On Friday, Sept. 19, Bellator MMA hosted its 125th event from the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.
In the night’s main event, former title challenger Doug Marshall welcomed hard-hitting kickboxing specialist Melvin Manhoef to the promotion. The 37-year-old Marshall saw his four-fight winning streak come to a crashing halt in November when middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko stopped him with strikes. Manhoef, meanwhile, had bounced back and forth between kickboxing and MMA throughout his career. In his most recent MMA bout, he stopped fellow Strikeforce veteran Evangelista Santos in just 46 seconds.
The main card also featured four-time middleweight tournament veteran Brian Rogers against Brazilian Rafael Carvalho. Rogers got back in the win column in May with a flying knee knockout of Adrian Miles. Carvalho made his promotional debut at the event.
The 12-fight event kicked off with a live stream of the preliminary card on Spike.com beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card aired live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above are video highlights of the entire main card, including the main event between Manhoef and Marshall (courtesy of Bellator MMA).
Rafael Carvalho vs. Brian Rogers
Javy Ayala vs. Raphael Butler
Goiti Yamauchi vs. Martin Stapleton
Joe Neal vs. Paul Ruiz
Matthew Ramirez vs. Oscar Ramirez
Chris Honeycutt vs. Aaron Wilkinson
Julio Cesar Neves vs. Poppies Martinez
Jonny Bonilla-Bowman vs. Art Becerra
Jesse Juarez vs. Ron Keslar
George Zuniga vs. Granson Clark
Nate James vs. Anthony Ruiz