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BELLATOR MMA

At the beginning of 2017, the Bellator organization made a clean house in its administration. Indeed, Scott Coker missed his bet with Bellator, and after several freak shows, the MMA organization decided to take another route. The Bellator's new mission would include a more aggressive approach to the free agent market, sports-based cards, not fallen and elderly stars. The new direction of the company has also changed the way of sharing fight nights around the world. Thus, the Bellator would introduce two cards per month: A first card on PPV, and a second card two weeks later on the Spike TV channel.
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HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION

Belt History

When I took the reins of Bellator, the heavyweight belt was vacant. So, I booked an important matchup: Rampage Jackson against undefeated prospect Vitaly Minakov. It was Rampage who was victorious, to claim the heavyweight belt. Since then, the belt has changed hands several times, with Sergei Kharitonov beeing the most stable champion in the last 9 years, with 3 defences.
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*AND NEW* February 2017 - Bellator MMA 169 - Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson beats Vitaly Minakov via Round 4 Knockout (Punch)
*AND STILL* August 2017 - Bellator MMA on Spike 7 : Jackson vs Johnson - Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson beats Tony Johnson via Round 2 Submission (Guillotine)
*Rampage was stripped of the title after retiring, as he injured himself during training and wasn't able to come back in the cage*
*AND NEW* May 2018 - Bellator MMA 184 - Francis Ngannou beats Derrick Lewis via Round 2 TKO (Strikes)
*AND STILL* November 2018 - Bellator MMA 190 - Francis Ngannou beats Hideki Sekine via Round 2 Knockout (Punch)
*AND NEW* May 2019 - Bellator MMA 196 - Sergei Kharitonov beats Francis Ngannou via Round 2 Knockout (Punch)
*AND STILL* October 2019 - The Next Big Thing 1 Finale - Sergei Kharitonov beats Roy Nelson via Split Decision (49-46, 48-47, 47-48)
*AND STILL* May 2020 - Bellator MMA 207 - Sergei Kharitonov beats Oli Thompson via Round 3 Knockout (Punch)
*AND STILL* February 2021 - Bellator MMA 216 - Sergei Kharitonov beats Stipe Miocic via Round 4 Knockout (Punch)
*AND NEW* September 2021 - Bellator MMA 223 - Tyrell Fortune beats Sergei Kharitonov via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
*AND NEW* October 2022 - Bellator MMA 235 - Junior Dos Santos beats Tyrell Fortune via Round 5 Knockout (Punch)
*AND STILL* August 2023 - Bellator MMA 245 - Junior Dos Santos beats Thiago Silva via Round 1 Knockout (Punch)
*AND NEW* March 2024 - Bellator MMA 252 - Roy Boughton beats Junior Dos Santos via Round 1 Submission (Kimura)
*AND STILL* November 2024 - Bellator MMA 260 - Roy Boughton beats Francis Ngannou via Round 4 Submission (Armbar)
*AND NEW* July 2025 - Bellator MMA 268 - Curtis Blaydes beats Roy Boughton via Round 4 Knockout (Punch)

Rankings

Current Champion : Curtis 'Razor' Blaydes (20-3, 5-0 BMMA) Freestyle Wrestler (USA, 6'4, 34 years old) -11 win streak
#1 Contender : Roy Boughton (22-6, 10-1 BMMA) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (USA, 6'0, 35 years old)
#2 Contender : Tyrell Fortune (13-3, 13-3 BMMA) Freestyle Wrestling (USA, 6'2, 35 years old)
#3 Contender : Zoumana 'Alcatraz' Cisse (22-4, 7-2 BMMA) Boxing (France, 5'11, 34 years old)
#4 Contender : Martin 'Big Show' Ambute (8-2, 8-2 BMMA) Pankration (Lithuania, 6'0, 32 years old)
#5 Contender : Justin 'The Big Pigmy' Wren (23-5, 13-3 BMMA) Wrestling (USA, 6'3, 38 years old)
#6 Contender : 'The King of Slam' Dovydas Egorov (7-1, 6-0 BMMA) Hybrid Fighting (Poland, 6'2, 32 years old)
#7 Contender : Tai 'Bam Bam' Tuivasa (15-4, 8-4 BMMA) Mixed Martial Artist (Australia, 6'2, 32 years old)
#8 Contender : Philip de Fries (19-8-1NC, 7-3 BMMA) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (England, 6'4, 39 years old)
#9 Contender : Blagoi Ivanov (23-5-1NC, 14-3 BMMA) Sambo (Bulgaria, 5'11, 39 years old)
#10 Contender : Darrell 'The Devastator' Alsup (9-4, 9-4 BMMA) MMA/Judo (USA, 6'0, 36 years old)

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Generally a spectacular division, the heavyweight division is an aging one where talent is rather difficult to find.
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LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION

Belt History

At the time of my assumption, the lightheavyweight division was occupied at the top by the dull but dominating Phil Davis as champion. The division has been marked by two great champions in recent years: Phil Davis and Anthony Johnson. Since 2022, however, the belt has traveled from waist to waist without stability.
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*AND STILL* July 2017 - Bellator MMA 174 - Phil Davis beats Chael Sonnen via Round 2 Submission (RNC)
*AND STILL* March 2018 - Bellator MMA 182 - Phil Davis beats Razek al Hazzan via Round 3 Submission (RNC)
*AND STILL* August 2018 - Bellator MMA 187 - Phil Davis beats Roger Gracie via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
*AND STILL* February 2019 - Bellator MMA 193 - Phil Davis beats Linton Vassell via Round 2 Submission (RNC)
*AND STILL* September 2019 - Bellator MMA 200 - Anthony Johnson beats Phil Davis via TKO (Strikes)
*AND STILL* March 2020 - Bellator MMA 205 - Anthony Johnson beats Adam Yandiev via Round 3 Knockout (Punch)
*AND STILL* October 2020 - Bellator MMA 212 - Anthony Johnson beats Patrick Cummins via Split Decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46)
*AND STILL* May 2021 - Bellator MMA 219 - Anthony Johnson beats Alexander Gustafsson via Round 4 TKO (Strikes)
*AND NEW* January 2022 - Bellator MMA 227 - Jimi Manuwa beats Anthony Johnson via Round 2 Knockout (Punch)
*AND NEW* August 2022 - Bellator MMA 233 - Guilherme Viana beats Jimi Manuwa via Round 2 Knockout (Punch)
*AND NEW* March 2023 - Bellator MMA 240 - Rodolfo Vieira beats Guilherme Viana via Round 5 Submission (Kneebar)
*AND NEW* January 2024 - Bellator MMA 250 - Andre Muniz beats Rodolfo Vieira via Round 5 Knockout (Kick)
*AND NEW* September 2024 - Bellator MMA 258 - Anthonio Nash beats Andre Muniz via Round 1 Submission (Kimura)
*AND STILL* March 2025 - Bellator MMA 264 - Anthonio Nash beats Alexander Gustafsson via Round 1 Submission (Kimura)
*AND NEW* October 2025 - Bellator MMA 271 - Ion Cutelaba beats Anthonio Nash via Round 1 Knockout (Punch)

