Bellator 188 took place on Thursday from theĀ Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel and was headlined by Noad Lahat scoring his twelfth career victory as he scored a decision victory against Jeremiah Labiano in a featherweight bout.

In the co-main event of the fight card, Haim Gozali scored his second victory in Bellator as he submitted Arsen Faitovich in 45-seconds in a welterweight bout.

TheMMAReport.com has put together post fight statistics from Thursday’s fight card.

  • Noad Lahat is now 3-1 in Bellator and this is the first decision win for Lahat since defeating Niklas Backstrom at UFC Fight Night 69 in 2015.
  • The submission victory by Haim Gozali at the 45-second mark of the opening round againstĀ Arsen Faitovich is now the 2nd fastest submission victory in Bellator welterweight division history.
  • John Salter submitted Jason Radcliffe in the opening round and he now owns the record for most submission wins in Bellator middleweight division history.
  • Denise Kielholtz scored her first win in mixed martial arts competition as she defeated Jessica Middleton by armbar submission in the opening round.

The complete Bellator 188: Lahat vs. Labiano results are below.

Main Card: (Spike)
Noad Lahat def. Jeremiah Labiano via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Haim Gozali def. Arsen Faitovich via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, :45
John Salter def. Jason Radcliffe via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:55
Denise Kielholtz def. Jessica Middleton via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:16

Preliminary Card: (Unaired)
Luiz Rocha def. Almog Shay via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Assaf Batan def. Mor Attias via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:08
Matan Levi def. Erik Sianov via majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Raz Bring def. Nadim Kablan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Moshe Ben Chimol def. Ivan Solomatov via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:00
Adam Keresh def. Roman Kushnir via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:00
Natanial Parisi def. Or Eliov via submission (anaconda choke) – Round 1, 3:45
Gad David Abisror vs. Alexander Trofimov – No Contest (accidental foul)
Alexander Nikulin def. Rami Abuhav via KO – Round 1, 1:57
Oron Kahlon def. Julian Maloku via submission (triangle) – Round 1, 2:08
Olga Rubin def. Joana Filipa via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:46
Shimon Gosh def. Francisco Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

15 Responses

  1. Hardcore MMA Fan

    Shane Carwin wants to be an alternative for the Bellator tournament. Do you think he will be? And would you still favor Mitrione to win if Carwin got in the tourney do to a injury?

    Do you think Lashley is completely done with fighting? He was supposed to be in this tourney. But he chose to focus on pro wrestling instead.

    • Jason Floyd

      Would have to imagine that Rich Chou would consider him if an alternate was needed. Since Carwin has not fought in 6 years, do not really know what we could expect from him. Would still consider Mitrione the favorite, mainly due to him being an active fighter.

      I am hoping we have Lashley on our wrestling podcast on Radio Influence in the future.

  2. Hardcore MMA Fan

    When will Sam Caplan be back on The Insiders Podcast? I have some ?’s for him.

  3. Hardcore MMA Fan

    I can’t wait until Bellator stop doing tape delay. It’s 2017, wake up dammit…

  4. Hardcore MMA Fan

    Bellator 188 had so many injuries happen to it and still they sold the place out. With over 9k attendance. That’s impressive for a pretty bad card due to injuries.

    • Hardcore MMA Fan

      But they had a lot of local fighters on it that’s why.

      • Hardcore MMA Fan

        I think it was actually over 10k. Btw do you know the exact attendance/gate?

      • Jason Floyd

        I was told attendance was 9k. Since the event was regulated by a commission that does not give out gate info (considered private information, not available via public records request), only way that info would come out is if Bellator released that info.

  5. Hardcore MMA Fan

    I really wanna see Bellator MMA and Kickboxing on Pluto TV. I hope next year that happens. You think it happens?

    Btw Jason, can you have this site be secure and why don’t you make it?

  6. Hardcore MMA Fan

    Is the winner of Cyborg vs Holm the goat of women’s MMA?

    Do you think we will see more Bellator programming on the Paramount Network like replays of past events?

    Ricco must have asked for a ton of money from UFC and Bellator for one of them not to sign him.

    • Jason Floyd

      If Cyborg, yes. If Holm, I would say no because she has not made a UFC title defense.

      I would say it’s unlikely you see Bellator event replays on Paramount Network.