On Friday, Aug. 17, Bellator MMA hosted its 204th event from the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s bantamweight champion, Darrion Caldwell, moved up in weight to challenge UFC veteran Noad Lahat in a featherweight contest. Caldwell had won three straight, including a first-round submission win over Leandro Higo in March. Lohat, meanwhile, had won three of his four Bellator appearances following his release from the UFC.
The event kicked off with a preliminary-card stream on the promotion’s website at 6:45 p.m. ET. The main card followed live at 9 p.m. ET on the Paramount Network.
Darrion Caldwell def. Noad Lahat by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 2:45
Logan Storley def. A.J. Matthews by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:56
Ricky Bandejas def. James Gallagher by knockout (kick and punches). Round 1, 2:49
Tywan Claxton def. Cris Lencioni by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Omar Morales def. Troy Nawrocki by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 0:58
Demarques Jackson def. Bryce Logan by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Jason Jackson def. Jordon Larson by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:52
David Michaud def. Corey Davis by knockout (punches). Round 1, 1:42
Romero Cotton def. Willie Whitehead by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 4:12
Tyler Ray def. Seth Bass by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 3:30
Keith Phathaem def. Micah Peatrowsky by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Lloyd McKinney def. Robiel Tesfaldet by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 3, 4:17
Jeff Nielsen def. Wyatt Meyer by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:53