Bellator 183 took place on Saturday night from the SAP Center in San Jose, California and was headlined by Patricky “Pitbull” Freire defeating Benson Henderson by split decision in a key matchup in the lightweight division.
In the co-main event of the fight card, Paul Daley got back on track with a knockout win over former Bellator welterweight title challenger Lorenz Larkin and immediately called for a matchup against Michael Page.
TheMMAReport.com has put together post fight statistics from Saturday’s fight card.
- Patricky “Pitbull” Freire is now tied with Michael Chandler for the most wins in Bellator lightweight division history and is tied with David Rickels, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, and Joe Warren for the most fights in Bellator history.
- Benson Henderson drops to 1-3 in Bellator and both of his recent defeats have come by split decision.
- Paul Daley is now tied with Andrey Koreshkov and Michael Page for the 2nd most TKO/KO wins in Bellator welterweight division history.
- Lorenz Larkin has dropped both of his fights in Bellator and is 4-3 in his last seven fights.
- Roy Nelson won his Bellator debut with a decision victory over Javy Ayala and is now 3-2 in his last five fights.
- The defeat for Javy Ayala drops him to 5-3 in Bellator and this fight marked only his third fight to go the distance (sixteen professional fights).
- Aaron Pico scored his first professional victory with a knockout against Justin Linn in his featherweight debut and Linn has now dropped three in a row.
- Goiti Yamauchi scored his sixth submission win in Bellator competition with a rear-naked choke submission against Adam Piccolotti and he’s now tied with Marcin Held and Alexandre Bezerra for the most submission wins in Bellator history.
- The lost against Goiti Yamauchi marked the first career defeat for Adam Piccolotti and he’s now 5-1 in Bellator.
- On the preliminary card, J.J. Okanovich defeated Luis Jauregui by submission in 42-seconds and this is now the 4th fastest submission win in Bellator lightweight division history.
The complete Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull results are below.
Main Card: (Spike)
Patricky Freire def. Benson Henderson via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Paul Daley def. Lorenz Larkin via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:40
Roy Nelson def. Jay Ayala via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)
Aaron Pico def. Justin Linn via KO (punch) – Round 1, 3:45
Goiti Yamauchi def. Adam Piccolotti via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:19
Preliminary Card: (Bellator.com)
Tony Johnson def. Mike Ortega via KO (punch) – Round 2, 1:49
Kaytlin Neil def. Brooke Mayo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Brandon Laroco def. Gaston Bolanos via technical submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:16
Jaimelene Nievera def. Corina Herrera via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-27)
Fernando Gonzalez def. Alex Lopez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ricardo Vasquez def. Justin Tenedora via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:39
J.J. Okanovich def. Luis Jauregui via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 0:42
Daniel Gonzalez def. Anthony Castrejon via KO (punches) – Round 1, 4:03