Bellator 260 Results: A New Bellator Welterweight Champion Is Crowned

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Main Card (9pm EST., Showtime)

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Bellator Welterweight Championship
#1 Yaroslav Amosov def. Douglas Lima (c) by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) to win the championship

#3 (Welterweight) Jason Jackson def. #6 (Welterweight) Paul Daley by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#6 Aaron Pico def. Aiden Lee by submission via anaconda choke (1:33, R3)

Mark Lemminger def. Demarques Jackson by TKO via strikes (3:30, R2)

Preliminary Card (6pm EST., Youtube)

Kyle Crutchmer def. Levan Chokheli by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Justin Gonzales def. #9 Tywan Claxton by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Bobby King def. Nick Newell by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Lucas Brennan def. Matthew Skibicki by submission via anaconda choke (1:54, R1)

Marina Mokhnatkina def. #8 Amanda Bell by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Alex Polizzi def. Gustavo Trujillo by submission via straight arm bar (4:22, R1)


Bellator Welterweight Championship
Douglas Lima (c) vs. #1 Yaroslav Amosov

Round One: The round begins with Amosov attacking Lima with some leg kicks, Lima fires back with some leg kicks and jabs. Lima then cracks Amosov with a kick to the midsection, Amosov scores a takedown on Lima and Lima gets back up. Amosov scores another takedown on Lima and he gets the full guard, Amosov attacks Lima with some ground and pound. Lima tries attacking Amosov with some strikes while on his back, Amosov maintains top control against Lima as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Amosov

​​​​​Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Lima cracks a ducking Amosov with a short right hook. Amosov backs up Lima after throwing a right followed by a high kick, Amosov scores a takedown on Lima and he gets the half guard. Amosov attacks Lima with some ground and pound, Lima gets to a seated position while Amosov lands more ground and pound. Lima wall walks to his feet and Amosov holds him against the cage wall until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Lima attacking Amosov with a few high kicks, Lima also starts landing some leg kicks on Amosov. Amosov grabs Lima and he gets him against the cage wall while eating some strikes, Amosov scores a takedown on Lima and he gets the full guard. Amosov attacks Lima with some ground and pound, the referee halts the action after Amosov lands some illegal strikes to Lima. The action resumes with Lima attacking Amosov with more leg kicks, Amosov and Lima exchange a few rights. Lima also nails Amosov with a body kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lima (Overall Score: 29-28 for Amosov)

Round Four: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Amosov hunts for the takedown and he eventually gets Lima against the cage wall. Amosov scores a takedown on Lima and he gets the full guard, Amosov attacks Lima with some ground and pound. Amosov maintains top control on Lima as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Amosov (Overall Score: 39-37 for Amosov)

Round Five: The round begins with Amosov nailing Lima with a multiple strike combination, Lima fires back against Amosov and little of it lands. Amosov scores a takedown on Lima and he gets the open guard, Amosov attacks Lima with some ground and pound. Lima catches Amosov in an arm bar from out of nowhere and Amosov defends against it, Amosov lands a few more strikes on Lima as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Amosov (Final Score: 49-46 for Amosov)

Official Result: #1 Yaroslav Amosov def. Douglas Lima (c) by unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) to win the championship

#3 (Welterweight) Jason Jackson vs. #6 (Welterweight) Paul Daley

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Daley backs up Jackson while throwing a few strikes. Jackson fires back and he tags Daley with a two punch combination, Jackson pops a swinging Daley with a counter right. Daley also lands a few shots to the midsection of Jackson, Jackson scores a takedown on Daley and he gets the half guard. Jackson gains the half guard on Daley while Daley looks for a kimura, Jackson attacks Daley with some ground and pound. Daley gets Jackson back into his full guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jackson

