Bellator 207 was supposed to be all about Ryan Bader's quest to become a two-division world champion. The event, held Oct. 12 at Mohegan Sun, did ultimately spotlight the 35-year-old's world-class wrestling and durability. Bader scored takedown after takedown on Matt Mitrione in the night's headliner, coasting to a decision win that pushed him into the finals of Bellator's grand prix for a heavyweight title shot. His performance was top-notch, but the show featured plenty of other sizzling moments. Here's a look at five of the best moments from Bellator 207:
1. Mike Kimbel ties Bellator record for fastest knockout
It took Kimbel just six seconds to become a household name, as he knocked out Alex Potts in record time. "The Savage" is now tied with Hector Lombard for fastest knockout in Bellator history.
2. Sergei Kharitonov proves he has plenty of gas left in the tank
At the tender age of 38, Kharitonov clearly still has a lot left to give to the sport. In the Bellator 207 co-main, the Russian showed off vintage form with a knockout of the hard-nosed Roy Nelson.
3. Lindsey Harrod avoids a nasty spill
It was a good day at the office for Bellator's ring card girls, as Lindsey Harrod and Mercedes Terrell both showed off why they are the best in the business. On numerous occasions, cageside photographers and cameramen got in the way as the ring girls did their walk around the cage. Harrod and Terrell maintained their smiles, calmly slipping around camera wires and other trip hazards.
4. Alexandra Ballou wins pro debut
It was a coming out party for Ballou, as she stopped Lisa Blaine during the night's preliminary card. Ballou, making her professional MMA debut, looked sharp from start to finish.
5. Mandel Nallo lands knee of doom
The Toronto sensation scored one of the wildest knockouts in Bellator history, finishing Carrington Banks with a knee to the chin that knocked him out cold. The finish came at the 57-second mark of Round Two.