Bellator 183 Results: Patricky Pitbull - Ben Henderson Headline & Roy Nelson Debuts

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Main Card (9pm EST., Spike TV)

#2 Patricky Freire def. #4 Ben Henderson by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Roy Nelson def. #5 Javy Ayala by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)

#5 Paul Daley def. Lorenz Larkin by KO via strikes (2:40, R2)

Goiti Yamauchi def. #7 Adam Piccolotti by submission via rear naked choke (3:19, R1)

Aaron Pico def. Justin Linn by KO via punch (3:45, R1)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., Bellator.com)

Tony Johnson def. Mike Ortega by KO via punch (1:49, R2)

Kaytlin Neil def. Brooke Mayo by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Brandon Laroco def. Gaston Bolanos by submission via triangle choke (2:16, R2)

Jaimelene Nievara def. Corina Herrera by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)

Fernando Gonzalez def. Alex Lopez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


Round By Round Recap

Alex Lopez vs. Fernando Gonzalez

Round One: The round begins with Lopez coming forward while throwing kicks at Gonzalez, Lopez starts attacking Gonzalez with leg kicks. Gonzalez backs Lopez into the cage wall while throwing a few punches, Gonzalez comes forward and he pops Lopez with a few lefts. Gonzalez rocks a backing Lopez with a multiple punch combination, Gonzalez backs up Lopez again with a high kick attempt followed by a left. Lopez kicks away at Gonzalez as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gonzalez

Round Two: The round begins with Lopez immediately kicking away at Gonzalez, Lopez accidentally nails Gonzalez low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Lopez kicking away at Gonzalez again, Gonzalez responds by popping Lopez with a few lefts. Gonzalez backs Lopez into the cage wall while throwing a multiple punch combination, Gonzalez catches a kicking Lopez with a counter left. Gonzalez continues looking for the counter left against the kicking Lopez, Lopez occasionally catches Gonzalez with leg kicks. Lopez backs up Gonzalez by attempting more kicks against him, Gonzalez backs up Lopez while pummeling him with a plethora of lefts. Gonzalez swings away at Lopez as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Lopez attacking an incoming Gonzalez with kicks, Gonzalez charges forward and he nails Lopez with a punching combination. Lopez catches Gonzalez with a spinning heel kick to the midsection, Gonzalez responds by catching Lopez with a left. Lopez continues coming forward and attacking Gonzalez with a plethora of kicks, Lopez eventually nails Gonzalez with a kick to the midsection. Lopez grabs Gonzalez and he attacks him with a few knee strikes, Gonzalez drops Lopez momentarily with a pair of lefts. Lopez catches Gonzalez with leg kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lopez (Final Score: 29-28 for Gonzalez)

Official Result: Fernando Gonzalez def. Alex Lopez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Corina Herrera vs. Jaimelene Nievara

Round One: The round begins with Nievara cracking Herrera with a straight right, Herrera goes for a spinning back fist that misses badly. The fighters clinch up and battle for position along the cage wall, Nievara scores a takedown on Herrera and she gets the full guard. Herrera rolls for an arm bar and Nievara escapes after a long struggle, Nievara attacks Herrera with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nievara

Round Two: The round begins with Nievara attacking Herrera with a bunch of leg kicks, Herrera occasionally takes a few swings at Nievara. Nievara nails a swinging Herrera with a counter right followed by a few knee strikes, the fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall. Nievara scores a takedown on Herrera and she gets the full guard, Herrera rolls for an arm bar again as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Nievara scores a takedown on Herrera and she gets side control. Herrera scrambles and she gets the half guard on Nievara, Nievara quickly traps Herrera in her full guard. Nievara rolls for the arm bar on Herrera and Nievara sweeps Herrera and she gets the full guard on her. Nievara starts attacking Herrera with some ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jaimelene Nievara def. Corina Herrera by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)

Brandon Laroco vs. Gaston Bolanos

Round One: The round begins with Laroco attacking Bolanos with some leg kicks, Laroco tehn pops Bolanos with a straight left. Laroco cracks Bolanos with a head kick after avoiding a few strikes, Bolanos comes forward and kicks away at Laroco. Bolanos then cracks Laroco with a few lefts followed by a counter right, Bolanos holds Laroco against the cage wall for a few moments. Laroco pulls guard on Bolanos to drag to fight to the ground, Bolanos scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Bolanos then cracks Laroco with a spinning back elbow strike, Laroco briefly drops Bolanos with an overhand left. Laroco follows that up by nailing a kicking Bolanos with a few counter rights, Laroco scores a takedown on Bolanos and he gets back control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Laroco

Round Two: The round begins with Laroco rocking Bolanos with a spinning heel kick to the head followed by a knee strike, Laroco scores a takedown and Bolanos scrambles to his feet. Laroco follows Bolanos around the cage while attacking him with a plethora of punches, Bolanos grabs Laroco and he holds him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown. Laroco catches Bolanos in a triangle choke and Bolanos goes out cold.

Official Result: Brandon Laroco def. Gaston Bolanos by submission via triangle choke (2:16, R2)

Kaytlin Neil vs. Brooke Mayo

Round One: The round begins with Neil attacking Mayo with some leg kicks, Mayo catches Neil with a kick to the midsection. Mayo backs up Neil with multiple high kick attempts, Mayo starts attacking Neil with some leg kicks of her own. Mayo charges forward and she cracks Neil with a straight right, the fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall. Mayo scores a takedown on Neil and Neil spins at the right time to get top position, Mayo rolls for an arm bar and Neil escapes to maintain top position. Neil gets up and she allows Mayo to stand up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Neil

Round Two: The round begins with Mayo kicking away at a backing Neil, Mayo charges forward and swings away at Neil. Neil pops Mayo with a few short rights after catching her kick, Mayo scores a takedown on Neil and Neil scrambles back to her feet. Mayo scores another takedown on Neil and Neil spins at the right time to get top position, Mayo rolls for an arm bar and Neil escapes to maintain top position. Neil attacks Mayo with a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Neil attacking Mayo with some leg kicks, Neil attacks Mayo with knee strikes as they clinch. Mayo takes a few swings at Neil before holding her against the cage wall, Neil scores a takedown on Mayo and Mayo gets right back up. Neil scores another takedown on Mayo and he gets the full guard, Mayo causes a scramble to get the fight standing again. Mayo grabs Neil and she holds her against the cage wall, the fighters separate as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Kaytlin Neil def. Brooke Mayo by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Mike Ortega vs. Tony Johnson

Round One: The round begins with Ortega nailing Johnson with a kick to the midsection, Ortega also starts nailing Johnson with leg kicks. Johnson backs up Ortega after taking a few swings at him, the fighters are both working the jab against each other. Ortega rocks a kicking Johnson with a counter right followed by a kick to the midsection, Ortega attacks a ducking Johnson with a spinning back fist. Ortega then pops an incoming Johnson with an uppercut, Ortega kicks Johnson in the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ortega

Round Two: The round begins with Ortega instantly peppering Johnson with jabs, Ortega then catches Johnson with a kick to the midsection. Johnson cracks Ortega with a few rights and a left hook after catching his kick, Johnson comes forward while swinging away at Ortega. Johnson destroys Ortega with a right cross and Ortega goes out cold.

Official Result: Tony Johnson def. Mike Ortega by KO via punch (1:49, R2)

#7 Adam Piccolotti vs. Goiti Yamauchi

Round One: The round begins with Yamauchi attacking Piccolotti with a front kick, Yamauchi follows that up by attacking Piccolotti with a high kick. Yamauchi then nails Piccolotti with a side kick to the face, Piccolotti scores a takedown on Yamauchi and he gets caught in a guillotine choke. Piccolotti escapes the choke and he gains top position on Yamauchi, Yamauchi scrambles to his face and he holds Piccolotti against the cage wall. Yamauchi starts attacking Piccolotti with knee strikes to the thighs, Yamauchi jumps on the back of a standing Piccolotti. Yamauchi locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Goiti Yamauchi def. #7 Adam Piccolotti by submission via rear naked choke (3:19, R1)

Justin Linn vs. Aaron Pico

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Pico scores a takedown on Linn and he gets back control. Pico starts attacking Linn with ground and pound, Pico postures up and the referee allows Linn to stand up. Linn then cracks Pico with a two punch combination, Pico assaults Linn with a huge punching combination. Linn eventually cracks a swinging Pico with a counter right, Pico scores another takedown on Linn and he gets the open guard. Pico starts attacking Linn with more ground and pound, Pico postures up and he allows Linn to stand as well. Pico clobbers a swinging Linn with a counter left hook and Linn goes out cold.

