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Main Card (9pm EST., Spike TV)

Chidi Njokuani def. Melvin Guillard by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-26)

David Rickels def. Aaron Derrow by TKO via strikes (0:44, R3)

AJ McKee def. Brandon Phillips by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Jessica Middleton def. Alice Smith Yauger by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-26)

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

Jordan Young def. Chris Harris by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Justin Overton def. Gaston Reyno by submission via rear naked choke (0:34, R2)

Jarod Trice def. Kevin Woltkamp by KO via strikes (3:17, R2)

Tyrell Fortune def. Will Johnson by TKO via strikes (4:20, R2)

Bruna Ellen def. Carmela James by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)


Round By Round Recap

Bruna Ellen vs. Carmela James

Round One: The round begins with James attacking Ellen with some leg kicks, James also attacks Ellen with a high kick. James then catches a swinging Ellen with a counter right hook, Ellen starts catching James with some leg kicks of her own. Ellen charges at James while throwing punching combinations, James catches a swinging Ellen with a superwoman punch. Ellen responds by kicking James in the midsection, Ellen continues attacking James with combinations. James cracks a swinging Ellen with a counter overhand right, Ellen puts James against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. James breaks free and she kicks Ellen in the midsection, Ellen scores a takedown on James as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ellen

Round Two: The round begins with Ellen attacking James with a few leg kicks, James tries catching Ellen with a series of jabs. Ellen then cracks a swinging James with a wild looping right, Ellen goes back to attacking James with punching combinations. Ellen then catches James with a kick to the midsection, Ellen comes forward and she nails James with a right. Ellen comes forward and she cracks James with a two punch combination, the two fighters have a striking exchange in the middle of the cage. Ellen starts cracking the midsection of James with some punches as well. James tries backing up Ellen by throwing a high kick, Ellen puts James against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Ellen scores a takedown on James and she postures up as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters just swinging away at each other, James barely catches Ellen with a superwoman punch. Ellen scores a takedown on James and she gets the half guard, Ellen postures up and James gets back up as well. James starts attacking Ellen with some leg kicks, Ellen responds by nailing James with a straight right. Ellen goes back to attacking James with several punching combinations, Ellen also attacks James with a few kicks. James tries catching Ellen with single strike attacks, Ellen scores another takedown on James and she gets the half guard. James catches Ellen in her full guard as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Bruna Ellen def. Carmela James by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Jarod Trice vs. Kevin Woltkamp

Round One: The round begins with Woltkamp attacking Trice with leg kicks, Trice starts peppering Woltkamp with a few jabs. Trice swings wildly at Woltkamp after a takedown attempt goes bad, Trice starts attacking Woltkamp with leg kicks of his own. Trice then catches Woltkamp with a short right to the midsection, Trice also catches Woltkamp with a kick to the midsection. Trice starts attacking Woltkamp with some hard rights to the head, Trice grabs Woltkamp and he attacks him with a few knee strikes. Trice then pops Woltkamp with a two punch combination, Woltkamp accidentally nails Trice low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Trice

Round Two: The round begins with Trice peppering Woltkamp with some jabs, Trice starts working over the midsection of Woltkamp with strikes. Trice goes back to attacking Woltkamp with leg kicks as well, Trice starts attacking Woltkamp with punching combinations as well. Trice rocks Woltkamp with a left hook, Woltkamp nails Trice with a combination of his own that lands. Trice then lands a kick to the midsection of Woltkamp, Woltkamp starts popping Trice with some leg kicks. Trice drops Woltkamp with a pair of lefts and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Jarod Trice def. Kevin Woltkamp by KO via strikes (3:17, R2)

Tyrell Fortune vs. Will Johnson

Round One: The round begins with Johnson nailing Fortune with a kick to the midsection, Fortune nails Johnson with a left before scoring a takedown. Fortune gets the half guard and then the full guard while landing ground and pound, Fortune transitions to back control on Johnson while landing more strikes. Johnson scrambles to his feet with Fortune holding onto him, Johnson scores a takedown on Fortune before landing a few strikes. Fortune scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Johnson puts Fortune against the cage wall while landing an uppercut, Johnson nails Fortune low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Johnson catching Fortune with a punching combination, Fortune grabs Johnson and he puts him against the cage wall. Johnson accidentally nails Fortunelow again and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the referee taking a point from Johnson. The action resumes with the fighters exchanging punches, Johnson then hits Fortune with a three punch combo before scoring a takedown. Fortune gets back to his feet and Johnson attacks him with a knee strike, Fortune grabs Johnson and he holds him against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 9-9 for Draw

