Bellator 242 Results: A #1 Contender To The Bantamweight Title Is Crowned!

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Main Card (10pm EST., Paramount Network)

Sergio Pettis def. Ricky Bandejas by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jason Jackson def. Jordan Mein by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Aaron Pico def. Solo Hatley by submission via rear naked choke (2:10, R1)

Jay Jay Wilson def. Tywan Claxton by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 27-30)

Preliminary Card (8:45 pm EST., Bellator Youtube)

Ras Hylton def. Rudy Schaffroth by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Raufeon Stots def. Cass Bell by submission via rear naked choke (1:24, R3)

Mark Lemminger def. Jake Smith by TKO via strikes (4:46, R2)


Rudy Schaffroth vs. Ras Hylton

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Hylton cracks Schaffroth with a combination. Hylton also starts attacking Schaffroth with some leg kicks, Schaffroth cracks Hylton with a left hook during a striking exchange. Schaffroth continuously cracks Hylton with lefts, Schaffroth cracks an incoming Hylton with a right hook. Schaffroth drops Hylton and he gets top control as they hit the ground, Schaffroth transitions to the full mount against Hylton. Hylton eventually gets Schaffroth in his half guard, Hylton then gets Schaffroth in his full guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Schaffroth

Round Two: The round begins with Hylton attacking Schaffroth with some leg kicks, Schaffroth cracks Hylton with a few short rights. Schaffroth continues coming forward and he takes some swings at Hylton, Schaffroth also attacks Hylton with a plethora of lefts. Hylton also hits Schaffroth with a side kick to the midsection, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Schaffroth backing up Hylton while landing a left, Hylton responds by landing a left of his own. Schaffroth comes forward and he swings wildly against Hylton, Hylton starts attacking Schaffroth with some leg kicks. Schaffroth scores a takedown on Hylton and he gets him in a seated position, Hylton attacks Schaffroth with strikes while on his back. Schaffroth holds Hylton down as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ras Hylton def. Rudy Schaffroth by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Raufeon Stots vs. Cass Bell

Round One: The round begins with Bell attacking Stots with some leg kicks, Bell scores a takedown on a swinging Stots and Stots goes for a guillotine choke. Bell escapes the choke attempt and he scrambles to his feet, Bell then kicks Stots in the midsection. Stots starts landing leg kicks of his own against Bell, Stots grabs Bell and he gets him against the cage wall. Bell goes for a jump guillotine choke and Stots escapes to get top control, Stots gains full mount on Bell and he attacks him with strikes. Stots then gains back control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Stots

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Bell looks for a takedown and Stots pops him with a left hook. Stots grabs Bell and he gets him up against the cage wall, Stots scores a takedown on Bell and Bell gets back up. Stots drags Bell back to the ground and he gets back control, Bell gets back up and Stots jumps on his back as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Bell going for a high kick and Stots blocks it, Stots then nails Bell with a kick to the midsection. Stots scores a takedown on Bell and he gets back control, Stots then attacks Bell with ground and pound. Stots locks in the rear naked choke and Bell taps out.

Official Result: Raufeon Stots def. Cass Bell by submission via rear naked choke (1:24, R3)

Jake Smith vs. Mark Lemminger

Round One: The round begins with Smith attacking Lemminger with some leg kicks, Smith charges at Lemminger while swinging away at him. Lemminger scores a takedown on Smith and he gets the open guard, Lemminger gains the half guard while attacking Smith with some ground and pound. Lemminger gains the full mount after a brief arm triangle choke attempt, Lemminger attacks Smith with more ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lemminger

Round Two: The round begins with Smith hitting a swinging Lemminger with leg kicks, Lemminger and Smith get into a few striking exchanges. Smith cracks a ducking Lemminger with a two punch combination, Lemminger backs Smith into the cage wall and Smith gets free. Lemminger then cracks Smith with an overhand left, Smith comes forward and he pops Lemminger with a short right. Lemminger scores a takedown on Smith and he gets the open guard, Lemminger gains the half guard while attacking Smith with some ground and pound. Lemminger turns up the pressure with the strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Mark Lemminger def. Jake Smith by TKO via strikes (4:46, R2)

Aaron Pico vs. Solo Hatley

Round One: The round begins with Hatley attacking Pico with some leg kicks, Pico also lands leg kicks of his own. Pico scores a takedown on Hatley and he gets the half guard, Pico attacks Hatley with some ground and pound. Hatley gets Pico in his full guard while eating more strikes, Pico transitions to back control while landing more strikes on Hatley. Pico locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Aaron Pico def. Solo Hatley by submission via rear naked choke (2:10, R1)

