Eddie Alvarez finally avenged his 2008 loss to Shinya Aoki by finishing the bjj ace via 1st round TKO at Bellator 66.
After a short feeling out process and a failed attempt at getting Alvarez to the mat, Aoki lead with a reckless right elbow, leaving him exposed to a hard right hand landed by Alvarez. Aoki hit the mat, but with the guard ready, seemingly unharmed. Alvarez quickly shot into Aoki’s guard and finished him with a vicious flurry of hard ground and pound shots. Aoki’s corner threw in the towel, though the ref did not see it, stopping the fight shortly after regardless. This was the first fight for Eddie Alvarez after losing his Lightweight belt to Michael Chandler at Bellator 58.
Other results were
Andreas Spang def. Brian Rogers via 2nd rnd TKO
Maiquel Falco def Vyacheslav Vasilevsky via UD
Rick Hawn def. Lloyd Woodard via 2nd rnd TKO
Brent Weedman def. Thiago Michel Pereira Silva via SD