Bellator 90 Results: ‘King Mo’ Knocked Out, Shamhalaev Finishes Martinez

In one of the biggest upsets in Bellator MMA history Thursday night, Emanuel Newton stopped tournament favorite Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in the co-main event of Bellator 90.

Newton advanced to the finals of the light heavyweight tournament after connecting with a spinning back fist midway through the opening round. The finish landed him a spot on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays of the Day.

In the main event, Shahbulat Shamhalaev defeated Rad Martinez in the much-delayed season seven featherweight finale. He secured a future title shot and $100,000.

Complete results can be found below:


Shahbulat Shamhalaev def. Rad Martinez via KO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:12 – Season 7 featherweight tournament finals

Emanuel Newton def. Muhammed Lawal via KO (spinning back fist) – Round 1, 2:35 – light heavyweight tournament semifinals

Douglas Lima def. Bryan Baker via KO (punch) – Round 1, 2:34 – welterweight tournament semifinals

Mikhail Zayats def. Jacob Noe via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:38 – light heavyweight tournament semifinals


Ben Saunders def. Raul Amaya via KO (head kick) – Round 1, 2:56 – welterweight tournament semifinals

Travis Marx def. Chase Beebe via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jesse Juarez def. Jordan Smith via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Sean Powers def. Dave Allred via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 2:10

Lionel Lanham def. Joe Rodriguez via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:49

  • Ed Method

    yeah bellator is cool and very very hard, fighters who come from other big organizations better think twice before joining the tournament. And the russians great fighters nice move from Bjorn…

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