Live Bellator 259 post fight interviews!
Bellator 259 Post Fight Press Conference: Bellator featherweight champion Cris Cyborg Justino discusses her dominant fifth-round TKO win over Leslie Smith, calling out Cat Zingano, and what’s next in her illustrious MMA career. Plus: Scott Coker on Leandro Higo’s big win over Darrion Caldwell, Valerie Loureda’s first loss to Hannah Guy, middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi’s return, the possibility of Cris Cyborg vs. Kayla Harrison of PFL, Juliana Velasquez vs. Denise Kielholtz, and Cat Zingano being next in line!
Time Stamps: 00:00 Cris Cyborg, 09:35 Scott Coker. Footage courtesy of and provided by Bellator MMA, Showtime Sports, and BZA PR to TSC News TV and The Sports Courier.
Bellator 259 Results:
c-Cris Cyborg (24-2, 1 NC) defeated #4-Leslie Smith (12-9-1) via TKO (strikes) at 4:51 of round five
#6-Leandro Higo (20-5) defeated Darrion Caldwell (15-5) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
#3-Austin Vanderford (11-0) defeated #4-Fabian Edwards (9-2) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jaleel Willis (15-2) defeated Maycon Mendonca (11-5) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Hannah Guy (3-1) defeated #8-Valerie Loureda (3-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Bellator 259 Prelims Results:
Saad Awad (24-13, 1 NC) defeated Nate Andrews (16-4) via KO (strikes) at 3:16 of round one
#7-Grant Neal (6-0) defeated #8-Tyree Fortune (5-1) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:20 of round one
Sumiko Inaba (2-0) defeated Kristina Katsikis (1-2) via TKO (strikes) at 3:35 of round three
Aviv Gozali (6-0) defeated Sean Felton (5-3-1) via submission (heel hook) at 1:17 of round one
#9-Davion Franklin (3-0) defeated Tyler King (12-10) via KO at 2:02 of round one
#7-Leah McCourt (5-1) defeated 6-Janay Harding (6-5) via submission (triangle choke) at 2:42 of round two
Danny Sabatello (11-1) defeated Brett Johns (17-3) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Alexander Shabliy (20-3) defeated #9-Alfie Davis (14-4) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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