Home to some of the best fighters in the world, France has taken an important step towards the regulation of mixed martial arts, by stating that it will legalise the practice of the sport in the country starting January 1st, 2020.
BRAVE Combat Federation Welterweight world champion and Frenchman Abdoul Abdouraguimov has been elated by the news and has called the promotion to organize an event there, which president Mohammed Shahid admitted it’s a possibility, since BRAVE is venturing in Europe again this year with BRAVE 24, set to be hosted in London, on July 25th.
“The legalization of MMA in France is great news for everyone. I always believed in the importance of Europe as a whole in making mixed martial arts a truly global sport and France legalizing it is a big step forward for France as well as for the sport of MMA. France has been on our radar for some time and it’s nice to know a huge avenue has opened up for the development of MMA in Europe”, said Shahid.
The efforts of Bertrand Amoussou, former IMMAF president and current chairman of the CFMMA (French MMA Commission) was delighted with the news and the efforts made by his team and thanked BRAVE CF for the well-wishes.
“This is a game changer for MMA. Me and my team have been working for so long on this. We have been waiting for the legalization of mixed martial arts for 15 years. French MMA students will now have proper coaches with proper official qualification to teach. We can now organize a national championship and see big events happening in Paris and around. It’s a big day for French MMA and we thank you for the support”.
Aside from Abdouraguimov, BRAVE has some of the finest fighters coming out of France on its roster, such as Mehdi Baghdad, David Bear and Tahar Hadbi.
MMA UK’s Katie Hunter caught up with ‘Big Bad’ Olga Rubin in London ahead of her fight against Julia Budd at Bellator 224 for the women’s featherweight title in Thackerville, Oklahoma on 12th July 2019.
Olga Rubin interview ahead of her fight against Julia Budd at Bellator 224 - YouTube
Fight week is finally here. With just days to go until Cage Warriors return to London for CW106: Night of Champions – their biggest card of all time – here are the fights you should be looking out for and how to watch around the world.
In the main event, undefeated welterweight champion Ross ‘The Hitman’ Houston will fight to unify his title against the interim champion and UFC vet Nicolas Dalby.
Scotland’s Houston offered a glimpse into his training in the run-up to the event, which revealed long swims in the icy waters of Loch Ness and runs in the desolate highlands made up part of his gruelling championship fight camp. On the other side of Europe, former champion Dalby has been grinding away in his home town of Copenhagen to ensure his dream can be realised on June 29th. Having had a shot in the UFC in 2015 but falling short of a successful run due to admitted fights with his mental health, Dalby is back with a vengeance – new, improved and with full belief that this is his time.
In the lightweight division, the vacant title formerly held by Conor McGregor is on the line when dangerous finishers Jai Herbert and Jack Grant meet in what’s widely regarded as the most exciting fight in European MMA right now. Both men have surged through the ranks over the last few years with numerous highlight real knockouts, boasting a collective 21 finishes within the distance since their debuts.
The Eventim Apollo is sure to be on its feet when London’s own middleweight champion James Webb defends his title in his backyard against formidable challenger Nathias Frederick, who is riding a seven-fight win streak.
The featherweight title is also on the line when reigning champion Dean Trueman steps up for the toughest test of his career to date, taking on Danish UFC veteran Mads Burnell.
Another stellar highlight of ‘Night of Champions’ – and the first fight on the main card – is number one contender Sam Creasey vs top French prospect Samir Faiddine for the vacant flyweight belt. Creasey has battled his way to a title shot before but fell short in one of the most exciting fights of the night at CW92. Since then, he’s bounced back with 2 impressive wins over Coner Hignett and Andy Young, taking his record to 11-2.
The sixth title fight takes the top spot on CW106’s pro preliminary card – a European showdown for the light heavyweight title formerly held by MMA legend Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping. Norwegian national hero Marthin Hamlet – a 7-time national wrestling champion with 15 World Cup medals to his name – will take on young Londoner Modestas Bukauskas. Fans are advised to not miss a moment of the earlier pro prelims, which feature top names Alex Lohoré, Aaron Khalid and more.
