CANTON, Ohio (September 24, 2011) -- For the first time in his Bellator career, Joe Warren not only lost a fight but was finished as former Cuban Olympian Alexis Vila put an exclamation mark on the evening with a 64-second knockout victory over the self-proclaimed "Baddest Man on the Planet" in the main event at Bellator 51 LIVE from the Canton Civic Center on MTV2 and in commercial free HD on EPIX.
"Just spectacular performances by our 135ers," said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. "These four semi-finalists are some of the best in the world. Vila and Dantas' knockouts are two of the greatest knockouts I've seen all year. This division is stacked and I cannot wait for October 22nd in Arizona. These semi's will be magic."
Vila had his raised high inside the Canton Civic Center after putting Warren to sleep with a fierce left hook after he rocked the featherweight champion with a powerful right hand on the previous exchange. The win sent a statement to the remaining competito
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