Bellator 79 Results & Play-by-Play – Ford, De Lorenzi Win


Don Wilson is in Orillia, Ontario covering Bellator 79. Like Big Win, you can watch Bellator live as well HERE.

Top MMA News Awards:

  • Fight of the Night: Ryan Ford vs Kyle Baker
  • Knockout of the Night: Shahbulat Shamhalaev
  • Submission of the Night: Guillaume de Lorenzi

Here is Don’s cageside play-by-play:

155lbs- Guillaume de Lorenzi vs. Jonny Carson
Rd1: Lorenzi starts off working his kicks, Carson looks for the takedown but Lorezi reverse and lands a takedown of his own. Lorenzi in side control working solid hammer fists. Carson regains half guard then full guard. Carson looking for the Kimura off his back but Lorenzi defends well. Lorenzi takes back control and sinks in the hooks but Carson shakes him off. Lorenzi takes the back again this time sinking in the hooks tight along with RNC which forces Carson to tap.
Guillaume De Lorenzi defeats Jonny Carson via Rear Naked Choke at 4:49 of Rd1

265lbs- Richard Hale vs. Thiago Santos
Rd1: Hale starts us off with a teep kick and Santos comes forward swinging big punches. Santos lands the double leg and quickly gains side control Santos stands and punishes Hale as he tries to get up. Santos looking for a single leg but Hale defends, now Santos hasHale pinned against the fence. The ref separates them. Santos again comes forward like a bull winging shots from his hips, Hale with stands the barrage defends a weak takedown by Santos squashing him down to the canvas and unloading winging punches of his own until the ref is forced to come to Santos aid and stop the barrage.
Richard Hale defeats Thiago Santos via TKO at 3:31 of Rd1

145lbs- Mike Richman vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev
Rd1: Shamhalaev catches a Richman kick and trips him to the mat. Shamhalaev lands to big right over hands. Nice exchange in the pocket as both men land big right hands but Shamhalaev’s must have been harder as Richman crashes to the canvas and ref Yves Lavigne jumps in to save Richman from further hurt.
Shahbulat Shamhalaev defeats Mike Richman via KO at 1:45 of Rd1

170lbs- Douglas Lima vs. Kobe Ortiz
Rd1: Lima looks for a low kick but Oryiz comes over the top with a right hand. Lima lands a big right straight that drops Ortiz to the canvas. Lima jumps right on top in mount and starts working some GnP. Ortiz rolls and Lima takes his back flattening him out and going to work with punches. Lima sinks in the hooks and starts working for the choke. the choke seems to be there for the taking but Lima can’t pull the trigger. Lima looks for a a Peruvian neck tie but misses Nd give up top control. Lima quickly escapes to his feet but doesn’t push the action and the round closes out.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Lima

Rd2: Ortiz holding his hands low and eats a big straight because of it. Ortiz looking for the huge windmill but continues to miss the mark. Another straight from Lima sends Ortiz crashing into the cage. Lima is stalking Ortiz around the cage but isn’t pushing the action considering how low Ortiz’s hands are hanging. When Lima does throw and land Ortiz is trying to counter with haymakers but can’t find his distance. Ortiz eats yet another Lima right hand and drops for the low ankle pick but can’t seal the deal. Lima goes for the anaconda choke but again seems to have it but decided to let go. Back on their feet Ortiz pins Lima against the cage and looks for the takedown but can’t get it. The 10 second marker is heard and Lima let’s loose the punches, Ortiz falls to mat and Lima keeps punching for almost 5 seconds after the horn sounds but the ref must not have heard it as he the jumps in. Weird no one is objecting to the late round stoppage and we are going to a third round
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Lima

Rd3: Lima has Ortiz backing up and keeps eating solid rights from Lima. Ortiz really can’t find his distance or timing as every time he throws Lima lands first and is out before Ortiz finishes his punch. Big leg kick causes Ortiz to stumble around after a big missed haymaker. Even Ortiz’s accuracy is off as he seems to land just under Lima’s chin. Wait now his balance is off as when he throws he’s stumbling with his missed punches, just awful. Lima has now bloodied Ortiz’s face up with hard jabs. Not quite sure what I’m watching as Lima seems to land at will but isn’t… Never mind a vicious hook and flying knee by Lima sends Ortiz crashing to the mat just in time for the ref to jump in and call an end to this weird sad round.
Douglas Lima defeats Kobe Ortiz via TKO at 4:50 of Rd3

