Bellator traveled to the L’Auberge du Lac Casino and Resort in Lake Charles, La., to kick off its eight-man heavyweight tournament. All fights on the main card were tournament fights, with the main event being Neil Grove vs. Mike Hayes. The event was televised live on MTV2.

Main Card Results

Mike Hayes def. Neil Grove via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Blagoi Ivanov def. Zak Jensen via submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 2:35

Eric Prindle def. Abe Wagner via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Ron Sparks def. Mark Holata by KO (punch). Round 1, 1:24

Undercard Results

Genair da Silva def. Bryan Goldsby by submission (choke). Round 1, 3:51

Josh Quayhagen def. Cosmo Alexander by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Justin Frazier def. Liron Wilson by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:50

Matt Van Buran def. Nick Nichols by TKO (punches). Round 2, 2:29

Photo: Neil Grove (L) vs. Mike Hayes (R) (Bellator)

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