A pair of Season 8 tournaments concluded at Thursday’s Bellator 95 event, but no win was bigger than featherweight champion Pat Curran’s successful title defense over Shahbulat Shamhalaev.

In a night full of finishes, Curran (19-4 MMA, 9-1 BFC) made quick work of recent tournament winner Shamhalaev (12-2-1 MMA, 3-1 BFC) as they headlined the Spike TV-televised event at Revel Atlantic City in New Jersey.

Check out the highlights above.

Also at the event, Doug Marshall (18-6 MMA, 4-0 BFC) concluded his dominant middleweight-tournament run with a vicious knockout of Brett Cooper (19-8 MMA, 6-3 BFC), and Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (21-5 MMA, 5-0 BFC) won a featherweight-tourney final with a decision victory over Mike Richman (15-3 MMA, 4-2 BFC).

In the night’s opener, Rick Hawn (15-2 MMA, 7-2 BFC) bested UFC vet and fellow judoka Karo Parisyan (22-10 MMA, 0-1 BFC) via second-round knockout.

Check out all the highlights above.

For the latest on Bellator 95, including the full event results, stay tuned to the MMA Events section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #1977 with Dustin Poirier and Ken Shamrock

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

Stream or download Monday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Dustin Poirier and Ken Shamrock.Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC read news >>

Eddie Alvarez interview on Gilbert Melendez: 'He's in for a rude awakening,' a 'bit nervous' for UFC 188 fight

  • 26 days ago
  • 6 views

The former Bellator Lightweight king aims to climb the ladder of the UFC's 155-pound division, after suffering a loss in his Octagon debut. Alvarez meets longtime rival Gilbert Melendez at UFC 188, w read news >>

Former Champ Pat Curran Draws New Bellator 139 Opponent

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

With an unfortunate injury forcing the withdrawal of Goiti Yamauchi, former featherweight champ Pat Curran has a new Bellator 139 opponent. read news >>

Pat Curran gets new opponent for Bellator 139

  • 26 days ago
  • 6 views

An undisclosed injury forced Goiti Yamauchi out of Bellator 139, and Pat Curran has a new opponent on 18 days’ notice. Curran, a former Bellator featherweight champion, is now set to take on Emmanuel read news >>

Goiti Yamauchi forced out of Bellator 139 bout with ex-champ Pat Curran

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

Following Goiti Yamauchi’s withdrawal from Bellator 139, former featherweight champion Pat Curran has a new opponent for the June 26 card.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rumors, News read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (noon ET): Dustin Poirier and Ken Shamrock

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with guests Dustin Poirier and Ken Shamrock.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Bellator 138: Bobby Lashley Predicting Early Knockout Win over James Thompson

  • 26 days ago
  • 5 views

In 2009, Strikeforce heavyweight Bobby Lashley was something of an oddity. An unknown commodity fighting for a promotion that, similarly, was trying to figure out its own identity. One part legitimat read news >>

Sans Bellator Belt, Michael Chandler Believes He’s Still One of the World’s Best

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

Despite losing his Bellator belt and sliding into a skid, Michael Chandler enters Bellator 138 believing he's still one of the best lightweights in the world. read news >>

Vinicius Queiroz predicts he’ll be Bellator heavyweight champion by end of the year

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

Out of Bellator for over a year with an ACL injury, Vinicius Queiroz is finally cleared to get back in action. The Brazilian heavyweight, who stopped Lavar Johnson in 23 seconds at Bellator 102 in 20 read news >>

Former champ Michael Chandler hopes Bellator creates own drug testing program

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Michael Chandler sees big changes on the horizon when the UFC hands over random testing to USADA next month, as do a lot of people in the MMA industry.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>