Bellator 209 Results: The Featherweight Title Is Defended, Plus Phil Davis & Ryan Couture In Action!

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Bellator Featherweight Title Fight
Patricio Pitbull def. Emmanuel Sanchez by unanimous decision (48-46, 48-47, 48-47) to retain the title

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Ryan Couture def. Haim Gozali by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Vadim Nemkov def. Phil Davis by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Adam Keresh def. Kirill Sidelnikov by KO via strikes (1:12, R1)


Kirill Sidelnikov vs. Adam Keresh

Round One: The round begins with Keresh attacking Sidelnikov with some leg kicks, Sidelnikov briefly drops Keresh after landing a punching combination. Sidelnikov scores a takedown on Keresh and he gets side control, Keresh gets back up and he separates from Sidelnikov. Keresh drops Sidelnikov with a head kick, Sidelnikov gets back up and Keresh drops him with a punching combination that forces the referee to jump in.

Official Result: Adam Keresh def. Kirill Sidelnikov by KO via strikes (1:12, R1)

Phil Davis vs. Vadim Nemkov

Round One: The round begins with Nemkov looking for a high kick against Davis, Nemkov starts attacking Davis with some leg kicks. Davis nails Nemkov with a kick to the midsection followed by an overhand right, Davis starts hitting Nemkov with some leg kicks of his own. Davis again attacks an incoming Nemkov with a kick to the midsection, Nemkov then pops Davis with a right to the face. Nemkov gets Davis to the ground while kicking him in the leg, Davis gets back to his feet after blocking a potential choke from Nemkov. Davis eats a few strikes before cracking Nemkov with a right, Nemkov goes for a takedown and Davis prevents it while controlling his head as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nemkov

Round Two: The round begins with Nemkov taking a few swings at Davis, Davis looks for a takedown while swinging away at Nemkov. Nemkov goes back to attacking Davis with some leg kicks, Davis lands leg kicks of his own against Nemkov. Nemkov pops a swinging Davis with a counter right, Davis continues attacking Nemkov with some combinations. Nemkov catches a swinging Davis with a counter strike combination, Nemkov scores a takedown on Davis and Davis gets back up as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Nemkov starts attacking Davis with some leg kicks. Davis pops a kicking Nemkov with a counter overhand right, Davis lands another overhand right a few moments later. Davis and Nemkov exchange some kicks to the midsection, Nemkov looks for the takedown and Davis prevents that from happening, Nemkov backs away from Davis while swinging away at him. Davis scores a takedown on Nemkov and he gets side control, Davis goes for a kimura and Nemkov scrambles to his feet to get free. Davis drags Nemkov back to the ground and he gets side control, Davis gets fuull mount and he looks for another kimura as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Vadim Nemkov def. Phil Davis by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Haim Gozali vs. Ryan Couture

Round One: The round begins with Gozali kicking Couture in the midsection, Couture causes Gozali to stumble by landing a front kick to the midsection. Couture and Gozali exchange a few high kick attempts, Couture attacks Gozali with leg kicks while eating a kick to the midsection. Gozali grabs Couture and they battle for position along the cage wall, the fighters separate and Gozali swings away at Couture. The fighters clinch and exchange a few blows before separating, Couture grabs Gozali and gets him against the cage wall. Couture nails Gozali with knee strikes before separating, Couture scores a trip takedown on Gozali before kicking away at his legs. Gozali tries throwing kicks from his back as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Couture

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Gozali comes forward and swings away at Couture. Gozali pulls guard on Couture to get the fight to the ground, Couture attacks Gozali with ground and pound. Couture gets back to his feet and he allows Gozali to stand as well, Couture catches a swinging Gozali with a counter right. Gozali nails an incoming Couture with a straight left, Gozali tries pulling guard again and Couture kicks away at his legs until he stands up. Gozali charges forward and he swings away at Couture, Couture grabs Gozali and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Couture gets Gozali back against the cage wall, Gozali cracks Couture with an elbow strike to the head. Couture scores a takedown on Gozali as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Gozali backing up Couture as a striking exchange breaks out, Couture scores a takedown on Gozali and he gets the half guard. Couture attacks Gozali with ground and pound, Couture stays in top position landing strikes until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Ryan Couture def. Haim Gozali by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Bellator Featherweight Title Fight
Patricio Pitbull (c) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez

