Bellator 161 took place on Friday night from the HEB Center in Cedar Park, Texas and was headlined by Cheick Kongo winning his third straight fight with a majority decision victory against Tony Johnson.
In the co-main event of the fight card, former Bellator champion Joe Warren climbed back into title contention in the bantamweight division as he submitted Sirwan Kakai in the third round.
The complete Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson results are below.
Main Card: (Spike)
Cheick Kongo def. Tony Johnson via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Joe Warren def. Sirwan Kakai via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 1:04
Anastasia Yankova def. Veta Arteaga via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Derek Campos def. Djamil Chan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Preliminary Card: (Bellator.com)
Garrett Scott def. Waylon Bronstrup via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 0:50
Emily Ducote def. Kenya Miranda da Silva via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:37
Daniel Pineda def. Mark Dickman via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 2:07
Armando Villareal def. Tommy Burghardt via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:08
Nick Gonzalez def. Warren Stewart via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Rey Trujillo def. Deuce King via submission (reverse arm triangle) – Round 1, 1:20
Matt Mazurek def. Jose Guerra via split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
Sean Clements def. David Ramirez via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)