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Bellator 35 Live Results and Fight Recaps

(Lemoore, CA) And here we go! The fourth season of the Bellator Fighting Championships is finally here after a few month layoff and they starting things off with tonight’s Bellator 35. After signing a network TV deal, the promotion will be making its debut on and it’s new home (MTV2) at a new day and time (Saturdays at 6pm PT/9pm ET).

The action of season four kicks off with the quarterfinal round of the welterweight tournament, featuring eight fighters competing for a shot at the Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren. The four quarterfinal bouts will air live on MTV2, but Bellator 35 will also feature four undercard bouts headlined by the current Bellator 115 lbs. champion Zoila Frausto in a non-title fight against Karina Hallinan.

The Bellator 35 undercard starts at 5pm PT/8pm ET with the main card scheduled to begin at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Keep it here for live up to the minute results from all the action, plus any news and notes from Bellator 35. (Fighters in italics were predicted to win by MMAValor)

Local Feature Fights (Undercard)

135 lbs.: Jesus Castro (0-1) vs. Paul Ruiz (0-1)

Paul Ruiz took this fight directly to Jesus Castro! Ruiz stormed to the center of the cage, meet Castro, took him down and began dropping brutal elbows. Castro turtled up and tried to get out but Ruiz was just too much and the referee stepped in to stop the fights 107 seconds into the opening round.

Paul Ruiz by 1st round KO (1:17)

115 lbs.: Zoila Frausto (10-1) vs. Karina Hallinan (3-4)

Fight opens with a kicks and knees from Frausto, the two clinch up and exchange knee as they jockey for position. Hard Left hook followed by a right hand bloodies the face of Hallinan. Frausto is on a completely different level of striking then Hallinan. Round two opens and the two enter the clinch again with Frausto land right knee after knee to the face of Hallinan. Lots of dirty boxing from Frausto as the two are still in the clinch exchanging positions off and on. Frausto’s muay thai coach would be pleased as she is putting on a free clinic for the fans here at Tachi Palace. Final round now and Hallinan comes out throwing but there is really nothing behind her strikes and Frausto knows that. Back into the clinch again for the two as this fight seems destined to go to the judges. Fighters break at the halfway point in the round but they go right back into the clinch, again and again as the fight ends.

Zoila Frausto by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 20-27, 30-27)

Bellator Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinals

Dan Hornbuckle (22-3) vs. Brent Weedman (17-5-1)

Round one starts with the two fighters circling each other, Hornbuckle gets the first takedown of the fight and quickly moves to mount. Hornbuckle goes for an arm and loses position and Weedman is now on top in the guard of Hornbuckle. Weedman left his arm out and Hornbuckle went for it, the submission turned to a triangle but Weedman defended it well.  Hornbuckle gets up and after an exchange gets thrown right back down. As the round comes to a close Weedman gets Hornbuckle in a tough spot but he is saved by the bell. Round two:  Hornbuckle opens with a clean shot that stunned Weedman and continues to pour on the pressure. Weedman might be getting tired as Hornbuckle catches the leg of Weedman and he falls. Hornbuckle goes for another submission but the fight turns into a long game of footsie that ultimately has Weedman on top controlling the remainder of the round. Last round now and again Hornbuckle comes out strong with the striking but allows the fight to get to the clinch. Hornbuckle has the back of Weedman who drops down for an arm but Hornbuckle stays with him and controls the back of Weedman. Weedman gets the fight to half guard with two minutes and the fight slows down to a crawl as Hornbuckle isn’t doing too much damage. The fight ends with a flurry that really does nothing and the bell rings with both fights getting back up. Tough fight to score, could go either way  

 Brent Weedman by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Rick Hawn (9-0) vs. Jim Wallhead (20-5)

Hawn comes out strong in round one, pressing the action and putting Wallhead against the cage. The two separate and the action continues with Hawn getting the better the better of the exchanges. Wallhead lands his best strike so far with a counter overhand right that tells Hawn he can strike too. Wallhead is missing a lot of his strikes due to the head movement of Hawn, who is getting in and out quickly. Round two begins with improved strikes from Wallhead, mixing in a leg kicks that stumbles Hawn. Three minutes into the round and the fight has yet to go to the ground. Wallhead is slowing a bit and Hawn starts to pick him a part with jabs and legs kicks. Wallhead know this and looks to take the fight to the ground but the Judo black belt defends it nicely and the round ends. The fighters touch gloves in the final round. There is a small cut under the right eye of Wallhead, who might need to finish the fight here is he want to win. Fans are getting restless, though not sure why because the fight has been all standing action. Wallhead goes in for a takedown and Hawn reverses with a perfect judo throw to get the fight down to the ground with him on top. Wallhead gets back up but time is running out for him to make something happen as the finale bell rings.

Rick Hawn by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Jay Hieron (19-4) vs. Anthony Lapsley (19-4)

Round one opens with Hieron catching Lapsley but for some reason Hieron pulls guard going for a choke. Action continues with Lapsley pushed against the cage and Hieron alternating ground and pound and choke attempts. Hieron takes the back of Lapsley, moves to mount and Lapsley gives up his back. Hieron begins fishing for a rear naked choke and then someone yells “his out” right as Josh Rosenthal checks his hand and the fight is over.

Jay Hieron by 1st round submission (Rear Naked Choke) (3:39)

Lyman Good (10-1) vs. Chris Lozano (6-0)

Just a minute into the bout and the face of Lozano is already showing the signs of punishment. Lozano showing a lot of movement early on while good is just walking him down. Big exchange at the halfway point of the round and a mouse is forming under the left eye of Lozano. Good clearly got the better of the exchange in the round and Lozano is breathing out of his mouth as the round closes. Early exchange in round two brings the fighters together where they trade-off knees to the midsection and break. An overhand right by Good backs Lozano up, after he had just landed a nice right hook to the face of Good. Lozano is against the cage but there appears to be something wrong with his eye as he continues to blink. The left eye is closing up on Lozano and Good is taking advantage of it with a power slam that end round two. Final round and Good gets the takedown right away on Lozano who tries for a guillotine. Fighters stand up and Lozano goes for another guillotine after a wild exchange. Both fighters are throwing bombs trying to end the fight, Good pulls Lozano to his knees and land some powerful strikes. 90 seconds left and Good has the back of Lozano who drops for a knee bar and misses. Bad position now for Lozano as good has his back with the hooks in looking for the finish. Lozano survives until the bell rings and the fight is over and we are going to the judges.

Lyman Good by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 20-27)

Local Feature Fights (Un-Aired)

145 lbs.: Josh Herrick (6-1) vs. Brandon Bender (7-0) – Brandon Bender by 1st round Submission (Guillotine)

176 lbs.: Waachiim Spiritwolf (8-7-1) vs. Jaime Jara (29-8) – Waachiim Spiritwolf Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

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Tags: Anthony Lapsley, Bellator, Bellator 35, Brent Weedman, Chris Lozano, Dan Hornbuckle, Jay Hieron, Jim Wallhead, Lyman Good, MMA, Results, Rick Hawn, Zoila Frausto

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