On Friday, Aug. 25, Bellator MMA hosted its 182nd event from the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y.
In the night’s main event, former welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov took on striking stalwart Chidi Njokuani. The Russian Koreshkov looked to rebound from a third-round knockout loss to current champion Douglas Lima last November at Bellator 164. The defeat snapped a six-fight winning streak for the 27-year-old. Njokuani, meanwhile, entered the main event riding a nine-fight unbeaten streak. His last four wins had come inside the Bellator cage, including a dominant victory over UFC veteran Melvin Guillard in January.
The action kicked off Friday 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.
Andrey Koreshkov def. Chidi Njokuani by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:08
Fernando Gonzalez def. Brennan Ward by submission (guillotine choke). Round 3, 1:02
Bruna Ellen def. Veta Arteaga split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
A.J. McKee def. Blair Tugman by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Ricky Rainey def. Marc Stevens by unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
Talita Nogueira def. Amanda Bell by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:44
Vadim Nemkov def. Philipe Lins by knockout (punch). Round 1, 3:03
Henry Corrales def. Noad Lahat by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Georgi Karakhanyan def. Daniel Pineda by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 2, 4:05
Kate Jackson def. Colleen Schneider by TKO (injury). Round 1, 5:00
Chris Honeycutt def. Kevin Casey by TKO (punches). Round 2, 2:06
Arlene Blencowe def. Sinead Kavanagh by split decision (29-28. 27-30, 29-28)
Joey Davis def. Justin Roswell by TKO (elbows). Round 1, 1:35
Kristi Lopez vs. Jessica Sotack ruled a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
Matt Secor def. T.J. Sumler by submission (americana). Round 1, 4:00
Tom Regal def. Kastroit Xhema by knockout (punches). Round 1, 3:21
Alex Potts def. Brandon Polcare by submission (kimura). Round 1, 3:10
Joshua Ricci def. Brandon Warne by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)