by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Jared Hess and Hector Lombard on Friday night won their respective bouts at Bellator IX in Monroe, La., to move on to the finals of the promotion’s middleweight tournament.

The event was moved to Monroe after complications with the government officials in Quebec and difficulties in securing a visa for now tournament finalist Hector Lombard.

Bellator IX will air on ESPN Deportes on Saturday night.

Bellator IX Middleweight Semi-Final Tournament bouts:
-Jared Hess def. Yosmany Cabezas by TKO at 4:26, R3
-Hector Lombard def. Damien Stelly by TKO (Strikes) at 2:56, R1

Bellator IX Non-tournament bouts:
-Nick Ring def. Isidro “Chilo” Gonzalez by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:39, R1
-Shad Lierley def. Nate Murdock by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Alex Andrade def. Christian Fulgram by TKO at 2:01, R1
-Shawn Jordan def. Jayme McKinney by Submission at 0:30, R2
-Chan Leonhardt def. Dan Keenan by KO at 3:03, R1
-Chas Skelly def. Mike Braswell by Split Decision, R3