On Friday, Oct. 12, Bellator MMA hosted its 207th event from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s heavyweight grand prix continued as UFC veterans Matt Mitrione and Ryan Bader locked horns. Mitrione earned his spot in the semifinals with a majority decision victory over Roy Nelson in the quarterfinals. Bader, meanwhile, punched his ticket to the next round with a 15-second drubbing of Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. Bader dominated the fight on the ground, taking out Mitrione to advance to the finals.
The co-main event featured the aforementioned Nelson against Russian knockout artist Sergei Kharitonov. In an unexpected turn of events, the Russian paratrooper knocked out Nelson to capture a first-round win just one second before the five-minute mark.
Ryan Bader def. Matt Mitrione by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-25) – heavyweight grand prix semifinal
Sergei Kharitonov def. Roy Nelson by KO (strikes). Round 1, 4:59
Lorenz Larkin def. Ion Pascu by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Corey Browning def. Kevin Ferguson Jr. by TKO (punches). Round 2, 2:08
Mandel Nallo def. Carrington Banks by knockout (knee). Round 2, 0:07
Vinicius De Jesus def. Tim Caron by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Janay Harding def. Sinead Kavanagh by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 1, 5:00
Andre Fialho def. Javier Torres by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sarah Click def. Kristi Lopez by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Mike Kimbel def. Alex Potts by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:06
Alexandra Ballou def. Lisa Blaine by TKO (elbows). Round 3, 3:28
Pat Casey def. Kastriot Xhema by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Kemran Lachinov vs. Sean Lally