Bellator 208 Results: The 2nd Heavyweight GP Finalist Is Determined, Plus Former UFC Lightweight Champ Ben Henderson Competes!

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Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix Semi-Finals
Fedor Emelianenko def. Chael Sonnen by TKO via strikes (4:46, R1)

Ben Henderson def. Saad Awad by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Anatoly Tokov def. Alexander Shlemenko by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Cheick Kongo def. Timothy Johnson by TKO via strikes (1:08, R1)

Henry Corrales def. Andy Main by KO via strikes (2:08, R3)

Preliminary Card (6:30pm EST., Bellator.com)

Tommy Espinosa def. Suhrob Aidarbekov by submission via arm bar (1:27, R1)

Jeremy Puglia def. Eric Olsen by TKO via strikes (3:16, R1)

Andrews Rodriguez def. Mike Diorio by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Dennis Buzukja def. Ryan Castro by KO via strikes (2:53, R1)

Zarrukh Adashev def. Christian Medina by TKO via strikes (1:08, R1)

Nick Fiore def. Jerome Mickle by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

David Meshkhoradze def. Shaquan Moore by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Jennifer Chieng def. Jessica Ruiz by TKO via strikes (1:22, R1)


Jerome Mickle vs. Nick Fiore

Round One: The round begins with Fiore looking for a takedown and Mickle attacks him with a combination, Mickle rocks Fiore with a right. Fiore scores a takedown on Mickle and he gets the half guard, Fiore gains the full mount against Mickle. Mickle sweeps Fiore and he gets the top position before standing up, Mickle accidentally nails Fiore low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Mickle attacking Fiore with some leg kicks, Fiore nails a swinging Mickle with a counter left. Fiore scores another takedown on Mickle and he gets the full guard, Fiore transitions to side control against Mickle. Fiore moves to north/south position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fiore

Round Two: The round begins with Mickle taking a few swings at Fiore, both fighters attack each other with two punch combinations. Fiore cracks a swinging Mickle with a counter right hook, Fiore nails Mickle with a two punch combination before scoring a takedown. Fiore postures up and Mickle scrambles to his feet a few moments later, Mickle and Fiore take a few wild swings at each other. Mickle then connects with a straight right against Fiore, Fiore scores another takedown on Mickle and he gets the full mount. Fiore attacks Mickle with some ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Mickle attacking Fiore with some leg kicks, Mickle attempts a high kick against Fiore. Fiore scores a takedown on Mickle and he gets side control, Fiore transitions to the full mount against Mickle. Mickle scrambles to get the fight standing again, Mickle backs Fiore into the cage wall while swinging away at him. Fiore grabs Mickle and he gets him against the cage wall, Mickle scores a takedown on Fiore and Fiore sweeps him to get top position. Fiore starts attacking Mickle with some ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Nick Fiore def. Jerome Mickle by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Suhrob Aidarbekov vs. Tommy Espinosa

Round One: The round begins with Aidarbekov and Espinosa attempting high kicks against each other, the fighters also just start swinging wildly at each other. Aidarbekov grabs Espinosa and he gets him against the cage wall, Aidarbekov scores a takedown on Espinosa and he gets the full guard. Espinosa rolls for an arm bar and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Tommy Espinosa def. Suhrob Aidarbekov by submission via arm bar (1:27, R1)

Shaquan Moore vs. David Meshkhoradze

Round One: The round begins with Meshkhoradze attacking Moore with some leg kicks, Moore comes forward and Meshkhoradze catches him with a combination. Morre grabs Meshkhoradze and gets him against the cage wall for a short time, Moore then hits Meshkhoradze with a right. Meshkhoradze eats a few counter lefts while swinging away against Moore, Meshkhoradze nails Moore with a front kick to the midsection. Moore nails a swinging Meshkhoradze with a counter right, Meshkhoradze gets Moore against the cage wall while swinging away at him. Meshkhoradze catches an incoming Moore with an elbow strike, Moore drops Meshkhoradze and gets him against the cage wall when he stands up. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Moore again nails a swinging Meshkhoradze with a counter right. Meshkhoradze nails Moore with a knee strike to the head, Moore scores a takedown on Meshkhoradze as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moore

Round Two: The round begins with Moore nailing Meshkhoradze with a kick to the midsection, Meshkhoradze charges forward and he swings away at Moore. Meshkhoradze starts attacking Moore with some leg kicks, the fighters clinch and exchange a few strikes. The fighters separate and Meshkhoradze attacks Moore with a few rights, Meshkhoradze attacks Moore with a few axe kick attempts. Meshkhoradze attempts a spinning wheel kick that misses Moore, Moore backs Meshkhoradze into the cage wall as a striking exchange breaks out. Moore scores a takedown on Meshkhoradze as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Moore and Meshkhoradze taking a few swings at each other, Moore backs Meshkhoradze into the cage wall while attempting a punching combination. Moore pops a kicking Meshkhoradze with a counter left hook, Meshkhoradze starts attacking Moore with a variety of kicks. The fighters clinch and exchange a few strikes before separating, Meshkhoradze starts nailing Moore with some leg kicks. Moore barely connects with a counter right against a kicking Meshkhoradze, Meshkhoradze causes Moore to stumble while landing a straight left. Meshkhoradze swings away at Moore and lands a right as the round ends.

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

Official Result: David Meshkhoradze def. Shaquan Moore by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

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