The Bellator Season 5 Welterweight Tournament resumes this evening with Luis Santos taking on Ben Saunders and Douglas Lima facing Chris Lozano. Bellator 53 takes place from the Buffalo Run Casino Miami, Oklahoma. You can watch a free live stream of the preliminary card beginning at 7:00pm and then catch the main card beginning at 9:00pm ET on MTV2.
Bellator 53 – Preliminary Card Results
- Luiz Nogueira defeats Zak Laird by guillotine submission at 51 seconds of the first round.
- David Rickels defeats Levi Avera by triangle choke submission at 1:06 of the second round.
- Raphael Davis defeats Myron Dennis by knockout at 29 seconds of the second round.
- Giva Santana defeats Darryl Cobb by armbar submission at 2:00 of the first round.
- A.J. Matthews defeats Rudy Bears by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
- Emanuel Brooks defeats Greg Scott by technical knockout at 2:40 of the second round.
Bellator 53 – Main Card Results
- Thiago Santos defeats Josh Burns by rear naked choke submission at 2:23 of the first round.
- Ronnie Mann defeats Kenny Foster by triangle choke submission at 3:51 of the first round.
- Douglas Lima defeats Chris Lozano by knockout at 3:14 of the second round.
- Ben Saunders defeats Luis Santos by key-lock submission at 1:45 of the third round.
Lima and Saunders advance to the finals of the welterweight tournament.