Bellator 216 is set to go down tonight at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. Unfortunately, for many fans, it is not happening in England as many had hoped given the main event. The card will be headlined with the welterweight Grand Prix highly-anticipated matchup between Michael Page vs Paul Daley. The two have had a longtime feud and will finally get to fight.
Meanwhile, the co-main event features a rematch between Mirko Cro Cop vs Roy Nelson. The two were supposed to fight at Bellator 200 but Cro Cop had to pull out due to an injury. The fight before is a highly anticipated heavyweight bout where the winner should be getting the next title shot. Former Bellator heavyweight champion, Vitaly Minakov is back and taking on Cheick Kongo, who has been on a roll since joining Bellator.
The other two fights on the card are Yaroslav Amasov taking on Erick Silva and Valerie Loureda making her anticipated Bellator debut against Colby Fletcher.
And, at the weigh-ins earlier today, all 10 fighters made weight meaning all main card fights are a go. The card is live on DAZN at 10 p.m. Eastern in what should be a great night of fights.
Complete Bellator 216 Results:
MAIN CARD (DAZN, 10 p.m. ET)
Michael Page def. Paul Daley via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) – welterweight grand prix opening round
Mirko Cro Cop def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Cheick Kongo def. Vitaly Minakov via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Yaroslav Amosov def. Erick Silva via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Valerie Loureda def. Colby Fletcher via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:55
PRELIMINARY CARD ( 7:30 p.m. ET)
Demetrios Plaza def. Andrews Rodriguez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Justin Sumter def. Reginaldo Felix via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:27
Kemran Lachinov def. Kastriot Xhema via submission (kneebar) – Round 2, 0:53
Tyrell Fortune def. Ryan Pokryfky via TKO (knee, punches) – Round 1, 2:21
Vinicius De Jesus def. Rodolpho Barcellos via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:46
Jesse Kosakowski def. Rodolfo Neves Rocha via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:05
Nekruz Mirkhojaev def. Pat Casey via submission (neck crank) – Round 3, 1:18