Bellator MMA in 2017

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Bellator MMA
Genre Sports
Created by Bjorn Rebney
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 120 minutes
Release
Original network Spike
Original release January 21 – December 15, 2017
Chronology
Preceded by Bellator MMA in 2016
Followed by Bellator MMA in 2018

2017 was the ninth year in the history of Bellator MMA, a mixed martial arts promotion based in the United States. This year marked the third time that Bellator MMA has done monthly shows as opposed to a seasonal format.

Event list[edit]

Bellator 170[edit]

Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen
Information
Date January 21, 2017
Venue The Forum
City Inglewood, California
Attendance 11,972
Total gate $1,134,963

Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen took place on January 21, 2017 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV, drawing 1.4 million viewers.[1]

Background

On October 18, 2016, it was announced that former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz and UFC veteran Chael Sonnen would headline this event.[2] Sonnen owns career wins over the likes of Yushin Okami, Nate Marquardt, Brian Stann, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Maurício Rua and former UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping. Ortiz is a UFC Hall of Famer and one of the most decorated champions in UFC history. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" signed with Bellator in 2013 and has gone 2–1 with the promotion. He has wins over the likes of Alexander Shlemenko, Stephan Bonnar, Wanderlei Silva, Ken Shamrock and Forrest Griffin.

A women's bout between Rebecca Ruth and Colleen Schneider was initially announced for this card. However, the bout never came to fruition for undisclosed reasons and Ruth was replaced by Chrissie Daniels

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Tito Ortiz def. Chael Sonnen Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:03
Welterweight Paul Daley def. Brennan Ward KO (flying knee) 1 2:27
Middleweight Hisaki Kato def. Ralek Gracie Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez def. Georgi Karakhanyan Decision (majority) (28–28, 28–27, 28–27) 3 5:00 [a]
Catchweight (161 lbs) Derek Campos def. Derek Anderson Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Welterweight Guilherme Vasconcelos def. John Mercurio KO (punches) 2 0:41
Middleweight Kevin Casey vs. Keith Berry Draw (majority) (29–27, 28–28, 28–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Alex Soto def. DeMarcus Brown Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Chinzo Machida def. Jamar Ocampo TKO (punch) 3 3:48
Lightweight Jalin Turner def. Gabriel Green KO (punches) 1 0:36
Heavyweight Jack May def. Dave Cryer TKO (punches) 1 0:41
Catchweight (182 lbs) Danial Rodriguez def. Christian Gonzalez TKO (punches) 2 3:55
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Catchweight (158 lbs) Jacob Rosales def. Ian Butler TKO (punches) 2 2:45
Lightweight Mike Segura def. Tommy Aaron TKO (punches) 1 1:02
Bantamweight James Barnes def. Rob Gooch Submission (inverted triangle choke) 1 4:36
Welterweight Curtis Millender def. Johnny Cisneros TKO (strikes) 2 3:48
Women's Flyweight Colleen Schneider def. Chrissie Daniels Submission (anaconda choke) 1 1:30
Featherweight Henry Corrales def. Cody Bollinger KO (punch to the body) 3 4:28
  1. ^ Sanchez was deducted a point for a knee to a grounded opponent

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Bellator 171[edit]

Bellator 171 Guillard vs. Njokuani
Information
Date January 27, 2017
Venue Kansas Star Casino
City Mulvane, Kansas, USA
Attendance 3,206
Total gate $211,082

Bellator 171: Guillard vs. Njokuani was held on January 27, 2017 at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The event was headlined by catchweight at 179 pounds bout between UFC veteran Melvin Guillard and Chidi Njokuani.

The co-main event featured a lightweight bout between local favorite David Rickels and Aaron Derrow.

Additionally, prospects and former collegiate heavyweight wrestling stars Jarod Trice and Tyrell Fortune were featured on the undercard. Trice, a three-time All-American wrestler at Central Michigan University, faced Kevin Woltkamp. Fortune, a former NCAA Division 2 champion, faced Will Johnson.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight (179 lbs) Chidi Njokuani def. Melvin Guillard Decision (unanimous) (30–25, 30–24, 30–26) 3 5:00
Welterweight David Rickels def. Aaron Derrow TKO (punches) 3 0:44
Women's Flyweight Jessica Middleton def. Alice Yauger Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–26, 30–26) 3 5:00
Featherweight A.J. McKee def. Brandon Phillips Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Featherweight Justin Overton def. Gaston Reyno Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 0:34
Catchweight (187 lbs) Jordan Young def. Chris Harris Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Tyrell Fortune def. Will Johnson TKO (punches) 2 4:27
Heavyweight Jarod Trice def. Kevin Woltkamp KO (punches) 2 3:17
Women's Flyweight Bruna Ellen def. Carmella James Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Welterweight Dominic Garcia def. Will Lavine Submission (triangle choke) 2 2:08
Welterweight Chance Rencountre def. Jake Lindsey Decision (split) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Johnny Marigo def. Joe Fulk TKO (punches) 1 1:23
Welterweight Manny Meraz def. Scott Heston Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Lightweight Mike Breeden def. Craig Farley TKO (knee injury) 1 4:38

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Bellator 172[edit]

Bellator 172: Thomson vs. Pitbull
Information
Date February 18, 2017
Venue SAP Center
City San Jose, California
Attendance 7,273
Total gate $1,159,540

