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Bellator 274 ‘Gracie vs. Storley’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

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Orlando Mendoza (170.6) vs. Jonathan DiLorenzo (169.8)

Round 1

John English will officiate the evening’s opening matchup. DiLorenzo opens up with an inside leg kick. Mendoza catches a kick and shoves DiLorenzo to the mat. DiLorenzo clings to a leg as Mendoza peppers him with punches. DiLorenzo stands and locks in a brabo choke, powering Mendoza to the floor. Mendoza tries to turn out of it, but it’s to no avail, as his punches eventually turn into a tapout.

The Official Result

Official Result: Jonathan DiLorenzo def. Orlando Mendoza via Submission (Brabo Choke) R1 1:07

Isaiah Hokit (145.8) vs. Theodore Macuka (145.5)

Round 1

John English will be the third man in the cage for this featherweight bout. Hokit immediately changes levels and takes Macuka down in the center of the cage. The Jackson-Wink MMA product is working inside his opponent’s closed guard. Hokit creates some room and lands an elbow from above. A couple more elbows rain down, and Hokit mixes in some punches to the ribs. Although Macuka is trying to hold him close, Hokit isn’t having difficulty finding space and landing heavy elbows from top position. Macuka’s head is starting to display some lumps as a result of Hokit’s ground-and-pound assault. Hokit passes to half guard and then transitions to full mount. He quickly frames an arm-triangle choke, but he releases it in favor of more ground-and-pound. Macuka gives up his back and Hokit locks in a rear-naked choke. Macuka taps out in a matter of seconds for his third consecutive defeat.

The Official Result

Isaiah Hokit def. Theodore Macuka via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 3:59

Corey Samuels (155.4) vs. Justin Montalvo (154.2)

Round 1

John English will officiate this lightweight scrap. Samuels is coming off a 10-second knockout of Isaiah Hokit in his Bellator debut. Samuels begins with an inside low kick from his southpaw stance. Montalvo blocks a high kick, then absorbs a pair of outside leg kicks. Samuels is targeting the legs early. Samuels punctuates a two-piece combination with a kick to the body. A left hook-right hand combination lands for Samuels. Samuels is forcing the issue, walking Montalvo down and swinging heavy leather. A standing elbow finds a home for Samuels. Now Montalov initiates a two-punch combination. Montalvo is having some success ripping punches to the body. Montalvo backs Samuels up against the cage, and he begins touching him with a series of punches. A right to the chin causes Samuels to cover up, and Montalvo picks up the intensity of the salvo. Samuels crumbles to his seat as Montalvo continues to tee off with punches, and English has seen enough.

The Official Result

Justin Montalvo def. Corey Samuels via TKO (Punches) R1 2:43

Jordan Newman (185.6) vs. Cody Herbert (188.6)*

Round 1

Veteran referee Dan Miragliotta gets his first assignment of the night for this middleweight tilt. Newman takes the center and leads off with a leg kick. Newman steps in and gets Herbert’s attention wiht a straight right hand. Herbert is backed up by a punching combination. Newman changes levels and gets his man down. Newman wastes no time, as he drops a series of powerful elbows on his opponent near the fence. Herbert looks to transition to a submission from his back. Newman stacks his opponent near the fence and continues to create openings for ground-and-pound. Newman, a former Division III All-American wrestler, is heavy on top mixing in short punches. The Roufusport member is now in Herbert’s full guard as we’re halfway through the frame. Herbert is doing his best to stay active with his guard, but Newman is relentless with his top pressure and ground-and-pound. Herbert pulls Newman close, but the wrestler continues to pepper his foe with short shots. Newman stands and drops two more heavy elbows in the waning seconds. It’s a dominant round for Newman.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-8 Newman
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-8 Newman
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-8 Newman

