‘John’ Wayne Parr upset in search for 100th career win at Bellator Kickboxing 9

Little-known Portuguese fighter Eder Lopes has picked up an incredible upset win this morning, beating Australian muay thai legend ‘John’ Wayne Parr via decision in their Bellator Kickboxing 9 bout from Hungary.

The fight, which took place on a joint Bellator MMA and Kickboxing card from the BOK Hall in Budapest this morning, was supposed to be a celebration for Parr with 100 career wins on the line.

Lopes, with just 12 fights to his name and with nothing to lose, battled the Australian for three rounds before walking away with a decision victory and the biggest win of his short career. The loss, first reported by Combat Press, marks the third and final fight of Parr’s current Bellator Kickboxing contract.

The main event for Bellator Kickboxing 9 ended with Raymond Daniels successfully defending his Welterweight title beating Frenchman Djibril Ehouo via unanimous decision. In the night’s main event on the MMA portion of the card, Benson Henderson returned to his winning ways with a second-round submission of veteran fighter Roger Huerta.


  • Raymond Daniels def. Djibril Ehouo via Decision (Unanimous) – Bellator kickboxing welterweight title
  • Alexey Ignashov def. Dzevad Poturak via Decision (Split)
  • Sabriye Sengul def. Renata Rakoczi via Decision (Split)
  • Eder Lopes def. ‘John’ Wayne Parr via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Jorina Baars def. Athina Evmorfiadi via TKO (Round 2)
  • Enrico Carrara def. Csaba Gyorfi via Decision
  • Salvatore Cicerone def. Antoine Habash via Decision
  • Najib Idali def. Adam Pokorni via Decision

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As a former pro/am Muaythai fighter, current trainer and fresh BJJ White Belt my life revolves around all things concerning the ‘hurt business’. If it involves punches, kicks, knees and elbows than I’m interested! On the side I’m a self-confessed Melbourne Victory tragic and marketing professional by day.