Bellator 172: Thomson vs. Pitbull aired on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The event was scheduled to be headlined by heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko against former UFC veteran Matt Mitrione. Emelianenko retired in 2012, but ultimately returned to the sport in 2015. This will be Emelianenko's first fight in the U.S. since 2011. Mitrione, a 38-year-old former NFL player has scored back-to-back knockout victories since joining Bellator over Carl Seumanutafa and Oli Thompson. Hours before the event, the fight was cancelled due to Mitrione becoming ill. As a result, Josh Thomson vs. Patricky Freire was moved up to the main event.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Patricky Freire def. Josh Thomson KO (punch) 2 0:40
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Oli Thompson Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–25, 30–25) 3 5:00
Catchweight (187 lbs) Anatoly Tokov def. Francisco France TKO (punches) 2 2:24
Women's Flyweight Veta Arteaga def. Brooke Mayo TKO (doctor stoppage) 3 4:04
Welterweight Mauricio Alonso def. Josh Koscheck TKO (punches) 1 4:42
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Lightweight Nikko Jackson def. Cesar Gonzalez Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (166 lbs) J.J. Okanovich def. Zach Andrews Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:26
Bantamweight Justin Tenedora def. Roque Reyes Submission (face crank) 2 4:59
Welterweight James Terry def. JC Llamas Decision (technical) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 0:37
Featherweight Gaston Bolanos def. Abner Perez TKO (punches) 1 4:53
Heavyweight Giant Gonzalez vs. Diego Herzog Draw (majority) (27–28, 28–28, 28–28) 3 5:00
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Featherweight Juan Cardenas def. Luis Vargas Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:12
Flyweight Bobby Escalante def. Anthony Do Submission (choke) 1 1:40
Catchweight (131 lbs) Jeremy Murphy def. Matt Ramirez TKO (punches) 3 1:41
Welterweight Abraham Vaesau def. Dominic Sumner KO (punch) 1 4:15

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Bellator 173[edit]

Bellator 173 McGeary vs. McDermott
Information
Date February 24, 2017
Venue SSE Arena
City Belfast, Northern Ireland
Attendance 10,461
Total gate

728,042€ (IEP)

$980,719 (USD)

Bellator 173: McGeary vs. McDermott was held on February 24, 2017 at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The event was originally scheduled to be headlined by a bout between Liam McGeary and Chris Fields. However, on February 20, it was announced that Fields had to withdraw from the match due to injury. The initial replacement for Fields was announced as Bellator newcomer Vladimir Filipovic. However, Filipovic also was pulled from the bout due to visa issues. McGeary eventually faced Bellator newcomer Brett McDermott.

The event was a dual promotion event as Bellator's card was co-promoted with BAMMA 28.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight (217 lbs) Liam McGeary def. Brett McDermott TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 1:06
Featherweight James Gallagher def. Kirill Medvedovsky Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:53
Women's Catchweight (140 lbs) Iony Razafiarison def. Sinead Kavanagh Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–26, 30–25) 3 5:00
Welterweight Alex Lohore def. Colin Fletcher Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:42
Featherweight Shay Walsh def. James McErlean Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00

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Bellator 174[edit]

Bellator 174 Coenen vs. Budd
Information
Date March 3, 2017
Venue WinStar World Casino
City Thackerville, Oklahoma
Attendance 1,211
Total gate $104,342

Bellator 174: Coenen vs. Budd was held on March 3, 2017 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The main event featured Marloes Coenen versus Julia Budd for the inaugural Bellator women's featherweight title.[7] This was the first time a woman's bout has headlined a Bellator card.

Kendall Grove was originally scheduled to face Chris Honeycutt at this event. However, Honeycutt was removed from the bout on February 28 and replaced by three-time UFC veteran and Bellator newcomer Mike Rhodes. Rhodes then failed to make weight and the fight was cancelled.

Joe Taimanglo was scheduled to face Steve Garcia on this card. However, the fight was removed from the card after Taimanglo missed weight.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Featherweight Julia Budd def. Marloes Coenen TKO (punches) 4 2:42 [a]
Catchweight (174 lbs) Fernando Gonzalez def. Brandon Girtz Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Justin Wren def. Roman Pizzolato Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 2:35
Catchweight (194 lbs) Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Charles Hackmann TKO (knees and punches) 1 0:13
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Catchweight (150 lbs) Emmanuel Rivera def. Treston Thomison Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Cody Pfister def. Jonathan Gary Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:04
Women's Flyweight Emily Ducote def. Katy Collins Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:53
Women's Featherweight Gabrielle Holloway def. Alexis Dufresne TKO (punches) 2 2:53
Catchweight (174 lbs) Justin Patterson def. Jason Witt TKO (punches) 3 0:13

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Bellator 175[edit]

Bellator 175 Rampage vs. King Mo 2
Information
Date March 31, 2017
Venue Allstate Arena
City Rosemont, Illinois
Attendance 11,807
Total gate $1,033,113

Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo 2 was held on March 31, 2017 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The event was headlined by Heavyweight bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson against former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammed Lawal.

