(By Junior Samurai)
The Bellator promotion set up shop in the state of Louisiana, USA, to put on its 52nd event, and the two Brazilians on the card had polar-opposite experiences.
Making his MMA debut, Thai boxing world champion Cosmo Alexandre took on Josh Quayhagen but, even putting his striking skills to use, was unable to sway the judges, two of whom felt Quayhagen deserved the nod.
Now the other Brazilian, Junior PQD, made quick work of Brian Goldsby, sinking an arm-triangle for the finish while still in the first round.
In the heavyweight GP, Ron Spark, Eric Prindle, Blagoi Ivanov and Mike Hayes move through to the next stage of the tournament.
October 1, 2011
Ron Sparks knocked out Mark Holata in R1;
Eric Prindle defeated Abe Wagner via unanimous judges’ decision;
Blagoi Ivanov submitted Zak Jensen via guillotine in R2;
Mike Hayes defeated Neil Grove via split decision.
Matt Van Buren knocked out Nick Nichols in R2;
Justin Frazier knocked out Liron Wilson in R1;
Josh Quayhagen defeated Cosmo Alexandre via split decision;
Junior PQD submitted Brian Goldsby via arm triangle in R1.