A bizarre choke and the knockout that stopped Minotauro’s student at Bellator

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Minotauro was a cornerman at Bellator 80, in Florida. Publicity photo.

Friday night, Hollywood, Florida—the 80th iteration of the Bellator event served up some first-rate MMA.

In the evening’s main event, former featherweight champ Joe Warren returned to the bantamweight division with a win, outpointing Owen Evinger in the judges’ decision.

In the Bellator GP semifinals, even having Rodrigo Minotauro in his corner couldn’t save Vinícius “Spartan”. The Brazilian was knocked out by Russia’s Alexander Volkov in the second round. Now Volkov goes through to meet Richard Hale in the final.


Now in the featherweight GP, Wagnney Fabiano was unable to impose his Jiu-Jitsu on Rad Martinzez, coming out on the wrong end of the judges’ decision after three rounds.

Elsewhere on the card, Cosmo Alexandre not only put an end to Josh Quayhagen’s unbeaten record, the muay Thai world champion’s decision win served as revenge for the 2011 loss on his debut, at Bellator 52.


Another highlight of the event was the choke invented by Joe Vedepo. Click here to watch it on MiddleEasy.com.

Bellator 80
Hollywood, Florida, USA
November 9, 2012

Joe Warren defeated Owen Evinger via unanimous decision;
Alexander Volkov defeated Vinicious Spartan via TKO in R2;
Rad Martinez defeated Waggney Fabiano via unanimous judges’ decision;
Brett Cooper defeated Darryl Cobb via unanimous judges’ decision;
Ryan DeRocher KO’d Taylor Krahl in R1;
Cosmo Alexandre defeated Josh Quayhagen via unanimous judges’ decision;
Shanon Slack defeated Sky Moiseichik via unanimous judges’ decision;
Cristiano Souza KO’d Robert Otani no R1;
Joe Vedepo subbed Mike Bernhard via choke with ankle R1;
Brandon Girtz defeated Michel Quinones via unanimous judges’ decision.

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