The action was plentiful Friday night (Oct. 21, 2016) as Bellator MMA touched down at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, live on Spike TV for Bellator 162. With a main card featuring the likes of Alexander Shlemenko, Bobby Lashley, Hisaki Kato, Ryan Couture and top-flight finisher Goiti Yamauchi, Bellator 162 did not disappoint.
Full video highlights of the four-fight main card can be seen above, courtesy of Bellator MMA.
In the main event, Shlemenko looked to produce fireworks in his return to the Bellator cage for the first time since February of 2015. While opponent Kendall Grove gave the Russian a run for his money through the first five minutes, Shlemenko began to open up in Round 2. After landing a devastating left hook to Grove's liver then a right hand to his chin, "Storm" captured the memorable TKO victory in a successful promotional return.
As for the co-main event, Lashley, who has now won eight fights in a row dating back to 2012, overpowered unarmed opponent Josh Appelt with continuous takedowns and ground-and-pound. Appelt seemed to catch Lashley on the feet in the beginning of Round 2, but the Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling superstar once again took the fight to the ground and sunk in the submission. Even before Lashley locked in his second arm, Appelt was starting to tap.
In addition, the lightening fast main card featured a 61-second submission finish by Yamauchi and a come-from-behind TKO stoppage for Kato.
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