Bellator 135 Results: Marcos Galvao Submits Joe Warren to Win Bantamweight Title

March 28, 2015
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The Bellator MMA bantamweight belt changed hands on Friday at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. when Marcos Galvao submitted Joe Warren in the Bellator 135 main event.

Galvao made the best of a second chance at Warren.  The two first fought at Bellator 41 in April 2011 with Warren winning by unanimous decision.  This time around, the fight would not go to the judges’ scorecards.

Warren wasted little time closing the distance and getting the fight to the ground, but Galvao quickly got back to his feet.  Warren was the aggressor, relentlessly working to get the fight to the ground.  It proved to be his downfall in the second frame.

Warren quickly closed the distance in the second round and was working on taking Galvao’s back.  Galvao isolated a leg and rolled for a kneebar.  He extended the leg and Warren let out a scream.  Referee “Big” John McCarthy stopped the fight due to verbal submission.  Warren protested the stoppage, claiming he he wasn’t in danger.

“I was not in desperation. He had a good move, but come on. Give me a break. I did not submit. You all saw that,” said an upset Warren following the loss. “I’m the baddest man. That’s my belt!”

Galvao credited his jiu-jitsu training for the win.

“He’s a world champion in wrestling and I”m a world champion in jiu-jitsu.  I believed in my jiu-jitsu and I submitted him,” said the new champion.

L.C. Davis narrowly defeated Hideo Tokoro by split decision in the co-main event in an entertaining and back and forth fight.

Tokoro sprinted out of his corner with a flying knee attempt to start the bantamweight bout.  Davis delivered power punches, landing his left hand regularly.  Tokoro landed a spinning back fist that knocked Davis down, but Davis immediately bounced back to his feet.

Davis threw at a higher volume than Tokoro and knocked Tokoro down with a right hand in the second round.  Tokoro scrambled to his feet, but Davis punished him inside the clinch position.

Tokoro came out aggressive in the final frame.  He dropped Davis with a right hand.  He worked for an armbar, but Davis escaped.  Tokoro tried to finish with submission attempts, but Davis was able to avoid them en route to a split decision win.

“Every round was tough,” said Davis after the win.  “I was here to win, no matter what.”

In light heavyweight action, Francis Carmont won his Bellator debut by defeating Guilherme Viana by unanimous decision.  Carmont established his jab early and utilized leg kicks.  Viana had success with counter punching and secured a late takedown, but was outworked in the opening round.

Carmont began landing combinations in the second frame.  He staggered Viana with a right hand, but went for a takedown instead of looking to finish the fight standing.

Viana came back in the final round.  Carmont secured an early takedown, but Viana used a kimura attempt to sweep Carmont.  Carmont gave up his back and Viana worked to lock on a rear-naked choke.  Carmont defended the submission attempt and reversed Viana and finished the round in dominant position.

Lightweights kicked off the main card with Ryan Couture, son of UFC Hall of Fame fighter Randy Couture, making quick work of Dakota Cochrane.

Couture closed the distance and clinched Cochrane along the cage. Cochrane changed levels and worked to get the fight to the ground. Couture stuffed the attempt and worked his way about to Cochrane’s back. He quickly locked on a rear-naked choke that forced Cochrane to tap out.

“Dakota Cochrane is a tough, established veteran, and I got in here and took care of business quick,” said Couture following the win. “I’m looking forward to the next test. I know they’re only going to get tougher from here. Hopefully some day soon I’ll be knocking on the door of that title shot.”

Bellator 135 Full Results

Marcos Calvao def. Joe Warren by verbal submission (kneebar) at 0:45, R2
L.C. Davis def. Hideo Tokoro by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Francis Carmont def. Guilherme Viana by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ryan Couture def. Dakota Cochran by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:23, R1
Rashad Coulter def. Jeremiah O’Neal by TKO (knee and punches) at 1:44, R1
Emmanuel Sanches def. Alejandro Villalobos by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Sean Holden def. Tim Roman by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Neal Ewing def. Logan Nail by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Stephen Banaszak def. Brad Mitches by submission (omoplata) at 2:51, R2
Klayton Mai def. Xavier Siller by submission (neck crank) at 3:55, R1
Deo Pacurariu def. J.P. Cole by submission (armbar) at 2:59, R1

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  • UFC-UltimateFloorCuddling

    I love that scream joe warren made. So much for the baddest man on the planet when he scream like a bitch. He still complain after the matchup.. I hate fighters like that! Whining for no reason he lost… He screamed! here i was wishing galvao actually break his leg. The ref did a great job.. saved his life. I wanted joe to tap out though. Then he won’t have no reason to complain about….

    • clem wilson

      Imagine goin out on a cry in a title fight. what a baby little Joey is a disgrace. Go work in McDonalds on the fryer crybaby Joey.

  • Seth

    You are man up to say you are the best? Man up to admit defeat. If it wasn’t for Big John your knee would turn into puzzle. Instead of blaming him, say “thank you, ref, for saving my leg”. Just an example of “great fighter”…

    • clem wilson

      Joey went out like a baby crying in the night in pain. Big John did save the dwarf Warren from a broken leg. Joey is classless and quite average without many MMA skills. More suited for Ivicta.

      • shakejunt

        don’t insult invicta like that.

  • Nate “THE CHEAT” Marquardt

    It was priceless watching Joe Warren cry because he lost. What a 38 year old little cry baby kid

    • clem wilson

      little Joe cried out like the dwarf wimp Joey always has been. Imagine go out on a fricking cry of pain? sissie like a child?

  • snapdad

    galvao must have brought experts in to train hard on his dry hump defense.

  • clem wilson

    Joe Warren is terrible and the reason little midget Joey isn’t in the UFC is because little Joeys sucks>

  • brian symicc

    Cry baby Warren. He’s got his head Shoved up his own ass so far.. he has no idea what it means to be bad, a fighter, or a man. Gotta accept defeat. Embarrassment to mma, sore loser and cry baby Wahhhh. Feel sorry for his family.. No dignity. And what a terrible example to set for his kids.


    Good job Galvao

  • TheCerealKiller

    Wow, I see I’m not alone in my Joe Warren dislike.

    • clem wilson

      Truth be told little crying Joey might be the most hated MMA midget out there in a non important small organization. The UFC doesn’t take babies.

  • clem wilson

    Little midget Joey went out crying like a girl or a baby. Warren might just be the biggest baby on earth. Crying out like a child? Chump not champ. No wonder Dana doesn’t want the crying Joey in the UFC.

  • clem wilson

    If little cry baby half pintJoey walked into any man’s bar in America Joey would be slapped silly stripped and booted out.

    • Guest

      Yeah I see a bunch of drunk rednecks with no skills beating the pants off him. In your dreams.

      • clem wilson

        Joe dwarf half man mini Warren is terrible almost like a girl

      • clem wilson

        wa wa Joey warren is a woosie who cried like a baby and gave up his minor belt.

  • clem wilson

    Brian Carroway beats Little crying joey Wa wa Warren

  • clem wilson

    Wailing WaWa midget Joey Warren gave up his minor league belt like a woman in labor.


    Joe Warren screamed like a B!tch

  • Sjar Perruto

    It takes a real man to accept defeat with good grace.

    Warren is now the biggest wimp on the planet.

    A special concession should be granted to this narcissistic twit and bad loser. In a future fight if he finds himself in this sort of situation again the referee should allow the bout to continue and the opponent to create permanent damage to the limb so that the career of this egomaniac is finally ended.

    He may be able to fool his pinhead brain that he did not concede but viewers are not taken in by his histrionics.