Bellator 222: Lyoto Machida retires Chael Sonnen

A pair of MMA legends met after years of swimming in the same waters on Friday night, as former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida took on three-time title challenger Chael Sonnen in the co-main event of Bellator 222. There was little trash talk heading into the fight, something Machida said threw him off in…

Bellator 222: Kyoji Horiguchi tops Darrion Caldwell, wins second title

A pair of bantamweight titleholders face off for the second time, as Bellator bantamweight champion battles Kyoji Horiguchi, the proud owner of the Rizin FF title. The pair are no strangers to each other, having fought at Rizin 14 on New Year’s Eve, with the winner being declared the inaugural Rizin FF champion. On that…

Bellator 222: Main card live results

Bellator bantamweight world championship: Kyoji Horiguchi defeated Darrion Caldwell via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 49-46 x2) Featherweight bout: Juan Archuleta defeated Eduardo Dantas via KO at 4:59 – Round 2 Bantamweight bout: Patrick Mix defeated Ricky Bandejas via Submission (Rear-naked choke) at 1:06 – Round 1 175lbs. catchweight bout: Dillon Danis defeated Max Humphrey via Submission…

Bellator 222: live prelim results

Phil Hawes vs. Michael Wilcox Round 1 An incredibly dominant round for Phil Hawes. Drops Wilcox mid-round, forcing the Philadelphia native to struggle to survive the onslaught. A clear 10-8 round, with a nasty cut over Wilcox’s left eye. The referee eventually waves off the contest between rounds. With the victory, New Jersey’s Hawes improves…