Bellator 251 Results: Corey Anderson Makes His Bellator Debut In A Card Full Of Decisions

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Main Card (7pm EST., CBS Sports Network)

Corey Anderson def. Melvin Manhoef by TKO via strikes (2:34, R2)

Tyrell Fortune def. Said Sowma by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Austin Vanderford def. Vinicius De Jesus by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Derek Anderson def. Killys Mota by KO via head kick (4:27, R2)

Preliminary Card (4:45pm EST., Youtube)

Jaylon Bates def. Joe Supino by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)

Ali Zebian def. Piankhi Zimmerman by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Julius Anglickas def. Alex Polizzi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Janay Harding def. Jessy Miele by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Georgi Karakhanyan def. Bryce Logan by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Sumiko Inaba def. Jessica Ruiz by TKO via strikes (4:59, R1)


Corey Anderson vs. Melvin Manhoef

Round One: The round begins with Anderson attacking Manhoef with a combination, Anderson grabs Manhoef and he gets him against the cage wall. Anderson scores a takedown on Manhoef and he gets the half guard, Anderson attacks Manhoef with a lot of ground and pound. Manhoef scrambles to his feet and he separates from Anderson, Anderson scores another takedown on Manhoef. Anderson immediately attacks Manhoef with a lot of ground and pound, Manhoef gets up as Anderson swings away at him and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Anderson

Round Two: The round begins with Anderson taking a few swings at Manhoef, Manhoef starts attacking Anderson with some leg kicks. Anderson scores a takedown on Manhoef and he immediately lands some strikes, Anderson attacks Manhoef with a lot of ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Corey Anderson def. Melvin Manhoef by TKO via strikes (2:34, R2)

Tyrell Fortune vs. Said Sowma

Round One: The round begins with Sowma kicking a jabbing Fortune in the midsection, Sowma attacks Fortune with a few kick attempts. Fortune starts attacking Sowma with some leg kicks while landing more jabs, the fighters trade some kick attempts. Fortune pops Sowma with a few jabs to the midsection, Fortune scores a takedown on Sowma and he gets back control. Sowma gets up and Fortune holds him against the cage wall, Fortune drags Sowma back to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fortune

Round Two: The round begins with Sowma attacking Fortune with a front kick, Fortune starts hitting Sowma with some leg kicks. Fortune follows up by nailing Sowma with a short right, Sowma fires back and he lands some leg kicks on Fortune. Sowma charges forward and he takes some swings at Fortune, Fortune gets Sowma against the cage wall after eating a body kick. Sowma accidentally nails Fortune low and the fight is halted, the action resumes with Fortune holding Sowma against the cage wall. The fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Fortune takes some swings at Sowma. Sowma drops a swinging Fortune with a counter leg kick, Fortune gets up and Sowma clinches with him for a short time. Sowma backs up Fortune while landing a body kick and a punching combination, Sowma swings away at Fortune as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Sowma attacking Fortune with some leg kicks, Fortune fires back with leg kicks of his own. Sowma comes forward and he attacks Fortune with a variety of kicks, Sowma continues attacking Fortune with a variety of strikes. Sowma scores a takedown on a swinging Fortune and Fortune gets up while eating a few knee strikes, Sowma grabs Fortune and he gets him against the cage wall. Fortune spins Sowma into the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes, Sowma goes for a takedown and Fortune gets one on him as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Tyrell Fortune def. Said Sowma by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Austin Vanderford vs. Vinicius De Jesus

Round One: The round begins with De Jesus attacking Vanderford with some leg kicks, Vanderford goes for a takedown and De Jesus defends before landing a combination. Vanderford scores a takedown on De Jesus and De Jesus rolls for a leg lock to get the fight standing again, Vanderford pops a swinging De Jesus with a counter right. Vanderford backs up De Jesus while landing an overhand right, Vanderford cracks a kicking De Jesus with a counter right. De Jesus goes back to attacking Vanderford with some leg kicks, Vanderford starts landing jabs on De Jesus. Vanderford scores a takedown on De Jesus and he gets the open guard, De Jesus gets Vanderford in his full guard. Vanderford attacks De Jesus with some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vanderford

