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Bellator 222 - The 6th Round Post-Fight Show ‘MacDonald DEF. Gracie’ & ‘Machida DEF. Sonnen’

Mookie Alexander & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown this Saturday’s, June 14th, Bellator 222 results. The main event featured featured the next stage of their Welterweight Tournament with a “World Grand Prix Semi-Final Welterweight Title bout” between Rory MacDonald and Neiman Gracie, The co-main event was between MMA legends, Lyoto Machida and Chael Sonnen.

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Mookie Alexander & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown tonight’s event with hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event.

On the 14th of June, 2019, Bellator featured the next stage of their Welterweight Tournament with a “World Grand Prix Semi-Final Welterweight Title bout” between well-rounded Rory “Red King” MacDonald and up-and-coming submission specialist, Neiman Gracie; with the winner taking the title to the finals to meet Douglas Lima.

The event shown exclusively on DAZN was brought to us from Madison Square Garden, with the Main Card starting at at 10PM ET.

The co-main event was also of note, consisting of a Light Heavyweight battle between MMA legends, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and Chael Sonnen.

Here’s a look at the fight results from the event, via Tapology.com:

BELLATOR 222 NYC DAZN | Friday 06.14.2019 at 10:00 PM ET

Rory MacDonald DEF. Neiman Gracie, DEC-Unanimous, 5 Rds 25:00 Total
Lyoto Machida DEF. Chael Sonnen, KO/TKO-Flying Knee to G & P, 0:22 R2/3 5:22 Total
Dillon Danis DEF. Max Humphrey, SUB-Armbar, R1/3
Patrick Mix DEF. Ricky Bandejas, SUB-Rear Naked Choke, 1:06 R1/3
Juan Archuleta DEF. Eduardo Dantas, KO/TKO-Overhand Right, 4:59 R2/3 9:59 Total
Kyoji Horiguchi DEF. Darrion Caldwell, DEC-Unanimous, 5 Rds 25:00 Total

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Brandon Polcare DEF. Brandon Medina, SUB-Guillotine Choke, 4:33 R1/3
Kastriot Xhema DEF. Whitney Jean Francois, KO/TKO-G & P, 3:17 R2/3 8:17 Total
John Beneduce DEF. Kenny Rivera, DEC-Unanimous, 3 Rds 15:00 Total
Taylor Turner DEF. Heather Hardy, KO/TKO-G & P, 3:53 R1/3
Ádám Borics DEF. Aaron Pico, KO/TKO-Flying Knee to G & P, 3:55 R2/3 8:55 Total
Valerie Loureda DEF. Larkyn Dasch, DEC-Unanimous, 3 Rds 15:00 Total
Lindsey VanZandt DEF. Rena Kubota, SUB-Rear Naked Choke, 4:04 R1/3
Haim Gozali DEF. Gustavo Wurlitzer, SUB-Triangle Choke, 4:02 R1/3
Mike Kimbel DEF. Sebastian Ruiz, DEC-Split, 3 Rds 15:00 Total
Robson Gracie Jr. DEF. Oscar Vera, SUB-Armbar, 3:15 R1/3
Marcus Surin DEF. Nekruz Mirkhojaev, DEC-Split, 3 Rds 15:00 Total
Phil Hawes DEF. Michael Wilcox, KO/TKO-Doctor Stoppage (Cut), 5:00 R1/3

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