Mixed Martial Arts - Lightweights shine at Bellator 87

David Rickels, Will Brooks, Saad Awad and Alexander Sarnavskiy reached the semi-finals of the Bellator Season 8 lightweight tournament at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

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Rickels defeated Lloyd Woodard by a unanimous decision while all three judges scored the fight 30-27 in favour of unbeaten Brooks in his contest with Ricardo Tirloni.

Referee Jason Herzog was forced to stop Awad's fight with Guillaume DeLorenzi after just 31 seconds after Awad delivered a big right hand and followed up with a barrage of punches against the cage.

Sarnavskiy forced a second round tap from Thiago Michel Pereira Silva with a rear-naked choke.

Undercard results:

Jason Fischer def. Sevak Magakian (rear-naked choke, round one)

Karl Etherington def. Jason Fish (TKO, round one)

Amir Khillah def. John Schulz (rear-naked choke, round one)

J.P. Reese def. David Shepherd (unanimous decision)

Samuel Quito def. Ben Lagman (kneebar, round two)

Tony Zelinski def. Nick Kirk (split decision)

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