Phil Davis (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

Bellator 245 Results: Davis Edges Machida Again, Zingano Batters Holloway

On Friday, Sept. 11, Bellator MMA hosted its 245th event from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

In the night’s main event, former Bellator champion Phil Davis squared off with former UFC titleholder Lyoto Machida for a second time. The pair met previously under the UFC banner in 2013, with the American Davis earning a decision nod in Machida’s native Brazil. Davis entered the match-up having won four of his last five, while Machida had a four-fight winning streak snapped against Gegard Mousasi in his last appearance.

The prelims kicked off at 8:15 p.m. ET on YouTube, followed at 10 p.m. ET by the four-fight main card on both DAZN and the Paramount Network.


Phil Davis def. Lyoto Machida by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Cat Zingano def. Gabrielle Holloway by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Taylor Johnson def. Ed Ruth by submission (heel hook). Round 1, 0:59
Raymond Daniels vs. Peter Stanonik ruled a no-contest (accidental spinning back kick to the groin). Round 2, 1:00
Alex Polizzi def. Rafael Carvalho by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Leslie Smith def. Amanda Bell by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Tyrell Fortune vs. Jack May ruled a no-contest (accidental knee to groin). Round 1, 2:44
Keith Lee def. Vinicius Zani by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)