Bellator 96 took place Wednesday at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. The three-hour main card aired on Spike TV following preliminary bouts on Spike.com.
-Muhammed Lawal defeated
Seth Petruzelli by Knockout (Punch, Round 1, 1:35)
-Jacob Noe defeated
Renato Sobral by TKO (Punches, Round 3, 3:32)
-Vitaly Minakov defeated Ron Sparks by TKO (Punches, Round 1, 0:32)
-War Machine defeated Blas Avena by TKO (Punches, Round 1, 3:55)
-Chas Skelly defeated Jarrod Card by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Keith Berry defeated Cortez Coleman by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
-Mike Maldonado defeated Chavous Smith by submission (Rear-naked choke, Round 1, 2:27
-Damon Jackson defeated Keith Miner by TKO (Punches, Round 1, 2:00)
-Raphael Butler defeated Jeremiah O'Neal by TKO (Punches, Round 1, 2:57)
-Ryan Martinez defeated Rich Hale by Knockout (Punches, Round 1, 2:19)
-Brandon Halsey defeated Joe Yager by Split Decision (30-28, 28-30, 30-28)
-Derek Campos defeated Brandon Girtz by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Justin McNally defeated Steven Artoff by Verbal Submission (Triangle choke, Round 1, 2:44)
Following his second unsuccessful Bellator tournament shot, and having fought since the late 1990s. some Renato "Babalu" Sobral has retired from mixed martial arts.
Victor Jacob Noe goes on to meet King Mo in the light-heavyweight tournament finals.
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