Round Two: The round begins with De Jesus attacking Vanderford with a front kick to the face, Vanderford comes forward and he scores a takedown on De Jesus after landing a few strikes. Vanderford attacks De Jesus with some ground and pound, Vanderford advances to the half guard position against De Jesus. Vanderford goes for an arm triangle choke and De Jesus survives as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Vanderford swinging away at De Jesus before scoring a takedown on him, Vanderford attacks De Jesus with some ground and pound. Vanderford gains the half guard on De Jesus while landing more ground and pound, Vanderford lands more strikes on De Jesus as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Austin Vanderford def. Vinicius De Jesus by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Derek Anderson vs. Killys Mota

Round One: The round begins with Anderson taking a few swings at Mota, Anderson also attacks Mota with some leg kicks. Mota grabs Anderson and he gets him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown, Anderson gets up and Mota cracks him with a knee strike to the midsection. Mota gets Anderson down while gaining back control, Anderson scrambles to his feet and he gets Mota against the cage wall. Mota attacks Anderson with elbow strikes to the head, Mota drops for a guillotine choke and Anderson defends against it. Anderson gets back up and Mota cracks him with a short left, Mota grabs Anderson and he gets him up against the cage wall. Mota drags Anderson back to the ground and he gets back control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mota

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Anderson starts attacking Mota with some leg kicks. Mota responds by landing some leg kicks of his own on Anderson, Mota scores a takedown on Anderson and he gets the open guard. Mota attacks Anderson with some ground and pound, Mota gets back control on a downed Anderson. Anderson scrambles to his feet and he gets Mota against the cage wall, Anderson scores a takedown on Mota and he gets the full guard. Mota rolls for an arm bar and Anderson defends against it, Anderson attacks Mota with some ground and pound. Anderson accidentally lands an illegal head kick on a scrambling Mota and the fight is halted, the referee waves off the fight after the doctor checks on Mota. The referee checked the replay after the fight and ruled the kick was legal.

Official Result: Derek Anderson def. Killys Mota by KO via head kick (4:27, R2)

Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Bryce Logan

Round One: The round begins with Karakhanyan attacking Logan with some leg kicks, Karakhanyan goes for a high kick and Logan blocks it. Karakhanyan cracks a kicking Logan with a body kick, Logan starts landing some leg kicks on Karakhanyan. Logan then nails Karakhanyan with a kick to the midsection, Logan follows up by popping Karakhanyan with a right. Karakhanyan scores a takedown on Logan and he gets back control, Logan gets up and Karakhanyan stays on his back. Logan shakes Karakhanyan off of his back before landing an elbow strike, Karakhanyan goes for a spinning back kick to the head of Logan. Karakhanyan scores another takedown on Logan and he gets him in a seated position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Karakhanyan

Round Two: The round begins with Karakhanyan taking a few swings at Logan, Logan gets Karakhanyan against the cage wall after going for a flying knee strike. Logan lands a right on Karakhanyan as they separated, Karakhanyan then nails Logan with a kick to the midsection. Karakhanyan and Logan exchange a bunch of leg kicks, Karakhanyan comes forward and Logan pops him with a straight left, Logan backs Karakhanyan up while taking some swings at him. Karakhanyan backs up while throwing more kicks at a swinging Logan, Logan cracks a swinging Karakhanyan with a three punch combination. Logan goes for a head kick and Karakhanyan manages to block it, Logan then hits Karakhanyan with a two punch combination. Karakhanyan grabs Logan and he gets him up against the cage wall, Karakhanyan scores a takedown on Logan and he gets him in a seated position. Logan gets back up as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters trading some combinations, Karakhanyan and Logan also exchange some leg kicks. Logan nails Karakhanyan with a knee strike during a brief clinch, Karakhanyan gets Logan against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Logan defends against the takedown while landing some elbow strikes, Logan spins Karakhanyan into the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes. The fighters separate and Karakhanyan kicks Logan in the midsection, Karakhanyan drags Logan to the ground and he gets him in the seated position. Logan gets up and Karakhanyan drags him back to the ground, Logan gets up and Karakhanyan gets him back down as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Georgi Karakhanyan def. Bryce Logan by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Alex Polizzi vs. Julius Anglickas