Round Two: The round begins with Jackson cracking a swinging Daley with some counter rights, Daley lands a counter left on a swinging Jackson. Jackson scores a takedown on Daley and he gets him in a seated position, Daley scrambles to his feet after eating a few knee strikes from Jackson. Jackson scores another takedown on Daley and he gets the full guard, Jackson transitions to the half guard position against Daley. Jackson attacks Daley with some ground and pound, Daley scrambles and he manages to get top position against Jackson. Jackson scrambles to his feet before scoring another takedown on Daley, Jackson keeps top control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Jackson peppering Daley with a bunch of jabs, Jackson cracks a swinging Daley with a counter right. Jackson scores a takedown on a swinging Daley and he gets the half guard, Jackson lands some ground and pound against Daley. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Daley taking some swings at Jackson. Jackson scores a takedown on Daley and he gets the half guard, 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: #3 (Welterweight) Jason Jackson def. #6 (Welterweight) Paul Daley by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

#6 Aaron Pico vs. Aiden Lee

Round One: The round begins with Lee attacking Pico with a few high kicks, Pico scores a takedown on Lee and he gets the open guard. Lee scrambles to his feet after Pico tried to advance position, Pico lands a few shots on Lee before scoring another takedown. Lee scrambles to his feet again and he separates from Pico, Pico scores another takedown on Lee and he gets the half guard. Lee gets to his feet again after eating a few shots from Pico, Pico scores another takedown on Lee and he gets him in a seated position. Lee gets up again and Pico swings away at him, Pico gains another takedown on Lee and he quickly catches him in an anaconda choke and Lee defends. The fighters get up and Pico scores yet another takedown on Lee, Pico postures up and he lands a right on the way down against Lee. Pico attacks Lee with more ground and pound, Pico looks for the anaconda choke again and Lee defends again. Pico looks for an arm bar and then a heel hook on Lee as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pico

​​​​​Round Two: The round begins with Lee attacking Pico with some leg kicks, Pico and Lee attack each other with some combinations. Pico scores a takedown on Lee and he gets side control, Pico postures up before returning to top control on Lee. Pico starts attacking Lee with some ground and pound, Lee scrambles to his feet and Pico gets him right back to the ground. Pico attacks Lee with some more ground and pound, Pico goes for the anaconda choke again and Lee survives again. Pico eats a few up kicks from Lee before regaining top control, Pico postures up again before gaining back control on Lee. Pico then transitions to the full mount against Lee, Lee scrambles and Pico maintains top control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Lee and Pico taking some swings at each other, Pico scores another takedown on Lee and he immediately lands strikes on him. Pico stands up and he allows Lee to get back up as well, Lee looks for a takedown and Pico defends before getting top control. Pico attacks Lee with ground and pound while gaining back control, Pico rolls for the anaconda choke again and Lee taps out.

Official Result: #6 Aaron Pico def. Aiden Lee by submission via anaconda choke (1:33, R3)

Demarques Jackson vs. Mark Lemminger

Round One: The round begins with Jackson attacking Lemminger with a combination, Jackson charges at Lemminger while swinging away at him. Jackson grabs a swinging Lemminger and he gets him against the cage wall, Jackson scores a takedown on Lemminger and he gets him in a seated position. Lemminger wall walks to his feet and Jackson holds him against the cage wall, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with a brief striking exchange between the fighters, Lemminger scores a takedown on Jackson and he gets him in a seated position. Lemminger gets Jackson flat on his back while landing some ground and pound, Lemminger attacks Jackson with more ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lemminger

​​​​​Round Two: The round begins with Jackson cracking Lemminger with a short left, Lemminger comes forward and Jackson cracks him with a right hook. Jackson also starts attacking Lemminger with some leg kicks, Lemminger looks for a takedown and Jackson looks for a guillotine choke. Lemminger escapes the choke and Jackson gets top control on the ground, Jackson transitions to back control against Lemminger. Lemminger shakes Jackson off of his back and he gains top control, Lemminger attacks Jackson with some ground and pound. Lemminger gains back control on a scrambling Jackson, Lemminger attacks Jackson with a plethora of unanswered strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Mark Lemminger def. Demarques Jackson by TKO via strikes (3:30, R2)

