Bellator MMA’s first show in the CBS Sports Network era had the misfortune of losing the original main event between Paul Daley and Derek Anderson on weigh-in day, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some spectacular finishes throughout the card in Milan, Italy.
Bellator Kickboxing champion Denise Kielholtz made short work of former flyweight title challenger Kate Jackson, flooring her with a left hand before putting her out with ground-and-pound. The left hook had Jackson in the tumble cycle and the rest is history.
See the finish below:
In the co-main event, Norbert Novenyi Jr found himself on his back against Laid Zerhouni. This proved to be advantageous, as he tapped Zerhouni with a triangle choke towards the end of the opening round.
But the most impressive finish by far went to SBG’s Brian Moore, who pulled off an incredible rally against Simone D’Anna. It was D’Anna who had Moore in trouble with a three-punch combo that made Moore put his hands on the canvas, then a double left hook to the body and head that dropped Moore in round two. Moore rallied back and had D’Anna rocked with a right uppercut, then later on a vicious counter right hand set up the more vicious right that sent D’Anna to sleep.
Lastly... someone explain to me what the hell a scorpion crunch is. This is how Monika Tochlikova kicked off Bellator 247 against Jade Jorand. You might not see this finish again any time soon.
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Full results below (via MMA Fighting):
Denise Kielholtz def. Kate Jackson via KO (punches) - Round 1, 0:43
Norbert Novenyi Jr. def. Laid Zerhouni via submission (triangle choke) - Round 1, 4:36
Brian Moore def. Simone D’Anna via KO (punch) - Round 2, 3:55
Chris Duncan def. Iamik Furtado via TKO (strikes) - Round 2, 3:58
Lewis Long def. Gianni Melillo via submission (kneebar) - Round 1, 2:24
Mandy Bohm def. Griet Eeckhout via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Uros Jurisic def. Walter Gahadza via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 3:07
Kosti Gnusariev def. Kywan Gracie via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Lee Chadwick def. Ederson Cristian Macedo via submission (arm-triangle choke) - Round 2, 3:28
Blaine O’Driscoll def. Salah Elkas via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 2:26
Monika Tochlikova def. Jade Jorand via submission (scorpion crunch) - Round 2, 3:50