Bellator 229: “Koreshkov vs. Larkin” took place Oct. 4, 2019, at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. As you may have surmised from the title, the main event featured Welterweight standouts Andrey Koreshkov (22-3) and Lorenz Larkin (20-7, 1 NC) in a key rankings battle. Koreshkov was formerly a 170-pound champion and Larkin was a No. 1-ranked contender in his first Bellator MMA fight.
Fans in Cali were also treated to a Lightweight battle between local favorite Saad Awad and submission expert Goiti Yamauchi, a Catchweight affair between undefeated Keri Melendez and newcomer Mandy Polk, and a striking exchange between Tony Johnson and “Stitch ‘Em Up” Joe Schilling.
Whatever your style of mixed martial arts (MMA), there was something for everybody in this lineup.
If you missed it the first time or simply want to enjoy it a second time, tonight is your night as a replay will air live in the player embedded above starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 PT.
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