Bellator 239 Results: Ed Ruth vs. Yaroslav Amosov Headlines, Plus Myles Jury & Timothy Johnson

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Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

Yaroslav Amosov def. Ed Ruth by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Myles Jury def. Brandon Girtz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Timothy Johnson def. Tyrell Fortune by KO via punch (2:35, R1)

Valentin Moldavsky def. Javy Ayala by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-24)

Preliminary Card (6:15pm EST., DAZN)

Denise Kielholtz def. Kristina Williams by submission via rear naked choke (2:15, R1)

Christian Edwards def. Marco Hutch by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)

Teejay Britton def. Gabriel Varga by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Grant Neal def. Claude Wilcox by TKO via strikes (3:37, R3)

Solo Hatley Jr. def. Gaston Bolanos by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Josh Hill def. Vinicius Zani by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Keith Lee def. Shawn Bunch by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)

Post-Lims (11pm EST., DAZN)

Cris Lencioni def. Salim Mukhidinov by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 28-29)

Kevin Croom def. Adil Benjilany by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Chris Gonzalez def. Aaron McKenzie by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Davion Franklin def. JW Kiser by TKO via strikes (1:40, R1)

Kyle Crutchmer def. Scott Futrell by submission via anaconda choke (2:58, R1)


Christian Edwards vs. Marco Hutch

Round One: The round begins with Hutch scoring a takedown on Edwards after avoiding a front kick, Hutch moves into the half guard of Edwards. Hutch attacks Edwards with a few strikes while in top control, Edwards eventually gets Hutch in his full guard. Edwards catches Hutch in a triangle choke and Hutch escapes to regain the half guard, Edwards scrambles to his feet and he attacks Hutch with a jumping knee strike. Edwards starts attacking Hutch with some punching combinations, Hutch starts attacking Edwards with some leg kicks. The fighters exchange some kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Edwards

Round Two: The round begins with Edwards attacking Hutch with a left cross, Hutch goes back to attacking Edwards with leg kicks. Edwards and Hutch also exchange a few rights, Edwards backs Hutch into the cage wall after throwing a knee strike. The fighters clinch and exchange a few strikes, Edwards rocks Hutch with some knee strikes and a left. Edwards gets Hutch against the cage wall while landing more knee strikes, the fighters separate and Edwards attacks Hutch with a multiple strike combination. Edwards backs Hutch into the cage wall again after eating a right, Edwards drags Hutch to the ground and he gets back control. Edwards attacks Hutch with some ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Edwards backing Hutch up while taking some swings at him, Edwards keeps Hutch on the cage wall while landing a plethora of strikes. Edwards scores a takedown on Hutch and he gets the half guard, Edwards attacks Hutch with some ground and pound. Edwards gains back control and he nails Hutch with a bunch more strikes, Hutch gets up and Edwards attacks him with more strikes. Edwards nails Hutch with some knee strikes to the head, Edwards continues drilling Hutch with unanswered knee strikes. Edwards scores another takedown on Hutch as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Christian Edwards def. Marco Hutch by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)

Shawn Bunch vs. Keith Lee

Round One: The round begins with Lee attacking Bunch with some leg kicks, Bunch responds by landing leg kicks of his own. Bunch goes for a head kick and Lee blocks it, Lee looks for a takedown and Bunch attacks him with an elbow strike. Bunch cracks a swinging Lee with a pair of right hooks, Bunch comes forward and he gets Lee against the cage wall after eating a left. The fighters separate and take some swings at each other, Lee goes for a high kick as Bunch looks for a takedown. Lee throws another kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lee

Round Two: The round begins with Lee attacking Bunch with some jabs, Lee and Bunch also exchange a few kicks. Lee scores a takedown on Bunch after landing a flying knee strike, Lee gains back control and he attacks Bunch with a plethora of strikes. Bunch tries scrambling while Lee attacks him with more strikes, Bunch scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing again. Bunch grabs Lee and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Bunch cracks Lee with a right. Lee goes for another flying knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Lee (Overall Score: 20-17 for Lee)

Round Three: The round begins with Lee peppering Bunch with a few jabs, Bunch and Lee exchange a few leg kicks. Bunch grabs a kicking Lee and he gets him against the cage wall, Lee lands a few knee strikes before separating from Bunch. Lee stays at a distance while taking some swings against Bunch, Bunch comes forward and he attacks Lee with a few rights. Lee starts looking for a counter left hook against a swinging Bunch, Lee also attempts a few high kicks and Bunch blocks them all. Lee nails Bunch with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Lee scores a takedown on Bunch and Bunch scrambles to his feet. Bunch and Lee swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lee (Final Score: 30-26 for Lee)

Official Result: Keith Lee def. Shawn Bunch by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)

Gabriel Varga vs. Teejay Britton

Round One: The round begins with Varga attacking Britton with some leg kicks, Britton grabs Varga and he gets him against the cage wall. Britton lands a few strikes on Varga while in the clinch, Britton scores a takedown on Varga and he gets the full guard. Britton attacks Varga with some ground and pound, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Varga grabbing Britton and getting him against the cage wall, Varga hits Britton with a few strikes while in the clinch and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Britton

Round Two: The round begins with Varga attacking Britton with leg kicks and a high kick, Britton grabs Varga and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Varga attacking Britton with more leg kicks, Varga grabs Britton and he gets him against the cage wall. Britton scores a takedown on Varga and he gets the half guard, Varga gets Britton in his full guard while eating a few strikes. Britton lands some ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Britton attacking Varga with a few jabs, Britton grabs Varga and he gets him against the cage wall. Britton looks for a takedown and Varga defends against it, the fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch. Varga separates and Britton gets him right back against the cage wall, Varga scores a takedown and Britton gets right back up. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Varga scoring a takedown. Britton gets up and Varga swings away at him as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Teejay Britton def. Gabriel Varga by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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