Magomed Magomedov and Enrique Barzola met at Bellator 282 to advance in the Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix. Magomed Magomedov defeated Enrique Barzola at Bellator 282, submitting him in the fourth round to advance to the semi-finals of the Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix. The fight was a very even, very tense affair, with the first round saw Barzola keep the pace going, rocking Magomedov a few times and pinning him against the cage on more than one occasion. The second round saw a lot of the same, with Barzola setting the pace but Magomedov started putting together some nice strikes to close out the round.
Magomed Magomedov Submits Enrique Barzola To Secure Semi-Final In $1 Million Tournament – Bellator 282 Results (Highlights)
Magomed Magomedov took on Enrique Barzola in the Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix Tournament this past Friday at Bellator 282. Magomedov opens with a body kick. He goes for a takedown and eats an uppercut. Magomedov connects with a spinning backfist. Both fighters in close range and trading short punches. Barzola gets a takedown. Magomedov manages to get back on his feet but succumbs to another takedown. Magomedov now lands a slamming takedown but Barzola recovers quick. He lands a big right hand followed by a right knee. A left hook by Barzola. Magomedov has clipped Barzola with a left and Barzola shoots for a takedown and gets his opponent’s back.
Highlights from the bantamweight world grand prix quarterfinal match between Magomed Magomedov and Enrique Barzola at Bellator 282 on Friday, June 24th.
The main event of the evening, co-promoted by Al Siesta of Siesta Boxing and Alexander Zolkin of the Art City at Glavclub in Moscow, Russia, ended in a very anticlimactic fashion, when a heated encounter between Georgiy Chelokhsaev and previously undefeated Armenian Karen Margaryan was stopped way too early - as it seemed - by referee Yuri Koptsev, who waved the fight off after a single knockdown suffered by Margaryan.
Bellator’s bantamweight division has hit a slight snag. MMA Fighting confirmed with officials that a bantamweight bout between top contenders Magomed Magomedov (18-1) and Raufeon Stots (16-1) has been removed from the Bellator 263 card on July 31. No reason has been given for the cancellation, which was first reported by MMA Junkie.
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