Bellator 198 Results: Fedor Battles Mir, Dillon Danis Makes His Pro MMA Debut & Plenty Of Submission Finishes

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Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Opening Round
Fedor Emelianenko def. Frank Mir by TKO via strikes (0:48, R1)

#3 Emmanuel Sanchez def. Sam Sicilia by submission via arm triangle choke (3:52, R1)

#4 Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Gerald Harris by submission via arm bar (1:11, R1)

Neiman Gracie def. Javier Torres by submission via arm triangle choke (3:18, R2)

Dillon Danis def. Kyle Walker by submission via toe hold (1:38, R1)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., Bellator.com)

Sultan Umar def. Tom Angeloff by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Mark Stoddard def. Dan Stittgen by submission via triangle choke (4:43, R1)

Eric Wisely def. Morgan Sickinger by submission via arm bar (1:12, R1)

Adil Benjilany def. Corey Jackson by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Robert Morrow def. Adam Maciejewski by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Eric Wisely vs. Morgan Sickinger

Round One: The round begins with Sickinger taking a few swings at Wisely, Sickinger catches Wisely with a right. Sickinger scores a takedown on Wisely, Wisely quickly catches Sickinger in an arm bar and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Eric Wisely def. Morgan Sickinger by submission via arm bar (1:12, R1)

Dan Stittgen vs. Mark Stoddard

Round One: The round begins with Stittgen attacking Stoddard with some leg kicks, Stoddard responds with leg kicks of his own. Stittgen starts hunting for the takedown against Stoddard, Stoddard starts attacking Stittgen with punching combinations. Stoddard then nails Stittgen with a right to the midsection, Stittgen goes for another takedown and Stoddard attacks him with a high kick. Stittgen gets Stoddard against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Stittgen scores a takedown on Stoddard and he gets the full guard. Stoddard goes for a triangle choke on Stittgen and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Mark Stoddard def. Dan Stittgen by submission via triangle choke (4:43, R1)

Corey Jackson vs. Adil Benjilany

Round One: The round begins with Jackson peppering Benjilany with some jabs and leg kicks, Benjilany starts landing some leg kicks of his own against Jackson. Benjilany goes for a head kick and Jackson blocks it, Jackson clinches with Benjilany and they battle along the cage wall. The fighters separate and Jackson nails a swinging Benjilany with a counter right, Benjilany responds by nailing Jackson with a left hook. Benjilany catches an incoming Jackson with a spinning elbow strike, Benjilany nails Jackson with a punching combination and a knee strike. Benjilany assaults Jackson with a plethora of knee strikes and elbow strikes, Benjilany accidentally pokes Jackson in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Benjilany scoring a takedown on Benjilany and he gets the open guard, Benjilany scrambles to his feet and he attacks Jackson with knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Benjilany

Round Two: The round begins with Jackson getting Benjilany up against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, the fighters separate and they exchange rights. Benjilany attacks Jackson with a few kicks to the midsection, Jackson comes forward to crack Benjilany with a two punch combination. Benjilany attempts a flying knee strike against a backing Jackson, Benjilany goes back to attacking Jackson with some leg kicks. Benjilany also attempts a trio of high kicks that eventually drops Jackson for a moment, Jackson tries using his jab to keep Benjilany at bay. Benjilany catches a swinging Jackson with a counter left hook, Jackson swings away at Benjilany as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Jackson charging forward and swinging away at Benjilany, Jackson gets Benjilany against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters separate and Benjilany swings away at Jackson, Benjilany nails Jackson with a kick to the midsection followed by a right. Benjilany follows that up by catching Jackson with a right cross, Jackson backs up Benjilany with a pair of rights. Jackson again gets a charging Benjilany against the cage wall, Jackson scores a takedown on Benjilany and he gets the open guard. Jackson starts attacking Benjilany with some ground and pound, Benjilany rolls for a submission against Jackson. Benjilany scrambles to get top position on Jackson, Benjilany swings away at Jackson as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Adil Benjilany def. Corey Jackson by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Adam Maciejewski vs. Robert Morrow

Round One: The round begins with Morrow attacking Maciejewski with some leg kicks, Maciejewski scores a takedown on Morrow and he gets side control. Maciejewski attacks Morrow with some elbow strikes, Maciejewski goes for an americana and Morrow scrambles to escape the submission. Morrow also gets Maciejewski in his full guard, Maciejewski attacks Morrow with some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Maciejewski

Round Two: The round begins with Morrow attacking Maciejewski with a few front kicks, Morrow starts catching Maciejewski with leg kicks. Morrow also nails Maciejewski with a few straight lefts, Maciejewski gets Morrow against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters separate and Morrow attacks Maciejewski with a head kick, Morrow lands a punching combo on Maciejewski as the round ends.

