Pat Curran got the main card of Bellator 139 started with a unanimous decision victory over Emmanuel Sanchez. Curran, a two-time Bellator champion, put an end to a two fight skid while improving his record to 21-7. The highlight of the night came from newcomer Hisaki Kato who delivered a stunning Superman-punch knockout of Joe Schilling in their middleweight clash. Kato is now 5-1 with all of his wins coming via KO/TKO. Unfortunately the lightweight battle between David Rickels and John Alessio would be declared a no contest. Rickels was dominating the fight before he connected with an unintentional illegal knee to the side of his grounded opponent’s head. Alessio was unable to continue and the fight was stopped at just 2:24 into the first round. In the main event, heavyweight Cheick Kongo earned a unanimous decision win over former champion Alexander Volkov. Kongo took the fight to the ground where controlled the action with elbows and short strikes from the top.
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