Round One: The round begins with the fighters trading some jabs, Polizzi goes for a takedown and Anglickas defends before landing a right. Polizzi starts landing some leg kicks against Anglickas, Polizzi comes forward and Anglickas nails him with a knee strike to the midsection. Anglickas cracks a kicking Polizzi with a straight right, Anglickas follows up by landing more rights on Polizzi. Anglickas continues defending against takedowns from Polizzi, Anglickas continues coming forward as the fighters swing away at each other, Anglickas backs up Polizzi by landing another right. Polizzi stays at a distance while taking some swings at Anglickas, Polizzi scores a takedown on Anglickas and he gets him in a seated position. Anglickas scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Anglickas pops Polizzi with more rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Anglickas

Round Two: The round begins with Polizzi attacking Anglickas with some leg kicks, Polizzi cracks Anglickas with a kick to the midsection. Anglickas goes back to landing jabs against Polizzi, Polizzi goes back to hunting for takedowns against Anglickas. Anglickas then cracks Polizzi with a two punch combination, Polizzi scores a takedown on Anglickas and he gets him in a seated position. Anglickas gets up and Polizzi gets him against the cage wall, Anglickas cracks Polizzi with a knee strike to the midsection as they separate. Anglickas lights up Polizzi with multiple punching combinations, Polizzi grabs Anglickas and they clinch along the cage wall. The fighters separate and Anglickas pops Polizzi with more rights, Polizzi comes forward and Anglickas nails him with a short left uppercut. Anglickas cracks Polizzi with multiple knee strikes to the midsection, the fighters clinch as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Anglickas popping Polizzi with a right, Polizzi goes for a takedown as Anglickas pops him with a knee strike. Anglickas goes for a takedown and Polizzi catches him in a guillotine choke, Anglickas defends and he gets top control on the ground. Anglickas transitions to back control on Polizzi while landing a few strikes, Polizzi scrambles and Anglickas maintains top control. Anglickas regains back control and Polizzi scrambles to his feet. Anglickas backs Polizzi into the cage wall while landing knee strikes, Polizzi drops for a guillotine choke and Anglickas defends while gaining side control. Anglickas looks for back control and Polizzi defends to get top control, Polizzi attacks Anglickas with some ground and pound. Anglickas sweeps Polizzi as the round ends.

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

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

Janay Harding vs. Jessy Miele

Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Harding and Miele exchange some leg kicks. Harding pops a moving Miele with a short left hook, Miele charges forward while swinging away at Harding. Harding responds by cracking Miele with a right hook, Harding eats a few jabs before kicking Miele in the midsection. Harding lands a few knee strikes on Miele while in the clinch, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and immediately clinch a short time later, Miele looks for the takedown and Harding defends while getting put against the cage wall. The fighters trade more strikes while in the clinch and Harding gets a takedown a short time later, Harding attacks Miele with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Harding

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Miele comes forward and she takes some swings at Harding. Miele nails Harding with a knee strike before getting her against the cage wall, Miele looks for a takedown before landing another knee strike on Harding. Harding lands three straight knee strikes to the midsection of Miele, Miele scores a takedown on Harding and she immediately rolls for a guillotine choke. Harding defends and she gets top control on the ground against Miele, Harding attacks Miele with some ground and pound. Harding gets up and she swings away at Miele when she gets up, the fighters clinch and exchange some strikes. Harding scores a takedown on Miele as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters trading a few strikes, Harding gets Miele against the cage wall while landing a knee strike. Miele scores a takedown on Harding and she gets the half guard, Miele attacks Harding with some ground and pound. Harding sweeps Miele as Miele goes for a kimura, Harding attacks Miele with some ground and pound of her own. Miele catches Harding in a triangle choke and she transitions to the arm bar, Miele defends and she attacks Miele with a bunch of strikes. Harding finds a way to get back control on Miele, Harding looks for a rear naked choke and Miele defends against it, Harding goes for the rear naked choke again and Miele defends as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Janay Harding def. Jessy Miele by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ali Zebian vs. Piankhi Zimmerman

