Bellator 186 took place on Friday night from the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State University.and was headlined by Ryan Bader retaining the light heavyweight title with a TKO win over Linton Vassell.
In the co-main event of the fight card, Ilima-Lei MacFarlane became the inaugural women’s flyweight champion with a stoppage victory over Emily Ducote in the fifth round.
TheMMAReport.com has put together post fight statistics from Friday’s fight card.
Ryan Bader is the 3rd Bellator light heavyweight champion to make a successful title defense (Emanuel Newton and Liam McGeary).
The defeat for Linton Vassell snaps a three fight winning streak and it’s first TKO lost since 2010.
Ilima-LeiMacFarlane now has 4 submission wins in Bellator and she’s now tied with multiple fighters for the 2nd most submission wins in Bellator history.
The victory for MacFarlane at the 3:42 mark of the fifth round marks the 2nd latest stoppage victory in Bellator title fight history.
Emily Ducote falls to 6-3 in her career and this is her first defeat by stoppage.
Phil Davis is now tied with Attila Vegh for 3rd most wins in Bellator light heavyweight division history.
Ed Ruth is now tied with three other fighters for the 5th most TKO/KO wins in Bellator middleweight division history.
Saad Awad is now tied with Michael Chandler for the 2nd most TKO/KO wins in Bellator lightweight division history.
The complete Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell results are below.
Main Card: (Spike)
Ryan Bader def. Linton Vassell via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:58
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. Emily Ducote via verbal submission (arm bar) – Round 5, 3:42
Phil Davis def. Leo Leite via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ed Ruth def. Chris Dempsey via KO (punch) – Round 2, :27
Saad Awad def. Zach Freeman via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:07
Preliminary Card: (Bellator.com) Tywan Claxton def. Johnny Bonilla-Bowman via KO (flying-knee) – Round 1, 1:29
Logan Storley def. Matt Secor via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Mike Wilkins def. Brett Martinez via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, at 1:09
Frank Buenafuente def. Francis Healy via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Dominic Mazzotta def. Matt Lozano via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 1, 2:37
Michael Trizano def. Mike Otwell via submission (D’arce Choke) – Round 2, 2:07
Scott Clymer def. Mike Putnam via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:07
Andrew Salas def. Ethan Goss via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Josh Fremd def. Ryan Parker via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:25