Bellator middleweight champ Hector Lombard successfully returned to the promotion on Thursday for the first time in nearly a year, scoring a 6-second knockout of late-replacement Jay Silva in a non-title ‘super fight’ that headlined Bellator 18 in Monroe, Louisiana.
Also on the card, featherweight Joe Warren earned a unanimous decision over Georgi Karakhanyan to advance to the finals of Bellator’s 145-pound tournament, where he’ll face Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, who topped Wilson Reis by unanimous decision on Thursday to earn his spot in the finals.
The official Bellator 18 results were:
- Hector Lombard def. Jay Silva via KO (punches) – Round 1, 0:06
- Patricio “Pitbull” Freire def. Wilson Reis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Joe Warren def. Georgi Karakhanyan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Pictured: Hector Lombard