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Bellator 17 Results -- Huerta Upset, Alvarez Dominates Neer

Bellator 17 took place from Wang City Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts last night. And in what was definitely the biggest surprise of the promotion's second season to date, Pat Curran edged out former UFC fighter Roger Huerta to advance in the lightweight tournament.

Bellator's first "super fight" of the season was contested between the promotion's current lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Josh Neer. As many people expected, Alvarez disposed of "The Dentist" without much of a problem. provides a brief recap of the action.

Eddie Alvarez and Josh Neer were paired up in what was advertised as a "super fight." What wasn't so super was Neer's complete disregard for the takedown, which has become an all too common theme in the upper echelon of mixed martial arts competitors.

Neer was more than game and put Alvarez on notice with a couple of combinations; however, the champion didn't get his belt (or a consensus top ten ranking) by getting into reckless brawls.

Alvarez had the takedown anytime he wanted it and used his significant strength advantage to ground and pound "The Dentist" back into the waiting room. Up next for Alvarez is the winner of Pat Curran vs. Toby Imada.


Former UFC competitor and highly regarded lightweight veteran Roger Huerta signed with Bellator Fighting Championships to quite a bit of fanfare and very high expectations.

Pat Curran must have been a Snap! fan, because he didn't believe the hype.

The Lil' Frog came out with a very calculated attack that kept "El Matador" on the defense throughout most of rounds one and two. Huerta was effective when he picked his spots, unfortunately they were too few and far between for the ringside judges, who advance Curran to the lightweight finals against Toby Imada.

Check out the full piece for more details on the event.

Here is the complete list of results from Bellator 17:

160 lbs: Eddie Alvarez def. Josh Neer via submission (rear naked choke) 2:08 R2

265 lbs: Cole Konrad defeats Pat Bennett via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-27)

155 lbs: Pat Curran def. Roger Huerta via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

155 lbs: Toby Imada def. Carey Vanier via submission (armbar) 3:33 R2

185 lbs: Greg Rebello def. John Doyle via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

185 lbs: Justin Torrey def. Lance Everson via TKO (knees) 3:55 R2

145 lbs: Josh Laberge def. Dan Bonnell via TKO (strikes) 0:48 R1

170 lbs: Chuck O'Neil def. Damian Vitale via TKO (strikes) 1:02 R3