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Pat Curran made a successful defense of his Bellator featherweight title Thursday night, locking in a guillotine choke on Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the first round of Bellator 95.

Curran, who staked his claim to one of the top positions in Bellator regardless of division, earned the tap at 2:38.

Complete results can be found below:


Pat Curran def. Shahbulat Shamhalaev via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:38

Magomedrasul Khasbulaev def. Mike Richman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Doug Marshall def. Brett Cooper via KO (punch) – Round 1, 3:39

Rick Hawn def. Karo Parisyan via KO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:55


Lyman Good def. Dante Rivera via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Sam Oropeza def. Shedrick Goodridge via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:22

Tom DeBlass def. Carlos Brooks via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00

Phillipe Nover def. Darrell Horcher via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Jimmie Rivera def. Brian Kelleher via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Will Martinez def. Michael Hess via KO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:15

Kevin Roddy def. Brylan Van Artsdalen via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 1:04

Liam McGeary def. Anton Talamantes via TKO (elbow, strikes) – Round 1, 1:18

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