Thiago “Big Monster” was quick on the trigger and won his Bellator GP semifinal against Neil Grove this Saturday in Kansas City, USA. The Brazilian landed a straight punch that dazed and dropped his South African opponent to the ground, where he followed up by taking back mount and sinking a rear-naked choke. The win marks the tenth of his career and fourth in a row. In the other bracket, Erick Prindle made it to the final just as swiftly, knocking out Ron Sparks in just 40 seconds.
Now in the main event, Ben Askren had his work cut out for him against Jay Hieron, winning a split decision and hanging on to his welterweight title.
Check out the complete results:
Kansas City, USA
October 29, 2011
Welterweight title fight:
Ben Askren defeated Jay Hieron via split decision.
Heavyweight GP semifinals:
Thiago Santos defeated Neil Grove via rear-naked choke in R1;
Eric Prindle knocked out Ron Sparks in R1.
Daniel Gallemore defeated Derrick Ruffin via technical knockout in R2;
Marcio Navarro defeated Rudy Bears via split decision;
Jeremy Spoon defeated Adam Schindler via unanimous decision;
Kelvin Tiller defeated Dan Spohn via split decision;
Emanuel Brooks defeated Willian de Souza via unanimous decision;
Jacob Aiken submitted Jeimeson Saudino via rear-naked choke in R1.