Bellator Europe 8 Results: Fabian Edwards vs. Costello Van Steenis Headlines, Plus Ion Pascu!

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Main Card (5pm EST., Youtube)

Costello Van Steenis def. Fabian Edwards by split decision (29-28, 27-28, 28-29)

Michael Shipman def. Pietro Penini by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Will Fleury def. Kent Kaupinen by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (1:30pm EST., Youtube)

George Hardwick def. Nicolo Solli by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ion Pascu def. Stefano Paterno by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Alfie Davis def. Akonne Wanliss by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Daniele Scatizzi def. Gavin Hughes by submission via guillotine choke (1:41, R1)

Aiden Lee def. Jeremy Petley by KO via head kick (1:22, R2)

Frans Mlambo def. Cory Tait by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-27)

Luke Trainer def. Alex O’Toole by TKO via strikes (1:22, R1)

Richie Smullen def. Harry Hardwick by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Chiara Penco def. Aleksandra Toncheva Plamenova by TKO via strikes (4:27, R2)

Danni Neilan def. Claire Lopez by submission via rear naked choke (3:45, R2)


Fabian Edwards vs. Costello Van Steenis

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Van Steenis goes for a head kick and Edwards blocks it. Van Steenis starts exchanging some leg kicks with Edwards, Edwards pops a kicking Van Steenis with a counter left. Van Steenis goes back to attacking Edwards with leg kicks, Van Steenis looks for a takedown and he gets Edwards against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Van Steenis exchanges more leg kicks with Edwards, Edwards clips Van Steenis with a kick to the midsection. Van Steenis attacks Edwards with some kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Van Steenis

Round Two: The round begins with Edwards attempting a high kick against Van Steenis, the fighters exchange some leg kicks. Van Steenis backs up Edwards while throwing a few rights, Van Steenis scores a takedown on Edwards after landing a right. Edwards rolls for an omaplata and Van Steenis defends with a slam, Edwards tries attacking Van Steenis with strikes while on his back. Edwards scrambles to his feet and Van Steenis drags him back to the ground while looking for a guillotine choke, Van Steenis releases the choke and he gets the full mount on Edwards. Van Steenis attacks Edwards with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Van Steenis and Edwards exchanging some leg kicks, Edwards takes some swings at Van Steenis. Edwards backs up Van Steenis after landing a straight left, Van Steenis grabs Edwards and he gets him up against the cage wall. Edwards winds up getting Van Steenis to the ground and he gets back control, Edwards goes for a rear naked choke and Van Steenis escapes to get the fight standing again. Edwards grabs Van Steenis and he gets him up against the cage wall, Edwards scores a takedown on Van Steenis and he gets the open guard. Edwards attacks Van Steenis with some ground and pound, Edwards gets back control and he attacks Van Steenis with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Edwards (Final Score: 29-28 for Van Steenis)

Official Result: Costello Van Steenis def. Fabian Edwards by split decision (29-28, 27-28, 28-29)

Michael Shipman vs. Pietro Penini

Round One: The round begins with Shipman nailing Penini with a right hook, Penini clinches with Shipman while landing knee strikes. Penini grabs Shipman and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate while exchanging strikes. Shipman steps forward and he cracks Penini with a three punch combination, Shipman continues coming forward and swinging away at Penini. Shipman scores a takedown on Penini and he gets the half guard, Shipman transitions to side control on Penini. Shipman lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shipman

Round Two: The round begins with Shipman attacking Penini with a looping left hook, Penini starts attacking Shipman with some leg kicks. Shipman stays at a distance while taking some swings at Penini, Shipman charges forward and he attacks Penini with a two punch combination. Penini looks for counter strikes against a swinging Shipman, Penini swings at Shipman as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Shipman taking some swings at Penini, Penini starts landing some leg kicks on Shipman. Penini follows up by landing a right on Shipman, Shipman grabs Penini and he gets him against the cage wall. Shipman scores a takedown on Penini and he gets the open guard, Shipman attacks Penini with some ground and pound. Shipman lands more strikes on Penini as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Michael Shipman def. Pietro Penini by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Will Fleury vs. Kent Kaupinen

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Fleury scores a takedown on Kaupinen and he gets the half guard. Fleury transitions to back control on Kaupinen, Kaupinen scrambles to get back to his feet and Fleury gets him against the cage wall. Fleury scores another takedown on Kaupinen and he gets side control, Fleury transitions to back control on Kaupinen. Kaupinen scrambles and he gets top control on Fleury, Fleury scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Kaupinen nails Fleury with a kick to the midsection, Fleury grabs Kaupinen and he gets him against the cage wall before scoring another takedown on him. Kaupinen gets up and he gets Fleury against the cage wall, the fighters separate as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fleury

