The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA has ended the co-main event of Bellator 257, in which American Corey Anderson and Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov from Turkmenistan fought the light heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinals.
Fight video and review: Corey Anderson vs. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov at Bellator 257
From the starting seconds of the confrontation, Corey Anderson took the center of the cage and tried to find weak points in the opponent’s defense, inflicting single blows. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov, in turn, tried to counterattack sharply, but all his blows went wide of the mark. Towards the end of the first five minutes, Dovletdzhan struck with a dangerous roundhouse kick, but the blow fell into the opponent’s neck.
In the second round, Corey began to clinch with an opponent more often and tried to carry out a takedown, which he managed to do only in the middle of the five-minute period and before the final bell the fighters spent on the ground with the American fighter dominating.
With the start of the third round, Corey Anderson almost immediately switched the course of the fight to the ground, where, having taken an advantageous position, he struck a lot. After some time, the referee took pity on Dovletdzhan and stopped the fight.