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Bellator 233 Results: Salter Tops van Steenis, Kapel Finishes ‘King Mo’

On Friday, Nov. 8, Bellator MMA hosted its 233rd event from the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.

In the night’s main event, middleweights John Salter and Costello van Steenis locked horns. The UFC and Strikeforce veteran Salter had found a myriad of success under the Bellator banner, going 6-1 over the past four years. Holland’s van Steenis had also gained momentum since joining the promotion, reeling off four straight with three stoppages.

The co-main event featured the return of Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, who took on Andrew Kapel.


The event kicked off with a live preliminary-card stream on the promotion’s website at 6:45 p.m. ET. The night’s main card was simulcast on DAZN and the Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET.

John Salter def. Costello van Steenis by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Andrew Kapel def. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal by knockout (punches). Round 1, 1:22
Arlene Blencowe def. Leslie Smith by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Tyrell Fortune def. Azunna Anyanwu by TKO (punches). Round 2, 1:56
Tyree Fortune def. Chuck Campbell by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Logan Storley def. E.J. Brooks by TKO (injury). Round 1, 5:00
Julius Anglickas def. Jordan Young by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Amanda Bell def. Janay Harding by TKO (punches). Round 3, 4:44
Kyle Crutchmer def. Robert Gidron by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Romero Cotton def. Jason Perrotta by verbal submission (injury). Round 1, 2:16
Christian Edwards def. Cesar Bennett by knockout (head kick). Round 1, 0:16
Grant Neal def. Jimmy Lugo by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-26)
Aaron McKenzie def. Sean Clements by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:31
Lucas Brennan def. Jacob Landin by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:38