With Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez hoarding the spotlight with UFC 121, it was tough to remember the biggest fight in Bellator Fighting Championships history quietly took place Thursday night inside the Liacouras Center in downtown Philadelphia.
Lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez looked sensational in his NON-TITLE scrap against former UFC star Roger Huerta. When Alvarez wasn’t beating his opponent to the punch, he was punishing his legs all the livelong day – a la Jose Aldo on Urijah Faber.
“Every single thing worked tonight. Every single thing,” stated Alvarez. “It was sort of like [my coaches] plugged the remote control into the back of me, told me what to do and played with a paddle just like a video game.
“Everything went perfect, and I couldn’t be more happy.”
After dominating Huerta for 10 lopsided minutes, “El Matador” bent over and appeared to be in excruciating pain in between rounds. Cageside physicians checked on the former Sports Illustrated cover boy and advised the fight to be called.
It was not clarified whether Huerta’s battered eye or legs caused the 2ndRound (Doctor’s Stoppage) TKO loss.
Here are the results from Thursday night’s fights:
Tim Carpenter Defeated Jamal Patterson via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kenny Foster Defeated Lester Caslow via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Luiz Azeredo Defeated Eduardo Guedes via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Wilson Reis Defeated Deividas Taurosevicius via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Nick Cottone Defeated Tuan Pham via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Fran Evans def Lewis Cassner via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:20 in the 1stRound
Rick Hawn Defeated LeVon Maynard via TKO (punches) at 4:53 in the 1stRound
Ben Askren Defeated Lyman Good via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 48-47, 50-45)
Eddie Alvarez Defeated Roger Huerta via TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) at 5:00 in the 2ndRound