Bellator 129 went live tonight from the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. As we reported earlier today, a weird turn of events with four fighters missing weight at weigh-ins yesterday resulted in seven of 11 fights tonight being held at a catchweight. Three fights were previously scheduled for catchweight before the weigh-ins.
In the main event Paul Bradley dominated Josh Neer for three rounds on the ground much to the frustration of Neer. After the fight concluded Neer was disrespectful toward his opponent and to referee Big John McCarthy mouthing off at both.
The co-main event was scheduled for a catchweight after Houston Alexander’s opponent changed just earlier this week. During the fight with Virgil Zwicker was on the receiving end of two headbutts by Alexander. He was warned after the first and a point was deducted after the second. As a result the fight ended in a majority draw.
Andre Santos earned his 37th career pro win with a unanimous decision win over James Terry.
Bellator 129 Results
Main Card (Live on Spike TV, 9:00 PM ET)
-Paul Bradley defeated Josh Neer via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Houston Alexander vs. Virgil Zwicker ended in a Majority Draw (1 point was taken away from Alexander after 2 headbutts) (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
-Andre Santos defeated James Terry via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Joe Vedepo defeated Davin Clark via TKO (Unanswered Strikes, 2:27, Round 3)
Preliminary Bouts (Live on Spike.com, 7:00 PM ET)
-John DeVall defeated Chris Lane via Submission (Armbar, Round 1, 4:40)
-Eric Howser defeated Tim Bazer via Submission (Strikes, Round 1, 4:11)
-Michael McBride defeated Kevin Morris via Submission (RNC, Round 1, 4:32)
-Martin Brown defeated Bryan Corley via Knockout (Punch, Round 2, 0:42)
-Jozette Cotton defeated Holly Lawson via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
-Anthony Smith defeated Brian Green via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
-Victor Moreno defeated Marcos Marquez via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)