Bellator 243 Results: Chandler vs. Henderson II, Johnson vs. Mitrione & Myles Jury In Action

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Main Card (10pm EST., Paramount Network)

Michael Chandler def. Ben Henderson by KO via strikes (2:09, R1)

Timothy Johnson def. Matt Mitrione by TKO via strikes (3:14, R1)

Myles Jury def. Georgi Karakhanyan by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)

Sabah Homasi def. Curtis Millender by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (7:15pm EST., Youtube)

Adam Borics def. Mike Hamel by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Cris Lencioni def. AJ Agazarm by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)

Charlie Campbell def. Nainoa Dung by TKO via leg kicks (1:42, R2)

Dalton Rosta def. Mark Gardner by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R1)

Grant Neal def. Hamza Salim by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-24)

Valerie Loureda def. Tara Graff by KO via strikes (5:00, R2)


Dalton Rosta vs. Mark Gardner

Round One: The round begins with Rosta attacking Gardner with a side kick to the midsection, Gardner starts hitting Rosta with some leg kicks. Rosta scores a takedown on Gardner and he gets the full guard, Gardner rolls for an arm bar and Rosta defends while landing some strikes. Rosta attacks Gardner with some ground and pound, Rosta postures up and he allows Gardner to stand as well. Rosta quickly nails Gardner with a three punch combination, Gardner looks for a takedown and Rosta nails him with a trio of rights. Rosta scores a takedown on Gardner and he gets the half guard, Rosta immediately attacks Gardner with some ground and pound. Gardner gets up and he eats more strikes from Rosta, Gardner looks for a takedown and Rosta gets side control on him when they hit the ground. Rosta transitions to the half guard against Gardner, Rosta postures up and Gardner gets up a short time later while eating more strikes. Rosta gets Gardner back to the ground while landing strikes and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rosta

In between rounds, the doctor says Gardner cannot continue due to a cut above his eye.

Official Result: Dalton Rosta def. Mark Gardner by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R1)

Nainoa Dung vs. Charlie Campbell

Round One: The round begins with Dung going for a high kick against Campbell, Campbell comes forward and he pops Dung with a right. Dung starts attacking Campbell with some leg kicks, Campbell responds by nailing Dung with some leg kicks of his own. Campbell comes forward and he hits Dung with a left hook to the midsection, Campbell accidentally nails Dung low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other, Dung then hits Campbell with a kick to the midsection. Campbell responds by nailing Dung with an overhand right followed by a knee strike, Campbell scores a takedown on Dung and he gets side control. Campbell attacks Dung with some ground and pound, Dung scrambles to his feet and Campbell drags him back to the ground, Dung gets up again and Campbell gets him right back to the ground. Campbell transitions to the north/south position against Dung as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Campbell

Round Two: The round begins with Campbell attacking Dung with some leg kicks, Campbell also nails Dung with a kick to the midsection. Dung also starts landing leg kicks of his own against Campbell, Dung backs up Campbell while landing a two punch combination. Campbell drops Dung with some leg kicks and the referee waves off the fight as Dung has trouble getting back up.

Official Result: Charlie Campbell def. Nainoa Dung by TKO via leg kicks (1:42, R2)

Grant Neal vs. Hamza Salim

Round One: The round begins with Salim attacking Neal with a few kicks, Neal scores a takedown on Salim and Salim gets back up. Neal drags Salim back to the ground and Salim gets up again before getting put against the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Neal kicks Salim in the midsection, Neal eats a head kick before scoring another takedown on Salim. Neal starts attacking Salim with some ground and pound, Neal transitions to the half guard against Salim. Salim looks to get up and Neal starts looking for a guillotine choke, Salim finally gets up and Neal keeps him against the cage wall. Neal gets Salim back down and he gains back control before moving to the half guard, Salim gets Neal in his full guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Neal

Round Two: The round begins with Salim nailing a swinging Neal with a counter right, Neal grabs Salim and he scores a takedown a short time later. Salim gets up and Neal gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. Neal scores another takedown on Salim and he catches him in a guillotine choke and Salim defends against it, Neal gets back control on Salim while landing some strikes. Neal transitions to the half guard of Salim while landing more strikes, Neal keeps Salim down as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Salim attacking Neal with a side kick to the midsection, Neal pops a swinging Salim with a counter left. Neal scores a takedown on Salim and he gets the half guard, Neal attacks Salim with some ground and pound. Salim gets back up while eating some strikes and Neal drags him back to the ground a short time later, Neal attacks Salim with more strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Grant Neal def. Hamza Salim by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-24)

Valerie Loureda vs. Tara Graff

Round One: The round begins with Graff coming forward and taking some swings at Loureda, Loureda starts firing back against Graff. Graff grabs a swinging Loureda and Loureda quickly gets free, Graff pops a swinging Loureda with a counter right. Loureda nails a swinging Graff with a counter strike combination, Loureda continues looking for combos against Graff. Loureda and Graff clinch while exchanging some strikes, Loureda looks for a high kick and Graff blocks it. Loureda starts attacking Graff with some leg kicks, Loureda continuously looks for counter strikes against Graff. Loureda nails Graff with a multiple strike combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Loureda

