Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow for live results and detailed play-by-play as Bellator 206 comes to the SAP Center in San Jose, CA.
The headliner for the card is a superfight for the Bellator middleweight title, with champion Gegard Mousasi defending against welterweight champ Rory MacDonald. The co-main will see Wanderlei Silva and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson square off for the fourth time in their long rivalry.
This will be the first marquee Bellator event in a long time that isn’t airing on the Paramount Network. Instead, DAZN is live streaming the prelims and main card. You can catch the prelims here for free, or in the video player below, but you’ll have to subscribe to the get the good stuff. Just a note that if you sign up, you get the first month free. The prelims kick off at 8pm ET, with the main card starting at 10pm ET.
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Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald
Round 1 – Rory takes the center. Mousasi with a jab. Inside leg kick. Again. Mousasi with a lead right that lands. Another jab. Rory with a jab and an outside leg kick. Gegard cracks the leg back. MacDonald lands a hard right. Mousasi with a two-punch combo. Rory with abody shot. Mousasi with a leg kick and a stiff jab. Fast lead left hook from Mousasi. Mousasi with a lead straight right now. MacDonald lands a right as Mousasi advances. Rory with afront kick. 10-9 Mousasi.
Round 2 – Rory fakes a shot and lands an overhand right. Two snapping jabs from Mousasi. Rory looks for a takedown but ends up on his back. Mousasi working in Rory’s full guard, doing enough striking to maintain the position. Mousasi slides over to mount with two minutes to go. He gets up high. Mousasi with big shots. Rory is basically just covering up. He’s bloodied up badly. And the ref stops it. Wow.
Gegard Mousasi defeated Rory MacDonald via TKO (strikes), 3:23 of round 2
Rampage Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva
Round 1 – Silva with a jab. He land a left. Rampage isn’t throwing anything yet. Another jab from Silva. Rampage with a counter left. Jackson ducks a shot and staggers Wandy back to the cage with a left. Silva misses with a front kick. He lands a right hook. Silva with a head kick and a left. They sloppily trade in the center. Jab to the body from Silva. Rampage clinches. They trade in close. Rampage lands hard. Rampage egging Silva to come to the center of the cage. Silva did not oblige. 10-9 Jackson.
Round 2 – Silva with an outside leg kick. He lands a slapping right. They start to brawl! Rampage gets the best of it but Silva is still right there! Rampage with a jab. Overhand right from Wandy. Rampage with a huge combination that hurts Silva! Rampage clinches, which doesn’t seem like the best idea. Silva fires back in close. Knee to the body from Rampage. Uppercut. Big knee on the break. Straight left from Rampage. They start to brawl again! Rampage with a knee to the body and they clinch again. Rampage with another uppercut. Silva clips him and Rampage backs out. Rampage with a huge lead right and Silva is down. Rampage is all over him and it’s over!
Quinton Jackson defeated Wanderlei Silva via TKO (strikes), 4:32 of round 2
Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov
Round 1 – Hard body kick from Lima. Spinning back kick from Koreshkov. Chopping upper leg kick from Lima. They trade inside leg kicks. Koreshkov shoots but Lima fights him off. He scoops him off the mat but still couldn’t get Lima off balance. Koreshkov keeps trying to get it to the mat. They have spent a loooong time against the fence. The crowd is unhappy. Koreshkov lands a few knees to the thighs. Lima escapes but Koreshkov chases him down and they clinch some more. He finally drags him down near the horn but Lima reverses. 10-9 Koreshkov.
Round 2 – Lima with a body kick. They trade body kicks. Koreshkov with a slapping left. Lima with a right after a brief clinch. Koreshkov with a head kick. Koreshkov with an overhand left. Lima with a counter right. More leg kicks from both men. Koreshkov clinches. More battling against the fence. Not a lot happening. Koreshkov misses with a spin kick before the horn. 10-9 Lima.
Round 3 – Low kicks from Lima. Lima trips trying to throw another one and Koreshkov pushes him against the cage as he gets up. Even more clinch work. Lima clips Koreshkov as they break, finally. Koreshkov misses a head kick. Lima with an inside leg kick and a straight right. Hard body kick from Lima, and an inside leg kick. Another. Koreshkov switches stances, likely due to the kicks. Koreshkov with a body kick. Koreshkov with a lazy shot. He gets pancaked. They scramble a bit before returning to the feet. Koreshkov with a body shot and he clinches again. He can’t get a takedown. 10-9 Lima.
Round 4 – Low kick from Lima. Jab and a body shot. Koreshkov goes to the body. Cup check by Lima. They get back to it after about a minute. Body shot from Lima. Koreshkov with a nice, deep double leg but Lima just stopped him in his tracks. Wow. Guess what? They engage in the clinch. They reverse positions against the cage a couple of times. They finally separate with a minute to go. Lima with a knee. Lima with a hard right as Koreshkov looks to spin. That cements the round. 10-9 Lima.
