Bellator 39 Live Results and Commentary

Bellator 39 airs live on MTV2 tonight at 9:00 PM ET. Join us here at BloodyElbow.com for live results and commentary.

Join us tonight here at BloodyElbow.com for live results and commentary of Bellator 39, airing live at 9:00 PM ET on MTV2 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The card will feature a main event lightweight championship showdown between divisional champion Eddie Alvarez and 2010 lightweight tournament champion Pat Curran. Welterweight semifinalists Rick Hawn and Lyman Good will meet to determine the first finalist in this season's welterweight brackets while Toby Imada and Patricky Freire will do the same on the lightweight side. Rounding out the main card, former UFC fighter Ben Saunders will square off against Matt Lee in non-tournament action.

Head over to SBNation's Bellator 39 Coverage page for all the news, analysisfight breakdowns, and interviews you need to enjoy Bellator's best offering of the season. 

Eddie Alvarez def. Pat Curran via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)
Rick Hawn def. Lyman Good via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Patricky Freire def. Toby Imada via KO (2:53) of Round 1.
Ben Saunders def. Matt Lee via TKO (Doctor's Stoppage) at 1:24 of Round 3.

Play-by-play and results after the fold...

Lightweight Title: Eddie Alvarez vs. Pat Curran

Round 1: Alvarez looks huge. This might be over quick. Eddie comes out quick, using head movement and a long lead jab. Nothing significant in the first 0:45 seconds. Alvarez is circling Curran. throwing combos, and circling out. Straight rights land for Alvarez. Curran lands a few nice jabs, but Alvarez answers with shots of his own. Curran lands a leg kick, Eddie counters, and Curran ducks under the blow. Alvarez moves in, grabs a single leg, and puts Curran to the canvas. Curran pops up, gets his back to the fence. Eddie looks for the takedown off the fence, but Curran defends nicely, landing a knee as Alvarez tries to drag him down. Alvarez comes forward, throwing a three-punch combo that ends with a body punch. Curran escapes without any significant blows to the head. Back to center, Curran attempts a leg kick, but Alvarez catches it and drives Curran to the fence. Curran's takedown defense is working, but he's still losing this round on my card. Alvarez throwing wide punches to the body and mixing in head strikes. Curran glances some of his shots off Alvarez's noggin, but Alvarez seems unphased. Round ends. BloodyElbow.com scores it 10-9 Alvarez.

Round 2: Curran lands a kick early. Alvarez shoots, but eats a knee to the gut for his troubles. Curran displaying solid takedown defense again in this round. Alvarez continues to move forward as Curran counters. Curran landing his fair share of blows. Alvarez sort of fakes a shot, landing a short shot in the exchange. Alvarez moves forward, clutches onto Curran, and buries him into the fence. Curran defends the takedown attempt. Alvarez softens up the legs with knees, then separates. Back to center, Alvarez moving forward with wild uppercuts and straight punches. Nothing landing, but Curran isn't landing any counters at this point. Alvarez back into the clinch, but he's shrugged off after a short exchange. Wow... Alvarez sizzles two powerful body shots that land loudly. Alvarez back to the clinch again... nothing. Back to center, Alvarez moves in, Curran throws a flying knee, but it doesn't deter Alvarez from attempting a takedown. Curran defends again, backing into the fence. Round ends. BloodyElbow.com scores it 10-9 Alvarez.

Round 3: Alvarez comes out firing, and Curran might not be able to hang around as this round moves forward. Alvarez seems to be turning up the speed while Curran is slowing a bit. Alvarez backs Curran to the fence and chucks body shots to the gut. More punching from Alvarez, landing some nice straight punches. Alvarez continues to stalk, eying any opening he can take advantage of. A couple of nice leg kicks by Curran get answered by brutal body shots from Alvarez. Alvarez lands an uppercut, a straight right, left jab, left jab - right combo. After that bevy of strikes, Alvares shoots. Curran actually goes to his knees to defend, sprawling nicely. Alvarez pushes him to the fence, and separates. Back to business, Alvarez rib roasting Curran badly. Curran winces at the shots. They are adding up. Alvarez is all over Curran on the feet now. Alvarez shoots, taking down Curran. Alvarez does nothing with it as Curran regains his feet quickly. Alvarez presses to the fence, attempting to trip Curran. Curran defends and they separate. More body shots from Alvarez. This is brutal. BloodyElbow.com scores it 10-9 Alvarez.

