Bellator 251 Video Highlights: Corey Anderson Whoops On Melvin Manhoef

Corey Anderson did exactly what was expected of him against Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 251: takedown and beat up an under-sized and over-aged opponent.

Bellator 251 wrapped up with a main card that generated a number of interesting storylines, including Anderson's promotional debut, Austin Vanderford's undefeated streak, and a terrific use of instant replay. Take a look below at all of Thursday's main card highlights.

Corey Anderson def. Melvin Manhoef by TKO via strikes (2:34, R2)

Anderson did exactly what was expected of him in his Bellator debut. The former ranked UFC light heavyweight took down and beat up an under-sized and over-aged Manhoef. The veteran fighter performed ably in round one; however, Anderson grounded and whooped on him in the second stanza.

Tyrell Fortune def. Said Sowma by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

The fight was so uneventful that not even Bellator's social media team could come up with highlights. Fortune won.

Austin Vanderford def. Vinicius De Jesus by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Vanderford improved his undefeated record to 10-0 after shutting down a difficult and durable opponent in De Jesus. Vanderford fended off a decent kneebar attempt in round one but otherwise dictated the fight.

Derek Anderson def. Killys Mota by KO via head kick (4:27, R2)

Instant replay saved the day at Bellator 251. Anderson finished Mota with a head kick that was initially deemed an illegal strike to a downed opponent. Referee Mike Beltran reversed the decision to a KO after reviewing the footage.

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