Bellator 215 Results: Main Event Ends In Controversy & Former Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas Returns

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Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

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Matt Mitrione fights Sergei Kharitonov to a no contest via illegal strike (0:15, R1)

Logan Storley def. Ion Pascu by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Eduardo Dantas def. Toby Misech by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

John Douma def. Mike Kimbel by submission via triangle choke (2:51, R1)

Austin Vanderford def. Cody Jones by submission via arm triangle choke (4:49, R1)

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

Steve Mowry def. Darion Abbey by submission via kimura (1:27, R1)

Amanda Bell def. Amber Leibrock by KO via strikes (3:52, R1)

Pat McCrohan def. Jason Markland by TKO via strikes (1:11, R1)

Lindsey VanZandt def. Tabatha Ann Watkins by TKO via strikes (3:25, R2)

Pete Rogers def. Jason Rine by TKO via strikes (0:50, R2)

Matt Probin def. Ali Zebian by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Zarrukh Adashev def. Ronie Arana by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Billy Goff def. Ryan Hardy by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Jason Markland vs. Pat McCrohan

Round One: The round begins with Markland nailing McCrohan with a short right, McCrohan grabs Markland and gets him against the cage wall. McCrohan scores a takedown on Markland and he gets the half guard, McCrohan gets the full mount on Markland. McCrohan attacks Markland with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Pat McCrohan def. Jason Markland by TKO via strikes (1:11, R1)

Lindsey VanZandt vs. Tabatha Ann Watkins

Round One: The round begins with VanZandt attacking a swinging Watkins with a multiple punch combination, Watkins attacks VanZandt with some leg kicks. VanZandt nails Watkins with a kick to the midsection, Watkins backs up VanZandt while swinging away at her. VanZandt grabs Watkins and gets her against the cage wall, VanZandt scores a takedown on Watkins and she gets the full guard. VanZandt attacks Watkins with some ground and pound, VanZandt transitions to back control on Watkins and she goes for an arm bar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for VanZandt

Round Two: The round begins with Watkins attacking VanZandt with some leg kicks, VanZandt attacks Watkins with a two punch combination. VanZandt scores a takedown on Watkins and she gets the open guard, VanZandt gains side control against Watkins. Watkins scrambles to her feet and she clinches with VanZandt near the cage wall, VanZandt scores another takedown on Watkins and she gets the full guard. Watkins rolls for an arm bar and VanZandt escapes before getting to her feet, VanZandt attacks Watkins with a multiple punch combination. VanZandt scores another takedown on Watkins and she gets the full guard, VanZandt postures up and Watkins gets to her feet as well. VanZandt drops Watkins with a multiple punch combination and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Lindsey VanZandt def. Tabatha Ann Watkins by TKO via strikes (3:25, R2)

Amanda Bell vs. Amber Leibrock

Round One: The round begins with Bell taking a few swings at Leibrock, Leibrock uses the jab to keep Bell at a distance. Bell nails Leibrock with a head kick followed by a combination, Bell grabs Leibrock and the two battle for position along the cage wall. Leibrock nails Bell with a few knee strikes before separating, Bell nails a swinging Leibrock with a counter right. Bell gets Leibrock against the cage wall after swinging away at her, the fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Leibrock pops Bell with a right, Bell gets Leibrock against the cage wall while attacking her with a huge punching combination. Bell eventually drops Leibrock and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Amanda Bell def. Amber Leibrock by KO via strikes (3:52, R1)

Darion Abbey vs. Steve Mowry

Round One: The round begins with Abbey attacking Mowry with leg kicks, Abbey drops Mowry with a right. Mowry recovers and scores a takedown on Abbey, Abbey gets up and he nails Mowry with a few more strikes. Abbey charges at Mowry while swinging away at him, Abbey starts attacking Mowry with some leg kicks. Mowry scores another takedown on Abbey and he gets side control, Mowry catches Abbey in an kimura and the tap out follows.

