Bellator 247: Kielholtz vs. Jackson Play-by-Play

This article is the play-by-play to accompany live coverage of Bellator 247. Live coverage of the show can be viewed here.

Quick Results:

Preliminary Card (1:00PM EDT / 7:00PM CEST) (Youtube)

Bout 1: Monika Chochlikova def. Jade Jorand via Submission, Scorpion Crush (RD 2, 3:50)

Bout 2: Blaine O’Driscoll def. Salah Elkas via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 2:26)

Bout 3: Lee Chadwick def. Ederson Cristian Macedo via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke (RD 2, 3:28)

Bout 4: Constantin Gnusariev def. Kywan Gracie via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 5: Uros Jurisic def. Walter Gahadza via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 3:07)

Bout 6: Mandy Bohm def. Griet Eeckhout via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 7: Lewis Long def. Gianni Melillo via Submission, Kneebar (RD 1, 2:24)

Main Card (4:00PM EDT / 10:00PM CEST) (CBS Sports Network)

Bout 8: Chris Duncan def. Iamik Furtado via TKO, Strikes (RD 2, 3:58)

Bout 9: Brian Moore def. Simone D’Anna via TKO, Strikes (RD 2, 3:55)

Bout 10: Norbert Novenyi Jr. def. Laid Zerhouni via Submission, Triangle Choke (RD 1, 4:36)

Bout 11: Denise Kielholtz def. Kate Jackson via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 0:43)

Play-by-Play:

Bout 1: Jade Jorand (0-0) vs. Monika Chochlikova (0-0) (Atomweight)

Chochlikova played a counter-punching role early as Jorand was advancing and starting exchanges on the feet. Chochlikova landed a strong punch and head kick combination in the second minute of the fight. Chochlikova dropped Jorand with a head kick later in the minute. She took full guard on top after scoring the knockdown. The fight went back to the feet with two minutes left. Jorand shot for a takedown that was avoided by Chochlikova. In a clinch, Jorand was able to get a takedown. The fighters exchanged strikes from the position.

Jorand charged forward and clinched with Chochlikova to start the second round. She was able to get a takedown with half of the round to go. Chochlikova put her arms and legs together to force Jorand into her shoulder, causing a choke. Jordan tapped out shortly after the choke was applied.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Jorand 9
Chochlikova 10

Bout 2: Blaine O’Driscoll (8-3) vs. Salah Elkas (6-6) (Flyweight)

Both fighters were swinging and connecting with hard punches early. Elkas was able to connect frequently while on his backfoot. Elkas got a takedown a minute into the fight, although O’Driscoll was quick to return to the feet. O’Driscoll connected with a hard right hand in the second minute of the fight. O’Driscoll got his own takedown in the second minute of the round. He took the back of Elkas, throwing punches from the position. O’Driscoll put in a rear naked choke, getting it under the chin of Elkas before a tap out.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
O’Driscoll
Elkas

Bout 3: Lee Chadwick (25-15-1) vs. Ederson Cristian Macedo (10-5) (Light Heavyweight)

Macedo landed a series of punches to the body in a clinch early on. They exchanged punches in a clinch in the third minute of the fight. They remained in the position for two minutes, both landing dozens of strikes. Macedo landed a spinning back kick in the final minute of the round. The both swung wild punches in the closing moments of the fight. Chadwick attempted a takedown that Macedo was able to reverse on the ground.

Chadwick got a takedown in the first minute of the second round. The takedown came after Chadwick charged forward with a series of punches. Like he did in the clinch in the previous round, Chadwick smothered Macedo with punches from the position. Chadwick put in an arm triangle choke in the fourth minute of the round that caused Macedo to tap out.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Chadwick 10
Macedo 9

Bout 4: Kywan Gracie (1-0) vs. Constantin Gnusariev (3-0-1) (Welterweight)

Gnusariev clinched with Gracie in the first minute. Gracie pulled guard, taking the fight to the ground. Gracie attempted an armbar from the bottom position in the second minute of the fight. Gnusariev was able to avoid the attempt. Gracie attempted an armbar again in the final minute of the round, but Gnusariev was able to stop it early again. Gnusariev kept top position until the round concluded.

Gnusariev started the second round with leg and body kicks. Gracie scored a takedown in the second minute of the round, passing into half guard shortly after. Gracie then moved into full mount. Gracie lost the position while attempting an armbar, allowing Gnusariev to take full guard on top. Gnusariev landed short punches from the position. He kept full guard until the round concluded.

Gracie went into a clinch with Gnusariev in the first minute after landing a knee. Gnusariev got a takedown from the clinch. Gnusariev landed shoulders to the head from the position. An elbow from Gnusariev opened a cut on Gracie’s left eyebrow. Gnusariev kept Gracie on his back until the fight concluded. Gnusariev got the win via unanimous decision after three rounds (30-27, 29-28 & 29-28).

