Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow for live results, streaming video (prelims) and detailed play-by-play as Bellator 180/NYC comes to New York City. The headliner of the show is a grudge match that has been building steam for years - Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen will finally settle their differences in a fist fight. Also featured on the card is the legendary Fedor Emelianenko, who takes on Matt Mitrione.
You can watch all of the prelim action starting at 6pm ET/3pm PT by viewing the video stream at the top of the page. Things then move to Spike TV for four fights at 8pm, including a light heavyweight title fight. The main card itself begins live on PPV at 10pm ET and features five fights.
Join us and let us know what you think of tonight's fights.
Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva
Round 1 - Chael with a front kick. He’s in on a takedown immediately and gets it. Elbows and a right from Chael against the cage. He’s landing hard. Silva can’t lock him down. More big rights. Body shots. Chael with the can opener. Wandy has no room to breathe. Silva finally kicks off and gets up with 2:15 to go but Chael immediately crowds him against the cage again. Knees from Chael. Silva with a flurry. Nice right from Sonnen but the counter from Silva dropped him! Silva on top now and Chael has a hold of his arms. Chael got up and looked for a takedown but Wandy secured a guillotine. Chael working from the top with a minute to go. He’s in half. He can’t free his left leg to move to mount. 10-9 Chael despite getting dropped.
Round 2 - Sonnen with a big shot. Wandy fires back and they’re brawling! Takedown from Chael but he’s stuck in a guillotine again. Wandy in full guard. They totally stalled out in the spot. Sonnen’s not in trouble but neither man has moved in 45 seconds. This is weird. It’s like someone hit pause on the tape. Finally after a couple of punches, they got stood up. Sonnen with an immediate takedown as Tito Ortiz yells at Silva to watch out for it. Sonnen landing some lefts on Wandy, who is stuck against the cage again. Now switches to rights. Sonnen leaning back and really dropping shots. Silva can’t push him off. Silva can’t set up any subs from the bottom either. More stalling than punching now with 20 seconds to go. Sonnen just covering his mouth with his gloves. 10-9 Sonnen.
Round 3 - Chael with a body kick, Silva with a right. Nice knee from Silva. Big double leg from Chael and he works from side. Now he’s in half. Sonnen isn’t doing much. It looks like he’s trying to isolate an arm, but not for long. Now he’s back to the kimura attempt. Nothing there. He’s still reefing away on the arm but can’t get it free. There are 90 seconds left. Chael moves to mount. Silva scoots out quickly. Sonnen works from side in lockdown mode. Back to mount with 30 seconds to go. Silva is bleeding a bit. Shoulder checks. 10-9 and 30-27 Sonnen. Silva is frustrated.
Chael Sonnen defeated Wanderlei Silva by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Neiman Gracie vs. Dave Marfone
Round 1 - A little swing bout action. Gracie with a takedown. Marfone is up but Gracie is on his back. He’s having trouble getting him back down and they separate. Gracie with a big right hand. Gracie slips badly on a kick but Marfone isn’t messing with him on the ground. Gracie with a takedown. Gracie slides into mount but Marfone regains half and gets back up. He lands a knee in the clinch. Gracie tries to pull guard, but Marfone isn’t having it. Gracie with a right. Marfone fights off a takedown attempt. Marfone drops for a guillotine at the horn! 10-9 Gracie.
Round 2 - Switch kick from Gracie. Body kick too. Gracie has another takedown stuffed. Gracie spins around to the back. He jumps on the back and locks a body triangle. Marfone tried to dump him off by hitting the ground but that didn’t work. He slips the arm under the chin and it’s night night time.
Neiman Gracie defeated Dave Marfone by submission (rear naked choke), 2:27 of round 2
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione
Round 1 - Mitrione dancing on the outside. Fedor waiting for him. Fedor throws the first strike, a leg kick, after 45 seconds. They both dropped each other at the same time with punches! WHOA! THAT WAS ALMOST A DOUBLE KNOCKOUT! But Mitrione is up first and he jumps all over Fedor! It’s over! Fedor is out cold!
Matt Mitrione defeated Fedor Emelianenko by KO (punches), 1:14 of round 1
Michael Chandler vs. Brent Primus [LW title]
Round 1 - Chandler takes the center. Primus looking for a body kick but Chandler pushes him away. Primus landed a kick and Chandler went down strangely. It looked like he hurt his ankle or knee? Primus is kicking it hard. Chandler looks like he can plant on it, but then it gets wobbly again. Primus kicked it twice more. Chandler drops him with a counter as Primus charges in! The ref called for time, which is very weird. The fight is over! They determined that Chandler couldn’t continue due to the injury, and he’s mad.
