- 13-4 MMA / 1-1 Bellator Record
- 5 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Guillaume DeLorenzi
- 9-0 MMA / 1-0 Bellator Record
- 9 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Drew Dober, Satoru Kitaoka, Ricardo Tirloni
- 19-5 MMA / 3-0 Bellator Record
- 7 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Josh Pulsifer, Fabricio Guerreiro
- 24-4 MMA / 7-2 Bellator Record
- 2 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Nick Denis, Masanori Kanehara, Alexandre Bezerra
February 28th, 2013
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Santa Ana Star Center
Saad Awad made the most out of his big opportunity, filling in for injured Patricky Freire on short notice in this year’s Bellator lightweight tournament. He needed just 31-seconds to knock out Guillaume DeLorenzi in the first round. The win was his fifth in a row, all five coming by way of stoppages.
Will Brooks showed once again why he’s considered one of the top prospects in the lightweight division with a dominant unanimous decision victory over Ricardo Tirloni at Bellator 87. Brooks remains undefeated in his mixed martial arts career, a perfect 9-0, which includes notable wins over Drew Dober and Satoru Kitaoka.
Magomedrasul Khasbulaev added to the Russian fighters success inside the Bellator cage with a second round submission victory over Fabricio Guerreiro in the quarterfinals. He’s now won seven consecutive fights, including a 3-0 record in Bellator.
Marlon Sandro should consider himself lucky to be alive in this tournament, following a controversial majority decision over Akop Stepanyan in the opening round. Nevertheless, he’s now won back-to-back fights, previously submitting UFC veteran, Dustin Neace in the first round at Bellator 81.