Curran knocks out Marlon, Renê Nararé still undefeated


Renê Nazaré in action / Photo: Phillip Hays

Marlon Sandro started out well in the Bellator featherweight GP final against Pat Curran. The aggressor for much of the fight, but met with a kick to the head that abruptly ended the action, dropping an unconscious Sandro to the canvas, where Curran followed up with three more strikes before te referee stepped in.

Now black belt Renê Nazaré showed his boxing is up to speed. The Brazilian had a good showing in the first round that continued in to second, cornering Juan Barrantes and tagging him with strikes. Landing a takedown, he worked the ground and pound and tried for a guillotine, but it was his merciless use of the elbow that had the greatest effect, as manifest in the battered state of the Costa Rican’s eye. Following a doctor’s check, Barrantes was barred from returning to action. The win is the tenth in the Brazilian’s undefeated career.

In the all ex-UFC figher matchup, Seth Petruzelli got the better of Ricco Rodrigues, landing a lethal uppercut and following up with hammer strikes on the ground for the win over the former UFC champion.

(Collaborator Junior Samurai)

Complete results:

Bellator 48
Connecticut, United States
August 20, 2011

Pat Curran defeated Marlon Sandro via TKO in R2;
Cole Konrad defeated Paul Buentello via unanimous decision;
Seth Petruzelli defeated Ricco Rodriguez via TKO in R1;
Renê Nazaré defeated Juan Barrantes via doctor’s intervention in R2;
Nik Fekete defeated Mark Griffin via TKO in R2;
Saul Almeida defeated Tateki Matsuda via unanimous decision;
Jeff Nader defeated Dan Cramer via TKO in R3;
Ryan Quinn submitted Brett Oteri via guillotine in R1;
Andrew Calandrelli submitted Matt Nice in R1.

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