On Thursday, Feb. 7, Bellator made its first appearance in the state of Georgia, landing at The Arena at Gwinnet Center in Duluth. The event, the promotion’s 88th, featured a middleweight title bout between Maiquel Falcao and Alexander Shlemenko, as well as the beginning of the Season 8 featherweight tournament.

Falcao and Shlemenko battled for the middleweight belt, which was vacated by former champion Hector Lombard last summer when he joined the UFC.

The featherweight tournament kicked off with with eight, hungry fighters looking for a $100,000 prize and a shot at the 145-pound championship currently held by Pat Curran.

Main card action was shown on Spike beginning at 10 p.m. ET, with the night’s undercard streaming live on Spike.com starting at 8 p.m. ET.

For a full recap of the event, click here.

The post-fight press conference will stream below.

Alexander Shlemenko def. Maiquel Falcao by knockout (strikes) Round 2, 2:18 – claims vacant middleweight title
Marlon Sandro def. Akop Stepanyan by majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27) – featherweight tournament quarterfinal
Mike Richman def. Mitch Jackson by TKO (head kick and punches). Round 1, 4:57 – featherweight tournament quarterfinal
Alexandre Bezerra def. Genair da Silva by submission (armbar). Round 1, 1:40 – featherweight tournament quarterfinal
Magomedrasul Khasbulaev def. Fabricio Guerreiro by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 2, 1:15 – featherweight tournament quarterfinal
Joe Elmore def. Jerrid Burke by knockout (punch). Round 2, 4:11
Ronnie Rogers def. Shane Crenshaw by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Clay Harvison def. Ururahy Rodrigues by TKO (knee and punches). Round 3, 3:34
George Hickman def. Stephen Upchurch by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:19

Photo: Alexander Shlemenko (R) delivers a kick (Keith Mills/Sherdog)