Last night at the Licouras Center in Philadelphia, PA, Bellator 33 went down with a sold-out crowd, and a noisy one at that! The Fight Nerd was there with his Canon 40D to snap away and bring you a slice of the action, inches away from the cage!
Lyman Good lost his welterweight title to “Funky” Ben Askren, who outwrestled the former champ for five rounds in a dramatic and intense match. Good fought valiantly, even throwing powerful strikes to Askren’s face off his back, causing Askren to look like a hideous, malformed mutant. Eddie Alvarez was victorious in front of a hometown crowd against a game Roger Huerta, who took some serious shots and dealt plenty of his own to Alvarez. The doctors stopped the fight before round 3, but the two rounds that went down saw Alvarez utilizing combos and uppercuts to stifle the wrestling abilities of Huerta.
Also competing were judoka Rick Hawn who won with a shoulder throw that led to a KO victory, Wilson Reis outpointing Deividas Taurosevicius, and Luiz Azeredo defeating Eduard Guedes. Other fighters included Jamal Patterson, Tim Carpenter, Nick Cottone, Tuan Pham, and Kenny Foster. Special guests at the event included UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, Ricardo Almeida, Chris Weidman, and Mike Straka. Oh, and Ray Mercer. Seriously.
Hit the jump for the photo highlights of the event! Full gallery is at this link here!
To see the rest of the photos from Bellator 33 with all the fights, head to the full gallery at this link here!