Bellator 223/London results: ‘Mousasi vs Lovato Jr.’ streaming play-by-play updates

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Bellator 223: “Mousasi vs. Lovato” airs TONIGHT (June 22, 2019) from SSE Arena in London, England via Paramount Network. The Middleweight title is on the line as Gegard Mousasi (45-6-2) takes on the undefeated Rafael Lovato Jr. (9-0) in his first crack at a world title!

Bellator 223’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET on Paramount Network and DAZN (watch it) with “prelim” fights at 11:30 a.m. ET and “Bellator London” at 5 p.m. ET both via the Bellator app. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entire card.

Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 223) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

BELLATOR LONDON QUICK RESULTS:

Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. —
Melvin Manhoef vs. Kent Kauppinen —
Aaron Chalmers vs. Fred Freeman —

BELLATOR 223 QUICK RESULTS:

Paul Daley vs. Erick Silva —
James Gallagher vs. Jeremiah Labiano —
Fabian Edwards vs. Jonathan Bosuku —
Mike Shipman vs. Costello van Steenis —
Charlie Ward vs. Justin Moore —
Walter Gahadza vs. Oliver Enkamp —
Denise Kielholtz vs. Bryony Tyrell —
Chris Bungard vs. Charlie Leary —
Kate Jackson vs. Lena Ovchynnikova —
Terry Brazier vs. Alessandro Botti —
Nathan Rose vs. Luke Ord —
Alfie Davis vs. George Kanella —
Justin Burlinson vs. Wendle Lewis — in progress.
Galore Bofando vs. Keith McCabeBofando UD 29-28, 30-27 X2.
Kevin Fryer vs. John RedmondFryer SD 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.
Nathan Greyson vs. Frans MlamboMlambo sub (d’arce) 4:22 R1.

BELLATOR LONDON/BELLATOR 223 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Lovato Jr.

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Round 4:

Round 5:

Final result: To be determined.


Melvin Manhoef vs. Kent Kauppinen

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Aaron Chalmers vs. Fred Freeman

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.

Paul Daley vs. Erick Silva

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


James Gallagher vs. Jeremiah Labiano

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Fabian Edwards vs. Jonathan Bosuku

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Mike Shipman vs. Costello van Steenis

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Charlie Ward vs. Justin Moore

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Walter Gahadza vs. Oliver Enkamp

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Denise Kielholtz vs. Bryony Tyrell

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Chris Bungard vs. Charlie Leary

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Kate Jackson vs. Lena Ovchynnikova

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Terry Brazier vs. Alessandro Botti

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Nathan Rose vs. Luke Ord

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Alfie Davis vs. George Kanella

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Justin Burlinson vs. Wendle Lewis

Blue gloves for the 12-6 Lewis. Red gloves for the 8-1 Burlinson.

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Final result: To be determined.


Galore Bofando vs. Keith McCabe

Bofando is 5-3 in the red gloves and black/red trunks, fighting out of Dagenham, England. McCabe is 3-3-1 in the blue gloves and green trunks, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland. The referee is Leon Roberts.

Round 1: McCabe quickly goes for a takedown but Bofando ends up on top and spins his way back to his feet. Bofando switches his stances and strikes, throwing jabs and front kicks. McCabe checks an overhand left and throws a right hook. Bofando leans forward and takes a left to the jaw. Bofando partially connects with a head kick. McCabe keeps trying to walk Bofando down as he throws a hard body shot. Uppercut from Bofando. Left jab. McCabe throws a right to the body. Bofando with a body kick and a high kick and a trip takedown at 3:28 before he stands back up to strike. McCabe tries to clinch for a knee. Leg kick Bofando. Right hook for McCabe. Bofando throws McCabe to the ground and backs away. 10-9 Bofando.

Round 2: McCabe keeps trying to walk Bofando down and dig in with the shots. Bofando blocks a takedown and throws the right hand. McCabe body shot. Bofando with a kick. Right uppercut for McCabe. Head kick for Bofando. Leg kick McCabe. Flying knee from Bofando backs McCabe up for a moment. McCabe shoots for a single leg at 2:35 but Bofando rolls right back to his feet again. Bofando works leg kicks. Another flying knee from Bofando. He throws it AGAIN. If that was Michael “Venom” Page throwing the knee this fight would’ve been over. Bofando kicks McCabe’s left knee. McCabe fails again to get a single leg at 4:32. Right hook by McCabe. Right book by Bofando. Left jab from same. It’s another 10-9 round for Bofando.

