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Joe Soto Tops Diego Saraiva At Bellator 19

Bellator Fighting Championships 19 took place Thursday night inside the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. MMA veteran Diego Saraiva faced BFC featherweight champion Joe Soto in a non-title bout in the card’s main event.

Preliminary Bouts:

Chas Skelly def. Daniel Pineda via submission (kneebar) at 2:16 in the 2ndRound*
Joe Christopher def. Brandon McDowell via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:36 in the 1stRound*
Johnny Bedford def. Jared Lopez via TKO (Strikes) at 2:16 in the 3rdRound*
Douglas Frey def. Aaron Wise via Submission (guillotine choke) at 0:49 in the 1stRound
Joshua Smith def. Donyiell Winrow via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Main Bouts:

Joe Soto def. Diego Saraiva via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 in the 1stRound
Ben Askren def. Ryan Thomas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dan Hornbuckle def. Steve Carl via submission (kimura) at 2:31 in the 1stRound
Scott Barrett def. Ty Lee via TKO (punches) at 2:25 in the 1stRound

* – Bout took place after main event