Bellator 97 Results


Bellator 97 took place on Wednesday July 31st, at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Headlining the card was 2 title bouts with Abdrey Koreshkov challenging Ben Askren for the Bellator Welterweight championships and David Rickles challenging Michael Chandler for the Bellator Lightweight championship.

Bout number 1: Chris Leyva (9-5) vs. Will Brooks (9-1)

Will Brooks def. Chris Leyva by TKO (punches) at 2:20 round 3


Bout number 2: Rafael Silva (19-3) vs. Rodrigo Lima (11-1)

Rafael Silva def. Rodrigo Lima by Submisison (rear naked choke) at 2:03 of round 3


Bout number 3: Anthony Leone (12-5) vs. Frank Baca (16-2)

Anthony Leone def. Frank Baca by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:07 of round 3 naked choke


Bout number 4: Mike Barreras (5-5) vs. Bubba Jenkins (3-0)

Bubba Jenkins def. Mike Barreras by TKO (punches) at 1:05 of round 2


Bout number 5: Jared Downing (9-2) vs Patricio Pitbull (17-2)

Patricio Pitbull def Jared Downing by TKO (punches) at 0:54 of round 2


Bout number 6: Ryan Martinez (10-2) vs. Vitaly Minakov (11-0/

Vitaly Minakov def. Ryan Martinez by TKO (punches) at 4:02 of round 3


Bout number 7: Jacob Noe (12-2) vs. King “Mo” Lawal (10-2)

“King Mo” Lawal def. Jacob Noe by submission (strikes) at 2:51 of round 3


Bout number 8: Andrey Koreshkov (13-0) vs. Ben Askren (11-0)

Ben Askren def. Andrey Koreshkov by TKO (Punches) at 2:58 of round 4


Bout number 9: David Rickels (14-1) vs. Micheal Chandler (11-0)

Micheal Chandler def. David Rickles KO (punches) at 0:44 of round 1


Bout number 10: Jeremy Kimball (9-3) vs. Keith Berry (15-10)

Jeremy Kimball def. Keith Berry by KO (punches) at 1:45 of round 2


Bout number 11: Russell Wilson (1-2) vs. Shawn Bunch (1-0)

Shawn Bunch def. Russell Wilson by (29-28) (28-29) (29-28) split decision


Bout number 12: Javier Palacios (1-0) vs. Richard Jacques (1-0)

Javier Palacios def. Richard Jacques by (30-27) (30-27) (30-27) unanimous decision


Bout number 13: Adrian Cruz (4-0) vs. Felipe Chavez (5-3)

Adrian Cruz def, Felipe Chavez by TKO (punches) at 4:21 of round 2


Bout number 14: Cliff Wright Jr. (7-4) vs. Donald Sanchez (28-13)

Donald Sanchez def. Cliff Wright Jr. by (28-29) (29-28) (29-28) split decision


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