Bellator MMA in 2018

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Bellator MMA
GenreSports
Created byBjorn Rebney
Country of originUnited States
Production
Running time120 minutes
Release
Original networkParamount Network
Original releaseJanuary 20 –
December 15, 2018
Chronology
Preceded byBellator MMA in 2017
Followed byBellator MMA in 2019

2018 was the tenth year in the history of Bellator MMA, a mixed martial arts promotion based in the United States. This year marked the fourth time that Bellator MMA has done monthly shows as opposed to a seasonal format.

Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix Tournament[edit]

In 2018, Bellator organised the 2018-2019 Heavyweight Grand Prix that will crown the Bellator Heavyweight champion.[1] This belt was vacated in May 2016 by Vitaly Minakov. Minakov had not defended the title since April 2014.

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
United States Rampage Jackson3
 
 
 
United States Chael SonnenUD
 
United States Chael Sonnen1
 
 
 
Russia Fedor EmelianenkoTKO
 
Russia Fedor EmelianenkoTKO
 
 
 
United States Frank Mir1
 
Russia Fedor Emelianenko1
 
 
 
United States Ryan Bader KO
 
United States Ryan BaderKO
 
 
 
United States King Mo1
 
United States Ryan BaderUD
 
 
 
United States Matt Mitrione3
 
United States Matt MitrioneMD
 
 
United States Roy Nelson3
 
Legend
(SD)
  (Split Decision)
(UD)
  (Unanimous Decision)
(MD)
  (Majority Decision)
SUB
  Submission
(T)KO
  (Technical) Knock Out
L
  Loss
#
  Round

Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix Tournament[edit]

In 2018, Bellator organised the 2018-2019 Welterweight Grand Prix that will crown the Bellator Welterweight champion.[2] All fights will be five rounds.[3] If Rory MacDonald were to lose, the victor will be declared lineal champion until he loses or wins the tournament and becomes undisputed champion.[4]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
Brazil Douglas LimaSUB
 
 
 
Russia Andrey Koreshkov5
 
Brazil Douglas LimaKO
 
 
 
United Kingdom Michael Page2
 
United Kingdom Michael PageUD
 
 
 
United Kingdom Paul Daley5
 
Brazil Douglas Lima
 
 
 
Canada Rory MacDonald (c)
 
Brazil Neiman GracieSUB
 
 
 
United States Ed Ruth4
 
Brazil Neiman Gracie5
 
 
 
Canada Rory MacDonald (c)UD
 
Canada Rory MacDonald (c) DRAW
 
 
United States Jon Fitch 5
 
  • Lorenz Larkin versus Ion Pascu took place to determine an tournament alternate, with Larkin winning to stand as the alternate.
  • Champion Rory MacDonald retained his title in a majority draw. He advanced to fight Neiman Gracie.
Legend
(SD)
  (Split Decision)
(UD)
  (Unanimous Decision)
(MD)
  (Majority Decision)
SUB
  Submission
(T)KO
  (Technical) Knock Out
L
  Loss

Event list[edit]

Bellator 192[edit]

Bellator 192: Rampage vs. Sonnen
Information
DateJanuary 20, 2018
VenueThe Forum
CityInglewood, California
Attendance12,438
Total gate$1,216,817

Bellator 192: Rampage vs. Sonnen took place on January 20, 2018 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The event aired on Paramount Network as the first Bellator event to air on the network since its re-branding from Spike.[5]

Background

This card featured the first bout in the 2018 Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix Tournament.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Chael Sonnen def. Quinton Jackson Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [a]
Welterweight Rory MacDonald def. Douglas Lima (c) Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 49-45, 49-46) 5 5:00 [b]
Lightweight Michael Chandler def. Goiti Yamauchi Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-25) 3 5:00
Featherweight Aaron Pico def. Shane Kruchten TKO (body punch) 1 0:37
Featherweight Henry Corrales def. Georgi Karakhanyan Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Paramount Network.com)
Welterweight Guilherme Vasconcelos def. Ivan Castillo Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 4:12
Welterweight Devon Brock def. Khonry Gracie Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Jose Campos def. Haim Gozali Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Joey Davis def. Ian Butler TKO (spinning back kick to the body and punches) 1 0:39
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Lightweight Gabriel Green def. Chris Padilla Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:46
Featherweight Cooper Gibson def. Andrew Lazo Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:43
Bantamweight Chad George def. James Barnes TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00
Lightweight Roosevelt Roberts def. Tommy Aaron TKO (punches) 1 N/A
Lightweight Jalin Turner def. Noah Tillis TKO (punches) 1 1:12
Lightweight Arthur Estrazulas def. Mike Segura Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:57
Catchweight (125 lbs) Kyle Estrada def. David Duran Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Johnny Cisneros def. Marlen Magee Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 2:28
Lightweight Jean-Paul Le-Bosnoyani def. Isaiah Culpepper Submission (armbar) 3 2:11

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Bellator 193[edit]

Bellator 193: Larkin vs. Gonzalez
Information
DateJanuary 26, 2018
VenuePechanga Resort and Casino
CityTemecula, California
Attendance1,204
Total gate$307,822

Bellator 193: Larkin vs. Gonzalez took place on January 26, 2018 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The event aired live in prime time on Paramount Network.

Background

A Lightweight bout between Eugene Correa and Joao Paulo Faria was planned for the undercard of this event, but was canceled for undisclosed reasons.

