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Joe Warren picks up submission win at Bellator 161

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Joe Warren and Sirwan Kakai met in in a bantamweight bout in the co-main event of Bellator 161. In round 1, Kakai comes out and wants to take the fight to the ground right away. They clinch up against the fence but Warren put up some good defense. Warren stuffed a takedown and got on top. Warren got back mount but Kakai got back to his feet and they clinch on the fence. Kakai landed some knee strikes. In round 2, Warren clinched with him and got on his back while standing and went for a rear-naked choke but let it go. They went back to striking. Warren clinched with him midway through the round and landed some knees. Warren took him down and went for another submission but couldn’t get it. In round 3, Kaki shot in for a takedown right away but got got and Warren caught him with a guillotine choke for the win.

Warren (14-5) is currently on a one-fight winning streak. In his last six bouts, he’s 4-2. He beat Rafael Silva at Bellator 118 by decision, and Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 128 by decision. He lost to Marcos Galvao at Bellator 135 by second round kneebar, but rebounded with a decision win over LC Davis at Bellator 143. He lost to Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 151 by first round submission. He beat Sirwan Kakai by third round submission at Bellator 161.

Kakai (12-5) is currently on a three-fight losing streak. In his last six bouts, he’s 3-3. He beat Carl Fawcett at Zone FC 13 by third round TKO, Joseph Barajas at Titan FC 31 by third round choke, and Danny Martinez at UFC Fight Night 70 by decision. He lost to Frankie Saenz at UFC Fight Night 73 by split decision. He lost to Joe Taimanglo at Bellator 151 by unanimous decision. He lost to Joe Warren by third round submission at Bellator 161.

Bellator 161 took place on Friday, September 16th, at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in Cedar Park, Texas. The prelims aired on Spike TV.com at 7:00 p.m. ET while the main card aired on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.



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