Bellator 186 Results: Two Title Fights & Two PSU Alumni In Action

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Main Card (9pm EST., Spike TV)

Ryan Bader def. Linton Vassell by TKO via strikes (3:58, R2) to retain the Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Title

#1 Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. #4 Emily Ducote by submission via arm bar (3:42, R5) to win the Bellator MMA Women’s Flyweight Title

Ed Ruth def. Chris Dempsey by KO via punch (0:27, R2)

#1 Phil Davis def. Leo Leite by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#10 Saad Awad def. Zach Freeman by TKO via strikes (1:07, R1)

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

Frankie Beunafuente def. Francis Healy by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Tywan Claxton def. Jonathan Bonilla-Bowman by KO via flying knee strike (1:29, R1)

Logan Storley def. Matt Secor by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Dominic Mazzotta def. Matt Lozano by TKO via doctor stoppage (2:37, R1)

Michael Trizano def. Mike Otwell by submission via d’arce choke (2:07, R2)

Mike Wilkins def. Brett Martinez by submission via rear naked choke (1:09, R2)


Round By Round Recap

Frankie Beunafuente vs. Francis Healy

Round One: The round begins with Beunafuente attacking Healy with knee strikes as he holds him against the cage wall, Beunafuente scores a takedown on Healy and he gets the open guard. Beunafuente starts attacking Healy with some ground and pound, Healy tries rolling for an arm bar while on his back and Beunafuente avoids it. Healy wall walks to his feet and Beunafuente drags him back to the ground, Beunafuente goes back to attacking Healy with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Beunafuente

Round Two: The round begins with Beunafuente nailing Healy with an overhand right, Healy starts catching Beunafuente with some counter strikes. Beunafuente continuously attacks Healy with a bunch of rights, Beunafuente scores a takedown on Healy and he gets back control. Healy scrambles and he gets Beunafuente in his open guard, Beunafuente transitions to the half guard against Healy. Healy eats a few strikes as he gets Beunafuente back in his full guard, Beunafuente regains half guard as he nails Healy with a few strikes. Healy again gets Beunafuente back in his full guard while eating more strikes, Healy scrambles to his feet and Beunafuente nails him with knee strikes. Beunafuente scores another takedown on Healy as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Healy nailing Beunafuente with some leg kicks, Healy grabs Beunafuente and he holds him against the cage wall. Beunafuente catches Healy with a knee strike and they separate, Healy stuns Beunafuente with a punching combination. Healy drags Beunafuente to the ground and he lands a few elbow strikes, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Healy coming forward and swinging away at Beunafuente, Beunafuente scores a takedown on Healy and he gets him in a sideways position. Healy scrambles to his feet and the fighters separate, Beunafuente gets Healy against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Frankie Beunafuente def. Francis Healy by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Jonathan Bonilla-Bowman vs. Tywan Claxton

Round One: The round begins with Bonilla-Bowman attempting a jumping front kick against Claxton, Bonilla-Bowman catches a swinging Claxton with a counter right uppercut. Claxton comes forward and he swings away at Bonilla-Bowman, Claxton also attacks Bonilla-Bowman with a high kick that gets blocked, Claxton levels Bonilla-Bowman with a flying knee strike and Bonilla-Bowman is out cold.

Official Result: Tywan Claxton def. Jonathan Bonilla-Bowman by KO via flying knee strike (1:29, R1)

Matt Secor vs. Logan Storley

Round One: The round begins with Storley attacking Secor with some leg kicks, Secor comes forward and he swings away at Storley. Storley scores a takedown on Secor and he gets the open guard, Storley gains the half guard as he attacks Secor with ground and pound. Storley mixes in some elbow strikes in his attack against Secor, Secor causes a scramble and Storley controls his head. Storley attacks a downed Secor with knee strikes before gaining side control, Storley postures up and he cracks Secor with a right. The referee allows Secor to stand up after moments of inactivity, Storley scores another takedown on Secor as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Storley

Round Two: The round begins with Storley attacking Secor with some leg kicks, Storley scores a takedown on Secor and he gets the full guard. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Storley nailing Secor with more leg kicks. Secor attacks Storley with a few jabs to try and keep him at bay, Storley scores another takedown on Secor and he gets the full guard. Storley starts attacking Secor with some ground and pound, the referee stands the fighters again for inactivity. The action resumes with Storley scoring another takedown on Secor and he gets the open guard, Storley nails Secor with elbow strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Storley attacking a swinging Secor with some leg kicks, Storley scores a takedown on Secor and he gets the half guard. Secor gets Storley in his full guard while eating a bunch of strikes, Storley continues attacking Secor with ground and pound. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Secor going for a takedown and Storley controlling his head on the ground. Storley scores a takedown on Secor and he gets the open guard, Secor gets up and Storley holds him against the cage wall. Storley drags Secor to the ground as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Logan Storley def. Matt Secor by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Matt Lozano vs. Dominic Mazzotta

Round One: The round begins with Mazzotta attacking Lozano with a head kick, Mazzotta also starts attacking Lozano with leg kicks. Mazzotta then catches Lozano with a spinning heel kick to the midsection, Mazzotta scores a takedown on Lozano and he gets the open guard. Mazzotta starts attacking Lozano with some ground and pound, Mazzotta transitions to the half guard against Lozano. Lozano eats more strikes as he gets Mazzotta back in his full guard, the referee halts the fight so the doctor can check a cut over Lazono’s eye and the doctor calls the fight.

