Bellator 56 Results – Askren retains title with split decision over Hieron

bellator 56 posterBellator 56 features a welterweight title fight and the semifinals of the Season 5 heavyweight tournament. The preliminary card kicks off at 7:00pm with the main card beginning at 9:00.

Bellator 56 – Preliminary Card Results

  • Daniel Gallemore defeats Derrick Ruffin
  • Aaron Ely def. Owen Evingerby rear-naked-choke submission at 3:45 of the first round.
  • Jacob Aken defeats Jeimeson Saudino by rear-naked-choke submission in the first round.
  • Emanuel Brooks defeats Willian De Souza by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26).
  • Kelvin Tiller defeats Dan Spohn by split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
  • Marcio Navarro defeats Rudy Bears by split deision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).

Bellator 56 – Main Card Results

  • Eric Prindle defeats Ron Sparks by knockout at just 40 seconds of the first round.
  • Jeremy Spoon defeats Adam Schindler by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Thiago Santos defeats Neil Grove by rear-naked-choke submission at 38 seconds of the first round.
  • Ben Askren defeats Jay Hieron by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47). Askren remains undefeated while making the first defense of his welterweight title.

Prindle and Santos advance to the Bellator Season 5 heavyweight tournament finals.