Bellator 225 Results: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov II, Plus Aviv Gozali Breaks The Fastest Submission Record

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Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

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Sergei Kharitonov def. Matt Mitrione by TKO via strikes (1:24, R2)

Vitaly Minakov def. Timothy Johnson by KO via strikes (1:45, R1)

Tyrell Fortune def. Rudy Schaffroth by submission via rear naked choke (2:08, R2)

Yaroslav Amosov def. David Rickels by submission via d’arce choke (4:05, R2)

Alejandra Lara def. Taylor Turner by TKO via strikes (3:44, R1)

Preliminary Card (5:45pm EST., Bellator App)

Austin Vanderford def. Joseph Creer by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R2)

Nick Newell def. Corey Browning by submission via arm triangle choke (3:15, R1)

Sabah Homasi def. Micah Terrill by KO via punch (0:17, R1)

Connor Dixon def. Kastroit Xhema by submission via arm bar (2:08, R3)

Chris Disonell def. Mike Kimbel by TKO via strikes (4:54, R1)

Ricky Bandejas def. Ahmet Kayretli by KO via strikes (1:21, R1)

Khonry Gracie def. Oscar Vera by submission via arm bar (2:50, R1)

Aviv Gozali def. Eduard Muravitskiy by submission via heel hook (0:11, R1)

Jon Manley def. Thiago Rela by submission via rear naked choke (4:47, R3)


Khonry Gracie vs. Oscar Vera

Round One: The round begins with Gracie attacking Vera with some leg kicks, Vera comes forward and he attacks Gracie with some lefts. Gracie scores a takedown on Vera and he gets the full mount, Gracie attacks Vera with some ground and pound. Vera sweeps Gracie and he gets top position on the ground, Gracie catches Vera in an arm bar and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Khonry Gracie def. Oscar Vera by submission via arm bar (2:50, R1)

Aviv Gozali vs. Eduard Muravitskiy

Round One: The round begins with Gozali taking Muravitskiy down and he immediately applies a heel hook to force a tap out.

Official Result: Aviv Gozali def. Eduard Muravitskiy by submission via heel hook (0:11, R1)

Sabah Homasi vs. Micah Terrill

Round One: The round begins with Homasi leveling a kicking Terrill with a counter right hook and Terrill goes out cold.

Official Result: Sabah Homasi def. Micah Terrill by KO via punch (0:17, R1)

Austin Vanderford vs. Joseph Creer

Round One: The round begins with Vanderford taking some wild swings against Creer, Vanderford starts attacking Creer with some leg kicks. Creer nails Vanderford with a kick to the midsection, Creer continues attacking Vanderford with body kicks. Creer comes forward as he attacking Vanderford with a short left, Vanderford scores a takedown on Creer and he gets the half guard. Vanderford attacks Creer with some ground and pound, Creer gets Vanderford in his full guard while eating more strikes. Vanderford lands more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vanderford

Round Two: The round begins with Creer attacking Vanderford with a plethora of kicks, Vanderford eats a left as he scores a takedown on Creer. Vanderford advances to the half guard position against Creer, Vanderford attacks Creer with some ground and pound. Vanderford mixes in some elbow strikes in his attack against Creer, Creer gets Vanderford back in his full guard while eating more strikes. Vanderford transitions to side control against Creer and Creer gets him back in the full guard, Vanderford lands more strikes as the round ends.

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

In between rounds, the doctor checked the cuts on Creer's eye and waved the fight off.

Official Result: Austin Vanderford def. Joseph Creer by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R2)

Ricky Bandejas vs. Ahmet Kayretli

Round One: The round begins with Kayretli attacking Bandejas with some leg kicks, Bandejas goes for a flying knee strike as Kayretli lands more leg kicks. Kayretli charges forward and he lands a two punch combination on Bandejas, Bandejas drops a charging Kayretli with a counter right and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Ricky Bandejas def. Ahmet Kayretli by KO via strikes (1:21, R1)

