Bellator 161 Results: Kongo Gets Past Johnson, Warren Gets The Tap, Yankova Wins A Brawl & UFC Vet Pineda Gets His First Bellator Win

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Main Card (Spike TV, 9pm EST.)

Cheick Kongo def. Tony Johnson by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Joe Warren def. Sirwan Kakai by submission via neck crank (1:04, R3)

Derek Campos def. Djamil Chan by unanimous decision  (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Anastasia Yankova def. Veta Arteaga by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 28-29)

Preliminary Card (Bellator.com, 6:50pm EST.)

Emily Ducote def. Kenya Miranda by submission via arm bar (4:37, R2)

Daniel Pineda def. Mark Dickman by submission via rear naked choke (2:07, R3)

Garrett Scott def. Waylon Bronstrup by submission via rear naked choke (0:50, R1)


Preliminary Card

Mark Dickman vs. Daniel Pineda

Round One: The round begins with Dickman attacking Pineda with jabs and a side kick, Pineda charges forward at Dickman while throwing punches. Dickman eats a right before scoring a takedown on Pineda, Pineda tries wall walking to his feet as Dickman transitions to back control. Dickman moves to the half guard as he gets Pineda away from the cage wall, Dickman goes to side control on Pineda. Pineda tries to scramble and Dickman regains side control, Dickman goes back to the half guard position on Pineda. Pineda gets to the wall and he wall walks himself back to his feet, Dickman quickly drags Pineda to the ground while holding onto his back. Pineda gets back to his feet again with Dickman holding onto his back, Pineda slips under Dickman before getting standing back control on him. Pineda holds Dickman against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dickman

Round Two: The round begins with Pineda nailing Dickman with a leg kick after missing a left hook, Dickman goes for a spinning back kick to get some distance between himself and Pineda. Pineda backs Dickman into the cage wall before missing a left hook, Pineda also attempts a spinning back kick on Dickman that misses badly. Pineda fakes a kick before attempting a straight left on Dickman, Pineda scores a takedown on Dickman and he gets the half guard. Dickman spins to his knees as Pineda controls his head, Pineda nails Dickman with a pair of knee strikes as Dickman gets back to his feet. Pineda backs Dickman into the cage wall as he takes a few swings at him, Pineda gets standing back control on Dickman while landing a knee strike. Pineda scores a takedown on Dickman and he gets back control, Pineda starts attacking Dickman with some ground and pound. Dickman scrambles and Pineda winds up moving to the half guard on him, Pineda rolls for the guillotine choke and he changes it to a front choke as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Pineda quickly going for the takedown on Dickman, Dickman tries staying up by controlling the arm of Pineda. Dickman drops for the rolling kimura and Pineda easily escapes to gain top position, Pineda quickly gains back control on Dickman while landing some ground and pound. Dickman stands up with Pineda maintaining back control, Pineda locks in a rear naked choke on a standing Dickman and the tap out follow.

Official Result: Daniel Pineda def. Mark Dickman by submission via rear naked choke (2:07, R3)

Emily Ducote vs. Kenya Miranda

Round One: The round begins with Miranda attacking Ducote with a two punch combination, Miranda attacks Ducote with some leg kicks and more punching combinations. Ducote takes a few wild swings at Miranda before they clinch along the cage wall, the fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch. Ducote uses some dirty boxing as she eats more knee strikes from Miranda, Miranda lands a few more knee strikes before separating from Ducote. Miranda keeps the distance by attempting some front kicks against Ducote, Ducote grabs a hold of Miranda and she holds her against the cage wall. Ducote attacks Miranda with knee strikes and more dirty boxing, Ducote briefly separates from Miranda to attack her with a punching combination. Miranda breaks free and she eats a right hook from Ducote, Ducote again clinches with Miranda and the two exchange knee strikes again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ducote

Round Two: The round begins with Ducote nailing a kicking Miranda with a counter right, Miranda clinches with Ducote and holds her against the cage wall. Ducote spins Miranda onto the cage wall as the two exchange knee strikes, the fighters separate and have a striking exchange at the center of the cage. Miranda comes swinging and Ducote cracks her with a counter right, Miranda again tries to keep Ducote at bay by throwing several front kicks. Ducote scores a takedown on Miranda and she quickly gains full mount, Ducote decides to move onto the side control position on Miranda. Ducote starts attacking Miranda with some ground and pound, Ducote locks Miranda in the crucifix position while landing a bunch of strikes on her. Ducote regains the full mount on Miranda while landing some strikes, Miranda briefly sweeps Ducote and Ducote sweeps her again to regain the full mount. Ducote rolls for the arm bar and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Emily Ducote def. Kenya Miranda by submission via arm bar (4:37, R2)

