Chidi Njokuani wasn’t able to finish Melvin Guillard Friday night at Bellator 171, but he made sure there was no doubt who the winner was after 15 minutes of action.
Njokuani swept the scorecards, besting Guillard in the main event on Spike.
“I felt like the fight was pretty good, I had taken it on short notice, so I didn’t really have a lot of time to prepare for it,” Njokuani said. “Overall, I thought I did alright, but like I said, I just didn’t have a full camp and I could tell the difference.”
In the co-headliner David Rickels stopped Aaron Derrow in the third round, while Jessica Middleton and A.J. McKee each picked up decision wins. Rickels put forth a special entrance for his Kansas fans and thanked those after who helped him.
“I can’t wait to re-watch that walkout. Shoutout to everyone that helped with that, including Sean Grande,” Rickels said. “Now, give me the fun fights. Give me whoever wants it. I dropped him with a good combination 30 seances in and set the tone, I really wanted to get the finish and after tonight, I’m one step closer to being the best of the best.”
The prelims featured wins by prospects Tyrell Fortune, Jarod Trice and Bruna Ellen, while Gaston Reyno was submitted in the second round by Justin Overton.
Complete results are below:
Chidi Njokuani def. Melvin Guillard via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-26)
David Rickels def. Aaron Derrow via TKO (strikes) at :44 of Round 3
Jessica Middleton def. Alice Yauger via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-26)
A.J. McKee def. Brandon Phillips via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Justin Overton def. Gaston Reyno via submission (rear-naked choke) at :34 of Round 2
Jordan Young def. Chris Harris via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Tyrell Fortune def. Will Johnson via TKO (strikes) at 4:27 of Round 2
Jarod Trice def. Kevin Woltkamp via KO (strike) at 3:17 of Round 2
Bruna Ellen def. Carmella James via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Dominic Garcia def. Will Lavine via submission (triangle choke) at 2:08 of Round 2
Chance Rencountre def. Jake Lindsay via split decision
Johnny Marigo def. Joe Fulk via TKO (strikes) at 1:23 of Round 1
Manny Meraz def. Scott Heston via unanimous decision
Mike Breeden def. Craig Farley via TKO (strikes) at 4:38 of Round 1