Bellator 38 Results: Tim Carpenter upsets Daniel Gracie

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

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