Bellator 82 results and gifs: Andrey Koreshkov wins Welterweight tournament final

Bellator 82 results, featuring Lyman Good vs. Andrey Koreshkov in the season 7 Welterweight tournament final. Check out who won with results and gifs in our Bloody Elbow coverage.

Bellator 82 is finished, and we have a new Welterweight tournament champion, as Andrey Koreshkov emerged victorious over Lyman Good. He now moves on to challenge for the Bellator Welterweight title against the winner of Ben Askren vs. Karl Amoussou (in other words, Ben Askren). The 22 year old undefeated Russian has firmly established himself as a name to watch this season, with some very impressive striking on display, particularly in this fight and the semi-finals. He still has issues with his wrestling, which is a horrible area of weakness when you are gearing up for Askren, but I definitely look forward to seeing if the underdog Koreshkov can once again outstrike his way to a win. Let's hope he's not stuck on the shelf for too long waiting for his title fight.

Full details, with Zombie Prophets gifs are below. And don't forget to come back next week for Bellator 83 and Rad Martinez vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the Featherweight tournament final.

Andrey Koreshkov def. Lyman Good by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

This was a very good 15 minute battle. One of the keys to the fight was range, and in round 1, it was Koreshkov who controlled that range. He kept the former champion at bay with his jab, again effectively using his reach to claim the round, outstriking Good and dropping him at one point with a nice uppercut. In round 2, Good used his grinding style, taking Koreshkov down to tie things up. Round 3 came down to endurance and heart. Koreshkov seemed to fade a bit in the round, but mixed things up by taking Good down and ending the round in a dominant top position to claim the win. I underrated Koreshkov heading into this one, but I was happy to be proven wrong. He's an exciting, talented fighter, and if he uses this time to seriously focus on escaping from his back, he could provide an interesting challenge for Askren.

10_lyman_good__vs

David Rickels def. Jason Fischer by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

This was a Catchweight fight at 160 pounds, as former Welterweight Caveman Rickels works on making the drop down to 155 and Lightweight. And for the first round, it seemed that the weight cut was perhaps too much, as the normally aggressive and exciting Rickels was somewhat lethargic (by his standards). Rickels came back strong in round 2, making it a scrappy fight with his trademark unconventional style, then closing out the round strong with some big ground and pound. In the third round, Rickels was often on his back, but was still the aggressor, attacking with submissions, including a nice armbar that Fischer escaped by stepping with all of his weight directly onto Rickels' throat. Ouch. In the end, it was a tough fight to score, and I could have seen it going a lot of different ways, though I think Rickels deserved the win. I'm interested to see more from both men, particularly how Rickels continues to adapt to the lower weight. Fun fight.

9_david_rickels__vs

Doug Marshall def. Kala Hose by KO (0:22, round 1)

Well, this was definitely fast. As expected, these two came out swinging. Not a ton of technique on display, but both were absolutely going for it right from the opening bell. Hose managed to grab a Thai clinch and hit a knee that seemed to stun Marshall, but as Hose moved on to capitalize, the former WEC champion fired back with a left hook that caught Hose right behind the ear and put him down and out for the fast KO. Nice job on the quick stoppage from the referee as well. I'm not confident that Marshall has a huge future in Bellator, but that was certainly a good time.

8_doug_marshall_vs

Alexander Sarnavskiy def. Tony Hervey by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Pre-fight, I said this looked like a clear Tiger Sarnavskiy rebound fight, and that's how it played out. After losing in his Bellator debut, the Russian fighter was intent on a win here, and he got it with a dominating, if a bit safe, performance. Sarnavskiy used grappling to stifle the more stand-up oriented Hervey, controlling him on the mat and at times in the clinch. Sarnavskiy was never in real danger, but outside of one solid armbar attempt in the 1st round, he also never seemed to go for the stoppage. Clearly, he badly wanted the win and was willing to play it safe to get it. It's a smart strategy, but I hope he brings some more urgency next time out. Highlight of the fight came from breakdancer Hervey, who at one point attempted to run and flip off the cage to escape the clinch. It didn't work, and he nearly broke his neck in the process, but it sure looked cool.

7_tony_hervey_vs

Prelim Results:

John Schulz def. Hector Garcia (TKO, 2:45, round 3)

6_john_schulz_vs

Jeremy Czarnecki def. Justin Houghton (Unanimous Dec, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

5_jeremy_czarnecki_vs

Terry Davinney def. Matt Van Buren (KO, 0:15, round 1)

4_terry_davinney_vs

Giva Santana def. Brendan Seguin (sub via kneebar, 2:33, round 2)

3_giva_santana_vs

Shawn Bunch def. Chad Coon (Unanimous Dec, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

2_shawn_bunch_vs

Mario Navarro def. Anthony Bain (sub via triangle choke, 3:18, round 2)

1_anthony_bain_vs


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker