KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wrestling superstar Ben Askren pocketed $100,000 for defeating Dan Hornbuckle via unanimous decision in Bellator’s season two welterweight tournament finals Thursday night at the Kansas City Power & Light District. Askren controlled each round by repeatedly taking Hornbuckle to the ground, controlling him, and using ground and pound. Hornbuckle threatened a few times with submissions but Askren always seemed one step ahead.
Also fighting at Bellator 22, Jose Vega knocked out Jarrod Card in the first round and Cole Konrad won a unanimous decision over John Orr.
Bellator 22 results:
- Ben Askren def. Dan Hornbuckle by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Lisa Ward def. Stephanie Frausto by technical submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (2:01)
- Jose Vega def. Jarrod Card by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (0:39)
- Raphael Davis def. Demetriius Richards by submission (strikes) Rd 1 (2:51)
LOCAL FEATURE FIGHTS:
- Leonardo Pecanha vs. Tyler Stinson
- Rudy Bears def. Brian Green by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (3:29)
- Cole Konrad def. John Orr by unanimous decision Rd 3 (5:00)
- Jared Downing def. Chad Vandenberg by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (1:35)