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Saturday, Dec 21, 2019

Bellator “Salute the Troops”: Josh Barnett Withdraws Due to Illness, Toby Misech KO’s Erik Perez

Toby Misech celebrating his win (photo via Bellator)

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

Preliminary Card:

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)

posted by FCF Staff @ 9:21 am
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