Bellator held two events this past weekend and we’ve got all the results for you below.
First up was Bellator 231 in Connecticut, which saw a rematch of an old UFC heavyweight fight between Frank Mir and Roy Nelson.
The fight saw Mir utilize leg kicks for much of the fight, while avoiding Nelson’s haymakers, and that paid off as ‘Big Country’ began visibly struggling with those kicks by the second round and struggled to stay upright as more came his way.
Nelson did claim a late takedown in the final round as Mir started to run out of steam, but it was too little, too late by that stage and Mir earned a unanimous decision victory (30-27, 29-28 x2).
Meanwhile, in the co-main event, Phil Davis picked up a good TKO win over Karl Albrektsson after having softened him up with body kicks in the early rounds.
Further kicks to the midsection in the third round left Albrektsson hurt and Davis capitalized with punches against the cage and then worked a takedown and landed ground and pound until the referee stepped in to end the fight.
Check out all the Bellator 231 results below and scroll down to view the report for Bellator 232 as well.
Frank Mir def. Roy Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
Phil Davis def. Karl Albrektsson by TKO (punches) at 3:06 of Round 3.
Ed Ruth def. Jason Jackson by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Ilara Joanne def. Bec Rawlings by submission (kneebar) at 3:35 of Round 2.
Anthony Garrett vs. Jake Hager ends in a No Contest (groin strike) at 1:56 of Round 1.
Phumi Nkuta def. Adrian Haly by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26).
Connor Dixon def. Orkhan Ismatzade by submission (kimura) at 0:42 of Round 1.
Killys Mota def. Mandel Nallo by TKO (injury) at 1:16 of Round 3.
Jessy Miele def. Talita Nogueira by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28).
Steve Mowry vs. Gokhan Saricam by submission (kimura) at 0:56 of Round 2.
Dalton Rosta def. Claude Wilcox by TKO (punches) at 4:22 of Round 3.
Tim Caron def. Lucas Borges by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Jonathan Manley def. Thiago Oliveira by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
Elise Reed def. Rebecca Bryggman by TKO (punches) at 4:48 of Round 1.
The second Bellator event of the weekend was Bellator 232, also from Connecticut, and saw the final of the welterweight grand-prix between Douglas Lima and Rory MacDonald.
Lima dominated the action by completely shutting down MacDonald’s attempts to get the fight to the mat, while making him pay for it on the feet with superior striking, including effective us of the jab and leg kicks, that would lead him to a convincing win on the scorecards (49-46, 50-45 x2).
In the co-main event Paul Daley stopped Saad Awad’s takedowns in the first round and then made his mark in the second when he caught his opponent with a left hand that dropped him and then finished up with hammerfists to earn a TKO win.
Earlier on the main card Nick Newell lost out by split decision to Manny Muro, while Kimbo Slice’s son Kevin Ferguson Jr returned to action in style with a 38 second knockout over Craig Campbell.
Check out all the Bellator 232 results below.
Douglas Lima def. Rory MacDonald by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)
Paul Daley def. Saad Awad by TKO (punches) at 1:30, R2
Patrick Mix def. Isiah Chapman by submission (kneebar) at 3:49, R1
Manny Muro def. Nick Newell by split decision (29-28, 27-29, 29,28)
Kevin Ferguson Jr. def. Craig Campbell by KO (elbows and punches) at 0:38, R1
Ryan Hardy Evans def. Demetrios Plaza by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:03, R3
Lance Gibson Jr. def. Dominic Jones by TKO (punches) at 1:58, R1
Devin Powell def. Marcus Surin by submission (guillotine choke) at 5:00, R2
Johnny Lopez def. Dan Cormier by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Jornel Lugo def. John Douma by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Zarrukh Adashev def. Tevin Dyce by TKO (punches) at 1:39, R2