Bellator 288 Results: Live Stream Live Updates |  Nemkov vs. Anderson 2

Bellator 288 Results: Live Stream Live Updates | Nemkov vs. Anderson 2

Bellator 288 is primed and ready to go down later TONIGHT (Friday, November 18, 2022) inside Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois with a double championship title. In the main event of the evening, light heavyweight kingpin Vadim Nemkov will face Corey Anderson in the Grand Prix Final. The co-headliner of the event will be a very intriguing lightweight title fight as Patricky Pitbull puts his 155-pound belt on the line against Usman Nurmagomedov.

Many readers tune in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all the action, which will begin to 6 p.m. ET with YouTube “Prelims”, then switch to Showtime at 9 p.m. ET for the card’s main action. Feel free to leave a comment (or 288) on fights and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show – it’s always great fun!

Bellator 288 quick results:

205 pounds: Champion Vadim Nemkov vs. Corey Anderson
155 lbs: Champion Patricky Pitbull vs. Usman Nurmagomedov
145 pounds: Daniel Weichel versus. Timur Khizriev – Khizriev by unanimous decision
265 pounds: Fortune Tyrell versus. Daniel James – James via second-round TKO
170 pounds: faraldo roman versus. Levan Chokheli – Chokheli by unanimous decision
185 pounds: Imamshafi Aliev versus. Sean Fallon – Aliev via first-round TKO (doctor’s stoppage)
155 pounds: Archie Colgan versus. Jesse Hannam – Colgan via TKO in the first round
185 pounds: Jordan Newman versus. Jayden Taulker – Newman via second-round submission (guillotine choke)
155 pounds: Killy Mota versus. Jairo Pachecho – Mota by unanimous decision
205 pounds: Sullivan Cauley versus. Jay Radick – Cauley via first-round knockout
145 pounds: Laird Anderson versus. Rob Fenicle – Anderson via TKO in the second round
145 pounds: Isaiah Hokit versus. Matias Nader – Hokit via TKO in the second round
265 pounds: Vlad Gouvea against Kory Moegenburg – Gouvea via TKO in the second round

Bellator 288 Play-By-Play:

Champion Vadim Nemkov versus. Corey Anderson

Round 1:

2nd round:

Round 3:

Round 4:

Round 5:

Final result:

Champion Patrick Pitbull versus. Usman Nurmagomedov

Round 1: High kick for Nurmagomedov to get things started. Pitbull a little hesitant, has not committed an offense yet. Nurmagomedov with a nice forehand to the body. Two minutes, not a ton of offense. The inside kick for Nurmagomedov and Pitbull just doesn’t do anything…at all. Another body kick for Nurmagomedov. Another kick, this one is blocked by Pitbull. The high kick is blocked by Pitbull. Pitbull’s High lacks everything. There wasn’t a ton of action in the top five, but Nurmagomedov was the busier of the two. 10-9 Nurmagomedov

Round 2: side body kick lands for Nurmagomedov. Pitbull lands a solid shot. Nurmagomedov gets the takedown, and it’s Usman’s world. Side control for Nurmagomedov, and now half guard. Short elbows landing for the challenger, then a few early hammers for good measure. Shots to the body, then to the head of the challenger. A nice elbow punishes Pitbull’s face. They talk to each other now. Pitbull is working hard to get back up, but it just won’t happen. Nurmagomedov starts landing hard elbows and he punishes the champion. He looks at a choke in the back but Pitbull escapes. Nurmagoemdov then begins unloading some vicious ground with 10 seconds remaining. A few more seconds and this fight is over. 10-8 Nurmagomedov

Round 3:

Round 4:

Round 5:

Final result:

Daniel Weichel versus. Timur Khizriev

Round 1: Both men are a little hesitant to start. They exchange a few kicks but nothing major. Khizriev’s overhand right is blocked. Weichel eats a clean one-two from his foe. In the middle of the first round. Jab from Weichel and he rushes in with a left hook. Body Kick lands for Khizriev. Low kick from Weichel, Khizriev gets the upper hand with a looping right hand. Jab from Weichel and a good counter from Khizriev bounce his opponent’s head. Body kick counter from Khizriev and Weichel comes in with a flying knee that gets airborne. Double shot from Khizriev. 10-9 Khizriev

Round 2: Both come out aggressive and Weichel lands a clean left hook. A one-two from the land of Khizriev. They exchange strikes in the center of the cage, a little more urgency from both men here in the second round. Counter right lands for Weichel. Uppercut narrowly misses its target for Khizriev. Weichel’s strike can’t catch their target, while Khizriev is busy throwing clean shots, but nothing that really hurt his opponent. The kick to the head is blocked by Khizriev and he throws his opponent to the ground. Khizriev kicks the legs, but it’s not enough action for the referee, who brings the fight back to a standing position. Double jab splits Weichel’s guard. Another nice shot for Khizriev. Weichel is cut below his left eye. He tries a flying knee again which hits the air. 10-9 Khizriev

