Bellator 194 Results: Matt Mitrione Faces Roy Nelson In A Grand Prix Bout, Patricky Pitbull vs. Derek Campos II & More!

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Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Opening Round Fight

#1 Matt Mitrione def. #6 Roy Nelson by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#2 Patricky Freire def. #3 Derek Campos by TKO via strikes (2:23, R1)

#7 Vadim Nemkov def. #4 Liam McGeary by TKO via leg kicks (4:02, R3)

Heather Hardy def. Ana Julaton by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Tywan Claxton def. Jose Antonio Perez by TKO via strikes (3:39, R2)

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

Regivaldo Carvalho def. Thomas English by KO via strikes (0:17, R1)

Ross Richardson def. Ron Leon by TKO via strikes (1:41, R2)

Marcus Surin def. Dean Hancock by submission via arm triangle choke (4:50, R2)

Mike Kimble def. Geoffrey Then by TKO via strikes (1:03, R1)

Jarod Trice def. Walter Howard by majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)



Marcus Surin vs. Dean Hancock

Round One: The round begins with Hancock peppering Surin with a few jabs, Hancock scores a takedown on Surin and Surin gets right back up. Surin pops a kicking Hancock with the counter right, Hancock starts attacking Surin with some leg kicks. Surin responds by cracking Hancock with a straight right, Hancock cracks Surin with a spinning heel kick to the midsection.Surin goes for a takedown and Hancock briefly goes for a guillotine choke, Surin scores a takedown on Hancock and he gets back control. Hancock scrambles to his feet and he scores a takedown on Surin, Surin gets right back up and he gets another takedown on Hancock. Surin starts attacking Hancock with some ground and pound, Hancock sweeps Surin and Surin quickly regains top position. Hancock scrambles to his feet and Surin attacks him with knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hancock

Round Two: The round begins with Hancock jabbing away at Surin, Surin starts attacking Hancock with some punching combinations. Hancock goes back to attacking Surin with some leg kicks, Surin scores a takedown on Hancock and he gets back control. Hancock scrambles to his feet and Surin keeps back control as they fall back to the ground, Hancock scrambles to his feet and both fighter are standing again. Surin drags Hancock back to the ground and he gets back control, Hancock gets back to his feet and he holds Surin against the cage wall. Hancock scores a takedown on Surin and Surin scrambles to get back control, Surin starts attacking Hancock with ground and pound. Surin scrambles and catches Hancock in an arm triangle choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Marcus Surin def. Dean Hancock by submission via arm triangle choke (4:50, R2)

Jarod Trice vs. Walter Howard

Round One: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Howard tries nailing a swinging Trice with counter strikes. Trice comes forward and he swings away against Howard, Trice attacks Howard with a kick to the midsection. Trice then nails Howard with an overhand right, Howard eats another kick as he jabs away at Trice. Trice continues catching Howard with some overhand rights, Trice starts hunting for takedowns against Howard. Howard also starts attacking Trice with some leg kicks, Trice nails Howard with an overhand left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Trice

Round Two: The round begins with Trice attacking Howard with an overhand right, Trice and Howard attack each other with jabs. Trice backs up Howard by landing an overhand right, Trice goes back to attempting takedowns against Trice. Howard accidentally pokes Trice in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the referee taking a point from Howard. The action resumes with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Howard starts attacking Trice with a bunch of rights. Trice charges forward and swings wildly at Howard, Trice backs up Howard with a two punch combination. Trice nails Howard with an uppercut while looking for a takedown, Howard starts attacking Trice with a variety of kicks. Howard jabs away at Trice as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Trice (Overall Score: 20-17 for Trice)

Round Three: The round begins with Trice rocking Howard with a left hook, Trice charges forward and he swings away at Trice. Howard recovers and he rocks Trice with a multiple punch combination, Howard backs up Trice while just swinging away at him. Trice responds by attacking Howard with a knee strike, Trice scores a takedown on Howard and Howard sweeps him to get top position. Trice scrambles to his feet and he drops Howard with a few lefts, Trice pounces on a downed Howard and he gets back control. Howard gets back to his feet with Trice holding onto him, the fighters separate and they swing away at each other. Howard nails an incoming Trice with a knee strike to the midsection, Howard assaults Trice with a huge combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Howard (Final Score: 29-27 for Trice)

Official Result: Jarod Trice def. Walter Howard by majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)

Regivaldo Carvalho vs. Thomas English

Round One: The round begins with Carvalho dropping English with a right and he pounces on him with a few strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Regivaldo Carvalho def. Thomas English by KO via strikes (0:17, R1)

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