Bellator 88 Results
Spike TV played host to Thursday night’s two-hour broadcast of Bellator 88 at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga.
The event was headlined by a middleweight title match between tournament winners Alexander Shlemenko and Maiquel Falcao. The results are below.
- Alex Bezerre cut Genair Da Silva’s night short via a first round submission at 1:40.
- Mike Richman took out Mitch Jackson in the second round (4:57), with a violent head kick followed by punches.
- Marlon Sandro earned a hard-fought majority decision (28–28, 29–27, 29–27) victory over Akop Stepanyan.
- The main event saw Alex Shlemenko send Bellator fans in a frenzy as he TKO’d Maiquel Falcao at 2:18 in the second round to become Bellator MMA’s new Middleweight World Champion.
- George Hickman surprised Stephen Upchurch with a highlight-reel submission in the opening bout at 2:19 in the first round.
- Clay Harvison punished Ururahy Rodrigues with a bone crushing knee strike TKO at 3:34 in the third round.
- Ronnie Rogers took Shane Crenshaw to the limit and wedged out a unanimous decision. (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
- Joe Elmore stunned Jerrid Burke at 4:11 in the second with a knockout punch.
- Mago Khasbulaev made an impressive début with the submission of Fabricio Guerrerro at 1:15 in the second.