Bellator 219 Results: Saad Awad & Brandon Girtz Headline, Plus The Return Of Daniel Straus

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Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

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Brandon Girtz def. Saad Awad by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Daniel Straus def. Shane Kruchten by submission via rear naked choke (3:53, R1)

Andrey Koreshkov def. Mike Jasper by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Joe Schilling def. Keith Berry by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., DAZN)

Joey Davis def. Marcus Anthony by KO via punch (4:21, R1)

Dalton Rosta def. Cody Vidal by TKO via strikes (1:06, R1)

Post-Lims (11pm EST., DAZN)

David Rickels def. AJ Matthews by TKO via strikes (3:24, R2)

Shawn Bunch def. Dominic Mazzotta by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Janay Harding def. Marina Mokhnatkina by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)

Darren Smith Jr def. Joshua Jones by KO via punch (0:34, R1)

John Mercurio def. Johnny Cisneros by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Ricky Furar def. Roman Puga by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R2)

Sunni Imhotep def. Eugene Correa by KO via punch (0:44, R1)


Dalton Rosta vs. Cody Vidal

Round One: The round begins with Rosta attacking Vidal with a combination, Rosta grabs Vidal and gets him against the cage wall for a short time. Vidal attacks an incoming Rosta with a counter left, Rosta starts attacking Vidal with some leg kicks. Vidal falls backwards grabbing his knee and Rosta attacks him with a few strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Dalton Rosta def. Cody Vidal by TKO via strikes (1:06, R1)

Joey Davis vs. Marcus Anthony

Round One: The round begins with Davis hitting Anthony with a side kick to the midsection, Anthony comes forward and throws a few strikes at Davis. Davis scores a takedown on Anthony and Anthony gets right back up, Davis scores another takedown on Anthony and he gets side control. Davis puts himself in the half guard of Anthony, Anthony scrambles to his feet and Davis drags him back to the ground. Anthony gets back up and he separates from Davis, Davis goes for a spinning back kick to the head of Anthony. Davis also starts nailing Anthony with some leg kicks, Davis levels Anthony with a right and the referee immediately jumps in.

Official Result: Joey Davis def. Marcus Anthony by KO via punch (4:21, R1)

Joe Schilling vs. Keith Berry

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Schilling drops Berry with a multiple strike combination. Schilling gets the full mount on Berry after the fight hit the ground, Berry scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Berry scores a takedown on Schilling and he gets side control, Schilling scrambles to his feet while eating a few strikes. Schilling starts attacking Berry with a variety of kicks, Schilling and Berry continue throwing at each other. Berry comes forward and he attacks Schilling with punching combinations, Berry comes forward and Schilling nails him with a knee strike to the midsection. Berry scores another takedown on Schilling as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Berry

Round Two: The round begins with Schilling attacking Berry with some leg kicks, Schilling then nails Berry with a kick to the midsection. Berry continues coming forward and swinging away at Schilling, Berry scores a takedown on Schilling and he gets the full guard. Schilling scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing, Schilling attacks Berry with a few high kick attempts. Schilling stuns Berry with a two punch combination, Schilling rocks Berry after landing another two punch combo followed by a high kick. Schilling lands a right as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Schilling attacking Berry with some leg kicks, Bery grabs Schilling and he gets him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown. Berry quickly gains the full mount against Schilling, Schilling sweeps Berry and he gains top position. Schilling starts attacking Berry with some ground and pound, Schilling mixes in some elbow strikes in his attack against Berry. Schilling keeps top position as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Joe Schilling def. Keith Berry by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Andrey Koreshkov vs. Mike Jasper

Round One: The round begins with Koreshkov attacking Jasper with some leg kicks, Koreshkov nails Jasper with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Koreshkov barely lands a spinning back kick to the head of Jasper, Jasper blocks a kick and Koreshkov attacks him with uppercuts. Koreshkov falls on a spinning kick attempt and he gets up with Jasper holding onto him, Koreshkov grabs Jasper and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange a few strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Jasper takes a few swings at Koreshkov as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Koreshkov

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Koreshkov pops a swinging Jasper with a counter left. Koreshkov goes back to attacking Jasper with some leg kicks, Koreshkov connects with a spinning back kick to the midsection of Jasper. Jasper continues attacks Koreshkov with some combinations, Koreshkov catches a backing Jasper with a series of rights. Koreshkov eats a left before nailing Jasper with a counter right, Koreshkov stuns Jasper with a multiple punch combination. Koreshkov scores a takedown on Jasper and he gets the half guard, Jasper scrambles to his feet and Koreshkov gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Koreshkov attacking Jasper with a high kick, Jasper continues coming forward and swings away at Koreshkov. Jasper grabs Koreshkov and he gets him against the cage wall, Koreshkov scores a takedown on Jasper and he gets the half guard. Jasper scrambles to his feet and Koreshkov gets him against the cage wall before scoring another takedown, Jasper scrambles to his feet while eating a few rights from Koreshkov. Koreshkov scores another takedown on Jasper and Jasper gets right back up, Koreshkov gets another takedown on Jasper as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Andrey Koreshkov def. Mike Jasper by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Daniel Straus vs. Shane Kruchten

