Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino (Bellator MMA)

Bellator 259 Results: Cyborg Stops Smith Late, Retains Featherweight Championship

On Friday, May 21, Bellator MMA hosted Bellator 259: Cyborg vs. Smith 2 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

In the night’s main event, women’s featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino defended her belt against Leslie Smith. The pair met previously inside the UFC Octagon, with the Brazilian stopping Smith by TKO.

The co-main event was also a rematch as former bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell collided with Brazilian Leandro Higo.


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The prelims kicked off live above at 5:30 p.m. ET, followed at 9 p.m. ET by the main card live on Showtime.

FULL RESULTS
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino def. Leslie Smith by TKO (punches). Round 5, 4:51 – for featherweight title
Leandro Higo def. Darrion Caldwell by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Austin Vanderford def. Fabian Edwards by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jaleel Willis def. Maycon Mendonca by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Hannah Guy def. Valerie Loureda by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Saad Awad def. Nate Andrews by knockout (punch). Round 1, 3:16
Grant Neal def. Tyree Fortune by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:20
Sumiko Inaba def. Kristina Katsikis by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 3:35
Aviv Gozali def. Sean Felton by submission (heel hook). Round 1, 1:17
Davion Franklin def. Tyler King by knockout (punches). Round 1, 2:02
Leah McCourt def. Janay Harding by submission (triangle choke). Round 2, 2:42
Danny Sabatello def. Benny Johns by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Alexander Shabliy def. Alfie Davis by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)