Hale uses reach to inch way to win
Rich Hale capitalized at a most opportune time.
The 25-year-old Arizonan rode a dominant third round to a split decision victory over D.J. Linderman in the Bellator Fighting Championships Season 4 light heavyweight tournament semifinals at Bellator 42 on Saturday at the Lucky Star Casino in Concho, Okla. All three judges scored it 29-28, two of them for Hale, who advanced to the 205-pound final.
Linderman pressed the fight for much of the 15-minute encounter. However, ...
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