Bellator 213 Results: The Women's Flyweight Title Is On The Line & The Promotional Debut Of Lyoto Machida!

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Bellator Women’s Flyweight Championship
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. Valerie Letourneau by submission via triangle choke (3:19, R3) to retain the title

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Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
Neiman Gracie def. Ed Ruth by submission via rear naked choke (2:17, R4)

Lyoto Machida def. Rafael Carvalho by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Liam McGeary def. King Mo by KO via strikes (0:53, R3)

Nainoa Dung def. Kona Oliveira by TKO via strikes (2:05, R3) (Quick Result)


(Note: Due to UFC on Fox 31 running over its allotted time, coverage of Bellator 213 will begin once the UFC main event ends. Live coverage will begin with King Mo vs. Liam McGeary.)

King Mo vs. Liam McGeary

Round One: The round begins with Mo attacking McGeary with some leg kicks, McGeary looks for a head kick against Mo. McGeary uses the jab to keep Mo at a distance, Mo grabs McGeary and he gets him against the cage wall. Mo scores a takedown on McGeary and McGeary gets back up while eating a few strikes, Mo hits McGeary with rights as they separate. McGeary starts attacking Mo with some leg kicks of his own, McGeary charges at Mo while swinging wildly at him. McGeary hits Mo with a left hook as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for McGeary

Round Two: The round begins with McGeary attacking Mo with some leg kicks, McGeary then nails Mo with a kick to the midsection. Mo then cracks a swinging McGeary with an overhand right, McGeary then nails Mo with a head kick. Mo starts attacking McGeary with some leg kicks of his own, McGeary nails a kicking Mo with a counter right. McGeary lights up Mo by landing a punching combination, McGeary accidentally pokes Mo in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Mo getting McGeary against the cage wall, McGeary destroys Mo with a plethora of elbow strikes to the head. Mo eventually scores a takedown on McGeary and McGeary gets right back up, McGeary nails Mo with a knee strike as they separate and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with McGeary coming forward and taking swings at Mo, McGeary uses the jab to keep Mo at a distance. McGeary drops Mo with a pair of rights and he lands one more right as the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Liam McGeary def. King Mo by KO via strikes (0:53, R3)

Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
Neiman Gracie vs. Ed Ruth

Round One: The round begins with Gracie attacking Ruth with some leg kicks, Ruth charges forward and he swings at Gracie. Ruth scores a takedown on Gracie and he gets the full guard, Gracie rolls for a triangle choke and Ruth escapes after a long struggle. Ruth postures up and he allows Gracie to stand as well, the fighters exchange some leg kicks against each other. Ruth charges forward and he attacks Gracie with some punching combinations, Ruth grabs Gracie and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ruth

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters attacking each other with leg kicks, Ruth accidentally pokes Gracie in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters kicking away at each other, Ruth uses the jab to keep Gracie at a distance. Gracie attacks Ruth with a kick to the midsection, Gracie scores a takedown and Ruth sweeps him to get top position. Gracie gets back up and Ruth scores another takedown on him, Gracie rolls for an arm bar before catching Ruth in a triangle choke. Ruth escapes and keeps top control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Gracie attacking Ruth with some leg kicks, Gracie comes forward and he nails Ruth with strikes to the midsection. Gracie then cracks Ruth with an overhand right, Ruth starts firing back and landing against a swinging Gracie. Gracie rocks a swinging Ruth with a counter overhand right, Gracie follows that up by nailing Ruth with a two punch combination. Ruth gets Gracie to the ground after landing a right and he gets top position, Ruth advances to the half guard against Gracie. Gracie eventually gets Ruth back in his full guard, Gracie rolls for an arm bar and Ruth escapes to keep top position until the round ends.

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

Round Four: The round begins with Gracie taking a few swings against Ruth, Gracie scores a takedown on Ruth and he gets the half guard. Gracie transitions to the full mount against Ruth, Gracie then gains back control against a scrambling Ruth. Gracie locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Neiman Gracie def. Ed Ruth by submission via rear naked choke (2:17, R4)

Lyoto Machida vs. Rafael Carvalho

Round One: The round begins with Machida attacking Carvalho with a kick to the midsection, Carvalho grabs Machida and gets him against the cage wall. Carvalho accidentally nails Machida low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Carvalho nailing Machida with a right. Carvalho grabs Machida and he gets him against the cage wall again, the fighters separate and exchange some kicks. Carvalho scores a takedown on Machida and he gets the full guard, Machida scrambles to get the fight standing again. Machida backs up Carvalho after landing a kick to the midsection, Machida swings away at Carvalho as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Machida

Round Two: The round begins with Machida nailing Carvalho with a lead right uppercut, Machida comes forward and he attacks Carvalho with some kicks. Carvalho charges at Machida and he swings wildly at him, Carvalho grabs Machida and gets him against the cage wall. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Carvalho attacking Machida with leg kicks. Machida stuns Carvalho with a head kick that was blocked, Carvalho comes forward and takes a few swings at Machida. Carvalho briefly drops Machida with a left, Machida backs up Carvalho by landing a few leg kicks. Machida accidentally pokes Carvalho in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with a wild striking exchange until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Carvalho kicking Machida in the midsection, Carvalho charges at a backing Machida while swinging away at him. Machida scores a takedown on Carvalho and he gets the open guard, Machida advances to the full mount against Carvalho. Carvalho scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing again, Carvalho comes forward and he swings away at Machida. Carvalho accidentally nails Machida low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the fighters exchanging knee strikes. Machida scores another takedown on Carvalho and he gets the open guard, Carvalho scrambles to his feet and Machida drops for a guillotine choke as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Lyoto Machida def. Rafael Carvalho by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Bellator Women’s Flyweight Championship
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (c) vs. Valerie Letourneau

Round One: The round begins with the fighters attacking each other with jabs, Macfarlane starts hitting Letourneau with some leg kicks. Macfarlane looks for a takedown before exchanging strikes with Letourneau, Macfarlane comes forward and she takes a few swings at Letourneau. Letourneau then hits Macfarlane with a kick to the midsection, Macfarlane charges at Letourneau while swinging away at her. Macfarlane nails Letourneau with a kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Macfarlane

Round Two: The round begins with Letourneau attacking Macfarlane with some leg kicks, Macfarlane scores a takedown on Letourneau and she gets the full guard. Macfarlane postures up and takes a few swings at Letourneau, Letourneau scrambles and eats strikes while looking for a calf slicer on Macfarlane. Letourneau scrambles to her feet and she nails Macfarlane with some rights, the fighters separate and Macfarlane attacks Letourneau with more leg kicks. Letourneau uses the jab to keep Macfarlane at bay, Letourneau starts attacking Macfarlane with combinations as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Letourneau swinging away against Macfarlane, Macfarlane grabs a swinging Letourneau and gets her against the cage wall. Macfarlane scores a takedown on Letourneau and she gets back control after landing a few strikes, Macfarlane rolls for the arm bar and transitions into a triangle choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. Valerie Letourneau by submission via triangle choke (3:19, R3) to retain the title

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