Waylon Bronstrup vs. Garrett Scott

Round One: The round begins with Bronstrup attacking Scott with some leg kicks, Scott drags Bronstrup to the ground with a headlock and he quickly gains back control. Scott quickly goes for the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Garrett Scott def. Waylon Bronstrup by submission via rear naked choke (0:50, R1)


Main Card

Derek Campos vs. Djamil Chan

Round One: The round begins with Chan nailing a swinging Campos with a counter punch combination, Chan then hits Campos with a right uppercut. Chan continues attacking Campos with two punch combinations, Campos starts hitting Chan with some punching combos of his own. Campos chases Chan around the cage while throwing some strikes, Campos comes forward on Chan before landing a left hook.  Comes forward and Chan cracks him with a short right, Chan drops a swinging Campos with a counter right uppercut. Chan pounces on him with a plethora of strikes on the ground, Campos scrambles to his feet as Chan nails him with more strikes. Chan then cracks a swinging Campos with a two punch combination, Campos backs Chan into the cage wall while throwing a few punches. Campos looks for the takedown on Chan as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Chan

Round Two: The round begins with the two fighters engaging in a slugfest near the cage wall, Campos cracks a moving Chan with a left hook. Campos chases Chan around the cage before landing a two punch combo, Chan recovers to hit Campos with a straight right. Chan tries slowing Campos down by attacking him with leg kicks, Chan follows that up by hitting Campos with a left hook. Campos follows Chan around the cage while throwing punching combinations, Campos cracks Chan with a few punches and a knee strike attempt. Campos just comes forward while landing punches on Chan, Campos then cracks a swinging Chan with a counter strike combination. Chan goes back to attacking Campos with some leg kicks, Chan nearly catches Campos with a looping right hook. Campos scores a takedown on Chan and he gets the half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Campos (Overall Score: 19-18 for Chan)

Round Three: The round begins with Campos attacking Chan with a few rights and a kick to the midsection, Chan catches a swinging Campos with a few hooks. Campos tries attacking Chan with leg kicks as he eats a two punch combination, Campos scores a takedown on Chan and he gets side control. Campos nails Chan with a knee strike before gaining the half guard position, Campos tries slamming Chan to break his grip on him. Campos starts attacking Chan with some ground and pound, Campos transitions to the side control position on Chan. Campos goes back to attacking Chan with knee strikes to the midsection, Chan causes a scramble to get the fight standing and Campos cracks him with an uppercut as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Campos (Overall Score: 28-28 for Draw)

Official Result: Derek Campos def. Djamil Chan by unanimous decision  (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Anastasia Yankova vs. Veta Arteaga

Round One: The round begins with Arteaga quickly rocking Yankova with a straight right, Arteaga charges forward as Yankova nails her with kicks and knee strikes. Arteaga rocks Yankova with a pair of rights, Arteaga and Yankova have a wild striking exchange near the cage wall. Yankova creates space after hitting Arteaga with a right and a follow up knee strike, Yankova nails an incoming Arteaga with a kick to the midsection. Yankova then hits a swinging Arteaga with a counter punch combination, Arteaga charges at Yankova while throwing a combination. Yankova grabs a hold of Arteaga before catching her with a knee strike to the midsection, Yankova holds Arteaga against the cage wall as the two exchange knee strikes. The fighters have another wild striking exchange near the cage wall, Yankova holds Arteaga on the cage wall while using her dirty boxing. Arteaga responds by landing a multiple punch combination on Yankova, Yankova charges forward for another striking exchange with Arteaga. Yankova catches Arteaga with some standing elbow strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Arteaga

Round Two: The round begins with Yankova quickly nailing Arteaga with a front kick and a straight right, Yankova also starts attacking Arteaga with leg kicks. Arteaga charges forward on Yankova while throwing punches, Arteaga blocks a head kick before attacking Yankova with another punching combination. Yankova puts Arteaga against the cage wall while landing a few strikes, Arteaga spins Yankova and then separates from her. Yankova then stuns Arteaga with a front kick to the face, Arteaga nails a kicking Yankova with a counter strike combination. Yankova quickly forces Arteaga into the cage wall before a wild striking exchange breaks out, Arteaga then cracks Yankova with a two punch combination. Yankova attacks Arteaga with some knee strikes while eating some more punches, Yankova starts hitting Arteaga with some standing elbow strikes. The fighters just swing away at each other again until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Yankova cracking Arteaga with a front kick to the face, Yankova then forces Arteaga against the cage wall. Yankova starts using her dirty boxing as she holds Arteaga on the wall, the fighters separate from each other and Arteaga attacks Yankova with a punching combination. Yankova avoids a spinning back fist from Arteaga to clinch with her afterwards, the fighters break from each other and Yankova cracks Arteaga with a multiple strike combination. Arteaga eats a pair of kicks to the face as she comes forward on Yankova, Yankova puts Arteaga against the fence while landing a few knee strikes. Arteaga breaks free to attack Yankova with a three punch combination, Yankova again comes forward to attack Arteaga with punches and a kick to the midsection. Arteaga misses a superwoman punch attempt on Yankova and she eats a few strikes afterwards, Yankova holds Arteaga against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Yankova (Overall Score: 29-28 for Arteaga)

