Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (Lucas Johnson/Combat Press)

Bellator 228 Results: Pitbull Dominates Archuleta, Mousasi Bests Machida

On Saturday, Sept. 28, Bellator MMA concluded its jam-packed weekend of fights with its 228th event from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

In the night’s main card action, featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire put his belt on the line in the opening round of the promotion’s 16-man tournament. The Brazilian’s opponent will be veteran Juan Archuleta.

The event also featured a rematch between UFC veterans Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi. The pair’s previous meeting resulted in a decision victory for Machida.


Other tournament action pitted former bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell against Henry Corrales, former title challenger Daniel Weichel met Saul Rogers and veteran Georgi Karakhanyan took on unbeaten A.J. McKee.

The preliminary card streamed live on the promotion’s website starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. The main card streamed exclusively on DAZN at 10 p.m. ET.

Gegard Mousasi def. Lyoto Machida by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire def. Juan Archuleta by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 49-46) – featherweight tournament opening round
A.J. McKee def. Georgi Karakhanyan by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:08 – featherweight tournament opening round
Darrion Caldwell def. Henry Corrales by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-27) – featherweight tournament opening round
Daniel Weichel def. Saul Rogers by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) – featherweight tournament opening round
A.J. Agazarm def. Jonathan Quiroz by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Ava Knight def. Shannon Goughary by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 1:46
Antonio McKee def. William Sriyapai by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 1:17
Johnny Cisneros def. Mike Jasper by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 4:28
Leandro Higo def. Shawn Bunch by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 4:34
Weber Almeida def. Castle Williams by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 0:20
Joshua Jones def. Dominic Clark by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 2:39
James Barnes def. David Duran by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:51
Adrian Najera def. Jason Edwards by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 2:28
Benji Gomez def. Johnny Santa Maria by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Ozzy Diaz def. Andre Walker by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:05
Ian Butler def. Emilio Williams by TKO (punches). Round 2, 0:53