Bellator MMA crowned a pair of tournament winners on Thursday night and set up two more title fights for later this year.

Emanuel Newton (21-7-1 MMA, 4-1 BFC) picked up a unanimous decision win over Mikhail Zayats (21-7 MMA, 2-1 BFC) to win the Season 8 light heavyweight tournament, and in doing so, he also earned a rematch with light heavyweight champion Attila Vegh, who beat him this past July in a tournament semifinal fight.

In the co-main event, David Rickels (14-1 MMA, 8-1 BFC) took the lightweight tournament title after a TKO win over Saad Awad (14-5 MMA, 2-1 BFC) that came right at the bell in the second round. Rickels moves on to a title fight against champ Michael Chandler.

Also on the main card, Luis Melo (29-11-3 MMA, 1-0 BFC) submitted Trey Houston (10-2 MMA, 1-2 BFC) to book a spot in the next welterweight tournament, and Rodrigo Lima (11-1 MMA, 1-1 BFC) had little trouble with Ronnie Mann (21-6-1 MMA, 3-3 BFC), sweeping the judges’ scorecards to earn a bantamweight tournament spot.

Bellator 94 took place at USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. The evening’s main card aired on Spike TV following prelims on

Check out video highlights of the fights above.

For additional coverage of Bellator 94, stay tuned to the MMA Events section of the site.

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