Round 5 – Low leg kick from Lima. Tepid start to the final round. Koreshkov circling away. Left hook and right from Lima. He unloads another combo. Lima with a right, then misses with another. Koreshkov wit ha lazy shot and Lima ends up on his back. He lands a few punches. Lima steps over and sinks both hooks. That was pretty. Lima sinks a choke and it’s tight. Koreshkov goes to sleep! Lima advances!
Douglas Lima defeated Andrey Koreshkov via submission (rear naked choke), round 5
Aaron Pico vs. Leandro Higo
Round 1 – Pico with a big shot early. He closes the distance and lands to the body. Higo with a nice combo. Low kick from Higo. They trade a bit and briefly clinch. Pico with a right that stuns Higo. He opens up against the cage on him, but Higo takes it. They exchange again and Pico drops Higo! He’s all over him! Higo showed a lot of perseverance staying a live. He gets back to his feet but is getting lit up. He’s firing back but he’s not there. Huge elbow! Higo staggers away and goes down. Still the ref is letting it go. Wow. Finally, FINALLY, Pico finishes him off.
Aaron Pico defeated Leandro Higo via TKO (strikes), 3:19 of round 1
Keri Taylor-Melendez vs. Dakota Zimmerman
Round 1 – Melendez with an outside leg kick. Another. Front kick lands hard! Melendez clinches and takes the fight to the ground. Zimmerman tries to stay close but Melendez scoops her up and slams her back to the mat. Again Zimmerman sits up but it doesn’t get her anywhere. Elbows from Melendez. Zimmerman secures a triangle from the bottom! She lands some upshots and attacks an arm now. Melendez survives though. 10-9 Melendez.
Round 2 – Melendez with a knee and a right, but Zimmerman clinches. They hang there for a while. Zimmerman ties to jump guard but Melendez just holds her up.. She separates and lands an elbow and knee. Zimmerman clinches again. Knee to the guy from Melendez. She jumps guard again, or attempts to, but she can’t pull Melendez to the mat. She just holds her upright. Elbow from Melendez. Finally Zimmerman jumps off, but eats about seven knees in a row to the body. 10-9 Melendez.
Round 3 – Melendez lands a left hook. Nice combo and a front kick from Melendez as well. Zimmerman shoots and gets a takedown. Melendez with a beautiful sweep. Zimmerman attacks from the bottom again. Zimmerman gets back to her feet with just under three minutes left. She lands two rights. Melendez with a jab. Zimmerman shoots in again. They stall out against the cage. Zimmerman pulls guard, successfully this time. But she can’t get anything going from her back. Melendez with a hammerfist. 10-9 and 30-27 Melendez.
Keri Taylor-Melendez defeated Dakota Zimmerman via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Gaston Bolanos vs. Ysidro Gutierrez
Round 1 – Head kick early by Bolanos, then Gutierrez lands a straight left hand. Leg kick by Gutierrez. Hard leg kick by Bolanos. Takedown by Gutierrez is not completed. Bolanos with double underhooks against the fence and he knees Gutierrez in the body multiple times. They separate and get back to striking. Good left hand by Gutierrez. Head kick by Bolanos draws oohs from the crowd. Left by Bolanos. Gaston closes the distance but can’t land anything significant. Sneaky left by Gutierrez, who is then pushed towards the fence by Bolanos. They’re at striking distance again and Bolanos dodges several punches and just throws Gutierrez to the canvas like nothing. Spinning elbow after Gutierrez gets up does not land. Bolanos ducks under a right hand and gets a takedown. He lets him back up and throws a head kick. Good straight left by Gutierrez to end round 1. 10-9 Bolanos.
Round 2 – Nice leg kick from Bolanos. He gets a brief takedown and lands a couple of strikes, but Gutierrez is right back up. Bolanos drops Gutierrez with a left hook behind the ear, and jumps on him. Gutierrez gets up to a kneeling position but Bolanos lights him up with shots from behind and the referee steps in.
Gaston Bolanos defeated Ysidro Gutierrez via KO (strikes), 1:37 of round 2
Prelims (8pm ET)
Adam Piccolotti def. James Terry via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Jeremiah Labiano def. Justin Smitley via TKO (punches) at 3:28 of round 1
Arlene Blencowe def. Amber Leibrock via TKO (slam and punches) at 1:23 of round 3
Josh San Diego def. Joe Neal via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Cass Bell def. Ty Costa via submission (armbar) at 3:06 of round 2
Isaiah Gonzalez vs. Khai Wu
Jacob Ycaro vs. Ignacio Ortiz
Laird Anderson vs. Ahmed Abdelaziz
Chuck Campbell def. Joseph Ramirez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Anthony Figueroa Jr. def. Samuel Romero via unanimous decision (29-27, 28-26, 29-26)
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