Bellator MMA premiered on Spike January 17 with two world title fights, as lightweight champion Michael Chandler remained undefeated by submitting Olympian Rick Hawn. Pat Curran edged Patricio Pitbull in a five-round bout largely contested on the feet, retaining his featherweight title in the process. Also, Emanuel Newton, Jacob Noe and Mikhail Zayats all advanced to the light heavyweight semifinals. Check out the highlights from Irvine, California.
Emanuel Newton and Atanas Djambazov met in a Season 8 light heavyweight tournament quarterfinal.
Pat Curran squared off against fellow striker Patricio Pitbull with the featherweight title on the line.
Bellator MMA’s debut on Spike TV comes to a close with a Lightweight World Championship Fight, as Season 6 tournament winner Rick Hawn challenges reigning champion Michael Chandler.