Bellator MMA: Season Eight

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Bellator MMA
Genre Sports
Created by Bjorn Rebney
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 120 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Spike TV
Original run January 17, 2013 – April 4, 2013
Chronology
Preceded by Bellator Fighting Championships: Season Seven
Followed by Bellator MMA: 2013 Summer Series

Bellator MMA: Season Eight was the eighth installment of the Bellator MMA, which began on January 17, 2013 and ended on April 4, 2013.[1]

Mixed martial arts tournaments were held in five weight classes and all of the champions, except the heavyweight champion, placed their titles on the line during this season.[2]

This season marked the beginning of Bellator MMA (formerly Bellator Fighting Championships) airing on Spike TV.[3]

Events[edit]

Bellator LXXXV[edit]

Bellator LXXXV
Information
Date January 17, 2013
Venue Bren Events Center
City Irvine, California

Bellator LXXXV took place on January 17, 2013 at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California.[1] The event was distributed live in prime time by Spike TV. It marked the season debut of season eight.

Background

Bellator 85 was to open with a fight chosen exclusively by fans in the "Bellator: Vote For The Fight" contest. Fans could log onto Spike.com to select the two fighters they want to see square off in the first ever Bellator bout on Spike TV. The eligible fighters were all welterweights and included Paul Daley, Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders and War Machine.[4] Initially a bout between Daley and War Machine was announced by Bellator, but it was subsequently cancelled when War Machine tore his ACL and broke his fibula.[5]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Michael Chandler (c) def. Rick Hawn Submission (rear naked choke) 2 3:07 [a]
Light Heavyweight Mikhail Zayats def. Renato Sobral KO (spinning back fist and punches) 1 4:49 [b]
Light Heavyweight Jacob Noe def. Seth Petruzelli TKO (punches) 1 2:51 [b]
Featherweight Pat Curran (c) def. Patricio Freire Split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 [c]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Light Heavyweight Emanuel Newton def. Atanas Djambazov Submission (rear naked choke) 2 2:21 [b]
Light Heavyweight Jason Lambert def. Hector Ramirez Submission (straight armbar) 1 3:59
Catchweight (165 lbs.) J.J. Ambrose def. Brian Warren Submission (guillotine choke) 2 0:50
Lightweight Savant Young def. Mike Guymon KO (punch) 2 0:48
Welterweight Joe Williams def. Jamie Yager TKO (strikes) 1 4:02
Featherweight Aaron Miller def. Joe Camacho Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Cleber Luciano def. Mario Navarro Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For Lightweight Title
  2. ^ a b c Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  3. ^ For Featherweight Title

Bellator LXXXVI[edit]

Bellator LXXXVI
Information
Date January 24, 2013
Venue WinStar World Casino
City Thackerville, Oklahoma

Bellator LXXXVI took place on January 24, 2013 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.[1] The event was distributed live in prime time by Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 86 featured the opening round of the Season Eight Welterweight Tournament.[1]

The card also featured the Bellator debut of Muhammed Lawal, against veteran Polish fighter Przemyslaw "Misiek" Mysiala.[1]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Ben Askren (c) def. Karl Amoussou TKO (doctor stoppage) 3 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Muhammed Lawal def. Przemyslaw Mysiala TKO (punches) 1 3:52 [b]
Welterweight Douglas Lima def. Michail Tsarev TKO (leg kicks) 2 1:44 [c]
Welterweight Ben Saunders def. Koffi Adzitso Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [c]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Welterweight Brent Weedman def. Marius Zaromskis Unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27) 3 5:00 [c][d]
Welterweight Raul Amaya def. José Gomes TKO (punches) 1 3:12 [c]
Catchweight (140 lbs.) Jason Sampson def. Chris Pham Submission (armbar) 3 4:55
Lightweight Damon Jackson def. Zach Church Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:43
Middleweight Cortez Coleman def. Matt Jones Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Unaired
Featherweight Hunter Tucker def. Javier Obregon Submission (guillotine choke) 2 3:17
  1. ^ For Welterweight Title
  2. ^ Light Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  3. ^ a b c d Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  4. ^ Zarokskis deducted 1 point for illegal knees

Bellator LXXXVII[edit]

Bellator LXXXVII
Information
Date January 31, 2013
Venue Soaring Eagle Casino
City Mount Pleasant, Michigan

LXXXVII took place on January 31, 2013 at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The event was distributed live in prime time by Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 87 featured fights the quarterfinals of the Season Eight Lightweight Tournament.

