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Bellator 218 takes place today, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 6:45 p.m. ET (3:45 p.m. PT).
The event takes place at WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Okla. The main card airs on Paramount and streams on DAZN following prelims on MMA Junkie.
In the main event, recent featherweight title challenger Emmanuel Sanchez (17-4 MMA, 9-3 BMMA) takes on Georgi Karakhanyan (28-8-1 MMA, 6-6 BMMA) in a rematch. Sanchez won their first meeting in early 2017 by majority decision. In the co-main event, Linton Vassell (19-7 MMA, 7-5 BMMA) moves up to heavyweight to take on Valentin Moldavsky (7-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA).
Official Bellator 218 results include:
MAIN CARD (Paramount, DAZN, 9 p.m. ET)
- Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Georgi Karakhanyan
- Valentin Moldavsky vs. Linton Vassell
- Gerald Harris vs. Anatoly Tokov
- Will Lavine vs. Norbert Novenyi
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 6:45 p.m. ET)
- Nation Gibrick vs. Nick Page
- Isaiah Gutierrez vs. Aaron Vickers
- Luis Erives vs. Craig Fairley
- Deborah Kouzmin def. Ky Bennett via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Johnny Eblen def. Chauncey Foxworth via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- John Teixeira def. Kevin Croom via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 30-26)
- Jordan Newman def. Joseph Holmes via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Vladimir Tokov def. Ryan Walker via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Victoria Leonardo def. Malin Hermansson via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:49
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