Lahat takes decision over Labiano despite point deduction at Bellator 188

Noad Lahat pleased the fans at Bellator 188 with a unanimous decision over Jeremiah Labiano despite a one-point deduction.  Bellator 188 took place November 18th at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel with a broadcast on Spike TV.

Noad Lahat largely relied on his grappling to ground-and-pound Jeremiah Labiano for three rounds.  In round two Labiano was deducted a point for his second foul, an elbow to the back of the head the same round as an errant knee to the groin standing.  IN the end the point deduction didn’t matter as Labiano swept the judges’ scorecards with scores of 29-27 across the board.  Lahat now holds a pro MMA record of 12-3 with a segment of 3-1 post-UFC, Labiano fell to 11-6

The co-main event was over before it really got started as Haim Gozali needed just 0:43 to submit Arsen Faitovich.  Faitovich shot in for a takedown right off the bat only to fall right into a triangle choke that put him to sleep in under a minute.  Gozali improved to 8-4, Faitovich dropped to 4-2.

The second-largest promotion has a busy December with events on the 1st, 9th, and 15th.  First up is Bellator 189 where Julia Budd makes the first defense of the women’s featherweight title by taking on Arlene Blencowe while in the co-main event ADCC Worlds vet Rafael Lovato Jr. tries to keep his perfect MMA record intact as he takes on Chris Honeycutt.

Bellator 188 results

  • Assaf Batan def. Mor Attias 4:08 R3 by rear-naked choke
  • Matan Levi def. Erik Sianov by majority decision
  • Raz Bring def. Nadeem Kablan by unanimous decision
  • Moshiko Ben Shimol def. Ivan Solomatov 4:09 R1 by armbar
  • Adam Keresh def. Roma Kushnir 3:06 R2 by TKO
  • Nathanel Parisi def. Or Eliov 4:09 R1 by guillotine choke
  • David Abisror vs. Alexey Trofimov declared a “no contest”
  • Alexander Nikulin def. Rami Abuhave 1:57 R1 by KO
  • Oron Kahlon def. Julian Maloku 2:08 R1 by flying triangle choke
  • Olga Rubin def. Joana Filipa 3:46 R2 by TKO
  • Shimon Gosh def. Francisco Silva by unanimous decision
  • Luiz Rocha def. Almog Shay by unanimous decision
  • Denise Kielholtz def. Jessica Middleton 1:16 R1 by scarfhold armbar
  • John Salter def. Jason Radcliffe 1:55 R1 by rear-naked choke
  • Haim Gozali def. Arsen Faitovich 0:43 R1 by triangle choke
  • Noad Lahat def. Jeremiah Labiano by unanimous decision