A fight card that needs no judges is music to the ears of both the fighters and the fans. At tonight Bellator 36 from the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, La the judges could have taken the night off because none of the seven fights went the distance.
An exciting start to the Bellator lightweight tournament saw two first round submissions and two (T)KO victories on the main card. The nights undercard was more of the same as none of the fights made it out of the second round.
The night saw a few upsets, but none were bigger than lightweight tournament favorite and former WEC champion Rob McCullough getting knocked out by Patricky Freire. After getting rocked in the first round McCullough was on the defensive for the remainder of the round, fending off the submissions of Freire. McCullough seemed to turn things around in round two but in the third round Freire dropped the tournament favorite with a right hand and the fight was over.
The second event of season 4 on MTV2 was exciting, entertaining and full of action, here is how the rest of the night’s action played out.
Lightweight Quarterfinal Tournament
Rob McCullough (19-6) vs. Patricky Freire (7-1) – Patricky Freire by 3rd round KO
Toby Imada (28-15) vs. Josh Shockley* (6-0) – Toby Imada by 1st round submission (armbar)
Carey Vanier (10-3) vs. Lloyd Woodard (10-0) – Lloyd Woodard by 2nd round TKO
Michael Chandler (5-0) vs. Marcin Held (10-1) - Michael Chandler by 1st round submission (arm triangle)
Local Feature Fights
170 lbs.: Chad Leonhardt (7-2) vs. Kelly Leo (3-1) - Chad Leonhardt by 2nd round TKO (corner stoppage)
150 lbs.: Matt Hunt (1-0) vs. Kevin Aguilar (0-0) – Kevin Aguilar by 1st round TKO
155 lbs.: Javon Duhon (0-1) vs. Booker Arthur (0-0) – Booker Arthur by 2nd round submission (Strikes)