MacDonald, Machida, & Loureda Deliver at Bellator 222

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Lyoto Machida Delivers a Finishing Knee Strike to Chael Sonnen in Bellator 222

June 15, 2019 (NYC) Last night Bellator 222 delivered a dynamic night of mixed martial arts to a sold our crowd at “The Mecca of Sports“, Madison Square Garden.  

On the two headline events Rory MacDonald demonstrated a completeness rarely seen in modern MMA, as he won a decision over 4th generation, Neiman Gracie, while Lyoto Machida delivered a 2nd round TKO to Chael Sonnen in the fight that was to be Sonnen’s last. 

The entire evening was complete with high level matches on the main and undercard, including Master Valerie Loureda’s 3 round unanimous decision over her opponent, Larkyn, Dasch, in a match highly anticipated by the worldwide Taekwondo community.  

Here are the complete results :

Bellator 222: MacDonald vs. Gracie Main Card:

Rory MacDonald (20-5-1) vs. Neiman Gracie (9-0) (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)

Lyoto Machida (26-8) defeated Chael Sonnen (30-17-1) via TKO (punches) at :22 of round two

Dillon Danis (2-0) defeated Max Humphrey (3-3) via submission (armbar) at 4:28 of round one

Patrick Mix (11-0) defeated Ricky Bandejas (11-3) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:06 of round one

Juan Archuleta (23-1) defeated Eduardo Dantas (21-7) via KO (punch) at 4:59 of round two

Kyoji Horiguchi (28-2) defeated Darrion Caldwell (13-3) via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)

Bellator Founder, Scott Coker, foreshadowing the rematch with Rory MacDonald (R)

Preliminary Card:

Adam Borics (13-0) defeated Aaron Pico (4-3) via KO (knee) at 3:55 of round two

Taylor Turner (4-5) defeated Heather Hardy (2-2) via TKO (punches) at 3:53 of round one

Valerie Loureda (2-0) defeated Larkyn Dasch (0-2) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Robson Gracie Jr. (2-0) defeated Oscar Vera (0-1) via submission (armbar) at 3:15 of round one

Lindsay VanZandt (6-1) defeated Rena Kubota (8-3) via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:04 of round one

Haim Gozali (11-6) defeated Gustavo Wurlitzer (22-23, 1 NC) via submission (triangle choke) at 4:02 of round one

Mike Kimbel (3-1) defeated Sebastian Ruiz (2-3) via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Marcus Surin (6-1) defeated Nekruz Mirkhojaev (4-3) via split decision (30-27, 27-29, 29-27)

Phil Hawes (5-2) defeated Michael Wilcox (6-4) via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round one

Brandon Polcare (2-2) defeated Brandon Medina (0-1) via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:33 of round one

Kastriot Xhema (3-3) defeated Whitney Jean Francois (2-7-1) via TKO (punches) at 3:17 of round two

John Beneduce (3-2) defeated Kenny Rivera (2-2) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)




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