Simply Results: Bellator 255

The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut hosts Bellator 255.  The 12-fight card is headlined by the second featherweight grand prix semifinal as Emmanuel Sanchez challenges Patricio Freire for the Belator featherweight title. The fight is a rematch from 2018 where Freire beat Sanchez by decision. 

The co-main event has possible title ramifications as number three ranked Neiman Gracie faces number six ranked Jason Jackson. 

MAIN CARD (Showtime)
• Featherweight Title Bout: (champ) Patricio Freire (32-4) def. Emmanuel Sanchez (20-5) by technical submission (guillotine choke) 3:35 R1 
• Welterweight Bout: Jason Jackson (14-4) def. Neiman Gracie (11-1) by (29-28 x3) unanimous decision
• Heavyweight Bout: Tyrell Fortune (10-1) def. Jack May (11-8) by TKO (ground & pound)  3:16 R1
• Lightweight Bout: Usman Nurmagomedov (12-0) def. Mike Hamel (7-5) by (29-28, 30-27 x2) unanimous decision
• Women’s Flyweight Bout: Kana Watanabe (10-0-1) def. Alejandra Lara (9-4) by (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) split  decision

Prelims (Bellator YouTube channel)
• Bantamweight Bout: Magomed Magomedov (18-1) def. Cee Jay Hamilton (15-8) by submission (rear naked choke) 1:22 R2
•  Lightweight Bout: Mandel Nallo (8-1) def. Ricardo Seixas (9-3) by TKO (superman punch) 3:23 R1
• Middleweight Bout: Khalid Murtazaliev (15-2) def. Fabio Aguiar (17-2) by (29-28, 30-27 x2) unanimous decision
• Lightweight Bout: Chris Gonzalez (6-0) def. Roger Huerta (24-13) by submission (strikes from back mount) 3:01 R3
• Light-heavyweight Bout: Jose Augusto Azevedo (7-2) def. Jonathan Wilson (9-4) by submission (arm triangle choke) 4:58 R1
• Welterweight Bout: Roman Faraldo (5-0) def. Trevor Gudde (2-2) by TKO (punches) 1:30 R1
• Middleweight Bout: Jordan Newman (3-0) def. Branko Busick (2-2) by TKO (ground & pound) 2:30 R2


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