Thursday, March 4, 2021

Bellator 251 Results & Highlights: Corey Anderson Dominates In Debut

Bellator 251 took place tonight from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The main event saw Corey Anderson make a victorious Bellator debut against Melvin Manhoef, winning the bout in dominant fashion via 2nd-round TKO.

In some of the evening’s highlights, Derek Anderson picked up a KO victory which was nearly ruled a disqualification. Killys Mota was on his way up when Anderson head kicked, and the instant replay proved that Mota was, in fact, up. Mota’s left knee was lifted off the mat a split second prior to the head kick. You can peep the fight-ending sequence for yourself below:

Austin Vanderford also impressed in a one-sided victory over Vinicius De Jesus. You can catch some highlights of Vanderford’s impressive performance below:

Finally, you can check out some highlights from Corey Anderson’s Bellator debut below, including the second-round stoppage:

Here are the full Bellator 251 results:

MAIN CARD

Corey Anderson def. Melvin Manhoef via TKO (ground and pound) — R2, 2:34

Tyrell Fortune def. Said Sowma via unanimous decision (29X3)

Austin Vanderford def. Vinicius De Jesus via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27×2)

Derek Anderson def. Killys Mota via KO (head kick) — Round 2, 4:27

PRELIMINARY CARD

Georgi Karakhanyan def. Bryce Logan via split decision (29-28X2, 28-29)

Julius Anglickas def. Alex Polizzi via unanimous decision (30-27X3)

Janay Harding def. Jessy Miele via unanimous decision (30-27X3)

Ali Zebian def. Piankhi Zimmerman via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27X2)

Jaylon Bates def. Joe Supino via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27X2)

Sumiko Inaba def. Jessica Ruiz via TKO (strikes) — R1, 4:59