Alessio Sakara (Bellator MMA)

Bellator 211 Results: Kauppinen Shocks Sakara, Barros Spoils Gerges’s Debut

On Saturday, Dec. 1, Bellator MMA held its 211th event from the RDS Stadium in Genoa, Italy.

In the night’s main event, UFC veteran and former Bellator title challenger Alessio Sakara took on England’s┬áKent Kauppinen. Sakara had won four of his last five outings, with all four coming via knockout.┬áFollowing the victory, Kauppinen snapped a two-fight skid.

Also, heavyweight kickboxer Hesdy Gerges made his MMA debut against Domingos Barros, who remains undefeated with a first-round stoppage victory.


The night’s main card aired via tape-delay at 9 p.m. ET on the Paramount Network.

Kent Kauppinen def. Alessio Sakara by knockout (punch). Round 1, 1:10
Domingos Barros def. Hesdy Gerges by TKO (ground and pound). Round 1, 3:52
Pedro Carvalho def. Luca Vitali by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 0:43
Alen Amedovski def. Ibrahim Mane by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:12
Kiefer Crosbie def. Orlando D’Ambrosio by unanimous decision
Giorgio Pietrini def. Nemanja Milakovi─ç by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:20
Andrea Fusi def. Walter Pugliesi by split decision