Bellator 222 in the books: fight results and aftermath

Rory MacDonald defeated Neiman Gracie, Chael Sonnen retires

With Bellator 222: MacDonald vs. Gracie in the books, the main event bout was a tournament scrap in the Bellator’s semifinals between reigning welterweight champion Rory MacDonald vs. Neiman Gracie.
MacDonald defeated Neiman Gracie via decision.

In the co-main event, the light heavyweight bout between Chael Sonnen and Lyoto Machida ended in the second round by TKO victory for Machida. Conor McGregor’s controversial BJJ coach Dillon Danis could despite a knee injury – finish the fight by a submission victory via armbar. Check out the full results below!

Bellator 222: MacDonald vs Gracie – Results

Main Card
Welterweight Tournament: Rory MacDonald (C) defeated Neiman Gracie via decision.
Light heavyweight: Lyoto Machida defeated Chael Sonnen via TKO, 0:22 around 2
Catch weight (175 lbs) Dillon Danis defeated Max Humphrey via submission (armbar), 04:28 in round 1
Bantamweight title fight: Kyoji Horiguchi defeated Darrion Caldwell via decision
Bantamweight: Patrick Mix defeated Ricky Bandejas via submission (rear naked choke), 01:06 round 1
Featherweight: Juan Archuleta defeated Eduardo Dantas via KO, 04:59 in round 2

Undercard
Lightweight: Marcus Surin defeated Nekruz Mirkhojaev via split decision
Bantamweight: Mike Kimbel defeated Sebastian Ruiz via split decision
Catch weight (175 lbs) Haim Gozali defeated Gustavo Wurlitzer via submission (triangle), 04:02 in round 1
Women’s Flyweight: Taylor Turner defeated Heather Hardy via TKO, 3:53 in round 1
Featherweight: Adam Borics defeated Aaron Pico via KO (flying knee), 3:55 in round 2
Middleweight: Phil Hawes defeated Michael Wilcox via TKO (doctors stoppage), 05:00 in round 1
Welterweight: Robson Gracie Jr. defeated Oscar Vera via submission (armbar), 3:15 in round 1
Welterweight: Kastriot Xhema defeated Whitney Francois via TKO, 03:17 in round 2
Flyweight: Brandon Polcare defeated Brandon Medina via submission (guillotine), 04:33 in round 1
Featherweight: John Beneduce defeated Kenny Rivera via decision
Women’s Catch weight (112 lbs): Lindsey VanZandt defeated Rena Kubota via submission (rear naked choke), 04:04 in round 1
Women’s flyweight: Valerie Loureda defeated Larkyn Dasch via decision

Post Fight Bellator 222 – Chael Sonnen Retires from MMA

Chael Sonnen announced his retirement and hanging up his gloves for good post fight Bellator 222.
“‘I’ve used up all my toughness’ said an emotional Sonnen to ESPN MMA’s Ariel Helwani.

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