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.

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