Bellator 126 Post Fight Statistics: Brandon Halsey scores 3rd fastest submission victory in Bellator middleweight division history

Bellator 126 took place on Friday night at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Arizona and the main card on Spike TV was headlined by Brandon Halsey submitting Alexander Shlemenko in 35 seconds to win the Bellator middleweight title.Bellator 126 Weigh In

Also on the main card, Marcin Held won the season ten lightweight tournament as he defeated Patricky “Pitbull” Freire by unanimous decision. has put together post fight statistics from the fight card and are available below.

  • Halsey becomes the 3rd middleweight champion in Bellator history and his last two wins have come by submission and he is now tied with four other fighters for the 2nd most submissions in Bellator middleweight history.
  • Halsey’s 35-second submission victory is the 3rd fastest submission victory in Bellator middleweight division history and fastest stoppage in Bellator title fight history.
  • Shlemenko has now dropped back to back fights and both defeats have come by technical submission in the first round.
  • Held now has 8 wins in Bellator lightweight competition and he is now tied with Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler for the most in the promotions divisional history.
  • Bubba Jenkins defeated Thiago Meller by unanimous decision and he is now 2-0 since dropping down to the featherweight division earlier this year.
  • Mike Richman scored his first victory in 328 days as he defeated Ed West by knockout in his bantamweight debut and he is now tied for the 3rd most TKO/KO wins in Bellator history.
  • LaRue Burley improved to 3-0 in Bellator with a second round submission against Raymond Pina and two of his wins in Bellator have come by stoppage.
  • Since his release from the UFC in 2013, Clifford Starks has gone 2-0 in Bellator.
  • Joe Taimanglo defeated Michael Parker by unanimous decision on the preliminary card and it was his first victory since defeating Andrew Fischer last year, 378 days ago.
  • Dan Charles handed Stuart Austin his first career defeat with a victory in the 3rd Round by knockout and the victory snapped a two fight losing streak.
  • Derek Campos defeated Estevan Payan by TKO in 31-seconds and he is now tied with Saad Awad for the 2nd fastest victory in Bellator lightweight competition.
  • In the opening bout of the card, Brandon Girtz stopped Benny Madrid in 57-seconds and this is now the 8th fastest victory in Bellator lightweight history.