This is the live blog for Zach Makovsky vs. Chad Robichaux. Zach Makovsky is the current Bellator bantamweight champ, defeating Ed West by decision at Bellator 32 to win the belt. He is 12-2 in MMA. Chad Robichaux is undefeated in 11 fights, and last fought Humberto DeLeon at "Strikeforce: Houston," where he won by split decision.
Round 1 - There was an issue with Zach Makovsky's gloves at the check-in station which caused a small delay. The referee for this bout is Jason Herzog. Chad Robichaux misses a punches combination, but lands a body kick. Makovsky takes the opportunity to put him on his back. Robichaux grabs a hold of Makovsky's neck, but can't finish from side control. Makovsky staying patient. Bit of a stalemate here, and the crowd grows impatient. Makovsky breaks free, but loses the position. Butterfly guard now. Big left hand from Makovsky. Follows with a right. Back standing now. Robichaux spins a few times without throwing a strike. Makovski with a takedown, but the momentum carries both upward. Robichaux with a knee to hte head. Makovsky with a single leg that Robichaux stuffs. Makovsky with a knee to the body. His back is on the fence now. They disengage to the center of the cage. Left hand lands for Makovsky. Another. Front headlock now from Makovsky. He ends up in side control. Looking for a kimura now, but he loses position. Back standing. Right hand from Robichaux in the clinch. Another takedown from Makovsky into side control. Ten seconds left in the round.
SB Nation scores the round 10-9 for Zach Makovsky.
Round 2 - Sloppy exchange opens the round. Robichaux spinning again without throwing. Makovsky steps in and takes Robichaux down into side control. Makovsky looking to isolate the right arm. Back elbow from Makovsky. He steps over into mount and throws punches. Robichaux gives up his back. Makovsky has his hooks in, and a Gable-grip rear naked choke. Makovsky lets it go and back into side control. Makovsky standing in guard now. Punch to the face. Big left hand. Now in side control. Forearms. Scramble ends with Makovsky taking the back. Transitions to side control and has an arm triangle locked in. Robichaux defending well, and Makovsky is forced to give it up. They're standing now. Robichaux coming forward in effectively. Makovsky slams him down with a minute to go. Forearms from half-guard. Big punches. Illegal upkick from Robichaux forces Herzog to step in briefly. More Makovsky punches as the round comes to a close.
SB Nation scores the round 10-8 for Zach Makovsky.
Round 3 - Makovsky opens with a high kick. Robichaux spins with a wild elbow. He's been ineffective for the entire bout. Makovsky throws Robichaux on the mat, and moves right into side control. He moves into mount. Robichaux gives up his back, and Makovsky puts both hooks in. Big punches from Makovsky. Herzog asking Robichaux to improve position. He doesn't, and Herzog steps in to end the bout.
Zach Makovsky defeats Chad Robichaux by TKO at 2:02 of round 3.