On Friday night in Bellator 215 at Uncasville, Conn., Matt Mitrione along with Sergei Kharitonov were supposed to confront at a heavyweight slugfest that could get fans excited for Bellator 2-16 on Saturday night. If at the beginning of fight, Mitrione withdrew an interior leg kick that missed its mark and landed directly at the forefront of Kharitonov, As an alternative, the struggle was was stopped in its tracks. The strike was so bad that Kharitonov was left writhing and left unable to keep, causing the bout to be declared a fifteen minutes in, finishing on a sour note.
At a feature bantamweight struggle, Eduardo Dantas rebounded from the crushing leg injury during his last struggle to consider a unanimous decision over Toby Misech. Dantas commanded just what little there was with his grappling acumen, although it was a highly forgettable fight without action. The prior twotime winner moved to 21-6 and places him in contention in the division.
In the first round, the actions was commanded by Dantas with a solid top game, controlling position and threatening with a kimura attempt that was good. Even the boo birds arrived on the scene at the 2nd round until Dantas was ready to secure a takedown and back control as both men spent the round staring each other about the feet.
Determined by the card, Mike Kimbel suffered the first defeat of his career once John Douma submitted him with a first-round triangle choke. By taking Douma down with a slam that was high-amplitude after a feeling out process early in the struggle, the Audience amazed. That has been precisely what Douma wanted though as he was equipped to make the most of Kimble’s over-aggressiveness on to the ground and lock at a triangle choke. Kimbel attempted to slam his way out of this choke but all he did was sink that the lock tighter and Kimbel was forced to tap 2:51 of their round.
In the opening bout of the evening, Austin Vanderford had a near perfect Bellator introduction, submitting Cody Jones with an arm-triangle choke in the first round. Time was wasted by vanderford, taking Jones and grinding down him before transitioning to back control and ending submission. The triumph moved Vanderford in his livelihood and sets him up as a fighter to see going forward.