On Friday, Dec. 14, Bellator MMA hosted its 212th event from the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, dubbed Salute the Troops.
In the night’s main event, lightweight champion Brent Primus couldn’t defend his belt for the first time against the man he defeated to capture the title, Michael Chandler. Primus had been out of action since the pair’s Bellator 180 match-up due to injury. Chandler had worked his way back to title contention with wins over Brandon Girtz and Goiti Yamauchi.
The event kicked off with a live stream on the promotion’s website at 8 p.m. ET. The main card was shown on both the Paramount Network and DAZN at 10 p.m. ET.
Michael Chandler def. Brent Primus by unanimous decision (50-45×3) – for lightweight title
Javy Ayala def. Frank Mir by submission (strikes). Round 2, 4:30
AJ McKee Jr. Def. Daniel Crawford by submission (anaconda choke). Round 1, 3:19
Juliana Velasquez def. Alejandra Lara by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Sam Sicilia def. Derek Campos by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Toby Misech def. Edward Thommes by TKO (flying knee and punches). Round 3, 2:25
Ty-wan Claxton def. Kaeo Meyer by TKO (ground and pound). Round 1, 2:56
Robson Gracie Jr. def. Brysen Bolohao by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:00
Chris Avila def. Brandon Pieper by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:44
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