HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Although Bellator 235 was suppose to be headlined by veteran heavyweight contender Josh Barnett making his promotional debut, it was a local boy who stole the show.
Just minutes before Barnett was scheduled to fight Ronny Markes in the main event of the evening, he was strongly forced to pull out at the advice of the Hawaii State Boxing Commission.
Bellator CEO Scot Coker made the announcement less then half an hour before the fight was scheduled to ensue.
Hilo’s Toby Misech was the scheduled bout before as he was set to take on Erik Perez and essentially ended up saving the show.
Misech hit Perez with a stone cold left hand and followed it up with a vicious series of punches to end the fight and the night in dramatic fashion.
Misech gets back into the win column after a decision loss against ex-champ Eduardo Dantas and ended Perez’s five-fight winning streak.
The full results from Bellator 235 are posted below.
Bellator and the USO Present: Salute the Troops Main Card:
Josh Barnett (35-8) vs. Ronny Markes (19-7) was cancelled by the Hawaii State Boxing Commission deeming Barnett unable to compete tonight due to severe illness
Toby Misech (12-7) defeated Erik Perez (19-7) via KO (punches) at 0:54 of round one
Alejandra Lara (9-3) defeated Veta Artega (5-3) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Tywan Claxton (6-1) defeated Braydon Akeo (3-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Joey Davis (7-0) defeated Chris Cisneros (19-11) via TKO (punches) at 3:55 of round one
Hunter Ewald (1-0) defeated Brysen Bolohao (0-2) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:42 of round one
Joseph Creer (7-1-1) defeated Ty Gwerder (4-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-26)
Cass Bell (5-0) defeated Pierre Daguzan (5-4, 1 NC) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)