Round 2

Despite the dominant opening round, Newman’s right eye is nearly swollen shut as we begin the second period. Herbert forces the action with a combination, and Newman easily ducks under for a takedown. He’s inside Herbert’s guard a little less than 30 seconds into the frame. Newman passes to half guard near the fence. Newman briefly frames a kimura before settling into full guard. Herbert hangs on for dear life as Newman lands short punches. While that limits the damage Newman can do, Herbert isn’t offering anything in return. Heavy head pressure from Newman, who creates space for another hard elbow. Newman shifts gears and falls back for a leg lock. That allows Herbert to scramble to his feet, but Newman shoves him back into the fence, where he begins landing knees to the midsection. Newman goes ot a rear-waist lock and tries to take the back. A scramble ensues and Newman is on top, where he lands a few elbows from the mounted crucifix. Herbert is able to scramble away, but Newman maintains control, and he’s now in full mount. Herbert attempts to bridge, but he can’t shake Newman’s balance from mount. Newman ends the round in full mount.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-8 Newman
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-8 Newman
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-8 Newman

Round 3

Herbert has a cut on his left eyebrow as a result of those Newman elbows. Newman shoots behind a clean right hand, and Herbert is on his back once again. Newman grinds elbows into Herbert’s face from half guard. Newman laces his foe’s right hand behind his head and uses his left to punch Herbert’s face. More elbows from Newman open up the cut near Herbert’s eye. Herbert is able to sweep and return to his feet with a little more than 2:30 to go. Hebert marches forward, but his sprawl is unsuccessful. Herbert lets out a yell of frustration as he finds himself beneath Newman yet again. Newman with a nasty short elbow from side control. Newman is working diligently to try and free his left leg to pass to full mount, but Herbert thus far is able to prevent the pass. Otherwise, it’s one-way traffic yet again, as Newman digs short punches to the ribs. Newman passes to high mount with less than one minute remaining. Herbert is able to escape out the back door and both men land heavy shots in a brief exchange. That doesn’t last long, as Newman executes his sixth successful takedown of the fight and rides out the match from there.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Newman (30-25 Newman)
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Newman (30-25 Newman)
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-8 Newman (30-24 Newman)

The Official Result

Jordan Newman def. Cody Herbert via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

DeAnna Bennett (125.4) vs. Justine Kish (125.6)

Round 1

Kevin MacDonald will oversee this flyweight bout. A right hand connects for Kish and she presses forward to connect with a pair of low kicks. Kish pressures, lands to the body and then moves out of range. Bennett finds the range with a left. Another left lands for Bennett. Kish follows a missed Superman punch with a calf kick and Bennett lands in response. Bennett rushes forward behind a punching flurry and the flyweights clinch. They separate and Kish lands a straight right. Bennett closes the distance and connects with a right. Kish pressures and lands a left. Bennett shoots for a takedown, connects both hands and slams Kish to the canvas. Bennett drops a series of left hands from half guard before passing to side control. Kish tries to kick off the fence, but Bennett maintains control. Bennett is now inside her foe’s guard in the waning seconds. Bennett lands a couple more shots from above before the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Bennett
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Bennett
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Bennett

Round 2

Bennett moves in and lands a punching combination. Kish with a leg kick, then a right hand upstairs. Bennett stalks her foe and lands a front kick and a short left hand. Bennett continues to circle on the outside, picking her spots. An axe kick finds the mark for Kish, who follows that with a right hand. Kish forces the clinch and shoves Bennett into the fence. Kish lands some shots on the break. Bennett moves forward with a kick to the body. Another body kick finds a home for Bennett, and Kish goes to the head with a straight left. Kish closes the distance and uses a wizzer to defend a Bennett takedown intially. Bennett adjusts and gets her opponent down at the 1:40 mark. Bennett sets up in her foe’s full guard as they slide toward the fence. Kish shifts her hips in an attempt to use the fence. Kish is threatening with an armbar, but Bennett defends and grinds her forearm against Kish’s head while landing short elbows. Bennett clears the legs of Kish to move into side control. Bennett lands several hard hammerfists before the end of the period.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Bennett
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Bennett
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Bennett

Round 3

Bennett steps in and lands a left. A leg kick-left hand combination connects for Kish. Kish with another leg kick as Bennett backs up. Bennett pressures forward and then dodges a spinning backfist. Bennett ties up Kish near the fence and drops for a single-leg takedown. Bennett is able to dump Kish to the mat, where she floats on top before setting up in three-quarter guard. Bennett lands a flurry of hammerfists to the body followed by elbows to the head. A heavy right from above rocks Kish. Bennett stands and then passes into side control. Kish pounds away with elbows. Kish is working to force a scramble, but she absorbs more right hands for her efforts. Kish gives up her back and is turtled near the cage. Bennett cranks with a half nelson while she lands several lefts to the head. Kish finally stands, but she can’t do any damage to Bennett before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Bennett (30-27 Bennett)
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Bennett (30-27 Bennett)
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Bennett (30-27 Bennett)