170lbs- Ryan Ford (18-4) vs. Kyle Baker (12-6)
Rd1: Baker starts off with a leg kick. Ford swarms in lands a big right, takes the Thai plum, lands some knees and brings him to the ground with a big double leg. Ford postures up lands some big punches and just avoids a arm attempt by Baker. Ford lands a vicious right on his downed opponent. Ford stands again and lands a big punch on the still downed Baker. Baker works his way back to his feet while eating big Ford punches. Ford lands a flying knee then double legs Baker back to the mat. Baker uses Ford’s momentum to reverse and take over side control but Ford makes it back to his feet quickly. Ford traps Baker against the cage lands some nasty haymakers and even a head kick then goes for a single leg which Baker defends until the bell sounds.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Ford

Rd2: Ford starts off with a big right hook left straight combo and ends it with an uppercut but Baker not to be out done throws some hard shots right back at Ford. Baker pins Ford against the cage and starts unloading on Ford’s body. Baker doing the stalking now but Ford landing more and even wobbles Baker with a big knee from the clinch. Baker again presses Ford against the fence and takes him down with a single leg. Pinned against the cage Baker lands some punches then takes back control even sinking in the hooks. Ford defends the choke lossens the hooks and pops out the back door taking over top control. Ford finishes off the round in top position in Baker’s guard.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Ford

Rd3: Both men take centre cage and exchange, Baker seems to wobble Ford but Ford lands a double leg. Baker rolls with takedown and both wind up back on their feet. Ford lands a right jab and follows it up with another double leg. Back on their feet Baker advances throws. Wild right which Ford ducks under and lands yet another double leg. In a weird transition Baker uses Ford’spunching momentum to roll him on his side and take Ford’s back, Ford turns into the choke and regains top control. Ford stands avoids the up kicks by Baker then dives in for a massive downward punch. Ford takes back control and continue to wail away until the horn sounds.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Ford
Ford defeats Baker via Unanimous Decision (30-27,30-27,29-28)

170lbs – Marcus Aurelio vs Christ Franck
Rd1: Big wheel kick by Aurelio lands flush on Franck but doesn’t take him out of the fight. Straight right from Aurelio drops Franck on his back but again doesn’t finish him and Aurelio let’s him up. Franck lands a low kick then goes for a body kick but Aurelio catches it and lands another straight right that again puts Franck on his back. Aurelio posturing up and landing some GnP. Aurelio stands up and lands some furious punches on his downed opponent. Franck manages to make it back to his feet only to be beaten unmercifully by Aurelio and back down he falls. Aurelio takes mount, Franck rolls and Aurelio quickly sinks in the hooks and locks in the RNC but can’t finish the choke before the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-8 Aurelio

Rd2: another big spinning back kick from Aurelio lands but Franck eats it and keeps coming forward. Franck manages to land a double leg and take Aurelio to the canvas and gain his first dominant position of the fight. Aurelio sneaks out the back door as Franck was looking to defend an arm bar and takes over top control but loses it quickly when he goes for a no existent arm bar. Franck back on top in Aurelio’s guard. Franck landing some short hammer fists. Aurelio rolls for an arm bar again but Franck escapes easily and keeps top position. Franck stands to throw some big punches but Aurelio trips him down, takes mount, takes back control, sinks in the hooks but again cant finish the choke before the bell sounds.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Aurelio

Rd3: Franck comes out tossin leather, Aurelio rolls for a leg lock but is caught against the cage Franck presses him up against and gains top control. Aurelio is able to use Franck motion to reverse him and land in mount. Franck quickly reverse the position himself winding up back on top in Aureilo’s guard. The ref stands the fight up. Aurelio misses with another wheel kick and Franck takes advantage landing a weak head kick and some follow up right hooks. Franck takes back control and lands some big knees to Aurelio’s body.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Franck
Christ Franck defeats Marcus Aurelio via Split Decision (29-28,29-28,28-29)