Round Two: The round begins with Loureda attacking Graff with a multiple punch combination, Graff comes forward and takes some swings at Loureda. Graff eats a left hook after landing a two punch combo on Loureda, Loureda pops a swinging Graff with a counter right. Loureda then cracks Graff with a multiple punch combination, Graff grabs Loureda and they battle on the cage wall for a short time. Graff and Loureda get into a few striking exchanges, Graff continues charging forward while swinging away at Loureda. Loureda continues landing counter strikes on a swinging Graff, Loureda keeps Graff at a distance while landing a few jabs. Loureda drops a kicking Graff with a counter right and she lands more unanswered strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Valerie Loureda def. Tara Graff by KO via strikes (5:00, R2)

Cris Lencioni vs. AJ Agazarm

Round One: The round begins with Agazarm looking for a takedown on a swinging Lencioni, Lencioni cracks Agazarm with a few rights. Lencioni drops Agazarm and he pounces on him with more strikes before letting him get back up, Agazarm looks for a takedown and Lencioni gets top control before getting back up. Lencioni stands over Agazarm while landing a few strikes, Agazarm rolls for a heel hook and Lencioni defends while landing strikes. Lencioni gets free and Agazarm jumps on his back, Agazarm gets Lencioni to the ground while landing a few strikes. Agazarm transitions to the full mount against Lencioni, Agazarm attacks Lencioni with some ground and pound. Lencioni sweeps Agazarm and he gets top control on Agazarm, Lencioni lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lencioni

Round Two: The round begins with Agazarm taking a few swings at Lencioni, Agazarm goes for the takedown and Lencioni defends before landing a knee strike. Lencioni scores a takedown on Agazarm and he lets him get back up, Agazarm grabs Lencioni and he gets him against the cage wall. Agazarm scores a takedown on Lencioni and he gets back control, Lencioni tries shaking Agazarm off of him while eating a few strikes. Lencioni scrambles and he gets top control on Agazarm, Lencioni attacks Agazarm with some ground and pound. Lencioni gains the half guard against Agazarm, Lencioni also attacks Agazarm with a few elbow strikes. Agazarm gets Lencioni back in his full guard while eating more strikes and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Agazarm taking a few swings at Lencioni, Lencioni pops Agazarm with a few jabs. Agazarm starts landing some leg kicks against Lencioni, Agazarm looks for a takedown and Lencioni lands a few rights. Agazarm continues hunting for takedowns on a swinging Lencioni, Lencioni grabs Agazarm while attacking him with a combination. Lencioni tries attacking Agazarm with some elbow strikes to the head, Agazarm scores a takedown on Lencioni and Lencioni gets right back up. Agazarm goes for another takedown and Lencioni gets top control again while landing a few strikes, Lencioni gets the half guard on a scrambling Agazarm. Lencioni attacks Agazarm with some ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Cris Lencioni def. AJ Agazarm by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)

Adam Borics vs. Mike Hamel

Round One: The round begins with Borics nailing Hamel with a two punch combination, Borics stars landing some leg kicks against Hamel. Hamel comes forward as the fighters swing away at each other, Borics nails Hamel with a right followed by a jump knee strike. Hamel scores a takedown on Borics and he gets him in a seated position, Borics scrambles to his feet and he gets Hamel against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Hamel exchanges leg kicks with Borics, Hamel backs Borics into the cage wall while swinging away at him. Hamel scores a takedown on Borics and he gets him in a seated position, Borics scrambles to his feet and he clinches with Hamel as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hamel

Round Two: The round begins with Hamel attacking Borics with some leg kicks, Borics accidentally kicks Hamel low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Borics attacking Hamel with leg kicks, Hamel also lands more kicks against Borics. Borics backs up Hamel after landing a straight right, Borics also nails Hamel with a kick to the midsection area. Borics grabs Hamel and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and exchange some rights. Borics then hits Hamel with a kick to the midsection, Borics and Hamel get into a few striking exchanges. Hamel cracks a swinging Borics with a counter right hook, Borics backs up Hamel with a head kick attempt. Borics lands more leg kicks on Hamel as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Borics attacking Hamel with some leg kicks, Borics and Hamel get into more striking exchanges. Borics cracks a swinging Hamel with a two punch combination, Borics grabs Hamel and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate after exchanging a few strikes, Hamel grabs Borics and they battle along the cage wall. Borics cracks Hamel with a knee strike to the face, the fighters separate and take some swing at each other. Borics then cracks Hamel with a flying knee strike, Hamel scores a takedown on Borics and he gets side control. Hamel transitions to back control on Borics and Borics gets back up, Borics grabs Hamel and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Borics throws a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Adam Borics def. Mike Hamel by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Sabah Homasi vs. Curtis Millender

