ROSEMONT, Ill. – Dillon Danis stated he labored his placing lots earlier than his pro debut, however finally it was his bread and butter that obtained the job achieved.
Danis (1-Zero MMA, 1-Zero BMMA) compelled Kyle Walker (2-5 MMA, Zero-1 BMMA) to faucet to a toehold rapidly into the primary spherical for a win in his highly anticipated skilled MMA debut. The stoppage got here on the 1:38 mark of the primary spherical for Danis, a coaching accomplice of Conor McGregor and probably the most highly adorned grapplers now in MMA.
The 175-pound catchweight bout opened up the principle card of at this time’s Bellator 198 occasion at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., close to Chicago. It aired on Paramount following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Danis shot rapidly, however Walker averted the early takedown try. Walker’s first left hand pushed Danis’ head again, and a second left moments later clipped him. Danis tried a physique kick 45 seconds in and continued to bounce in his southpaw stance. When he shot for a takedown a minute in, Walker used it to get on high in Danis’ guard. But with a jiu-jitsu ace, that was the final place he needed to be.
Danis rapidly latched on to his left leg. Walker tried to scramble away on hsi toes, however Danis introduced him simply again down. Just a couple of seconds later, Walker had no alternative by to faucet from the heavy stress on his knee, and Walker seemed just like the knee had torqued in a foul means.
“I feel great,” Danis stated. “This is another level. … That’s just jiu-jitsu. I’m the one that created all this. I did all the media. All the bums on the card have to come after me.”
Danis gained his highly anticipated pro MMA debut. Walker, combating below the Bellator banner for the primary time, dropped his third straight.
Up-to-the-minute Bellator 198 outcomes embrace:
- Dillon Danis def. Kyle Walker by way of submission (toehold) – Round 1, 1:38
- Sultan Umar def. Tom Angeloff by way of unanimous choice (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
- Robert Morrow def. Adam Maciejewski by way of unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Adil Benjilany def. Corey Jackson by way of unanimous choice (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Mark Stoddard def. Dan Stittgen by way of submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, four:43
- Eric Wisely def. Morgan Sickinger by way of submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:12
- Joey Diehl def. Nate Williams by way of submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, Zero:54
- Asef Askar vs. Andrew Johnson dominated majority draw (27-28 Askar, 28-28, 28-28)
- R’Mandel Cameron def. P.J. Cajigas by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)