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

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Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

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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)

Kyle Crutchmer vs. Robert Gidron

Round One: The round begins with Gidron attacking Crutchmer with some leg kicks, Crutchmer grabs Gidron and gets him up against the cage wall. Crutchmer scores a takedown on Gidron and he gets the full guard, Gidron scrambles to his feet and Crutchmer gets him against the cage wall, Crutchmer scores another takedown on Gidron and he gets the full guard. Crutchmer attacks Gidron with some ground and pound, Crutchmer gains the half guard against Gidron as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Crutchmer

Round Two: The round begins with Gidron backing Crutchmer up while swinging away at him, Crutchmer slips and Gidron gets him against the cage wall. Crutchmer scores a takedown on Gidron and he gets back control, Gidron gets up and Crutchmer gets him against the cage wall. Crutchmer scores another takedown on Gidron and Gidron gets right back up, Crutchmer holds Gidron against the cage wall until the referee separates them. Crutchmer drops Gidron with a spinning back fist and he applies a d’arce choke when they hit the ground, Crutchmer releases the choke to get the full mount on Gidron. Crutchmer transitions to back control against Gidron, Gidron scrambles to his feet and Crutchmer gets him against the cage wall until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Gidron kicking Crutchmer in the midsection, Crutchmer grabs Gidron and gets him up against the cage wall. Crutchmer scores a takedown and Gidron gets up to be put back against the cage wall, Crutchmer scores another takedown and Gidron gets back up again. Crutchmer scores another takedown on Gidron and he gets the half guard, Gidron gets up and Crutchmer gets him against the cage wall. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Crutchmer getting Gidron up against the cage wall. Crutchmer drags Gidron to the ground and he gets right back up as the round ends.

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

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

Janay Harding vs. Amanda Bell

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some combinations, Bell backs up Harding while swinging away at her. Bell scores a takedown on a kicking Harding and Harding gets back up, Harding scores a takedown on Bell and Bell gets back up. Harding then cracks Bell with a two punch combination, Harding also attacks Bell with a kick to the midsection. Harding also starts peppering Bell with some jabs, Bell and Harding have a striking exchange near the cage wall. Bell grabs Harding before landing a pair of knee strikes, Bell then nails Harding with a kick to the midsection. The bout is briefly stopped due to a wardrobe malfunction on Harding, the bout resumes with Harding dropping Bell with a head kick and she gets top control when they hit the ground. Harding attacks Bell with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Harding

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a plethora of strikes, Bell cracks Harding with a head kick. Bell comes forward and she attacks Harding with some leg kicks, Bell backs up Harding after landing a multiple punch combination. Harding scores a takedown on Bell, Bell gets back up and Harding gets her up against the cage wall. Harding scores another takedown on Bell and she gets the half guard, Bell gets up and Harding scores another takedown. Bell sweeps Harding right away to get top control on the ground, Bell attacks Harding with ground and pound. Harding gets back up and Bell gets her against the cage wall, the fighters clinch and exchange strikes. Bell scores a takedown on Harding and she instantly attacks her with elbow strikes, Bell gains the full mount against Harding. Harding scrambles and Bell is in the side control position, Bell gains back control against Harding while landing strikes. Bell moves to the half guard and she lands more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Bell swinging away at Harding, Bell and Harding also exchange some kicks. Bell cracks Harding with a kick to the midsection, Bell hits a swinging Harding with a two punch combination. Bell grabs Harding and gets her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Bell goes for a spinning elbow strike. Bell goes for a takedown and Harding gets full mount, Harding transitions to back control while landing strikes. Bell scrambles and she finds a way to get top control on Harding, Bell attacks Harding with a bunch of elbow strikes. Bell gets full mount on Harding while landing more strikes, Harding scrambles and Bell maintains full mount. Bell attacks Harding with ground and pound, Bell advances to back control on Harding while landing more strikes. Bell returns to full mount and she lands more strikes until the referee jumps in.

