Bellator/Glory Dynamite 1 Results (9/20): Giant Return Announced, King Mo Hurt, Tito Ortiz, Tourney

Bellator and GLORY Kickboxing's Dynamite show is in the books, and what is supposed to be Bellator's WrestleMania started off on a rollercoaster ride.

Tito Ortiz lost what is likely to be his last championship fight, but actually performed beyond expectations. Ortiz was well on his way to winning round one when Light Heavyweight champion Liam McGeary locked on an inverted triangle to submit the UFC Hall of Famer with only ten seconds remaining in the round.


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MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko announced his return to MMA, as he'll be competing on the next Dynamite show, which will take place on New Year's eve. No opponent was announced, but it was revealed that Fedor didn't actually sign with Bellator, but Japanese MMA promoter Nobuyuki Sakakibara, who was President of PRIDE FC.

Bellator's tournament didn't go the way they wanted, as "King" Mo Lawal and Phil Davis won their opening round bouts. Lawal wasn't able to continue due to an injured rib, and was instead replaced by UFC veteran Francis Carmont, who had won a reserve bout. Carmont was promptly knocked out by Davis, who will take on McGeary for the championship.


While they weren't boring by any stretch, the GLORY kickboxing bouts didn't deliver on the action that are generally witnessed. Bellator fighter Paul Daley walked away with a victory, and will likely be booked against rival Josh Koscheck in an MMA bout.

You can see full results of the show below.

Main Card:

Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship
Liam McGeary (c) defeated Tito Ortiz via submission (inverted triangle) to retain the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship, Round 1, 4:50

Light Heavyweight Tournament Final Round
Phil Davis defeated Francis Carmont via KO (punches), Round 1, 2:15

Glory Kickboxing Light Heavyweight Championship
Saulo Cavalari defeated Zack Mwekassa via majority decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-48) to win the vacant Glory Kickboxing Light Heavyweight Championship

Josh Thomson def. Mike Bronzoulis via submission (arm-triangle choke) ? Round 2, 0:31

Glory Kickboxing
Paul Daley def. Fernando Gonzalez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Glory Kickboxing
Keri Melendez def. Hadley Griffith via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Light Heavyweight Tournament Opening Round
Phil Davis defeated Emanuel Newton via submission (double wristlock)Round 1, 4:39

Light Heavyweight Tournament Opening Round
Muhammed Lawal def. Linton Vassell via decision (no scores announced)


Prelim Card

Gabriel Carrasco def. Joe Neal via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Adam Piccolotti def. Salvador Becerra via submissino (neck crank) ? Round 2, 1:47

Glory Kickboxing
Serhiy Adamchuk def. Anvar Bonyazarov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Glory Kickboxing
Jose Palacios def. T.J. Arcangel via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Thomas Diagne vs. Mike Malott ? majority draw (29-28 Diagne, 28-28, 28-28)

Light Heavyweight Tournament Reserve Bout
Francis Carmont def. Anthony Ruiz via decision