Bellator 42 Results: Richard Hale, Christian M'Pumbu to meet in Light Heavyweight FinalPosted on April 23, 2011, 10:41 PM by Joey Santosus
Bellator 42 delivered an exciting fight card tonight from the Lucky Star Casino in Concho, Oklahoma. The main card featured a set of Light Heavyweight semi-final bouts, in which Richard Hale edged out D.J. Linderman with a razor-close split decision win and Christian M'Pumbu dispatched of previously unbeaten Tim Carpenter via first-round knockout. Ronnie Mann was successful in his promotional debut, dominating Josh Arocho en-route to a comfortable unanimous decision victory, while Luiz Alberto Nogueira out-pointed Jerod Spoon in their high-paced Bantamweight match-up. Both Hale and M'Pumbu will advance to the final round of the inaugural Bellator Light Heavyweight tournament, where they will go head to head for the division title.
Main Card Results:
Richard Hale def. D.J. Linderman via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ronnie Mann def. Josh Arocho via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
Christian M'Pumbu def. Tim Carpenter via TKO (punches) at 2:08 of round 1
Luiz Nogueira def. Jerod Spoonvia unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)