Bellator 182 “Koreshkov vs. Njokuani” takes place TONIGHT (Fri., Aug. 25, 2017) at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y., featuring a main event that pits former Welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov against Chidi Njokuani. Njokuani is undefeated in nine straight fights dating back to 2013 and a win tonight would vault him up the ladder of contenders to face Douglas Lima.

Meanwhile, fireworks are also sure to fly in a co-main event that pairs off long-time Bellator veterans Brennan Ward (14-5) and Fernando Gonzalez (26-14). A key Featherweight fight will also see the undefeated A.J. McKee go to war with streaking Blair Tugman — winner of three straight.

Bellator 182 will start at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV with “Prelims” bouts on Spike.com at 6:30 p.m. ET. MMAmania.com will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the Bellator card below.

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BELLATOR 182 QUICK RESULTS:

Andrey Koreshkov vs. Chidi Njokuani —
Brennan Ward vs. Fernando Gonzalez —
A.J. McKee vs. Blair Tugman —
Bruna Ellen vs. Veta Arteaga —
Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Daniel Pineda —
Noad Lahat vs. Henry Corrales —
Chris Honeycutt vs. Kevin Casey —
Ricky Rainey vs. Marc Stevens —
Matt Secor vs. T.J. Sumler —
Phillipe Lins vs. Vadim Nemkov —
Sinead Kavanagh vs. Arlene Blencowe — in progress.
Talita Nogueira vs. Amanda Bell —
Colleen Schneider vs. Kate Jackson —
Tom Regal vs. Kastroit Xhema —
Brandon Polcare vs. Alex Potts —
Joey Davis vs. Justin RoswellDavis TKO 1:35 R1.
Josh Ricci vs. Brandon Warne —
Kristi Lopez vs. Jessica Sotack —

BELLATOR 182 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Andrey Koreshkov vs. Chidi Njokuani

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Brennan Ward vs. Fernando Gonzalez

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A.J. McKee vs. Blair Tugman

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Bruna Ellen vs. Veta Arteaga

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Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Daniel Pineda

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Noad Lahat vs. Henry Corrales

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Chris Honeycutt vs. Kevin Casey

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Ricky Rainey vs. Marc Stevens

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Matt Secor vs. TJ Sumler

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Phillipe Lins vs. Vadim Nemkov

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Sinead Kavanagh vs. Arlene Blencowe

Blue gloves and gray trunks for Sinead Kavanagh of the Straight Blast Gym team, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland. Black trunks and red gloves for Arlene Blencowe, fighting out of Sydney, Australia. 4-1 vs. 9-6, 145 vs. 145.75 in weight. Our referee in charge is Kevin MacDonald.

Round 1: A tap of the gloves and we are underway. Both women are willing to stand and trade for the first minute of the fight. Blencowe throws a leg kick. Kavanagh keeps loading up the right hand. Blencowe is starting to back up but lands a good counter hand. Kavanagh circles on the outside and throws a right hand. Blencowe is becoming increasingly confident in her jab. She’s pushing Kavanagh toward the fence. Another leg kick for Blencowe. Both women wear every shot that lands immediately. Solid left hook for Kavanagh. Right hand over the top for Blencowe. Another right connects. Blencowe lands the final flurry and Kavanagh’s nose is bloody. Slight 10-9 edge to Blencowe.

Round 2: Blencowe takes the center and the two immediately start striking. Kavanagh blinks and moves to wipe her nose and right eye with her hand. She does it several times so she’s clearly feeling Blencowe’s sting. Kavanagh tags Blencowe with a left hook. Blencowe hits the counter right. Blencowe backs Kavanagh up with a solid shot. Kavanagh goes to the body and gets popped in the head, then throws an inside leg kick. Kavanagh keeps pressing the action and lands a leg kick but eats a counter 1-2 from Blencowe. Blencowe checks an overhand right and fires back. Left jab by Blencowe, right hook by Kavanagh, over the top right by Blencowe. Neither woman has done anything even close to a takedown. Blencowe with two stiff combos at 3:50. Kavanagh shakes her head trying to no shell a vicious shot from Blencowe. Hard right from Blencowe. Kavanagh’s face is a mess. These are very close rounds.

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Talita Nogueira vs. Amanda Bell

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Colleen Schneider vs. Kate Jackson

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Tom Regal vs. Kastroit Xhema

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Brandon Polcare vs. Alex Potts

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Joey Davis vs. Justin Roswell

175 pounds, 1-1, Sacramento, CA is Justin Roswell with the blue gloves and black trunks. 172 pounds, 1-0, Compton, CA is Joey Davis in the red gloves and white trunks. Our referee is David Bruce.

Round 1: Davis gets a takedown 20 seconds into the fight and pushes Roswell toward the fence looking to posture up and throw the left hand. He starts dropping some nasty right elbows and slips to side control. Roswell is bleeding heavily from the left side of his head. More nasty elbows. Bruce gives him a warning and stops the fight 5 seconds later off the merciless ground and pound assault by Davis.

Final result: Joey Davis wins by technical knockout at 1:35 of the first round.


Josh Ricci vs. Brandon Warne

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Kristi Lopez vs. Jessica Sotack

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