Official Result: Dominic Mazzotta def. Matt Lozano by TKO via doctor stoppage (2:37, R1)

Mike Otwell vs. Michael Trizano

Round One: The round begins with Otwell attacking Trizano with a head kick before scoring a takedown, Trizano gets to his feet and Otwell holds him against the cage wall. Trizano spins Otwell into the cage wall while landing knee strikes, Otwell goes for the takedown and Trizano winds up getting full mount on the ground. Trizano rolls for an arm bar and Otwell escapes to regain top position, Otwell ocassionally nails Trizano with a few strikes. Otwell transitions to the half guard against Trizano, Trizano sweeps Otwell and he locks him in a guillotine choke. Otwell scrambles to escape the choke and he holds Trizano against the cage wall, Otwell scores a takedown and Trizano sweeps him to get top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Trizano

Round Two: The round begins with Otwell attempting a high kick against Trizano, Otwell grabs Trizano and he holds him against the cage wall. Otwell scores a takedown on Trizano as Trizano attempts to choke him, Otwell gains the half guard against Trizano. Trizano sweeps Otwell to gain top position for himself, Trizano catches Otwell in a d’arce choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Michael Trizano def. Mike Otwell by submission via d’arce choke (2:07, R2)

Brett Martinez vs. Mike Wilkins

Round One: The round begins with Wilkins attacking Martinez with some leg kicks, Wilkins also attacks Martinez with a punching combination. Wilkins holds Martinez against the cage wall while landing some strikes, Wilkins rocks Martinez with a standing elbow strike to the head. Martinez starts hunting for the takedown against Wilkins, the fighters clinch and exchange some strikes. Wilkins breaks free and he attacks Martinez with a multiple strike combination, Martinez attempts a high kick against Wilkins and it gets blocked. Wilkins grabs Martinez and he assaults him with knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Wilkins

Round Two: The round begins with Wilkins attempting a high kick against Martinez, Wilkins then catches Martinez with a multiple punch combination. Martinez goes for a takedown and Wilkins assaults him with more strikes, Wilkins gets back control on Martinez when the fight hits the ground. Wilkins locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Mike Wilkins def. Brett Martinez by submission via rear naked choke (1:09, R2)

#10 Saad Awad vs. Zach Freeman

Round One: The round begins with Freeman attacking Awad with some leg kicks, Awad responds by landing some leg kicks of his own. Freeman stuns a swinging Awad with a counter left hook, Awad drops Freeman with a pair of rights and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #10 Saad Awad def. Zach Freeman by TKO via strikes (1:07, R1)

Chris Dempsey vs. Ed Ruth

Round One: The round begins with the fighters peppering each other with jabs, Ruth lands a kick and then he drags Dempsey to the ground while maintaining back control. Ruth starts attacking Dempsey with some ground and pound, Ruth transitions to side control against Dempsey. Ruth briefly postures up before gaining the full mount on Dempsey, Dempsey scrambles and Ruth gets back control. Dempsey scrambles to his feet and Ruth holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Ruth swings away at him. Ruth then cracks Dempsey with a few rights to the face, Dempsey pops a swinging Ruth with a counter right. Dempsey drops for a guillotine choke and Ruth escapes to get top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ruth

Round Two: The round begins with Dempsey cracking Ruth with a right hook, Ruth charges forward while swinging away at Dempsey. Ruth crushes Dempsey with a straight right and Dempsey goes out cold.

