Bellator 231 Results: Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson II, Plus Bec Rawlings Makes Her Bellator Debut

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Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

Frank Mir def. Roy Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Phil Davis def. Karl Albrektsson by TKO via strikes (3:06, R3)

Ed Ruth def. Jason Jackson by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Ilara Joanne def. Bec Rawlings by submission via knee bar (3:35, R2)

Jake Hager fought Anthony Garrett to a no contest due to accidental groin strike (1:56, R1)

Preliminary Card (6pm EST., DAZN)

Killys Mota def. Mandel Nallo by TKO via injury (1:16, R3)

Jon Manley def. Thiago Oliveira by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Steve Mowry def. Gokhan Saricam by submission via kimura (0:56, R2)

Tim Caron def. Lucas Pimenta Borges by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Phumi Nkuta def. Adrian Haly by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Jessy Miele def. Talita Nogueira by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Dalton Rosta def. Claude Wilcox by TKO via strikes (4:23, R2)

Elise Reed def. Rebecca Bryggman by TKO via strikes (4:48, R1)

Connor Dixon def. Orkhan Ismatzade by submission via kimura (0:42, R1)


Elise Reed vs. Rebecca Bryggman

Round One: The round begins with Reed taking a few swings at Bryggman, Reed nails a swinging Bryggman with a counter right. Reed starts attacking Bryggman with a variety of kicks, Reed starts landing leg kicks against Bryggman. Reed backs up Bryggman after landing a multiple punch combination, Bryggman recovers and lands a few strikes of her own. Reed charges forward and she attacks Bryggman with high kicks, Reed also nails Bryggman with kicks to the midsection. Reed gets Bryggman against the cage wall after landing a multiple punch combination, Reed nails Bryggman with a plethora of unanswered strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Elise Reed def. Rebecca Bryggman by TKO via strikes (4:48, R1)

Jon Manley vs. Thiago Oliveira

Round One: The round begins with Oliveira attacking Manley with some leg kicks, Manley goes for a few kicks to the midsection of Oliveira. Manley comes forward and he attacks Oliveira with combinations, Oliveira nails Manley with a kick to the midsection. Oliveira starts peppering Manley with some jabs, Manley comes forward and Oliveira kicks him in the midsection again. Manley grabs Oliveira and he gets him against the cage wall, Oliveira scrambles and he gets standing back control on Manley. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Oliveira scores a takedown on Manley and he gets the half guard. Manley gets Oliveira in his full guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Oliveira

Round Two: The round begins with Manley attacking Oliveira with a few kicks, Manley attacks Oliveira with some leg kicks. Manley nails Oliveira with a few knee strikes while they clinch, Oliveira charges forward and he swings wildly at Manley. Oliveira goes for a takedown and Manley finds a way to get back control, Manley attacks Oliveira with some ground and pound. Oliveira scrambles to his feet and he shakes Manley off of his back, Oliveira and Manley stay at a distance while taking some swings at each other. Manley scores a takedown on Oliveira and he gets back control, Manley attacks Oliveira with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Manley backing up Oliveira after throwing a high side kick, Oliveira and Manley exchange a few combinations. Oliveira scores a takedown on Manley and he gets the open guard, Manley rolls for a triangle choke and Oliveira escapes to keep top control. Manley scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Oliveira goes for another takedown on Manley gets back control. Manley attacks Oliveira with a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jon Manley def. Thiago Oliveira by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Tim Caron vs. Lucas Pimenta Borges

Round One: The round begins with Caron attacking Borges with some leg kicks, Borges grabs Caron and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Borges gets Caron back against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Caron nails Borges with a left. Borges quickly grabs Caron and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Caron nails Borges with a combination. Caron then nails Borges with a kick to the midsection, Borges again grabs Caron and he gets him against the cage wall until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Borges

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Borges grabs Caron and he gets him against the cage wall. Caron attacks Borges with a plethora of elbow strikes to avoid the takedown, the fighters separate and Caron gets Borges against the cage wall. The fighters separate and have a brief striking exchange, Borges grabs Caron and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Caron attacks Borges with some kicks, Borges kicks Caron in the midsection before getting him back against the cage wall. Caron finds a way to get standing back control on Borges, Caron gets Borges to the ground and he lands a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Borges attacking Caron with some leg kicks, Caron cracks a swinging Borges with a counter right uppercut. Borges grabs Caron and gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Borges gets Caron back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Borges again gets Caron against the cage wall, Caron breaks from Borges after nailing him with a knee strike. Borges cracks Baron with a combo before getting him back against the cage wall, Borges looks for the takedown and Caron gets top control on the ground. Borges gets up and he separates from Caron, Borges gets Caron against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Tim Caron def. Lucas Pimenta Borges by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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