The Bellator season seven lightweight tournament kicked off Friday night at Bellator 77.

Rich Clementi, Dave Jansen, Marcin Held and Ricardo Tirloni all advanced to the semifinals with wins.

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Main Card

Rich Clementi def. Alexander Sarnavskiy via split decision in lightweight tournament quarterfinal

Dave Jansen def. Magomed Saadulaev via submission (guillotine) at :41 of Round 3 in lightweight tournament quarterfinal

Marcin Held def. Murad Machaev via unanimous decision in lightweight tournament quarterfinal

Ricardo Tirloni def. Rene Nazare via submission (D’Arce choke) at 1:14 of Round 2 in lightweight tournament quarterfinal

Preliminary Card

Lew Polley def. Carmelo Marrero via unanimous decision

Darrel Horcher def. E.J. Brooks via KO at :21 of Round 1

Cosmo Alexandre def. Mike Bannon via TKO at 5:00 of Round 2

Duane Bastress def. Ariel Sepulveda via split decision

Brett Martinez def. Eric Albright via submission (guillotine) at 3:28 of Round 2