Bellator is back this evening with the premiere of it’s third season, aka Bellator 24, with the heavyweight tournament kicking off alongside the woman’s 115lb tourney, while a middleweight superfight headlines the card.

Stay tuned to for all the results as they happen from the main card.

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Main Card Results:

Yves Edwards defeats Luis Palomino by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Edwards controls the first round by taking Palomino down and controlling him. Much of the second round is fought on the feet and Palomino’s aggressive style gives him a chance at snatching the round, though he doesn’t manage to land anything particularly damaging. The third round is extremely close, but in the closing stages Edwards ducks nicely under a looping punch to secure a takedown and end the fight in a dominant position. Edwards is then awarded the victory by two rounds to one on the judges scorecards, bringing the evening’s action to an end.

Jessica Aguilar defeats Lynn Alvarez by submission (arm triangle) at 4.01mins of Rd1

Jiu-jitsu fighter Aguilar takes Alvarez to the mat early in the fight and stays tight while working to pass her guard. Aguilar shows good control from the top but seems more intent on waiting for the right moment to spring a submission rather than look to rain down blows. In the end her patience is rewarded towards the end of the round when she secures an arm triangle, slipping from half-guard to side control to finish and move on to the next round.

Hector Lombard defeats Herbert Goodman by KO At 0.38mins Of Rd1

– Immediately coming out in attack mode Hector Lombard quickly has Goodman on the back foot after landing a powerful right to the jaw which briefly buckles his knees close to the fence. Goodman can’t circle away quick enough as Lombard hunts him down and clips him again with another right, dropping him. Lombard pistons some more right hands at his head for good measure to secure the KO victory as the referee dives in to save Goodman from further damage.

Megumi Fuji defeats Carla Esparza by submission (armbar) At 0.57mins  Of Rd2

The first round is fairly even and played out mainly on the feet, though Fuji threatens with submissions during brief spells on the canvas.  In the second round Fuji dispenses with the stand-up and takes the fight to the floor where she begins a submission assault on Esparza who is no match for her slick skills and effortless transitions. It’s not long before she finds herself tapping to a beautifully engineered armbar.

Neil Grove defeats Eddie Sanchez by TKO at 1.32mins Of Rd1

–  Eddie Sanchez walks into Grove’s first punch of the night, a solid jab which rocks him, and though the fight continues he never seems to regain his senses.  After more punishment from Grove that sees Sanchez on the floor twice more and struggling to get back to his feet the referee rightly waves the fight off.  Sanchez protests halfheartedly but has a big mouse under his left eye and looks dazed and wobbly on his feet.