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, the wife of UFC star Gilbert Melendez, Keri Taylor-Melendez took on Dakota Zimmerman live on the DAZN digital network.
Melendez started off the bout with a nice front kick to the face of her opponent, but that was the best strike of the bout by far.
After that instance, the majority of the bout took place in the grappling range, and though Dakota used an apparent size and strength advantage, outside of once close submission attempt in round 1, she was not effective in her approach to the fight, and lost as a result.
Keri Taylor-Melendez def. Dakota Zimmerman via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)