Bellator 238 Results: Cris Cyborg Makes Her Promotional Debut & The Featherweight Grand Prix Resumes

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(Note: Due to the live coverage of UFC Fight Night Raleigh, Bellator 239 is going to be covered via quick results, with the exception of the main event and co-main event.)

Main Card (10pm EST., DAZN)

Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Championship
Cris Cyborg def. Julia Budd by TKO via strikes (1:14, R4) to win the title

Bellator MMA Featherweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinal
Darrion Caldwell def. Adam Borics by submission via rear naked choke (2:20, R1)

Sergio Pettis def. Alfred Khashakyan by submission via guillotine choke (3:00, R1)

Juan Archuleta def. Henry Corrales by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Emilee King def. Ava Knight by submission via rear naked choke (2:18, R1)

Raymond Daniels def. Jason King by TKO via strikes (3:07, R1)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., DAZN)

Miguel Jacob def. David Pacheco by unanimous decision (30-27. 30-26, 30-27)

Anthony Taylor def. Chris Avila by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Curtis Millender def. Moses Murrietta by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Jay Jay Wilson def. Mario Navarro by submission via arm bar (2:48, R2)

Aaron Pico def. Daniel Carey by KO via punch (0:15, R2)

Joshua Jones def. Brandon Bender by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)

AJ Agazarm def. Adel Altamimi by submission via triangle choke (1:22, R3)


Bellator MMA Featherweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinal
Darrion Caldwell vs. Adam Borics

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some kick attempts, Borics starts attacking Caldwell with some leg kicks. Caldwell swings wildly at Borics before scoring a takedown on him, Borics gets to a knee while eating strikes from Caldwell. Caldwell catches Borics in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Darrion Caldwell def. Adam Borics by submission via rear naked choke (2:20, R1)

Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Championship
Julia Budd (c) vs. Cris Cyborg

Round One: The round begins with Cyborg attacking Budd with a combination, Budd grabs Cyborg and she gets her against the cage wall. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch, Cyborg separates to hit Budd with a knee strike. Cyborg scores a takedown on Budd and Budd gets right back up, Cyborg quickly gets Budd against the cage wall. Budd spins Cyborg and gets her back against the cage wall, the fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch. Cyborg separates from Budd and she swings away at her, Budd trips up a kicking Cyborg and she gets top control on the ground. Cyborg rolls for an arm bar and Budd escapes to get side control, Budd nails Cyborg with an illegal knee strike and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other, Cyborg drops a kicking Budd with a right and she gets top control on the ground. Cyborg postures up before landing more strikes and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cyborg

Round Two: The round begins with Cyborg backing Budd up while attacking her with a combination, Cyborg grabs Budd and she gets her against the cage wall. The fighters swing away at each other while separating, Cyborg gets Budd back against the cage wall while eating a knee strike. Cyborg gets free and she swings wildly at Budd before getting her back against the cage wall, the fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Cyborg attacks Budd with leg kicks, Budd responds by nailing Cyborg with a combo of her own. Budd grabs Cyborg and they clinch along the cage wall, Cyborg nails Budd with knee strikes and elbow strikes. The fighters separate and exchange some leg kicks, Cyborg kicks Budd in the midsection and then lands a knee strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Budd grabbing Cyborg and getting her against the cage wall, Cyborg spins Budd into the cage wall while exchanging knee strikes. Budd gets Cyborg back against the cage wall while exchanging a few strikes, Cyborg gets free and she swings away at Budd. Cyborg backs up Budd while throwing combinations at her, Cyborg scores a takedown on Budd and she gets the full guard. Cyborg postures up and she attacks Budd with a ton of strikes, Cyborg gains the side control position on a downed Budd. Cyborg attacks Budd with a lot of ground and pound, Cyborg gets full mount and she swings away at Budd as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cyborg (Overall Score: 30-27 for Cyborg)

Round Four: The round begins with Cyborg attacking Budd with some leg kicks, Cyborg backs Budd into the cage wall while landing a massive combination. Cyborg drops Budd with a body shot and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Cris Cyborg def. Julia Budd by TKO via strikes (1:14, R4) to win the title

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