Bellator 144 Results || Matt Bessette forces Kevin Roddy to tap out in Round 1

Written by Ty Reynolds @MMAtylander


Bellator 144: Halsey vs. Carvalho will take place October 23, 2015 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Matt Bessette kept the submission trend going with an inverted heel hook victory over Roddy in the opening stanza.  The event airs live in prime time on Spike TV following the preliminary card on MMA Mad. Matt Bessette vs. Kevin Roddy took place on the preliminary portion of the card

Live play-by-play

Round 1

Bessette looking to back Roddy up in the first 30 seconds.  Roddy comes forward, however from time-to-time to try and land.  Bessette lands a head kick.  Roddy opening up with his punches and lands a combo.  Bessete lands a combo of his own and finishes with a head kick that puts Roddy on the mat!.  Roddy is alive, but in bad position.  Bessette gets mildly rocked by an up-kick from Roddy.  Roddy back up and in the clinch, but pulls guard….strange decision.  Now Bessette is working from top position again, but stands up and kicks at Roddy’s legs.  1:30 left in the round.  Roddy tries more up-kicks, but Bessette catches one and forces the tap with an inverted heel hook!  Great Win!


Official Result

Matt Bessette def. Kevin Roddy via Submission (inverted heel hook) RD 13:47


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