In the main event, Sergei
Kharitonov took on Linton
Vassell in a bout that many assumed was a title eliminator for
the Russian. However, that is unlikely now as “The Swarm” snapped
his three-fight losing streak and stopped the
Pride Fighting Championships veteran in the second round with
punches to the head from back mount.
Also on the bill, father and son duo Haim Gozali
and Aviv Gozali
each picked up first round submission wins in their home country.
Vanderford remained undefeated as the Contender Series alum
snatched up a decision win over Grachik
Bozinyan to open the main card.
In preliminary action, Sinead
Kavanagh shocked the home crowd as she stopped Olga Rubin
in the second round to hand the Israeli her second straight loss.
Gracie Jr. also picked up a first-round submission to stay
Bellator 234 will air via tape delay on Dazn and Paramount Friday
night at 9 p.m. ET