Bellator 179 Results: UFC Veteran Rory MacDonald Makes His Promotional Debut

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Rory MacDonald def. Paul Daley by submission via rear naked choke (1:45, R2)

Linton Vassell def. Liam McGeary by submission via arm triangle choke (2:28, R3)

Cheick Kongo def. Augusto Sakai by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Alex Lohore def. Dan Vinni by TKO via strikes (0:56, R2)

Baby Slice def. DJ Griffin by TKO via strikes (3:40, R1)


Round By Round Recap

DJ Griffin vs. Baby Slice

Round One: The round begins with Griffin attacking Slice with leg kicks, Slice starts swinging wildly against Griffin. Slice then cracks Griffin with a trio of rights to the face, Slice scores a takedown on Griffin and he gets the half guard. Slice starts attacking Griffin with a lot of ground and pound, Griffin starts rolling for submissions while on his back. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Slice clipping Griffin with a wild left. Slice drops Griffin with the next punch and he pounces on him with strikes before settling in side control, Slice attacks with more ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Baby Slice def. DJ Griffin by TKO via strikes (3:40, R1)

Dan Vinni vs. Alex Lohore

Round One: The round begins with Lohore nailing Vinni with a two punch combination, Lohore scores a takedown on Vinni and Vinni instantly looks for a knee bar. Lohore starts attacking Vinni with a lot of ground and pound, Lohore transitions to back control on Vinni. Lohore looks for a rear naked choke and regains top position after a scramble, Lohore goes back to attacking Vinni with ground and pound. Lohore transitions to the back control position again before gaining the full mount, Lohore regains back control on Vinni. Vinni scrambles and he gets top position on Lohore, Lohore scrambles to get back in top position on Vinni. Lohore attacks Vinni with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lohore

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Vinni briefly falls on his back while moving backwards. Lohore drops Vinni with a right and he pounces on him with a few more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Alex Lohore def. Dan Vinni by TKO via strikes (0:56, R2)

Augusto Sakai vs. Cheick Kongo

Round One: The round begins with the fighters just circling each other and doing very little, Sakai starts attacking Kongo with leg kicks. Sakai also attacks Kongo with a high kick that gets blocked, Kongo puts Sakai against the cage wall after landing a right. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch, Sakai spins Kongo into the fence as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sakai

Round Two: The round begins with Kongo nailing Sakai with a multiple punch combination, Kongo swings at Sakai before going for the takedown. Sakai starts attacking Kongo with a few elbow strikes, Kongo scores a takedown and Sakai gets back to his feet. Sakai spins Kongo into the cage wall while eating a few knee strikes, Kongo scores another takedown on Sakai and he gets the half guard. Sakai gets back to his feet with Kongo holding onto him, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Kongo looking for another takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kongo (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Sakai attacking Kongo with a high kick attempt, Kongo grabs Sakai and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Kongo hits Sakai in the midsection with a front kick, Kongo again puts Sakai against the cage wall. Sakai spins Kongo into the cage wall and Kongo reverses him, Sakai attacks Kongo with a few elbow strikes while defending against the takedown. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Kongo kicking Sakai in the midsection. Kongo starts assaulting Sakai with a series of kicks, Sakai falls to his back and Kongo gets top position on him. Sakai scrambles to his feet and accidentally pokes Kongo in the eye, the fight resumes with the fighters staring each other down as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kongo (Final Score: 29-28 for Kongo)

Official Result: Cheick Kongo def. Augusto Sakai by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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Linton Vassell vs. Liam McGeary

Round One: The round begins with McGeary attacking Vassell with a front kick, Vassell starts attacking McGeary with leg kicks. Vassell then cracks McGeary with a looping left to the face, Vassell backs up McGeary after throwing a two punch combination. Vassell causes McGeary to stumble after landing a straight left, Vassell trips up McGeary with a leg kick and then he gets top position on the ground. Vassell starts attacking McGeary with some ground and pound, Vassell transitions to the half guard position on McGeary. Vassell attacks McGeary with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vassell

Round Two: The round begins with McGeary attacking Vassell with a high kick, McGeary also peppers Vassell with a series of jabs. Vassell starts attacking McGeary with some leg kicks, Vassell scores a takedown on McGeary and he gets the full guard. Vassell transitions to the half guard on McGeary, Vassell then passes to the full mount on McGeary. Vassell the transitions to the side control and then half guard on McGeary, Vassell returns to the full mount on McGeary. McGeary scrambles to escape Vassell and Vassell regains top control, Vassell quickly regains the full mount on McGeary. Vassell looks for the submission as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vassell (Overall Score: 20-18 for Vassell)

Round Three: The round begins with McGeary taking a few swings at Vassell, Vassell scores a takedown on McGeary and he gets the full mount. Vassell backs up and transitions to the half guard on McGeary, Vassell returns to the full mount on McGeary while landing a few strikes. Vassell locks McGeary in the arm triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Linton Vassell def. Liam McGeary by submission via arm triangle choke (2:28, R3)

Rory MacDonald vs. Paul Daley

Round One: The round begins with MacDonald cracking Daley with an overhand right, MacDonald scores a takedown on Daley and he gets the open guard. MacDonald starts attacking Daley with some ground and pound, MacDonald transitions to the half guard position on Daley, Daley eats more strikes as he traps MacDonald in his full guard. MacDonald lands more strikes as he gains the half guard on Daley, Daley eventually gets MacDonald back in his full guard. MacDonald attacks Daley with more ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for MacDonald

Round Two: The round begins with Daley attacking MacDonald with a jumping front kick, MacDonald then cracks Daley with a head kick. MacDonald scores another takedown on Daley and he gets side control, MacDonald starts attacking Daley with a lot of ground and pound. MacDonald advances to the half guard position on Daley, MacDonald advances to back control on Daley. MacDonald catches Daley in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Rory MacDonald def. Paul Daley by submission via rear naked choke (1:45, R2)

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