88.9
KO (Punch)
1:09
      This was kind of a silly matchup. McKee is one of the best featherweights in the world, and Conceicao probably isn't even ranked in the Top 50. With that being said, McKee danced around the outside, threw a few kicks, Conceicao fired back with a few shots, and then McKee blasted Conceicao with a clean left hand that knocked Conceicao the fuck out just over the one minute mark of the first round. That was a fun little bit of footage that can be added to McKee's highlight reel, but where's the real competition at? Why isn't he fighting for a title yet? Fights like this don't make sense anymore. He's 12-0, and he's fighting guys that shouldn't even stand a chance against him.
89.0
Decision
15:00
      Conceicao appeared to be more aggressive in the first half of the opening round, but Curran was just being selective with his shots. Every time Curran landed with a punch, Conceicao would drop to a knee for a second. Curran had a small cut above his right eye early, but considering he sort of dropped Conceicao multiple times in that round, I scored the first round for Pat Curran, but Conceicao's pressure might have been enough to win the round, but he got dropped THREE TIMES with sniper style straight right hands, so I'm definitely scoring the round for Curran.
     Conceicao shot for a takedown early in the second round, but Curran was able to stuff his shot against the fence. They reset 90 seconds into the round. The spent the rest of the round trading random strikes, with Conceicao staying more active for the most part, but Curran took him down with 45 seconds left in the round, landed a few strikes, and then they stood back up with 20 seconds left in the round. I have this fight all tied up going into the final round, but the scorecards could be all over the place with this one.
     Curran blasted Conceicao with some clean punch combinations to start the final round, and they continued to battle it out at a decent pace for the rest of the round. This was a close fight, but in the end, I think Pat Curran should win with a 29-28 decision. The judges were all over the place, but in the end, they all agreed that the decision should go to Pat Curran. That was a really solid win, after I thought he retired recently.
88.2
Decision (Split)
15:00
      These guys traded some random strikes, and then Teixeira blasted Weichel with some brutal punches that rocked the shit out of him, knocked him down, and I think it might have been a flash KO, but Weichel was somehow able to get back to his feet to keep fighting. Weichel finally landed some decent shots in the final minute of the round, but for the most part, that round was all about Teixeira beating the shit out of Weichel on the feet. Round one clearly goes to Teixeira.
     The second round still had Teixeira throwing nice clean bombs at the head of Weichel, and then he shot for a takedown 2 minutes into the round, but Weichel was able to stay standing. They continued to trade strikes at a decent pace for the rest of the round, and in my opinion, Teixeira is still kicking Weichel's ass, so Teixeira SHOULD be ahead 2-0 going into the final round.
     They both continued to trade hard punches in the final round, with Teixeira still controlling the action in the first minute. Weichel finally started to make a comeback with 4 minutes left in the fight, but I feel like whatever he does might be too little too late at this point. The final round was a very competitive back & forth striking match, with both guys landing some heavy shots, but just to keep it interesting, I'll score that round for Weichel even though it was close. In the end, this fight should be a clear 29-28 decision for Teixeira. Two judges disagreed for some reason, giving Weichel the hard fought split-decision victory. The judges just fucked Teixeira in my opinion, because he clearly won the first two rounds, and the final round was close to being a draw.
88.4
Decision
15:00
      Most of the first round had both guys trading a lot of decent strikes, and then Teixeira spent some time clinching, working for a takedown, which Lawrence stuffed, and they finished the last 90 seconds of the round trading strikes at a decent pace again. I have no idea who won that round. Teixeira landed a lot of strikes with a lot of force in the second round, while Lawrence fired back, but he didn't have the same kind of power behind his shots. Teixeira should be ahead at least by one round going into the final round. The final round was more of the same, with Teixeira chewing up Lawrence's lead leg with heavy kicks, while he also landed a lot of big punches & kicks to the head. He nearly dropped Lawrence with a minute left in the final round, and he continued to chop away at him until the final bell. I scored this fight 30-28 for Teixeira, and all 3 judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision.
88.7
Decision (Split)
15:00
      Teixeira got clipped in the nuts early in the fight. Once they started back up, Teixeira came out aggressive, shooting in with punch combinations. Santos picked up the pace after another possible low kick, and he rocked Teixeira with some hard knees and punches. Teixeira shot in for a sloppy double leg, but Santos was able to slip out of it. They continued to trade hard punches, in a very close round, but Teixeira clinched with Santos, getting behind him at the end of the round, so I guess maybe I would give the first round to Teixeira? Really it could have gone either way. The second round was a decent striking match, with Santos eventually grabbing Teixeira and throwing him across the cage, but nothing came from that throw. They continued to trade strikes for the rest of the round, with Santos landing some HARD shots, and Teixeira landing some clean shots. The second round could have gone either way, but I guess I'm going to score it for Santos, mostly because I think the third round should decide the winner of this one. The third round looked like more of the same, until Teixeira dove in there with a crazy scramble for back position, but Santos was able to get back to his feet. Shit got REALLY wild for the final 20 seconds or so. To be honest, I have no idea who won this fight. For now, I'm going to give the fight to Santos, mostly because I like the color of his black & orange shorts, so he "looks cooler". He also landed more power shots. Teixeira's technique is pretty noteworthy though, so I wouldn't argue, regardless of who ends up winning this one. Two of the judges gave the fight to Teixeira, via split-decision, marking his FOURTH Split-Decision in Bellator (out of 4 fights).
