Bellator 182 took place on Friday night from the Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona, New York and was headlined by former Bellator welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov scoring a TKO victory in the opening round against Chidi Njokuani.
In the co-main event of the fight card, Fernando Gonzalez scored a come from behind victory as he submitted Brennan Ward in the third round after losing the first and second round.
TheMMAReport.com has put together post fight statistics from Friday’s fight card.
- Andrey Koreshkov is now tied with Mike Richman, Patricio Pitbull, Alexander Shlemenko, and Brennan Ward for the 3rd most TKO/KO wins in Bellator history.
- Koreshkov moves into a tie with Marcin Held, Daniel Straus, and Douglas Lima for the 4th most wins (11) in Bellator history.
- The defeat for Chidi Njokuani snaps a 9 fight unbeaten streak and this is his first lost since 2013 (Jeremy Kimball).
- Fernando Gonzalez is now 7-1 in Bellator and 2 of his last 4 wins have come by guillotine choke submission.
- Brennan Ward has dropped 3 of his last 4 fights and all of those defeats have come by stoppage.
- Bruna Ellen scored a split decision victory over Veta Arteaga and has now won back to back fights after dropping her Bellator debut last year.
- A.J. McKee remain undefeated with a decision win against Blair Tugman and he’s now tied with Pat Curran for the 3rd most wins (9) in Bellator featherweight division history.
- Georgi Karakhanyan scored a TKO victory over Daniel Pineda and he moves into a tie with Mike Richman and A.J. McKee for the 2nd most TKO/KO wins (4) in Bellator featherweight division history.
- Vadim Nemkov won his Bellator debut with a knockout victory against Philipe Lins and all of his victories have come by stoppage.
- Chris Honeycutt is now 3-0 in the Bellator middleweight division following his TKO victory over Kevin Casey.
The complete Bellator 182: Koreshkov vs. Njokuani results are below.
Main Card: (Spike)
Andrey Koreshkov def. Chidi Njokuani via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:08
Fernando Gonzalez def. Brennan Ward via submission (guillotine) Round 3, 1:02
Bruna Ellen def. Veta Arteaga via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
A.J. McKee def. Blair Tugman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Preliminary Card: (Bellator.com)
Joey Davis def. Justin Roswell via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:35
Arlene Blencoe def. Sinead Kavanagh via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Chris Honeycutt def. Kevin Casey via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:06
Kate Jackson def. Colleen Schneider via TKO (leg injury) – Round 1, 5:00
Georgi Karakhanyan def. Daniel Pineda via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 2, 4:05
Henry Corrales def. Noad Lahat via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Vadim Nemkov def. Philipe Lins via KO (punches) – Round 1, 3:03
Talita Nogueira def. Amanda Bell via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:44
Ricky Rainey def. Marc Stevens via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Kristi Lopez vs. Jessica Sotack declared a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
Matt Secor def. T.J. Sumler via submission (Americana) – Round 1, 4:00
Tom Regal def. Kastroit Xhema via KO (punches) – Round 1, 3:21
Alex Potts def. Brandon Polcare via submission (kimura) – Round 1, 3:10
Joshua Ricci def. Brandon Warne via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)