Bellator 96 Results

Bellator 96

The 2013 Bellator Summer Series kicked off on Wednesday June 19 with Bellator 96 at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. For this year’s Summer Series the tournaments have been changed up from a normal tournament field of 8 competitors. To a 4-man field in order to have more tournaments during the Summer Series. Bellator 96 will feature the Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight tournaments opening round. The headlining bout will see “King Mo’ Muhammed Lawal vs. Seth “The Silerback” Petruzelli in a Light Heavyweight tournament opening round match-up. Prelims 

Bout number 1- Justin McNally (1-0) vs. Steven Artoff (5-1) at Bantamweight

Justin McNally def. Steven Artoff by submission (triangle choke) at 2:44 of round 1


Bout number 2- Brandon Gritz (9-2) vs. Derek Campos (9-3) at Catchweight

Derek Campos def. Brandon Girtz by (29-28) (29-28) (29-28) unanimous decision


Bout number 3- Brandon Halsey (3-0) vs. Joe Yager (5-1) at Light Heavyweight

Brandon Halsey def. Joe Yager by (30-28) (28-30) (30-28) split decision


Bout number 4- Ryan Martinez (9-2) vs. Richard Hale (21-5-1) Heavyweight Tournament

Ryan Martinez def. Rich Hale by KO (punches) at 2:19 of round 1


Bout number 5Jeremiah O’Neil (12-21) vs. Raphael Butler (5-0) at Heavyweight

Raphael Butler def. Jeremiah O’Neal by TKO at 2:57 of round 1


Bout number 6Keith Miner (5-4) vs. Damon Jackson (4-0) at Lightweight

Damon Jackson def. Keith Miner by TKO (punches) at 2:00 of round 1


Spike TV Main Card

Bout number 7- War Machine (12-4) vs. Blas Avena (8-6) at Welterweight

War machine def. Blas Avena by TKO (punches) at 3:35 of round 1


Bout number 8-Vitaly Minakov (10-0) vs. Ron Sparks (8-1) Heavyweight Tournament

Vitaly Minakov def. Ron Sparks by TKO at 0:32 of round 1


Bout number 9-Renato Sobral (37-10) vs. Jacob Noe (11-2) Light Heavyweight Tournament

Jacob Noe def. Renato Sobral by TKO (punches) at 3:32 of round 3


Bout number10- Muhammed Lawal (9-2) vs. Seth Petruzelli (14-7) Light Heavyweight Tournament

Muhammed Lawal def. Seth Petruzelli by KO (punch) at 1:35 of round 1


Post Main Card Dark Matches

Bout numer 11-Mike Maldonado (4-0) vs. Chavous Smith (2-3) at Bantamweight

Mike Maldonado def. Chavous Smith by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:27 of round


Bout number 12-Keith Berry (14-10) vs.  Cortez Coleman (9-4) at Middleweight

Keith Berry def. Cortez Coleman by (28-29) (29-28) (29-28) split decision


Bout number 13-Jarrod Card (12-5) vs. Chas Skelly (0-0) at Featherweight

Chas Skelly def. Jarrod Card by (29-28) (29-28) (29-28) unanimous decision


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