Emmanuel Sanchez (Jeff Vulgamore/Combat Press)

Bellator 218 Results: Sanchez Tops Karakhanyan for Second Time

On Friday, March 22, Bellator MMA hosted its 218th event from the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.

In the night’s main event, former featherweight title challenger Emmanuel Sanchez rematched Georgi Karakhanyan. The pair met previously at Bellator 170 with Sanchez claiming victory via majority decision. Sanchez aimed to rebound from a decision loss to current champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire in his most recent outing. Karakhanyan entered the match-up having fought twice under the ACB banner in Moscow.

The action kicked off on Bellator.com with the preliminary card at 6:30 p.m. ET. The night’s main was simulcast on DAZN and the Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET.


Emmanuel Sanchez def. Georgi Karakhanyan by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Valentin Moldavsky def. Linton Vassell by unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
Anatoly Tokov def. Gerald Harris by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 0:37
Norbert Novenyi def. Will Lavine by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 2, 4:05
Deborah Kouzmin def. Ky Bennett by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Johnny Eblen def. Chauncey Foxworth by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
John Teixeira def. Kevin Croom by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 30-26)
Jordan Newman def. Joseph Holmes by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Vladimir Tokov def. Ryan Walker by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Victoria Leonardo def. Malin Hermansson by submission (armbar). Round 1, 4:49
Nation Gibrick def. Nick Page by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:14
Isaiah Gutierrez def. Aaron Vickers by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Luis Erives def. Craig Fairley by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 2:40