FIGHT! Facts & Rankings: Bellator 28
Below you’ll find full results for Bellator 28, as well as analysis on the impact the fights had on our rankings.
Carey Vanier def. Rich Clementi by split decision.
Eric Schambari def. Matt Horwich by split decision.
Georgi Karakhanyan def. Anthony Leone by unanimous decision.
Eric Larkin def. Marcus Andrusia by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:46 of Round 1.
Tony Roberts def. Kelvin Doss by submission (punches) in Round 1.
Jonathan Mackles def. Brock Kerry by split decision.
Charlie Rader def. Josh Rafferty by TKO (strikes) at 1:14 of Round 1.
Scott O’Shaughnessy def. Gabe Woods by submission (armbar) at 2:11 of Round 3.
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In the night’s marquee matchup, UFC veteran Rich Clementi dropped a split decision to Carey Vanier; Clementi dropped from #84 to #98 in our FIGHT!’s Lightweight Rankings with the loss, while Vanier enters our rankings at #81.
In the co-main event, Eric Schambari split decisioned Matt Horwich and climbed from #69 to #47 in our Middleweight Rankings in the process. Horwich fell from #40 to #62.
The only other movement came from Georgi Karakhanyan, who became the latest Bellator-developed fighter to enter FIGHT!’s rankings. Karakhanyan enters our Featherweight Rankings at #25.