Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (Lucas Johnson/Combat Press)
Bellator 221 Results: Pitbull Becomes Two-Division Champion, Lima Demolishes Page
On Saturday, May 11, Bellator MMA hosted its 221st event from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s lightweight champion, Michael Chandler, put his title on the line against the promotion’s featherweight champion, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire. Chandler entered the contest having won seven of his last eight, with the lone defeat coming by injury. He most recently defeated Brent Primus to recapture the title. Freire, meanwhile, had won three straight, including two straight title defenses. He moved up in weight looking to avenge his brother’s 2016 knockout loss to Chandler, as well as earn a second belt.
The card also featured a five-round welterweight grand prix semifinal between former champion Douglas Lima and British striker Michael “Venom” Page.
The event kicked off with a preliminary-card stream on DAZN at 7:30 p.m. ET. The main card followed at 9 p.m. ET, also on DAZN.
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire def. Michael Chandler by TKO (punches) Round 1, 1:01 – for lightweight title
Douglas Lima def. Michael Page by KO (punch) Round 2, 0:35 – welterweight grand prix semifinal
A.J. McKee def. Pat Curran by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Jake Hager def. T.J. Jones by submission (arm-triangle choke) Round 1, 2:36
Tywan Claxton def. James Bennett by TKO (punches) Round 3, 2:09
Rob Fenicle def. Bryan Bautista by submission (heel hook) Round 1, 1:42
Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin def. Adam Ward by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Christian Rodriguez def. Jose Leon by submission (armbar) Round 1, 4:39
Robert Morrow def. James Bochnovic by TKO (punches) Round 1, 1:18
Chris Gonzalez def. Charlie Radtke by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Cris Lencioni def. Adil Benjilany by submission (triangle choke) Round 1, 4:55
David Latoria vs. Jason Belyew ruled a no-contest (accidental low blow). Round 1
Jesse Bazzi def. Joey Diehl by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Josh Streacker def. Scott Writz by TKO (punches) Round 2, 3:33