Bellator 38 successfully kicked-off the promotion’s season four Light Heavyweight tournament with an exciting night of fights from Harrah’s Tunica Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. Tim Carpenter continued his unbeaten streak, upsetting Daniel Gracie in the main event to improve to 7-0, while D.J. Linderman picked up a late stoppage victory over tourney favorite Raphael Davis. Richard Hale put on an awesome display, submitting Nik Fekete with an impressive inverted triangle choke, as did Christian M’Pumbu, who scored a TKO win over Chris Davis. All of the nights winners will advance to the semi-final round of Bellator‘s inagural Light Heavyweight tournament, which will take place later this season.
Main Card Results (via FightoftheNight.com):
Tim Carpenter def. Daniel Gracie via split decision
D.J. Linderman def. Raphael Davis via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:40
Richard Hale def. Nik Fekete via submission (inverted triangle) – Round 1, 1:55
Christian M’Pumbu def. Chris Davis via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:34