Round Two: The round begins with Kaupinen attacking Fleury with some leg kicks, Fleury responds by landing some leg kicks of his own. Fleury scores a takedown on Kaupinen and he gets the full mount, Kaupinen scrambles to his feet and Fleury drags him back to the ground. Kaupinen scrambles to his feet again and Fleury gets him back to the ground again, Kaupinen scrambles again and he gets up while getting Fleury against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, Fleury trips up a swinging Kaupinen and he gets top control on the ground. Fleury attacks Kaupinen with some ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Fleury kicking Kaupinen in the midsection, Kaupinen lands some leg kicks on Fleury. Fleury comes forward and he cracks Kaupinen with a left, Kaupinen trips up Fleury while landing more leg kicks. Kaupinen charges at Fleury while swinging away at him, Fleury scores a takedown on Kaupinen and he gets him in a seated position. Kaupinen scrambles to his feet and Fleury gets him against the cage wall before dragging him back to the ground, Kaupinen gets back up and Fleury drags him back to the ground. Fleury gains the full mount on Kaupinen while landing some strikes, Kaupinen gets Fleury in his half guard while eating more strikes. The fighters scramble as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Will Fleury def. Kent Kaupinen by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Nicolo Solli vs. George Hardwick

Round One: The round begins with Hardwick and Solli exchanging some kicks, Solli cracks Hardwick with a two punch combination. Hardwick and Solli start exchanging some leg kicks, Solli continuously looks for the high kick against Hardwick. Hardwick grabs Solli and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. Hardwick scores a takedown on Solli and he gets the open guard, Hardwick transitions to back control on Solli. Hardwick attacks Solli with some ground and pound, Solli tries getting up and Hardwick keeps getting him back to the ground. Hardwick pulls back on Solli’s leg as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hardwick

Round Two: The round begins with Hardwick attacking Solli with some leg kicks, Solli swings at Hardwick to keep him at a distance. Hardwick and Solli get into a few striking exchanges, Solli cracks Hardwick with a kick to the midsection. Hardwick backs Solli up while landing a left to the midsection, Hardwick scores a takedown on Solli and he gets top control. Hardwick transitions to back control on Solli while landing some strikes, Hardwick transitions to the full mount on Solli before regaining control. Hardwick rolls for an arm bar and Solli escapes to get top control, Hardwick scrambles and he regains back control on Solli. Solli scrambles to his feet and Hardwick keeps him up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, the fighters clinch and battle along the cage wall. The fighters separate and Hardwick lands a two punch combo on Solli, Solli responds by landing a combo of his own. The fighters also exchange some leg kicks, Hardwick grabs Solli and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch position, the fighters separate and Hardwick lands a multiple punch combination. Hardwick scores a takedown on a swinging Solli and he gets the full guard, the fighters scramble to their feet and Hardwick gets another takedown a short time later. Hardwick transitions to back control on Solli while landing more strikes, Hardwick then gains the full mount on Solli while landing some strikes. Solli scrambles and Hardwick postures up to kick away at his legs until the round ends.

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

Official Result: George Hardwick def. Nicolo Solli by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ion Pascu vs. Stefano Paterno

Round One: The round begins with Paterno attacking Pascu with a kick to the midsection, Paterno starts attacking Pascu with some leg kicks. Pascu scores a takedown on Paterno and he gets side control, Paterno gets Pascu in his full guard while eating some strikes. Pascu attacks Paterno with some ground and pound, Pascu postures up before returning to top control on Paterno. Paterno tries landing strikes on Pascu while on his back, Pascu postures up again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pascu

Round Two: The round begins with Paterno attacking Pascu with a few combinations, Pascu grabs Paterno and gets him up against the cage wall. Pascu scores a takedown on Paterno and he gets the open guard, Pascu attacks Paterno with some ground and pound. Pascu gains side control and then the half guard on Paterno while landing more strikes, Pascu gains the full mount and Paterno scrambles while looking for a heel hook. Pascu winds up returning to the open guard of Paterno, Pascu attacks Paterno with more ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Pascu attacking Paterno with a multiple strike combination, Paterno comes forward and he attacks Pascu with some kicks. Pascu scores a takedown on Paterno and he gets the open guard, Pascu attacks Paterno with some ground and pound. Pascu transitions to the half guard on Paterno, Pascu advances to the full mount position against Paterno. Paterno scrambles and he looks for a heel hook on Pascu, Pascu defends and he keeps top control on Paterno. Paterno scrambles to his feet and Pascu gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ion Pascu def. Stefano Paterno by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Akonne Wanliss vs. Alfie Davis

