MMA promotion Bellator is now into its second season, with a grand prix style format. This Thursday, in Chicago, the organization’s fighter’s kicked off this year’s action.
Among the standouts, Wilson Reis, a Jiu-Jitsu black belt who has been known to show up in gi-clad competition, used the Gentle Art to tapout Shad Lierley via rear-naked choke. With the triumph, Reis goes through to the Featherweight GP semifinal. Now the Brazilian carries a record of 10 wins and one loss.
The big standout in the Lightweight GP was Pat Curran, who won with a first-round knockout.
Check out the results:
Bellator Fighting Championships 14
Chicago, Illinois, USA
April 15, 2010
Louis Taylor KO’d Ryan Sturdy in R1
Pat Curran KO’d Mike Ricci in R1
Wilson Reis submitted Shad Lierley via rear-naked choke in R3
Ben Askren submitted Ryan Thomas via guillotine in R1
Toby Imada submitted James Krause via armbar in R2
Felice Herrig defeated Jessica Rakoczy via split judges’ decision
Bryan Goldsby defeated Jeff Curran via unanimous decision