Daniel Straus proved a point Friday night at Bellator 127, laying waste to Justin Wilcox in under a minute.
Straus, a former Bellator featherweight champion, fought for the first time since dropping the title to Pat Curran earlier this year. He took advantage of the main event spotlight on Spike TV, dropping Wilcox just 50 seconds into the bout.
Other main card winners included Fernando Gonzalez, Rafael Silva and Kendall Grove. Grove, a former UFC fighter, handed ex-light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu his fourth straight loss after locking up a rear-naked choke in the second round.
Complete results can be found below:
Daniel Straus def. Justin Wilcox via KO (strike) at :50 of Round 1
Fernando Gonzalez def. Karo Parisyan via TKO (strikes) at 1:43 of Round 1
Rafael Silva def. Rob Emerson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Kendall Grove def. Christian M’Pumbu via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:14 of Round 2
Ray Sloan def. Nick Moghaddam via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Saad Awad def. Sergio Rios via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Keith Berry def. Joe Pacheco via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou def. Malik Merad via TKO (strikes) 4:04 of Round 2
Ricky Rainey def. Johnny Cisneros via KO (strike) at 3:18 of Round 1
Justin Baesman def. John Mercurio via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Shawn Bunch def. David Duran via TKO (strikes) in Round 1