At the weigh ins, Emmanuel Sanchez missed the 146-pound featherweight limit, coming in at 149.5 pounds. The fight was changed to a catchweight.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Muhammed Lawal def. Quinton Jackson Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (149 lbs) Emmanuel Sanchez def. Marcos Galvao Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov def. Chase Gormley KO (punch) 1 3:55
Catchweight (148 lbs) Noad Lahat def. Lloyd Carter Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:50
Lightweight Steve Kozola def. Jake Roberts TKO (punches) 1 0:28
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Welterweight Joaquin Buckley def. Justin Patterson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (150 lbs) Tim Cho def. Joshua Hardwick TKO (punches) 3 2:43
Bantamweight Manny Vasquez def. Nate Williams Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (208 lbs) James Bochnovic def. Matt Paul Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:30
Lightweight Damian Norris def. Tom Shoaff Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Mike DeLaVega def. Brian Akins Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Welterweight Josh Streaker def. Tom Holder Decision (split) 3 5:00
Catchweight (137 lbs) Cory Galloway def. David Garcia Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:04
Catchweight (157 lbs) Asef Askar def. James Esposito Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:06
Catchweight (138 lbs) Brandon Shelhart def. Max Fuentes Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:21

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Bellator 176[edit]

Bellator 176: Carvalho vs. Manhoef 2
Information
Date April 8, 2017
Venue Pala Alpitour
City Torino, Italy
Attendance 9,216
Total gate

685,440€ (ITL)

$806,400 (USD)

Bellator 176: Carvalho vs. Manhoef 2 took place on April 8, 2017 at the Pala Alpitour in Torino, Italy. The event aired on Spike TV.

Background

A Middleweight world title fight rematch pitting Rafael Carvalho against Melvin Manhoef served as the main event of Bellator 176.

The event was announced by the company in February 2017. It was the second time Bellator MMA held an event at the Pala Alpitour in Torino, Italy. Like the previous card, this event featured both MMA and kickboxing bouts.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Rafael Carvalho (c) def. Melvin Manhoef KO (head kick) 4 3:15 [a]
Women's Catchweight (132 lbs) Anastasia Yankova def. Elina Kallionidou Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Valeriu Mircea def. Djamil Chan Decision (majority) (28–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Mihail Nica def. Samba Coulibaly Submission (anaconda choke) 1 0:36
Bellator Kickboxing 5 fight card
Lightweight (Kickboxing) Giorgio Petrosyan def. Amansio Paraschiv Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 30–26, 30–26) 3 3:00
Women's Flyweight (Kickboxing) Denise Kielholtz (c) def. Martine Michieletto Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 49–46, 49–46) 5 3:00 [b]
Middleweight (Kickboxing) John Wayne Parr def. Nando Calzetta KO (head kick) 2 2:59
Lightweight (Kickboxing) Mustapha Haida def. Enriko Kehl Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 29–28) 3 3:00
Featherweight (Kickboxing) Gaston Bolanos def. Luca D'Isanto Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 3:00

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Bellator 177[edit]

Bellator 177: Dantas vs. Higo
Information
Date April 14, 2017
Venue Budapest Sports Arena
City Budapest, Hungary
Attendance 11,439
Total gate $986,614

Bellator 177: Dantas vs. Higo took place on April 14, 2017 at Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary . The event aired on Spike TV.

Background

This event marked Bellator's second event in Hungary. The event featured both MMA and kickboxing bouts.

The main event was originally scheduled to feature Eduardo Dantas against Darrion Caldwell, but Caldwell withdrew due to injury. Leandro Higo stepped in as a replacement. Due to the short notice, the fight was changed from a Bantamweight title bout to a non-title contest at a catchweight of 139 pounds.

Bellator Kickboxing 6 was headlined by a Welterweight world title rematch featuring Zoltán Laszák against Karim Ghajji. Additionally, two-time Glory Featherweight Champion Gabriel Varga made his Bellator Kickboxing debut.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight (139 lbs) Eduardo Dantas def. Leandro Higo Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Daniel Weichel def. John Teixeira Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Lena Ovchynnikova def. Helen Harper TKO (referee stoppage) 2 5:00
Catchweight (147 lbs) Adam Borics def. Anthony Taylor Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:12
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Featherweight Brian Moore def. Michal Horejsi TKO (strikes) 2 3:57
Lightweight Mate Kertesz def. Patrik Szombat TKO (punches) 2 4:37
Bellator Kickboxing 6 fight card
Welterweight (Kickboxing) Karim Ghajji def. Zoltán Laszák (c) Decision (split) (46–49, 50–45, 48–47) 5 3:00 [a]
Middleweight (Kickboxing) Joe Schilling def. Alexandru Negrea Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 3:00
Welterweight (Kickboxing) Raymond Daniels def. Győrfi Csaba KO (spinning back kick) 3 0:37
Featherweight (Kickboxing) Jorina Baars def. Irene Martins Decision (unanimous) (30–25, 30–25, 30–25) 3 3:00
Featherweight (Kickboxing) Gábor Görbics def. Gabriel Varga Decision (split) (29–28, 28–30, 29–28) 3 3:00

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Bellator 178[edit]

Bellator 178: Straus vs. Pitbull 4
Information
Date April 21, 2017
Venue Mohegan Sun Arena
City Uncasville, Connecticut
Attendance 9,010
Total gate $721,633

Bellator 178: Straus vs. Pitbull 4 took place on April 21, 2017 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut . The event aired live on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator returned to Mohegan Sun with a Featherweight world title fight pitting Daniel Straus against Patricio "Pitbull" Freire as the main event of Bellator 178. Straus and Freire have fought three times before; Freire won one by submission and once by decision, while Straus most recently won by decision.

