Bellator 225: "Mitrione vs. Kharitonov 2" will be aired on TONIGHT (Sat., August 24, 2019) at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and streamed to Paramount Network and DAZN. After their first fight ended in "No Contest" in just 15 seconds, Bellator MMA has brought back Matt Mitrione (13-6, 1 NC) and Sergei Kharitonov (29-7, 2 NC) for a better result!
The main card of Bellator 225 starts at 9 pm ET with "Prelims" subcard battles starting at 7 pm ET on DAZN ( look at it ). MMAmania.com delivers results and play-by-play for the entire Bellator MMA card .
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BELLATOR 225 SHORT FINDINGS :
Matt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov –
Vitaly Minakov vs. Timothy Johnson –
David Rickels vs. Yaroslav Amosov –
Tyrell Fortune vs. Rudy Schaffroth – Fortune Sub (RNC) 2:08 R2 .
Alejandra Lara vs. Taylor Turner –
Kastroit Xhema vs. Connor Dixon – Dixon sub (Armbar) 2:08 R3 .
Corey Browning vs. Nick Newell – Newell Sub (Arm Triangle) 3:15 R1 . Austin Vanderford vs.
Joseph Creer – Vanderford TKO (Doctor) 5:00 R2 .
Sabah Homasi vs. Micah Terrill – Homasi KO 0:17 R1 .
Ricky Bandejas vs. Ahmet Kayretli – Bandejas KO 1:21 R1 .
Khonry Gracie v Oscar Vera – Gracie sub (Armbar) 2:50 R1 .
Mike Kimbel  Vs. Chris Disonell – Disonell TKO 4:54 R1 .
Aviv Gozali Vs. Eduard Muravitsky – Gozali sub (heel hook) 0: 11 R1 .
Jon Manley vs. Thiago Rela – Manley sub (RNC) 4:47 R3 .
BELLATOR 225 GAME FOR GAME:
Matt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov
Final score: To be determined.
Vitaly Minakov vs. Timothy Johnson
] Round 1:
Final score: To be determined.
David Rickels vs. Yaroslav Amosov
Final score: To be determined.
Tyrell Fortune vs. Rudy Sheep Foam
Luck is 6-0 in red gloves. Schaffroth is 6-0 (1 NC) in blue gloves. Schaffroth fights in the gray trunks of Clackamas, Oregon. Fortune fights in black suitcases from Tempe, Arizona. Our referee is Dan Miragliotta.
Round 1: Both men circle and appreciate each other. Schaffroth appears cautious and Fortune dances to the right of him. Schaffroth unloads a leg kick and throws a shock on the body. Luck begins to circle the opposite direction, examining Schaffroth's chin. One minute has passed. Schaffroth folds to the right, but Fortune lands a big right hook and then shoots. Shepherd stuffs it and throws her knees to the body. The fortune is reset. Schaffroth pushes Fortune backwards with hands and feet. Happiness combines with a leg kick. Fortune tries a head butts and falls. Schaffroth leaves him behind. Luck beats him with a kick from his feet. He does it again at 3:10. They tie and break apart quickly. Fortune marks the leg again at 3:32. The luck returns to this fountain in the last minute of the round. 10-9 Fortune.
Round 2: Schaffroth is again the fighter moving forward, though Fortune is obviously not disturbed by him or by Schaffroth's left hook. Fortune tests his forehead with his right hand, leaving a large bruise where fist and bone meet. Luck beats him down with a kick, landing a big blow with his right hand. Then it goes down to knock it out and take its back. Fortune taps at 2:08 clock on a rear naked throttle.
Final score: Tyrell Fortune by Submission at 2:08 am on lap two.
Alejandra Lara vs. Taylor Turner
Final score: To be determined.
Kastroit Xhema vs. Connor Dixon
165 lbs. Catch Weight bout. Dixon is 0-0 in black trousers and blue gloves and fights in Millville, New Jersey. Xhema is 3-3 in red suitcases and gloves and fights in Greenwich, Connecticut. The responsible referee is Bryan Miner.
Round 1: Dixon scores two takedowns in the first minute of the fight and then reaches for a guillotine. He does not have it, but ends up halfway up. Xhema shakes him off and Dixon pushes him to the fence. They break at 1:56. Dixon shoots one leg and gets it at 2:09. Xhema gets up quickly and they split at 2:22. Dixon goes back to the leg. Xhema stuffs it and only just missed it with one knee. Xhema spreads to block the next takedown. Dixon tries to get Xhema to jump up, and Xhema forces the rebellion by backing away. Xhema shoots with a head kick. Dixon falls and Xhema lets him get up again. Knee to the body of Xhema. Dixon is still doing one leg, but it's a 50/50 stalemate on the floor when Xhema hits his head. Dixon finally takes his back and brings him down with a short time. Very slim 10-9 against Dixon.
Round 2: Dixon is still relentless on the way to takedown. He made it in 51 seconds. Dixon goes to Half Guard and looks for either Full Mount or Side Control. He takes the third option and goes backwards with both hooks. Dixon tries to get an arm triangle, and can not. He rolls at 3:15 for an arm bar and Xhema counters. Dixon counters THIS and is one minute ahead again at the top. Xhema is in the lead 37 seconds from time. 10-9 Dixon.
Round 3: Xhema tells his corner that he broke his thumb in his right hand and Ray Longo says, "You can not help it, you have another hand." in. Dixon has full mounts at 0:45. Only at 1:33 does Dixon begin to lure him with shots. The right elbows cut open Xhema. Dixon dices for an arm bar and gets the cock.
Final score: Connor Dixon on submission (arm rod) at 2:08 of the third round.
Corey Browning vs. Nick Newell
Newell is 15-2 in the red glove that fought Milford, Connecticut, in gray and blue suitcases. Browning is 5-2 in blue gloves, fighting out of Knoxville, Tennessee in the White Trunks. Our referee is Keith Peterson.
Round 1: Newell lands the first right hand of the fight. A second third and a fourth follow quickly. They cling and Newell pulls him down after 47 seconds. He's about to pass if he can pull his legs through for side control. He does that at 1:41. Newell gets the mounted crucifix and Browning has no chance. Full mount at 2:56 am with an invaded triangle. Newell goes to the other side and Browning types.
Final result: Nick Newell submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:15 of the first round.
Austin Vanderford vs. Joseph Creer
White trunks and blue gloves for Creer, fighting out of Columbus, Georgia. Gray stems and red gloves for Vanderford from Portland, Oregon. The 7-0 Vanderford fights at 185 pounds. tonight for the first time. Creer is 6-0-1. Our referee is Bryan Miner.
Round 1: Both men move towards the outer circle immediately after the bell. Vanderford misses wildly with a few power strokes and then joins with a kick. Creer reacts with a few body steps. The economies of scale of Creer at the middleweight level are obvious so far. Hard left hook from Creer. Vanderford shoots a double and immediately gains control of the side, but voluntarily goes halfway to tie one leg of Creer. Vanderford with links to the body and head. Vanderford loses his mouthpiece and puts it back in. Creer brings Vanderford back on track, but Vanderford reacts with hammerfists. 10-9 Vanderford.
Round 2: Creer gets kicked straight away and Vanderford drops his own forward thrust Creer. Vanderford changes quickly from full to half guard. More elbows from Vanderford. Under Creer's head, a pool of blood forms directly on the Paramount Network logo. Given the amount of blood that gets into Creer's eyes, I would not be surprised if the referee demands the time the doctor looks at him. Creer's own body has become a brush on the canvas. Creer gets him going again, but he can not stop the landing of the left and right hammers. Vanderford returns to half guard after a minute. Creer is fully recovering. The cuts around Creer's right eye look pretty gnarled. Dominant 10-8 round for Vanderford. The referee has canceled the fight.
Final score: Austin Vanderford wins over TKO (doctor break) at 5:00 pm on lap two.
Sabah Homasi vs. Micah Terrill
Homasi is 12-8 in red gloves and red trunks, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida. Terrill is 14-7 in blue gloves and black suitcases and fights in Millersville, Maryland. Our referee for this competition is Keith Peterson.
Round 1: Terrill fails after 17 seconds with a right hook and IT'S ALL ABOUT .
Final score: Sabah Homasi wins by knocking Ko's 0-17 in the first round.
Ricky Bandejas vs. Ahmet Kayretli
Blue gloves and dark naval suitcases for Kayretli on his debut as Bellator, who hails from Turkey and battles against Fairfax, VA, Pro's record of 8-3. Red gloves and black swimming trunks for Bandejas, 11-3, owner of the first victory over James Gallagher fighting out of Coconut Creek, FL. Our referee is Dan Miragliotta.
Round 1: A pair of gloves bring us on our way. Kayretli makes low leg kicks right away. Kayretli is dropped by a right hook as he comes forward, faceplants in front of his opponent, and it's all over.
Final score: Ricky Bandejas via knockout at 1:21 in the first round.
Khonry Gracie  Vs. Oscar Vera
Vera is 0-1 in blue gloves and black trunks. He fights out of the Bronx in New York. Gracie is 1-1 in red gloves and white trunks. He fights out of Palos Verdes Estates, California. Our competent referee is John English.
Round 1: Gracie lands the kick for the first leg while Vera controls the center and provides forward pressure. Vera comes with a left hook and Gracie takes him in response to the full height. Vera is sitting at the fence. Fighters are warned not to seize a cage. Gracie lands a right hook before Vera bucks and returns to land as a guard at the top. From behind, Gracie reaches for the handlebar and fetchs the faucet.
Final score: Khonry Gracie wins by hand (arm bar) at 2:50 am on the first lap.
Mike Kimbel vs. Chris Disonell
Blue Gloves and Dark Gray Trunks for the 3-3 Disonell on his Bellator MMA debut in Albany, New York. Red gloves and black trunks for Kimbel from Waterbury, Connecticut with a 3: 1 record. Our referee, who is responsible for this competition, is Dan Miragliotta.
Round 1: Start with a tap of gloves. Kimbel lands a pair of leg kicks. Disonell reaches forwards with his left hand and Kimbel responds with a south paw combo and another kick. Kimbel lands a right hook and Disonell steps forward to throw Kimbel against the fence. Kimbel bumps the body with one knee as they reach for their position. You are warned not to grab the cage. Dirty boxing of Disonell and some body shots. Kimbel finally breaks free at 3:02 am and injures Disonell with some wild shots and a knee. Disonell tries to cling to recover, but he eats another knee and is then taken down. Kimbel discharges his hands as Disonell gets up, barely a minute before the end of the round. Disbelell binds Kimbel and brings him in a short time on the mountain. Kimbel is warned to fight back, and Miragliotta stops the fight.
Final score: Chris Disonell on technical knockout at 4:54 of the first round.
Aviv Gozali against Eduard Muravitsky
Gozali is 2-0 in red gloves and fighting Bat Yam, Israel. Muravitskiy is 9-8 in blue gloves and blue chests and fights from Borisov, Belarus. Our referee responsible for this fight is Bryan Miner.
Round 1: Gozali hits the Imanari throw immediately, grabbing for a heel hook instantly and has him in 11 seconds.
Final score: Aviv Gozali by submission (heel hook) at 0:11 of the first round.
Jon Manley vs. Thiago Rela
Rela wears blue gloves and black trunks from New York for this fight. NY. Manley has the red gloves and gray trunks and fights out of Easthampton, Mass. Rela is 13-7 and Manley is 11-6. This fight is a catchweight of 175 pounds. Our referee responsible for this competition is John English.
Round 1: Touch Gloves. Manley leaves early. Rela gets the next kick and ties in with his opponent to go to the fence. Rela tries to go after and jump on Manley's back. He pulls Manley to his knees, still looking for a hook. He warns against grabbing the fence. Manley tries to counter a Kimura, Rela blocks her, but Manley lands in the half guard at the top. Both fighters get up at 2:47. Rela wants to take the back again and pulls Manley down again, this time with a curler. 10-9 Rela.
Round 2: After 45 seconds, Rela is kicked straight to the cup with a right foot. Manley is told that although he was unintentional, he has to control his actions at all times. The fight continues with an apology from Manley to his opponent. Rela clings to throw her knees, pushes the fight to the fence and jumps again on Manley's back. Manley gets up quickly, but Rela takes him piggyback until Manley can push him off. Rela jumps back as Manley tries to pull him off. Rela finally pulls him down and takes his back at 2:59. One minute later, the fighters are warned not to curl their toes and join them in the fence. Manley uses a Kimura attempt to go to the page control. Manley probably landed more strikes when he blocked Rela's attempts to put him on the floor, scoring 10-9 – just.
Round 3: Rela goes into the knockout round again, but it's Manley who takes the lead in 44 seconds. Turning aside, he takes his back and begins to dump hard right hands on his head. At 2:18, Rela is warned that he has to move while Manley continues to unload. He gets a second warning that he has to leave a moment later. English gives him an emphatic "Move Thiago!" This is very close to being stopped. Amazingly, this fight goes on at 4:00 clock in the round. Manley is on his way back to catch a rear naked thrush in a short time. The referee finally ends this fight.
Final score: Jon Manley wins on presentation (rear naked choke) at 4:47 am in lap three.