping Justin Wilcox in round one.
Here are the official results for Bellator 108.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson def. Joey Beltran via TKO (strikes) R1, 4:59
Vitaly Minakov def. Alexander Volkov via TKO (strikes) R1, 2:57
Marcos Galvao def. Tom McKenna via TKO (strikes) R1, 4:29
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire def. Justin Wilcox via TKO (strikes) R1, 2:23
Sam Oropeza def. Chip Moraza-Pollard via KO R1, 0:37
Tom DeBlass def. Jason Lambert via KO R1, 1:45
Nah’Shon Burrell def. Jesus Martinez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Will Martinez def. Kevin Roddy via submission (rear naked choke) R1, 3:50
Liam McGeary def. Najim Wali via submission (armbar) R1, 1:31
Anthony Morrison def, Kenny Foster via majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 30-26)
Dan Matala def. Ryan Cafaro via TKO R2, 3:52
Rob Sullivan def. Sergio da Silva via split decision (29-28, 29-28,30-27)