Bellator 247 kicked off the promotion’s CBS Sports run on Thursday, October 1. Leaving its home of Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV) for the first time in years outside of the DAZN deal, Bellator had planned to bring a fan-friendly main event with it to its new home in the form of Paul Daley vs. Derek Anderson.
The best laid plans, and all that. With Daley falling ill during his weight cut, experiencing extreme cramps, the card wound up losing its main event a day out from the fights. Instead of Semtex vs. Anderson, former flyweight title challenger Kate Jackson, taking on Bellator kickboxing champ Denise Kielholtz, was promoted to the headlining slot.
Earlier on in the evening (or afternoon for those watching in the west), there was plenty of preliminary card action at the Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy. That action included a number of top prospects including the likes of SBG Ireland’s Many Bohm, and Gracie family member Kywan Gracie (grandson of BJJ founding father Carlos Gracie).
A live stream of all the earlier action from Thursday can be found in the embed above. The prelims kick off at 1PM ET. Results from the event will be available below.
Bellator 247 Preliminary Card Results
Lewis Long def. Giovanni Melillo by submission (kneebar), Round 1, 2:24
Mandy Böhm def. Griet Eeckhout by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Uros Jurisic def. Walter Gahadza by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 3:07
Constantin Gnusariev def. Kywan Gracie by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Lee Chadwick def. Ederson Cristian Macedo by submission (arm triangle choke), Round 2, 3:28
Blaine O’Driscoll def. Salah Elkas by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 2:26
Monika Tochlikova def. Jade Jorand by submission (scorpion crunch), Round 2, 3:50