Bellator 226 Results: The Main Event Ends In Controversy & The Featherweight World Grand Prix Begins

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Main Card (10pm EST., DAZN)

Bellator Heavyweight Championship
Ryan Bader (c) fought Cheick Kongo to a no contest via accidental eye poke (3:52, R1)

Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
Derek Campos def. Daniel Straus by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-25)

Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
Adam Borics def. Pat Curran by TKO via strikes (4:59, R2)

Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
Emmanuel Sanchez def. Tywan Claxton by submission via triangle choke (4:11, R2)

Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
Pedro Carvalho def. Sam Sicilia by submission via face crank (1:56, R2)

Daniel Carey def. Gaston Bolanos by submission via guillotine choke (4:19, R1)

Preliminary Card (7:30pm EST., DAZN)

John Macapa def. Ashleigh Grimshaw by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R2)

Cass Bell def. Isaiah Rocha by submission via guillotine choke (1:21, R1)

Chris Gonzalez def. Luis Vargas by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)

Jessica Borga def. Amber Leibrock by submission via arm bar (4:45, R1)

Adam Piccolotti def. Jake Smith by submission via rear naked choke (2:34, R2)

Batsumberel Dagvadorj def. James Terry by bulldog choke (2:43, R1)

Hyder Amil def. Ignacio Ortiz by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Renato Alves def. Abraham Vaesau by submission via rear naked choke (3:36, R3)


Chris Gonzalez vs. Luis Vargas

Round One: The round begins with Vargas immediately swinging away at Gonzalez, Gonzalez scores a takedown on Vargas and he gets back control a short time later. Vargas gets to his feet and Gonzalez holds him against the cage wall, Gonzalez scores another takedown on Vargas and he gets the full guard. Gonzalez gains the half guard while nailing Vargas with strikes, Gonzalez gains the full mount against Vargas. Gonzalez attacks Vargas with some ground and pound, Vargas scrambles and Gonzalez gets back control on him. Vargas sweeps Gonzalez and he gains top control, Gonzalez scrambles to his feet after eating a few strikes. Gonzalez scores another takedown on Vargas and he gets the open guard, Gonzalez keeps top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gonzalez

Round Two: The round begins with Vargas immediately swinging away at Gonzalez, Gonzalez grabs Vargas and gets him against the cage wall. Gonzalez scores a takedown on Vargas and he gets the full mount, Gonzalez transitions to back control against Vargas. Vargas shakes Gonzalez off of him and both scramble to their feet. Gonzalez grabs Vargas and he gets him up against the cage wall, Gonzalez drags Vargas back to the ground and Vargas gets right back up. Gonzalez scores another takedown on vargas and he gets full mount against, Vargas scrambles to get the fight standing again. Vargas then cracks Gonzalez with a multiple punch combination, Gonzalez scores another takedown on Vargas and he gets the half guard. Gonzalez transitions to back control on Vargas, Gonzalez attacks Vargas with ground and pound. Gonzalez regains the full mount against Vargas while landing more strikes and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Vargas attacking Gonzalez with a punching combination, Gonzalez grabs Vargas and he gets him against the cage wall. Gonzalez scores a takedown on Vargas and he gets side control, Gonzalez transitions to back control on Vargas. Gonzalez looks for a rear naked choke before gaining full mount on Vargas, Vargas scrambles and both fighters make it back to their feet. Vargas charges forward while swinging away at Gonzalez, Gonzalez grabs Vargas and gets him back against the cage wall. Gonzalez gets Vargas back to the ground and Vargas gets back up, Gonzalez drags Vargas to the ground again and he gets back control. Vargas sweeps Gonzalez and he gets full mount, Gonzalez scrambles to his feet as Vargas swings away at him. Vargas cracks Gonzalez with a knee strike to the midsection, Gonzalez again gets Vargas against the cage wall. Gonzalez and Vargas have a striking exchange near the cage wall, Gonzalez scores another takedown as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Chris Gonzalez def. Luis Vargas by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)

Hyder Amil vs. Ignacio Ortiz

Round One: The round begins with Amil nailing Ortiz with a right, Amil and Ortiz exchange striking combinations. Amil lands another right followed by a knee strike on Ortiz, Amil then nails Ortiz with a kick to the midsection. Amil nails Ortiz with a four strike combo that ends with another knee strike, Ortiz lands a left before eating another combination from Amil. Amil scores a takedown on Ortiz and he gets the full guard, Amil postures up before attacking Ortiz with ground and pound. Ortiz scrambles to his feet and Amil cracks him with a knee strike, Ortiz and Amil exchange some leg kicks. Amil nails Ortiz with an elbow strike to the head as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Amil

Round Two: The round begins with Amil cracking Ortiz with a multiple strike combination, Ortiz comes forward and he attacks Amil with a few lefts. Ortiz scores a takedown on Amil and Amil gets right back up, Ortiz scores another takedown on Amil and Amil sweeps him to gain top control. Amil attacks Ortiz with some ground and pound, Ortiz gets Amil in a reverse guard and Amil eventually escapes to get the fight standing again. Amil nails Ortiz with another knee strike to the face, Amil scores another takedown on Ortiz and Ortiz gets right back up. Ortiz then cracks Amil with an overhand left, Ortiz gets a swinging Amil against the cage wall and he lands an elbow strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Ortiz and Amil taking a few swings at each other, Ortiz grabs Amil and he gets him against the cage wall for a short time. Ortiz then cracks Amil with a lead right uppercut, Ortiz starts cracking Amil with combinations before eating a knee strike. Amil scores a takedown on Ortiz and he gets back control, Ortiz gets right back up and he separates from Amil. Amil scores another takedown onOrtiz and he gets him in the seated position, Ortiz uses a kimura sweep to get top control on Amil. Ortiz attacks Amil with some ground and pound, Amil scrambles to his feet and Ortiz gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Ortiz gets Amil against the cage wall again after eating a knee strike. The fighters clinch and exchange some knee strikes, the fighters separate and Amil scores a takedown on Ortiz as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ortiz (Final Score: 29-28 for Amil)

Official Result: Hyder Amil def. Ignacio Ortiz by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Abraham Vaesau vs. Renato Alves

Round One: The round begins with Vaesau attacking Alves with some leg kicks, Vaesau follows Alves around the cage while taking some swings at him. Vaesau charges at Alves while landing a combination, Alves takes some swings at Vaesau and little lands. Alves cracks Vaesau with a kick to the midsection, Alves attacks Vaesau with some leg kicks of his own. Alves cracks Vaesau with a left hook, Vaesau charges at Alves while swinging away at him and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vaesau

Round Two: The round begins with Vaesau and Alves taking a few swings at each other, Vaesau goes after Alves while landing leg kicks. Alves looks to crack Vaesau with counter strikes, Alves nails Vaesau with a kick to the midsection. Alves also backs up Vaesau after landing a straight left, Alves then cracks Vaesau with a straight right. Vaesau comes forward as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Alves (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Alves starts attacking Vaesau with some leg kicks. Vaesau responds by attacking Alves with some leg kicks of his own, Vaesau comes forward and he nails Alves with a right. Vaesau cracks a swinging Alves with a counter left, Vaesau then lands a kick to the midsection of Alves. Alves gets Vaesau against the cage wall before scoring a takedown, Alves quickly gains the full mount on Vaesau. Alves then gets back control after nailing Vaesau with a few strikes, Alves gets Vaesau in a rear naked choke and Vaesau goes out cold.

Official Result: Renato Alves def. Abraham Vaesau by submission via rear naked choke (3:36, R3)

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