Bellator 251: Manhoef vs Anderson Results

Bellator 251 went down on Thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. In the main event, Corey Anderson made a successful debut in his new promotion with a second round TKO win over Melvin Manhoef, courtesy of some heavy ground and pound.

In the evening’s co-main event, Tyrell Fortune earned a hard fought unanimous decision win over Said Sowma, who was making his promotional debut.

Elsewhere on the Bellator 251 main card, Paige VanZant’s husband Austin Vanderford extended his undefeated record to 10-0 with a dominant unanimous decision victory over Vinicius de Jesus, and Derek Anderson beat Killys Mota after the instant replay was used to show that his head kick finish was a legal strike.

Official Results From Bellator 251: Melvin Manhoef vs Corey Anderson

Main card:

Light heavyweight: Corey Anderson def. Melvin Manhoef via second round TKO (2:34)

Heavyweight: Tyrell Fortune def. Said Sowma via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Middleweight: Austin Vanderford def. Vinicius de Jesus via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)

Welterweight: Derek Anderson def. Killys Mota via second round KO (4:27)

Prelims:

Lightweight: Georgi Karakhanyan def. Bryce Logan via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Light Heavyweight: Julius Anglickas def. Alex Polizzi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Featherweight: Janay Harding def. Jessy Miele via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Lightweight: Ali Zebian def. Piankhi Zimmerman via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Bantamweight: Jaylon Bates def. Joe Supino via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)

Flyweight: Sumiko Inaba def. Jessica Ruiz via first round TKO (4:59)

Bellator returns next Thursday, November 12th with Bellator 252, which will see the return of the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix. The main event will see the division’s champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ defend his title against Pedro Carvalho in the quarterfinals. While the co-main event will see the second quarterfinal of the night between Daniel Weichel and Emmanuel Sanchez.

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