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Bellator 116: Heavyweight Finals Set Between Volkov-Ivanov

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Blagoy Ivanov and Alexander Volkov earned earned first round finishes to advance to the season 10 Bellator heavyweight finals at Bellator 116 Friday night.

Ivanov submitted Lavar Johnson, while Volkov finished Mighty Mo with a head-kick.

The card also featured the retirement fight of veteran Vladimir Matyushenko, who was submitted in the third round by Joey Beltran.

Adam McDonough earned a second round knockout over Nathan Coy in the semifinals of the welterweight tournament.

Complete results can be found below:

Blagoy Ivanov def. Lavar Johnson via submission (Americana) at 4:08 of Round 1 to advance in Bellator heavyweight tournament

Joey Beltran def. Vladimir Matyushenko via submission (north-south choke) at 3:06 of Round 3

Adam McDonough def. Nathan Coy via KO (strikes) at :30 of Round 2 to advance in Bellator welterweight tournament

Alexander Volkov def. Mighty Mo via KO (head kick) at 2:44 of Round 1 to advance in Bellator heavyweight tournament

Brandon Halsey def. Joe Pacheco via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) to advance in Bellator middleweight tournament

Karo Parisyan def. Ron Kesler via KO (strikes) at 4:05 of Round 2

Rob Emerson def. Joe Taimanglo via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Ricky Rainey def. Andy Murad via TKO (strikes) at 1:11 of Round 1

Phelipe Lins def. Travis Clark via submission (rear-naked choke) at :40 of Round 1

Rodney Wallace def. Carlos Eduardo via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

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