How To Live Stream Bellator 225
Bellator 225: “Mitrione vs. Kharitonov 2” is set to take place tonight (Sat., Aug. 24, 2019) from inside the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In the main headliner, heavyweight hard hitter Matt Mitrione and Russian PRIDE fighting legend Sergei Kharitonov will face-off each other for the second time after their first fight ended in 15 seconds with no winner.
Kharitonov holds notable wins over the likes of Fabricio Werdum, Alistair Overeem, Andrei Arlovski and “Big Country” Roy Nelson.
Meanwhile, in the co-headliner, Javy Ayala was expected to meet heavyweight Vitaly Minakov. However, for unknown reasons, he’s out of tonight’s event, then promotion decided to elevate Tim Johnson from prelims bouts to the main card so now Johnson will step in the Octagon to fight the former Bellator heavyweight champion.
Tim was initially scheduled to take on one-time UFC veteran Azunna Anyanwu who’s now off the fight card.
Crazy chains of events. I won’t be Competing tonight. My opponent was moved to the Co-main event. I’ll be fighting soon for @BellatorMMA this fall…. We already got a Jump start. 💯… Thanks to @BellatorMMA for the opportunity. Thanks to my Coaches,Sponsors & Supporters. 🙏🏾
— Zu (@ZuluNation215) August 24, 2019
Johnson last suffered a knockout loss to Cheick Kongo last October in his Bellator debut.
The event airing on Paramount Network and streaming on DAZN.
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Check out below Bellator 225 fight card and results:
Main Card (Paramount, DAZN, 9 p.m. ET)
- Sergei Kharitonov def. Matt Mitrione via second-round TKO (1:24)
- Vitaly Minakov def. Tim Johnson via first-round KO (1:45)
- Alejandra Lara def. Taylor Turner via first-round TKO (3:44)
- Yaroslav Amosov def. David Rickels via sub (d’arce choke) (R2, 4:05)
Tyrell Fortune def. Rudy Schaffroth via submission (RNC) (R2, 2:08)
Preliminary Card (Online, 5:45 p.m. ET)
- Jon Manley def. Thiago Rela via submission (rear-naked choke) (R3, 4:47)
- Connor Dixon def. Kastriot Xhema via submission (armbar) (R3, 2:08)
- Nick Newell def. Corey Browning via submission (arm-triangle choke) (R1, 3:15)
- Chris Disonell def. Mike Kimbel via TKO (punches) (R1, 4:54)
- Ricky Bandejas def. Ahmet Kayretli via KO (punch) (R1, 1:21)
- Austin Vanderford vs. Joseph Creer — Vanderford TKO (doctor) 5:00 R2.
- Sabah Homasi vs. Micah Terrill — Homasi KO 0:17 R1.
- Aviv Gozali vs. Eduard Muravitsky — Gozali sub (heel hook) 0:11 R1.
- Khonry Gracie vs. Oscar Vera — Gracie sub (armbar) 2:50 R1.
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