Rankings

Current Champion : Ion 'The Hulk' Cutelaba (27-4-1NC, 3-0 BMMA) Sambo (Moldovia, 6'1, 32 years old) -10 win streak
#1 Contender : Gustavo 'Big Trouble' Neto (14-2, 2-0 BMMA) BJJ/Judo (Brazil, 5'11, 32 years old)
#2 Contender : Kelvin Gastelum (27-5, 2-0 BMMA) Wrestling (USA, 5'9, 34 years old)
#3 Contender : 'Aftershock' Anthonio Nash (11-2, 11-2 BMMA) MMA/Jiu Jitsu (USA, 6'2, 34 years old)
#4 Contender : Alexander 'The Mauler' Gustafsson (27-10, 5-4 BMMA) Boxing (Sweden, 6'5, 38 years old)
#5 Contender : Justin 'Isa 'The Chechen Wolf' Umarov (17-5, 10-3 BMMA) Combat Sambo (Russia, 6'0, 36 years old)
#6 Contender : 'Sergipano' Andre Muniz (23-9, 9-5 BMMA) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Brazil, 6'2, 35 years old)
#7 Contender : 'The Black Belt Hunter' Rodolfo Vieira (13-5, 9-4 BMMA) Muay Thai/BJJ (Brazil, 6'3, 39 years old)
#8 Contender : Kyuichi Mimasuya (11-1, 8-1 BMMA) MMA/Judo (Japan, 6'0, 33 years old)
#9 Contender : Guilherme Viana (18-7, 12-6 BMMA) Muay Thai / BJJ (Brazil, 6'3, 39 years old)
#10 Contender : 'Bloodwraith' Abejundio Rodriguez (6-0-1NC, 6-0-1NC BMMA) Mixed Martial Artist (Brazil, 5'11, 32 years old)
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An interesting division, we're trying to develop talent in this division since a long time. We even held a Reality Show to find new gems in this division. Gustavo Neto looks like he could hold to the title for a long time if he wins it.

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MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION

Belt History

A bit like the light-heavyweight division, the middleweight division has experienced only one dominant champion: Tamdan McCrory. For his part, Olympian Damian Janikowski has managed to do well by becoming the world champion in this weight category. A new generation of talent, however, seems to want to gain weight in this division.
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*AND STILL* August 2017 - Bellator MMA 175 - Rafael Carvhallo beats Alexander Shlemenko via Split Decision (47-48, 49-46, 48-47)
*AND NEW* May 2018 - Bellator MMA 184 - Uriah Hall beats Rafael Carvhallo via Round 4 Knockout (Kick)
*AND NEW* January 2019 - Bellator MMA 192 - Tamdan McCrory beats Uriah Hall via TKO (Strikes)
*AND STILL* September 2019 - Bellator MMA 200 - Tamdan McCrory beats Brad Tavares via Round 2 Submission (Arm Triangle)
*AND STILL* August 2020 - Bellator MMA 210 - Tamdan McCrory beats Chris Leben via Round 1 TKO (Strikes)
*AND STILL* April 2021 - Bellator MMA 218 - Tamdan McCrory beats Hector Lombard via Round 2 Knockout (Kick)
*AND STILL* October 2021 - Bellator MMA 224 - Tamdan McCrory beats Thales Leites via Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
*AND NEW* April 2022 - Bellator MMA 230 - Damian Janikowski beats Tamdan McCrory via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
*AND STILL* November 2022 - Bellator MMA 236 - Damian Janikowski beats Ed Ruth via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
*AND STILL* June 2023 - Bellator MMA 243 - Damian Janikowski beats Ben Reiter via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
*AND NEW* January 2024 - Bellator MMA 250 - Ed Ruth beats Damian Janikowski via Round 5 Knockout (Punch)
*AND STILL* July 2024 - Bellator MMA 256 - Ed Ruth beats Tamdan McCrory via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, 48-47)
*AND NEW* February 2025 - Bellator MMA 263 - Charles Frye beats Ed Ruth via Round 4 Knockout (Punch)
*AND STILL* September 2025 - Bellator MMA 270 - Charles Frye beats Damian Janikowski via Round 3 Knockout (Kick)

Rankings

Current Champion : 'The Monk' Charles Frye (12-1, 11-1 BMMA) Mixed Martial Artist (USA, 6'0, 32 years old) -5 win streak
#1 Contender : Tamdan 'The Barn Cat' McCrory (35-10, 12-2 BMMA) Muay Thai, Wrestling (USA, 6'4, 39 years old)
#2 Contender : Jack 'Hammer' Marshmann (27-5, 0-2 BMMA) Boxing (England, 6'0, 36 years old)
#3 Contender : Ed Ruth (14-3, 13-3 BMMA) Freestyle Wrestling (USA, 5'11, 35 years old)
#4 Contender : Thiago Rela (20-6, 2-0 BMMA)Muay Thai (Brazil, 6'4, 36 years old)
#5 Contender : Andy 'Tank Mode' Enz (22-7, 10-3 BMMA) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (USA, 6'2, 36 years old)
#6 Contender : Damian Janikowski (13-2, 13-2 BMMA) Greco-Roman Wrestling (Poland, 5'11, 36 years old)
#7 Contender : Alessio Di Chirico (23-5, 6-3 BMMA) Mixed Martial Artist (Italy, 6'0, 36 years old)
#8 Contender : Joel Tsai (13-1, 6-1 BMMA)Mixed Martial Artist (Malaysia, 5'10, 32 years old)
#9 Contender : Phil Hawes (17-3, 2-1 BMMA) Wrestling (USA, 6'0, 36 years old)
#10 Contender : Acalan 'Hell Beast' Nogueira (9-1, 9-1 BMMA) Hybrid Fighting (Brazil, 6'0, 34 years old)
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There's a lot of potential in this division, with nice prospects like Nogueira and Tsai, but also up and comers like Di Chirico, Enz, Marshmann, with also aging ex-champ like Ruth, Janikowski, McCrory. In general, this division is one of the better in the organization.

