The 2013 Bellator MMA Summer Series begins tonight with Bellator 96 coming from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
The preliminary card will begin at 6:00 p.m ET with seven fights and the main card will begin at 8 p.m. ET on Spike TV, which will feature the semifinal bouts of the Summer Series Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight tournaments.
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Preliminary Card Results:
Justin McNally def. Steven Artoff via verbal submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:44
Derek Campos def. Brandon Girtz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Brandon Halsey def. Joe Yager via split decision (30-28, 28-30, 30-28)
Ryan Martinez def. Rich Hale via KO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:19
Raphael Butler def. Jermiah O’Neil via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:57
Damon Jackson def. Keith Miner via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:00
Mike Maldonado def. Chavous Smith via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:27
Keith Berry def. Cortez Coleman via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Chas Skelly def. Jerrod Card via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Main Card Results:
War Machine def. Blas Avena via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:55
Vitaly Minakov def. Ron Sparks via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, :32
Jacob Noe def. Renato “Babalu” Sobral via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 3:32
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal def. Seth Petruzelli via KO (punch) – Round 1, 1:36