Patricky Freire was originally supposed to face Guillaume DeLorenzi in the main event. However, on the day of the weigh ins Freire was pulled from the card due to an "undisclosed injury" and replaced by Saad Awad.[6]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight David Rickels def. Lloyd Woodard Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Will Brooks def. Ricardo Tirloni Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Saad Awad def. Guillaume DeLorenzi TKO (punches) 1 0:31 [a]
Lightweight Alexander Sarnavskiy def. Thiago Michel Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:43 [a]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Lightweight Jason Fischer def. Sevak Magakian Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:37
Heavyweight Karl Etherington def. Jason Fish Verbal submission (strikes) 1 3:45
Catchweight (165 lbs.) Amir Khillah def. John Schulz Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:34
Lightweight J.P. Reese def. David Shepherd Unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Sam Quito def. Ben Lagman Submission (kneebar) 1 3:54
Catchweight (139 lbs.) Tony Zelinski def. Nick Kirk Split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ a b c d Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal

Bellator LXXXVIII[edit]

Bellator LXXXVIII
Information
Date February 7, 2013
Venue Arena at Gwinnett Center
City Duluth, Georgia

Bellator LXXXVIII took place on February 7, 2013 at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia.[7] The event was distributed live in prime time by Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 88 featured the opening round of the Season Eight Featherweight Tournament as well as a title fight for the vacant Middleweight title.[7]

A middleweight bout between Kelvin Tiller and Dave Vitkay was originally announced for this card, but failed to materialize.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Alexander Shlemenko def. Maiquel Falcão KO (punches) 2 2:18 [a]
Featherweight Marlon Sandro def. Akop Stepanyan Majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27) 3 5:00 [b]
Featherweight Mike Richman def. Mitch Jackson TKO (head kick and punches) 1 4:57 [b]
Featherweight Alexandre Bezerra def. Genair da Silva Submission (armbar) 1 1:40 [b]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Featherweight Magomedrasul Khasbulaev def. Fabricio Guerreiro Submission (arm triangle choke) 2 1:15 [b]
Catchweight (159 lbs.) Joe Elmore def. Jerrid Burke KO (punch) 2 4:11
Catchweight (152 lbs.) Ronnie Rogers def. Shane Crenshaw Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (159 lbs.) Clay Harvison def. Ururahy Rodrigues TKO (knee) 3 3:34
Featherweight George Hickman def. Stephen Upchurch Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:19
  1. ^ For the vacant Middleweight Title
  2. ^ a b c d Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal

Bellator LXXXIX[edit]

Bellator LXXXIX
Information
Date February 14, 2013
Venue Bojangles' Coliseum
City Charlotte, North Carolina

Bellator LXXXIX took place on February 14, 2013 at The Bojangles' Coliseum, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event was distributed live in prime time by Spike TV.[8]

Background

Bellator 89 featured the opening round of the Middleweight tournament.

The event also featured the first defense for Eduardo Dantas of the Bantamweight Title since he won it from Zach Makovsky in May 2012. It marked the first time two training partners and friends have fought for a title in the Bellator promotion.[9]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Eduardo Dantas (c) def. Marcos Galvão KO (punches) 2 3:01 [a]
Middleweight Dan Cramer def. Brian Rogers Unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00 [b]
Middleweight Brett Cooper def. Norman Paraisy Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [b]
Middleweight Doug Marshall def. Andreas Spang KO (punch) 1 3:03 [b]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Heavyweight David Mejia def. Mont McCullens TKO (punches) 1 4:15
Middleweight Aaron Johnson def. Brennan Ward Submission (armbar) 1 0:15
Middleweight Sultan Aliev def. Mikkel Parlo Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [b]
Middleweight Joe Pacheco def. Kyle Bolt TKO (strikes) 2 4:02
Welterweight Johnny Buck def. Chris Mierzwiak Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Mike Maldonaldo def. Tim Goodwin Unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For Bantamweight Title
  2. ^ a b c d Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal

