Bellator 139 Results
Bellator 139 took place at the Kansas Star Arena with a main event between Cheick Kongo (22-10-2) and Alexander Volkov (24-5).
In addition to the headliner, “Bellator MMA: Kongo vs. Volkov,” which aired live and free on Spike at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT, featured three additional must-see main card bouts.
In the co-main event, home state hero David “The Caveman” Rickels (16-3) looked to put an end to the winning streak of John “The Natural” Alessio (35-17). Unfortunately for both fighters an unintentional illegeal knee to the temple of a grounded Alessio would end the contest.
The always-exciting Joe Schilling (2-4) attempted to continue his torrid pace of 2015 when he met promotional newcomer Hisaki Kato (4-1). “Stitch Em’ Up” is already slated to compete during the kickboxing portion of “Bellator: Dynamite” in September but he suffered a KO loss tonight to Kato at 0:34 in Round 2.
In the opening televised bout of the evening, former Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran (20-7) put an end to his current two-fight skid after defeating 24-year-old Emmanuel Sanchez (10-1). “Paddy Mike” was originally slated to face Goiti Yamauchi, but an injury derailed the tilt.
Main Card (9 p.m. ET)
Bellator Heavyweight Main Event: Cheick Kongo defeated Alexander Volkov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Bellator Lightweight Fight: David Rickels vs. John Alessio – no contest (unintentional illegal knee) – Round 1, 2:21
Bellator Middleweight Fight: Hisaki Kato defeated Joe Schilling via knockout (punch) – Round 2, 0:34
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Pat Curran defeated Emmanuel Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Preliminary Card (6:45 p.m. ET)
Bellator Heavyweight Fight: Derek Bohi vs. Frederick Brown
Bellator Bantamweight Fight: Aaron Ely defeated Jeimeson Saudino via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 1:05
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Bryanna Fissori defeated Iony Razafiarison via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bellator Heavyweight Fight: Alex Huddleston defeated Javy Ayala via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:12
Bellator Heavyweight Fight: Augusto Sakai defeated Daniel Gallemore via TKO (injury) – Round 2, 5:00
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Bubba Jenkinsvs defeated Joe Wilk via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:00
Bellator Lightweight Fight: Bobby Cooper defeated Pablo Villaseca via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Gaston Reyno defeated Greg Scott via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:17