Valentin Moldavsky (Bellator MMA)

Bellator 261 Results: Moldavsky Outworks Johnson, Claims Interim Belt

On Friday, June 25, Bellator MMA hosted Bellator 261: Johnson vs. Moldavsky from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

In the night’s main event, the promotion crowned an interim heavyweight champion as Tim Johnson battled Valentin Moldavsky.

The co-main event pitted UFC veteran Liz Camouche against Japan’s Kana Watanabe in a flyweight bout.


The prelims kicked off live above at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed at 9 p.m. ET by the main card live on Showtime.

Valentin Moldavsky def. Tim Johnson by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) – for interim heavyweight title
Liz Carmouche def. Kana Watanabe by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:35
Sidney Outlaw def. Myles Jury by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 4:44
Daniel Weichel def. Keoni Diggs by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Christian Edwards def. Ben Simon Biyong by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
John De Jesus def. John Teixeira by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Taylor Johnson def. Lance Wright by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:58
Jaylon Bates def. Cody Matthews by submission (armbar). Round 2, 4:04
Corey Samuels def. Isaiah Hokit by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:10
Soren Bak def. Bobby Lee by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-27)