Bellator 29 went down last night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Here are the quick results:
Heavyweight bout: Damian Grabowski vs. Cole Konrad
Konrad defeated Grabowski via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27).
Heavyweight bout: Neil Grove vs. Alexey Oleinik
Grove defeated Oleinik via TKO (punches) at 0:45 of round 1.
Catchweight (142 lbs) bout: Jameel Massouh vs. Nick Mamalis
Massouh defeated Mamalis via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:27 in round 1.
Middleweight bout: Matt Major vs. Brett Cooper
Cooper defeated Major via TKO (punches) at 1:27 of round 2.
Catchweight (215 lbs) bout: Justin Lemke vs. Jason Guida
Lemke defeated Guida via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Lightweight bout: Nick Dupees vs. Sasa Perkic
Perkic defeated Dupees via unanimous decision (30-27, 30 -27, 29-28).
Middleweight bout: Luis Ramirez vs. Kyle Weickhardt
Weickhardt defeated Ramirez via KO (head kick) at 0:30 of round 1.
With their wins, Cole Konrad (6-0) and Neil Grove (10-2-1) advance to the finals of Bellator's heavyweight tournament. Konrad, most famous as a two-time NCAA wrestling champion and Brock Lesnar's training partner, won with his usual smothering wrestling style. With a first round stoppage, English/South African Grove notched his tenth knockout in ten victories.
The two will collide to determine Bellator's inaugural heavyweight champion at a yet-to-be-announced date.