89.0
TKO (Punches)
12:19
      These guys clinched early, and Galvao pressed Coga against the fence for a minute or so, and then they reset 90 seconds into the round. Galvao was controlling the center of the cage, and Coga was circling around the outside, but neither fighter was throwing much offense at all. I guess the first round probably goes to Galvao?
     The second round started with Coga working his boxing a bit, while trying to pressure Galvao. Galvao tried to clinch, but Coga did a good job keeping the fight at striking range. Coga kicked Galvao in the groin with 2 minutes left in the round. When the fight started back up, they went back to boxing, and Coga continued to outstrike Galvao, so I have this fight all tied up going into the final round. The action is also picking up as the fight goes on.
     The final round started with some hard strikes going back & forth, and Coga started to take a significant lead again 30 seconds into the round, as Galvao was backing up, and Coga was blasting him wtih everything he had. Coga caught a kick and tripped Galvao a minute into the round, but let him stand back up. Galvao shot for a takedown, but Coga stuffed the shot against the fence. Coga pulled away, unloaded with some big punches, Galvao was clearly hurt as he was backing up with his face covered in blood. Coga dropped Galvao just past the 2 minute mark, and finished him off with some hammerfists on the round. That was a great win for Max Coga.
87.3
Decision
15:00
      These guys traded a few random strikes, and then Malegarie shot for a takedown 90 seconds into the round, but he couldn't finish it, so they reset, and went back to pumping jabs at each other. The second round had both guys striking with each other at a decent pace, and then Malegarie scored a takedown halfway through the round. Galvao was fishing for something from his back, but it wasn't getting him anywhere. The final round was another competitive round of striking. This was a close fight, but I would score it 29-28 for Malegarie, if not 30-27. All 3 judges agreed with me, giving the unanimous decision victory to Nazareno Malegarie.
88.5
Decision
15:00
      The first round started with a quick clinch, resulting in Galvao taking down Sicilia in the first 30 seconds. Sicilia just pulled guard, and from there, Galvao peppered him with short punches for a couple of minutes, before Sicilia finally kicked back up to his feet. Sicilia came forward, threw some punches & kicks, and chased Galvao around the cage, but neither fighter was really landing much of anything significant. That was a close round, with Galvao controlling the first half on the ground, and Sicilia controlling the last half on the feet.
     Sicilia came out swinging in the second round, and blasted Galvao with some big combinations, while still chasing him around the cage. Galvao tried to work his counters, but Sicilia's offense was a bit too much for him, as Sicilia beat him up for most of the round with his boxing & forward pressure. The first round was close, but the second round clearly goes to Sicilia.
     Galvao scored a quick takedown as soon as the final round started, and he landed back inside Sicilia's guard. Sicilia kicked his way back to his feet a minute into the round, only to get thrown down again by Galvao. Galvao was throwing a lot of short strikes on the ground, but he wasn't doing much damage. Sicilia popped back up to his feet with 90 seconds left in the fight. He spent the final 90 seconds beating up Galvao with his boxing. I scored this fight 30-28 for Sicilia, with the first round being a draw, but the last two rounds I gave to Sicilia. All 3 judges basically agreed, giving Sicilia the unanimous decision victory in his Bellator debut.
87.0
Decision
15:00
      The first round had both guys trading strikes at a similar pace, with Sanchez appearing to be slightly more active. Galvao shot for a sloppy takedown one minute into the opening round, but Sanchez easily stuffed the shot. The round ended with Sanchez winging some big strikes in the direction of Galvao. I scored the first round for Sanchez, but it was close.
     The second round was another competitive round of striking, with both guys throwing some decent shots, but neither fighter was really pulling ahead with a large lead at all. If I had to pick, I would probably have Sanchez ahead 2-0 going into the third round at this point, but neither fighter has done any sort of significant damage yet.
     The final round was another round of striking, with Galvao looking somewhat bored & frustrated, while Sanchez was showboating, and picking him apart with his boxing. This wasn't a fantastic fight overall, but it is still a pretty big win for Emmanuel Sanchez, as he cleanly won all 3 rounds against a former champion. Galvao scored a takedown in the final 10 seconds or so, and beat up Sanchez a little bit, but I don't know if it was enough to steal the round. All 3 judges agreed, giving the clean sweep to Emmanuel Sanchez.
