Patricio “Pitbull” Freire made the most of his long-awaited shot at the featherweight title, scoring a decision victory over Pat Curran Friday night in the main event of Bellator 123.

Freire, who had previously lost to Curran, dominated the five-round fight from Connecticut that aired on Spike TV. He took four of the rounds on two scorecards, while winning three of the five on the other.

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal didn’t let multiple changes in opponents cause him problems, as the former Strikeforce champion finished Dustin Jacoby in the second round. TNA world heavyweight champion Bobby Lashley earned a submission win in his Bellator debut, while Cheick Kongo defeated Lavar Johnson in a battle of ex-UFC heavyweights.

Below is a complete list of results:

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire def. Pat Curran via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) to become Bellator featherweight champion

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal def. Dustin Jacoby via TKO (strikes) at 1:13 of Round 2

Tamdan McCroy def. Brennan Ward via KO (strike) at 1:21 of Round 1

Bobby Lashley def. Josh Burns via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:54 of Round 2

Cheick Kongo def. Lavar Johnson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:27 of Round 1

Dan Cramer def. Perry Filkins via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Scott Cleve def. Matt Bessette via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Josh Diekmann def. Mike Wessel via KO (strike) at :47 of Round 1

Steve Garcia def. Kin Moy via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

Rico DiSciullo def. Marvin Maldonado via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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