Former UFC fighters have had a rough go in Bellator MMA over the past two weeks. Last Friday, John Alessio, Rich Clementi and Marcus Davis all lost.
Things got off to a rocky start again last night when prior Octagon fighter Lavar Johnson was found unconscious on the canvas in merely 23 seconds in his heavyweight tournament semifinals bout against Vinicius Queiroz.
“Big” was downright planking after eating a right hook.
However, Cheick Kongo (pictured) managed advance to the tourney finals by unleashing a vicious barrage of knees and punches on Mark Godbeer in the show’s featured attraction.
Bellator 102 took place inside Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, California.
Please click the media player below to watch the highlights:
Here are the official results from Friday’s fights:
(Spike.com 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT)
Brandon Cash Defeats William Richey via TKO (Exhaustion) at 5:00 in the 2ndRound
Cain Carrizosa Defeats Juan Quesada via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 4:51 in the 2ndRound
Stephen Martinez Defeats Bryan Travers via Technical Submission(Guillotine Choke) at 0:56 in the 1stRound
Brandon Girtz Defeats Poppies Martinez via Submission (Armbar) at 1:20 in the 1stRound
Javy Ayala Defeats Thiago Santos via KO (punches) at 5:00 in the 1stRound
Scott Cleve Defeats Isaac DeJesus via TKO (punches) at 3:14 in the 2ndRound
(Spike TV 9PM ET/PT)
Brennan Ward Defeats Joe Pacheco via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:41 in the 2ndRound – middleweight tournament semifinals
Mikkel Parlo Defeats Jason Butcher via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) – middleweight tournament semifinals
Rafael Silva Defeats Anthony Leone via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)– Summer Series bantamweight tournament final
Vinicius Queiroz Defeats Lavar Johnson via KO (Punch) at 0:23 in the 1stRound- heavyweight tournament semifinals
Cheick Kongo Defetas Mark Godbeer via TKO (Strikes) at 2:04 in the 2ndRound – heavyweight tournament semifinals