Bellator 189 took place on Friday night from the¬†Winstar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma and was headlined by Julia Budd retaining the women’s featherweight title with a split decision against Arlene Blencowe.

In the co-main event of the fight card, Rafael Lovato Jr. remained undefeated as he scored a unanimous decision victory against Chris Honeycutt in a middleweight bout. has put together post fight statistics from Friday’s fight card.

  • Julia Budd extended her winning streak to nine fights and both of her victories against Blencowe have come by decision.
  • Rafael Lovato Jr. is now 7-0 in his MMA career and this is only the 2nd time in his career that he made it to the 3rd round.
  • Chidi Njokuani won his middleweight debut with a decision over Hisaki Kato and he’s 9-1, 1NC in his last eleven fights.
  • David Rickels scored a decision victory over Adam Piccolotti and he’s now tied with Michael Chandler, Joe Warren, and Pat Curran for the 2nd most wins in Bellator history.
  • Mandel Nallo scored the fastest victory in Bellator lightweight division history as he defeated Alex Williams by TKO in 18-seconds.
  • Brian Grinnell now owns the 2nd fastest submission in Bellator welterweight division history as he defeated¬†Kemmyelle Haley in 39-seconds.

The complete Bellator 189: Budd vs. Blencowe results are below.

Main Card: (Spike)
Julia Budd def. Arlene Blencowe via split decision (46-49, 48-47, 49-46)
Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Chris Honeycutt via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Chidi Njokuani def. Hisaki Kato via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
David Rickels def. Adam Piccolotti via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Card: (
Sam Sicilia def. Marcos Galvao via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Gaston Bolanos def. Rick Gutierrez via KO (spinning back elbow) – Round 1, 1:13
Mandel Nallo def. Alec Williams via TKO (headkick) – Round 1, :18
Juliana Velasquez def. Na Liang via submission (arm bar) – Round 2, :32
Cris Williams def. Thomas Lopez via submission (triangle) – Round 1, 1:39
Stephanie Geltmacher def. Ky Bennett via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-27)
Brian Grinnell def. Kemmyelle Haley via submission – Round 1, :39
Brandon Phillips def. Jordan Howard via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Andrew Parker def. Frank Patterson via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:03

2 Responses

  1. Hardcore MMA Fan

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    Koreshkov vs Daley? Rory Mac vs Bader? Miocic vs N’ganu? GSP vs Woodley? Kharitonov vs Mir?

    Who would you like to see Jake Hager fight in his Bellator debut? What would you think about Justin Wren, James Thompson, or Ken Shamrock? Too much too soon or winnable fights for him?

    Will we see Cub Swanson at a Bellator near you next year?