Bellator 216 Results: Paul Daley & MVP Settle Their Rivalry, Plus Nelson vs. Cro Cop II & Kongo vs. Minakov II

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Main Card (10pm EST., DAZN)

Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
Michael Page def. Paul Daley by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

Cheick Kongo def. Vitaly Minakov by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Mirko Cro Cop def. Roy Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Yaroslav Amosov def. Erick Silva by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Valerie Loureda def. Colby Fletcher by TKO via strikes (2:55, R1)

Preliminary Card (7:30pm EST., DAZN)

Tyrell Fortune def. Ryan Pokryfky by TKO via strikes (2:21, R1)

Nekruz Mirkhojaev def. Pat Casey by submission via neck crank (1:18, R3)

Vinicius De Jesus def. Rodoplho Barcellos by TKO via strikes (3:46, R1)

Kemran Lachinov def. Kastriot Xhema by submission via knee bar (0:53, R2)

Justin Sumter def. Reginaldo Fenix by submission via rear naked choke (3:27, R2)

Jesse Kosakowski def. Rodolfo Neves Rocha by submission via rear naked choke (3:05, R2)

Demetrius Plaza def. Andrews Rodriguez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)


Pat Casey vs. Nekruz Mirkhojaev

Round One: The round begins with Mirkhojaev instantly hunting for takedowns against Casey, Casey and Mirkhojaev swing away at each other. Casey nails Mirkhojaev with a few strikes while in the clinch, Casey pops a swinging Mirkhojaev with a counter left. Mirkhojaev then pops Casey with a left of his own, Mirkhojaev and Casey have a few wild striking exchanges. Mirkhojaev uses a push kick to get Casey at a distance, Casey attacks Mirkhojaev with a four punch combination. Mirkhojaev cracks Casey with a knee strike followed by a right, Casey scores a takedown and Mirkhojaev gets right back up. Casey cracks a swinging Mirkhojaev with a counter left hook, Casey kicks Mirkhojaev in the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Casey

Round Two: The round begins with Mirkhojaev attacking Casey with some leg kicks, Mirkhojaev and Casey have more striking exchanges. Mirkhojaev pops Casey with a right after a failed takedown attempt, Mirkhojaev comes forward and he attacks Casey with lefts. Mirkhojaev nails a swinging Casey with a knee strike, Mirkhojaev then nails Casey with a head kick. Mirkhojaev and Casey continue attacking each other with single strike attempts, Casey pops Mirkhojaev with a few short rights. Casey starts nailing Mirkhojaev with some leg kicks of his own, Mirkhojaev scores a takedown on Casey and he gets right back up. Mirkhojaev drags Casey back to the ground and he gets back control. Mirkhojaev attacks Casey with strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Mirkhojaev scoring a takedown on Casey and Casey gets right back up, Mirkhojaev scores another takedown on Casey and he gets back control. Mirkhojaev attacks Casey with ground and pound, Mirkhojaev gains the full mount and he nails Casey with more strikes. Mirkhojaev regains back control and he lands more strikes, Mirkhojaev locks in a neck crank and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Nekruz Mirkhojaev def. Pat Casey by submission via neck crank (1:18, R3)

Jesse Kosakowski vs. Rodolfo Neves Rocha

Round One: The round begins with Kosakowski nailing Rocha with a side kick to the midsection, Kosakowski scores a takedown on Rocha and he gets the open guard. Kosakowski transitions to the half guard against Rocha, Kosakowski attacks Rocha with some ground and pound. Kosakowski transitions to the side control position against Rocha, Kosakowski rolls for an arm bar and Rocha escapes to get top position. Kosakowski and Rocha go for leg locks before Rocha lands some strikes, Kosakowski sweeps Rocha during a submission attempt to regain top position. Rocha scrambles for a heel hook and Kosakowski escapes to get back control, Rocha shakes Kosakowski off of him to get top position again. Rocha lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kosakowski

Round Two: The round begins with Kosakowski attacking Rocha with a side kick, Rocha and Kosakowski take a few swings at each other. Kosakowski scores a takedown on Rocha and he gets the full guard, Kosakowski attacks Rocha with ground and pound. Kosakowski transitions to back control against Rocha, Kosakowski locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Jesse Kosakowski def. Rodolfo Neves Rocha by submission via rear naked choke (3:05, R2)

Vinicius De Jesus vs. Rodolpho Barcellos

Round One: The round begins with De Jesus attacking Barcellos with some leg kicks, Barcellos nails De Jesus with some leg kicks of his own. Barcellos also peppers De Jesus with a few jabs, De Jesus charges forward and he takes a few swings at Barcellos. De Jesus drops Barcellos with a combination and he pounces on him with a few strikes before gaining top position, De Jesus gets up and he allows Barcellos to stand as well. De Jesus drops Barcellos with a leg kick and he makes him stand up, De Jesus drops Barcellos with an uppercut and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Vinicius De Jesus def. Rodoplho Barcellos by TKO via strikes (3:46, R1)

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