87.4
Decision (Majority)
10:00
      The entire first round took place at boxing range, with Bezerra controlling the center of the cage, while Harrison moved around the outside, picking him apart with his boxing. It felt like a close round, but Harrison landed WAY more strikes, so I'm giving that first round to Andre Harrison.
     The second round was another solid round of boxing, with Bezerra landing the harder strikes throughout the round. In my opinion, Bezerra won the second round "more than Harrison won the first", so if I had to pick a winner, I'd be tempted to give the decision to Bezerra, but they have a weird "Whoever wins the first round, wins the fight, in the case of a draw" rule here, so I guess based on that, Harrison deserves to win, and he moves on to the next round of tonight's tournament.
88.3
KO (Flying Knee)
3:24
      These guys were both circling around each other for a couple of minutes to start the first round, with Bezerra controlling the center of the cage, and Idrisov was sort of keeping his distance, as Bezerra was sort of taunting him, trying to get him to stand with him. Bezerra started to apply more pressure around the 3 minute mark, as he was chasing Idrisov around the outside, and then Bezerra threw a flying knee, knocking Idrisov the fuck out. That was a nice PFL debut for Bezerra.
89.1
Decision
25:00
      The first round started with a lot of leg kicks being thrown both ways, and a few decent punches. Harrison shot for an explosive takedown 90 seconds into the round, slamming Bezerra down near the fence, but Bezerra popped right back up to his feet. They clinched, Harrison blasted Bezerra with a massive uppercut, and they reset back in the center of the cage. Bezerra threw a head kick, but it was blocked. They both landed some nice punches, and Bezerra's nose busted open, pouring blood down to cover his mouth. Bezerra landed a nice head kick at the end of the round, but I still feel like Harrison did more damage, and he also scored a takedown, so round one goes to Harrison.
     Bezerra was applying a lot of pressure in the second round, while Harrison was mostly backing up, while throwing single power punches. This is a very close fight so far, and I might even give that round to Bezerra based on pressure, even though neither fighter really did a ton of damage in that round. I have this fight all tied up going into the third round.
     Bezerra continued his heavy pressure in the third round, but Harrison started fighting back, and took Bezerra down a minute into the round, but let him up a few seconds later. Bezerra continued to pressure Harrison, as Harrison was growing far too comfortably hanging out with his back against the fence. Bezerra shot for a takedown around the halfway point, but Harrison easily stuffed it. Bezerra ducked under a big punch with a minute left in the round, and shot for another takedown, and Harrison stuffed the shit out of it again. I'm giving that round to Harrison, based on the one takedown, combined with his ability to defend against both of Bezerra's shots. I have Harrison up 2-1 going into the fourth round.
     These guys both came out swinging in the fourth round, Harrison shot for a takedown 30 seconds in, and Bezerra tried to catch him in a guillotine choke on the way down, but Harrison pulled his head free without much of an issue. Bezerra spun around and started working for a kneebar. Bezerra was in full mount, backwards, with his ass in Harrison's face, and he landed some decent hammerfists from that position, but Harrison eventually wrestled his way into top position, inside Bezerra's guard, where Bezerra went for a triangle choke, but Harrison did a good job defending against that as well. Bezerra then started working for a Kimura, and used that to get back to his feet. There was a wild scramble, and Bezerra took Harrison's back, looking for a rear-naked choke. Bezerra moved to full mount, and unloaded some big punches from back mount. Harrison kept rolling, but Bezerra maintained full mount the entire time, while unloading countless power punches from the sky. Bezerra went for an armbar with 30 seconds left in the round, Harrison spun out of that, landed inside a tight triangle choke, Bezerra continued to beat him up from there as well, and that round probably turned into a 10-8 round for Bezerra. This fight could potentially turn into a draw if Harrison doesn't get a finish in the final round.
     Harrison came out swinging with some big punches in the final round, and Bezerra looked gassed. Harrison sort of knocked down Bezerra with some punches, and forced Bezerra to shoot for a sloppy takedown, which Harrison easily sprawled over. Harrison continued to land frequently with big punch combinations, as Bezerra basically looked lost. Harrison blasted him with a big head kick 2 minutes into the round, and continued to stalk Bezerra. Harrison backed Bezerra up against the fence, and unloaded on him with some massive punches, causing Bezerra to shoot for another shitty takedown, which was easily stuffed again. Bezerra landed a couple of countershots, but for the most part, that round was 100% Harrison on offense. Bezerra's face is a bloody mess. The final 30 seconds were basically just a wild brawl until the bell sounded. If the fourth round was 10-8 for Bezerra, then you could argue that the final round was 10-8 for Harrison. In the end, I'm scoring this fight 48-47 for Harrison (maybe 47-46 depending on if there were any 10-8 rounds), but wouldn't be shocked by some sort of split-decision. All 3 judges agreed, giving the fight to Andre Harrison by unanimous decision. Pretty solid fight overall.
88.0
Decision (Split)
15:00
      Bezerra started this fight by shooting for a takedown, and a minute into the round, he finally got Richman down against the cage. Bezerra threw a few short punches, and basically just smothered Richman for a little while. He moved into full mount, grabbed Richman's back, and started looking for the rear-naked choke halfway through the round. Bezerra landed a lot of punches while riding Richman's back with the body triangle. Round one clearly goes to Alexandre Bezerra.
