Written by Ty Reynolds @MMAtylander
Bellator 144: Halsey vs. Carvalho will take place October 23, 2015 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Marisu Enache controlled Rogers both standing and on the mat for the majority of the contest on his way to a finish in the second round. The event airs live in prime time on Spike TV following the preliminary card on MMA Mad. Marius Enache vs. Pete Rogers took place on the preliminary portion of the card
Both fighters circle for the first moments. Rogers pumping a jab. Body kicks from Enache. Enache opens up with some hooks. The ref calls time around the 3:20 mark due to a kick from Enache that goes low. Enache is using a lot of kicks and trying to mix in spinning strikes. Rogers can’t seem to get comfortable. Rogers rushes in, but ends up pressed against the cage before Enache hits a heand and arm throw. Enache looking for a choke from side mount, but Rogers sweeps. Now Enache holds the head, but Rogers is safe in side . Enache looking for a kimura, but in half guard. Rogers landing elbows to the body while defending.control. Rogers sits up and lands some strikes. The round ends in the position.
Hard leg kick from Enache 40 secs into round 2 gets a spin kick reply from Rogers. Rogers seems in a little bit more of a groove now. Enache backing up now, and not throwing as many strikes. Rogers lands a left hook but gets caught in the clinch and put against the cage. Weak knees to the body from Enache. Enaches gest a strange takedown and gets the tap with the scarfhold armlock!!!
Marius Enache def. Pete Rogers via Submission RD 2 2:37
Enache improves to 3-3 with the submission victory and Rogers drops to 2-3.Check out our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation with Cortney Casey.