Bellator 252 Results: Two Featherweight Grand Prix Bouts And A Battle Of The Undefeated

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

Bellator Featherweight Championship
Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinals

Patricio Pitbull def. Pedro Carvalho by KO via strikes (2:10, R1) to retain the title

Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Emmanuel Sanchez def. Daniel Weichel by unanimous decision (48-46, 49-46, 49-45)

Yaroslav Amosov def. Logan Storley by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (4pm EST., Youtube)

Roman Faraldo def. Pat Casey by KO via knee strike (2:30, R2)

Aaron Pico def. John De Jesus by TKO via strikes (4:12, R2)

Manny Muro def. Devin Powell by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Jornel Lugo def. Schyler Sootho by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Keri Melendez def. Emilee King by submission via rear naked choke (3:02, R1)

Trevor Gudde def. Khonry Gracie by TKO via strikes (3:28, R3)

Lucas Brennan def. Andrew Salas by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)


Bellator Featherweight Championship
Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Patricio Pitbull (c) vs. Pedro Carvalho

Round One: The round begins with Carvalho attacking Pitbull with leg kicks, Carvalho also cracks Pitbull with a kick to the midsection. Pitbull grabs Carvalho and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Pitbull swings away at Carvalho, Pitbull rocks Carvalho with a right hook before dragging him to the ground. Carvalho scrambles to his feet and Pitbull swings away at him, Carvalho backs up Pitbull with a multiple strike combination. Pitbull drops Carvalho with a two punch combination and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Patricio Pitbull def. Pedro Carvalho by KO via strikes (2:10, R1) to retain the title

Logan Storley vs. Yaroslav Amosov

Round One: The round begins with Storley getting Amosov against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, the fighters separate and Storley continues hunting for a takedown. Storley goes for a high kick and Amosov blocks it, Storley looks for the takedown and Amosov defends while landing a few strikes. Amosov backs up Storley after throwing a multiple strike combination, Storley goes for the takedown after landing a right on Amosov. Storley gets Amosov down and Amosov gets right back up, Amosov scores a takedown on Storley and Storlye gets back up. Amosov drags Storley back to the ground and they scramble back to their feet, the fighters swing away at each other until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Amosov

Round Two: The round begins with Amosov cracking a swinging Storley with a counter right, Amosov starts cracking Storley with multiple combinations. Storley scores a takedown on Amosov and he gets top control, Storley starts attacking Amosov with some ground and pound. Amosov gets up and Storley holds him against the cage wall before separating, Storley scores another takedown on Amosov. Amosov goes for a d’arce choke after a scramble and Storley defends, the fighters scramble to their feet and Amosov lands a combination on Storley afterwards. Storley cracks a swinging Amosov with a counter right uppercut, Amosov goes for a takedown and Storley cracks him with a right, Amosov looks for the d’arce choke again and Storley defends to get the fight standing again. Storley goes for the takedown and Amosov defends before getting back control on the ground, Storley gets up and Amosov drags him back to the ground. Amosov attacks Storley with ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters trading a few shots, Amosov cracks Storley with a knee strike to the midsection. Storley starts hunting for takedowns again on Amosov, Storley backs up Amosov while landing a left on him. Storley again goes for the takedown and Amosov defends while landing some strikes. Storley drags Amosov to the ground and he gets back control, Storley goes for the rear naked choke and Amosov defends against it. Amosov continues defending against rear naked choke attempts from Storley, Amosov scrambles to his feet and Storley swings away at him as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Yaroslav Amosov def. Logan Storley by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinals
Daniel Weichel vs. Emmanuel Sanchez

Round One: The round begins with Sanchez going for a jump knee strike against Weichel, Weichel scores a takedown on a kicking Sanchez and both immediately get back up. Sanchez charges at Weichel while swinging away at him, Weichel looks for the counter right on a swinging Sanchez. Sanchez barely lands a head kick on a swinging Weichel, Weichel catches a swinging Sanchez with a counter right. Weichel then cracks Sanchez with a multiple punch combination, Sanchez starts landing leg kicks against Weichel. Sanchez also nails Weichel with a kick to the midsection, Sanchez backs up Weichel after landing a pair of right hooks. Weichel stuns a swinging Sanchez with a counter right hook, Weichel follows up with a two punch combo on Sanchez. Sanchez fires back and he goes for a high kick against Weichel, Weichel lands another counter right on a swinging Sanchez. Weichen then hits Sanchez with a two punch combination, the fighters clinch as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Weichel

Round Two: The round begins with Sanchez immediately popping Weichel with a right, Weichel fires back and he nails Sanchez with his own right. Sanchez starts attacking Weichel with some leg kicks, Sanchez backs Weichel into the cage wall while rocking him with a combo to the midsection. Sanchez keeps Weichel against the cage wall while swinging away at him, Sanchez drops Weichel with a left hook to the midsection and he pounces on him with more strikes. Weichel makes it to his feet and Sanchez swings away at him, Weichel fires back and he cracks Sanchez with a few strikes. Sanchez clinches with Weichel while landing a few knee strikes, Sanchez and Weichel get into some wild striking exchanges. Sanchez cracks a backing Weichel with a head kick, Sanchez trips up a swinging Weichel with a leg kick. Sanchez cracks a swinging Weichel with a counter right hook, Sanchez throws a kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Sanchez (Overall Score: 19-18 for Sanchez)

Round Three: The round begins with Sanchez attacking Weichel with some leg kicks, Weichel fires back and Sanchez nails him with a head kick. Weichel lands some counter strikes on the swinging Sanchez, Weichel also starts landing his own leg kicks on Sanchez. Sanchez lands a knee strike to the midsection of a swinging Weichel, Sanchez continues backing Weichel up while swinging away at him. Weichel cracks a swinging Sanchez with a counter left hook, Sanchez then hits Weichel with a left hook to the midsection. Weichel eats more strikes before cracking Sanchez with a left hook, Sanchez grabs Weichel and he gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sanchez (Overall Score: 29-27 for Sanchez)

Round Four: The round begins with Sanchez attacking Weichel with some leg kicks, Weichel grabs Sanchez and he gets him up against the cage wall. Sanchez gets free and he takes some swings at Weichel, Weichel then cracks Sanchez with a right hook. Weichel gets Sanchez against the cage wall again after landing a right hook, the fighters separate and exchange some jabs. Sanchez backs up Weichel while attacking him with combinations, Sanchez continues coming forward and swinging away at Weichel. Sanchez goes for a few spinning attacks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sanchez (Overall Score: 39-36 for Sanchez)

Round Five: The round begins with Weichel getting Sanchez into a clinch after landing a knee strike, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Sanchez attacks Weichel with leg kicks, Weichel drops to his back and Sanchez gets top control on the ground. Sanchez attacks Weichel with some ground and pound, Weichel scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Weichel comes forward and he takes some swings at Sanchez, Sanchez lands a few counter strikes against a swinging Weichel. Weichel nails a swinging Sanchez with a counter right, Sanchez cracks Weichel with a knee strike to the head as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sanchez (Final Score: 49-45 for Sanchez)

Official Result: Emmanuel Sanchez def. Daniel Weichel by unanimous decision (48-46, 49-46, 49-45)

Aaron Pico vs. John De Jesus

Round One: The round begins with De Jesus attacking Pico with a jumping front kick, De Jesus also lands some leg kicks on Pico. De Jesus eats a right while cracking Pico with a knee strike, Pico scores a takedown on De Jesus and he gets the full guard. Pico attacks De Jesus with ground and pound before getting the half guard, De Jesus scrambles to his feet and Pico gets him back to the ground. Pico attacks De Jesus with more ground and pound, Pico regains the half guard against De Jesus while landing strikes. Pico transitions to back control against a scrambling De Jesus, Pico returns to the half guard while attacking De Jesus with more strikes. Pico gains side control on De Jesus while landing more strikes, De Jesus scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing. Pico gets a swinging De Jesus against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pico

Round Two: The round begins with De Jesus attacking Pico with a high kick, Pico cracks De Jesus with a body shot before scoring a takedown on him. Pico attacks De Jesus with some ground and pound, Pico gains the half guard while nailing De Jesus with more strikes. De Jesus scrambles to his feet and the fighters take some swings at each other, Pico drops De Jesus with a multiple punch combination and he gets side control on the ground. Pico gets back control on De Jesus while landing ground and pound, De Jesus scrambles to his feet while eating more strikes. Pico drops a swinging De Jesus with a counter right and he lands a few more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Aaron Pico def. John De Jesus by TKO via strikes (4:12, R2)

Keri Melendez vs. Emilee King

Round One: The round begins with Melendez nailing a swinging King with a few rights, Melendez cracks a kicking King with a counter right hook. King comes forward and Melendez cracks her with a short right, Melendez attacks King with a leg kick followed by a right. King rolls for a leg and Melendez defends while landing hammer fists, Melendez also nails King with a right to the midsection. Melendez trips up a swinging King with a leg kick, Melendez rocks a kicking King with a counter right to the midsection. Melendez drops King with a knee strike and Melendez gets her in a rear naked choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Keri Melendez def. Emilee King by submission via rear naked choke (3:02, R1)

Manny Muro vs. Devin Powell

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Muro and Powell also exchange some leg kicks. Muro nails Powell with a left hook to the midsection, Powell backs up Muro while throwing a few kicks. Powell and Muro have a few striking exchanges, Muro trips up a kicking Powell and he lets him get back up. Powell attacks Muro with a kick to the midsection, Powell eats more leg kicks after cracking Muro with a right. Powell comes forward and Muro nails him with a three strike combination, Muro backs up Powell after landing a pair of rights and a knee strike. Muro accidentally pokes Powell in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the fighters trading shots. Powell avoids a knee strike before attacking Muro with multiple leg kicks, Muro lands a leg kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Muro

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters trading jabs and leg kicks, Powell nails Muro with a kick to the midsection. Muro grabs Powell and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and exchange more strikes. Muro grabs Powell and gets him back up against the cage wall, Powell gets free and he attacks Muro with a multiple strike combination. Muro fires back and he exchanges combinations with Powell, Muro scores a takedown on Powell and he gets the full guard. Muro attacks Powell with some ground and pound, Muro gains the half guard position against Powell. Powell eats a few strikes while getting Muro back in his full guard, Muro lands more strikes on Powell as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Muro starts attacking Powell with leg kicks. Powell barely lands a knee strike on a swinging Muro, Muro backs Powell into the cage wall while landing a few strikes. Muro scores a takedown on Powell and he gets the back control position, Muro attacks Powell with some ground and pound. Powell scrambles and he gets Muro in his open guard, Muro attacks Powell with a lot of ground and pound. Muro nails Powell with more strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Manny Muro def. Devin Powell by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Jornel Lugo vs. Schyler Sootho

Round One: The round begins with Sootho attacking Lugo with some leg kicks, Lugo responds with some leg kicks of his own on Sootho. Lugo grabs a kicking Sootho and he gets him up against the cage wall, Lugo goes for a takedown and Sootho gets right back up. Lugo continues looking for a takedown on Sootho, Lugo cracks Sootho with a knee strike before they separate. Lugo scores a takedown on Sootho as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lugo

Round Two: The round begins with Lugo attacking Sootho with some leg kicks, Lugo comes forward and he pops Sootho with a left. Lugo charges forward and he nails Sootho with a left hook, Lugo grabs Sootho and he gets him up against the cage wall. Lugo gets Sootho down and Sootho gets right back up, Sootho lands a few strikes on Lugo while defending against the takedown. The fighters separate and take some swings at each other, Lugo comes forward and he takes a few swings at Sootho. Lugo grabs Sootho and he gets him back against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Lugo attacking Sootho with some leg kicks, Sootho backs Lugo up while taking a few swings at him. Lugo and Sootho have a striking exchange near the cage wall, Lugo continues cracking Sootho with rights. The fighters stay at a distance while taking some swings at each other, Sootho cracks Lugo with a kick to the midsection. Sootho grabs Lugo and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Lugo pops Sootho with more jabs. Sootho goes for a jump knee strike and Lugo nails him with a counter right, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jornel Lugo def. Schyler Sootho by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Lucas Brennan vs. Andrew Salas