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WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION

Belt History

Welterweight division was once the most crowded division in the Bellator organization. Big names like Robbie Lawler (3-2 BMMA) and Georges St-Pierre(1-2-1NC BMMA) all fought in the division. 170's pounds division has been marked by a long interim title-holder because of the 2 year and an half injury to champion Albert Tumenov back then. Rory MacDonald holds the record for most defense in this weight category. The category also saw and epic trilogy between Albert Tumenov and Rory MacDonald.
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*AND NEW* June 2017 - Bellator MMA 173 - Rory MacDonald beats Douglas Lima via Round 3 Knockout (Punch)
*AND STILL* December 2017 - Bellator MMA 179 - Rory MacDonald beats James Terry via Round 1 Submission (Arm Triangle)
*AND STILL* July 2018 - Bellator MMA 186 - Rory MacDonald beats Ben Askren via Round 5 Submission (RNC)
*AND STILL* October 2018 - Bellator MMA 189 - Rory MacDonald beats Lance Benoist via Unanimous Decision (50-44, 50-45, 49-46)
*AND STILL* June 2019 - Bellator MMA 197 - Rory MacDonald beats Robbie Lawler via Round 2 TKO (Strikes)
*AND NEW* February 2020 - Bellator MMA 204 - Albert Tumenov beats Rory 'MacDonald via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 48-47, 49-46)
*AND STILL* September 2020 - Bellator MMA 211 - Albert Tumenov beats Trey Houston via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
*AND STILL* March 2021 - Bellator MMA 217 - Albert Tumenov beats Robbie Lawler via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)
*AND NEW* December 2021 - Bellator MMA 226 - Rory MacDonald beats Albert Tumenov via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 48-47, 49-46)
*AND NEW* May 2022 - Bellator MMA 231 - Albert Tumenov beats Rory MacDonald via Round 5 Knockout (Kick)
*Albert Tumenov injured his shoulder, injury keeping himself out of the competition for almost 3 years. An interim belt was created at this moment*
*AND NEW INTERIM * May 2023 - Bellator MMA 242 - Andrey Koreshkov beats Patrick Côté via Round 3 Knockout (Punch)
*AND NEW INTERIM* December 2023 - Bellator MMA 249 - Vicente Luque beats Andrey Koreshkov via Round 2 Submission (RNC)
*AND STILL INTERIM* June 2024 - Bellator MMA 255 - Vicente Luque beats Bryan Barbarena via Unanimous Decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45)
*AND STILL INTERIM* December 2024 - Bellator MMA 261 - Vicente Luque beats Andrey Koreshkov via Round 1 Submission (RNC)
*AND NEW INTERIM* June 2025 - Bellator MMA 267 - William Macario beats Vicente Luque via Round 2 Knockout (Punch)
*TITLE REUNIFICATION, AND NEW* December 2025 - Bellator MMA 273 - William Macario beats Albert Tumenov via Round 2 Submission (Kneebar)

Rankings

Current Champion : William 'Patolino' Macario (20-4, 7-0 BMMA) Muay Thai (Brazil, 5'11, 34 years old) -12 win streak
#1 Contender : Andrey 'Spartan' Koreshkov (32-5, 24-10 BMMA)Sambo (Russia, 6'0, 35 years old)
#2 Contender : Vicente Luque (27-10-1, 4-1 BMMA) Muay Thai, BJJ (Brazil, 5'11, 34 years old)
#3 Contender : Albert 'Einstein' Tumenov (26-7, 5-2 BMMA) Sambo (Russia, 5'11, 34 years old)
#4 Contender : Rory 'Red King' MacDonald (27-8, 9-4 BMMA)Mixed Martial Artist (Canada, 5'11, 36 years old)
#5 Contender : Rodrigo 'Monstro' de Lima (20-6-2, 2-1 BMMA) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Brazil, 5'9, 33 years old)
#6 Contender : Bryan 'Bam Bam' Barberena (23-5, 9-2 BMMA) Muay Thai(USA, 6'0, 36 years old)
#7 Contender : Igor 'Chatubinha' Rodriguez (32-9, 1-2 BMMA) Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Brazil, 5'10, 37 years old)
#8 Contender : T.J 'The Darkhorse' Waldburger (26-11, 9-2 BMMA)Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (USA, 5'11, 37 years old)
#9 Contender : Dan 'The Croatian Sensation' Jo (11-1, 11-1 BMMA) Mixed Martial Artist (USA, 6'0, 34 years old)
#10 Contender : Trey 'That Just Happened' Houston (21-6-1NC, 8-4-1NC BMMA) Mixed Martial Artist (USA, 5'11, 37 years old)
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This division is promising, as we are developping many interesting prospects at 170.
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LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION

Belt History

Lightweight division was held many years by the same fighter : Michael Chandler. He seemed invicible, despite loosing his title in the first months of my reign. He finally lost his title back in 2023, but still remains a treat in the division.
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*AND NEW* May 2017 - Bellator MMA 172 - Ben Henderson beats Michael Chandler via Split Decision (49-46, 46-49, 49-46)
*AND NEW* November 2017 - Bellator MMA 178 - Josh Thomson beats Ben Henderson via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
*AND NEW* June 2018 - Bellator MMA 185 - Michael Chandler beats Josh Thomson via Round 2 TKO (Strikes)
*AND STILL* December 2018 - Bellator MMA 191 - Michael Chandler beats Ben Henderson via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
*AND STILL* July 2019 - Bellator MMA 198 - Michael Chandler beats Shinya Aoki via Round 3 TKO (Strikes)
*AND STILL* December 2019 - Bellator MMA 202 - Michael Chandler beats Paul Sass via Round 5 TKO (Strikes)
*AND STILL* July 2020 - Bellator MMA 209 - Michael Chandler beats Jason High via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 49-46, 48-47)
*AND STILL* January 2021 - Bellator MMA 215 - Michael Chandler beats Matt Wiman via Round 2 Knockout (Punch)
*AND STILL* August 2021 - Bellator MMA 222 - Michael Chandler beats Ben Henderson via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
*AND STILL* March 2022 - Bellator MMA 229 - Michael Chandler beats Rafael Dos Anjos via Round 4 Knockout (Punch)
*AND STILL * December 2022 - Bellator MMA 237 - Michael Chandler beats Khabib Nurmagomedov via Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)
*AND NEW* July 2023 - Bellator MMA 244 - Paul Sass beats Michael Chandler via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
*AND NEW* February 2024 - Bellator MMA 251 - Dan Smalls beats Paul Sass via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
*AND STILL* October 2024 - Bellator MMA 259 - Dan Smalls beats Michael Chandler via Round 3 Knockout (Kick)
*AND NEW* April 2025 - Bellator MMA 265 - Kevin Lee beats Dan Smalls via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)

