Bellator Fighting Championships 27 Official Results

Joe Warren pulled off an amazing comeback win over Joe Soto to pick up the Bellator featherweight title, scoring a knockout win just seconds into the second round after taking a beating for the first five minutes of the fight.

Soto dominated the first round with strikes, landing punches and forcing Warren into exchanges. Warren made it to the end of the round after taking a huge amount of punishment throughout.

Warren, speaking after the fight, said:

“I had a bad first round. I took a deep breath, got my focus back and pushed hard. You can’t stop me. I’m the baddest man on the planet.”

The official results:

Joe Warren def. Joe Soto via knockout (strikes) – Round 2, 0:33 (to become new featherweight champion)
Zach Makovsky def. Nick Mamalis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ed West def. Bryan Goldsby via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Gilbert Jimenez def. Aaron Barringer via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Richard Odoms def. Dale Mitchell via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Andrew Craig def. Rodrigo Pinheiro via TKO (doctor’s stoppage due to cut) – Round 3, 2:53
Andrew Chappelle def. Joe Christopher via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ulysses Gomez def. Travis Reddinger via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jon Kirk def. Shane Faulkner via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 2:19
Steven Peterson def. Ernest De La Cruz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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