Brett Cooper vs. Dan Cramer

18:52

After both winning in three rounds in their Bellator Season 8 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal matches, Brett Cooper and Dan Cramer face off in this Semifinal.

>> EVERYTHING IS PRETTY

SIMILAR EXCEPT THAT REACH

ADVANTAGE, FIVE INCHES FOR

DAN CRAMER.

HE'S GOING TO NEED THAT.

BRETT'S WRESTLING HAS

IMPROVED.

>> READY?

GO!

>> ROUND NUMBER ONE.

>> GOOD RIGHT HAND BY

CRAMER.

>> THE OPEN GUARD OF COOPER.

CRAMER IN THE BLACK TRUNKS,

COOPER IN THE BLACK AND

WHITE TRUNKS.

>> CAN'T REALLY TELL HOW

BADLY HURT HE WAS BY THAT

SHOT.

HE WAS OFF BALANCE, BUT

CRAMER ALL OVER HIM.

BOTH MEN GRINDERS, BOTH

TOUGH TO FINISH, BUT

INCREDIBLY TENACIOUS.

>> AND VERY WELL ROUNDED.

>> SOLID STRIKINGING, GOOD

SUBMISSION, THERE ISN'T

ANYWHERE THEY'RE NOT

COMFORTABLE.

OPEN GUARD, HALF GUARD

SWEEP.

CRAMER CONTROLLING THE HEAD,

ARM UNDER THE CHIN.

HALF GUARD.

YOU WANT YOUR OPPONENT

SLAPPED.

ACTUALLY JUMPING BACK INTO

GUARD.

THAT'S INTERESTING.

BRETT NOT CLOSING HIS GUARD.

FIGHTING OUT OF THE OPEN

GUARD.

RIGHT HAND OF CRAMER.

HE'S STEPPING OVER WITH THE

LEFT LEG INTO THE HALF GUARD

NOW.

>> HE WILL SIT AND

GROUND-AND-POUND.

STILL TO COME TONIGHT THE

FEATHERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

SEMIFINAL, INCLUDING FRODO

KHASBULAEV VS. MARLON

SANDRO.

IT'S THE MIDDLEWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT SEMIFINAL ROUND.

GOOD START BY DAN CRAMER

DROPPING BET BRETT COOPER.

NOW INSIDE CONTROL.

CRAMER HAS TEN WINS, TWO

FINISHES, ONLY BY KNOCKOUT.

HE GRINDS GUYS DOWN, BUT

TYPICALLY DOES NOT FINISH

FIGHTS.

YOU SEE THAT DOMINANT

POSITION.

HE HASN'T LANDED ANY SERIOUS

GROUND-AND-POUND.

>> BETTER TURN BY CRAMER

TAKING THE BACK ONE HOOK IN.

>> GOOD MOBILITY.

I LIKE IT.

CRAMER TENDS TO BE A BIT

CAUTIOUS.

BRETT COOPER FORCED TO PLAY

A LOT OF DEFENSE HERE IN THE

OPENING ROUND.

>> SECURING GOOD POSITION.

KEEP TURNING, TRYING TO GET

BACK IN THE HALF GUARD.

>> USING A HOOK.

COOPER DOING A NICE JOB OF

KEEPING HIS COMPOSURE.

HIS TRAINING IS PAYING OFF

HERE.

METICULOUS APPROACH.

VERY MUCH HOW DAN CRAMER

FIGHTS, ONE STEP AT A TIME.

CRAMER ESTABLISHING WRIST

CONTROL.

SO FAR HE'S DOMINATED THIS

ROUND.

>> GOOD PUSH IN FROM DAN

CRAMER.

COOPER DOING WELL DEFENDING.

REALLY NOT TAKING ANY

DAMAGE.

>> CRAMER DOESN'T LOAD UP

BIG PUNCHES.

HE WOULDN'T DO SOMETHING

THAT WOULD LET HIM LOSE

POSITION.

>> JUST TOOK A QUICK LOOK AT

MY iPAD ON THE INTERACTIVE.

81% OF YOU THINK DAN CRAMER

IS WINNING THIS ROUND.

>> I THINK THE OTHER 18% ARE

OUT OF THEIR MINDS.

SO FAR IT'S BEEN ALL DAN

CRAMER.

>> MORE PROFESSIONAL BY

COOPER.

ELBOW ON THE SIDES OF

CRAMER.

50 SECONDS REMAINING IN

ROUND NUMBER ONE.

>> COOPER HAS TO PICK THE

RIGHT TIME AND TURN.

>> A LOT OF HAND FIGHTING IN

THIS OPENING ROUND.

>> WHOEVER IS YELLING STAND

HIM UP SHOULD NOT BE

WATCHING MMA.

NICE.

>> GOOD ONE BY DAN CRAMER.

>> BRETT FINALLY ON TOP.

GOOD EXPLOSION, BUT NOT MUCH

TIME LEFT.

>> THAT'S WHY RECEIVE RI

JOHN McCARTHY DID NOT STAND

THE FIGHTERS UP.

COOPER NOW IN TOP POSITION

WILL TRY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE

BEFORE THE BELL TO END ROUND

NUMBER ONE.

[BELL]