Bellator 268: Henry Corrales out strikes Vladyslav Parubchenko to get decision (Video)

Bellator 268: Henry Corrales defeated Vladyslav Parubchenko. 

Henry Corrales defeated Vladyslav Parubchenko via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), at Bellator 268 on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, live from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ.

“It was a fun fight. You win some, you lose some. I don’t have much to say about the fight. I just want to move forward and see what’s next,” said Corrales.

Parubchenko was aggressive to start the fight, bringing Corrales down to the leg. Corrales was able to flip the position and get back to his feet. In the middle of the cage, the two fighters traded strikes. Parubchenko stunned Corrales with a left jab, allowing him to close the distance and go for another takedown. Corrales was able to defend the takedown and return to the middle of the cage. Corrales landed a big right overhand shot that buckled the knee of Parubchenko.

The second round started with the same energy as the first round. Both fighters continued to be aggressive and throw punches. Corrales landed a big left hand and then caught a kick from Parubchenko, who eventually was able to roll out of it. Parubchenko missed all four punches of a combination and had his takedown stuffed. Corrales continued to find success with his strikes, landing a powerful shot to the body. The two fighters continued to trade in the middle of the cage with Corrales winning the majority of the exchanges. Corrales landed a low leg kick and a right hook combination.

Both fighters entered the final round knowing that they needed to win the third round to win the fight. Parubchenko and Corrales continued to trade punches in the final round. A foul brought a brief stop to the action but Parubchenko immediately told referee Mike Beltran he was able to continue. Corrales dropped Parubchenko but the Ukrainian fighter was able to regain his senses and fight his way back to his feet. Corrales landed a sharp right hand but ate a combination from Parubchenko. Throughout the fight, Corrales landed low leg kicks to Parubchenko’s ankle. The kicks had an impact on Parubchenko’s ability to move. Corrales continued to tee off on Parubchenko with several huge shots but was not able to get the finish.

Corrales has been a fixture in the Bellator cage since joining the promotion in 2015. In his 12 fights for Bellator Corrales is 6-6. However, Corrales has struggled recently, losing three of his last four fights. With the victory, Corrales improved to 19-6.

Parubchenko made his Bellator debut at Bellator 244, losing to John de Jesus. The loss was Parubchenko’s first fight in over two years and snapped an eight-fight winning streak. With the loss, Parubchenko dropped to 15-3.

Bellator 268 took place on Saturday, Oct. 16, live from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your live results and highlights.

Published at Sun, 17 Oct 2021 03:44:35 +0000

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