Round One: The round begins with Straus attacking Kruchten with some leg kicks, Kruchten responds by attacking Straus with a three punch combination. Kruchten grabs Straus and gets him against the cage wall, Straus scores a takedown on Kruchten and both fighters immediately get back up. Kruchten nails Straus with a kick to the midsection, Straus drops Kruchten with a left and he pounces on him with more strikes. Straus gains back control and he locks in a rear naked choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Daniel Straus def. Shane Kruchten by submission via rear naked choke (3:53, R1)

Saad Awad vs. Brandon Girtz

Round One: The round begins with Girtz taking a few power swings at Awad, Girtz then nails Awad with a kick to the midsection. Girtz drops Awad with a wild punching combination and he gets full mount on the ground, Girtz transitions to side control against Awad. Awad scrambles to his feet and Girtz nails him with an uppercut, Awad nails Girtz with a three punch combination. Girtz and Awad have a wild striking exchange until Girtz gets Awad against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Awad lands a right hook. Awad stays at a distance while taking some swings at Girtz, Awad attacks Girtz with a flying knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Girtz

Round Two: The round begins with Girtz attacking Awad with an overhand right, Awad attempts a few high kicks against Girtz. Girtz drops Awad with a left and Awad scrambles to his feet a few moments later, Girtz cracks a kicking Awad with a pair of counter rights. Girtz and Awad have multiple striking exchanges, Awad attacks Girtz with a knee strike before eating a right. Awad catches a backing Girtz with a two punch combination, Girtz then hits Awad with a kick to the midsection. Awad and Girtz exchange a ton of punches to the head, Awad slips on a head kick and Girtz gets back control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Girtz hunting for a takedown against Awad, Awad backs up Girtz while swinging away at him. Awad starts attacking Girtz with a plethora of front kicks, Girtz then cracks Awad with a straight left to the midsection. Girtz follows that up by kicking Awad in the midsection, Awad goes for a takedown and Girtz gets top position while landing a plethora of unanswered strikes. Awad scrambles to his feet and he swings away at Girtz, Girtz and Awad have a wild striking exchange. Awad and Girtz swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Brandon Girtz def. Saad Awad by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Shawn Bunch vs. Dominic Mazzotta

Round One: The round begins with Bunch cracking a swinging Mazzotta with a right, Bunch controls the head of Mazzotta while dragging him to the ground. Bunch starts attacking Mazzotta with ground and pound, Mazzotta gets Bunch in his full guard while eating more strikes. Bunch postures up and the referee allows Mazzotta to stand up a short time later, Bunch drags Mazzotta to the ground again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bunch

Round Two: The round begins with Mazzotta kicking Bunch in the midsection, Mazzotta goes for a takedown and Bunch drags him to the ground. Bunch winds up getting the half guard as the fighters hit the ground, Mazzotta eventually gets Bunch in his full guard. Bunch regains the half guard while nailing Mazzotta with a few strikes, Mazzotta gets Bunch in his full guard again. Bunch escapes a heel hook attempt to get the half guard on Mazzotta, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Bunch getting Mazzotta against the cage wall, Mazzotta drops Bunch with a kick and he goes for a guillotine choke as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Mazzotta looks for a head kick against Bunch. Mazzotta scores a takedown on Bunch and he gets him in the seated position, Mazzotta transitions to back control against Bunch. Bunch spins at the right time to get top position on Mazzotta, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Bunch getting a swinging Mazzotta against the cage wall, the referee again separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Bunch controlling Mazzotta by the head and dragging him to the ground, Bunch scores a takedown onMazzotta and he gets the full guard. Bunch gains the half guard as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Shawn Bunch def. Dominic Mazzotta by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

David Rickels vs. AJ Matthews

Round One: the round begins with Matthews dropping Rickels with a multiple punch combination, Matthews lets Rickels gets back up and he drops him again. Rickels gets back up again and Matthews swings away at him before attempting a high kick, Rickels fires back and he hits Matthews with some rights. Rickels backs up Matthews while landing a multiple punch combination, Rickels also attacks Matthews with some leg kicks. Matthews responds by landing some leg kicks of his own, Rickels destroys Matthews with a huge striking combination on the cage wall. Rickels swings away at Matthews as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Matthews

Round Two: The round begins with Rickels attacking Matthews with a combination, Rickels looks for a takedown and Matthews escapes his grasp. Rickels starts attacking Matthews with some leg kicks, Rickels also nails Matthews with a kick to the midsection. Rickels continuously attacks Matthews with punching combinations, Rickels comes forward and he attacks Matthews with combinations. Rickels punches Matthews in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight is waved off as Matthews cannot continue.