Round 4: Alvarez starts where he left off, more combinations to the body and head. He shoots and gains the clinch along the fence. Curran scrambles to escape, but Alvarez holds strong. Curran throws a wild elbow, glancing off Eddie's head. Curran escapes the clinch, but Alvarez continues the punching clinic on Curran's ribs. Eddie outclassing Curran on the feet as the round progresses. Curran isn't offering any offense as Alvarez moves around quickly. Curran attempts a head kick, nearly landing it, but Alvarez presses forward. Curran lands some nice blows, but eats a heavy shot himself. Curran's speed is enough to land on Eddie, but his output is very low due to Alvarez's pace. Curran can't seem to time Alvarez's incoming attacks. Alvarez shoots with 10 seconds left, and Curran goes down. Alvarez dominates the round. BloodyElbow.com scores it 10-9 Alvarez.

Round 5: Eddie has way more gas left in his tank and it shows. Alvarez comes out strong with a shot for the takedown, lifting Curran in the air and nearly plowing him to the floor. Curran shows exceptional takedown defense once again, keeping his feet. Back to center, both men exchanges punches and kicks, but Alvarez is clearly the aggressor. Eddie attempts another takedown with no luck. They separate, and Eddie lands a massive left. Curran stands his ground. Alvarez resets, landing jabs and moving quickly in and out. Curran isn't chasing Eddie, and that may be his demise here as his offense output is very low. Alvarez attempts a takedown, drags Curran to the fence, and kicks at his legs. Back to center once again, Eddie moves in and out, landing more straight punches to Curran's chin. Eddie continues to circle, now blasting Curran with an uppercut and left hook. Curran's face is battered and bleeding badly. Alvarez getting a little cheeky, jumping high in the air and then shooting. Curran reverses the attempt, and gains a takedown. Alvarez regains his feet and the two go toe-to-toe at the end of the round. BloodyElbow.com scores it 10-9 Alvarez.

Eddie Alvarez def. Pat Curran via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)

Welterweight Semifinals: Rick Hawn vs. Lyman Good

Round 1: Great match-up. Here we go. Hawn lands the first blow with a double jab flurry. Good is trying to use his range, nothing significant yet. Hawn shoots, gaining the clinch, but Good defends well. Good gets his hands high, pressing on Hawn's chin to separate. Good lands a couple knees to the body and face of Hawn. Hawn separates for a second and throws a couple of bombs. Misses, and eats a knee to the gut for his troubles. They separate. Good finding his range now, lands two quick jabs, then throwing a front kick. Hawn comes forward, and Good lands a mean uppercut. Hawn stumbles backwards, but tangled Good in the clinch as he tries to pounce. Back to the clinch, Hawn has Good up against the cage, working short punches to Good's chin. Hawn attempts a trip, but Good maintains his feet. They finally separate. Hawn lands a leg kick immediately. He's moving much more than Good, but Good's straight punching is keeping Hawn on the outside for the most part in the striking exchanges. Round ends. BloodyElbow.com scores the round 10-9 Lyman Good.

Round 2: Good starts the round with a barrage of leg kicks, then runs forward with a punching flurry. Hawn counters with a trip takedown and lands in Good's guard. Good with a closed guard trying to defend. Hawn works from the top, throwing punches over Good's defenses. Nothing significant. Hawn gets back to his feet to try to pass, but Good throws upkicks and defends. Hawn staying outside of the guard now, eating some upkicks and trying to get back into Good's guard to avoid those strikes. Hawn moves into Good's guard, staying active from the top with punches. Again, Good seems comfortable and unthreatened by Hawn's ground and pound.  Good tries to move his guard up to attempt an armbar. Hawn sees it and pulls away. Hawn continues to stay active from top. Hawn winds up and throws a massive right, misses. A minute left, and Hawn is now mixing up body and head shots on the ground. Hawn rides out the round on top, not doing a whole lot of damage but controlling the round. BloodyElbow.com scores the round 10-9 Rick Hawn.

