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Bellator 50 Results: Four Middleweights move on

| September 17, 2011 | Reply

Following the welterweights kicking the Bellator season five off last week, it’s the middleweights turn to shine at Bellator 50. Eight men enter the Bellator cage for the quarterfinal round of the promotions third middleweight tournament. The tournament field includes three of the four fighters who participated in the past season tournament finals.

Main Card:

185 lbs. Quarterfinal bout: Sam Alvey vs. Vitor Vianna

Alvey kept the fight standing in round one to win the striking; Vianna came back in round two with multiple takedowns. The fight came down to the final round which was the closet of the fight with back and forth action between the two. Vianna displayed his best striking of the fight towards the end of the round, which likely sealed the deal for him.

Vitor Vianna by split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

185 lbs. Quarterfinal bout: Zelg Galesic vs. Alexander Shlemenko

Shlemenko was on a mission to get another shot at the Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard and he made quick work of the experienced Zelg Galesic.

Aleander Shlemenko by 1st rd. Guillotine

185 lbs. Quarterfinal bout: Victor O’Donnell vs. Brian Rogers

Rogers came out fast against O’Donnell and 1:56 into the opening round the fight was over. The ending was controversial as Rogers rocked O’Donnell with a head kick and a flurry of punches dropped him. Rogers rushed in with hammerfists and the referee stopped the fight even though O’Donnell was still defending himself.

Brian Rogers by 1st rd. TKO

185 lbs. Quarterfinal bout: Jared Hess vs. Bryan Baker

It started out a little iffy for Baker who escaped a first round submission attempt to go on and take control of the fight. Hess slowed in round two and in round three, Baker secured a takedown and from back mount he finished the fight.

Bryan Baker by 3rd rd. TKO

The middleweight tournament Semifinal round will be Brian Rogers vs. Alexander Shlemenko and Bryan Baker vs. Vitor Vianna.

Local Feature Fights (

155 lbs.: Radley Martinez vs. Brian van Hoven – Radley Martinez by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

170 lbs.: Ailton Barbosa vs. Ryan Keenan – Ailton Barbosa by 1st rd. Submission (Rear Naked Choke)

185 lbs.: Brett Cooper vs. Valdir Araujo – Brett Cooper by 3rd rd. TKO

170 lbs.: Cristiano Souza vs. John Kelly – Cristiano Souza by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

140 lbs.: Shah Bobonis vs. Marcos da Matta – Shah Bobonis by 3rd rd. KO

156 lbs.: Dietter Navarro vs. Marcelo Goncalves – Marcelo Goncalves by 1st rd. Submission (Armbar)

155 lbs.: J.P. Reese vs. Martin Brown – J.P. Reese by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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Tags: Ailton Barbosa, Alexander Shlemenko, Bellator, Bellator 50, Brett Cooper, Brian Rogers, Bryan Baker, Cristiano Souza, Hector Lombard, Jared Hess, Middleweight, MMA, Radley Martinez, Results, Sam Alvey, Shah Bobonis, Tournament, Victor O'Donnell, Vitor Vianna, Zelg Galesic

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