Prior to Friday night, former Bellator champion Joe Warren would have certainly liked to forget his last two performances inside the Bellator cage.

The former Olympic hopeful had lost back-to-back fights with both ended by vicious knockout, and following the losses there were questions on whether Warren would even return to competition.

He did return at Bellator 80 and ended up putting on a dominant performance in victory over Owen Evinger. While no one will be looking for replays on this fight, Warren did a great job of applying his wrestling to keep Evinger off balance, and controlled the fight throughout all 15-minutes.

Warren stated after the fight that he was hopeful to get into the next Bellator bantamweight tournament kicking of on Spike TV in 2013.

Alexander Volkov punched his ticket to the Bellator heavyweight tournament finals with a TKO victory over former UFC fighter Vinicius Queiroz.

An early stand-up after being stuck on the ground, allowed Volkov to fire back with strikes, and he connected hard and often until Quieroz could handle no more.

Volkov now faces Richard Hale in the heavyweight tournament finals.

The Bellator featherweight tournament finals are also now set as Utah fighter Rad Martinez moved on to face Shahbulat Shamhalaev after picking up a win over former WEC and IFL fighter Wagnney Fabiano.

Bellator 80 Full Results below:

Main Card

Joe Warren def. Owen Evinger by unanimous decision (30-27 on all cards)
Alexander Volkov def. Vinicius Queiroz by KO at 4:59, R2
Rad Martinez def. Wagnney Fabiano by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Brett Cooper def. Darryl Cobb by unanimous decision (30-27 on all cards)

Preliminary Card:

Brandon Girtz def. Mitchel Quinones by unanimous decision (29-28 on all cards)
Cristiano Souza def. Robert Otani by KO at 2:46, R1
Cosmo Alexandre def. Josh Quayhagen by unanimous decision (30-27 on all cards)
Shannon Slack def. Sky Moiseichik by unanimous decision (30-27 on all cards)
Joe Vedepo def. Mike Bernhard by submission at 3:26, R1
Ryan DeRocher def. Taylor Krahl by KO at 20 seconds, R1

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