Bellator 198 ‘Fedor vs. Mir’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

By: Tristen Critchfield
Apr 28, 2018


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Morgan Sickinger vs. Eric Wisely

Round 1

In the early going, both fighters are coming up short on their strikes in a feeling out process. Sickinger catches a push kick and takes Wisely down. Wisely quickly frames an armbar from his back and looks to secure the hold. He adjusts his legs, and extends Sickinger's arm all the way. Moments later, Sickinger is forced to tap out.

The Official Result

Eric Wisely def. Morgan Sickinger via Submission (Armbar) R1 1:12

Daniel Stittgen vs. Mark Stoddard

Round 1

The welterweights trade leg kicks in the early going. Stoddard throws a right hook then sprawls on a Stittgen takedown attempt. Stoddard holds his hands low, walking his foe down. He attacks Stittgen’s body with a flurry of punches and Stittgen answers with an inside low kick. Stoddard lands a couple hard outside low kicks of his own. Stittgen sprawls on another takedown and lands a combination moments later. They clinch against the fence, jockeying for position. Stittgen finally gets a takedown via inside trip with about one minute to go. Stoddard is attempting to frame a triangle from his back. Stittgen tries to work his way free, but Stoddard tightens the maneuver. Stittgen has no choice but to tap out.

The Official Result

Mark Stoddard def. Dan Stittgen via Submission (Triangle Choke) R1 4:43

Adil Benjilany vs. Corey Jackson

Round 1

Jackson lands an outside low kick. Benjilany blocks a combination and lands a leg kick. Jackson presses forward with a punching combination and changes levels for a takedown. Bejilany defends well and they battle for positioning against the fence. They separate and Benjilany just misses an uppercut-left hook combo. A counter right lands for Jackson. Benjilany lands a knee up the middle as the pace picks up on the feet. Benjilany tries a spinning back elbow but is shoved to the ground. Benjilany is back up and he hurts Jackson with a shot to the body. Jackson covers up against the fence, and Bejilany mixes up his attack, teeing off on Jackson with uppercuts, knees and elbows. Jackson is able to fend off the assault and moves off the cage with about 1:00 left. A poke to the eye of Jackson brings a brief halt to the action. Jackson catches a kick, and looks to shove Benjilany down. Benjilany hustles up, only to be slammed to the canvas. Benjilany is able to use the fence to return to his feet moments later, and he responds with some knees to the body. 10-9 Benjilany.

Round 2

Jackson comes out with a hematoma on his head. Jackson quickly tries for a takedown and pushes Benjilany against the cage. Benjilany turns his foe into the cage and then the featherweights separate. Benjilany attacks with a pair of body kicks, but they’re partially blocked. Another liver kick lands for Benjilany. Jackson moves forward and they trade hands. Benjilany is controlling the range with his kicks. Another body kick connects for Benjilany. Benjilany fires off a triple left kick and then switches to his right and kicks Jackson’s legs out from under him. “Glory Boy” lets his foe back up. Jackson checks a kick but eats a right hand. Benjilany is initiating most of the offense now, as Jackson struggles to find openings. Benjilany goes low for a takedown, but Jackson defends with ease. Jackson ends a combination with a low kick before the end of the frame. 10-9 Benjilany.

Round 3

Jackson is aggressive with a punching combination, landing a couple blows upstairs. That sets up a takedown attempt, and he battles for a single leg against the fence. He puts Benjilany on his seat for a moment, but Benjilany is up quickly and lands a right hand on the exit. A left kick from Benjilany finds its way underneath Jackson’s right arm. Jackson is absorbing right hands as Benjilany attacks from range. Benjilany mixes his punches and kicks nicely. Benjilany misses on an elbow and Jackson shoves him into the fence. Benjilany defends, but Jackson switches to a single leg and plants his foe on his back with less than 2:00 remaining. Jackson is in Benjilany’s full guard now. Jackson is doing his best to stay busy but can’t advance past his opponent’s guard. Benjilany elevates his guard and nearly has an armbar. Jackson escapes, but Benjilany scrambles into top position and lands some solid ground-and-pound before the round ends. 10-9 Benjilany (30-27 Benjilany).

The Official Result

Adil Benjilany def. Corey Jackson via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Adam Maciejewski vs. Robert Morrow

Round 1

Morrow lands a low kick to Maciejewski’s lead leg, and the Pole returns the favor. After a slow start, Maciejewski explodes for a takedown and puts Morrow on his back near the fence. Maciejewski passes to side control, where he looks to impose his 40-pound size advantage in the heavyweight bout. Morrow has his feet on the fence and lands some knees to his foe’s body. Maciejewski drops some short elbows from top position. Morrow tries to buck off the fence but Maciejewski stays in side control. Maciejewski looks to set up a kimura, but Morrow escapes and recovers full guard. Maciejewski drops some short strikes on his opponent’s head. Morrow tries to lands some slashing elbows from the bottom. Maciejewski ends the frame on top. 10-9 Maciejewski.

