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

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)

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