On Friday, Feb. 21, Bellator MMA hosted its 239th event from the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.
In the night’s main event, decorated college wrestler Ed Ruth squared off with undefeated Ukrainian Yaroslav Amosov. The 29-year-old Ruth had stumbled only once in pro career, falling to Neiman Gracie in a welterweight-tournament bout. “EZ” had since bounced back with two victories. Amosov opened his career with 22 straight wins, including three straight in the Bellator cage.
Yaroslav Amosov def. Ed Ruth by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Myles Jury def. Brandon Girtz by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Tim Johnson def. Tyrell Fortune by knockout (punches). Round 1, 2:35
Valentin Moldavsky def. Javy Ayala by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-24)
Grant Neal def. Claude Wilcox by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 1:37
Josh Hill def. Vinicius Zani by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Solo Hatley Jr. def. Gaston Bolanos by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Denise Kielholtz def. Kristina Williams by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:15
TeeJay Britton def. Gabriel Varga by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Keith Lee def. Shawn Bunch by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)
Christian Edwards def. Marco Hutch by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Kyle Crutchmer def. Scott Futrell by submission (anaconda choke). Round 1, 2:58
Cris Lencioni def. Salim Mukhidinov by split decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Kevin Croom def. Adil Benjilany by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Chris Gonzalez def. Aaron McKenzie by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Davion Franklin def. J.W. Kiser by TKO (punches. Round 1, 1:30
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