Bellator 205 winner Steve Mowry (via Instagram @tallstevefightspeople)

Bellator 205 Prelims Results: Adam Borics & Steve Mowry stay undefeated with classy subs

Boise, Idaho – Undefeated top prospects Steve Mowry and Adam Borics each faced a stiff challenge at Bellator 205, but both men proved their mettle as they weathered the storm and found a way to preserve their undefeated record without involving judges. Check out recaps & clips from all five Bellator.com prelims, including Vince Morales’ striking clinic and Emilio Trevino’s impressive Bellator debut.

 

 

Bellator 205 Prelims at Bellator.com:

 

135: Vince Morales (8-2, #301 World)  UD3 Justin Hugo (3-5)

Recent Contender Series competitor Vince Morales used superior speed, strength, and technique to bludgeon extremely game Justin Hugo over the course of this 15 minute standup contest. Morales favored straight right hands early before swinging for the fences – and often connecting – against Hugo late. The underdog ate canvas multiple times in rounds 2 and 3, but successfully weathered Morales’ ground-and-pound each time. Late in the fight Hugo even landed a couple of huge bombs, as the two fighters ended this excellent scrap recklessly swinging for the knockout.  Lopsided scorecards, for sure, but Hugo showed crazy heart and kept it entertaining throughout against the more well-heeled Morales.

 

145: Adam Borics (12-0, #247 World)  Sub3  Josenaldo Silva (25-7, #107 World)

Former WSOF title challenger Josenaldo Silva looked to be en route to an upset of undefeated Hungarian wunderkind Adam Borics after he authored two-plus rounds of solid striking and point-scoring takedowns. The flashy Borics, who launched the same jump knee that won him his last Bellator bout, was relegated to trying to strike from the back foot for much of the contest as Silva’s powerful hands flashed in his face. Adam didn’t show any hesitation when a tiring Silva briefly exposed his back in round 3, though, as he quickly cinched the Brazilian’s neck and squeezed out the comeback victory. That’s a heck of a way for Borics to stay undefeated in his first fight against a world class opponent in Silva, who once won 17 straight on the Brazilian regional scene.

 

 

265: Steve Mowry (5-0, #165 World)  Sub1  Ben Moa (4-1, #214 World)

Undefeated Utah KO artist Ben Moa touched 6’8″ giant Steve Mowry’s chin a few times early on but couldn’t land the kind of fight-altering shot that finished his regional opposition. Once Mowry switched levels and drove through for a double leg takedown, the lanky big man easily advanced position and cranked the Americana submission to cap a successful Bellator debut.

 

190: Jarod Trice (4-0)  SD3  Sean Powers (9-7, #466 World)

Three-time NCAA All-American Jarod Trice had trouble using his Greco-Roman game at Bellator 205, as Sean Powers stayed tough in the clinch and forced the undefeated prospect into a striking match. At range the two men were competitive, with neither scoring major damage other than a last-second Superman punch off-the-cage from the 6’2″ Powers. One judge saw differently, but Trice’s leg kicks and limited hand work were good enough to earn him a narrow split decision.

 

205: Emilio Trevino (3-0)  TKO2  Sua Tuani (2-1)

When inexperienced light heavyweights step in the cage, you typically expect wild KO-hunting exchanges. That was 37 year old Sua Tuani’s plan, but Emilio Trevino showed exactly why he was offered an opportunity on the Bellator 205 big stage as he retaliated with calculated, polished strikes. Trevino kept it technical as he bounced around and landed straight punches. Tuani tried to counter with a bomb but never found his range. Eventually the accumulation of strikes wore down Tuanin, and a right hand over the top finished the job about two minutes into round 2. Impressive stuff from 23 year old Emilio Trevino, who looked like a man to watch in this impressive Bellator debut.

 

Scheduled for the Bellator 205 Postlims:

155: Johnny Nunez (6-1, TUF alum, 1-2 WSOF, Miesha’s baby daddy, #519 World) vs. Josh Wick (9-3, 1-1 RFA, #321 World)

170: Kyle Frost (2-0, #630 World) vs. David Rangel (0-1)

145: Nathan Stolen (8-3, #307 World) vs. Andrew Cruz (3-3)

 

 

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