Tonight, May 15, 2015, in Temecula, California at the Pechanga Resort and Casino, Bellator 137 brings what was suppose to be a middleweight title fight between Brandon Halsey and Kendall Grove. Halsey now hopes to defend his perfect record against his much taller foe, since he is no longer the champion. Halsey was stripped of his belt due to missing weight. If he defeats Grove, the title will be vacant. If Grove wins, he will be the title holder.
The co-main event is between Mike Richman, even though missing weight the fight remained as scheduled, the bout went the full length ending in a unanimous decision in favor of Eduardo Dantas.
The prelims started at 7:45 p.m. EST streaming live over the internet. The prelim card consisted of five bouts. The four bouts on the main card switched to Spike TV starting at 9 p.m. EST.
Brandon Halsey def. Kendall Grove via TKO (strikes), at 2:25 of round 4.
Eduardo Dantas def. Mike Richman via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Fernando Gonzalez def. Curtis Millender via submission (guillotine choke), at 1:00 of round 3.
Darrion Caldwell def. Rafael Silva via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Ben Reiter def. Benji Radach via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 29-28, 30-27.
Joe Taimanglo def. Antonio Duarte via KO (punch) at 1:00 of round 3.
Jordan Parsons def. Julio Cesar Neves Jr. via Submission (Arm Triangle) in Round 3, at 4:09.
Virgil Zwicker def. Razak Al-Hassan via KO (uppercut) – Round 1, at 3:51.
Ricky Rainey def. Jesse Juarez via KO (knee) – Round 2, at 1:13.
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).