Bellator MMA in 2020

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Bellator MMA
GenreSports
Created byBjorn Rebney
Country of originUnited States
Production
Running time120 minutes
Release
Original networkParamount Network
DAZN
CBS Sports Network
Original releaseJanuary 25, 2020 (2020-01-25) –
TBA
Chronology
Preceded byBellator MMA in 2019
Followed byBellator MMA in 2021

2020 is the twelfth year in the history of Bellator MMA, a mixed martial arts promotion based in the United States.

Background[edit]

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Bellator would go on hiatus after its 240th numbered event on February 22, 2020.[1] The promotion would resume holding events with Bellator 242 on July 24.

On September 11, 2020, it was announced that Bellator telecasts would move to CBS Sports Network, starting October 1, after Viacom's re-merger with CBS Corporation in 2019.[2] Prior to the announcement, CBS Sports Network debuted the recap series Bellator MMA: Recharged on April 25, 2020.[3][4]

Bellator 248, which was held on October 10, would be the first MMA event to be held by a major promotion in France since the sport was legalized in January.[5]

Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Tournament[edit]

Current featherweight champion, Patrício Freire, is a participant and if he were to lose, the victor will be declared lineal champion until he loses or wins the tournament and becomes undisputed champion.
 
Opening round
QuarterfinalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
United States A. J. McKee KO
 
 
 
Armenia Georgi Karakhanyan 1
 
United States A. J. McKee SUB
 
 
 
United States Derek Campos 3
 
United States Daniel Straus 3
 
 
 
United States Derek Campos UD
 
United States A. J. McKee Nov
 
 
 
United States Darrion Caldwell 19th
 
United States Pat Curran 2
 
 
 
Hungary Ádám Borics TKO
 
Hungary Ádám Borics 1
 
 
 
United States Darrion Caldwell SUB
 
United States Darrion Caldwell UD
 
 
 
United States Henry Corrales 3
 
United States
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil Patricio Freire (c) UD
 
 
 
United States Juan Archuleta 5
 
Brazil Patricio Freire (c) Nov
 
 
 
Portugal Pedro Carvalho 12th
 
United States Sam Sicilia 2
 
 
 
Portugal Pedro Carvalho SUB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United States Emmanuel Sanchez SUB
 
 
 
United States Tywan Claxton 2
 
United States Emmanuel Sanchez Nov
 
 
 
Germany Daniel Weichel 12th
 
Germany Daniel Weichel UD
 
 
United Kingdom Saul Rogers 3
 
Legend
(SD)
  (Split Decision)
(UD)
  (Unanimous Decision)
(MD)
  (Majority Decision)
SUB
  Submission
(T)KO
  (Technical) Knock Out
L
  Loss
#
  Round

Event list[edit]

Bellator 238[edit]

Bellator 238: Budd vs. Cyborg
Information
DateJanuary 25, 2020
VenueThe Forum
CityInglewood, California
Attendance15,169
Total gate1,725,989

Bellator 238: Budd vs. Cyborg took place on January 25, 2020 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The event aired live on DAZN.

Background

The event featured a Bellator Women's Featherweight World Championship bout between the champion Julia Budd and former Strikeforce, Invicta, and UFC champion Cris Cyborg.[6]

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Featherweight Cris Cyborg def. Julia Budd (c) TKO (punches) 4 1:14 [a]
Featherweight Darrion Caldwell def. Ádám Borics Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:20 [b]
Featherweight Juan Archuleta def. Henry Corrales Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Sergio Pettis def. Alfred Khashakyan Technical Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:00
Welterweight Raymond Daniels def. Jason King TKO (punches) 1 3:07
Women's Strawweight Emilee King def. Ava Knight Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:18
Preliminary card
Catchweight (160 lb) Joshua Jones def. Brandon Bender Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 29-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Aaron Pico def. Daniel Carey KO (punch) 2 0:15
Featherweight AJ Agazarm def. Adel Altamimi Submission (triangle choke) 3 1:22
Featherweight Jay Jay Wilson def. Mario Navarro Submission (armbar) 2 2:48
Catchweight (180 lb) Curtis Millender def. Moses Murrietta Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Lightweight Anthony Taylor def. Chris Avila Decision (majority) (28-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Miguel Jacob def. David Pacheco Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-27) 3 5:00
Postliminary card
Featherweight Tony Bartovich def. Jarrett Connor Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Ricardo Seixas def. Dominic Clark TKO (front kick and punches) 1 0:34

[7]

Bellator 239[edit]

Bellator 239: Ruth vs. Amosov
Information
DateFebruary 21, 2020
VenueWinStar World Casino
CityThackerville, Oklahoma
Attendance1,031
Total gate$201,468

Bellator 239: Ruth vs. Amosov took place on February 21, 2020 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.

