Bellator 97 Live Results and Preliminary Card Stream

The 2013 Bellator MMA Summer Series will wrap up tonight with Bellator 97 coming from the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.Bellator 97

The preliminary card will begin at 5:30 p.m ET/2:30 p.m. PT with nine fights, including the opening round bouts of the next bantamweight tournament.

The main card broadcast on Spike TV will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET and will be headlined by two title fights as Michael Chandler defends the lightweight title against David Rickels and Ben Askren defends the welterweight title against Andrey Koreshkov.

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Preliminary Card Results:
Will Brooks def. Cris Leyva via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 2:20
Rafael Silva def. Rodrigo Lima via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 2:03
Anthony Leone def. Frank Baca via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 1:07
Bubba Jenkins def. Mike Barreras via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:05
Jeremy Kimball def. Keith Berry by KO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:45
Shawn Bunch def. Russell Wilson by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Javier Palacios def. Richard Jacques by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Adrian Cruz def. Felipe Chavez by TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:24
Donald Sanchez def. Cliff Wright Jr. via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Main Card Results:
Patricio Pitbull def. Jared Downing via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, :54
Vitaly Minakov def. Ryan Martinez via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 4:02
Muhammed Lawal def. Jacob Noe via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 2:51
Ben Askren def. Andrey Koreschkov via TKO (strikes) – Round 4, 2:58
Michael Chandler def. David Rickels via KO (strikes) – Round 1, :44