On Friday, Sept. 12, Bellator MMA hosted its 124th event from the Compuware Arena in Plymouth, Mich.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s light heavyweight title was on the line as champion Emanuel Newton faced off with UFC veteran Joey Beltran. Newton looked to make the first defense of his unified 205-pound belt, having exacted revenge from former champion Attila Vegh in his most recent outing. The 30-year-old Californian had scored a pair of wins over former Strikeforce champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal during his recent streak. Beltran, meanwhile, picked up his first win in the last two years by submitting Vladimir Matyushenko at Bellator 116 in April.
The main card also featured the completion of the promotion’s light heavyweight tournament as unbeaten Liam McGreary squared off with Kelly Anundson. England’s McGreary entered the contest having finished all five of his Bellator appearances in the first round. Nevada’s Anundson rode a six-fight winning streak of his own into the bout.
The 12-fight event kicked off with a live stream of the preliminary card on Spike.com beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card aired live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.
For the full results and recap of the event, click here.
Above are video highlights of the entire main card, including the McGeary and Anundson tournament final (courtesy of Bellator MMA).
Liam McGeary vs. Kelly Anundson – light heavyweight tournament final
L.C. Davis vs. Zeilton Rodrigues
Ryan Couture vs. Tom Bagnasco
Adrian Hadribeaj vs. Mike Hamida
Sabah Homasi vs. Eric Moon
Mike Hernandez vs. Thomas Vasquez
LeRoy Johnson vs. Adrian Henderson
Jason Fischer vs. Tony Hervey
Eric Ramirez vs. Cortez Phelia
Ben Reiter vs. Shamir Garcia
Justin Jaynes vs. Ruben Baraiac