The event aired live on Paramount Network and DAZN.

The event featured a welterweight bout between Ed Ruth and undefeated Yaroslav Amosov.[8]

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Yaroslav Amosov def. Ed Ruth Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Myles Jury def. Brandon Girtz Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweght Timothy Johnson def. Tyrell Fortune KO (punch) 1 2:35
Heavyweight Valentin Moldavsky def. Javy Ayala Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-24, 30-24) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Light Heavyweight Grant Neal def. Claude Wilcox TKO (punches) 3 3:37
Bantamweight Joshua Hill def. Vinicius Zani Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Solo Hatley def. Gaston Bolanos Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Denise Kielholtz def. Kristina Williams Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:15
Featherweight Teejay Britton def. Gabriel Varga Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Keith Lee def. Shawn Bunch Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 29-28, 29-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Christian Edwards def. Marco Hutchison Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-25) 3 5:00
Postliminary card
Heavyweight Davion Franklin def. J.W. Kiser TKO (punches) 1 1:40
Lightweight Christopher Gonzalez def. Aaron McKenzie Decision (split) (30-27, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Kevin Croom def. Adil Benjilany Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Cris Lencioni def. Salim Mukhidinov Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (175 lb) Kyle Crutchmer def. Scott Futrell Submission (anaconda choke) 1 2:58

[9]

Bellator Dublin 2/Bellator 240[edit]

Bellator Dublin/Bellator 240
Information
DateFebruary 22, 2020
Venue3Arena
CityDublin, Ireland
Attendance11,793
Total gate1,166,598€ (EURO) / $1,266,306 (USD)

Bellator Dublin/Bellator 240 took place on February 22, 2020 at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

Background

This was the first event of the second year of the Bellator European Series. The event was to be headlined by a bantamweight bout between James Gallagher and Cal Ellenor.[10] However, on February 4, it was announced that Gallagher pulled out of the event due to a back injury, thus a women's featherweight bout between Leah McCourt and Judith Ruis was bumped to the main event.[11]

The fights billed as Bellator 240 will be held on tape-delay on Paramount Network and DAZN and will feature a lightweight bout between former Bellator Lightweight World Champion Brent Primus and Peter Queally.[12] However, Queally pulled out due to injury. Primus instead fought Chris Bungard.[13]

Results

Bellator Dublin card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Featherweight Leah McCourt def. Judith Ruis Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Charlie Ward def. Kyle Kurtz TKO (punches) 3 4:24
Welterweight Austin Clem def. Aaron Chalmers Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Bellator 240 card
Lightweight Brent Primus def. Chris Bungard Submission (Neck crank) 1 1:55
Catchweight (160 lb) Kiefer Crosbie def. Iamik Furtado Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Bec Rawlings def. Elina Kallionidou Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Ricky Bandejas def. Frans Mlambo KO (punches) 2 1:25
Welterweight Oliver Enkamp def. Lewis Long KO (spinning back fist) 1 4:10
Preliminary card
Catchweight (180 lb) George Hardwick def. Richard Kiely Submission (guillotine choke) 2 3:40
Lightweight Georgi Karakhanyan def. Paul Redmond Submission (guillotine choke) 2 0:42
Women's Strawweight Danni Neilan def. Chiara Penco Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Alberth Dias def. Richie Smullen Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Will Fleury def. Justin Moore Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 4:14
Lightweight Christopher Duncan def. Mateusz Piskorz TKO (punches) 2 2:43
Featherweight Calum Murrie def. Dylan Logan Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:02
Flyweight Blaine O'Driscoll def. Ezzoubair Bouarsa TKO (punches) 1 4:12
Featherweight Ciaran Clarke def. Jamie Faulding Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 29-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Constantin Blanita def. Asael Adjoudj Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Postliminary card
Featherweight Ilias Bulaid def. Diego Freitas Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00

[14]

Bellator 241 (Cancelled)[edit]

Bellator 241: Pitbull vs. Carvalho
Information
DateMarch 13, 2020 (cancelled)
VenueMohegan Sun Casino
CityUncasville, Connecticut

Bellator 241: Pitbull vs. Carvalho was a scheduled event to take place on March 13, 2020 at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event was scheduled to be live on DAZN.

