Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA: Nelson vs Belcher Results And Video Replay

BILOXI, MS. – In a battle of heavyweight titans, Alan Belcher edged out a split-decision victory over Roy “Big Country” Nelson headlining Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA event Friday night from Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi and streamed live on YouTube.

The fight came down to a contrast of styles, as Nelson looked to use his weight advantage to push Belcher up against the cage and take him down, while Belcher did his damage with short inside shots on the ground and power punches while standing up.

After three rounds of back-and-forth action, Belcher had his hand raised with two scores of 29-28 against one 29-28 tally for Nelson.

“It didn’t go exactly how I thought it was gonna go, except I knew he would take my best punches,” said Belcher. “You work hard and you prepare and I tried to control a lot while I was on the bottom. My technique allowed me to get the win tonight. I’ll be more prepared next time when I fight Junior Dos Santos for the belt.”

The co-main event saw a brilliant performance from Randy Costa, who dominated Jason Knight on his way to a first round knockout. The action was officially called 1:41 into the bout.

Costa set the tone from the outset, nailing Knight with a head kick soon after the first bell before following up with several damaging right hands. Knight showed the mettle that’s made him a fan favorite to fight back, but Costa was too much to handle and sent Knight to the ground with a hard right hand that finally ended the fight.

“Massive love to Biloxi and Jason Knight,” said Costa. “I knew I was going against the hometown crowd, but this crowd was awesome. All the love to all the Mississippi boys here tonight. Three clean head kicks and a million right hands, that dude is so tough. He doesn’t stop. I listened to my coaches and worked hard to get here. I’m a blessed man.”

In featured heavyweight action, Chase Sherman scored an emphatic first round knockout over Carl Seumanutafa at 2:34 with a vicious right elbow to the head.

Sherman struck first early in the round with a right hand that did immediate damage before Seumanutafa was able to hold and slow down the onslaught. When the action returned to a toe-to-toe tilt, Sherman again broke through, setting up the decisive elbow with a knee to the mid-section that opened his opponent up to the final blow.

“I don’t play with these boys in here,” said Sherman. “17 wins, 16 knockouts. It feels amazing. We have the best bareknuckle fighters in the world in Mississippi. The only way we know how to make it out is with these two hands right here. Put some respect on my name when you sign that check and I’ll fight anyone who steps into this cage.”

Brandon Davis took home a unanimous decision over Joe Penafiel after three rounds by scores of 30-27 twice and 29-28.

Curtis Millender edged out Joel Bauman after three rounds, winning a split decision with two scores of 29-28 winning out against one 29-28 tally for Bauman.

Junior Maranhao took home a submission victory over Joshua Weems, ending the fight 2:41 into the third and final round.

Alex Nicholson made quick work of Prince Mclean, ending the heavyweight tilt 19 seconds into round one.

In welterweight action, Francisco Trinaldo defeated Sasha Palatnikov via a TKO due to injury 1:55 into the first round.

Light heavyweight Hector Lombard emerged victorious over Chris Sarro with a TKO 1:09 into round one.

Tyler Hill emerged victorious in a welterweight clash, forcing James Freeman to tap out 2:48 into the first frame.

The opening bout saw Mike Sanford defeat Alex Gordy by submission at 2:47 of round number one.

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