The final four featherweights are set to check in tonight on MTV2 for Bellator 41 with hopes of earning an opportunity at a $100,000 pay day and procuring promotional gold and Five Ounces of Pain will be here to bring you all the live results!
Set for action at the event, Kenny Foster faces Daniel Straus on one side of the 145-pound bracket with Brazilians Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and Wilson Reis competing to fill the other spot in the final. The man the ultimate winner will eventually face, featherweight title-holder Joe Warren, will also make an appearance on the card, though nearly ten pounds below his championship weight, against Marcos Galvao with a second superfight scheduled as well between bantamweight ace Zach Makovsky facing undefeated submission specialist Chad Robichaux.
Fans can tune in to catch Bellator 41 on MTV2 starting at 9:00 PM EST with preliminary pairings starting approximately an hour earlier.
Read below for a breakdown of Bellator 41 results including live play-by-play for televised bouts:
PRELIMINARY CARD (Not Televised):
Brendan Tierney def. Dano Moore via Submission Round 1 (Armbar)
Nick Piedmont def. Michael Parker via Split Decision
Anthony Birchak def. Tyler Bialecki via Submission Round 1 (Brabo Choke)
Carlos Flores def. Rudy Aguilar via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
MAIN CARD (MTV2 – 9:00 PM EST):
Kenny Foster vs. Daniel Straus
Round One: Foster was the more aggressive fighter on the feet but didn’t land with any clean punches. Straus did a nice job controlling things in the clinch and getting the better positions. Foster attacked the body of Straus, landing good kicks and knees as well as punches in the clinch. Straus landed a big flying knee and got a takedown with just over a minute left in the round. Foster spent the rest round of the round taking body shot as he was seated against the cage with Straus on top. Close round until the knee and takedown, which swung things in Straus’ favor. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Straus.
Round Two: Foster did a nice job landing the left hand in this round. Straus once again controlled the clinch and managed to land a good throw to get Foster down. Foster tried to get to his feet but Straus kept him grounded with a front headlock. Foster eventually just went to his back, where Straus landed some good shots before Foster got to his feet and got away from Straus, who had his back standing. Straus got a takedown with under 10 seconds left in the round and ended the round on top. Good round for Straus. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Straus.
Round Three: A lot of swinging and missing early. Straus tried a look away punch and then failed on a takedown but landed a knee in the scramble before controlling the clinch and getting the takedown. Straus roughed up Foster on the ground a bit before Foster tried to get up. As Foster scrambled up, Straus caught him in a guillotine choke. Foster tried to fight it off but eventually had to tap out.
Result: Daniel Straus def. Kenny Foster via Submission Round 3 (Guillotine Choke)
Zach Makovsky vs. Chad Robichaux
Round One: Mokovsky got an early takedown into side control and after a long stalemate in the position, Robichaux finally bucked Makovsky away and got up. Makovsky scored with a couple of takedowns but Robichaux popped right back up each time. Makovsky stunned Robichaux with a good left and put Robichaux on his back but again Robichaux was back up. Makovsky ended the round on top and in side control after a takedown. Active round and the takedowns swung things in favor of Makovsky. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Makovsky.
Round Two: Makovsky got an early takedown into side control and then beautifully passed to mount. Makovsky rained down punches until Robichaux gave up his back. Makovsky tried to finish with the choke but Robichaux wiggled his way out. Makovsky remained on top, got back to side control, and went for an arm triangle but Robichaux defended well and once again escaped. Robichaux got to his feet and kept moving forward but again ended up on his back. Makovsky roughed up Robichaux with strikes on the ground for the rest of the round. There was an illegal up kick by Robichaux but Makovsky immediately continued after the ref asked him if he wanted to rest. Very strong round for Makovsky. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 Makovsky.
Round Three: After some spinning and missing early, Makovsky put Robichaux on his back and quickly moved to mount. Makovsky postured up and rained down a series of strikes before the ref finally jumped in to stop things.
Result: Zach Makovsky def. Chad Robichaux via TKO Round 3 (Punches)
Patricio Freire vs. Wilson Reis
Round One: Neither fighter could establish things early on the feet although Reis was the more aggressive of the two. A lot of clinching with neither man able to sustain an advantage. Freire landed a good head kick and then got a takedown. Reis was right back up although he did take a knee to the body on the break. A lot of missing by Reis to end the round. Not too much in the way of action but Freire landed the better strikes and got a takedown to swing things in his favor. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Freire.
Round Two: The action picked up in the start of this round with both men throwing jumping knees and trading good kicks. Freire landed the cleaner strikes through, including good counters. Reis managed to get a takedown but Freire was up without taking much damage. Freire tried for a guillotine in the clinch but Reis fought it off and continued to press him against the cage. More clinching as the round ended with Reis controlling. Close round but a slight edge to Reis based on clinch control and the takedown. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Reis.
Round Three: Freiere really started to turn it up this round with his strikes. Reis was moving a lot but Freiere landed the cleaner strikes and picked apart Reis with his hands. Reis hung in there and kept throwing though despite Freire tagging him. Freire finally rocked Reis and dropped him. Reis survived and got to his feet but Freire kept the pressure on with punches, trapped Reis against the cage, and finally put him down and out with a big flurry.
Result: Patricio Freire def. Wilson Reis via KO Round 3 (Punches)
Joe Warren vs. Marcos Galvao
Round One: Warren tried a throw early but ended up mounted. Warren gave up his back and turned into the guard of Galvao. Galvao quickly got to his feet though and again got on top of Warren on the ground as Warren went for another takedown. Warren got back up though and right back in the clinch. Galvao landed a bunch of knees to the body of Warren before they finally got away from the clinch. Warren had his best success at a striking distance where he landed some good right hands. Warren got a takedown to end the round. Warren finished strong but it was all Galvao early. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Galvao.
Round Two: Galvao started with back to back flying knees, the first one catching Warren pretty clean. Warren kept pressing forward but Galvao made him pay with uppercuts and knees. Warren tried for takedowns but Galvao stuffed all of them and shrugged Warren away. Galvao continued to catch Warren with a knee at Warren came in. Warren finally got a takedown but couldn’t do much with it was the round ended. Strong round for Galvao, who caught Warren with a number of knees. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Galvao.
Round Three: Warren finally got an early takedown but Galvao popped right back up. Warren got another takedown though and this time spent some time on top of Galvao, roughing him up with some short strikes. Galvao was also active off his back with strikes though. Warren spent pretty much the entire round in the guard of Galvao and staying busy with strikes. Strong round for Warren but maybe too little too late. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Warren but the fight 29-28 for Galvao.
Result: Joe Warren def. Andre Galvao via Unanimous Decision