Bellator MMA in 2019

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Bellator MMA
GenreSports
Created byBjorn Rebney
Country of originUnited States
Production
Running time120 minutes
Release
Original networkParamount Network
DAZN
Original releaseJanuary 26, 2019 –
TBA
Chronology
Preceded byBellator MMA in 2018
Followed byBellator MMA in 2020

2019 is the eleventh year in the history of Bellator MMA, a mixed martial arts promotion based in the United States. This year will mark the fifth time that Bellator MMA has done monthly shows rather than a seasonal format.

Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Tournament[edit]

Opening round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
        
United States Sam Sicilia Sep
Portugal Pedro Carvalho 7th
 
 
United States Daniel Straus Sep
United States Derek Campos 7th
 
 
United States Pat Curran Sep
Hungary Ádám Borics 7th
 
 
United States Emmanuel Sanchez Sep
United States Tywan Claxton 7th
 
 
Brazil Patricio Freire (c) Sep
United States Juan Archuleta 28th
 
 
United States A. J. McKee Sep
United States Georgi Karakhanyan 28th
 
 
United States Darrion Caldwell Sep
United States Henry Corrales 28th
 
 
Germany Daniel Weichel Sep
England Saul Rogers 28th
Legend
(SD)
  (Split Decision)
(UD)
  (Unanimous Decision)
(MD)
  (Majority Decision)
SUB
  Submission
(T)KO
  (Technical) Knock Out
L
  Loss
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  Round

Event list[edit]

Bellator 214[edit]

Bellator 214: Fedor vs. Bader
Information
DateJanuary 26, 2019
VenueThe Forum
CityInglewood, California
Attendance12,914
Total gate$1,277,196

Bellator 214: Fedor vs. Bader took place on January 26, 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.[1] The event aired live on Paramount Network and DAZN.

Background

This event concluded the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix by awarding the winner of the main event with the Bellator Heavyweight World Championship. This belt was vacated in May 2016 by Vitaly Minakov, who had not defended the title since April 2014. Fedor Emelianenko and current Bellator Light Heavyweight World Champion Ryan Bader both advanced to the finals.[2]

A featherweight bout between elite prospects Aaron Pico and Henry Corrales was announced for the event on November 7, 2018.[3]

On November 19, 2018, it was announced that Bellator Middleweight World Champion Gegard Mousasi would be defending the title against Rafael Lovato Jr. in the co main event.[4] However, Mousasi pulled out on December 19 due to back injury and Lovato was eventually pulled from the card.[5]

On December 3, 2018, it was announced that Bellator 214 would feature the MMA debut of former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and NCAA Division I All-American Jake Hager.[6]

Results

Fight card (Paramount Network and DAZN)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Ryan Bader def. Fedor Emelianenko KO (punches) 1 0:35 [a]
Featherweight Henry Corrales def. Aaron Pico KO (punches) 1 1:07
Heavyweight Jake Hager def. J.W. Kiser Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 2:09
Bantamweight Juan Archuleta def. Ricky Bandejas Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Adel Altamimi def. Brandon McMahan Submission (armbar) 1 1:16
Preliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator Mobile App)
Welterweight Thor Skancke def. Jesse Merritt Submission (north-south choke) 1 4:26
Catchweight (160 lbs) Jesse Roberts def. AJ Agazarm Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (137 lbs) Weber Almeida def. Odan Chinchilla KO (punch) 1 3:04
Heavyweight Art Rivas def. Sean Johnson TKO (knees and punches) 1 4:30
Featherweight Jay Jay Wilson def. Tyler Beneke Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:31
Bantamweight Ryan Lilley def. James Barnes KO (head kick) 1 1:03
Welterweight Craig Plaskett def. Ian Butler Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Desmond Torres def. Steve Ramirez Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 4:21
Postliminary card (Dark Bouts)
Catchweight (190 lbs) Osman Diaz def. Christopher Reyes TKO (punches) 1 4:15
Lightweight David Pacheco def. Jorge Juarez TKO (punches) 2 3:36


Bellator Newcastle[edit]

Bellator Newcastle: Pitbull vs. Scope
Information
DateFebruary 9, 2019
VenueUtilita Arena
CityNewcastle upon Tyne, England
Attendance9,684
Total gate741,296£ (GBP) / $986,316 (USD)

Bellator Newcastle: Pitbull vs. Scope took place on February 9, 2019 at Utilita Arena, formerly Metro Radio Arena, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Background

The event marked the start of Bellator's new European series.

