Bellator Fighting Championships 19 took place Thursday night inside the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. MMA veteran Diego Saraiva faced BFC featherweight champion Joe Soto in a non-title bout in the card’s main event.
While Saraiva was hoping to extend his winning streak to a lucky seven, Soto had other ideas. He landed a vicious elbow that opened up a cut on Saraiva’s forehead and the doctor had no choice but to stop the contest after the 1stRound.
Chas Skelly def. Daniel Pineda via submission (kneebar) at 2:16 in the 2ndRound*
Joe Christopher def. Brandon McDowell via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:36 in the 1stRound*
Johnny Bedford def. Jared Lopez via TKO (Strikes) at 2:16 in the 3rdRound*
Douglas Frey def. Aaron Wise via Submission (guillotine choke) at 0:49 in the 1stRound
Joshua Smith def. Donyiell Winrow via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Joe Soto def. Diego Saraiva via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 in the 1stRound
Ben Askren def. Ryan Thomas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dan Hornbuckle def. Steve Carl via submission (kimura) at 2:31 in the 1stRound
Scott Barrett def. Ty Lee via TKO (punches) at 2:25 in the 1stRound
* – Bout took place after main event