The two will fight each other for the championship and an additional payday of $100,000 on June 19 at Bellator XII at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Bellator IX airs tonight, May 30 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN Deportes.
- Jared Hess def. Yosmany Cabezas via TKO (strikes) - R3 (4:26)
- Hector Lombard def. Damien Stelly via TKO (strikes) - R1 (2:56)
- Nick Ring def. Isidro Gonzalez via submission (guillotine) - R1 (0:39)
- Shad Lierley def. Nate Murdock via unanimous decision
- Alex Andrade def. Christian Fulgram via TKO - R1 (2:01)
- Shawn Jordan def. Jayme McKinney via submission (RNC) - R2 (0:30)
- Chan Leonhardt def. Dan Keenan via KO - R1 (3:03)
- Chas Skelly def. Mike Braswell via split decision