Bellator 84 Results: Alexander Volkov crowned heavyweight champion at Season 7 finale

It was a double-bill of MMA for hardcore fans tonight, as Bellator closed out Season 7 and a successful run on MTV2 before heading to Spike TV in style thanks to Bellator 84 where a new heavyweight champion was crowned.

The title-tilt between Alexnder Volkov-Richard Hale didn’t quite deliver fireworks with neither truly living up to their respective reputations. Volkov held a career mark of 18-3 with fourteen TKOs entering the affair, while the 21-4-1 Hale had combined for eighteen stoppages during his run in the ring. However, their match-up ultimately went the distance and no near-finishes were seen. The resulting decision went to Volkov after the Russian won the required rounds with some crisp stand-up and superior ground work.

Unfortunately, a co-headlining clash between Dave Jansen-Marcin Held was cancelled after State officials stepped in due to Held’s age. In Indiana, where the event was held, fighters have to be over the age of 21 leaving the 20-year old Held ineligible.

Read below for a list of Bellator 84 results:

Eddie Castillo vs. Dave Sharp
Quinton McCottrell vs. Belal Muhammad
Robert White def. Kenny Booker by Unanimous Decision
Jerald Williams def. Joey Diehl by Unanimous Decision
Anthony Gomez def. Anton Talamantes via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Christian Uflacker def. Cliff Wright via Technical Decision*
Louis Taylor def. Joe Vedepo via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Felice Herrig def. Patricia Vidonic via Unanimous Decision
Daniel Vizcaya def. Jack Hermansson via Split Decision
Alexander Volkov def. Rich Hale via Unanimous Decision

* – Fight was stopped in the second after an up-kick initially ruled illegal (later accidental) forced an end to the fight and scorecards were read

PHOTO CREDIT – BELLATOR

3 COMMENTS
  • hindsightufuk says:

    i can’t believe the Marcin Held issue, i was really looking forward to that fight. did no one think to check into these things? dont you need to apply to get a license to fight in each state? why was i so last minute? fucking amateur

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    ” dont you need to apply to get a license to fight in each state?”

    I’m curious about this too, because there’s been a few times that somethings happened with a fighter the day before or something of a fight, that makes it seem like nobody cares or checks. I don’t mean just in Bellator, it’s happened a couple times in UFC, and in some other orgs that have closed.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    another thing this event got me thinking on was the use of replays. We saw in Bellator a little while ago how a ref halted some action cos he thought it was a low blow, turns out it was a good body shot, he watched the replay and called it correctly as a tko. now why didnt the ref do it with the up kick? the replay clearly showed he was up, it was a split second in it i know, but thats what the replay is for right? the fighter couldnt continue, shoulda been a tko for Wright. Ref gave some bullshit about how the fighter was on his way down, what the fuck does that mean? he’s either up or down, if he’s on the way then he hasnt get there yet, meaning he’s up. strange call, but my point being are replays allowed only in certain states also? anyone know?

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