A great Bellator card takes place tonight on MTV 2. Headlining Bellator 79 is a heavyweight bout between Richard Hale and Thiago Santos. Both fighters will be vying for a spot to continue their run in this heavyweight tournament, and the winner is one step closer at claiming $100,000.
Both of these fighters have heavy hands, which should make their bout all the more entertaining. Fans should expect fire-works with a potential early knockout on the horizon. Richard Hale is coming off an impressive TKO win over Mike Wessel at Bellator 75. He is also on a three fight win streak, and he will be looking to make it four when he takes on Santos tonight (November 2, 2012).
Santos comes into this fight off a brutal DQ win against Eric Prindle. Santos will looking to move past his recent fights with Prindle, and a win over Hale tonight would be huge for his career. Another stand out fight of tonight will be a clash between Douglas Lima and Jacob Ortiz. Both of these fighters have well-rounded skills, and it will be interesting to see who can push the pace early in hopes of pulling off the victory. For live results, check out below.
265 lbs.: Richard Hale vs. Thiago Santos: Richard Hale wins via TKO in the first round
145 lbs.: Mike Richman vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev: Shahbulat Shamhalaev wins via KO in the first round
180 lbs.: Douglas Lima vs. Jacob Ortiz: Douglas Lima wins via TKO in the third round
170 lbs.: Ryan Ford vs. Kyle Baker: Ryan Ford wins via unanimous decision
265 lbs.: Josh Appelt vs. Ed Carpenter
170 lbs.: Marcus Aurélio vs. Christ Franck: Chris Franck wins via split decision
265 lbs.: Vitaly Minakov vs. Vladimir Starcencov: Vitaly Minakov wins via TKO in the second round
155 lbs.: Magomedrasul Khasbulaev vs. Josh Pulsifer: Magomedrasul Khasbulaev via submission (rear naked choke) in the first round
155 lbs.: Jonny Carson vs. Guillaume DeLorenzi