The event was headlined by a lightweight title bout between Patricky Freire and Ryan Scope.[7]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Patricky Freire def. Ryan Scope Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Corey Browning def. Aaron Chalmers Submission (heel hook) 3 0:20
Lightweight Chris Bungard def. Terry Brazier Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:06
Middleweight Fabian Edwards def. Lee Chadwick Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator Mobile App)
Light Heavyweight Arunus Andriuskevicus def. James Mulheron TKO (doctor stoppage) 3 0:42
Welterweight Jim Wallhead def. Abner Lloveras Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Cal Ellenor def. Nathan Greyson Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:49
Featherweight Nathan Rose def. Ranjett Baria KO (punch) 1 4:59
Welterweight Justin Burlinson def. Maciej Gierszewski Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:04
Bantamweight Luke Westwood def. Richard Kallos TKO (punches) 3 1:32
Welterweight Ashley Reece def. John Ross TKO (punches) 1 3:42
Middleweight Tommy Quinn def. Martin Hudson KO (punches) 1 3:02
Lightweight Kieran Lister def. Davie McLaughlin KO (punch) 1 1:19
Lightweight Joseph Calboutin def. Milad Ahady TKO (punches) 1 3:30
Heavyweight Mindaugas Gerve def. Tony Mustard TKO (injury) 1 1:46

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Bellator 215[edit]

Bellator 215: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov
Information
DateFebruary 15, 2019
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut
Attendance9,117
Total gate$902,401

Bellator 215: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov took place on February 15, 2019 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut The event aired on Paramount Network and DAZN.

Background

The event featured a heavyweight bout between Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov in the main event.[9]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Matt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov NC (accidental groin kick) 1 0:15
Welterweight Logan Storley def. Ion Pascu Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Eduardo Dantas def. Toby Misech Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight John Douma def. Mike Kimbel Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:51
Catchweight (175 lbs) Austin Vanderford def. Cody Jones Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 4:49
Preliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator Mobile App)
Welterweight Billy Goff def. Ryan Hardy Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Zarrukh Adashev def. Ron Arana Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Matt Probin def. Ali Zebian Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Pete Rogers def. Jason Rine TKO (punches) 2 0:50
Heavyweight Steve Mowry def. Darion Abbey Submission (kimura) 1 1:27
Women's Featherweight Amanda Bell def. Amber Leibrock TKO (punches) 1 3:52
Women's Atomweight Lindsey VanZandt def. Tabatha Watkins TKO (punches) 2 3:25
Middleweight Pat McCrohan def. Jason Markland TKO (punches) 1 1:11

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Bellator 216[edit]

Bellator 216: MVP vs. Daley
Information
DateFebruary 16, 2019
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut
Attendance9,624
Total gate$1,005,708

Bellator 216: MVP vs. Daley took place on February 16, 2019 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event aired on DAZN and Sky Sports in the UK live.

