Bellator 206 Results: Mousasi vs. MacDonald Headlines, Rampage vs. Silva IV & The Welterweight Tournament Begins

MMA

Welcome to Fightful.com's live coverage & discussion for Bellator 206. We'll be bringing you full, fight by fight coverage of every bout on the card. You can also send in your feedback on our Disqus boards below!

Main Card (10pm EST., DAZN)

Movsar Evloev vs. Ilia Topuria Targeted For UFC 270

Bellator MMA Middleweight Title Fight
Gegard Mousasi def. Rory MacDonald by TKO via elbow strikes (3:23, R2) to retain the title

Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix Opening Round Fight
Douglas Lima def. Andrey Koreshkov by submission via rear naked choke (3:04, R5)

Rampage Jackson def. Wanderlei Silva by TKO via strikes (4:32, R2)

Aaron Pico def. Leandro Higo by TKO via strikes (3:19, R1)

Keri Melendez def. Dakota Zimmerman by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Gaston Bolanos def. Ysidro Gutierrez by KO via strikes (1:37, R2)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Bellator.com)

Adam Piccolotti def. James Terry by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Arlene Blencowe def. Amber Leibrock by TKO via strikes (1:23, R3)

Jeremiah Labiano def. Justin Smitley by TKO via strikes (3:28, R1)

Josh San Diego def. Joe Neal by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 28-29)

Cass Bell def. Ty Costa by submission via arm bar (3:06, R2)


Josh San Diego vs. Joe Neal

Round One: The round begins with Neal immediately cracking San Diego with a left, San Diego backs Neal into the cage wall while swinging away at him. San Diego pops a swinging Neal with a counter strike combination, Neal nails San Diego with a kick to the midsection. Neal scores a takedown on San Diego and he gets the full guard, Neal starts attacking San Diego with some ground and pound. San Diego wall walks back to his feet and Neal holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and San Diego catches Neal with a knee strike to avoid a takedown. San Diego then nails Neal with a standing elbow strike to the head, San Diego backs up Neal while landing another knee strike. Neal grabs San Diego and he gets him back against the cage wall, the fighters separate and San Diego gets Neal against the cage wall. The fighters separate and San Diego scores a takedown on Neal as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for San Diego

Round Two: The round begins with Neal attacking San Diego with some leg kicks, San Diego responds by nailing Neal with a two punch combination. San Diego cracks Neal with a front kick to the midsection, San Diego backs Neal up while attacking him with a combination. San Diego scores a takedown on Neal and he gets back control, Neal gets up with San Diego holding onto him. The fighters separate and San Diego attacks Neal with leg kicks of his own, San Diego cracks a swinging Neal with a knee strike to the midsection. Neal attacks San Diego with a few kicks to the midsection, San Diego backs Neal into the cage wall after attacking him with a knee strike. The fighters separate and San Diego avoids a takedown from Neal, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with San Diego attacking Neal with some leg kicks, Neal starts hitting San Diego with kicks of his own. San Diego grabs Neal and he gets him against the cage wall, Neal eats a kick before popping San Diego with a counter left. Neal starts attacking San Diego with some counter strike combinations, Neal avoids a swinging San Diego before landing a two punch combination. San Diego scores a takedown on Neal and he gets the half guard, Neal scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. San Diego rocks Neal with a multiple strike combination, Neal then pops San Diego with a straight right. San Diego scores another takedown on Neal and he gets the half guard, San Diego transitions to back control against Neal. Neal stands up with San Diego holding onto his back, the fighters separate and San Diego kicks Neal in the midsection. San Diego scores one more takedown on Neal as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Josh San Diego def. Joe Neal by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 28-29)

Jeremiah Labiano vs. Justin Smitley

Round One: The round begins with Smitley attacking Labiano with some leg kicks, Smitley backs up Labiano by landing a right. Labiano scores a takedown on Smitley and he gets the full guard, Smitley looks for an omaplata and Labiano carries him across the cage before escaping. Smitley rolls for a heel hook and Labiano defends by landing hammer fists, Labiano gets top position while nailing Smitley with ground and pound until the referee stops the fight.

