Bellator 234 Results: Linton Vassell vs. Sergei Kharitonov Headlines & Haim Gozali's Retirement Bout

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Linton Vassell def. Sergei Kharitonov by TKO via strikes (3:15, R2)

Sidney Outlaw def. Roger Huerta by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Aviv Gozali def. Zaka Fatullazade by submission via anaconda choke (0:56, R1)

Haim Gozali def. Artus Pronin by submission via heel hook (4:12, R1)

Austin Vanderford def. Grachik Bozinyan by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Grachik Bozinyan vs. Austin Vanderford

Round One: The round begins with Vanderford attacking Bozinyan with some leg kicks, Bozinyan responds by landing leg kicks of his own. Vanderford backs up Bozinyan while swinging away at him, Bozinyan goes for a spinning back fist followed by a head kick. Vanderford slips on a takedown attempt and he scrambles to his feet a few moments later, Vanderford goes for a high kick and Bozinyan blocks it. Bozinyan and Vanderford get into a brief striking exchange, Vanderford charges at Bozinyan while swinging wildly at him. Bozinyan throws a few punches as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bozinyan

Round Two: The round begins with Bozinyan attacking Vanderford with some combinations, Vanderford cracks Bozinyan with a kick to the midsection. Vanderford comes forward and he attacks Bozinyan with some lefts, Bozinyan and Vanderford exchange a few combinations. Vanderford starts attacking Bozinyan with some leg kicks, Bozinyan goes for a roundhouse kick and Vanderford blocks it. Bozinyan starts landing some leg kicks of his own against Vanderford, Vanderford scores a takedown on Bozinyan and he gets the full guard. Vanderford attacks Bozinyan with some ground and pound, Vanderford keeps top control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Bozinyan cracks a swinging Vanderford with a counter left hook. Bozinyan goes for a high kick and Vanderford blocks it, Vanderford scores a takedown on Bozinyan and he gets the open guard. Vanderford advances to the half guard against Bozinyan, Bozinyan eventually gets Vanderford back in his full guard while eating a few strikes. Vanderford regains the half guard against Bozinyan while landing strikes, Vanderford attacks Bozinyan with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Austin Vanderford def. Grachik Bozinyan by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Haim Gozali vs. Artur Pronin

Round One: The round begins with Pronin attacking Gozali with some leg kicks, Pronin continues attacking Gozali with a variety of kicks. Gozali scores a takedown on Pronin and he gets the full mount, Pronin scrambles and he gets top control on Gozali. Gozali rolls for a foot lock and Pronin escapes to keep top control, Pronin backs away to get the fight standing again. Pronin attacks Gozali with a few combinations, Gozali pulls guard and he drags Pronin back to the ground. Pronin postures up to get the fight standing again, Pronin backs up Gozali before scoring a takedown on him. Gozali rolls for a triangle choke and he transitions to a heel hook to force a tap out.

Official Result: Haim Gozali def. Artus Pronin by submission via heel hook (4:12, R1)

Zaka Fatullazade vs. Aviv Gozali

Round One: The round begins with Gozali attacking Fatullazade with a multiple strike combination, Fatullazade hits Gozali with a few leg kicks. Gozali scores a takedown on Fatullazade and he gets side control, Fatullazade scrambles and Gozali catches him in an anaconda choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Aviv Gozali def. Zaka Fatullazade by submission via anaconda choke (0:56, R1)

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