Bellator 79: Richard Hale and Shahbulat Shamhalaev Advance to Respective Tourney FInals
By FCF Staff
Richard Hale and Shahbulat Shamhalaev advanced to their respective Bellator tourney finals tonight in Rama, Ontario, by scoring stoppage wins.
Hale entrenched a spot in the heavyweight tournament final by earning a TKO win over Thiago Santos, while Shamhaelaev knocked out featherweight Mike Richman in their semifinal bout.
Here are the results from tonight’s Bellator 79 card.
Richard Hale def. Thiago Santos via TKO (punches) R1, 3:31
Shahbulat Shamhalaev def. Mike Richman via KO (punches) R1, 1:45
Douglas Lima def. Jacob Ortiz via TKO (head kick, punches) R3, 4:50
Ryan Ford def. Kyle Baker via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Christ Franck def. Marcus “Lelo” Aurelio via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Vitaly Minakov def. Vladimir Starcencov via TKO (punches) R2, 0:27
Magomedrasul Khasbulaev def. Josh Pulsifer via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 3:30
Guillaume DeLorenzi def. Jonny Carson via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 4:49
Josh Appelt def. Ed Carpenter via TKO R1, 3:20