Bellator 64 Results – Askren retains title with decision win over Lima

bellator 64 poster askren vs limaThe Bellator Fighting Championships heads to Caesars Windsor in Ontario, Canada on Friday, April 6th for Bellator 64.

The stacked card will feature weltweight champion Ben Askren defending his title against Season 5 tournament winner Douglas Lima. In addition, the Season 6 tournaments will continue with a featherweight semifinal and two bantamweight quarterfinal bouts.

The main card of Bellator 64 will be be televised on MTV2 and EPIX HD at 8:00pm ET while the preliminary card will stream free on Spike.com. The results will be posted below at the conclusion of each bout.

Bellator 64 Preliminary Card

Taylor Solomon vs. Jason Fischer
Fischer defeated Solomon by rear-naked choke submission at 4:59 of the third round.

Nordine Taleb vs. Matt Secor
Taleb defeated Secor by unanimous decision (30-24, 30-27, 30-27). Taleb controls the action from start to finish. Taleb improves to 6-1 as he wins his Bellator debut.

Chris Horodecki vs. Mike Richman
Richman defeated Horodecki by knockout at 1:23 of the first round. Richman flashed quick hands and pointpoint accuracy has he picked apart Horodecki before finishing his with an impressive flurry. Awesome Bellator debut for Richman.

Josh Taveirne vs. Chad Laprise
Laprise defeated Taveirne by triangle-choke submission at 2:48 of the first round. Laprise remains undefeated as he improves his record to 5-0. He has finished all of his opponents in the first round, with 4 TKOs and 1 submission.

Kyle Prepolec vs. Lance Snow
Prepolec defeated Snow by armbar submission at 2:54 of the first round.

Rich Lictawa vs. Elias Theodorou
Theodorou defeated Lictawa by verbal submission at 0:33 of the third round.

Bellator 64 Main Card Results

Rodrigo Lima vs. Hiroshi Nakamura – Bantamweight Quarterfinal
Nakamura defeated Lima by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27). With the win Nakamura advances to the bantamweight tournament semifinals. Nakamura grinds out another decision as he was able to take Lima down and keep him on his back for most of the fight. Lima was more aggressive as he threaten with multiple submission attempts from his back. Nakamura showed solid submission defense and top control.

Travis Marx vs. Masakatsu Ueda – Bantamweight Quarterfinal
Marx defeated Ueda by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28). The strength and wrestling of Marx carries him into the semifinals of the bantamweight tournament. The pair put on a grappling clinic early. Marx defended multiple submission attempts from Ueda who was unable to keep the action on the ground.

Alexandre “Popo” Bezerra vs. Marlon Sandro – Featherweight Semifinal
Sandro defeated Bezerra by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). For the most of the first two rounds Bezerra looked to counter with a huge left hook whenever Sandro would engage. However, he could not find his range as Sandro fired off two punch combinations and frequently attacked Bezerra’s lead leg. Bezerra became the aggressor in the third as scored an early takedown and would later land the most damaging strike of the night as the briefly floored Sandro. However, Sandro would recover quickly and hold on to advance to the featherweight tournament finals.

Ben Askren vs. Douglas Lima – Welterweight Championship
Askren defeated Lima by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) as he successfully defends his title for the second time.

Make no mistake about it Askren does one thing very well and he knows it. That one thing is wrestle. Askren, a former Olympic wrestler, wasted no time in getting the fight with Lima to the ground and showcasing his suffocating top control.

Each round would play out almost identically. Lima offered little defense as Askren was relentless in closing the distance and securing a takedown. Lima would threaten with submission attempts from his back but Askren was able to effectively counter with his outstanding balance and submission defense. From top position, Askren would batter Lima with countless hammerfists.