Bellator MMA is at The SAP Center in San Jose, California for Bellator 226 featuring the Bellator Heavyweight championship on the line in the main event.
Ryan “Darth” Bader will make the first defense of the title he won in January at Bellator 214, by defeating Fedor Emeilanenko in the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix, against France’s Cheick Kongo, who’s on an 8-fight win streak.
The other 5 fights on the main card are part of the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix, including the bout to decide an alternate.
DAZN Main Card
- Heavyweight Title: (champ) Ryan Bader (27-5-0, 1nc) vs. Cheick Kongo (30-10-2, 1nc) is a No Contest (Bader accidental eyepoke of Kongo) 3:52 R1
- Featherweight Grand Prix: Derek Campos (20-9) def. Daniel Straus (26-9) by (30-26, 30-25 x2) unanimous decision
- Featherweight Grand Prix: Adam Borics (14-0) def. Pat Curran (23-9) by TKO (ground & pound) 4:59 R2
- Featherweight Grand Prix: Pedro Carvalho (11-3) def. Sam Sicilia (16-10) by submission (neck crank) 1:56 R2
- Featherweight Grand Prix: Emmanuel Sanchez (19-4) def. Ty-wan Claxton (5-1) by submission (triangle choke) 4:11 R2
- Featherweight Grand Prix Alternate: Daniel Carey (7-3) def. Gaston Bolanos (5-2) by technical submission (arm-in guillotine choke) 4:19 R1
- Featherweight: John Macapa (23-4-2) def. Ashleigh Grimshaw (20-11-1) by TKO (corner stoppage) 5:00 R2
- Lightweight: Adam Piccolotti (12-3) def. Jake Smith (7-3) by submission (rear naked choke) 2:34 R2
- Women’s Featherweight: Jessica Borag (3-2) def. Amber Leibrock (3-4) by submission (armbar) 4:45 R1
- Bantamweight: Cass Bell (4-0) def. Isaiah Rocha (1-1) by submission (guillotine choke) 1:21 R1
- Welterweight: Batsumberel Dagvadorj (6-0) def. James Terry (20-11) by submission (bulldog choke) 2:43 R1
- Welterweight: Renato Alves (5-4) def. Abraham Vaesau (5-2) by submission (rear naked choke) 3:36 R3
- Featherweight: Hyder Amil (4-0) def. Ignacio Ortiz (2-1-1) by (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) split decision
- Lightweight: Chris Gonzalez (3-0) def. Luis Vargas (2-4) by (30-27, 30-26, 30-25) unanimous decision
- Middleweight: Cornelius Savage (1-0) def. Evan Gubera (1-1) by (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) split decision
- Flyweight: Daniel Gonzalez (3-2) def. Jon Adams (0-1-1) by submission (strikes) 4:46 R2
- 150 lbs. Catchweight: Peter Ishiguro (2-1) def. Elias Anderson (0-2) by (29-28 x3) unanimous decision
- Middleweight: Alan Benson (1-1) def. Favian Gutierrez (2-3) by (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) split decision
- 180 lbs.: Catchweight: Tyson Miller (1-0) def. Albert Gonzales (1-2) by TKO (check kick broken leg) 1:18 R1
- Middleweight: Ivan Batinich (4-1) def. Daniel Compton (2-3) by submission (rear naked choke) 4:33 R2