Joe Warren and Patricio Freire needed all three rounds to win their fights last night at Bellator XVIII in Monroe, La. – Hector Lombard needed just the first few seconds of his.
Hector Lombard def. Jay Silva by KO at 0:06 of Round 1.
Joe Warren def. Georgi Karakhanyan by unanimous decision.
Patricio Freire def. Wilson Reis by unanimous decision.
Warren and Freire will meet in the Welterweight Tournament Final.
Shawn Jordan def. Douglas Williams by TKO at 0:19 of Round 1.
William Albrecht def. Jason Anderson by Submission (armbar) at 0:36 of Round 1.
Lamont Stafford def. Jules Bruchez by TKO at 0:19 of Round 2.
Brock Kerry def. Mike Braswell by TKO at 3:20 of Round 1.
Charlie Radar def. Christian Fulgium by KO at 3:20 of Round 1.
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Three ranked fighters stepped into Bellator’s circular cage last night and four stepped out of it. Reigning Bellator Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard arrived ranked #25 and left at the same spot following his six-second demolition of Jay Silva. The loss was Silva’s third qualifying fight in our database, and he enters our Middleweight Rankings at #77.
Joe Warren advances to the Featherweight Tournament Final and from #10 to #9 in our Featherweight Rankings with a win over unranked Georgi Karakhanyan. Wilson Reis drops from #12 to #28 following his loss to unranked Patricio Freire. The tourney final represents Freire’s third qualifying fight and it’s likely he will find a home in our top 20 win or lose.