Bellator 228 Results: Machida vs. Mousasi II & The Featherweight World Grand Prix Continues

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Main Card (10pm EST., DAZN)

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Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship
Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Opening Round

Patricio Pitbull def. Juan Archuleta by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 49-46) to retain the title

Gegard Mousasi def. Lyoto Machida by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
Darrion Caldwell def. Henry Corrales by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
Daniel Weichel def. Saul Rogers by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
AJ McKee def. Georgi Karakhanyan by KO via strikes (0:08, R1)

Preliminary Card (7:30pm EST., DAZN)

Leandro Higo def. Shawn Bunch by submission via guillotine choke (4:34, R2)

Joshua Jones def. Dominic Clark by submission via guillotine choke (2:39, R1)

Weber Almeida def. Castle Williams by TKO via corner stoppage (0:20, R2)

Antonio McKee def. William Sriyapai by TKO via strikes (1:17, R2)

AJ Agazarm def. Jonathan Quiroz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Ava Knight def. Shannon Goughary by TKO via strikes (1:46, R3)

Johnny Cisneros def. Mike Jasper by TKO via leg kicks (4:28, R2)

James Barnes def. David Duran by submission via rear naked choke (1:51, R2)


James Barnes vs. David Duran

Round One: The round begins with Barnes attacking Duran with some leg kicks, Duran backs up Barnes after landing a left. Duran comes forward and he pops Barnes with a short left, Duran also starts attacking Barnes with leg kicks. Barnes scores a takedown on Duran and he gets back control, Duran scrambles to his feet and Barnes gets him against the cage wall. Barnes drags Duran back to the ground and he gets the half guard, Barnes attacks Duran with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Barnes

Round Two: The round begins with Barnes taking a few swings against Duran, Barnes also attacks Duran with some leg kicks. Barnes scores a takedown on Duran and he gets side control, Barnes gets back control on Duran while landing strikes. Barnes attacks Duran with some ground and pound, Barnes locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: James Barnes def. David Duran by submission via rear naked choke (1:51, R2)

Joshua Jones vs. Dominic Clark

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Clark starts attacking Jones with leg kicks. Jones grabs Clark and gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate after exchanging knee strikes. Clark then nails Jones with with a kick to the midsection, Clark also goes for a high kick against Jones. Jones drops for a guillotine choke on Clark and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Joshua Jones def. Dominic Clark by submission via guillotine choke (2:39, R1)

Weber Almeida vs. Castle Williams

Round One: The round begins with Williams attacking Almeida with a few kicks, Almeida scores a slam takedown on Williams and both get right back up. Almeida then nails Williams with a two punch combination, Almeida drops Williams with a left and Williams gets up before dragging Almeida to the ground. Almeida gets up and Williams swings at him, Williams backs up Almeida while throwing a few kicks at him. Williams grabs Almeida and gets him against the cage wall while landing knee strikes, the fighters separate and Almeida nails Williams with a kick to the midsection. Almeida grabs Williams and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Almeida attacks Williams with a high kick. The fighters briefly clinch and exchange knee strikes, Almeida drops Williams with a spinning back fist. Williams gets up as Almeida swings away at him, Almeida clobbers Williams with nine straight unanswered strikes. Almeida drops Williams after landing a trio of overhand lefts, Almeida pounces on a downed Williams. Almeida swings wildly at Williams as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Almeida

Round Two: The round begins with Almeida nailing Williams with a multiple punch combination, Almeida drops a swinging Williams with a counter left and the referee jumps in as the corner throws the towel in. 