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

Jordan Young vs. Julius Anglickas

Round One: The round begins with Young attacking Anglickas with some leg kicks, Anglickas starts peppering Young with some jabs. Anglickas grabs Young and he gets him up against the cage wall, Anglickas and Young exchange some strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Young barely hits Anglickas with a front kick before eating a straight right, Anglickas attacks Young with a high kick that is partially blocked. Young attacks Anglickas with a high kick of his own and it gets blocked, Anglickas nails a swinging Young with a counter right. Young responds by hitting Anglickas with a right of his own, Young continues attacking Anglickas with some rights. The fighters take some more swings at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Anglickas

Round Two: The round begins with Young attacking Anglickas with some leg kicks, Anglickas and Young have a few striking exchanges. Young starts peppering Anglickas with some jabs, Anglickas continues backing Young up while swinging away at him. Anglickas keeps Young near the cage wall while picking him apart with strikes, Young swings away at Anglickas while eating counter strikes. Young looks for a takedown and Anglickas stuffs it, Anglickas swings away at Young as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Anglickas backing Young up while eating a few jabs, Anglickas keeps Young near the cage wall while swinging away at him. Anglickas stuns Young with a leg kick followed by a right, Anglickas and Young exchange some leg kicks. Anglickas keeps Young on the cage wall while landing multiple combinations, Anglickas starts working the body of Young with combinations. Anglickas swings away at Young as the round ends.

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

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

Logan Storley vs. EJ Brooks

Round One: The round begins with Storley and Brooks exchanging some leg kicks, Storley goes for a takedown on Brooks while landing a few rights. Storley scores a takedown on Brooks and he gets him in the seated position, Storley gets back control on Brooks and Brooks scrambles to his feet. Storley drags Brooks back to the ground and he gets back control, Storley peppers Brooks with some ground and pound. Storley gains the half guard against Brooks while landing more strikes, Storley keeps top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Storley

In between rounds, EJ Brooks said he suffered an arm injury and the fight is called off.

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

Tyree Fortune vs. Chuck Campbell

Round One: The round begins with Campbell attacking Fortune with a high kick, Fortune goes after Campbell with some leg kicks. Fortune charges at Campbell while swinging away at him, the fighters also exchange some leg kicks. Campbell starts winning the leg kick battle against Fortune, Campbell nails Fortune with a kick to the midsection. Fortune charges at Campbell as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Campbell

Round Two: The round begins with Fortune backing up Campbell while taking a few swings at him, Fortune grabs Campbell and gets him up against the cage wall. Campbell accidentally nails Fortune low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Fortune attacking Campbell with a combination. Campbell grabs Fortune and gets him against the cage wall while landing knee strikes, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Campbell attacking Fortune with a right, Fortune attacks Campbell with a kick to the midsection. Campbell comes forward to hit Fortune with a knee strike to the midsection, Campbell gets Fortune against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few rights, Fortune then hits Campbell with a kick to the midsection. Fortune charges at Campbell and swings away at him, Campbell grabs Fortune and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Fortune gets Campbell back against the cage wall. Fortune attacks Campbell with some knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Campbell gets Fortune against the cage wall. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, Campbell then scores a takedown on Fortune as the round ends.

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

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

Tyrell Fortune vs. Azunna Anyanwu

Round One: The round begins with the fighters circling the cage while pawing away at each other, Anyanwu comes forward and he attacks Fortune with a few rights. Fortune cracks a swinging Anyanwu with a counter right, Fortune also starts attacking Anyanwu with some leg kicks. Fortune backs up Anyanwu after landing a two punch combination, Anyanwu and Fortune get into a few striking exchanges. Fortune throws a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fortune

Round Two: The round begins with Anyanwu attacking Fortune with an overhand right, Anyanwu comes forward and he throws some rights against Fortune. Fortune comes forward and he attacks Anyanwu with a combination, Fortune rocks Anyanwu after landing a series of straight rights. Fortune drops Anyanwu with rights followed by knee strikes and the referee jumps in a short time later.

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

Leslie Smith vs. Arlene Blencowe

Round One: The round begins with Blencowe attacking Smith with some leg kicks, Blencowe also starts attacking Smith with jabs. Blencowe and Smith attack each other with combinations, Blencowe cracks Smith with some punching combinations. Smith comes forward while throwing some overhand rights, Smith backs a swinging Blencowe into the cage wall while swinging away at her. Smith grabs Blencowe and gets her against the cage wall, The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Smith throws a high kick before eating a combination. Smith grabs Blencowe and gets her back against the cage wall, Smith attacks Blencowe with a combination before separating. Smith again gets Blencowe against the cage wall before a wild striking exchange breaks out and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Smith

