The second meeting between Phil Davis (22-5 MMA, 9-2 BMMA) and Lyoto Machida (26-10 MMA, 2-2 BMMA) was every bit as competitive as the first as the former Bellator light heavyweight champion squeezed past the former UFC 205-pound champ in the main event of Bellator 245.
The night also saw the promotional debut of former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Cat Zingano (11-4 MMA, 1-0 BMMA), who outpointed Gabrielle Holloway (6-6 MMA, 1-3 BMMA) in their women’s featherweight matchup.
There was also an eye-catching debut from former Contender Series prospect Taylor Johnson (6-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA), who submitted highly-rated welterweight prospect Ed Ruth (8-3 MMA, 8-3 BMMA) via first-round heel hook in their middleweight bout.
If that bout was eye-catching, the action was eye-watering in the opening main card fight of the night, as a pair of thumping low blows from Raymond Daniels (2-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) left Peter Stanonik (5-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) unable to continue as the bout was ruled a no contest.
Bellator 245 took place Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena. The main card aired on Paramount Network and DAZN after prelims on MMA Junkie.
Check out the official highlights of the night, courtesy of Bellator, via the video above.