Bellator kicks off their eighth season tonight with a stacked card that features four of the promotion’s best fighters. Tonight’s card will signify the promotion’s first card on Spike TV, with the main card airing at 10PM ET. Tonight’s main event will feature lightweight champion Michael Chandler squaring off with US Olympic judoka Rick Hawn.
The card will begin with a featherweight title fight pitting the champion, Pat Curran, against Patricio “Pitbull” Freire in a long awaited title fight. The main card will also feature Light Heavyweight Tournament bouts featuring UFC veterans Renato Sobral and Seth Petruzelli.
MMAFrenzy will have coverage of tonight’s card beginning with the Spike.com preliminary card at 7PM ET.
Main Card (Spike TV 10PM ET)
- Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal: Jacob Noe def. Seth Petruzelli via TKO (strikes) at 1:51 of Round 1
- Bellator Lightweight Title Fight: Michael Chandler (c) def. Rick Hawn via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:07 of Round 2
- Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal: Mikhail Zayats def. Renato “Babalu” Sobral by TKO at 4:49 of Round 1
- Bellator Featherweight Title Fight: Pat Curran (c) def. Patricio Freire via split decision (48-47,47-48,48-47)
Preliminary Card (Spike.com 7PM ET)
- Aaron Miller def. Joe Camacho via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Jason Lambert def. Hector Ramirez via submission (inverted armbar) at 3:59 of Round 1
- JJ Ambrose def. Brian Warren by submission (guillotine) at 0:50 of Round 2
- Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal: Emanuel Newton def. Atanas Djambazov via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:21 of Round 2
- Savant Young def. Mike Guymon by KO (punch) at 0:48 of Round 2
- Joe Williams def. Jamie Yager via TKO (strikes) at 4:02 of Round 1
- Cleber Luciano def. Mario Navarro via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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