Preliminary card action at Bellator 239 featured light heavyweight prospect Christian Edwards, Canada’s Josh Hill, Kristina Williams, and more.
Bellator’s first card of a weekend double-header went down Friday in Thackerville, Oklahoma with Bellator 239: Ruth vs. Amosov. Welterweight prospect Ed Ruth was looking to graduate to contender status with a win over the dangerous Yaroslav Amosov, while another top prospect, heavyweight Tyrell Fortune, was also in action on the main card.
Earlier in the evening, however, a rather deep set of preliminary fights got things going. Among the standouts, Jackson-Wink MMA light heavyweight prospect Christian Edwards was back in action, while Bellator kickboxing champ Denise Kielholtz faced Kristina Williams.
Check back come fight time — 6:15PM ET — for the live stream and full results from the preliminary card!
Bellator 239: Ruth vs. Amosov Preliminary Card Results:
Christian Edwards def. Marco Hutchison by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Keith Lee def. Shawn Bunch by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)
Teejay Britton def. Gabriel Varga by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Denise Kielholtz def. Kristina Williams by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 2:15
Solo Hatley def. Gaston Bolanos by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Josh Hill def. Vinicius Zani by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Grant Neal def. Claude Wilcox by TKO, Round 3, 3:37
Kyle Crutchmer def. Scott Futrell by submission (anaconda choke), Round 1, 2:58
Cris Lencioni def. Salim Mukhidinov by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Kevin Croom def. Adil Benjilany by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Christopher Gonzalez def. Aaron McKenzie by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Davion Franklin def. J.W Kiser by TKO, Round 1, 1:40
Shamil Nikaev vs. Robert Lee
Lucas Brennan vs. Jamese Taylor*
*fight cancelled due to Taylor medical issues