Don’t miss any of the action from Bellator 201’s preliminary card — catch the official live stream right here, featuring Ed Ruth, Tyrell Fortune, Jordan Young and more!
The highly anticipated first title defense by Bellator flyweight champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane took place Friday night at Bellator 201, as ‘The Illiminator’ took on Colombia’s Alejandra Lara. Yet before the main event got underway, there was a relatively stacked preliminary card that unfolded at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California.
While the return of Kristi Lopez will have to wait a little while longer (opponent Paola Ramirez essentially weighed in at bantamweight for the flyweight scrap, causing the CSAC to cancel the bout), names like Tyrell Fortune, Jordan Young and Ed Ruth peppered the early portion of the Bellator 201 card. That offered a chance to get another look at some of Bellator’s best prospects.
Also in early action, Keri Melendez, wife of former Strikeforce lightweight champion and UFC contender Gilbert Melendez, was back in the cage.
Tune in come fight time to watch the official Bellator 201 live stream for Friday’s preliminary card below.
Bellator 201: Macfarlane vs. Lara – Live Tonight 9/8c, on Paramount Network
Bellator 201 Preliminary Card Results:
Ed Ruth def. Andy Murad by TKO, Round 2, 4:59
Keri Anne Melendez def. Tiani Valle by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 2:46
Tyrell Fortune def. Giovanni Sarran by TKO, Round 2, 4:35
Joey Davis def. Craig Plaskett by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Jordan Young def. Jamal Pogues by submission (triangle choke), Round 3, 3:15
Ricky Furar def. Victor Rosas by unanimous decision
Jacob Rosales def. Joshua Jones by unanimous decision
Jay Jay Wilson def. David Conte by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 0:59