The first of two back-to-back Bellator MMA events goes down in Connecticut on Friday, with Roy Nelson and Frank Mir topping Bellator 231.
Connecticut is set to once again play host to ‘Big Country.’ Roy Nelson has fought nearly his entire Bellator MMA career at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, despite training out of Las Vegas. He’s set to return there for the fourth consecutive fight at Bellator 231 on Friday night, taking on Frank Mir in a rematch from their UFC days.
Earlier in the night, however, the preliminary card had a couple of intriguing names in action. Heavyweight prospect Steve Mowry was set to take on Gokhan Saricam, who like Mowry was undefeated as a pro. Mandel Nallo was back, after nearly a year away, and Talita Nogueira, a former women’s featherweight challenger, was returning as well.
Prelim action gets underway at 6PM ET. A live stream of all the early action from Bellator 231 can be found below!
Bellator 231: Nelson vs. Mir – Live tonight on Paramount Network & DAZN
Bellator 231: Nelson vs. Mir Preliminary Card Results:
Welterweight: Connor Dixon def. Orkhan Ismatzade by submission (kimura), Round 1, 0:42
Lightweight: Killys Mota def. Mandel Nallo by TKO, Round 3, 1:16
Women’s Featherweight: Jessy Miele def. Talita Nogueira by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 30-27)
Heavyweight: Steve Mowry def. Gokhan Saricam by submission (kimura), Round 2, 0:56
Light Heavyweight: Dalton Rosta def. Claude Wilcox by TKO, Round 2, 4:23
Middleweight: Tim Caron def. Lucas Borges by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Welterweight: Jonathan Manley def. Thiago Oliveira by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Women’s Atomweight: Elise Reed def. Rebecca Bryggman by TKO, Round 1, 4:48