86.6
Decision (Split)
15:00
      These guys spent almost the entire first round clinching against the fence, with Davis in control for the most part, but no damage was happening, it was just a lot of hugging. Galvao finally took down Davis with 2 minutes left in the opening round. Galvao spent the rest of the round sort of smothering Davis on the ground, while beating him up with some short punches. Round one goes to Galvao, based mostly on the takedown, and the little bit of ground & pound he delivered.
     Galvao kicked Davis with a light groin strike to start the second round, but Davis was fine. Galvao then took down Davis with a slick takedown, but he couldn't hold him down for more than 30 seconds. He continued to be slightly more aggressive for most of the round, so I have Galvao ahead 2-0 going into the final round. He was slowing down at the end of the second round though.
     Galvao shot for a sloppy takedown early in the final round, and Davis stuffed that shot easily. Davis was moving forward for most of the round, but he still wasn't landing anything significant, while Galvao looked tired, but was at least landing a few decent counter punches. Davis pressed Galvao against the fence halfway through the round, but couldn't score a takedown. The rest of the round was a boring clinchfest, which Davis might have won the round just by controlling the clinch, but neither fighter was really doing any damage. Galvao should still win the fight 29-28 though. Two judges agreed with me, giving Galvao the split-decision victory.
89.8
Decision
25:00
      Dantas spent most of the first round picking apart Galvao with his punches and kicks, using his clear speed advantage to outwork Galvao. Galvao had a few moments where he tried to maul Dantas, but Dantas did a good job avoiding any serious damage. Round one was pretty slow paced, and the crowd wasn't very interested, but I think everyone agrees that Dantas won that round.
     Dantas looks like a ball of energy out there, and Galvao more or less looks like an old man. Galvao finally started to land some heavy punches late in the second round, but it wasn't enough to steal the round from Dantas, who continued to outwork him for the duration of the round. The third round was more of the same, with Dantas picking apart Galvao with his speed. Galvao put more effort into trying to engage, and it seems like he's getting better, the later the rounds get, but Dantas is clearly ahead 3-0 going into the fourth round. It's also worth noting that Galvao's right eye was almost completely swollen shut.
     This fight was almost stopped in between rounds due to Galvao's mangled right eye. He started the fourth round immediately shooting for a takedown, but only got the clinch against the cage. They broke apart, and Dantas continued to pick him apart on the feet. Dantas pretty much beat the shit out of Galvao for the duration of the round, even sort of taunting his broken eye. The only way that Galvao is going to have a chance in this fight, is if he can get a big surprise finish in this final round, but I don't see how he can do it, since he hasn't had much success at all yet in this fight.
     The final round was more of the same, with Dantas outworking Galvao by a large margin, leading to a clean sweep, with some possible 10-8 rounds mixed in there somewhere. 50-45, 50-44, 50-43... Way to score some points man... Dantas is the new Bantamweight Champion, as he regains his belt. Now, I REALLY want Darrion Caldwell to take out Taimanglo, so that we can see a Dantas vs. Caldwell fight for the title. This was a really good fight overall, I just wish it wasn't quite so one sided. How much does Galvao have left at this point?
89.2
Submission (Kneebar)
5:45
      These guys clinched early, and then Warren took down Galvao 40 seconds into the opening round. Galvao almost immediately swept him, ending up on top. They stood up, and continued to trade places in the clinch for a while, until Warren grabbed Galvao's back, and dumped him to the ground. They stood back up and traded a few random strikes before the end of the round. Round one goes to Warren for his wrestling.
     The second round started with Warren trying to grab Galvao's back again, he went for a takedown, Galvao rolled forward, slapped on a kneebar, Warren tried to power out of it, but eventually Galvao cranked it, Warren screamed out in pain, and the referee stopped the fight by submission. Warren argued the stoppage, but I mean, the dude literally screamed like a girl (not talking shit, that's just what it souned like), and I think any referee in their right mind would have stopped that fight. Great submission victory for Marcos Galvao.
87.0
Decision
15:00
      The first round had both guys clinching, and then Galvao sort of took down Vazquez, while Vasquez pulled guard. From there, Vasquez was trying to scramble for better positions, but Galvao did a decent job keeping him under control. They stood back up for a few seconds, and then Galvao secured another takedown. The first round was mostly just a round of wild grinding, which I scored for Galvao.
