Bellator “Salute the Troops”: Josh Barnett Withdraws Due to Illness, Toby Misech KO’s Erik Perez
By FCF Staff
Bellator’s “Salute the Troops” card took place in Honolulu, Hawaii, but the card lost it’s scheduled main event.
Former UFC heavyweight champ Josh Barnett was scheduled to fight Ronny Markes, but Barnett was forced out of the bout due to severe illness.
In the new headliner, Toby Misech quickly finished Erik Perez.
Bellator and the USO Present: Salute the Troops Main Card:
Josh Barnett (35-8) vs. Ronny Markes (19-7) was cancelled by the Hawaii State Boxing Commission deeming Barnett unable to compete tonight due to severe illness
Toby Misech (12-7) defeated Erik Perez (19-7) via KO (punches) at 0:54 of round one
Alejandra Lara (9-3) defeated Veta Artega (5-3) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Tywan Claxton (6-1) defeated Braydon Akeo (3-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Joey Davis (7-0) defeated Chris Cisneros (19-11) via TKO (punches) at 3:55 of round one
Hunter Ewald (1-0) defeated Brysen Bolohao (0-2) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:42 of round one
Joseph Creer (7-1-1) defeated Ty Gwerder (4-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-26)
Cass Bell (5-0) defeated Pierre Daguzan (5-4, 1 NC) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)