Round 2

Morrow attacks with a front kick, and Maciejewski catches it but can’t get the takedown. A straight left to the body lands for Morrow. Maciejewski appears to be laboring early in the frame. The heavyweights stand in front of each other, but neither is really engaging. Morrow misses a left head kick, then lands a low kick to the lead leg. Halfway through the round, and both fighters are reluctant to pull the trigger. A low kick lands for Morrow, who follows with a left to the body. Maciejewski ties up with Morrow and pushes him to the fence. Maciejewski grabs a leg, but Morrow maintains his balance and escapes to the center of the cage. Morrow fires off a left head kick. Referee Mike Beltran urges the fighters to pick up the action with less than a minute remaining. A right uppercut-left hook combination lands for Morrow shortly before the end of the period. 10-9 Morrow.

Round 3

A touch of gloves and a hug begins the final round. Maciejewski is winded, holding his hands low. Morrow lands an outside low kick. Morrow grazes Maciejewski with a right hand. Maciejewski times a takedown but Morrow has no trouble shoving his foe down. Morrow orders his foe to return to his feet, and he lands a left kick to the body. Maciejewski counters a double jab with a left over the top. Maciejewski closes the distance and pushes Morrow against the fence. The Pole has an undertook in place, and he attacks with knees to the thigh. Morrow continues to defend and lands a knee to the body. They separate and Morrow lands a kick to the body. Morrow yells at his opponent and they swing wildly to end the fight. 10-9 Morrow. (29-28 Morrow).

The Official Result

Robert Morrow def. Adam Maciejewski via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Tom Angeloff vs. Sultan Umar

Round 1

Umar goes upstairs with a kick, then chops at Angeloff’s lead leg. Umar catches a body kick but Angeloff lands a right hand upstairs. Umar catches another kick and just misses a counter. A solid body kick connects for Umar. A right hook finds its way past Angeloff’s guard. Umar continues to walk his man down, staying persistent with body kicks. A right hook lands for Umar. A right hand over the top from Umar follows an Angeloff kick to the body. They tie up briefly against the fence, and Umar goes back to attacking with a pair of body kicks on the break. Angeloff lands a right hook and a knee from the Thai plum. Umar shoves his foe back and delivers a knee of his own. The round ends with Umar pressing Angeloff against the fence. 10-9 Umar.

Round 2

They tie up early following an exchange but separate quickly. A lead right hook followed by a straight left land for Umar as Angeloff backs up. A straight left connects for Umar. Another kick to the body lands for Umar. Angeloff lands a body kick of his own. A left hand briefly backs Angeloff into the fence. Umar moves forward and lands on outside leg kick. A straight right from Angeloff snaps back Umar’s head, probably his best punch of the fight. Umar lands a left and follows with a flying knee. That gives Angeloff a chance to secure a body lock. Umar grabs a guillotine briefly before they separate. Umar presses forward into the clinch behind a punching combination. They exit and Angeloff drops his head right into a vicious knee late in the round. Umar has a spinning hook kick blocked before the end of the round. 10-9 Umar.

Round 3

Angeloff moves forward and is countered with a left. A knee lands for Angeloff and Umar pushes his man into the fence. Angeloff misses a combination on the break. Umar finds the range on another solid combination. Moments later Angeloff connects with a solid counter right hand. A straight left lands for Umar, and Angeloff answers with a straight right. Umar goes back to the left body kick and again it lands. He lands the body kick again. A low kick from Umar spins Angeloff around. Umar slips and Angeloff attempts to follow his foe to the mat. Umar gets up and slams Angeloff to the mat before backing off and allowing his foe to stand. Umar goes back to the body kicks, and Angeloff briefly trips his foe to the mat. Umar pops up in a hurry. A straight left lands for Umar, who is effective landing single shots on a consistent basis. Umar lands a trio of left hooks upstairs, then changes levels to secure a takedown with about 20 seconds to go. Umar ends the fight landing ground-and-pound in top position. 10-9 Umar (30-27 Umar).

The Official Result

Sultan Umar def. Tom Angeloff via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Dillon Danis vs. Kyle Walker

Round 1

Danis takes the center of the cage and immediately shoots for a takedown. Walker evades the attempt and circles away. Walker tags Danis with a couple left hands in early exchanges. Danis closes the distance, ties up Walker and jumps guard. Danis shifts his hips in an attempt to frame a submission from his back. Walker scrambles away, but finds himself in even more danger as Danis rolls to a knee bar. Danis doesn’t quite have the hold extended, so he transitions to a toe hold. The SBG Ireland representative cranks the submission, and Walker is forced to ask out of the fight in a matter of seconds. Danis, the decorated jiu-jitsu practitioner, is successful in his mixed martial arts debut.

