Bellator 91 was an entertaining fight card, with only two bouts at the event requiring the services of the judges.
Here are the results of the Bellator 91 fight card held on Feb. 28, at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M:
Attila Vegh def. Christian M’Pumbu
Vegh dominated their encounter from start to finish, getting the better of the striking exchanges and controlling the action on the ground. Attila dropped M’Pumbu several times during their five-rounder, and he never really gave Christian a chance to find his groove.
The judges scored the bout 50-45, 49-46, and 48-47 in favor of Vegh, who secured the Bellator light-heavyweight title.
Saad Awad def. Will Brooks (lightweight semifinal)
Awad went right after Brooks at Bellator 91, hurting him early in the first round with a barrage of punches from the clinch. Brooks instinctively tried to get the fight to the ground, but Saad refused to let up. He continued blasting away at Brooks until the latter went limp, prompting referee Jason Herzog to stop the bout at the 4:17 mark. With the win, Awad advances to the finals of the season eight lightweight tournament where he’ll face David Rickels.
David Rickels def. Jason Fischer (lightweight semifinal)
Fischer had his moments during their Bellator 91 encounter, landing decent shots during the opening round of the fight. However, Rickels proved to be the better fighter, landing the cleaner, harder punches and pushing the pace of their bout. David displayed his superior grappling skills in the final round, brutalizing Fischer on the ground, threatening with a few submissions.
The judges scored the bout 30-27, 29-28, and 30-27, all in favor of Rickels.
Holly Holm def. Katie Merrill (TKO, round two)
Blas Avena def. Lenny Lovato (KO, round one)
Andres Quintana def. Russell Wilson (TKO, round three)
Ed West def. Joshua Montoya (KO, round two)
Adrian Cruz def. Nick Gonzalez (armlock, round two)
Josh Appelt def. Josh Lanier (TKO, round two)
Brennan Ward def. Yair Moguel (rear-naked choke, round one)