Bellator 237 Results: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Rampage Jackson, Plus Bellator vs. Rizin

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Fedor Emelianenko def. Rampage Jackson by KO via punch (2:44, R1)

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Michael Chandler def. Sidney Outlaw by KO via punch (2:59, R1)

Michael Page def. Shinsho Anzai by KO via punch (0:23, R2)

Lorenz Larkin def. Keita Nakamura by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Kana Watanabe def. Ilara Joanne by TKO via strikes (4:39, R3)

Goiti Yamauchi def. Daron Cruickshank by submission via rear naked choke (3:11, R1)


Goiti Yamauchi vs. Daron Cruickshank

Round One: The round begins with Yamauchi attacking Cruickshank with a high kick, Cruickshank and Yamauchi exchange kicks to the midsection. Yamauchi backs up Cruickshank while attacking him with a variety of kicks, Yamauchi grabs Cruickshank and gets him against the cage wall. Yamauchi jumps on the back of a standing Cruickshank, Yamauchi gets Cruickshank to the ground and he keeps back control. Yamauchi locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Goiti Yamauchi def. Daron Cruickshank by submission via rear naked choke (3:11, R1)

Ilara Joanne vs. Kana Watanabe

Round One: The round begins with Joanne and Watanabe taking some swings at each other, Joanne nails Watanabe with a three strike combination. Joanne continues coming forward and attacking Watanabe with combinations, Joanne rocks Watanabe with a high kick followed by a right. Watanabe scores a takedown on Joanne after eating another right, Joanne catches Watanabe in a triangle choke and Watanabe escapes to keep top control. Watanabe transitions to side control on Joanne, Watanabe starts attacking Joanne with ground and pound. Joanne eats more strikes while getting Watanabe in her half guard, Watanabe nails Joanne with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Joanne

Round Two: The round begins with Joanne attacking Watanabe with some leg kicks, Watanabe grabs Joanne and she nails her with a knee strike to the head. Joanne grabs Watanabe and gets her against the cage wall, Watanabe goes for the takedown and Joanne gets top positioning. Watanabe gets to a seated position while peppering Joanne with some strikes, Watanabe sweeps Watanabe and gains top control. Watanabe attacks Joanne with a ton of ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Joanne nailing an incoming Watanabe with a left hook, Watanabe scores a takedown on Joanne and she gets the full guard. Joanne attacks Watanabe with some strikes while on her back, Watanabe attacks Joanne with ground and pound. Watanabe transitions to the half guard position against Joanne, Watanabe goes back to attacking Joanne with ground and pound. Watanabe advances to the back control position against Joanne, Watanabe attacks Joanne with a ton of ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Kana Watanabe def. Ilara Joanne by TKO via strikes (4:39, R3)

Lorenz Larkin vs. Keita Nakamura

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Nakamura goes for a head kick and Larkin blocks it. Larkin starts attacking Nakamura with some leg kicks, Larkin also nails Nakamura with a kick to the midsection. Larkin comes forward and he nails Nakamura with a right, Nakamura comes forward and he pops Larkin with a left. Larkin comes forward and he cracks Nakamura with a short right uppercut, Larkin continuously attacks Nakamura with high kicks. Larkin charges forward and he attacks Nakamura with combinations, Nakamura goes for a high kick and Larkin blocks it. Larkin again nails Nakamura with a kick to the midsection, Larkin swings away at Nakamura as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Larkin

Round Two: The round begins with Larkin attacking Nakamura with some leg kicks, Larkin steps forward and he nails Nakamura with a right. Nakamura backs up Larkin with a high kick attempt, Nakamura charges forward as a striking exchange breaks out between the two. Larkin cracks Nakamura with a kick to the midsection, the fighters stay at a distance while taking some swings at each other. Nakamura nails Larkin with some lefts and leg kicks, Larkin stuns Nakamura with a flying knee strike to the face. Larkin comes forward and he swings away at Nakamura, Larkin nails Nakamura with a right as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Nakamura coming forward as Larkin swings away at him, Nakamura and Larkin exchange a few combinations. Larkin stuns Nakamura by nailing him with a straight right, Larkin then cracks a swinging Nakamura with a counter right. Larkin rocks Nakamura with a kick to the midsection followed by a knee strike, Larkin follows that up with a combination followed by a flying knee strike. Nakamura goes for a takedown and Larkin defends while landing a plethora of unanswered strikes, Nakamura fights back and he attacks Larkin with a high kick. Larkin then cracks Nakamura with another kick to the midsection, Larkin swings away at Nakamura as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Lorenz Larkin def. Keita Nakamura by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Michael Page vs. Shinsho Anzai

Round One: The round begins with both fighters taking some swings at each other, Page stats cracking Anzai with a few jabs. Anzai charges forward and Page nails him with a jump knee strike, Anzai grabs Page and he gets him against the cage wall for a short time. Page then cracks Anzai with a multiple punch combination, Anzai gets Page back against the cage wall after eating another flying knee strike. The fighters separate and Page nails Anzai with a right, Page drops Anzai with a two punch combo and he lets him get back up. Page then attacks Anzai with a spinning head kick, Anzai charges at Page and he gets attacked with another flying knee strike. Page then drops a charging Anzai with a flying knee strike, Page grabs Anzai and he gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Page

Round Two: The round begins with Page immediately attacking Anzai with multiple jump knee strikes, Page drops a charging Anzai with a counter right hook and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Michael Page def. Shinsho Anzai by KO via punch (0:23, R2)

Michael Chandler vs. Sidney Outlaw

Round One: The round begins with Outlaw taking a few swings at Chandler, Chandler backs up Outlaw while landing a few rights. Outlaw starts attacking Chandler with some leg kicks, Chandler continues attacking the body of Outlaw with rights. Chandler continuously goes after Outlaw while throwing rights, Outlaw responds by cracking Chandler with an uppercut. Chandler levels Outlaw with a right and he lands a follow up right before the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Michael Chandler def. Sidney Outlaw by KO via punch (2:59, R1)

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Rampage Jackson

Round One: The round begins with Emelianenko attacking Jackson with some jabs, Emelianenko then attacks Jackson with a multiple punch combination. Emelianenko comes forward and he pops Jackson with a straight right, Emelianenko backs Jackson into the cage wall while landing multiple strikes. Emelianenko comes forward and he nails Jackson with leg kicks, Jackson looks for counter strikes on a swinging Emelianenko. Emelianenko levels Jackson with a right and Jackson goes down as the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Fedor Emelianenko def. Rampage Jackson by KO via punch (2:44, R1)

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