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Nik Fekete vs. Richard Hale

Main Card | Light Heavyweight ยท 205 lbs | MMA

Richard Hale defeats Nik Fekete via Submission at 1:55 of Round 1

Richard "Rare Breed" Hale
Nik "The Machete" Fekete

Round 1

Richard Hale Nik Fekete

"Rare Breed" "The Machete"

15-3-1   Pro Record At Fight   4-0-0
Climbed to 16-3   Record After Fight   Fell to 4-1
+260 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -340 (Moderate Favorite)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Tempe, Arizona   Fighting out of   New York City, New York
25 years, 10 months, 1 week, 2 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 2 days
204.6 lbs (92.8 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   205.4 lbs (93.2 kgs)
6'4" (194cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
81.0" (206cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Koncrete Gym   Gym   Xtreme Couture
Bellator 38
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Bellator 38
  • Date: Saturday 03.26.2011 at 07:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Venue: Harrah's Tunica Hotel & Casino
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Tunica Resorts, Mississippi, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 5 of 9)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Sean Wheelock, Jimmy Smith
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Jimmy Smith
  • Fekete Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Hale Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Fekete vs. Hale Wiki Update Wiki

In the second televised bout of Bellator 38, Nik Fekete took on Richard Hale in a light heavyweight tournament quarter-final matchup.

The much taller Hale came out circling around Fekete. Fekete came forward with an overhand right while Hale threw jabs. Fekete shot forward a minute in and lifted up Hale for a takedown, landing in side control. In a beautiful move, Hale flipped his legs up and around Fekete's back. Fekete stood up to escape and found himself in an inverted triangle choke. Fekete fell to the ground as Hale tightened the submission and pounded Fekete's side with punches. Referee Jason Herzog monitored the situation until realizing Fekete had already been choked out cold, and called the fight off as Fekete slumped forward unconscious. The move marked the second time in just four seasons that an inverted triangle choke was used to win a Bellator tournament bout.

The official end came at 1:55 of the first round in a submission-of-the-year candidate. Speaking with Jimmy Smith in the post-fight interview, Hale commented, "It's just what I train man, I train to fight like a little guy... I like being on the ground too... he walked himself right into it... nobody knows what's coming... I'm recreating the game at light heavyweight."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:36 PM ET
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    Video of the inverted triangle submission pulled off by Richard Hale at Bellator 38 over Nik Fekete.

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