Bellator 122 Recap: Andrey Koreshkov and Brandon Halsey secure title shots

Bellator 122 took place on Friday night at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California and was headlined by Andrey Koreshkov winning the season ten welterweight tournament with a decision victory over Adam McDonough.

As the fight opened, Koreshkov was able to take control of the cage and McDonough ended up shooting for a takedown. The attempt would be unsuccessful and they would continue to strikes with each other.

Koreshkov would continue to be the aggressor in the opening round as he landed 21 strikes, compared to the 10 of McDonough. The fight would move into the second round and McDonough would open up the round with a failed takedown attempt.

Koreshkov maintained control of the cage and landed a spinning back kick that put McDonough on the mat. He would survive the strike and get the fight back to the center of the cage. Koreshkov would land a series of punches in the final minute of the round and the fight moved into the final round.

The striking battle would continue for the first ninety seconds of the round before McDonough went for a takedown. Once again, the takedown would be unsuccessful and Koreshkov briefly looked for a guillotine on the ground. They would return to the feet and once again, McDonough looked for a takedown. Koreshkov would stop the attempt and he would end up in top position on the ground. After a lack of action, referee John McCarthy would stand the fighter up with thirty seconds left and the judges would decide the winner.

All three judges would score the fight for Koreshkov (17-1) and he joins Paticio Pitbull, Douglas Lima, Alexander Shlemenko, and Alexander Volkov has two-time tournament winners in same weight class.

Halsey remains undefeated, wins middleweight tournament
The co-main event of the fight card was the final of the season ten middleweight tournament as Brandon Halsey submitted Brett Cooper in the first round by armbar.

It would only take thirty seconds for Halsey to get the fight to the ground and he would end up going for an armbar submission. Cooper would be able to defend it at first, but Halsey continued to work for it and Cooper would end up tapping out to the submission.

Halsey (7-0) now secures his title shot against current Bellator champion Alexander Shlemenko and this is his third career win by submission.

McGeary with another first round victory
Just like his previous four Bellator fights, Liam McGeary scored a first round victory as he defeated Egidijus Valavicius by TKO in the first round.

Early in the fight, Valavicius landed a significant right hand and McGeary immediately looked to clinch. They would end up separating and McGeary began to tae the fight over. He would land multiple strikes near the fence and after several unanswered strikes, the referee came in to stop the fight.

McGeary (8-0) is now tied with Attila Vegh for the second most wins in Bellator light heavyweight division and now owns the record for the most TKO/KO wins in the division.

Parisyan wins second straight fight by knockout
The opening fight of the main card was a welterweight bout as Karo Parisyan scored his second straight victory by knockout as he defeated Phil Baroni in the first round.

The entire fight would be on the feet and Parisyan would land a right hand that would drop Baroni to one knee and he would begin to land punches on the ground. After a series of punches, referee John McCarthy saw enough and called the fight.

Parisyan (24-10, 1NC) has now won four of his last five fights and has won back to back fights in Bellator. Baroni (15-18) drops his third straight fight and has been defeated in five of his last six fights.

Anundson advances to the finals after Lins suffers knee injury
The first light heavyweight tournament semifinal bout took place on the preliminary card as Kelly Anundson advanced to the final after Philipe Lins suffered a left knee injury.

Anundson was able to get the fight to the ground early, but Lins would be able to work back to his feet. During a striking exchange, Lins would attempt to throw a power right hand and his left knee gave out on him.

Referee John McCarthy witnessed the injury immediately and came in to stop the fight at the 1:40 mark of the opening round. Anundson (9-2) has now won six fights in a row and he will face McGeary in the tournament final.

The complete Bellator 122 results are below.

Main Card: (Spike TV)
Andrey Koreshkov def. Adam McDonough via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Brandon Halsey def. Brett Cooper via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:09
Liam McGeary def. Egidijus Valavicius via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:10
Karo Parisyan def. Phil Baroni via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:06

Preliminary Card: (Spike.com)
Linton Vassell def. Virgil Zwicker by submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 1:07
Augusto Sakai def. Matt Frembling via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 3:32
Bubba Jenkins def. Poppies Martinez via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:10
Kelly Anundson def. Philipe Lins via TKO (injury) – Round 1, 1:40
Fernando Gonzalez def. Karl Amoussou via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Saad Awad def. Joe Duarte via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:18
Sergio Rios def. Stephen Martinez via KO (strikes) – Round 2, :20

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Fuse-4 Network Podcast – 050 – Fifty Shades Of Podcasting!