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Wanliss keeps Davis near the cage wall while swinging away at him. Wanliss grabs Davis and he holds him up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and take some swings at each other, Wanliss starts landing some leg kicks against Davis. Davis pops a swinging Wanliss with a counter left hook, Davis throws a few kicks at Wanliss to keep him at a distance. Davis lights up Wanliss with a multiple punch combination, Davis goes for a spinning attack as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Davis

Round Two: The round begins with Davis attempting a superman punch against Wanliss, Wanliss cracks a circling Davis with a right. Wanliss follows Davis around the cage while swinging away at him, Wanliss cracks Davis with a right hook. Davis starts cracking Wanliss with some counter strikes, Davis attacks Wanliss with a few power lefts. Davis grabs a kicking Wanliss and he scores a takedown on him, Davis attacks Wanliss with some ground and pound. Wanliss scrambles to his feet and Davis swings away at him 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 swinging away at each other, Davis nails Wanliss with a few kicks to the midsection. Wanliss follows Davis around the cage while swinging away at him, Davis drops Wanliss with a left hook and he gets top control on the ground. Davis attacks Wanliss with some ground and pound, Wanliss sweeps Davis and he gets side control a short time later. Davis quickly gets Wanliss in the butterfly guard, Wanliss postures up and Davis trips him up before getting back to his feet. Wanliss follows Davis around the cage while swinging away at him until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Alfie Davis def. Akonne Wanliss by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Daniele Scatizzi vs. Gavin Hughes

Round One: The round begins with Hughes swinging away at Scatizzi, Scatizzi grabs Hughes and he gets him against the cage wall. Scatizzi scores a takedown on Hughes and he gets side control, Hughes scrambles and Scatizzi catches him in a guillotine choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Daniele Scatizzi def. Gavin Hughes by submission via guillotine choke (1:41, R1)

Aiden Lee vs. Jeremy Petley

Round One: The round begins with Lee attempting a front kick against Petley, Lee attacks Petley with a few combinations. Petley looks for a takedown and Lee defends while looking for a choke, Lee cracks Petley with a kick to the midsection. Lee pops a swinging Petley with a counter right, Lee cracks Petley with yet another kick to the midsection. Petley grabs Lee and he gets him up against the cage wall, Lee goes for a ninja choke and he lands some knee strikes as Petley separates. Lee starts attacking Petley with some leg kicks, Lee avoids a takedown before attacking Petley with a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lee

Round Two: The round begins with Lee attacking Petley with a front kick, Petley backs up Lee while taking some swings at him. Lee looks for counters strikes on a swinging Petley, Lee levels Petley with a head kick and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Aiden Lee def. Jeremy Petley by KO via head kick (1:22, R2)

Frans Mlambo vs. Cory Tait

Round One: The round begins with Tait and Mlambo exchanging some leg kicks, Tait cracks Mlambo with a lead left hook. Mlambo backs up Tait while swinging away at him, Mlambo accidentally nails Tait low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Mlambo swinging away at Tait, Tait accidentally nails Mlambo low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Mlambo nailing Tait with a multiple punch combination, Mlambo scores a takedown on Tait and he gets the half guard. Mlambo attacks Tait with some ground and pound, Tait sweeps Mlambo and he gets top control on him. Mlambo scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Mlambo briefly drops tait with a low leg kick. Mlambo charges at Tait while swinging away at him, Mlambo again swings away at Tait as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mlambo

Round Two: The round begins with Mlambo cracking Tait with a multiple punch combination, Tait goes for a spinning kick and Mlambo attacks him with another combination. Tait starts attacking Mlambo with some leg kicks, Mlambo lands a kick to the midsection of Tait while avoiding a hook kick. Tait cracks Mlambo with a left hook followed by a body kick, Mlambo scores a takedown on Tait and he gets the half guard. Tait scrambles and he rolls for a heel hook on Mlambo, Mlambo defends while attacking Tait with some strikes. Tait continues rolling for the knee bar as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Mlambo attacking Tait with a left hook, Tait starts attacking Mlambo with a variety of kicks. Mlambo charges at Tait multiple times while throwing combinations, Tait grabs Mlambo and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Tait looks for a high kick. Mlambo cracks a swinging Tait with a two punch combination, Tait looks for a jump knee strike and Mlambo pops him with a right. Tait starts attacking Mlambo with some leg kicks, Mlambo attacks Tait with a trio of left hooks to the face. Mlambo trips up a kicking Tait as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Frans Mlambo def. Cory Tait by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-27)

