Bellator 87 takes place this evening at Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino in Mount Pleasant, Mich. and features the quarterfinals of Bellator’s Season 8 lightweight tournament.
Bellator 87 will broadcast LIVE on Spike TV 10 p.m. ET, with preliminary card action streaming live on Spike.com 7 p.m. ET. ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) will provide LIVE results of all the action and play-by-play commentary for the televised main card.
Bellator 87 quick results:
- Lightweight Quarterfinal: David Rickels def. Lloyd Woodard by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
- Lightweight Quarterfinal: Will Brooks def. Ricardo Tirloni by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
- Lightweight Quarterfinal: Saad Awad def. Guillaum DeLorenzi by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (:31)
- Lightweight Quarterfinal: Tiger Sarnavskiy def. Thiago Michel by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (3:43)
- Lightweight: Jason Fischer def. Sevak Magakian by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (3:37)
- Heavyweight: Karl Etherington def. Jason Fish by submission (verbal due to strikes) Rd 1 (3:45)
- Catchweight (165): Amir Killah def. John Schultz by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (4:34)
- Lightweight: J.P. Reese def. David Shepherd by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x 2)
- Welterweight: Sam Quito def. Ben Lagman by submission (kneebaar) Rd 1 (3:54)
- Catchweight (140): Tony Zelinski def. Nick Kirk by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Bellator 87 play-by-play:
Thiago Michel vs. Tiger Sarnavskiy
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Trade jabs. Body kick from Tiger, body, head punch. Overhand right drops Michel. He gets up. Right from Tiger. Body jab. Tiger let him up and Michel seems okay. Overhand right from Tiger. He catches a kick, lands a counter punch. Body kick. Jab. One two from Tiger. Tiger looks for the double, lets go and lands an overhand left. Overhand right, body kick. Michel with a front kick. Right from Tiger. Body kick. Overhand right. 2:00 to go. Jumping knee from Tiger to the body. Jab from Tiger. Body kick Michel. Push kick from Tiger. He catches a kick from Michel and fires back with punches. Inside leg kick from Tiger. Tiger catches a front kick, dumps Michel. Lets him up, clinch, trip takedown from Michel and he locks on a guillotine at the bell. Time up. PMN sees it 10-9 for Tiger.
Round 2 – Front kick Michel. Right hand, body kick from Michel. Tiger shoots, gets the double leg takedown. Michel gets to his knees, then his feet. Tiger grabs a single, lets it go. Goes for a double leg and puts Michel on his butt. Michel fighting to get up, gets to his knees. Tiger goes for his back, has both hooks in now and looking for the choke. 1:30 to go. Tiget gets the choke locked in and Michel taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Tiger Sarnavskiy def. Thiago Michel by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 3:43
NOTE: Be sure to check out our exclusive pre-fight video interview with Tiger Sarnavskiy!
Saad Awad vs. Guillaum DeLorenzi
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Leg kick from DeLorenzi, Awad gives one back on the outside, then inside. They swing big in the pocket, Awad connects with a huge right and DeLorenzi is stunned, Awad follows up with a couple lefts and DeLorenzi crumples to the canvas. The ref steps in to save him and this fight is over.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Saad Awad def. Guillaum DeLorenzi by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (:31)
Ricardo Tirloni vs. Will Brooks
Round 1 – Right hand from Brooks. Leg kick inside. Inside again. Again. Body kick.Another inside leg kick. Tirloni shoots. Brooks hops around the cage on one leg before getting put down. Brooks gets to a knee and his feet, takes a knee to the body, then puts Tirloni on his back. Brooks inside ful guard, he postures up, lands some solid punches. Tirloni locks on a triangle. Brooks breaks free, lands a few punches from inside guard. PMN has it 10-9 Brooks.
