Derek Campos (18-6) defeated Brandon Girtz (14-6) via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round two
John Salter (14-3) defeated Kendall Grove (23-17) via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:37 of round one
Emily Ducote (6-2) defeated Jessica Middleton (2-2) via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Joe Warren (15-6) defeated Steve Garcia (7-2) via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Preliminary Card Results:
Jonathan Gary (13-8-2) defeated Will Florentino (5-5)via unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
Romero Cotton (1-0) defeated Aaron Rodriguez (0-1) via split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
Logan Storley (6-0) defeated Kemmyelle Haley (7-5) via TKO (elbows) at 1:44 of round one
Andre Fialho (19-1) defeated A.J. Matthews (8-7) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Amanda Bell (5-4) defeated Brittney Elkin (3-4) via TKO (punches) 4:56 of round two
E.J. Brooks (11-5) defeated Guilherme Bomba (9-4) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Rafael Lovato Jr. (6-0) defeated Mike Rhodes (10-5) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:59 of round one
Justin Lawrence (10-4) defeated Treston Thomison (10-6) via TKO (doctor stoppage) 3:34 of round one
Valentin Moldavsky (6-1) defeated Carl Seumanutafa (10-8) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Katy Collins (7-2) defeated Bruna Vargas (2-2) via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jordan Howard (10-3) defeated Johnny Marigo (4-1) via KO (punches) 1:26 of round one
Guillermo Gomez (0-0) vs. Fernando Trevino (1-0) – Scratched
The official weigh-ins for Bellator 181: Campos vs. Girtz 3 took place this evening at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, OKLA. The competitors are now ready for action tomorrow, with the event airing LIVE and FREE on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
Main Card: (Live on SPIKE – 9 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT)
Catchweight Main Event: Derek Campos (155.4) vs. Brandon Girtz (157.7)
Welterweight Co-Main Event: Kendall Grove (185.7) vs. John Salter (185)
Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Emily Ducote (124.4) vs. Jessica Middleton (125.9)
Bantamweight Feature Bout: Joe Warren (135.9) vs. Steve Garcia (134.5)
Preliminary Card: (Bellator.com – 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Will Florentino (170.9) vs. Jonathan Gary (169.1)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Aaron Rodriguez (184.8) vs. Romero Cotton (185.1)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Kemmyelle Haley (170.1) vs. Logan Storley (170.3)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Andre Fialho (169.9) vs. A.J. Matthews (169.9)
Women’s Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Brittney Elkin (146) vs. Amanda Bell (144.2)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: E.J. Brooks (170.9) vs. Guilherme Bomba (169.2)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Mike Rhodes (185.2) vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. (185.6)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Treston Thomison (145.9) vs. Justin Lawrence (145.6)
Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Valentin Moldavsky (234.8) vs. Carl Seumanutafa (263.6)
Women’s Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Katy Collins (124.2) vs. Bruna Vargas (125)
Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Jordan Howard (135) vs. Johnny Marigo (135.1)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Guillermo Gomez (169.4) vs. Fernando Trevino (170.5)
Bellator MMA is returning to WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. with a lightweight main event pitting Patricky “Pitbull” Freire(17-8) against Derek Campos (18-6) on Friday, July 14.
The event will be broadcast live and free on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App. Tickets for Bellator 181: Pitbull vs. Campos 2 go on sale this Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. CT and can be purchased at WinStar’s Global Event Center Box Office, as well as Ticketmaster and Bellator.com.
Additional main and preliminary card bouts will be announced in the coming weeks.
Hailing from Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil, the eldest of the “Pitbull” brothers steps inside the Bellator cage for the18th time in his professional career. Patricky Freire will be looking to build on an impressive start to his 2017 campaign, following a second-round finish of Josh Thomson at Bellator 172. Having won seven of his last 10 bouts, “Pitbull” is on a fierce path that has firmly established himself as a contender for the 155-pound belt. With 11 of his 12 career finishes coming by way of knockout, including each of his seven in Bellator, the 31-year-old Brazilian phenom hopes to add to that total and once again defeat Campos in the evening’s main event.
Similar to “Pitbull,” Campos has started off his 2017 season on the right foot, earning a pivotal win over Derek Anderson at Bellator 170 earlier this year. Fighting out of Lubbock, Texas, “The Stallion” will enter the Bellator cage for the 12th time. Having won nine of his last 12 contests, Campos hopes to continue his recent success and avenge his earlier loss to “Pitbull” over three years ago at Bellator 117. Campos will also enter the bout riding a three-fight winning streak, which includes impressive victories over Melvin Guillard and Anderson.
Updated Bellator 181: Pitbull vs. Campos 2 Main Card:
Lightweight Main Event: Patricky “Pitbull” (17-8) vs. Derek Campos (18-6)