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

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)

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