On Saturday, Bellator Fighting Championship presented the first round of this season’s Heavyweight Tournament. Overall, it was a good night of fights with a bit of something for everyone, so check out the highlights above.
Mike Hayes defeated Neil Grove via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Blagoi Ivanov defeated Zak Jensen via submission (R2, guillotine choke, 2:35)
Eric Prindle defeated Abe Wagner via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Heavyweight Quarterfinal bout: Mark Holata vs. Ron Sparks
Ron Sparks defeated Mark Holata via KO (R1, punches, 1:24)
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