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Events Round-up Bellator 58, Strikeforce Challengers 20 and UFC 139 Strikeforce Challengers 20 Though it wasn’t the main event, the fight that caught our eye was the women's 145lb bout between Ronda Rousey and Julia Budd. Rousey won a Olympic bronze medallist in judo at the 2008 Beijing games having been the youngest judo player ever to compete in an Olympics in 2004 when she was just 17. Since bursting onto the women’s MMA scene in March of this year Rousey has racked up 4 armbar victories in just under 2 and a half minutes. Her 3 amateur fights were also armbar victories, all done in under 2 minutes. The latest armbar drew some heat towards MMA refereeing. Budd’s elbow was clearly dislocated during the submission and blame is being laid at referee Kim Winslow’s door for not intervening early enough. In her post fight interview Rousey proceeded to call out both Sarah Kaufman and Miesha Tate, the former and current Striekforce bantamweight champions. Both Kaufman and Tate respond to tweets implying Rousey hasn’t done enough to earn a title shot let alone a contender eliminator fight just yet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2zaUaB048k&NR=1 Rousey v Budd Bellator 58 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhTF5hVKZCg Bellator 58 highlights Bellator LVIII Bellator LVIII Information Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships Events Round-up Bellator 58, Strikeforce Challengers 20 and UFC 139 Date November 19, 2011 Venue Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino City Hollywood, Florida Event chronology Bellator LVII Bellator LVIII Events Round-up Bellator 58, Strikeforce Challengers 20 and UFC 139 Bellator LIX Bellator LVIII was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. It took place on November 19, 2011 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2. Bellator Middleweight champion, Hector Lombard, was expected to compete in non-title, light heavyweight fight against UFC and Strikeforce veteran, Renato Sobral, at this event. However, for unknown reasons, Sobral was replaced by Trevor Prangley. Results Lightweight Championship bout: Alvarez (c) vs. Chandler Michael Chandler defeated Eddie Alvarez via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:06 in round 4 to become the new Bellator Lightweight Champion. Catchweight (195lb) bout: Hector Lombard vs. Trevor Prangley Lombard defeated Prangley via TKO (punches) at 1:06 in round 2. Women's (115 lbs) bout: Jessica Aguilar vs. Lisa Ellis-Ward Aguilar defeated Ellis-Ward via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27). Marlon Sandro defeated Rafael Dias via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:56 in round 1. Local Feature Fights (Spike.com) Brett Cooper defeated Jared Hess via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28). Valdir Araujo defeated Ailton Barbosa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28 , 29-28). Cosmo Alexandre defeated Avery McPhatter via KO (knees) at 0:20 in round 1. Herbert Goodman defeated Jonas Billstein via disqualification (illegal soccer kick) at 3:21 in round 2 Fabio Mello defeated Farkhad Sharipov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27). UFC 139 Results  Preliminary card (Facebook) Catchweight (158 lb) bout: Shamar Bailey vs. Danny Castillo Events Round-up Bellator 58, Strikeforce Challengers 20 and UFC 139 Castillo defeated Bailey via TKO (punches) at 4:52 of round 1. This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Bader vs. Brilz fight. Welterweight bout: Matt Brown vs. Seth Baczynski Baczynski defeated Brown via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:42 of round 2. This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the McDonald vs. Soto fight. Catchweight (141 lb) bout: Miguel Torres vs. Nick Pace Torres defeated Pace via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27). Lightweight bout: Gleison Tibau vs. Rafael dos Anjos Tibau defeated dos Anjos via split decision (28–29, 29–28, 30–27). Middleweight bout: Tom Lawlor vs. Chris Weidman Weidman defeated Lawlor via technical submission (D'Arce choke) at 2:07 of round 1. This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Bailey vs. Castillo fight.  Preliminary card (televised) Bantamweight bout: Michael McDonald vs. Alex Soto McDonald defeated Soto via KO (punches) at 0:56 of round 1. Light Heavyweight bout: Ryan Bader vs. Jason Brilz Bader defeated Brilz via KO (punch) at 1:17 of round 1.  Main card Light Heavyweight bout: Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury Bonnar defeated Kingsbury via unanimous decision (30-27, 30–25, 30–27). Welterweight bout: Martin Kampmann vs. Rick Story Kampmann defeated Story via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 29–28). Bantamweight bout: Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles Faber defeated Bowles via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:27 of round 2. Middleweight bout: Wanderlei Silva vs. Cung Le Silva defeated Le via TKO (knees and punches) at 4:49 of round 2. Light Heavyweight bout: Maurício Rua vs. Dan Henderson Henderson defeated Rua via unanimous decision (48–47, 48–47, 48–47).  Bonus awards Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses. Fight of the Night: Wanderlei Silva vs. Cung Le and Maurício Rua vs. Dan Henderson Knockout of the Night: Michael McDonald Submission of the Night: Urijah Faber Fergus Ryan, November 2011
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