Bellator 225 Main Card Highlights

Bellator 225 gave us a full night of action-packed MMA with 14 total fights on the card and all 14 fights ended in finished. A five-fight main card, topped by Mitrione vs Kharitonov 2, gave us some brutal finishes as shown in the highlights video below, courtesy of MMA Fighting.

The heavyweight main event ended in a knockout victory for Kharitonov with a perfectly placed uppercut and knee combination up the middle as Mitrione was partially distracted by losing his mouthpiece.

The co-headliner saw Vitaly Minakov make quick work of late replacement Timothy Johnson, initially out wrestling Johnson and then finishing with a brutal knockout that left Johnson slumped against the cage.

Alejandra Lara made quick work of Taylor Turner in the only female fight on the main card. Lara landed some brutal ground and pound shots from back mount that led to the stoppage.

Bellator veteran David Rickels came up short against a dominant Yaroslav Amosov who submitted Rickels for the first time in his career with a d’arce choke.

Tyrell Fortune opened the main card against Rudy Schaffroth scoring some brutal leg kicks before rocking Schaffroth and then taking the back and securing a rear naked choke to hand Schaffroth his first career defeat.  

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