Submitted photo – Cass Bell

Cass Bell had to work a little harder for this one, but still managed to come out on top.

Fighting at Bellator’s Salute to the Troops in Hawaii on Friday night, the Arcata native remained undefeated as a pro MMA fighter with a unanimous decision win over Pierre Daguzan in a 135-pound showdown.

The win was the fifth in five pro fights for Bell, but the first one to go the distance.

The 32-year-old, who fights out of the Institute of Combat in Arcata, won by a score of 30-27, 30-27, 29-28.


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