Bellator 54 Results: Alexander Shlemenko, Vitor Vianna meet in Middleweight FinalPosted on October 15, 2011, 11:19 PM by Joey Santosus
Bellator 54 delivered an action packed line-up tonight from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Russian striker Alexander Shlemenko scored a dramatic second-round TKO victory over Brian Rogers in the headlining bout, while Vitor Vianna stopped Brian Baker just 54-seconds into the co-main event. Bantamweight Champion Zach Makovsky looked impressive, submitting Ryan Roberts with a perfectly executed north/south choke and promotional newcomer Jacob Kirwan upset previously undefeated Lightweight Rene Nazare in the main card opener.
Both Shlemenko and Vianna will now advance to the final round of the Season 5 Middleweight Tournament, where they will meet at Bellator 58 for a chance to claim the $100,000 cash prize and a shot at division Champion Hector Lombard.
Bellator 54 Main Card Results:
• Shlemenko defeated Rogers via TKO (knees) at 2:30 of round 2
• Vianna defeated Baker via TKO (punches) at 0:54 of round 1
• Makovsky defeated Roberts via submission (north/south choke) at 4:48 of round 1
• Kirwan defeated Nazare via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)