“This is without a doubt the biggest card we’ve ever put together,” says Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan.
“This night has been a long time coming, and now we’re seeing perfect match ups come together. This card also sets the stage for what will happen on the European MMA scene for the rest of the year and in the future – champions could start amazing title reigns with us, or the UFC could come calling which is what happened for a tonne of guys after the last Night of Champions card: Bisping, Hardy, Silva and others.
“A big performance this Saturday night could be pivotal in these guys’ careers.”
CW106: Night of Champions will take place at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London this Saturday night, June 29th. Doors open at 3 PM.
Tickets are still available HERE, with a limited number also available on the door on Saturday.
How to Watch
Main Card (from 7.30PM) will be broadcast live on UFC FightPass globally and on a host of territorial broadcast partners including:
Eleven Sports Network: Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Taiwan
Viaplay: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden
RMC Sport: France, select other Francophone territories
D Sports: India
Gol TV: Spain
SportKlub: Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Macedonia
Setanta Eurasia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
BFBS: British Forces Overseas
FightPass exclusive territories include UK, Eire, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and the Americas.
Pro Prelims (from 4PM) will be broadcast on UFC Fight Pass, free for non-subscribers as well as account holders. Scandinavian fans can also watch the pro prelims in full on Viaplay. CW106: Night of Champions Fight Card Main Card (7.30PM)
Ross Houston vs Nicolas Dalby – Welterweight Title Fight (10PM)
Jack Grant vs Jai Herbert – Lightweight Title Fight (9.25PM)
Dean Trueman vs Mads Burnell – Featherweight Title Fight (8.50PM)
James Webb vs Nathias Frederick – Middleweight Title Fight (8.15PM)
Sam Creasey vs Samir Faiddine – Flyweight Title Fight (7.40PM) Pro Prelims (4PM)
Marthin Hamlet vs Modestas Bukauskas – Light Heavyweight Title Fight (6.20PM)
Alex Lohoré vs Aaron Khalid – Welterweight (6PM)
Darren O’Gorman vs Adam Aramasinghe – Flyweight (5.40PM)
Jason Radcliffe vs Håkon Foss – Middleweight (5.20PM)
Ian Garry vs Tayo Odunjo – Welterweight (5PM)
Mike Younis vs Thomas Robertsen – Middleweight (4.40PM)
Morgan Charriere vs Lewis Monarch – Featherweight (4.20PM)
James Hendin vs Kingsley Crawford – Featherweight (4PM)
The UFC will return to the twin cities for the first time since 2012 in the third event of the ESPN era at the Target Center on June 29. Here are three fighters looking to make the promotion’s twin city return one for the record books.
At 7-2 overall and standing at 2-0 in the UFC, the heavy-handed Maurice Greene rides into UFC on ESPN 3 having finished five of his seven career bouts. With four submissions and one knockout, Greene’s key to a victory will lie in what he is able to do on top once his foe expends his gastank. I expect that this contest will in a finish either late in the first round or early in the second. Greene’s last victory in the UFC was a split decison win over Jeff Hughes at UFC On ESPN Plus 4 in March 2019. In Brazil’s Junior Albini, he is facing a foe with finishes in 12 of his 14 wins as a professional. Albini’s last UFC win was a first round TKO victory over Timothy Johnson at UFC On Fox 25 in July 2017,
With back to back wins to begin his UFC tenure and a perfect 8-0 record, rising prospect Roosevelt Roberts has impressed in his first two outings inside the UFC thus far including earning a Performance of the Night bonus in his UFC debut with a first round one submission of Darrell Horcher. Dangerous on the ground or standing up to the tune of seven finishes in eight wins, Robert’s key to victory lies in him being able to spot his opponent’s weak point then going in for the kill. His last UFC win was a split decision victory over Thomas Gifford at UFC On ESPN Plus 8 in April 2019. In Vince Pichel, Roberts will be facing a ruthless knockout artist with eight knockouts to his credit. Pichel’s last victory in the UFC was a unanimous decision win over Joaquim Silva in January 2018 at UFC On Fox 27.