Despite a 180-pound catchweight limit installed in the main event, headliner Fernando Gonzalez still missed weight. It was his third consecutive weight cut miss.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight (180 lbs) Lorenz Larkin def. Fernando Gonzalez Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Saad Awad def. J.J. Ambrose Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight A.J. Matthews def. Kendall Grove Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Jake Smith def. Steve Kozola KO (punches) 1 0:57
Preliminary card (Paramount Network.com)
Heavyweight Tyrell Fortune def. Joe Hernandez Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Catchweight (215 lbs) Tyree Fortune def. Michael Quintero Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Heavyweight Everett Cummings def. Ben Beebe TKO (punches) 1 2:12
Lightweight Joshua Jones def. DeMarcus Brown Submission (neck crank) 1 3:02
Middleweight Moses Murrietta def. Chris Herrera TKO (punches) 1 2:40
Featherweight Mike Andaya def. Julio Aguilera Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Featherweight Mark Vorgeas def. Tim Riscen KO (punches) 1 2:57
Featherweight Justin Lawrence def. Andrew Natividad Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00

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Bellator 194[edit]

Bellator 194: Mitrione vs. Nelson 2
Information
DateFebruary 16, 2018
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut
Attendance9,233
Total gate$964,849

Bellator 194: Mitrione vs. Nelson 2 took place on February 16, 2018 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event aired live in prime time on Paramount Network.

Background

This card featured the second bout in the 2018 Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix Tournament. Matt Mitrione and Roy Nelson previously fought under the UFC banner in December 2012 with Nelson winning by TKO in the first round.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Matt Mitrione def. Roy Nelson Decision (majority) (28-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Patricky Freire def. Derek Campos TKO (punches) 1 2:23
Women's Flyweight Heather Hardy def. Ana Julaton Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Vadim Nemkov def. Liam McGeary TKO (leg kicks) 3 4:02
Featherweight Tywan Claxton def. Jose Perez TKO (elbows) 2 3:39
Preliminary card (Paramount Network.com)
Lightweight Ross Richardson def. Ronie Arana Leon TKO (punches) 2 1:41
Bantamweight Mike Kimbel def. Geoffrey Then TKO (slam and punches) 1 1:03
Featherweight Regivaldo Carvalho def. Thomas English KO (punches) 1 0:17
Light Heavyweight Jarod Trice def. Walter Howard Decision (majority) (28-28, 29-27, 29-27) 3 5:00 [b]
Lightweight Marcus Surin def. Dean Hancock Submission (arm-triangle choke) 2 4:50
Welterweight Kastriot Xhema def. Peter Nascimento TKO (punches) 1 3:52
Middleweight Pat Casey def. Tyler Hamilton Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinal.
  2. ^ Howard was deducted a point for an eye poke.

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Bellator 195[edit]

Bellator 195: Caldwell vs Higo
Information
DateMarch 2, 2018
VenueWinStar World Casino
CityThackerville, Oklahoma
Attendance1,120
Total gate$202,884

Bellator 195: Caldwell vs. Higo took place on March 2, 2018 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event aired live in prime time on Paramount Network.

Background

The event was headlined by Bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell making the first defense of his title against Pitbull brothers' protege Leandro Higo.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Darrion Caldwell (c) def. Leandro Higo Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:36 [a]
Bantamweight Joe Taimanglo def. Joe Warren Decision (split) (30-27, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Kristina Williams def. Emily Ducote Decision (split) (29-28, 27-30, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Juan Archuleta def. William Joplin Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-24, 30-23) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Paramount Network.com)
Featherweight Aaron Webb def. Thomas Lopez KO (punches) 1 3:11
Middleweight Kevin Holland def. Teagan Dooley Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:59
Featherweight Daniel Carey def. Cris Williams Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Romero Cotton def. Justin Reeser Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:35
Catchweight (174 lbs) Fernando Gonzalez Trevino def. Armando Servin Submission (armbar) 1 2:24
Welterweight Justin Patterson def. Brian Grinnell TKO (strikes) 1 4:49
Women’s Catchweight (127 lbs) Ky Bennett def. Morgan Solis Submission (americana) 2 3:37

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Bellator: Monster Energy Fight Series: Atlanta[edit]

Bellator: Monster Energy Fight Series: Atlanta
Information
DateMarch 3, 2018
VenueGeorgia World Congress Center
CityAtlanta, Georgia

Bellator: Monster Energy Fight Series: Atlanta was the fifth installment of the series held on March 3, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia prior to the Monster Energy AMA Supercross.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Joseph Creer def. Devorious Tubbs Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Devante Sewell def. Zac Cooper Submission (guillotine choke) 3 1:21
Featherweight Mike Galitello def. John Vaughn Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:12


Bellator 196[edit]

Bellator 196: Henderson vs. Huerta
Information
DateApril 6, 2018
VenueBOK Hall
CityBudapest, Hungary
Attendance8,314
Total gate247,697,385£ (HFT) $872,970 (USD)

Bellator 196: Henderson vs. Huerta took place on April 6, 2018 at BOK Hall in Budapest, Hungary. The event aired on tape delay in prime time on Paramount Network.

