After a longtime MMA ban changed into as soon as lifted in France, Bellator MMA had the glory of being the first predominant promotion to host mixed martial arts in the nation. Last night Bellator Europe 10 took order in Paris, with a tiny crowd, and featured a heavyweight headliner with a order of initiating popular.
The well-known occasion seen worn huge boys Cheick Kongo and Timothy Johnson duke it out with hopes of advancing against Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (whom Kongo fought to a No Contest final September).
Kongo vs. Johnson changed into as soon as a rematch, the first installment came in 2018 and seen the Paris-born Kongo take with a immediate KO. This time, although, their fight would bound the total three rounds.
Within the first Johnson changed into as soon as ready to proceed Kongo to the mat and hit him with heavy ground and pound. Kongo would own it to his feet, nonetheless wasn’t ready to reverse the course against the American. While standing Johnson changed into as soon as ready to manipulate Kongo against the cage and punish his legs with knees.
Within the 2d Johnson labored his placing from distance, which perceived to unsettle and fluster Kongo. Johnson changed into as soon as then ready to pin Kongo back up against the cage and land one other takedown. Kongo changed into as soon as ready to answer with a takedown of his hold, nonetheless wasn’t ready to serve Johnson down. Within the latter half of the spherical Kongo swung for the fences, landing just a few crisp photos on Johnson. Johnson threw some haymakers back, nonetheless changed into as soon as unable to search out his aim.
Within the third and closing spherical Kongo tried to repeat his placing success from the end of the 2d. He changed into as soon as ready to land, nonetheless wasn’t ready to position his opponent out. After drinking some photos, Johnson landed a huge punch of his hold and then compelled Kongo back to the fence. Grueling clinch work adopted with Johnson having the most serve an eye on and landing more strikes.
The shut contest resulted in a split choice in favour of Johnson. The victor then known as out Ryan Bader.
The other fight on the 2-fight predominant card changed into as soon as Saul Rogers vs. Arbi Mezhidov. it didn’t final long, with the worn TUF finalist getting the submission at the end of spherical 1.
On the undercard Yves Landu made a status for himself with a flying knee KO and one in all the wildest celebrations ever seen in an MMA cage.
Heavyweight: Timothy Johnson def. Cheick Kongo by the dispute of split choice (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).
Featherweight: Saul Rogers def. Arbi Mezhidov by the dispute of submission (rear naked choke), spherical 1 (4: 38).
Lightweight: Yves Landu def. Terry Brazier by the dispute of KO (flying knee), spherical 1 (2: 18).
Featherweight: Fabacary Diatta def. Dominique Wooding by the dispute of unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 30-17).
Flyweight: Lucie Bertaud def. Maguy Berchel by the dispute of unanimous choice (29-28, 30-26, 30-26).
Featherweight: Cirian Clarke def. Jean N’Doye by the dispute of unanimous choice (30-26, 30-27, 30-27).