A middleweight bout between Ed Ruth and Aaron Goodwine was originally scheduled for this card, but failed to materialize. Ruth instead faced David Mundell.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Patricio Freire def. Daniel Straus (c) Submission (guillotine choke) 2 0:37 [a]
Women's Flyweight Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. Jessica Middleton Submission (armbar) 1 2:15
Catchweight (165 lbs) Saad Awad def. Ryan Quinn Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight A.J. McKee def. Dominic Mazzotta KO (head kick) 1 1:15
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Flyweight Remo Cardarelli def. John Lopez Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (165 lbs) Kastriot Xhema def. Nick Alley KO (punches) 1 3:19
Featherweight Blair Tugman def. Tom English Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:54
Catchweight (195 lbs) Jordan Young def. Tim Caron Submission (D'Arce choke) 1 3:55
Middleweight Ed Ruth def. David Mundell TKO (knee to the body) 2 3:13
Heavyweight Tyrell Fortune def. Branko Busick Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–27) 3 5:00 [b]
Featherweight Chris Foster def. Shane Manley Decision (split) (29–28, 29–28, 28–29) 3 5:00
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Catchweight (150 lbs) Don Shainis def. Mak Kelleher Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Regivaldo Carvalho def. Jay Perrin Submission (guillotine choke) 3 2:04
Catchweight (165 lbs) Kemran Lachinov def. Sam Watford Decision (split) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the Bellator Featherweight Championship.
  2. ^ Fortune was deducted a point for groin strikes.

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Bellator 179[edit]

Bellator 179: MacDonald vs. Daley
Information
Date May 19, 2017
Venue SSE Arena
City London, England
Attendance 11,872
Total gate

833,999£ (GBP)

$1,087,200 (USD)

Bellator 179: MacDonald vs. Daley took place on May 19, 2017 at the SSE Arena in London, England|]], England. The event aired on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator returned to London with a welterweight fight pitting Paul Daley against Rory MacDonald serving as the main event of Bellator 179.

Stav Economou was originally scheduled to face Karl Etherington in heavyweight bout. However, the bout was cancelled and Economous faced Dan Konecke.

Neil Grove and Łukasz Parobiec were expected to fight in a Heavyweight bout. However, the fight was cancelled for undisclosed reasons.

Michael Page was scheduled to face Derek Anderson as the co-main event. However, the fight was removed from the card after Page suffered a knee injury and neck injury.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Rory MacDonald def. Paul Daley Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:45
Light Heavyweight Linton Vassell def. Liam McGeary Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3 2:28
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Augusto Sakai Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Alex Lohore def. Dan Edwards TKO (punches) 2 0:56
Welterweight Kevin Ferguson Jr. def. DJ Griffin TKO (punches) 1 3:40
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Heavyweight Stav Economou def. Dan Konecke Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:05
Flyweight Amir Albazi def. Jamie Powell Decision (unanimous) (30–25, 30–26, 30–26) 3 5:00
Welterweight Nathan Jones def. Umer Kayani Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:35
Middleweight Fabian Edwards def. Rafał Cejrowski KO (flying knee) 1 3:44
Catchweight (150 lbs) Jeremy Petley def. Chase Morton Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Middleweight Mike Shipman def. Marcin Prostko TKO (knees) 1 2:39
Bantamweight Salih Kulucan def. Diego Barbosa Submission (heel hook) 1 2:18
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Lightweight Alfie Davis def. Jay Dods KO (spinning side kick) 1 2:34

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Bellator: Monster Energy Fight Series: Charlotte[edit]

Bellator: Monster Energy Fight Series: Charlotte
Information
Date May 20, 2017
Venue Charlotte Motor Speedway
City Charlotte, North Carolina

Bellator: Monster Energy Fight Series: Charlotte took place on May 20, 2017 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina

Background

On May 1, 2017, Bellator announced a special four-fight card that took place at the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race XXXIII. The goal of the event was to scout new talent for a prospective contract. Unlike all previous Bellator events, this event was not televised, as this event took place at a NASCAR race, where Fox Sports, which holds rights to a rival MMA promotion, holds video rights for events at the Charlotte Motor Speedway during the event.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Allen Crowder def. Robert Neal TKO (punches) 1 2:24
Welterweight Jacob McClintock def. Jeremie Holloway Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:39
Lightweight Lashawn Alcocks def. Mike Stevens TKO (punches) 1 2:20
Light Heavyweight Allen Bose def. Chris Crawford Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 3:00

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Bellator NYC/Bellator 180[edit]

Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva / Bellator 180
Information
Date June 24, 2017
Venue Madison Square Garden
City New York City
Attendance 12,133
Total gate $1,630,314
Buyrate 130,000[15]

Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva and Bellator 180 took place on June 24, 2017 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The event aired both Spike TV and on PPV.

Background

A grudge match between rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva served as the main event.[16]

The co-main event was a heavyweight bout between Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione. The pairing were supposed to meet at Bellator 172 but Mitrione had to be hospitalized due to kidney stones.[17]

Debuting former UFC fighter Ryan Bader was initially scheduled to face Muhammed Lawal on this card. However, Lawal pulled out of the fight due to an injury and Bader instead faced Light Heavyweight champion Phil Davis in a rematch.[18] Bader and Davis first met at UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson on January 24, 2015 with Bader winning by split decision.

A fight between Keri Anne Melendez and Sadee Monseratte Williams was scheduled but cancelled after Melendez pulled out due to injury.[19]

The PPV portion of the MSG card was referred to as Bellator NYC. The undercard, airing on Spike, was Bellator 180.

