Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez scored a unanimous decision over Pat Curran to retain the 155-pound belt in his first title defense in Saturday’s Bellator 39 main event in Uncasville, Conn.
Rick Hawn edged former champ Lyman Good by split decision to advance to the finals of the season four welterweight tournament, while Patricky “Pitbull” Freire moved to the lightweight finals with a first-round knockout of Toby Imada.
Former UFC welterweight Ben Saunders kicked off the MTV2-televised main card with a third-round TKO of Matt Lee in his Bellator debut.
The official Bellator 39 results were:
- Champ Eddie Alvarez def. Pat Curran via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)
Bellator Lightweight Championship
- Rick Hawn def. Lyman Good via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) (welterweight semifinal)
- Patricky “Pitbull” Freire def. Toby Imada via TKO (knee and punches) – Round 1, 2:53 (lightweight semifinal)
- Ben Saunders def. Matt Lee via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 3, 1:24