Though the weekend was dominated by some title fight in Atlanta, Friday night's Bellator and "The Ultimate Fighter" bouts brought plenty of excitement, both during and after the fights.
At Bellator, Eddie Alvarez made quick work of Shinya Aoki in their rematch, as Aoki had no answer for Alvarez's striking. Aoki's corner threw in the towel seconds before the match was stopped two minutes into the first round.
As shown in the video above, Andreas Spang took out Brian Rogers with a left hook in the second round after Rogers had been winning the bout. Afterwards, Spang gave the crowd in Cleveland two middle fingers and got in a scrap with Maiquel Falcao. Though he expects to be disciplined by the Ohio Athletic Commission, his spot in the middleweight tourney is safe.
He'll face Falcao there after Falcao earned his spot by outlasting Vyacheslav Vasilevsky to a split decision. In the lightweight tournament, Rick Hawn took just a round and 10 seconds to knock out Lloyd Woodard, while Brent Weedman took a split decision from Thiago Michel.
On TUF, Vinc Pichel and John Cofer turned in a three-round decision that was one of the best fights of the season. The first round featured stand-up which could have gone to either fighter, while Pichel's grappling gave him the second. In the third, Pichel got a quick takedown and arm triangle choke to get the win for Team Cruz. On Friday, Sam Sicilia from Team Cruz will fight Team Faber's Chris Saunders.
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- Shinya Aoki
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- Maiquel Falcao