Background

The event was expected to feature a Bellator Featherweight World Championship bout between the champion Patrício Freire and Pedro Carvalho.[15]

A heavyweight between former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett and Ronny Markes was expected for the event. The original meeting was scheduled for Bellator 235, but Barnett was pulled out an hour before the fight due to illness and the fight was rebooked for this event.[16] Reports came out stating that Barnett was pulled due to a failed drug test, but Mike Mazzulli, head of the Mohegan Tribe Athletic Department, announced that the reports were false. However on March 4, it was announced that Barnett was officially off the card, which Mazzulli announced that a failed medical test was the reason for Barnett's removal and Bellator then announced that Matt Mitrione would replace Barnett against Markes.[17]

On March 13, the day of the event, Bellator President Scott Coker announced that the event would be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.[1]

Cancelled Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Patrício Freire (c) vs. Pedro Carvalho [a]
Featherweight Daniel Weichel vs. Emmanuel Sanchez [b]
Heavyweight Matt Mitrione vs. Ronny Markes
Welterweight Paul Daley vs. Sabah Homasi
Lightweight Nick Newell vs. Zachary Zane
Middleweight Anatoly Tokov vs. Fabio Aguiar
Preliminary card
Middleweight Jordan Newman vs. Pat McCrohan
Welterweight Ion Pascu vs. Mark Lemminger
Women's Featherweight Leslie Smith vs. Jessy Miele
Lightweight Killys Mota vs. Nathaniel Andrews
Lightweight Vladimir Tokov vs. Marcus Surin
Middleweight Romero Cotton vs. Justin Sumter
Catchweight (160 lb) Kevin Ferguson Jr. vs. Kaheem Murray
Welterweight Robson Gracie Jr. vs. Billy Goff

[18]

Bellator 242 (Cancelled)[edit]

Bellator 242: Bader vs. Nemkov
Information
DateMay 9, 2020 (cancelled)
VenueSAP Center
CitySan Jose, California

Bellator 242: Bader vs. Nemkov was a scheduled event to take place on May 9, 2020 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. The event was scheduled to be live on Paramount Network and DAZN.

Background

The event was expected to feature a Bellator Light Heavyweight World Championship bout between the champion Ryan Bader and Vadim Nemkov.

On March 30, Bellator announced that the event would be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.[19]

Cancelled Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Ryan Bader (c) vs. Vadim Nemkov [a]
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi vs. Douglas Lima [b]

Bellator London 3 (Cancelled)[edit]

Bellator London: Gallagher vs. Ellenor
Information
DateMay 16, 2020 (cancelled)
VenueSSE Arena
CityLondon, England

Bellator London: Gallagher vs. Ellenor was a scheduled event to take place on May 16, 2020 at SSE Arena in London, England as part of the Bellator European Fight Series. The event was scheduled to be live on Channel 5.

Background

The event was expected to feature a bantamweight bout between rivals James Gallagher and Cal Ellenor.

On March 30, Bellator announced that the event would be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

Cancelled Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight James Gallagher vs. Cal Ellenor

Bellator 243 (Cancelled)[edit]

Bellator 243: Carmouche vs. Bohm
Information
DateMay 29, 2020 (cancelled)
VenuePechanga Resort and Casino
CityTemecula, California

Bellator 243: Carmouche vs. Bohm was a scheduled event to take place on May 29, 2020 at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The event was scheduled to be live on Paramount Network and DAZN.

Background

The event was expected to feature a women's flyweight bout between former UFC title contender Liz Carmouche and Mandy Bohm.

On March 30, Bellator announced that the event would be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

Cancelled Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Flyweight Liz Carmouche vs. Mandy Bohm

Bellator 244 (Cancelled)[edit]

Bellator 244: Chandler vs. Henderson 2
Information
DateJune 6, 2020 (cancelled)
VenueWintrust Arena
CityChicago, Illinois

Bellator 244: Chandler vs. Henderson 2 was a scheduled event to take place on June 6, 2020 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. The event was scheduled to be live on DAZN.

Background

The event was expected to feature a rematch between former Bellator world champion Michael Chandler and former UFC and WEC world champion Benson Henderson, with Chandler having won the first bout.

