Quick and Dirty Results - Bellator 33

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These are just the results for the 3 fights contested on the main card that aired live on FSN via MMA Junkie:

Eddie Alvarez def. Roger Huerta via TKO (doctor's stoppage) - Round 2, 5:00
Ben Askren def. Lyman Good via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 50-45)
Rick Hawn def. LeVon Maynard via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 4:53

Quick recap on those three fights.

  • Rick Hawn vs LeVon Maynard started as a nice little back and forth affair. A very close first round was quickly coming to a close and suddenly Hawn hit an insane judo throw. Luke Thomas explained on his Twitter that the throw is called a seoi nage. Here's an instructional video that shows what that is. Pretty incredible. He followed up the throw with devastating shots to end the fight. If Bellator posts this fight online it will be going up here.

  • Ben Askren vs Lyman Good was great. There are times that a 5 round fight with a dominating wrestler can be terribly boring but this wasn't one of them. The atmosphere, despite the size of the crowd, and maybe even because of it, gave it a very intimate feel. Askren did what he does; took Good down and worked top control. He struggled to pass his guard but was very effective with his wrestling. For his part, Good stayed very busy on the bottom. There was one point in the fight that Askren had full mount and the ref actually stood them up. That was the only thing bad about it. It should be a universally accepted credence among refs in MMA that you never order a stand up when a fighter has mount. Ever. It's just not acceptable. Fortunately, it didn't affect the final outcome. Into the 5th round and it was clearly Askren's fight to win. And then bam, Good rocks Askren with an upkick and follows up by locking on a triangle armbar. He looked so close to a finish but Askren managed to get out and end the round on top to win the fight and take the title. Amazing.
  • Eddie Alvarez vs Roger Huerta was a fight that surprised me. I knew Alvarez was a good fighter but I didn't expect him to run through Huerta the way he did. He was chopping him down with leg kicks early that had Roger on wobbly legs and made it much more difficult for him to move around. After that, Alvarez just moved inside and soundly outboxed El Matador. He was landing huge uppercuts all throughout the fight. Add in some knees and a big overhand right and Huerta's face was swollen up. Huerta managed a flash knockdown towards the end of the first but Alvarez was okay. That was his only chance to win the fight. Alvarez went on to dominate the rest of the way and forced a doctor stoppage at the end of the second round due to the doctor determining Huerta was too injured to continue. He cemented his status as a top lightweight in the world. They really really really need to set up a fight with Gilbert Melendez

Results for the rest of the fights on the card:

Tim Carpenter def. Jamal Patterson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kenny Foster def. Lester Caslow via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Luiz Azeredo def. Eduardo Guedes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Wilson Reis def. Deividas Taurosevicius via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Nick Cottone def. Tuan Pham via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Fran Evans def Lewis Cassner via submission (triangle choke) - Round 1, 3:20
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