Bellator 247 saw a major change just a day before the card, as Paul Daley was forced out of his headlining slot. That resulted in Bellator kickboxing champ Denise Kielholtz being promoted to the main event, opposite former flyweight title challenger Kate Jackson.
It didn’t take long for the Dutch kickboxer to earn her fourth straight win, knocking out Jackson in all of 43 seconds. With that performance, she’ll likely land in the top of the division, alongside names like Liz Carmouche and champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane.
Check below for highlights from Thursday’s event, and full results.
Bellator 247: Jackson vs. Kielholtz Results
Denise Kielholtz def. Kate Jackson by KO, Round 1, 0:43
Norbert Novenyi Jr. def. Laid Zerhouni by submission (triangle choke)m at 4:36 of round 1
Brian Moore def. Simone D’anna by KO, Round 2, 3:55
Chris Duncan def. Iamik Furtado by KO, Round 2, 3:58
Lewis Long def. Giovanni Melillo by submission (knee bar), Round 1, 2:24
Mandy Bohm def. Griet Eeckhout by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Uros Jurisic def. Walter Gahadza by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 3:07
Constantin Gnusariev def. Kywan Gracie by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Lee Chadwick def. Ederson Cristian Macedo by submission (head and arm choke)Round 2, 3:02
Blaine O’Driscoll def. Salah Elkas by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 2:26
Monika Chochlikova def. Jade Jorand by submission (body lock), Round 2, 3:50