Round 3: Khizriev’s beautiful left hand stuns Weichel. Weichel is leveling up for a while and it’s a bit more pressing to be down two rounds before the final one. Khizriev uses the jab really well, allowing him to unload some nice strikes. There’s a nice scramble and Wiechel ends up taking Khizriev’s back and here has to do something here. Khizriev uses a nice backdoor and Weichel hangs on an armbar, but only momentarily. The action gets back to the feet and Khizriev lands a clean left hand, he really uses clean striking technique to dominate this fight. Weichel lands a left hook as soon as Khizriev misses a hook. Weichel’s jumping knee finally lands and he cradles Khizriev’s who recovers quickly. The front kick lands for Weichel, but Khizriev crosses it as the fight draws to a close. 10-9 Khizriev

Final result: Khizriev defeated. Weichel by unanimous decision

Fortune Tyrell versus. Daniel James

Turn 1: They touch gloves. Fortune’s hard low kick to start things off. Another but James grabs it and sends it to the canvas. Fortune gets up and James grabs him and pushes him against the cage, Fortune reverses her position. There’s a halt to the action after Fortune brings her enemy to her knees in the groin area. Fortune shoots for the takedown once the action resumes, and he gets it. There’s not a lot of action on the pitch. Fortune delivers a few punches alongside James, but nothing seems to hurt him. James is a sitting duck with Fortune on him. James tries to get up and Fortune grabs his back and slams into a rear-end choke. It’s tight and James fights his hands and he reverses his position and he starts planting bombs on Fortune to close the round. Savage! Super tight round. 10-9 Fortune

Round 2: James lands a huge uppercut in the first seconds of round 2 that drops Fortune! He leaps up and starts flying his elbows. One after the other. The referee gives Fortune time to recover but he’s seen enough. Wow! What a start from James!

Final result: James defeated. Fortune via second-round TKO

faraldo roman versus. Levan Chokheli

Round 1: Both men come out swinging and Chokheli goes for an early takedown, and he gets it. Chokheli almost chokes but Faralod escapes. Back on their feet and Chokheli lets his fist fly and he momentarily rocks Faraldo. Chokheli comes in for the takedown, stuffed and a nice judo throw from Farlaldo, who finds himself in the mount position. It was smooth. Farldo starts to let his elbows fly and Chokheli kind of reverses his position and he’s now on guard. Chokheli doesn’t do much from this position. He gets some space and starts on the floor and delivers. Faraldo tries to get up but Chokheli maintains his position. Faraldo struggles, but he can’t escape his opponents’ tight grip. It was a close round but Chokheli takes it. 10-9 Chokheli

Round 2: Faraldo lands a right hand and Chokheli tries a takedown again, but he’s stuffed. They swing towards the fences, but Chokheli doesn’t like it at all and grabs Faraldo and pushes him against the cage. Chokheli is in Faraldo’s open guard. Chokheli takes Faraldo’s back and is now looking for the rear naked choke. Faraldo escapes but he eats a kick to Chokheli’s face. Chokheli grabs Faraldo and drags him to the fence, but he eats elbows to the side of the head for his troubles. Chokheli with a nice right hand but Faraldo lets go of him with a nice right hand and he leaps. Chokheli tries to survive while Faraldo unleashes hell with his fists. He’s out of the woods for now. Faraldo now lands several blows to the side of the head and he is deducted a point for grabbing the fence. He finishes the round with non-stop elbows. He would have won the round had it not been for the fence grab. 9-9

Round 3: Faraldo needs a finish because if he wins this round the fight will be a draw. Faraldo swings hard but nothing connects cleanly. Chokheli shoots for the takedown but he’s stuffed again. Both men slowed down a bit on the third and final lap after throwing significant heat through the first two laps. Left hook from Chokheli and Faraldo return fire with a clean right hand. Chokheli changes levels and he finally gets the withdrawal. It’s a critical takedown that will earn him points in the inning. Faraldo must progress to try to get the knockout or try to get a submission from the floor. Chokheli has an excellent position and he is not ready to let go. Chokheli gets a warning from the referee to work some more. Faraldo works hard to get up, but Chokheli doesn’t move with a minute left in the fight. The fight ends in the same position with Chokheli on top and Faraldo trying to get back up. 10-9 Chokheli

Final result: Chokheli defeats. Faraldo by unanimous decision

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