Round Two: The round begins with Blencowe peppering Smith with some jabs, Blencowe and Smith exchange some leg kicks. Blencowe starts nailing Smith with some combinations, Smith charges forward to have striking exchanges with Blencowe. Blencowe keeps Smith at a distance while swinging away at her, Smith attacks Blencowe with a plethora of kicks. Blencowe rocks a swinging Smith by landing a counter right, Blencowe dances around Smith while throwing jabs. Smith backs up Blencowe with a high kick attempt, Smith also attacks Blencowe with a few overhand rights. Smith comes forward and Blencowe nails her with a short right uppercut, Smith lands a body kick as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Blencowe and Smith exchanging combinations, Blencowe lands some combos against an incoming Smith. Blencowe also goes back to attacking Smith with jabs, Smith nails a backing Blencowe with a right. Smith grabs Blencowe and gets her against the cage wall, Smith and Blencowe exchange strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Blencowe lands a two punch combination, Blencowe and Smith have a striking exchange before Smith gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Smith throws an elbow strike at Blencowe, Smith attacks Blencowe with some high kicks. Blencowe backs up Smith after throwing a few combinations, Blencowe and Smith swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

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

King Mo vs. Andrew Kapel

Round One: The round begins with Kapel nailing Mo with a front kick to the face, Kapel also attacks Mo with some leg kicks. Mo lands a multiple punch combination on Kapel, Mo cracks a swinging Kapel with a counter right. Kapel continues attacking Mo with a variety of kicks, Kapel nails a swinging Mo with a counter right and Mo goes down, Kapel pounces on a downed Mo until he goes out cold and the referee jumps in.

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

John Salter vs. Costello Van Steenis

Round One: The round begins with Salter attacking Van Steenis with leg kicks, Van Steenis backs up Salter after landing a two punch combination. Van Steenis also attacks Salter with some high kicks, Salter grabs Van Steenis and gets him against the cage wall. Salter scores a takedown on Van Steenis and he peppers him with rights, Salter attacks Van Steenis with some ground and pound. Van Steenis scrambles to his feet and Salter gets him against the cage wall, Van Steenis drops for a guillotine choke and Salter escapes to get top position on the ground. Salter gets back control while landing strikes and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Salter

Round Two: The round begins with Van Steenis backing up Salter while taking a few swings at hm, Van Steenis attacks Salter with a head kick and knee strike. Salter comes forward and Van Steenis controls his head while dragging him to the ground, Salter gets up and he scores a takedown on Van Steenis. Salter gains back control against Van Steenis, Salter attacks Van Steenis with some ground and pound. Salter goes for a rear naked choke and Van Steenis gets free after shaking Salter off of his back, Van Steenis gets back up and he makes Salter stand as well. Salter scores a takedown on Van Steenis and he gets the full mount, Salter attacks Van Steenis with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Van Steenis nailing Salter with a spinning back kick followed by a spinning back fist, Van Steenis then cracks Salter with an overhand right followed by multiple head kicks. Van Steenis then cracks Salter with a two punch combination, Salter grabs Van Steenis and gets him up against the cage wall. Van Steenis gets free and he swings away at Salter, Salter again grabs Van Steenis and gets him against the cage wall. Van Steenis scores a takedown on Salter and he attacks him with a bunch of strikes afterwards, Van Steenis postures up and he kicks away at the legs of Salter before letting him get up. Van Steenis then kicks Salter in the midsection before landing a right, Salter scores a takedown on Van Steenis and he gets the half guard. Van Steenis quickly gets Salter in his full guard, Salter transitions to the half guard against Van Steenis. Van Steenis scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Van Steenis (Final Score: 29-28 for Salter)

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

Lucas Brennan vs. Jacob Landin

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Brennan goes for a high kick and Landin blocks it. Brennan grabs Landin and gets him up against the cage wall, Brennan scores a takedown on Landin and he gets the full mount. Brennan gains back control while landing ground and pound, Brennan locks in a forearm choke and a tap out follows.

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

Aaron McKenzie vs. Sean Clements

Round One: The round begins with McKenzie attacking Clements with some leg kicks, McKenzie and Clements exchange a few combinations. Clements also lands some leg kicks against McKenzie, Clements charges at McKenzie while swinging away at him. McKenzie then cracks Clements with an overhand left, Clements attacks a swinging McKenzie with a counter right uppercut. Clements then cracks McKenzie with a kick to the midsection, Clements goes for a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for McKenzie

Round Two: The round begins with McKenzie attempting a flying knee strike against Clements, Clements scores a takedown on McKenzie and he gets the open guard. Clements attacks McKenzie with some ground and pound, McKenzie scrambles to his feet as Clements swings away at him. McKenzie scores a takedown on Clements and he gets back control, McKenzie attacks Clements with some ground and pound. McKenzie locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

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

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