Bellator 218 took place at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, OK on March 23 (AEDT). MMA event featured a series of bouts with the featherweight rematch between Emmanuel Sanchez and Georgi Karakhanyan serving as the headliner of the show on Paramount Network and DAZN.
The second encounter between Sanchez and Karakhanyan went the distance. “El Matador” Sanchez was pronounced as the winner by a unanimous decision taking the second win over Karakhanyan.
Heavyweights Valentin Moldavsky and Linton Vassell squared off in the co-main event. The clash of heavy hitters also went the distance and ended in favor of Moldavsky who as well scored a unanimous decision.
The fight card also included a pair of middleweight bouts. Both contests ended in the second round. Anatoly Tokov earned the win against Gerald Harris by submission. Robert Novenyi Jr. defeated Will Lavine also by submission. The complete fight results from Bellator 218 can be found below.
Emmanuel Sanchez def. Georgi Karakhanyan via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Valentin Moldavsky def. Linton Vassell via unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
Anatoly Tokov def. Gerald Harris via submission (R2 at 0:37)
Norbert Novenyi Jr. def. Will Lavine via submission (R2 at 4:05)
Johnny Eblen def. Chauncey Foxworth via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Vladimir Tokov def. Ryan Walker via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
John Macapa def. Kevin Croom via unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 29-27)
Jordan Newman def. Joseph Holmes via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Victoria Leonardo def. Malin Hermansson via submission (R1 at 4:49)
Nation Gibrick def. Nick Page via submission (R1 at 3:14)
Isaiah Gutierrez def. Aaron Vickers via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)
Luis Erives def. Craig Fairley via TKO (R2 at 2:40
Deborah Kouzmin def. Ky Bennett via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)