The Official Result

DeAnna Bennett def. Justine Kish via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) R3 5:00

Aviv Gozali (155.8) vs. Bobby King (156)

Round 1

Kevin MacDonald will referee this lightweight contest. Gozali opens up with an inside leg kick, then a kick to the body. Another low kick lands for Gozali. They trade in the pocket and both men land solid shot, but it's Gozali who is rattled as he circles away. King stuffs a takedown, but Gozali jumps guard and attempts to frame a triangle armbar. He switches to an armbar, but King escapes and they’re back on the feet. A short right lands for Gozali. Gozali misses a kick and falls to the mat. King wants no parts of that and orders Gozali back up. King counters an elbow with a right. A counter left backs up Gozali, but the Israeli fires back. A big shot for King lands and Gozali rolls for a submission. King backs out and makes Gozali stand. King pressures and Gozali shoots out of desperation. They’re up again and King is teeing off on the undefeated fighter against the cage. King is remaining patient even though Gozali is in danger. King turns up the heat and swarms with punches on Gozali against the cage. Gozali jumps and rolls for an armbar, but King isn’t having it. During an ensuing exchange, King drops Gozali with a right hand. He dives in for the finish and tries an armbar, briefly extending the limb at an awkward angle. King gives up on the maneuver and hammers away with punches to the side of the head. Gozali weathers the storm and survives until the horn. Prior to the second round, the cageside doctor comes in to talk to Gozali, who still looks a little unsteady. After a brief discussion with the corner, the doctor waves off the bout. Gozali will go down for the first time in his professional career.

The Official Result

Bobby King def. Aviv Gozali via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) R1 5:00

Jaylon Bates (136) vs. Chris Disonell (135.2)

Round 1

John English will oversee this bantamweight encounter. Disonell times a spinning kick by Bates and briefly grounds his opponent. Bates is back up immediately. Bates attempts a side kick to the head and gets taken down. Disonell works to advance, but Bates uses a butterfly guard and stands. Disonell advances and is taken down. Bates maintains a body lock as Disonell returns to his feet. Bates lands some short knees to the thigh and then takes Disonell’s back with both hooks in. The bantamweights are seated against the fence in this position. Disonell frees himself of one hook and works his way to his feet. Bates maintains his grip as he lands knees to the body. Bates changes levels and dumps Disonell to the mat. Bates stands and tags Disonell with a couple of clean punches as he returns to his feet. Bates is back to driving his man into the cage, and he powers Disonell back down. Bates lands some right hands as Disonell stands. Disonell is warned not to grab the fence as Bates holds on to a body lock. Bates ends the frame with more knees to the thigh.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Bates
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Bates
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Bates

Round 2

Bates slips on a body kick but hops right back up. Disonell catches a jumping knee, but Bates rolls away and is standing again. Bates comes up short on a spinning backfist. Bates flicks out a couple rangy jabs. The pace has slowed significantly from the opening round, as Bates is throwing one strike at a time, while Disonell is struggling to find any openings. Bates is taken down on a high kick and Disonell unloads with a barrage of ground-and-pound before transitioning to the back. Bates defends a rear-naked choke and quickly scrambles to his feet. Disonell partially lands an overhand right and then stuffs a takedown. Bates scrambles up and plants Disonell on the canvas with a little more the 1:00 left. Bates takes the back and gets both hooks in. Disonell is doing his best to control Bates’ arms. Bates slides his left arm near the chin and he frees his right to connect the choke. There’s a squeeze, but the arm isn’t under the chin. Bates lands a few punches but can’t tighten the choke before the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Bates
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Bates
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Bates

Round 3

Bates with an inside leg kick. Bates is throwing a wide array of kicks early in the round but coming up short. Disonell lands a left hand, but Bates counters with a takedown. Bates drops some hammerfists as he works to clear the guard of his adversary. Bates stands and connects with a right from above. Disonell is still on his back while Bates kicks away at his legs. The crowd is growing restless with the action as Disonell is stuffed on a single-leg attempt. Bates laces his leg around Disonell’s and hammers away with punches. He finds an opening and takes Disonell’s back with both hooks in. He’s hunting for a rear-naked choke now. Disonell grimaces as he defends the move. Bates adjusts his grip, and Disonell has no choice but to tap as the squeeze tightens. Bates has his fourth straight submission victory.

