Bellator 216 Results: Paul Daley & MVP Settle Their Rivalry, Plus Nelson vs. Cro Cop II & Kongo vs. Minakov II

Bellator 216 Results: Paul Daley & MVP Settle Their Rivalry, Plus Nelson vs. Cro Cop II & Kongo vs. Minakov II

Main Card (10pm EST., DAZN)

Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
Michael Page def. Paul Daley by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

Cheick Kongo def. Vitaly Minakov by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Mirko Cro Cop def. Roy Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Yaroslav Amosov def. Erick Silva by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Valerie Loureda def. Colby Fletcher by TKO via strikes (2:55, R1)

Preliminary Card (7:30pm EST., DAZN)

Tyrell Fortune def. Ryan Pokryfky by TKO via strikes (2:21, R1)

Nekruz Mirkhojaev def. Pat Casey by submission via neck crank (1:18, R3)

Vinicius De Jesus def. Rodoplho Barcellos by TKO via strikes (3:46, R1)

Kemran Lachinov def. Kastriot Xhema by submission via knee bar (0:53, R2)

Justin Sumter def. Reginaldo Fenix by submission via rear naked choke (3:27, R2)

Jesse Kosakowski def. Rodolfo Neves Rocha by submission via rear naked choke (3:05, R2)

Demetrius Plaza def. Andrews Rodriguez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)


Pat Casey vs. Nekruz Mirkhojaev

Round One: The round begins with Mirkhojaev instantly hunting for takedowns against Casey, Casey and Mirkhojaev swing away at each other. Casey nails Mirkhojaev with a few strikes while in the clinch, Casey pops a swinging Mirkhojaev with a counter left. Mirkhojaev then pops Casey with a left of his own, Mirkhojaev and Casey have a few wild striking exchanges. Mirkhojaev uses a push kick to get Casey at a distance, Casey attacks Mirkhojaev with a four punch combination. Mirkhojaev cracks Casey with a knee strike followed by a right, Casey scores a takedown and Mirkhojaev gets right back up. Casey cracks a swinging Mirkhojaev with a counter left hook, Casey kicks Mirkhojaev in the midsection as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Mirkhojaev attacking Casey with some leg kicks, Mirkhojaev and Casey have more striking exchanges. Mirkhojaev pops Casey with a right after a failed takedown attempt, Mirkhojaev comes forward and he attacks Casey with lefts. Mirkhojaev nails a swinging Casey with a knee strike, Mirkhojaev then nails Casey with a head kick. Mirkhojaev and Casey continue attacking each other with single strike attempts, Casey pops Mirkhojaev with a few short rights. Casey starts nailing Mirkhojaev with some leg kicks of his own, Mirkhojaev scores a takedown on Casey and he gets right back up. Mirkhojaev drags Casey back to the ground and he gets back control. Mirkhojaev attacks Casey with strikes as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Mirkhojaev scoring a takedown on Casey and Casey gets right back up, Mirkhojaev scores another takedown on Casey and he gets back control. Mirkhojaev attacks Casey with ground and pound, Mirkhojaev gains the full mount and he nails Casey with more strikes. Mirkhojaev regains back control and he lands more strikes, Mirkhojaev locks in a neck crank and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Nekruz Mirkhojaev def. Pat Casey by submission via neck crank (1:18, R3)

Jesse Kosakowski vs. Rodolfo Neves Rocha

Round One: The round begins with Kosakowski nailing Rocha with a side kick to the midsection, Kosakowski scores a takedown on Rocha and he gets the open guard. Kosakowski transitions to the half guard against Rocha, Kosakowski attacks Rocha with some ground and pound. Kosakowski transitions to the side control position against Rocha, Kosakowski rolls for an arm bar and Rocha escapes to get top position. Kosakowski and Rocha go for leg locks before Rocha lands some strikes, Kosakowski sweeps Rocha during a submission attempt to regain top position. Rocha scrambles for a heel hook and Kosakowski escapes to get back control, Rocha shakes Kosakowski off of him to get top position again. Rocha lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Kosakowski attacking Rocha with a side kick, Rocha and Kosakowski take a few swings at each other. Kosakowski scores a takedown on Rocha and he gets the full guard, Kosakowski attacks Rocha with ground and pound. Kosakowski transitions to back control against Rocha, Kosakowski locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Jesse Kosakowski def. Rodolfo Neves Rocha by submission via rear naked choke (3:05, R2)