Background

Bellator 196 featured a lightweight main event between Benson Henderson and Roger Huerta, returning to the promotion after a 7 year absence. The original main event between Adam Borics and James Gallagher was cancelled after a wrist injury was sustained by Gallagher during training.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Benson Henderson def. Roger Huerta Submission (guillotine choke) 2 0:49
Featherweight Ádám Borics def. Teodor Nikolov KO (flying knee) 2 2:30
Women's Flyweight Denise Kielholtz def. Petra Částková Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Brian Moore def. Giorgio Belsanti Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:46
Catchweight (175 lbs) Ed Ruth def. Ion Pascu Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Paramount Network.com)
Middleweight Norbert Növényi Jr. def. Mehmet Yueksel Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:42
Bellator Kickboxing 9 fight card
Welterweight (Kickboxing) Raymond Daniels (c) def. Djibril Ehouo Decision (unanimous) (50-43, 50-44, 50-44) 5 3:00 [a]
Super-heavyweight (Kickboxing) Alexey Ignashov def. Dževad Poturak Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 3:00
Women's Flyweight (Kickboxing) Sabriye Sengul def. Renata Rakoczi Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 3:00
Middleweight (Kickboxing) Eder Lopes def. John Wayne Parr Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 3:00
Women's Featherweight (Kickboxing) Jorina Baars def. Athina Efmorfiadi TKO (referee stoppage) 2 2:28

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Bellator 197[edit]

Bellator 197: Chandler vs. Girtz
Information
DateApril 13, 2018
VenueFamily Arena
CitySt. Charles, Missouri
Attendance9,712
Total gate$968,772

Bellator 197: Chandler vs. Girtz took place on April 13, 2018 at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri. The event will air live in prime time on Paramount Network.

Background

Michael Chandler was scheduled to face Brent Primus in a rematch for the Lightweight title. However, on March 21, Primus pulled out of the fight due to a knee injury. As a result, Brandon Girtz stepped in as a replacement.[11]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Michael Chandler def. Brandon Girtz Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 4:00
Featherweight A.J. McKee def. Justin Lawrence Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Logan Storley def. Joaquin Buckley Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Catchweight (160 lbs) Kevin Ferguson Jr. def. Devon Brock Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:34
Preliminary card (Paramount Network.com)
Women's Flyweight Juliana Velasquez def. Rebecca Ruth TKO (body kick) 3 0:19
Catchweight (165 lbs) Derek Anderson def. Zac Bucia Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Dominic Mazzotta def. Josh Sampo Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Eric Ellington def. Jordan Howard Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Catchweight (140 lbs) A.J. Siscoe def. Justin Robbins Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:34
Welterweight Jordan Dowdy def. Jeff Crotty Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 0:29
Middleweight Adam Cella def. DeWayne Diggs TKO (punches) 1 4:27
Featherweight Cort Wahle def. Joe Roye Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:21

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Bellator 198[edit]

Bellator 198: Fedor vs. Mir
Information
DateApril 28, 2018
VenueAllstate Arena
CityRosemont, Illinois
Attendance13,014
Total gate$1,285,133

Bellator 198: Fedor vs. Mir took place on April 28, 2018 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. The event aired live in prime time on Paramount Network.

Background

Rafael Lovato Jr. was originally scheduled to face John Salter on this card. However, Salter was pulled by the Illinois Athletic Commission due to an eye issue on April 24 and replaced by Gerald Harris. Due to the lateness of the rebooking, the bout was contested at a catchweight of 188 pounds.[13]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko def. Frank Mir TKO (punches) 1 0:48 [a]
Featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez def. Sam Sicilia Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 3:52
Catchweight (188 lbs) Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Gerald Harris Submission (armbar) 1 1:11
Welterweight Neiman Gracie def. Javier Torres Submission (arm-triangle choke) 2 3:18
Catchweight (175 lbs) Dillon Danis def. Kyle Walker Submission (toe hold) 1 1:38
Preliminary card (Paramount Network.com)
Welterweight Sultan Umar def. Tom Angeloff Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Robert Morrow def. Adam Maciejewski Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Adil Benjilany def. Corey Jackson Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Mark Stoddard def. Dan Stittgen Submission (triangle choke) 1 4:43
Catchweight (150 lbs) Eric Wisely def. Morgan Sickinger Submission (armbar) 1 1:12
Flyweight Joey Diehl def. Nate Williams Submission (triangle choke) 1 0:54
Featherweight Asef Askar vs. Andrew Johnson Draw (majority) (29-28, 28-28, 28-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight R'Mandel Cameron def. P. J. Cajigas Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Lightweight James Bennett def. Dustin Stusse TKO (strikes) 1 2:48

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Bellator 199[edit]

Bellator 199: Bader vs. King Mo
Information
DateMay 12, 2018
VenueSAP Center
CitySan Jose, California
Attendance11,794
Total gate$1,102,739

Bellator 199: Bader vs. King Mo took place on May 12, 2018 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The event aired live in prime time on Paramount Network.

Background

This card featured the fourth and final bout in the opening round of the 2018 Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix Tournament as Light Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader moved up to face Muhammed Lawal.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Ryan Bader def. Muhammed Lawal TKO (punches) 1 0:15 [a]
Welterweight Jon Fitch def. Paul Daley Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-26, 29-26) 3 5:00
Featherweight Aaron Pico def. Lee Morrison TKO (punches) 1 1:10
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Javy Ayala KO (punches) 1 2:29
Lightweight Adam Piccolotti def. Carrington Banks Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:41
Preliminary card (Paramount Network.com)
Middleweight Jordan Williams def. Brandon Hester TKO (punches) 2 1:11
Women's Featherweight Amber Leibrock def. Janay Harding] Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Welterweight James Terry def. Danasabe Mohammed Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Featherweight Gaston Bolanos def. Malcolm Hill TKO (leg kicks) 1 2:54
Bantamweight Justin Tenedora def. David Rivera-Cruz Submission (triangle choke) 1 4:27
Middleweight Deron Winn def. Ahmed White KO (punch) 1 2:32
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Lightweight Hyder Amil def. Elias Anderson TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 3:01
Featherweight Ignacio Ortiz def. Matt Aragoni KO (punches) 3 2:57
Flyweight Mark Climaco def. Daniel Oseguera TKO (punches) 1 2:21
Lightweight J.J. Okanovich def. Hugo Lujan Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Welterweight Thomas Ponce de Leon def. Dominic Sumner TKO (punches) 2 2:48
Bantamweight Hohelin Hernandez def. Josh San Diego Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Flyweight Josh Paiva def. Adam Antolin KO (head kick and punches) 1 0:32
Bantamweight Cass Bell def. Khai Wu Submission (strikes) 2 3:27

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Bellator 200[edit]

Bellator 200: Carvalho vs. Mousasi
Information
DateMay 25, 2018
VenueThe SSE Arena, Wembley
CityLondon, England
Attendance11,623
Total gate844,744£ (GBP) $1,086,751 (USD)

Bellator 200: Carvalho vs. Mousasi took place on May 25, 2018 at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England. The event aired on tape delay in prime time on Paramount Network.

