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Cass Bell suffers second pro loss at Bellator 256

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Cass Bell suffered a second straight pro loss at Bellator 256 on Friday afternoon, in a showdown between top-10 Bellator bantamweights.

The Humboldt County native and former Arcata Tigers wrestler lost in a decision to undefeated Jornel Lugo.

Lugo, who came into the showdown ranked No. 10 in the bantamweight division, controlled the fight throughout and won all three rounds, improving to 6-0.

Bell, who falls to 5-2, was ranked No. 8 coming into the fight.

The final stats told the tale, with the 25-year-old Lugo landing 71 strikes to Bell’s nine, including landing 20 kicks, which caused the former Tiger a lot of problems early.

The commentators paid tribute to Bell, saying he has no quit in him, while the fighter himself gave a shoutout to Humboldt County during rounds.

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