Valentin Moldavsky captures interim title, Liz Carmouche steamrolls Kana Watanabe

Bellator 261 outcomes: Valentin Moldavsky will get subtitles, Liz Carmouche overtakes Kana Watanabe

Bellator MMA topped its first interim heavyweight champion on Friday when Valentin Moldavsky defeated Timothy Johnson within the Bellator 261 Major Occasion.

After a hard-fought first spherical, Moldavsky prevailed in direction of the tip of the second stanza. Moldavsky was the extra energetic fighter and introduced the combat to Johnson. The 2 had a energetic alternate, however Moldavsky clearly gained the combat. He overtook Johnson, unleashing his mixtures at the next fee, and mixing extra.

Johnson was determined to lure Moldavsky into an alternate of blows, realizing he wanted a end on the ultimate lap. Moldavsky remained sovereign, selecting his pictures and dodging Johnson’s heavy pictures. On the finish of 5 rounds of fight, the judges unanimously rated the combat for Moldavsky and gained all 5 rounds.

Within the co-main occasion, Liz Carmouche makes Kana Watanabe fast. It took the previous UFC title challenger simply 35 seconds to oust third-placed Watanabe.

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Bellator 261 outcomes:

Major map

  • Valentin Moldavsky (11-1) defeated Timothy Johnson (15-7) by unanimous resolution (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
  • Liz Carmouche (16-7) defeated Kana Watanabe (10-1-1) over KO (punches) at: 35 of the primary spherical
  • Sidney Outlaw (16-4) defeated Myles Jury (19-6) by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:44 within the third spherical
  • Daniel Weichel (42-12) defeated Keoni Diggs (9-1) by break up resolution (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
  • Christian Edwards (5-0) defeated Simon Biyong (7-2) by unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Provisional card:

  • Sören Bak (15-1) defeated Bobby Lee (7-2) by unanimous resolution (30-26, 29-27, 29-27)
  • Corey Samuels (3-2) defeated Isaiah Hokit (0-1) over knockout (punches) at: 10 of the primary spherical
  • Jaylon Bates (3-0) defeated Cody Matthews (1-2) by submission (armbar) at 4:04 of the second spherical
  • Taylor Johnson (7-2) defeated Lance Wright (5-2) by way of submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:58 of the primary spherical
  • John of Jesus (14-9) defeated John Macapa (23-6-2) by break up resolution (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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