Bellator's lightweight tourney finals from Hollywood, FL.
LinkRound 1 - Leg kicks early from Curran. Right hand counter by Imada. Right hand by Curran and now a few punches in return from Imada. Imada pushes him against the cage now and he's looking to get it to the ground. Imada working knees to the body and leg from the clinch. Inside trip by Imada and Curran scrambles back to standing. More knees to the legs in the clinch by Imada. Left hook from Curran spins Imada and now they're back to distance. The round ends and I'd probably give it to Imada based on control.
Round 2 - Hard two punch combo early for Curran. Now a good body kick. Again Imada with a takedown and again Curran just stands right back up. They're clinched up against the cage again and Imada is going back to the knees to the legs. The ref restarts them and Imada continues trying to push forward. Both men landing leg kicks now. Right hand lands for Curran. Nice leg kick from Curran. Right hand lands for Imada and now a combination. Close round but 10-9 Imada again. Curran needs to finish to win on my card.
Round 3 - Imada continues to force him to walk backward which is throwing Curran off. Right hand lands har for Imada. Right hand lands for Curran on the inside but for some reason Curran doesn't follow up. Imada is cut now. Imada shoots in and can't get the takedown. Curran keeps going backward, he can't win the fight like this. Imada with a head kick. Curran is giving the fight away here as he has his opponent cut and is being the passive fighter. Takedown from Imada with 20 seconds left and that should do it. The round ends and I have it 30-27 Imada. Official Scorecards: 29-28 Curran, 29-28 Imada, 29-28 Curran. Pat Curran wins by split decision. That may be the absolute worst decision I have ever seen in my life. That is so ungodly bad I have no words.