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Bellator 87 Results: Four Fighters Advance In Lightweight Tournament

David Rickels, Will Brooks, Saad Awad and Alexander Sarnavskiy all earned spots in the semifinals of the season eight Bellator lightweight tournament Thursday night at Bellator 87.

Rickels scored a hard-fought decision victory over Lloyd Woodard in the main event.

The card lost original main event competitor, Patricky Freire, on Wednesday due to a knee injury. Awad stepped in and stopped Guillaume DeLorenzi in the first round to move on.



David Rickels def. Lloyd Woodard via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Will Brooks def. Ricardo Tirloni via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Saad Awad def. Guillaume DeLorenzi via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:31

Alexander Sarnavskiy def. Thiago Michel via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:43


Jason Fischer def. Sevak Magakian via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:37

Karl Etherington def. Jason Fish via submission (verbal from strikes) – Round 1, 3:45

Amir Khillah def. John Schulz via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:34

James Reese def. David Shepherd via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Sam Quito def. Ben Lagman via submission (kneebar) – Round 2, 3:54

Tony Zelinski def. Nick Kirk via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

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