Additionally, a semi-final matchup in the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix between former bantamweight champ Darrion Caldwell and A.J. McKee was scheduled for the card.

On April 21, Bellator announced that the event would be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.[20]

Cancelled Fight card

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson
Featherweight Darrion Caldwell vs. A.J. McKee [a]

Bellator 242[edit]

Bellator 242: Bandejas vs. Pettis
Information
DateJuly 24, 2020
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut
AttendanceNone (behind closed doors)

Bellator 242: Bandejas vs. Pettis took place on July 24, 2020 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.[21]

The event aired live on Paramount Network and DAZN.

Bellator 242 marked the organization's return to live events following a shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was held behind closed doors without fans in attendance.

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Sergio Pettis def. Ricky Bandejas Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Jason Jackson def. Jordan Mein Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Jay Jay Wilson def. Tywan Claxton Decision (split) (27-30, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Aaron Pico def. Solo Hatley Jr. Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:10
Preliminary card
Welterweight Mark Lemminger def. Jake Smith TKO (punches) 2 4:46
Bantamweight Raufeon Stots def. Cass Bell Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 1:24
Heavyweight Ras Hylton def. Rudy Schaffroth Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00

[22]

Bellator 243[edit]

Bellator 243: Chandler vs. Henderson 2
Information
DateAugust 7, 2020
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut

Chandler vs. Henderson 2 was initially scheduled to take place at Bellator 244 on June 6, 2020 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. However, the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[23] It was announced that the bout was rescheduled as the main event of Bellator 243 set to take place on August 7 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

The event aired live on Paramount Network and DAZN.

Background

The event featured a lightweight rematch between former three-time Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler and former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson. To set up for Bellator Lightweight Title contention. [24]

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Michael Chandler def. Benson Henderson KO (punches) 1 2:09
Heavyweight Timothy Johnson def. Matt Mitrione TKO (punches) 1 3:14
Lightweight Myles Jury def. Georgi Karakhanyan Decision (split) (27-30, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (175 lb) Sabah Homasi def. Curtis Millender Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Catchweight (150 lb) Adam Borics def. Mike Hamel Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Cris Lencioni def. AJ Agazarm Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Valerie Loureda def. Tara Graff TKO (punches) 2 5:00
Light Heavyweight Grant Neal def. Hamza Salim Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-24) 3 5:00
Lightweight Charlie Campbell def. Nainoa Dung TKO (leg kicks) 2 1:42
Middleweight Dalton Rosta def. Mark Gardner TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 5:00

[25]

Bellator 244[edit]

Bellator 244: Bader vs. Nemkov
Information
DateAugust 21, 2020
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut

Bader vs. Nemkov was initially scheduled to take place at Bellator 242 on May 9, 2020 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. However, the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was announced that the bout was rescheduled as the main event for Bellator 244 set to take place on August 21 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

The event aired live on Paramount Network and DAZN.

Background

The event featured a men's light heavyweight championship match between the current two-division champion Ryan Bader and the number one contender Vadim Nemkov.

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Vadim Nemkov def. Ryan Bader (c) TKO (head kick and punches) 2 3:02 [a]
Featherweight Julia Budd def. Jessica Miele Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Valentin Moldavsky def. Roy Nelson Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight John Salter def. Andrew Kapel Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3 3:11
Preliminary card
Catchweight (175 lb) Yaroslav Amosov def. Mark Lemminger TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 5:00
Lightweight Sidney Outlaw def. Adam Piccolotti Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Josh Hill def. Érik Pérez Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (147 lb) Weber Almeida def. Salim Mukhidinov TKO (punches) 1 3:57
Catchweight (150 lb) John de Jesus def. Vladyslav Parubchenko Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Chris Gonzalez def. Vladimir Tokov Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Lucas Brennan def. Will Smith TKO (punches) 2 4:14

Bellator 245[edit]

Bellator 245: Davis vs. Machida II
Information
DateSeptember 11, 2020
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut

Bellator 245: Davis vs. Machida II took place on September 11, 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Background

The event featured a light heavyweight bout between former Bellator Light Heavyweight World Champion Phil Davis and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida. The two previously met at UFC 163 where Davis won by a controversial unanimous decision.

