For the second time in as many fights, Emmanuel Sanchez was declared the winner vs. Georgi Karakhanyan.
The two met this time in the main event of Bellator 218, with Sanchez again claiming a close decision. The card took place from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma and aired on Paramount Network and DAZN.
Sanchez also won the first encounter at Bellator 170. This time, all three scores were 29-28 in his favor.
In the co-main event, Valentin Moldavsky downed Linton Vassell, while Anatoly Tokov submitted Gerald Harris and Norbert Novenyi did the same to William Lavine.
On the prelims of note, John Teixeira topped Kevin Croom via decision with both Victoria Leonardo and Nation Gibrick earning submission wins. Luis Erives scored a second round TKO victory.
Complete Bellator 218 results are below:
Emmanuel Sanchez (17-4) defeated Georgi Karakhanyan (28-8-1) (29-28 x3)
Valentin Moldavsky (8-1) defeated Linton Vassell (18-8) via unanimous decision (29-27 x3)
Anatoly Tokov (28-2) defeated Gerald Harris (25-7-1) via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:37 of round two
Nobert Novenyi Jr. (3-0) defeated Will Lavine (1-2) via submission (head and arm choke) at 4:05 of round two
Deborah Kouzmin (2-0) defeated Ky Bennett (1-2) via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Johnny Eblen (5-0) defeated Chauncey Foxworth (9-8) via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
John Macapa (22-4-3) defeated Kevin Croom (18-12) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
Jordan Newman (1-0) defeated Joseph Holmes (0-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Vladimir Tokov (4-0) defeated Ryan Walker (8-5) via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Victoria Leonardo (5-1) defeated Malin Hermansson (2-1) via submission (armbar) at 4:49 of round one
Nation Gibrick (3-0) defeated Nick Page (0-3) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:14 of round one
Isaiah Gutierrez (5-1) defeated Aaron Vickers (3-2) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Luis Erives (2-1) defeated Craig Fairley (2-2) via TKO at 2:40 of the second round