Tonight, live on SPIKE TV, Bellator will make their long anticipated debut.
Bellator 85 goes down live from the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California and will feature a lightweight title fight in the main event, with a featherweight title fight in the co-main event.
Michael Chandler will look to defend his Bellator Lightweight Championship as he puts it on the line against season six tournament winner Rick Hawn. And Pat Curran will take on Patricio Freire for Curran’s featherweight strap.
Also on tap for the debut on SPIKE will be the quarter-finals of the Bellator Season 8 Light Heavyweight tournament. Featured on the telecast will be former UFC fighter Renato “Babalu” Sobral.
Check out full results from Bellator 85 below.
MAIN (Spike TV 7pm PT/10pm ET)
- Lightweight championship bout: Michael Chandler def. Rick Hawn by submission (rear-naked-choke) at 3:07 of round 2
- Light-heavyweight tournament semi-final: Jacob Noe def. Seth Petruzelli by TKO (strikes) at 2:51 of round 1
- Light-heavyweight tournament semi-final:Mikhail Zayats def. Renato Sobral by TKO (strikes) at 4:49 of round 1
- Featherweight championship bout: Pat Curran def. Patricio Freire by Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
PRELIMINARY (Spike.com/MMASucka.com 5pm PT/8pm ET)
- Emanuel Newton def. Atanas Djambazov by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:21 of Round 2 – light-heavyweight tournament quarter-final
- Jason Lambert def. Hector Ramirez by Submission (Armbar) at 3:59 of Round 1
- Aaron Miller def. Joe Camacho by Unanimous Decision (30-27,30-27,30-27)
- Joe Williams def. Jamie Yager by TKO (Punches) at 4:02 of Round 1
- Savant Young def. Mike Guymon by KO at 0:48 of Round 2
- J.J. Ambrose def. Brian Warren by Sub (Guillotine) at 0:50 of Round 2
- Cleber Luciano def. Mario Navarro by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)