     The second round was another round of the same stuff, with Galvao scoring takedowns, and grinding on Vasquez, while Vasquez scrambled just enough to make things uncomfortable. Another round in the books for Galvao, but he's not getting anywhere close to finishing this fight yet. The second round had a couple of minutes of both guys standing and staring at each other, before Galvao took Vasquez down again, this time grabbing his back. He spent the last half of the round looking for a rear-naked choke, that never ended up working out for him. Clear 30-27 unanimous decision victory for Marcos Galvao.
88.4
TKO (Punches)
4:29
      Galvao landed some big punches, clinched with McKenna's back, suplexed him, slamming him to the ground, and then he mounted his back, landing some additional punches on the ground. Galvao moved to mount, continued to smash McKenna with some heavy punches & elbows, McKenna gave up his back again, and Galvao started looking for a rear-naked choke. They scrambled around for a little while, Galvao almost locked on an armbar, and then they stood back up. Galvao dumped McKenna to the ground again, and continued to destroy him with big elbows. He grabbed his back again, McKenna was clearly getting dominated from all positions, and eventually the ground & pound became too much, as the referee stepped in to save McKenna from the beating. Galvao looked awesome in this fight, but it's a little less impressive since I have no idea who Tom McKenna is.
90.6
KO (Punches)
8:01
      These guys spent the first round trading hard punches & kicks at a moderate pace. Galvao tried to take Dantas to the ground around the halfway mark, but Dantas did a great job staying on his feet. They eventually broke apart, and continued to trade strikes, with Dantas picking apart Galvao late in the round. I scored the first round for Dantas. Good fight so far.
     Galvao landed some really hard shots to start the second round, but a couple of minutes in, and Dantas was destroying him with quick crisp punches & kicks, picking him apart from all kinds of crazy angles. They resorted to some brawling for a little while, with both guys absorbing some hard punches. They continued to brawl wildly, Dantas knocked down Galvao with an akward left hand, and then smashed his face with a handful of right hands on the ground, which put Galvao to sleep. Awesome KO victory for Eduardo Dantas. He's a legit Champion for sure.
90.0
TKO (Punches and Elbows)
9:20
      Galvao ran down Nogueira with strikes to start the first round, and then clinched with him against the cage. Galvao secured a takedown early, but only for a few seconds. Galvao also landed a low blow, by accident. They spent the last half of the round trading punches at a pretty good pace, and Nogueira secured a takedown of his own, but only for a few seconds. That was a very even round, and I'm going to score it a draw.
      The second round was a decent striking match, with Galvao looking a little tired, and Nogueira was still bouncing around like a rabbit. Galvao blasted Nogueira with a big right hand with 90 seconds or so left in the second round, Nogueira was clearly rocked, so Galvao continued to punch him, eventually clinching with him, he took him to the ground, Galvao had full mount, he punched Nogueira in the face repeatedly, grabbed his back, flattened him out, and finished him off with some more punches. That was a HUGE win for Marcos Galvao.
88.1
Decision
15:00
      These guys spent the first round clinching against the cage, and trading random strikes. I would probably score that first round for Galvao based on aggression & forward pressure. It was kind of a close round though. The second round started with Galvao kicking Marx in the dick. The rest of the round had both guys trading strikes and clinching some more. I have Galvao ahead, 2-0, going into the final round, but it could be all tied up. The final round had Galvao basically chasing Marx around the cage, picking him apart with strikes for most of the round. Marx took him down late in the round, but Galvao stood right back up, and they clinched against the cage for the final minute. This wasn't a great fight, but I scored it 30-27 in favor of Galvao, and all 3 judges agreed, with scores of 29-28, giving the fight to Galvao via unanimous decision.
88.2
Decision
15:00
      Galvao took West down early in the first round, grabbed his back, and then West got back to his feet after absorbing a few shots. West tried to use his range to pick apart Galvao, but Galvao was able to take him down a second time with ease, pressing him against the cage where Galvao beat him up and smothered him. They stood back up and traded a few strikes, but round one clearly goes to Galvao.
     Galvao took West down again in the second round, but he got back up, and they clinched for a little while. That round was a little more back & forth, but still, Galvao wins again. Galvao is ahead, 2-0, going into the final round. West was able to score a little more in that second round with his strikes, using his range, but Galvao's grappling is sort of walking away with this fight.
