Bellator 181 took place on Friday night from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma and was headlined by Derek Campos scoring his fourth straight victory as he defeated Brandon Girtz at the end of the second round due to a doctor stoppage for a cut on the forehead of Girtz.
In the co-main event of the fight card, John Salter made his case for a title shot in the Bellator middleweight division as he submitted Kendall Grove to improve to 4-0 in Bellator.
TheMMAReport.com has put together post fight statistics from Friday’s fight card.
- Campos improves to 8-4 in Bellator.
- After winning three in a row in 2014-2015, Girtz has now dropped three fights in a row.
- Salter is now tied with Jason Butcher for the most submission wins in Bellator middleweight division history.
- Grove has now dropped back to back fights and is 4-4 in Bellator.
- Emily Ducote is now 4-1 in Bellator following her decision victory against Jessica Middleton.
- After opening her career with back to back victories, Middleton has dropped back to back fights.
- Joe Warren scored a decision victory against Steve Garcia and he now has the 2nd most cage time in Bellator history.
- Warren is now tied with David Rickels and Patricio Pitbull for the most fights in Bellator history.
- The victory over Garcia now gives Warren 13 wins in Bellator, which ties him with Michael Chandler for the 2nd most wins in Bellator history.
- Garcia is now 1-2 in his last three fights and both of those defeats have come by decision.
The complete Bellator 181: Campos vs. Girtz III results are below.
Main Card: (Spike)
Derek Campos def. Brandon Girtz via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
John Salter def. Kendall Grove via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:37
Emily Ducote def. Jessica Middleton via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Joe Warren def. Steve Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Preliminary Card: (Bellator.com)
Jonathan Gary def. Will Florentino via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Romero Cotton def. Aaron Rodriguez via split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
Logan Storley def. Kemmyelle Haley via TKO (elbows) – Round 1, 1:44
Andre Fialho def. A.J. Matthews via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Amanda Bell def. Brittney Elkin via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:56
E.J. Brooks def. Guilherme Vasconcelos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Mike Rhodes via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:59
Justin Lawrence def. Treston Thomison via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 1, 3:34
Valentin Moldavsky def. Carl Seumanutafa via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Katy Collins def. Bruna Vargas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jordan Howard def. Johnny Marigo via KO (punches) – Round 1, 1:26