Web roar (19-1 MMA, 15-1 BMMA) hammered Anderson (17-4 MMA, 8-4 BMMA) with a left kick in the first spherical. When Anderson bounced reduction up from it, Web roar set up him down again with a moral. And though Anderson survived the frame, the physician waved the 175-pound catchweight bout off between rounds.
This kick by @Michaelpage247 flattened Derek Anderson’s nose 😬
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) Might per chance possibly 8, 2021
With the TKO win, Web roar declare Bellator’s file for most knockouts. Then he known as out the one man to ever beat him, welterweight champion Douglas Lima – without saying his title.
Bellator 258 took set Friday at Mohegan Solar Area in Uncasville, Conn. The main card aired on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.
Web roar got right here out showy, cherish fashioned, bouncing with his fingers down, then threw a kick. Anderson winged a moral hand that turned into once off the imprint, but a minute in Web roar landed a sizable moral that had Anderson covering up. Web roar hasty mocked him and mimicked the quilt-up, then tried to land a jumping knee moments later. An ethical uppercut from Web roar turned into once in part blocked, but a left-moral combo turned into once moral seconds after that. Anderson shot in for a takedown and tied him up along the fence in the clinch for 90 seconds till Web roar finally broke away.
Web roar then threw a left kick that drilled Anderson in the nose. He hit the canvas, then bounced reduction up. He turned into once bleeding straight and his nose clearly turned into once damaged. Seconds later, Web roar landed a punch that set up Anderson on the canvas. Anderson managed to outlive the spherical, but in between frames the cageside physician known because it off with Anderson’s nose smashed inward in a unhealthy capacity.
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) Might per chance possibly 8, 2021
“I knew I’d land (the kick). I near in straight lines – I’m a sniper. I near down the guts. I wanted to slouch looking if he’d maintain going to the same aspect, so I knew I’d land it. He’s a tough man. I in reality respect that. I’m outmoded to tricky guys. Tricky guys are only moral when they’ll hit their intention. Energy scheme everything with you would possibly per chance additionally land it, but nothing must you would possibly per chance additionally’t.”
Web roar stated he desires Lima, who knocked him out two years in the past this month.
“Every person knows who I desire. There’s one redemption fight I’m looking for. He’s consistently got excuses. I’m no longer interested in calling his title, but all americans knows who he’s. We are in a position to meet, and the same stuff is going to happen.”
Up-to-the-minute Bellator 258 outcomes include:
- Michael Web roar def. Derek Anderson by using TKO (physician’s stoppage) – Spherical 1, 5: 00
- Raufeon Stots def. Josh Hill by using unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Lorenz Larkin def. Rafael Carvalho by using destroy up resolution (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Patchy Combine def. Albert Morales by using submission (arm-triangle choke) – Spherical 3, 2: 40
- Omar Hussein vs. Logan Storley– scrapped due to the Hussein failed medicals
- Johnny Eblen def. Daniel Madrid by using knockout (punches) – Spherical 1, 2: 44
- Johnny Campbell def. Henry Corrales by using submission (rear-bare choke) – Spherical 2, 4: 12
- Johnny Soto def. Weber Almeida by using unanimous resolution (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Erik Perez def. Blaine Shutt by using unanimous resolution (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)