Bellator 229 took place last night in California and we’ve got all the results for you below.
In the main event of the evening, Lorenz Larkin edged out Andrey Koreshkov in a closely contested battle.
Larkin was actually dropped in the opening round by a spinning back kick, but he survived and was able to rally in the second round, where he put Koreshkov down with a knee after a body kick, but couldn’t find the finish he was going after before the bell.
In the final round Koreshkov was able to get Larkin down, but did little-too-nothing from that position, while Larkin threatened with a guillotine choke, and that helped swing two of the three judges in his favour on the split decision verdict.
Also of note on the main card, kickboxing star Joe Schilling suffered a third round knockout loss against Tony Johnson.
Lorenz Larkin def. Andrey Koreshkov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Goiti Yamauchi def. Saad Awad via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:40
Keri Taylor-Melendez def. Mandy Polk via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tony Johnson def. Joe Schilling via KO (punch) – Round 3, 2:07
Derek Anderson defeated Guilherme “Bomba” via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Joey Davis defeated Jeff Peterson via KO (flying knee) at 1:00 of round one
Johnny Eblen defeated Mauricio Alonso (via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Vladimir Tokov defeated Brandon Hastings via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Jordan Newman defeated Riley Miller via TKO at 4:28 of round one
Kelvin Gentapanan defeated Sunni Imhotep via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jay-Jay Wilson defeated Jorge Juarez via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:33 of round one
Salim Mukhidinov def. Adel Altamimi via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Anatoly Tokov def. Hracho Darpinyan via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:38