Bellator MMA heads to Sioux Falls, South Dakota tonight (Friday, Aug. 20) for a heavyweight tilt.
In the main event of Bellator 265, 46-year-old former UFC contender and one-time Bellator title challenger Cheick Kongo returns to the cage against Sergei Kharitonov, who just turned 41 years old on August 18th.
Originally, the co-main event was supposed to be between Jay-Jay Wilson and Adam Borics, but Wilson badly missed weight and the fight is cancelled. Welterweight contender Logan Storley and Dante Schiro is bumped up to co-main status as a result.
The card kicks off with a free live stream of the prelims, which can be watched at the top of the page starting at 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT. These prelims got ravaged pretty badly so you only get three. Showtime has the main card at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. You can watch the main card on Bellator’s YouTube channel if you live in Canada or in other international jurisdictions. BBC iPlayer has this card for streaming in the United Kingdom.
Main Card (Showtime, 9 PM ET)
Cheick Kongo def. Sergei Kharitonov via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:59 of Round 2
Logan Storley def. Dante Schiro via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Marcelo Golm def. Billy Swanson via TKO (strikes) at 4:57 of Round 1
Jornel Lugo def. Keith Lee via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 5:00 of Round 1
Preliminary Card (Online, 6:30 PM ET)
Fabio Aguiar def. Taylor Johnson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Mike Hamel def. Bryce Logan via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Archie Colgan def. Ben Simons via TKO (strikes) at 4:04 of Round 1
Duane Johnson def. Deven Fisher via submission (D’arce choke) at 1:04 of Round 1 |
Bailey Schoenfelder def. Kory Moegenburg via TKO (strikes) at 4:11 of Round 1