On Friday, Dec. 4, Bellator MMA hosted its 147th event from the San Jose State University Event Center in San Jose, Calif.
The main event featured UFC veteran and former Strikeforce titleholder Josh Thomson against rising lightweight prospect Pablo Villaseca. Thomson made a successful debut in the Bellator cage at Dynamite in September with a third-round submission finish of Mike Bronzoulis. Chile’s Villaseca fell short on the scorecards in his promotional debut against Bobby Cooper, but the 28-year-old had picked up wins in his other 10 outings.
The main card was ripe with potential finishes as hard hitters Derek Anderson and Patricky “Pitbull” Freire clashed in another lightweight affair, while light heavyweights Brian Rogers and Virgil Zwicker locked horns.
The event kicked off Friday with a live preliminary card stream, while the five-fight main card followed at 9 p.m ET on Spike.
Josh Thomson def. Pablo Villaseca by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:59
Daniel Weichel def. Georgi Karakhanyan by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Derek Anderson def. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Adam Piccolotti def. Mario Soto by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:25
Brian Rogers def. Virgil Zwicker by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 2, 4:38
Gabe Carrasco def. Khomkrit Niimi by TKO (elbows). Round 1, 3:19
Brandon Hester def. Idris Wasi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-24)
A.J. McKee def. John Donaldson by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:19
Nick Barnes def. James Terry by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:48
Erick Sanchez def. Thomas Diagne by TKO (punches). Round 3, 1:22
Jeremiah Labiano def. Alvin Cacdac by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Bronson Mohika def. Jose Perez by unanimous decision
Adin Duenas def. Anthony Taylor by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1
Anthony Do def. Dustin Moore by TKO (strikes). Round 1