Bellator 27: Joe Soto vs. Joe Warren - Live Results and Commentary


As with every major show, will be here to bring you live results and commentary for Bellator 27.  The live blog will start with the beginning of the Fox Sports broadcast (at 8PM ET) so make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for this event. The event will only be shown live on two FSN affiliates from what I can tell due to the kickoff of the college football season.

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.

I will put the live blog results after the jump, but there will be a piece up shortly after the conclusion of the event talking about the goings on and the results of the title fight. Please consider this fair warning.

The FSN broadcast is live. First fight up shortly. Results after the jump.

Bryan Goldsby vs. Ed West - Round 1 -There are technical difficulties with the broadcast, they have up a screen saying they are having difficulties and are playing the audio very softly. We'll be skipping this fight unless it comes back up quickly.

Video came back in the third round, the judges scored the bout 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 all for Ed West. Ed West wins by unanimous decision.

Nick Mamalis vs. Zack Makovsky - Round 1 - Makovsky just missing with a high kick right away. Mamalis landing an uppercut inside and throwing Makovsky to the side to get away from the cage. Makovsky going for the takedown and Mamalis punches him a few times before getting the takedown. Makovsky passes from half guard to side control. Pass to full guard now by Makovsky and he starts to land. Makovsky working for the arm triangle but can't get it so he postures up and lands some punches. Makovsky continuing to control and land punches. As Mamalis bucks Makovsky takes the arm and he's trying to finish the lock. Mamalis is able to get out after about a minute of threat and he gets to his feet. The round ends and I'd score it 10-9, but it was close to 10-8.

Round 2 - Mamalis coming in looking for the takedown this round but Makovsky manages to avoid. Right hand for Mamalis lands. They're tied up and Makovsky looks to use a hip toss and Mamalis picks him up and slams him to the mat. Mamalis landing to the body. Great x-guard sweep by Makovsk and he's now on top. Makovsky with a nice single leg to get back on top after they stand up. Makovsky landing some good punches and punctuates it with a nice left. A few more land. The round ends and Makovsky stole it on my card with better work from the top than Mamalis managed. 10-9 Makovsky.

Round 3 - Mamalis coming out hard throwing strikes and Makovsky ducks under for a nice takedown. Pass to half guard now. Nice job by Mamalis to revers and end up on top. Now Makovsky rolls and Mamalis attempting to take the back. Both hooks in nos and Mamalis ends up on top in mount after Makovsky rolls. A few nice punches from Mamalis as Makovsky tries to regain half guard. Makovsky gets out and he gets a takedown to top. Now as they scramble Mamalis is looking for a guillotine but has to let go but he is back on top in half guard now. Makovsky manages to stand up and Mamalis with a takedown and Makovsky rolls him to end up on top. Makovsky turning trying to take Mamalis' back now. He gets the hooks in and is landing big punches and he's looking for the choke. Mamalis stands up and jumps backward with Makovsky on his back to slam his way ut. Now Mamalis is on top and they stand up for a second before Makovsky gets the takedown and the round ends just as he secured the arm triangle choke. That round was crazy.

Official Scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Zack Makovsky wins by unanimous decision.

Joe Soto vs. Joe Warren - Round 1 - Left hand from Soto right away. Left by Soto and two hard punches that rock Warren. Warren shoots and eats another and he's stunned.Warren can't get there with the sht and he is getting blasted big time. Warren keeps turning his back when he gets hit. Jab, right hand from Soto. Warren is getting annihilated. Warren reaching with his punches and Soto tags him again. Left hook, uppercut, right hook from Soto. Soto jabbing him now. Warren gets in close Left hand counter from Soto again. Left hand, right hand from Soto and Warren is still staggered.  Warren shoots and can't get the takedown. Uppercut lands again. Warren with an overhand right that hits a ton of air. Spinning kick from Warren and he slips to the mat. Soto is just clowning him now and the round ends. 10-8 Soto, not even close.

Round 2 - Warren drops him with a right hand early. He follows him to the ground and is landing a bunch of shots. Soto gets to his feet and Warren lands a knee that puts him out. Incredible. Joe Warren wins by KO (knee/punch), round 2.

Travis Reddinger vs. Ulysses Gomez - Round 1 - Gomez throwing leg kicks when Reddinger tries to throw punches and use his length. A lot of work from the distance with Reddinger being incredibly tall for the weight but he is really just pushing his punches and not snapping them off. Gomez keeps going back to the leg kicks. Gomez with the takedown but Reddinger has those long legs and keeps Gomez from passing and for some reason Gomez stands up. Reddinger throwing some punches and landing some knees from the clinch. Gomez grabs a standing guillotine and jumps guard but Reddinger escapes. Gomez with a nice takedown with 10 seconds left in the round. Close round but I'd go 10-9 Gomez.

Round 2 -Gomez with a quick takedown and he's having some problems with Reddinger's long legs so he stands up and kicks at the legs until they stand back up. Gomez looks for the takedown again and Reddinger lands a nice knee to the body. Gomez with another takedown and again he stands over him and lets him get up. Gomez is fighting a really weird fight. Big right hand from Gomez lands hard. Gomez with a takedown and I guess that's his round 10-9 but this fight isn't very good.

Round 3 - Reddinger coming out hard and landing a few strikes but he doesn't sit down on his punches which just takes away all the power. Takedown from Gomez now and Reddinger landing a few hammerfists from the bottom. Gomez tries to pass but can't do so so now he's standing over him kicking the legs now. Gomez lets him stand and takes him back down. Gomez lets him stand up and takes him back down. Reddinger looking for an armbar, Gomez says he's okay. Now Reddinger looking for a triangle and it looks sunk in but he doesn't seem to know how to finish. The round ends and I'd give it 10-9 Reddinger for a 29-28 win for Gomez. This fight was not good.

Official scorecards: 29-28 Reddinger, 29-28 Gomez, 29-28 Gomez. Ulysses Gomez wins by split decision.

Bellator 27 coverage

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