Gone in 60 seconds. Actually, it only took lightweight champion Michael Chandler (Pictured) 56 ticks of the clock to dispose of Japanese icon Akihiro Gono at “Bellator 67” on Friday night.
The non-title affair bumped Chandler’s résumé up to a perfect 10-0.
Gono announced his retirement after collecting his third consecutive defeat. The 37-year-old posted a respectable 32-18-7 record over his 18-year professional career.
Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada hosted last night’s shindig.
Please click the media player below to watch the highlights:
Here are the official results from Friday’s festivities:
(Spike.com 7PM ET/4PM PT)
Domonic O’Grady Defeated Nathan Gunn via Submission (Armbar) at 4:51 in the 2ndRound
Nordine Taleb Defeated Matt MacGrath via TKO (Punches) at 2:30 in the 2ndRound
Cosmo Alexander Defeated Lorawnt Melson Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Bo Harris Defeated Nick Kirk via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
William Romero Defeated Matt Veal via TKO (Knees and Punches) at 4:25 in the 2ndRound
(MTV2 8PM ET/PT)
Ryan Ford Defeated Luis Santos via TKO (Strikes) at 1:24 in the 2ndRound
Damian Grabowski Defeated Dave Huckaba via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal:
Bryan Baker Defeated Ben Saunders via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Michael Chandler Defeated Akihiro Gono via TKO (Strikes) at :56 in the 1stRound