265lbs- Vitaly Minakov (8-0) vs. Vladimir Starcencov (2-0)
Rd1: Minakov lands a solid shot and proceeds to take Starcencov to the mat. Starcencov gets guard but Minakov postures up and lands some hard punches. Minakov passes to half guard. Minakov sticks closes to Starcenco but pushes the action throwing short shots. Minakov starts working over the body with more short punches. Minakov quickly passes to mount and unleashes a brief assault of punches. Starcencov bucks throwing Minakov off balance and takes over top position and finishes of the round on top.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Minakov

Rd2: Starcencov comes out throwing but gets careless and Minakov catches him with a big right that wobbles him. Minakov continues coming forward throwing big punches, Starcencov goes down to knee while Minakov continues to land hard punches, the ref jumps in to halt the assault.
Vitaly Minakov defeats Vladimir Starcencov via TKO at :27 of Rd2

155lbs- Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (17-5) vs. Josh Pulsifier (17-7)
Rd1: Khasbulaev misses with a kick and they tie up. Khasbulaev muscles him down to the canvas and peppers him with shots. Pulisfer rolls trying to avoid the heavy punches and even goes for an ankle lock but to no avail. Khasbulaev takes back control and continues his striking based assault. Another vicious onslaught by Khasbulaev softens up Pulifer enough for him to sink in the RNC without even taking the back.
Magomedrasul Khasbulaev submits Josh Pusifer via Rear Naked Choke at 3:41 of Rd1

16 Responses to “ Bellator 79 Results & Play-by-Play – Ford, De Lorenzi Win ”

  1. Oilcity30 says:

    How didn’t Marcus not win, and wow ford fight was awesome Kyle baker can take a punch!! Way to go Ryan !!! War Ford all day. Can’t wait to see what the haters have to say this time

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  2. A couple times fighters and refs did not seem to hear the bell. Ford and Lima both hit late and ref was no where near the action. Just seemed like no one heard it.

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  3. t.r.o.n says:

    toughest job on the planet is reffing!

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  4. mark says:


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  5. mark says:

    scummy wh*res

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  6. TheRealDealMeal says:

    Ford fighting a guy who is barely in the top 300 in the world and goes the distance. Same ford all hype no real game.

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  7. Idolmaker says:

    He still has unreal potential, and he’s growing. The MFC reached its plateau years ago, enjoy the descent Pav!!!

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  8. anthony says:

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  9. Oilcity30 says:

    Hes one of bellators top guys and if you don’t see that your a fool. Give the guys some credit works his as off always puts on a show. Baker has one hell of a chin buddy’s got heart. Ford vs Daley!!!!!!!!! Love to see it

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  10. Freeman says:

    Ford is for real! Guy keeps winning in one of the biggest promotions in the world and does work his ass off! What’s with all the jealous haters out there? Give the guy some credit,he’s doing what he loves to do and leaves his hart in the cage and gives it his all very time he’s in there! Wtf is wrong with that? Good fight Ryan and glad to see you representing Canada well !

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  11. Robin Black says:

    Ryan Ford is a real fighter man. He has all the raw materials and outstanding aggression and finishing instincts.

    People are just nuts.

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  12. Don't Call Me Leon says:

    @ Robin,

    Speaking of “aggression”! With Ford winning in a 3 round fight, will or does the OAC have a minimum suspension for fighters competing at Bellator’s card? Or do they just assess everyone with postfight medicals and then handout applicable suspensions?

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  13. Robin Black says:

    He’ll get 30 days for sure. 60 is possible.

    It would be awesome seeing him get a fight at home for AFC before the end of the year.

    The scary thing is his skills are still developing. He has all the things you can’t learn (toughness, predatory aggression etc) and is still improving his skills at Tristar.

    If someone doesn’t like Ford that’s cool, but he’s a real fighter man.

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  14. Oilcity30 says:

    Would be cool seein him back in etown but with all the potential and possible ww tourney belltaor has to offer I wouldn’t risk a fight with TNT just for the pay check. And TNT ain’t any where near fords league guy has 1 win in 5 fights I think

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  15. Don't Call Me Leon says:

    Cheers Robin! Ford is the Real Deal and being with Tristar will only help him, maybe he’ll be able to do WW tourney in 2013 or not but he’ll always have a following wherever he fights!

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  16. Gunner says:

    Ryan is definatly a top level fighter no question he stayed safe when he had to and went for the kill when he thought it may be possible. Yea he was expected to win but i guarantee no one expected his opponent to take a beating like that and still keep coming, i know i sure did not

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