Bellator XC[edit]

Bellator XC
Information
Date February 21, 2013
Venue Maverik Center
City West Valley City, Utah

Bellator XC took place on February 21, 2013 at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah. The event was distributed live in prime time by Spike TV.[8]

Background

Bellator 90 featured the finals of the Bellator Season 7 Featherweight Tournament.[10]

The card also featured the Light Heavyweight and Welterweight tournament semifinals.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Shahbulat Shamhalaev def. Rad Martinez KO (punch) 2 2:12 [a]
Light Heavyweight Emanuel Newton def. Muhammed Lawal KO (spinning backfist) 1 2:35 [b]
Welterweight Douglas Lima def. Bryan Baker KO (punch) 1 2:34 [c]
Light Heavyweight Mikhail Zayats def. Jacob Noe Submission (armbar) 1 3:38 [b]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Welterweight Ben Saunders def. Raul Amaya KO (head kick) 1 2:56 [c]
Catchweight (137 lbs) Travis Marx def. Chase Beebe Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Jesse Juarez def. Jordan Smith Split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Sean Powers def. Dave Allred Submission (rear naked choke) 3 2:10
Middleweight Lionel Lanham def. Joe Rodriguez TKO (punches) 1 0:49
Featherweight Shanon Slack def. Josh Tyler Submission (Peruvian necktie) 3 1:56
  1. ^ Bellator Season 7 Featherweight Tournament Final
  2. ^ a b Light Heavyweight Tournament Semi Final
  3. ^ a b Welterweight Tournament Semi Final

Bellator XCI[edit]

Bellator XCI
Information
Date February 28, 2013
Venue Santa Ana Star Center
City Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Bellator XCI took place on February 28, 2013 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.[11] The event was distributed live in prime time by Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 91 featured the first title defense by Light Heavyweight champion Christian M'Pumbu, despite having won the belt in May 2011.

Alexander Sarnavskiy was originally scheduled to face David Rickels in the semifinals. However, Sarnavskiy fractured his hand during his first fight and had to withdraw from the tournament. He was replaced with Jason Fischer.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Attila Vegh def. Christian M'Pumbu (c) Unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 50-45) 5 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Saad Awad def. Will Brooks TKO (punches) 1 0:43 [b]
Lightweight David Rickels def. Jason Fischer Unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [b]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Women's Bantamweight Holly Holm def. Katie Merrill TKO (punches) 2 3:02
Lightweight Blas Avena def. Lenny Lovato TKO (punch) 1 1:40
Featherweight Andres Quintana def. Russell Wilson TKO (knees & punches) 3 0:32
Bantamweight Ed West def. Josh Montoya KO (head kick) 2 2:51
Bantamweight Adrian Cruz def. Nick Gonzalez Submission (scarf hold armlock) 2 3:00
Heavyweight Josh Appelt def. Josh Lanier TKO (punches) 2 0:16
Catchweight (187 lbs) Brennan Ward def. Yair Moguel Submission (rear naked choke) 1 0:57
  1. ^ For Light Heavyweight Title
  2. ^ a b Lightweight Tournament Semi Final

Bellator XCII[edit]

Bellator XCII
Information
Date March 7, 2013
Venue Pechanga Resort and Casino
City Temecula, California

Bellator XCII took place on March 7, 2013 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California.[12] The event was distributed live in prime time by Spike TV.

Background

The card was originally scheduled to have the season 7 Lightweight tournament final between Dave Jansen and Marcin Held. However, Held was injured and the fight was delayed two weeks to Bellator 93.[13]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Magomedrasul Khasbulaev def. Marlon Sandro TKO (punches) 3 2:38 [a]
Middleweight Doug Marshall def. Sultan Aliev Split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [b]
Middleweight Brett Cooper def. Dan Cramer TKO (punches) 3 3:19 [b]
Featherweight Mike Richman def. Alexandre Bezerra Split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00 [a]
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Lightweight Akop Stepanyan def. Chris Saunders TKO (spinning back kick & punches) 3 3:55
Middleweight Keith Berry def. Richard Rigmaden Submission (kimura) 1 1:31
Heavyweight Josh Appelt def. Manny Lara Unanimous decision (30-24, 30-24, 30-24) 3 5:00 [c]
Featherweight Aaron Miller def. Shad Smith Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Brandon Halsey def. Rocky Ramierz Technical submission (arm-triangle choke) 3 0:50
Unaired
Welterweight Ricky Legere def. Sabah Homasi Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:52
Featherweight Nick Piedmont def. Cleber Luciano TKO (punches) 1 0:55
  1. ^ a b Featherweight Tournament Semi Final
  2. ^ a b Middleweight Tournament Semi Final
  3. ^ Lara deducted 3 points (1 for an illegal knee, 2 for a groin shot)

