Bellator 206 Live Results
In what may be considered one of the promotion’s biggest events ever, Bellator 206 — which takes place from the SAP Center in San Jose, California — features a champion vs. champion title fight, the latest in a classic MMA rivalry and the start of another Bellator Grand Prix.
In the main event, Gegard Mousasi will make his first defense of the Bellator Middleweight Title, facing current Bellator Welterweight Champion Rory MacDonald. Mousasi comes into the contest riding a seven-fight win streak that goes back to 2016. Since coming over to Bellator last year after his UFC contract expired, Mousasi scored a controversial decision win over Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 185 in October 2017 before scoring a first-round TKO of Rafael Carvalho back in May at UFC 200 to win the promotion’s middleweight title. MacDonald also came over to Bellator after his UFC deal expired, making his promotional debut with a second-round submission of Paul Daley at Bellator 179 in May 2017. He then defeated Douglas Lima by decision at Bellator 192 back in January to become welterweight champion.
With a win, MacDonald would become the first fighter in Bellator history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously. He would also become the second Bellator fighter to win titles in two weight classes (Joe Warren is the first, with title wins at featherweight and bantamweight).
The co-main event will see the fourth installment of the legendary rivalry between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Wanderlei Silva. Silva won the first two bouts — via first-round TKO in the final of the PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix at PRIDE Final Conflict in November 2003 and via second-round KO to retain the PRIDE Middleweight Title at PRIDE 28. When the two met under the UFC banner at UFC 92 in December 2008, Jackson was the one scoring the first-round knockout.
Jackson enters this bout on back-to-back losses, losing to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal at Bellator 175 in March 2017 before falling to Chael Sonnen in the first Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix match back in January at Bellator 192. Meanwhile, this will be Silva’s first fight since losing to Sonnen in the main event of the June 2017 Bellator NYC pay-per-view. That was Silva’s first fight since serving a three-year suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Bellator 206 will also feature the start of the Welterweight Grand Prix, with the winner ultimately claiming the Bellator Welterweight Title and a cash prize of $1 million from rapper 50 Cent. The tournament’s opening bout will see former champions Douglas Lima and Andrey Koreshkov.
Bellator 206 Results:
Bellator Middleweight Championship: (c.) Gegard Mousasi def. (Welterweight Champion) Rory MacDonald via TKO (Rd. 2, 3:23)
Heavyweight: Quinton Jackson def. Wanderlei Silva via TKO (Rd. 2, 4:32)
Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix Opening Round Bout: Douglas Lima def. Andrey Koreshkov via technical submission (rear-naked choke) (Rd. 5, 3:04)
Featherweight: Aaron Pico def. Leandro Higo via KO (Rd. 1, 3:19)
Women’s Strawweight: Keri Melendez def. Dakota Zimmerman via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Featherweight: Gaston Bolanos def. Ysidro Gutierrez via KO (Rd. 2, 1:37)