Bellator 207 Results: The First Heavyweight GP Finalist Is Revealed & Mike Kimbel Ties The Fastest Knockout Record

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Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

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Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix Semi-Finals
Ryan Bader def. Matt Mitrione by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-25)

Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix Alternate Bout
Lorenz Larkin def. Ion Pascu by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Sergei Kharitonov def. Roy Nelson by KO via strikes (4:59, R1)

Corey Browning def. Baby Slice by TKO via strikes (2:08, R2)

Mandel Nallo def. Carrington Banks by KO via knee strike (0:57, R2)

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

Sarah Click def. Kristi Lopez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Andre Fialho def. Javier Torres by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Alexandra Ballou def. Lisa Blaine by TKO via strikes (3:28, R3)

Janay Harding def. Sinead Kavanagh by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R1)

Pat Casey def. Kastriot Xhema by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 

Mike Kimbel def. Alex Potts by KO via punch (0:06, R1)


Lisa Blaine vs. Alexandra Ballou

(Note: The coverage for this fight starts midway through the first round due to streaming issues with DAZN.)

Round One: The round begins with Blaine and Ballou battling for position along the cage wall, the fighters separate and Blaine charges at Ballou while swinging away at her. Ballou gets Blaine up against the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes, Blaine gets free and she swings away at Ballou. Ballou clinches with Blaine as the round ends.

Round Two: The round begins with Blaine taking a few swings at Ballou, Ballou responds by taking some swings against Blaine. Blaine looks to hit a swinging Ballou with some counter strikes, Ballou gets Blaine against the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Ballou hitting Blaine with a right. Ballou starts attacking Blaine with a few leg kicks, Blaine pops an incoming Ballou with more rights to the face as the round ends.

Round Three: The round begins with Blaine immediately swinging away at Ballou, Ballou grabs Blaine and she gets her up against the cage wall. Ballou starts attacking Blaine with knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Ballou kicks away at Blaine. Ballou starts nailing Blaine with some leg kicks, Blaine catches a swinging Ballou with a counter right to the face. Ballou scores a takedown on Blaine and she gets the full mount, Ballou nails Blaine with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Alexandra Ballou def. Lisa Blaine by TKO via strikes (3:28, R3)

Mike Kimbel vs. Alex Potts

Round One: The round begins with Kimbel dropping a swinging Potts with a counter right and the referee immediately jumps in.

Official Result: Mike Kimbel def. Alex Potts by KO via punch (0:06, R1)

Kristi Lopez vs. Sarah Click

Round One: The round begins with the fighters attacking each other with leg kicks, Click gets Lopez up against the cage wall after eating a right. Lopez spins Click and gets her up against the cage wall, Click attacks Lopez with a few knee strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Lopez starts hunting for the takedown and Click gets her against the cage wall. Click attacks Lopez with short range strikes while in the clinch, Lopez nails Click with some standing elbow strikes to the head. Click responds by attacking Lopez with some elbow strikes of her own, Lopez drags Click to the ground and Click gets right back up. Lopez attacks Click with a four punch combination, Click rocks Lopez with a right followed by a head kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Click

Round Two: The round begins with Click swinging away at a kicking Lopez, the fighters also exchange some leg kicks. Lopez attacks a kicking Click with a counter left, Click swings wildly at an incoming Lopez before putting her against the cage wall. Click nails Lopez with a few strikes while in the clinch, Lopez continues looking for the trip takedown as Click lands foot stomps. Lopez also attacks Click with a few elbow strikes while in the clinch, Lopez keeps Click against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Click taking a few swings at Lopez to keep her at bay, Click starts attacking Lopez with some leg kicks. Click starts nailing Lopez with some punching combinations, the fighters take some swings at each other until Click gets Lopez against the cage wall. Lopez spins Click into the cage wall while exchanging blows in the clinch, Click attacks Lopez with a few knee strikes. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Click kickg and swinging away at Lopez. Click gets Lopez back up against the cage wall while landing strikes and the round ends.

