Bellator 259: Cyborg vs Smith 2 Results And Replay
Bellator 259 went down on Friday night at he Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. In the main event, Cris Cyborg successfully defended her featherweight title for a second time by finishing Leslie Smith late in the fifth round.
In the co-main event, Leandro Higo edged a split decision against the former bantamweight champion, Darrion Caldwell.
Elsewhere on the Bellator 259 main card, Austin Vanderford survived two nasty cuts to his forehead to beat Fabian Edwards via unanimous decision, Jaleel Willis earned a hard fought unanimous decision win over Maycon Mendonca, and Hannah Guy handed Valerie Loureda her first loss by winning via unanimous decision.
Bellator 259: Cris Cyborg vs Leslie Smith 2 Results
Cris Cyborg defeats Leslie Smith via fifth round TKO (4:51)
Leandro Higo defeats Darrion Caldwell via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Austin Vanderford defeats Fabian Edwards via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jaleel Willis defeats Maycon Mendonca via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Hannah Guy defeats Valerie Loureda via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Saad Awad defeats Nate Andrews via first round KO (3:16)
Grant Neal defeats Tyree Fortune via first round rear-naked choke submission (4:20)
Sumiko Inaba defeats Kristina Katsikis via third round TKO (3:35)
Aviv Gozali defeats Sean Felton via first round heel hook submission (1:17)
Davion Franklin defeats Tyler King via first round KO (2:02)
Leah McCourt defeats Janay Harding via second round triangle choke submission (2:42)
Danny Sabatello defeats Brett Johns via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Alexander Shabliy defeats Alfie Davis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Bellator 259 Prelims And Main Card Replay:
Bellator returns on June 11th with Bellator 260, which will see the promotion welcome fans back for the first time in over a year. In the main event, Douglas Lima will defend his welterweight title against Yaroslav Amosov.