Knockouts, nut shots and… Conor McGregor?!



Last week, we showed you broken legs, broken skulls, and double knockdowns in Bellator fights promotion titled “Moments You Wouldn’t Believe.” But that was only part 1.

With less than three weeks to go until Bellator returns to Italy later this month, the promotion has put together Part 2, which includes some painful moments, plus a controversy from a non-Bellator fighter you’re sure to recognize. .

Check out more memorable finishes below, along with highlights from the video that you apparently have to see to believe.

John Redmond vs. Charlie Ward

Conor McGregor and Charlie Ward

Event: Bellator 187
Location: 3Arena, Dublin
Date: November 10, 2017
Results: Charlie Ward beats. John Redmond via KO (punch) – Round 1, 4:59
Synopsis: After a pair of first-round knockout losses in his only two UFC appearances, Ward needed to get back on track in a big way. He did it in front of his home fans in Ireland on his Bellator debut. With seconds remaining in the first round of his return to middleweight, Ward cracked Redmond with a right hand, then absolutely drilled him with a left that bent his knees and put him on the canvas along of the fence. But his victory was overshadowed by his much more famous SBG Ireland team-mate Conor McGregor, who jumped into the cage to celebrate with Redmond. When referee Marc Goddard and event staff tried to get McGregor out of the cage, a switch flipped and McGregor became combative and had to be restrained by Goddard, whom he pushed in the back while Goddard tried to check Redmond after the knockout. He also appeared to slap a Bellator official while hanging from the cage.

Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page

Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page, Bellator 221

Event: Bellator 221
Location: Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois.
Date: May 11, 2019
Results: Douglas Lima beats. Michael Page via KO (punch) – Round 2, 0:35
Synopsis: Someone had to inflict Michael Page the first defeat of his career, and it was Douglas Lima. After a 14-0 start to his career, Page looked to be in fine form heading into the semifinals of Bellator’s welterweight grand prix. At the start of the second round, Page appeared to have hurt Lima. But Lima kicked the leg that knocked Page off his feet. Lima took advantage with a perfectly placed and perfectly timed right hand to the jaw as Page tried to get up. The punch knocked Page out immediately, and a follow-up punch was merely academic.

Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page 2

Michael Page vs. Douglas Lima 2

Event: Bellator 267
Location: Wembley Arena, London
Date: October 1, 2021
Results: Michael Page beats. Douglas Lima via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Synopsis: In front of his London fans, Page avenged what was at the time the only loss of his professional career with a split call against Lima, who had knocked him out just over two years previously. The crazy part of the rematch wasn’t that Lima won a split call in front of a friendly crowd. It’s that Lima logged on almost the same way he turned off Page the first time around. He landed a right kick that once again knocked Page off his feet, and he came quickly behind with the same kind of right hand that stunned Page when they first met – but barely missed. If he had landed, the outcome could have been very different. The fact that he nearly passed deja vu was incredible in itself.

Raymond Daniels vs. Peter Stanonik

Raymond Daniels vs. Peter Stanonik

Event: Bellator 245
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.
Date: September 11, 2020
Results: Raymond Daniels vs. Peter Stanonik Declared No Contest (Accidental Low Kick) – Round 2, 1:00
Synopsis: In round two, Daniels landed a back kick that hit Stanonik squarely in the groin. It was enough for any man who was kicked to fall to his knees in pain on behalf of Stanonik, who immediately fell to the canvas in some misery. Somehow, Stanonik was able to continue. But seconds later, Daniels kicked him low again, and he was out of the question to continue from there. (They faced off seven months later and Daniels won a unanimous decision.)

Neiman Gracie vs. Goiti Yamauchi

Goiti Yamauchi vs. Neiman Gracie

Event: Bellator 284
Location: Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, SD
Date: August 12, 2022
Results: Goiti Yamauchi defeats. Neiman Gracie via KO (punches) – Round 2, 3:58
Synopsis: Yamauchi asked the broadcast team to question his methods as he stood in front of Gracie with his hands down in round two. But they couldn’t question much when Gracie came forward after landing a dozen punches, only for Yamauchi to sneak an uppercut to put him on the canvas. A few punches later, Gracie was out.

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Johnson

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Johnson

Event: Bellator 269
Location: VTB Arena, Moscow
Date: October 23, 2021
Results: Fedor Emelianenko defeated. Tim Johnson via KO (punches) – Round 1, 1:46
Synopsis: In front of his home fans in Russia on Bellator’s debut in the country, Fedor delivered. With Johnson looking to go along with him, “The Last Emperor” drilled him with three straight punches – right, left, right with pinpoint accuracy. Johnson hit the canvas much to the delight of Russian fans.

Bellator ‘Moments You Wouldn’t Believe’ Episode 2

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