Bellator returns tonight live on Spike TV with a fantastic card resonating from the Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, OK.
The main event features a lightweight rubber match between Derek Campos and Brandon Girtz. The two are 1-1 against each other, with Campos picking up a UD win over Girtz in 2013 and Girtz scoring a 37-second KO win over Campos in their 2015 rematch.
‘Bellator 181: Campos vs. Girtz III’ – Live Results
It is worth noting that, heading into the bout, Girtz has lost two-straight while Campos has won three-straight.
The co-main event is a pivotal middleweight matchup between John Salter and Kendall Grove. Also on the main card; Jessica Middleton replaces Letourneau on five days’ notice to take on Emily Ducote, and former bantamweight champion Joe Warren faces Steve Garcia.
The most surprising part about this card? The outstanding preliminary portion. Valentin Moldavsky, Justin Lawrence, Logan Storley, Rafael Lovato Jr., Mike Rhodes, Romero Cotton, Bruna Vargas, and Carl Seumanutafa – among others – will all compete on the prelims.
Check out the full card below! The fight card will be updated with the results as they happen!
Main Card – Spike TV – 9pm ET
- Derek Campos def. Brandon Girtz via TKO (Cut) at 5:00 of Round 2
- John Salter def. Kendall Grove via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:37 of Round 1
- Emily Ducote def. Jessica Middleton via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Joe Warren def. Steve Garcia Jr. via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Prelims – Spike.com – 7pm ET
- Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Mike Rhodes via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:59 of Round 1
- Valentin Moldavsky def. Carl Seumanutafa via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
- Andre Fialho def. AJ Matthews via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Logan Storley def. Kemmyelle Haley via TKO (Elbows) at 1:44 of Round 1
- Romero Cotton def. Arron Rodriguez via Split Decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
- Katy Collins def. Bruna Vargas via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Postlims – (After Main Card – No Stream)
- Justin Lawrence def. Treston Thomison via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 3:34 of Round 1
- Jordan Howard def. Johnny Marigo via TKO (Strikes) at 1:26 of Round 1
- Amanda Bell def. Brittney Elkin via TKO (Punches) at 4:56 of Round 2
- Jonathan Gary def. Will Florentino via Unanimous Decision
- EJ Brooks def. Guilherme Bomba via Unanimous Decision
Note: With that amount of prelims, probably over HALF of them will not air. Bellator’s weird trend of not allowing nearly enough time for all prelims to take place before the main card continues. Over half of these will be “post-lims“. But we will not know which until the prelims conclude.