Bellator 176 Results: Rafael Carvalho/Melvin Manhoef II & Anastasia Yankova In Action

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(Note: Fighter rankings are from the Fightful MMA Rankings, which are compiled by David Tees.)

You can see the full results below.

Rafael Carvalho def. #1 Melvin Manhoef by KO via head kick (3:15, R4) to retain the Bellator MMA Middleweight Title

#3 (WBW) Anastasia Yankova def. Elina Kallionidou by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Valeriu Mircea def. Djamil Chan by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Mihail Nica def. Samba Coulibaly by submission via anaconda choke (0:36, R1)


Round By Round Recap

Samba Coulibaly vs. Mihail Nica

Round One: The round begins with Nica attacking Coulibaly with leg kicks, Nica scores a takedown on Coulibaly and he immediately locks him in the anaconda choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Mihail Nica def. Samba Coulibaly by submission via anaconda choke (0:36, R1)

Djamil Chan vs. Valeriu Mircea

Round One: The round begins with Mircea attacking Chan with some leg kicks, Mircea scores a takedown on Chan and he gets back control. Mircea starts attacking Chan with some ground and pound, Mircea transitions to the half guard on a scrambling Chan. Mircea goes back to attacking Chan with ground and pound. Mircea goes for the guillotine choke and Chan escapes, Mircea remains in top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mircea

Round Two: The round begins with Chan attacking Mircea with leg kicks, Chan starts swinging wildly at a taunting Mircea. Chan scores a takedown on Mircea and he gets side control, Mircea scrambles to his feet before attacking Chan with a front kick. Mircea accidentally nailed Chan low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Chan starts swinging wildly against Mircea again. Mircea goes back to attacking Chan with some leg kicks, Mircea scores a takedown on Chan and he gets the half guard. Mircea starts attacking Chan with some ground and pound, Mircea nails Chan with an illegal headbutt and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Mircea nailing Chan with more leg kicks, Mircea cracks Chan with a front kick to the midsection. Chan scores a takedown on Mircea as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters just swinging wildly at each other, Chan starts nailing Mircea with more leg kicks. Chan nails a kicking Mircea with a right to the midsection, Chan also starts attacking Mircea with power punches. Chan scores a takedown on Mircea and he gets side control, Mircea quickly scrambles and he forces Chan into his full guard. Chan starts attacking Mircea with some ground and pound, Mircea scrambles to get the fight standing again. Mircea starts nailing Chan with some leg kicks, Chan scores another takedown on Mircea and he gets side control. Mircea eventually forces Chan back into his full guard while eating a few strikes, Chan attacks Mircea with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chan (Final Score: 29-28 for Mircea)

Official Result: Valeriu Mircea def. Djamil Chan by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Final fights are on Page Two...

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