Rankings

Current Champion : 'The Motown Phenom' Kevin Lee (29-5, 1-0 BMMA) Wrestling (USA, 5'9, 33 years old) -6 win streak
#1 Contender : 'Super' Sage Northcutt (21-4, 11-2 BMMA)Karate (USA, 6'0, 29 years old)
#2 Contender : David 'The Duke' Burrow (26-9. 13-3 BMMA) Mixed Martial Artist (USA, 5'10, 34 years old)
#3 Contender : 'The Celtic Kid' Jake Matthews (21-7, 11-2 BMMA) Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Australia, 5'11, 31 years old)
#4 Contender : Marc 'BoneCrusher' Diakese (23-4-2NC, 0-0 BMMA)Boxing/Wrestling (England, 5'10, 32 years old)
#5 Contender : Khabib 'The Eagle' Nurmagomedov (36-4, 5-3 BMMA) Sambo (Russia, 5'10, 37 years old)
#6 Contender : Michael 'Iron' Chandler (27-7, 12-4 BMMA) Wrestling (USA, 5'8, 37 years old)
#7 Contender : Evan 'The Butcher' Cutts (19-5, 4-2 BMMA) Boxing/BJJ (USA, 6'1, 35 years old)
#8 Contender : Monzaemon Oishi (13-1, 8-0 BMMA)Mixed Martial Artist (Japan, 5'9, 33 years old)
#9 Contender : Albert 'Topper' Ericksson (9-2, 9-2 BMMA) Mixed Martial Artist/Kick Boxing (USA, 5'6, 35 years old)
#10 Contender : Ietsuna Okuma (8-3, 8-3 BMMA) Mixed Martial Artist /Jiu Jitsu (Japan, 5'9, 35 years old)
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Pretty exciting division, many good matchups still to come at the top of the division, and with nice depth down the rankings.

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I'll keep an eye out on this. I love the concept
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I'll keep an eye out on this. I love the concept
Thanks for the feedback mate ! I definitly didn't thought gathering all the history of my dynasty would be so long
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WOMEN'S FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION

Belt History

The Women's featherweight belt was inaugurated only in 2019, due to the low number of female fighters in this weight class. Unfortunately for the Bellator, Cris Cyborg has never signed with our organization. This division is still well represented, with names such as Megan Anderson and Alexis Dufresne, the greatest female champion of the Bellator.
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*AND NEW* February 2019 - Bellator MMA 193 - Marloes Coenen beats Elena Reid via Round 1 Submission (Guillotine)
*AND NEW* September 2019 - Bellator MMA 200 - Revelina Berto beats Marloes Coenen via Round 5 Submission (Kimura)
*AND NEW* April 2020 - Bellator MMA 206 - Alexis Dufresne beats Revelina Berto via Split Decision (48-47, 45-50, 48-47)
*AND STILL* October 2020 - Bellator MMA on Spike 45: Henderson vs Calvacante - Alexis Dufresne beats Daria Ibragimova via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)
*AND STILL* April 2021 - Bellator MMA on Spike 41: Lahat vs McGregor - Alexis Dufresne beats Sue Thatcher via Round 1 Submission (Arm Triangle)
*AND STILL* October 2021- Bellator MMA on Spike 57: Côté vs Norwood - Alexis Dufresne beats Alfonsina Martin via Round 4 Knockout (Punch)
*AND STILL* May 2022 - Bellator MMA on Spike 64: Case vs Henderson - Alexis Dufresne beats Revelina Berto via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
*AND STILL* February 2023 - Bellator MMA on Spike 73: St-Pierre vs Houston - Alexis Dufresne beats Sue Thatcher via Round 1 Submission (Armbar)
*AND STILL* December 2023 - Bellator MMA on Spike 83: Gall vs Cerrone - Alexis Dufresne beats Daria Ibragimova via Round 3 Submission (RNC)
*AND STILL* October 2024 - Bellator MMA 259 - Alexis Dufresne beats Megan Anderson via Round 3 Submission (Arm Triangle)
*AND NEW* May 2025 - Bellator MMA 266 - Adrianna Penn beats Alexis Dufresne via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 49-46, 48-47)

Rankings

Current Champion : 'The Dropout' Adrianna Penn (7-1, 6-1 BMMA) Submission Wrestling (USA, 5'7, 29 years old) -2 win streak
#1 Contender : Alexis 'Sneaky Zebra' Dufresne (17-3, 12-1 BMMA)Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (USA, 5'9, 36 years old)
#2 Contender : Revelina 'Nana' Berto (15-4. 10-3 BMMA) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (USA, 5'8, 36 years old)
#3 Contender : Addolorata 'La Flibustiere' Aguillard (13-5, 3-5 BMMA) MMA/Boxing (Canada, 5'7, 31 years old)
#4 Contender : 'The Lady Killer' Amanda Bell (11-8, 7-4 BMMA)Karate/Judo (USA, 5'7, 37 years old)
#5 Contender : Alfonsina 'Victory' Martin (10-2, 5-2 BMMA) MMA/Akido (Canada, 5'7, 39 years old)
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There's not that many fighter in this weight category. For the moment, we only have 23 girls who fights at 145. Maybe we'll grow that division in the future.
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FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION

Belt History

Definitly the more talented division in the company, we've been pretty active on the Free Agents market for this division. The division was marked by three great reigns : Cub Swanson, from 2018 to 2020, Akiyo Nishiura, from 2021 to 2025, and Conor McGregor from officially since 2025. Nishiura was a great champion, until popping for PED at Bellator MMA 248. He had beaten before that great fighter as Conor McGregor (In particular violent fashion), and Aaron Pico. The belt was unified in May 2025 at Bellator MMA 266, which saw the second fight between Conor and Akiyo
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*AND STILL* March 2017 - Bellator MMA 170 - Daniel Straus beats Israel Giron via Round 4 Knockout (Kick)
*AND STILL* September 2017 - Bellator MMA 176 - Daniel Straus beats Daniel Weichel via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
*AND NEW* March 2018 - Bellator MMA 182 - Alexandre Pimentel beats Daniel Straus via Round 2 Submission (Americana)
*AND NEW* September 2018 - Bellator MMA 188 - Cub Swanson beats Alexandre Pimentel via Round 3 Knockout (Punch)
*AND STILL* March 2019 - Bellator MMA 194 - Cub Swanson beats Adlan Bataev via Round 1 Submission (Armbar)
*AND STILL* August 2019 - Bellator MMA 199 - Cub Swanson beats Chad Mendes via Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
*AND STILL* January 2020 - Bellator MMA 203 - Cub Swanson beats Renan Barao via Round 2 Knockout (Punch)
*AND NEW* November 2020 - Bellator MMA 213 - Chad Mendes beats Cub Swanson via Round 3 Knockout (Punch)
*AND NEW* June 2021 - Bellator MMA 220 - Akiyo Nishiura beats Chad Mendes via Round 4 Submission (Armbar)
*AND STILL* February 2022 - Bellator MMA 228 - Akiyo Nishiura beats Conor McGregor via Round 1 Knockout (Kick)
*AND STILL * September 2022 - Bellator MMA 234 - Akiyo Nishiura beats Jonas Bilharhino via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 50-45, 49-46)
*AND STILL* April 2023 - Bellator MMA 241 - Akiyo Nishiura beats Aaron Pico via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)
*AND STILL*November 2023 - Bellator MMA 248 - Akiyo Nishiura beats Pedro Ferreira via Round 4 Knockout (Kick)
*The fight Nishiura-Ferreira was later overturned to a No-Contest, since Nishiura tested positive for a in-competition drug test for using PED’s. An interim belt was created waiting for Nishiura return*
*AND NEW INTERIM* January 2024 - Bellator MMA on Spike 84 : McGregor vs Pico - Conor McGregor beats Aaron Pico via Round 5 Knockout (Punch)
*AND STILL INTERIM* August 2024 - Bellator MMA 257 - Conor McGregor beats Brian Ortega via Round 5 Knockout (Leg Kick)
*TITLE REUNIFICATION, AND NEW * May 2025 - Bellator MMA 266 - Conor McGregor beats Akiyo Nishiura via Round 3 TKO (Strikes)
*AND STILL* November 2025 - Bellator MMA 272 - Conor McGregor beats Tom Duquesnoy via Round 1 Knockout (Punch)

Rankings

Current Champion : 'Notorious ' Connor McGregor (36-4, 7-1 BMMA)Kick Boxing (Ireland, 5'8, 37 years old) -6 win streak
#1 Contender : Yusuf 'Wolf' Raisov (22-1, 10-1 BMMA)Combat Sambo (Russia, 5’9, 30 years old)
#2 Contender : Akiyo 'Wicky Akiyo' Nishiura (23-9-1-1NC. 7-2-1NC BMMA)Shooto (Japan, 5'8, 42 years old)
#3 Contender : Aaron Pico (13-2, 13-2 BMMA)Freestyle Wrestling (USA, 5'7, 29 years old)
#4 Contender : Tom 'Fire Kid' Duquesnoy (26-3-1NC, 8-2 BMMA)Sambo (France, 5'7, 32 years old)
#5 Contender : Jose 'Maju' Marcos Lima Santiago (23-3-2NC, 5-1-1NC BMMA) Muay Thai /BJJ (Brazil, 5'9, 34 years old)
#6 Contender : Rani Yahya (35-15-1NC, 3-1 BMMA) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Brazil, 5'6, 41 years old)
#7 Contender : Pedro Ferreira (11-0-1NC, 8-0-1NC BMMA) Judo (USA, 5’4, 36 years old)
#8 Contender : Renan 'The Baron' Barao (42-10-1NC, 4-3 BMMA)Boxing/BJJ (Brazil, 5'7, 36 years old)
#9 Contender : Kenny Jordan (17-1-2NC, 6-1-1NC BMMA) Wrestling (USA, 5'9, 37 years old)
#10 Contender : Jonas 'Speed' Bilharhino (20-5-1, 4-4 BMMA) Boxing / BJJ (Brazil, 5’11, 35 years old)
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Our deepest and more exiting division in my opinion. Now, can someone dethrone The Notorious ? Will some young talents emerge? Many questions in this division
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BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION

Belt History

Bantamweight division saw the last year’s two dominant champs: Eduardo Dantas, once the biggest star on the roster, and the young Thomas Almeida. Both fighter dominated their weight class, and it’s only at the start of 2025 that a break happened: John Lineker now holds the gold in the 135 pounds division, and looking to keep it as long as he can.
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*AND STILL* April 2017 - Bellator MMA 171 - Eduardo Dantas beats Urijah Faber via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
*AND STILL* October 2017 - Bellator MMA 177 - Eduardo Dantas beats Augusto Mendes via Round 2 Knockout (Kick)
*AND STILL* April 2018 - Bellator MMA 183 - Eduardo Dantas beats Cody Garbrandt via Round 1 Submission (Arm Triangle)
*AND STILL* April 2019 - Bellator MMA 195 - Duardo Dantas beats Marlon Moraes via Round 5 Knockout (Punch)
*AND STILL* November 2019 - Bellator MMA 201 - Eduardo Dantas beats Dominick Cruz via Round 3 Submission (Arm Triangle)
*AND NEW* June 2020 - Bellator MMA 208 - Thomas Almeida beats Eduardo Dantas via Round 5 Knockout (Kick)
*AND STILL* December 2020 - Bellator MMA 214 - Thomas Almeida beats Dominick Cruz via Round 2 Submission (Guillotine)
*AND STILL* July 2021 - Bellator MMA 221 - Thomas Almeida beats Cody Garbrandt via Round 2 Knockout (Punch)
*AND STILL* February 2022 - Bellator MMA 228 - Thomas Almeida beats Darrick Minner via Round 3 Knockout (Punch)
*AND NEW* July 2022 - Bellator MMA 232 - Jakub Wiklacz beats Thomas Almeida via Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
*AND STILL * January 2023 - Bellator MMA 238 - Jakub Wiklacz beats Manny Vasquez via Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)
*AND NEW* October 2023 - Bellator MMA 247 - Thomas Almeida beats Jakub Wiklacz via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 49-46, 48-47)
*AND STILL*April 2024 - Bellator MMA 253 - Thomas Almeida beats Cody Garbrandt via Round 5 Knockout (Punch)
*AND NEW* January 2025 - Bellator MMA 262 - John Lineker beats Thomas Almeida via Round 1 Knockout (Punch)
*AND STILL* August 2025 - Bellator MMA 269 - John Lineker beats Ryan Lee via Round 2 Knockout (Punch)

