Bobby Lashley kept his Bellator undefeated streak intact inside the Bellator cage Friday night, as the TNA wrestling star demolished Josh Appelt in the co-main event of Bellator 162. The main card aired live on Spike from the FedEx Forum in Memphis.
Lashley pushed his overall record to 15-2 and extended his win streak to eight in a row with the second round submission win. The 40-year-old locked up a rear-naked choke that forced Appelt to tap for the first time in his 18-fight career.
Lashley dropped the TNA World Heavyweight Championship earlier this month to Eddie Edwards. He has claimed five stoppage wins in five fights with Bellator.
The card also featured a second round TKO victory for Alexander Shlemenko in the main event over Kendall Grove. Shlemenko, returning to action after a suspension for a failed drug test, finished Grove with strikes.
* Alexander Shlemenko def. Kendall Grove via TKO (strikes) at 1:43 of Round 2
* Bobby Lashley def. Josh Appelt via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:43 of Round 2
* Goiti Yamauchi def. Ryan Couture via submission (armbar) at 1:01 of Round 1
* Hisaki Kato def. A.J. Matthews via TKO (strikes) at 4:58 of Round 1