Background

This card was expected to be headlined by a rematch between Mirko Cro Cop and Roy Nelson. The pair previously fought in October 2011 at UFC 137 with Nelson winning by TKO. The bout was also expected to serve as an alternate bout for the 2018 Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix Tournament. However, the bout was scrapped during the week leading up to the event as Cro Cop pulled out of the fight citing an injury.[16]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi def. Rafael Carvalho (c) TKO (strikes) 1 3:35 [a]
Welterweight Michael Page def. David Rickels TKO (retirement) 2 0:43
Catchweight (163 lbs) Aaron Chalmers def. Ash Griffiths Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:54
Middleweight Mike Shipman def. Carl Noon KO (punches) 1 0:10
Women's Flyweight Kate Jackson def. Anastasia Yankova Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 29-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Phil Davis def. Linton Vassell KO (head kick) 3 1:05
Preliminary card (Paramount Network.com)
Welterweight Jahreau Shephard def. Marcin Zywica TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 5:00
Welterweight Walter Gahadza def. Kent Kauppinen Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:04
Flyweight Amir Albazi def. Iurie Bejenari Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:21
Lightweight Charlie Leary def. Tom Green TKO (punches) 2 4:58
Middleweight Charlie Ward def. Martin Hudson TKO (punches) 1 2:23
Featherweight Pedro Carvalho def. Daniel Crawford Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Anatoly Tokov def. Vladimir Filipovic Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:56
Middleweight Costello van Steenis def. Kevin Fryer TKO (punches) 1 1:20
Featherweight Mike Ekundayo def. Tom Mearns Submission (arm injury) 2 1:02

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Bellator 201[edit]

Bellator 201: Macfarlane vs. Lara
Information
DateJune 29, 2018
VenuePechanga Resort and Casino
CityTemecula, California
Attendance1,200
Total gate$312,080

Bellator 201: Macfarlane vs. Lara took place on June 29, 2018 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The event aired live in prime time on Paramount Network.

Background

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Flyweight Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (c) def. Alejandra Lara Submission (armbar) 3 3:55 [a]
Lightweight Saad Awad def. Ryan Couture TKO (punches) 1 4:29
Women's Flyweight Valérie Létourneau def. Kristina Williams Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Juan Archuleta def. Robbie Peralta KO (punches) 3 0:14
Preliminary card (Paramount Network.com)
Featherweight Jay Jay Wilson def. David Conte Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 0:59
Welterweight Ed Ruth def. Andy Murad TKO (punches) 2 4:59
Welterweight Joey Davis def. Craig Plaskett Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Tyrell Fortune def. Giovanni Suran TKO (punches) 2 4:35
Postliminary card (Paramount Network.com)
Women's Strawweight Keri Anne Melendez def. Tiani Valle Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:46
Light Heavyweight Jordan Young def. Jamal Pogues Submission (triangle choke) 3 3:15
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Lightweight Jacob Rosales def. Joshua Jones Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Ricky Furar def. Victor Rosa Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00

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Bellator 202[edit]

Bellator 202: Budd vs. Nogueira
Information
DateJuly 13, 2018
VenueWinStar World Casino
CityThackerville, Oklahoma
Attendance1,050
Total gate$201,094

Bellator 202: Budd vs. Nogueira took place on July 13, 2018 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event aired live in prime time on Paramount Network.

Background

Originally Stephanie Geltmacher was scheduled to face Deborah Kouzmin. However, on the week of the event Kouzmin announced that she was injured. Bellator could not find a replacement for Geltmacher in time for the event.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Featherweight Julia Budd (c) def. Talita Nogueira TKO (punches) 3 4:07 [a]
Bantamweight Michael McDonald def. Eduardo Dantas KO (punches) 1 0:58
Middleweight Chris Honeycutt def. Leo Leite Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-25, 30-25) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Valentin Moldavsky def. Ernest James TKO (punches) 1 4:03
Preliminary card (Paramount Network.com)
Lightweight Will Morris def. Charles Williams Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Veta Arteaga def. Emily Ducote Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Yaroslav Amosov def. Gerald Harris Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Steve Kozola def. Ryan Walker TKO (punches) 1 1:45
Heavyweight Rudy Schaffroth def. Jon Hill TKO (strikes) 1 0:42
Welterweight Tyler Ingram def. Fernando Gonzalez Trevino Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:13
Lightweight Nation Gibrick def. Luis Erives Submission (heel hook) 1 1:30
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Featherweight Daniel Carey def. Aaron Webb Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:54

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Bellator 203[edit]

Bellator 203: Pitbull vs. Weichel 2
Information
DateJuly 14, 2018
VenueForo Italico
CityRome, Italy
Attendance10,140
Total gate939,567€ (ITL) $1,059,630 (USD)

Bellator 203: Pitbull vs. Weichel 2 took place on July 14, 2018 at the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy. The event aired via tape delay in prime time on Paramount Network.

