Elina Kallionidou knows how to bounce back in style.
The Bellator women’s flyweight snapped a two-fight losing streak with a quick, first-round heel-hook submission over Petra Castkova in the preliminary card of Bellator 267.
The event took place on Friday at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London.
You can watch Kallionidou’s (8-4 MMA, 1-4 BMMA) submission win in the video below.
Heel Hook City! @EKallionidou secures her first Bellator victory with a MEAN submission.
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) October 1, 2021
Castkova looked to clinch and take the fight to the ground early in the fight and that’s when Kallionidou dropped to her back and began to attack the legs of Castkova. It didn’t take long for Kallionidou to get a 50-50 position and lock the heel-hook to get the tap.
Kallionidou was coming off back-to-back defeats Bec Rawlings and Bruna Ellen. The victory marked her first win under the Bellator banner and her first fight in 2021.
Up-to-the-moment results of Bellator 267 include:
Elina Kallionidou def. Petra Castkova via submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 2:07
Jack Grant def. Nathan Jones via TKO (ground strikes) – Round 1, 2:16
Fabacary Diatta def. Nathan Rose via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Chiara Penco def. Katharina Dalisda via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:45
Khurshed Kakhorov def. Jair Junior via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Photos: Bellator 267 ceremonial weigh-ins and faceoffs
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