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Bellator 223 Results

Bellator 223 took place last night in London and we’ve got all the results for you below.

In the main event of the evening, Rafael Lovato Jr narrowly outpointed Gegard Mousasi to win Bellator’s middleweight title.

Lovato Jr controlled the first two rounds thanks to his grappling skills, but Mousasi turned the tables on him in the third and forth rounds by taking him down and landing ground and pound. However, Lovato Jr then rallied in the final stanza to secure top position and scrape his way to a majority decision verdict on the scorecards (47-47, 48-47 x2).

Check out all the results from last night’s Bellator 223 event below.

Main Card

Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Gegard Mousasi via majority decision (47-47, 48-47 x2)

Melvin Manhoef def. Kent Kauppinen via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Aaron Chalmers def. Fred Freeman via submission (triangle) (R2, 4:05)

Prelims

Paul Daley (41-17-2) defeated Erick Silva (20-11, 1 NC) via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

James Gallagher (9-1) defeated Jeremiah Labiano (12-7) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Fabian Edwards (8-0) defeated Jonathan Bosuku (7-5) via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Denise Kielholtz (3-2) defeated Bryony Tyrell (4-4-1) via TKO (punches) at 2:48 of round three

Costello van Steenis (12-1) defeated Mike Shipman (13-2) via KO at 1:34 of round two

Charlie Ward (7-3) defeated Justin Moore (7-4) via TKO (punches) at 3:23 of round two

Oliver Enkamp (8-2) defeated Walter Gahadza (18-4) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:54 of round one

Charlie Leary (15-10-1) defeated Chris Bungard (14-5) via unanimous decision (30-25 x3)

Kate Jackson (11-3-1) defeated Lena Ovchynnikova (12-6, 1 NC) via TKO at 4:20 of round one

Terry Brazier (11-2) defeated Alessandro Botti (15-10) via submission (Americana) at 2:17 of round 3

Luke Ord (8-2-1) defeated Nathan Rose (7-2) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-25)

Alfie Davis (12-3) defeated Jorge Kanella (8-8, 1 NC) via unanimous decision (29-27 x3)

Justin Burlinson (5-0) defeated Wendle Lewis (8-5) via verbal submission (leg injury) at 0:09 of round one

Galore Bofando (6-3) defeated Kevin McCabe (3-4-1) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Kevin Fryer (7-3) defeated John Redmond (7-14) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Frans Mlambo (7-4) defeated Nathan Greyson (6-4) via submission (d’arce choke) at 4:22 of round two

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