Bellator 79 took place last night and we’ve got all the results for you below.
In the headliner, a heavyweight tournament semi-final bout, Rich Hale booked his place in the season finale with a first round TKO win over Thiago Santos, surviving an early scare to finish with ground and pound.
Meanwhile Shahbulat Shamhalaev also finished quickly, KO’ing Mike Richman in less than two minutes to claim a spot in the featherweight final.
See all the results below.
Heavyweight tournament semifinal: Rich Hale defeats Thiago Santos via technical knockout (punches) at 3:31 of round one
Featherweight tournament semifinal: Shahbulat Shamhalaev defeats Mike Richman via knockout (punches) at 1:45 of round one
Catchweight fight (180 lbs): Douglas Lima defeats Kobe Ortiz via technical knockout (strikes) at 4:50 round three
Welterweight fight: Ryan Ford defeats Kyle Baker via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Catchweight fight (173 lbs): Christ Franck defeats Marcus Aurelio via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Heavyweight fight: Vitaly Minakov defeats Vladimir Starcencov via technical knockout (punches) at :27 of round two
Lightweight fight: Magomedrasul Khasbulaev defeats Josh Pulsifier via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:30 of round one