Eddie Alvarez. Photo courtesy of Bellator Fighting Championships.
Philadelphia native Eddie Alvarez and American Top Team product Hector Lombard were both awarded title belts from the upstart Bellator Fighting Championships promotion following clinching wins in their respective tournament finals on Friday night.
Those in attendance at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida saw Alvarez score a second-round submission of Toby Imada in the Bellator welterweight final while Lombard bloodied and battered previously unbeaten prospect Jared Hess until the ringside doctor halted their middleweight title bout in the fourth round.
Other notable fights saw Jorge Masvidal submit Eric Reynolds with a rear-naked choke in the third round of their bout and Rosi Sexton defeat Valerie Coolbaugh via submission as well.
Complete results from the event:
Eddie Alvarez def. Toby Imada - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), R2
Hector Lombard def. Jared Hess - TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage), R4
Jorge Masvidal def. Eric Reynolds - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), R3
Rosi Sexton def. Valerie Coolbaugh - Submission (Armbar), R2
Fabio Mello def. Sami Aziz - Submission (Armbar), R3
Luis Palomino def. Troy Gerhart - Unanimous Decision
Sergio Moraes def. Josh Martin - Submission (Triangle Choke), R1
Stephanie Guimaraes def. Yvonne Reis - KO (Knee), R1
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