Bellator Fighting Championships: Season One

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Bellator Fighting Championships
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Genre Sports
Created by Bjorn Rebney
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 120 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ESPN Deportes
Original run April 3, 2009 – June 19, 2009
Chronology
Preceded by N/A
Followed by Bellator Fighting Championships: Season Two

Bellator Fighting Championships: Season One was the first installment of the Bellator Fighting Championships (Bellator FC)-produced series. It started broadcasting April 3, 2009, through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes. The episodes had a one day tape delay.

Events[edit]

Bellator I[edit]

Bellator I
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date April 3, 2009
Venue Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
City Hollywood, Florida, USA
Event chronology
Bellator I Bellator II

Bellator I was a mixed martial arts event by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on Friday, April 3, 2009 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.[1] It was broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, April 4, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes.

The event featured quarter-final tournament bouts of the 2009 Featherweight (145 lbs) and Lightweight (155 lbs) Tournaments, along with a number of non-tournament bouts to be held in the organization's other weight divisions. All bouts were contested under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

Lightweight Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Jorge Masvidal def Nick Agallar TKO (punches) 1 1:19
Lightweight Eddie Alvarez def Greg Loughran Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:44
Lightweight Toby Imada def Alonzo Martinez Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:26
Featherweight Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Yahir Reyes def Nick Gonzalez Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:11
Featherweight Estevan Payan def Luis Palomino Decision (split) 3 5:00
Featherweight Joe Soto def Ben Greer TKO (punches) 1 3:40
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Jonathan Brookins def Stephen Ledbetter Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:32
Lightweight Lorenzo Borgomeo def Daniel Morales Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:46
Middleweight James Brasco def Kevin Abrante Submission (armbar) 1 2:14
Middleweight Gary Padilla def Daniel Sarafian TKO (punches) 2 3:04


Bellator II[edit]

Bellator II
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date April 10, 2009
Venue Mohegan Sun
City Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Event chronology
Bellator I Bellator II Bellator III

Bellator II was a mixed martial arts event by the promotion Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on Friday, April 10, 2009 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.[2] It was then broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, April 11, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes.

The event featured the final quarter-final bouts of the 2009 Featherweight (145 lbs) and Lightweight (155 lbs) Tournaments, as well as, the quarter-final round of the Welterweight (170 lbs) Tournament. A number of non-tournament bouts to be held in the organization's other weight divisions also took place. The evening's main event saw undefeated former EliteXC Featherweight Champion Wilson Reis square off against rising star Henry Martinez.[3] All bouts were contested under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

Featherweight Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Wilson Reis def Henry Martinez Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Lightweight Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Eric Reynolds def Thomas Schulte TKO (punches) 1 4:18
Welterweight Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Lyman Good def Hector Urbina Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:22
Welterweight Jorge Ortiz def Aaron Romero Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Welterweight Omar De La Cruz def Victor Meza Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Jimmie Rivera def Willie Gates Submission (triangle choke) 3 3:22
Welterweight Matt Makowski def Aaron Tregear Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Welterweight Jesse Juarez def Mikey Gomez TKO (punches) 1 4:23
Featherweight Josh LaBerge def Chris Simmons Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00


Bellator III[edit]

Bellator III
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date April 17, 2009
Venue Lloyd Noble Center
City Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Event chronology
Bellator II Bellator III Bellator IV

Bellator III and Bellator IV were two episodes of the mixed martial arts promotion, Bellator Fighting Championships, created from a single event. Bellator IV was originally schedule for Montreal, however regulatory issues prevented the event from being held there. The event took place on Friday, April 17, 2009 at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma.[4] Each episode featured half of the bouts from the third Bellator event. Bellator III aired nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, April 18, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes. Bellator IV aired on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

Middleweight Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Hector Lombard def Virgil Lozano KO (punch) 1 1:10
Middleweight Yosmany Cabezas def Edwin Aguilar Submission (armbar) 1 4:31
Middleweight Tournament Alternate bout
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Marcelo Alfaya def Joey Gorczynski TKO (punches) 1 1:32
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Johnny Eduardo def Donald Sanchez Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Rudy Lindsay def Wayne Cole TKO (punches) 2 3:37


Bellator IV[edit]

Bellator IV
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date April 17, 2009
Venue Lloyd Noble Center
City Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Event chronology
Bellator III Bellator IV Bellator V
Middleweight Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Damien Stelly def Alex Andrade Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Middleweight Jared Hess def Daniel Tabera submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:34
Welterweight Quarterfinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Dave Menne def Norman Paraisy Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 2:39
Middleweight Tournament Alternate bout
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Jason Norwood def John Kirk Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:52
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Tyler East def Amedio Viola TKO (punches) 1 2:40
Light Heavyweight William Albrecht def Mike Messina TKO (punches) 1 1:30


Bellator V[edit]

Bellator V
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date May 1, 2009
Venue Hara Arena
City Dayton, Ohio, USA
Event chronology
Bellator IV Bellator V Bellator VI

Bellator V took place on Friday, May 1, 2009 in Dayton, Ohio.[5] It was broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, May 2, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes.

