Bellator 62 may have lost its main event at the last second after heavyweight Thiago Santos failed to make the required limit for his bout with Eric Prindle but the card certainly didn’t suffer, as all four lightweight fights were memorable for various reasons and likely kept viewers glued to their sets throughout the two-hour broadcast.
Capping things off was Lloyd Woodard’s surprising submission finish of Patricky Freire who came out swinging, hurting “Cupcake” early and seemingly being en route to a stoppage before the Montana native battled back in the second round to end things with a Kimura. The submission loss was the first in Freire’s career and ended his run at a rematch with champion Michael Chandler.
Also worth mentioning, Rick Hawn and Brent Weedman looked solid in their 155-pound debuts after opening eyes as welterweights in previous tournament action. Hawn picked up a devastating knockout win over Ricardo Tirloni in the opening round of action while Weedman finished JJ Ambrose with a unique Shoulder Choke. Also joining Hawn, Weedman, and Woodard was newcomer Thiago Michel who took home a Split Decision over Rene Nazare.
Semifinal scraps will involve Hawn vs. Woodard and Michel vs. Weedman.
Read below for a full list of Bellator 62 results:
Luis Vega def. Sonny Luque via Submission Round 1 (Arm-Triangle Choke)
Chris Jones def. Steven Peterson via Split Decision
Rad Martinez def. Douglas Frey via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Sean Spencer def. Joseph Daily via Submission Round 2 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Dave Jansen def. Jacob Kirwan via Unanimous Decision
Thiago Michel def. Rene Nazare via Split Decision
Brent Weedman def. JJ Ambrose via Submission Round 2 (Shoulder Choke)
Rick Hawn def. Ricardo Tirloni via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Lloyd Woodard def. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire via Submission Round 2 (Kimura)