Phil Davis Defeats Lyoto Machida In Bellator 245 Main Event, Low Blows Dominate The Undercard

Former Bellator light heavyweight champion Phil Davis again pulled out a decision win over former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, with this one coming by split decision.

Here are the highlights of the final round of the bout from the live coverage provided by Fightful:

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Machida and Davis also exchange some leg kicks. Davis goes back to attacking Machida with kicks to the midsection, Machida comes forward and he attacks Davis with a few combinations. Davis stays on the outside while taking some swings at Machida, Davis eats a leg kick after landing a kick to the midsection of Machida. Machida barely lands a head kick on Davis as the round ends.

Official Result: Phil Davis def. Lyoto Machida by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

The undercard of the show was highlighted by Cat Zingano’s promotion debut, as she defeated Gabrielle Holloway by unanimous decision. Low blows were also a theme of the undercard, as the Raymond Daniels/Peter Stanonik and Tyrell Fortune/Jack May fights were both ruled no contests due to accidental groin strikes.

Up next for Bellator is Bellator 246, which takes place tomorrow night and is headlined by Juan Archuleta facing Patrick Mix for the vacant bantamweight title.

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