Bellator 27 took place Thursday evening inside the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas. Joe Warren defeated former champion Joe Soto to capture the featherweight title in the card’s featured attraction.
After getting tagged in the 1stRound with a barrage of strikes, Warren rallied in the second stanza and laid Soto out with a knee to the grill. He landed a few more follow up shots on the canvas before the scrap was ultimately called.
“You can’t stop me, I’m the baddest man on the planet. This is the first time you’ve seen me knock someone out. There’s going to come a lot more,” Warren stated.
Steven Peterson def. Ernest De La Cruz via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Jon Kirk def. Shane Faulkner via TKO (Strikes) at 2:19 in the 3rdRound
Ulysses Gomez def. Travis Reddinger via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)*
Gilbert Jimenez def. Aaron Barringer via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Richard Odoms def. Dale Mitchell via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Andrew Craig def. Rodrigo Pinheiro via TKO (doctor’s stoppage due to cut) at 2:53 in the 3rdRound
Andrew Chappelle def. Joe Christopher via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ed West def. Bryan Goldsby via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)*
Zach Makovsky def. Nick Mamalis via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)*
Joe Warren def. Joe Soto via Knockout (Strikes) at :33 in the 2ndround (Warren captures Bellator Featherweight Title)
* – 1stRound of Bantamweight Tournament