Bellator Results from the Pechanga Resort
Temecula, C.A. (September 13, 2013) – The final results are in for Bellator MMA’s event live from California’s Pechanga Resort. The event featured the opening rounds of the Season 9 Bellator Featherweight Tournament with Patricio Pitbull, Fabricio Guerreiro, Justin Wilcox and Joe Taimanglo moving on to the semifinal rounds. Patricio Pitbull will face Fabricio Guerreiro and Justin Wilcox will fight Taimanglo in the semifinals.
Bellator Featherweight Tournament Opening Round: Patricio Pitbull defeats Diego Nunes via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:19
Bellator Featherweight Tournament Opening Round: Fabricio Guerreiro defeats Des Green via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Vladimir Matyushenko defeats Houston Alexander via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Bellator Featherweight Tournament Opening Round: Justin Wilcox defeats Akop Stepanyan via technical submission – Round 2, 2:26
Bellator Featherweight Tournament Opening Round: Joe Taimanglo defeats Andrew Fisher via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Catchweight Feature Fight (208lbs): Virgil Zwicker defeats Nick Moghaddam via TKO (punches and elbows) – Round 1, 3:22
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Blagoi Ivanov defeats Manny Lara via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:17
Featherweight Feature Fight: Goiti Yamauchi defeats Musa Toliver via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:01
Catchweight Feature Fight (173 lbs): Gavin Sterritt defeats Andy Murad via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Hector Ramirez defeats Savo Kosic by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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