Bellator 57 Results
Welterweight Tournament Finals: Douglas Lima d. Ben Saunders (TKO – Round 2, 1:21)
Lima rocked Saunders early with some heavy punches and has earned himself a shot at Ben Askren’s Welterweight Title. I feel pretty indifferent about this since I feel like Askren would handle either Lima or Saunders. I’m unexcited by Bellator’s title scene since, in most cases, the best fighters hold the titles (except probably at featherweight and bantamweight).
Middleweight Tournament Finals: Alexander Shlemenko d. Vitor Vianna (Unanimous Decision)
I was disappointed in Vitor Vianna’s performance, as he was not at all aggressive and basically allowed Shlemenko to take this fight. Neither fighter looked particularly impressive and a Shlemenko win isn’t that surprising, nor will it be surprising when Hector Lombard inevitably beats Shlemenko for a second time.
Light Heavyweight: Roger Hollett d. John Hawk (Split Decision)
This fight was boring. Roger Hollett won. Meh.
Lightweight: Alexandre Bezerra d. Doug Evans (Submission – Round 1, 4:04)
This ended up being a fun one and there was some back and forth in the four minutes that this fight lasted. Bezerra ended up pulling off a nasty heel hook to take an impressive win, his fourth in Bellator.
Lightweight: Chris Horodecki draws Mike Corey
Lightweight: Dave Jansen d. Ashkar Morvari (Submission – Round 2, 2:47)
Lightweight: Josh Shockley d. Eric Moon (Submission – Round 1, 0:35)
Light Heavyweight: Matt Van Buren d. Shawn Levesque (Submission – Round 1, 4:38)
Bantamweight: Denis Puric d. Chuck Mady (TKO – Round 2, 5:00)
Lightweight: Taylor Solomon d. Mike Sledzion (KO – Round 1, 1:10)