Bellator 212 Results: The Lightweight Title Is On The Line, Plus Frank Mir In Action!

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Main Card (10pm EST., Paramount Network)

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Bellator Lightweight Championship
Michael Chandler def. Brent Primus by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to win the title

Javy Ayala def. Frank Mir by submission via strikes (4:30, R2)

AJ McKee def. Daniel Crawford by submission via d’arce choke (3:19, R1)

Sam Sicilia def. Derek Campos by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Juliana Velasquez def. Alejandra Lara by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (8:45pm EST., Bellator.com)

Tywan Claxton def. Kaeo Meyer by TKO via strikes (2:56, R1)

Robson Gracie def. Brysen Bolahao by submission via rear naked choke (4:00, R2)

Chris Avila def. Brandon Pieper by submission via rear naked choke (3:44, R1)

Toby Misech def. Edward Thommes by TKO via flying knee strike (2:25, R3)


Brandon Pieper vs. Chris Avila

Round One: The round begins with Avila attacking Pieper with some leg kicks, the fighters also pepper each other with jabs. Pieper stuns a swinging Avila with a counter right uppercut, Pieper catches a wildly swinging Avila with more counter strikes. Avila scores a takedown on Pieper and he gets the half guard, Pieper scrambles to his feet with Avila holding onto his back. Avila drags Pieper back to the ground while keeping back control, Avila locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Chris Avila def. Brandon Pieper by submission via rear naked choke (3:44, R1)

Robson Gracie vs. Brysen Bolahao

Round One: The round begins with Gracie attacking Bolahao with some leg kicks, the fighters take a few swings at each other while keeping their space. Gracie grabs Bolahao and he gets him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown, Bolahao gets back up and Gracie holds him against the cage wall. Gracie attacks Bolahao with a few strikes while holding him against the cage wall, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Bolahao attacking a kicking Gracie with a counter right, Bolahao charges forward and he takes a few swings at Gracie. Gracie tries pulling guard and Bolahao stays on his feet, Gracie scores another takedown on Bolahao as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gracie

Round Two: The round begins with Gracie attacking Bolahao with some leg kicks, Bolahao nails an incoming Gracie with a multiple punch combination. Bolahao then hits Garcie with a two punch combination, Gracie grabs Bolahao and gets him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown. Gracie attacks Bolahao with ground and pound while gaining back control, Gracie locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Robson Gracie def. Brysen Bolahao by submission via rear naked choke (4:00, R2)

Tywan Claxton vs. Kaeo Meyer

Round One: The round begins with Claxton scoring a takedown on a swinging Meyer, Claxton gains the half guard as Meyer tried getting up. Meyer gets to his feet and Claxton drags him back to the ground, Claxton starts attacking Meyer with ground and pound. Claxton turns up the heat with the ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Tywan Claxton def. Kaeo Meyer by TKO via strikes (2:56, R1)

Toby Misech vs. Edward Thommes

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, the fighters clinch and exchange strikes near the cage wall. The fighters separate and Thommes attack Misech with some leg kicks, Thommes grabs Misech and he attacks him with a few strikes. Misech nails Thommes with an elbow strike to the face, Misech stays in the clinch with Thommes while landing more elbow strikes. The fighters separate and Thommes gets Misech back against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Misech rocks Thommes with a combination. Thommes again gets a swinging Misech up against the cage wall, the fighters separate again and Thommes looks for the takedown while eating some strikes. The referee stops the fight so the doctor can check a cut on Thommes, the action resumes with Thommes getting Misech against the cage wall until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Misech

Round Two: The round begins with Thommes attempting a few kicks against Misech, Thommes grabs Misech and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, Misech lands a few elbow strikes as he separates from Thommes. Misech then hits an incoming Thommes with a few left hooks, Thommes charges forward and he swings away at Misech. Thommes grabs Misech again and gets him back against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Thommes attacks Misech with a knee strike. Thommes again gets Misech up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Thommes goes right back to getting Misech against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Misech nails Thommes with strikes until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Thommes instantly getting Misech against the cage wall, the fighters land a few strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Misech comes forward and he drops Thommes with a flying knee strike that causes the referee to jump in.

Official Result: Toby Misech def. Edward Thommes by TKO via flying knee strike (2:25, R3)

Derek Campos vs. Sam Sicilia

Round One: The round begins with Campos attacking Sicilia with some leg kicks, Sicilia drops a kicking Campos with a counter right hook. Campos gets up as Sicilia swings away at him, Sicilia charges forward and he stuns Campos with a short right hook. Sicilia comes forward and he continues nailing Campos with rights, Sicilia goes for a head kick and Campos blocks it. Sicilia rocks a swinging Campos with a counter right hook. Campos starts attacking Sicilia with combinations of his own, Sicilia rocks a swinging Campos again by landing a counter left hook. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sicilia

Round Two: The round begins with Campos taking a few swings at Sicilia, Sicilia charges at Campos while attacking him with rights. Sicilia charges forward as the fighters swing wildly at each other, Sicilia then hits Campos with a trio of uppercuts. Sicilia follows that up by popping Campos with a straight right, Sicilia backs Campos into the cage wall while swinging away at him. Campos grabs Sicilia and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Sicilia lands another uppercut. Campos gets Sicilia against the cage wall after eating another combination, the fighters separate and Campos scores a takedown on Sicilia and he gets the full guard. Campos gains the full mount on Sicilia as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Campos attacking Sicilia with some leg kicks, Campos follows Sicilia around the cage while swinging away at him. Campos scores a takedown on Sicilia and he gets the half guard, Sicilia scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Campos starts attacking Sicilia with combinations, Campos pops a leaping Sicilia with a left to the face. Campos eats a right after nailing Sicilia with an uppercut, Sicilia then backs up Campos by landing a few rights. Sicilia charges forward while swinging wildly against Campos, Sicilia goes for a head kick and Campos blocks it. Campos scores a takedown onSicilia and he gets the half guard, Campos attacks Sicilia with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 fro Campos (Final Score: 29-28 for Sicilia)

