Aaron Chalmers loses Bellator MMA fight in Newcastle
Last Updated: 18/02/19 3:52pm
Aaron Chalmers was submitted at Bellator MMA by Corey Browning, resulting in his first loss.
The former star of Geordie Shore was fighting in his home city of Newcastle but was forced to tap out in the third round, ending the unbeaten start to his MMA career.
Chalmers won his first four fights inside the opening round and almost repeated that trick when he knocked Browning to the ground with a left hook. Chalmers briefly celebrated but Browning recovered.
Chalmers was then forced into survival mode at the end of the second round when Browning threw a barrage of punches on the ground.
But in the final round, Chalmers was caught in a heel hook submission hold and made to surrender.
In the main event, Patricky Freire beat Sunderland's Ryan Scope by decision.
Sky Sports will be the only place in the UK and Ireland to watch the US, London and Dublin shows of the Bellator MMA 2019 tour, starting next Saturday night when Michael Page fights Paul Daley.
Sky Sports fight dates announced:
- Bellator 216: MVP vs. Daley - Saturday Feb. 16, 2019 - Mohegan Sun Casino - Uncasville, CT, USA
- Bellator 217: Gallagher vs. Graham - Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 - 3Arena - Dublin
- Bellator 218: Sanchez vs. Grimshaw - Friday, March 22 - WinStar World Casino & Resort - Thackerville, OK, USA
- Bellator 219: Koreshkov vs. Larkin - Friday, March 29 - Pechanga Resort Casino - Temecula, CA, USA
- Bellator 220: MacDonald vs. Fitch - Saturday, April 27 - SAP Center - San Jose, CA, USA