(The gruesome end of Curran vs. Ricci. All four tournament fights from last night’s event ended in stoppages. Video courtesy of YouTube.com/BellatorMMA.)
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WW Quarterfinal Match
– Ben Askren def. Ryan Thomas via technical submission (guillotine choke), 2:40 of round 1
The ending of this fight was somewhat controversial. The referee stopped the fight after asking Thomas if he was okay and getting no response. (We’re not sure how he *could* have responded, considering the position he was in.) Thomas never tapped, and immediately protested the stoppage.
FW Quarterfinal Match
– Wilson Reis def. Shad Lierley via submission (rear-naked choke), 3:33 of round 3
LW Quarterfinal Matches
– Toby Imada def. James Krause via submission (armbar), 2:24 of round 2
– Pat Curran def. Mike Ricci via KO, 3:01 of round 1
Imada and Curran join Roger Huerta and Carey Vanier in the lightweight tournament semi-finals. Matchups will be announced next week.
"Local Feature Fight Card"
Louis Taylor def. Ryan Sturdy via TKO, 1:08 of round 1
Felice Herrig def. Jessica Rakoczy via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29)
Bryan Goldsby def. Jeff Curran via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Note: Jonatas Novaes pulled out of his scheduled fight against Daniel Straus due to illness.