Bellator 181 Results: Campos vs. Girtz III & Joe Warren Is Back

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(Rankings are maintained by Fightful’s David Tees.)

Main Card (9pm EST., Spike TV)

#4 Derek Campos def. #7 Brandon Girtz by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R2)

#7 John Salter def. #9 Kendall Grove by submission via rear naked choke (4:37, R1)

#6 Emily Ducote def. Jessica Middleton by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)

#2 Joe Warren def. #5 Steve Garcia by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (6:45pm EST., Bellator.com)

Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Mike Rhodes by submission via rear naked choke (1:59, R1)

Valentin Moldavsky def. Carl Seumanutafa by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Andre Fialho def. AJ Matthews by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Katy Collins def. Bruna Vargas by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) (Quick Result)

Romero Cotton def. Aaron Rodriguez by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)

Logan Storley def. Kemmyelle Haley by KO via elbow strikes (1:44, R1)


Round By Round Recap

Romero Cotton vs. Aaron Rodriguez

Round One: The round begins with Rodriguez cracking Cotton with a right, Cotton scores a takedown and Rodriguez sweeps to get top position. Rodriguez gets to his feet and Cotton drags him back to the ground, Cotton attacks Rodriguez with some ground and pound. Rodriguez scrambles to his feet after eating a few more strikes, Rodriguez then pops Cotton with a right. Cotton grabs Rodriguez and he holds him against the cage wall, Cotton scores another takedown on Rodriguez and he gets the open guard. Cotton attacks Rodriguez with a little ground and pound, Rodriguez sweeps Cotton and he gets back control. Cotton shakes Rodriguez off of him to regain top position, Rodriguez catches Cotton in a triangle choke. Cotton escapes the submission to maintain top position, Rodriguez scrambles to his feet and Cotton catches him with a knee strike. Cotton scores another takedown on Rodriguez as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cotton

Round Two: The round begins with Rodriguez attacking Cotton with some leg kicks, Cotton scores a takedown on Rodriguez and he gets the full guard. Cotton attacks Rodriguez with a little ground and pound, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Rodriguez nailing Cotton with a punching combination, Cotton scores another takedown on Rodriguez and he gets the full guard. Rodriguez looks for the kimura and Cotton escapes to maintain top position, Cotton nails Rodriguez with some more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cotton (Overall Score: 20-18 for Cotton)

Round Three: The round begins with Rodriguez coming forward and swinging away at Cotton, Rodriguez grabs Cotton and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate after Cotton lands a standing elbow strike, Cotton scores a takedown on Rodriguez and he gets the full guard. Rodriguez sweeps Cotton and he gets back control, Rodriguez rolls for an arm bar and Cotton escapes to regain top position. Cotton goes back to attacking Rodriguez with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cotton (Final Score: 30-27 for Cotton)

Official Result: Romero Cotton def. Aaron Rodriguez by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)

Kemmyelle Haley vs. Logan Storley

Round One: The round begins with Haley attacking Storley with leg kicks, Storley scores a takedown on Haley and he gets the full guard. Storley transitions to the half guard while nailing Haley with multiple elbow strikes, Storley turns up the heat with the elbow strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Logan Storley def. Kemmyelle Haley by KO via elbow strikes (1:44, R1)

AJ Matthews vs. Andre Fialho

Round One: The round begins with Fialho attempting a roundhouse kick against Matthews, Matthews attacks Fialho with a two punch combination. Matthews also starts attacking Fialho with some leg kicks, Matthews comes forward and swings away at Fialho. Matthews then cracks a moving Fialho with a left hook, Matthews then attacks Fialho with a high kick followed by a right. Fialho scores a takedown on Matthews and he gets side control, Fialho transitions to the back control position as Matthews stands up. Fialho looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fialho

Round Two: The round begins with Matthews kicking Fialho in the midsection, Matthews starts attacking Fialho with punching combinations. Matthews and Fialho also exchange some left hooks, Fialho rocks a swinging Matthews with a counter punch combination. Matthews goes back to attacking Fialho with some leg kicks, Matthews grabs Fialho and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Matthews kicks Fialho in the midsection again, Fialho rocks a swinging Matthews with a counter left hook. Fialho pounces on a backing Matthews with a plethora of strikes, Fialho slips on a kick attempt and Matthews gets top position on the ground. Matthews starts attacking Fialho with some ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fialho (Overall Score: 20-18 for Fialho)

Round Three: The round begins with Matthews rocking Fialho with a two punch combination, Matthews drops Fialho with a right. Fialho scrambles to his feet with Matthews attacking him with a plethora of strikes, Fialho recovers and rocks Matthews with a two punch combination. Matthews grabs Fialho and he holds him against the cage wall, Matthews attacks Fialho with strikes while holding him against the cage wall. Matthews scores a takedown on Fialho and he gets leg control, Fialho gets back to his feet and separates from Matthews. Fialho comes forward while swinging away at Matthews, Matthews catches a swinging Fialho with a counter right hook. Fialho goes for a takedown and Matthews winds up getting back control, Matthews gains side control on a scrambling Fialho. Matthews gains back control again while attacking Fialho with strikes, Fialho scrambles to his feet and Matthews drags him back to the ground. Fialho scrambles to his feet again and Matthews holds him against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Matthews (Final Score: 29-28 for Fialho)

Official Result: Andre Fialho def. AJ Matthews by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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