Bellator 227 Results: Former UFC Champion scores a big win; submission win by future prospect
Leah McCourt vs Kerry Hughes
The second fight of the night saw the only stoppage of the night at Bellator 227.
McCourt is seen as a budding future star in the MMA scene and she proved why once again as she rolled over Kerry Hughes as if she was nothing. The two of them did not seem well matched and before long, McCourt was able to defeat Kerry Hughes via submission in the very first round.
She was able to break through her opponent's defenses to lock in the Rear Naked Choke to pick up the submission win in the night.
Results: Leah McCourt defeated Kerry Hughes via submission (Rear Naked Choke) (Round 1, 2:14)
Norbert Novenyi Jr. vs Will Fleury
The Straight Blash Gym in Ireland had seen their fighters be dominant for most of Bellator Dublin and Bellator 227. However, this luxury would not be afforded to them by Norbert Novenyl Jr.
The fight saw Fleury start well, but three big shots in the closing of the first round shook him. While Fleury tried his best to dominate with the help of some grappling offense, he was unable to do so as Novenyl's rights constantly landed for the rest of the fight.
Results: Norbert Novenyi Jr. defeated Will Fleury via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)Published 28 Sep 2019, 10:59 IST