Results

Bellator NYC card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Chael Sonnen def. Wanderlei Silva Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Neiman Gracie def. Dave Marfone Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:27 [a]
Heavyweight Matt Mitrione def. Fedor Emelianenko KO (punches) 1 1:14
Lightweight Brent Primus def. Michael Chandler (c) TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 2:22 [b]
Lightweight Zach Freeman def. Aaron Pico Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:24
Welterweight Douglas Lima (c) def. Lorenz Larkin Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 48–47, 48–47) 5 5:00 [c]
Bellator 180 card (Spike TV)
Light Heavyweight Ryan Bader def. Phil Davis (c) Decision (split) (49–46, 47–48, 49–46) 5 5:00 [d]
Featherweight James Gallagher def. Chinzo Machida Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:22
Women's Flyweight Heather Hardy def. Alice Yauger TKO (punches) 3 4:47
Bellator 180 Preliminary Card (Bellator.com)
Welterweight Ryan Couture def. Haim Gozali Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Bradley Desir def. Nate Grebb KO (punches) 1 2:54
Lightweight Anthony Giacchina def. Jerome Mickle Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:40
Catchweight (130 lbs) Matt Rizzo def. Sergio da Silva Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3 3:48
Catchweight (168 lbs) Hugh McKenna def. John Salgado Submission (kimura) 1 4:06
  1. ^ Added to the main card during the live broadcast. Originally supposed to take place after the main event due to time constraints.
  2. ^ For the Bellator Lightweight Championship.
  3. ^ For the Bellator Welterweight Championship.
  4. ^ For the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship.

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Bellator 181[edit]

Bellator 181: Girtz vs. Campos 3
Information
Date July 14, 2017
Venue WinStar World Casino
City Thackerville, Oklahoma
Attendance 1,247
Total gate $108,594

Bellator 181: Girtz vs. Campos 3 took place on July 14, 2017 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The main event featured Brandon Girtz against Derek Campos in a rubber match. Campos won the pair's initial meeting in June 2013 at Bellator 96 by unanimous decision. Girtz avenged the loss in November 2015 at Bellator 146, where he won by knockout in the first round.

Former UFC fighter Valérie Létourneau was expected to make her Bellator debut on this card against Emily Ducote. However, on July 10, Létourneau withdrew from the bout due to injury and was replaced by Jessica Middleton.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight (158 lbs) Derek Campos def. Brandon Girtz TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00
Middleweight John Salter def. Kendall Grove Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:37
Women's Flyweight Emily Ducote def. Jessica Middleton Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Joe Warren def. Steve Garcia Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Welterweight E.J. Brooks def. Guilherme Bomba Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Mike Rhodes Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:59
Heavyweight Valentin Moldavsky def. Carl Seumanutafa Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–26, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight André Fialho def. A.J. Matthews Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Logan Storley def. Kemmyelle Haley TKO (elbows) 1 1:44
Middleweight Romero Cotton def. Aaron Rodriguez Decision (split) (30–27, 27–30, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Katy Collins def. Bruna Vargas Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Welterweight Jonathan Gary def. William Florentino Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Women's Featherweight Amanda Bell def. Brittney Elkin TKO (punches) 2 4:56
Bantamweight Jordan Howard def. Johnny Marigo KO (punch) 1 1:26
Featherweight Justin Lawrence def. Treston Thomison TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 3:34

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Bellator: Monster Energy Fight Series: Bristol[edit]

Bellator: Monster Energy Fight Series: Bristol
Information
Date August 19, 2017
Venue Bristol Motor Speedway
City Bristol, Tennessee

Bellator: Monster Energy Fight Series: Bristol was the second installment of the series and took place on August 19, 2017 at the Bristol Motor Speedway, in Bristol, Tennessee. Again, the fights were not televised because of television conflicts with NASCAR's rights holder (NBC, which airs the Professional Fighters League, aired a PFL contest June 30).

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Brandon Bell def. Ben Sergent Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Lightweight Nick Gehrts def. Ken Beverly Submission (D'Arce choke) 3 2:01
Lightweight Jonathan Pearce def. Damir Ferhatbegovic Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 0:43
Featherweight Preston Schick def. Ahva Mayi TKO (punches) 2 0:37 [a]
  1. ^ Amateur bout

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Bellator 182[edit]

Bellator 182: Koreshkov vs. Njokuani
Information
Date August 25, 2017
Venue Turning Stone Resort & Casino
City Verona, New York
Attendance 4,390
Total gate $521,313

Bellator 182: Koreshkov vs. Njokuani took place on August 25, 2017 at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The main event featured former Bellator Welterweight Champion Andrey Koreshkov versus Chidi Njokuani. It was originally scheduled as a welterweight bout, but Njokuani missed weight so the bout was contested at a catchweight of 175 pounds.

The co-main event of Brennan Ward against Fernando Gonzalez was set to be a catchweight bout of 178 pounds. However, Gonzalez weighed in at 180 pounds.

Gabby Holloway was originally scheduled to face Talita Nogueira on this card. However, on August 1, Holloway withdrew from the bout and was replaced by Amanda Bell.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight (175 lbs) Andrey Koreshkov def. Chidi Njokuani TKO (punches and elbows) 1 4:08
Catchweight (180 lbs) Fernando Gonzalez def. Brennan Ward Submission (guillotine choke) 3 1:02
Women's Flyweight Bruna Ellen def. Veta Arteaga Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight A.J. McKee def. Blair Tugman Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–26, 30–26) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Welterweight Ricky Rainey def. Marc Stevens Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–27) 3 5:00
Women's Featherweight Talita Nogueira def. Amanda Bell Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:44
Light Heavyweight Vadim Nemkov def. Philipe Lins KO (punches) 1 3.03
Featherweight Henry Corrales def. Noad Lahat Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Georgi Karakhanyan def. Daniel Pineda TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 4:05
Women's Flyweight Kate Jackson def. Colleen Schneider TKO (injury) 1 5:00
Middleweight Chris Honeycutt def. Kevin Casey TKO (punches) 2 2:06
Women's Featherweight Arlene Blencowe def. Sinead Kavanagh Decision (split) (28–29, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (175 lbs) Joey Davis def. Justin Roswell TKO (punches) 1 1:35
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Catchweight (130 lbs) Josh Ricci def. Brandon Warne Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Alex Potts def. Brandon Polcare Submission (kimura) 1 3:10
Welterweight Tom Regal def. Kastriot Xhema KO (punches) 1 3:21
Catchweight (175 lbs) Matt Secor def. T.J. Sumler Submission (keylock) 1 4:00
Women's Flyweight Kristi Lopez vs. Jessica Sotack Draw (split) (29–28, 28–29, 28–28) 3 5:00