Vinicius De Jesus vs. Rodolpho Barcellos

Round One: The round begins with De Jesus attacking Barcellos with some leg kicks, Barcellos nails De Jesus with some leg kicks of his own. Barcellos also peppers De Jesus with a few jabs, De Jesus charges forward and he takes a few swings at Barcellos. De Jesus drops Barcellos with a combination and he pounces on him with a few strikes before gaining top position, De Jesus gets up and he allows Barcellos to stand as well. De Jesus drops Barcellos with a leg kick and he makes him stand up, De Jesus drops Barcellos with an uppercut and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Vinicius De Jesus def. Rodoplho Barcellos by TKO via strikes (3:46, R1)

Tyrell Fortune vs. Ryan Pokryfky

Round One: The round begins with Pokryfky attacking Fortune with some leg kicks, Fortune cracks a swing Pokryfky with a counter right. Fortune then cracks Pokryfky with a straight right, Pokryfky and Fortune attack each other with some jabs. Fortune drops Pokryfky with a right and he allows him to stand up, Fortune drops Pokryfky with a right followed by a knee strike. Fortune nails Pokryfky with a few strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Tyrell Fortune def. Ryan Pokryfky by TKO via strikes (2:21, R1)

Kemran Lachinov vs. Kastriot Xhema

Round One: The round begins with Lachinov landing a few rights before scoring a takedown on Xhema, Xhema scrambles to his feet and Lachinov drags him back to the ground. Xhema gets back up and Lachinov gets him against the cage wall, Xhema goes for a knee strike and Lachinov drops him with a counter right. Lachinov gets side control against a downed Xhema, Lachinov moves into the north/south position against Xhema. Lachinov goes for a north/south choke before getting side control against Xhema, Lachinov hits Xhema with a few knee strikes. Lachinov hops to back control on Xhema as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Xhema getting Lachinov against the cage wall, Xhema scores a takedown on Lachinov and he lands a few strikes afterwards. Lachinov rolls for a knee bar and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Kemran Lachinov def. Kastriot Xhema by submission via knee bar (0:53, R2)

Reginaldo Felix vs. Justin Sumter

Round One: The round begins with Felix attacking Sumter with some leg kicks, Sumter backs up Felix with a kick to the midsection. Sumter goes for a flying knee strike against Felix, Felix stuns a swinging Sumter with a counter left hook. Sumter backs up Felix with a high kick attempt, Sumter charges forward and he hits Felix with some rights. Felix drops Sumter with a right and he pounces on him with a lot of strikes, Sumter gets up and Felix swings away at him. Sumter nails a kicking Felix with a counter left, Sumter and Felix exchange high kick attempts that get blocked. Sumter attacks Felix with a knee strike to the head, Sumter recovers and attacks Felix with some knee strikes of his own as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Felix attacking Sumter with some leg kicks, Sumter scores a takedown on Felix and he gets the half guard. Sumter starts attacking Felix with some ground and pound, Felix eats more strikes while getting Sumter in the full guard. Sumter transitions to the full mount on Felix before gaining back control, Sumter locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Justin Sumter def. Reginaldo Fenix by submission via rear naked choke (3:27, R2)

Demetrius Plaza vs. Andrews Rodriguez

Round One: The round begins with Plaza attacking Rodriguez with some leg kicks, Rodriguez catches Plaza with some leg kicks of his own. Plaza drops Rodriguez with a few rights before getting half guard on the ground, Plaza gains the full mount against Rodriguez. Plaza attacks Rodriguez with some ground and pound, Rodriguez eventually gets Plaza in his half guard. Rodriguez wall walks to his feet while Plaza lands some lefts. Plaza scores another takedown on Rodriguez and he gets the full mount, Plaza rolls for an arm bar and releases it to get side control. Plaza regains the full mount against Rodriguez as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Rodriguez nailing Plaza with a side kick to the midsection, Rodriguez also starts attacking Plaza with some leg kicks. Plaza nails Rodriguez with a kick to the midsection, Rodriguez goes for a high kick and Plaza blocks it. The fighters clinch and exchange some strikes, Rodriguez grabs Plaza and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rodriguez (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Rodriguez attacking Plaza with a variety of kicks, Plaza comes forward and he takes a few swings at Rodriguez. Rodriguez starts landing a lot of leg kicks against Plaza, Plaza scores a takedown on Rodriguez and he gets the full guard. Plaza gains the half guard against Rodriguez while landing ground and pound, Rodriguez gets Plaza back in his full guard while landing strikes from his back. Rodriguez rolls for an arm bar and Plaza escapes to get side control, Rodriguez scrambles as the round ends.

