Bellator 214 Results: The Heavyweight World Grand Prix Concludes & Jake Hager Makes His Pro MMA Debut

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Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

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Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix Finals
Bellator Heavyweight Championship

Ryan Bader def. Fedor Emelianenko by KO via strikes (0:35, R1) to win the grand prix and the title

Henry Corrales def. Aaron Pico by KO via punch (1:07, R1)

Jake Hager def. JW Kiser by submission via arm triangle choke (2:09, R1)

Juan Archuleta def. Ricky Bandejas by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Adel Altamimi def. Brandon McMahan by submission via arm bar (1:16, R1)

Preliminary Card (6:30pm EST., DAZN)

Desmond Torres def. Steve Ramirez by submission via arm triangle choke (4:21, R1)

Craig Plaskett def. Ian Butler by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ryan Lilley def. James Barnes by KO via head kick (1:03, R1)

Art Rivas def. Sean Johnson by TKO via strikes (4:30, R1)

Weber Almeida def. Odan Chinchilla by TKO via strikes (3:04, R1)

Jesse Roberts def. AJ Agazarm by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Thor Skancke def. Jesse Merritt by submission via north/south choke (4:26, R1)

Jay Jay Wilson def. Tyler Beneke by submission via rear naked choke (1:31, R1)


Desmond Torres vs. Steve Ramirez

Round One: The round begins with Torres attacking Ramirez with some leg kicks, Torres starts attacking Ramirez with two punch combinations. Ramirez starts attacking Torres with leg kicks of his own, Torres grabs Ramirez and gets him against the cage wall. Torres lands a few strikes before scoring a takedown on Ramirez, Ramirez goes for a guillotine choke and Ramirez escapes to maintain top position. Torres gains the half guard against Ramirez, Torres then attacks Ramirez with some ground and pound. Torres locks in the arm triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Desmond Torres def. Steve Ramirez by submission via arm triangle choke (4:21, R1)

Ian Butler vs. Craig Plaskett

Round One: The round begins with Butler quickly getting Plaskett against the cage wall, Plaskett spins Butler into the cage wall while eating an elbow strike. Plaskett scores a takedown on Butler and he gets him in the seated position, Butler gets back up and he accidnetally nails Plaskett with a low blow to halt the fight. The fight resumes with Butler getting Plaskett against the cage wall, Plaskett scores a takedown on Butler and he gets him in the seated position. Butler wall walsk to his feet and Plaskett drags him back to the ground, Butler scrambles to his feet and he separates from Plaskett. Butler takes a few swings at Plaskett before getting him against the cage wall, Plaskett scores a takedown on Butler and he gets the half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Plaskett

Round Two: The round begins with Butler getting Plaskett against the cage wall, Plaskett scores a takedown on Butler and he gets the open guard. Plaskett starts attacking Butler with some ground and pound, Butler scrambles to his feet and he attacks Plaskett with a knee strike. Plaskett scores another takedown on Butler and he gets the full mount, Butler scrambles to his feet and Plaskett drags him back to the ground. Butler tries attacking Plaskett with strikes while on his back, Butler gets up and he attacks Plaskett with a few elbow strikes. Plaskett scores another takedown on Butler and he lands a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Plaskett and Butler also exchange some leg kicks. Butler goes for a high kick and Plaskett blocks it, Plaskett backs up Butler after landing a trio of lefts. Plaskett scores a takedown on Butler and he gets him in the seated position, Butler tries getting back up while Plaskett attacks him with strikes. Butler gets up and he scores a takedown on Plaskett, Plaskett gets back up and he puts Butler against the cage wall. Plaskett drags Butler back to the ground and he lands a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Craig Plaskett def. Ian Butler by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

James Barnes vs. Ryan Lilley

Round One: The round begins with Barnes attacking Lilley with some leg kicks, Lilley destroys Barnes with a head kick and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Ryan Lilley def. James Barnes by KO via head kick (1:03, R1)

Jay Jay Wilson vs. Tyler Beneke

Round One: The round begins with Wilson attacking Beneke with some leg kicks, Wilson grabs Beneke and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Beneke gets Wilson against the cage wall, Wilson scores a takedown on Beneke and he gets back control. Wilson attacks Beneke with some ground and pound, Wilson locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Jay Jay Wilson def. Tyler Beneke by submission via rear naked choke (1:31, R1)

Sean Johnson vs. Art Rivas

Round One: The round begins with Johnson peppering Rivas with some jabs, Rivas rocks a wildly swinging Johnson with a counter right hook. Rivas grabs Johnson and attacks him with multiple knee strikes to the head, Johnson responds by mauling Rivas with a ton of rights. Rivas scores a takedown on Johnson and Johnson gets back up, Rivas drags Johnson across the cage before attacking him with rights. Rivas scores another takedown on Johnson and he gets back control while landing strikes, Johnson spins at the right time to get top position against Rivas. Rivas recovers and he keeps Johnson down while landing strikes, Johnson gets back up and Rivas drags him back to the ground. Rivas attacks Johnson with more ground and pound, Johnson gets back up and Rivas gets him back to the ground. Rivas lands more ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Art Rivas def. Sean Johnson by TKO via strikes (4:30, R1)

Weber Almeida vs. Odan Chinchilla

Round One: The round begins with Chinchilla immediately swinging away at Almeida, Almeida nails Chinchilla with a two punch combination. Chinchilla starts attacking Almeida with some leg kicks, Almeida looks to hit Chinchilla with some counter strikes. Almeida nails Chinchilla with a knee strike followed by a looping right, Almeida then hits a swinging Chinchilla with a counter left hook. Almeida scores a takedown on Chinchilla and Chinchilla gets right back up before eating a knee strike, Almeida levels Chinchilla with a multiple strike combination and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Weber Almeida def. Odan Chinchilla by TKO via strikes (3:04, R1)

