Welcome to the PWInsiderXtra.com live coverage of the Bellator 67 Preliminary Card, live from the Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada.
Fight #1 – Bellator Welterweight Division Fight
Nathan Gunn (9-2-0) vs. Dom O’Grady (13-5-0)
Referee: Brian Boshaw
The round begins with O’Grady immediately nailing Gunn with a knee strike, Gunn then powers O’Grady into the cage wall. The fighters then battle for position along the cage wall, the fighters then exchange a few knee strikes while in the clinch. The referee separates the fighters after inactivity and O’Grady catches Gunn with a punching combination, Gunn responds with a few strikes of his own. O’Grady then powers Gunn up against the cage wall, Gunn then starts attacking O’Grady with some hammer fists to avoid the takedown. The referee again separates the fighters after inactivity and the fighters exchange a few blows, Gunn then scores the takedown on O’Grady and he gets side control. O’Grady then forces Gunn into the half guard as the round ends.
The round begins with Gunn quickly dropping O’Grady with a few lefts, Gunn then quickly dives onto O’Grady. O’Grady scrambles to get Gunn moving off of him, Gunn then gets back control on O’Grady and he nails him with some knee strikes as well. O’Grady then rolls and Gunn winds up getting him in side control, Gunn then attacks O’Grady with some elbow strikes. O’Grady then scrambles and he finds himself on top of Gunn, Gunn quickly reverses things to get back on top of O’Grady. O’Grady then rolls to secure a triangle and Gunn, O’Grady transitions to the arm bar on Gunn and a tap out follows.
Fight Result: Dom O’Grady def. Nathan Gunn by submission via arm bar (4:51, R2)
Fight #2 – Bellator Catchweight Division Fight
Matt McGrath (10-7-0) vs. Nordine Taleb (7-1-0)
Referee: Graham Bettis
The round begins with Taleb quickly attacking McGrath with leg kicks, Taleb then rocks McGrath with a straight left. McGrath recovers by nailing Taleb with a counter right, Taleb responds by nailing McGrath with a few rights of his own. Taleb then nails McGrath with an uppercut and leaping body kick to the ribs, McGrath then grabs a hold of Taleb near the cage wall. McGrath then pops Taleb with a few rights to the skull, McGrath follows that up by catching Taleb with a counter left. Taleb and McGrath then catch each other with lefts as the round ends.
The round begins with Taleb landing a kick to the midsection of McGrath, McGrath responds by nailing Taleb with a knee strike. McGrath then rocks Taleb with a left hook to the jaw, Taleb then nails McGrath with a short left to the jaw. Taleb then drops a charging McGrath with a left, Taleb then starts attacking McGrath with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.
Fight Result: Nordine Taleb def. Matt McGrath by TKO via strikes (2:30, R2)
Fight #3 - Bellator Lightweight Division Fight
Cosmo Alexandre (1-1-0) vs. Lorawnt-T Nelson (4-0-0)
Referee: John McCarthy
The round begins with Alexandre quickly nailing Nelson with leg kicks, Alexandre then catches Nelson with a knee strike. Alexandre then rocks Nelson with a few rights and a body kick, Alexandre then resumes his leg kick attack on Nelson. Alexandre then nails Nelson with a punch/knee strike combination, Alexandre then catches Nelson with a punch to the rib cage. Nelson starts attacking Alexandre with some leg kicks, Alexandre then nails Nelson with an elbow strike and a push kick. Nelson tries backing up Alexandre with a series of punches , Alexandre then goes for a flying knee strike as the round ends.
The round begins with Alexandre quickly going back to the leg kicks on Nelson, Alexandre follows that up by catching Nelson with an elbow strike. Alexandre then rocks Nelson with two straight rights to the face, Nelson then attacks Alexandre with a long multi-punch combination. Alexandre grabs a hold of Nelson before attacking him with knee strikes, Nelson then lands a few knee strikes of his own. Alexandre then continues to assault Nelson with a variety of leg kicks, the fighters exchange a few strikes as the round ends.
The round begins with Alexandre returning to his leg kick attack, Alexandre follows that up by hitting Nelson with a straight right. Alexandre then follows that up by clobbering Nelson with a right, Alexandre then starts attempting a variety of kicks on Nelson. Alexandre then pops Nelson with a right to the jaw, Alexandre then just continues to attack Nelson with a lot of leg kicks. Nelson responds by attacking Alexandre with a lone leg kick as the round ends.
Fight Result: Cosmo Alexandre def. Lorwant-T Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Fight #8 - Bellator Bantamweight Division Fight
Bo Harris (6-3-0) vs. Nick Kirk (7-0-0)
Referee: Ivan Svetz
The round begins with Harris catching Kirk early with an uppercut, Kirk then starts attacking Harris with some leg kicks. Harris then cracks Kirk with a knee strike during a clinch attempt, Harris then nails the rib cage of Kirk with punches. Kirk then catches Harris with a right to the side of the head, Harris then nails Kirk with a two punch combination. Kirk then goes for a takedown and Harris nails him with a knee, Kirk then nails Harris with a counter right as the round ends.
The round begins with Kirk immediately popping Harris with a right, Kirk then briefly rocks Harris with a counter right. Harris then powers Kirk up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Kirk attacks Harris with leg kicks. Harris then nails an incoming Kirk with a short range uppercut, Harris then pops Kirk with a two punch combo to the midsection. Harris then lands a knee strike on Kirk after a short clinch opportunity, Harris follows it up with an uppercut to the rib cage of Kirk. Harris then lands a three punch combination on Kirk, Harris then lands a left on Kirk that is followed up with a head kick just as the bell sounds.
The round begins with Harris landing a kick to the belly of Kirk, Kirk then scores a takedown on Harris and he gets the closed guard. Kirk then starts landing some ground and pound on Harris, the referee stands the fighters after inactivity and Harris catches Kirk with a body punch. Harris then barely lands a spinning back kick on Kirk, Harris then nails Kirk with a counter right after eating a leg kick as the round ends.
Fight Result: Bo Harris def. Nick Kirk by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Main Event - Bellator Featherweight Division Fight
Will Romero (8-3-0) vs. Matt Veal (10-7-0)
Referee: Todd Anderson
The round begins with Romero quickly popping Veal with a left, Veal then charges at Romero while landing a few strikes. Veal then goes for a takedown on Romero and he eats a knee strike and side kick, Veal then lands a right to the body of Romero. Romero then clocks a charging Veal with a two punch combination, Veal then scores a takedown on Romero and he gets the butterfly guard. Veal then starts attacking Romero with some elbow strikes, Romero attempts to attack from his back with some success. Veal postures up before catching Romero with a right to the skull, Veal advances to the half guard on Romero as the round ends.
The round begins with Romero catching Veal with a right uppercut, Romero then rocks Veal with a few lefts to the head. Veal then lands a leaping left to the noggin of Romero, Romero then lands a head kick on Veal that dazes him. Romero then stuffs a Veal takedown attempt and its blocked, Romero then clobbers Veal with a lot of lefts. Veal responds by catching Romero with a right, Romero follows it up by clobbering Veal with a right of his own. Veal then drops Romero with a superman punch, the fighters quickly get back up and Veal goes for a few spinning back fists. Romero then clobbers Veal with a knee to the head, Romero follows it up by destroying Veal with more knee strikes and uppercuts until the referee jumps in.
Fight Result: Will Romero def. Matt Veal by TKO via strikes (4:25, R2)