Round One: The round begins with Brennan attacking Salas with a body kick, Brennan also starts landing leg kicks on Salas. Brennan scores a takedown on Salas and he gets the half guard, Brennan catches a scrambling Salas in a d’arce choke. Salas defends against the choke and Brennan maintains top control, Brennan attacks Salas with some ground and pound. Brennan returns to the half guard while nailing Salas with more strikes, Brennan moves to the side control position. Brennan catches Salas in an inverted triangle choke, Salas defends and Brennan gains the full mount while landing a few strikes. Salas tries scrambling again while eating more strikes, Brennan moves to side control while landing more strikes. Brennan returns to the full mount on Salas as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Brennan

Round Two: The round begins with Brennan kicking Salas in the midsection, Salas comes forward and he takes a few swings at Brennan. Brennan goes for a takedown and Salas defends while looking for a guillotine choke, Brennan gets free and he gets Salas against the cage wall. Brennan scores a takedown on Salas and he gets side control, Brennan attacks Salas with some ground and pound. Brennan gains the full mount while landing more strikes, Brennan regains side control while nailing Salas with more strikes. Salas gets Brennan in his half guard while eating more strikes, Brennan keeps top control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Brennan going for a jump knee strike on Salas, Salas comes forward and he takes some swings at Brennan. Brennan nails Salas with a kick to the midsection followed by a left, Brennan grabs Salas and he gets him up against the cage wall. Brennan scores a takedown on Salas and he gets the half guard, Brennan postures up before returning to the half guard of Salas. Brennan gains side control while landing ground and pound on Salas, Brennan also lands a few knee strikes on a downed Salas, Brennan lands more shots on Salas as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Lucas Brennan def. Andrew Salas by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Roman Faraldo vs. Pat Casey

Round One: The round begins with Casey and Faraldo exchanging a few strikes, Casey starts landing some leg kicks against Faraldo. Faraldo cracks a kicking Casey with a counter right, Casey cracks Faraldo with a three punch combination. Casey grabs Faraldo and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and take some swings at each other. Faraldo cracks a kicking Casey with a counter left, Casey charges at Faraldo while throwing some combinations. Casey then pops Faraldo with a few short rights, Faraldo cracks Casey with a knee strike followed by an elbow strike. Casey backs Faraldo into the cage wall before a striking exchange breaks out, Faraldo goes for a high kick and Casey barely blocks it. Faraldo goes for a jumping front kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Faraldo

Round Two: The round begins with Casey attacking Faraldo with a few rights, Faraldo starts going for high kicks against Casey. Faraldo cracks Casey with a left as they briefly clinched, Faraldo continues coming forward and swinging away at Casey. Faraldo and Casey exchange a bunch of jabs, Faraldo drops Casey with a jump knee strike and he lands a few follow up strikes before the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Roman Faraldo def. Pat Casey by KO via knee strike (2:30, R2)

Khonry Gracie vs. Trevor Gudde

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Gudde grabs Gracie and they clinch along the cage wall. Gracie accidentally nails Gudde low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Gudde taking some swings at Gracie. Gracie starts hunting for some takedowns against Gudde before Gudde gets him up against the cage wall, Gudde attacks Gracie with knee strikes while in the clinch. Gudde accidentally nails Gracie low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks. Gudde grabs Gracie and he gets him up against the cage wall, Gracie gets free and he blocks a head kick from Gudde. Gudde and Gracie exchange some leg kicks, Gracie grabs Gudde and they clinch along the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gudde

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters trading some jabs, Gracie lands a few strikes while Gudde nails him with multiple knee strikes. Gudde gets Gracie back up against the cage wall while landing more knee strikes, Gracie gets off the cage and Gudde gets him back against it while landing more knee strikes. Gracie spins Gudde against the cage wall before scoring a takedown on him, Gracie attacks Gudde with some ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Gracie nailing Gudde with a left hook before they clinch along the cage wall, Gudde spins Gracie into the cage wall while landing knee strikes. The fighters clinch and have a brief striking exchange before separating, Gracie cracks Gudde with a few lefts. Gudde gets Gracie back against the cage wall while landing more knee strikes, Gudde occasionally cracks Gracie with elbow strikes while in the clinch. Gracie spins Gudde into the cage wall and Gudde immediately does it to him, the fighters separate and Gudde drops Gracie with a knee strike. Gudde pounces on a downed Gracie until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Trevor Gudde def. Khonry Gracie by TKO via strikes (3:28, R3)


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