“Bellator 53” Live Results

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
October 8th, 2011

“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:

Preliminary Bouts:

(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

Main Bouts:


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

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