Bellator 245 Results: Davis vs. Machida II, Cat Zingano Makes Her Bellator Debut & More!

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Main Card (10pm EST., Paramount Network)

Phil Davis def. Lyoto Machida by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Cat Zingano def. Gabby Holloway by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Taylor Johnson def. Ed Ruth by submission via heel hook (0:59, R1)

Raymond Daniels fought Peter Stanonik to a no contest via accidental low blow (1:00, R2)

Preliminary Card (8:15pm EST., Youtube)

Alex Polizzi def. Rafael Carvalho by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Tyrell Fortune fought Jack May to a no contest via accidental low blow (2:42, R1)

Keith Lee def. Vinicius Zani by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Leslie Smith def. Amanda Bell by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Davis starts attacking Machida with some leg kicks. Machida also cracks Davis with some leg kicks of his own, Machida also hits Davis with a kick to the midsection. Davis lands a kick and right hook on a swinging Machida, Machida goes for a head kick and Davis blocks it. Davis backs up Machida while taking some swings at him, Davis continues nailing Machida with kicks to the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Davis

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters trading some kicks, Davis kicks Machida right in the midsection. Machida starts landing some leg kicks against Davis, Davis also cracks Machida with some leg kicks of his own. Davis stuns a swinging Machida with a counter right hook, the fighters continue exchanging some leg kicks. Davis nails Machida with another kick to the midsection, Davis gets Machida against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Machida and Davis also exchange some leg kicks. Davis goes back to attacking Machida with kicks to the midsection, Machida comes forward and he attacks Davis with a few combinations. Davis stays on the outside while taking some swings at Machida, Davis eats a leg kick after landing a kick to the midsection of Machida. Machida barely lands a head kick on Davis as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Phil Davis def. Lyoto Machida by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Cat Zingano vs. Gabby Holloway

Round One: The round begins with Zingano attacking Holloway with some leg kicks, Zingano scores a takedown on Holloway and she gets side control. Zingano attacks Holloway with some ground and pound, Zingano rolls for the arm bar and Holloway defends while getting up. Zingano gets Holloway up against the cage wall after throwing a high kick, Zingano attacks Holloway with some knee strikes while in the clinch. Zingano continuously lands knee strikes on Holloway before scoring another takedown on her, Zingano lands some ground and pound on Holloway as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Zingano

Round Two: The round begins with Zingano attacking Holloway with some leg kicks, Holloway fires back at Zingano. Zingano scores a takedown on Holloway and she gets the full guard, Zingano attacks Holloway with some ground and pound. Zingano transitions to the half guard and then full mount on Holloway, Zingano attacks Holloway with more ground and pound. Holloway scrambles and she gets Zingano back in the side control position, Zingano transitions to back control on Holloway while landing more strikes. Zingano lands more ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters clinching and Zingano scoring a takedown on Holloway, Holloway gets up and Zingano gets her against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, Holloway scores a takedown on Zingano and she gets the full mount. Holloway starts attacking Zingano with ground and pound, Holloway lands a multitude of elbow strikes on Zingano. Holloway continues landing ground and pound on a downed Zingano, Zingano sweeps Holloway and she regains top control. Zingano gains side control while landing some ground and pound, Zingano transitions to back control on Holloway while landing more strikes. Zingano attacks Holloway with some more ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Cat Zingano def. Gabby Holloway by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Ed Ruth vs. Taylor Johnson

Round One: The round begins with Ruth scoring a takedown on Johnson and Johnson immediately rolls for a heel hook, Johnson catches Ruth in a heel hook after a brief scramble.

Official Result: Taylor Johnson def. Ed Ruth by submission via heel hook (0:59, R1)

Raymond Daniels vs. Peter Stanonik

Round One: The round begins with Stanonik and Daniels exchanging some high kicks, Daniels pops Stanonik with a plethora of jabs. Stanonik starts landing some leg kicks against Daniels, Daniels nails Stanonik with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Daniels charges at Stanonik while throwing some combinations, Daniels trips during an exchange and Stanonik gets the full mount on the ground. Daniels quickly gets Stanonik in the half guard position, Daniels scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Stanonik and Daniels exchange some more leg kicks, Daniels cracks Stanonik with a knee strike to the midsection. Stanonik backs Daniels up while swinging away at him, Daniels lights up Stanonik with a few punches to the midsection. Daniels takes a few swings at Stanonik as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Daniels

Round Two: The round begins with Daniels attacking Stanonik with a spinning head kick, Stanonik comes forward as the fighters swing away at each other. Daniels accidentally lands a spinning back kick to the balls of Stanonik and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Daniels landing another accidental low blow to Stanonik and the fight is halted again. The doctor says that Stanonik cannot continue and the referee waves off the fight.

