On Saturday, Aug. 24, Bellator MMA hosted its 225th event from the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.

In the night’s main event, heavyweights Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov met for a second time. The pair met at Bellator 215 in February, but the fight ended in a no-contest after an accidental groin strike just 15 seconds into the match-up.

The co-main event pitted former heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov against veteran Tim Johnson.

Preliminary-card action streamed live on the promotion’s website and DAZN at 5:45 p.m. ET. The night’s main card was simulcast on the Paramount Network and DAZN at 9 p.m. ET.

Sergei Kharitonov def. Matt Mitrione by TKO (punches). Round 2, 1:24
Vitaly Minakov def. Tim Johnson by knockout (punches). Round 1, 1:45
Alejandra Lara def. Taylor Turner by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:44
Yaroslav Amosov def. David Rickels by submission (D’arce choke). Round 2, 4:05
Tyrell Fortune def. Rudy Schaffroth by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:08
Nick Newell def. Corey Browning by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 1, 3:15
Connor Dixon def. Kastriot Xhema by submission (armbar). Round 3. 2:08
Jon Manley def. Thiago Rela by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 4:47
Chris Disonell def. Mike Kimbel by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:54
Ricky Bandejas def. Ahmet Kayretli by knockout (punches). Round 1, 1:21
Austin Vanderford def. Joseph Creer by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 2, 5:00
Sabah Homasi def. Micah Terrill by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:17
Aviv Gozali def. Eduard Muravitskiy by submission (heel hook). Round 1, 0:11
Khonry Gracie def. Oscar Vera by submission (armbar). Round 1, 2:50

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