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Bellator 183[edit]

Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull
Information
Date September 23, 2017
Venue SAP Center
City San Jose, California
Attendance 5,897
Total gate $452,920

Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull took place on September 23, 2017 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The main event featured a Lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Patricky Freire.

Also occurring on the show was Bellator Kickboxing 7 headlined by featherweight title bout between Kevin Ross and Domenico Lomurno.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Patricky Freire def. Benson Henderson Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Paul Daley def. Lorenz Larkin KO (punches) 2 2:40
Heavyweight Roy Nelson def. Javy Ayala Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Aaron Pico def. Justin Linn KO (punch) 1 3:45
Lightweight Goiti Yamauchi def. Adam Piccolotti Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:19
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Light Heavyweight Tony Johnson def. Mike Ortega KO (punch) 2 1:49
Women's Flyweight Kaytlin Neil def. Brooke Mayo Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Brandon Laroco def. Gaston Bolanos Technical Submission (triangle choke) 2 2:16
Women's Flyweight Jaymee Nievara def. Corina Herrera Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 29–28, 29–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Fernando Gonzalez Trevino def. Alex Lopez Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Ricardo Vasquez def. Justin Tenedora Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:39
Lightweight J.J. Okanovich def. Luis Jauregui Submission (armbar) 1 0:42
Flyweight Daniel Gonzalez def. Anthony Castrejon KO (punches) 1 4:03
Bellator Kickboxing 7 fight card
Featherweight (Kickboxing) Kevin Ross def. Domenico Lomurno Decision (split) (48–47, 47–48, 49–46) 5 3:00 [a]
Welterweight (Kickboxing) Raymond Daniels def. Karim Ghajji (c) TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 3:00 [b]
Middleweight (Kickboxing) Joe Schilling def. Najib Idali TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 3:00
Featherweight (Kickboxing) Jorina Baars def. Anke Van Gestel Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 3:00
Welterweight (Kickboxing) Malaipet def. Jose Palacios Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 3:00

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Bellator 184[edit]

Bellator 184: Dantas vs. Caldwell
Information
Date October 6, 2017
Venue WinStar World Casino
City Thackerville, Oklahoma
Attendance 1,247
Total gate $108,459

Bellator 184: Dantas vs. Caldwell took place on October 6, 2017 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Darrion Caldwell def. Eduardo Dantas (c) Decision (unanimous) (48–47, 48–47, 50–45) 5 5:00 [a]
Featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez def. Daniel Straus Submission (triangle choke) 3 1:56
Featherweight Pat Curran def. John Teixeira Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Leandro Higo def. Joe Taimanglo Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Lightweight Manny Muro def. Emmanuel Rivera Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (160 lbs) Sean Holden def. Shakir McKillip TKO (punches) 2 4:39
Lightweight Carrington Banks def. Steve Kozola Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–25, 30–25) 3 5:00
Welterweight Chance Rencountre def. Justin Patterson Submission (D'Arce choke) 1 2:58
Light Heavyweight Teagan Dooley def. DeMarcus Simmons Submission (americana) 2 2:12
Featherweight Westin Wilson def. L.J. Hermeck Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 0:55
Catchweight (150 lbs) Kendall Carnahan def. Daniel Carey Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Heavyweight Ernest James def. Ray Jones TKO (punches) 1 2:53

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Bellator: Monster Energy Fight Series: Talladega[edit]

Bellator: Monster Energy Fight Series: Talladega
Information
Date October 13, 2017
Venue Talladega Superspeedway
City Lincoln, Alabama

Bellator: Monster Energy Fight Series: Talladega was the third installment of the series held on October 13, 2017 at the Talladega Superspeedway, in Lincoln, Alabama. Again, the fights were not televised because of television conflicts with NASCAR's rights holder (NBC, which airs the Professional Fighters League, aired a PFL contest June 30 during the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona).

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Jonathan Pearce def. Omar Johnson TKO (punches) 2 3:57
Heavyweight Frank Tate def. Nkemdirim Oti Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Middleweight Marcel Stamps def. Derek Wilson TKO (punches) 3 2:50
Heavyweight Billy Swanson def. Christian Echols Submission (keylock) 2 1:53 [a]
  1. ^ Amateur bout


Bellator 185[edit]

Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko
Information
Date October 20, 2017
Venue Mohegan Sun Arena
City Uncasville, Connecticut

Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko took place on October 20, 2017 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event aired live on Spike TV.

Background

Bellator 185 marked the debut of heralded middleweight fighter Gegard Mousasi. Having competed for the UFC for the last four years, Mousasi opted to sign with Bellator MMA when his contract came up.

