While the UFC remained absent from television or pay-per-view – outside, of course, of The Ultimate Fighter: Live – Bellator did its best to take over the spotlight, holding Bellator 62 on Friday night. After the original main event between Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos was cancelled for a second time, lightweights Lloyd Woodard and Patricky “Pitbull” Freire were thrust into the position.
Woodard and Freire was part of the opening round of the season six lightweight tournament. The field also included wins by Rick Hawn, Brent Weedman and Thiago Michel.
However, it was Woodard that made the biggest statement, as the 3-to-1 underdog submitted “Pitbull” with a wicked kimura. Woodard improved to 12-1 in his career, with the lone loss coming at the hands of current Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler.
Check out the video below to view the Woodard-Freire fight, and click here for complete results from the show.