Bellator 182 at Turning Stone Resort and Casino – Recap
An exciting, action packed night of MMA fights this Friday at the Turning Stone Casino! Turning Stone also gave attendees the opportunity to meet and greet with legendary MMA fighter Royce Gracie and referee Big John McCarthy prior to the fights which went live on Spike TV at 9pm.
There were a total of 18 fights on the night and close to a sold out arena as Turning Stone continues to bring the popularity of MMA fighting to the area!
The Prelims started at 6pm and the results were the following:
- Joey Davis (2-0) defeated Justin Roswell (1-2)
- Arlene Blencowe (10-6) defeated Sinead Kavanagh (4-2)
- Chris Honeycutt (10-1) defeated Kevin Casey (9-6)
- Kate Jackson (9-2) defeated Colleen Schneider (11-8)
- Georgi Karakhanyan (27-7) defeated Daniel Pineda (22-13)
- Henry Corrales (14-3) defeated Noad Lahat (11-3)
- Vadim Nemkov (8-2) defeated Philipe Lins (10-3)
- Talita Nogueira (7-0) defeated Amanda Bell (5-5)
- Ricky Rainey (13-4) defeated Marc Stevens of Watertown, NY (21-11)
The action then went live on Spike with A.J. McKee (8-0) putting his undefeated mark on the line against Blair Tugman (10-6) . McKee dominated the fight, leaving Tugman’s blood all over the arena and improving his undefeated mark to (9-0).
The next fight featured Bruna Ellen defeating Veta Arteaga in a split decision that the judges gave to Ellen.
The Co-Main event was action packed with two seasoned fighters, Fernando Gonzalez (26-14) and Brennan Ward (14-5). Ward kept distance with his reach advantage through two rounds until Gonzalez brought him to the ground in the third round to submit Ward.
The main event brought Andrey Koreshkov (19-2), all the way from Omsk, Russia, to take on Las Vegas native Chidi Njokuani (17-4). Opening bell Koreshkov brought pressure and caught Njokuani with a side kick to stun him. John Mcartney stopped the bout minutes in due to the ground and pound skills of Koreshkv.
After the live tv coverage on Spike, they went back and finished the prelims featuring a variety of local fighters from Albany and local Whitesboro native Josh Ricci, who ended up winning in dramatic fashion, impressing the large crowd of local fans who showed up to watch him.