Posted on: January 17, 2013
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Bellator MMA premiered on Spike January 17 with two world title fights, as lightweight champion Michael Chandler remained undefeated by submitting Olympian Rick Hawn. Pat Curran edged Patricio Pitbull in a five-round bout largely contested on the feet, retaining his featherweight title in the process. Also, Emanuel Newton, Jacob Noe and Mikhail Zayats all advanced to the light heavyweight semifinals. Check out the highlights from Irvine, California.
feature • bellator mma • michael chandler • rick hawn • pat curran • patricio pitbull • seth petruzelli • jacob noe • mikhail zayats • renato babalu sobral • emanuel newton • atanas djambazov
It was a wild night in Council Bluffs, as Joe Vedepo notched a TKO win, Paul Bradley and Andre Santos picked up unanimous decisions, and Houston Alexander and Virgil Zwicker battled to a majority draw.