MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Bellator 197: Chandler vs. Girtz took place on Friday, April 13 at The Family Arena in St. Charles MO. The event aired live and free on Paramount Network.
In the main event, Michael Chandler (18-4 MMA, 15-4 BMMA) set the organization’s record with 14 with and 11 stoppages after defeating Brandon Girtz (15-8 MMA, 7-6 BMMA) via submission arm-triangle choke) in Round 1.
In the co-main event, A.J. McKee (11-0 MMA, 11-0 BMMA) won his fight putting him 11-0 under the banner after a unanimous win against Justin Lawrence (11-5 MMA, 4-3 BMMA).
Also on the card Logan Storley (8-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) defeated Joaquin Buckley (8-2 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) dominating all three rounds winning via unanimous decision.
“Baby Slice” – Kevin Ferguson Jr. (3-1 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) defeated Devon Brock (1-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) via submission rear-naked choke in Round 1 at the 0:34 mark.
Below you can find the official and complete results and video highlights of the event.
Michael Chandler def. Brandon Girtz by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:00 in Round 1
A.J. McKee def. Justin Lawrence by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Logan Storley def. Joaquin Buckley by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Kevin Ferguson Jr. def. Devon Brock by submission (rear-naked choke) of 0:34 in Round 1
Juliana Velasquez def. Rebecca Ruth via KO (body kick) at of 0:19 in Round 3
Dominic Mazzotta def. Josh Sampo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Derek Anderson def. Zac Bucia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Eric Ellington def. Jordan Howard via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
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