Background

The event featured a Quarter-Final round bout in the Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix between Michael Page and Paul Daley in the main event.[11]

On January 10, 2019 it was reported that a welterweight bout between Erick Silva and Yaroslav Amosov was added to the event.[12]

The card also featured the Bellator MMA debut of former K-1, Pride and UFC fighter Mirko Cro Cop, as he faced Roy Nelson in a rematch.[13] The pair previously fought seven-and-a-half years ago at UFC 137.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Michael Page def. Paul Daley Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Mirko Cro Cop def. Roy Nelson Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Vitaly Minakov Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Yaroslav Amosov def. Erick Silva Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Valerie Loureda def. Colby Fletcher TKO (punches) 1 2:55
Preliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator Mobile App)
Welterweight Demetrios Plaza def. Andrews Rodriguez Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-27, 29-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Justin Sumter def. Reginaldo Felix Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:27
Catchweight (165 lbs) Kemran Lachinov def. Kastriot Xhema Submission (kneebar) 2 0:53
Heavyweight Tyrell Fortune def. Ryan Pokryfky TKO (knee and punches) 1 2:21
Welterweight Vinicius De Jesus def. Rodolpho Barcellos TKO (punches) 1 3:46
Welterweight Jesse Kosakowski def. Rodolfo Rocha Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:05
Lightweight Nekruz Mirkhojaev def. Pat Casey Submission (neck crank) 3 1:18

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Bellator 217[edit]

Bellator 217: Gallagher vs. Graham
Information
DateFebruary 23, 2019
Venue3Arena
CityDublin, Ireland
Attendance13,150
Total gate850,003€ (IEP) / $1,228,868 (USD)

Bellator 217: Gallagher vs. Graham took place on February 23, 2019 at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The event aired on Paramount Network, DAZN and Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland.

Background

This card marked Bellator's third event held in Ireland.

The event featured a bantamweight bout between James Gallagher and Steven Graham in the main event.[15]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight James Gallagher def. Steven Graham Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:31
Lightweight Myles Price def. Peter Queally Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Kiefer Crosbie def. Daniel Olejniczak Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:09
Featherweight Richie Smullen def. Adam Gustab Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator Mobile App)
Middleweight Charlie Ward def. Jamie Stephenson KO (punch) 1 0:34
Lightweight Paul Redmond def. Charlie Leary Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Richard Kiely def. Mickael Bucher KO (punch) 1 4:21
Welterweight Walter Gahadza def. Ruben Crawford TKO (head kick and punches) 1 1:59
Flyweight Ryan Curtis def. Luis Gonzales TKO (knee and punches) 1 4:59
Women's Featherweight Leah McCourt def. Hatice Ozyurt TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 5:00
Women's Featherweight Olga Rubin def. Iony Razafiarison Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Will Fleury def. Shaun Taylor Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:32
Lightweight Alfie Davies def. Daniele Scatizzi Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Dark bouts)
Lightweight Christopher Duncan def. Samuel Slater TKO (punches) 1 3:52
Featherweight Dylan Logan def. Andrew Murphy Submission (armbar) 1 2:41
Bantamweight George Courtney def. Ian Cleary Submission (guillotine choke) 3 0:54

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Bellator 218[edit]

Bellator 218: Sanchez vs. Karakhanyan 2
Information
DateMarch 22, 2019
VenueWinStar World Casino
CityThackerville, Oklahoma
Attendance1,013
Total gate$200,935

Bellator 218: Sanchez vs. Karakhanyan 2 took place on March 22, 2019 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma The event aired on Paramount Network and DAZN.

Background

The event was to feature a featherweight main event bout between Emmanuel Sanchez and Ashleigh Grimshaw;[17] However, the promotion announced that March 8 that Georgi Karakhanyan replaced Grimshaw due to undisclosed reasons. The two previous met at Bellator 170 where Sanchez won by a close decision.

A Light Heavyweight bout between Christian Edwards and Roman Huerta was cancelled the day of the weigh-in. Huerta did not weigh in as he was reportedly more than five pounds heavier than Edwards.[18]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez def. Georgi Karakhanyan Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Valentin Moldavsky def. Linton Vassell Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-27, 29-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Anatoly Tokov def. Gerald Harris Submission (guillotine choke) 2 0:37
Middleweight Norbert Novenyi def. William Lavine Submission (arm-triangle choke) 2 4:05
Preliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator App)
Women's Catchweight (130 lbs) Deborah Kouzmin def. Ky Bennett Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Johnny Eblen def. Chauncy Foxworth Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight John Macapa def. Kevin Croom Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 29-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Middleweight Jordan Newman def. Joseph Holmes Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Vladimir Tokov def. Ryan Walker Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Victoria Leonardo def. Malin Hermansson Submission (armbar) 1 4:49
Postliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator App)
Lightweight Nation Gibrick def. Nicholas Page Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:14
Bantamweight Isaiah Gutierrez def. Aaron Vickers Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Lightweight Luis Erives def. Craig Fairley TKO (punches) 2 2:40

