On Friday, Oct. 3, Bellator MMA hosted its 127th event from the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif.
In the night’s main event, former featherweight champion Daniel Straus returned to action to face off with Strikeforce veteran Justin Wilcox. Straus had been out of action since March when he lost his belt to Pat Curran via fifth-round submission. The loss snapped a six-fight winning streak for the 30-year-old fighter. Wilcox, meanwhile, had won three of his last four fights. The former bodybuilder had most recently defeated Jason Fischer by decision in March. The American Kickboxing Academy fighter had reinvented himself in the 145-pound division after a tough stretch at lightweight.
The main card also featured UFC alums Karo Parisyan, Kendall Grove and Rob Emerson. Parisyan tookon Fernando Gonzalez at welterweight, the TUF winner Grove will faced off with former Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu at middleweight, and Rob Emerson looked to continue his recent success at bantamweight against Rafael Silva.
The 11-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 main card, including the main event between Straus and Wilcox (courtesy of Bellator MMA).
Fernando Gonzalez vs. Karo Parisyan
Rafael Silva vs. Rob Emerson
Kendall Grove vs. Christian M’Pumbu
Ray Sloan vs. Nick Moghaddam
Saad Awad vs. Sergio Rios
Keith Berry vs. Joe Pacheco
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Malik Merad
Ricky Rainey vs. Johnny Cisneros
Justin Baesman vs. John Mercurio
Shawn Bunch vs. David Duran