Official Result: Demetrius Plaza def. Andrews Rodriguez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

Valerie Loureda vs. Colby Fletcher

Round One: The round begins with Loureda attacking Fletcher with a high kick, Fletcher comes forward as the fighters swing away at each other. Loureda cracks Fletcher with an overhand right, Loureda goes for an axe kick and Fletcher blocks it. Fletcher attacks a backing Loureda with a superman punch, Loureda starts attacking Fletcher with some punching combinations. Loureda and Fletcher briefly clinch and have a striking exchange, Loureda drops Fletcher with a kick to the midsection and she pounces on her with a plethora of strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Valerie Loureda def. Colby Fletcher by TKO via strikes (2:55, R1)

Yaroslav Amosov vs. Erick Silva

Round One: The round begins with Silva attacking Amosov with some leg kicks, Silva then hits Amosov with a punching combination. Amosov pops a swinging Silva with a counter left hook, Silva backs up Amosov while landing a wild right. Silva comes forward and he attacks Amosov with some combinations, Silva nails Amosov with a right uppercut to the midsection. Amosov grabs Silva and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Amosov gets a swinging Silva back against the cage wall. The fighters separate again and Silva attacks Amosov with a knee strike, Amosov charges forward and swings away at Silva. Silva hits an incoming Amosov with a two punch combination, Amosov lands a knee strike as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Amosov nailing Silva with a front kick to the midsection, Amosov and Silva exchange some leg kicks. Silva attempts a spinning back kick and Amosov blocks it, Amosov scores a takedown on Silva and Silva gets right back up. Amosov drags Silva back to the ground while gaining back control, Amosov attacks Silva with some rights as he gets back up. Amosov gets Silva back to the ground and he lands more strikes, Silva scrambles to his feet and Amosov slams him back to the ground. Amosov winds up gaining the half guard against Silva, Amosov lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Silva attacking Amosov with some leg kicks, Amosov gets Silva against the cage wall and they separate a short time later. Amosov scores a takedown on Silva after eating a knee strike, Silva gets back up with Amosov holding onto him. The fighters separate and Amosov kicks Silva in the midsection, Amosov scores another takedown on Silva and he gets the half guard. Silva gets back up and Amosov drags him back to the ground, Silva gets back up again and Amosov gets another takedown on him a short time later. Silva gets back up and Amosov drags him back to the ground again, Amosov keeps Silva down as the round ends.

Official Result: Yaroslav Amosov def. Erick Silva by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Cheick Kongo vs. Vitaly Minakov

Round One: The round begins with Minakov cracking Kongo with a pair of rights, Kongo gets a swinging Minakov against the cage wall. Kongo attacks Minakov with knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Kongo nails a swinging Minakov with a multiple punch combination. Kongo accidentally nails Minakov low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Minakov cracks Kongo with a right uppercut. The fighters clinch and separate a short time later, Kongo attacks Minakov with some leg kicks and body kicks. Minakov trips up a kicking Kongo and Kongo gets right back up, Kongo gets Minakov against the cage wall while eating a knee strike. The fighters separate and Minakov cracks a swinging Kongo with a counter right hook, Minakov gets Kongo against the cage wall as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Minakov attacking Kongo with some leg kicks, Kongo responds by landing leg kicks of his own. Kongo nails Minakov with a kick to the midsection, Minakov continuously attacks Kongo with some rights. The fighters take some swings at each other and little of it lands, Kongo clinches with Minakov before landing a multiple punch combination. Kongo nails Minakov with a knee strike as they separate, Minakov and Kongo exchange rights as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Kongo attacking Minakov with some leg kicks, Minakov scores a takedown on Kongo and he gets the half guard. Minakov attacks Kongo with some ground and pound, Kongo wall walks to his feet and he destroys Minakov with a huge combination as the round ends.

