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Baddest Man on the Planet, Warren, crowned Bellator interim bantamweight champion

Baddest Man on the Planet, Warren, crowned Bellator interim bantamweight champion

Self-proclaimed ‘Baddest Man on the Planet,’ Joe Warren overcame an eye injury dealt by the hand of opponent, Rafael Silva, to win the final three rounds of the five-round Bellator bantamweight interim championship bout, May 2, at the Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

Silva replaced champion Eduardo Dantas who sustained an injury and had to be pulled from the fight.   Silva won the first two rounds of the contest but Warren used his conditioning and wrestling prowess to take home the gold.  Depending how long Dantas is out, Warren’s next bout might be against the champion in a unification bout.

Full Bellator 118 Fight Card Results Below:

Main Card (Live on Spike TV)

Bellator Interim Bantamweight Championship
-Joe Warren defeated Rafael Silva by Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
-Andrey Koreshkov defeated Justin Baesman by Knockout (Flying Knee, Round 1, 1:41)

-Marcos Galvao defeated Thomas Vasquez by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Bellator Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament Opening Round
-Liam McGeary defeated Mike Mucitelli by Knockout (Punch, Round 1, 0:22)

Preliminary Bouts (Live Spike.com)

-Dante Rivera defeated Gemiyale Adkins by Majority Decision (29-29, 30-27, 30-27)

-Jesus Martinez defeated Ryan Contaldi by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

-Tim Woods defeated Eugene Fadiora by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

-Darrion Caldwell defeated Joe Pingitore by Submission (RNC, Round 1, 1:32)

-Lester Caslow defeated Jay Haas by Submission (Guillotine Choke, Round 1, 1:29)

-Sidney Outlaw defeated Mike Bannon by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

-Kevin Roddy defeated Amran Aliyev by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

 

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