Bellator Results from Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, C.T. (September 7, 2013) – The final results are in for Bellator MMA’s event live from Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Arena. The event featured the Bellator Middleweight World Championship with Alexander Shlemenko beating Brett Cooper to retain his world title by unanimous decision.
The night also featured the opening rounds of the Bellator Middleweight Tournament with Mikkel Parlo, Jason Butcher, Brennan Ward and Perry Filkins moving on to the semifinals. Mikkel will face Butcher and Ward will fight Filkins in the semifinal round.
Middleweight World Championship: Alexander Shlemenko defeats Brett Cooper by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Bellator Middleweight Tournament Opening Round: Mikkel Parlo defeats Brian Rogers by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Bellator Middleweight Tournament Opening Round: Jason Butcher defeats Giva Santana via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:12
Bellator Middleweight Tournament Opening Round: Brennan Ward defeats Justin Torrey via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:28
Bellator Middleweight Tournament Opening Round: Perry Filkins defeats Jeremy Kimball via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round, 4:18.
Lightweight Feature Fight: Derek Anderson defeats Patricky Pitbull by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Jeff Nader vs. Mike Mucitelli – declared no contest (eye poke)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Josh Diekman defeats Parker Porter via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:12
Lightweight Feature Fight: Ryan Quinn defeats Brylan Van Artsdalen via submission (arm triangle) – Round 1,2:34
Featherweight Feature Fight: Matt Bessette defeats Nick Piedmont via TKO – Round 1, 1:41
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Rico Disciullo defeats Glenn Allair via KO – Round 1, 1:21
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