Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow for live results and detailed play-by-play as Bellator 216 comes to the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.
The headliner for the card is a welterweight grand prix grudge match between Michael Page and Paul Daley. There are also big heavyweight bouts on the card – Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson, and Vitaly Minakov vs. Cheick Kongo.
The prelims will be streamed live here on Bloody Elbow, starting at 7:30pm ET. The show will then move over to DAZN at 10pm ET for the main card. The show will not air on the Paramount network – if you don’t have DAZN, you don’t get MVP vs. Daley.
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Main card (10pm ET)
Michael Page vs. Paul Daley
Round 1 – Page walks Daley down right away. He’s being all awkward as usual. Daley ain’t having any of it, e’s just dancing on the outside. One minute in, zero strikes landed. Page with a side kick. The crowd doesn’t like this. There’s literally nothing happening halfway through the round. Page spins and glancingly lands a kick. Daley jabs. Front kick from Page. This is awful. Daley misses with a leg kick. Terrible round. 10-9 Page.
Round 2 – There’s not a whole lot happening in round two either. Daley closes the distance and looks for a takedown. Page fights it off. They stall out in the clinch. They aren’t doing much. Daley actually dives in and gets a partial takedown. Page is on his butt, but they’re kinda stalled out. Semtex can’t flatten him out. They get back up and throw a little bit before the horn. 10-9 Daley.
Round 3 – Page with a jab. He tries a jump knee but Daley is out of range. Daley really doesn’t want to engage. Page with an overhand right that connects. Daley dives in on a takedown. Bizarro world. They end up in the clinch. Long battle there. Daley gets a takedown. He’s in half. 2:20 to go. He’s in full guard doing nothing, but he’s on top. Page postures up. Daley backs out, then jumps back in with punches. Page gets to a seated position. Daley isn’t allowing him to get up though. Daley sitrs up and lands two big shots. Page gets up close to the horn. 10-9 Semtex.
Round 4 – MVP comes forward right away and lands a right to the head and body. Daley got his bell rung apparently, so he dives in on a takedown and gets it. This is not what people signed up for, but he’s gotta do what he’s gotta do. Daley is in Page’s full guard, trying to land shots but not succeeding. Page is attempting to posture up and frames up a triangle. Daley backs out and lands a spinning back fist as Page comes up. Page lands a jump knee. He gets a takedown. Two lefts score. He grinds it out on top. 10-9 Page.
Round 5 – Daley presses forward and gets a takedown. He backs out of guard and stands over Page while kicking his legs. Page isn’t doing a bunch to get up. Daley gets into guard and he’s maintaining . Page is up, and all of a sudden he’s on Daley’s back and attempting to choke him out. It didn’t work, but he’s persevering. Elbows from MVP. He’s all over Daley. 10-9 and 48-47 Page.
Michael Page defeated Paul Daley via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson
Round 1 – Nelson trying to jab early. Left hook. Cro Cop loos huge. Nelson tries to get in close for a takedown. Nada. Another attempt, and Cro Cop bullies him all the way across the cage as a response. They engage in an extended clinch battle. Nelson gets a tiny bit of separatio and lands a right. Filipovic responds with two uppercut and Nelson backs off. He immediately re-engages the clinch, but can’t get anywhere. Body kick from Mirko. That was rough. Nelson tries to wrestle again. Nothing doing. 10-9 Cro Cop.
Round 2 – Nelson comes forward immediately but is rebuffed. Cro Cop chooses to clinch. Hard knee to the body, and an elbow over the top. Another uppercut! Nelson pushed him off. Body kick from Big Country. They trade big kicks. Left scores for Cro Cop. Nelson dives under for a double but is rebuffed. Body shot from Nelson. Nelson with a right over the top. Inside leg kick from Cro Cop. Nelson cannot take him down. Cro Cop backs him against the cage. Good knee by Nelson, but Cro Cop responds with an uppercut. Another one inside. Body shot by Nelson. Cro Cop fires back. Good round. 10-9 Cro Cop.
