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Bellator 14 Results: Askren, Reis, Imada, and Curran Advance in Tourneys

Ben Askren submits Ryan Thomas Bellator 14

Ben Askren submits Ryan Thomas

Ben Askren advanced to the semifinals of Bellator’s welterweight tournament with a controversial submission of Ryan Thomas in the main event of Thursday’s Bellator 14 at the historic Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

Wilson Reis submitted Shad Lierley to move on to the featherweight semis, while Toby Imada subbed late-replacement James Krause and Pat Curran scored a highlight reel KO of Mike Ricci to advance to the lightweight semifinals.

The complete Bellator 14 results were:


  • Ben Askren def. Ryan Thomas via technical submission (anaconda choke) – Round 1, 2:40*
    Welterweight tournament first round
  • Wilson Reis def. Shad Lierley via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 3, 3:33
    Featherweight tournament first round
  • Toby Imada def. James Krause via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 2:44
    Lightweight tournament first round
  • Pat Curran def. Mike Ricci via KO (punches) – Round 1, 3:01
    Lightweight tournament first round


  • Bryan Goldsby def. Jeff Curran via unanimous decision(29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Felice Herrig def. Jessica Rakoczy via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Louis Taylor def. Ryan Sturdy via KO (head kick) – Round 1, 1:08

* Askren secured an anaconda choke, but the referee quickly stopped the fight without Thomas tapping or going unconscious. Referee said Thomas didn’t respond to calls for a signal that he was alright, while Thomas protested the stoppage
** A preliminary bout between Daniel Straus and Jonatas Novaes was canceled due to illness

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