Joe Warren survived a first-round beating at the hands of featherweight champ Joe Soto before storming back to win the title by knocking Soto out just 33-seconds into the second in the main event of Thursday’s Bellator 27 in San Antonio.
Bellator 27 also saw bantamweights Zach Makovsky, Ed West, and Ulysses Gomez advance in the 135-pound tournament with decision wins.
The official Bellator 27 results were:
- Joe Warren def. Champ Joe Soto via knockout (strikes) – Round 2, 0:33
Bellator featherweight championship
- Zach Makovsky def. Nick Mamalis via unanimous decision
- Ed West def. Bryan Goldsby via unanimous decision
- Ulysses Gomez def. Travis Reddinger via split decision