At Bellator 64 welterweight champion Ben Askren once again showed why he’s one of the most dangerous wrestlers in MMA at the moment with another dominant performance involving his adversary spending the bulk of the bout on his backside. Though not conducive to putting together aesthetically pleasing performances, Askren’s uncanny ability to take opponents down and control them from on top is highly effective as opponent Douglas Lima learned last night in their title-fight.
Askren picked up a Unanimous Decision win after five-rounds of raining down shots from above and avoiding the occasional submission attempt. The victory ran Askren’s perfect record to 10-0 since transitioning from being an Olympic wrestler to Mixed Martial Artist.
Also worth noting, Marlon Sandro advanced to the Season 6 featherweight final by narrowly outpointing Brazilian countryman Alexandre Bezerra, while bantamweights Hiroshi Nakamura and Travis Marx moved on to their respective tournament’s semifinal round with decision wins.
Watch highlights from Bellator 64 below followed by a full list of Bellator 64 results:
Jason Fischer def. Taylor Solomon via Technical Submission Round 3 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Kyle Prepolec def. Lance Snow via Submission Round 1 (Armbar)
Elias Theodorou def. Rich Lictawa via Verbal Submission Round 1 (Eye Injury)
Nordine Taleb def. Matt Secor via Unanimous Decision
Mike Richman def. Chris Horodecki via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Chad Laprise def. Josh Taveirne via Submission Round 1 (Triangle Choke)
Hiroshi Nakamura def. Rodrigo Lima via Unanimous Decision
Travis Marx def. Masakatsu Ueda via Unanimous Decision
Marlon Sandro def. Alexandre Bezerra via Split Decision
Ben Asken def. Douglas Lima via Unanimous Decision