It’s early in 20-19 however Bellator 219’s main event is already a rival for Fight of the season.
On Friday night at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif., Bellator 219 took place, headlined by light-weight war involving Brandon Girtz along with Saad Awad. Early in the first round, Girtz hurt Awad with a enormous right hand which delivered Awad reeling. It looked like we could be in for an instant main event but Awad suspended tough, and when he was able to get back to his feet, rocked Girtz with a big knee to the rest. With both men having hurt eachother, the two proceeded to throw caution to the end and wing heavy leather each other for the rest of the struggle. The next around specially was feverish since it appeared as if Awad got flattened by an elbow to the head in a sprawl however he quickly regained himself and then he and also Girtz went hammer and tongs for the remainder of the struggle seeking the finish. In the end, Girtz put Awad in more danger from the very first and third rounds and won the struggle on all three judges’ scorecards.
From the co-main episode of the day, Daniel Straus completed his heart-warming come back narrative, submitting Shane Krutchen using a rear-naked choke. 2 years ago, Straus was at a serious automobile accident and told that he could never walk again. As an alternative, Straus was determined to prove everyone wrong now, not only has he walkedbut he had a sensational revealing from the cage, but falling Krutchen with a beautiful left hand and submitting him at the very first round. Next upward, Straus is hoping to work his way back to the name and considering exactly what he’s overcome it would be foolish to doubt him.
Early on in the struggle, Koreshkov needed his kicking game running overtime and it looked like Jasper could get run over, however the American suspended tough and made the struggle competitive down the stretch. Eventually, Koreshkov saw a opening with his grappling and starting taking Jasper down, grinding out a unanimous decision win.
In the main card opener, Joe Schilling took a lackluster decision over veteran fighter Keith Berry. Schilling dropped Berry at the very first round but was not able to capitalize. From the second, Berry looked like he was carrying over against a fading Schilling, but in the round, Schilling hurt Berry and needed him reeling until the bell . From the next though, Berry battled backdown, taking down the exhausted Schilling and procuring mount. Schilling was able to undo the exact position and spent the rest of the round cutting Berry upward with elbows from the shield. In the end, Schilling found his fourth career win, along with also his original career two-fight win streak.