A handful of Bellator’s top prospects were in action Friday night as part of the Bellator 233 preliminary card.
Bellator 233 went down in Thackerville, Oklahoma on Friday, with a middleweight showdown between John Salter and Costello van Steenis in the main event. Elsewhere on the card, Bellator’s bumper crop of rookies, from Tyrell Fortune to Jordan Young to Logan Storley, was in action.
A number of those fights came early in the evening, part of the Bellator 233 preliminary card, airing on the Bellator App and right here on Cageside Press. Among the notables, Storley, on a new deal with the promotion, looked to keep his perfect 10-0 record intact. Christian Edwards, teammate and sparring partner of Jon Jones, continued his run, which had just started earlier in the year. And undefeated Kyle Crutchmer was making his Bellator MMA debut, against a short-notice opponent in Robert Gidron.
The preliminary card gets underway at 6:45PM ET — check back for full results, plus the official Bellator 233 live stream below, featuring all the prelim bouts.
Bellator 233: Salter vs Van Steenis – Live tonight on Paramount Network
Bellator 233 Preliminary Card Results:
Light Heavyweight: Tyree Fortune def. Chuck Campbell by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Catchweight (175 lbs.): Logan Storley def. E.J. Brooks by TKO (injury), Round 1, 5:00
Light Heavyweight: Julius Anglickas def. Jordan Young by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Women’s Featherweight: Amanda Bell def. Janay Harding by TKO, Round 3, 4:44
Catchweight (176 lbs.): Kyle Crutchmer def. Robert Gidron by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Catchweight (187 lbs.): Romero Cotton def. Jason Perrotta by TKO (injury), Round 1, 2:16
Light Heavyweight: Christian Edwards def. Cesar Bennett by KO (head kick), Round 1, 0:16
Light Heavyweight: Grant Neal def. Jimmy Lugo by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-26)
Lightweight: Aaron Mckenzie def. Sean Clements by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 4:31
Featherweight: Lucas Brennan def. Jacob Landin by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 3:38