The Official Result

Jaylon Bates def. Chris Disonell via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R3 3:39

Mandel Nallo (155.4) vs. Nick Browne (155.2)

Round 1

John English will oversee this lightweight tilt. Browne attacks with a right hand and Nallo answers with a leg kick. Browne shoots for a takedown against the cage and then lands a hammerfist as they separate. Nallo with another leg kick. They trade leg kicks and Nallo stumbles backward on the retreat. Browne shoots and elevates Nallo for a slam, but “Rat Garbage” maintains his feet. Nallo lands a push kick down the middle. Nallo is using a variety of kicks to try and keep Browne at bay. A right hand from Nallo draws a reaction from Browne, who tries to shoot. Nallo circles away and counters a low kick with a right hand that drops Browne. Nallo stuffs a shot and sticks another right hand. They trade leg kicks but Nallo’s is more effecitve. Nallo stuffs a takedown and frames a choke while landing a couple knees to the head. Nallo lets go of the anaconda choke as they drop to their knees. Nallo re-applies the choke and tries to roll over. Browne escapes and they stand up again. Nallo makes Browne stumble with a calf kick as “Nyquil” attempts a takedown. Browne maintains a body lock but Nallo reverses him and they end the round in the clinch.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Nallo
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Nallo
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Nallo

Round 2

Nallo counters a body kick with a glancing right hand. Browne catches a kick and drives Nallo to the fence, landing a right hand in the process. Nallo reverses and shoves Browne into the cage, landing some short shoulder strikes. Browne shoves him off and connects with a right on the break. Browne grabs a single leg, but Nallo defends and shoves him off. A pair of right hands from Browne drop Nallo, and he dives in for the finish. Browne moves to mount on his dazed foe and unleashes a salvo of ground-and-pound. About 10 unanswered right hands connect as Nallo can do nothing but cover up. Finally, John English steps in to call off the lightweight affair.

The Official Result

Nick Browne def. Mandel Nallo via TKO (Punches) R2 2:20

Davion Franklin (262.75) vs. Said Sowma (243)

Round 1

Dan Miragliotta will oversee this heavyweight showdown to open the evening’s main card. Sowma opens things up with a push kick to the midsection. Franklin stalks and unleashes a glancing side kick. The heavyweights trade leg kicks. Franklin presses forward behind a combination, and they separate quickly following the exchange. Sowma blocks a head kick and Franklin is already headhunting. He backs up Sowma with a straight right hand. Franklin continues to methodically walk down Sowma, who circles on the outside. Franklin is going back to the well with that standing side kick. Sowma responds with a few oblique kicks to the knee of his foe. A front kick and a leg kick for Sowma and Franklin closes the distance and ties up his man against the cage. They separate and Franklin misses a right hand. Franklin is throwing virtually every punch with full power. Sowma follows a two-punch combination with a front kick. Sowma catches Franklin’s attention with a right. Franklin with a hard leg kick, but Sowma backs up the Jackson-Wink product with a right hand. Franklin secures a body lock and shoves Sowma into the fence. Sowma gets an underhook and turns Franklin into the cage. The round ends with Sowma controlling the clinch against the fence.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Franklin
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Franklin
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Franklin