The Official Result

Dillon Danis def. Kyle Walker via Submission (Toe Hold) R1 1:38

Neiman Gracie vs. Javier Torres

Round 1

A front kick to the midsection lands for Gracie. Torres responds with an inside low kick. Torres counters a body kick with a left hook. Gracie lands a body kick and then dodges a counter offering from Torres. Gracie catches a Torres kick and drives Torres to the mat. Torres works his way up quickly, but Gracie maintains a body lock. Gracie battles and eventually trips Torres to the ground. Gracie sets up in his opponent’s full guard. Gracie stands, and Torres attempts to create space with his legs. Gracie re-enters, then falls back for a leg lock. Torres tries to control Gracie’s hands as his opponent tries to find the best angle for a heel hook. Torres continues to pull himself close to Gracie to keep his foe from fully extending the hold. The round ends with Torres looking exasperated as Gracie holds on to the leg lock. 10-9 Gracie.

Round 2

Torres trips after throwing a kick, and Gracie quickly closes the distance and secures a body lock up against the cage. Gracie alternates knees to the thighs before tripping Torres to the mat. Gracie is patient while working in guard, landing periodic punches. Torres tries to neutralize his foe, and looks to ref Mike Beltran for a standup. In the meantime, Gracie passes to half guard. Gracie stays heavy with top pressure, and he is able to pass to full mount with a little more than 2:00 remaining. Gracie looks to set up an arm-triangle choke. Torres tries to prevent Gracie from jumping over to his right side, but eventually he can’t resist. Gracie passes, tightens the choke and forces Torres to tap out for the first time in his career.

The Official Result

Neiman Gracie def. Javier Torres via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) R2 3:18

Rafael Lovato Jr. vs. Gerald Harris

Round 1

Lovato Jr. catches Harris with a body kick just as his opponent appeared to be beginning his entry for a takedown. Lovato then attempts a jumping knee with Harris near the fence and falls to the canvas. Harris doesn’t hesitate to go to the ground with the jiu-jitsu ace. Harris is in Lovato Jr.’ s guard, and Lovato Jr. gradually slides his legs into high guard to threaten for a triangle. His legs control the posture of Harris, who attempts to escape by pushing his arm through. However, that allows Lovato Jr. to go belly down for an armbar. Harris attempts to roll out of the predicament, but that only allows Lovato Jr. to extend the arm even more from his back. Harris taps in a matter of moments, giving Lovato Jr. his fifth career triumph by submission.

The Official Result

Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Gerald Harris via Submission (Armbar) R1 1:11

Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Sam Sicilia

Round 1

The featherweights start out trading in the pocket right away. Sicilia moves Sanchez backward with a big right hand and they tie up. Sicilia does some good work with dirty boxing and then pressures Sanchez against the fence in the clinch. Sanchez drops and rolls for a kneebar. Sicilia briefly escapes, but Sanchez regains the hold. Sicilia stands, escapes and jumps down into Sanchez’s full guard. Sicilia stands and lands a hammerfist before absorbing an upkick from his opponent. Sicilia stands and drops some heavy punches while Sanchez fishes for a leg lock. Sanchez gives up his back but is able to scramble to his feet and take Sicilia’s back from a standing position. Sanchez tries to muscle Sicilia to the ground from a rear-body lock. That doesn’t work, but Sanchez deftly transitions to a standing arm-triangle choke. It’s tight, but Sicilia is able to defend it somewhat as long as he remains on his feet. Eventually, Sanchez falls to his back while maintaining the choke, and the evening of submissions continues as Sicilia is forced to tap out. “El Matador” has now won seven of his last eight under the Bellator MMA banner.

The Official Result

Emmanuel Sanchez def. Sam Sicilia via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) R1 3:52

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Frank Mir

Round 1

Mir kicks the body and then briefly drops the Russian to a knee with a combination. Emelianenko is up and the heavyweights clinch before the Pride Fighting champion executes a hip toss to put Mir on the floor. They’re back up and are trading liberally. Mir lands a left hand and is on the attack. The former UFC champion is getting careless, however, and a left uppercut lands directly on Mir’s chin as he steps forward on a missed punch. Mir falls to all fours, completely dazed. “The Last Emperor” unloads with about five or six unanswered left hands to the face, and referee Mike Beltran steps in to intervene on Mir’s behalf. Emelianenko will advance to the semifinals of the heavyweight grand prix, where he is scheduled to face Chael Sonnen.

The Official Result

Fedor Emelianenko def. Frank Mir via TKO (Punches) R1 0:48

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