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Bellator 208 Pre-Show LIVE Results

After last night’s successful Bellator 207 event in Uncasville Connecticut, it is time for Long Island, NY to get some MMA action. Tonight (October 13), Bellator 208 takes place inside the Nassau Coliseum. It will air exclusively on DAZN.

The pre-fight shows will feature plenty of local talent from Long Island and New York in general. Like what was done with Bellator 207, here are the results of the pre-show fights as they come in:

Nick Fiore (3-3) def. Jerome Mickle (3-7) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ground and pound was the name of the game here. In a rare moment inside the octagon, Mickle decided to walk around the cage, avoiding the action. Hicksville’s Fiore had some great takedowns throughout the fight, with one in the third round catching the eye of several fans in attendance.

Tommy Espinosa (6-1) def. Sukhrob Aydarbekov (5-4) via submission (1:27 in the first round)

This one was over before it began. New Jersey’s Espinoza took down Sukhrob and submitted him in the blink of an eye.

David Meshkhoradze (1-0) def. Shaquan Moore (0-1) via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27) 

Someone’s “0” had to go. Two guys making their debut needed to impress the fans inside the Nassau Coliseum. Luckily their strong punches and kicks resulted in an entertaining bout. David’s win didn’t come without a few boo’s by the Nassau Coliseum crowd.

Jennifer Chieng (1-0) def. Jessica Ruiz (0-1) via TKO (1:22 in the first round)

Both fighters were also making their pro debut. Chieng, from Brooklyn, came out with Katlyn Chookagian in her corner. After badly getting punched by the cage, Ruiz’s leg was injured to the point of her barely being able to walk, and referee Dan Miragliotta ended it right away.

Zarrukh Adashev (1-1) def. Christian Medina (0-2) via TKO (1:08 in the first round)

A series of punches and leg kicks won this for Zarrukh. There is the case to be made of a possible illegal knee to the face, the second one to be administered the past two nights.

Andrews Rodriguez (1-0) def. Mike Diorio (1-3) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Swift kicks to the gut and head of Diorio by Brentwood’s Rodriguez, who was making his pro debut, was the name of the game. While most of the fighting was done by the cage (specifically by Diorio), when Rodriguez was utilizing his strikes they were very effective.

Dennis Buzukja (1-0) def. Ryan Castro via KO (2:53 in the first round)

You can chalk this one as a heavy-hitting affair. Buzukja’s strikes were too much for Castro, who was slowly collapsing with each punch to the face. It took a while, but Dan Miragliotta called the fight off before it was too late, giving Buzukja his first pro win.

Jeremy Puglia def. Eric Olsen via KO (3:16 in the first round)

Jeremy Puglia was putting work against Olsen. Both Long Islander’s gave it their all, but Puglia’s power was just too much for Olsen.

To end the prelims, those who wore blue gloves beat those wearing red 7-1. 

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