Muhammed Lawal was scheduled to face Liam McGeary in a Light Heavyweight bout in the co-main event. However, on October 2, he pulled out of the fight due to an undisclosed injury. He was replaced by Bubba McDaniel.[27] The following week, McGeary pulled out of the fight due to a thumb injury.

Brennan Ward was scheduled to face David Rickels in a welterweight bout on the main card. However, on October 16, Ward was removed from the card due to injury and Rickels was pulled from the card as a result.

Javier Torres was scheduled to face Neiman Gracie on this card, but pulled out due to injury. He was replaced with welterweight Zak Bucia.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi def. Alexander Shlemenko Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Neiman Gracie def. Zak Bucia Submission (neck crank) 2 2:27
Women's Flyweight Kristina Williams def. Heather Hardy TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 2:00
Lightweight Ryan Quinn def. Marcus Surin Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Lisa Blaine def. Ana Julaton Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Flyweight John Lopez def. Billy Giovanella Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Lightweight Kevin Carrier def. Jose Antonio Perez Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (150 lbs) Vovka Clay def. Frank Sforza Submission (guillotine choke) 2 1:17
Catchweight (150 lbs) Don Shainis def. Matthew Denning TKO (punches) 1 4:50
Catchweight (195 lbs) Jordan Young def. Alec Hooben Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:44
Middleweight Costello Van Steenis def. Steve Skrzat Submission (strikes) 1 2:52
Welterweight Joaquin Buckley def. Vinicius De Jesus Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Pete Rogers def. Timothy Wheeler Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:37
Lightweight Dean Hancock def. John Beneduce TKO (strikes) 1 3:38

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Bellator 186[edit]

Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell
Information
Date November 3, 2017
Venue Bryce Jordan Center
City University Park, Pennsylvania

Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell took place on November 3, 2017 at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

In the Bellator 186 main event Ryan Bader made the first defense of his Light Heavyweight title against Linton Vassell .

The co-main event featured Ilima-Lei Macfarlane against Emily Ducote for the inaugural Bellator Women's Flyweight title.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Ryan Bader (c) def. Linton Vassell TKO (punches) 2 3:58 [a]
Women's Flyweight Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. Emily Ducote Submission (triangle armbar) 5 3:42 [b]
Light Heavyweight Phil Davis def. Leonardo Leite Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Ed Ruth def. Chris Dempsey KO (punch) 2 0:27
Lightweight Saad Awad def. Zach Freeman TKO (punch) 1 1:07
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Catchweight (165 lbs) Mike Wilkins def. Brett Martinez Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:09
Featherweight Michael Trizano def. Mike Otwell Submission (Brabo choke) 2 2:07
Bantamweight Dominick Mazzotta def. Matt Lozano TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 2:37
Welterweight Logan Storley def. Matt Secor Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Tywan Claxton def. Jonathan Bowman KO (flying knee) 1 1:29
Featherweight Frank Buenafuente def. Francis Healy Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Catchweight (150 lbs) Scott Clymer def. Mike Putnam TKO (punches) 1 3:07
Featherweight Andrew Salas def. Ethan Goss Decision (split) 3 5:00
Middleweight Josh Fremd def. Ryan Parker Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:25

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Bellator 187[edit]

Bellator 187 McKee vs. Moore
Information
Date November 10, 2017
Venue 3Arena
City Dublin, Ireland

Bellator 187: McKee vs. Moore took place on November 10, 2017 at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

James Gallagher was expected to main event Bellator 187 against Jeremiah Labiano; however, on October 11, Gallagher withdrew from the bout due to injury. Labiano was moved to face Noad Lahat at Bellator 188 on November 16.

A featherweight match-up between A.J. McKee and Brian Moore served as the new main event.

The event was a co-promotion between Bellator MMA and BAMMA with BAMMA 32 taking place the same night.

Results

[1]

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight A.J. McKee def. Brian Moore Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 0:42
Women's Featherweight Sinead Kavanagh def. Maria Casanova TKO (strikes) 1 0:34
Catchweight (161 lbs) Paul Redmond def. Sergio de Jesus Santos Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (165 lbs) Kevin Ferguson Jr. def. Fred Freeman Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:57
Middleweight Charlie Ward def. John Redmond KO (punch) 1 4:59

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Bellator 188[edit]

Bellator 188: Lahat vs. Labiano
Information
Date November 16, 2017
Venue Menora Mivtachim Arena
City Tel Aviv, Israel

Bellator 188: Lahat vs. Labiano took place on November 16, 2017 at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel. The event aired on Spike TV.

Background

The card was originally headlined by a rematch between champion Patrício Freire and Daniel Weichel for the Bellator Featherweight Championship. The pair previously met in June 2015 at Bellator 138 with Freire winning by knockout. On November 12, it was announced Freire had to withdraw due to a knee injury.

The main event instead featured a match between Noad Lahat and Jeremiah Labiano.

