Bellator 131 Post Fight Statistics: Will Brooks scores third latest stoppage win in Bellator title fight history

Bellator 131 took place on Saturday night at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California and the main card on Spike TV was headlined by Tito Ortiz defeating Stephan Bonnar by split decision.  Brooks Chandler WI

Also on the main card, Will Brooks became the unified Bellator lightweight champion with a TKO victory in the fourth round against former champion Michael Chandler. has put together post fight statistics from the fight card and are available below.

  • Ortiz has now won back to back fights and this is the first time he has won at least two straight fights since 2006 when he won five in a row.
  • Bonnar is now 3-5 in his last eight fights and three of those defeats have come by decision.
  • Brooks scored the third latest stoppage in a Bellator title fight as he defeated Chandler by TKO at the 3:48 mark of the fourth round.
  • With his victory, Brooks has now won six in a row and this is the second longest active winning streak in Bellator.
  • Brooks is now tied with Dave Jansen for 2nd most wins in Bellator lightweight division history.
  • After starting his career 12-0, Chandler has now lost three in a row and has the tenth most cage time in Bellator history (2:13:31).
  • Joe Schilling defeated Melvin Manhoef by knockout in his Bellator debut and this is his first win in MMA competition since June 14, 2008 (6 years, 5 months, and 1 day).
  • Manhoef is now 2-3 in his last five MMA bouts and is the first time he lost a MMA bout by knockout since 2010 against Robbie Lawler.
  • Mike Richman defeated Nam Phan by knockout in a 143 pound catchweight bout and he now has the third most TKO/KO wins in Bellator history.
  • The knockout defeat for Phan drops him to 2-4 in last six and is the first knockout defeat for him since 2010 against Isaac DeJesus.
  • Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal now has the most TKO/KO wins in Bellator light heavyweight division history with his third round TKO victory against Joe Vedepo.
  • After winning three in a row in the Bellator middleweight division, Vedepo suffered his first defeat since last year when he lost a decision to Kendall Grove.