Background

The main event featured a rematch between Featherweight champion Patricio Freire and challenger Daniel Weichel. The pair previously met at Bellator 138 in June 2015, where Freire won via knockout in the second round.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Patricio Freire (c) def. Daniel Weichel Decision (split) (49-46, 47-48, 48-47) 5 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Alessio Sakara def. Jamie Sloane TKO (punches) 1 1:19
Welterweight Andrey Koreshkov def. Vaso Bakocevic KO (spinning back kick) 1 1:06
Middleweight Alen Amedovski def. Will Fleury KO (punch) 1 1:39
Lightweight Maxim Radu def. Simone La Preziosa TKO (punches) 1 4:15
Bantamweight Michele Martignoni def. Simone D'Anna KO (head kick) 1 0:06
Bellator Kickboxing 10 fight card
Featherweight (Kickboxing) Gabriel Varga def. Kevin Ross (c) TKO (referee stoppage) 1 2:09 [b]
Lightweight (Kickboxing) Giorgio Petrosyan def. Chingiz Allazov Decision (unanimous) (50-44, 49-45, 49-45) 5 3:00 [c]
Lightweight (Kickboxing) Gaston Bolanos def. Domenico Lomurno Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 3:00
Women’s Flyweight (Kickboxing) Martine Michieletto def. Gloria Peritore Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 3:00
Catchweight (200 lbs) (Kickboxing) Raffaele Vitale def. Mattia Faraoni Decision (majority) (29-27, 29-27, 28-28) 3 3:00

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Bellator 204[edit]

Bellator 204: Caldwell vs. Lahat
Information
DateAugust 17, 2018
VenueSanford Pentagon
CitySioux Falls, South Dakota
Attendance3,500
Total gate$432,306

Bellator 204: Caldwell vs. Lahat took place on August 17, 2018 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The event aired live in prime time on Paramount Network.

Background

The event featured Bellator Bantamweight Champion Darrion Caldwell moving up to Featherweight as he fought Noad Lahat in a non-title bout.

James Gallagher competed at Bantamweight for the first time as he fought Bellator newcomer Ricky Bandejas.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Darrion Caldwell def. Noad Lahat KO (punches) 2 2:46
Welterweight Logan Storley def. A.J. Matthews TKO (elbows and punches) 2 3:56
Bantamweight Ricky Bandejas def. James Gallagher KO (head kick and punches) 1 2:49
Featherweight Tywan Claxton def. Cris Lencione Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Paramount Network.com)
Welterweight David Michaud def. Corey Davis KO (punches) 1 1:42
Welterweight Jason Jackson def. Jordon Larson TKO (punches) 1 3:52
Welterweight DeMarques Jackson def. Bryce Logan Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Omar Morales def. Troy Nawrocki KO (strikes) 1 0:58
Lightweight Micah Peatrowsky def. Keith Phathaem Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Tyler Ray def. Seth Bass KO (strikes) 1 3:30
Middleweight Romero Cotton def. Willie Whitehead TKO (strikes) 1 4:12
Flyweight Lloyd McKinney def. Robiel Tesfaldet Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3 4:17
Welterweight Jeff Nielsen def. Wyatt Meyer TKO (Punches) 1 2:53

[21]

Bellator 205[edit]

Bellator 205: McKee vs. Macapa
Information
DateSeptember 21, 2018
VenueCenturyLink Arena
CityBoise, Idaho
Attendance5,403
Total gate$453,852

Bellator 205: McKee vs. Macapá took place on September 21, 2018 at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The event aired live on Paramount Network and DAZN.[22]

Background

The event was expected to see a featherweight main event featuring A. J. McKee and former champion Pat Curran, but Curran was pulled due to injury. McKee instead faced John Macapá.[22]

Goiti Yamaguchi was expected to fight Patricky Freire on the card but pulled out before the fight due to injury. Freire instead faced Roger Huerta.[23]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight A. J. McKee def. John Macapá KO (punch) 1 1:09
Middleweight Rafael Lovato Jr. def. John Salter Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:27
Women's Flyweight Veta Arteaga def. Denise Kielholtz Submission (standing guillotine choke) 2 4:24
Lightweight Patricky Freire def. Roger Huerta KO (punch) 2 0:43
Preliminary card (Paramount Network.com)
Lightweight Johnny Nuñez def. Josh Wick Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Vince Morales def. Justin Hugo Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-27, 29-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight(147.5) Ádám Borics def. Josenaldo Silva Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 1:46
Heavyweight Steve Mowry def. Ben Moa Submission (americana) 1 2:40
Catchweight (190 lbs) Jarod Trice def. Sean Powers Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Emillio Trevino def. Sua Tuani TKO (punches) 2 1:55
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Bantamweight Stephen Stirewalt def. Joe Aguirre Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:13
Lightweight Bryce Edminister def. Leon Taylor Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:34
Bantamweight Kyle Frost def. David Rangel Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:29
Lightweight Nathan Stolen def. Andrew Cruz Submission (armbar) 1 3:41

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Bellator 206[edit]

Bellator 206: Mousasi vs. MacDonald
Information
DateSeptember 29, 2018
VenueSAP Center
CitySan Jose, California
Attendance12,609
Total gate$1,248,291

Bellator 206: Mousasi vs. MacDonald took place on September 29, 2018 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The event streamed live on DAZN in the United States and all other regions previously served by the service, including Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and Japan, as part of a new agreement giving the service rights to seven exclusive cards per-year.[25][26][27]

