Bellator Fighting Championships last night (Oct. 14) kicked off event number 32 from the Kansas City Power & Light District in Kansas City, MO.
Of course much of the hoopla surrounding the return to "Cowtown" came from the championship title fight between Cole Konrad and Neil Grove. The two heavyweights went to war in the night's main event but it would be "The Polar Bear" who would claim the strap with a surprising first round submission (keylock).
The former NCAA champ now improves to 7-0 and breaks a string of four consecutive unanimous decision victories.
Also getting their hands on some gold was bantamweight Zack Makovsky. The "Fun Size" Philly fighter outlasted Ed "Wild" West en route to a unanimous decision victory, improving to 12-2 and giving West his first loss in eight appearances.
Complete Bellator 32 results after the jump.Main Card:
265 lbs.: Cole Konrad def. Neil Grove via submission (keylock) - Round 1, 4:45
135 lbs.: Zack Makovsky def. Ed West via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)
170 lbs.: Jim Wallhead def. Ryan Thomas via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
145 lbs.: Eric Marriott def. Ryan Roberts via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
135 lbs.: Jared Downing def. Danny Tims via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
180 lbs.: Rudy Bears def. Chad Reiner via knockout (punch) - Round 1, 1:29
165 lbs.: Michael Chandler def. Chris Page via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 1, 0:57
145 lbs.: Brian Davidson def. Shane Hutchison via knockout (punches) - Round 1, 0:54
For round-by-round coverage and fight recaps of Bellator 32 click here.