Joe Warren vs. Travis Marx

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Warren and Marx face off in this Bellator Season 9 Bantamweight Tournament Final.

MARX, 21 VICTORIES AND THIS

WOULD BE THE BIGGEST OF HIS

LIFE.

>> JOE WARREN TRYING TO CLOSE

IN ON THE SECOND BELLATOR

WORLD TITLE ROUND NUMBER 1.

AGAINST KIRK JOE WARREN RAN

INTO A LOT OF JABS.

THE POWER SIDE, THE STRAIGHT

LEFT HAND.

THE BACK KICK.

WARREN, AN OUTSTANDING AMATEUR

WRESTLER.

WINNING 7 WORLD CUPS.

RIGHT THERE WITH THE TAKE

DOWN.

THAT BODY LOCK.

ALL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF

MICHIGAN.

MARX NOWHERE NEAR THE

WRESTLING PEDIGREE OF WARREN

BUT A 3-TIME UTAH HIGH SCHOOL

STATE CHAMPION AND THAT'S KEY

BECAUSE HE SAID I HAVE THE

WRESTLING FUNDAMENTALS, TO

COUNTER WRESTLE HIM.

>> HE'LL HAVE TROUBLE IN THE

CLINCH, POSITIONS LIKE THIS.

BODY LOCK IS WHERE HE'LL HAVE

TROUBLE.

FIRST FROM MARX.

LATERAL MOVEMENT OF MARX, WARD

TRYING TO COME FORWARD AND NOW

BACKS OFF.

TAKE DOWN.

WARD GETS IT.

SPRAWL AND THEN THE BODY LOCK

TO GET THE TAKE DOWN.

JIMMY MARX SAID LOOK I KNOW

I'LL BE TAKEN DOWN A LOT, THE

KEY IS TO GET RIGHT BACK TO MY

FEET.

NOT TO LET WARREN WRESTLE WITH

ME.

MARX TRYING TO GET TO HIS FEET,

TRYING TO CAGE WALK.

>> 2 MINUTES REMAINING ROUND

NUMBER 1.

WARREN IS SMOTHERING WITH THIS

TOP GAME.

BACK TO BODY LOCK AND PULLS

HIM RIGHT BACK DOWN.

MARX TRYING TO CAGE WALK.

HALF GUARD HELD BY TRAVIS

MARX.

LOOKING FOR THE PALM STRIKE TO

THE EAR.

TRYING TO GET WARREN TO RAISE

UP.

MARX NOW SITTING UP.

WARREN COLLAPSING THE LEGS.

LOOK AT THAT, ALL OVER MARX

RIGHT NOW.

RIGHT NOW I THINK YOU WOULD

AGREE THIS IS A JOE

WARREN-TYPE OF FIGHT.

>> EXACTLY.

CLOSE.

GRINDING PRESSURE.

MARX TO HIS FEET.

FIRING BACK.

DEFEND THAT TAKE DOWN.

JUST RELENTLESS.

AGAINST A WORLD CHAMPION

YOU'LL GET TAKEN OUT EVERY

TIME.

>> HE HOLDS IT TO THE BELL.

JOE WARREN IS FIGHTING THE

FIRST ROUND BASED ON THE TAKE

DOWN.

LOOK AT THAT BODY LOCK,

STRAIGHT TO THE GROUND AND

HERE ON THE DOUBLE LEG.