Bellator 199 takes place tonight from the SAP Center in San Jose, California, headlined by a Bellator World GP fight between King Mo and Ryan Bader. Fightful.com will have quick results and blurbs on the big fights of the evening, and will cover the fights after the show on our live, post show podcast!
The main event of the evening saw Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader immediately catching his Bellator GP Tournament opening round opponent King Mo Lawal with a lead left hook. The strike crumbled Mo, and the fight ended in only fifteen seconds.
Bader advances in the tournament and will face Matt Mitrione.
Cheick Kongo got his first knockout in four years. opponent Javy Ayala tries to push him against the cage, work off and throw a sloppy punch, but Kongo blocked, rolls, and throws a magnificent short counter right. . He's now won six in a row and turns 43 next week.
Prospect Aaron Pico delivered again, knocking out 27-fight veteran Lee Morrison with a sick uppercut. Pico has now won three fights in a row after dropping his first.
40-year old Jon Fitch rides a five-fight winning streak after a win over Paul Daley that saw him play the Jon Fitch game to perfection. Daley could be heard booing the fight with Fitch on top of him, saying "this will get you lots of fans, Bellator. Millions."
Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)
Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Opening Round
Ryan Bader def. Muhammed Lawal via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 0:15
Jon Fitch def. Paul Daley via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-26, 29-26)
Aaron Pico def. Lee Morrison via TKO (body punch) – Round 1, 1:10
Cheick Kongo def. Javy Ayala via knockout (punch) – Round 1
Adam Piccolotti def. Carrington Banks via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:41
Preliminary Card (7pm EST., Bellator.com)
Cass Bell def. Khai Wu via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 3:27
Jordan Williams def. Brandon Hester via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:11
Amber Leibrock def. Janay Harding via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
James Terry def. Danasabe Mohammed via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Gaston Bolanos def. Malcolm Hill via TKO (injury) – Round 1, 2:54
Justin Tenedora def. David Rivera-Cruz via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:27
Deron Winn def. Ahmed White via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 2:32