Bellator 201 Results: The Women's Flyweight Title Is Defended & UFC Veteran Valerie Letourneau In Action

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Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

Bellator MMA Women’s Flyweight Title Fight
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. #3 Alejandra Lara by submission via arm bar (3:55, R3) to retain the title

#8 Saad Awad def. Ryan Couture by TKO via strikes (4:29, R1)

#9 Valerie Letourneau def. #4 Kristina Williams by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#10 Juan Archuleta def. Robbie Peralta by KO via punch (0:14, R3)

Preliminary Card (7:30pm EST., Bellator.com)

Joey Davis def. Craig Plaskett by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

#10 Ed Ruth def. Andy Murad by TKO via strikes (4:59, R2)

Tyrell Fortune def. Giovanni Sarran by TKO via strikes (4:35, R2)


Tyrell Fortune vs. Giovanni Sarran

Round One: The round begins with Fortune attacking Sarran with a left hook, Fortune backs Sarran into the cage wall with uppercuts and knee strikes. Fortune holds Sarran in the clinch while landing some more strikes, Fortune scores a takedown on Sarran and he gets the full guard. Fortune starts attacking Sarran with ground and pound. Fortune transitions to back control on a scrambling Sarran, Sarran gets up and Fortune drags him back to the ground. Fortune attacks Sarran with a plethora of ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Fortune

Round Two: The round begins with Fortune scoring a takedown on a swinging Sarran and he gets back control, Sarran tries scrambling and Fortune always get back control back. Sarran wall walks to his feet and Fortune holds him against the cage wall, Fortune scores another takedown on Sarran and he gets the full mount. Fortune advances to back control against Sarran, Fortune starts attacking Sarran with some ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Tyrell Fortune def. Giovanni Sarran by TKO via strikes (4:35, R2)

Joey Davis vs. Craig Plaskett

Round One: The round begins with Plaskett attacking Davis with some leg kicks, Davis scores a takedown on Plaskett and he gets the full guard. Davis attacks Plaskett with a few strikes while gaining back control, Plaskett scrambles to his feet and Davis drags him back to the ground. Plaskett scrambles to his feet and Davis breaks away from him, Plaskett keeps Davis at bay by throwing some jabs. Davis attempts a few spinning back kicks against Plaskett, Plaskett blocks them all before attacking Davis with a roundhouse kick that misses. Davis scores another takedown on Plaskett and he gets the open guard, Davis gains back control against Plaskett. Davis nails Plaskett with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Davis

Round Two: The round begins with Plaskett attacking Davis with a few leg kicks, Plaskett backs up Davis with a punching combination. Davis scores a takedown on Plaskett and he gets the half guard, Davis starts attacking Plaskett with some strikes. Plaskett tries getting to his feet and he eventually does with Davis holding onto him, Davis drags Plaskett back to the ground and Plaskett gets right back up. Davis scores another takedown on Plaskett and he gets him in the seated position, Davis gets back control on Plaskett while landing a lot of ground and pound. Plaskett rolls for a toe hold as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Davis attempting a spinning back kick before scoring a takedown on Plaskett, Davis starts attacking Plaskett with ground and pound. Plaskett traps Davis in his full guard while eating a bunch of strikes, Davis attacks Plaskett with a lot more ground and pound while gaining the half guard. Plaskett rolls for a heel hook on Davis as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Joey Davis def. Craig Plaskett by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

#10 Ed Ruth vs. Andy Murad

Round One: The round begins with Ruth jabbing away at Murad, Murad starts attacking Ruth with some leg kicks. Ruth gets Murad against the cage wall while exchanging some knee strikes, Ruth scores a takedown on Murad and he gets back control. Murad gets back up while eating a few strikes, Ruth drags Murad back to the ground and he lands more strikes. Ruth catches Murad with a knee strike to the midsection, Murad gets back to his feet while eating more strikes. Rith scores another takedown on Murad and he gets back control, Ruth goes for a rear naked choke and he eventually lets go of it. Ruth nails Murad with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ruth

Round Two: The round begins with Murad attacking Ruth with some leg kicks, Murad tries nailing Ruth with some punching combinations. Ruth barely glazes the head of Murad with a head kick, Murad continues attacking Ruth with kicks. Murad briefly gets Ruth against the cage wall before separating, Murad eats a few more blows before catching Ruth with a right. Ruth continuously attacks Murad with punching combinations, Murad backs up Ruth with a three strike combination. Ruth continues landing combinations against Murad, Murad would then nail Ruth with a kick to the midsection. Ruth destroys Murad with a huge punching combination and the round ends.

Official Result: #10 Ed Ruth def. Andy Murad by TKO via strikes (4:59, R2)

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