Rankings

Current Champion : John 'Maos de Pedra' Lineker (44-8, 3-0 BMMA)Muay Thai (Brazil, 5'3, 35 years old) -14 win streak
#1 Contender : Thomas 'Thominhas' Almeida (36-3, 10-2 BMMA)Muay Thai (Brazil, 5’7, 34 years old)
#2 Contender : Cody 'No Love' Garbrandt (17-5-1NC. 6-4-1NC BMMA)Wrestling/Boxing (USA, 5'7, 34 years old)
#3 Contender : Jakub Wiklacz (20-2-1, 7-1 BMMA)Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Poland, 5'9, 29 years old)
#4 Contender : Michael 'Mayday' McDonald (29-9, 3-2 BMMA) Kick Boxing / BJJ (USA, 5'9, 34 years old)
#5 Contender : 'Blessed' Max Holloway ( 26-9, 4-4 BMMA) Muay Thai (USA, 5'11, 34 years old)
#6 Contender : Ricardo 'Carcacinha' Ramos (20-4, 11-3 BMMA) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Brazil, 5'8, 30 years old)
#7 Contender : James 'The Strabanimal' Gallagher (16-4, 13-4 BMMA) Mixed Martial Artist (Ireland, 5’6, 29 years old)
#8 Contender : Amir 'The Prince' Albazi (19-3, 10-2 BMMA)Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Sweden, 5'9, 32 years old)
#9 Contender : Kakeru Fuma (20-3, 6-2 BMMA) Frerestyle (Japan, 5'5, 29 years old)
#10 Contender : Ben 'Ten' Nguyen (24-11, 7-5 BMMA) Mixed Martial Artist (USA, 5’4, 35 years old)
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A division which used Bellator MMA fans to highlights fights, the question is if John Lineker will be as dominant as fighters before him as the bantamweight champion, one of the strongest division in Bellator ?
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FLYWEIGHT DIVISION

Belt History

Our most recent division here at Bellator, the Flyweight division has been created in 2023 and to help build the popularity and the number of fighters in this weight class, Bellator held a season of “The Next Big Thing’’ at flyweight. Beside of that, the inaugural title was awarded on free TV in a fight between undefeated prospect Harvey Franklin and veteran Henry Cejudo, which saw Franklin win the fight. He just lost his title after four defense to the hands of Sergio Pettis, newly acquired from UFC.
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*AND NEW* April 2023 - Bellator MMA on Spike 75 : McDonald vs Almeida - Harvey Franklin beats Henry Cejudo via Round 1 Submission (Arm Triangle)
*AND STILL* November 2023 - Bellator MMA 248 - Harvey Franklin beats Shajidul Haque via Round 1 Submission (Arm Triangle)
*AND STILL* May 2024 - Bellator MMA 254 - Harvey Franklin beats Pietro Manga via Round 5 Submission (Arm Triangle)
*AND STILL* December 2024 - Bellator MMA 261 - Harvey Franklin beats Ronaldo Candido via Round 2 Submission (Kimura)
*AND NEW* May 2025 - Bellator MMA on Spike 100 : Franklin vs Pettis - Sergio Pettis beats Harvey Franklin via Unanimous Decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-43)
Rankings

Current Champion : Sergio Pettis (31-3, 2-0 BMMA)Taekwando (USA, 5'6, 32 years old) -16 win streak
#1 Contender : 'The Beast from the East' Harvey Franklin (7-1, 4-1 BMMA)Mixed Martial Artist (USA, 5’8, 34 years old)
#2 Contender : Kyoji Horiguchi (28-8, 1-0 BMMA)Karate(Japan, 5'5, 35 years old)
#3 Contender : Adriano 'Mikinho' Moraes (30-7, 0-0 BMMA)Muay Thai /BJJ (Brazil, 5'8, 36 years old)
#4 Contender : Leandro 'Pitbull' Higo (26-5, 1-1 BMMA)Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Brazil, 5'6, 36 years old)
#5 Contender : 'Pac Man' Ronaldo Candido (20-5, 2-2 BMMA) Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Brazil, 5'6, 36 years old)
#6 Contender : 'Ammo' Ryan Hamill (9-0, 3-0 BMMA) MMA/Wrestling (Scotland, 5'8, 33 years old)
#7 Contender : Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson (35-11-1, 0-1 BMMA) Mixed Martial Artist (USA, 5’3, 39 years old)
#8 Contender : Kikunojo 'The Greatest' Morioka (5-0, 4-0 BMMA)Mixed Martial Artist (Japan, 5'7, 33 years old)
#9 Contender : Michinori Tanaka (23-8, 1-4 BMMA) Catch Wrestling (Japan, 5'5, 35 years old)
#10 Contender : Roldan Sangcha'an (18-9, 3-1 BMMA) Wushu (Philippines, 5’6, 35 years old)
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A recent division in Bellator, we're looking to improve the weight class by adding international talents and promising prospects.
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FEMALE FLYWEIGHT DIVISION

Belt History

Also a belt that wasn't there when I took the head bureau here in Bellator. This division was mainly held by Agnieszka Niedzwiedz, but when she got injured, an interim belt was created, held by Mackenzie Dern.
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*AND NEW* April 2020 - Bellator MMA 206 - Agnieszka Niedzwiedz beats Pannie Kinziad via Round 3 Submission (Arm Triangle)
*AND STILL* December 2020 - Bellator MMA 214 - Agnieszka Niedzwiedz beats Mackenzie Dern via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-43)
*Agnieszka Niedzwiedz suffers a major spinal injury. An interim belt is created*
*AND NEW INTERIM* May 2021 - Bellator MMA on Spike 52 : Janikowski vs Mousasi - Pannie Kinziad beats Izabela Badurek via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
*AND NEW INTERIM* October 2021 - Bellator MMA on Spike 57 : Côté vs Norwood - Mackenzie Dern beats Pannie Kinziad via Round 1 Submission (Arm Triangle)
*AND STILL INTERIM* July 2022 - Bellator MMA on Spike 66 : Okuma vs Northcutt - Mackenzie Dern beats Emily Corso via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
*AND STILL INTERIM* February 2023 - Bellator MMA on Spike 73 : St-Pierre vs Houston - Mackenzie Dern beats Bruna Ellen via Round 1 Submission(Leglock)
*TITLE REUNIFICATION AND NEW* September 2023 - Bellator MMA 246 - Mackenzie Dern beats Agnieszka Niedzwiedz via Round 3 Submission (Leglock)
*AND NEW* June 2024 - Bellator MMA 255 - Debora Ferreira beats Mackenzie Dern via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-45)
*AND NEW* February 2025 - Bellator MMA on Spike 97 : Johnson vs Cutelaba - Bruna Ellen beats Debora Ferreira via Round 5 Submission (Armbar)
*AND STILL* November 2025 - Bellator MMA 272 - Bruna Ellen beats Ana Carvahla via Round 4 Knockout (Punch)

