Bellator returns to Connecticut and Mohegan Sun Arena for Bellator 207. The organization brings another round of the Heavyweight Grand Prix. Matt Mitrione also returns to Connecticut with the promotion, competing for the second consecutive time at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino as he looks to punch his ticket to the finals when he takes on light heavyweight champion, Ryan Bader.
The card is stacked with New England talent as well as promotional talent. 10 of the 26 fighters competing hail from New England while the rest of the card ranges from Australia to Ireland.
On the preliminary card, Mike Kimbel makes his second appearance for the promotion as he takes on Alex Potts. Kimbel from Waterbury, Connecticut earned a spectatular knockout in his pro debut at Bellator 194. Also on the preliminary card Tim Caron of New Hampshire, Boston’s Sean Lally, and Connecticuts Kemran Lachinov.
A battle between prospects starts off the main card. Hot prospect Carrington Banks takes on the undefeated Mandel Nallo. Nallo is an impressive finisher. Each of his professional victories came by way of stoppage. Banks comes into the matchup following the first loss of his professional career. Baby Slice is scheduled as the second fight on the main card. He takes on Corey Browning of Tennessee.
Main Card (Paramount, 9 pm ET)
Ryan Bader def. Matt Mitrione via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-25)
Sergei Kharitonov def. Roy Nelson via TKO at 4:59 of round 1
Lorenz Larkin def. Ion Pascu via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Corey Browning def. Baby Slice via TKO (strikes) at 2:08 of round 2
Mandel Nallo def. Carrington Banks via KO (Knee) at 0:57 of round 2
Preliminary Card (Bellator.com, 6:30 pm ET)
Kemran Lachinov def. Sean Lally via unanimous decision
Vinicius de Jesus def. Tim Caron via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Janay Harding def. Sinead Kavanagh via TKO (Doctors Stoppage) at 5:00 of round 1
Andre Fialho def. Javier Torres via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sarah Click def. Kristi Lopez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mike Kimbel def. Alex Potts via KO (hammer fist) at 0:06 of round 1
Alexandra Ballou def. Lisa Blaine via TKO (punches) at 3:28 of round 3
Pat Casey def. Kastriot Xhema via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)