Round One: The round begins with Zimmerman attacking Zebian with a few jabs and leg kicks, Zebian looks for the counter strikes on a swinging Zimmerman. Zimmerman nails Zebian with a knee strike to the midsection when they clinched, Zebian starts landing some leg kicks of his own on Zimmerman. Zebian scores a takedown on Zimmerman and he gets thee full guard, Zebian attacks Zimmerman with some ground and pound, Zimmerman scrambles to his feet as the fighters swing away at each other. Zebian scores another takedown on Zimmerman and he gets the full guard, Zebian keeps top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Zebian

Round Two: The round begins with Zimmerman attacking Zebian with some leg kicks, Zebian fires back with leg kicks of his own. Zebian scores a takedown on Zimmerman and he gets the full guard, Zebain gains side control while landing a few strikes. Zimmerman quickly gets Zebian back in his full guard, Zimmerman scrambles to his feet and Zebian gets him against the cage wall before scoring another takedown. Zebian gains the half guard against Zimmerman, Zimmerman gets Zebian back in his full guard while eating a few strikes. Zebian attacks Zimmerman with some ground and pound, Zimmerman gets up and Zebian holds him against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Zebian nailing a jabbing Zimmerman with a few left hooks, Zebian scores a takedown on Zimmerman and he gets the open guard. Zebian postures up and Zimmerman goes for up kicks before Zebian regains top control, Zimmerman scrambles to his feet and Zebian gets him back down. Zimmerman wall walks to his feet and he holds Zebian against the cage wall, Zimmerman attacks Zebian with some knee strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Zebian throws some leg kicks at Zimmerman, Zimmerman lands his own leg kicks on Zebian. Zebian scores another takedown on Zimmerman and he gets the open guard, Zebian postures up and Zimmerman scrambles to his feet. Zebian gets Zimmerman against the cage wall while eating some strikes, the fighters separate and Zebian scores another takedown on Zimmerman as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ali Zebian def. Piankhi Zimmerman by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Jaylon Bates vs. Joe Supino

Round One: The round begins with Bates and Supino exchanging some leg kicks, Bates cracks Supino with a side kick to the midsection. Bates scores a takedown on Supino and he gets the half guard, Supino scrambles and Bates catches him in a d’arce choke. Supino defends and Bates attacks him with a few strikes while keeping him in a seated position, Supino scrambles to his feet and Bates drags him back to the ground. Bates attacks Supino with more ground and pound, Bates transitions to back control on a scrambling Supino. Supino gets up and Bates drags him back to the ground while keeping back control, Bates attacks Supino with more strikes. Supino shakes Bates off of him to get the fight standing again, Bates hits Supino with a knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bates

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters trading some leg kicks, Supino gets Bates against the cage wall after eating a knee strike. Bates nails Supino with a jump knee strike while in the clinch, Bates spins Supino and gets him against the cage wall. Bates scores a takedown on Supino and he gets the half guard, Bates attacks Supino with some ground and pound. Supino scrambles and he gets up while getting Bates against the cage wall, Bates drops for a guillotine choke on Supino and he releases the submission a short time later. Supino gets up and Bates nails him with a knee strike, Bates drags Supino back to the ground as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Bates immediately scoring a takedown on Supino, Bates attacks Supino with some ground and pound. Bates keeps Supino down while landing ground and pound, Bates transitions to back control on Supino. Bates attacks Supino with more ground and pound, Bates maintains back control as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jaylon Bates def. Joe Supino by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)

Sumiko Inaba vs. Jessica Ruiz

Round One: The round begins with Inaba attacking Ruiz with some leg kicks, Inaba and Ruiz exchange a few combinations. Ruiz backs Inaba against the cage wall before landing a left, Inaba gets Ruiz against the cage wall after landing a combination. The fighters clinch and exchange a few strikes, Inaba starts landing a lot of strikes on Ruiz while in the clinch. Inaba scores a takedown on Ruiz and she gets the full mount, Inaba attacks Ruiz with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Sumiko Inaba def. Jessica Ruiz by TKO via strikes (4:59, R1)

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