Low Blow Stops Bellator 215 Main Event
On Friday night, Bellator returned to Mohegan Sun with Bellator 215, as Sergei Kharitonov took on Matt Mitrione in a heavyweight main event.
The main event would be the most talked about fight of the night, but not for great reasons. 15 seconds into the fight, Mitrione attempted a leg kick but missed to strike Kharitonov in the groin, causing the Russian to hit the ground and lead to the fight being called off as a no contest.
A deflated Mitrione told reporters following the card that if any fighter fell out tomorrow night, he’d be happy to replace them in an attempt to make up for what happened on Friday night.
In the opening contest of the main card, Austin Vanderford remained undefeated by tapping out Cody Jones in the second round with an arm-triangle choke.
Complete Bellator 215 Results:
Matt Mitrione (13-6, 1 NC) and Sergei Kharitonov (29-7, 2 NC) ended in a no contest
Logan Storley (10-0) defeated Ion Pascu (18-9) via unanimous decision (30-27 30-26, 30-26)
Eduardo Dantas (21-6) defeated Toby Misech (11-7) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
John Douma (4-1) defeated Mike Kimbel (2-1) via submission (triangle choke) at 2:51 of round one
Austin Vanderford (7-0) defeated Cody Jones (6-3) via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:49 of round one
Steve Mowry (6-0) defeated Darion Abbey (0-1) via submission (kimura) at 1:27 of round one
Amanda Bell (6-5) defeated Amber Leibrock (3-3) via KO (punches) at 3:52 of round one
Pat McCrohan (4-2) defeated Jason Markland (0-1) via TKO (punches) at 1:11 of round one
Lindsey VanZandt (5-1) defeated Tabatha Watkins (3-1) via TKO (punches) at 3:25 of round two
Pete Rogers (4-4) defeated Jason Rine (1-5) via TKO (strikes) at :50 of round two
Matt Probin (4-0) defeated Ali Zebian (1-1) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Zarrukh Adashev (2-1) defeated Ronie Arana (0-3) via unanimous decision (29-28. 30-27, 30-27)
Billy Goff (2-0) defeated Ryan Hardy (0-1) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)