Bellator MMA 110: Rampage vs. M'Pumbu took place this past Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The Season 10 Featherweight tournament kicked off the season, and featured Binns Management client Will Martinez (9-2-1). 215MMA's own Will Martinez faced off with slick submission specialist Goiti Yamauchi (16-2) in the first round of the tournament. Martinez defeated Yamauchi in dominant fashion, winning all 3 rounds to a Unanimous Decision. Martinez winning advances him to the Season 10 Featherweight Semi-Finals where he will face off with Team Bombsquad member Des Green (10-2).
[VIDEO OF THE BELLATOR MMA 110 POST FIGHT PRESS CONFERENCE HERE] (2:37 mark is where 215MMA and Binns Management CEO Jimmy Binns Jr. is mentioned by Bellator MMA President Bjorn Rebney, and Will Martinez comments on the fight)
Martinez has now fought 5 times inside the Bellator cage and has gone 5-0 with 4 first round finishes. Martinez will be taking on Buffalo, NY native Des Green in the semi-finals. Desmond Green is 2-1 inside the Bellator Cage, defeating Mike "The Marine" Richman via Unanimous Decision at Bellator 110. This will be another huge test for Will Martinez in his quest to make it to the Bellator Season 10 Featherweight Finals against either Matt Bessette or Daniel Weichel. Martinez will be facing Green at Bellator MMA 114: Shlemenko vs. Ward in the Maverick Center in West Valley City, Utah on March 28th. Their fight will be airing live on Spike TV.
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson stepped into the Bellator cage for the second time as he faced off with former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Chrstian M'Pumbu to kick off the 4-man Light Heavyweight tournament. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal also stepped in the cage that night, facing off against Mikhail Zayats. Rampage and King Mo both defeated their opponents setting up a highly anticipated grudge match between the two. The winner of that fight will face off against the Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion either Attila Vegh or Emanuel Newton (the will fight each other at Bellator 113 on March 21st). The following are the full results for Bellator MMA 110:
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson def. Christian M'Pumbu via KO (punches) at 4:34 of Round 1
Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal def. Mikhail Zayats via Unanimous Decision
Matt Bessette def. Diego Nunes via Split Decision
Des Green def. Mike Richman via Unanimous Decision
Will Martinez def. Goiti Yamauchi via Unanimous Decision
Daniel Weichel def. Scott Cleve via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:46 of Round 1
Saul Almeida def. Andrew Fisher via Unanimous Decision
Egidijus Valavicius def. Atanas Djambazov via TKO (Knee and Punch) at :48 of Round 1
Ryan Quinn def. Andrew Calandrelli via Unanimous Decision
Manny Lara & Josh Deikmann fight to a No Contest (Accidental Eye Poke) at :18 of Round 1
Marvin Maldonado & Rico DiSciullo fight to a No Contest (Knees to a Head of Grounded Opponent)
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