Official Result: Weber Almeida def. Castle Williams by TKO via corner stoppage (0:20, R2)

Shawn Bunch vs. Leandro Higo

Round One: The round begins with Bunch attacking Higo with some leg kicks, Higo peppers Bunch with jabs and leg kicks. Bunch cracks a swinging Higo with a counter right hook, Higo responds by kicking Bunch in the midsection. Higo then pops Bunch with a straight right to the face, Bunch responds and he lands another counter right on a swinging Higo. Higo goes for a flying knee strike and Bunch counters with a right, Bunch grabs Higo and gets him against the cage wall. Bunch cracks Higo with a pair of rights as they separate and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bunch

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some jabs, Higo comes forward and he takes a few swings at Bunch. Bunch then nails a swinging Higo with a pair of counter rights, Bunch comes forward and he nails Higo with a few more rights. Higo recovers and he nails Bunch with a right of his own, Bunch and Higo continue exchanging rights. Higo then nails Bunch with a kick to the midsection, Higo looks for the takedown and Bunch lands a right. Higo scores a takedown on Bunch and Bunch gets right back up, Bunch grabs Higo and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Bunch again cracks a swinging Higo with a counter right, Higo lands a leg kick before exchanging rights with Bunch. Bunch grabs Higo and gets him back against the cage wall, Higo goes for a jump guillotine choke and Bunch taps out.

Official Result: Leandro Higo def. Shawn Bunch by submission via guillotine choke (4:34, R2)

Mike Jasper vs. Johnny Cisneros

Round One: The round begins with Jasper dropping Cisneros with a short left, Jasper gets side control when they hit the ground. Jasper attacks Cisneros with some ground and pound, Jasper keeps Cisneros down while also landing knee strikes, Jasper transitions to back control against Cisneros. Jasper attacks Cisneros with more ground and pound, Cisneros wall walks to his feet and Jasper nails him with more strikes. Jasper drags Cisneros back to the ground while getting side control, Jasper gets full mount against Cisneros as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Jasper

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Japser nails Cisneros with a right cross. Jasper also starts attacking Cisneros with leg kicks, Cisneros comes forward and he takes a few swings at Jasper. Cisneros also attacks Jasper with some leg kicks of his own, Cisneros grabs Jasper and gets him against the cage wall. Cisneros attacks Jasper with strikes while keeping him on the cage wall, Jasper’s foot was injured during an exchange and they continue clinching along the cage wall. The fighters separate and Cisneros drops Jasper with leg kicks to force the referee to jump in.

Official Result: Johnny Cisneros def. Mike Jasper by TKO via leg kicks (4:28, R2)

Antonio McKee vs. William Sriyapai

Round One: The round begins with McKee attempting a high kick against Sriyapai, Sriyapai starts attacking McKee with some leg kicks. Mckee responds by landing leg kicks of his own on Sriyapai, McKee nails Sriyapai with a side kick to the midsection. McKee attempts a few high kicks against Sriyapai, Sriyapai stuns McKee with a body kick followed by a right. McKee scores a takedown on Sriyapai and he gets the half guard, McKee attacks Sriyapai with ground and pound before gaining the north/south position. McKee returns to the half guard against Sriyapai while landing more strikes, McKee lands more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for McKee

Round Two: The round begins with Sriyapai nailing McKee with a kick to the midsection, Sriyapai slips on a kick attempt and McKee scores a takedown a short time later. McKee attacks Sriyapai with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Antonio McKee def. William Sriyapai by TKO via strikes (1:17, R2)

Ava Knight vs. Shannon Goughary

Round One: The round begins with Goughary attacking Knight with some kicks, Knight comes forward and she attacks Goughary with combinations. Knight nails a kicking Goughary with a counter right, Goughary lands some leg kicks on Knight. Goughary looks for a takedown on Knight after eating another combination, Knight gets Goughary against the cage wall while landing a few strikes. Goughary scores a takedown on Knight and she gets side control, Goughary gains the full mount on Knight. Goughary gains side control and she hits Knight with a few strikes, Goughary traps Knight in the crucifix position while landing elbow strikes. Knight scrambles and she gets caught in a triangle choke, Goughary transitions to an arm bar attempt as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Goughary