Round 3: The round starts with both men being a bit hesitant. Nothing landed after one minute of action. Good finally lands a nice right. Hawn is coming forward aggressively, eying an opening to take this to the floor. Good is moving backwards quickly, landing a few short shots. Good paws the jab as Hawn aggressively presses the action. Hawn ties up Good against the fence at the 2:45 mark of the round, anyone's round right now. Hawn strangely separates. Hawn throws a kick, Good catches it, and lands a few shots to Hawn's chin. Good now finding a home for his punches and kicks. Hawn shoots with two minutes left, gains the clinch. He can't get the takedown though, and they separate. Good is edging out Hawn at this point with better punching. Hawn lunging at Good with wild overhands, but finding nothing but air. A minute left and Good is landing some solid shots from range. Hawn can't close the distance. Good kicks and nearly gets put down. He defends, but Hawn gets the takedown at the end of the round. Good landed a nice upkick in the flurry. Too little too late in my opinion. BloodyElbow.com scores the round 10-9 Lyman Good. Scores the fight 29-28 Lyman Good.

Rick Hawn def. Lyman Good via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Lightweight Semifinals: Toby Imada vs. Patricky Freire

Round 1: Freire starts the action with a quick leg kick, and another speedy outside leg kick that puts Imada off balance. Attempts a head kick, but it's blocked by Imada. Another leg kick, and Imada tries to counter... he eats a stiff right to the chin. Freire is mixing up his leg kicks and punches nicely, damaging the leg of Imada at will. Imada is attempting to throw punches over Freire's defenses as he kicks, but he's been unsuccessful in this round. Wow... after some more quick one-two's from Freire, he launches into the air and lands an incredible flying knee. Imada is wobbling on his feet, as if he's a zombie. He's clearly out on his feet, and he falls to the floor as Freire attacks. The fight is over. Patricky Freire def. Toby Imada via KO (2:53) of Round 1.

Catchweight (175 lbs.): Ben Saunders vs. Matt Lee

Round 1: Lee comes out as the aggressor, looking to get inside, but Saunders chucks a few kicks to remind him of the danger he's putting himself in as he charges. More kicks from Saunders, Lee trying to find a home for his hooks and jabs. Lee lands a nice body shot, but Saunders counters with a flurry of knees and punches. Lee is find his range, landing a few punches, but he's now stuck in the Muay Thai plum. Saunders buries knees into Lee's ribs, five or six consecutive blows, ending in a stalemate in the fence. Lee can't seem to shake the Thai plum, eats some more knees. They separate. Lee coming hard, angling for the head. He leans in too far, and Saunders clasps the back of Lee's neck and buries more knees to the midsection. Lee is being overpowered, and at the 1:30 mark -- he's losing a little steam. Lee gets pressed back into the fence and eats an elbow to the face, now bleeding from the nose. Lee is battered, and Saunders is changing roles as he is now the predator. Couple of nice lefts from Saunders, leading into another barrage of knees as the round comes to a close.  BloodyElbow.com scores the round 10-9 Saunders.

Round 2: Business as usual, Saunders gains the clinch immediately, blasting knees to the midsection. After a couple, Lee fends him off and separates. Lee is bleeding profusely, but still coming forward in vintage fashion. Lee's head movement is non-existent, and Saunders throws a straight left right to the kisser. Lee responds with a groin shot. Action stops. Action starts again after a brief rest, and Saunders lands a right hook immediately. Lee tries to push Saunders to the cage, but Saunders reverses the position and lands a knee in the clinch again. A position battle ensues on the fence, but neither fighter advances. They separate, and Lee begins chuck rights at will, landing a few as he moves forward. Lee is a cardio machine in this fight, continuing to go after Saunders, looking for the takedown. Saunders defends, landing two elbows and a huge knee in the clinch. More knees from Saunders, and Lee nearly hunched over and fell to the canvas. Saunders separates, presses Lee to the fence, and buries elbows into Lee's head. Lee is a bloody mess. This may be stopped. Lee separates and lands a stiff right hand to Saunders' chin. Saunders defends against the next incoming strike and pushes Lee to the fence, The round ends. BloodyElbow.com scores the round 10-9 Saunders.

Round 3: The doctors allow Lee to continue miraculously. Lee has to come up with something huge here to win. Saunders moves to the clinch immediately, but Lee reverses the position. Saunders turns Lee back into the fence, lands a nice knee and elbow to Lee. Another big knee, and Lee is opened up once again on his left eye. This is a crime scene. The referee stops the action to have Lee looked at. The doctor stops it. Ben Saunders def. Matt Lee via TKO (Doctor's Stoppage) at 1:24 of Round 3.

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