Round One: The round begins with Homasi and Millender exchanging some leg kicks, Homasi misses an overhand right against Millender. Homasi goes for a head kick and Millender blocks it, Millender backs up Homasi while taking a few swings at him. Homasi then nails Millender with a kick to the midsection, Millender starts peppering Homasi with some jabs. Homasi again nails Millender with a kick to the midsection, Homasi scores a takedown on Millender and he gets the full guard. Homasi attacks Millender with some ground and pound, Homasi keeps Millender down as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Homasi

Round Two: The round begins with Millender attacking Homasi with some jabs, Homasi attacks Millender with a few high kicks and Millender blocks them. Homasi grabs Millender and he gets him against the cage wall, Homasi scores a takedown on Millender and he gets the open guard. Homasi advances to the half guard while nailing Millender with a few strikes, Millender gets Homasi into his full guard while eating more strikes. Millender rolls for a triangle choke and Homasi escapes to get back control, Millender scrambles and he gets top control on Homasi. Homasi escapes a choke attempt from Millender and he gets back to his feet, Homasi scores another takedown on Millender as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Millender backing Homasi up while swinging away at him, Millender grabs Homasi and gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Millender pops Homasi with some jabs, Homasi cracks Millender with an overhand right. Millender backs Homasi up while cracking him with a few rights, Homasi scores a takedown on Millender and Millender catches him in a d’arce choke. Homasi escapes the choke and he gets the half guard on Millender, Millender scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Millender backs Homasi into the cage wall while swinging away at him, Homasi scores another takedown on Millender and he gets the half guard. Homasi transitions to the back control position on Millender, Homasi rolls for the arm bar on Millender and Millender defends to get top control as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Sabah Homasi def. Curtis Millender by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Myles Jury vs. Georgi Karakhanyan

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Jury and Karakhanyan exchange a few leg kicks. Jury cracks Karakhanyan with a body kick followed by a right, Jury goes for a head kick and Karakhanyan blocks it. Karakhanyan grabs Jury and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Jury lands some leg kicks. Karakhanyan swings away at Jury while getting him back against the cage wall, Jury nails Karakhanyan with a knee strike to the midsection as they separate. Jury grabs a swinging Karakhanyan and he briefly gets him up against the cage wall, Karakhanyan gets Jury back on the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Karakhanyan

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few kicks, Jury cracks Karakhanyan with a kick to the midsection. Karakhanyan and Jury also exchange some leg kicks, Jury keeps Karakhanyan at a distance while throwing a plethora of front kicks. The fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall, the fighters separate and Jury pops Karakhanyan with jabs. Karakhanyan attacks Jury with a kick to the midsection, Karakhanyan grabs Jury and he gets him up against the cage wall. Karakhanyan scores a takedown on Jury and Jury gets back up, Jury spins Karakhanyan into the cage wall while landing a few strikes. The fighters separate and Karakhanyan swings away at Jury before scoring a takedown on him, Jury gets up and Karakhanyan gets him back against the cage wall until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Jury attacking Karakhanyan with some leg kicks, Karakhanyan grabs Jury and he briefly gets him against the cage wall. Jury clinches with Karakhanyan and gets him against the cage wall after landing a few strikes, Karakhanyan scores a takedown on Jury and Jury gets right back up. Karakhanyan eats an elbow strike after nailing Jury with a right hook, Jury scores a takedown on Karakhanyan and Karakhanyan nearly catches him in a guillotine choke. Jury attacks Karakhanyan with some ground and pound, Jury transitions to back control against Karakhanyan. Karakhanyan quickly scrambles and he gets Jury in his full guard, Jury attacks Karakhanyan with more strikes. Karakhanyan scrambles to his feet and Jury gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Myles Jury def. Georgi Karakhanyan by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)

Matt Mitrione vs. Timothy Johnson

Round One: The round begins with Johnson scoring a takedown on Mitrione and he gets side control, Johnson attacks Mitrione with some ground and pound. Johnson also lands some knee strikes on the downed Mitrione, Johnson gets back control on Mitrione while landing a plethora of strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Timothy Johnson def. Matt Mitrione by TKO via strikes (3:14, R1)

Michael Chandler vs. Ben Henderson

Round One: The round begins with Henderson and Chandler exchanging kicks to the midsection, Chandler lands leg kicks before eating a left from Henderson. Henderson cracks Chandler with a right hook to the midsection, Henderson and Chandler also exchange some combinations. Henderson then hits Chandler with a left to the face, Chandler blocks a kick from Henderson before throwing a right. Chandler drops Henderson with a combination and he lands a few more strikes to put him out cold.

Official Result: Michael Chandler def. Ben Henderson by KO via strikes (2:09, R1)

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