In a battle of unbeaten prospects Joe Soto was able to keep the fight standing and avoid any submission attempts from the dangerous Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Wilson Reis to hand the tournament favorite his very first loss at last evening’s Bellator event.
The show marked the sixth installation of the organization’s ongoing tournament and went down at the Central Pavilion Arena in Robstown, Texas.
Yahir Reyes added yet another highlight reel finish to his ever-improving resume last night when he knocked out Estevan Payan with a spectacularly brutal spinning back fist midway through the second round sending him into a match-up against Soto to determine the winner of Bellator’s featherweight tournament at a later event.
A full list of results from last evening’s bouts are listed below:
Joe Soto def. Wilson Reis via unanimous decision
Yahir Reyes def. Estevan Payan via knockout – Round 2
Luis Palomino def. Nick Gonzalez via TKO – Round 1
Roberto Vargas def. Daniel Pineda via unanimous decision
Jose Santibanez def. Dustin Phillips via submission – Round 1
Bubba McDaniel def. Chris Spicer via submission – Round 1
Hector Urbina def. Ira Boyd via TKO – Round 1