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Phil Davis def. Lyoto Machida Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Cat Zingano def. Gabby Holloway Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Middleweight Taylor Johnson def. Ed Ruth Submission (inverted heel hook) 1 0:59
Welterweight Raymond Daniels vs. Peter Stanonik No Contest (accidental groin kick) 2 1:00
Preliminary card
Light Heavyweight Alex Polizzi def. Rafael Carvalho Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Leslie Smith def. Amanda Bell Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Tyrell Fortune vs. Jack May No Contest (accidental groin strike) 1 2:42
Catchweight (144 lb) Keith Lee def. Vinicius Zani Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00

[26]

Bellator 246[edit]

Bellator 246: Archuleta vs. Mix
Information
DateSeptember 12, 2020
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut

Bellator 246: Archuleta vs. Mix took place on September 12, 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Background

The event featurd a bout for the vacant Bellator Bantamweight World Championship between featherweight title challenger Juan Archuleta and Patchy Mix.

At the weigh-ins, DeAnna Bennett and Keoni Diggs both missed weight for their respective bouts. Bennett weighed in at 131.7 pounds, 5.7 pounds over the non-title flyweight limit of 126.0 pounds, and Diggs weighed in at 157 pounds, 1 pound over the non-title lightweight limit of 156 pounds. Both bouts proceeded at catchweights and both fighters were fined a percentage of their respective purses, a percentage that went to their opponents.[27]

This would be the last Bellator event to air on Paramount Network.

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Juan Archuleta def. Patchy Mix Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 [a]
Welterweight Neiman Gracie def. Jon Fitch Submission (heel hook) 2 4:47
Flyweight Liz Carmouche def. DeAnna Bennett Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:17
Lightweight Keoni Diggs def. Derek Campos Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:59
Preliminary card
Middleweight Daniel Madrid def. Pat Casey Decision (split) (28-29, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Ty Gwerder def. Tuco Tokkos TKO (punch and knee) 3 1:05
Heavyweight Davion Franklin def. Ras Hylton Technical Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 1:37 [b]
  1. ^ For the vacant Bellator Bantamweight World Championship.
  2. ^ Franklin landed a punch to the back of the head and Hylton was unable to continue.

[28]

Bellator Milan 2[edit]

Bellator Milan: Edwards vs. van Steenis
Information
DateSeptember 26, 2020
VenueAllianz Cloud
CityMilan, Italy

Bellator Milan: Edwards vs. van Steenis was a mixed martial arts event scheduled for September 26, 2020 from Milan, Italy and marked the organization's eighth European Series event.

The event aired on Channel 5 in the United Kingdom and featured a middleweight bout between Fabian Edwards and Costello van Steenis.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Costello van Steenis def. Fabian Edwards Decision (split) (28-29, 28-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Michael Shipman def. Pietro Penini Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Will Fleury def. Kent Kauppinen Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Lightweight George Hardwick def. Nicolò Solli Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Ion Pascu def. Stefano Paterno Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Alfie Davis def. Akonne Wanliss Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Daniel Scatizzi def. Gavin Hughes Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:41
Featherweight Adien Lee def. Jeremy Petley KO (knee) 2 1:22
Bantamweight Frans Mlambo def. Corey Tait Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Luke Trainer def. Alex O'Toole TKO (punches) 1 1:22
Featherweight Richie Smullen def. Harry Hardwick Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Chiara Penco def. Aleksandra Plamenova TKO (elbows) 2 4:27
Women's Strawweight Danni Neilan def. Claire Lopez Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:45

[29]

Bellator 247[edit]

Bellator 247: Jackson vs. Kielholtz
Information
DateOctober 1, 2020
VenueAllianz Cloud
CityMilan, Italy

Bellator 247: Jackson vs. Kielholtz was a mixed martial arts event held on October 1, 2020 from Milan, Italy.

Background

This was the first Bellator MMA event to air on CBS Sports Network.

The event was expected to feature a welterweight bout between Paul Daley and Derek Anderson. The day of the weigh-ins, Daley notified Bellator officials that he would not make weight. Daley weighed in anyway, 2.5 pounds over the welterweight weight limit of 171 lb. Daley was hospitalized and Bellator announced that the bout was canceled. The women's flyweight bout between Kate Jackson and Denise Kielholtz was bumped to the main event.[30]

