At Bellator 207 on Friday, Ryan Bader will take on Matt Mitrione in the first Heavyweight Grand Prix Semi-Final — but first, a preliminary card featuring Kristi Lopez, Andre Fialho and others got the action underway, streaming live online.
Bellator 207 was the first of back-to-back cards from Scott Coker’s MMA outfit over the weekend, each of which featured one half of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix semi-finals. On Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena, it was Ryan Bader taking on Matt Mitrione. The winner would face whoever moved forward at Bellator 208 on Satuday, where Fedor Emelianenko took on Chael Sonnen.
Before that bout, and the co-main event between Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson and Sergei Kharitonov, the preliminary card went down, featuring flyweight prospect Kristiz Lopez. Lopez (2-0-1), who fought to a draw against Jessica Sotack last time out, was getting back in the cage for the first time in over a year. She was facing Sarah Click, a 1-2 Invicta vet with a lengthy amateur record that included a win over Invicta’s Jillian DeCoursey.
Also part of the Bellator 207 preliminary card, a promising welterweight scrap between TUF 13 competitor Javier Torres, Portugal’s Andre Fialho, 3-1 in his last four outings under the Bellator MMA banner.
Check out the Bellator 207 live stream below for all the preliminary card action, and check back for results throughout the evening in case you missed anything! The preliminary card kicks off at 6:30 PM ET
Bellator 207: Bader vs. Mitrione – Live Tonight on Paramount Network
Bellator 207 Preliminary Card Results:
Pat Casey def. Kastriot Xhema by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Alexandra Bellou def. Lisa Blaine by TKO, Round 3, 3:28
Mike Kimbell def. Alex Potts by knockout, Round 1, 0:06
Sarah Click def. Kristi Lopez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Andre Fialho def. Javier Torres by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Janay Harding def. Sinead Kavanagh by TKO (doctor’s stoppage), Round 1, 5:00
Tim Caron def. Vinicius de Jesus by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Sean Lally vs. Kemran Lachinov