Bellator 178 Preliminary Bouts
Tyrell Fortune (3-0) defeated Branko Busick (0-1) via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
"I thought it was great for me to go out and get three rounds in," Fortune said following his Bellator 178 win. "I felt like I utilized my jab and my knees really well. Obviously I m still pretty too, no bumps and no cuts. I dominated the fight."
"I thought it was a good fight and a solid win for me. There were definitely some areas where I could've been faster and I could've been sharper," Ruth said after moving to 3-0 in Bellator. "I felt like I missed a lot of openings, but I'll go back to work and train some more and be ready to go again soon."
"That was light work, easy money. I respect him, but I am here to eat. I need somebody to call me tomorrow, next week, whenever, but I have to eat man," Young said after remaining undefeated. "I go hard 24/7, so somebody call me because I always stay ready."
Kas Xhema (1-0) defeated Nick Alley (1-1) via knockout at 3:19 of round one
Quote from Kas Xhema:
"The fight was great. I have the best team and the best coaches, I am very lucky guy," Xhema said. "Over here at American Top Team Connecticut, I truly feel like we are the best team around."
Blair Tugman (10-6) defeated Tom English (6-8) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:54 of round three
Chris Foster (11-5) defeated Shane Manley (3-3) via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)