88.0
Decision
(Split)
15:00
     The first round had Teixeira picking apart Silva with his striking, and I thought he did enough to win the round. Silva sort of went for a leg lock of some sort at one point, but it wasn't even to make up for the rest of the round. Teixeira continued to beat up Silva for most of the second round, chasing him down, and hitting him with combinations. Silva spent way too much time looking to throw counters, and he wasn't landing enough of them. Teixeira slammed Silva to the ground late in the second round. Silva finally shot in for a takedown about halfway through the third round, and scored some points with that. They got back up, and Silva threw Teixeira back down to the ground again. By the end of the fight, I thought this was a pretty clear 29-28 decision for Teixeira. Most people would agree I think, but one judge gave the fight to Silva for some reason. This marks the third split-decision fight in a row for Teixeira inside the Bellator cage. If he doesn't like these close decisions, he should really try harder to finish his opponents.
87.9
Decision (Split)
15:00
      Cleve started this fight with a quick little takedown, but he wasn't able to hold Teixeira down for long. Teixeira beat up Cleve a little bit while standing, and then Cleve took him to the ground again. I gave the first round to Cleve based on the takedowns, but you could have given the fight to Teixeira for the striking. The second round took place standing, so I scored that round for Teixeira, again, based on his striking. The final round took place standing as well, and again, I thought Teixeira was winning the round, but Cleve sort of got a takedown around the halfway mark, and beat up Teixeira a little bit. In the end, this fight really could have gone either way. I guess if I HAD to choose, I might score the fight for Cleve? But two of the judges gave the fight to Teixeira, so he wins via split-decision.
86.9
Decision (Split)
15:00
      I really didn't care about this fight at all. I was sort of cheering for Hugo Viana because he was sporting that Wolverine look (and that's his nickname), but really, I didn't care about this fight. I gave the first round to Teixeira, the second round to Viana, and the third round I gave to Viana. To be honest though, I wasn't paying close enough attention to deal with a split-decision situation. Like I said, I don't care who wins, and the judges gave it to Viana by split decision. I'm fine with that.
87.3
Decision (Split)
15:00
      Texieira came out swinging, and knocked down Damm 30 seconds into the opening round. Damm recovered, and tried to take Teixeira down against the fence. He scooped him up, and dumped him to the ground one minute into the round, landing inside Teixeira's guard. They stood back up 20 seconds later, Damm continued to dig for a takedown, and Teixeira broke free & reset. Teixeira beat up Damm on the feet a little bit, and then Damm picked him up again, and dumped him to the ground halfway through the round. They eventually stood back up, and Damm continued to grind Teixeira into the fence. Round one goes to Damm.
     Damm started the second round by shooting for a couple of takedowns, and Teixeira stuffed both shots, and then kicked him in the head. Damm looked tired, and Teixeira was stalking him, but not throwing anything, so it was giving Damm time to rest. Damm spent most of the second round with his back against the fence, while Teixeira was slowly picking him apart with random strikes. Damm poked Teixeira in the eye, and the fight was paused at the halfway point, but quickly continued. The rest of the round had Teixeira throwing punches & kicks, while stuffing Damm's sloppy shots. Damm finally took him down with 90 seconds left in the round, but let him up with Teixeira teased him with a leg lock. Damm scored another takedown with a minute left in the round, and landed a few punches, but I still scored that round for Teixeira.
     Teixeira started the third round by throwing some bombs, and Damm failed at another sloppy takedown. They continued to trade strikes until Damm shot for another takedown halfway through the round, and he dumped Teixeira to the ground again. Damm eventually tried to setup an arm-triangle choke, but that went nowhere. It still allowed him to smother Teixeira for the last half of the round though, resulting in a split-decision victory for Rodrigo Damm.
88.4
Submission (Armbar)
1:22
      These guys clinched early, they sort of fell to the ground, Teixeira beat up Santos with some punches, and then the referee paused the fight because he realized Santos collapsed due to a knee to the groin. As soon as the fight started back up, Santos kicked Teixiera in the dick. Once the fight started back up, Teixeira threw some kicks, Santos threw some heavy punches, Teixeira took him down, mounted him, beat him up for a few seconds, and then Santos swept him. Teixeira slapped on an armbar from his guard, and finished the fight in under 90 seconds. Solid win for John Teixeira.