Round 2 – Jab from Brooks, inside leg kick. Body kick. He shoots, carries him across the cage and puts him down. Works from inside guard, postures up with big punches. Dives in with a punch. Lets Tirloni up and they exchange shots. Brooks shoots and Tirloni locks him up in a guillotine as it hits the ground. Brooks tries to pass guard, Tirloni goes for a leg, Brooks stands up and Tirloni follows. Leg kick from Brooks. Body kick. Left to the body and head from Tirloni. Brooks shoots, stuffed, and Tirloni gives him a knee to the groin. Time is called. Body kick Brooks. 30 seconds to go. Inside leg kick from Brooks. Snappy jab. Tirloni drags him down but Brooks pops up before the bell. PMN has it 10-9 Brooks.
Round 3 – Inside leg kick Brooks. Jab. Front kick Tirloni, clinch, knee, body jab. Nice one two from Brooks, nice footwork too. He gets the takedown, lands in half guard. Butterfly guard from Tirloni. Brooks working from half guard with 2 minutes to go. Brooks postures up , Tirloni gets up, lands a big body shot. Brooks shoots, dropping levels, stuffed. Thai clinch and knees from Tirloni, one two punch. They square up. Jab from Tirloni. Brooks shoots and puts him down. Inside guard and Tirloni throws up a triangle with 30 seconds left. Brooks escapes danger and finishes the round inside guard. PMN has it 10-9 and 30-27 Brooks.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Will Brooks def. Ricardo Tirloni by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
David Rickels vs. Lloyd Woodard
Round 1 – Wow. They got some pretty horrible promos leading into this. Rickels dressed up as a caveman and Woodard saying a bunch of goofy stuff. Leg kick Woodard. Body kick, slips, up and they clinch. Woodard gets a body lock from behind, one hook in. Knee to the back of the thigh of Rickels. Belly to back suplex from Woodard. Takes Rickels back, both hooks in now at the 3:30 mark. Rickels escapes and gets full guard. Woodard postures up with punches. Rickels throws up for a triangle. Woodard picks him up for a big slam, still caught in the triangle but gets free. Rickels with butterfly guard. Now closed guard, throws up an armbar. Woodard gets out, scramble. Rickels goes for a heel hook, Woodard gets free. Woodard goes for his own footlock. Rickels gets out, lands some punches, Woodard’s nose bleeding now. Woodard goes for another foot lock. Rickels gets out, drags Woodard by his feet, dives in with a punch. PMN has it 10-9 Woodard.
Round 2 – Leg kick Rickels, lands some punches. Woodard looking tired here. Swings misses, eats a left counter from Rickels. Body kick from Rickels, lands a one two. Left counter. Leg kick. Rickels shoots, stuffed. Clinch, Rickels backs out. Rickels being aggressive with punches, lands a body combo. Body jab from Woodard. He lands a left to the chin catching Rickels coming in with a kick and knocks him down. Rickels throws up an armbar. Woodard escapes. Rickels gets to his feet, clinched, knee from Rickels. Knee from Woodard, not much on it. Rickels with a big right, then a body shot and a knee. Woodard puts him down. 30 seconds to go. Woodard postures up, eats an upkick, now inside full guard.. PMN has it 10-9 Woodard.
Round 3 – Leg kick Rickels. Head kick. Beautiful left to the body and head. Leg kick Woodard. Body shot Woodard. Nice one two from Rickels stuns Woodard. Body kick from Rickels. Another one two from Rickels. Big leg kick buckles the leg of Woodard. Right left from Rickels, leg kick. Leg kick inside. It’s all Rickels so far this round. Rickels lands a big right. Leg kick Woodard. Two big lefts from Rickels. Woodard counter fighting at this point and Rickels lands a big punch combo. 1:00 to go. Rickels shoots, stuffed. Woodard with a body kick. Rickels unloads with punches, landing a big uppercut. Woodard shoots for a single. Rickels jumps into a guillotine but Woodard pulls out. Rickels looks for a triangle. PMN has it 10-9 and 29-28 Rickels.
OFFICIAL RESULT: David Rickels def. Lloyd Woodard by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Rickels will face Tiger Sarnavskiy in the semifinals. Will Brooks will face Saad Awad.