Mike Kimbel vs. Chris Disonell

Round One: The round begins with Kimbel attacking Disonell with some leg kicks, Disonell and Kimbel exchange some jabs. Kimbel and Disonell also exchange some combinations, Disonell stuns Kimbel by landing a left hook. Disonell grabs Kimbel and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters trade some strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Kimbel rocks Disonell with a multiple strike combination, Kimbel slips on a knee strike attempt and he gets up before scoring a takedown on Disonell. Kimbel attacks Disonell with some ground and pound, Disonell scrambles to his feet as Kimbel swings away at him. Disonell grabs a swinging Kimbel and he gets him against the cage wall, Disonell scores a takedown on Kimbel and he gets full mount. Disonell attacks Kimbel with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Chris Disonell def. Mike Kimbel by TKO via strikes (4:54, R1)

Jon Manley vs. Thiago Rela

Round One: The round begins with Manley kicking Rela in the midsection, Rela grabs a kicking Manley and gets him against the cage wall. Rela scores a takedown on Manley and he gets back control, Manley scrambles and he looks for a kimura against Rela. Manley sweeps Rela and he gets top control against him, Rela scrambles to his feet and he gets Manley against the cage wall. Rela drags Manley back to the ground and he gets back control, Rela keeps back control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rela

Round Two: The round begins with Manley attacking Rela with some leg kicks, Manley and Rela also exchange some jabs. Manley accidentally nails Rela low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Rela attacking Manley with a high kick. The fighters clinch and exchange some knee strikes, Rela scores a takedown on Manley and Manley gets right back up. Rela drags Manley back to the ground and he gets back control, Manley finds a way to get top control on Rela while going for a kimura. Manley gets side control against Rela and he lands a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Manley attacking Rela with a few jabs, Rela grabs Manley and he gets him up against the cage wall. Manley gets Rela to the ground and he gets side control while landing strikes, Manley gets back control while nailing Rela with more strikes. Manley continues attacking Rela with a plethora of unanswered strikes, Manley locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Jon Manley def. Thiago Rela by submission via rear naked choke (4:47, R3)

Kastroit Xhema vs. Connor Dixon

Round One: The round begins with Dixon going for a high kick against Xhema, Xhema briefly drops Dixon with a left. Dixon scores a takedown on Xhema and he gets the half guard, Xhema scrambles to his feet and Dixon drags him back to the ground. Dixon rolls for a guillotine choke and he releases it to keep top control, Xhema scrambles to his feet and Dixon holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Dixon scores another takedown on Xhema, Xhema gets up again and Dixon separates from him. Xhema backs up Dixon while taking some swings at him, Xhema cracks Dixon with a knee strike to the midsection. Dixon drags Xhema back to the ground and Dixon defends by landing some strikes, Dixon gets back control on Xhema as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dixon

Round Two: The round begins with Xhema coming forward and taking some swings at Dixon, Dixon grabs Xhema and he gets him against the cage wall. Dixon goes back to hunting for takedowns against Xhema, Dixon scores a takedown on Xhema and he gets him in the seated position. Dixon advances to the half guard position against Xhema, Dixon transitions to back control against Xhema. Dixon gains the full mount against Xhema and he looks for an arm triangle choke, Dixon rolls for an arm bar and Xhema escapes to get back control on Dixon. Dixon scrambles and he regains top control on Xhema, Xhema sweeps Dixon and he regains top control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Xhema taking some swings at Dixon, Dixon scores a takedown on Xhema and he gets him in a seated position. Dixon transitions to the full mount against Xhema, Dixon attacks Xhema with ground and pound. Dixon rolls for an arm bar and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Connor Dixon def. Kastroit Xhema by submission via arm bar (2:08, R3)

Nick Newell vs. Corey Browning

Round One: The round begins with Newell popping a swinging Browning with a counter right, Newell then kicks Browning in the midsection. Browning and Newell get into a brief striking exchange, the fighters clinch and exchange some strikes. Newell scores a takedown on Browning and he gets the half guard, Newell gains side control against Browning. Newell starts attacking Browning with some ground and pound, Newell gains the full mount and he gets Browning in an arm triangle choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Nick Newell def. Corey Browning by submission via arm triangle choke (3:15, R1)