Official Result: Jeremiah Labiano def. Justin Smitley by TKO via strikes (3:28, R1)

Amber Leibrock vs. Arlene Blencowe

Round One: The round begins with Leibrock taking a few swings at Blencowe, Blencowe hits a swinging Leibrock with a counter strike combination. Blencowe comes forward to catch Leibrock with a left hook, Leibrock rocks Blencowe with a knee strike to the midsection. Leibrock gets Blencowe against the cage wall while landing more knee strikes, the fighters separate and Leibrock nails Blencowe with a straight right. Blencowe nails an incoming Leibrock with a kick to the midsection, Blencowe starts hitting Leibrock with some punching combinations. Leibrock occasionally attacks Blencowe with some high kicks, Blencowe then hits Leibrock with a two punch combination. Blencowe nails a kicking Leibrock with a counter right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Leibrock

Round Two: The round begins with Blencowe attacking Leibrock with a multiple strike combination, Blencowe hits a swinging Leibrock with a counter right. Leibrock backs up Blencowe with a high kick attempt, Blencowe continues attacking Leibrock with counter rights. Leibrock grabs Blencowe to attack her with a knee strike, Blencowe briefly drops a swinging Leibrock with a counter right. Blencowe comes forward while swinging away against Leibrock, Blencowe catches a kicking Leibrock with a straight right. Blencowe continues attacking Leibrock with punching combinations, Leibrock scores a takedown on Blencowe and she gets the half guard. Leibrock attacks Blencowe with a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Blencowe immediately swinging away against Leibrock, Leibrock goes for a takedown and Blencowe winds up in top position. Leibrock eats a few strikes while getting Blencowe in her full guard, Leibrock goes for an arm bar and Blencowe slams her to get free. Blencowe attacks Leibrock with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Arlene Blencowe def. Amber Leibrock by TKO via strikes (1:23, R3)

Cass Bell vs. Ty Costa

Round One: The round begins with Costa attacking Bell with a punching combination, Costa goes for the takedown and Bell defends by landing strikes. Costa scores a takedown on Bell and Bell gets right back up, Costa grabs Bell and he gets him against the cage wall. Costa scores another takedown on Bell and Bell gets back up with Costa on his back. Costa gets off the back of Bell to hold him against the cage wall, Costa nails Bell with a punching combination. Bell hits a kicking Costa with a few counter lefts, Costa grabs Bell and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Bell nails Costa with an overhand left, Costa scores another takedown on Bell and he gets the half guard. Bell scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Costa

Round Two: The round begins with Bell attacking Costa with some leg kicks, Bell backs up Costa with a high kick attempt. Costa grabs Bell and he gets him against the cage wall while eating a few strikes, Costa scores a takedown on Bell and he gets the full guard. Bell rolls for an arm bar and Costa stacks him to defend, Costa slams Bell multiple times in an attempt to get free from the arm bar. Bell eventually catches Costa in the arm bar to force the tap out.

Official Result: Cass Bell def. Ty Costa by submission via arm bar (3:06, R2)

Adam Piccolotti vs. James Terry

Round One: The round begins with Terry peppering Piccolotti with some jabs and leg kicks, Piccolotti attacks Terry with a high kick attempt. Terry pops a swinging Piccolotti with a few left hooks, Piccolotti charges forward and he swings away at Terry. Piccolotti grabs Terry and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Piccolotti cracks Terry with a pair of rights. Piccolotti also starts catching Terry with some jabs of his own, Piccolotti goes for a takedown before nailing terry with a knee strike. Piccolotti hits Terry with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Terry hits Piccolotti with a superman punch. Piccolotti cracks a swinging Terry with a counter right hook, Piccolotti grabs Terry and he briefly gets him back against the cage wall. Terry nails Piccolotti with a kick to the midsection, Terry hits Piccolotti with a counter right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Terry

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Piccolotti catches Terry with a kick to the midsection. Piccolotti rocks Terry with a multiple strike combination, Terry eats more blows before hitting Piccolotti with a right. Piccolotti responds by hitting Terry with an overhand right, Piccolotti nails Terry with a knee strike to the head followed by a right. Piccolotti nails a wildly swinging Terry with a left hook to the midsection, Terry comes forward and he swings away at Piccolotti. Terry backs up Piccolotti by landing a two punch combination, Terry follows that up by nailing Piccolotti with a right cross. Piccolotti attacks Terry with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Piccolotti backs up Terry by landing a multiple strike combo. Terry scores a takedown on Piccolotti and he gets him in the seated position, Piccolotti scrambles to his feet and he lands a knee strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters just swinging away at each other, Piccolotti backs Terry up while swinging away at him. Piccolotti then cracks a swinging terry with a right uppercut, Piccolotti follows that up by nailing Terry with a left hook. Piccolotti also attacks Terry with multiple front kicks to the midsection, Terry eats a knee strike after nailing Piccolotti with an uppercut. Piccolotti nails Terry with a kick to the midsection, Terry recovers and hits Piccolotti with a right to the face. Terry charges forward and he takes some swings at Piccolotti, Piccolotti nails Terry with a knee strike to the face. Terry then pops Piccolotti with a two punch combination, Piccolotti scores a takedown on Terry as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Adam Piccolotti def. James Terry by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Gaston Bolanos vs. Ysidro Gutierrez

