Main Card | Tournament Quarter-Finals | 145 lbs | MMA
Mike Corey defeats Ronnie Mann via 3 Round Decision
|11-2-1||Pro Record At Fight||21-4-1||Climbed to 12-2||Record After Fight||Fell to 21-5|
|+215 (Moderate Underdog)||Betting Odds||-265 (Moderate Favorite)|
|St. Louis, Missouri||Fighting out of||Cheltenham, England|
|28 years, 1 day||Age at Fight||25 years, 4 months, 5 days|
|145.4 lbs (66.0 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||145.6 lbs (66.0 kgs)|
|5'9" (176cm)||Height||5'6" (168cm)|
|68.5" (174cm)||Reach||68.0" (173cm)|
|Team Curran MMA||Gym|
- Bout Information
- Event: Bellator 60
- Date: Friday 03.09.2012 at 08:00 PM ET
- Referee: Gary Copeland
- Venue: Horseshoe Casino
- Enclosure: Cage
- Location: Hammond, Indiana, United States
- Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 5 of 10)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
- TV Commentary: Sean Wheelock, Jimmy Smith
- Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
- Post-Fight Interviewer: Jimmy Smith
- Mann Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Corey Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Tournament: Bellator Season 6 Featherweight
- Tournament Round: Quarter-Finals
Mann vs. Corey Wiki Update Wiki
Mann and Corey fought in a Featherweight Tournament Quarter-Final on the main card.
The fighters exchanged strikes early, with Mann increasing his tempo as his speed seemed to throw Corey off. Corey landed a nice counter and pushed Mann into the cage, but Mann separated and circled away. Mann dropped Corey with a beautiful right cross counter then allowed Corey to stand. Corey landed a takedown near the end of the round and worked some short punches until the bell.
Mann went to work with leg kicks in the second while Corey began to find more success with his boxing. A pair of right crosses landed for Mann. Corey got another takedown and went back to work with short strikes from the half guard. Mann attacked from the bottom with an Armbar but Corey defended. Corey maintained control for the remainder of the round.
Mann landed some nice combos to start the third round but got taken down after the opening minute. Mann had no answer for the much larger and stronger Corey on the ground and continued to eat punches as he struggled to attack with submissions from his back.
The judges scored the bout 29-28 across the board for Mike Corey, giving him the victory and a pass to the Semi-Finals of the Season 6 Featherweight Tournament.