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)

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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)

Dalton Rosta vs. Claude Wilcox

Round One: The round begins with Wilcox attacking Rosta with some leg kicks, Wilcox and Rosta take some wild swings at each other. Rosta scores a takedown on Wilcox and he gets the half guard, Rosta gets back control on Wilcox while landing some strikes. Wilcox scrambles and both fighters go back to their feet, Rosta scores another takedown on Wilcox and he gets the half guard. Rosta attacks Wilcox with some ground and pound, Wilcox scrambles to his feet and Rosta attacks him with a kick. Rosta nails a swinging Wilcox with a three punch combination, Rosta backs up Wilcox while landing another combination. Rosta lands a knee strike followed by an uppercut on Wilcox, Rosta takes a few more swings on Wilcox as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rosta

Round Two: The round begins with Wilcox kicking Rosta in the midsection, Rosta comes forward and he cracks Wilcox with a right. Wilcox comes forward and he attacks Rosta with some leg kicks, Rosta grabs Wilcox and gets him against the cage wall. Rosta scores a takedown on Wilcox and he gets the half guard, Wilcox rolls for a kimura amd Rosta escapes to get back control. Rosta advances to the full mount against Wilcox, Rosta attacks Wilcox with ground and pound before regaining back control. Rosta attacks Wilcox with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

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

Steve Mowry vs. Gokhan Saricam

Round One: The round begins with Saricam attacking Mowry with some jabs, Mowry backs Saricam up while throwing a few kicks. Mowry starts landing some leg kicks against Saricam, Saricam cracks a swinging Mowry with left hooks. Mowry scores a takedown on Saricam and he gets the full guard, Mowry postures up and Saricam attacks him with an up kick. Saricam scrambles to his feet and he swings away at Mowry, Saricam comes forward and he attacks Mowry with combinations. Mowry scores another takedown on Saricam and he gets side control, Mowry keeps the position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mowry

Round Two: The round begins with Mowry attacking Saricam with some leg kicks, Saricam cracks Mowry with a left to the midsection. Mowry scores a takedown on Saricam and he gets side control, Mowry rolls for a kimura and a tap out follows.

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

Talita Nogueira vs. Jessy Miele

Round One: The round begins with Nogueira kicking Miele in the midsection, Miele responds by cracking Nogueira with a left. Nogueira starts looking for some leg kicks against Miele, Miele grabs Nogueira and gets her up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and take a few swings at each other, Miele grabs Nogueira and she gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Nogueira lands a few combinations, Nogueira grabs Miele and gets her back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Miele nails Nogueira with a combination, Miele swings away at Nogueira as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Miele

Round Two: The round begins with Nogueira attacking Miele with a few rights, Miele cracks Nogueira with an elbow strike and knee strike. Nogueira grabs Miele and gets her up against the cage wall, Miele spins Nogueira and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Nogueira attacks Miele with a few rights, Nogueira scores a takedown on Miele and she gets the full mount. Miele eats a few strikes while getting Nogueira in her half guard, Miele trips up Nogueira and she scrambles to her feet. Nogueira grabs Miele and gets her against the cage wall, Miele scores a takedown on Nogueira and she gets back control a short time later. Miele rolls for an arm bar as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Nogueira pops an incoming Miele with a straight left. Miele grabs Nogueira and gets her against the cage wall, Miele scores a takedown on Nogueira and she gets the open guard. Miele gains the half guard position against Nogueira, Miele attacks Nogueira with some ground and pound while being put back in her full guard. Miele quickly regains half guard against Nogueira, Miele attacks Nogueira with more ground and pound. Nogueira eats more strikes while getting Miele in her full guard, Miele lands more strikes as the round ends.

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

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

Mandel Nallo vs. Killys Mota

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Nallo nails a kicking Mota with a counter right. Nallo nails a swinging Mota with a counter strike combination, Mota grabs Nallo and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Mota lands some leg kicks, Nallo goes for a head kick against a swinging Mota and Mota gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Mota attacks Nallo with a combination, Nallo goes for a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nallo

Round Two: The round begins with Mota going for a roundhouse kick against Nallo, Mota scores a takedown on Nallo and he gets the full guard. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Nallo kicking Mota in the midsection. Mota starts attacking Nallo with some leg kicks, Mota and Nallo exchange some combinations. Nallo gets Mota against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Mota attacking Nallo with some leg kicks, Nallo backs up Mota by throwing a few jabs. Nallo’s ankle gets injured and he goes down as Mota throws a high kick and the referee jumps in.

