Bellator Fighting Championships crowned its first champion Friday at Bellator X, when Joe Soto submitted Yahir Reyes in the featherweight tournament final. Bellator, which has done a great job of using YouTube to promote its fighters, has now posted some of the highlights in the above video.
It was a great run through the featherweight tournament for Soto, who beat Ben Greer by first-round TKO in the opening round and beat pre-tournament favorite Wilson Reis by unanimous decision in the semifinals.
Soto isn't quite in my featherweight Top 10 just yet, but he's a well-rounded 22-year-old with a 7-0 career record, and I'm looking forward to seeing what he does next. I hope Bellator has some tough opponents ready for him in its fall season.