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Newton, Rickels win season 8 tournament finals

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12:58 AM ET 03.29 | In the Bellator season 8 tournament finals on Spike TV on Thursday for lightweight and light heavyweight, David Rickels and Emanuel Newton emerged as champions, respectively. Rickels defeated Saad Awad by TKO after flooring Awad near the end of the bell in the second round. Awad seemed unable to continue and Rickels was declared the winner. He'll face Michael Chandler for the Bellator lightweight championship at a future date. In the main event, Newton defeated Mikhail Zayats via unanimous decision. He'll face Bellator light heavyweight champion Attila Vegh at a date to be determined.

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