Round 3 – Inside leg kick again by Cro Cop. Nelson trying to clinch and land uppercuts. It works, but not to any great degree. Back to the inside leg kick for Mirko. Nelson just cannot get Cro Cop down to the ground. Nelson is walking him down. Cro Cop isn’t giving Nelson any space in terms of trying to initiate grappling. Mirko is slowing down but Nelson can’t take advantage. He finally gets a takedown with one minute to go. He’s working in full guard, getting nowhere. 10-9 Nelson, but 29-28 Cro Cop.
Mirko Cro Cop defeated Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Cheick Kongo vs. Vitaly Minakov
Round 1 – Slow start. Minakov has his hands down. Right over the top from Minakov. Minakov overcommits and Kongo cracks him twice. Kongo presses with two knees, but one is low. If you’ever watched a Cheick Kongo fight, a ball shot is not unusual. Minakov takes a couple of minutes but he’s good to go, He clinches up briefly. Minakov with a rght. Kongo with an inside leg kick. They noth miss with punches. Kongo lands a body kick, but the next one gets caught. Nothing bad happens though. Minakov lands a hard right, then misses with the next. Kongo scores with an uppercut. 10-9 Minakov.
Round 2 – Minakov pressuring early. Kongo with a hard outside leg kick. Again. Minakov is angling him off but not taking advantage. The pace slows. The crowd is restless. Kongo sets up a spin but doesn’t actualy follow through. He’s very inactive. Minakov is trying to fight. Kongo is not. Finally Minakov gets inside and Kongo responds with a hard shot. They battle in the clinch and Minakov lands a left hook when they step back. Right over the top. 10-9 Minakov.
Round 3 – Minakov backs him down immediately, but doesn’t throw. Kongo lands two outside leg kicks. Another, but it’s caught and Minakov takes him to the mat. He’s working in half. The crowd isn’t happy as Minakov lays on top of Kongo. Minakov is looking for a weird top choke that doesn’t seem likely. Not a lot happening. Minakov is trying to land punches but they’re just sort of stalled out. Kongo is looking for a desperation guillotine. He’s used it to get up, but there’s nothing there. They brawl to the horn, but it’s too litte too late. 10-9 and 30-27 Minakov.
LOL these judges are hilariously bad.
Cheick Kongo defeated Vitaly Minakov via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Yaroslav Amosov vs. Erick Silva
Round 1 – Silva with a hard outside leg kick. He’s switching stances. They trade inside briefly. Silva with his typical pressure but Amosov is touching him and keeping him at bay. Nice combo from Silva. Amosov can’t tie him up. Nice knee to the body though. Silva with a counter right. They battle indide and Amosov hit a trip, but Silva was up right away. They tie up against the cage briefly. Amaosov lands a shot that puts Silva off balance. Silva with a counter left to change the momentum. Outside leg kick from Silva. 10-9 Amosov.
Round 2 – Silva starts fast and puts Amosov on his back briefly. Spinning back kick partially lands for Silva. Amosov with the takedown, but it doesn’t last long. He sticks to Silva’s back though. Silva is on his knees trying to fight off being on his back. Amaosov is patient though. They scramble and Silva ends up flat out. Amasov is working from half, with Silva stacked up against the cage. Back to full guard. Now half. Amaosov is posturing up with punches. Silva is trying to scoot and retains full guard. 10-9 Amaosov.
Round 3 – Amosov ducks under, then comes over the top with a right. He attempts the same thing, but the right connects with more authority. Silva fights off the takedown with a guillotine attempt. Things are slowing down. Amosov charges in, gets a body lock, and drags Silva to the ground. Silva pops up but Amaosov’s body lock means he’s going nowhere. He’s in a seated position trying to fight off the control, but he’s not getting anywhere. He gets to his feet but Amasov drags him back down. Up. Down. On his back, landing a few punches to the side of the head. Up. Down. Total control. 10-9 and 30-27 Amasov.
Valerie Loureda vs. Colby Fletcher
Round 1 – Lots of missed punches early. They exchange on the inside. Loureda lands a right. A right hook and combo oddly drops her opponent, and she’s all over her with hammerfists. The ref didn’t stop it on the initial barrage, but stepped in after a while. That ended quick.
Valerie Loureda defated Colby Fletcher via TKO (strikes), :55 of round 1
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Jesse Kosakowski vs. Rodolfo Rocha
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