Having finished 13 of his 20 wins, the durable Drew Dober has had his fair share of scraps in the UFC. With seven knockouts and six submissions to his credit, Dober’s key to victory will lie in how well he channels his aggressiveness in the early stages of the contest. His last UFC win was a unanimous decision victory over John Tuck at UFN 135 in August 2018. In Mexico’s Marco Polo Reyes, Dober is facing an aggressive knockout artist with six knockouts in his eight career victories. Reyes last victory in the UFC was a first-round knockout of Matt Frevola in January 2018 at UFN 124.
Nowadays the idea of fight fixing makes little to no sense because of the apparent underground and decline of the Italian American crime syndicate in New York City and New Jersey. This is popularly demonstrated in the HBO series The Sopranos which documents the Mafia relations between New York and New Jersey, taking the perspective of the main character Tony Soprano, played by the late James Gandolfini. Throughout the show, they make numerous references towards the decline of the mob force, compared to how it is highlighted in movies such as The Godfather. Another movie that excellently highlights the power of the Mafia during the post-war era is the Martin Scorsese classic ‘Raging Bull’, which saw the legendary Robert De Niro nab his second Academy Award, it highlights the influence the Mafia had on fight fixing at the peak of their power surrounding some of the dives that Jake LaMotta had to take throughout his career in order to try and position himself in title contention.
One of the most famous cases of Mafia influence, which ironically nobody can confirm if fixed or not, but heavily speculated on is the rivalry between Primo Carnera and Jack Sharkey. The second fight between them saw Carnera stop Sharkey in the 6th round via Knockout, some speculate that it was a phantom punch, others believe that it looked legitimate. The problem surrounding this was that Carnera was always thought to be involved in fight fixing, even having his license to fight removed in some states such as California. The biggest question surrounding both men is that they were known to have connections with criminals, Owney Madden was photographed with Primo Carnera on occasion, Jack Sharkey was photographed with Al Capone, both of these gangsters need no introduction, but the investigations by police of fight fixing and the clear connections to criminal powerhouses leaves much for speculation. Carnera often argued that he never fixed a fight, this is commonly believed by a majority of people, as the belief is that if Carnera was involved in fixed fights then he wasn’t actually aware of the fights being fixed in advance. Sharkey also contested, stating that the fight was not fixed, his doubt around the legitimacy of the contest’s result was always disputed, even training partners, coaches and his own wife were sceptical, positive that he in fact through the fight on purpose. Unfortunately for us, we shall never have the true answer the legitimacy surrounding the title reign of ‘The Ampling Alp’ Primo Carnera.
Lightweight Cian Cowley is the first official addition to BRAVE’s debut in London, set for July 25th. The exclusive event will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, inside the Copper Box Arena, and will feature the return of the SBG Ireland representative, who takes on promotional newcomer Maciej Gierzewski in the main card.
Cowley will look to rebound from his first BRAVE loss, at the hands of John Brewin, in a close decision back at BRAVE 22, in March of this year, in the Philippines. The defeat broke a two-win streak for the Irish striker, who started off his career with BRAVE CF beating Daniel Olejniczak and Hardeep Rai, both by technical knockout.
Cian is teammates with MMA superstar Conor McGregor and other standouts such as Dillon Danis and Gunnar Nelson and has an extensive background in muay thai and kickboxing. Before transitioning to professional MMA, “The Warrior” was a multiple-time national champion in muay thai and won a bronze medal at the IMMAF Amateur world championships in 2016.
Meanwhile, Maciej will be making his BRAVE debut on the back of his last win, in May of this year, as he TKO’d Sergiusz Uzarek in the second-round in a local Polish promotion. “Magic Man” is from Poland, but fights out of IFS Northern Ireland.