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

Official Result: Sarah Click def. Kristi Lopez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Andre Fialho vs. Javier Torres

Round One: The round begins with Fialho attacking Torres with a few leg kicks, Fialho and Torres exchange some high kick attempts. Torres looks to stop the fight for an eye poke and Fialho nails him with a right to the midsection, Fialho attempts another high kick against Torres. Fialho attacks a backing Torres with a pair of straight rights, Fialho cracks Torres with a few rights to the face. Fialho attempts a flying knee strike against a backing Torres, Fialho lands another right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fialho

Round Two: The round begins with Fialho attacking Torres with some leg kicks, Torres goes for a high kick against Fialho. Fialho backs Torres into the cage wall while landing a three punch combination, Torres attempts a punch/kick combo against Fialho. Fialho then cracks a kicking Torres with a counter right, Torres again claims and eye poke as Fialho swings away at him. Torres comes forward and he takes a few swings at Fialho, Fialho keeps Torres against the cage wall while swinging away at him. Torres nails Fialho with a kick to the midsection, Torres grabs a swinging Fialho and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and he looks for a takedown on Torres as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Torres kicking Fialho in the midsection, Fialho comes forward and he swings away at Torres. Fialho nails a kicking Torres with a straight right, Torres attempts a front kick against Fialho and barely misses. Torres gets Fialho against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Torres attacks Fialho with a few knee strikes. The fighters separate and Torres lands an elbow strike followed by a right, Torres then hits a swinging Fialho with a counter left. Torres also starts attacking Fialho with leg kicks before getting him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Andre Fialho def. Javier Torres by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Sinead Kavanagh vs. Janay Harding

Round One: The round begins with Kavanagh following Harding around the cage while landing punching combinations, Harding looks for a front kick against Kavanagh. Kavanagh continues charging forward and swinging at Harding, Harding starts attacking Kavanagh with some leg kicks. Harding nails a swinging Kavanagh with a counter elbow strike to the head, Kavanagh continues swinging away at Harding. Harding starts jabbing away at Kavanagh to keep her at a distance, Kavanagh grabs Harding and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate after Harding landed a knee strike, Kavanagh nails a kicking Harding with a counter right. Harding again nails Kavanagh with an elbow strike to the head, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Harding

In between rounds, the doctor says Sinead Kavanagh’s cut above the eye is too bad for her to continue, so the fight is waved off.

Official Result: Janay Harding def. Sinead Kavanagh by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R1)

Carrington Banks vs. Mandel Nallo

Round One: The round begins with Nallo attempting a few kicks against Banks, Nallo starts attacking Banks with some leg kicks. Banks starts hunting for takedowns against Nallo by getting him against the cage wall, Nallo scores a takedown on Banks and he catches him in a d’arce choke. Banks eventually gets free and he gets top position against Nallo, Nallo gets back up and Banks holds him against the cage wall. Banks scores a takedown on Nallo and he gets the full guard, Banks lands some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nallo

Round Two: The round begins with Nallo taking a few swings at Banks, Nallo then cracks a moving Banks with a right to the top of the head. Nallo destroys Banks with a knee strike to the head and Banks goes out cold.

Official Result: Mandel Nallo def. Carrington Banks by KO via knee strike (0:57, R2)

Baby Slice vs. Corey Browning

Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other until Slice scores a takedown, Slice jumps for a choke and Browning escapes. Browning scrambles to his feet and Slice briefly looks for a guillotine choke, Slice lands a few knee strikes as he holds Browning against the cage wall. Browning and Slice both looks for takedowns against each other, Slice scores another takedown on Browning and he gets the open guard. Slice transitions to the half guard against Browning, Browning sweeps Slice and he winds up in top position. Browning transitions to back control against Slice, Browning gets Slice in a crucifix position while landing a ton of elbow strikes. Browning attacks Slice with more ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Browning

Round Two: The round begins with Slice nailing a kicking Browning with a two punch combination, Browning then drops Slice and he pounces on him with more strikes. Slice scrambles and gets top position against Browning, Slice transitions to the half guard against Browning. Slice applies the arm triangle choke and Browning spins to get free, Slice gains the full mount against Browning. Slice regains back control on Browning after landing a few strikes, Browning shakes himself free to get top position on Slice. Browning attacks Slice with a ton of ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Corey Browning def. Baby Slice by TKO via strikes (2:08, R2)

Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix Alternate Bout
Lorenz Larkin vs. Ion Pascu

Round One: The round begins with Larkin attacking Pascu with a few jabs, Larkin nails a backing Pascu with a multiple strike combination. Pascu grabs Larkin and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Larkin swings away at Pascu. Larkin backs up Pascu with a pair of push kicks, Pascu again gtes Larkin against the cage wall for a short time. Larkin separates from Pascu after landing a knee strike to the midsection, Larkin comes forward and he attacks Pascu with a kick to the upper body. Pascu starts attacking Larkin with some leg kicks, Pascu attacks a swinging Larkin with a two punch combination. Larkin swings away at Pascu as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Larkin

Round Two: The round begins with Pascu briefly getting Larkin against the cage all while swinging wildly at him, Larkin nails Pascu with a knee strike to the midsection. Larkin starts attacking Pascu with a series of leg kicks, Pascu blocks a flying knee strike before attacking Larkin with a two punch combination. Larkin grabs Pascu and gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Pascu swings wildly at Larkin. Pascu catches a leg of a kicking Larkin before eating a right uppercut, Pascu grabs Larkin and gets him against the cage wall until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Larkin using the jabs to keep Pascu at a distance, Pascu tries attacking Larkin with a few combinations. Larkin continues picking Pascu apart with strikes from the outside, Larkin then nails Pascu with a kick to the midsection. Larkin goes back to attacking Pascu with some leg kicks, Pascu scores a takedown on Larkin and he gets side control. Pascu transitions to the half guard against Larkin while landing some strikes, Larkin gets Pascu in his full guard while eating some more strikes. Pascu returns to the half guard position against Larkin, Pascu rolls for a heel hook and Larkin escapes to get top position as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Lorenz Larkin def. Ion Pascu by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Roy Nelson vs. Sergei Kharitonov

Round One: The round begins with Kharitonov attacking Nelson with a few jabs. Kharitonov also nails Nelson with some leg kicks. Nelson grabs Kharitonov and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Kharitonov jabs away at Nelson. Kharitonov nails a downed Nelson with an illegal knee strike and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the referee taking a point from Kharitonov. The action resumes with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Nelson comes forward and he swings away at Kharitonov. Nelson continuously looks for the overhand right against Kharitonov, Nelsn gets Kharitonov against the cage wall after landing a three punch combination. The fighters separate and Kharitonov nails Nelson with a left to the midsection, Kharitonov then nails Nelson with an uppercut followed by multiple knee strikes. Kharitonov gets Nelson against the cage wall while nailing him with a huge combination, Kharitonov destroys Nelson with uppercuts before dropping him with a knee strike that forces the referee to jump in.

Official Result: Sergei Kharitonov def. Roy Nelson by KO via strikes (4:59, R1)

Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix Semi-Finals
Ryan Bader vs. Matt Mitrione

Round One: The round begins with Bader attacking Mitrione with a combination before scoring a takedown, Mitrione gets back up after eating a few blows. Bader grabs Mitrione and drags him back to the ground, Bader starts attacking Mitrione with some ground and pound. Mitrione gets back up and Bader keeps him against the cage wall, Bader gains another takedown on Mitrione and he gets side control. Mitrione gets back up as Bader swings away at him, Bader drags Mitrione back to the ground while landing more strikes. Bader attacks Mitrione with a lot of ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bader

Round Two: The round begins with Mitrione attacking Bader with a multiple punch combination, Bader scores a takedown on Mitrione and he gets the half guard. Bader immediately starts attacking Mitrione with ground and pound, Bader briefly hunts for the kimura against Mitrione. Bader transitions to back control against Mitrione, Mitrione scrambles to his feet and Bader drags him back to the ground. Mitrione scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Bader immediately scoring a takedown against Mitrione and he gets the full guard, Bader attacks Mitrione with ground and pound. Bader transitions to back control on Mitrione while landing more strikes, Mitrione gets back up and Bader drags him back to the ground while landing more strikes. Mitrione gets to a seated position and Bader nails him with more strikes, Bader transitions to back control against Mitrione. Bader nails Mitrione with more strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ryan Bader def. Matt Mitrione by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-25)

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