     The final round had Galvao starting with another takedown, West was looking for a Kimura on the ground, but Galvao didn't have much trouble avoiding the submissions, while he continued to beat up West for another round on the ground. Pretty decent fight overall, but it was easy to score, 30-27 unanimous decsion in favor of Marcos Galvao.
89.0
Decision (Split)
15:00
      Both fighters spent most of the first round trading strikes, with Vila securing a takedown for a few seconds, so I thought that was enough to score the round for Vila. Vila sort of scored a takedown early in the second round, but hopped right back up. They spent the rest of the round trading strikes, at a relatively even pace, making it hard to really declare either fighter the winner. For the time being, I have Vila up, 2-0, going into the final round, but it's a close fight so far. The final round was another round full of back & forth action, with Galvao outstriking Vila, but Vila took him down at one point, so... In the end, I scored this fight 29-28, in favor of Alexis Vila, and two of the judges agreed, giving him the split-decision victory, but this fight really could have gone either way.
87.7
Decision (Split)
15:00
      Beebe locked on a guillotine choke to start the opening round, but Galvao was able to break free from it. They stood back up, and Beebe cranked on another guillotine choke. Galvao escaped and rained down some punches while standing above Beebe. They stood back up, clinched, and left the round in a position that could have maybe gone either way. They clinched to start the second round, and Galvao tripped Beebe to the ground. They stood back up and Beebe started picking apart Galvao on the feet with his punches. They clinched again, and Galvao tripped Beebe again, landing inside his guard. Beebe landed an illegal upkick, and Galvao then passed his guard. Galvao was looking for a submission or something, but Beebe was able to stand up in the final seconds of the round. The final round was basically just a sloppy brawl. Honestly, this fight probably could have gone either way, and I probably would have scored it for Beebe if it was up to me, but two of the judges gave it to Galvao, via split-decision.
90.2
Decision
15:00
      These guys clinched early, Galvao tripped Warren, grabbed his back, and beat the fuck out of him with some massive punches. Galvao dominated Warren for the first 30 seconds, until Warren got on top of him. Warren had trouble passing Galvao's guard though. They stood back up, clinched, Galvao tripped Warren again, grabbed his back, and continued to beat him up on the ground. They stood back up again, clinched some more, and Warren was looking for a standing guillotine choke. They continued to clinch for most of the rest of the round. I scored that round for Galvao, based on the way he slaughtered Warren earlier in the round. Warren secured a takedown at the very end of the round, but he didn't have enough time to do anything with it.
      Galvao opened up the second round with a pair of flying knees, rocking Warren, before they went back to the clinch again. Warren landed some decent knees to the body from the clinch, but nothing to compare to those flying knees from Galvao earlier in the round. They continued to brawl at a pretty high pace for most of the round, and I thought Galvao actually delivered the most damage. I have Galvao ahead, 2-0, going into the final round. Warren took him down late in the round, but I don't think it was enough to make up for all of the knees Warren absorbed throughout the round.
      Warren took Galvao down early in the final round, pinning him against the cage. Galvao did a good job popping back up though. Warren worked hard for another body lock takedown, Galvao blatantly grabbed the cage, but Warren took him down anyway. From that point forward, Warren beat up Galvao on the ground with some pretty decent ground & pound. In the end, I thought this fight had an obvious 29-28 outcome, in favor of Galvao. For SOME maniacal reason, all 3 judges gave the fight to Warren, with one judge giving him all 3 rounds, which is absolutely fucking stupid. So yeah, Galvao got fucked in this fight, and in my opinion, he deserves an immediate rematch.
89.9
KO (Punches)
0:18
      OH SHIT! After losing his last fight to Brian Bowles 7 months ago via guillotine choke, Damacio Page returned to the WEC with a vengeance here, launching bombs with his right hand, knocking Galvao unconscious in under 20 seconds of the first round. Awesome finish for Damacio Page. There really isn't much else to say about this one.
88.9
KO (Punch)
7:09
      I didn't like this fight... It was basically two guys that are sloppy boxers, going at it for a round & a half or so. For the most part, I gave the slight advantage to Brian Bowles, because he was the only one moving forward for the most part, but Galvao looked like he could pull out something tricky at any moment. The problem is, Bowles knocked him out in the second round. THE END. Galvao had no chance to mount a comeback. The fight ended with a solid KO, but it was still kind of a boring fight for me.