Last night’s Bellator 87 event hosted four lightweight tournament quarter-finals on the main card.

David Rickels progressed to the semi-finals with a decision win over Lloyd Woodward where he’ll now meet Alexander Sarnavskiy who submitted Thiago Michel with a second round rear-naked choke.

Saad Awad was brought in as an extremely late replacement this week when Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire pulled out injured and he made the most of the opportunity, TKO’ing Guillaum DeLorenzi in just 31 seconds. He’ll now face Will Brooks in the semi-finals after he claimed a unanimous decision win over Ricard Triloni.

See all the results from last night’s event below.

Main Card:

David Rickels def. Lloyd Woodard via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Alexander Sarnavskiy def. Thiago Michel via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:43 of round 2
Will Brooks def. Ricardo Tirloni via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Saad Awad def. Guillaum DeLorenzi via first-round TKO at 0:31


Jason Fischer def. Sevak Magakian via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:37 of round 1
Sam Quito def. Ben Lagman via submission (kneebar) at 3:54 of round 2
J.P. Reese def. David Shepherd via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Karl Etherington def. Jason Fish via verbal submission at 3:45 of round 1
John Schulz def. Amir Killah via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:34 of round 1
Tony Zelinski def. Nick Kirk via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)