Bellator 206 featured an impeccable super fight as Bellator welterweight champion Rory ‘Red King’ MacDonald took on Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi in San Jose, California.
With Mousasi being a former light heavyweight has defeated top quality light heavyweights like Ovince St-Preux and Ilir Latifi and also heavyweight Mark Hunt, size advantage was an inevitable factor. For MacDonald, the size advantage did showed it’s ugly head as Mousasi defeated him via TKO courtesy of smashing ground and pound in the second round.
Other fights included a fourth fight between arch rivals, legends Wanderlei Silva and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. Size advantage was seen there are well as Jackson landed a crisp right hand to the chin of Silva to end his night.
Also the quarter-finals of welterweight grand Prix as former Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima earned a hard fought fifth round submission victory against a returning Andrey Koreshkov. Hot prospect Aaron Pico also was a part if the card and did what he does the best, a first round knockout.
- Gegard Mousasi def. Rory MacDonald via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:23 – to defend middleweight title
- Quinton Jackson def. Wanderlei Silva via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:32
- Douglas Lima def. Andrey Koreshkov via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 5, 3:04
- Aaron Pico def. Leandro Higo via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:19
- Keri Melendez def. Dakota Zimmerman via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Gaston Bolanos def. Ysidro Gutierrez via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 1:37
- Adam Piccolotti def. James Terry via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Cass Bell def. Ty Costa via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 3:06
- Arlene Blencowe def. Amber Leibrock via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 1:23
- Jeremiah Labiano def. Justin Smitley via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:28
- Josh San Diego def. Joe Neal via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)