Round Two: The round begins with Fortune attacking Johnson with some leg kicks, Fortune grabs Johnson and he attacks him with a few knee strikes. Fortune cracks Johnson with a few uppercuts to the midsection as well, Johnson breaks free before rocking Fortune with an overhand right. Fortune grabs Johnson and he cracks him with knee strikes to the midsection. Fortune scores a takedown on Johnson and he gets back control, Fortune starts attacking Johnson with some ground and pound. Johnson wall walks back to his feet and Fortune holds him on the cage wall, Fortune scores another takedown on Johnson and he gets back control. Fortune attacks Johnson with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Tyrell Fortune def. Will Johnson by TKO via strikes (4:20, R2)

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Chris Harris vs. Jordan Young

Round One: The round begins with Harris attacking Young with a kick to the midsection, Harris also attacks Young with some leg kicks as well. Harris backs up Young by nailing him with a short right, Young throws jabs as he attempts to keep Harris at bay. Young scores a takedown on Harris after eating another kick to the midsection, Harris scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Young attacks Harris with a few knee strikes to the face before scoring another takedown, Young gets up and he allows Harris to stand up as well. Young nails Harris with a punching combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Young

Round Two: The round begins with Harris quickly attacking Young with some leg kicks, Harris tries attacking Young with a two punch combination. Young dances around Harris while peppering him with jabs, Young then catches Harris with a right to the midsection. Young catches Harris with a few punching combinations, Young then cracks Harris with a straight right. Young backs up Harris by catching him with a few rights, Harris recovers and he nails a swinging Young with a counter right hook. Young starts attacking Harris with some leg kicks as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Young dancing around Harris while peppering him with jabs, Young backs up Harris after landing a few rights. Young continues attacking Harris with punching combinations, Harris backs Young into the cage wall after landing a multiple punch combination. Harris starts nailing Young with some leg kicks as well, Young then catches Harris with a knee strike that lands on his face. Harris holds Young against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Young scores a takedown on Harris and both pop right back up to their feet. Young then catches Harris with another knee strike to the face, Harris attacks Young with a combination as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jordan Young def. Chris Harris by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Justin Overton vs. Gaston Reyno

Round One: The round begins with Overton scoring a takedown on Reyno and he gets back control, Overton starts hunting for submissions on Reyno. Overton transitions to the full mount and then back control again on Reyno, Overton looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Overton

Round Two: The round begins with Overton rocking Reyno with an overhand right, Overton lands another right before scoring a takedown on Reyno. Overton gains back control on Reyno and he locks in the rear naked choke as Reyno goes out cold.

Official Result: Justin Overton def. Gaston Reyno by submission via rear naked choke (0:34, R2)

AJ McKee vs. Brandon Phillips

Round One: The round begins with McKee quickly clobbering Phillips with a side kick to the midsection, McKee then attacks Phillips with a high kick. Phillips starts attacking McKee with some leg kicks, McKee starts attacking Phillips with a variety of kicks. McKee attacks Phillips with a few right hooks that land on his chin, Phillips tries hitting an incoming McKee with a counter strike combination. McKee then plants an uppercut on the chin of Phillips, Phillips accidentally nails Mckee low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters exchanging some kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for McKee

Round Two: The round begins with McKee catching a kicking Phillips with a counter left, McKee then hits Phillips with a side kick to the midsection. Phillips starts attacking McKee with some leg kicks as well, McKee tries attacking Phillips with a few high kicks. The fighters start getting into a striking exchange, Phillips catches a swinging McKee with a counter right. McKee responds by popping a swinging Phillips with a counter left hook, McKee eats a combination as he hunts for the takedown on Phillips. Phillips starts picking apart McKee with punches as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with McKee picking apart Phillips with some jabs, Phillips then pops McKee with a right to the midsection. McKee then catches Phillips with a kick to the midsection, Phillips backs up McKee after landing a multiple strike combination. McKee scores a takedown on Phillips and he gets the open guard, Phillips scrambles to his feet before nailing McKee with a punching combination. Mckee attacks an incoming Phillips with a high kick, Phillips accidentally nails McKee low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Phillips popping McKee with a right, Phillips nails McKee with another combination while avoiding a takedown. Phillips backs up a kicking McKee with a counter left hook, McKee scores a takedown on Phillips as the round ends.

