“Bellator 53” was held Saturday night inside the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.
The show featured the second round of Bellator’s Welterweight Tournament. Ben Saunders submitted Luis Santos in the card’s main event.
Here are the official results from tonight’s show:
(Spike.com 7PM ET/4PM PT)
Luiz Nogueira Defeated Zak Laird via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at :51 in the 1stRound
David Rickels Defeated Levi Avera via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 1:06 in the 2ndRound
Raphael Davis Defeated Myron Dennis via KO (Punch) at :29 in the 2ndRound
A.J. Matthews Defeated Rudy Bears via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Giva Santana Defeated Darryl Cobb via Submission (Armbar) at 2:00 in the 1stRound
(MTV2 9PM ET/PT)
Thiago Santos Defeated Josh Burns via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:22 in the 1stRound
Ronnie Mann Defeated Kenny Foster via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:51 in the 1stRound
Bellator Welterweight Semifinals:
Douglas Lima Defeated Chris Lozano via Knockout (Punch) at in the 2ndRound
Ben Saunders Defeated Luis Ramos via Submission (Americana) at 1:45 in the 3rdRound