Bellator middleweight champ Hector Lombard scored a 38-second KO of Herbert “Whisper” Goodman on Thursday in the non-title main event of Bellator 24, the promotion’s season three debut in Hollywood, Florida.
Lombard has now won 15-straight, including a 6-second KO of Jay Silva in May, and will next defend his title for the first time against season two tournament winner Alexander Shlemenko, likely at Bellator 34 on October 28.
Bellator 24 also featured 115-pound women’s tournament wins by Megumi Fujii and Jessica Aguilar, while Neil Grove stopped Eddie Sanchez in a heavyweight tournament opener.
The official Bellator 24 results were:
- Hector Lombard def. Herbert Goodman via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:38
- Megumi Fujii def. Carla Esparza via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 0:57
- Neil Grove def. Eddie Sanchez via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 1, 1:32
- Jessica Aguilar def. Lynn Alvarez via submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:01
- Yves Edwards def. Luis Palomino via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Pictured: Hector Lombard