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Flyweight Denise Kielholtz def. Kate Jackson KO (punches) 1 0:43
Middleweight Norbert Novenyi Jr. def. Laid Zerhouni Submission (triangle choke) 1 4:36
Featherweight Brian Moore def. Simone D'Anna KO (punch) 2 3:55
Catchweight (160 lb) Christopher Duncan def. Iamik Furtado TKO (punches) 2 3:58
Preliminary card
Welterweight Lewis Long def. Giovanni Melillo Submission (kneebar) 1 2:24
Women's Flyweight Mandy Böhm def. Griet Eeckhout Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Welterweight Uros Jurisic def. Walter Gahadza Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:07
Welterweight Constantin Gnusariev def. Kywan Gracie Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Lee Chadwick def. Ederson Macedo Submission (arm-triangle choke) 2 3:28
Flyweight Blaine O'Driscoll def. Salah Elkas Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:26
Women's Atomweight Monika Chochlikova def. Jade Jorand Submission (scorpion crunch) 2 3:50

[31]

Bellator Dublin 3 (Cancelled)[edit]

Bellator Dublin: Queally vs. Pitbull
Information
DateOctober 3, 2020
Venue3Arena
CityDublin, Ireland

Bellator Dublin: Queally vs. Pitbull was supposed to take place on October 3, 2020 at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

The event was cancelled by Bellator as they announced an event for October 1.

Background

The event was supposed feature a lightweight bout between Peter Queally and Patricky Freire.[32]

Cancelled Fight card

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Peter Queally vs. Patricky Freire

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Bellator Milan 3[edit]

Bellator Milan: Gallagher vs. Ellenor
Information
DateOctober 3, 2020
VenueAllianz Cloud
CityMilan, Italy

Bellator Milan: Gallagher vs. Ellenor took place on October 3, 2020 at Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy as the ninth event in the Bellator European Series. The event will be live on Channel 5 in the UK.

Background

The event featured a bantamweight bout between rivals James Gallagher and Cal Ellenor.

Results

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight James Gallagher def. Cal Ellenor Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:31
Middleweight Charlie Ward def. Andy Monzolo Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (160 lb) Charlie Leary def. Kiefer Crosbie TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 5:00
Preliminary card
Women's Featherweight Sinead Kavanagh def. Katharina Lehner Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Aymard Guih def. Chris Bungard Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Acoidan Duque def. Carlo Pedersoli Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Gokhan Sharicam def. Joffie Houlton TKO (punches) 1 2:52
Featherweight Andrew Fisher def. Ashleigh Grimshaw Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Kane Mousah def. Alessandro Botti Decision (split) (27-30, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Asael Adjoudj def. Nathaniel Jessimer TKO (elbows) 2 2:58
Welterweight Marek Jakimowicz def. Curtis Dodge TKO (elbows) 1 4:45

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Bellator Paris/Bellator 248[edit]

Bellator Paris/Bellator 248
Information
DateOctober 10, 2020
VenueAccorHotels Arena
CityParis, France
Attendance1,000 (Maximum Capcity Allowed)
Total gate197,214€ (EURO) / $232,810 (USD)

Bellator Paris/Bellator 248 was a mixed martial arts event scheduled for October 10, 2020 from Paris, France. It was the first major MMA event held in France since the sport was legalized back in January.[35]

Background

This was the first event where a leading MMA organization held a live event in front of a paying audience in France. One thousand tickets were made available and were all sold out within 48 hours.

The Bellator Paris portion of the card aired on Channel 5 and featured a heavyweight bout between former title challenger Cheick Kongo and Timothy Johnson. The two previously met at Bellator 208 where Kongo won by knockout the first round.

The Bellator 248 portion of the card aired on CBS Sports Network and will feature a welterweight bout between Michael Page and former Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion Ross Houston. The bout was later updated to a 175-pound catchweight contest.

Results

Bellator Paris card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Timothy Johnson def. Cheick Kongo Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Saul Rogers def. Arbi Mezhidov Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:38
Bellator Paris Prelims
Lightweight Yves Landu def. Terry Brazier KO (flying knee) 1 2:18
Featherweight Fabacary Diatta def. Dominique Wooding Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Lucie Bertaud def. Maguy Berchel Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Featherweight Ciran Clarke def. Jean N'Doye Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bellator 248 card
Catchweight (175 lb) Michael Page def. Ross Houston Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Oliver Enkamp def. Emmanuel Dawa Submission (japanese necktie) 1 4:10
Catchweight (160 lb) Alan Omer def. Ryan Scope TKO (punches) 1 1:46
Featherweight Mads Burnell def. Darko Banovic TKO (punches) 1 3:13

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Bellator 249[edit]

Bellator 249: Cyborg vs. Blencowe
Information
DateOctober 15, 2020
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut

Bellator 249: Cyborg vs. Blencowe was a mixed martial arts event held on October 15, 2020 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut This event aired live on CBS Sports Network.