Background

The event featured the semi-finals of the Lightweight Tournament.

Debuting for the promotion were heavyweight prospect Dave Herman and former UFC fighter Dan Evensen.[6]

All bouts were contested under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

Lightweight Semifinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Toby Imada def Jorge Masvidal Technical Submission (inverted-triangle choke) 3 3:22
Lightweight Eddie Alvarez def Eric Reynolds Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 1:30
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Waylon Lowe def Frank Caraballo Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Justin Edwards def John Troyer Submission (guillotine) 1 3:12
Female bout (117 lbs.) Jessica Penne def Tammie Schneider TKO (punches) 1 1:35
Featherweight Matt Jaggers def Pete Dominguez Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:03
Heavyweight Dan Evensen def Raoul Romero TKO (punches) 2 1:44
Heavyweight Joey Beltran def Sherman Pendergarst TKO (punches) 1 2:24
Heavyweight Dave Herman def Josh Barnes TKO (punches) 1 4:46


Bellator VI[edit]

Bellator VI
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date May 8, 2009
Venue Central Pavilion Arena
City Robstown, Texas, USA
Event chronology
Bellator V Bellator VI Bellator VII

Bellator VI was an event of the mixed martial arts promotion, Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on Friday, May 8, 2009 in Robstown, Texas.[7] It was broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, May 9, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes.

Background

The event featured the semi-finals of the Featherweight Tournament.[8]

All bouts were contested under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

Featherweight Semifinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Joe Soto def Wilson Reis Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Featherweight Yahir Reyes def Estevan Payan KO (spinning backfist) 2 1:56
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Luis Palomino def Nick Gonzalez TKO (punches) 1 2:13
Featherweight Roberto Vargas def Daniel Pineda Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Featherweight Jose Santibanez def Dustin Phillips Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:34
Middleweight Robert McDaniel def Chris Spicer Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:53
Catchweight (174 lb) Hector Urbina def Ira Boyd TKO (arm injury) 1 0:19


Bellator VII/Bellator VIII[edit]

Bellator VII/Bellator VIII
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date May 15, 2009
Venue Aragon Ballroom
City Chicago, Illinois, USA
Event chronology
Bellator VI Bellator VII/Bellator VIII Bellator IX

Bellator VII/Bellator VIII was an event of the mixed martial arts promotion, Bellator Fighting Championships. The events took place on Friday, May 15, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.[9] It was broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, May 16, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes.

Background

The events featured the semi-finals of the Welterweight Tournament.[10]

The card also featured the debut of former UFC heavyweight Eddie Sanchez.

All bouts were contested under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

Welterweight Semifinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Omar De La Cruz def Dave Menne TKO (punches) 1 3:19
Welterweight Lyman Good def Jorge Ortiz TKO (cut) 2 4:37
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Troy Gerhart def Lorenzo Borgomeo Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Eddie Sanchez def Jay White TKO (punches) 1 0:10
Lightweight Alonzo Martinez def Victor Meza Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:42
Welterweight Jesse Juarez def DeRay Davis TKO (punches) 2 4:47
Welterweight Anthony Lapsley def Ryan Williams Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:22
Welterweight Jacob Volkmann def Kevin Knabjian Submission (brabo choke) 2 1:42
Women's bout (135 lbs) Kerry Vera def Leslie Smith Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00


Bellator VIII[edit]

There were no fights scheduled for week 8. Instead, Bellator ran a "Road to the Championship" special highlighting tournament fights.[11] This highlight show was considered Bellator VIII.

Bellator IX[edit]

Bellator IX
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date May 29, 2009
Venue Monroe Civic Center
City Monroe, Louisiana, USA
Event chronology
Bellator VII Bellator IX Bellator X

Bellator IX was a mixed martial arts event promoted by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on Friday, May 29, 2009 in Monroe, Louisiana.[12] It was broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, May 30, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes.

Middleweight Semifinals
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Hector Lombard def Damien Stelly TKO (punches) 1 2:56
Middleweight Jared Hess def Yosmany Cabezas TKO (punches) 3 4:26
Non Tournament Bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Nick Ring def Isidro Gonzalez Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:39
Featherweight Shad Lierley def Nathan Murdock Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Middleweight Christian Fulgram def Alex Andrade TKO (punches) 1 2:01
Heavyweight Shawn Jordan def Jayme McKinney Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 0:30
Catchweight bout (175 lbs.) Chad Leonhardt def Dan Keenan KO (knee) 1 3:03
Lightweight Chas Skelly def Mike Braswell Decision (split) 3 5:00


Bellator X[edit]

Bellator X
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date June 5, 2009
Venue Citizens Business Bank Arena
City Ontario, California, USA
Event chronology
Bellator IX Bellator X Bellator XI

Bellator X was a mixed martial arts event promoted by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on Friday, June 5, 2009 in Ontario, California at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.[13] It was broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, June 6, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes. The show featured the finals of the Featherweight tournament.[14]