Round 2

Sowma opens with a pair of kicks and Franklin rushes forward and whiffs on a spinning back kick. A body kick connects for Sowma. The heavyweights are trading kicks, but a left jab from Franklin makes Sowma stumble back. A left hook partially lands for Franklin. Sowma catches a kick and fires off a right hand. Franklin answers a Sowma leg kick with two of his own. Franklin misses badly on an overhand and eats a counter for his efforts. Sowma forces a tie-up and drives Franklin into the fence. Sowma is urged to work against the fence and he lands some knees to the gut of his opponent. Miragliotta hasn’t seen enough, so he orders a separation. They trade leg kicks, but Sowma fires back with a body-head combination. Another Franklin jab backs up Sowma, and a right makes him briefly stumble near the fence. Sowma appears to be OK, and they clinch again, with the American Top Team member controlling position. Franklin gets a takedown, but Sowma pops up. The round ends with both men in the center of the cage.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Franklin
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Franklin
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Franklin

Round 3

Another solid jab from Franklin opens the frame. Sowma tags Franklin with a two-punch combination after Franklin whiffs on a kick. Sowma lands a leg kick and Franklin answers with a right. A follow-up overhand right finds nothing but air for Franklin. They tie up and Sowma walks Franklin back into the fence. The crowd is growing restless as Sowma grinds away against the cage. Franklin gets an underhook and turns off the cage, but Sowma reverses in short order. Franklin misses a leaping knee on the break and they’re back in the center of the cage. An outside low kick connects for Sowma. Franklin turns up the heat, but Sowma is able to avoid the barrage of power punches before forcing the clinch. Sowma drives Franklin into the fence. Franklin turns off the fence and misses a big punch on the break. Franklin lands a right counter on a Sowma low kick. Sowma forces the clinch again, but Franklin executes a lateral drop. Sowma is up immediately. Franklin whiffs on several looping hooks as the bell sounds.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Sowma (29-28 Franklin)
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Franklin (30-27 Franklin)
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Franklin (30-27 Franklin)

The Official Result

Davion Franklin def. Said Sowma via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) R3 5:00

Brennan Ward (174.8) vs. Brandon Bell (173.8)

Round 1

Dan Miragliotta will ref Ward’s first fight since 2017. Ward moves forward behind a jab and a one-two. A jab-uppercut combination lands for Ward. Bell rushes forward with a barrage, but Ward keeps his cool. They trade shots in close quarters before Bell changes levels. Ward shucks him off and steps in with an uppercut. Bell answers with a right hand and they tie up. A Bell knee lands low, and the action is paused. The action resumes and they touch gloves. Ward stalks and works behind his jab. A two-piece has Bell on the retreat. Ward continues to tag Bell, who shooots outof desperation. Ward spins around to the back and tees off with punches on a turtled Bell. Miragliotta takes a close look, but Bell does enough to avoid the stoppage for now. Bell, however is cut and bleeding all over the canvas. Ward takes Bell’s back but thinks better of searching for a submission. He’s back in back mount, picking his shots on a turtled Bell. Both hooks are in and Bell is flattened out. Ward hammers away with elbows to the side of the head. Bell scrambles away and gets his mouthpiece knocked out as he stands. Ward is back on the attack, teeing off with straight punches and uppercuts. Bell runs right into a knee while shooting for a takedown. Bell clings to a leg now, and Ward lands more punches to the body and head. Ward spins around to the back and gets his hooks in. The round ends with Ward in back mount.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-8 Ward
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-8 Ward
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-8 Ward

Round 2

Bell presses the action at the outset, then retreats and eats a two-punch combination. Ward tags Bell with more punches near the fence, including a body shot, and Bell goes to all fours. Ward unloads with a furious barrage of punches on his defenseless foe, and this time Miragliotta has seen enough after about 15 unanswered shots land. He steps in to save Bell, and Ward has his first MMA win since November 2016.

The Official Result

Brennan Ward def. Brandon Bell via TKO (Punches) R2 0:32

Georgi Karakhanyan (156) vs. Adam Piccolotti (155.5)

