Bellator MMA is at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, for Bellator 189, headlined by Julia “The Jewel” Budd defending the Bellator Women’s Featherweight title against Australia’ Arlene “Angerfist” Belncowe.
Budd and Blencowe are no strangers having fought at Bellator 162, where Budd took a split decision win. The co-main event has American BJJ ace Rafael Lovato Jr. against Josh Koscheck protege Chris Honeycutt at Middleweight. Also at 185 lbs. a strikers delight is on tap with Hisaki Kato meeting Chidi “Chidi Bang Bang” Njokuani. The main card starts with California prospect Adam Piccolotti taking on the King of Kansas David Rickles.
Spike TV Main Card
WFW Title: (c) Julia Budd def. Arlene Blencowe y (49-46, 47-48, 49-46) split decision
MW: Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Chris Honeycutt (29-28, 30-27 x2) unanimous decision
MW: Chidi Njokuani def. Hisaki Kato by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
160: David Rickels def. Adam Piccolotti by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
FW: Cris Williams def. Thomas Lopez by submission (triangle choke) 1:39 R1
FW: Sam Sicilia def. Marcos Galvao by (29-28 x3) unanimous decision
WFLYW: Juliana Velasquez def. Na Liang by submission (armbar) 0:32 R1
150: Gaston Bolanos def. Rick Gutierrez by KO (spinning back elbow) 1:12 R1
LW: Mandel Nallo def. Alec Williams by KO (head Kick) 0:18 R1
BW: Brandon Phillips def. Jordan Howard by (30-26, 30-7 x3) unanimous decision
MW: Andrew Parker vs. Frank Patterson
WW: Brian Grinnell vs. Kemmyelle Haley
W130: Ky Bennett vs. Stephanie Geltmacher