On Friday, Oct. 25, Bellator MMA hosted its 231st event from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
The main event featured a heavyweight rematch between UFC veteran Frank Mir and Roy Nelson. Ithad been more than eight years since these two big men last collided inside the UFC Octagon.
In the evening’s co-headliner, Phil Davis continued to rebuild toward contender status following a loss to Vadim Nemkov. Davis most recently stopped fellow former Bellator champ Liam McGeary to return to the win column. He was tasked with Swedish upstart Karl Albrektsson, who entered the contest on a three-fight winning streak.
These two scraps topped a main-card lineup that also included blue-chip prospect Ed Ruth in a welterweight showdown with Jason Jackson, UFC veteran Bec Rawlings against Ilara Joanne, and WWE star Jake Hager in a heavyweight clash with Anthony Garrett.
The prelims kicked off at 6:45 p.m. ET on DAZN and Bellator.com. The main card followed at 9 p.m. ET with a simulcast on the Paramount Network and DAZN.
Frank Mir def. Roy Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Phil Davis def. Karl Albrektsson by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 3:06
Ed Ruth def. Jason Jackson by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Ilara Joanne def. Bec Rawlings by submission (kneebar). Round 2, 3:35
Jake Hager vs. Anthony Garrett ruled a no-contest (accidental groin strike). Round 1, 1:56
Phumi Nkuta def. Adrian Haley by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Connor Dixon def. Orkhan Ismatzade by submission (kimura). Round 1, 0:42
Killys Mota def. Mandel Nallo by TKO (injury). Round 3, 1:16
Jessy Miele def. Talita Nogueira by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Steve Mowry def. Gokhan Saricam by submission (kimura). Round 2, 0:56
Dalton Rosta def. Claude Wilcox by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:23
Tim Caron def. Lucas Pimenta Borges by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jon Manley def. Thiago Oliveira by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Elise Reed def. Rebecca Bryggman by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:48
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