Kyle Crutchmer vs. Levan Chokheli

Round One: The round begins with Chokheli attacking Crutchmer with jabs and leg kicks, Crutchmer scores a takedown on Chokheli and he gets the open guard. Crutchmer gains side control after a failed arm bar attempt from Chokheli, Crutchmer attacks Chokheli with some ground and pound. Chokheli scrambles to his feet and Crutchmer drags him right back to the ground, Chokheli catches Crutchmer in a triangle choke and Crutchmer escapes to get the fight standing again. Crutchmer scores another takedown on Chokheli and he gets the open guard, Crutchmer lands some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Crutchmer

Round Two: The round begins with Chokheli taking a few swings at Crutchmer, Chokheli starts landing some leg kicks on Crutchmer. Crutchmer scores a takedown on Chokheli and he gets the full guard, Crutchmer transitions to back control against Chokheli. Chokheli scrambles and Crutchmer gets side control on him, Crutchmer attacks Chokheli with some ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Chokheli kicking Crutchmer in the midsection, Chokheli attacks Crutchmer with a variety of kicks. Chokheli also starts landing leg kicks on Crutchmer, Crutchmer scores a takedown on Chokheli and he gets the half guard. Chokheli gets to a seated position and eventually he gets back to his feet, Crutchmer drags Chokheli back to the ground. Crutchmer attacks Chokheli with some ground and pound, Chokheli tries to scramble and Crutchmer maintains top control. Crutchmer keeps top control until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Kyle Crutchmer def. Levan Chokheli by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

​​#9 Tywan Claxton vs. Justin Gonzales

Round One: The round begins with Gonzales attacking Claxton with some leg kicks, Claxton goes for a high kick and Gonzales avoids it. Gonzales and Claxton exchange some punching combinations, Claxton continues attempting high kicks against Gonzales. Gonzales backs up Claxton after landing a lead right to the face, Claxton comes forward and Gonzales counters with a two punch combo. Claxton recovers and he pops Gonzales with a short left hook, Gonzales looks for a takedown as Claxton cracks him with a right. Gonzales takes some swings at Claxton as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gonzales

Round Two: The round begins with Gonzales eating a left before nailing Claxton with a combination, Gonzales goes for a high kick and Claxton blocks it. Claxton then pops a swinging Gonzales with a knee strike, Gonzales looks to come forward and Claxton nails him with a right hook. Gonzales responds by kicking Claxton in the midsection, Claxton grabs Gonzales and he gets him up against the cage wall. Claxton scores a takedown on Gonzales and he gets him in a seated position, Gonzales scrambles to his feet and Claxton nails him with knee strikes. The fighters clinch and battle along the cage wall, the fighters trade a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Gonzales attacking Claxton with some leg kicks, Claxton then lands an overhand right on Gonzales. The fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall, the fighters separate and exchange some jabs. Gonzales then cracks Claxton with a multiple punch combination, Claxton grabs Gonzales and he gets him up against the cage wall. Claxton scores a takedown on Gonzales and Gonzales gets up a short time later, Gonzales scores a takedown on Claxton and he gets him in a seated position. Claxton scrambles to his feet before clinching with Gonzales, Gonzales scores another takedown on Claxton as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Justin Gonzales def. #9 Tywan Claxton by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Nick Newell vs. Bobby King

Round One: The round begins with Newell attacking King with some leg kicks, King charges at Newell while swinging away at him. King again charges at Newell while landing a short right hook, King also starts landing to the body of Newell. Newell scores a takedown on King and he gets him in a seated position, King wall walks to his feet and Newell keeps him up against the cage wall. King nails Newell with a few strikes while in the clinch with him, the fighters separate and King pops Newell with a few rights. King cracks Newell with a massive combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Newell