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“On this weeks episode – we talk about our favorite RPG’s, pets we’ve had over the years, Twitch being bought by Google and what is the worst gaming community out there?”

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40 Oz Friday 7/26/14

On this weeks episode of 40 oz Friday, KenCo12 and Ghetto Dan break down this week in WWE wrestling, including recapping Battleground, RAW, and of course, the greatest newest tag team ever, SLATER GATOR!

We also dive into the class action law suit that will encompass a lot of financial stories in the upcoming future, what it means for the WWE now, and what it will mean for the future.  So pop that 40, take a listen, and learn something about the ‘sport’ of wrestling!

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Independent Roundtable – July 26th, 2014

Hosts: Jason Namako (@Jason_Namako); Nicholas Gray (@DaBoyzNDaBak)
Special Guest: Greg McNeish (@GregMcNeishWV)
Email the show: jason@wrestleview.com

On this week’s Independent Roundtable, Jason & Nick talk about the following:

* Reviews of the 7/17 & 7/24 WWE NXT
* Jason rants about the negative reaction by the Full Sail crowd to the Charlotte-Summer Rae match, the booking decisions behind Mojo Rawley losing and the Adrian Neville-Rusev match
* Why the NXT Tag Division now shows a lot of promise
* News & results from the last week
* Previews of this weekend’s shows from AIW, Future of Honor, St. Louis Anarchy, PWG, Beyond Wrestling and Days 4 & 5 of the 2014 New Japan G-1 Climax tournament
* Greg McNeish joins Jason to review SMASH Wrestling’s Rival Schools show (http://smash-wrestling.com/product/rival-schools-2014-digital-download/)from June 2014 featuring #WalkingWeapon vs. Kyle O’Reilly, Chris Hero vs. Takakki Watanabe, ACH vs. Michael Elgin, the Super Smash Bros, Cherry Bomb, Pepper Parks, Greg Iron, Matt Cross and more! (starts at the 2:12:00 mark)

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Pulse!n Episode 98 – Speed Running With Google

News

Thoughts on the Destiny Beta
Google buys Twitch for $1 billion
Sony offering more free games from 2011 hack
Destiny Ghost collector’s edition.. being cancelled by Walmart
Windows 9 marks the beginning of 1 windows for all devices

What The… Moment of the Week

Comcast.. Y U SO HARD 2 QUIT!?

The Rapid Pulse

Apple has ordered 80 million iPhone 6 displays
Destiny’s beta was so popular it knocked PSN offline.. it’s also open to everyone
Apple filed a patent for a Smartwatch
EA delays Battlefield Hardline until 2015
They also delayed Dragon Age until 11/18
PS4 is getting 3D Blu-ray support with the 1.75 firmware update
Uncharted gets a movie and it’s coming out on 6/10/2016
Azure Striker Gunvolt drops English voice acting for a faster worldwide release

Commercial Break

This week’s commercial is… Wrestleview International Desk and APEX Radio

Geek Culture Segment

Interview with Joe Stone aka Joenome1. He is a world record speed runner for Ys3. We talk about Ys3 and his record getting taken away as well as what other games he looks to speed run in the future as well as games he has already attempted. We also delve into what he thinks about the speed run community and even ask him who would win in a race in the classic Mega Man X Series! This and more in this near 30 minute interview!

You can follow Joe Stone over on his official Twitch.tv channel http://www.twitch.tv/joenome1

Plug of the Week

Creative Image Designs – A company in South Florida that sells custom made geek t-shirts and can even order t-shirts tailor made to your specifics for just $15 regardless of the size of your order! I had the pleasure of meeting them at SuperCON and they are just amazing people! Be sure to check them out!

Official Website: www.creativeimagefl.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/creativeimagefl

Song of the Week

Shield of Legend – mega man x6 from OC Remix

Length: 79:50

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The MMA Report Podcast Episode 104

On this week’s edition of “The MMA Report Podcast,” Jason Floyd is joined by Bellator 122 fighters Brett Cooper and Liam McGeary. Also, latest news in MMA including the Nevada State Athletic Commission deciding to give Vitor Belfort a conditional license.

