Bellator 251 Highlights: Corey Anderson Puts Away Melvin Manhoef

Corey Anderson made his Bellator debut on Thursday, and the former UFC contender scored a decisive win by taking out Melvin Manhoef.

Corey Anderson returned to the win column in memorable fashion at Bellator 251, as the powerful wrestler put away veteran fighter, Melvin Manhoef.

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Anderson takes out Manhoef

The former TUF winner Anderson was fighting for the first time since February, when he was stopped by new, UFC light heavyweight champ, Jan Blachowicz. As you can see by watching the highlights below, Anderson put his wrestling and ground-and-pound to work.

With the win, Anderson moved his record to 14-5. Mahoef’s record now sits at 32-15-1.

Bellator 251 results

Here are the complete results for Bellator 251, which took place in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Corey Anderson (14-5) defeated Melvin Manhoef (31-15-1, 2 NC)
via TKO at 2:34 of round two

Tyrell Fortune (9-1, 1 NC) defeated Said Sowma (6-2)
via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Austin Vanderford (10-0) defeated Vinicius de Jesus (9-4)
via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Derek Anderson (17-3, 1 NC) defeated Killys Mota (12-2)
via TKO at 4:27 of round two

Preliminary Card:

Georgi Karakhanyan (30-11-1, 1 NC) defeated Bryce Logan (12-5)
via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Julius Anglickas (9-1) defeated Alex Polizzi (7-1)
via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Janay Harding (6-4) defeated Jessy Miele (9-5)
via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ali Zebian (5-2) defeated Piankhi Zimmerman (5-5-1)
via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-38)

Jaylon Bates (1-0) defeated Joe Supino (0-1)
via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)

Sumiko Inaba (1-0) defeated Jessica Ruiz (0-2)
via TKO at 4:59 of round one

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