Eddie Alvarez submits Josh Neer at Bellator 17; Roger Huerta is loses a Unanimous DecisionPosted on May 8, 2010, 08:22 AM by Anton Gurevich
Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez solidified his place as one of the best Lightweights on the planet, by submitting the UFC veteran Josh Neer at Bellator 17. Twenty-six year old Alvarez forced "The Dentist" Neer to tap out in the middle of the second round, after applying a Rear Naked Choke.
Josh Neer was not the only UFC veteran to lose at Bellator 17. Muay Thai specialist Roger "El Matador" Huerta was dominated by 10-3 Pat Curran, who won the 29-28 Unanimous Decision. Twenty-two year old youngster moves forward to the final phase of the Bellator Lightweight Tournament, against Toby Imada.
Lightweight bout: Roger Huerta vs. Pat Curran
Curran defeated Huerta via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Lightweight bout: Toby Imada vs. Carey Vanier
Imada defeated Vanier via submission (armbar) at 3:33 of round 2.
Heavyweight bout: Cole Konrad vs. Pat Bennett
Konrad defeated Bennett via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-27)
Catchweight (187lbs.) bout: Lance Everson vs. Justin Torrey
Torrey defeated Everson via TKO (strikes) at 3:55 of round 2.
Middleweight bout: Greg Rebello vs. John Doyle
Rebello defeated Doyle via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Featherweight bout: Josh LaBerge vs. Dan Bonnell
LaBerge defeated Bonnell via TKO (punches) at 0:48 of round 1.
Catchweight (172 lbs) bout: Chuck O'Neill vs. Damian Vitale
O'Neill defeated Vitale via TKO (cut) at 1:02 of round 3.