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Bellator 216 results: Wrestling the difference for Yaroslav Amosov in win over Erick Silva

Posted On: Feb 17, 2019   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Had Erick Silva been able to stay on his feet, his Bellator debut against Yaroslav Amosov might have gone differently.
But Amosov picked up a unanimous decision win over Silva in large part thanks to takedowns in the second and third round and ground control once the fight went to the canvas. Amosov won with a 29-27 score and a pair of 29-28s.
The welterweight bout was part of the main card of Saturday's Bellator 216 event at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card streamed on DAZN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
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Silva kicked Amosov's lead leg 20 seconds in, then had a brief exchange with him that saw Amosov's head pop back. Amosov thought about changing levels, then backed away. When he again tried to get inside, Silva ripped off a right hand, then went back to pressuring him. Ninety seconds in, SIlva landed a pair of heavy punches, and when Amosov tried...

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