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Gracie 9 10 9 28
Gnusariev 10 9 10 29

Bout 5: Walter Gahadza (18-5) vs. Uros Jurisic (10-0) (Welterweight)

Jurisic picked up Gahadza and slammed him down for a takedown in the second minute. He got on the back of Gahadza moments after. Jurisic put in a rear naked choke in the fourth minute which caused Gahadza to tap out.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Gahadza
Jurisic

Bout 6: Mandy Bohm (6-0) vs. Griet Eeckhout (5-3-1) (Flyweight)

Bohm started the fight with a hard jab to Eeckhout. Eeckhout got a takedown 30 seconds into the fight. Bohm was able to get back to her feet in a clinch within the minute. Eeckhout connected with an elbow in the clinch. Bohm connected with a series of punches after exiting the clinch. Bohm landed three knees to the body in a clinch in the second minute of the fight. Another clinch saw Bohm land hard elbows to the head. Eeckhout kept Bohm against the cage for a few minutes of the round. Bohm scored a takedown from a clinch in the final 30 seconds of the round. She finished the round with some ground and pound strikes.

The second round saw Bohm as the better striker on the feet. Bohm kept Eeckhout against the cage in a clinch for a large portion of the round.

Eeckhout started the third round with a clean right hook to the head. She put Bohm against the cage in a clinch within the minute. Bohm threw a series of punches after leaving the clinch. She got a takedown in the second minute of the round, landing in side control. They got back to a clinch on the feet with half of the round left. Bohm landed a right cross in the fourth minute of the round that slightly rocked Eeckhout. Bohm scored a takedown just before the round ran out of time. Bohm won on the scorecards after 15 minutes of action (30-27, 30-27 & 30-27).

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Bohm 10 10 10 30
Eeckhout 9 9 9 27

Bout 7: Lewis Long (17-6) vs. Gianni Melillo (13-5) (Welterweight)

Long got a single leg takedown in the first minute of the fight. Melillo got to his feet, although Long was able to put him back down through a clinch. Long quickly moved into full mount on top. He went back to half guard after Melillo resisted. Melillo was able to reverse the position and take top in the second minute of the round. Long attempted a kneebar from bottom position that caused Melillo to tap out after only moments.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Long
Melillo

Bout 8: Chris Duncan (6-0) vs. Iamik Furtado (6-3) (Catchweight 160 lbs)

The first minute of the fight was close, with both fighters connecting with a few head punches and leg kicks. Duncan put Furtado against the cage in a clinch a minute into the fight. Duncan backed up Furtado with a punch in the fourth minute of the round. He wobbled Furtado with a leg kick moments after.

Duncan started the second round by pressuring Furtado with punches. Like the round before, Furtado was on his backfoot but was able to connect with his own strikes periodically. Furtado got wobbled again with a leg kick in the second minute of the round. Duncan backed Furtado up against the cage in the second half of the second round, throwing flurries of punches. Duncan made Furtado shell up due to punches, dropping him with a left hook as part of a combination. Ground and pound from Duncan caused the referee to end the fight.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Duncan 10
Furtado 9

Bout 9: Brian Moore (12-7) vs. Simone D’Anna (7-2) (Featherweight)

Moore landed a right hand a minute into the fight which seemingly rocked D’Anna a little. Moore put D’Anna against the cage in the fourth minute of the fight, separating moments after. Moore landed a perfectly timed uppercut shortly after leaving the clinch. D’Anna put a body lock on the back of Moore, getting him to a knee for a moment.

D’Anna wobbled Moore early in the second round with punches. Moments later, D’Anna threw a three-punch combination that dropped Moore. D’Anna took full guard on top after the knockdown. D’Anna landed punches and elbows from the position until Moore got up in the second minute of the round. Moore scored with an uppercut in the fourth minute of the round which landed clean. Another one landed shortly after, clearly rocking D’Anna and causing him to back up. A right cross from Moore dropped D’Anna, ending the fight in walk-off fashion.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Moore 10
D’Anna 9

Bout 10: Norbert Novenyi Jr. (4-0) vs. Laid Zerhouni (7-5) (Middleweight)

The fight started with Zerhouni aggressively chasing after Novenyi Jr. Zerhouni floored Novenyi Jr. with a left hook in the opening seconds. Novenyi Jr. landed a takedown after. Novenyi Jr. scored another takedown in the second minute. Zerhouni attempted a guillotine choke from bottom position as they went down. He let the choke go eventually as Novenyi Jr. was in side control. Novenyi Jr. looked for an arm triangle choke from the position. Novenyi Jr. attempted an anaconda choke in the fourth minute of the fight. Zerhouni took top position while escaping the choke, although Novenyi Jr. quickly took top position again after. Zerhouni moved into top position again, although Novenyi Jr. tried for a triangle choke from the bottom. After some adjustments, Novenyi Jr. put in the choke tight and caused Zerhouni to tap out.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Novenyi Jr.
Zerhouni

Bout 11: Denise Kielholtz (5-2) vs. Kate Jackson (11-4-1) (Flyweight)

Kielholtz came forward for a combination of punches in the clinch in the first minute. At the end of the combination, Kielholtz landed a left hook that dropped Jackson. She landed ground and pound until the referee stopped the fight. Kielholtz landed one shit late after the referee tried stepping in. She apologized for the shot afterwards.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Kielholtz
Jackson

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