Former featherweight champion Daniel Straus produced a swift finish in his Bellator 127 headliner against Justin Wilcox, dropping him to the canvas with a left hand with a single follow-up punch on the mat sealing the knockout win in just 50 seconds.
In the co-main event Karo Parisyan’s recent two-fight winning streak crumbled at the hands of Fernando Gonzales who floored him with a left hook followed by more punches to earn him a TKO victory with 1.43mins on the clock.
Elsewhere Rafael Silva used his wrestling to outpoint Rob Emerson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2), while Kendall Grove got back to winning ways with a second round rear-naked choke finish against former light-heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu.
See all the results from last night’s Bellator 127 event below.
Daniel Straus defeats Justin Wilcox via first-round KO (0:50)
Fernando Gonzalez defeats Karo Parisyan via first-round TKO (1:43)
Rafael Silva defeats Rob Emerson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Kendall Grove defeats Christian M’Pumbu via second-round submission (rear-naked choke) (4:14)
Ray Sloan defeats Nick Moghaddam via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Saad Awad defeats Sergio Rios via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Thierry Sokoudjou defeats Malik Merad via second-round TKO (4:04)
Keith Berry defeats Joe Pacheco via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ricky Rainey defeats Johnny Cisneros via first-round KO (3:18)
Justin Baesman defeats Johnny Mercurio via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)