On Friday, Nov. 20, Bellator MMA hosted its 146th event from the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.

The main event featured a battle of middleweights sluggers as veteran Melvin Manhoef took on Japan’s Hisaki Kato. The 39-year-old Manhoef had experienced an up-and-down run inside the Bellator cage. After scoring a violent finish of Doug Marshall in his debut, he suffered back-to-back losses to Joe Schilling and Alexander Shlemenko (although the loss to Shlemeneko was later turned to a no-contest). Kato, meanwhile, turned the striking world upside down with a flashy finish of the aforementioned Schilling in his first Bellator appearance.

The remainder of the card was littered with veterans such as Houston Alexander and Josh Neer, as well top-10 female featherweights Julia Budd and Roberta Paim Rovel.

The event kicked off Friday with a preliminary card stream at 7 p.m. ET. The five-fight main card followed at 9 p.m ET on Spike.

Video highlights of the event appear above (courtesy of Bellator MMA), while the results appear below.

FULL RESULTS
Melvin Manhoef def. Hisaki Kato by knockout (punch). Round 1, 3:43
Brandon Girtz def. Derek Campos by TKO (punches). Round 1, :37
Bubba Jenkins def. Jordan Parsons by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Chidi Njokuani def. Ricky Rainey by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Guilherme Viana def. Houston Alexander by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 2, 5:00
Stephen Banaszak def. George Pacurariu by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 3:42
Francisco “Kiko” France def. Ben Reiter by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:08
Julia Budd def. Roberta Paim Rovel by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Andre Santos def. Josh Neer by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Arlene Blencowe def. Gabrielle Holloway by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Alonzo Menifield def. Zach Rosol by TKO (punches). Round 1, :38
Bubba McDaniel def. Kenyon Jackson by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 4:14
Chris Jones def. Treston Thomison by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Klayton Mai def. Roshaun Jones by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 2:25
Codale Ford def. Justin Patterson by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:17

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