Bellator kicked off a busy month on Friday with Bellator 229, which took place at Pechanga Casino Resort in Temecula, Calif., with a main card that aired on Paramount following prelims on MMA Junkie.
Lorenz Larkin (21-7 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) continued his run of success in the Bellator cage when he extended his winning streak to three fights with a split decision victory over former champ Andrey Koreshkov (22-4 MMA, 13-4 BMMA), who has now lost two of his past three.
For more on the numbers to come out of the event, check below for 30 post-event facts to come out of Bellator 229.
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Betting favorites went 2-1 on the main card. One fight had even odds.
Betting favorites fell to 9-5 (with two no contests and one draw) in Bellator main events this year.
Total fight time for the four-bout main card was 43:47.
Larkin improved to 6-3 since he dropped to the welterweight division in January 2015.
Larkin has earned eight of his past 11 victories by decision. That includes all three of his Bellator wins.
Koreshkov suffered the first decision loss of his career.
Goiti Yamauchi (24-4 MMA, 10-3 BMMA) improved to 5-1 since he moved up to the Bellator lightweight division in October 2016.
Yamauchi has earned 20 of his 24 career victories by stoppage. That includes eight of his 10 Bellator wins.
Yamauchi has earned eight of his 10 Bellator victories by stoppage.
Yamauchi’s seven submission victories in Bellator competition are most in company history.
Saad Awad’s (23-12 MMA, 11-9 BMMA) four-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since June 2018.
Awad fell to 4-7 in his past 11 Bellator appearances dating back to August 2015.
Awad’s nine losses in Bellator competition are most in company history.
Tony Johnson (9-2 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) extended his winning streak to five fights. He hasn’t lost since February 2011.
Johnson has earned both of his Bellator victories by knockout.
Joe Schilling (4-6 MMA, 3-3 BMMA) fell to 3-5 in his past eight MMA fights. He’s earned just two victory since November 2014.
Schilling has suffered five of his six career losses by stoppage.
Joey Davis (6-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) improved to 4-0 since he dropped to the Bellator welterweight division in January 2018.
Davis’ four-fight Bellator winning streak at welterweight is the second longest actives streak in the division behind Logan Storley (five).
Davis has earned all four of his career stoppage victories by knockout.
Derek Anderson (16-3 MMA, 7-3 BMMA was successful in his Bellator welterweight debut.
Anderson has earned five of his seven Bellator victories by decision.
Bomba Vasconcelos (10-6 MMA, 3-3 BMMA) has suffered all six of his career losses by decision.
Anatoly Tokov’s (29-3 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) five-fight Bellator winning streak in middleweight competition is the longest active streak in the division.
Tokov improved to 22-1 in his past 23 fights dating back to April 2012.
Tokov has earned 23 of his 29 career victories by stoppage. That includes four of his five Bellator wins.
Hracho Darpinyan (17-9-2 MMA, 0-1-1 BMMA) had his five-fight unbeaten streak snapped for his first defeat since September 2015.
Darpinyan has suffered both of his Bellator losses by METHOD.
Adel Altamimi (8-6 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) suffered the first decision loss of his career.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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