Brent Primus defeated Michael Chandler, TKO (injury), 2:22 of round 1
Zach Freeman vs. Aaron Pico
Round 1 - Pico pressed forward and got caught with a big shot on the feet! Freeman dropped for a guillotine! It’s over! The vaunted prospect just got stopped inside 30 seconds!
Zach Freeman defeats Aaron Pico via submission (D’Arce choke), :24 of round 1
Douglas Lima vs. Lorenz Larkin [WW title]
Round 1 - Slow start. Lima with a leg kick. Jab from Lima. Leg kick again. Really not much going on through two minutes. They trade side kicks to the knee. Lima with a right. Outside low leg kick from Larkin gets checked. Outside low leg kick from Lima. This is a slooow pace. Larkin finally opens up with a combo. Lima with a lead right hook. Lima with a body kick as Larkin changes stances. Larkin with a jab. Body kick from Larkin. Lima with an uppercut and they clinch up. They trade knees to the thigh. 10-9 Lima.
Round 2 - Jab and body kick from Lima. Low kick too. Larkin with a nice lead uppercut. Larkin with a jab. Larkin kicks the lead calf. Lima responds in kick. The pace is up slightly, even if they’re not connecting much. They finally trade and Larkin landed a hard right! Lima misses with an uppercut but the left follow-up drops Larkin! He jumped into his guard but Larkin locked him down to get a breather. Lima steps into side control but Larkin gets up. Lima’s nose is bleeding. Larkin scores with a right cross. Lima with a hard right of his own. Lima with a hard low kick. 10-9 Lima.
Round 3 - Lima with a body kick. Front kick too. Lima circles away from a Larkin jab and lands a body kick. They’re both whiffing on single shots. Low inside leg kick from Lima. Larkin with a hard body kick. Lima with a jab. Lima responds with his own. Lima rips a straight right to Larkin’s chin. A punch to Larkin’s cup leads to a very short break. Larkin with a jab. Lima lands a few shorts before the horn. 10-9 Lima.
Round 4 - Inside leg kick from Lima after almost a minute. Long left left hook from Lima. Say that three times fast. Larkin misses with a left hook. Larkin with a body kick. They trade lefts. Lima landing harder though. Lima slipped on a body kick but Larkin can’t take advantage. Body kick and solid left from Larkin. Larkin with a front kick and a side oblique kick. Body punch from Larkin. Lima responds with a left hook and a body kick. Lima tripped him and jumps into his guard. He moves to half guard against the cage but Larkin got up. Closest round so far, I’ll go 10-9 Larkin.
Round 5 - Lima with a jab and an outside leg kick. Larkin is walking Lima down a bit but not opening up. Lima with a nice left. Body shot from Lima. Larkin with a jumping spin kick to the body that lands, but not flush. Larkin with a fast left as Lima came in. Body kick and a straight left for Lima. Larkin trying to turn it up a bit. Larkin with jabs and a head kick that gets caught. Hard body kick from Larkin, Lima with a hard leg kick. They trade lefts. Lima with a body kick. They land at the horn. 10-9 Larkin but 48-47 Lima.
Douglas Lima defeated Lorenz Larkin by unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 48-47)
Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader
Round 1 - Davis ties up and looks for a takedown. Can't get it though, so they clinch up. Bader breaks away. Outside leg kick from Davis. Bader sneaks in a left. Davis misses with a combo. Bader presses forward with a left and lands a kick. Bader stuffs another takedown attempt. Front kick from Davis. Outside leg kick too. A lot of single strikes. Bader with a right. Davis walking Bader down but can't even secure a takedown attempt. Bader with a jab. 10-9 Bader.
Round 2 - Bader with a body kick. Davis looking to establish his jab. Another body kick from Bader. Davis connects with a left hook. Bader really working that kick. Not a lot happening through two minutes. They trade lefts at the same time. The crowd is starting to get restless. Bader with a long left. Davis misses with a head kick. Bader stuffs a takedown attempt. Both land jabs. Davis with a jab. Bader faked a shot and landed a hard right hook. Biggest punch of the round. Davis with two body shots. 10-9 Bader.
Round 3 - Bader with a jab. Body kick from Davis. Davis with a left, Bader with a jab. Bader with a body kick. Superman punch from Davis and a left. His best shots of the fight. Bader fires back with combos. Davis with a body kick. Bader with another jab. Bader switching stance. Bader with a left inside and a jab. Crowd chirping again. Inside leg kick and right from Bader. Nice leg kick from Bader. Body kick from Davis. Bader gets a takedown and the back briefly. Davis rolls through as Bader looks for a guillotine. 10-9 Davis.