In the United Kingdom, Bellator 206 was televised by Viacom-owned Channel 5, but the telecast ceased transmission at 6:00 a.m. (in favour of preschool programming) before the main event, due to watershed regulations.[28]

Background

The event saw Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald move up to the middleweight division to challenge Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi for the Bellator middleweight title. MacDonald was attempting to become the second multi-division champion in Bellator history, after former Bellator bantamweight and featherweight champion Joe Warren.[29]

In addition, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson met rival and former PRIDE FC middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva for the fourth time in their respective careers. Going into this fight, Silva held a 2-1 advantage in the series.[30]

This event featured the start of Bellator's inaugural welterweight grand prix tournament. Fighters expected to participate in the tournament are Rory MacDonald, Jon Fitch, Douglas Lima, Andrey Koreshkov, Paul Daley, Michael Page, Neiman Gracie, Ed Ruth, Lorenz Larkin, and Erick Silva, who replaced Yaroslav Amosov.[31]

Don Mohammed and Salvador Becerra were scheduled to face each other in a Lightweight bout on the undercard. However, the bout was cancelled the week of the fight for undisclosed reasons.[32]

At weight-ins, Ricky Abdelaziz weighed in at 147.3 pounds, 1.3 pounds over the featherweight non-title fight upper limit of 146 pounds. As a result, the bout proceeded catchweight. Abdelaziz was fined 20 percent of his purse which 10% went to his opponent, Laird Anderson, and 10% went to California State Athletic Commission.[33] The bout between DeMarco Villalona and Abraham Vaesau was cancelled after Villalona did not make weight.[33]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi (c) def. Rory MacDonald TKO (punches and elbows) 2 3:23 [a]
Heavyweight Quinton Jackson def. Wanderlei Silva TKO (punches) 2 4:32
Welterweight Douglas Lima def. Andrey Koreshkov Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 5 3:04 [b]
Featherweight Aaron Pico def. Leandro Higo TKO (elbow and punches) 1 3:19
Women's Strawweight Keri Melendez def. Dakota Zimmerman Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Gaston Bolanos def. Ysidro Gutierrez TKO (punches) 2 1:37
Preliminary card (DAZN)
Catchweight (160 lbs) Adam Piccolotti def. James Terry Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Cass Bell def. Ty Costa Submission (armbar) 2 3:00
Women's Featherweight Arlene Blencowe def. Amber Leibrock TKO (slam and punches) 3 1:23
Featherweight Jeremiah Labiano def. Justin Smitley TKO (punches) 1 3:41
Bantamweight Josh San Diego def. Joe Neal Decision (split) (28-29, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Chuck Campbell def. Joseph Ramirez Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Anthony Figueroa def. Samuel Romero Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 28-26, 29-28) 3 5:00
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Catchweight (147.3 Ib) Laird Anderson def. Ricky Abdelaziz Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Ignacio Ortiz def. Jacob Ycaro Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Isaiah Batin-Gonzalez def. Khai Wu Decision (split) (29-27, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00

[34]

Bellator 207[edit]

Bellator 207: Mitrione vs. Bader
Information
DateOctober 12, 2018
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut
Attendance9,390
Total gate$981,255

Bellator 207: Mitrione vs. Bader took place on October 12, 2018 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event was live on Paramount Network and DAZN.[35]

Background

The event saw a semi-final round bout in the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix as Matt Mitrione took on current Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader.[36]

Erick Silva was expected to make his promotional debut at this event facing Lorenz Larkin in a Welterweight World Grand Prix alternate bout, but Silva pulled out due to injury.[37] He was replaced by the Romanian fighter Ion Pascu.[38]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Ryan Bader def. Matt Mitrione Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-24, 30-25) 3 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov def. Roy Nelson KO (punches and knee) 1 4:59
Welterweight Lorenz Larkin def. Ion Pascu Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [b]
Lightweight Corey Browning def. Kevin Ferguson Jr. TKO (punches) 2 2:08
Lightweight Mandel Nallo def. Carrington Banks KO (knee) 2 0:57
Preliminary card (Paramount Network.com)
Middleweight Vinicius de Jesus def. Tim Caron Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Featherweight Janay Harding def. Sinead Kavanagh TKO (referee stoppage) 1 5:00
Middleweight André Fialho def. Javier Torres Decision (majority) (28-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Sarah Click def. Kristi Lopez Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (136.5 lbs) Michael Kimbel def. Alex Potts KO (punch) 1 0:06
Women's Flyweight Alexandra Ballou def. Lisa Blaine TKO (elbows) 3 3:28
Welterweight Pat Casey def. Kastriot Xhema Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Postliminary card (Dark bouts)
Welterweight Kemran Lachinov def. Sean Lally Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00

[39]

Bellator 208[edit]

Bellator 208: Fedor vs. Sonnen
Information
DateOctober 13, 2018
VenueNYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
CityUniondale, New York
Attendance12,966
Total gate$1,282,338

Bellator 208: Fedor vs. Sonnen took place on October 13, 2018 at NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The event aired live on Paramount Network and DAZN.[40]

Background

The event saw a semi-final bout in the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix between Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen.[41]