The card also featured Dutch kickboxing standout Denise Kielholtz's second MMA fight.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Noad Lahat def. Jeremiah Labiano Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Haim Gozali def. Arsen Faitovich Submission (triangle choke) 1 0:43
Middleweight John Salter def. Jason Radcliffe Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:55
Women's Flyweight Denise Kielholtz def. Jessica Middleton Submission (scarfhold armbar) 1 1:16
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Bantamweight Luiz Rocha def. Almog Shay Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Shimon Gosh def. Francisco Silva Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Featherweight Olga Rubin def. Joana Filipa TKO (punches) 2 3:46
Lightweight Oron Kahlon def. Julian Maloku Submission (flying triangle choke) 1 2:08
Middleweight Alexander Nikulin def. Rami Abuhave KO (punch) 1 1:57
Catchweight (167 lbs) David Abisror vs. Alexey Trofimov No Contest (accidental groin kick) 1 1:20
Featherweight Natanel Parisi def. Or Eliov Submission (guillotine choke) 1 4:09
Heavyweight Adam Keresh def. Roma Kushnir TKO (punches) 2 3:06
Lightweight Moshiko Ben Shimol def. Ivan Solomatov Submission (armbar) 1 4:09
Flyweight Raz Bring def. Nadeem Kablan Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Matan Levi def. Erik Sianov Decision (majority) (28–28, 29–27, 29–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Assaf Batan def. Mor Attias Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:08

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Bellator: Monster Energy Fight Series: Homestead[edit]

Bellator: Monster Energy Fight Series: Homestead
Information
Date November 19, 2017
Venue Homestead-Miami Speedway
City Homestead, Florida

Bellator: Monster Energy Fight Series: Homestead was the fourth installment of the series held on November 19, 2017 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, in Homestead, Florida. Again, the fights were not televised because of television conflicts with NASCAR's rights holder (NBC, which airs the Professional Fighters League, aired a PFL contest June 30 during the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona).

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Kester Mark def. Matt Wagy Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Middleweight Michael Lombardo def. Emmanuel Verdier Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Flyweight Christian Ynstrala def. Christopher Daniel Submission (armbar) 1 1:17
Featherweight Landon Stewart vs. Rudial Mora Draw (unanimous) 3 5:00


Bellator 189[edit]

Bellator 189: Budd vs. Blencowe 2
Information
Date December 1, 2017
Venue WinStar World Casino
City Thackerville, Oklahoma

Bellator 189: Budd vs. Blencowe 2 took place December 1, 2017 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

In the Bellator 189 main event, women's featherweight champion Julia Budd faced Arlene Blencowe in a rematch. The pair originally fought at Bellator 162 with Budd winning via majority decision.

The co-main event was a middleweight bout between Rafael Lovato Jr. and Chris Honeycutt.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Featherweight Julia Budd (c) def. Arlene Blencowe Decision (split) (49–46, 47–48, 49–46) 5 5:00 [a]
Middleweight Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Chris Honeycutt Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Chidi Njokuani def. Hisaki Kato Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (160 lbs) David Rickels def. Adam Piccolotti Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Featherweight Cris Williams def. Thomas Lopez Submission (triangle choke) 1 1:39
Featherweight Sam Sicilia def. Marcos Galvão Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Juliana Velasquez def. Na Liang Submission (armbar) 2 0:32
Bantamweight Brandon Phillips def. Jordan Howard Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Mandel Nallo def. Alec Williams TKO (head kick) 1 0:18
Catchweight (145 lbs) Gaston Bolanos def. Rick Gutierrez KO (spinning elbow) 1 1:13
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Middleweight Andrew Parker def. Frank Patterson Submission (triangle choke) 1 3:03
Welterweight Brian Grinnell def. Kemmyelle Haley Submission (triangle choke) 1 0:39
Women's Catchweight (125 lbs) Stephanie Geltmacher def. Ky Bennett Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00

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Bellator 190[edit]

Bellator 190: Carvalho vs. Sakara
Information
Date December 9, 2017
Venue Nelson Mandela Forum
City Florence, Italy

Bellator 190: Carvalho vs. Sakara took place on December 9, 2017 at the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy. The event aired on Spike TV.

Background

A Middleweight world title fight match pitting Rafael Carvalho against Alessio Sakara will served as the main event of Bellator 190.

Occurring also on this card is Bellator Kickboxing 8 headlined by Lightweight title bout pitting Giorgio Petrosyan against Youdwicha.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Rafael Carvalho (c) def. Alessio Sakara KO (elbow and punches) 1 0:44 [a]
Lightweight Brandon Girtz def. Luka Jelcic KO (punches) 1 1:57
Women's Flyweight Alejandra Lara def. Lena Ovchynnikova Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:09
Lightweight Carlos Miranda def. Mihail Nica Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Middleweight Gregory Babene def. Tony Zanko Submission (armbar) 1 2:04
Bellator Kickboxing 8 fight card
Welterweight (Kickboxing) Raymond Daniels def. Giannis Boukis Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 3:00
Middleweight (Kickboxing) Joe Schilling def. Filip Verlinden Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 3:00
Middleweight (Kickboxing) John Wayne Parr def. Piergiulio Paolucci TKO (referee stoppage) 3 2:32
Featherweight (Kickboxing) Hamza Imane def. Kevin Ross Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 3:00
Featherweight (Kickboxing) Gabriel Varga def. Roberto Gheorghita TKO (referee stoppage) 2 2:49

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Bellator 191[edit]

Bellator 191 McDonald vs. Ligier
Information
Date December 15, 2017
Venue Metro Radio Arena
City Newcastle, England

Bellator 191: McDonald vs. Ligier took place on December 15, 2017 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. The event aired on tape delay in prime time on Spike TV.

Background

The main event featured the Bellator debut of former World Extreme Cagefighting and Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight contender Michael McDonald.

The event was a co-promotion between Bellator MMA and BAMMA 33.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Michael McDonald def. Peter Ligier Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Valerie Letourneau def. Kate Jackson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Phil De Fries def. James Thompson Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:33
Lightweight Jeremy Petley def. Lewis Monarch Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Lightweight Mohammad Yahya def. Ash Griffiths TKO (strikes) 1 3:26

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