Official Result: Ed Ruth def. Chris Dempsey by KO via punch (0:27, R2)

#1 Phil Davis vs. Leo Leite

Round One: The round begins with Davis peppering Leite with a few jabs, Davis then catches Leite with a kick to the midsection. Davis grabs Leite and he holds him up against the cage wall, Davis scores a takedown and Leite springs back to his feet. Davis holds Leite against the cage wall while landing knee strikes, the fighters separate and Davis lands leg kicks on Leite. Davis attacks Leite with a few head kick attempts that miss, Leite catches an incoming Davis with a left hook. Davis recovers and he continues attacks Leite with punching combinations as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Davis

Round Two: The round begins with Davis jabbing away against Leite, Davis also attacks Leite with a high kick attempt. Davis accidentally pokes Leite in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Davis hunting for the takedown against Leite. Leite charges forward and he swings wildly against Davis, the fighters start getting into striking exchanges. Davis grabs Leite and he holds him against the cage wall, Leite separates from Davis after landing a left. Davis charges forward and he nails Leite with a left of his own as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Davis just swinging away against Leite, Davis starts attacking Leite with some leg kicks. Leite goes for a takedown and Davis attacks him with knee strikes, Leite continues taking a few swings against Davis. Davis tries keeping Leite at bay by attacking him with jabs, Davis gets Leite against the cage wall while landing a knee strike. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #1 Phil Davis def. Leo Leite by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Bellator MMA Women’s Flyweight Title Decision Fight: #1 Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs. #4 Emily Ducote

Round One: The round begins with Ducote attacking Macfarlane with leg kicks, Macfarlane comes forward and swings away at Ducote. Macfarlane lands a few knee strikes while clinching with Ducote, Ducote nails a swinging Macfarlane with a kick to the midsection. The fighters get into some wild striking exchanges, Macfarlane grabs Ducote and she attacks her with knee strikes. Macfarlane scores a takedown on Ducote and she gets her in the seated position, Macfarlane transitions to back control against Ducote. Macfarlane decides to move into the half guard of Ducote, Macfarlane attacks Ducote with some ground and pound. Macfarlane rolls for an arm bar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Macfarlane

Round Two: The round begins with Ducote attacking Macfarlane with some leg kicks, Macfarlane starts attacking Ducote with punching combinations. The fighters just take turns swinging away at each other, Macfarlane charges forward to hit Ducote with a left to the midsection. Macfarlane starts catching Ducote with some leg kicks of her own, Macfarlane also catches Ducote with some jabs in between eating leg kicks, Macfarlane then cracks Ducote with a left hook. Macfarlane goes for the takedown as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Ducote attacking Macfarlane with some leg kicks, Macfarlane cracks a kicking Ducote with some rights. Macfarlane charges at Ducote while throwing a punching combination, Macfarlane grabs Ducote while attacking her with strikes. The fighters exchange some knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Macfarlane nails Ducote with a multiple punch combination. Macfarlane follows that up by nailing Ducote with a straight left, Macfarlane grabs Ducote and she holds her against the cage wall. Macfarlane scores a takedown on Ducote and she gets the half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Macfarlane (Overall Score: 30-27 for Macfarlane)

Round Four: The round begins with Ducote attacking Macfarlane with leg kicks, the fighters exchange some knee strikes while in the clinch. Macfarlane then cracks Ducote with a two punch combination, Macfarlane misses a spinning back fist attempt against Ducote. Macfarlane continues to just swing away against Ducote, Ducote cracks a swinging Macfarlane with a counter right hook. Macfarlane comes forward and she nails Ducote with a right, Macfarlane catches Ducote with a left hook to the midsection. Macfarlane barely connects with a superman punch against Ducote, Macfarlane scores a takedown and Ducote gets back up. Ducote scores a takedown on Macfarlane and she gets side control, Ducote gains the half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Macfarlane (Overall Score: 40-36 for Macfarlane)

Round Five: The round begins with Macfarlane just swinging away against Ducote, Macfarlane cracks a swinging Ducote with a counter left hook. Ducote goes back to attacking Macfarlane with some leg kicks, Ducote scores a takedown on Macfarlane and she gets the open guard. Macfarlane catches Ducote in an arm bar to force a tap out.

Official Result: #1 Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. #4 Emily Ducote by submission via arm bar (3:42, R5) to win the Bellator MMA Women’s Flyweight Title

Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Ryan Bader (Champion) vs. #2 Linton Vassell

Round One: The round begins with Bader grabbing Vassell and he holds him against the cage wall, Bader scores a takedown on Vassell and he gets side control. Bader quickly transitions to the half guard against Vassell, Vassell scrambles to his feet and he separates from Bader. Vassell nails Bader with a kick to the midsection, Vassell also starts attacking Bader with some leg kicks. Bader catches a kicking Vassell with a counter right, Bader scores another takedown on Vassell and he gets the half guard. Vassell gets Bader off of him and both fighters are standing up, Bader scores another takedown on Vassell and he gets the half guard. Bader attacks Vassell with some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bader

Round Two: The round begins with Bader attempting a high kick before scoring a takedown on Vassell, Bader starts attacking Vassell with some ground and pound. Vassell wall walks to his feet and Bader drags him back to the ground, Bader attacks Vassell with a plethora of hammer fists. Bader turns up the heat with the ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Ryan Bader def. Linton Vassell by TKO via strikes (3:58, R2) to retain the Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Title

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