Robson Gracie Jr. was scheduled to make his professional MMA debut on this card against Jamal Pottinger. However, the bout was cancelled after Pottinger missed weight. A featherweight bout between Frank Buenafuente and James Gonzalez was also cancelled when both fighters came over the weight limit.[42]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko def. Chael Sonnen TKO (punches) 1 4:46 [a]
Lightweight Benson Henderson def. Saad Awad Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Timothy Johnson KO (punches) 1 1:08
Middleweight Anatoly Tokov def. Alexander Shlemenko Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Henry Corrales def. Andy Main KO (punches) 3 2:08
Preliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator Mobile App)
Middleweight Jeremy Puglia def. Eric Olsen TKO (punches) 1 3:16
Lightweight Dennis Buzukja def. Ryan Castro KO (punches) 1 2:53
Welterweight Andrews Rodriguez def. Mike DiOrio Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Flyweight Zarrukh Adashev def. Christian Medina TKO (knees and punches) 1 1:08
Women's Strawweight Jennifer Chieng def. Jessica Ruiz TKO (punches) 1 1:22
Welterweight David Meshkhoradze def. Shaquan Moore Decision (split) (30-27, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Tommy Espinosa def. Suhrob Aidarbekov Submission (armbar) 1 1:27
Lightweight Nick Fiore def. Jerome Mickle Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00

[43]

Bellator 209[edit]

Bellator 209: Pitbull vs. Sanchez
Information
DateNovember 15, 2018
VenueMenora Mivtachim Arena
CityTel Aviv, Israel
Attendance10,844
Total gate₪3,914,775 (ILS) $1,073,556 (USD)

Bellator 209: Pitbull vs. Sanchez took place on November 15, 2018 at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel. The event aired on November 16, 2018 via tape delay on Paramount Network.[44]

Background

The event featured a bout for the Bellator Featherweight Championship between champion Patrício Freire and Emmanuel Sanchez.[45]

Haim Gozali fought Ryan Couture at the event.[46] The two met at Bellator 180 where Couture won by a unanimous decision.[47]

On August 20, 2018, it was reported that Olga Rubin is scheduled to meet Cindy Dandois at this event.[48]

The event featured Vadim Nemkov coming off a spectacular win over former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Liam McGeary as he returned to face former Bellator Light Heavyweight champion Phil Davis.[49]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Patrício Freire (c) def. Emmanuel Sanchez Decision (unanimous) (48-46, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 [a]
Welterweight Ryan Couture def. Haim Gozali Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Vadim Nemkov def. Phil Davis Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Featherweight Olga Rubin def. Cindy Dandois Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 30-26, 30-27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Adam Keresh def. Kirill Sidelnikov KO (head kick and punches) 1 1:12
Preliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator Mobile App)
Welterweight Jamil Ibragimov def. Jackie Gosh TKO (punches) 1 1:36
Featherweight Sidemar Honorio def. Liudvik Sholinian Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Featherweight Denis Palancica def. Kirill Medvedovsky Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Aviv Gozali def. Anton Lazebnov Submission (armbar) 1 4:25
Welterweight Khonry Gracie def. Ron Becker Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Viktoria Makarova def. Yulia Sachkov TKO (punches) 1 2:38
Featherweight Andrey Barberoshe def. Honor Kelesh Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Christos Nicolaou def. Fadi Haiyadre TKO (punches) 1 4:48
Welterweight Shimon Smotritsky def. Matan Levi Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Itzik Rubinov def. Ion Pop Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Nika Ben Tuashy def. Nisim Rozalis TKO (punches) 1 0:47

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Bellator 210[edit]

Bellator 210: Njokuani vs. Salter
Information
DateNovember 30, 2018
VenueWinStar World Casino and Resort
CityThackerville, Oklahoma
Attendance1,189
Total gate$202,914

Bellator 210: Njokuani vs. Salter took place on November 30, 2018 at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event aired live on Paramount Network and DAZN.

Background

The event was to feature a middleweight bout between Melvin Manhoef and Chidi Njokuani as the main event.[51] However, on November 1, it was announced that Manhoef had withdrawn from the fight due to injury and was replaced by John Salter.[52]

It was announced on October 17, 2018, a featherweight matchup between Jeremy Spoon, who makes his Bellator return, and Juan Archuleta.[53]

On October 26, 2018, it was reported that David Rickels is scheduled to face Bomba Vasconcelos at the welterweight bout at this event.[54]

It was announced on October 29, 2018, a women's flyweight bout is scheduled between Bruna Ellen and Kristina Williams at this event.[55]

On October 30, 2018 it was reported that a middleweight bout between Joe Schilling and Jose Alfredo Leija would take place at this event.[56] Leija was later replaced by Will Morris.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight John Salter def. Chidi Njokuani Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:32
Welterweight David Rickels def. Guilherme Bomba Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Kristina Williams def. Bruna Ellen Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Juan Archuleta def. Jeremy Spoon Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator Mobile App)
Middleweight Costello van Steenis def. Chris Honeycutt Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Jordan Young def. Anthony Ruiz Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:48
Lightweight Goiti Yamauchi def. Daniel Weichel Decision (split) (30-27, 27-30, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Joe Schilling def. Will Morris TKO (corner stoppage) 1 5:00
Bantamweight Shawn Bunch def. Joe Warren TKO (submission to punches) 1 1:42
Middleweight Mike Shipman def. Scott Futrell Submission (D'Arce choke) 1 2:58
Featherweight Noad Lahat def. Brian Moore Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-27, 29-27) 3 5:00
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Featherweight Adil Benjilany def. Daniel Carey TKO (kick and punches) 2 0:43
Heavyweight Rudy Schaffroth def. Vernon Lewis KO (punches) 1 2:51
Middleweight Gerald Harris vs. Hracho Darpinyan Draw (majority) (28-29, 28-28, 28-28) 3 5:00

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Bellator 211[edit]

Bellator 211: Sakara vs. Kauppinen
Information
DateDecember 1, 2018
VenueRDS Stadium
CityGenoa, Italy
Attendance5,329
Total gate467,889€ (ITL) $527,571 (USD)

Bellator 211: Sakara vs. Kauppinen took place on December 1, 2018 at the RDS Stadium in Genoa, Italy. The event aired live on Paramount Network and DAZN.[58]

Background

The event featured a light heavyweight bout between Alessio Sakara and Kent Kauppinen as the main event.

