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Bellator 1 Results: Masvidal, Alvarez Advance

Eddie Alvarez

Eddie Alvarez

Jorge Masvidal, Eddie Alvarez, and Tony Imada advanced to the second round of the Bellator Fighting Championships lightweight tournament on Friday with victories at the promotion’s debut event in Hollywood, Florida.

The event took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and will premiere tonight in primetime on ESPN Deportes.

Three featherweights also advanced to the quarterfinals of the 145-pound tournament on Friday, with Yahir Reyes, Joe Soto, and Estevan Payan picking up victories on the card.

The promotion’s next event takes place on Friday, April 10 in Uncasville, Connecticut and features the conclusions of the opening rounds of the lightweight and featherweight tournaments as well as the beginning of the welterweight tourney and a handful of non-tournament action.

The event’s complete results were:

LIGHTWEIGHT TOURNAMENT (opening round)

  • Jorge Masvidal def. Nick Agallar via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 1:19
  • Eddie Alvarez def. Greg Loughran via submission (guillotine choke) — Round 1, 2:44
  • Toby Imada def. Alonzo Martinez via submission (rear naked choke) — Round 1, 3:26

FEATHERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT (opening round)

  • Yahir Reyes def. Nick Gonzalez via submission (rear naked choke) — Round 1, 2:11
  • Joe Soto def. Ben Greer via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 3:40
  • Estevan Payan def. Luis Palomino via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

NON-TOURNAMENT BOUTS

  • Jonathan Brookins def. Stephen Ledbetter via submission (rear naked choke) — Round 1, 3:32
  • Lorenzo Borgomeo def. Daniel Morales via submission (rear naked choke) — Round 3, 3:46
  • James Brasco def. Kevin Abrante via submission (armbar) — Round 1, 2:14
  • Moses Gabon def. Chris Decaro via submission (triangle choke) — Round 1, 1:33
  • Gary Padilla def. Daniel Sarafian via TKO (strikes) — Round 2, 3:04
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