Derek Campos (L) battles Brandon Girtz (Bellator MMA)

Bellator 181 Results: Campos Tops Girtz in War, Salter Puts Grove to Sleep

On Friday, July 14, Bellator MMA hosted its 181st event from the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.

In the night’s main event, lightweight Derek Campos and Brandon Girtz met for a third time. The pair’s first meeting came at Bellator 96 in 2013, with Campos earning a decision victory. The rematch at Bellator 146 lasted just 37 seconds as Girtz put Campos away with punches. The pair looked to settle the rivalry with a rubber match.

The card also featured a number of notables, including former two-division champion Joe Warren, striking stalwart Justin Lawrence, former title challenger Kendall Grove and submission ace Rafael Lovato, Jr.


The action kicked off Friday with a live preliminary card stream on Combat Press at 6:45 p.m. ET. The night’s main card aired on Spike TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

Derek Campos def. Brandon Girtz by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 2, 5:00
John Salter def. Kendall Grove by technical submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:37
Emily Ducote def. Jessica Middleton by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Joe Warren def. Steve Garcia by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Rafael Lovato, Jr. def. Mike Rhodes by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 1:59
Valentin Moldavsky def. Carl Seumanutafa by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Andre Fialho def. A.J. Matthews by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Logan Storley def. Kemmyelle Haley by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:44
Romero Cotton def. Aaron Rodriguez by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
Katy Collins def. Bruna Vargas via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Justin Lawrence def. Treston Thomison by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 1, 3:34
Jordan Howard def. Johnny Marigo by knockout (punches). Round 1, 1:26
Amanda Bell def. Brittney Elkin by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:56
Jonathan Gary def. William Florentino by unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
E.J. Brooks def. Guilherme Vasconcelos by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)