AJ Agazarm vs. Jesse Roberts

Round One: The round begins with Roberts attacking Agazarm with a few jabs, Roberts pops Agazarm with a right. Roberts hits a jabbing Agazarm with a counter left, Agazarm starts hunting for takedowns against Roberts. Roberts again pops a swinging Agazarm with a counter left, Agazarm pulls guard and he gets Roberts to the ground. Roberts gets up and he makes Agazarm stand as well, Roberts cracks a swinging Agazarm with a counter right. Agazarm eats a right while getting Roberts against the cage wall, Agazarm jumps on the back off a standing Roberts and he gets him to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Roberts

Round Two: The round begins with Agazarm cracks Roberts with a short left, Roberts hits Agazarm with a few rights. Agazarm gets Roberts against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Agazarm drags Roberts to the ground and he lands a few strikes afterwards. Roberts gets back to his feet and Agazarm keeps him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Agazarm hunts for more takedowns. Agazarm and Roberts take a few swings at each other, Agazarm scores a takedown on Roberts and he gets back control. Agazarm looks for a few submissions as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Agazarm taking a few swings at Roberts, Agazarm mocks Roberts as Roberts swings away at him. Agazarm scores a takedown on Agazarm after eating a right uppercut, Roberts scrambles to his feet and the fighters jab away at each other. Agazarm and Roberts exchange a few lefts to the face, Agazarm goes back to hunting for takedowns against Roberts. Roberts cracks Agazarm with a few lefts, Roberts attacks Agazarm with a multiple punch combination as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jesse Roberts def. AJ Agazarm by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jesse Merritt vs. Thor Skancke

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Skancke attacks Merritt with some leg kicks. Skancke cracks Merreitt with an overhand right followed by a left, Skancke continuously charges at Merreitt while swinging away at him. Skancke scores a takedown on Merritt and he gets the full guard, Skancke gains the half guard against Merritt and side control follows. Skancke goes for a north/south choke and Merritt goes out cold.  

Official Result: Thor Skancke def. Jesse Merritt by submission via north/south choke (4:26, R1)

Brandon McMahan vs. Adel Altamimi

Round One: The round begins with McMahan attacking Altamimi with some leg kicks, Altamimi nails McMahan with a kick to the midsection. Altamimi drills McMahan with a head kick before getting put up against the cage wall, Altamimi drops for a kimura and he transitions into an arm bar to force a tap out.

Official Result: Adel Altamimi def. Brandon McMahan by submission via arm bar (1:16, R1)

Juan Archuleta vs. Ricky Bandejas

Round One: The round begins with Archuleta scoring a takedown on bandejas and Bandejas gets back up while eating knee strikes, Archuleta puts Bandejas against the cagewall while landing more knee strikes. The fighters separate and Archuleta lands a left to the midsection of Bandejas, Archuleta then pops Bandejas with a few short rights. Bandejas attacks Archuleta with a kick to the midsection, Bandejas starts attacking Archuleta with some leg kicks. Bandejas hits a swinging Archuleta with a counter right hook, Bandejas nails an incoming Archuleta with a head kick. Bandejas follows that up by nailing Archuleta with a two punch combination, the fighters clinch and exchange knee strikes. Archuleta scores another takedown and Bandejas gets up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Archuleta

Round Two: The round begins with Bandejas cracking a swinging Archuleta with a counter right, Archuleta comes forward and swings away at Bandejas. Bandejas then cracks an incoming Archuleta with a high kick, Bandejas then trips up a kicking Archuleta. Archuleta grabs Bandejas and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Bandejas nails Archuleta with a short right. Bandejas also goes for a head kick and Archuleta blocks it, Archuleta steps forward and he nails Bandejas with a right. Archuleta grabs Bandejas and gets him up against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Archuleta attempting a head kick against Bandejas, Archuleta gets Bandejas against the cage wall and Bandejas gets free. Bandejas nails Archuleta with a knee strike to avoid a takedown attempt, Archuleta scores a takedown on Bandejas and Bandejas gets right back up. Archuleta grabs Bandejas and gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Archuleta nails Bandejas with some leg kicks. Bandejas looks for a head kick as Archuleta goes for a takedown, Bandejas again attacks a backing Archuleta with a head kick. Archuleta scores a takedown on Bandejas and Bandejas gets right back up, Archuleta grabs Bandejas and gets him back against the cage wall. Bandejas nails Archuleta with a right after separating, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Juan Archuleta def. Ricky Bandejas by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jake Hager vs. JW Kiser

Round One: The round begins with Hager putting Kiser against the cage wall after eating a few strikes, Hager scores a takedown on Kiser and he gets the half guard. Hager goes for a kimura before attacking Kiser with ground and pound, Hager catches Kiser in an arm triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Jake Hager def. JW Kiser by submission via arm triangle choke (2:09, R1)

Aaron Pico vs. Henry Corrales

Round One: The round begins with Corrales attacking Pico with some leg kicks, Corrales and Pico hit each other with lefts. Pico nails Corrales with a two strike combination, Pico drops a swinging Corrales with a counter right uppercut. The fighters clinch and they swing away at each other in a wild striking exchange, Corrales destroys a swinging Pico with a counter right hook and Pico goes out cold.

Official Result: Henry Corrales def. Aaron Pico by KO via punch (1:07, R1)

Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix Finals
Bellator Heavyweight Championship
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader

Round One: The round begins with Bader peppering Emelianenko with a few jabs, Bader drops Emelianenko with a lead left hook and he pounces on him with a few more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Ryan Bader def. Fedor Emelianenko by KO via strikes (0:35, R1) to win the grand prix and the title

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