“Bellator 45” Results

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
May 21st, 2011

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“Bellator 45” took place Saturday night inside the L’Auberge du Lac Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Christian M’Pumbu put Richard Hale down in spectacular fashion to become Bellator’s first light heavyweight champion in the card’s main event. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire cruised to a lopsided decision victory over Daniel Straus to take Season 4 of the company’s Featherweight Tournament.

Pitbull advances to challenge Bellator champion Joe Warren for his belt.

Here are the official results from tonight’s show:

Preliminary Bouts:

Joseph Abercrombie def. Ben Parpart via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:11 in the 1stRound

Rene Nazare def. Kelvin Hackney via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – Round 1, 4:46

Tim Ruberg def. Mike Fleniken via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Luis “Sapo” Santos def. Nicolae Cury via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Shawn Jordan def. John Hill via TKO (punches) at 1:56 in the 1stRound

Main Bouts:

Christian M’Pumbu def. Richard Hale via TKO (Punches) at 4:17 in the 3rdRound (M’Pumbu becomes new light heavyweight champion)

Patricio Freire def. Daniel Straus via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) (Freire Wins Featherweight Tournament)

Sam Alvey def. Karl Amoussou via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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