Bellator XXIII was the battling ground for Featherweight and Middleweight tournament finals, as two belts were on the line. The event took place Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Fourth Streel Live! in Louisville, Kentucky

Tournament bouts

Featherweight final: Brazil Patricio Freire vs. United States Joe Warren
Warren defeated Freire via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Middleweight final: United States Bryan Baker vs. Russia Alexander Shlemenko
Shlemenko defeated Baker via TKO (punches) at 2:45 of round 1

Non-Tournament bouts

Bantamweight bout: United States Nick Mamalis vs. United States Albert Rios
Mamalis defeated Rios via TKO (Strikes) at 4:40 in round 1

Women’s (120┬álb) bout: England Rosi Sexton vs. United States Zoila Frausto

Frausto defeated Sexton via TKO (knee) at 2:00 in round 1

Welterweight bout: United States John Troyer vs. United States Brent Weedman

Weedman defeated Troyer via Submission (Armbar) at 4:55 in round 1

Lightweight bout: United States Chad Hinton vs. United States Daniel Straus

Straus defeated Hinton via unanimous decision

Catchweight (160 lbs) bout: United States Dave Overfield vs. United States Kurt Kinser

Kinser defeated Overfield via TKO (punches) at 2:30 of round 1

Middleweight bout: United States Mike Fleniken vs. United States Stoney Hale

Hale defeated Flaniken via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:20 of round 2