Official Result: Steve Mowry def. Darion Abbey by submission via kimura (1:27, R1)

Jason Rine vs. Pete Rogers

Round One: The round begins with Rine attacking Rogers with some leg kicks, Rogers grabs Rine and gets him against the cage wall. Rogers scores a takedown on Rine and he gets side control, Rogers transitions to the half guard against Rine while looking for a neck crank. Rine looks for an arm triangle choke while on his back and Rogers escapes to keep top position, Rogers rolls for a guillotine choke and he transitions to a d’arce choke. Rine scrambles to his feet and Rogers gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Rine drops for a heel hook. Rogers defends by attacking Rine with ground and pound before getting full mount on the ground, Rogers transitions to back control against Rine. Rogers lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rogers

Round Two: The round begins with Rogers attacking Rune with a three punch combination, Rogers nails Rine with a kick to the midsection. Rine drops for a heel hook and Rogers defends by getting top position while landing strikes, Rogers turns up the pressure with the strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Pete Rogers def. Jason Rine by TKO via strikes (0:50, R2)

Matt Probin vs. Ali Zebian

Round One: The round begins with Probin attacking Zebian with some leg kicks, Zebian scores a takedown on Probin and he gets side control. Probin gets back up and Zebian gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Probin attacks Zebian with a high kick. Probin nails Zebian with a kick to the midsection, Zebian starts hunting for takedowns against Probin. Zebian starts hitting Probin with some leg kicks of his own, Zebian scores a takedown on Probin and he goes for the guillotine choke. Probin escapes the choke and he gets top position as well, Probin attacks Zebian with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Probin

Round Two: The round begins with Zebian scoring a takedown on Probin and he gets side control, Probin scrambles to his feet and he kicks Zebian in the midsection. Zebian scores another takedown on Probin and he gets side control, Probin scrambles to his feet and Zebian gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Probin attacks Zebian with some leg kicks, Zebian again gets Probin against the cage wall. Probin swings away at Zebian as they separate, Zebian scores yet another takedown on Probin and he gets side control. Zebian transitions to the half guard against probin. Zebian attacks Probin with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Probin attacking Zebian with some leg kicks, Zebian grabs Probin and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Probin drops Zebian with a three punch combination, Probin gets top position and side control against Zebian. Zebian scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Zebian gets Probin against the cage wall again and he holds him there until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Matt Probin def. Ali Zebian by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Zarrukh Adashev vs. Ronie Arana

Round One: The round begins with Adashev attacking Arana with a four punch combination, Adashev charges forward and swings away at Arana. Adashev drops a kicking Arana with a counter strike, Adashev stands up and he allows Arana to stand as well. Arana nails Adashev with a knee strike while they briefly clinched, Adashev scores a takedown on Arana and he gets side control. Adashev attacks Arana with some knee strikes while on the ground, Adashev gets up and he allows Arana to stand as well. Adashev backs Arana into the cage wall after landing a massive striking combination, Adashev scores a takedown on Arana and he gets the full mount. Adashev attacks Arana with ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Adashev

Round Two: The round begins with Adashev attacking Arana with a roundhouse kick, Arana mimics the kick of Adashev and misses as well. Adashev starts attacking Arana with some leg kicks, Adashev also nails Arana with a left hook to the midsection. Arana grabs Adashev and gets him against the cage wall, Adashev accidentally nails Arana low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Adashev nailing Arana with a left, Adashev drills a kicking Arana with a series of rights. Arana grabs Adashev before getting him against the cage wall, Adashev scores a takedown on Arana and he gets side control. Arana gets back up and Adashev scores another takedown on him, Adashev gets up and he allows Arana to stand as well. Adashev charges at Arana while swinging away at him, Adashev scores another takedown on Arana and he gets the open guard. Adashev keeps the position as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Adashev scores a takedown on Arana and he gets side control. Arana eventually gets Adashev in his full guard, Adashev gets up and he eats some knee strikes from Arana. Arana scores a takedown on Adashev and he gets the open guard, Adashev rolls for an arm bar and Arana escapes to keep top position. Arana transitions to side control against Adashev, Arana then advances to the full mount against Adashev. Adashev scrambles to his feet after eating a few strikes from Arana, the fighters have a striking exchange as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Zarrukh Adashev def. Ronie Arana by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Billy Goff vs. Ryan Hardy

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Hardy hits Goff with a spinning back fist. Goff lands some knee strikes on Hardy as they clinch, the fighters separate and Goff attacks Hardy with some leg kicks. Hardy drops Goff with a right and he pounces on him with more strikes, Hardy gains side control against a downed Goff. Goff quickly gets Hardy in the full guard position, Hardy postures up and the fighters exchange leg kicks. The referee stands up Goff for fighters inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters clinching and exchanging strikes. The fighters separate and Goff lands a knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hardy

