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Joe Warren suffers opening round knockout loss at Bellator 51

Bellator Fighting Championships is back once again with another quarterfinal round of tournament action with a group of eight bantamweights taking to the cage tonight in hopes of completing the first leg of their journeys towards a title-shot and six-figure paycheck.

Among the eight competitors who fought tonight at Bellator 51 on MTV2/EPIX starting at were Wilson Reis, Olympian Alexis Vila, former WEC title-holder Chase Beebe, and current Bellator featherweight champ Joe Warren.

145-pound title-holder Warren suffered a brutal knockout loss around a minute into the first round of his bout with Vila.

Read below for a full list of Bellator 51 results:

Frank Caraballo def. Dustin Kempf via TKO Round 1 (Injury – Knee)
Joey Holt def. Clint Musser via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
John Hawk def. Allan Weickert via TKO Round 2 (Retirement)
Dan Spohn def. Dane Bonnigson via Knockout Round 1 (Knee)
Jessie Riggleman def. Farkhad Sharipov via Split Decision
Jessica Eye def. Casey Noland via Split Decision
Ed West def. Luis Alberto Nogueira via Unanimous Decision
Marcos Galvao def. Chase Beebe via Split Decision
Eduardo Dantas def. Wilson Reis via Knockout Round 2 (Knee/Strikes)
Alexis Vila def. Joe Warren via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)


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