Join us tonight (Saturday, May 12th) on Bloody Elbow for live results, streaming preliminary card action and detailed play-by-play as Bellator 199 takes place at SAP Center in San Jose, California. In the main event, current Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader takes on Muhammed Lawal in the last of the four quarterfinals of the promotion’s heavyweight Grand Prix. The winner will face Matt Mitrione in the semifinals. In the co-main event, former UFC welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch makes his promotional debut against the heavy-handed Paul Daley.
The preliminary card begins at 7 PM ET in the video below, while the main card airs live on Paramount Network at 9 PM ET/PT.
Join us and let us know what you think of tonight’s fights. Be sure to check out The MMA Vivisection with Zane Simon, Victor Rodriguez, and Eddie Mercado before the event begins.
Main Card (Paramount, 9 PM ET)
Ryan Bader vs. Muhammed Lawal - Round 1 - Bader cracks Lawal with the first punch he throws and King Mo is down from the step-in left hand. Bader fires a flurry on the ground and this is over in 15 seconds!
Ryan Bader wins via knockout (punches) - Round 1, 0:15
Jon Fitch vs. Paul Daley - Round 1 - Daley circles around the outside of the cage to start, refusing to get close to Fitch and making the wrestler stalk him. Fitch lands a leg kick and shoots in for a takedown quickly. Daley sprawls well, but he’s against the cage while Fitch looks for the single leg. Daley still defending well against the takedown attempt but Fitch isn’t backing down despite eating a flurry of good punches. Fitch now hiding his head between Daley’s legs while still driving for the takedown. Fitch slowly taking Daley down, breaking down more and more of his base and now Daley is basically sitting down against the cage while Fitch throws punches and keeps trying to drag Daley fully to the mat. Daley manages to get back to standing, though Fitch is still going for the takedown, much to the displeasure of a portion of the crowd. With just under a minute left in the round, the referee stands the fighters and Daley lands a few hard punches, an uppercut and another. Fitch with his back against the fence gets hit with a big knee to the body and more heavy punches and knees and elbows. Daley is decimating him against the fence as the round comes to a close. 10-9 Daley on the Bloody Elbow card for the only effective offense of the round.
Round 2 - Fitch lands a right to start the round and pushes in looking for the takedown again. This time, he gets it fairly quickly and is into side control. Fitch starts working punches and short elbows. Fitch to mount and he’s got one of Daley’s arms trapped as he lands punches. Fitch continuing to grind away and move toward the back. One hook in for Fitch now and Daley is struggling to figure out any option but he does manage to turn into half guard and now full guard. Daley survives the round and no doubt who won that one.
Round 3 - Fitch with another takedown seconds into the round. Fitch just grinding, punching, holding on and taking away anything and everything Daley wants to do. Daley is fully dominated at this point but he’s yelling at the commentary team for some reason. Round over. Fight over.
Jon Fitch wins via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-26, 29-26)
Aaron Pico vs. Lee Morrison - Round 1 - Morrison charging Pico and trying to make things happen. The men are trading and Pico stuffs a takedown attempt before just missing a big kick. Morrison slips on a kick and finds himself on the ground taking a few shots before he’s able to get back to his feet. Huge left to the body drops Morrison and sends him rolling backward. Morrison’s eyes show defeat and he eats a few punches before the ref jumps in for the save.
Aaron Pico wins via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 1:10
Cheick Kongo vs. Javy Ayala - Round 1 - Ayala pressures to start and throws wild punches that Kongo deflects with ease. Ayala pushing the fight against the cage, looking for a takedown. Kongo manages to break the attempt and get back to cage center where he lands a solid leg kick. Ayala is wild on a punch and Kongo melts him with a right hand. A perfunctory flurry on the ground and this one is over.
Cheick Kongo wins by knockout (punch) - Round 1, 2:29
Carrington Banks vs. Adam Piccolotti - Round 1 - Both men feeling out with strikes early, Banks missing with his first committed strike, a wild overhand right. Banks drives forward looking for a takedown and Piccolotti defends with his back against the cage. Banks finishes the takedown, Piccolotti gets back to his feet but Banks takes it right back to the ground. Piccolotti works to his feet once again but just can’t get any space at all as Banks keeps pressing his back to the cage and scoring takedowns. Referee Frank Trigg separates the fighters after this cycle continues for a while with no one gaining any sort of advantage. Banks cracks with an overhand right that stumbles Piccolotti back briefly. Overhand right lands hard again but now it’s Piccolotti who scores with a takedown. He, however, is quickly to full mount with a minute on the clock. Piccolotti with a few strikes and Banks gives up the back. Piccolotti goes for a belly-down armbar and Banks escapes to end the round on top. Bloody Elbow scores the round 10-9 for Banks.
Round 2 - Piccolotti comes out hard but it’s Banks landing hard leg kicks. Piccolotti with a body kick and he tries to follow in for a takedown and scores with a big one, taking the back and sinking in his hooks. Piccolottiis looking for a rear-naked choke but is instead going for a bit of a neck crank. Banks defending but now Piccolotti has the body triangle. Piccolotti switching from submission attempts to big punches. Back to the neck crank and Banks continues to survive, but he’s getting eaten up here. Banks does survive the round, but that’s a 10-8 for Piccolotti on the Bloody Elbow scorecard.
Round 3 - Piccolotti shoots early in Round 3, but can’t score the first takedown attempt. Piccolotti with some heavy strikes and Banks is starting to look lost. Banks scores a big takedown, though, and he’s on top in Piccolotti’s guard. Piccolotti goes for an armor and uses the ensuing scramble to take the back and lock in the body triangle again. Banks eating a lot of punches and elbows as he just can’t get Piccolotti off his back. Piccolotti finally gets the choke locked in, switches grip and squeezes and forces the tap less than 20 seconds from the end of the fight.
Adam Piccolotti wins via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 3, 4:41
Preliminary Card (Online, 7 PM ET - Some fights will not be shown)
Brandon Hester vs. Jordan Williams - Jordan Williams wins via TKO (punches) - Round 2, 1:11
James Terry vs. Don Mohammed - James Terry wins via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Justin Tenedora vs. David Rivera - Justin Tenedora wins via submission (triangle choke) - Round 1, 4:27
Ahmed White vs. Deron Winn - Deron Winn wins via knockout (punches) - Round 1, 2:32
Josh San Diego vs. Nohelin Hernandez
Dominic Sumner vs. Thomas Ponce de Leon
JJ Okanovich vs. Hugo Lujan