     The second round had both guys standing & trading with each other, with Richman slightly outboxing Bezerra for most of the round. By comparison, you might call the first round 10-8 for Bezerra, and the second round was a 10-9 for Richman. Richman's right cheek was scuffed from punches, and Bezerra's nose was busted up & bloody.
     The final round was another 90 seconids or so of relatively even boxing, before Bezerra took Richman down again, beating his ass for a couple of minutes with some ground & pound from side control. Bezerra grabbed Richman's back with 2 minutes left, but Richman was able to roll out of that, ending up on top inside Bezerra's guard with 90 seconds to go. They stood back up, and Richman beat up Bezerra on the feet for the final minute of the fight. That round was probably a 10-10 round, so I scored this fight 29-28 in favor of Alexandre Bezerra, or I would be fine with a draw as well. Instead, two judges disagreed, giving the fight to Richman by split-decision.
90.1
Submission (Armbar)
1:40
      Bezerra dropped Silva early in the first round with a left hand, and then immediately grabbed his back, looking for a standing rear-naked choke. Silva was able to shake Bezerra off a minute into the exchange, with Silva ending up on top. The landed a few heavy hammerfists, Bezerra slapped on an armbar, and Silva was forced to submit. Outstanding performance by Alexandre Bezerra with the quick first round submission.
87.3
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
3:04
      These guys circled around each other for a couple of minutes, just throwing jabs, waiting for something significant to happen. McCook threw a big overhand right, missed by a mile, Bezerra grabbed his back and took him to the ground, landing in side control. From there, Bezerra wrapped around to McCook's back, locked on a rear-naked choke, and finished the fight by submission, halfway through the opening round. Solid performance by Alexandre Bezerra.
89.7
Decision (Split)
15:00
      They stood and traded strikes for most of the first round. Sandro kicked Bezerra in the balls halfway through the round. Once the fight started back up, Bezerra started looking for the takedown, but Sandro did a good job stuffing it. The striking was pretty even, so I guess I'm going to give that round to Sandro, based on his takedown defense.
     The second round was another round full of striking, with both guys looking similar on the feet, but I would give the slight edge once again to Sandro, for landing the better shots. It's a pretty close fight so far though. Bezerra went all out for the takedown in the third round, throwing Sandro around like a ragdoll, and slamming him to the ground, but Sandro was still able to end up on top in Bezerra's guard. The referee stood them back up, and Bezerra was able to spend the rest of the round picking apart Sandro on the feet. I scored the fight 29-28 in favor of Sandro, and two judges agreed, giving him the split-decision victory.
88.5
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
9:57
      The first round had Bezerra picking apart Foster on the feet, with a lot of striking, and a little bit of clinchwork. The second round was another decent striking battle, with both guys landing some solid shots, both guys secured some takedowns, there were some wild scrambles on the ground, and near the end of the second round, Bezerra mounted Foster's back, beat him up with punches, and then finished the fight via rear-naked choke with just 3 seconds left in the round. Solid performance by Alexandre Bezerra.
91.3
Submission (Heel Hook)
4:04
      This fight falls under the category of feeding the lamb to the lion, with Bezerra being the obvious lion here. Of the fights I've seen so far, Bezerra has a 3-0 record, and Evans has an 0-3 record. They traded strikes for the first 90 seconds, and Bezerra's right eye started to swell shut, so he shot in for a lightning fast takedown, and beat up Evans on the ground for a little while. Evans tried to get to his feet, Bezerra slapped on a guillotine, Evans picked him up over his head, and bodyslammed him. Shit got pretty wild on the ground, with Evans beating up Bezerra, as Bezerra was looking for an armbar, and Evans slammed his way out of the armbar. This fight is WAY more competitive than I expected it to be. Bezerra eventually slapped on a heel hook, and Evans immediately went into panic mode, tapping instantly. Awesome performance by Bezerra, and a crazy good performance for Evans as well.
88.9
TKO (Punches)
6:38
      These guys were throwing some pretty heavy punches & kicks in the first round. Heckman scored two takedowns, but both times, Bezerra popped right back up in less than a second. Meanwhile, Bezerra was beating up Heckman's lead leg with kicks, while clipping his face with punches. Heckman scored one last takedown in the final 20 seconds of the round, but he wasn't able to hold down Bezerra this time either. Round one goes to Bezerra, but it was a close round, based on those takedowns from Heckman.
     Bezerra continued to chip away at Heckman in the second round, with hard leg kicks, and solid boxing combinations. Heckman shot in for a final takedown, it was stuffed, and Bezerra picked up Heckman WAY over his head, slammed him, grabbed his back, and finished him off with punches to the head. Really strong peformance by Alexandre Bezerra, bringing his record to 3-0 in Bellator, finishing all of this fights in the first two rounds.
89.7
Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
1:28
      Gross did a good job circling around the outside, while Bezerra held the center of the cage. Bezerra shot in for a takedown 45 seconds into the first round. He grabbed Gross, whipped him around, grabbed his back, locked on a rear-naked choke, squeezed the shit out of it, and put Gross to sleep just 90 seconds into the first round. That was a brutal technical submission victory for Alexandre Bezerra.
89.3
Submission (Triangle Choke)
3:27
      This was a pretty slick display of skill for Bezerra. He started the fight with a scramble and a takedown, he picked up Jones to slam him, and got hit in the back of the head with illegal elbows in the process. They then started brawling, Bezerra secured another takedown, got the full mount, beat the shit out of Jones for a few, got the mounted triangle choke, rolled over, and forced Jones into submission. Awesome showing by Alexandre Bezerra.