Official Result: Aaron Pico def. Justin Linn by KO via punch (3:45, R1)

#5 Javy Ayala vs. Roy Nelson

Round One: The round begins with Ayala attacking Nelson with a kick to the midsection, Ayala also attacks Nelson with some leg kicks. Ayala nails Nelson with a flying knee strike followed by a right, Ayala then pops Nelson with an uppercut. Nelson responds by catching Ayala with a right to the midsection, Ayala looks for a superman elbow strike against Nelson. Nelson starts hunting for the takedowns against Ayala, Nelson scores a takedown on Ayala and he gets the half guard. Nelson starts attacking Ayala with some ground and pound, Nelson gains the full mount against Ayala while looking for a submission. Ayala scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing, Ayala assaults Nelson with elbow strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ayala

Round Two: The round begins with Ayala instantly swinging against Nelson, Ayala charges forward and he swings away at Nelson. Nelson scores a takedown on Ayala and he gets the half guard, Nelson starts attacking Ayala with some ground and pound. Nelson transitions to back control against Ayala, Ayala scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing again. Ayala scores a takedown and Nelson gets right back up as they separate, Ayala cracks Nelson with a front kick to the face. Nelson comes forward and he cracks Ayala with a pair of uppercuts, Nelson scores another takedown on Ayala and he gets the half guard. Nelson attacks Ayala with a plethora of elbow strikes while controlling his arm as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Ayala charging forward and attacking Nelson with a variety of strikes, Ayala cracks a swinging Nelson with a counter overhand right. Nelson start attacking Ayala with a few kicks of his own, Nelson attacks Ayala with a few rights before scoring a takedown. Nelson attacks Ayala with some ground and pound, Nelson maintains side control as Ayala tries scrambling. Nelson attacks Ayala with more strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Roy Nelson def. #5 Javy Ayala by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)

#5 Paul Daley vs. Lorenz Larkin

Round One: The round begins with Daley attacking Larkin with some leg kicks, Daley then attempts a high kick against Larkin. Larkin comes forward and he attempts some front kicks against Daley, Larkin starts nailing Daley with some leg kicks of his own. Larkin catches Daley with a side kick to the midsection, Larkin charges at Daley while landing a three punch combination. Larkin follows that up by popping Daley with a few lefts, Larkin then cracks Daley with a short right to the face. Larkin trips up a kicking Daley and he gets top position on the ground, Larkin gains side control against Daley. Larkin swings away at Daley as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round10-9 for Larkin

Round Two: The round begins with Daley taking some wild swings against Larkin, Larkin grabs Daley and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch, Daley nails Larkin with a knee strike followed by a two punch combination. Daley looks for the takedown before the fighters separate, Daley attacks Larkin with a few overhand rights while eating some leg kicks. Daley clobbers Larkin with a left hook and drop him with a follow up combination that forces the referee to jump in.

Official Result: #5 Paul Daley def. Lorenz Larkin by KO via strikes (2:40, R2)

#2 Patricky Freire vs. #4 Ben Henderson

Round One: The round begins with Freire attacking Henderson with some leg kicks, Henderson comes forward and swings away at Freire. Henderson then cracks Freire with a kick to the midsection, Henderson tries keeping Freire at a distance by throwing jabs. Henderson backs up Freire after landing a straight left, Freire stuns an incoming Henderson with a short right hook. Henderson lands a head kick against Freire, Henderson accidentally pokes Freire in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Henderson attempting a double jump head kick against Freire, Freire catches an incoming Henderson with an uppercut. Freire then pops a swinging Henderson with a counter left hook as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round10-9 for Henderson

Round Two: The round begins with Henderson attempting a head kick against Freire, both fighters attempt flying knee strikes before Freire lands an uppercut. Henderson catches a kicking Freire with a counter straight left, Henderson puts Freire against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Freire catches Henderson with a knee strike to avoid the takedown, Freire also attacks Henderson with some elbow strikes. The fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch, Freire scores a brief takedown on Henderson as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Henderson attacking Freire with some leg kicks, Henderson backs up Freire with a high kick attempt. Freire comes forward and he nails Henderson with a three punch combination, Freire starts attacking Henderson with some leg kicks. Henderson responds by cracking Freire with a kick to the midsection, Freire nails an incoming Henderson with a knee strike to the midsection. Henderson starts attacking Freire with a few kicks, Freire nails a swinging Henderson with a counter right. Henderson responds by catching a swinging Freire with a counter left, Henderson looks for the takedown while eating some elbow strikes from Freire. The fighters separate and Henderson catches Freire with a left to the midsection, Freire attempts a flying knee strike against Henderson. Freire nails Henderson with a kick to the midsection as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #2 Patricky Freire def. #4 Ben Henderson by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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