Bellator 233 Results: John Salter vs. Costello Van Steenis Headlines, Plus King Mo Retires!

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Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

John Salter def. Costello Van Steenis by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Andrew Kapel def. King Mo by KO via strikes (1:22, R1)

Arlene Blencowe def. Leslie Smith by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Tyrell Fortune def. Azunna Anyanwu by TKO via strikes (1:56, R2)

Preliminary Card (6:15pm EST., DAZN)

Logan Storley def. EJ Brooks by TKO via injury (5:00, R1)

Christian Edwards def. Cesar Bennett by KO via head kick (0:16, R1)

Kyle Crutchmer def. Robert Gidron by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Julius Anglickas def. Jordan Young by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Romero Cotton def. Jason Perrotta by TKO via injury (2:16, R1)

Amanda Bell def. Janay Harding by TKO via strikes (4:44, R3)

Tyree Fortune def. Chuck Campbell by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Grant Neal def. Jimmy Lugo by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-26)

Post-Lims (11pm EST., DAZN)

Aaron McKenzie def. Sean Clements by submission via rear naked choke (4:31, R2)

Lucas Brennan def. Jacob Landin by submission via forearm choke (3:38, R1)


Grant Neal vs. Jimmy Lugo

Round One: The round begins with Neal grabbing a kicking Lugo and getting him up against the cage wall, Neal attacks Lugo with an elbow strike followed by a right as they separate. Neal again grabs Lugo and gets him up against the cage wall, Neal nails Lugo with a knee strike as they separate. Neal scores a takedown on Lugo and he gets the full mount, Lugo gets Neal in his full guard while eating a few strikes. Neal lands a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Neal

Round Two: The round begins with Neal backing Lugo up while swinging away at him, Lugo grabs Neal and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch, Neal spins Lugo and gets him against the cage wall. Lugo spins Neal into the cage wall while landing a pair of knee strikes, Lugo accidentally nails Neal low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Lugo backs up Neal while taking some swings at him. Neal grabs Lugo and gets him against the cage wall, Neal nails Lugo with a left as they separate. Lugo follows up by cracking Lugo with a wild right, Neal grabs a swinging Lugo and gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters getting into a brief striking exchange, Neal cracks a backing Lugo with a right to the midsection. Neal scores a takedown on Lugo and he gets the half guard, Neal attacks Lugo with some ground and pound. Lugo scrambles to his feet and Neal gets him against the cage wall, Neal scores a takedown on Lugo and he gets the half guard. Neal goes back to attacking Lugo with ground and pound, Lugo scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Grant Neal def. Jimmy Lugo by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-26)

Christian Edwards vs. Cesar Bennett

Round One: The round begins with Edwards popping Bennett with a left, Edwards destroys Bennett with a head kick and Bennett goes out cold.

Official Result: Christian Edwards def. Cesar Bennett by KO via head kick (0:16, R1)

Romero Cotton vs. Jason Perrotta

Round One: The round begins with Perrotta attacking Cotton with some leg kicks, Cotton responds by landing some leg kicks of his own. Cotton scores a takedown on Perrotta and he gets the open guard, Perrotta scrambles to his feet as Cotton swings away at him. Cotton grabs Perrotta and gets him up against the cage wall, Cotton attacks Perrotta with some strikes. Perrotta verbally taps out after suffering a knee injury and the fight is called off.

Official Result: Romero Cotton def. Jason Perrotta by TKO via injury (2:16, R1)

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