Joe Warren vs. Nick Kirk

11:33

Joe Warren takes on Nick Kirk in this Bellator Season 9 Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal.

AN EASY VICTORY.

WE SHALL SEE.

ROUND NUMBER ONE.

NICK KIRK IN THE WHITE AND

BLACK TRUNKS, WARREN IN THE

BLACK TRUNKS.

JIMMY: MORE HEAD MOVEMENT

FROM WARREN, KIRK TRYING TO

CATCH HIM COMING IN, LANDED

A COUPLE TIMES ALREADY.Ñi

SEAN: THAT HIGH KICK FROM

KIRK.

SHOT FROM WARREN.

DEFENDED NICELY BY KIRK.ñr

JUMP KNEE FROM JOE WARREN.ñr

JIMMY: NICE RIGHT HAND BY

KIRK.C(

THROWING TIGHT BUT STILL A

LITTLE TOO WIDE.Ñi

YOU SEE KIRK HITTING HIM AS

HE'S COMING IN.ñrx"O ñfiçóñr

SEAN: GOOD RIGHT HAND BY

WARREN.

WE ARE WITH YOU LIVE ON

SPIKE EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT,

9:00 P.M.

EASTERN TIME WE START, AND

FRIDAY NIGHT WE ARE IN

CALIFORNIA.

SCRAMBLEyr

JIMMY: EXCELLENT JOB BY NICK

KIRK GETTING UP ON TOP.

SEAN: BLOCKING FORWARD,

WARREN BACK TO HIS FEET.

JIMMY: FUN FIGHT SO FAR.

SEAN: KIRK HAS THE

CONFIDENCE.

JIMMY: THAT CAUGHT HIM IN

THE EYE THAT BOTHERED HIM.

SEAN: ANOTHER JUMP KNEE FROM

WARREN.

JIMMY KIRK'S CONFIDENCE.

IF HE'S NOT QUITE THE

WRESTLER OF JOE WARREN, HE

BLOCKS THAT LAND BY WARREN.

JIMMY: WARREN SHOWING MUCH

BETTER STRIKING OFFENSE THAN

WE'VE SEEN IN THE PAST.

HE'S LANDING AS WARREN IS

COMING IN.

SEAN: CROWD CHANTING

"WARREN" HERE AT THE CENTER

HERE IN PORTLAND, OREGON.

HE HAS FANS AND DETRACTERS.

JIMMY: EITHER LOVE HIM OR

HATE HIM.

SEAN: THE LAND BY KIRK NOT

GETTING THROUGH.

THERE'S THE TAKEDOWN FROM

WARREN.

JIMMY: THIS IS WHERE WARREN

HAS ALWAYS BEEN SO DM NANT

ON TOP WITH THE PRESSURE.

HARD TO SWEEP.

HARD TO SUBMIT.

SEAN: STEP ON THE BICEP WITH

THE RIGHT KNEE OF WARREN.

LOOKING TO GET BACK TO HIS

FEET.

KOIRK TO HIS CREDIT, JIMMY

TO HIS FEET.

JIMMY: NEXT TO EACH OTHER,

JOE WARREN SO MUCH BIGGER

THAN NICK KIRK.

NICK KIRK CAN'T TRADE ONE

PUNCH FOR ONE.

HE'S GOT TO THROW

COMBINATIONS.

SEAN: SPINNING BACK KICK

FROM JOE WARREN.

GOING TO THE GRECO PLAYBOOK

THERE WITH THE BODY LOCK.

1:25 REMAINING ROUND ONE.çóÑi

HIGHÑi LEFT JAB BY KIRK.

LEVEL CHANGE FROM WARREN.

JIMMY: TIMING THAT JAB WELL.Ñi

HE'S RUN INTO A COUPLE OF

THOSE JABS COMING IN.

SEAN:ñrçóxD SECOND TAKEDOWN OF E

FIGHT FOR WARREN.xD

SHORT KNEE BY WARREN.

THAT WAS SMART.

THROWS HALFGUARD NOW FOR

NICK KIRK.

REFEREE: WATCH THE BACK OF

THE HEAD.

WATCH THE KNEE TO THE FACE.

SEAN: SEE WARREN HOOKING THE

LEGS.

KIRK BIDING HIS TIME ON HIS

HIPS.

EAR, EAR.

JIMMY: IT ALL LOOKS GOOD TO

ME.

SEAN: GREAT SHOT BY WARREN.

GREAT ON THE HAMMERFIST.

HERE'S JASON HERZOG SAYING

DON'T PUNCH THE BACK OF THE

HEAD.

THE EAR IS A LEGAL SHOT.

WARREN FEELING GOOD ABOUT

THINGS AT THE MOMENT,

CLOSING STAGES OF ROUND

NUMBER ONE.

[BELL]

SEAN: THERE'S THE BELL.

REFEREE: YOU'RE GETTING

CLOSE TO THE BACK OF THE

HEAD.

AIM FOR THE EAR.

SEAN: STRONG ADMONITION FROM

REFEREE JASON HERZOG.

>> BREATHE FOR ME.

JOE, GREAT JOB.

GREAT ROUND.

BREATHE.

THAT'S A GREAT ROUND.

>> I NEED TO YOU GET YOUR

LEFT HAND BACK TO YOUR CHIN,

AND I NEED YOU BEFORE YOUR

THROWN, GET OFF THE TRACK,

SWITCH, AND I NEED TO YOU

EXIT WHEN YOU'RE DONE.

TALK TO HIM.

NOW, JOE.

LISTEN.

SEAN: JAY BRYCE, MERCEDES

TERRELL, OUR MERCEDES GIRLS.çóçó