Luke Trainer vs. Alex O’Toole

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, O’Toole looks for a takedown and Trainer defends while landing some strikes. Trainer drags O’Toole to the mat while gaining back control, Trainer attacks O’Toole with some ground and pound. Trainer turns up the pressure with the strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Luke Trainer def. Alex O’Toole by TKO via strikes (1:22, R1)

Richie Smullen vs. Harry Hardwick

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some kicks, Smuller grabs Hardwick and he scores a takedown on him. Hardwick looks for a guillotine choke and Smullen defends while landing strikes, Hardwick keeps looking for the guillotine choke and Smullen continues defending against it. Smullen scrambles to his feet and he gets Hardwick against the cage wall, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. Smullen scores another takedown on Hardwick and he gets the half guard, Hardwick catches Smullen in a triangle choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Smullen

Round Two: The round begins with Smullen scoring a takedown on Hardwick and he gets back control, Hardwick gets up and Smullen keeps him against the cage wall. Smullen scores another takedown on Hardwick and he gets the open guard, Hardwick continuously looks for the guillotine choke and Smullen defends against it. Hardwick scrambles to his feet and he immediately scores a takedown on Smullen, Smullen scrambles and he rolls for a heel hook as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Hardwick nailing a swinging Smullen with a counter right, the fighters exchange some jabs. The fighters clinch and Hardwick lands a knee strike on Smullen, Hardwick nails a charging Smullen with a three punch combination. Smullen fires back and he lands a combination of his own, Hardwick and Smullen get into a few striking exchanges. Hardwick nails a kicking Smullen with a counter strike combination, Hardwick also lands shots to the midsection of Smullen. Hardwick grabs Smullen and he gets him up against the cage wall, Smullen spins Hardwick into the cage wall and they separate a short time later. Smullen drops for a knee bar and Hardwick defends while getting top control on the ground, Hardwick attacks Smullen with some ground and pound. Smullen scrambles and he gets top control as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Richie Smullen def. Harry Hardwick by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Chiara Penco vs. Aleksandra Toncheva Plamenova

Round One: The round begins with Penco attacking Plamenova with some leg kicks, Plamenova looks for the overhand right on Penco. Plamenova scores a takedown on Penco and she gets the full guard, Pencoo catches Plamenova in a triangle choke and Plamenova defends and keeps top control after a long struggle. The fighters exchange more strikes while on the ground and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Penco

Round Two: The round begins with Plamenova attacking Penco with some overhand rights, Plamenova and Penco exchange some rights. Penco cracks a swinging Plamenova with a counter right uppercut, Plamenova backs Penco up while throwing a multiple punch combination. Plamenova then hits Penco with a kick to the midsection, Plamenova trips up a kicking Penco and she gets top control on the ground. Penco rolls for a triangle choke again and Penco nails Plamenova with a plethora of unanswered strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Chiara Penco def. Aleksandra Toncheva Plamenova by TKO via strikes (4:27, R2)

Danni Neilan vs. Claire Lopez

Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Lopez stuns Neilan with a two punch combination. Lopez cracks a kicking Neilan with a counter right hook, Lopez drops a kicking Neilan with another counter right and Neilan gets back up. Neilan comes forward and she cracks Lopez with a right hook, Lopez cracks an incoming Neilan with a two punch combination. Lopez slips while swinging and Neilan hits her with a left hook, Neilan comes forward and she pops Lopez with a few lefts. Lopez scores a takedown on Neilan and Neilan gets right back up, Neilan nails LLopez with more lefts to the face. Neilan scores a takedown on Lopez and she gets back control, Lopez gets up and Neilan gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Neilan backs up Lopez while landing a bunch of lefts, Lopez scores another takedown on Neilan and Neilan gets back up. Neilan grabs Lopez before landing a knee strike to the midsection, Neilan and Lopez exchange strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Neilan

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Neilan goes back to cracking Lopez with lefts. Lopez scores a takedown on Neilan and she gets the full guard, Neilan attacks Lopez with elbow strikes while on her back. Neilan scrambles to her feet to get the fight standing again, Neilan and Lopez exchange some jabs. Neilan scores a takedown on Lopez and she gets the half guard, Neilan attacks Lopez with some ground and pound. Neilan transitions to back control on Lopez, Neilan locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Danni Neilan def. Claire Lopez by submission via rear naked choke (3:45, R2)

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