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

Connor Dixon vs. Orkhan Ismatzade

Round One: The round begins with Ismatzade pulling guard on a kicking Dixon, Dixon scrambles to get the north/south position on Ismatzade. Dixon rolls for a kimura and a tap out follows.

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

Phumi Nkuta vs. Adrian Haly

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Nkuta accidentally kicks Haly low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Nkuta attempting a high kick against Haly, Nkuta lands a second high kick attempt against Haly. Nkuta attacks Haly with a combination before getting him against the cage wall, Nkuta drags Haly to the ground and Haly gets right back up. Nkuta attacks Haly with knee strikes to the midsection, Nkuta scores another takedown on Haly as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nkuta

Round Two: The round begins with Nkuta kicking Haly in the midsection, Nkuta charges forward while swinging away at Haley. Nkuta also starts attacking Haly with leg kicks, Nkuta grabs Haly and gets him against the cage wall. Nkuta scores a takedown on Haly and he gets back control while landing knee strikes, Haly scrambles to his feet and Nkuta gets him against the cage wall. Nkuta scores another takedown on Haly and he gets back control, Haly scrambles to his feet as Nkuta attacks him with knee strikes. The fighters separate and Nkuta nails him with a left to the midsection, Nkuta grabs Haly and he gets a takedown a few seconds before the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Nkuta rocking a swinging Haly with a counter left hook, Nkuta backs up Haly while swinging away at him. Nkuta scores a takedown on Haly and he gets back control, Haly eats more strikes while getting Nkuta in his half guard. Nkuta gains the full mount against Haly, Nkuta attacks Haly with some ground and pound while gaining back control. Haly scrambles to his feet and Nkuta drags him back to the ground, Nkuta keeps top control as the round ends.

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

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

Jake Hager vs. Anthony Garrett

Round One: The round begins with Garrett attacking an incoming Hager with a combination, Hager grabs Garrett and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Garrett takes a few swings at Hager, Hager gets Garrett against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. Hager accidentally nails Garrett low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Hager getting a swinging Garrett against the cage wall. Hager again nails Garrett with a knee strike to the testicles and the fight is halted, the fight is waved off as Garrett cannot continue.

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

Bec Rawlings vs. Ilara Joanne

Round One: The round begins with Joanne charging forward while swinging away at Rawlings, Rawlings looks for the counter strikes against Joanne. Joanne grabs Rawlings and gets her against the cage wall, Joanne scores a takedown on Rawlings and she gets the half guard. Rawlings eventually gets Joanne in her full guard, Joanne attacks Rawlings with some ground and pound. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Joanne kicking Rawlings in the midsection. Joanne comes forward and she cracks Rawlings with a three strike combination, Joanne throws a kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Joanne

Round Two: The round begins with Joanne cracking Rawlings with a right before dropping her with a leg kick, Joanne gets top control on the ground. Joanne transitions to the half guard against Rawlings, Rawlins quickly gets Joanne back in her full guard. Joanne attacks Rawlings with some ground and pound, Joanne gains back control on a scrambling Rawlings. Rawlings scrambles and she gets back control on Joanne, Rawlings attacks Joanne with a few strikes. Joanne scrambles and gets Rawlings in a knee bar to force a tap out.

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

Ed Ruth vs. Jason Jackson

Round One: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Jackson and Ruth also exchange some leg kicks. Ruth nails Jackson with a kick to the midsection before eating a right, Ruth goes for a high kick and he lands a follow up body kick. Jackson rocks Ruth with a head kick followed by multiple rights, Jackson backs up Ruth while taking some wild swings at him. Ruth hits Jackson with a short side kick to the midsection, Ruth scores a takedown on Jackson and he gets back control a short time later. Jackson scrambles to his feet as Ruth swings away at him, Ruth then nails Jackson with a kick to the midsection. Jackson rocks a swinging Ruth again with a counter right uppercut and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jackson