Tywan Claxton vs. Jay Jay Wilson

Round One: The round begins with Wilson charging at Claxton while swinging wildly at him, Claxton grabs Wilson and gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, Wilson cracks Claxton with a right during a brief separation. The fighters again exchange strikes while in the clinch, Wilson gets free and Claxton gets him right back against the cage wall. Wilson scores a takedown on Claxton and he gets the half guard, Wilson gains the full mount and then back control on Claxton. Wilson rolls for a guillotine choke and Claxton escapes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Wilson

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters throwing some kicks at each other, Claxton charges forward and he nails Wilson with a two punch combination. Claxton follows up by nailing Wilson with a straight left, Wilson then hits Claxton with a kick to the midsection. Wilson goes for a takedown and Claxton defends while landing a knee strike followed by an elbow strike, Wilson starts landing some leg kicks against Claxton. Claxton grabs Wilson and he gets him up against the cage wall, Wilson swings at Claxton during a brief separation. Claxton briefly separates and he nails Wilson with an elbow strike, Wilson pulls guard on Claxton as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Wilson attacking Claxton with some leg kicks, Claxton backs up Wilson after landing a straight left. Claxton pops Wilson with an uppercut before getting him against the cage wall, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. The fighters briefly separate and get into striking exchanges, Wilson pulls guard and he drags Claxton to the ground. Wilson rolls for a triangle choke and Claxton defends until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jay Jay Wilson def. Tywan Claxton by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 27-30)

Jordan Mein vs. Jason Jackson

Round One: The round begins with Mein coming forward while swinging at Jackson, Mein also starts landing leg kicks against Jackson. Jackson responds by nailing Mein with a jab followed by a left hook, Jackson also hit Mein with a kick to the midsection. Mein eats a right from Jackson after landing a pair of left hooks, Jackson starts nailing Mein with leg kiccks of his own. Mein looks for a takedown before hitting Jackson with a two punch combination, Mein backs up Jackson after landing a right hook. Jackson cracks a swinging Mein with a counter right hook, Jackson backs Mein towards the cage wall while swinging away at him until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jackson

Round Two: The round begins with Jackson attacking Mein with a high kick, Jackson follows up by popping Mein with a right. Jackson backs up Mein while landing a kick to the midsection, Jackson also starts landing leg kicks against Mein. Mein goes for a head kick and Jackson blocks it, Mein looks for a takedown and Jackson defends against it. Mein trips during a striking exchange and Jackson allows him to get back up, Mein then cracks Jackson with a two punch combination. Jackson responds by nailing Mein with a knee strike to the midsection, Mein and Jackson stay at range while swinging away at each other. Mein looks for a takedown and he winds up getting Jackson against the cage wall, Jackson scores a takedown on Mein and he gets the half guard as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few combinations, Mein then cracks Jackson with a two punch combination. Jackson goes for a jump knee strike and Mein defends against it, Jackson goes back to attacking Mein with leg kicks. Mein starts hunting for takedowns against Jackson, Jackson drops Mein with a counter straight right and he lets him get back up. Mein backs up Jackson after landing a pair of left hooks, Mein gets Jackson against the cage wall after landing a left to the midsection. Mein goes for a takedown and Jackson winds up getting top control, Jackson lands some ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jason Jackson def. Jordan Mein by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Sergio Pettis vs. Ricky Bandejas

Round One: The round begins with Bandejas attacking Pettis with a front kick, Pettis starts attacking Bandejas with some leg kicks. Bandejas nails Pettis with a side kick to the midsection, Pettis comes forward and he hits Bandejas with a short right. Bandejas attacks Pettis with some leg kicks of his own, Pettis backs up a swinging Bandejas while landing a right. Bandejas cracks Pettis with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Pettis attempts multiple roundhouse kicks to the head of Bandejas. Bandejas grabs Pettis and he gets him against the cage wall, Bandejas scores a takedown on Pettis and he gets side control. Bandejas postures up and he takes a swinging at Pettis as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pettis

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks, Pettis then lands a head kick against Bandejas. Pettis backs Bandejas into the cage wall while throwing a combination, Bandejas backs up a kicking Pettis while throwing a combination. Pettis looks for a takedown before nailing Bandejas with a knee strike, Pettis lands a multitude of unanswered leg kicks against Bandejas. Bandejas goes for a takedown and Pettis scrambles to get top control, Bandejas scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Bandejas eats more leg kicks before attacking Pettis with a high kick, Bandejas goes for a jump knee strike and Pettis lands a counter right as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Pettis attacking Bandejas with jabs and leg kicks, Pettis goes for a tornado head kick and Bandejas avoids it. Pettis backs up Bandejas after nailing him with a right, Pettis continues backing Bandejas up while swinging away at him. Bandejas attacks a kicking Pettis with a few counter rights, Pettis barely lands a spinning head kick against Bandejas. Pettis attempts a jumping head kick and tornado punch against Bandejas, Bandejas goes for a spinning heel kick and Pettis avoids it. Pettis and Bandejas swing wildly at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Sergio Pettis def. Ricky Bandejas by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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