BRAVE 24 is set to take the MMA world by storm with a luxurious, once-in-a-lifetime experience for the exclusive guests that will attend the event. Further news of the fight card and the event itself will be announced in the coming days.
[Rome. 22 June 2019] See below for the Results for Day 4 and Schedule for Day 5 of the 2019 IMMAF – WMMAA European & Junior European Open Championships which takes place at the PalaPellicone in Rome this week from 18 – 23 June. Today saw the Finals and Medals Ceremony for the Junior Championships, with the Senior Finals and Medals Ceremony taking place tomorrow.
Hosted by FIGMMA ( Federazione Italiana Grappling Mixed Martial Arts), the two five-day, nations tournaments run in parallell starting at 11am (UTC+1) daily. While the Senior Championships is open to all eligible athletes over the age of 18, the U21s Junior Championships gives a platform for competitors of 18, 19 and 20 years only.
The Senior European Open Championships and Junior European Open Championships will be available for audiences around the world to watch LIVE and on demand 19 – 23 June, from 11am (UTC + 1) daily from just €4.99 (Early Bird).
Three rings (and one for the Senior Finals on 23 June) will be streamed live each day immaf.tv while videos-on-demand for ALL matches will be uploaded to the platform during week.
Matches schedule information for each ring will be published daily throughout the Championships at immaf.org with full tournament information available atmynextmatch.com
RESULTS – DAY 4 – 22/06/2019
Bout 1: Female Atomweight 47.6 kg (105 lbs) Nadine Abbott bissett (Ireland) d e f Jenna Horto (Finland) via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Bout 2: Female Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs) Nina Back (Sweden) d e f Antanina Kuliashova (Belarus) via Submission (Armbar) Round 2, 1:04
Bout 3: Female Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs) VIKTORIYA DUDAKOVA (Russia) d e f Janika Antinmaa Antinmaa (Finland) via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bout 4: Female Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs) CHAMBEAU ROUSSEAU ESTELLE (France) d e f Frida Vastamäki (Sweden) via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Bout 5: Female Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs) Melissa Tonya Mullins (United Kingdom) d e f Christina Papasotiriou (Greece) via TKO Round 3, 2:41
Bout 6: Female Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs) Sandra Meneses (Sweden) d e f Tetiana Liashuk (Ukraine) via TKO Round 2, 0:33
Bout 7: Male Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs) Ata Atdayev (Ukraine) d e f Rafael calderon coria (Spain) via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Bout 8: Male Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs) Alvaro Ucendo (Spain) d e f MAGOMEDRASUL GUSENGADZHIEV (Russia) via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bout 9: Male Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs) Artem Afanasenko (Ukraine) d e f Delyan Georgiev (Bulgaria) via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Bout 10: Male Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs) ANTONI JOSEP MARTI SEGARRA (Spain) d e f Scott Pedersen (Wales) via Split Decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
Bout 11: Male Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs) Ramazan Gitinov (Bahrain) d e f Dario Petrolo (Italy) via Submission (Anaconda Choke) Round 1, 1:00
Bout 12: Male Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs) MAGOMEDKHABIB UMAROV (Russia) d e f Sola Axel (France) due to Medical Examination Failed
Bout 13: Male Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs) Kirill Andreev (Finland) d e f Andreas Knutsson (Sweden) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round 2, 1:44
Bout 14: Male Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs) Shamil Gaziev (Bahrain) d e f Kimmo Meier (Estonia) due to Medical Examination Failed
Bout 15: Male Super Heavyweight 300 kg (661 lbs) pasha kharkhachaev (Bahrain) d e f ISLAM RAMAZANOV (Russia) via TKO Round 1, 1:21
Bout 16: Female Jr Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs) Anna Gaul (Germany) d e f Shannon Troup (United Kingdom) due to Medical Examination Failed