Rankings

Current Champion : Bruna Ellen (13-5, 11-4 BMMA)Freestyle (Brazil, 5'3, 29 years old) -4 win streak
#1 Contender : Mackenzie Dern (13-2, 9-2 BMMA)Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (USA, 5’3, 32 years old)
#2 Contender : Agnieszka 'Numa' Niedzwiedz (18-3, 7-2 BMMA)Judo(Poland, 5'5, 30 years old)
#3 Contender : Debora Ferreira (18-3, 10-2 BMMA)Muay Thai (Brazil, 5'7, 32 years old)
#4 Contender : Kanako Murata (17-1, 6-1 BMMA)Freestyle Wrestling (Japan, 5'1, 32 years old)
#5 Contender : Aspen Ladd (12-6, 7-5 BMMA) Freestyle Wrestling (Brazil, 5'6, 30 years old)
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Bellator MMA Announces January shows

Bellator MMA 274
Honda Center, Anaheim, California


Main Event

Flyweight Championship Bout; (C) Sergio Pettis (31-3, 2-0 BMMA) vs (#7) Ryan Hamill (9-0, 3-0 BMMA)

Middleweight Bout; (#12) Tyjon Adeyemi (9-2, 2-0 BMMA) vs (#9) Joel Tsai (13-1, 6-1 BMMA)

Featherweight Bout; (#10) Kenny Jordan (17-1-2NC, 6-1-1NC BMMA) vs (#19) Justin Lawrence (16-7, 9-5 BMMA)

Light Heavyweight Bout; Jan Svoboda (2-0, 2-0 BMMA) vs (#21) Darell Powers (6-2-1NC, 6-2-1NC BMMA)

Middleweight Bout; Caio Magalhaes (16-3, 3-3 BMMA) vs (#24) Israel Adesanya (18-3, 6-3 BMMA)

Welterweight Bout; (#25) Chad Laprise (23-8, 6-0 BMMA) vs Che Mills (22-16-3NC, 5-7 BMMA)

Lightweight Bout; Will Brooks (25-8-1NC, 13-5-1NC BMMA) vs Vicente Souza (6-1, 2-0 BMMA)

Lightweight Bout; Pedro Alvarenga (8-3, 0-0 BMMA) vs Norman Taylor (5-0, 0-0 BMMA)

Prelims
10 Prelim Bouts

Bellator MMA on Spike 108 : Ferreira vs Yahya
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada


Main Event

Featherweight Bout; (#8) Pedro Ferreira (11-0-1NC, 8-0-1NC BMMA) vs (#7) Rany Yahya (35-15-1NC, 3-1 BMMA)

Lightweight Bout; (#10) Albert Erikson (9-2, 9-2 BMMA) vs (#17) Kamil Gniadek (25-8-1-1NC, 0-0 BMMA)

Heavyweight Bout; (#18) Ben Rothwell (41-18, 5-5 BMMA) vs (#13) Travis Browne (25-11-1, 8-5 BMMA)

Welterweight Bout; Brett Gilbert (6-1-1NC, 6-1-1NC BMMA) vs Darren Till (23-5-1, 0-0 BMMA)
Welterweight Bout; Yusaku Inoue (22-8, 0-0 BMMA) vs Andre Santos (45-16, 9-7 BMMA)

Welterweight Bout; Aleksi Petterson (10-1, 4-1 BMMA) vs (#14) Benjamin Cronin (7-0, 7-0 BMMA)

Lightweight Bout; Chris Fishgold (26-5-1, 6-3 BMMA) vs Victor Hamill (6-0, 0-0 BMMA)

Featherweight Bout; (#16) Adlan Bataev (16-4, 9-4 BMMA) vs Martin Bravo (27-,6 5-3 BMMA)


Featherweight Bout; (#15) Herbert Burns (20-3, 11-2 BMMA) vs Mike de la Torre (24-12-1NC, 1-0 BMMA)

Prelims : 10 bouts

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Bellator MMA 274, from Anaheim California

Lightweight Bout; Pedro Alvarenga (8-3, 0-0 BMMA) vs Norman Taylor (5-0, 0-0 BMMA)
Both of those fighters making their Bellator debut tonight ! Alvarenga got 7 of his 8 wins by submission, and Taylor finished 4 of his 5 pro fights with a Sub !

Round 1 : The fighters spent nearly four minutes fighting in the fence before Yves Lavigne separates them. Alvarenga makes a takedown, but no damage is done to the ground.
Alvarenga 10-9
Round 2 : From the start of the round, Alvarenga goes for takedown and manages to bring his opponent to the ground. He transitions and secures a arm triangle choke for the victory.
Pedro Alvarenga def. Norman Taylor via Round 2 Submission (Average)

Lightweight Bout; Will Brooks (25-8-1NC, 13-5-1NC BMMA) vs Vicente Souza (6-1, 2-0 BMMA)
Will Brooks is coming back of a first round TKO win back at Bellator MMA 267. At this same event, Souza tapped Tetsuya Yamada !