Featherweight Final
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Joe Soto def Yahir Reyes submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:11 [a]
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Wilson Reis def Roberto Vargas Decision (split) 3 5:00
Middleweight Bryan Baker def Matt Horwich Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Lightweight Diego Garijo def Saad Awad Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:45
Lightweight Israel Giron def Phil Brown submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:42
Heavyweight Travis Browne def Mychal Clark Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Catchweight bout (175 lbs.) Jesse Juarez def Mikey Gomez Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Nick Moghaddam def Lamar Jiles Disqualification (illegal knee) 2 4:14


Bellator XI[edit]

Bellator XI
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date June 12, 2009
Venue Mohegan Sun Arena
City Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Event chronology
Bellator X Bellator XI Bellator XII

Bellator XI was a mixed martial arts event promoted by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on Friday, June 12, 2009 in Uncasville, Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Arena.[15] It broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, June 13, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes. This event featured the finals of the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix.

Welterweight Final
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Lyman Good def Omar De La Cruz TKO (punches) 1 1:23 [a]
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Vagner Rocha def Igor Gracie Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Welterweight Jake Ellenberger def Marcelo Alfaya KO (punch) 1 0:42
Welterweight Justin Torrey def Matt Makowski Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Nick Pace def Collin Tebo KO (flying knee) 1 1:37
Middleweight David Branch def Dennis Olsen Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:27
Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera def Nick Garcia Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Middleweight Uriah Hall def Edwin Aguilar KO (head kicks) 3 4:31


Bellator XII[edit]

Bellator XII
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date June 19, 2009
Venue Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
City Hollywood, Florida, USA
Event chronology
Bellator XI Bellator XII Bellator XIII

Bellator XII was a mixed martial arts event by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on Friday, June 19, 2009 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.[16] It was broadcast nationally in the U.S. via tape-delay the following night on Saturday, June 20, 2009 through an exclusive television agreement with ESPN Deportes.[17]

The event featured the final tournament bouts of the 2009 Season One Lightweight (155 lbs) and Middleweight (185 lbs) Tournaments, along with a number of non-tournament bouts held in the organization's other weight divisions. All bouts were contested under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

Lightweight Final
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Eddie Alvarez def Toby Imada Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 0:38 [a]
Middleweight Final
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Hector Lombard def Jared Hess TKO (doctor stoppage) 4 1:41 [b]
Non-tournament bouts
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Jorge Masvidal def Eric Reynolds Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:33
Featherweight Fabio Mello def Sami Aziz Submission (armbar) 3 1:58
Welterweight Sergio Moraes def Josh Martin Submission (triangle choke) 1 4:21
Women's bout (125 lbs) Rosi Sexton def Valerie Coolbaugh Submission (armbar) 1 3:40
Lightweight Luis Palomino def Troy Gerhart Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Women's bout (145 lbs) Stephanie Guimaraes def Yvonne Reis KO (knee) 1 0:49


Tournaments[edit]

Featherweight Tournament Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                 
Canada Ben Greer TKO
United States Joe Soto 1
United States Joe Soto DEC
Brazil Wilson Reis 3
Brazil Wilson Reis DEC
United States Henry Martinez 3
United States Joe Soto SUB
Mexico Yahir Reyes 2
United States Nick Gonzalez SUB
Mexico Yahir Reyes 1
Mexico Yahir Reyes KO
United States Estevan Payan 2
United States Estevan Payan DEC
Peru Luis Palomino 3

Lightweight Tournament Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                 
United States Eddie Alvarez SUB
United Kingdom Greg Loughran 1
United States Eddie Alvarez SUB
United States Eric Reynolds 3
United States Thomas Schulte TKO
United States Eric Reynolds 1
United States Eddie Alvarez SUB
United States Toby Imada 2
United States Jorge Masvidal TKO
United States Nick Agallar 1
United States Jorge Masvidal SUB
United States Toby Imada 3
United States Toby Imada SUB
United States Alonzo Martinez 1

Welterweight Tournament Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                 
United States Lyman Good SUB
United States Hector Urbina 2
United States Lyman Good TKO
Mexico Jorge Ortiz 2
Mexico Jorge Ortiz DEC
United States Aaron Romero 3
United States Lyman Good TKO
Dominican Republic Omar De La Cruz 1
United States Dave Menne SUB
France Norman Paraisy 3
United States Dave Menne TKO
Dominican Republic Omar De La Cruz 1
Dominican Republic Omar De La Cruz DEC
United States Victor Meza 3

Middleweight Tournament Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                 
Cuba Hector Lombard KO
Mexico Virgil Lozano 1
Cuba Hector Lombard TKO
United States Damien Stelly 1
United States Alex Andrade DEC
United States Damien Stelly 3
Cuba Hector Lombard TKO
United States Jared Hess 4
Spain Daniel Tabera SUB
United States Jared Hess 1
United States Jared Hess TKO
United States Yosmany Cabezas 3
United States Yosmany Cabezas SUB
Mexico Edwin Aguilar 1

External links[edit]

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