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Chael Sonnen Breaks Down His Last Fight

Chael Sonnen fought his last fight at Bellator 222 last Friday and while all the analysts and recaps will tell their own version of what happened; only two people can do it accurately and honestly. The winner will get interviewed and rarely does the loser of a fight get...

Darrion Caldwell Loses His Cool After Bellator 222 Loss, Slaps Camera (Video)

Darrion Caldwell was not happy with his unanimous decision loss to Kyoji Horiguchi. This past Friday night (June 14), Caldwell defended the Bellator bantamweight gold against Rizin champion Horiguchi. This was a rematch from their Dec. 2018 encounter. Horiguchi submitted Caldwell in that bout. Caldwell ended losing to Horiguchi again...

Bellator 222 Medical Suspensions: Dantas, Pico & Sonnen Earn Lengthy Sits

Last Friday night's Bellator 222 from Madison Square Garden produced some highlight reel finishes - and the medical suspensions to match. The New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) released the full list of the medical suspensions as a result of the action-packed event today. Headlining the list was former Bellator...

James Gallagher Believes MMA Will Be About Him In Three To Five Years

James Gallagher is set to return to the cage this Saturday at Bellator London. There, the SBG Ireland product will take on Jeremiah Labiano. The Irishman is looking to extend his winning streak to two and be 9-1 as a pro. Gallagher believes he is on the right track...

Adam Borics Says ‘Maybe The Hype Was Too Much For’ Aaron Pico

At Bellator 222, highly touted prospect, Aaron Pico was looking to get back into the win column as he took on Adam Borics. There, the 22-year-old was coming off of a knockout loss to Henry Corrales to snap his four-fight winning streak and put his record at 4-2. Early...

Heather Hardy Responds To Detractors Following Bellator 222 Loss

Editor's Note: The article initially stated that Taylor Turner was on a four-fight skid, but she in fact won two straight bouts under the Valor Fighting Challenge banner before meeting Heather Hardy. We apologize for the error. Heather Hardy has addressed her online haters. Hardy fell short in her bout against...

Rory MacDonald Shuts Down September Return

Rory MacDonald came away on the winning end of his semi-final bout against Neiman Gracie at Bellator 222, putting him in line to fight Douglas Lima in the finals of the Welterweight Grand Prix. The problem is that the promotion eyed the bout to take place in September, as...

Lyoto Machida Won’t Rule Out Middleweight Title Shot Following Bellator 222

Lyoto Machida enjoys not having to cut a lot of weight at light heavyweight, but he won't rule out a return to middleweight. Machida took on Chael Sonnen in the co-main event of Bellator 222 last night (June 14). "The Dragon" landed a clean flying knee to the jaw of...

Chael Sonnen Explains His Decision To Retire Following Bellator 222

Chael Sonnen made his mark in the sport of mixed martial arts, but now he's stepping away from competition. Last night (June 14), Sonnen took on Lyoto Machida in the co-main event of Bellator 222. Sonnen ate a flying knee in the first round, but somehow survived and made...

Scott Coker Says ‘Don’t Count’ Aaron Pico Out

Aaron Pico was taking on Adam Borics at Bellator 222 where the 22-year-old was coming off of a knockout loss to Henry Corrales. Heading into this fight, many believed this was a must win for Pico as he couldn't drop two in a row and fall to 4-3 in...

Bellator 222 Highlights: Rory MacDonald Thwarts Neiman Gracie

Rory MacDonald is moving on to the finals in the Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix. MacDonald put his 170-pound gold on the line against Neiman Gracie earlier tonight (June 14). The bout headlined Bellator 222 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. Gracie was certainly a formidable foe, but...

Chael Sonnen Announces His Retirement Following Bellator 222 Loss

Chael Sonnen has decided it's time to walk away from mixed martial arts competition. In the co-main event of Bellator 222, Sonnen took on former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight title holder Lyoto Machida. Sonnen tried pressuring "The Dragon," but two devastating knees to his jaw were just too...

Bellator 222 Highlights: Dillon Danis Submits Max Humphrey

Dillon Danis has improved his professional mixed martial arts record to 2-0. On the main card of Bellator 222, Danis shared the cage with Max Humphrey. It didn't take long for Danis to take his opponent to the ground. Once it got there, Danis took his time and went for...

Bellator 222 Highlights: Juan Archuleta Obliterates Eduardo Dantas

Juan Archuleta made a statement at the expense of Eduardo Dantas. Earlier tonight (June 14), Archuleta took on Dantas on the main card of Bellator 222. The action was held inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. With just one second to spare in the second stanza, Dantas' lights...

Bellator 222 Highlights: Horiguchi Takes Bantamweight Gold From Caldwell

Kyoji Horiguchi is the latest "champ-champ," but he holds gold for two major promotions. In the Bellator 222 main card opener, Rizin bantamweight champion Horiguchi challenged Darrion Caldwell for the Bellator bantamweight gold. Horiguchi already had a submission win over Caldwell back in Dec. 2018 for the Rizin title. Once...