Bellator XIV - Live Results and Commentary

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As with every major show, BloodyElbow.com will be here to bring you live results and commentary for Bellator XIV.  The live blog will start with the beginning of the FSN broadcast (at 8PM ET) so make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for this event. 

As always we have our one rule: NO SPOILERS! In the interest of not ruining anything from the undercard that may make the broadcast we ask that you do not discuss the results of the undercard in the comments until either the broadcast ends or the fight makes the air.

So again, join us for the show and share your thoughts as the event unfolds.

A note: Results are below the fold.  Please be aware that while I'll not spoil the live results on the front page, we will not be waiting to talk about the results on the front page.  There will likely be multiple articles on the night's action up by tomorrow.

The broadcast is live.  First fight up shortly.

Pat Curran vs. Mike Ricci - Round 1 - Feeling out early and a front kick by Curran.  The crowd starts to boos after a lack of action.  Body kick by Ricci counters the leg kick from Curran.  About two minutes in and they've just exchanged a few kicks so far with no toher real action.  Ricci is using the body kicks and Curran is mixing up the leg kicks, body kicks and push kicks.  Huge right hand lands for Curran and Ricci goes down hard,  Curran pounces and pounds him out and it's over.  Violent finish by Curran and he's moving on and the GSP protege is going home.  Pat Curran wins by KO (Punch), round 1. Ricci was down and out for a few minutes after the fight but now appears to be up and okay.  It looks like Ricci may have lost some teeth from the replay.

Shad Lierley vs. Wilson Reis - Round 1 - Lierley with a right hand and a jab.  Right hand by Reis and he fails to get a takedown.  Now they tumble to the ground but Lierley gets right back up.  Right hand and a leg kick by Reis.  They're exchanging big winging shots now.  Reis pushing forward looking for a takedown.  Shad throws a knee from the clinch, Reis catches it and slams him to the ground.  Reis on top now and Lierley is trying to keep him from getting a pass. Reis pushes through to half guard now. Into full mount now and landing a few punches. Armbar attempt by Reis and Lierley uses it to escape back to his feet.  Reis tries for the takedown but the good wrestling of Shad prevents it.  Now a takedown by Lierley and Reis with a great sweep and he now has Shad's back.  Switch to a triangle, Shad slips out and is in an armbar, now Shad spins out.  Shad with a takedown and Reis with another sweep.  The round ends and it was a fun one.  10-9 Reis.  Round 2 - Big right hand early by Shad.  Wilson pulls guard and uses it to sweep to end up on top in the guard.  Pass to half guard now.  Back to the feet and again Lierley lands a knee that gets caught and he is taken right back down.  Again Reis uses the same half guard pass that keeps working for him. Reis landing a few knees to the body now.  Reis just grinding from the half guard now.  10-9 round for Reis again.  Round 3 - Left hand from Reis.  Reis ducks under a right hand from Lierley and gets the takedown.  Reis passes to mount and gets pulled back down into the guard.  It's been a really active ground game from both men, and as I type that Reis passes to mount.  Reis postures up and lands some bombs that force Shad to roll and give up his back, Reis sinks in the choke and there's the tap.  Wilson Reis wins by submission (rear naked choke), round 3.

Ben Askren vs. Ryan Thomas - Round 1 - Thomas throwing jabs and straight rights early.  One-two combo lands for Thomas, he tells Askren to bring it so Askren takes him down.  Askren falls right into a deep triangle but manages to work his way out.  Thomas going for a heel hook and Askren collapses on him into half guard.  Looking for the darce now and Thomas escapes.  The ref stops the fight while Thomas is in a modified neck crank.  Thomas is fine, he didn't tap and he wasn't out.  Why would a ref stop that fight?  It was competitive and Thomas was not tapping.  The ref makes a big show in front of Thomas about announcing that it was a submission.  That's awful reffing, just awful, awful reffing.  Ben Askren wins by submission, round 1.

Toby Imada vs. James Krause - Round 1 - Krause using the reach to land some kicks.  Imada comes in winging punches and Krause kicks him back to get back to space.  Takedown by Imada now and he's on top in the guard.  Rubber guard attempt by Krause and then an attempted scramble but he ends up in Imada's side control.  North sound now and now Imada tries to get an omoplata.  Krause is on top and now stands up and drops a punch as he comes back into Imada's guard.  Krause lands a few nice punches from top and a big hammerfist.  Close round but 10-9 Imada on positional control.  Round 2 - Takedown early by Imada into a crucifix and now Krause is up.  They stand back up and Krause lands two punches before getting pushed back into the cage.  Imada is on top now and Krause can't scramble out.  Imada to an armbar and Krause yells "taptaptaptaptap" so the fight is over.  Toby Imada wins by submission (armbar), round 2.

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