Background

The event featured a Bellator Women's Featherweight World Championship bout between the champion Cris Cyborg and former title challenger Arlene Blencowe.

A middleweight prelim bout between Curtis Millender and Joe Schilling was canceled after it was revealed by Schilling that one of his cornermen tested positive for COVID-19.

A catchweight bout between Patricky Freire and Jeleel Willis was scheduled to be the co-main event of the event. However, the bout was removed from the card when the Mohegan Tribal Athletic Commission deemed Freire unable to compete due to what was termed an undisclosed medical issue.[38]

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Featherweight Cris Cyborg (c) def. Arlene Blencowe Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:36 [a]
Featherweight Leandro Higo def. Ricky Bandejas Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:32
Heavyweight Steve Mowry def. Shawn Teed TKO (knee and punches) 1 4:22
Lightweight Saad Awad vs. Mandel Nallo No Contest (accidental groin strike) 1 1:44
Preliminary card
Middleweight Andrew Kapal def. Joseph Creer TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00
Welterweight Kemran Lachinov def. Kyle Crutchmer Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Christian Edwards def. Hamza Salim Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:28
Catchweight (140 lb) Da'Mon Blackshear def. Mike Kimbel Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:14
Welterweight Aviv Gozali def. Logan Neal Submission (kimura) 1 3:22
Welterweight Albert Gonzales def. Kastriot Xhema TKO (retirement) 2 5:00

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Bellator 250[edit]

Bellator 250: Mousasi vs. Lima
Information
DateOctober 29, 2020
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut

Bellator 250: Mousasi vs. Lima is an upcoming mixed martial arts event scheduled for October 29, 2020 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. This event will air live on CBS Sports Network.

Background

The event will feature a bout for the vacant Bellator Middleweight World Championship between current Bellator Welterweight Champion Douglas Lima and former Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi.

Fight card

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi vs. Douglas Lima [a]
Featherweight Henry Corrales vs. Brandon Girtz
Women's Flyweight Veta Arteaga vs. Desiree Yanez
Preliminary card
Welterweight Bobby Voelker vs. Sabah Homasi
Lightweight Nick Newell vs. Zachary Zane
Featherweight Cody Law vs. Orlando Ortega
Heavyweight Jake Hager vs. Brandon Calton
Middleweight Taylor Johnson vs. Johnny Eblen
Bantamweight Jared Scoggins vs. Toby Misech
Catchweight (150 lb.) Adam Borics vs. Erick Sanchez
Middleweight Dalton Rosta vs. Ty Gwerder

Bellator 251[edit]

Bellator 251: Manhoef vs. Anderson
Information
DateNovember 5, 2020
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut

Bellator 251: Manhoef vs. Anderson is an upcoming mixed martial arts event scheduled for November 5, 2020 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. This event will air live on CBS Sports Network.

The event will feature a light heavyweight main event between Melvin Manhoef and UFC veteran Corey Anderson.

Fight card

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Melvin Manhoef vs. Corey Anderson

Bellator 252[edit]

Bellator 252: Pitbull vs. Carvalho
Information
DateNovember 12, 2020
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut

Bellator 252: Pitbull vs. Carvalho is an upcoming mixed martial arts event scheduled for November 12, 2020 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. This event will air live on CBS Sports Network.

The event will feature a Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Quarter-Final bout for the Bellator Featherweight World Championship between the champion Patricio Freire and Pedro Carvalho[disambiguation needed]. The bout was originally booked for Bellator 241, but the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Fight card

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Patricio Freire (c) vs. Pedro Carvalho [a]
Featherweight Daniel Weichel vs. Emmanuel Sanchez [b]
Featherweight Aaron Pico vs. John de Jesus
Welterweight Yaroslav Amosov vs. Logan Storley

Bellator 253[edit]

Bellator 253: Caldwell vs. McKee
Information
DateNovember 19, 2020
VenueMohegan Sun Arena
CityUncasville, Connecticut

Bellator 253: Caldwell vs. McKee is an upcoming mixed martial arts event scheduled for November 19, 2020 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. This event will air live on CBS Sports Network.

The event will feature a Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Semi-Final bout between Darrion Caldwell and A.J. McKee.

Fight card

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Darrion Caldwell vs. A.J. McKee [a]

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