Bellator 86 Live Results and Play by Play

The eighth season of Bellator MMA continues tonight with Bellator 86 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Bellator 86

The preliminary card will begin at 8 p.m. ET on with six fights and the main card will start at 10 p.m. ET with the final four fights on the card.

Tonight’s card will be headlined by Ben Askren defending the Bellator welterweight title against season six winner Karl Amoussou. The card will also feature the Bellator debut of Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and the start of the welterweight tournament.

Live Results of Bellator 86 will begin at 8 p.m. ET with the preliminary card and play by play of the fights will begin with the main card at 10 p.m. ET.

To discuss the fights, use the comments section below and follow Jason Floyd (@jason_floyd) and on Twitter, who is in Oklahoma for tonight’s fight card.

Preliminary Card Results:
Cortez Coleman def. Matt Jones via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Damon Jackson def. Zach Church via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:43
Raul Amaya def. Jose Gomes via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:12
Brent Weedman def. Marius Zaromskis via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Jason Sampson def. Chris Pham via submission (armbar) – Round 3, 4:55
Hunter Tucker def. Javier Obregon via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 3:17

Koffie Adzitso vs. Ben Saunders

Round 1 – Saunders opened up with a high kick and Adzitso immediately looked to grapple. The action would go to the ground and Saunders began to ook for submissions from his back. Adzitso would be able to defend the submission attmepts of Saunders and worked his top game. The referee would end up standing up the fighters after a lack of action. Once back on the feet, Saunders would take the fight to the ground and would have top position next to the fence. Once again, the referee would stand them up in the final 15 seconds of the round and the fight would move into the second round.

Round 2 – Saunders opened up the round by landing a head kick and would land a strike that dropped Adzitso. Saunders would begin to work his top game and Adzitso began to hold onto Saunders in attempt to get the referee to stand them up. Saunders would land several punches to the head and body. Saunders would end up standing up and the action returned to the middle of the cage. Adzitso went for a single leg takedown attempt against the cage and would get the takedown. While on his back, Saunders looked for submissions. The referee would end up standing them up and Adzitso would once again look for a takedown. He would be unsuccessful in his attempt and the round would come to an end.

Round 3 – As the round started, Adzitso once again looked for a single leg takedown against the cage and the action went to the ground with Saunders in top position. He began to work his strikes from the top. Adzitso would eventually get back to fight, but the fight went back to the ground. They would both get back to their feet and clinch against the fence. Saunders would end up taking the fight to the ground and he would begin to land strikes. The round would end with Saunders in top position and he should get the decision victory.

Result: Ben Saunders def. Koffi Adzitso via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Douglas Lima vs. Michail Tsarev
Round 1 – Lima opened the fight with a leg kick and Tsarev looked for a takedown. They would clinch against the fence as Tsarev looked for a takedown. He would look for a single leg takedown and he would eventually get the fight to the ground, but Lima would get top position. After being on the ground for over a minute, referee Jason Herzog would stand them up. Once they were stood up, they would circle around each other and land leg kicks. At the end of the round, Tsarev would be dropped and he appeared to hurt his knee as the round ended.

Round 2 – As the round opened, Lima went after the knee of Tsarev and dropped him with a leg kick. He began to attack the knee and Lima would tell him to stand up. Tsarev would struggle in standing up and Lima would leg kick him back to the ground again. Once again, he would tell him to stand up and he struggled to stand on both feet. At this point, the referee had seen enough and stopped the fight.

Result: Douglas Lima def. Michail Tsarev via TKO (injury) – Round 2, 1:44

Przemyslaw Mysiala vs. Muhammed Lawal 
Round 1 – Mysiala came out and landed the first punch in the fight and the two exchange strikes. Mysiala would land a head kick and missed on a overhand right and left. Mysiala would throw a leg kick, but Lawal would check it and blood was coming out of the nose of Mysiala. Lawal would start landing his jab and more blood began to come out of the nose of Mysiala. Lawal would land a right hand that dropped Mysiala and the referee would come end to call the fight.

Result: Muhammed Lawal def. Przemyslaw Mysiala via KO (punch) – Round 1, 3:52

Ben Askren vs. Karl Amoussou
Round 1 – Amoussou immediately came out striking and stopped an early takedown attempt. After Amoussou missed a right hand and fell to the mat, Askren would be in top position. He would work his strikes and attempt to advance position. Amoussou would begin to land strikes from the bottom. Askren would continue to control the fight from the ground and a cut opened up on Amoussou. The fight would remain on the ground until the round ended.

Round 2 – Askren would look for a takedown in the first 30 second of the round and the fight would go to the ground. Amoussou would transition to attempt a heel hook, but Askren would be able to escape. Askren would end up in top position and began to land short strikes on the bottom. He would continue to land punches and blood was all over the forehead of Amoussou. The round would end with Askren landing punches and the fight heads to the third round.

Round 3 – Askren immediately looked for a takedown and Amoussou was able to stop the first attempt. Askren would continue to look for the takedown, which he would get. He would get back to work with his ground strikes from half guard. Askren continued to land punches to the left side of Amoussou face and his eye appears to be closing. Askren would continue to land strikes as the round closed. After the round was over, the cage side doctor stopped the fight because Amoussou could not see out of his left eye.

Result: Ben Askren def. Karl Amoussou via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 3, 5:00