Round One: The round begins with Pitbull attacking Sanchez with a two punch combination, Sanchez looks for a high kick against Pitbull. Sanchez accidentally nails Pitbull low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Pitbull cracking Sanchez with a right. Pitbull attacks Sanchez with a series of power rights, Pitbull then hits Sanchez with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Sanchez comes forward to hit Pitbull with a two punch combination, Sanchez rocks Pitbull with a right hook. Pitbull recovers and he attacks Sanchez with a left hook, Pitbull goes for the takedown as Sanchez attacks him with elbow strikes. Pitbull starts attacking Sanchez with some leg kicks, the fighters clinch and battle for position on the cage wall. Sanchez swings away after the fighters separate and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sanchez

Round Two: The round begins with Sanchez attacking Pitbull with some leg kicks, Pitbull responds by attacking Sanchez with combinations. Sanchez backs up Pitbull with a high kick attempt, Pitbull continues attacking Sanchez with power shots. Sanchez starts attacking the midsection of Pitbull with kicks, Pitbull recovers and pops Sanchez with a right. Pitbull hits a swinging Sanchez with a counter right, Sanchez comes forward and he kicks away at Pitbull. Sanchez accidentally kicks Pitbull low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Pitbull cracking a kicking Sanchez with a counter right. Pitbull grabs Sanchez and he gets him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown, Sanchez scrambles to his feet and Pitbull gets him back to the ground a few moments later as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Sanchez attacking Pitbull with a plethora of kicks, Pitbull looks to catch Sanchez with a counter strike. Pitbull backs up Sanchez after landing a multiple punch combination, Sanchez charges forward and he kicks away at Pitbull. Pitbull continues catching Sanchez with punching combinations, Sanchez also nails Pitbull with some leg kicks. Sanchez comes forward and Pitbull cracks him with a combo, Pitbull attempts a flying knee strike against Sanchez. Pitbull scores a takedown on Sanchez and he gets the full guard as the round ends.

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

Round Four: The round begins with Sanchez charging forward and he peppers Pitbull with jabs, Sanchez scores a takedown on Pitbull and he gets side control. Pitbull scrambles to his feet before scoring a takedown on Sanchez, Pitbull attacks Sanchez with some ground and pound. Sanchez scrambles to his feet and both fighters are standing again, Sanchez comes forward and he swings away at Pitbull. Sanchez nails Pitbull with some kicks to the midsection, Sanchez and Pitbull clinch and battle for position along the cage wall until the round ends.

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

Round Five: The round begins with Sanchez attacking Pitbull with a two punch combination, Sanchez charges forward and he kicks away at Pitbull. Pitbull rocks a kicking Sanchez with a counters left hook, Pitbull attacks Sanchez with a plethora of strikes. Sanchez looks for the takedown and Pitbull gets back control on the ground, Sanchez wall walks back to his feet and Pitbull holds him against the cage wall. Pitbull scores another takedown on Sanchez and he gets the full mount, Sanchez scrambles and Pitbull gets back control on him. Sanchez scrambles to his feet and Pitbull gets him against the cage wall, Pitbull scores another takedown on Sanchez and he gets the half guard. Sanchez scrambles to his feet and he gets Pitbull against the cage wall, Sanchez swings at Pitbull as they separate. Sanchez swings away at Pitbull as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pitbull (Final Score: 49-46 for Pitbull)

Official Result: Patricio Pitbull def. Emmanuel Sanchez by unanimous decision (48-46, 48-47, 48-47) to retain the title

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