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Bellator 219[edit]

Bellator 219: Awad vs. Girtz
Information
DateMarch 29, 2019
VenuePechanga Resort & Casino
CityTemecula, California
Attendance1,167
Total gate$301,471

Bellator 219: Awad vs. Girtz took place on March 29, 2019 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. The event aired on Paramount Network and DAZN.

Background

The event was expected to feature a welterweight bout between Andrey Koreshkov and Lorenz Larkin.[20] However, Larkin pulled out on March 1 due to undisclosed reasons.[21] Koreshkov remained on the card facing Michael Jasper.[22]

A lightweight bout between Saad Awad and Brandon Girtz was announced as the new main event.[23]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Brandon Girtz def. Saad Awad Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Daniel Straus def. Shane Kruchten Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:53
Welterweight Andrey Koreshkov def. Michael Jasper Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Joe Schilling def. Keith Berry Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator App)
Welterweight Joey Davis def. Marcus Anthony KO (punches) 1 4:21
Light Heavyweight Dalton Rosta def. Cody Vidal Verbal Submission (injury) 1 1:06
Postliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator App)
Lightweight Sunni Imhotep def. Eugene Correa KO (punch) 1 0:44
Bantamweight Ricky Furar def. Roman Puga TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00
Catchweight (175 lbs.) John Mercurio def. Johnny Cisneros Decision (majority) (28-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Darren Smith def. Joshua Jones KO (punches) 1 0:34
Women's Featherweight Janay Harding def. Marina Mokhnatkina Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight David Rickels def. A.J. Matthews TKO (punch) 2 3:24
Bantamweight Shawn Bunch def. Dominic Mazzotta Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00

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Bellator 220[edit]

Bellator 220: MacDonald vs. Fitch
Information
DateApril 27, 2019
VenueSAP Center
CitySan Jose, California
Attendance12,287
Total gate$1,179,426

Bellator 220: MacDonald vs. Fitch took place on April 27, 2019 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. The event aired live on DAZN.

Background

The event featured in the main event a Bellator Welterweight World Championship bout between the champion Rory MacDonald and Jon Fitch.[25] The bout served as both a title defense for MacDonald and a quarter-final match in the Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix.

The event featured a Bellator Women's Flyweight World Championship bout between the champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and Veta Arteaga.[26]

Results

Fight card (DAZN)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Rory MacDonald (c) vs. Jon Fitch Draw (majority) (46-48, 47-47, 47-47) 5 5:00 [a]
Women's Flyweight Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (c) def. Veta Arteaga TKO (doctor stoppage - forehead cut) 3 1:50 [b]
Lightweight Benson Henderson def. Adam Piccolotti Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Phil Davis def. Liam McGeary TKO (punches) 3 4:11
Lightweight Gaston Bolanos def. Nathan Stolen KO (punches) 1 2:21
Preliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator App)
Welterweight Abraham Vaesau def. Justin Roswell TKO (punches) 1 1:59
Middleweight Jordan Williams def. Diego Herzog TKO (punches) 3 1:21
Catchweight (140 lbs.) Josh San Diego def. Brandon Laroco Decision (split) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Featherweight Hyder Amil def. Paradise Vaovasa Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:34
Light Heavyweight Chuck Campbell def. Bruno Casillas KO (knee and punch) 1 1:46
Bantamweight Cass Bell def. Peter Ishiguro KO (knee and punches) 1 3:00
Lightweight Aviv Gozali def. Travis Crain Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:15
Lightweight Brandon Faumui def. Chris Avila Decision (split) (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Matthew Perez def. Justin Tenedora KO (punches) 1 4:52
Postliminary card (Dark)
Catchweight (131 lbs.) Eric Gunha vs. Jon Adams Draw (majority) (29-27, 28-28, 28-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Tom Ponce De Leon def. Jamario Mulder Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Chris Inocencio def. Boris Novachkov Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Ignacio Ortiz vs. Roger Severson Draw (unanimous) (28-28, 28-28, 28-28) 3 5:00