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters peppering each other with jabs, Hardy nails a kicking Goff with a counter right. Goff nails a swinging Hardy with a kick to the midsection, Goff stuns a swinging Hardy with a counter left hook. Goff comes forward and he pops Hardy with a few rights, Goff pressures Hardy while swinging away at him. Goff nails Hardy with a kick to the midsection, Goff then crushes Hardy with a head kick that stuns him. Hardy grabs Goff and he gets him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown, Goff scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Goff coming forward and swinging away at Hardy, Hardy then pops Goff with an overhand right. Goff continues coming forward while swinging away at Hardy, Goff scores a takedown on Hardy and he gets him in the seated position. Hardy scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Goff and Hardy continue exchanging blows. Goff nails Hardy with a kick to the midsection, Hardy responds by nailing Goff with a kick to the midsection. Hardy and Goff swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Billy Goff def. Ryan Hardy by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Austin Vanderford vs. Cody Jones

Round One: The round begins with Vanderford coming forward and taking a few swings at Jones, Jones goes for a high kick against Vanderford. Jones starts attacking Vanderford with some leg kicks, Vanderford scores a takedown on Jones and he gets the open guard. Vanderford scrambles and gets back control against Jones, Jones scrambles and he goes for a Peruvian neck tie against Vanderford and Vanderford escapes to maintain top position. Vanderford attacks Jones with a lot of ground and pound, Vanderford transitions to back control against Jones. Vanderford scrambles and he gets Jones in an arm triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Austin Vanderford def. Cody Jones by submission via arm triangle choke (4:49, R1)

Mike Kimbel vs. John Douma

Round One: The round begins with Kimbel attacking Douma with a high kick, Kimbel starts attacking Douma with some leg kicks. Douma comes forward and he takes a few swings at Kimbel, Douma grabs a kicking Kimbel and gets him against the cage wall. Kimbel scores a takedown on Douma and he gets the open guard, Douma scrambles to his feet and Kimbel scores another takedown on him. Douma catches Kimbel in a triangle choke and he forces a tap out after eating a power bomb.

Official Result: John Douma def. Mike Kimbel by submission via triangle choke (2:51, R1)

Eduardo Dantas vs. Toby Misech

Round One: The round begins with Dantas attacking Misech with some leg kicks, Dantas goes for a head kick against Misech. Misech comes forward and he takes a few swings at Dantas, Dantas cracks Misech with a kick to the midsection. Dantas gets Misech against the cage wall after a flying knee strike attempt, Dantas scores a takedown on Misech and he gets the half guard. Dantas attacks Misech with some ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dantas

Round Two: The round begins with Dantas attacking Misech with some leg kicks, Dantas nails Misech with a kick to the midsection. Misech comes forward and he nails Dantas with a pair of lefts, Dantas continues attacking Misech with kicks to the midsection. Misech backs up Dantas before cracking him with a left, Dantas grabs Misech and he gets him against the cage wall. Dantas drags Misech to the ground and he gets back control, Dantas hunts for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Dantas attacking Misech with a kick to the midsection, Misech charges forward and he swings away at Dantas. Dantas also starts nailing Misech with some leg kicks, Dantas goes back to kicking Misech in the midsection. The fighters stand at a distance while trying to pot shot each other, Dantas gets Misech against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Eduardo Dantas def. Toby Misech by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Logan Storley vs. Ion Pascu

Round One: The round begins with Pascu nailing Storley with a front kick to the midsection, Pascu also starts attacking Storley with some leg kicks. Storley goes for a takedown and Pascu defends while gaining head control, Storley gets free and he scores a takedown on Pascu. Pascu gets up and Storley gets him against the cage wall. Storley scores another takedown on Pascu and he gets the half guard, Storley attacks Pascu with some ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Storley

Round Two: The round begins with Storley attacking Pascu with a head kick, Storley scores a takedown on Pascu and he gets the half guard. Storley starts attacking Pascu with some ground and pound, Storley mixes in some elbow strikes in his attack against Pascu. Storley maintains top position as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Storley attempting a head kick against Pascu, Storley scores a takedown on Pascu and he gets the half guard. Storley transitions to back control on a scrambling Pascu, Storley advances to the half guard against Pascu. Storley attacks Pascu with some ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Logan Storley def. Ion Pascu by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Matt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov

Round One: The round begins with the fighters immediately swinging at each other, Mitrione accidentally kicks Kharitonov low and the fight is halted. Kharitonov is unable to continue and the fight is waved off.

Official Result: Matt Mitrione fights Sergei Kharitonov to a no contest via illegal strike (0:15, R1)

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