Bellator 181: A Night of Thrilling Fights and Unforgettable Moments

Bellator 181 was a night filled with thrilling fights and unforgettable moments. The event, held on a Friday night, was headlined by a bloody main event between Derek Campos and Brandon Girtz. This marked the third fight between the two fighters, with Campos now holding a 2-1 advantage.

The main event was a rollercoaster of emotions and physical prowess. From the beginning, Campos and Girtz traded heavy blows, wobbling each other several times in the first round. Towards the end of the first round, Campos landed a knee on Girtz’s forehead that caused a significant cut. Despite the injury, Girtz was allowed to continue fighting into the second round. However, the doctor didn’t allow Girtz to enter the third round, declaring Campos the winner. This victory marked Campos’ fourth straight win, cementing his status as a title contender.

The semi-main event was a middleweight showdown between John Salter and Kendall Grove. Salter submitted Grove with a choke in the first round, solidifying his position as one of the best middleweights on the Bellator roster. Salter has been unstoppable since making his Bellator debut in 2015, with all four of his victories coming via stoppage.

In the women’s flyweight division, Emily Ducote defeated Jessica Middleton via unanimous decision. Ducote was originally scheduled to fight Valerie Letourneau, but Letourneau was forced to withdraw due to injury. Despite the change, Ducote managed to have a solid performance, controlling and threatening Middleton with submissions throughout most of the fight.

In the bantamweight division, Joe Warren defeated Steve Garcia via unanimous decision. This was a typical Joe Warren grinding victory, showcasing his ability to control the pace and dictate the fight.

Bellator 181 was a night that showcased the best of mixed martial arts. From thrilling fights to unforgettable moments, it was an event that will be remembered by fans for years to come. Whether it was the bloody main event or the impressive performances by the fighters, Bellator 181 was a testament to the skill, determination, and heart of these athletes.


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