Bellator debuted on Spike on Thursday night. Champions Pat Curran and Michael Chandler held onto their championship belts. For Curran, his title defense came in a boxing-filled, tight match with Patricio "Pitbull" Freire. Chandler's came thanks to dominating wrestling against judo Olympian Rick Hawn. Chandler finished with a perfect rear-naked choke.
For the other televised bouts, Mihail Zayats, Emanuel Newton and Jacob Noe picked up wins. Did you tune in to the fights? Will Bellator become a regular part of your Thursday nights? Speak up in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.
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