Jameel Massouh and Brett Cooper both are walking away from Bellator in Milwaukee with wins after both finished their opponents on Thursday night.
After a back and forth round, Mamalis picked up Massouh for a takedown, which turned out to be a mistake. Massouh jumped guard and grabbed a tight guillotine. Mamalis lasted for as long as he could, but tapped out at 4:27 in the first round.
Massouh, a WEC veteran, filled in at the last minute on Bellator's televised card, facing Mamalis, who lost on in early September in Bellator's bantamweight tournament. Brett Cooper was impressive in the first televised fight at Bellator in Milwaukee on Thursday.
Cooper starts televised card with TKO
Brett Cooper turned around quickly from his tournament loss with a TKO at Bellator. He used his wrestling to control Matt Major off in the first round, then finished him off in the second.
Early in the second round, Cooper took Major to the ground then followed up with vicious ground and pound. The referee called the fight at 1:27 of the second round for Cooper.
- Jameel Massouh