Bellator XCIII[edit]

Bellator XCIII
Information
Date March 21, 2013
Venue Androscoggin Bank Colisée
City Lewiston, Maine

Bellator XCIII took place on March 21, 2013 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine.[14] The event was distributed live in prime time by Spike TV and featured the Season Seven Lightweight Tournament Final.[15]

Background

Ben Saunders and Douglas Lima were scheduled to have a rematch on this card to decide the winner of the Bellator Season 8 Welterweight Tournament Final. However, Lima broke his hand and the match was delayed until later in the year.[16]

Heavyweights Brett Rogers and Eric Prindle were scheduled to face each other on this card. However, the week leading up to the show it was announced that Prindle had pulled out of the bout due to an injury.

Jon Lemke defeated Jesse Erickson to kick off the event for the night and marked Bellator's 800th Fight in the history of the company.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Dave Jansen def. Marcin Held Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Ryan Martinez def. Travis Wiuff KO (punches) 1 0:18
Welterweight Marcus Davis vs Waachiim Spiritwolf NC (knee to the groin) 1 3:05
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Middleweight Dave Vitkay def. Jesse Peterson Technical submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:18
Welterweight Michael Page def. Ryan Sanders KO (punch) 1 0:10
Middleweight Jason Butcher def. Jack Hermansson Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:24
Light Heavyweight Mike Mucitelli def. Brent Dillingham Submission (armbar) 1 2:48
Middleweight Joe Pacheco def. Pierre Pierry Submission (keylock) 1 1:54
Featherweight Vince Murdock def. Joe Raio TKO (elbow & punches) 3 4:01
Lightweight Jon Lemke def. Jesse Erickson TKO (punches) 1 2:50


Bellator XCIV[edit]

Bellator XCIV
Information
Date March 28, 2013
Venue USF Sun Dome
City Tampa, Florida

Bellator XCIV took place on March 28, 2013 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida.[17] The event was distributed live in prime time by Spike TV and featured the Light Heavyweight and Lightweight Tournament Finals.

Background

Tony Fryklund made his return to mixed martial arts on this card after a 6-year absence. His last fight was a losing effort against Cung Le at a Strikeforce event in June 2007.

A bout between middleweights Ivan Devalle and Rory Shallcross was originally announced for this card, but failed to materialize.

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Emanuel Newton def. Mikhail Zayats Unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [a]
Lightweight David Rickels def. Saad Awad TKO (punches) 2 5:00 [b]
Middleweight Luis Melo def. Trey Houston Submission (arm triangle choke) 3 1:09
Bantamweight Rodrigo Lima def. Ronnie Mann Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Welterweight Julien Williams def. Kenny Moss Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:19
Heavyweight Augusto Sakai def. Rob Horton TKO (knee) 2 4:01
Women's Strawweight Jessica Aguilar def. Patricia Vidonic Split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Joe Taimanglo def. Ronnie Rogers Submission (north south choke) 2 0:33
Lightweight James Edson Berto def. Bruno Carvalho Submission (heel hook) 1 1:27
Catchweight (157 lbs) Patrick Cenoble vs. Tony Fryklund Draw (29-27, 27-29, 28-28) 3 5:00 [c]
Women's Strawweight Felice Herrig def. Heather Clark Split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Bellator Season 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament Final
  2. ^ Bellator Season 8 Lightweight Tournament Final
  3. ^ Cenoble was deducted 1 pt. in round 2 for grabbing the fence.

