(Watch Georgi Karakhanyan drop Bao Quach with a knee, courtesy of Bellator FC.)
Bellator Fighting Championships launched its second season last night in Hollywood, Fla. Roger Huerta and Joe Warren headlined the card but Georgi Karakhanyan stole the show with his knee-to-jaw KO of Bao Quach. Full results are below.
Roger Huerta def. Chad Hinton by submission (knee-bar) at :56 of Round 3
Joe Warren def. Eric Marriott by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Georgi Karakhanyan def. Bao Quach by knockout (knee) at 4:05 of Round 1
Carey Vanier def. Joe Duarte by TKO (punches) 4:14 of Round 3
Mikey Gomez def. Moyses Gabin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Chris Manuel def. Ralph Acosta by submission (guillotine choke) at :35 of Round 3
Vagner Rocha def. Francisco Soares by TKO (punches) at 2:07 of Round 2
Edson Diniz def. John Kelly by submission (heel hook) at 4:36 of Round 1
Last night’s fights didn’t affect FIGHT!’s rankings dramatically; Roger Huerta stayed put at #21 in the lightweight division and Joe Warren held on to the #10 spot in our featherweight rundown with their wins over unranked opponents. Bao Quach dropped from #26 to #39 at featheweight with his loss to the unranked Karakhanyan. Chris Manuel entered our featherweight rankings at #27 while Mikey Gomez found his way to #65 in our welterweight rankings. No other fighters on the card have enough qualifying fights on their resumes to qualify for FIGHT!’s rankings at this time.