With a promising featherweight title fight between champ Patricio Pitbull and challenger Emmanuel Sanchez in the main event, Bellator 209 was sure to bring fireworks — starting with the preliminary card, featuring MMA’s second generation.
Bellator 209 went down Thursday night in Tel Aviv, Israel, at the Menora Mivtachim Arena. However due to a tape delay, the action wouldn’t air until Friday night. And you can catch the preliminary card live stream right here on Cageside Press! That would include the return of Khonry Gracie, looking for his first victory after a setback at Bellator LA against Devon Brock earlier this year. Gracie, son of UFC star Royce Gracie, wasn’t the only son following in his father’s footsteps in Israel however.
Another second generation fighter, Aviv Gozali, was fighting on the same card as his father. Haim Gozali was set for a rematch with Ryan Couture, while Aviv was due to face Anton Lazebnov.
Check out the Bellator 209 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 7:00 PM ET
Bellator 209: Pitbull vs. Sanchez – Live Tonight on Paramount Network
Bellator 209: Pitbull vs. Sanchez Preliminary Card Results:
Andre Barbarosa def. Honor Kelesh by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-26)
Viktoria Makarova def. Yulia Sachkov by TKO, Round 1, 2:44
Khonry Gracie def. Ron Becker by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Aviv Gozali def. Anton Lazebnov by submission (arm-bar), Round 1, 4:27
Denis Palancica def. Kirill Medvedovsky by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Christos Nicolaou def. Fadi Haiyadre by TKO, Round 1, 4:48
Shimon Smotritsky def. Matan Levi by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Jamil Ibragimov def. Jackie Gosh by TKO, Round 1, 1:36
Sidemar Honorio def. Liudvik Sholinian by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Itzik Rubinov def. Ion Pop by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nika Ben Tuashy def. Nisim Rozalis by TKO (punches), Round 1, 0:47