John Macapa, Amber Leibrock, Chris Gonzalez, and Adam Piccolotti were among the names fighting on the Bellator 226 preliminary card.
Bellator 226 was another tentpole event for Scott Coker and co., and on Saturday night, it saw the first four fights of the million-dollar featherweight grand prix unfold. Not to mention a heavyweight title fight between Ryan Bader and Cheick Kongo in the main event.
Before all that, however, a solid preliminary card warmed up the crowd, and viewers world-wide. Among those competing in the Bellator cage, John Macapa, who at one time might have been a name throwing down in the 145lb grand prix. He was taking on England’s ‘White Wolf’ Ashleigh Grimshaw. Team Alpha Male prospect Christopher Gonzalez was in action as well, as was women’s featherweight contender Amber Leibrock, who would face Jessica Borga.
The action kicks off at 6:45 PM ET. The Bellator 226 Preliminary Card live stream is available below, along will full results from the night’s early action.
Bellator 226: Bader vs. Kongo – Live Tonight on DAZN
Bellator 226: Bader vs. Kongo Preliminary Card Results:
Featherweight: John Maċapa def. Ashleigh Grimshaw by TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) in Round 2 (5:00)
Middleweight: Ivan Batinich vs. Daniel Compton
Middleweight: Cornelius Savage vs. Evan Gubera
Lightweight: Christopher Gonzalez def. Luis Vargas by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
Bantamweight: Cass Bell def. Isaiah Rocha by Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round 1 (1:21)
Middleweight: Favian Gutierrez vs. Alan Benson
Women’s Featherweight: Jessica Borga def. Amber Leibrock by Submission (Armbar) in Round 1 (4:45)
Catchweight (140 lbs.): Peter Ishiguro vs. Elias Anderson
Welterweight: Batsumberel Dagvadorj def. James Terry by Submission (Bulldog Choke) in Round 1 (2:43)
Flyweight: Daniel Gonzalez vs. Jonathan Adams
Lightweight: Adam Piccolotti def. Jake Smith by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round 2 (2:34)
Featherweight: Hyder Amil def. Ignacio Ortiz by Split Decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Welterweight: Renato Alves def. Abraham Vaesau by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round 3 (3:36)
Catchweight (180 lbs.): Albert Gonzalez vs. Tyson Miller