A title fight between current Bellator Kickboxing featherweight champion Gabriel Varga and Shan Cangelosi also took place on the card.

On October 30, 2018, a welterweight bout between Kiefer Crosbie and Orlando D'Ambrosio was announced for this event.[59]

A lightweight bout between Italy's Luca Vitali and SBG Ireland prospect Luka Jelcic was scheduled for the event.[60] However, Jelcic withdrew and was replaced by Pedro Carvalho.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Kent Kauppinen def. Alessio Sakara KO (punch) 1 1:10
Heavyweight Domingos Barros def. Hesdy Gerges TKO (punches) 1 2:52
Lightweight Pedro Carvalho def. Luca Vitali Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:43
Middleweight Alen Amedovski def. Ibrahim Mane KO (punch) 1 0:12
Welterweight Kiefer Crosbie def. Orlando D’Ambrosio Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator Mobile App)
Welterweight Andrea Fusi def. Walter Pugliesi Decision (split) 3 5:00
Welterweight Georgio Pietrini def. Nemanja Milakovic KO (punch) 1 0:20
Bellator Kickboxing 11
Featherweight (Kickboxing) Gabriel Varga (c) def. Shan Cangelosi KO (punch) 1 2:42 [a]
Welterweight (Kickboxing) Raymond Daniels def. Zakaria Laaouatni Decision (majority) (29-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 3:00 [b]
Welterweight (Kickboxing) Yuri Bessmertny def. Karim Ghajji Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 29-27, 29-27) 3 3:00
Catchweight (176 lbs) (Kickboxing) Gabriele Casella def. Dani Traore Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 3:00
Featherweight (Kickboxing) Younes Rahmouni def. Tiziano Campus Decision (majority) (28-28, 29-27, 29-27) 3 3:00
Catchweight (158 lbs) (Kickboxing) Christian Zahe def. Samuel Toscano KO (punch) 1 2:20

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Bellator 212[edit]

Bellator and USO Present: Primus vs. Chandler 2
Information
DateDecember 14, 2018
VenueNeal S. Blaisdell Arena
CityHonolulu, Hawaii
Attendance8,293
Total gate$912,230

Bellator and USO Present: Primus vs. Chandler 2 took place on December 14, 2018 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii in conjunction with the USO. The event was live on Paramount Network and DAZN.

Background

The event featured a Bellator Lightweight Championship bout between the champion Brent Primus and former champion Michael Chandler.[62] The rematch was scheduled for Bellator 197, but Primus pulled out due to injury.[63]

A women's flyweight bout between former title contender Alejandra Lara and Juliana Velasquez was also announced for the card.[64]

On November 19, 2018, it was announced Sam Sicilia will face Derek Campos at this event.[65]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Michael Chandler def. Brent Primus (c) Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) 5 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Javy Ayala def. Frank Mir TKO (submission to punches) 2 4:30
Featherweight A.J. McKee def. Daniel Crawford Submission (anaconda choke) 1 3:19
Women's Flyweight Juliana Velasquez def. Alejandra Lara Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Sam Sicilia def. Derek Campos Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator Mobile App)
Featherweight Toby Misech def. Edward Thommes TKO (flying knee and punches) 3 2:25
Featherweight Tywan Claxton def. Kaeo Meyer TKO (punches) 1 2:56
Welterweight Robson Gracie Jr. def. Brysen Bolohao Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:00
Lightweight Chris Avila def. Brandon Pieper Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:44
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Featherweight Nick Badis def. Paul Lopes Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:13

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Bellator 213[edit]

Bellator 213: Macfarlane vs. Létourneau
Information
DateDecember 15, 2018
VenueNeal S. Blaisdell Arena
CityHonolulu, Hawaii
Attendance8,293
Total gate$912,230

Bellator 213: Macfarlane vs. Létourneau took place on December 15, 2018 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii.[67] The event was live on DAZN.[68]

Background

The event featured Honolulu native Ilima-Lei Macfarlane defending the Bellator Women's Flyweight Championship against UFC veteran Valérie Létourneau.[69]

A middleweight bout between former champion Rafael Carvalho and UFC veteran and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida took place at the event.[70]

A Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix quarterfinal bout between Neiman Gracie and Ed Ruth also took place.[71]

Bellator President Scott Coker announced on Monday, September 17, 2018 that King Mo would face former Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary at the event.[72]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Flyweight Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (c) def. Valérie Létourneau Submission (triangle choke) 3 3:19 [a]
Catchweight (186.5 lbs) Lyoto Machida def. Rafael Carvalho Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Neiman Gracie def. Ed Ruth Submission (rear-naked choke) 4 2:15 [b]
Light Heavyweight Liam McGeary def. Muhammad Lawal TKO (punch) 3 0:53
Lightweight Nainoa Dung def. Kona Oliveira TKO (punches) 3 2:05
Preliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator Mobile App)
Lightweight Dustin Barca def. Isaac Hopps Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (180 lbs) Maki Pitolo def. Chris Cisneros Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 2:40
Bantamweight Kai Kamaka III def. Shojin Miki Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Postliminary card (Dark bouts)
Lightweight Ryan Dela Cruz def. Spencer Higa Decision 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Marcus Gamble def. Kala Hose TKO (punches) 1 N/A
Flyweight Russell Mizuguchi def. Michael Nakagawa Decision 3 5:00
Featherweight Canaan Kawaihae def. Timothy Teves Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00

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