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)

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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)

Roger Huerta vs. Sidney Outlaw

Round One: The round begins with Outlaw scoring a takedown on Huerta and he gets the full guard, Outlaw advances to the half guard against Huerta. Outlaw attacks Huerta with some ground and pound, Huerta eventually gets Outlaw back in his full guard. Huerta scrambles to his feet and Outlaw gets him against the cage wall, Outlaw goes for another takedown and Huerta gets top control when they hit the ground. Outlaw scrambles to his feet and he gets Huerta against the cage wall, Outlaw scores a takedown on Huerta and he gets him in the seated position. Outlaw gets side control on Huerta as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Outlaw

Round Two: The round begins with Outlaw scoring a takedown on Huerta and he gets the open guard, Huerta throws some strikes while on his back. Huerta scrambles to his feet and he exchanges strikes with Outlaw, Huerta and Outlaw have a few striking exchanges. Outlaw scores another takedown on Huerta and he gets the full guard, Outlaw attacks Huerta with some ground and pound. Huerta scrambles to his feet and he kicks Outlaw in the midsection, Outlaw scores another takedown on Huerta and he gets the open guard. The referee stands the fighters up for inactivity, the action resumes with Outlaw getting another takedown on Huerta and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Huerta taking a few swings at Outlaw, Huerta also attacks Outlaw with some leg kicks. Outlaw scores a takedown on Huerta and he gets the open guard, Outlaw advances to side control against Huerta. Outlaw attacks Huerta with some ground and pound, Huerta scrambles to get the fight standing again. Outlaw scores another takedown on Huerta and he gets side control, Huerta scrambles to his feet again to get the fight standing again. Outlaw gets another takedown on a kicking Huerta and he gets the full guard, Outlaw keeps top control as the round ends.

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

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

Sergei Kharitonov vs. Linton Vassell

Round One: The round begins with Vassell peppering Kharitonov with jabs and leg kicks, Vassell nails Kharitonov with a kick to the midsection. Vassell stays on the outside while taking some swings at Kharitonov, Vassell grabs Kharitonov and gets him against the cage wall. Vassell scores a takedown on Kharitonov and he gets back control, Vassell attacks Kharitonov with some ground and pound. Vassell also attacks a downed Kharitonov with some knee strikes, Vassell lands more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vassell

Round Two: The round begins with Vassell dancing around Kharitonov while landing some jabs, Vassell scores a takedown on a swinging Kharitonov and he gets the half guard. Vassell attacks Kharitonov with some ground and pound, Vassell gains the full mount against Kharitonov. Vassell advances to back control on Kharitonov while landing more strikes, Vassell continues landing ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

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

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