Bout 17: Female Jr Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs) Milly Horkan (United Kingdom) d e f Megan Hamill (Ireland) via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Bout 18: Female Jr Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs) Izzy Mitchell (United Kingdom) d e f Arietta Ourania Tsaousi (Greece) via TKO Round 1, 1:29
Bout 19: Male Jr Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs) ZAGIRHAN IBRAGIMOV (Russia) d e f Yerulan Kabdulov (Kazakhstan) via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Bout 20: Male Jr Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs) AKHMED NUTSALKHANOV (Russia) d e f cristiano ottaviani (Italy) via Unanimous Decision Round 3 (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Bout 21: Male Jr Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs) Muhammad Mokaev (United Kingdom) d e f Reo Yamaguchi (Japan) via Unanimous Decision Round 3 (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Bout 22: Male Jr Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs) Anatoliy Zolotykh (Kazakhstan) d e f Alexander OSullivan (Ireland) via Split Decision Round 3 (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)
Bout 23: Male Jr Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs) DOROBSHOH NABOTOV (Russia) d e f Zé Machado (Portugal) via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Bout 24: Male Jr Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs) Murad Guseinov (Bahrain) d e f SAMUR MAGAMEDKHANOV (Russia) via Unanimous Decision Round 3, 3:00 (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Bout 26: Male Jr Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs) OMAR ALIEV (Russia) d e f Haider Khan (United Kingdom) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round 1, 0:22
Bout 27: Male Jr Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs) SHAMSUTDIN MAKHMUDOV (Russia) d e f Trevor Makengo (Ireland) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round 1, 2:34
Bout 1: Female Atomweight 47.6 kg (105 lbs) Magdalena Czaban (Poland) d e f Aeilish O Hanlon (Ireland) via TKO Round 1, 1:48
Bout 2: Female Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs) Anastasiya Svetkivska (Ukraine) d e f Clara Danssmann (Germany) via Unanimous Decision Round 3 (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Bout 3: Female Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs) Renaná Bruckstein (Germany) d e f Daryna Harbar (Ukraine) via Split Decision Round 3 (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Bout 4: Female Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs) Megan Morris (United Kingdom) d e f Milana Yatimova (Ukraine) via TKO Round 3, 1:03
Bout 5: Female Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs) Jasmine Favero (Italy) d e f Nadiia Honcharova (Ukraine) via Unanimous Decision Round 3 (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Bout 6: Male Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs) Eduard Kostrytsia (Ukraine) d e f Amancio Crespo (Spain) via No Contest Round 1, 0:48
Bout 7: Male Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs) SULEJMAN BERSHIGADOV (Russia) d e f Abdulla Alyaqoob (Bahrain) via Unanimous Decision Round 3 (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Bout 8: Male Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs) Magomed Idrisov (Bahrain) d e f Denislav Hadzhiev (Bulgaria) due to Medical Examination Failed
Bout 9: Male Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs) Abdulmanap Magomedov (Bahrain) d e f Enrique Hecher Sosa (Spain) via Unanimous Decision Round 3 (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Bout 10: Male Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs) SALAMAT ISBULAEV (Russia) d e f Kaupo Kokamägi (Estonia) via TKO Round 3, 0:48
Bout 11: Male Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs) Evgeny Morozov (Russia) d e f Rusi Minev (Bulgaria) via Unanimous Decision Round 3 (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Bout 12: Male Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs) Christian Leroy Duncan (United Kingdom) d e f Tommi Leinonen (Finland) via Split Decision Round 3 (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
Bout 13: Male Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs) IGOR GLAZKOV (Russia) d e f BEGAI Paulin (France) via Unanimous Decision Round 3 (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bout 14: Male Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs) GADZHIMURAD BAGAUDINOV (Russia) d e f Chaddad Alexandre (Lebanon) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 2, 1:19
Bout 15: Male Super Heavyweight 300 kg (661 lbs) Ruslan Moiseienko (Ukraine) d e f Kaloyan Kolev (Bulgaria) due to Medical Examination Failed
SCHEDULE – DAY 5 – 23/06/2019
Bout 1: Female Atomweight 47.6 kg (105 lbs) Nadine Abbott bissett (Ireland) VS Magdalena Czaban (Poland)
Bout 2: Female Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs) Nina Back (Sweden) VS Anastasiya Svetkivska (Ukraine)
Bout 3: Female Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs) VIKTORIYA DUDAKOVA (Russia) VS Renaná Bruckstein (Germany)
Bout 4: Female Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs) CHAMBEAU ROUSSEAU ESTELLE (France) VS Megan Morris (United Kingdom)
Bout 5: Female Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs) Melissa Tonya Mullins (United Kingdom) VS Jasmine Favero (Italy)
Bout 6: Female Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs) Yrsa Sandin (Sweden) VS Sandra Meneses (Sweden)
Bout 7: Male Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs) Eduard Kostrytsia (Ukraine) VS MAGOMED ALIEV (Russia)
Bout 8: Male Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs) Ata Atdayev (Ukraine) VS SULEJMAN BERSHIGADOV (Russia)
Bout 9: Male Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs) Alvaro Ucendo (Spain) VS Magomed Idrisov (Bahrain)
Bout 10: Male Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs) Artem Afanasenko (Ukraine) VS Abdulmanap Magomedov (Bahrain)
Bout 11: Male Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs) ANTONI JOSEP MARTI SEGARRA (Spain) VS SALAMAT ISBULAEV (Russia)
Bout 12: Male Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs) Ramazan Gitinov (Bahrain) VS Evgeny Morozov (Russia)
Bout 13: Male Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs) MAGOMEDKHABIB UMAROV (Russia) VS Christian Leroy Duncan (United Kingdom)
Bout 14: Male Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs) Kirill Andreev (Finland) VS IGOR GLAZKOV (Russia)
Bout 15: Male Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs) Shamil Gaziev (Bahrain) VS GADZHIMURAD BAGAUDINOV (Russia)
Bout 16: Male Super Heavyweight 300 kg (661 lbs) pasha kharkhachaev (Bahrain) VS Ruslan Moiseienko (Ukraine)
LONDON, ENGLAND – Bellator’s event this evening in London will be a dual-broadcast airing, with Sky Sports and Channel 5 sharing the live broadcast in the U.K. Sky Sports will broadcast live between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. BST with the Channel 5 broadcast airing live between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. BST. In the U.S., Bellator London will stream live on the Bellator app at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT, while the portion of the card billed as Bellator 223 will air as a delayed broadcast on Paramount Network, and simulcast on DAZN, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
Follow the results below
Middleweight World Title Main Event: Gegard Mousasi (185) vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. (184)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Melvin Manhoef (205.6) vs. Kent Kauppinen(200)
160-lb. Catchweight Bout: Aaron Chalmers(159.8) vs. Fred Freeman(160)
Welterweight Feature Bout: Paul Daley (170.6) vs. Erick Silva (170.8)
140-lb. Catchweight Bout: James Gallagher (139.2) vs. Jeremiah Labiano (139.6)
Middleweight Bout:Fabian Edwards (185.4) vs. Jonathan Bosuku (185.8)
Middleweight Bout:Mike Shipman(185.8) vs. Costello van Steenis (185.4)
Middleweight Bout: Charlie Ward (183.2)vs. Justin Moore(185.6)
Welterweight Bout: Walter Gahadza (170) vs. Oliver Enkamp(171)
Women’s Flyweight Bout: Denise Kielholtz (121) vs. Bryony Tyrell (124.6)
Lightweight Bout:Chris Bungard(156) vs. Charlie Leary (155)
Women’s Flyweight Bout: Kate Jackson (125.4) vs. Lena Ovchynnikova(123.2)
161-lb. Catchweight Bout: Terry Brazier (160) vs. Alessandro Botti(160.2)
Featherweight Bout: Nathan Rose (145.4) vs. Luke Ord (145.8)
Lightweight Bout: Alfie Davis (155) vs. Jorge Kanella (156)
Welterweight Bout: Justin Burlinson (170.6) vs. Wendle Lewis(168.4)
Welterweight Bout: Galore Bofando (170.2) vs. Kevin McCabe(169.8)
Middleweight Bout: Kevin Fryer (185.6)vs.John Redmond(185.4)