On Friday, June 14, Bellator MMA hosted its 222nd event from Madison Square Garden in New York.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s welterweight grand prix continued with a semifinal match-up between current champion Rory MacDonald and unbeaten submission ace Neiman Gracie.

The card also featured a bantamweight rematch between champion Darrion Caldwell and UFC and Rizin veteran Kyoji Horiguchi.



The action kicked off with the prelims at 6:30 p.m. ET. The main card streamed live on DAZN at 10 p.m. ET.

FULL RESULTS
Rory MacDonald def. Neiman Gracie by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) – for welterweight title
Lyoto Machida def. Chael Sonnen by TKO (punches). Round 2, 0:22
Dillon Danis def. Max Humphrey by submission (armbar). Round 1, 4:28
Patrick Mix def. Ricky Bandejas by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 1:06
Juan Archuleta def. Eduardo Dantas by knockout (punch). Round 2, 4:59
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Darrion Caldwell by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)– for bantamweight title
Brandon Polcare def. Brandon Medina by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 4:33
Kastriot Xhema def. Whitney Francois by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:17
John Beneduce def. Kenny Rivera by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Taylor Turner def. Heather Hardy by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:53
Adam Borics def. Aaron Pico by knockout (flying knee). Round 2, 3:55
Valerie Loureda def. Larkyn Dasch by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Lindsey VanZandt def. Rena Kubota by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:04
Haim Gozali def. Gustavo Wurlitzer by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 4:02
Mike Kimbel def. Sebastian Ruiz by split decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Robson Gracie Jr. def. Oscar Vera by submission (armbar). Round 1, 3:15
Marcus Surin def. Nekruz Mirkhojaev by split decision (30-27, 27-29, 29-27)
Phil Hawes def. Michael Wilcox by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 1, 5:00

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