Official Result: Cheick Kongo def. Vitaly Minakov by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson

Round One: The round begins with Nelson attacking Cro Cop with some jabs, the fighters clinch and quickly separate. Cro Cop backs Nelson into the cage wall before landing a left uppercut, the fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall. Cro Cop cracks Nelson with another left uppercut to the chin, Nelson attacks Cro Cop with some knee strikes to the midsection. The fighters separate and Cro Cop lands a left before getting Nelson against the cage wall, the fighters break apart after Cro Cop lands another uppercut. Cro Cop nails Nelson with a kick to the midsection, the fighters exchange a few strikes as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Nelson taking a few swings at Cro Cop, Nelson starts hunting for takedowns against Cro Cop. Cro Cop gets Nelson against the cage wall before landing a knee strike to the head, Cro Cop and Nelson exchange elbow strikes to the head. Cro Cop stuns Nelson with a left uppercut to the chin, Nelson nails Cro Cop with a kick to the midsection. Cro Cop responds by attacking Nelson with some kicks of his own, Cro Cop gets Nelson against the cage wall while landing a few strikes. The fighters separate and Nelson nails Cro Cop with a pair of knee strikes, Cro Cop attacks Nelson with some leg kicks. The fighters exchange a few blows while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Cro Cop eats a right before attempting a high kick and the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Cro Cop and Nelson taking a few swings at each other, Cro Cop attacks Nelson with some leg kicks. Nelson nails Cro Cop with a pair of right uppercuts, Nelson continuously hunts for takedowns against Cro Cop. Nelson continues getting Cro Cop against the cage wall and nothing comes from it, Nelson comes forward and he takes some swings at Cro Cop. Nelson scores a takedown on Cro Cop and he gets the full guard, Nelson keeps top position as the round ends.

Official Result: Mirko Cro Cop def. Roy Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
Paul Daley vs. Michael Page

Round One: The round begins with Daley and Page dancing around each other, Page takes a few swings at Daley. Page nails Daley with a side kick to the midsection, Page then pops a moving Daley with a short left. Page nails Daley with a leaping knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Page

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Page nails Daley with a leaping front kick to the face. Daley grabs Page and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Daley scores a takedown on Page and he gets him in the seated position. Daley attacks a seated Page with a few short range strikes, Page scrambles to his feet and Daley swings away at him as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Page attacking Daley with some leg kicks, Page then cracks Daley with a right. Page attempts a few jumping knee strikes against an incoming Daley, Daley goes for the takedown while eating elbow strikes from Page. Daley grabs Page and gets him against the cage wall, Daley scores a takedown on Page and he gets the half guard. Page quickly gets Daley in the full guard position, Daley regains the half guard while nailing Page with a few strikes. Daley attacks Page with some ground and pound, Page wall walks to his feet and Daley keeps him against the cage wall as the round ends.

Round Four: The round begins with Page catching Daley with a lead right, Page then hits Daley with an overhand right. Daley scores a takedown on Page and he gets the open guard, Daley attacks Page with a little bit of ground and pound. Page scrambles to his feet and he nails Daley with a kick, Page rocks Daley with a series of flying knee strikes. Page scores a takedown on Daley and he gets the half guard, Page attacks Daley with some ground and pound. Page keeps top position as the round ends.

Round Five: The round begins with Page attacking a swinging Daley with a flying knee strike, Daley scores a takedown on Page and he gets the half guard. Daley gets up and he kicks away at the legs of a downed Page, Daley settles back into the full guard of Page. Daley attacks Page with a few strikes while keeping top position, Page wall walks to his feet and Daley keeps him against the cage wall. Page drags Daley to the ground and he gets back control, Page briefly goes for a rear naked choke before attacking Daley with some strikes. Page attacks Daley with some elbow strikes to the head, Daley scrambles to his feet and Page gets him against the cage wall. Daley goes for another takedown and Page winds up in top position as the round ends.

Official Result: Michael Page def. Paul Daley by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

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