Two more tournament champions were crowned last night at Bellator’s 45th event.
In the light-heavyweight tournament finale Christian M’Pumbu waited until the last minute of his bout with Richard Hale to clinch the victory, following up a devastating overhand right that dropped his opponent with ground and pound to earn himself the $100,000 prize.
Meanwhile in the conclusion to the featherweight tournament Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire claimed a unanimous decision win over Daniel Straus that not only earns him $100,000, but also gives him the chance to avenge a controversial loss to 145lb champ Joe Warren in the near future.
See all the results from last night’s event below.
Christian M’Pumbu def. Richard Hale via TKO (punches) – R3, 4:17
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire def. Daniel Straus via unanimous decision
Sam Alvey def. Karl Amoussou via split decision
Shawn Jordan def. John Hill via TKO (ground and pound) – R1 1:56
Tim Ruberg def. Mike Fleniken via unanimous decision
Luis Santos def. Nicolae Cury via unanimous decision
Rene Nazare def. Kelvin Hackney via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 4:44
Joseph Abercrombie def. Ben Parpart via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 1:11