Wrestling extraordinaire Ben Askren has successfully captured the Bellator Welterweight Title, after defeating Lyman Good via a clean Unanimous Decision. Askren dominated Good with numerous takedowns and ground and pound, improving his MMA record to 7-0. Lyman Good gave his best in the final minutes of the fights, but in the end, it was Askren who walked off the arena with a belt around his waist.
Also at Bellator 33, promotion's Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez defeated the UFC veteran Roger "El Matador" Huerta in an exciting all-out war. Referee stepped in to stop the fight between Rounds 2 and 3 via injury, awarding Eddie Alvarez a TKO victory. Alvarez is now 21-2 in his MMA career, ranked as a #8 Lightweight in the World by the LowKick.com community.
Full Bellator 33 Results:
Lightweight bout: Eddie Alvarez vs. Roger Huerta
Alvarez defeated Huerta via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round 2.
Welterweight Championship bout: Lyman Good (c) vs. Ben Askren
Askren defeated Good via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 50-45) to become the new Bellator Welterweight Champion.
Welterweight bout: Rick Hawn vs. LeVon Maynard
Hawn defeated Maynard via TKO (strikes) at 4:53 of round 1.
Featherweight bout: Wilson Reis vs. Deividas Taurosevi?ius
Reis defeated Taurosevi?ius via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Light Heavyweight bout: Jamal Patterson vs. Tim Carpenter
Carpenter defeated Patterson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Lightweight bout: Luiz Azeredo vs Edward Guedes
Azeredo defeated Guedes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Featherweight bout: Kenny Foster vs. Lester Caslow
Foster defeated Casow via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Catchweight (130 lbs) bout: Tuan Pham vs Nick Cottone
Cottone defeated Pham via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Bantamweight bout: Lewis Cassner vs. Francis Evans
Evans defeated Cassner via Submission (Triangle) at 3:20 of round 1.