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‘Bellator 97: Chandler vs. Rickels’ Live Results

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
July 31st, 2013
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“Bellator 97:  Chandler vs. Rickels” takes place Wednesday inside Santa Ana Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Wednesday’s event will showcase a pair of title bouts. Lightweight champion Michael Chandler puts his strap on the line against David Rickels in the night’s featured attraction (both pictured).

Welterweight champ Ben Askren defends his throne against Andrey Koreschkov in the co-main event.

Spike.com streams the prelims live starting at 5:30PM ET/2:30PM PT, while Spike TV broadcasts the showcase bouts at 7PM ET/PT.

Here are the official results from tonight’s fights:

Preliminary Card:

Will Brooks Defeats Cris Leyva via TKO (Punches) at 2:20 in the 3rdRound

Rafael Silva Defeats Rodrigo Lima via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:03 in the 3rdRound

Anthony Leone Defeats Frank Baca via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:07 in the 3rdRound

Bubba Jenkins Defeats Mike Barreras via TKO (Punches) at 1:05 in the 3rdRound

Cliff Wright Jr. vs. Donald Sanchez*

Adrian Cruz vs. Felipe Chavez*

Javier Palacios vs. Richard Jacques*

Russell Wilson vs. Shawn Bunch*

Jeremy Kimballvs. Keith Berry*

Main Card:

Patricio Freire Defeats Jared Downing via KO (Punch) at 0:54 in the 3rdRound

Vitaly Minakov Defeats Ryan Martinez via TKO Defeats (Punches) at 4:02 in the 3rdRound

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal Defeats Jacob Noe via Verbal Defeats (Punches) at 2:51 in the 3rdRound

Ben Askren Defeats Andrey Koreschkov via TKO (Punches) at 2:58 in the 4thRound (Askren retains Bellator welterweight title)

Michael Chandler Defeats David Rickels via KO (Punches) at :44 in the 1stRound (Chandler retains Bellator lightweight title)

* – Will take place following Spike TV broadcast

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