Bellator 123: Curran vs. Pitbull 2 went down this Friday night (September 5, 2014) from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and it turned out to be one hell of a show.
Headlining the event was a featherweight rematch as Pat Curran and Patricio Freire met for the first time since their close contest last year at Bellator 85. Curran edged a close split-decision that night but “Pitbull” took revenge on Friday in spectacular fashion, dominating the 27-year old to take his 145-pound title.
In the co-main event, former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal got himself back to winning ways by handing late replacement Dustin Jacoby a brutal second round TKO. The event also saw UFC vet Tamdan McCRory pick up his first win for Bellator with a vicious first round stoppage over Brennan Ward.
In the heavyweight division, Bobby Lashley made a successful Bellator debut with a first round rear-naked choke over Josh Burns and Cheick Kongo submitted fellow ex-UFC fighter Lavar Johnson.
Take a look at all the highlights below from Bellator 123’s main card courtesy of the promotion’s official Youtube page: