Bellator 157: ‘Dynamite 2’ took place last night (Fri., June 24, 2016) from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. MMA Mania brings you a post-fight recap, .gifs and interview highlights featuring Rampage Jackson, Michael Chandler, and Matt Mitrione!
Bellator 157 “Dynamite 2” came to Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. last night (Fri., June 24, 2016) with a live card on Spike TV. This was another hybrid show combining mixed martial arts (MMA) and kickboxing fights culminating into one explosive night.
The final bout of the post-Dynamite kickboxing card pitted Keri Melendez of the Skrap Pack against the newcomer Sarah Howell, who was making her professional debut.
The experience advantage was almost painful in this one as Melendez used precision striking to wilt Howell for two-straight rounds, landing almost every combo and making a mess of Howell’s left leg with kicks, causing her to stumble and wince in pain. Melendez dominated the third and the scorecards to the tune of a unanimous decision win (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Melendez spoke to Chris Algieri after her dominant performance:
“I knew that she jabbed a lot so I wanted to parry the jab and come over with a high kick. I didn’t throw the kick hard enough but it landed!”
Next was a battle between Raymond “The Real Deal” Daniels and his experienced GLORY opponent Stefano Bruno. Daniels won his Bellator Kickboxing debut with a 30 second KO, but Bruno would be a tougher test.
Daniels looked like the kickboxing equivalent of Michael “Venom” Page in this fight, flying all over the ring with spinning strikes until the final blow was a spectacular heel kick to the liver that doubled Bruno over and made him turn his back to the fight, causing referee Mike Bell to wave it off at 1:45 of the first round ….View full article
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