Check out highlights from Friday’s Bellator 207, which saw Ryan Bader earn a spot in the World Heavyweight Grand Prix final when he dominated Matt Mitrione for three full rounds.
Bellator 207 went down Friday in Uncasville, Connecticut, with a heavyweight double header including one of two semi-finals in Bellator’s World Heavyweight Grand Prix. With Ryan Bader getting his hand raised in the main event, and Sergei Kharitonov knocking out Roy Nelson in the penultimate fight of the night, there was plenty of action from start to finish.
Among a number of big upsets on the night, Mandel Nallo knocked out Carrington Banks with a crushing knee, and Corey Browning outlasted an enthusiastic ‘Baby Slice’ a.k.a. Kevin Ferguson Jr., picking up a TKO finish in the second round of their main card battle.
Also in action was Lorenz Larkin, in an alternate bout for the Welterweight Grand Prix. As Larkin explained to reporters after the event, his inclusion as an alternate was by design, as he wanted to stay busy rather than sit and wait as the tournament progressed.
Check out highlights from all the action at Bellator 207: Mitrione vs. Bader in the galleries below, courtesy of Cageside Press and Bellator MMA!