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

Official Result: AJ McKee def. Brandon Phillips by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

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Jessica Middleton vs. Alice Smith Yauger

Round One: The round begins with Middleton attacking Yauger with some leg kicks, Middleton then nails Yauger with a few kicks to the midsection. Middleton then catches Yauger with a spinning heel kick to the midsection, Yauger tries attacking Middleton with punching combinations. Yauger then nails an incoming Middleton with a short right hook, the fighters start exchanging some kicks as well. Yauger catches a swinging Middleton with a few counter right hooks, Middleton responds by nailing Yauger with a knee strike to the midsection. Yauger charges at Middleton while throwing a combination, Middleton eats a left as she lands more kicks to the midsection of Yauger. Middleton nails Yauger with an overhand right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Middleton

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters throwing combinations at each other, Middleton starts attacking Yauger with a variety of kicks. Yauger attacks a kicking Middleton with counter strike combinations, Middleton rocks Yauger with a pair of rights and the two clinch before exchanging more blows. Middleton rocks Yauger with a right hook and she follows up by throwing leg kicks, Yauger recovers to catch a kicking Middleton with a counter right. Middleton recovers and she kicks Yauger right in the midsection, Yauger eats another right before nailing Middleton with a two punch combination. Middleton then cracks a swinging Yauger with a counter right hook, Middleton backs up Yauger with a head kick attempt. Yauger throws at Middleton as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Middleton attacking Yauger with some leg kicks, Yauger scores a takedown on Middleton and she gets side control. Yauger transitions to the half guard position on Middleton, Yauger starts attacking Middleton with ground and pound. Middleton scrambles and she gets back control on Yauger, Middleton starts peppering Yauger with some short range strikes. Yauger spins and gets top position on Middleton as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jessica Middleton def. Alice Smith Yauger by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-26)

Aaron Derrow vs. David Rickels

Round One: The round begins with Rickels attacking Derrow with a few kicks, Rickels drops Derrow with a punching combination and he pounces on him with more strikes. Rickels settles in the full guard of Derrow while landing more ground and pound, Rickels postures up and he attacks Derrow with more strikes before settling back into the full guard. Rickels stacks Derrow and he attacks him with a bunch more strikes, Rickels is back in the full guard of Derrow while landing more shots. Rickels gets up and he allows Derrow to stand up as well, Derrow scores a takedown on Rickels and he gets the full guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Rickels

Round Two: The round begins with Derrow instantly huting for the takedown on Rickels, Rickels quickly catches Derrow with a multiple punch combination. Derrow starts attacking Rickels with combinations of his own, Rickels drops Derrow with a left hook. Rickels starts attacking a downed Derrow with some ground and pound, Rickels transitions to the half guard while landing more strikes on Derrow. Rickels briefly postures up before settling in the open guard of Derrow,Rickels attacks Derrow with more ground and pound. Rickels transitions to the half guard position on Derrow before posturing up again, Rickels stands up and kicks away at the legs of Derrow as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Rickels (Overall Score: 20-16 for Rickels)

Round Three: The round begins with Derrow putting Rickels against the cage wall while eating a knee strike, Rickels drops Derrow with a combination and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: David Rickels def. Aaron Derrow by TKO via strikes (0:44, R3)

Melvin Guillard vs. Chidi Njokuani

Round One: The round begins with Njokuani attacking Guillard with some kicks, Njokuani then cracks Guillard with a kick to the midsection. Guillard looks for the takedown and Njokuani puts him against the cage wall, Njokuani accidentally nails Guillard low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Guillard scoring a takedown on Njokuani and he gets the full guard, Njokuani shakes Guillard off of him to get the fight standing. Njokuani starts attacking Guillard with head kick attempts, Guillard pulls guard on Njokuani to get the fight to the ground. Njokuani attacks Guillard with a ton of ground and pound, Njokuani accidentally hits Guillard with an illegal strike and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Njokuani attempting a head kick against Guillard, Njokuani then nails Guillard with a kick to the midsection. Guillard holds Njokuani against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Njokuani

Round Two: The round begins with Njokuani peppering Guillard with some jabs, Guillard goes for the takedown and Njokuani winds up in top position. Njokuani starts attacking Guillard with some ground and pound, Guillard scrambles to get the fight standing again. Guillard falls on a spinning elbow strike attempt, Njokuani gets top position as he attacks Guillard with ground and pound. The referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Njokuani rocking Guillard with a kick to the midsection as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Njokuani nailing Guillard with a kick to the midsection followed by a knee strike, Guillard holds Njokuani against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Njokuani scores a takedown on Guillard and he gets the half guard, Njokuani starts attacking Guillard with ground and pound. The referee decides to stand the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Guillard scoring a takedown on Njokuani and getting back control as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Chidi Njokuani def. Melvin Guillard by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-26)

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