On Saturday, Jan. 21, Bellator MMA hosted its 170th event from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
In the night’s main event, former UFC light heavyweight champion and Bellator MMA title challenger Tito Ortiz closed the book on his storied career as he took on fellow UFC veteran Chael Sonnen. The 41-year-old Ortiz saw a career resurgence under the Bellator banner, winning his first two bouts with the promotion before coming up short in his quest for gold. Sonnen, meanwhile, made his promotional debut after serving a lengthy suspension for performance-enhancing drug use. The 39-year-old last competed in 2013, where he was stopped by Rashad Evans at UFC 167.
The rest of the card was full of notable names, including Paul Daley, Brennan Ward, Ralek Gracie, Hisaki Kato and Georgi Karakhanyan.
The action kicked off Saturday with a live preliminary card stream on Combat Press at 6:30 p.m. ET. The night’s main card aired on Spike TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
Tito Ortiz def. Chael Sonnen by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:03
Paul Daley def. Brennan Ward by knockout (flying knee). Round 1, 2:27
Hisaki Kato def. Ralek Gracie by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Emmanuel Sanchez def. Georgi Karakhanyan by majority decision (28-28, 28-27, 28-27)
Derek Campos def. Derek Anderson by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Chinzo Machida def. Jamar Ocampo by TKO (punch). Round 3, 3:48
Jack May def. Dave Cryer by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 0:41
Henry Corrales def. Cody Bollinger by knockout (body punch). Round 3, 4:28
Keith Berry vs. Kevin Casey ruled a majority draw (27-29, 28-28, 28-28)
Guilherme Vasconcelos def. John Mercurio by knockout (punches). Round 2, 0:41
Jalin Turner def. Gabriel Green by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:36
Daniel Rodriguez def. Christian Gonzalez by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:55
Alex Soto def. Demarcus Brown by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Colleen Schneider def. Chrissie Daniels by submission (anaconda choke). Round 1, 1:30
Curtis Millender def. Johnny Cisneros by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 3:48
James Barnes def. Rob Gooch by submission (inverted triangle choke). Round 1, 4:36
Mike Segura def. Tommy Aaron by knockout (punches). Round 1, 1:02
Jacob Rosales def. Ian Butler by TKO (punches). Round 2, 2:45