Marcin Held (15-2) and Dave Jansen (19-2) now find themselves one win away from claiming the title of Bellator’s 81 Season 7 lightweight tournament winner. Held took home a submission win and Jansen advanced with a split decision victory. The two will meet at Bellator 84 on December 14. That show is also rumored to be the final one to air on MTV2 as Bellator moves to Spike TV this January.
Also on the main card saw Marlon Sandro (23-4) keep his dream alive that he will be allowed to enter his third tournament. He lost the previous two in the finals.
Below are results from Bellator 81 which took place from the Ryan Center in Rhode Island.
BELLATOR 81 RESULTS
Main Card (MTV2)
Marcin Held def. Rich Clementi via submission (toe hold) at 3:04 of Round 2 in a lightweight tournament semifinal
Dave Jansen def. Ricardo Tirloni via split decision in a lightweight tournament semifinal
Marlon Sandro def. Dustin Neace via submission (rear naked choke at 2:05 of Round 1
Perry Filkins def. Jonas Billstein via unanimous decision
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
Ruben Rey def. Robbie LeRoux via unanimous decision
Matt Bessette def. Paul Barrow via unanimous decision
Brennan Ward def. Sam McCoy via KO (punches) at 2:49 of Round 1
Mike Mucitelli def. Matt Uhde via submission (armbar) at :26 of Round 1
Dan Cramer def. Joe Lamoureux via TKO (punches) at 3:26 of Round 1
Andrew Calandrelli def. Eric Brown via submission (armbar) at 3:10 of Round 2
Murad Machaev def. Lorawnt-T Nelson via unanimous decision