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Bellator Birmingham[edit]

Bellator Birmingham: Primus vs. Wilde
Information
DateMay 4, 2019
VenueResorts World Arena
CityBirmingham, England
Attendance10,064
Total gate804,413£ (GBP) / $1,042,660 (USD)

Bellator Birmingham: Primus vs. Wilde took place on May 4, 2019 at Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, England.

Background

This is the second event in the Bellator European series.

The event featured a lightweight bout between former champion Brent Primus and Tim Wilde.[28]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Brent Primus def. Tim Wilde Submission (gogoplata) 1 1:20
Middleweight Fabian Edwards def. Falco Neto KO (up-kick and punches) 1 3:51
Lightweight Pedro Carvalho def. Derek Campos KO (punches) 1 2:03
Welterweight Raymond Daniels def. Wilker Barros KO (punch) 1 4:36
Preliminary card
Featherweight Saul Rogers def. Aiden Lee Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Brian Moore def. Binh Son Le Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-25, 30-25) 3 5:00
Lightweight Kane Mousah def. Mateusz Piskorz Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Lee Chadwick def. James Mulheron Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Yannick Bahati def. Amir Dadović Submission (kimura) 1 3:00
Featherweight Dominique Wooding def. David Khalsa TKO (punches) 1 2:43
Welterweight Jim Wallhead def. Giorgio Pietrini Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 30-26, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Gavin Hughes def. Mohammed Yahya Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:51
Welterweight Ashley Reece def. Craig Turner Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Dan Cassell def. John Nicholls TKO (punches) 1 3:09
Lightweight Akonne Wanliss def. Samuel Slater TKO (punches) 2 3:55
Bantamweight Raphael Uchegbu def. Lee Percival Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:14
Welterweight Nicolo Solli def. Simon Ridgway TKO (punches) 2 4:32
Lightweight Kieran Lister vs. Constantin Gnusariev Draw (split) (29-28, 27-29, 28-28) 3 5:00

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Bellator 221[edit]

Bellator 221: Chandler vs. Pitbull
Information
DateMay 11, 2019
VenueAllstate Arena
CityRosemont, Illinois
Attendance12,936
Total gate$1,283,059

Bellator 221: Chandler vs. Pitbull took place on May 11, 2019 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. The event was aired exclusively on DAZN.

Background

The event featured a Bellator Lightweight Championship bout between the champion Michael Chandler and current Bellator Featherweight Champion Patrício Freire.[30]

Results

Fight card (DAZN)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Patrício Freire def. Michael Chandler (c) TKO (punches) 1 1:01 [a]
Welterweight Douglas Lima def. Michael Page KO (punch) 2 0:35 [b]
Featherweight A. J. McKee def. Pat Curran Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Jake Hager def. T.J Jones Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 2:36
Featherweight Tywan Claxton def. James Bennett TKO (punches) 3 2:09
Preliminary card (Paramount Network.com)
Bantamweight Robert Fenicle def. Bryan Bautista Submission (heel hook) 1 1:42
Welterweight Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin def. Adam Ward Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Christian Rodriguez def. Jose Leon Submission (armbar) 1 4:35
Middleweight Robert Morrow def. James Bochnovic KO (punches) 1 1:18
Welterweight Christopher Gonzalez def. Charlie Radtke Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Chris Lencioni def. Adil Benjilany Submission (triangle choke) 1 4:55
Heavyweight Jason Belyew vs. Dave Latoria No Contest (accidental groin kick) 1 N/A
Flyweight Jesse Bazzi def. Joey Diehl Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Josh Streacker def. Scott Writz KO (punches) 2 3:33

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Bellator 222[edit]

Bellator 222: MacDonald vs. Gracie
Information
DateJune 14, 2019
VenueMadison Square Garden
CityNew York, New York
Attendance13,937
Total gate$1,814,132

Bellator 222: MacDonald vs. Gracie took place on June 14, 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The event aired exclusively on DAZN.

