TUNICA, Miss. — Bellator 38 featured the light heavyweight tournament quarterfinals tonight from Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Tunica, Miss.
Also, Bulgarian Sambo champion Blagoi Ivanov won in his Bellator and U.S. debut with a quick first round TKO of Will Penn in a heavyweight preliminary card bout.
MAIN CARD (Light Heavyweight Tournament Bouts)
- (205) Tim Carpenter def. Daniel Gracie by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
- (205) D.J. Linderman def. Raphael Davis by TKO (punches) Rd 3 (3:40)
- (205) Richard Hale def. Nik Fekete by submission (inverted triangle) Rd 1 (1:55)
- (205) Christian M’Pumbu def. Chris Davis by TKO (strikes) Rd 3 (3:34)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Non Tournament Bouts)
- (265) Blagoi Ivanov def. Will Penn by TKO Rd 1 (2:58)
- (155) Austin Lyons def. Jimmy Van Horn by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (2:10)
- (150) Jake Underwood def. Tim Galluzzi by submission (triangle choke) Rd 1 (1:04)
- (205) Cody Donovan def. Brian Albin by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- (185) Amaechi Oselukwue def. Abe Wilson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)