Round 1 : Well, this fight didn't lasted long ! After the touch of gloves, Brooks shoots for the takedown, but fall into a tight Guillotine and doesn't have the choice to tap, in just 53 seconds !
Vicente Souza def. Will Brooks via Round 1 Submission (Good)

Welterweight Bout; (#25) Chad Laprise (23-8, 6-0 BMMA) vs Che Mills (22-16-3NC, 5-7 BMMA)

Laprise has won 3 of his last 4 by knockout, and Che Mills has won 2 of his last 3 by submission. A classic matchup between the striker and the ground guy

Round 1 :Mills tries to go with some takedowns, but doesn't manage to get the fight to the ground. Laprise doesn't connect really either, and the round finishes with some wrestling on the cage.
Laprise 10-9
Round 2 :After a minute in the round, Laprise finds an opening and connects with a vicious kick to the head. Mills falls backwards, and Laprise comes to finish the job with furious ground and pound, and wins by knockout.
Vicente Souza def. Will Brooks via Round 2 Knockout (Great)
*Che Mills announce his retirement*

Middleweight Bout; Caio Magalhaes (16-3, 3-3 BMMA) vs (#24) Israel Adesanya (18-3, 6-3 BMMA)

Magalhaes won his 3 BMMA bouts by 3 different way : A KO, a Sub and a Decision. Adesanya has 4 knockouts in the Bellator organization, and won a split decision in his last outing.

Round 1 :Both fighters stands in the center of the ring and strikes, making fans roar in the arena. Adesanya connects with a 1-2 who knocks Magalhaes out cold !
Israel Adesanya def. Caio Magalhaes via Round 1 Knockout (Good)

Light Heavyweight Bout; Jan Svoboda (2-0, 2-0 BMMA) vs (#21) Darell Powers (6-2-1NC, 6-2-1NC BMMA)
The two pro wins of Svoboda came by Heel Hook and Toe Hold. Powers didn't look the same since his one year suspension, he last lost a decision.

Round 1 :Powers goes for the haymakers early in the round, but can't connect with anything. Svoboda smothers him to the cage and gets a takedown, where he doesn't do any damage.
Svoboda 10-9
Round 2 :15 seconds into the round, Svoboda knocks down Powers with a right hook, but can't finish the fight. Then, he locks a kimura, but Powers evades it in extremis. The rest of the round is marked by the submission attemps of Svoboda, all blocked by Powers
20-18 Svoboda
Round 3 :They trade in the middle of the cage for almost two minutes, the Svoboda catch an ouverture and takes Powers down, and manage to lock a leglock for the finish.
Jan Svoboda def. Darrell Powers via Round 3 Submission (Great)

Featherweight Bout; (#10) Kenny Jordan (17-1-2NC, 6-1-1NC BMMA) vs (#19) Justin Lawrence (16-7, 9-5 BMMA)
Kenny Jordan is a decision machine, with 15 of his 17 wins acquired by decision. But in the red corner, Justin Lawrence is on 4 win streak, with his last 3 fights finished by knockout. Will he crack Jordan ?

Round 1 :Kenny Jordan tries wrestles his way to win the first round, securing a takedown in the last seconds of the round. Pretty dull round in my opinion.
Jordan 10-9
Round 2 :Justin Lawrence adapted really well between the rounds and now plays Jordan's game, and out-wrestles him.
19-19
Round 3 :Lawrence seems really confident, and hits a kick that leaves Jordan wobbly. Lawrence follow up with a massive right that knock out cold Jordan.
Justin Lawrence def. Kenny Jordan via Round 3 Knockout (Decent)

Middleweight Bout; (#12) Tyjon Adeyemi (9-2, 2-0 BMMA) vs (#9) Joel Tsai (13-1, 6-1 BMMA)
Our co-main event of the evening presents two nice prospect in the 185 division. The winner of this fight will likely fight in a title-eliminator next. Adeyemi has a nice all-around game, with 4 subs and 3 knockouts on his record. Tsai has 10 subs and two knockouts. This fight could be really interesting !

Round 1 :Adeyemi don't touch gloves. The first half of the round his on the feets, where nothing really connects if only a nice leg kick from Adeyemi. Tsai then goes for a takedown and controls the remaining minutes of the round on the ground.
Tsai 10-9
Round 2 :Tsai goes immediatly for the trip, and takedown Adeyemi another time in this round. Tsai tries a couple of submission, but Adeyemi blocks them all.
Tsai 20-18
Round 3 :This round is marked by a master class of trips and takedowns, Tsai securing at least 3 takedowns in this round. He can't get the finish tho, and we go to the judges score cards.
Judges scores the bout : 30-27, 29-28 and 30-27 for the winner by UD, Joel Tsai
Joel Tsai def. Tyjon Adeyemi via Unanimous Decision (Decent)

Flyweight Championship Bout; (C) Sergio Pettis (31-3, 2-0 BMMA) vs (#7) Ryan Hamill (9-0, 3-0 BMMA)
It's time ! For the main event of the evening ! Pettis seems to be on another planet so he is dominant. He defended the UFC gold 6 times before signing with us, and the question is : Who can dethrone him ? Hamill is on a 9 fight winning streak, and he will have the biggest challenge of his career.

Round 1 :Hamill seems pretty well prepared, as he slams the champ to the mat in the opening minute of the round ! After a bit of wrestling on the ground, referee get the fighters up, but Hamill succeed another takedown.
Hamill 10-9
Round 2 :Hamill gets the Belly to belly to get the fight to the ground. He tries and arm triangle, but Pettis blocks it. Ref then bring back the fight standing. Pettis traps Hamill his back to the cage and scores with some nice dirty boxing, till the belt ring.
Hamill 20-18
Round 3 :A dull round, where Pettis got nice dirty boxing for about a minute and an half, and after he stalled a bit. Pretty boring round in general.
Hamill 29-28
Round 4 :45 seconds into the round, Hamill goes back where he scored points earlier in the fight and slams Pettis to the mat. He transitions the rest of the round on top, securing this round. Hamill seems however to gas out a bit.
Hamill 39-37
Round 5 :Pettis is aware he is losing this fight on the judges scores, he goes for the kill in this round. He lands a clean head kick that leaves Hamill really light on his feets. Pettis finishes the job with a big right, to save the day and his belt !
Referee Jeff Death has called a stop to this contest, at 41 seconds of the 5th round, declaring the winner by Knockout, and Stiiiiiiiil the undisputed Bellator MMA Flyweight Champion of the World... Sergio Pettis
Sergio Pettis def. Ryan Hamill via Round 5 Knockout (Average)

Commercial : 98%
Critical : 70%
Gate : 13 899
FOTN (50 000 each) : Svoboda vs Powers
KOTN (100 000) : Sergio Pettis
SOTN (100 000) : Jan Svoboda
Top earners : S.Pettis (637000), T.Dillashaw(Prelims)(278000), J.Svoboda(155000)
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