Background

The event featured a Bellator Welterweight Championship bout between the champion Rory MacDonald and Neiman Gracie. The bout served as both a title defense for MacDonald and a semi-final match in the Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix.

The event also featured a light heavyweight bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida and Chael Sonnen, as well as a Bellator Bantamweight Championship bout between current champ Darrion Caldwell and Kyoji Horiguchi. The bout was a rematch from the 2018 meeting between the two that took place at RIZIN 14 on New Year's Eve.

Results

Fight card (DAZN)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Rory MacDonald (c) def. Neiman Gracie Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Lyoto Machida def. Chael Sonnen TKO (flying knee and punches) 2 0:22
Catchweight (175 lbs.) Dillon Danis def. Max Humphrey Submission (armbar) 1 4:28
Bantamweight Patrick Mix def. Ricky Bandejas Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:06
Featherweight Juan Archuleta def. Eduardo Dantas KO (punch) 2 4:59
Bantamweight Kyoji Horiguchi def. Darrion Caldwell (c) Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 [b]
Preliminary card
Flyweight Brandon Polcare def. Brandon Medina Submission (guillotine choke) 1 4:33
Catchweight (165 lbs.) Kastriot Xhema def. Whitney Francois TKO (punches) 2 3:17
Featherweight John Beneduce def. Kenny Rivera Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (128 lbs.) Taylor Turner def. Heather Hardy TKO (punches) 1 3:53
Featherweight Ádám Borics def. Aaron Pico KO (flying knee and punches) 2 3:55
Women's Flyweight Valerie Loureda def. Larkyn Dasch Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (112 lbs.) Lindsey VanZandt def. Rena Kubota Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:04
Catchweight (180 lbs.) Haim Gozali def. Gustavo Wurlitzer Submission (triangle choke) 1 4:02
Bantamweight Mike Kimbel def. Sebastian Ruiz Decision (split) (28-29, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Robson Gracie, Jr. def. Oscar Vera Submission (armbar) 1 3:15
Lightweight Marcus Surin def. Nekruz Mirkhojaev Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-27, 29-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Phil Hawes def. Michael Wilcox TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 5:00

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Bellator London/Bellator 223[edit]

Bellator London/Bellator 223
Information
DateJune 22, 2019
VenueSSE Arena
CityLondon, England
Attendance11,768
Total gate853,146£ (GBP) $1,087,087 (USD)

Bellator London/Bellator 223 took place on June 22, 2019 at SSE Arena in London, England.

Background

The event marked the third event in Bellator's European series, with the Bellator London portion of the card airing on Channel 5 in the UK, including the five-round middleweight title fight between current champ Gegard Mousasi and Rafael Lovato Jr.

The five fights billed as Bellator 223 will take place on Paramount Network and DAZN, with the headlining bout featuring Paul Daley and Erick Silva in a welterweight contest.

The event featured a Bellator Middleweight World Championship bout between Gegard Mousasi and Rafael Lovato Jr.[34]

Melvin Manhoef returned to action for the first time since 2017 at the event, facing England's Kent Kauppinen.[35]