Round 4 - Body kick from Davis, and a jab. The ref warned them for inactivity. Davis throwing more, but not with much power. He lands a right and looks for a takedown. Bader fights it off. Outside leg kick from Davis. Bader with a jab. Bader with a counter uppercut that lands hard. Davis misses with a weird, wide head kick again. Davis with some jabs. Bader with a right. Davis with a left hook. Bader with two body kicks. Davis has the center but he's not throwing combos. To be fair, neither is Bader. Jabs from both men. Body kick from Bader. Bader with a lead left hook. Body kick from Davis. They trade jabs. Davis with two lefts. Bader with a right. Outside leg kick form Bader. Double jab. 10-9 Bader.
Round 5 - Bader bringing some pressure early this time. Davis with a nice straight right. Davis has another takedown attempt stuffed. Bader firing the left jab over and over. Davis with a body shot, Bader comes back with an outside leg kick. Another, but it left him open to a right hook counter. Now a left from Davis. Davis misses with that kick yet again. They both land rights. Inside leg kick from Davis. Pawing left for Bader. Bader gets a takedown, but can't put Davis on his back and he's up. They clinch briefly against the cage. Two minutes to go. Body kick from Davis. Bader with a counter right. The crowd boos again with a minute to go. Bader with a jab. Bader with a night lead right hook. Bader ducks under but can't get a takedown. Davis with a nice left. I'll go 10-9 Davis but 48-47 Bader.
Ryan Bader defeated Phil Davis by split decision (49-46, 47-48, 49-46)
James Gallagher vs. Chinzo Machida
Round 1 - Gallagher bringing a ton of pressure early but not throwing. Gallagher with a takedown. He squirms straight to mount. He drops a couple of elbows but he's being patient now. He takes the back as Machida tries to squirm out. Body triangle. He's looking for the choke. And it's there. Machida taps just like that.
James Gallagher defeated Chinzo Machida by submission (rear naked choke), 2:22 of round 1
Heather Hardy vs. Alice Yauger
Round 1 - They clinch up early. Harder trying to throw over the top. Yauger landed a right. Hardy with leg kicks and winging punches. Nice straight left and right hook from Hardy. Yauger is a bit cautious. Nice counter right from Yauger. They trade knees in the clinch. Nice knee from Yauger. She lands another. Hardy is throwing more kicks than I expected. Another counter right. Hardy closes strong. 10-9 Hardy.
Round 2 - Hardy with a body and leg kick. Yauger with a left hook. Hardy jabbing into clinch range, but Yauger with a counter. They trade body shots. Yauger with a low leg kick. Hard with a punch/kick combo. Inside leg kick from Hardy. Yauger looks for a takedown but can't get anywhere. Hardy with a big overhand right. Big combo. She's taking over with her striking. Yauger is still right there though. Front kick from Hardy. Yauger with a glancing right. Nice counter from her too. This is a brawl now. Yauger with some clinch knees. Hardy with a multi-punch combo. Yauger to the body. 10-9 Hardy.
Round 3 - Yauger lands a couple of knees in the clinch but ears some punches as well. The pace is a little slower now. Yauger clinches again but can't get a takedown. Hardy presses forward with punches. Yauger with a nice leg kick. Hardy coming over the top of the shoulder with the right hook. Head kick from Yauger but Hardy blocked it. Hardy with more pressure but Yauger is firing back. Hardy throwing lead left hooks now, she might be gassing out. She lands a hard follow-up left that time though. A counter opens up a cut over Hardy's eye though. The doctor is in to check it immediately. Actually it came from a clash of heads. Hardy will continue despite the nasty cut. John McCarthy could easily have let it go to the judges there but to her credit, Hardy wants to finish it off. There's a minute to go. They're brawling now. Yauger is firing but she got dropped by Hardy! Hardy didn't follow up though, she's a boxer after all. Yauger eventually got up and Hardy beat the holy hell out of her against the cage. McCarthy stops it inside 15 seconds. That was vicious.
Heather Hardy defeated Alice Yauger by TKO (strikes), 4:46 of round 3
Preliminary Card (6pm ET)
Ryan Couture defeated Haim Gozali by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Bradley Desir defeated Nate Grebb by KO (punches), 2:54 of round 1
Anthony Giacchina defeated Jerome Mickle via submission (rear naked choke), 3:40 of round 1
Matt Rizzo defeated Sergio da Silva via submission (arm-triangle choke), 3:48 of round 3
Hugh McKenna defeated John Salgado via submission (kimura), 4:06 of round 1