Bellator was back at it again last night, delivering not only the opening round of one of the company’s trademark tournaments but a title-fight featuring as memorable a finish as you’re likely to see for months. Headlined by Joe Warren’s failed defense against surging featherweight star Pat Curran, Bellator 60 got things going early with a first round finish from Marlon Sandro who joined Alexandre Bezerra, Mike Corey, and Daniel Straus in terms of advancing to the semifinal round of the Season 6 145-pound field.
In terms of Warren-Curran, the 24-year old weathered an early storm from the seasoned Olympian but was too powerful and precise to be held off for long, landing a flush knee in the third round and then sealing the deal with some follow-up strikes. The brutal finish left Warren crumpled against the cage, suffering his second straight knockout loss.
Read below for a complete list of Bellator 60 outcomes:
Genair da Silva def. Bobby Reardanz via TKO Round 3 (Strikes)
Alexandre Bezerra def. Kenny Foster via Submission Round 2 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Josh Shockley def. Shamar Bailey via Unanimous Decision
Marlon Sandro def. Roberto Vargas via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Mike Corey def. Ronnie Mann via Unanimous Decision
Daniel Straus def. Jeremy Spoon via Unanimous Decision
Pat Curran def. Joe Warren via TKO Round 3 (Knee/Strikes)
Sean McCorkle def. Richard White via Submission Round 1 (Neck Crank)
Travis Wiuff def. Anthony Gomez via Unanimous Decision
Jake Nauracy def. Cory Galloway via Submission Round 2 (Rear-Naked Choke)
MMATraining Take: Curran is the real deal at 145 and one of the fighters on Bellator’s roster the UFC would no doubt love to have. As far as Warren, without an ability to consistently win against decent competition or avoid absorbing damage I fear his days in MMA are numbered and would be surprised to see him continue fighting beyond 2012.