Bellator 157 took place on Friday night at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri and was headlined by Quinton “Rampage” Jackson scoring a split decision victory over Satoshi Ishii in a heavyweight bout.
The co-main event of the fight card was a vacant title fight and Michael Chandler claimed the vacant lightweight title with a knockout victory in the first round against Patricky “Pitbull” Freire.
TheMMAReport.com has put together post fight statistics from last night’s fight card.
- Jackson has now won five in a row and his last three wins have come by decision.
- Ishii is now 2-4 in his last six fights.
- Chandler is the 6th two-time champion in Bellator history (Eddie Alvarez, Pat Curran, Eduardo Dantas, Daniel Straus and Joe Warren).
- Chandler is now tied with Pat Curran for the 2nd most wins in Bellator history and most title fights in Bellator history.
- With this knockout victory, Chandler now has the 2nd most TKO/KO wins in Bellator lightweight division history.
- Pitbull is now tied with three other fighters for the most fights in Bellator history.
- Ilima-Lei MacFarlane remained undefeated with a submission win against Rebecca Ruth and her last two wins have come by submission.
- Matt Mitrione won his Bellator debut by knockout in the opening round and this is his first victory since December of 2014.
- Guilherme Vasconcelos became the 4th fighter in Bellator history to win a fight with one second left in a round as he defeated Jordan Dowdy by submission in the first round.
- Brad Jones defeated Tyler Claussen by knockout in 26-seconds and this is now the 6th fastest victory in Bellator welterweight division history.