Bellator 163 Results: Light Heavyweight Championship, Major Upset

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Main Card (9pm. EST., Spike TV)

Phil Davis def. Liam McGeary by unanimous decision (50-43, 50-45, 50-44) to win the Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Title

Brennan Ward def. Saad Awad by KO via punch (1:26, R1)

Javy Ayala def. Sergei Kharitonov by KO via punch (0:16, R1)

Neiman Gracie def. Rudy Bears by submission via arm bar (4:39, R1)

Preliminary Card (6:45pm EST., Bellator.com)

Ed Ruth def. Dustin Collins-Miles by TKO via strikes (3:19, R1)

Tyrell Fortune def. Cody Miskell by TKO via strikes (2:22, R1)

Tyler King def. Josh Diekmann by submission via rear naked choke (1:39, R2)

Tim Caron def. Steve Skrzat by TKO via strikes (1:22, R2)

Carlos Correia def. Ilya Kotau by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Hannah Regina def. Sarah Payant by submission via arm bar (4:51, R1)


Round By Round Recap

Carlos Correia vs. Ilya Kotau

Round One: The round begins with Kotau taking a few swings at Correia, Kotau holds Correia against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Correia breaks free and he catches Kotau with a left, Correia then holds Kotau against the cage wall as both battle for position. Correia scores a takedown on Kotau and Kotau pops back up to his feet with Correia on his back, Kotau falls to the ground with Correia still on his back. Correia goes for the rear naked choke and Kotau finds a way to escape, Kotau takes top position after escaping the choke from Correia. Correia rolls for the omaplata before getting back control on Kotau, Kotau again stands up with Correia on his back. Kotau is able to shake Correia off of him to keep the fight standing, Kotau rocks Correia with a right to the face. Correia looks for the takedown and Kotau stuffs him, Kotau scores a takedown on Correia and he gets back control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Correia

Round Two: The round begins with Kotau quickly dropping Correia with a right, Correia catches Kotau in a triangle choke from out of nowhere when the fight hits the ground. Kotau eventually escapes after a long struggle, Correia rolls for the heel hook and Kotau escapes to maintain top position. Kotau stands up and Correia explodes to his feet to hold Kotau against the cage wall, Correia scores another takedown and Kotau pops right back up to his feet. Correia again holds Kotau against the cage wall while looking for more takedowns, Correia looks for more takedowns and Kotau winds up with back control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Correia peppering Kotau with a few jabs and leg kicks, Correia starts hunting for the takedown on Kotau. Correia holds Kotau against the cage wall while eating a few knee strikes, Kotau drags Correia to the ground and Correia winds up scrambling to get on top. Correia rolls for the straight foot lock and Kotau escapes to get back control, Correia scrambles at the right time and he regains top position. Correia transitions to back control on Kotau while landing some ground and pound, Correia attempts the rear naked choke on Kotau. Correia transitions to the full mount on Kotau, Correia quickly regains back control on Kotau as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Carlos Correia def. Ilya Kotau by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Dustin Collins-Miles vs. Ed Ruth

Round One: The round begins with Ruth peppering Collins-Miles with some jabs, Collins-Miles drops Ruth with a series of rights. Ruth gets back to his feet and he scores a takedown on Collins-Miles, Ruth quickly transitions to the full mount on Collins-Miles. Ruth transitions to back control on Collins-Miles while landing some strikes, Collins-Miles tries scrambling and Ruth gains side control on him while landing more strikes. Ruth regains back control on Collins-Miles while landing a ton of unanswered strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Ed Ruth def. Dustin Collins-Miles by TKO via strikes (3:19, R1)

Tyrell Fortune vs. Cody Miskell

Round One: The round begins with the fighters nailing each other with a few jabs, Fortune catches a swinging Miskell with a counter right. Fortune charges at Miskell while throwing a combination, Fortune scores a takedown on Miskell and he gets back control. Fortune attacks Miskell with ground and pound mixed with knee strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Tyrell Fortune def. Cody Miskell by TKO via strikes (2:22, R1)

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