Sunday, September 25, 2022

Bellator 222 Results: MacDonald Retains Welterweight Title

The time has arrived for Bellator 222.

The card will take place tonight (June 14) inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. The main card will air live at 10 p.m. ET exclusively on DAZN. Peep the Bellator 222 weigh-in results here.

In the main event of Bellator 222, Rory MacDonald and Neiman Gracie will collide in the semifinal bout in the Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix. MacDonald’s welterweight gold will be on the line. The co-main event will see light heavyweight action as Lyoto Machida goes one-on-one with Chael Sonnen. Darrion Caldwell gets his chance at redemption tonight when he defends his Bellator bantamweight title against Rizin 135-pound kingpin Kyoji Horiguchi.

The preliminary portion of Bellator 222 will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET and you can watch a live stream of the action above. MMA News has been on the scene in New York City throughout fight week. We will also be in attendance for tonight’s card. If you missed any of our Bellator 222 interviews, check them out here. Our Adam Martin also took a look into his crystal ball for some main card predictions.

Keep refreshing this page for updated results below:

Main Card (DAZN)

  • Rory MacDonald def. Neiman Gracie via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)
  • Lyoto Machida def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (jumping knee & punches) – R2, 0:22
  • Dillon Danis def. Max Humphrey via submission (armbar) – R1, 4:28
  • Patrick Mix def. Ricky Bandejas via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 1:06
  • Juan Archuleta def. Eduardo Dantas via KO (punch) – R2, 4:59
  • Kyoji Horiguchi def. Darrion Caldwell via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)

Prelims (MMA News)

  • Adam Borics def. Aaron Pico via KO (flying knee & punches) – R2, 3:55
  • Taylor Turner def. Heather Hardy via TKO (punches) – R1, 3:53
  • Lindsey VanZandt def. Rena Kubota via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 4:04
  • Valerie Loureda def. Larkyn Dasch via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Mike Kimbel def. Sebastian Ruiz via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Robson Gracie Jr. def. Oscar Vera via submission (armbar) – R1, 3;15
  • Haim Gozali def. Gustavo Wurlitzer via submission (triangle choke) – R1, 4:02
  • Phil Hawes def. Michael Wilcox via TKO (doctor stoppage) – R1, 5:00
  • Marcus Surin def. Nekruz Mirkhojaev via split decision (30-27, 27-29, 29-27)
  • Brandon Polcare vs. Brandon Medina via submission (guillotine choke) – R1, 4:33
  • Kastriot Xhema def. Whitney Jean Francois via TKO (strikes) – R2, 3:17
  • John Beneduce def. Kenny Rivera (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
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