On Friday, Sept. 25, Bellator MMA hosted its 143rd event from the State Farm Arena inHidalgo, Texas.
The main event featured a bantamweight clash between former two-division titleholder Joe Warren and hard-charging veteran L.C. Davis. Warren was looking to right the ship after losing his bantamweight title to Marcos Galvao at Bellator 135 in March. The submission loss snapped a five-fight winning streak for the wrestling stalwart. The WEC veteran Davis, meanwhile, earned his third straight win inside the Bellator cage at the same event with a decision win over Hideo Tokoro in a “Fight of the Year” candidate.
In the co-main event of the evening, a pair of former title challengers met in the middleweight division as UFC veterans Kendall Grove and Joey Beltran locked horns. Grove suffered a fourth-round TKO loss to Brandon Halsey in May to move his Bellator record to 2-2. Beltran bounced back from a title defeat to then-light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton, with a contentious decision win over Brian Rogers in his middleweight debut.
The event kicked off Friday with a preliminary card stream on Spike.com at 6:30 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card followed at 9 p.m ET on Spike.
Joe Warren def. L.C. Davis by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Kendall Grove def. Joey Beltran by TKO (punches). Round 3, 2:27
Emmanuel Sanchez def. Henry Corrales by split decision (27-30, 30-27, 29-28)
Vinicius Queiroz def. Ewerton Teixeira by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 2, 4:00
Dan Charles def. Chase Gormley by knockout (punches). Round 2, 4:35
Darrion Caldwell def. Shawn Bunch by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:35
John Teixeria def. Gleristone Santos by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Luke Flores def. Gilbert Jimenez by knockout (head kick). Round 1, 2:22
Jared Chaffee def. Guilherme Costa by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 0:39
Abdul Razak Al-Hassan def. Bryce Shepard-Mejia by knockout (punch). Round 1, 1:26
Amador Ramirez def. Saul Elizondo by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Steve Garcia def Eduardo Bustillos by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:59
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