Bellator 283 is primed and ready to go down later TONIGHT (Fri. July 22, 2022) from inside the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, with a welterweight bout between former division champion Douglas Lima taking on rising contender Jason Jackson. . In further action, Sidney Outlaw will battle Tofiq Musayev in a lightweight title eliminator bout.
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BELLATOR 283 FAST RESULTS:
170 lbs.: Douglas Lima vs. Jason Jackson – Jackson via unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Sidney Outlaw vs. Tofiq Musayev – Musayev via knockout in the first round
155 lbs.: Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Chris Gonzalez – Nurmagomedov via first round submission (guillotine)
170 lbs.: Lorenz Larkin vs. Mukhamed Berkhamov – No Contest (NC) due to accidental elbow to the back of the head from Larkin
265 lbs.: Davion Franklin vs. Marcelo Golm – Golm via submission in the third round (naked choke behind)
185 lbs.: Romero Cotton vs. Dalton Rosta – Rosta via third round TKO
155 lbs.: Gadzhi Rabadanov vs. Bobby King – Rabadanov via unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Know Arteaga vs. Vanessa Porto – Arteaga via second round submission (guillotine choke)
135 lbs.: Jaylon Bates vs. Mark Coates – Bates via split decision
170 lbs.: Roman Faraldo vs. Luis Iniguez – Faraldo via knockout in the first round
155 lbs.: Bryan Nuro vs. Archie Colgan – Colgan via third round knockout
145 lbs.: Kevin Boehm vs. Akhmed Magomedov – Magomedov via submission in first round (naked rear choke)
BELLATOR 283 PLAY-BY-PLAY
Douglas Lima vs. Jason Jackson
Round 1: High kick from Lima, low kick from Jackson. Jackson lands a takedown and he’s in guard. Lima tries to work her way out of this predicament, but Jackson holds his position pretty strong. Jackson tries to mount, but Lima prevents. Jackson stayed busy from the top spot and he pretty much took that round. 10-9 Jackson
Round 2: Jackson strikes early and he takes Lima down again. Knees to the stuff for Jackson. Lima is back on his back and struggles to his feet. Not a good position for Lima. He grabs an arm and looks for the arm bar. Jackson picks him and slams him down. Lime throws a kick and he rocks Jackson, who is dazed for a second, but recovers. Jackson is once again on top and rains down some hard shots. 10-9 Jackson
Round 3: Jackson goes in for another early takedown, but Lima defends well up here against the cage. Footstraps from Jackson. Lima takes Jackson down and now he is in top position. Jackson manages to get up and then he shoots in and scores the takedown. Jackson lands some big shots from Lima’s guard. Lima tries to return fire, but doesn’t land much on his punches. 10-9 Jackson
Round 4: Low leg kick from Lima to start things off. Jackson shoots for another takedown and he gets it. The audience is not feeling this strategy and the boo birds are now in full effect. Jackson lands some shots to the body. Lima looks a little frustrated here, and for good reason because he’s down on the scorecards and Jackson is too heavy on top. Lima is bleeding over the right eye. Three minutes into the fourth round and Jackson is dominating the round, and the match. Lima is breathing heavily here, and it’s not a good song to enter the fifth and final round down on all the scorecards. 10-9 Jackson
Round 5: Lima comes out aggressively, throws and overhand right and Jackson lands another takedown. This is simply not good for the former world welterweight champion. Jackson is simply working from the top, and he will not let Lima up. Lima works hard but he just doesn’t have the strength to get up, Jackson rides out the entire round on top to secure the dominant win. 10-9 Jackson
Final result: Jackson def. Lima via unanimous decision
Sidney Outlaw vs. Tofiq Musayev
Round 1: Overhand right from Musayev, then a left hand rocks Outlaw from the jump. He’s on shaky legs and Musayev lands a right that drops Outlaw. It’s all over! WOW!
Final result: Musayev def. Outlaw via knockout in the first round
Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Chris Gonzalez
Round 1: A tentative start by both men. Two minutes in and not much action. Hick kick from Nurmagomedov. Jab from Nurmagomedov. Two and a half minutes in and both men have been cautious so far. Lots of feints from Gonzalez. Gonzalez rushes Nurmagomedov and he gets the clinch and Nurmagomedov reverses position and trips him. He sinks into a front choke. It’s close and Gonzalez is forced to top.
Final result: Nurmagomedov def. Gonzalez via guillotine in the first round
Lorenz Larkin vs. Mukhamed Berkhamov
Round 1: Larkin comes out hot with several big shots, Berkhamov avoids and scores an early takedown and is now in side control. Berkhamov holds Larkin down and Larkin can’t do much to get up. Larkin uses the cage to walk the wall and he’s up on his feet. Larkin lands an elbow to the back of the head and Berkhamov goes down in pain. A pause in the action to allow Berkhamov to recover. Berkhamov tells the judge that he is dizzy. After taking most of the five minutes, Berkahmov tells the referee that he cannot continue and the fight is called.
Final result: The match is ruled a no contest (NC)
Davion Franklin vs. Marcelo Golm
Round 1: Jab from Franklin. Golm comes in with an overhand right. Low kick from Golm. Golm catches Franklin’s kick and slams him to the canvas. Golm takes his back. Franklin climbs. Franklin picks Golm up, stands up and slams him down to the canvas! WOW! He picks him back up and slams him down one more time. Looks like WWE out here. Page control for Franklin. Franklin drops some nasty elbows right on Golm’s chin. Golm has a nasty cut above his right eye. Golm with an overhand right that lands cleanly. Golm with a nasty elbow to the jaw. Golm is now going down Franklin. Franklin’s mouthpiece flies out and another upperhand straight from Golm. 10-9 Franklin
Round 2: Another stiff jab from Franklin. Low kick from Golm. Struggling for position up against the cage. Golm with a solid body shot and Franklin simply goes backwards. Wild spinning fist from Franklin catches nothing but air. Clinch against the fence, Golm looks for a takedown. Stiff jab from Franklin momentarily surprises Golm. Franklin is tired, looks at the clock and tags Golm with a one-two combo. Franklin shoots and secures the takedown. Side control. Golm swipes and reverses position to side control. Now Franklin reverses the position, wow, nothing but brute force to pull it off. Franklin in guard drops elbows as the round draws to a close. Close one. 10-9 Golm
Round 3: Exchange kick from Franklin and Golm fires back with a right hand. Level change for Franklin, but Golm stops the takedown. Golm pushes the pace and Franklin fires back with an overhand right that breaks the enemy’s jaw. Golm’s cut is bleeding again. Golm pushes Franklin up against the cage and lands some knees to the midsection. Franklin throws bombs even though he’s exhausted. Golm appears all the haymakers and pushes Franklin up against the cage. Knees to the inner thigh for Golm. Wild spinning backfist from Franklin and Golm makes him pay by taking him down. He takes his back and sinks in the rear naked choke and he makes him tap! WOW. A bloody Golm hands Franklin his first ever defeat.
Final result: Golm def. Franklin via naked choke in the back
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