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)

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)

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