On Friday, Oct. 20, Bellator MMA hosted its 185th event from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
In the night’s main event, former Strikeforce titleholder and recent UFC combatant Gegard Mousasi made his promotional debut against former Bellator champion Alexander Shlemenko. Mousasi entered the contest having won five straight inside the Octagon, including a second-round finish of former champion Chris Weidman in his last appearance. Since dropping his belt in late 2014, Shlemenko had primarily competed under the M-1 banner. He exacted revenge on the man who took the belt from him, Brandon Halsey, in just 25 seconds back in June.
The action kicked off Friday with a live preliminary card stream on Combat Press at 7 p.m. ET. The main card followed on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.
Gegard Mousasi def. Alexander Shlemenko by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Neiman Gracie def. Zak Bucia by submission (neck crank). Round 2, 2:27
Kristina Williams def. Heather Hardy by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 2, 2:00
Ryan Quinn def. Marcus Surin by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Lisa Blaine def. Ana Julaton by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Juan Lopez def. Billy Giovanella by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)
Kevin Carrier def. Jose Antonio Perez by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Vovka Clay def. Frank Sforza by submission (guillotine). Round 2, 1:17
Don Shainis def. Matt Denning by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 4:50
Jordan Young def. Alec Hooben by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 2:44
Costello van Steenis def. Steve Skrzat by submission (strikes). Round 1, 2:52
Joaquin Buckley def. Vinicius de Jesus by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Pete Rogers Jr. def. Timothy Wheeler by submission (guillotine). Round 1, 0:37
Dean Hancock def. John Beneduce by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:38