The Bellator event held this Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, featured plenty of action with a grand prix.
Former Pride FC fighter Luiz Azeredo was called up as a last-minute substitute for Matt Veach against fellow-Brazilian Rene Nazaré, pitting black belt against black belt. Azeredo put up a tough fight in the cage with plenty of striking, but the Chute Boxe rep ended up breaking his arm and was unable to return in the second round. Nazaré thus notched his seventh win in seven fightts.
And Eddie Alvarez successfully defended his lightweight belt against Pat Curran, taking the unanimous decision after five rounds.
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Check out the results:
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
April 2, 2011
John McLaughlin defeated Blair Tugman via unanimous decision
Rene Nazare defeated Luiz Azeredo via technical knockout (injured arm) in R1
Dave Jansen submitted Scott McAffe via arm triangle in R1
Ryan Quinn defeated Mike Winters via unanimous decision
Ben Sauders defeated Matt Lee via doctor’s intervention
Lightweight GP semifinal
Patrick Pitbull knocked out Toby Iamada in R1
Welterweight GP semifinal
Rick Hawn defeated Lyman Good via unanimous decision
Lightweight title defense
Eddie Alvarez venceu Pat Curran por decisão unânime