Tyrell Fortune vs. Rudy Schaffroth

Round One: The round begins with Schaffroth kicking Fortune in the midsection, Schaffroth and Fortune take a few swings at each other. Fortune cracks Schaffroth with a right before eating a combination, Schaffroth clinches with Fortune while landing knee strikes. Schaffroth pops a swinging Fortune with a counter right, Fortune starts attacking Schaffroth with leg kicks. Fortune drops Schaffroth multiple times with the leg kicks, Fortune comes forward and Schaffroth pops him with a short right. Schaffroth hits Fortune with a left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fortune

Round Two: The round begins with Fortune and Schaffroth taking some swings at each other, Schaffroth starts attacking Fortune with leg kicks. Schaffroth then goes for a high kick and Fortune blocks it, Fortune responds by nailing Schaffroth with a right. Fortune drops Schaffroth with a right, Schaffroth gets up and Fortune immediately drops him with a right and he pounces on him with more strikes. Fortune gets back control and he applies a rear naked choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Tyrell Fortune def. Rudy Schaffroth by submission via rear naked choke (2:08, R2)

David Rickels vs. Yaroslav Amosov

Round One: The round begins with Rickels attacking Amosov with a front kick to the midsection, Amosov comes forward and he nails Rickels with a few combinations. Rickels starts attacking Amosov with leg kicks and Amosov responds with some of his own, Amosov scores a takedown on Rickels and he gets the open guard. Amosov attacks Rickels with some ground and pound, Amosov mixes in some elbow strikes in his attack on Rickels. Rickels wall walks to his feet and Amosov drags him right back to the ground, Rickels gets up again and he swings away at Amosov. Rickels goes for a leaping knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Amosov

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Amosov scores a takedown on Rickels while eating elbow strikes. Amosov attacks Rickels with some ground and pound, Amosov advances to the half guard position against Rickels. Rickels quickly gets a moving Amosov back in his full guard, Amosov regains half guard against Rickels while landing a few strikes. Amosov gets Rickels in a d’arce choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Yaroslav Amosov def. David Rickels by submission via d’arce choke (4:05, R2)

Alejandra Lara vs. Taylor Turner

Round One: The round begins with Turner cracking Lara with a right, the fighters clinch and Lara scores a takedown on Turner. Lara attacks Turner with some ground and pound before scrambling to get the half guard, Lara gets back control while nailing Turner with more strikes. Turner scrambles to her feet and Lara gets her against the cage wall, Lara attacks Turner with a few knee strikes. Lara scores another takedown on Turner and she gets the half guard, Lara attacks Turner with ground and pound. Lara postures up and she nails Turner with a left, Lara attacks Turner with some ground and pound before getting back on the ground. Lara transitions to full mount and then back control on Turner, Lara attacks Turner with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Alejandra Lara def. Taylor Turner by TKO via strikes (3:44, R1)

Vitaly Minakov vs. Timothy Johnson

Round One: The round begins with Johnson and Minakov swinging away at each other, Minakov scores a takedown and Johnson gets right back up. Minakov scores another takedown on Johnson and he gets right back up, Johnson nails Minakov with a right before separating. Minakov comes forward and he takes some swings at Johnson, Minakov rocks Johnson with a right. Minakov drops Johnson and puts him out with a pair of strikes on the ground.

Official Result: Vitaly Minakov def. Timothy Johnson by KO via strikes (1:45, R1)

Matt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov

Round One: The round begins with Mitrione attacking Kharitonov with a left followed by a front kick, Mitrione comes forward and he swings away at Kharitonov. Mitrione starts attacking Kharitonov with some leg kicks, Kharitonov attacks Mitrione with some jabs. Mitrione backs Kharitonov into the cage wall while swinging away at him, Kharitonov looks for the counter strike on a swinging Mitrione. Kharitonov attacks Mitrione with some leg kicks of his own, Kharitonov cracks Mitrione with a right cross. Kharitonov follows up by nailing Mitrione with a few more rights, Kharitonov nails a swinging Mitrione with a counter right to the midsection. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mitrione

Round Two: The round begins with Mitrione kicking Kharitonov in the midsection, Kharitonov and Mitrione exchange some leg kicks. Kharitonov comes forward and he attacks Mitrione with rights, Mitrione comes forward and he swings away at Kharitonov. Kharitonov drops Mitrione with an uppercut followed by a knee strike and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Sergei Kharitonov def. Matt Mitrione by TKO via strikes (1:24, R2)

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