Round One: The round begins with Bolanos attacking Gutierrez with some leg kicks, Bolanos nails Gutierrez with leg kicks followed by a left. Bolanos nails Gutierrez with a kick to the midsection, Gutierrez looks for a takedown and Bolanos swings away at him. Gutierrez grabs Bolanos and the two battle for position along the cage wall, Bolanos attacks Gutierrez with some knee strikes. The fighters separate and Gutierrez cracks a swinging Bolanos with a counter left hook, Bolanos attacks Gutierrez with a high kick and Gutierrez blocks it. Gutierrez comes forward and he pops Bolanos with a short right, Bolanos grabs Gutierrez and he gets him against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. The fighters separate and Bolanos scores a takedown on Gutierrez before letting him get up, Bolanos scores another takedown on Gutierrez as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bolanos

Round Two: The round begins with Gutierrez attempting a high kick against Bolanos, Bolanos starts attacking Gutierrez with leg kicks. Bolanos scores a takedown and he lets Gutierrez stand up after landing a few strikes, Bolanos drops Gutierrez with a left hook and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Gaston Bolanos def. Ysidro Gutierrez by KO via strikes (1:37, R2)

Keri Melendez vs. Dakota Zimmerman

Round One: The round begins with Melendez attacking Zimmerman with some leg kicks, Melendez then nails Zimmerman with a kick to the midsection. Melendez cracks Zimmerman with a front kick to the face before scoring a takedown, Melendez picks up Zimmerman and slams her to the mat below. Melendez briefly postures up against Zimmerman before going back to the ground, Zimmerman rolls for a triangle choke. Zimmerman rolls for an arm bar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Melendez

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters having a wild striking exchange, Zimmerman gets Melendez against the cage wall while eating a knee strike. Zimmerman looks to pull guard and Melendez gets her against the cage wall, Melendez separates from Zimmerman after landing a knee strike. Zimmerman and Melendez swing away at each other until Zimmerman gets Melendez back against the cage wall, Melendez attacks Zimmerman with knee strikes while in the clinch. Zimmerman jumps on Melendez in an attempt to pull guard, Melendez gets Zimmerman off of her and against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. Melendez lands more knee strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Zimmerman grabs a swinging Melendez and gets her against the cage wall. Zimmerman scores a takedown on Melendez and she gets side control, Melendez kicks off the cage wall to get top position against Zimmerman. Melendez starts attacking Zimmerman with some ground and pound, Melendez stands up and Zimmerman attacks up with up kicks before standing. Melendez catches a swinging Zimmerman with a counter right, Zimmerman grabs Melendez and gets her against the cage wall again. Zimmerman pulls guard on Melendez to get the fight to the ground, Melendez lands a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Keri Melendez def. Dakota Zimmerman by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Aaron Pico vs. Leandro Higo

Round One: The round begins with Pico attacking Higo with a few kicks, Pico then hits Higo with a four punch combination. Pico backs Higo against the cage wall while attacking him with a combination, Higo starts nailing Pico with some leg kicks. Pico hits Higo with a right hook to the midsection to avoid a takedown, Higo cracks Pico with an uppercut followed by a body kick. Pico rocks Higo with a right and he pounces on him with a punching combination, Pico drops Higo with a right and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes. Higo gets up and Pico destroys him with a ton more strikes, Pico destroys Higo with a standing elbow strike and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Aaron Pico def. Leandro Higo by TKO via strikes (3:19, R1)

Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix Opening Round Fight
Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov

Round One: The round begins with Lima attacking Koreshkov with some leg kicks, Lima also nails Koreshkov with a kick to the midsection. Koreshkov catches Lima with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Koreshkov starts landing some leg kicks of his own. Koreshkov gets Lima against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Lima spins Koreshkov while landing a few knee strikes. Koreshkov starts hitting Lima with some knee strikes of his own, the fighters briefly separate and Lima lands a combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Koreshkov

