On Friday, May 25, Bellator MMA hosted its 200th event from the SSE Arena in London, England.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s middleweight champion, Rafael Carvalho, clashed with UFC veteran and former Strikeforce titleholder Gegard Mousasi. Carvalho looked to make his fourth straight title defense, having most recently defeated Alessio Sakara in December. Mousasi, meanwhile, made his promotional debut in October and defeated former champion Alexander Shlemenko by decision.
The card also featured striking specialist Michael Page, who faced David Rickels, and former light heavyweight champion Phil Davis, who took on two-time title challenger Linton Vassell.
The night’s preliminary card streamed live on the promotion’s website and mobile app beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET. The main card airs via tape-delay at 9 p.m. ET on the Paramount Network.
Gegard Mousasi def. Rafael Carvalho by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:35 – for middleweight title
Michael Page def. David Rickels by submission (verbal). Round 2, 0:43
Aaron Chalmers def. Ashley Griffiths by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 1:55
Mike Shipman def. Carl Noon by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:11
Kate Jackson def. Anastasia Yankova by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
Phil Davis def. Linton Vassell by knockout (head kick). Round 3, 1:05
Jahreau Shepherd def. Marcin Zywica by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 1, 5:00
Walter Gahadza def. Kent Kauppinen by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:04
Amir Albazi def. Iuri Bejenari by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:21
Charlie Leary def. Tom Green by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:58
Charlie Ward def. Martin Hudson by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:23
Pedro Carvalho def. Daniel Crawford by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Anatoly Tokov def. Vladimir Filipović by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 0:56
Costello van Steenis def. Kevin Fryer by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:20
Mike Ekundayo def. Tom Mearns by TKO (injury). Round 2, 1:02