Official Result: Raymond Daniels fought Peter Stanonik to a no contest via accidental low blow (1:00, R2)

Rafael Carvalho vs. Alex Polizzi

Round One: The round begins with Polizzi taking some swings at Carvalho, Polizzi goes for a head kick and Carvalho avoids it. Polizzi eats a short left before scoring a takedown on Carvalho, Carvalho gets back up and Polizzi gets him against the cage wall. Polizzi drags Carvalho back to the ground and Carvalho gets up again while getting put against the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. Carvalho gets free after nailing Polizzi with a knee strike and elbow strike, Polizzi looks for another takedown and they clinch along the cage wall. The fighters separate and Polizzi scores another takedown after eating a knee strike, Polizzi attacks Carvalho with some ground and pound. Polizzi postures up and he eats an up kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Polizzi

Round Two: The round begins with Polizzi immediately attempting a high kick against Carvalho, Polizzi takes some swings at Carvalho before scoring a takedown. Carvalho gets right back up and he kicks Polizzi in the midsection, Carvalho grabs Polizzi and he gets him up against the cage wall. Polizzi lands a knee strike on Carvalho while in the clinch, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Carvalho attacking Polizzi with combinations. Polizzi grabs Carvalho and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. Polizzi scores a slam takedown on Carvalho and he gets the north/south position, Carvalho scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few strikes, Carvalho nails Polizzi with a kick to the midsection. Polizzi starts hunting for takedowns against Carvalho, Carvalho backs up Polizzi while landing more kicks to the midsection. Polizzi grabs Carvalho and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. Carvalho jumps for an inverted triangle choke and Polizzi falls backwards to get him on the ground, Carvalho scrambles to his feet and Polizzi gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Alex Polizzi def. Rafael Carvalho by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Leslie Smith vs. Amanda Bell

Round One: The round begins with Bell attacking Smith with jabs and leg kicks, Bell comes forward and she attacks Smith with combinations. Smith starts landing some leg kicks against Bell, Smith gets Bell up against the cage wall during a brief striking exchange. Smith looks for the takedown and Bell defends before separating, Smith rocks Bell with after landing a head kick. Bell recovers and she attacks Smith with some more combos followed by a kick to the midsection, Bell continues backing up Smith while swinging away at her. Smith pops a ducking Bell with a short right uppercut, Smith grabs a swinging Bell and she scores a takedown on her. Smith attacks Bell with some ground and pound, Bell scrambles to her feet and the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Smith

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Bell backs up Smith before landing a body kick. Smith grabs Bell and she gets her up against the cage wall, Smith scores a takedown on Bell and she gets side control. Smith starts attacking Bell with some ground and pound, Bell scrambles to her feet and she gets Smith against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Smith pops Bell with a left to the midsection, Smith grabs Bell and gets her back against the cage wall. Smith scores another takedown on Bell and she gets the half guard, Smith transitions to back control on Bell. Smith attacks Bell with some ground and pound, Smith looks for a rear naked choke and Bell escapes too get top control. Bell hits Smith with a few strikes before both fighters scramble to their feet, Smith and Bell exchange some combos as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Smith kicking Bell in the midsection, Smith then hits Bell with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Bell scores a takedown on Smith and she gets back control, Bell attacks Smith with a lot of ground and pound. Smith spins at the right time to get top control on Bell, Bell rolls for an arm bar and Smith defends against it. The fighters scramble to their feet while swinging away at each other, Smith backs a swinging Bell into the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Bell comes forward while attacking Smith with combinations, Smith pops Bell with a left to the head. Smith lands a multiple strike combination against a swinging Bell, Bell goes for a takedown as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Leslie Smith def. Amanda Bell by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Tyrell Fortune vs. Jack May

Round One: The round begins with May kicking Fortune in the midsection, Fortune scores a takedown on May and he gets side control. Fortune attacks May with some ground and pound, May eventually gets Fortune in the half guard position. May scrambles to get the fight standing again, Fortune quickly clinches with May and he gets him against the cage wall. Fortune accidentally nails May low and the fight is halted, May cannot continue and the referee waves off the fight.

Official Result: Tyrell Fortune fought Jack May to a no contest via accidental low blow (2:42, R1)

(Note: The opening fight of the preliminary card, Keith Lee vs. Vinicius Zani, was covered quick results style due to some internet issues, I apologize for any inconvenience.)


Bellator 245 takes place from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut with Phil Davis and Lyoto Machida headlining the card. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.

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