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

Cheick Kongo vs. Vitaly Minakov

Round One: The round begins with Minakov cracking Kongo with a pair of rights, Kongo gets a swinging Minakov against the cage wall. Kongo attacks Minakov with knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Kongo nails a swinging Minakov with a multiple punch combination. Kongo accidentally nails Minakov low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Minakov cracks Kongo with a right uppercut. The fighters clinch and separate a short time later, Kongo attacks Minakov with some leg kicks and body kicks. Minakov trips up a kicking Kongo and Kongo gets right back up, Kongo gets Minakov against the cage wall while eating a knee strike. The fighters separate and Minakov cracks a swinging Kongo with a counter right hook, Minakov gets Kongo against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Minakov

Round Two: The round begins with Minakov attacking Kongo with some leg kicks, Kongo responds by landing leg kicks of his own. Kongo nails Minakov with a kick to the midsection, Minakov continuously attacks Kongo with some rights. The fighters take some swings at each other and little of it lands, Kongo clinches with Minakov before landing a multiple punch combination. Kongo nails Minakov with a knee strike as they separate, Minakov and Kongo exchange rights as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Kongo attacking Minakov with some leg kicks, Minakov scores a takedown on Kongo and he gets the half guard. Minakov attacks Kongo with some ground and pound, Kongo wall walks to his feet and he destroys Minakov with a huge combination as the round ends.

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

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

Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson

Round One: The round begins with Nelson attacking Cro Cop with some jabs, the fighters clinch and quickly separate. Cro Cop backs Nelson into the cage wall before landing a left uppercut, the fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall. Cro Cop cracks Nelson with another left uppercut to the chin, Nelson attacks Cro Cop with some knee strikes to the midsection. The fighters separate and Cro Cop lands a left before getting Nelson against the cage wall, the fighters break apart after Cro Cop lands another uppercut. Cro Cop nails Nelson with a kick to the midsection, the fighters exchange a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cro Cop

Round Two: The round begins with Nelson taking a few swings at Cro Cop, Nelson starts hunting for takedowns against Cro Cop. Cro Cop gets Nelson against the cage wall before landing a knee strike to the head, Cro Cop and Nelson exchange elbow strikes to the head. Cro Cop stuns Nelson with a left uppercut to the chin, Nelson nails Cro Cop with a kick to the midsection. Cro Cop responds by attacking Nelson with some kicks of his own, Cro Cop gets Nelson against the cage wall while landing a few strikes. The fighters separate and Nelson nails Cro Cop with a pair of knee strikes, Cro Cop attacks Nelson with some leg kicks. The fighters exchange a few blows while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Cro Cop eats a right before attempting a high kick and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Cro Cop and Nelson taking a few swings at each other, Cro Cop attacks Nelson with some leg kicks. Nelson nails Cro Cop with a pair of right uppercuts, Nelson continuously hunts for takedowns against Cro Cop. Nelson continues getting Cro Cop against the cage wall and nothing comes from it, Nelson comes forward and he takes some swings at Cro Cop. Nelson scores a takedown on Cro Cop and he gets the full guard, Nelson keeps top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nelson (Final Score: 29-28 for Cro Cop)

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

Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
Paul Daley vs. Michael Page

Round One: The round begins with Daley and Page dancing around each other, Page takes a few swings at Daley. Page nails Daley with a side kick to the midsection, Page then pops a moving Daley with a short left. Page nails Daley with a leaping knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Page

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Page nails Daley with a leaping front kick to the face. Daley grabs Page and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Daley scores a takedown on Page and he gets him in the seated position. Daley attacks a seated Page with a few short range strikes, Page scrambles to his feet and Daley swings away at him as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Page attacking Daley with some leg kicks, Page then cracks Daley with a right. Page attempts a few jumping knee strikes against an incoming Daley, Daley goes for the takedown while eating elbow strikes from Page. Daley grabs Page and gets him against the cage wall, Daley scores a takedown on Page and he gets the half guard. Page quickly gets Daley in the full guard position, Daley regains the half guard while nailing Page with a few strikes. Daley attacks Page with some ground and pound, Page wall walks to his feet and Daley keeps him against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Four: The round begins with Page catching Daley with a lead right, Page then hits Daley with an overhand right. Daley scores a takedown on Page and he gets the open guard, Daley attacks Page with a little bit of ground and pound. Page scrambles to his feet and he nails Daley with a kick, Page rocks Daley with a series of flying knee strikes. Page scores a takedown on Daley and he gets the half guard, Page attacks Daley with some ground and pound. Page keeps top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Page (Overall Score: 38-38 for Draw)

Round Five: The round begins with Page attacking a swinging Daley with a flying knee strike, Daley scores a takedown on Page and he gets the half guard. Daley gets up and he kicks away at the legs of a downed Page, Daley settles back into the full guard of Page. Daley attacks Page with a few strikes while keeping top position, Page wall walks to his feet and Daley keeps him against the cage wall. Page drags Daley to the ground and he gets back control, Page briefly goes for a rear naked choke before attacking Daley with some strikes. Page attacks Daley with some elbow strikes to the head, Daley scrambles to his feet and Page gets him against the cage wall. Daley goes for another takedown and Page winds up in top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Page (Final Score: 48-47 for Page)

Official Result: Michael Page def. Paul Daley by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

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