Bellator 56 results and fight videos
We were really pulling for Neil Grove. It’s a tough loss for him, yet I expect to see him back soon. Ben Askren defended his belt against tournament winner Jay Hieron and Erick Prindle delivered a brutal KO (see video below), and all of this was on MTV2. If like me, you watched Bellator and UFC 137…it was a great night of MMA.
- Welterweight Championship bout: Ben Askren (c) vs. Jay Hieron
Askren defeated Hieron via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47).
- Heavyweight Semifinal bout: Thiago Santos vs. Neil Grove
Santos defeated Grove via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:38 of Round 1.
- Heavyweight Semifinal bout: Eric Prindle vs. Ron Sparks
Prindle defeated Sparks via KO (Punch) at 0:40 of Round 1.
Local Feature Fight (Spike.com)
- Welterweight bout: Rudy Bears vs. Marcio Navarro
Navarro defeated Bears via split decision.
- Featherweight bout: Adam Schindler vs. Jeremy Spoon
Spoon defeated Schindler via unanimous decision. This bout aired on MTV2 following the Prindle/Sparks match.
- Light Heavyweight bout: Kelvin Tiller vs. Dan Spohn
Tiller defeated Spohn via split decision.
- Lightweight bout: Willian De Souza vs. Emanuel Brooks
Brooks defeated De Souza via unanimous decision.
- Featherweight bout: Jeimeson Saudino vs. Jacob Akin
Akin defeated Saudino via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:26 of round 1.
- Bantamweight bout: Aaron Ely vs. Owen Evinger
Ely defeated Evinger via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:45 of round 1.
- Heavyweight bout: Daniel Gallemore vs. Derrick Ruffin
Gallemore defeated Ruffin via TKO (retirement) at the end of round 2.
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