The third of three consecutive shows in Milan, Italy for Bellator MMA went down Saturday. Bellator Europe 9 saw a main event featuring James Gallagher taking on Cal Ellenor, a fight cancelled and rebooked so many times it had nearly reached cursed status.
Also on the card, notable names like Charlie Ward and Kiefer Crosbie. Before the trio of main card bouts went down, however, preliminary card action led to the way — with a women’s featherweight bout between Sinead Kavanagh and Katharina Lehner standing out in particular.
Lehner, a former Invicta FC bantamweight title challenger (against Sarah Kaufman), was looking to snap a two-fight skid in her Bellator debut. Kavanagh, meanwhile, was looking to make it two in a row, as she entered the fight off a win over Olga Rubin.
Also on the preliminary card Saturday in Milan, Carlo Pedersoli, Ashleigh Grimshaw, and kickboxer
Robin van Roosmalen (bout cancelled due to COVID-19), among others.
Check back come fight time for full results from Bellator Europe 9’s preliminary card. A live stream of the action can be viewed above.
Bellator Europe 9 Preliminary Card Results
Sinead Kavanagh def. Katharina Lehner by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Aymard Guih def. Chris Bungard by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Acoidan Duque def. Carlo Pedersoli Jr. by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Gokhan Saricam def. Joffie Houlton by TKO (strikes), Round 1, 2:52
Andrew Fisher def. Ashleigh Grimshaw by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Kane Mousah def. Alessandro Botti by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Asael Adjoudj def. Nathaniel Jessimer by TKO, Round 2, 2:58
Marek Jakimowicz def. Curtis Dodge by TKO, Round 1, 4:45