IRVINE, CA – Bellator 85 kicks off the promotions debut on Spike Television with a bang (Jan. 17). Featuring two title fights, including lightweight champion Michael Chandler looking to defend against Judo Olympian Rick Hawn and featherweight champ Pat Curran. Also on the card is the returns of veterans Seth Petruzelli, Renato Sobral, and Mike “Joker” Guymon.

Main Card (Live on Spike TV, 10:00 PM)
Michael Chandler defeats Rick Hawn via rear-naked choke at 3:05 in the second round
Jacob Noe defeats Seth Petruzelli via TKO at 3:51 of round 1
Mikhail Zayats defeats Renato Sobral via KO at 4:49 of round one
Pat Curran defeats Patricio Freire via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)

Preliminary Card (8:00 PM)
Aaron Miller defeats Joe Camacho via decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jason Lambert defeats Hector Ramirez via armlock at 3:59 of the first round
J.J. Ambrose defeats Brian Warren via submission at :50 of round 2
Emanuel Newton defeats Atanas Djambazov via rear-naked choke at 2:21 of round 2
Savant Young defeats Mike Guymon via knockout at 0:48 of round 2
Joe Williams defeats Jamie Yager via ref stoppage at 4:02 of the first round
Cleber Luciano defeats Mario Navarro via decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)