Two Huge Bellator Wins – Just 58 Seconds!
Congratulations to Crazy Mike Mucitelli and Tamdan Mccrory on their huge wins in Bellator 123 this past Friday. It only took just :58 seconds for these two combatants to take care of business in Bellator 123 at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.
Also a special thank you to Coaches Dennis Sugrue, Chris Roach, Kevin Seaman and Steven Ward on a job well done!
“Crazy” Mike Mucitelli
The anticipation for this fight lasted much longer than the fight itself. After several delays Mike Mucitelli finally entered the cage late Friday night. After a quick exchange the fight went immediately to the ground where Crazy Mike caught a quick arm-bar for the win in just :37 seconds of the opening round.
Tamdan “The Barncat” Mccrory
In his first fight since August 2009, Tamdan McCrory (12-3 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) showed off remarkably crisp boxing as the “Barncat” bulldozed middleweight Brennan Ward (9-3 MMA, 5-3 BMMA) via vicious first-round knockout.
McCrory, who went 3-3 in the UFC before leaving the sport for five years, used a massive reach advantage and superior striking skills for a short night of work in his return bout. His first few punches landed crisp, and then he dropped Ward with a powerful combination.
The shots were so accurate that McCrory even landed a flush right as Ward was falling to the mat. Once the blow landed, he walked away knowing the win was secure.
The ref waved off the fight after 21 seconds.
“Backstage I was actually feeling a bit uptight,” said McCrory, who assured fans he wasn’t “sitting on the couch drinking beers” during his time off. “Everybody asks, ‘Why take five years off?’ Life throws you circumstances, and what it’s about is overcoming adversity. It’s great to be back.”
McCrory (12-3 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) picks up his first win since March 2009 and records with 11th stoppage in 12 career wins. Ward, a former tournament winner who lost a title fight to champ Alexander Shlemenko in his most recent bout, has dropped two straight.