Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler didn’t defend his title Friday night, but he still make an impact. Chandler defeated former UFC fighter Akihiro Gono via first round TKO in the main event of Bellator 67.
Chandler earned the Bellator title from Eddie Alvarez last year. While he has yet to defend the title, he showed that his win over Alvarez was not a fluke. Chandler is now 12-0 in his career, while Gono falls to 32-18.
Bryan Baker topped Ben Saunders by decision, while Damian Grabowski also earned a decision victory on the card. Ryan Ford, Cosmo Alexandre, William Romero, David Harris, Dom O’Grady and Nordine Taleb all claimed wins, as well.
BELLATOR 67 RESULTS
Michael Chandler defeats Akihiro Gono via TKO in round one
Bryan Baker defeats Ben Saunders via unanimous decision
Damian Grabowski defeats Dave Huckaba via unanimous decision
Ryan Ford defeats Luis Santos via TKO in round two
Cosmo Alexandre defeats Lorawnt-T Nelson via unanimous decision
William Romero defeats Matt Veal via TKO in round two
David Harris defeats Nick Kirk via unanimous decision
Dom O’Grady defeats Nathan Gunn via submission in round two
Nordine Taleb defeats Matt MacGrath via TKO in round two