Complete 'Bellator 158: London' Results, Photos & Video
‘BELLATOR 158: LONDON’ DELIVERS – OFFERING KNOCKOUTS, SUBMISSIONS & POKE BALLS
LONDON -- (July 16, 2016) – Douglas Lima (27-6) and Paul Daley (38-14-2) had been bound to cross paths throughout their Bellator MMA tenures, and on Saturday night at The O2 in London, the welterweight battle finally came to a head.
The main event of "Bellator 158: London" pitted the former 170-pound titlist against "Semtex," an Englishman who has been on a tear since coming back into the fray. Over the course of 15 minutes, the two warriors ripped into each other's bodies, rocking their foe with shots and scoring takedowns. Much to the chagrin of Daley's hometown faithful, Lima got the better of Daley, earning a unanimous decision of (30-27 x3). With the win, Lima, eyes a rematch with Andrey Koreshkov, the man who took his title nearly a year ago.
Matt Mitrione Moves to 2-0 Under the Bellator MMA Umbrella
Matt Mitrione (11-5) returned to the Bellator MMA cage fresh off his victory at "Bellator: Dynamite 2" and finished Oli Thompson (17-9), winning his second fight in three weeks. "Meathead" and the former Britain's strongest man winner went toe-to-toe for the better part of two rounds, but at 4:21 in the second frame, Mitrione turned the lights out for Thompson. Now, Mitrione moves ever closer to a shot at the vacant heavyweight belt, something he hopes to claim before the end of 2016.
It’s rare when antics following a fight upstage a flying knee knockout, but Michael Page (12-0) managed to do just that with his second round finish of Evangelista “Cyborg” (21-19) on Satuday night in London. The ending came at 4:31 of the second frame, when Cyborg shot for a takedown but was caught in the head with a knee that sent him sprawling to the mat.
After that, “Venom” continued to do what he does best – entertain.
MAIN CARD RESULTS
Douglas Lima def. Paul Daley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Matt Mitrione def. Oli Thompson via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:21
Francis Carmont def. Lukasz Klinger via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 1, 3:54
Michael Page def. Evangelista Santos knockout (flying knee) – Round 2, 4:31
James Gallagher def. Mike Cutting via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD RESULTS
Manuel Garcia def. Alex Reid via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
James Mulheron def. Neil Grove via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)
Danny Mitchell def. C.J. Meeks via submission (twister) – Round 1, 4:25
Nathaniel Wood def. Chase Morton via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:55
Jason Radcliffe def. Jack Mason via knockout (knee) – Round 1, 0:14
Dean Garnett vs. Luiz Tosta declared a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Pietro Menga def. Spencer Hewitt via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 0:41
Mike Shipman def. Dom Clark via submission (anaconda choke) – Round 1, 1:33