Official Result: Anastasia Yankova def. Veta Arteaga by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 28-29)

Joe Warren vs. Sirwan Kakai

Round One: The round begins with Warren nailing a kicking Kakai with a counter right, Kakai nails Warren with knee strikes as he avoids the takedown. Kakai then cracks Warren with a knee strike to the midsection, Warren scores a takedown on Kakai and he gets back control. Kakai gets back to his feet with Warren holding onto him, Warren then holds Kakai against the cage wall. The fighters clinch and exchange a few knee strikes to the midsection, Kakai scores a takedown on Warren and he gets top position. Kakai starts attacking Warren with some ground and pound, Warren is able to get Kakai off of him to get the fight standing. Warren looks for the takedown as Kakai attacks him with a few elbow strikes, Kakai jabs away at Warren as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Warren

Round Two: The round begins with Kakai attacking Warren with a few leg kicks, Warren fakes a right before scoring a takedown on Kakai. Kakai finds a way to stand up with Warren staying on his back, Kakai is able to shake Warren off of his as he goes for the rear naked choke. Warren then cracks Kakai with a two punch combination and a knee strike, Kakai goes back to attacking Warren with leg kicks. Kakai cracks a charging and swinging Warren with a counter punch combination, Warren holds Kakai against the cage wall while landing the occasional knee strike. The fighters exchange several knee strikes while in the clinch, Warren drops Kakai with a knee strike and he gets the half guard when the fight hits the ground. Warren starts attacking Kakai with elbow strikes, Kakai rolls for the arm bar from out of nowhere and Warren escapes to get back control. Warren goes right into attacking Kakai with ground and pound, Warren goes for the rear naked choke and he lets go to get the half guard on Kakai as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Warren immediately rocking Kakai with a knee strike to the face, Warren clinches with Kakai to attack him with more knee strikes. Kakai goes for the takedown and Warren catches him in a neck crank and a tap out follows.

Fight Result: Joe Warren def. Sirwan Kakai by submission via neck crank (1:04, R3)

Cheick Kongo vs. Tony Johnson

Round One: The round begins with Kongo peppering Johnson with a few jabs before holding him against the cage wall, Kongo attacks Johnson with knee strikes while in the clinch. Johnson spins Kongo as he continues eating some knee strikes, Kongo accidentally nails Johnson low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Kongo jabbing away at Johnson, Johnson attacks Kongo with an overhand right before clinching up with him. Johnson holds Kongo on the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes, Kongo returns the favor by nailing Johnson with several knee strikes to the midsection. The referee decides to separate the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Johnson nailing Kongo with an overhand right. Kongo quickly recovers and he just holds Johnson on the fence, Kongo scores a takedown on Johnson and he quickly gets full mount. Kongo starts attacking Johnson with some ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kongo

Round Two: The round begins with Johnson scoring a takedown on Kongo and he gets the half guard, Kongo looks to wall walk to his feet and Johnson gets back control on him. Johnson starts attacking Kongo with some ground and pound, Johnson starts hunting for the rear naked choke on Kongo. Johnson tries peppering Kongo with strikes to set up the rear naked choke, Johnson scrambles and he gets full mount on Kongo. Johnson attacks Kongo with a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Johnson taking a wild swing at Kongo, Kongo then grabs Johnson and he holds him against the cage wall. Kongo attacks Johnson with a knee strike while looking for the takedown, Kongo scores the takedown on Johnson and he gets the half guard. Kongo starts hitting Johnson with elbow strikes as they are on the ground, Johnson gets to the seated position as he tries wall walking to his feet. Johnson is eventually able to make it back to his feet with a wall walk, Kongo scores another takedown on Johnson and he gets the half guard. Kongo goes right back to attacking Johnson with some ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kongo (Overall Score: 29-28 for Kongo)

Official Result: Cheick Kongo def. Tony Johnson by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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