Alvarez, Lombard strike gold in inaugural season of Bellator
Bellator Fighting Championships closed out its inaugural season on Friday night in Hollywood, Fla., crowning champions both at lightweight and middleweight.
Already ranked No. 2 in the world in his class,
Following the bell, Alvarez immediately floored Imada with a right cross, pounced on him and started to drop down punches. Imada turned to avoid the blows, Alvarez secured his neck, and that was all she wrote, 38 seconds into the round.
Lombard defended most of Hess' takedown attempts, and used his strength to overpower and brutalize him with strikes, opening a cut over Hess' right eye. The gash was bad enough for the doctor to check it on three separate occasions in the third round before finally stopping the fight in the fourth.
After several false starts,