Bellator 58: Michael Chandler Ends Title Reign of Eddie Alvarez
Undefeated lightweight prospect Michael Chandler became the first man to defeat Eddie Alvarez since 2008 last night in Hollywood, Florida, to secure Bellator’s 155lb. championship. The experienced wrestler tapped out Alvarez with a fourth round, rear-naked-choke, to end the former champ’s seven fight win streak.
Bellator 58 also saw Hector Lombard in action, and the promotion’s middleweight champ stopped UFC vet Trevor Prangley in the second round of their non-title fight.
Here are the results for Bellator 58.
Michael Chandler def. champ Eddie Alvarez via submission (rear-naked choke) – R4, 3:06
Hector Lombard def. Trevor Prangley by TKO (punches) – R2, 1:06
Jessica Aguilar def. Lisa Ellis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Marlon Sandro def. Rafael Dias via submission (arm-triangle choke) – R1, 3:56
Brett Cooper def. Jared Hess by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Valdir Araujo def. Ailton Barbosa by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Cosmo Alexander def. Avery McPhatter via TKO (knees) – R1, 0:20
Herbert “Whisper” Goodman def. Jonas Billstein via DQ (illegal soccer kick) – R2, 3:21
Fabio Mello def. Farkhad Sharipov by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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