Results

Bellator London card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Gegard Mousasi (c) Decision (majority) (47-47, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Melvin Manhoef def. Kent Kauppinen Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (160 lbs.) Aaron Chalmers def. Fred Freeman Submission (triangle choke) 2 4:05
Bellator 223 card
Welterweight Paul Daley def. Erick Silva Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-27, 29-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (140 lbs.) James Gallagher def. Jeremiah Labiano Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Fabian Edwards def. Jonathan Bosuku Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Denise Kielholtz def. Bryony Tyrell TKO (punches) 3 2:48
Middleweight Costello van Steenis def. Mike Shipman KO (punches) 2 1:34
Middleweight Charlie Ward def. Justin Moore TKO (punches) 2 3:23
Bellator 223 Preliminary card
Lightweight Charlie Leary def. Chris Bungard Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-25, 30-25) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Kate Jackson def. Lena Ovchynnikova TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 4:20
Catchweight (161 lbs.) Terry Brazier def. Alessandro Botti Submission (americana) 3 2:17
Featherweight Luke Ord def. Nathan Rose Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-28, 30-25) 3 5:00
Lightweight Alfie Davis def. Jorge Kanella Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-27, 29-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Justin Burlinson def. Wendle Lewis TKO (verbal submission due to knee injury) 1 0:09
Welterweight Galore Bofando def. Keith McCabe Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Kevin Fryer def. John Redmond Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Frans Mlambo def. Nathan Greyson Submission (D'Arce choke) 2 4:22
Postliminary card (Dark)
Welterweight Oliver Enkamp def. Walter Gahadza Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:54

[36]

Bellator 224[edit]

Bellator 224: Budd vs. Rubin
Information
DateJuly 12, 2019
VenueWinStar World Casino
CityThackerville, Oklahoma

Bellator 224: Budd vs. Rubin took place on July 12, 2019 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event took place on Paramount Network and DAZN.

Background

The event featured a Bellator Women's Featherweight Championship between Julia Budd and Olga Rubin.[37]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Featherweight Julia Budd (c) def. Olga Rubin TKO (body kick and punches) 1 2:14 [a]
Catchweight (190 lbs.) Rafael Carvalho def. Chidi Njokuani Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Juliana Velasquez def. Kristina Williams TKO (punches) 2 4:03
Welterweight Ed Ruth def. Kiichi Kunimoto TKO (knee and punches) 2 3:49
Preliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator App)
Lightweight Nainoa Dung def. Bradley Robison Decision (unanimous) (28-27, 28-27, 28-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Gabriel Varga def. Jamese Taylor TKO (punches) 2 3:23
Catchweight (165 lbs.) Mike Jackson def. Kiefer Crosbie DQ (illegal knee) 1 1:46
Women's Featherweight Leslie Smith def. Sinead Kavanagh Decision (majority) (28-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Jordan Young def. Joel Bauman Submission (triangle choke) 1 3:20
Women's Featherweight Arlene Blencowe def. Amanda Bell KO (punches) 1 0:22
Catchweight (190 lbs.) Will Fleury def. Antonio Jones Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight AJ Agazarm def. Jacob Landin Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:21
Light Heavyweight Christian Edwards def. Justin Vargas TKO (punches and elbows) 1 0:54
Postliminary card (Bellator App and DAZN)
Featherweight Lucas Brennan def. Thomas Lopez Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:02
Women's Flyweight Bruna Ellen def. Elina Kallionidou Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Joseph Holmes def. Kona Oliveira Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:41

[38]

Bellator 225[edit]

Bellator 225: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov 2
Information
DateAugust 24, 2019
VenueWebster Bank Arena
CityBridgeport, Connecticut

Bellator 225: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov 2 is scheduled to take place on August 24, 2019 at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The event will take place on Paramount Network and DAZN.

Background

This marks the second major MMA event to take place in Connecticut proper, after CES 56, rather than on tribal or reservation land, and will be overseen by the Connecticut Boxing Commission.

The event will feature a heavyweight rematch between Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov. The two met earlier in the year at Bellator 215 where the bout ended in a no contest 15 seconds into the bout due to an accidental groin kick.


Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Matt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov
Heavyweight Valentin Moldavsky vs. Timothy Johnson

[39]

Bellator 226[edit]

Bellator 226: Bader vs. Kongo
Information
DateSeptember 7, 2019
VenueSAP Center
CitySan Jose, California

Bellator 226: Bader vs. Kongo is scheduled to take place on September 7, 2019 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. The event will take place on DAZN.

