Many people were expecting tonight’s headliner at Bellator 199 to be a prolonged, competitive war, but Ryan Bader quickly dismissed that theory with his left hand.
Bader faced “King Mo” Lawal in the main event, which also served as the last, quarterfinal of Bellator’s heavyweight grand prix. Well, Bader charged out, decked Lawal with a left hand, and then finished the fight with a flurry of shots.
As a result of the victory, the light-heavyweight champ will take on fellow UFC veteran, Matt Mitrione, in the grand-prix semis.
Ryan Bader def. “King Mo” Lawal via TKO (punches) R1, 0:15
Jon Fitch def. Paul Daley via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-26, 29-26)
Aaron Pico def. Lee Morrison via TKO (body punch) R1, 1:10
Cheick Kongo def. Javy Ayala via knockout (punch) R1, 2:29
Adam Piccolotti def. Carrington Banks via submission (rear-naked choke) R3, 4:41
Cass Bell def. Khai Wu via submission (guillotine choke) R2, 3:27
Jordan Williams def. Brandon Hester via TKO (strikes) R2, 1:11
Amber Leibrock def. Janay Harding via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
James Terry def. Danasabe Mohammed via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Gaston Bolanos def. Malcolm Hill via TKO (injury) R1, 2:54
Justin Tenedora def. David Rivera-Cruz via submission (triangle choke) R1, 4:27
Deron Winn def. Ahmed White via knockout (punch) R1, 2:32