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Bellator 53

Bellator 53
  • Saturday 10.08.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: MTV 2 | Undercard: Spike.com
  • Promotion: Bellator MMA
  • Ownership: Bellator Sport Worldwide LLC
  • Venue: Buffalo Run Casino
  • Location: Miami, Oklahoma, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Sean Wheelock, Jimmy Smith
  • Ring Announcer: Michael C. Williams
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Jimmy Smith
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate):
  • TV Ratings: 103,000 average viewers
  • Number of Bouts: 10
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG | Promoter
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Bellator 53 Fight Card

Bout   Info
Ben Saunders   defeats   Luis Santos   via Submission, Keylock
Main Event | Tournament Semi-Finals | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  1:45 Round 3 of 3, 11:45 Total Bout Page
Referee: Jason Herzog
Douglas Lima   defeats   Chris Lozano   via KO/TKO, Punch
Main Card | Tournament Semi-Finals | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  3:14 Round 2 of 3, 8:14 Total Bout Page
Referee: Kevin Nix
Ronnie Mann   defeats   Kenny Foster   via Submission, Triangle Choke
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  3:51 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Kevin Nix
Thiago Santos   defeats   Josh Burns   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  2:23 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Jason Herzog
EJ Brooks   defeats   Greg Scott   via KO/TKO, Punches
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 160 lbs (72.6 kg)
  2:40 Round 2 of 3, 7:40 Total Bout Page
Giva Santana   defeats   Darryl Cobb   via Submission, Armbar
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  2:00 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Jason Herzog
AJ Matthews   defeats   Rudy Bears   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 175 lbs (79.4 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Raphael Davis   defeats   Myron Dennis   via KO/TKO, Punch
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  0:29 Round 2 of 3, 5:29 Total Bout Page
David Rickels   defeats   Levi Avera   via Submission, Triangle Choke
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  1:06 Round 2 of 3, 6:06 Total Bout Page
Referee: Jason Herzog
Luis Nogueira   defeats   Zak Laird   via Submission, Guillotine Choke
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 140 lbs (63.5 kg)
  0:51 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Jason Herzog

Tapology Community Predictions

Saunders
70%
Santos
30%
Lozano
21%
Lima
79%
Foster
5%
Mann
95%
Burns
7%
Santos
93%
Scott
6%
Brooks
94%
Cobb
5%
Santana
95%
Bears
53%
Matthews
47%
Davis
56%
Dennis
44%
Avera
10%
Rickels
90%
Laird
9%
Nogueira
91%

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