Bellator 222: Live Results


Tonight we have a great night of fights on DAZN, starting at 6:30pm ET for the prelims, and 10pm ET for the main card. We have a clash between two former UFC stand outs as former two-time UFC Middleweight title challenger and one-time UFC Light Heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen faces the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and former UFC Middleweight title challenger Lyoto Machida.

We also have two title fights, as Bellator Welterweight Champion Rory MacDonald faces Neiman Gracie in the main event, and the first fight on the main card will feature a rematch between Bellator Bantamweight Champion Darrion Caldwell and Rizin Bantamweight Champion Kyoji Horiguchi. We have the return of Dillon Danis for his second MMA fight, and also the return of perhaps the hottest prospect this sport has seen in Aaron Pico.

Will he return to form? Was that KO loss to Henry Corrales the best thing that could’ve happened to him? He could certainly learn a lot from both of his losses, he made tactical errors that could be fixed in each of them, and his four wins have looked absolutely incredible. Tune in to see how he, and everyone else does. Live Results posted below:

Rory MacDonald def. Neiman Gracie via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)

  • MacDonald improves to 21-5-1, Gracie falls to 9-1

Lyoto Machida def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (flying knee and punches) at :22 of round two

  • Machida improves to 26-8, Sonnen falls to 30-17-1

Chael Sonnen retires

Dillon Danis def. Max Humphrey via submission (armbar) at 4:28 of round one

  • Danis improves to 2-0, Humphrey falls to 3-3

Patrick Mix def. Ricky Bendejas via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:06 of round one

  • Mix improves to 11-0, Bendejas falls to 11-3

Juan Archuleta def. Eduardo Dantas via KO (punch) at 4:59 of round two

  • Archuleta improves to 23-1, Dantas falls to 21-7

Kyoji Horiguchi def. Darrion Caldwell via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)

  • Horiguchi improves to 28-2, Caldwell falls to 13-3

Adam Borics def. Aaron Pico via TKO (flying knee and punches) at 3:55 of round two

  • Borics improves to 13-0, Pico falls to 4-3

Taylor Turner def. Heather Hardy via TKO (punches) at 3:53 of round one

  • Turner improves to 4-5, Hardy falls to 2-2

Valerie Loureda def. Larkyn Dasch via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Loureda improves to 2-0, Dasch falls to 0-2

Robson Gracie Jr def. Oscar Vera via submission (armbar) at 3:15 of round one

  • Gracie improves to 2-0, Vera falls to 0-1

Mike Kimbel def. Sebastian Ruiz via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Kimbel improves to 3-1, Ruiz falls to 2-3

Haim Gozali def. Gustavo Wurlitzer via submission (triangle choke) at 4:00 of round one

  • Gozali improves to 11-6, Wurlitzer falls to 22-23 (1 NC)

Lindsey VanZandt def. Rena Kubota via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:03 of round one

  • VanZandt improves to 6-1, Kubota falls to 8-3

Phil Hawes def. Michael Wilcox via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round one

  • Hawes improves to 5-2, Wilcox falls to 6-4

Marcus Smith def. Nekruz Mirkhojaev via split decision (30-27, 27-29, 29-27)

  • Smith improves to 6-1, Mirkhojaev falls to 4-3

Brandon Polcare def. Brandon Medina via submission (guillotine) at 4:33 of round one

  • Polcare improves to 2-2, Medina falls to 0-1

Kastriot Xhema def. Whitney Jan Francois via TKO (elbows and punches) 3:17 of round two

  • Xhema improves to 3-3, Francois falls to 2-7-1

John Beneduce def. Kenny Rivera via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Beneduce improves to 3-2, Rivera falls to 2-2