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

(Note: My computer froze during the third round of this fight and I couldn’t provide live coverage for said round, I apologize for the inconvenience this caused.)

Official Result: Robert Morrow def. Adam Maciejewski by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Tom Angeloff vs. Sultan Umar

Round One: The round begins with Umar attacking Angeloff with some leg kicks, Umar continuously kicks away at Angeloff. Angeloff nails a swinging Umar with a kick to the midsection, Umar charges at Angeloff while throwing a combination. Umar then nails Angeloff with a kick to the midsection, Umar follows that up with a two punch combination against Angeloff. Angeloff tries attacking Umar with kicks to keep him at a distance, Umar continues attacking Angeloff with body kicks. Angeloff lands a body kick while eating a counter right hook, Umar attacks Angeloff with more kicks to the midsection. Angeloff nails Umar with a knee strike as Umar gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Umar

Round Two: The round begins with Angeloff swinging away against Umar, Umar backs up Angeloff with a two punch combination. Umar cracks an incoming Angeloff with a counter left, Umar starts attacking Angeloff with some leg kicks. Angeloff cracks Umar with a kick to the midsection, Umar gets Angeloff against the cage wall while swinging wildly at him. Umar follows that up by catching Angeloff with a left, Angeloff recovers and he catches Umar with a right. Angeloff gets Umar against the cage wall after eating a left, Umar clobbers Angeloff with a knee strike to the head as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Umar nailing a swinging Angeloff with a counter left, Umar comes forward and he swings away at Angeloff. Angeloff catches Umar with a kick to the midsection, Angeloff responds by catching a swinging Umar with a counter right. Umar backs up Angeloff by attacking him with some lefts, Umar then hits Angeloff with a kick to the midsection. Umar also attacks Angeloff with some leg kicks, Umar scores a slam takedown on Angeloff and he lets him get back up. Angeloff scores a takedown on Umar and Umar gets right back up, Umar charges forward and he swings away at Angeloff. Umar continuously attacks Angeloff with kicks to the midsection, Umar catches Angeloff with lefts before scoring a takedown on him as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Sultan Umar def. Tom Angeloff by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Dillon Danis vs. Kyle Walker

Round One: The round begins with Danis immediately shooting for takedowns, Walker catches Danis with a few lefts. Danis attempts a high kick and Walker blocks it, Danis pulls guard to get the fight to the ground and he gets the full guard. Danis rolls for a toe hold and Walker taps out.

Official Result: Dillon Danis def. Kyle Walker by submission via toe hold (1:38, R1)

Neiman Gracie vs. Javier Torres

Round One: The round begins with Gracie attacking Torres with a few strikes, Gracie nails Torres with a kick to the midsection. Torres starts attacking Gracie with some leg kicks, Torres then catches a swinging Gracie with a counter left. Gracie scores a takedown on Torres and he gets right back up, Gracie eventually scores a second takedown on Torres and he gets the open guard. Gracie rolls for a heel hook and Torres survives until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gracie

Round Two: The round begins with Torres attacking Gracie with a straight left, Gracie attacks a kicking Torres with a two punch combination. Gracie grabs Torres and he holds him against the cage wall, Gracie scores a takedown on Torres and he gets the full guard. Gracie transitions to the half guard against Torres, Gracie then advances to the full mount on Torres. Gracie locks in the arm triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Neiman Gracie def. Javier Torres by submission via arm triangle choke (3:18, R2)

#4 Rafael Lovato Jr. vs. Gerald Harris

Round One: The round begins with Lovato Jr attacking Harris with a front kick to the midsection, Lovato Jr falls on a jump knee attempt and Harris gets top position. Lovato Jr rolls for the arm bar and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #4 Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Gerald Harris by submission via arm bar (1:11, R1)

#3 Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Sam Sicilia

Round One: The round begins with the fighters having a short striking exchange, Sicilia cracks a swinging Sanchez with a counter right. The fighters clinch and Sicilia eats knee strikes after landing some uppercuts, Sanchez goes for the rolling knee bar and Sicilia escapes to get top position. Sicilia postures up and Sanchez attacks him with up kicks, Sicilia postures up again and he attacks Sanchez with a few strikes. Sanchez scrambles to his feet and he holds Sicilia against the cage wall, Sanchez jumps on the back of a standing Sicilia for a short time. Sanchez goes for a standing arm triangle choke and Sicilia taps as he hits the ground.

Official Result: #3 Emmanuel Sanchez def. Sam Sicilia by submission via arm triangle choke (3:52, R1)

Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Opening Round: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Frank Mir

Round One: The round begins with Mir attacking Emelianenko with leg kicks, Emelianenko scores a takedown and Mir gets right back up. Emelianenko eats a left from Mir, Emelianenko drops a swinging Mir with a punching combination and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Fedor Emelianenko def. Frank Mir by TKO via strikes (0:48, R1)

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