Bellator 42 took place Saturday night inside the Lucky Star Casino in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Richard Hale took a controversial split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) win over D.J. Linderman in the card’s featured attraction. Hale now advances to the finals of Bellator’s Light Heavyweight Tournament.
Speaking of their 205-pound tourney, Christian M’Pumbu secured his spot in the finals when he defeated Tim Carpenter earlier in the evening.
“Bellator 42 was a great night of fights with spectacular performances by M’Pumbu and Hale to advance to our first-ever Bellator Light Heavyweight Finals,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. “The season continues to produce amazing MMA for fans and the MTV2 audience.”
Here are the official results from Saturday’s show:
Brandon Shelton def. Owen Evinger via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:35 in the 1stRound
Mark Holata def. Tracy Willis via Submission (Strikes) at 0:49 in the 1stRound
Shane Howell def. Mark Oshiro via Submission (D’arce choke) at 4:15 in the 1stRound
Jared Hess def. Chris Bell via Submission (Triangle choke) at 1:40 in the 1stRound
Luiz “Betao” Nogueira def. Jerod Spoonvia Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Christian M’Pumbu def. Tim Carpenter via TKO (Punches) at 2:08 in the 1stRound (Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal)
Ronnie Mann def. Josh Arocho via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
Richard Hale def. D.J. Linderman via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) (Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal)