Bellator MMA has taken over center stage in the world of Mixed Martial Arts with Bellator 206: Mousasi vs. MacDonald.
In tonight’s main event a champion vs. champion title fight takes place as Rory MacDonald moves up in weight to challenge Gegard Mousasi for his Bellator middleweight world title.
Featured on the night’s main card former Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima takes on former Bellator welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov, in a highly anticipated trilogy that also doubles as the first round of the promotion’s welterweight grand prix.
The bout itself was relatively back and forth. Andrey made several attempts to takedown Lima, but was unsuccessful.
Lima, remained patient throughout the course of the bout, and was able to secure a submission victory in round 5 of the bout.
Result: Douglas Lima def. Andrey Koreshkov via submission (rear-naked-choke), round 5.