Bellator made its PPV debut at Lander Center back on May 17th, with such matches as Ramapage Jackson vs. King Mo,Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemeko and Michael Chandler and Will Brooks.
According to Dave Metzer of Fight opinion, Bellator 120 pulled in an estimated 65,000 Pay-Per-View buys, which was only slightly over their break even mark. It’s not a great number, but it certainly could have been worse. That is about half number of what the UFC produces on its worst day. It could be argued that the numbers were lower because of the injury that occurred to Eddie Alvarez.
Eddie Alarez was originally set to have a trilogy match up against Michael Chandler however; Eddie Alvarez was then replaced with Will Brooks after an injury Alzerez suffered at training camp. With only a week notice Will Brooks was then able to defeat Michael Chandler that night with a split decision win and walked away with the interim Bellator lightweight title.
Bellator 120 results are listed below:
Rampage Jackson def. King Mo via unanimous decision Will Brooks def. Michael Chandler via split decision Tito Ortiz def. Alexander Shlemenko via submission (arm-triangle choke) (R1, 2:27)
Alexander Volkov def. Blagoi Ivanov via submission (rear-naked choke) (2nd, 1:08)
Michael Page def. Ricky Rainey via first-round KO (4:29)
Cheick Kongo def. Eric Smith via second-round TKO (4:35)
Marcin Held def. Nate Jolly via submission (armbar) (R1, 4:20)
Fabricio Guerreiro def. Shahbulat Shamhalaev via submission (kimura) (R1, 3:29)
Goiti Yamauchi def. Mike Richman via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Austin Lyons def. Zach Underwood via technical unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Mike Wessel def. Justin Frazier via first-round TKO (4:28)
Ben Brewer def. Andy Uhrich via second-round KO (2:40)
Codie Shuffield def. Anthony Lemon via submission (rear-naked choke) (2nd, 2:15)
Brian Hall def. Cortez Phelia via third-round KO (0:24)
By: Michelle Luce