Michael Chandler successfully defended his Bellator lightweight title last night at Bellator 97 with a knockout of David Rickels at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Also, welterweight champ Ben Askren finished off Andrey Koreshkov in the their co-main event, while Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal pounded out Jacob Noe in the 205-pound tourney final.
Check out the video recap above and read the full results below.
Michael Chandler def. David Rickels by KO at 0:44, R1
Ben Askren def. Andrey Koreshkov by TKO (strikes) at 2:58, R4
Muhammed Lawal def. Jacob Noe by submission (strikes) at 2:51, R3
Vitaly Minakov def. Ryan Martinez by TKO (strikes) at 4:02, R3
Patricio Freire def. Jared Downing by TKO (strikes) at 0:54, R3
Bubba Jenkins def. Mike Barreras by TKO (strikes) at 1:05, R2
Anthony Leone def. Frank Baca by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:07, R3
Rafael Silva def. Rodrigo Lima by Submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:03, R3
Will Brooks def. Cris Leyva by TKO (strikes) at 2:20, R3
Jeremy Kimball def. Keith Berry by KO at 1:45, R2
Shawn Bunch def. Russell Wilson by split decision
Donald Sanchez def. Cliff Wright by split decision
Adrian Cruz def. Felipe Chavez by TKO (strikes), R2
Javier Palacios def. Richard Jacques by unanimous decision