While heavyweights topped the Bellator 215 card, it was women’s atomweights and featherweights who promised plenty of action on the prelims Friday night.
The first of two back-to-back events going down in Connecticut this weekend, Bellator 215 brought with it heavyweights scrapping in the main event, and a huge roster of prospects, up-and-comers, and plenty of prelim action. Among the notable names fighting early on Friday, Amanda Bell and Amber Leibrock. Part of the promotion’s featherweight division, both ladies could inch closer to a shot at Julia Budd and the title with a win. Though Olga Rubin, undefeated at 5-0, was perhaps the front runner, the division, frankly, is wide open.
Meaning a strong performance from either Bell or Leibrock could put them just a fight away from a shot at gold.
Also on the Bellator 215 prelim card, women’s atomweight action between Lindsey VanZandt and Tabatha Watkins. Atomweight remains the one women’s division untouched by the major North American MMA promotions outside of Invicta, and the inclusion of a fight at 105lbs in Bellator on Friday could be a sign of things to come.
The Bellator 215 live stream for the prelims is below! And check back throughout the evening for full results. It all kicks off at 6:30PM EST.
Bellator 215: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov – Live Tonight on Paramount Network & DAZN
Bellator 215: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov Preliminary Card Results:
Pat McCrohan def. Jason Markland by TKO, Round 1, 1:11
Lindsey VanZandt def. Tabatha Watkins by TKO, Round 2, 3:25
Amanda Bell def. Amber Leibrock by knockout, Round 1, 3:52
Steve Mowry def. Darrion Abbey by submission (kimura), Round 1, 1:27
Pete Rogers def. Jason Rine by TKO, Round 2, 0:50
Matt Probin def. Ali Zebian by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Zarrukh Adashev def. Ronie Arana Leon by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Billy Goff def. Ryan Hardy by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)