Bellator 269 Results – Said Sowma Upsets Vitaly Minakov, Gets TKO After Broken Finger

Vitaly Minakov defeats Said Sowna at Bellator 269 Photo 4

Said Sowma picked up the biggest win of his career with a stoppage victory over former champion Vitaly Minakov after the latter suffered a broken finger in the Co-Main event of Bellator 269 on Saturday night October 23rd at the BVB Arena in Moscow.

Sowna was sure a tough fighter in the match up, using calf kicks to slow down the former champion. Despite looking like a fight heading for a decision. Manikov walked away from an exchange, refusing to engage after he broke his fingers. Sowna instead took home a TKO victory.

The fight was stopped at exactly 3:08 of the third round after the former champion tried his best but failed to fix his finger back in place. This forced the the referee to halt the fight as he wasn’t engaging any longer.

Before the unfortunate stoppage, Manikov stalked Sowna around the cage and looked to corner him up with his stinking strikes and made us of his size and power to his advantage. He had a few takedowns in his game and left Sowna confused of which move he would take next.

Manikov always connected each time he charged forward, his combinations always found his target repeatedly and that momentarily dropped Sowna in the first round.

The second round was different and Sowna found out a way to slow Manikov down with his calf kicks which started a swelling on Manikov, slowing him down in his attempt to remain the aggressor in the fight.

Bellator 269 Full Fight Card Results

Sowna staged some good fight as the rounds wore on using calf kicks and mixing it up with combinations to the head, frustrating Manikov and during one of the exchanges, Manikov blocked one of Sowna’s shots with his hands which seems to be, where his fingers for broken.

The ringside physician was invited into the cage to fix his finger but before that was done, Sowna was already announced the winner of the fights.

The win takes Sowna 8-2 and could open h up for bigger fights in the future. However, with the way the fight ended, Bellator could put them back in the cage some time in the future.


Vitaly Minakov Defeats Said Sowna Bellator 269 Full Fight Photos 

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Fight Background ( Before  The Fight)

former Bellator MM heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov walks into the Cage again as an Underdog against Said Sowna in the main card of Bellator 269. He took the fight on short notice replacing Tyrell Fortune in the Co Main Event.

Minakov was readily available to step in as he was always in support of the Bellator’s first trip to Russia. Bringing 22 wins and just one loss on his record, The former Champion will be a big Step up in opposition for Sowna.

Said Sowma is coming into the fight on the back of a win over UFC alum Ronny Markes and despite not being as decorated as the former champion, He brings speed and age to the table.


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