During a busy night of MMA action Bellator kicked off their fifth season with a new welterweight tournament taking center-stage.

The main card was decision heavy Chris Lozano, Luis Santos and Douglas Lima all booked their place in the semi-finals after getting the nod from the cageside judges.

Meanwhile former UFC fighter Ben Saunders moved into the final four after produced a third round TKO victory over Chris Cisneros. Saunders mixed things up with ground work and stand-up during the fight, but in the end it was his trademark muay thai clinchwork in the third, laying seige to Cisneros body and head with knees that did the job.

Afterwards the pairings for the semi’s were announced with Saunders Vs Santos and Lozano Vs Lima now set to decide the tournament finalists.

Main Card:

Chris Lozano def. Brent Weedman via unanimous decision
Ben Saunders def. Chris Cisneros via TKO at 0:29 Round 3
Luis Santos def. Dan Hornbuckle via unanimous decision
Douglas Lima def. Steve Carl via unanimous decision


Alexandre Bezerra def. Scott Heckman via TKO at 1:38 Round 2
Giedrius Karavackas def. LeVon Maynard via TKO at 1:32 Round 3
Joel Roberts def. Brylan Van Artsdalen via submission (triangle choke) at 1:47 Round 2
Lester Caslow def. James Jones via TKO at 0:15 Round 2
Azunna Anyanwu def. J.A. Dudley via TKO at 4:16 Round 2