Round 1

Kevin MacDonald will officiate this lightweight fight. Karakhanyan opens up with a push kick down the middle. A left hook stops Piccolotti in his tracks. Piccolotti catches a kick and slams his foe to the mat. Piccolotti sets up in half guard, as Karakhanyan attempts to hold him close to control posture. Piccolotti utilizes heavy shoulder pressure from above, then lands some short shots to the ribs. Piccolotti postures up and lands some ground-and-pound, including a pair of short elbows. More punches to the ribs follow for Piccolotti. Piccolotti does his best to advance position, but Karakhanyan thus far is preventing the pass. Piccolotti postures up and drops more punches. Karakhanyan attempts to stand, but a brief scramble results in Picclotti diving back in full guard. Piccolotti stacks his man and executes a mini-slam. Karakhanyan gives up his back with less than a minute to go. The Milennia MMA representative controls Picclotti’s wrist, but Piclotti ends the frame riding Karakhanyan while landing left hands to the head.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Piccolotti
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Piccolotti
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Piccolotti

Round 2

A right hand from Karakhanyan briefly causes Picclotti to stumble. Piccolotti lands a front kick to the body, but Karakhanyan answers with a hard left counter. Piccolotti dodges a kick and responds with a lead right hand. Piccolotti goes to the legs and then the body with kicks. Piccolotti executes a takedown and transitions to Karakhanyan’s back, locking in a body triangle in the process. Piccolotti threatens with a choke, but Karakhanyan defends by turning his head to the side. Picclotti hammers away with punches to the head with the body triangle intact. Piccolotti goes back to the choke, but Karakhanyan defends. Karakhanyan is seated with Piccolotti still on his back. Piccolotti batters his adversary with strikes to the head and ribs as time winds down. That’s how the round ends, with Piccolotti still attached to Karakhanyan’s back.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Piccolotti
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Piccolotti
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Piccolotti

Round 3

Karakhanyan lands a front kick to the midsection of his opponent. Piccolotti has a high kick blocked. A left hook lands clean for Karakhanyan. A snapping body kick finds the mark for Picclotti, who then shoots for a takedown and puts Karakhanyan on his back. Piccolotti goes to work from side control, but Karakhanyan scrambles to his feet in short order. A body kick lands for Picclotti as Karakhanyan walks him down. Karakhanyan lunges forward with punches and the lightweights tie up. Piccolotti shoves “Insane” into the cage, utlizing head pressure and controlling the wrist. Picclotti lands a knee from the clinch before they break. Piccolotti goes for a poorly-disguised takedown and Karakhanyan catches him in a guillotine. Karakhanyan rolls into top position but has to release the choke shortly thereafter. Now it’s Karakhanyan working from top position with about a minute to go. Karakhanyan passes to half guard, then drops back for an ankle lock. Piccolotti spins out of danger and takes Karakhanyan’s back as the round draws to a close.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Karakhanyan (29-28 Piccolotti)
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Karakhanyan (29-28 Piccolotti)
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Karakhanyan (29-28 Piccolotti)

The Official Result

Adam Piccolotti def. Georgi Karakhanyan via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Andrey Koreshkov (171) vs. Chance Rencountre (169.5)

Round 1

Kevin MacDonald will be the third man in the cage for this welterweight co-main event. Koreshkov fires off a whipping low kick to the outside and then attacks the inside of Rencountre’s leg with another low kick. Moments later, Koreshkov lands a perfectly-placed spinning back kick to the ribcage of his opponent as Rencountre attempts to grab a hold of him. Rencountre immediately falls to the canvas in agony, and the ex-welterweight champion capitalizes, unloading with approximately five alternating standing-to-ground punches before the fight is called.

The Official Result

Andrey Koreshkov def. Chance Rencountre via TKO (Spinning Back Kick and Punches) R1 0:38

Neiman Gracie (170.75) vs. Logan Storley (170.75)

Round 1

Dan Miragliotta will oversee tonight’s welterweight main event, which will go down as the first five-round, non-title headliner in Bellator history. The welterweights touch gloves and we’re underway. Gracie probes with his jab and gets caught with a straight right from Storley. A jab lands for Gracie as Storley pressures forward. Storley works his way inside and lands a left upstairs. An outside leg kick connects for Gracie. Storley with a nifty combination, and he’s doing a good job early mixing up punches to the head and body. Storley with a left hook upstairs. Both fighters are trading now, with Storley on the offensive. Gracie has landed his jab enough to draw blood from Storley’s nose. Storley sprawls on a Gracie takedown, and he lands some short knees to the shoulders. Gracie falls to his back and Storley elects to stand. Another jab lands for Gracie. A left hand connects to the head for Storley. Gracie circles away from another Storley flurry. Storley lands a left hook and a right hand to the head before the end of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Storley
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Storley
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Storley