Round 3: Bofando lands two lefts as McCabe is coming forward and escapes another takedown attempt at 24 seconds. Bofando keeps tagging McCabe with the left and he telegraphs a shoot and misses Bofando completely. Bofando spins his way through a series of kicks. Jump knee. McCabe finally lands a right hand. Two minutes gone. McCabe’s face is turning red. He lands an uppercut and a left jab. McCabe comes forward with a combo and looks for some clinch work on the fence. Bofando escapes and lands a shot that hurts him. McCabe’s nose is leaking blood as a result. Bofando keeps testing it with his left hand. One minute to go. Head kick for Bofando. Left hook. Leg kick. Jab. Kick. Spin kick. Jab. McCabe keeps trying to walk him down for a big right hand but can’t get it. 10-9 Bofando.

Final result: Galore Bofando via unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27 X2.


Kevin Fryer vs. John Redmond

Fryer is 6-3 in the red gloves with blue/yellow trunks and fights out of Fleetwood, England. Redmond is 7-13 in the blue gloves and sports black trunks, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland. Keith Peterson is the ref.

Round 1: Glove tap. Fryer and Redmond circle around each other at the center before Fryer shoots for and gets a takedown at 36 seconds. The stream freezes at 1:09. The mobile app won’t load the title screen even after a restart. Perhaps high demand killed the stream.

Round 2: I finally managed to get it back with two minutes left in this round. Fryer just stood up from being on top of Redmond and is avoiding the upkicks. He jumps back on top to throw shots to the body and head. They stand up at 4:05. Fryer goes for a guillotine submission and can’t get it and Redmond winds up on top. They stand again just before the bell. Replay between rounds shows Fryer landing some good leg kicks. John McCarthy and Mike Goldberg say Fryer won both rounds 10-9.

Round 3: Redmond pushes Fryer into the fence and the action stalls there with them trading knees. You can see the bruising on Redmond’s left leg from all the hard kicks. Fryer turns him around at 2:48 with the underhooks. Redmond turns him right back and they jockey for dominant position. Redmond gets a takedown at 3:20. He spends the rest of the round looking for a submission with Fryer unable to buck him off. 10-9 Redmond.

Final result: The judges score it 29-28 Fryer, 29-28 Redmond, 29-28 Fryer by split decision.


Nathan Greyson vs. Frans Mlambo

Blue gloves and red trunks, 6-4, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland is Mlambo. Red gloves and black trunks, 6-3, fighting out of London, England is Greyson. The ref is Keith Peterson.

Round 1: Both men saunter slowly to the center and Mlambo throws the first kick. Greyson starts backing him up to the outer circle and Mlambo keeps throwing leg kicks. Greyson jumps on top of Mlambo and goes for a guillotine and Mlambo just calmly stands there and waits. He falls off at 1:49 but doesn’t let go of the headlock and climbs back up still hoping to sink it in. He falls off again at 2:41 and they trade body shots. Mlambo finally pops his head free. Knee to the body. Peterson appears to be warning them to get busier as the action has stalled on the fence. He finally breaks it up at 4:28 for the reset. Mlambo lands a big right hook that appeared to wobble Greyson before the bell. 10-9 Mlambo.

Round 2: Greyson gets a takedown at 59 seconds and Mlambo is sitting up on the fence when he lands. Greyson tries to take the back as Mlambo gets back up. He’s looking for a chance to secure a kimura. Mlambo gets a takedown of his own to side control. Greyson is trying to push off the cage with his feet. Mlambo looks for a front headlock or ten finger guillotine as Greyson thinks about standing up, then reconsiders and stays on his knees. Greyson finally gets up at 3:36. Mlambo drags him back to the ground 20 seconds later. Commentary reminds us Mlambo trains with SBG Ireland just before he secures the submission to a d’arce choke. Both men kneel and pray together.

Final result: Frans Mlambo via submission (d’arce choke) at 4:22 of round two.


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