Brandon Girtz (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

Bellator 219 Results: Girtz Tops Awad in War, Straus Submits Kruchten

Rob Tatum Assistant Editor

On Friday, March 29, Bellator MMA hosted its 219th event from the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif.

In the night’s main event, lightweights Saad Awad and Brandon Girtz collided. Awad saw a four-fight winning streak come to a halt in his most recent bout, falling via decision to former UFC champion Benson Henderson at Bellator 208. Girtz was also be looking to get back in the win column after being submitted by current titleholder Michael Chandler in his last outing.

Elsewhere on the card, former featherweight champion Daniel Straus met Shane Kruchten and former welterweight titleholder Andrey Koreshkov takes on Mike Jasper.


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The event kicked off with a preliminary-card stream on the promotion’s website at 8 p.m. ET. The night’s main card was simulcast on DAZN and the Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET. Check back following the event for the full results.

FULL RESULTS
Brandon Girtz def. Saad Awad by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Daniel Straus def. Shane Kruchten by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:53
Andrey Koreshkov def. Mike Jasper by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Joe Schilling def. Keith Berry by unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Joey Davis def. Marcus Anthony by knockout (punches). Round 1, 4:21
Dalton Rosta def. Cody Vidal by TKO (knee injury). Round 1, 1:06
Shawn Bunch def. Dominic Mazzotta by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
David Rickels def. A.J. Matthews by TKO (eye injury). Round 2, 3:24
Janay Harding def. Marina Mokhnatkina by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28
Darren Smith Jr. def. Joshua Jones by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:34
John Mercurio def. Johnny Cisneros by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Rickey Furar def. Roman Puga by TKO (cut). Round 2, 5:00
Sunni Imhotep def. Eugene Correa by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:44