Official Result: Sam Sicilia def. Derek Campos by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Alejandra Lara vs. Juliana Velasquez

Round One: The round begins with Lara attacking Velasquez with some leg kicks, Lara misses a head kick before landing a punching combination against Velasquez. Velasquez grabs Lara and gets her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Lara hits Velasquez with a left. Velasquez charges at Lara while landing a right uppercut, Lara charges at Velasquez while a striking exchange breaks out. Lara grabs Velasquez and gets her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Lara attacks Velasquez with a spinning back fist attempt. Velasquez attacks a kicking Lara with a counter left, Velasquez scores a takedown and Lara gets right back up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lara

Round Two: The round begins with Lara nailing Velasquez with some leg kicks, Lara then hits Velasquez with a left. Velasquez attacks a kicking Lara with a punching combination, Velasquez scores a takedown on Lara and Lara scrambles to get the fight standing again. Velasquez follows Lara around the cage while swinging away at her, Lara starts taking some wild swings against Velasquez. Lara looks for the takedown and Velasquez winds up in top position, Velasquez attacks Lara with ground and pound. Velasquez gets up and she allows Lara to stand as well, Velasquez nails a swinging Lara with a counter left. Velasquez peppers Lara with a few jabs as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Lara attempts a roundhouse kick against Velasquez. Velasquez comes forward as the fighters swing away at each other, Lara nails Velasquez with a kick to the midsection. Velasquez grabs Lara and she gets her against the cage wall while landing a few strikes, Lara drops to her back and rolls for a heel hook against Velasquez. Velasquez defends by attacking Lara with some strikes, Velasquez scrambles to her feet to get the fight standing again. Velasquez catches an incoming Lara with a combination as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Juliana Velasquez def. Alejandra Lara by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

AJ McKee vs. Daniel Crawford

Round One: The round begins with McKee nailing Crawford with a side kick to the midsection, McKee then hits Crawford with a kick to the midsection. Crawford backs McKee into the cage wall momentarily while swinging away at him, McKee grabs Crawford and gets him against the cage wall. McKee scores a takedown on Crawford and he gets the open guard, Crawford causes a scramble and McKee catches him in a d’arce choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: AJ McKee def. Daniel Crawford by submission via d’arce choke (3:19, R1)

Frank Mir vs. Javy Ayala

Round One: The round begins with Ayala taking a few swings at Mir, Ayala grabs Mir and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Mir nails Ayala with a left, Mir also starts attacking Ayala with some leg kicks. Mir scores a takedown on Ayala and e gets the half guard, Mir transitions to side control against Ayala. Mir attacks Ayala with some ground and pound, Mir goes for full mount and Ayala causes a scramble to get the fight standing again. Mir scores another takedown onAyala and he gets the half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mir

Round Two: The round begins with Ayala taking a few wild swings against Mir, Mir scores a takedown on Ayala and Ayala gets back up while eating a knee strike. Mir holds Ayala against the cage wall before eating a few knee strikes, Mir gets Ayala against the cage wall while eating more strikes. Mir looks for a takedown while Ayala swings away at him, Mir gets back up as Ayala nails him with a combination. Ayala nails Mir with combinations to the midsection while holding him against the cage wall, Mir stuns Ayala with a knee strike before a wild striking exchange breaks out. Ayala destroys Mir with strikes in the corner and Mir taps out.

Official Result: Javy Ayala def. Frank Mir by submission via strikes (4:30, R2)

Bellator Lightweight Championship
Brent Primus (c) vs. Michael Chandler

Round One: The round begins with Primus attempting a head kick against Chandler, Chandler nails Primus with a right to the midsection. Primus attacks Chandler with a plethora of kicks, Primus starts nailing Chandler with a series of leg kicks. Primus catches Chandler with a kick to the midsection, Chandler rocks Primus with a left hook before eating a right. Chandler scores a takedown on Primus after throwing a few more rights, Chandler starts attacking Primus with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chandler

Round Two: The round begins with Primus attacking Chandler with some leg kicks, Chandler charges forward and swings away at Primus. Primus attacks Chandler with some high kicks that all get blocked, Primus rocks Chandler with a left and gets back control when the fight hits the ground. Primus starts hunting for the rear naked choke and Chandler is defending, Chandler spins at the right time to get top position on Primus. Chandler starts attacking Primus with ground and pound, Chandler maintains top position while landing strikes and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Primus looking for a head kick against Chandler, Chandler starts attacking Primus with leg kicks. Primus charges at Chandler and takes a few swings at him, Chandler then attacks Primus with a few rights before scoring a takedown. Chandler attacks Primus with some ground and pound, Primus tries scrambling and Chandler maintains top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chandler (Overall Score: 30-27 for Chandler)

Round Four: The round begins with the fighters immediately swinging away at each other, Primus nails a swinging Chandler with a few rights. Chandler scores a takedown on Primus and he gets the open guard, Chandler attacks Primus with ground and pound. Chandler maintains top position until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chandler (Overall Score: 40-26 for Chandler)

Round Five: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Chandler scores a takedown on Primus and he gets the full guard. Chandler attacks Primus with some ground and pound, Primus scrambles to his feet and Chandler drags him right back to the ground. Primus gets up again and Chandler drags him back down again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Chandler (Final Score: 50-45 for Chandler)

Official Result: Michael Chandler def. Brent Primus by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to win the title

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