Bellator 83: Illness Pulls Shamhalaev Out of Featherweight Finale, Eye Chokes Out Gurgel
By FCF Staff
Bellator’s latest featherweight tournament finale did not take place tonight in Atlantic City as scheduled, as Shabulat Shamhalaev was pulled from the fight due a reported case of food poisoning.
The fight between Shamhalaev anad Rad Martinez has been moved to next Friday’s Bellator 84 card instead, which will take place in Hammond, Indiana.
In fights that did go off as scheduled, Jessica Eye choked out Bellator’s 115 pound women’s champion Zoila Gurgel with a standing arm-triangle-choke, and Anthony Leone worked his way to a split decision over former bantamweight champ Zach Makovsky.
Here are the results from Bellator 83.
Anthony Leone def. Zach Makovsky via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Jessica Eye def. Zoila Gurgel via technical submission (arm-triangle-choke), R1 (0:58)
Darrell Horcher def. Chris Liguori via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Mike Wessel def. Alexei Kudin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jimmie Rivera def. Jesse Brock via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Terrell Hobbs def. Brylan Van Artsdalen via submission (rear-naked-choke), R1 3:07
Tuan Phan def. Matthew Lozano via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Claudio Ledesma def. Bo Harris via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)