Round Two: The round begins with Goughary attacking Knight with some leg kicks, Knight nails a kicking Goughary with a counter right to the midsection. Knight comes forward and she nails Goughary with a right, Goughary starts hunting for takedowns against Knight. Knight rocks Goughary with a right followed by an uppercut, Knight comes forward and she attacks Goughary with combinations. Knight drops Goughary with a right and she pounces on her with more strikes, Goughary gets up as Knight swings away at her. Goughary goes after Knight by throwing more leg kicks, Goughary also looks for high kicks against Knight. Knight backs up Goughary after landing a right cross, Knight comes forward and she continuously nails Goughary with rights and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Goughary attacking Knight with leg kicks, Knight comes forward while landing combinations. Knight nails a swinging Goughary with a counter left hook, Knight backs up Goughary before dropping her with a right. Knight allows Goughary to stand up and Goughary kicks away at her, Goughary hunts for takedowns on a swinging Knight. Knight drops Goughary with a right to the body and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Ava Knight def. Shannon Goughary by TKO via strikes (1:46, R3)

AJ Agazarm vs. Jonathan Quiroz

Round One: The round begins with Quiroz taking a few swings at Agazarm, Agazarm starts hunting for takedowns with Quiroz. Agazarm nails Quiroz with a kick to the midsection, Agazarm scores a takedown on Quiroz and he gets the half guard. Quiroz scrambles to his feet and he separates from Agazarm, Quiroz starts nailing Agazarm with leg kicks. Quiroz rocks Agazarm with a looping right, Quiroz then nails a swinging Agazarm with a counter uppercut. Agazarm recovers and he kicks Quiroz in the midsection a few times, Quiroz then hits Agazarm with a left followed by a knee strike. Quiroz nails an incoming Agazarm with a counter right, Quiroz then hits Agazarm with a five punch combination. Agazarm throws a few kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Quiroz

Round Two: The round begins with Agazarm kicking Quiroz in the midsection, Quiroz responds by attacking Agazarm with leg kicks. Agazarm looks for a takedown and Quiroz defends, Agazarm continues hunting for takedowns against Quiroz. Agazarm scores a takedown on Quiroz and he gets back control, Agazarm looks for the rear naked choke against Quiroz and Quiroz defends. Quiroz scrambles to his feet and he makes Agazarm stand as well. Agazarm grabs Quiroz and gets him against the cage wall, Agazarm gets another takedown on Quiroz as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Quiroz taking a few swings at Agazarm, Agazarm goes back to attacking Quiroz with kicks to the midsection. Agazarm backs up Quiroz while landing a combination, Quiroz nails a swinging Agazarm with a counter left hook, Agazarm scores a takedown on Quiroz and he gets side control. Agazarm attacks Quiroz with ground and pound, Quiroz scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Agazarm scores another takedown on Quiroz and he gets back control, Agazarm looks for a rear naked choke as the round ends.

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

Official Result: AJ Agazarm def. Jonathan Quiroz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
Daniel Weichel vs. Saul Rogers

Round One: The round begins with Rogers attacking Weichel with leg kicks, Rogers then cracks Weichel with a few rights. Rogers continues coming forward and attacking Weichel with rights, Rogers grabs Weichel and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Weichel and Rogers exchange some combinations. Weichel nails a kicking Rogers with a counter left hook, Weichel starts landing leg kicks of his own against Rogers. Rogers then nails Weichel with a right before eating a left, Weichel rocks Rogers during an exchange. Weichel attacks Rogers with a combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Weichel

Round Two: The round begins with Weichel attacking Rogers with some leg kicks, Rogers comes forward and he nails Weichel with a right. Rogers starts hunting for takedowns against Weichel, Rogers hits Weichel with some leg kicks of his own. Rogers continues coming forward while swinging away at Weichel, Weichel uses the jab to keep Rogers at a distance. Rogers comes forward and he cracks Weichel with a right, Rogers then nails Weichel with a multiple punch combination. Weichel nails a swinging Rogers with a counter left hook as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Rogers starts hunting for the takedown against Weichel after landing a two punch combo. Weichel comes forward and he takes some swings at Rogers, Rogers cracks a swinging Weichel with a counter right uppercut. Weichel stays on the outside while picking Rogers apart with strikes, Rogers attacks Weichel with leg kicks. Weichel rocks a swinging Rogers with a counter right hook, Weichel and Rogers exchange some follow up rights. Weichel scores a takedown on Rogers and he immediately postures up, the referee intervenes and stands Rogers up. Rogers goes for a final takedown as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Daniel Weichel def. Saul Rogers by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
Darrion Caldwell vs. Henry Corrales