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Untappd Do’s and Dont’s

There are many reasons why a person will use the phone application Untappd.  Whether it is to check in the latest craft brew they tried; conversing, commenting, and toasting to friends on the application for the beer they just tried; or just showing off how many different beers that you have tried.  The objective is simple; Drink Beer, Tell People.

There are right and wrong ways to check in beer, but there are a few simple rules to follow.  These rules will make your experience truer.

  1.  Comment on what your friends are drinking.  Ask questions.  See where they may have found a special beer you can’t find anywhere else.  Using it as a networking site allows for you to not only find hidden gems of beer stores, but it also allows you to trade beers, find likeminded people, and learn more about beer!
  2. Check out the .  Each month the specialty badges allow for you to earn those fake pride patches that say “hey, I followed the rules!”.  For example, this month there is a large concentration on Oregon Beers, so they have multiple beer badges that do with Oregon.  This includes “The Summer Original”, which you earn for drinking a Hefeweizen from the Widmer Brothers Brewing and “Oregon Craft Beer Month(2014)” in which you drink four beers from Oregon.  There are also more fun ones like celebrating “Independence Eve” buy drinking a Newcastle Brown on July 3rd.
  3. Check out the brewery pages like Falling Down!  When doing so, you’ll see what beers are being poured at the venue, you can find links to their Twitter, Facebook, Website, etc. and maybe even learn about a small batch beer that they’re brewing up just for that day or week.
  4. Check out the Top Rated beers, feel free to sort by country or style, play with it.  You’ll notice most top beers are stouts or IPA’s, so if you’re looking for something else, just change the Style to another.  My favorite style are American Brown Ales, and I haven’t tried any of the top ones, so that means it’s time to add them to my wishlist and ask around!
  5. And importantly, are you with lots of friends?  Are you out and trying to socialize with them?  Put that damn phone away!  The program does not go anywhere, and you can check in when you get home!
  6. When checking in the same beer multiple times, use these measurements to how many (if any) checkins.
  • 0 Check Ins- If you take a sip from someone else’s beer.  This isn’t a competition to see how many beers you can try, at least drink a sample size!  This goes for many breweries and beer festivals.
  • 1 Check In- 4 Ounces – 12.7 Ounces.  This covers a full sample to a bottle/can of beer, or a 375 ml bottle.  If you let a friend try a sample and it’s not exactly 4 ounces, that’s fine, but as long as it was your sample that you’re checking in, that’s the key.
  • 2 Check Ins- 16 Ounces – 25.4 Ounces.  This covers a pint glass, a 23 oz, or a 750 ml bottle.
  • 3 Check Ins- a 40, so if you’re drinking some King Cobra Malt Liquor, it’s time to brag about it!
  • 5 Check Ins- a full growler!  We’ve all done it.  Finished a growler to ourselves.  Brag about it as well!

Following these rules will make your experience more fun, entertaining, and you will get more out of this free app!

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Fuse-4 Network Podcast – 049 – Evo 2014 (Windows 8 Edition)

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“On this weeks episode – we talk about our thoughts on this years Evo fighting game tournament. Why do people not like Windows 8? Summer Games Done Quick 2014 and more!”

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The Last Round – Episode 40

Welcome to The Last Round Episode 40 of our weekly episodic podcast. This week is all about the world of nerd and comics with the biggest convention taking place this week in the form of the San Diego Comic-Con.

We take a good chunk of time on this show talking about everything and anything Comic-Con. We talk Walking Dead, Marvel, TMNT, Legend of Korra, WB, Sleepy Hollow, Arrow and a lot lot more. With everything going on with Comic-Con, we’ll be sure to keep you guys posted on what we learn as far as breaking news.

After Comic-Con talk, we give our top 5 list. This week was for top 5 comic worlds you would want to live in. We haven’t decided a top 5 list for next week but when we do we will post it on our Facebook page.

We end with some sporting news, specifically Browns news. Why Browns you ask? Manziel jersey sales, Joe Haden rejecting kids and fans pissing on graves. Yup.

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