Bellator XCV[edit]

Bellator XCV
Information
Date April 4, 2013
Venue Revel Casino
City Atlantic City, New Jersey

Bellator XCV took place on April 4, 2013 at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event was distributed live in prime time by Spike TV.

Background

The event was initially scheduled to feature a championship match for the Featherweight Title between Pat Curran and Daniel Straus.[17] However, on February 26, it was announced that Straus had broken his hand and had to pull out of the fight.[18] On February 27, it was announced that recent tournament winner Shahbulat Shamhalaev would advance with his title shot and he faced Curran on this card.[19]

The card was to feature the #1-ranked 125-pound female fighter according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings Jessica Eye vs. Munah Holland in a Women's Flyweight bout, but Eye had to withdraw due to a back injury.[20]

Results

Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Pat Curran (c) def. Shahbulat Shamhalaev Technical submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:38 [a]
Featherweight Frodo Khasbulaev def. Mike Richman Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 [b]
Middleweight Doug Marshall def. Brett Cooper KO (punch) 1 3:39 [c]
Welterweight Rick Hawn def. Karo Parisyan KO (punches) 2 1:55
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Welterweight Lyman Good def. Dante Rivera Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (173 lbs) Sam Oropeza def. Shedrick Goodridge TKO (strikes) 2 4:22
Catchweight (188 lbs) Tom DeBlass def. Carlos Brooks TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00
Lightweight Phillipe Nover def. Darrell Horcher Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (140 lbs) Jimmie Rivera def. Brian Kelleher Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Will Martinez def. Michael Hess KO (punches) 1 4:15
Featherweight Kevin Roddy def. Brylan van Artsdalen Submission (armbar) 2 1:04
Light Heavyweight Liam McGeary def. Anton Talamantes TKO (strikes) 1 1:18

Tournaments[edit]

Featherweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Alexandre Bezerra SUB
Genair da Silva 1
Alexandre Bezerra DEC
Mike Richman 3
Mike Richman TKO
Mitch Jackson 1
Magomedrasul Khasbulaev DEC
Mike Richman 3
Marlon Sandro DEC
Akop Stepanyan 3
Marlon Sandro TKO
Magomedrasul Khasbulaev 3
Fabricio Guerreiro SUB
Magomedrasul Khasbulaev 2

Lightweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Saad Awad TKO
Guillaume DeLorenzi 1
Saad Awad TKO
Will Brooks 1
Will Brooks DEC
Ricardo Tirloni 3
Saad Awad TKO
David Rickels 2
Thiago Michel SUB
Alexander Sarnavskiy 2
Jason Fischer[a] DEC
David Rickels 3
Lloyd Woodard DEC
David Rickels 3
  1. ^ Replaces Alexander Sarnavskiy due to an injury

Welterweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Marius Zaromskis DEC
Brent Weedman 3
Bryan Baker [a] TKO
Douglas Lima 1
Douglas Lima TKO
Michail Tsarev 2
Douglas Lima KO
Ben Saunders 2
José Gomes TKO
Raul Amaya 1
Raul Amaya KO
Ben Saunders 1
Koffi Adzitso DEC
Ben Saunders 3
  1. ^ Replaces Brent Weedman due to an injury
  • Paul Daley was forced out of the Welterweight tournament on December 25, after being unable to obtain a visa to enter the United States.[21]

Middleweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Brett Cooper DEC
Norman Paraisy 3
Brett Cooper TKO
Dan Cramer 3
Brian Rogers DEC
Dan Cramer 3
Brett Cooper KO
Doug Marshall 1
Sultan Aliev DEC
Mikkel Parlo 3
Sultan Aliev DEC
Doug Marshall 3
Andreas Spang KO
Doug Marshall 1

Light Heavyweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Seth Petruzelli TKO
Jacob Noe 1
Jacob Noe SUB
Mikhail Zayats 1
Renato Sobral TKO
Mikhail Zayats 1
Mikhail Zayats DEC
Emanuel Newton 3
Muhammed Lawal TKO
Przemyslaw Mysiala 1
Muhammed Lawal KO
Emanuel Newton 1
Emanuel Newton SUB
Atanas Djambazov 2

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