Phil Davis defeats Lyoto Machida in their highly contested rematch.
Former light heavyweight champion “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis discusses his second win over Lyoto Machida in the Bellator 245 main event, potentially fighting company newcomer Corey Anderson, a rematch with new champ Vadim Nemkov, not getting finished throughout his career, moving on from Ryan Bader, and the promotion switching to CBS Sports Network in October.
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Bellator 245: Davis vs. Machida 2 Main Card:
Phil Davis (22-5, 1 NC) defeated Lyoto Machida (26-10) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). Davis puts himself in line for a rematch with new Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov.
Cat Zingano (11-4) defeated Gabby Holloway (6-6) via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26). Zingano wins her Bellator debut after a long layoff.
Taylor Johnson (6-1) defeated Ed Ruth (8-3) via submission (heel hook) at :59 of round one. Huge upset in Johnson’s Bellator MMA debut.
Raymond Daniels (2-1, 1 NC) and Peter Stanonik (5-4, 1 NC) ended in a no content (accidental low blow). Two of the worst low blows you’ll ever see. Stanonik updated fans the next day saying he only suffered a contused groin. OUCH.
Bellator 245 Prelims Results
Alex Polizzi (7-0) defeated Rafael Carvalho (16-5) unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27). Polizzi scores a major win over the former Bellator middleweight champion.
Leslie Smith (12-8-1) defeated Amanda Bell (7-7) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28. 29-28). The former UFC fighter gets her first Bellator MMA win and spoke at length about social justice issues after the fight.
Tyrell Fortune (8-1, 1 NC) and Jack May (11-6, 1 NC) ended in a no content (accidental low blow). Unfortunate ending for the rising Bellator MMA heavyweight prospect.
Keith Lee (7-3) defeated Vinicius Zani (11-7) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27). No, not THAT Keith Lee.