​​​​​​Round Two: The round begins with King attempting a high kick against Newell, King also lands a push kick to the midsection of Newell. Newell and King exchange some jabs to the face, the fighters also start exchanging some leg kicks. Newell grabs King and he gets him up against the cage wall, King accidentally nails Newell low and the fight is halted. The action resumes with Newell holding King up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and King attacks Newell with a jump knee strike. Newell looks for the takedown and King defends against it, King backs up Newell after landing a four pack of jabs. King backs up Newell while attacking him with combinations, Newell comes forward and he nails King with a combination. Newell backs King into the cage wall and they separate a short time later, Newell looks for a standing guillotine on a swinging King. Newell looks for the clinch while trading strikes with King, Newell traps the head of King while landing some knee strikes. King gets free and he swings away at Newell as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Newell and King swinging wildly at each other, King lands a push kick to the midsection of Newell. King and Newell also go back to exchanging some leg kicks, Newell clinches with King and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and King lands another kick on Newell. King stuns a kicking Newell after landing a counter left hook, Newell clinches with King before landing a knee strike to his midsection. Newell grabs King and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and King jabs away at Newell. Newell scores a takedown on King and he gets the butterfly guard, King wall walks to his feet and he lands some strikes on Newell. Newell and King swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Bobby King def. Nick Newell by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Lucas Brennan vs. Matthew Skibicki

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Skibicki and Brennan exchange some leg kicks. Skibicki starts cracking Brennan with some leg kicks, Brennan nails Skibicki with a body kick before catching Skibicki in a jump guillotine choke into an anaconda choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Lucas Brennan def. Matthew Skibicki by submission via anaconda choke (1:54, R1)

#8 Amanda Bell vs. Marina Mokhnatkina

Round One: The round begins with Mokhnatkina attacking Bell with some leg kicks, Mokhnatkina pops a ducking Bell with an overhand right. Mokhnatkina and Bell land a few strikes during a brief exchange, Bell eats a counter right after landing a leg kick on Mokhnatkina. Mokhnatkina continuously cracks Bell with a variety of rights, Mokhnatkina scores a takedown on Bell and she gets back control. Bell wall walks to her feet and Mokhnatkina gets her against the cage wall, Mokhnatkina scores another takedown and Bell gets right back up. Mokhnatkina swings away at Bell as they separate, Bell nails Mokhnatkina with a body kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mokhnatkina

​​​​​Round Two: The round begins with Bell attempting a high kick against Mokhnatkina, Mokhnatkina starts landing some leg kicks against Bell. Mokhnatkina grabs Bell and she gets her up against the cage wall, the fighters trade knee strikes while in the clinch. Mokhnatkina pops Bell with a short right as they separate, Mokhnatkina cracks a spinning Bell with another right. Mokhnatkina then hits Bell with a kick to the midsection, Bell backs up Mokhnatkina while taking some swings at her. Bell charges forward and Mokhnatkina nails her with a right, Bell charges at Mokhnatkina while the two exchange strikes. The fighters clinch as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Mokhnatkina popping Bell with an overhand right, Bell starts landing counter rights on a kicking Mokhnatkina. Bell charges forward and she has a wild striking exchange with Mokhnatkina, Bell continues backing up Mokhnatkina while swinging away at her. The fighters clinch and Bell lands some knee strikes on Mokhnatkina, Mokhnatkina scores a takedown on Bell and she gets the full guard. Bell creates space and she scrambles to her feet, Mokhnatkina scores another takedown on Bell and she gets side control. Mokhnatkina lands some ground and pound on a scrambling Bell, Bell gets back up and Mokhnatkina gets her up against the cage wall. The fighters stay in the clinch until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Marina Mokhnatkina def. #8 Amanda Bell by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Alex Polizzi vs. Gustavo Trujillo

Round One: The round begins with Polizzi taking some swings at Trujillo, Trujillo scores a takedown on Polizzi before landing some ground and pound. Polizzi scrambles to his feet and Trujillo gets him back to the ground, Polizzi gets up again and Trujillo jumps on his back. Trujillo attacks Polizzi with elbow strikes before getting him back to the ground, Polizzi continues getting up and Trujillo keeps getting him back down. Polizzi eventually sweeps Trujillo and he gains the full mount while landing a few strikes, Trujillo quickly gets Polizzi into his half guard. Polizzi transitions to back control on a scrambling Trujillo, Polizzi starts attacking Trujillo with ground and pound. Polizzi locks Trujillo in a rear naked choke and Trujillo defends against it, Polizzi advances to side control on Trujillo. Polizzi catches Trujillo in a straight arm bar and the tap out follows.

Official Result: Alex Polizzi def. Gustavo Trujillo by submission via straight arm bar (4:22, R1)


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