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Ruth backs up Jackson after landing a side kick. Ruth then nails Jackson with a hook kick to the head, Jackson responds by nailing Ruth with rights to the midsection. Jackson continuously attacks Ruth with combinations, Ruth charges forward while swinging away at Jackson. Ruth attacks a backing Jackson with a high kick that gets blocked, Jackson returns fire by attacking Ruth with a combo. Jackson cracks a kicking Ruth with a pair of counter rights to the head, Ruth continuously backs up Jackson while swinging away at him. Jackson and Ruth exchange some kicks to the midsection, Jackson attacks Ruth with a few punches as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some jabs and leg kicks, Ruth hits Jackson with side kicks to the midsection. Jackson drops Ruth with an overhand right, Ruth gets back up with Jackson swinging away at him. Ruth backs up Jackson while throwing combinations, Jackson cracks an incoming Ruth with a short right uppercut. Jackson then nails Ruth with a three punch combination, Ruth responds by cracking Jackson with a short left. Ruth scores a takedown on Jackson and Jackson gets right back up, Ruth scores another takedown on Jackson and Jackson gets back up again. Ruth continues scoring takedowns and he finally holds Jackson down in a seated position, Jackson gets back up as Ruth swings away at him and the round ends.

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

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

Phil Davis vs. Karl Albrektsson

Round One: The round begins with Albrektsson attacking Davis with some leg kicks, Albrektsson and Davis also exchange a few jabs. Albrektsson and Davis get into a brief striking exchange, Albrektsson looks for a takedown and Davis gets him in a standing guillotine choke for a short time. Davis cracks Albrektsson with a kick to the midsection, Albrektsson comes forward and he takes a few swings at Davis. Davis starts landing leg kicks and body kicks against Albrektsson, Davis scores a takedown on Albrektsson and he gets right back up, the fighters separate and take a few swings at each other. Davis pops Albrektsson with a left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Davis

Round Two: The round begins with Albrektsson and Davis exchanging some jabs and leg kicks, Albrektsson cracks Davis with a few kicks to the midsection. Albrektsson cracks a kicking Davis with a counter left, Davis grabs Albrektsson and gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Davis drops Albrektsson with a right, Albrektsson gets back up and Davis gets him against the cage wall. Davis scores a takedown on Albrektsson and Albrektsson gets right back up, Davis drags Albrektsson to the ground while landing knee strikes. Albrektsson wall walks to his feet and Davis keeps him against the cage wall, Davis hits Albrektsson with a knee strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Albrektsson attacks Davis with some leg kicks. Albrektsson backs up Davis while taking a few swings at him, Davis nails Albrektsson with a few kicks to the midsection. Davis nails Albrektsson with a two punch combination, Davis gets Albrektsson to the ground while landing a bunch of strikes. Albrektsson gets up and Davis drags him back to the ground, Davis attacks Albrektsson with ground and pound. Davis turns up the pressure with the strikes and the referee jumps in.

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

Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson

Round One: The round begins with Nelson taking a few swings at Mir, Mir starts attacking Nelson with some leg kicks. Nelson cracks Mir with a three punch combination, Mir lands a leg kick on Nelson followed by a right. Mir grabs Nelson and nails him with a knee strike, Nelson responds by nailing Mir with a right to the midsection. Mir then cracks Nelson with a two punch combination, Nelson eats more leg kicks while swinging away at Mir. Mir nails Nelson with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Mir comes forward and he nails Nelson with a two punch combination. Nelson comes forward and he attacks Mir with a few rights, Nelson throws at Mir as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mir

Round Two: The round begins with Mir attacking Nelson with a high kick, Mir then nails an incoming Nelson with a three punch combination. Mir goes back to attacking Nelson with some leg kicks, Nelson and Mir exchange a few lefts and kicks. The fighters clinch and exchange some strikes, Mir continuously attacks Nelson with leg kicks. Nelson and Mir exchange some lefts to the face, Nelson cracks an incoming Mir with a right uppercut. Mir starts dropping Nelson while landing more leg kicks, Nelson charges at Mir while attacking him with rights. Nelson eats a leg kick while cracking Mir with a right and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Mir attacking Nelson with leg kicks, Nelson charges at Mir while swinging away at him. Nelson starts attacking Mir with some leg kicks of his own, Mir accidentally kicks Nelson low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Mir attacking Nelson with leg kicks, Nelson and Mir have a few exchanges as well. Nelson backs up Mir while attacking him with some rights, Nelson hits an incoming Mir with a short right. Mir recovers and he nails Nelson with a combination, Mir then nails Nelson with a step in left. Nelson scores a takedown on Mir as the round ends.

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

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

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