Bellator 18 took place today at Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, LA with a Super Fight between Jay Silva and Hector Lombard in the main bout. Paulo Filho was originally scheduled to fight Lombard but was unable to get a visa in time for the fight.
It was a quick night of action in the main bout as it only took Hector Lombard six seconds to put down UFC veteran Jay Silva. This now improves Lombard to an impressive 14 win streak putting his record to 25-2-1 in MMA, and 4-0 in Bellator.
In the co-main event Wilson Reis lost by decision to the up-and-coming Patricio “Pitbull” Freire. The bout did get close at times but the aggressive Freire came forward with flying knees, kicks, and heavy punches.
- Hector Lombard def. Jay Silva via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:06
- Patricio “Pitbull” Freire def. Wilson Reis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Joe Warren def. Georgi Karakhanyan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Shawn Jordan vs. Douglas Williams*
- William Albrecht vs. Jason Anderson*
- Jules Bruchez vs. Lamont Stafford*
- Brock Kerry def. Mike Braswell via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:20*
- Charlie Rader def. Christian Fulgium via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:20