On Saturday, Sept. 23, Bellator MMA hosted its 183rd event from the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.
In the night’s main event, former lightweight title challenger Benson Henderson clashed with the other “Pitbull” brother, Patricky Freire. Henderson fought Patricio Freire at Bellator 160 last year, winning by TKO after the Brazilian suffered a leg injury. Henderson then challenged Michael Chandler for the title, but fell by decision. Patricky entered the contest on the heels of a second-round knockout victory over Josh Thomson at Bellator 172 in February. Like Henderson, he came up short in his prior title conquest against Chandler.
Also on the card, England’s Paul Daley returned to action against fellow striking stalwart Lorenz Larkin, and heavyweight Roy Nelson made his promotional debut against Javy Ayala.
The action kicked off Friday with a live preliminary card stream on Combat Press at 7 p.m. ET.
Patricky “Pitbull” Freire def. Benson Henderson by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Paul Daley def. Lorenz Larkin by knockout (punches). Round 2, 2:40
Roy Nelson def. Javy Ayala by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)
Aaron Pico def. Justin Linn by knockout (punch). Round 1, 3:45
Goiti Yamauchi def. Adam Piccolotti by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:19
Tony Johnson def. Mike Ortega by knockout (punch). Round 2, 1:49
Kaytlin Neil def. Brooke Mayo by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Brandon Laroco def. Gaston Bolanos by technical submission (triangle choke). Round 2, 2:16
Jaimelene Nievera def. Corina Herrera by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)
Fernando Gonzalez def. Alex Lopez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ricardo Vasquez def. Justin Tenedora by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 2:39
J.J. Okanovich def. Luis Jauregui by submission (armbar). Round 1, 0:42
Daniel Gonzalez def. Anthony Castrejon by knockout. Round 1, 4:03