Corey Anderson (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

Bellator 251 Results: Anderson Demolishes Manhoef, Fortune Edges Sowma

On Thursday, Nov. 4, Bellator MMA hosted its 251st event from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

In the night’s main event, Dutch knockout artist Melvin Manhoef welcomed UFC veteran Corey Anderson to the Bellator cage in a light heavyweight affair. The 44-year-old Manhoef twice challenged for the promotion’s middleweight belt, but came up short both times. He rebounded with back-to-back wins. Anderson saw a four-fight winning streak snapped in his last outing, a knockout loss to now-champion Jan Błachowicz in February.

The prelims kicked off live above at 4:45 p.m. ET, followed at 7 p.m. ET by the main card on both DAZN and the CBS Sports Network.


Corey Anderson def. Melvin Manhoef by TKO (elbows). Round 2, 2:34
Tyrell Fortune def. Said Sowma by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Austin Vanderford def. Vinicius De Jesus by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Derek Anderson def. Killys Mota by knockout (head kick). Round 2, 4:27
Georgi Karakhanyan def. Bryce Logan by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Julius Anglickas def. Alex Polizzi by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Janay Harding def. Jessy Miele by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Ali Zebian def. Piankhi Zimmerman by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Jaylon Bates def. Joe Supino by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)
Sumiko Inaba def. Jessica Ruiz by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 4:59