Bellator 135 results: Knee bar submission brings new champ
Bellator 135: ‘Warren vs Galvao’ took place at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla;, March 27 and aired on Spike TV.
In the main event the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ and now former Bellator bantamweight champion, Joe Warren defended against Marcos Galvao in a rematch from four years ago when Warren outpointed Galvao on the judges’ scorecards in April 2011.
Warren (12-3) was on a five fight win streak. He took the title from Eduardo Dantas in his last fight in October 2014. This was Warren’s first title defense.
Galvao (16-6) returned to action for the first time in almost a year. His last fight, a win, in May 2014 at Bellator 118.
HOWEVER, Galvao would now become the Bellator bantamweight champion after extracting revenge and submitting the champion via knee bar.
Official Bellator 135 results below:
Main Card (9 p.m. ET)
Bellator Bantamweight Title Fight: Marcos Galvao defeated Joe Warren via Verbal Submission (Knee Bar) – Round 2, 0:45
L.C. Davis defeated Hideo Tokoro via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Francis Carmont defeated Guilherme Viana via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ryan Couture defeated Dakota Cochrane via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:44
Preliminary Card (6:30 p.m. ET)
Sean Holden defeated Tim Roman via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Neal Ewing defeated Logan Nail via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Emmanuel Sanchez defeated Alejandro Villalobos via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Stephen Banaszak defeated Brad Mitchell via Submission (Omoplata) – Round 2, 2:51
Klayton Mai defeated Xavier Siller via Submission (Neck Crank) – Round 1, 3:55
Pacurariu defeated J.P. Cole via Submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:59
Rashad Coulter vs. Jeremiah O’Neal