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
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.

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 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 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 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 1 N/A
Lightweight David Pacheco def. Jorge Juarez TKO 1 N/A


Bellator Newcastle[edit]

Bellator Newcastle: Pitbull vs. Scope
Information
DateFebruary 9, 2019
VenueUtilita Arena
CityNewcastle upon Tyne, England

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

Main 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

[8]

Bellator 215[edit]

Bellator 215: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov
Information
DateFebruary 15, 2019
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut

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 No Contest (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

[10]

Bellator 216[edit]

Bellator 216: MVP vs. Daley
Information
DateFebruary 16, 2019
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut

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

[14]

Bellator 217[edit]

Bellator 217: Gallagher vs. Graham
Information
DateFebruary 23, 2019
Venue3Arena
CityDublin, Ireland

Bellator 217: Gallagher vs. Graham is scheduled to take place on February 23, 2019 at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The event will air on Paramount Network and DAZN.

The event will feature a bantamweight bout between James Gallagher and Steven Graham.[15]

Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight James Gallagher vs. Steven Graham
Lightweight Peter Queally vs. Myles Price
Featherweight Richie Smullen vs. Adam Gustab
Middleweight Charlie Ward vs. Jamie Stephenson
Preliminary card (Bellator.com and Bellator Mobile App)
Bantamweight Ian Cleary vs. Mickey Doran
Flyweight Ryan Curtis vs. Luis Gonzales
Middleweight Will Fleury vs. Shaun Taylor
Welterweight Kiefer Crosbie vs. Daniel Olejniczak
Light Heavyweight Karl Moore vs. Yannick Bahati
Featherweight Dylan Logan vs. Andrew Murphy
Middleweight John Redmond vs. George Tokkos
Women's Featherweight Leah McCourt vs. Hatice Ozyurt
Welterweight Richard Kiely vs. Mickael Bucher
Lightweight Paul Redmond vs. Charlie Leary
Lightweight Samuel Slater vs. Christopher Duncan
Welterweight Walter Gahadza vs. Ruben Crawford
Women's Featherweight Sinead Kavanagh vs. Olga Ruben

[16]

Bellator 218[edit]

Bellator 218: Sanchez vs. Grimshaw
Information
DateMarch 22, 2019
VenueWinStar World Casino
CityThackerville, Oklahoma

Bellator 218: Sanchez vs. Grimshaw is scheduled to take place on March 22, 2019 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma The event will air on Paramount Network and DAZN.

The event will feature a featherweight bout between Emmanuel Sanchez and Ashleigh Grimshaw.[17]

Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Ashleigh Grimshaw

[18]

Bellator 219[edit]

Bellator 219: Koreshkov vs. Larkin
Information
DateMarch 29, 2019
VenuePechanga Resort & Casino
CityTemecula, California

Bellator 219: Koreshkov vs. Larkin is scheduled to take place on March 29, 2019 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. The event will air on Paramount Network and DAZN.

The event will feature a welterweight bout between Andrey Koreshkov and Lorenz Larkin.[19]

Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Andrey Koreshkov vs. Lorenz Larkin

[20]

Bellator 220[edit]

Bellator 220: MacDonald vs. Fitch
Information
DateApril 27, 2019
VenueSAP Center
CitySan Jose, California

Bellator 220: MacDonald vs. Fitch is scheduled to take place on April 27, 2019 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. The event will air on DAZN.

The event will feature a Bellator Welterweight Championship bout between the champion Rory MacDonald and Jon Fitch.[21]

The event will also feature a Bellator Women's Flyweight Championship bout between the champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and Veta Arteaga.[22]

Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Rory MacDonald (c) vs. Jon Fitch [a]
Women's Flyweight Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (c) vs. Veta Arteaga [b]

[23]

Bellator Birmingham[edit]

Bellator Birmingham: Primus vs. Wilde
Information
DateMay 4, 2019
VenueResorts World Arena
CityBirmingham, England

Bellator Birmingham: Primus vs. Wilde is scheduled to take place on May 4, 2019 at Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, England.

This is the second event in the Bellator European series.

The event will feature a lightweight bout between former champion Brent Primus and Tim Wilde.[24]

Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Brent Primus vs. Tim Wilde

[25]

Bellator 221[edit]

Bellator 221: Chandler vs. Pitbull
Information
DateMay 11, 2019
VenueAllstate Arena
CityRosemont, Illinois

Bellator 221: Chandler vs. Pitbull is scheduled to take place on May 11, 2019 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.

The event will feature a Bellator Lightweight Championship bout between the champion Michael Chandler and current Bellator Featherweight Champion Patrício Freire.[26]

Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Michael Chandler (c) vs. Patrício Freire [a]
Featherweight A. J. McKee vs. Pat Curran
Welterweight Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page [b]


References[edit]

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