Bellator 200 Results: A Middleweight Title Fight Headlines, Plus MVP & Phil Davis In Action

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Bellator Middleweight Title Fight
#3 Gegard Mousasi def. Rafaal Carvalho by TKO via strikes (3:35, R1) to win the title

#3 Michael Page def. #6 (LW) David Rickels by submission via verbal tap out (0:43, R2)

#1 Phil Davis def. #3 Linton Vassell by KO via head kick (1:05, R3)

Aaron Chalmers def. Ash Griffiths by submission via standing guillotine choke (1:54, R1)

#9 Kate Jackson def. #1 Anastasia Yankova by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

Mike Shipman def. Carl Noon by KO via strikes (0:11, R1)


#1 Phil Davis vs. #3 Linton Vassell

Round One: The round begins with Vassell attacking Davis with some leg kicks, Davis throws a kick and that starts a brief grappling exchange between the two. Vassell and Davis exchange jabs to keep each other at bay, Vassell pops an incoming Davis with a short right uppercut. Davis scores a takedown and Vassell gets right back up, Davis starts catching Vassell with some leg kicks of his own. Davis backs up Vassell by landing a straight right, Davis then eats a few kicks before stunning Vassell with a counter right. Davis rocks Vassell with a right to the midsection followed by some knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Davis

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Davis starts catching Vassell with some leg kicks. Vassell charges at Davis while throwing a punching combination, Davis throws a kick at Vassell before landing a right. Davis scores a takedown on Vassell and he gets back control, Davis attacks Vassell with ground and pound. Vassell scrambles to his feet and Davis holds him against the cage wall, Davis attacks Vassell with knee strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Vassell puts Davis against the cage wall, Vassell scores a takedown on Davis and he gets back control. Davis scrambles and he gets top position against Vassell, Vassell scrambles to his feet before scoring another takedown on Davis. Davis gets right back up and he attacks Vassell with a high kick as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Vassell peppering Davis with some jabs, Davis then cracks Vassell with a straight right. Vassell also starts catching Davis with some leg kicks, Davis crushes Vassell with a head kick and Vassell goes out cold.

Official Result: #1 Phil Davis def. #3 Linton Vassell by KO via head kick (1:05, R3)

#1 Anastasia Yankova vs. #9 Kate Jackson

Round One: The round begins with Yankova attacking Jackson with leg kicks, the fighters get into some quick striking exchanges. Jackson scores a takedown on Yankova and she eventually gets the full mount, Jackson transitions to back control on Yankova. Jackson starts attacking Yankova with some ground and pound, Yankova spins at the right time to get top position against Jackson. Jackson quickly scrambles to regain back control on Yankova, Jackson goes back to attacking Yankova with ground and pound. Jackson gets half guard on Yankova while landing a plethora of strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jackson

Round Two: The round begins with Yankova attacking Jackson with some kicks, Jackson gets Yankova up against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. Jackson scores a takedown on Yankova and she gets the half guard, Jackson postures up and Yankova scrambles to her feet a short time later. Jackson quickly gets Yankova back against the cage wall, Jackson nails Yankova with a knee strike to the head while looking for the takedown. The fighters exchange some knee strikes while grappling ensues, Jackson drops for a knee bar and Yankova escapes to get top position. Yankova attacks Jackson with ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Yankova attacking Jackson with some striking combinations, Jackson quickly gets Yankova against the cage wall. Yankova attacks Jackson with a few strikes while against the cage wall, the fighters briefly separate and swing away at each other. Jackson goes for the takedown and Yankova winds up getting top position, Yankova starts attacking Jackson with ground and pound. Yankova transitions to the side control position against Jackson, Jackson scrambles at the right time to get top position against Yankova. Jackson transitions to back control on Yankova while landing some strikes, Jackson gains the full mount and then back control again while landing strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #9 Kate Jackson def. #1 Anastasia Yankova by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

Mike Shipman vs. Carl Noon

Round One: The round begins with Shipman dropping Noon with a right and he pounces on him with more strike until Noon goes out cold.

Official Result: Mike Shipman def. Carl Noon by KO via strikes (0:11, R1)

Aaron Chalmers vs. Ash Griffiths

Round One: The round begins with Griffiths attacking Chalmers with some leg kicks, Chalmers goes for the takedown and Griffiths gets him against the cage wall. Griffiths scores a takedown and he gets Chalmers in the seated position, Chalmers gets back to his feet and he eats a knee strike. Chalmers drops Griffiths a few moments later with a striking combination, Chalmers catches a scrambling Griffiths in a standing guillotine choke and Griffiths goes out cold.

Official Result: Aaron Chalmers def. Ash Griffiths by submission via standing guillotine choke (1:54, R1)

#3 Michael Page vs. #6 (LW) David Rickels

Round One: The round begins with Page attacking Rickels with a three punch combination, Page then hits Rickels with a two punch combination. Page continues attacking Rickels with punching combinations, Page nails an incoming Rickels with more punches. Rickels starts attacking Page with some leg kicks, Page backs up Rickels with a spinning heel kick that was blocked. Page drops Rickels with a right and Rickels gets right back up, Page backs away before nailing Rickels with another right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Page

Round Two: The round begins with Page catching Rickels with a kick to the head, Page then hits Rickels with a step in right. Rickels signals to the referee that he cannot continue and the referee calls off the fight.

Official Result: #3 Michael Page def. #6 (LW) David Rickels by submission via verbal tap out (0:43, R2)

Bellator Middleweight Title Fight: Rafael Carvalho (c) vs. #3 Gegard Mousasi

Round One: The round begins with Mousasi attacking Carvalho with some leg kicks, Mousasi eats a leg kicks before attacking Carvalho with a high kick. Mousasi scores a takedown on Carvalho and he gets him in the seated position, Carvalho gets back up with Mousasi holding onto him. Mousasi drags Carvalho back to the ground and Carvalho gets back up again, Mousasi gets Carvalho down for a third time. Carvalho gets back up again with Mousasi holding onto him, Mousasi again scores a takedown on Carvalho before getting the half guard. Mousasi transitions to the full mount against Carvalho, Mousasi attacks Carvalho with ground and pound. Mousasi gains back control and he lands more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #3 Gegard Mousasi def. Rafaal Carvalho by TKO via strikes (3:35, R1) to win the Bellator MMA Middleweight Title

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