On Friday, Feb. 16, Bellator MMA hosted its 194th event from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s heavyweight grand prix continued as Roy Nelson took on Matt Mitrione. The pair met previously under the UFC banner in 2012, with Nelson scoring a first-round TKO victory. Both fighters had found recent success inside the Bellator cage, with Nelson defeating Javy Ayala in his promotional debut and Mitrione knocking out MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko to extend his winning streak to three straight.
The night’s main card aired live on the Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET, following live prelims on Combat Press.
Matt Mitrione def. Roy Nelson by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28) – heavyweight grand prix opening round
Patricky “Pitbull” Freire def. Derek Campos by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:23
Heather Hardy def. Ana Julaton by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Vadim Nemkov def. Liam McGeary by TKO (leg kicks). Round 3, 4:02
Tywan Claxton def. Jose Perez by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 3:39
Ross Richardson def. Ronie Arana Leon by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 1:41
Mike Kimbel def. Geoffrey Then by knockout (slam). Round 1, 1:03
Regivaldo Carvalho def. Tom English by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:17
Jarod Trice def. Walter Howard by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Marcus Surin def. Dean Hancock by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 2, 4:50
Kastriot Xhema def. Peter Nascimento by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:52
Pat Casey def. Tyler Hamilton by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)