Bellator 197 Results: Michael Chandler Chokes Out Brandon Girtz

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UPDATE: The Bellator 197 card has wrapped up. You can see the results below.

ORIGINAL:

We’re just hours away from the Bellator 197 main card.

While we await those bouts including the headliner between Michael Chandler and Brandon Girtz, you can catch the live stream of the prelims. The action is set to begin at 7 p.m. ET. The broadcast will transition to the Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET

There are set to be eight preliminary bouts, but Bellator is known for holding off one or more prelim bouts until the main card has wrapped up. In that case, only the fans inside The Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri will be able to see those bouts.

Chandler was supposed to get a title rematch with lightweight champion Brent Primus, but Primus went down with an injury. Not one to wait, Chandler decided to take a fight with Girtz. The co-main event will see A.J. McKee put his unbeaten record on the line against Justin Lawrence.

Below you will see the results for both preliminary and main card action. Keep refreshing this page for live updates below:

Main Card

Michael Chandler def. Brandon Girtz via submission (arm triangle choke) – R1, 4:00

A.J. McKee def. Justin Lawrence via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Kevin Ferguson Jr. def. Devon Brock via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 0:34

Logan Storley def. Joaquin Buckley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Prelims

Justin Robbins vs. A.J. Siscoe*

Jeff Crotty vs. Jordan Downy*

Juliana Velasquez def. Rebecca Ruth via TKO (body kick) – R3, 0:19

Derek Anderson def. Zak Bucia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Dominic Mazzotta def. Josh Sampo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Eric Ellington def. Jordan Howard via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Adam Cella vs. Dewayne Diggs*

Joe Roye vs. Cort Wahle*

*- Unaired

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