One of the most intriguing fights at Bellator 120 didn't take place on the PPV. A couple of top promotional featherweights faced off in Dagestani talent Shahbulat Shamhalaev and former TUF Brazil prospect Fabricio Guerriero. Shamhalaev started strong on the outside, picking away at a less than active Guerreiro with single shots. Eventually Guerrieiro was able to work his way inside behind some decent combination striking and get the body lock. He used it for a trip takedown, and although Shamhalaev had the room to get back to his feet, he decided to grab the single leg for a takedown instead. The ensuing scramble saw Guerreiro get the advantage and crank for the kimura. Shamhaleav tried to fight it, but when his arm snapped like a twig he was forced to submit.
It's a big upset win for Guerreiro, and a big setback for Shamhalaev who returned from a 13 month layoff following his loss to Pat Curran. If the gif above doesn't play, check it out here. And be sure to stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for more Bellator PPV updates.