Official Result: David Rickels def. AJ Matthews by TKO via strikes (3:24, R2)

Janay Harding vs. Marina Mokhnatkina

Round One: The round begins with Harding attacking Mokhnatkina with a few leg kicks, Mokhnatkina grabs Harding and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Mokhnatkina attacks Harding with a few overhand rights, Mokhnatkina also attempts a few spinning back fists against Harding. Mokhnatkina scores a takedown on Harding and Harding gets right back up, Mokhnatkina scores another takedown on Harding and she gets the half guard. Mokhnatkina rolls for an ankle lock and Harding defends by landing a few strikes, Mokhnatkina rolls for a knee bar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mokhnatkina

Round Two: The round begins with Harding landing a counter right on a swinging Mokhnatkina, Harding stuns Mokhnatkina with a left hook. Mokhnatkina scores a takedown on Harding and she gets side control, Mokhnatkina advances to the half guard while nailing Harding with some strikes. Harding scrambles to get top position while Mokhnatkina looks for a choke, Harding stands up and she kicks away at the legs of Mokhnatkina. Harding returns to the ground to get side control against Mokhnatkina, Harding then gains full mount against Mokhnatkina. Harding attacks Mokhnatkina with ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Mokhnatkina going for a spinning back fist against Harding, Harding comes forward and she takes a few swings at Mokhnatkina. Harding also starts attacking Mokhnatkina with some leg kicks, Mokhnatkina continuously goes for spinning attacks against Harding. Mokhnatkina scores a takedown on a swinging Harding and she gets the open guard, Harding scrambles to her feet and Mokhnatkina drags her back to the ground. Harding scrambles to her feet and she hits Mokhnatkina with a head kick as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Janay Harding def. Marina Mokhnatkina by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)

Darren Smith Jr. vs. Joshua Jones

Round One: The round begins with Jones attacking Smith Jr with some leg kicks, Smith Jr destroys Jones with a pair of rights and Jones goes out cold.

Official Result: Darren Smith Jr def. Joshua Jones by KO via punch (0:34, R1)

Johnny Cisneros vs. John Mercurio

Round One: The round begins with Mercurio and Cisneros grappling for position along the cage wall, Mercurio breaks free and he swings away at Cisneros. Cisneros responds by attacking Mercurio with a few rights, Mercurio scores a takedown on Cisneros and he gets the open guard. Cisneros scrambles to his feet and he separates from Mercurio, Mercurio attacks Cisneros with some leg kicks. Mercurio scores another takedown on Cisneros and he gets the full guard, Mercurio postures up and he allows Cisneros to stand as well. Mercurio cracks Cisneros with a knee strike to the midsection, Cisneros gets Mercurio against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mercurio 

Round Two: The round begins with Mercurio nailing Cisneros with a kick to the midsection, Cisneros scores a takedown and Mercurio gets right back up. Mercurio scores a takedown on Cisneros and he gets side control, Mercurio moves into the half guard against Cisneros. Mercurio regains the side control position against Cisneros, Cisneros scrambles to his feet and Mercurio kicks away at him. Mercurio drills Cisneros with a knee strike to the head, Cisneros gets Mercurio against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Cisneros cracking Mercurio with a right before getting him against the cage wall, Cisneros peppers Mercurio with a lot of short range strikes. Mercurio grabs Cisneros and attacks him with a ton of knee strikes, Cisneros grabs Mercurio and gets him back against the cage wall. Cisneros drags Mercurio to the ground before landing some ground and pound, Mercurio scrambles to his feet and Cisneros gets him against the cage wall. Cisneros scores another takedown on Mercurio and he gets back control, Cisneros attacks Mercurio with more ground and pound. Mercurio scrambles to his feet and Cisneros gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: John Mercurio def. Johnny Cisneros by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Ricky Furar vs. Roman Puga

Round One: The round begins with Furar attacking Puga with some leg kicks, Furar grabs Puga and gets him against the cage wall. Furar scores a takedown on Puga and he gets the open guard, Puga rolls for an arm bar and Furar escapes to get top position. Furar attacks Puga with a few strikes after escaping another arm bar attempt, Puga uses another arm bar attempt to sweep Furar and get back control. Furar scrambles to his feet and he gets Puga against the cage wall, Furar scores another takedown on Puga and he lands strikes afterwards. Puga rolls for another arm bar and Furar escapes again, Furar lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Puga

Round Two: The round begins with Furar nailing a swinging Puga with a counter right, Puga charges forward while taking a few swings at Furar. Puga pulls guard in an attempt to get a triangle choke and Furar allows him to stand back up, Furar gets Puga against the cage wall after a knee strike. Furar scores a takedown on Puga and he gets the full guard, Puga rolls for an arm bar and Furar escapes to land a few strikes. Furar maintains top position as the round ends.

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

In between rounds, the doctor stopped the fight saying that Puga couldn’t continue due to a cut on his eyeball.

Official Result: Ricky Furar def. Roman Puga by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R2)

Sunni Imhotep vs. Eugene Correa

Round One: The round begins with Correa attacking Imhotep with some leg kicks, Imhotep rocks Correa with a plethora of of unanswered strikes. Imhotep drops Correa with an uppercut and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Sunni Imhotep def. Eugene Correa by KO via punch (0:44, R1)

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