Bellator 124 took place last night in Michigan and we’ve got all the results for you below.
In the main event Emanuel Newton retained his light-heavyweight title despite being on the back-foot against an aggressive Joey Beltran for much of the fight.
In the end it was a well-timed spinning back-fist that saved the day for Newton, knocking out Beltran with 3.07mins of the third round gone.
In the co-main event Liam McGeary won Bellator’s 205lb summer series tournament to earn the next title shot against the aforementioned Newton.
Mcgeary got the job done inside the opening five minutes against Kelly Anundson despite having been taken down early in the fight. McGreary was creative off his back and in the end impressed by managing to lock in an inverted triangle choke and force the tap with just seconds of the round remaining.
Earlier in the night LC Davis used his wrestling to earn a clean sweep on the scorecards against Zeilton Rodrigues, while Ryan Couture made a successful start to his Bellator career when he submitted Tom Bagnasco with a rear-naked choke mid-way through the opening round of their main card opener.
Emanuel Newton def. Joey Beltran via knockout (spinning back fist) – Round 3, 3:07
Liam McGeary def. Kelly Anundson via submission (inverted triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:40
L.C. Davis def. Zeilton Rodrigues via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ryan Couture def. Tom Bagnasco via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:01
Adrian Hadribeaj def. Michael Hamida via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Sabah Homasi def. Eric Moon via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 1:07
Mike Hernandez def. Thomas Vasquez via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
LeRoy Johnson def. Adrian Henderson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jason Fischer def. Tony Hervey via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Eric Ramirez def. Cortez Phelia via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 0:24
Justin Jaynes def. Ruben Baraiac via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:17 – 153-pound catchweight
Ben Reiter def. Shamir Garcia via unanimous decision