It was an explosive night of fights, that nearly added another fight after the bell, Friday night in Cleveland, Ohio. In the main event, former Bellator champion blasted Shinya Aoki to the point his corner threw in the towel to no avail. In the second middleweight semifinal, Andreas Spang pulled off a stunning comeback on Brian Rogers. The stunning comeback was marred by Spang flicking off the Ohio crowd and then nearly starting a brawl with fellow tournament finalist Maiquel Falcao.
In other action, Rick Hawn and Brent Weedman both proved victorious in their lightweight semifinals and are now set for the finals.
Main Card Results
- Eddie Alvarez def. Shinya Aoki via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:14
- Middleweight semifinal: Andreas Spang def. Brian Rogers via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 3:34
- Middleweight semifinal: Maiquel Falcao def. Vyacheslav Vasilevsky via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-29)
- Lightweight semifinal: Rick Hawn def. Lloyd Woodard via KO (punch) – Round 2, 0:10
- Lightweight semifinal: Brent Weedman def. Thiago Michel via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Preliminary Card Results
- Jessica Eye def. Anita Rodriguez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- John Hawk def. Marcus Vanttinen via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Attila Vegh def. Dan Spohn via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
- Frank Carabello def. Donny Walker via knockout (flying knee) – Round 4, 2:25
- Julian Lane def. Joe Heiland via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:49