The second title-fight of Bellator Season 6 took place earlier tonight with welterweight champion Ben Askren holding on to his belt against Douglas Lima in the main event at Bellator 64. A former Olympic wrestler, Askren is 10-0 thus far in his MMA career due in large part to his aggressive ground-attack and ability to smother adversaries from above. The style is certainly a far cry from the 21-4 Lima who had finished eighteen of his opponents with a solid blend of striking and submissions. Unfortunately for fans of the 24-year old neither came into play other than from an “attempted” sense as Askren kept Lima on his back throughout the bulk of the five-round bout.
Joining Askren-Lima on the main card, Season 6 featherweight semifinalists Marlon Sandro and Alexandre Bezzara faced off in hopes of moving a win away from earning a title-shot, turning in a remotely entertaining effort in which Sandro came out with the Split Decision win, while a quartet of 135ers battled in the opening round of their respective field.
Watch highlights from Bellator 64 below followed by a full list of Bellator 64 winners/losers:
Jason Fischer def. Taylor Solomon via Technical Submission Round 3 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Kyle Prepolec def. Lance Snow via Submission Round 1 (Armbar)
Elias Theodorou def. Rich Lictawa via Verbal Submission Round 1 (Eye Injury)
Nordine Taleb def. Matt Secor via Unanimous Decision
Mike Richman def. Chris Horodecki via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Chad Laprise def. Josh Taveirne via Submission Round 1 (Triangle Choke)
Hiroshi Nakamura def. Rodrigo Lima via Unanimous Decision
Travis Marx def. Masakatsu Ueda via Unanimous Decision
Marlon Sandro def. Alexandre Bezerra via Split Decision
Ben Asken def. Douglas Lima via Unanimous Decision