Alexander Volkov earned a decision victory over Richard Hale Friday night in the main event of Bellator 84, becoming the new heavyweight champion. The belt was vacated when Cole Konrad announced his retirement earlier this year.
Volkov earned 49-46 scores on all three cards to secure the victory.
The planned co-main event between Marcin Held and Dave Jansen was postponed after the Indiana commission ruled Held could not compete as they do not sanction anyone under 21 to step inside the cage.
Alexander Volkov def. Richard Hale via unanimous decision to become Bellator heavyweight champion
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