Bellator MMA is in Dublin, Ireland for a special Friday card, and the middleweight title is on the line.
In the main event of Bellator 275, reigning champion Gegard Mousasi puts his title on the line against Austin Vanderford, whom of course is known for being the husband of former UFC fighter Paige VanZant, but let’s not reduce him to just that bit of trivia. Vanderford is 11-0 in his career and is looking to pull off the upset in his first major title fight.
The co-main event sees recent women’s featherweight title challenger Sinead Kavanagh take on Leah McCourt. Peter Queally was scheduled to be the co-feature vs. Kane Mousah but had to withdraw due to injury.
Bellator 275 kicks off with a free live stream of the prelims, which can be watched at the top of the page starting at a special early start time of 1 PM ET/10 AM PT. Showtime has the main card at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT. You can watch the main card on Bellator’s YouTube channel if you live in other international jurisdictions. BBC Three has this card for the United Kingdom as part of a new television agreement.
Gegard Mousasi vs. Austin Vanderford
Round 1 – Good right hand by Vanderford sneaks through Mousasi’s guard. Then a couple of right hands connect for the champion Mousasi. Tense exchange in the middle of the cage. Jab and a right cross by Mousasi. Left hook by Mousasi stuns Vanderford. He shoots for a takedown and Mousasi easily sprawls and then just puts Austin on his back and punches him a bunch of times for the stoppage! That was a total blowout.
Gegard Mousasi def. Austin Vanderford via TKO (punches) at 1:25 of Round 1 to remain Bellator middleweight champion
Sinead Kavanagh def. Leah McCourt via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Ciaran Clarke def. Abou Tounkara via TKO (corner stoppage due to shoulder injury) at 5:00 of Round 1
Khasan Magomedsharipov def. Jose Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Jornel Lugo def. Brian Moore via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (1 PM ET, Online)
Brett Johns def. Khurshed Kakhorov via TKO (strikes) at 3:00 of Round 3
Davy Gallon def. Charlie Leary via TKO (punches) at 3:01 of Round 2
Stephanie Page def. Danni McCormack via TKO (punches) at 1:46 of Round 1
Darragh Kelly def. Junior Morgan via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:47 of Round 1
Vladimir Tokov def. Daniele Scatizzi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Gokhan Saricam def. Kirill Sidelnikov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nathan Kelly def. Scott Pedersen via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Lee Hammond def. Jamie Hay via TKO (punches) at 3:32 of Round 1
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