Bellator 173 Results: Liam McGeary/Brett McDermott Headline & UFC Veteran Colin Fletcher Debuts

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You can see the full results below. 

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Liam McGeary def. Brett McDermott by TKO via doctor stoppage (1:06, R2)

James Gallagher def. Kirill Medvedovsky by submission via rear naked choke (2:53, R1)

Iony Razafiarison def. Sinead Kavanagh by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)

Alex Lohore def. Colin Fletcher by submission via rear naked choke (2:42, R2)


Round By Round Recap

Colin Fletcher vs. Alex Lohore 

Round One: The round begins with Lohore catching Fletcher with a three strike combination, Lohore catches a kicking Fletcher with a two punch combination. Lohore scores a takedown on Fletcher and he gets side control, Fletcher catches Lohore in a d’arce choke while on his back. Lohore escapes the choke and he gains back control, Fletcher spins at the right time to get the fight standing again. Lohore eats a knee strike as he catches Fletcher with a two punch combination, Fletcher cracks a backing Lohore with a jumping knee strike. Fletcher drops a kicking Lohore with a counter right, Lohore scrambles and he winds up getting top position when the fight hits the ground. Fletcher starts going for several submissions while on his back and Lohore escapes them all, Lohore settles in the side control position against Fletcher. Lohore transitions to back control on Fletcher as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fletcher

Round Two: The round begins with Lohore attacking Fletcher with a striking combination, Fletcher responds with a few combinations of his own. Fletcher then catches an incoming Lohore with a left hook, Fletcher wins a striking battle against Lohore. Lohore puts Fletcher against the cage wall while eating a ton of strikes, Lohore scores a takedown on Fletcher and he gets the side control position. Lohore transitions to the full mount on Fletcher before gaining back control, Lohore catches Fletcher in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Alex Lohore def. Colin Fletcher by submission via rear naked choke (2:42, R2)

Sinead Kavanagh vs. Iony Razafiarison 

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Razafiarison comes forward throwing strikes at Kavanagh. Kavanagh nails a kicking Razafiarison with a counter right, Kavanagh starts peppering Razafiarison with some jabs. Razafiarison then cracks Kavanagh with an overhand left, Kavanagh briefly drops a swinging Razafiarison with a counter punch. Razafiarison gets to her feet and she scores a takedown on Kavanagh, Razafiarison attacks Kavanagh with some ground and pound. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Razafiarison putting Kavanagh against the cage wall. Razafiarison scores a takedown on Kavanagh and she gets the half guard, Razafiarison attacks Kavanagh with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Razafiarison

Round Two: The round begins with Kavanagh cracking a swinging Razafiarison with a counter right, Razafiarison scores a takedown on Kavanagh and she gets the half guard. Razafiarison starts attacking Kavanagh with some ground and pound, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Kavanagh nailing Razafiarison with a two punch combination, Razafiarison scores another takedown on Kavanagh and Kavanagh gets right back to her feet. Razafiarison eats a few strikes as she scores another takedown on Kavanagh, Razafiarison attacks Kavanagh with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Razafiarison attacking Kavanagh with leg kicks, Kavanagh just starts swinging wildly at Razafiarison. Razafiarison scores a takedown on Kavanagh and she gets side control, Kavanagh eats strikes as she traps Razafiarison in her full guard. Razafiarison attacks Kavanagh with some ground and pound, Razafiarison transitions to the full mount on Kavanagh while landing more strikes. Razafiarison nails Kavanagh with more strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Iony Razafiarison def. Sinead Kavanagh by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)

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James Gallagher vs. Kirill Medvedovsky

Round One: The round begins with Gallagher swinging away at Medvedovsky, Gallagher also attacks Medvedovsky with leg kicks. Medvedovsky starts nailing Gallagher with some leg kicks of his own, Gallagher cracks Medvedovsky with a multiple punch combination. Gallagher backs up Medvedovsky with a flying knee strike before scoring a takedown, Gallagher transitions to the full mount on Medvedovsky. Gallagher advances to the back control position on Medvedovsky, Gallagher attacks Medvedovsky with a lot of ground and pound. Gallagher locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: James Gallagher def. Kirill Medvedovsky by submission via rear naked choke (2:53, R1)

Liam McGeary vs. Brett McDermott 

Round One: The round begins with McGeary jabbing away at McDermott, McDermott drops McGeary with a straight left. McGeary scrambles to his feet before attacking McDermott with a combination, McDermott starts nailing McGeary with leg kicks. McGeary nails McDermott with a knee strike followed by a right, McGeary rocks a swinging McDermott with a left hook. McGeary rocks McDermott a second time with a head kick, McDermott scores a takedown on McGeary and he immediately postures up. McDermott kicks away at the legs of a downed McGeary, McGeary scrambles to his feet and he drops McDermott with a knee strike to the face. McGeary pounces on a downed McDermott with a bunch of strikes before rolling for an arm bar, McDermott scrambles to get top position on McGeary. McDermott attacks McGeary with some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for McGeary

Round Two: The round begins with McGeary jabbing away at McDermott, McDermott starts attacking McGeary with some leg kicks. The referee halts the fight so the doctor can check a cut over the eye of McDermott, the doctor stops the fight.

Official Result: Liam McGeary def. Brett McDermott by TKO via doctor stoppage (1:06, R2)

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