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Bellator 28 Results: Vanier, Larkin, Schambari, and Karakhanyan Win

Carey Vanier punches Rich Clementi at Bellator 28Carey Vanier earned a spot in Bellator’s season four lightweight tournament on Thursday after scoring a controversial decision over UFC veteran Rich Clementi in the main event of Bellator 28 in New Orleans.

After a pair of close rounds, Vanier connected with several illegal knees in the third, but wasn’t deducted a point and went on to claim a split decision win.

Bellator 28 also saw four-time All-American wrestling champ Eric Larkin remain unbeaten with a first-round submission, while Eric Schambari and Georgi Karakhanyan earned decision wins.

The official Bellator 28 results were:

  • Eric Larkin def. Marcus Andrusia via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:46
  • Carey Vanier def. Rich Clementi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Eric Schambari def. Matt Horwich via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
  • Georgi Karakhanyan def. Anthony Leone via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

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Pictured: Carey Vanier punches Rich Clementi

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