Bellator 217 Results: James Gallagher vs. Steven Graham Headlines, Plus UFC Veterans Charlie Ward & Richie Smullen In Action!

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James Gallagher def. Steven Graham by submission via rear naked choke (2:31, R1)

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Myles Price def. Peter Queally by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Charlie Ward def. Jamie Stephenson by KO via punch (0:44, R1)

Kiefer Crosbie def. Daniel Olejniczak by submission via rear naked choke (4:09, R1)

Richie Smullen def. Adam Gustab by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)


Richie Smullen vs. Adam Gustab

Round One: The round begins with Smullen kicking Gustab in the midsection, Gustab charges at Smullen while swinging away at him. Smullen starts attacking Gustab with some leg kicks, Smullen scores a takedown on Gustab and he gets side control. Gustab eventually gets Smullen into the open guard, Smullen quickly advances to the half guard against Gustab. Smullen attacks Gustab with some ground and pound, Smullen transitions to back control against Gustab. Gustab scrambles to his feet and Smullen gets him against the cage wall, Smullen scores another takedown on Gustab and he gets side control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Smullen

Round Two: The round begins with Smullen attacking Gustab with some leg kicks, Gustab attacks Smullen with some punching combinations. Gustab keeps swinging at Smullen to keep him at a distance, Smullen grabs Gustab and gets him against the cage wall. Smullen scores a takedown on Gustab and he gets the half guard, Smullen attacks Gustab with some ground and pound. Smullen transitions to the side control position and then back control against Gustab, Gustab scrambles and Smullen returns to side control against Gustab. Smullen lands a few more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Smullen attacking Gustab with some leg kicks, Gustab takes a few swings at Smullen. Gustab starts landing a few punching combinations against Smullen, Smullen grabs Gustab and he scores a takedown a few moments later. Smullen gains the full mount against Gustab, Gustab scrambles and Smullen transitions to back control. Smullen drags Gustab back to the ground while gaining back control, Smullen returns to the full mount position against Gustab. Gustab scrambles and he shifts Smullen into the half guard, Smullen advances to side control against Gustab. Smullen moves to the back control position against Gustab, Gustab scrambles to his feet and Smullen drags him back to the ground as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Richie Smullen def. Adam Gustab by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Kiefer Crosbie vs. Daniel Olejniczak

Round One: The round begins with Crosbie attacking Olejniczak with some leg kicks, Olejniczak attacks Crosbie with a few combinations. Crosbie trips up Olejniczak and lets him get back up, Olejniczak comes forward and takes more swings at Crosbie. Crosbie hits Olejniczak with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Olejniczak grabs Crosbie and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Crosbie rocks Olejniczak with a two punch combination before scoring a takedown. Crosbie gets back control on a scrambling Olejniczak, Crosbie locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Kiefer Crosbie def. Daniel Olejniczak by submission via rear naked choke (4:09, R1)

Charlie Ward vs. Jamie Stephenson

Round One: The round begins with Stephenson attacking Ward with some leg kicks, Ward destroys Stephenson with a left hook and Stephenson goes out cold.

Official Result: Charlie Ward def. Jamie Stephenson by KO via punch (0:44, R1)

Peter Queally vs. Myles Price

Round One: The round begins with Price immediately getting Queally against the cage wall, the fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch. Queally starts nailing Price with some elbow strikes to avoid a takedown, the fighters separate and Queally nails a swinging Price with a counter right. Price again grabs Queally and gets him against the cage wall, Queally lands some strikes to defend against the takedown from Price. The fighters separate and Price nails Queally with a right, Price again gets a swinging Queally against the cage wall. The fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Queally

Round Two: The round begins with Price immediately getting Queally against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Queally nails a swinging Price with a counter right. Queally grabs Price and gets him up against the cage wall, Price separates from Queally and stuns him with a combination. Price grabs Queally and he gets him back against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Queally nails a swinging Price with a counter right, Queally grabs Price and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters get free from each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Price swinging at Queally before getting him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Price barely hits Queally with a spinning elbow strike. Queally scores a takedown on Price and Price gets rights back up, Price grabs Queally and gets him back against the cage wall. Price scores a takedown on Queally and Queally gets right back up as well, Price drags Queally back to the ground and he gets back control. Price keeps the position as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Myles Price def. Peter Queally by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

James Gallagher vs. Steven Graham

Round One: The round begins with Gallagher scoring a takedown on a kicking Graham and he gets the half guard, Gallagher gains the full mount and then back control against Graham. Gallagher attacks Graham with some ground and pound, Graham gets up and Gallagher remains on his back. Gallagher locks in the rear naked choke and Graham falls backwards before tapping out.

Official Result: James Gallagher def. Steven Graham by submission via rear naked choke (2:31, R1)

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