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

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Main Card (10pm EST., DAZN)

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)

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