Bellator 238 took place on Friday 26th January, 2020 and the main event results in Cristiano “Cyborg” Justino crushing Julia Budd to become the new Bellator Featherweight Champion.
During the build-up to the headlining fight there were several fantastic submissions throughout the event. First up, Jay Jay Williams sunk in a deep Armbar to get the tap in the second round against Mario Navarro. Shortly afterwards, AJ Agazarm finally lived up to the hype as he used a Kimura Grip on his turtled opponent to transition to the spiderweb position. Once there, Agazarm weaved his leg through his opponents arms and locked up a tight Triangle Choke for Submission finish in the third round.
After a few more fights and a stunning knockout from Aaron Pico, Emilee King got things back on track with a Rear Naked Choke finish early in the first round against Ava Knight. The last of the big submission results at Bellator 238 came from the promotional debutante, Sergio Pettis. Eager to put his recently earned black belt to work, Pettis finished Alfred Khashakyan with a tight Guillotine at exactly the three-minute mark of the first round. The finish was eerily reminiscent of some of his older brother, Anthony’s submission victories from both the UFC and WEC.
Bellator 238 Full Card Results
Cris Cyborg def. Julia Budd
TKO – Round 4, 1:14
Darrion Caldwell def. Adam Borics
Submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:20
Juan Archuleta def. Henry Corrales
Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sergio Pettis def. Alfred Khashakyan
Submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 3:00
Raymond Daniels def. Jason King
TKO – Round 1, 3:07
Emilee King def. Ava Knight
Submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:18
Aaron Pico def. Daniel Carey
KO (punch) – Round 2, 0:15
AJ Agazarm def. Adel Altamimi
Submission (triangle choke) – Round 3, 1:22
Jay Jay Wilson def. Mario Navarro
Submission (armbar) – Round 2, 2:48
Miguel Jacob def. David Pacheco
Unanimous Decision (30-27. 30-26, 30-27)
Anthony Taylor def. Chris Avila
Majority Decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Curtis Millender def. Moses Murrietta
Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Joshua Jones def. Brandon Bender
Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
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