Bellator 210 Live Results
A middleweight collision headlines Bellator 210, which takes place tonight from the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
Chidi Njokuni and John Salter face off in the main event. Njokuni was originally booked to face former title challenger Melvin Manhoef, but Manhoef pulled out at the start of the month due to injury.
Njokuni has won nine of his last 11 fights, including five of the six fights he’s had under the Bellator banner. Njokuni has not competed at all this year until now, but he competed three times in 2017. After a big win over veteran Melvin Guillard, he was finished in the first round by former Bellator welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov.
Njokuni, who missed the welterweight limit in two of his previous four fights, then moved up to middleweight in his most recent bout, defeating Hisaki Kato at Bellator 189 at the end of last year.
Salter, meanwhile, has gone 15-4 as a professional thus far — also going 5-1 in Bellator. Salter has earned wins over the likes of Dustin Jacoby and Kendall Grove but lost his last fight to Rafael Lovato Jr. back in September at Bellator 205.
Bellator 210 Results:
Middleweight: John Salter def. Chidi Njokuni via rear naked choke at 4:32 of Round one
Welterweight: David Rickels def. Guilherme Vasconcelos via unanimous decision.
Featherweight: Juan Archuleta def. Jeremy Spoon via unanimous decision.
Women’s Flyweight: Kristina Williams def. Bruna Ellen via unanimous decision.
Costello van Steenis def. Chris Honeycutt via split decision.
Jordan Young def. Anthony Ruiz via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:48 of Round 1.
Goiti Yamauchi def. Daniel Weichel by split decision.
Joe Schilling def. Will Morris via TKO (corner retirement) at 5:00 of Round 1.
Shawn Bunch def. Joe Warren via TKO at 1:42 of Round 1.
Mike Shipman def. Scott Futrell by submission (D’Arce choke) at 2:58 of Round 1.
Noad Lahat def. Brian Moore by unanimous decision.