Bellator 276 is set to descend later TONIGHT (Saturday, March 12, 2022) from inside Family Arena in St. Louis, Mo., with a featherweight showdown between top contenders Adam Borics and Mads Burnell, who are currently at Tied for 2nd place in the official rankings In the co-main event, former light heavyweight champion Phil Davis takes on Julius Anglickas.
The Bellator 276 main card airs on Showtime at 6 p.m. ET, with “Prelims” undercard action beginning at 9 p.m. ET right here. MMAmania.com will provide results for the full card and full game-by-game for the televised portion of Bellator 276 below.
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145 pounds: Adam Borics vs. Mads Burnell
205 pounds: Phil Davis vs. Julius Anglickas
185 pounds: John Salter vs. Johnny Eblen – Eblen by unanimous decision
155 pounds: Jay-Jay Wilson vs. Gadzhi Rabadanov – Rabadanov by unanimous decision
205 pounds: Alex Polizzi vs. Jose Augusto – Polizzi by submission (rear naked choke)
185 pounds: Romero Cotton against Freddie Sandoval – Cotton via TKO in the first round (punches)
125 pounds: Diana Avsaragova vs. Kyra Batara – Avsaragova by unanimous decision
145 pounds: Cody’s Law vs. James Adcock – Law via first-round knockout (punches)
170 pounds: Romain Faraldo vs. Kelvin Rayford – Faraldo via first-round TKO (punches)
135 pounds: Jordan Howard vs. Trevor Ward – Howard via second-round TKO (punches)
185 lbs: Nico Alcaraz vs. Stanton Ketcherside – Alcaraz via second-round submission (americana)
BELLATOR 276 SET PER SET
Adam Boric vs. Mads Burnel
Phil Davis vs. Julius Anglikas
Round 1: Anglickas shoots with a solid jab. Right hand for Davis. Davis shoots for an out and it’s stuffed. Good start for Anglickas. High kick for Davis. Straight right hand in the middle for Davis. Anglickas light on his feet, Davis with the double jab. Anglickas with clean right hand. Davis with a double jab, shot to the body. Anglickas feels an overhand forehand. Low kick from Davis lands, another. Anglickas throws a right hand down the middle. Davis body. Davis shoots for the takedown and he gets it. Lateral control for Davis. Anglickas trying to escape. Davis landing a few punches, knee to stomach for Davis. Anglickas trying to get back up but that’s easier said than done against a powerful wrestler like Davis. 10-9 Davis
John Salter vs. Johnny Eblen
Round 1: Touch gloves. Salter with a low kick, Eblen with a strong right hand lands. Eblen’s calf kick lands. Salter with a jab, connects. Another low kick lands for Eblen. Salter lands a nice left hand, Eblen shoots in and lands a takedown. Salter shoots for an arm triangle and he squeezes it. Eblen works hard to escape, he does. Closed custody now for Eblen. Salter peppering Eblen with jabs to the side of the head. Eblen with a huge elbow from the top position. Eblen doesn’t really do much with this position. Salter tries to work but Eblen simply chokes him. Blows to Salter’s ear. Eblen positions himself to try to offload an offense, not go. Eblen seems content to neutralize Salter for now. 10-9 Eblen
Round 2: Left hook lands for Eblen, follows him up with a low kick. Salter goes for an overhand forehand, hits Eblen’s glove. Nice straight right hand lands for Eblen. Body kick from Eblen. Salter with an overhand forehand. Solid kick to Eblen’s body, thud. Salter starts to back up a bit more as Eblen picks up the pace, picks up the intensity. Double hit from Eblen. Calf kick from Salter. Salter looks for a takedown but Eblen moves great, not stationary at all. Eblen shoots and he lands a takedown against the cage. Eblen has a hold of Salter against the cage and Salter manages to escape. Return action to the feet. Eblen has had one shutout so far. Jab jab to Eblen’s body, follow it up with another solid body kick, Salter felt that one. Salter throws a knee, low kick. Eblen takes his time to recover. The action resumes, Eblen throws a high, blocked kick. 10-9 Eblen
Round 3: Nice right kick to the middle of Eblen. Salter counters with a left hook Salter throws high kicks, but they have absolutely nothing behind them. Eblen sneaks in a left hand. Right to the body from Salter, then Eblen counters with a right to the body of his own. Nice overhand right hand from Salter. Solid right hand to the middle, then Eblen’s body. Counter left from Salter. Salter smacks on an overhand right, Eblen stalks and he lands a huge left hook. A high kick lands for Eblen. Eblen looks sharp on the third and final lap. There are two minutes left in the fight. Salter needs a finish. Eblen pushes Salter against the cage, has the single leg attempt. Eblen gets the takedown, it should be game, set, game for Eblen if Salter can’t get up. Eblen controls the side, lands a huge elbow and another. Dominant performance from Eblen. 10-9 Eblen.
Final result: Eblen defeats Salter via unanimous decision
Jay-Jay Wilson vs. Gadji Rabadanov
Round 1: Wilson opens with a spinning back fist, Rabadanov responds with a sold left hand. Wilson with a low kick, check. Rabadanov’s double shot. Vicious kick from Wilson. Rabadanov pressures, blow to the body. Wilson retaliates with another low kick. Rabadanov looks for space, the overhand right barely missing for Wilson. Hick kick misses for Wilson. Rabadanov waits for an opening, feels on a low kick. Spin Wilson’s back fist again. Jab from Rabadanov and Wilson bursts in with a body kick and then a left hook. Rabadanov backs off for a second. Return to the center of the cage. Wilson works the spinning back fist for the third time in the first round, not knowing why. 10-9 Wilson
Round 2: Wilson body shot, Rabadanov enters for the withdrawal, drunk. Jab from WIson, pushes Rabadnov against the cage and gets the takedown briefly. Calf kick from Wilson, Rabadano with a kick to the midsection. Rabadanov with a nice jab, Wilson tries to hit back with a left hand. Nice overhand straight lands for Wilson. Rabadanov comes in for the withdrawal and he gets it. Half guard for Rabadonov. Body shots, Wilson trying to fire shots from his back, no good. Wilson struggles to climb back up. Rabadanov has a good position and does not let go. Rabadanov straightens up and lands a few shots from top position to close out the round. 10-9 Rabadanov
Round 3: Wilson quickly takes the center of the cage. Body kick from Wilson. Rabadanov calf kick. Rabadanov digs deep and picks up Wilson to score a huge takedown. Good game ! Rabadanon looks for the rear naked choke, he gives Wilson space to escape. Wilson drops a three-hit combo, doesn’t land cleanly on anything. Rabdanov lands a kick in the knee. Rabdanov shoots for another out and he gets it. to land a few punches. Kick for Wilson, doesn’t land and now Rabadanov takes his back. Wilson rolls, trying to get away but Rabadanov has great control here. Wilson looking for an armbar submission, can’t get it. Landing Rabadanov a few shots to the back of the ear and Wilson shoots for a triangle, no. Wilson keep working, gotta get a Hail Mary finish here. Don’t get it because time is running out. 10-9 Rabadanov
Final result: Rabadanov defeats Wilson via unanimous decision
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