Bellator 183 Official Results and Fighter Quotes

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Mon, September 25, 2017)– Bellator 183 took place on Saturday, Sept. 23rd at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The main card aired on Spike while the prelims at Bellator.com. Below you will find the official results and fighter quotes from the main event winners.

In the main event, Benson Henderson took on Patricky Freire in all 3 rounds was a back and forth fight. But at the end Benson didn’t do enough in the judges eyes ad they gave the win to Patricky with a split decision victory (28-29, 29-28, 29-28). In the co-main event Paul Daley faced Lorenz Larkin, this fight was personal with bad blood coming into this fight. Both fighters were leaving it all on the line until Paul connected with a pair of left hands dropping Larkin defeating him via knockout (punches) in Round 2 at the 2:40 mark. Also on the card was the debut of Roy Nelson who took on Javy Ayala. This fight was to be expected, both fighters coming in looking to KO one another. All 3 rounds were the same as they kept head hunting for the KO, in the end, the judges saw the fight for Roy winning via unanimous decision.



MAIN CARD

Patricky Freire def. Benson Henderson via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Patricky Freire Quote:

“I want the champion. I want Brent Primus. Tonight I took down another former champion and I want my shot at that belt,” Patricky Freire said. “He keeps running from me but now it’s time. I want that belt and after tonight I earned my shot at it. Benson Henderson is a good, tough fighter, but I’ve got my mind on the division title now. You can’t keep running Primus.”

Paul Daley def. Lorenz Larkin via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 2:40
Paul Daley Quote:

“The fight went as planned. I felt great and I knew how this would end,” Paul Daley said. “Lorenz Larkin was acting very uncharacteristically leading up to the fight and when I saw all of his antics and what not, I knew the fight would only end one way and that’s with him flat on the canvas.”

Roy Nelson def. Javy Ayala via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)
Roy Nelson Quote:

“The goal was just to go out there, get the win, and work my game a little bit. It felt good to throw some bombs for these fans in San Jose. I had to give Bellator some footage to use, especially since the UFC doesn’t license anything out,” Roy Nelson said. “It was a tough fight and Javy’s a talented fighter. Really, any heavyweight has power and if you connect the other person is definitely going to get knocked out and that is exactly what these fans come to see.”

“Overall I was pretty happy with my performance. I thought I was doing a good job with my stand up against him, but he’s really tough,” Javy Ayala said. “I just wasn’t able to stop the takedowns and his top control was at the elite level. But again I’m pretty pleased with my performance and I’m already looking forward to getting back into that cage for Bellator.”

Aaron Pico def. Justin Linn via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 3:45
Aaron Pico Quote:

“First of all, hats off to Justin [Linn]. He’s a great competitor and I knew it was going to be a tough fight. It feels good fighting at 145-pounds. This is my natural weight and it felt great. I’m going to have to watch the replay of this fight because I’m not even sure how I hit him, it was just very instinctual. I always knew that I had very powerful hands and I’m not being cocky, I’m just confident because I spar with some of the best boxers in the world over at Team Bodyshop in Long Beach. The key to this fight was just relaxing because I knew that as long as I was relaxed in there, my skillset was going to show.”

Goiti Yamauchi def. Adam Piccolotti via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:19
Goiti Yamauchi Quote:

“I’m ready to sign the contract for my next fight right now,” Yamauchi said. “I feel that I’m one fight away from a title shot, after another win like the one tonight, I don’t think there’s any way that Bellator can deny that I’m the number one contender.”

PRELIMINARY CARD

Tony Johnson def. Mike Ortega via knockout (punch) – Round 2, 1:49
Kaytlin Neil def. Brooke Mayo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Brandon Laroco def. Gaston Bolanos via technical submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:16
Jaimelene Nievera def. Corina Herrera via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)
Fernando Gonzalez def. Alex Lopez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ricardo Vasquez def. Justin Tenedora via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:39
J.J. Okanovich def. Luis Jauregui via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 0:42
Daniel Gonzalez def. Anthony Castrejon via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 4:03



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