Bellator 233 took place at the Winstar world casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event was headlined by John Salter and Castello Van Stennis in a middleweight match-up.
Salter defeated Steenis via unanimous decision. Before the bout, Steenis was riding on a six-fight winning streak. In the co-main event, Mo Lawal stepped inside the cage for one last time against Bellator debutant Andrew Kapal. However, the fight didn’t end well for Mo, as Kapal landed a devastating right hand and knocked down Mo. The referee jumped in to stop the fight, as he was trying to get up.
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After the fight, Mo dropped his gloves inside the cage and then congratulated Kapal on his victory.
Here are the full results:
John Salter def. Costello van Steenis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Andrew Kapel def. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal via KO (punches) (R1, 1:22)
Arlene Blencowe def. Leslie Smith via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tyrell Fortune def. Zu Anyanwu via TKO (punches) (R2, 1:56)
Tyree Fortune def. Chuck Campbell via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Logan Storley def. E.J. Brooks via TKO (injury) (R1, 5:00)
Julius Anglickas def. Jordan Young via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Amanda Bell def. Janay Harding via TKO (punches) (R3, 4:44)
Kyle Crutchmer def. Robert Gidron via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Romero Cotton def. Jason Perrotta via verbal submission (injury) (R1, 2:16)
Christian Edwards def. Cesar Bennett via KO (head kick) (R1, :16)
Grant Neal def. Jimmy Lugo via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-26)
The following un-aired prelims took place after the conclusion of the main card.
Aaron McKenzie def. Sean Clements via submission (rear-naked choke) (R2, 4:31)
Lucas Brennan def. Jacob Landin via submission (rear-naked choke) (R1, 3:38)