The 26-year-old Konrad (4-0) is a two-time NCAA wrestling champion and one of Brock Lesnar's main training partners. Konrad won both his previous Bellator fights by unanimous decision. Lloret (9-1-1) of Spain is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and a former M-1 Challenge fighter representing Team Spain.
The live blog is below.
There's a large white sheet in the upper seats with "Go King Cole" written on it.
Round 1: Lloret shoots and Konrad stuffs it and responds with right hands to the body. They separate. Konrad lands a punch to the body. Konrad takes Lloret down. Lloret hips for a kimura and gives it up when Konrad tries to pass. Konrad moves to Lloret's halfguard. Lloret eventually pushes in to stand up. Konrad has brief back control before Lloret moves out.
MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Konrad.
Round 2: As the two size each other up the crowd turns its attention to Clay Guida who is on stage. "Stage left" for the actors out there. They briefly collide and separate. Lloret lands an inside leg kick. Lloret throws a high kick. Konrad rushes in and has a body lock in clinch. Konrad looks to wear Lloret with knees to the thigh. Lloret tries to time his own leg away from contact. Konrad with a left and a right. Konrad goes for the takedown, gets Lloret to his knees, but is unable to keep him down. Konrad with more knees to the thigh with Lloret against the fence. Konrad lands a short right. The crowd boos as the two return to their corner.
Round 3: Konrad lands a leg kick and catches Lloret's kick to put him down. Lloret works off his back. Lloret with some heavyweight rubber guard. Konrad lefts his left leg up to advance to Lloret's halfguard. Bellator is probably regretting its decision to put this on television.
MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Konrad and the fight 30-28 for Konrad.
All three judges score it 30-27 for Konrad.
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