Round Two: The round begins with Lima kicking Koreshkov in the midsection, Lima looks for a high kick against a swinging Koreshkov. Lima grabs Koreshkov and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Lima nails Koreshkov with a few rights. Lima catches Koreshkov with a few leg kicks, Koreshkov eats more kicks before nailing Lima with a kick to the midsection. Lima then nails Koreshkov with a right to the midsection, Koreshkov grabs Lima and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate just as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Lima nailing Koreshkov with a kick to the midsection, Lima also goes back to attacking Koreshkov with leg kicks. Lima slips and Koreshkov quickly gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Koreshkov swings wildly at Lima. Lima attacks Koreshkov with a body kick followed by a right, Lima continues attacking Koreshkov with a variety of kicks. Lima looks for a takedown before nailing Koreshkov with a knee strike, Koreshkov gets Lima against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Four: The round begins with Lima coming forward and swinging away at Koreshkov, Lima accidentally nails Koreshkov low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Lima nails Koreshkov with a left to the midsection, Lima also attacks Koreshkov with a high kick attempt. Koreshkov goes for a takedown and Lima nails him with a knee strike, Lima grabs Koreshkov and gets him against the cage wall. Koreshkov spins Lima into the cage wall while landing an elbow strike, Lima spins Koreshkov while landing a knee strike to the thigh. The fighters separate and both fighters attempt some knee strikes, Lima rocks Koreshkov with a combination as the round ends.

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

Round Five: The round begins with Koreshkov attacking Lima with some leg kicks, Lima backs up Koreshkov while landing a right. Lima charges forward and he takes some swings against Koreshkov, Lima then nails Koreshkov with a straight right. Koreshkov responds by cracking Lima with a right of his own, Koreshkov looks for a takedown and Lima attacks him with strikes on the ground. Lima gets back control on Koreshkov and he applies the rear naked choke to put Koreshkov out cold.

Official Result: Douglas Lima def. Andrey Koreshkov by submission via rear naked choke (3:04, R5)

Rampage Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva

Round One: The round begins with the fighters attempting a few jabs against each other, Silva pops Jackson with a few lefts. Silva attacks Jackson with an overhand right that misses, Jackson rocks a swinging Silva with a counter left hook. Silva recovers and he cracks Jackson with a few knee strikes, Silva then hits Jackson with an overhand right. Silva attacks Jackson with a head kick that stuns him, Jackson charges at a swinging Silva to get him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Silva nails Jackson with a front kick to the face, Jackson again gets Silva against the cage wall. Silva nails a swinging Jackson with a counter strike combo as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Silva

Round Two: The round begins with Silva attacking Jackson with some leg kicks, Silva and Jackson have a wild striking exchange near the cage wall. Silva and Jackson also start exchanging a series of jabs, Jackson rocks Silva with a three punch combination. Jackson grabs Silva and he gets him against the cage wall, Jackson separates from Silva after landing a knee strike. Jackson and Silva have another wild striking exchange near the cage wall, Jackson separates from Silva after landing some uppercuts. Jackson drops Silva with an overhand right and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Rampage Jackson def. Wanderlei Silva by TKO via strikes (4:32, R2)

Bellator MMA Middleweight Title Fight
Gegard Mousasi (c) vs. Rory MacDonald

Round One: The round begins with Mousasi popping MacDonald with a few jabs, Mousasi also attacks MacDonald with some leg kicks. Mousasi follows that up by nailing MacDonald with a straight right, MacDonald hits Mousasi with a superman jab followed by leg kicks. MacDonald cracks Mousasi with an overhand right to the head, MacDonald also nails Mousasi with a left to the midsection. Mousasi looks for a head kick and MacDonald blocks it, Mousasi then hits MacDonald with a straight right. MacDonald recovers and he nails Mousasi with his own straight right, Mousasi swings away at MacDonald as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mousasi

Round Two: The round begins with MacDonald attacking Mousasi with a front kick followed by a right, Mousasi goes back to attacking MacDonald with jabs. MacDonald goes for a takedown and Mousasi gets top position while landing strikes, Mousasi attacks MacDonald with ground and pound. Mousasi transitions to the half guard against MacDonald before gaining full mount, Mousasi destroys MacDonald with elbow strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Gegard Mousasi def. Rory MacDonald by TKO via elbow strikes (3:23, R2) to retain the title

Get exclusive pro wrestling content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web