Round 2

Gracie lands an outside leg kick and Storley answers with a left hand to the head. Storley catches a kick and shoves Gracie to the mat. He wants to keep it standing, however. A counter right from Storley catches Gracie leaping in. Storley stalks Gracie, but the grappler sticks his jab. Storley gets inside with a punching combination. Gracie continues to pump his jab, but it can’t slow the forward movement of Storley. A solid left lands for Storley. They’re exchanging in the pocket for a few moments, but Storley is putting together the more effective combinations. A long counter right from Storley lands, and he leaps in with a left hook. The former All-American moves in with another combination, then moves out of range. Gracie lands a knee and a pair of jabs before Storley tags him with a counter. A solid left briefly backs up Gracie. Storley goes body-head and Gracie answers with right jab and a knee. Gracie can’t connect on a spinning back kick before the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Storley
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Storley
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Storley

Round 3

Gracie with a counter right during an initial exchange. Gracie sticks his jab again, but Storley answers with a pair of big right hands. Another jab by Gracie as Storley moves forward. Gracie is picking up his aggression early. they clinch and Storley lands an uppercut in close quarters. Gracie catches Storley with a right hand and then an uppercut. Gracie has a high kick blocked. Gracie lands a combination while avoiding Storley’s counter offering. Storley gets inside and touches Gracie with a two-punch combination. Gracie steps in with a knee. A front kick lands for Gracie, and Storley answers with a left hand. Gracie sticks a jab and a left hook. Gracie is doing better putting together combinations and touching his opponent, and Storley is not as accurate this round. Storley lands a combination before the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Gracie
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Gracie
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Gracie

Round 4

Gracie comes out pumping his jab. Storley connects with a glancing left upstairs, then blocks a high kick. Gracie throws a one-two, then evades Storley’s counter. Gracie lands a pair of jabs, but Storley gets inside with a combination. Storley turns up the heat, attacking with combinations near the fence. Gracie continues to work his jab, and Storley’s face is wearing the damage. A right hand for Gracie stuns Storley and he retreats and covers up. Gracie attacks and tees off with punches near the fence. Storley shoots out of despration and Gracie stuffs it easily. Gracie is attacking with punches and elbows, but Storley seems to have regained his senses somewhat. Then Storley backs up Gracie with a right hand of his own. Gracie goes down and Storley follows him to the mat. The wrestler attempts to dive in for the finish and Gracie invites him back into guard. Storley calls for a standup. They clinch and Gracie lands a knee and an elbow. More straight punches for Gracie, and Storley answers with a heavy combination as the wild action continues. Gracie touches Storley with a combination and then shoots for a takedown. Storley sprawls and Gracie will ride out the round on his knees.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Gracie
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Gracie
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Gracie

Round 5

Gracie opens with a front kick and is touching Storley with straight punches. More jabs and right hands land for Gracie, who also connecs with an elbow. Another right catches Storley coming forward. Storley closes the distance and eats an elbow. Gracie follows a body-kick with a 1-2. Gracie sticks his jab. Gracie is landing with more volume at this point, but Storley is still moving forward. A solid left from Storley gets Gracie’s attention. Storley moves inside and lands a left hook. Gracie circles away and sticks another jab. Gracie is active with straight punches, not throwing too hard but enough to keep Storley on his guard. Gracie drops his hands and Storley misses the mark with a combination. Gracie doubles up on his jab and Storley answers with a counter left. A solid combination lands for Storley. Gracie with a jab and Storley counters with a right. Storley is walking Gracie down, and they trade punches near the fence. Storley with a nice combination as he’s pouring it on for a stong finish. He’s finishing strong attacking Gracie with heavy punches. With 10 seconds left, Gracie is content to back away with his arms outstretched. Storley isn’t having it and he misfires on a right hand before the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Storley (48-47 Storley)
Brian Knapp scores the round: 10-9 Storley (48-47 Storley)
Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Storley (48-47 Storley)

The Official Result

Logan Storley def. Neiman Gracie via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 50-45, 49-46) R5 5:00
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