Coming into Bellator 255, heavyweight Tyrell Fortune had expected to feature in a prospect versus veteran scrap with Matt Mitrione. With Mitrione forced out, however, Fortune instead found himself running one back with ex-UFC and PFL fighter Jack May.
Fortune’s first meeting with Jack May had ended with a low blow that left May unable to continue. As a result, there was no love lost between the pair heading into Friday night. It wasn’t quite the same profile as the fight with Mitrione had been, but the bad blood made things arguably more interesting.
It was wrestler Fortune scoring the early power takedown on the towering 6 foot 8 May on Friday. May scrambled back to the fence and wall-walked up, but had to contend with a body lock from Fortune. Soon enough, he was down again, though not for long. Some solid chain wrestling by Fortune resulted in a third trip to the canvas, and this time, Fortune looked to land a couple of bombs. He then went to work landing left hands while May covered up. Punches landed. Elbows landed. May continued covering up. The ref looked on, with no sign of stopping a fight that was clearly over. More elbows came crashing down, a few looking questionable and towards the back of the head, a complaint May would make following the fight.
Either way, the end result was the same: a TKO win in Fortune.
Official Result: Tyrell Fortune def. Jack May by TKO, Round 1, 3:16