Bellator 234 results & highlights: Linton Vassell dominates Sergei Kharitonov

Bellator 234 fight highlights

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Sergei Kharitonov’s hopes to climb into a heavyweight title shot took a major hit on Friday as Linton Vassell knocked him out in the second round at Bellator 234 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

See the Bellator 234 highlights as Vassell defeated Pride veteran Sergei Kharitonov by TKO and Sidney Outlaw defeated UFC veteran Roger Huerta.


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ONE Masters of Fate highlights: Joshua Pacio defends the belt!

ONE Championship Masters of Fate Fight Highlights

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ONE: Masters of Fate was headlined by an all-Filipino strawwweight title fight. Champion Joshua Pacio defended his title with a second-round submission of compatriot Rene Catalan, finishing the 40-year-old with an arm-triangle choke in the second round.

In the co-main event, former lightweight champion Eduard Folayang (22-8) snapped his two-fight losing skid with a technical decision win over Tsogookhuu Amarsanaa (5-2). The Filipino was cut by an unintentional headbutt midway through the second round, so the fight went to the scorecards.

There was also a big win for former champion Geje Eustaquio (13-8). He stopped Toni Tauru (11-8-1) with a spinning back kick to the midsection in the third round.


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ONE: Masters of Fate official results

  • ONE Strawweight World Championship: Joshua Pacio defeats Rene Catalan by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)  at 2:29 minutes of round 2
  • Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight: Eduard Folayang defeats Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu by Technical Decision
  • Muay Thai Catchweight (68.0 KG) Sangmanee Sathian Muaythai defeats Azize Hlali by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight: Geje Eustaquio defeats Toni Tauru by Knockout (KO) at 2:11 minutes of round 3
  • Mixed Martial Arts Atomweight: Stamp Fairtex defeats Bi Nguyen by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Mixed Martial Arts Bantamweight: Li Kai Wen defeats Paul Lumihi by Knockout (KO) at 2:39 minutes of round 1
  • Mixed Martial Arts Strawweight: Yoshitaka Naito defeats Pongsiri Mitsatit by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  • Muay Thai Bantamweight: Kongsak PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym defeats Han Zi Hao by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds 
  • Mixed Martial Arts Strawweight: Robin Catalan defeats Gustavo Balart by Knockout (KO) at 4:43 minutes of round 2
  • Muay Thai Bantamweight: Tukkatatong Petpayathai defeats Hiroaki Suzuki by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
  • Mixed Martial Arts Featherweight: Kim Jae Woong defeats Rafael Nunes by TKO (Strikes) at 0:38  minutes of round 3
  • Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight: Kim Kyu Sung defeats Akihiro Fujisawa by Knockout (KO) at 1:08 minutes of round 1
  • Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight: Roshan Mainam defeats Khon Shichan by Submission (Armlock) at 3:22 minutes of round 1

Tito Ortiz invites U.S. President Donald Trump to newly announced fight

Tito Ortiz - Liddel vs Ortiz 3 Gym Day

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Combate Americas on Tuesday announced that Tito Ortiz’s next fight would be against Alberto El Patrón (formerly “Alberto Del Rio” of the WWE).

Ortiz – a UFC Hall of Fame member, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, and a pioneer of the sport – will square off with multiple-time WWE Heavyweight Champion, former Pan American Games Greco-Roman wrestling medalist, and former PRIDE MMA star El Patrón on Pay-Per-View on on Saturday, Dec. 7 from Payne Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.

The bout will be at a 210-pound catchweight, with an unprecedented “winner take all” title belt challenge. If Ortiz emerges victorious in the bout, he will take possession of El Patrón’s WWE title belt.  If El Patrón wins the fight, however, Ortiz will relinquish possession of his UFC title belt to his opponent.


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Later in the day on Tuesday, the above TMZ Sports interview with Ortiz was published, with the former UFC champion inviting United States President Donald Trump and his two sons to attend the bout.

Ortiz has long been a Trump supporter, frequently espousing his support for the controversial president.

Bellator 228 highlights: Patricio Pitbull defends belt in bloody battle (video)

Bellator 228 Fight Highlights

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Check out the highlights from Bellator 228. The opening round of the Bellator MMA Featherweight Grand Prix kicked off on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at The Forum in Los Angeles, California. The Bellator 228 fight card featured two main events with featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire defending his title and advancing in the featherweight tournament and middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi avenging a previous loss to former UFC champion Lyoto Machida.


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Bellator 228 results

Bellator 228 Main Card

  • Gegard Mousasi def. Lyoto Machida by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Patricio Pitbull def. Juan Archuleta by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 49-46)
  • A.J. McKee def. Georgi Karakhanyan by knockout (punches) at 0:08, R1
  • Darrion Caldwell def. Henry Corrales by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Daniel Weichel def. Saul Rogers by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Bellator 228 Preliminary Card

  • AJ Agazarm def. Jonathan Quiroz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Ava Knight def. Shannon Goughary by TKO (punch to the body) at 1:46, R3
  • Antonio McKee def. William Sriyapai by TKO (punches) at 1:17, R2
  • Johnny Cisneros def. Michael Jasper by TKO (ankle injury) at 2:48, R2
  • Leandro Higo def. Shawn Bunch by submission (guillotine choke) at 4:43, R2
  • Weber Almeida def. Weber Williams by TKO (punches) at 0:20, R2
  • James Barnes def. David Duran by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:51, R2
  • Joshua Jones def. Dominic Clark by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:39, R1

Bellator 226 Recap: Ryan Bader’s heavyweight title defense goes sideways

Bellator 226 Bader vs Kongo Fight Highlights

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Bellator’s champ-champ, Ryan Bader stepped into the cage at Bellator 226 in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday night, looking to make the first defense of his heavyweight championship. He didn’t lose the belt to fellow UFC veteran Cheick Kongo, but he didn’t defend the belt either.


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Check out the recap from Bellator 226, which also featured the first round match-ups of the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix.

Bellator 226: Bader vs. Kongo Results

Bellator 226 Main Card

  • Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo ends in a No Contest (accidental eye poke) at 3:51, R1
  • Derek Campos def. Daniel Straus by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-25)
  • Adam Borics def. Pat Curran by TKO (punches) at 5:00, R2
  • Pedro Carvalho def. Sam Sicilia by submission (face-crank) at 1:56, R2
  • Emmanuel Sanchez def. Tywan Claxton by submission (triangle choke) at 4:11, R2
  • Daniel Carey def. Gaston Bolanos by submission (guillotine choke) at 4:15, R1

Bellator 226 Prelims

  • John Teixeira def. Ashleigh Grimshaw by TKO (doctor-stoppage) at 5:00, R2
  • Adam Piccolotti def. Jacob Smith by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:34, R2
  • Jessica Borga def. Amber Leibrock by submission (armbar) at of 4:45, R1
  • Cass Bell def. Isaiah Rocha by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:21, R1
  • Batsumberel Dagvadorj def. James Terry by submission (bulldog choke) at 2:43, R1
  • Renato Alves def. Abraham Vaesau by submission (rear-naked choke) at of 3:36, R3
  • Hyder Amil def. Ignacio Ortiz by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Christopher Gonzalez def. Luis Vargas by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)