“Bellator 56” takes place Saturday night inside the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.
Tonight’s show features the a welterweight title scrap between champion Ben Askren and Jay Hieron. In addition, the semifinals of Bellator’s Heavyweight Tournament will also go down.
Spike.com will stream the night’s preliminary bouts live at 7PM ET/4PM PT. MTV2 will broadcast Saturday’s main bouts starting at 9PM ET/PT.
Here are the official results from tonight’s action:
Aaron Ely Defeated Owen Evinger via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:45 in the 1stRound
Jacob Akin Defeated Jeimeson Saudino via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:26 in the 1stRound
E.J. Brooks Defeated Willian De Souza via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Kelvin Tiller Defeated Dan Spohn via Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Daniel Gallemore Defeated Derrick Ruffin via Retirement (Quit on stool) at 5:00 in the 2ndRound
Marcio Navarro Defeated Rudy Bears via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Jeremy Spoon Defeated Adam Schindler via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Mercedes Terrell Defeated Jade Bryce via Submission (Heel Hook) at 0:08 in the 1stRound
Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Semifinals:
Thiago Santos Defeated Neil Grove via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at :38 in the 1stRound
Eric Prindle Defeated Ron Sparks via TKO (Strikes) at :40 in the 1stRound
Ben Askren Defeated Jay Hieron via Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) (Askren retains Bellator Welterweight Title)