Background

The event will featured the first four bouts in the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix.

The event will feature a Bellator Heavyweight Championship bout between the champion Ryan Bader and Cheick Kongo.[40]


Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Ryan Bader (c) vs. Cheick Kongo [a]
Featherweight Sam Sicilia vs. Pedro Carvalho [b]
Featherweight Daniel Straus vs. Derek Campos [c]
Featherweight Pat Curran vs. Ádám Borics [d]
Featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Tywan Claxton [e]
  1. ^ For the Bellator Heavyweight Championship.
  2. ^ Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix First Round bout.
  3. ^ Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix First Round bout.
  4. ^ Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix First Round bout.
  5. ^ Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix First Round bout.

[41]

Bellator 227[edit]

Bellator 227: Gallagher vs. Ellenor
Information
DateSeptember 27, 2019
Venue3Arena
CityDublin, Ireland

Bellator 227: Gallagher vs. Ellenor is scheduled to take place on September 27, 2019 at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The event will air on Paramount Network, DAZN and Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland.

Background

During the week of Bellator London, Bellator announced their return to Dublin for the second time in 2019.

The event will feature a bantamweight bout between James Gallagher and Cal Ellenor.[42]


Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight James Gallagher vs. Cal Ellenor
Welterweight Michael Page vs. Richard Kiely
Lightweight Ryan Scope vs. Peter Queally
Preliminary card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Lee Chadwick vs. Karl Moore
Women's Featherweight Leah McCourt vs. Kerry Hughes
Featherweight Dylan Logan vs. Adam Gustab
Featherweight Richie Smullen vs. Sean Tobin
Bantamweight Frans Mlambo vs. Dominique Wooding
Welterweight Philip Mulpeter vs. Keith McCabe
Welterweight Constantin Gnusariev vs. Ian Coughlan

[43]

Bellator 228[edit]

Bellator 228: Pitbull vs. Archuleta
Information
DateSeptember 28, 2019
VenueThe Forum
CityInglewood, California

Bellator 228: Pitbull vs. Archuleta is scheduled to take place on September 28, 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The event will take place on DAZN.

Background

The event will feature a Bellator Featherweight Championship bout between the champion Patricio Freire and Juan Archuleta, which a first round bout in the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix.[44]


Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Patricio Freire (c) vs. Juan Archuleta [a]
Middleweight Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi
Featherweight A. J. McKee vs. Georgi Karakhanyan [b]
Featherweight Darrion Caldwell vs. Henry Corrales [c]
Featherweight Daniel Weichel vs. Saul Rogers [d]
  1. ^ Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Tournament First Round bout for the Bellator Featherweight Championship.
  2. ^ Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix First Round bout.
  3. ^ Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix First Round bout.
  4. ^ Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix First Round bout.

[45]

Bellator 229[edit]

Bellator 229: Koreshkov vs. Larkin
Information
DateOctober 4, 2019
VenuePechanga Resort and Casino
CityTemecula, California

Bellator 229: Koreshkov vs. Larkin is scheduled to take place on October 4, 2019 at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The event will take place on Paramount Network and DAZN.

Background

The event will feature a welterweight bout between former Bellator Welterweight Champion Andrey Koreshkov and Lorenz Larkin.[46]

Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Andrey Koreshkov vs. Lorenz Larkin
Lightweight Saad Awad vs. Goiti Yamauchi

[47]

Bellator Milan[edit]

Bellator Milan
Information
DateOctober 12, 2019
VenueEx Palalido (Allianz Cloud)
CityMilan, Italy

Bellator Milan is scheduled to take place on October 12, 2019 at Ex Palalido (Allianz Cloud) in Milan, Italy.

Bellator Kickboxing will also be featured on the card.


Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Alessio Sakara vs. TBA
Welterweight Walter Pugliesi vs. Andrea Fusi
Bellator Kickboxing
Lightweight Chingiz Allazov vs. TBA
Featherweight Enderson Bonat vs. Kebrom Neguse

[48]

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