Bellator 56 from Kansas City, Kansas on Oct. 29 saw undefeated welterweight champion Ben Askren win a close decision in a back and forth five-round fight over MMA veteran and Season 4 tournament winner Jay Hieron. The Season 5 heavyweight semi-finals were one of the fastest tournament rounds in Bellator history, with both ending in less than a minute. Thiago Santos kept his streak of first-round submissions alive, knocking down Neil Grove early on and finishing him with a rear-naked choke. In a battle of two strikers, Eric Prindle dispatched of previously-unbeaten Ron Sparks in 40 seconds with a left hook that put Sparks out. Featherweight Jeremy Spoon kept his perfect record intact and used his superior stand up to outpoint Adam Schindler. Catch the best of best from Memorial Hall right here.
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Bellator headed west to Yuma, Arizona on Oct. 22 for Bellator 55. In the main event, Olympic Bronze Medalist Alexis Vila edged Marcos Galvao and earned a split decision win in the bantamweight semi-finals. Fellow 135-pounders Eduardo Dantas and Ed West engaged in an explosive stand up war in the tournament semis, where the fluid muay Thai attacks and power of Dantas proved to be the difference. Lightweight Ricardo Tirloni displayed a full arsenal of offense and started off striking before earning a convincing second-round submission win. Catch the best moments of the night right here.