bellator 148

Bellator 148 from Fresno, California, culminated in a flash knockout for Paul “Semtex” Daley, who continued his path towards a grudge match with Josh Koscheck.

The show took place Friday, Jan. 29 from the Save Mart Center and saw Daley finish Andy Urich with much ease, through a super uppercut from the Brit.

Urich tried to grapple Daley against the cage early on, but the Nottingham based man was resilient to Urich’s advances. Not long after, Daley showed why he is still dubbed as one of the most dangerous knockout artists in the world, with a sweet uppercut sending Urich crashing to the canvas for a walk-away KO.

Afterwards, Daley taunted potential future opponent Koscheck to get into the cage – calling for the rematch almost six years in the making.

In the co-main event, a rematch from Bellator 140, this time ended with an undisputed winner. Paul Bradley finished Chris Honeycutt in under a minute.

A quick turnaround for Patricky Freire saw no issue for the Brazilian, who put on a striking clinic against Ryan Couture. A looping left hook saw Couture drop lifelessly, with Pitbull picking up the walkoff knockout.

Elsewhere, highly touted heavyweight Tony Johnson continued his rise to the top of the division with a third round finish of Raphael Butler.

Bellator 148 results

Welterweight: Paul Daley def. Andy Uhrich via KO (punch) (Round 1 – 2:00)
Welterweight: Paul Bradley def. Chris Honeycutt via TKO (punches) (Round 1 – 0:40)
Lightweight: Patricky Freire def. Ryan Couture via KO (punch) (Round 1 – 3:00)
Heavyweight: Tony Johnson def. Raphael Butler via TKO (punches) (Round 3 – 4:24)

Preliminary Card
Featherweight: Justin Smitley def. Art Arcienega via Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Women’s Flyweight: Ilima MacFarlane def. Amber Tackett via Submission (armbar) (Round 1 – 2:09)
Heavyweight: Carl Seumanutafa def. Javy Ayala via TKO (punches) (Round 2 – 3:46)

Postliminary Card (Dark Bouts)
Bantamweight: Josh San Diego def. Paul Ruiz via Decision (unanimous)
Flyweight: Matt Perez def. Eugene Cancino via Decision (split)
Featherweight: Te Edwards def. Nick Bustamante via KO (Round 1 – 0:43)
Light-Heavyweight: Jermaine McDermott def. Eric Huggins via Submission (kimura) (Round 1 – 1:53)