Last night saw the culmination of Bellator’s ‘Summer Series’ of events with ‘Bellator 48’ which saw the culmination of the promotion’s latest featherweight tournament.
In the fight Marlon Sandro looked to be edging the fight until late in the second round when he weaved straight into a head kick from Pat Curran. That sent him pole-axed to the canvas and handed Curran a spectacular highlight reel KO, the 145lb title and a $100,000 cheque.
Bellator’s heavyweight champion Cole Konrad did little to shed his ‘boring’ tag despite abandoning his wrestling game to strike with Paul Buentello.
This was a fight that was extremely light on action, but what little of it there was came mostly from the champion with Buentello seeming hesitant to engage – perhaps overly concerned with not getting taken down.
As a result Konrad picked up the unanimous decision win to a chorus of boos.
In the card’s other major fight Seth Petruzelli brought an end to Ricco Rodriguez 12 fight winning streak in under a round of action after force-feeding him a diet of kicks and punches before dropping him with a clean right hand and finishing up with ground and pound.
See the full results from the event below.
Pat Curran Defeats Marlon Sandro by KO (Head Kick) at 4:00mins of Rd2
Cole Konrad Defeats Paul Buentello by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Seth Petruzelli Defeats Ricco Rodriguez by TKO (Strikes) at 4:21mins of Rd1
Rene Nazare Defeated Juan Barrante via TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) at 5:00mins of Rd2
Saul Almeida defeats Tateki Matsuda via unanimous decision ( 30-27 x 2, 29-28)
Ryan Quinn def. Brett Oteri via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:49 of the first round.
Andrew Calandrelli def. Matt Nice via submission (keylock) at 3:55 of the first round.
Nik Fekete def. Mark Griffin via TKO at 3:12 of the 2nd round.
Jeff Nader def. Dan Cramer via TKO at 1:04 of the 3rd round.