Round One: The round begins with Caldwell taking a few swings at Corrales, Caldwell attempts a few high kicks against Corrales. Caldwell scores a takedown on Corrales and he gets side control, Caldwell looks for full mount and Corrales gets him in the half guard. Caldwell starts attacking Corrales with ground and pound, Corrales eventually gets Caldwell in his full guard. Caldwell goes back to landing some strikes against Corrales, Corrales scrambles to his feet as Caldwell swings away at him and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Caldwell

Round Two: The round begins with Corrales attacking Caldwell with a few leg kicks, Caldwell scores a takedown on Corrales after attacking him with a high kick. Corrales gets back up and Caldwell holds him against the cage wall, Caldwell attacks Corrales with a few knee strikes. The fighters separate and take a few swings at each other, Caldwell scores another takedown and Corrales gets right back up. Caldwell grabs Corrales and gets him back against the cage wall, Corrales attacks Caldwell with elbow strikes to avoid another takedown. The fighters separate and Caldwell scores another takedown as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Caldwell attacking Corrales with an uppercut, Corrales starts attacking Caldwell with some leg kicks. Caldwell responds by landing some leg kicks of his own, Caldwell scores a takedown and Corrales gets right back up. Caldwell grabs Corrales and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and take some swings at each other. Caldwell grabs Corrales and gets him back against the cage wall, Corrales drops for a guillotine choke and Caldwell defends until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Darrion Caldwell def. Henry Corrales by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
AJ McKee vs. Georgi Karakhanyan

Round One: The round begins with McKee dropping Karakhanyan with a left and he pounces on him with strikes until he goes out cold.

Official Result: AJ McKee def. Georgi Karakhanyan by KO via strikes (0:08, R1)

Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship
Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Opening Round
Patricio Pitbull (c) vs. Juan Archuleta

Round One: The round begins with Archuleta attacking Pitbull with some leg kicks, Archuleta accidentally nails Pitbull low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Archuleta slips on a high kick attempt and Pitbull gets him in a guillotine choke, Pitbull also attacks Archuleta with a few knee strikes. Pitbull releases the choke and he keeps Archuleta on the ground, Pitbull goes back to attacking Archuleta with knee strikes. Pitbull attacks Archuleta with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pitbull

Round Two: The round begins with Archuleta attacking Pitbull with some leg kicks, Pitbull responds by nailing Archuleta with a right. Archuleta accidentally pokes Pitbull in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Pitbull nailing Archuleta with a two punch combination. Archuleta grabs Pitbull and gets him against the cage wall, Pitbull spins Archuleta into the cage wall after eating a few foot stomps. Archuleta goes for a flying knee strike while in the clinch with PItbull, the fighters separate as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Archuleta taking a few wild swings at Pitbull, Pitbull drops Archuleta with a right and he gets top control on the ground. Archuleta scrambles to his feet and he gets Pitbull against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Archuleta goes for a high kick. Pitbull then attacks Archuleta with a two punch combination, Archuleta and Pitbull exchange a few jabs. Pitbull nails an incoming Archuleta with a right, Pitbull gets Archuleta in another guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Pitbull (Overall Score: 30-26 for Pitbull)

Round Four: The round begins with Archuleta attacking Pitbull with multiple combinations, Pitbull cracks a swinging Archuleta with a two punch combination. Pitbull starts attacking Archuleta with some leg kicks, Archuleta slips on a kick attempt and Pitbull gets back control on the ground. Archuleta gets up with Pitbull holding onto him, Pitbull grabs Archuleta and gets him against the cage wall. Archuleta scrambles to freedom and he attacks Pitbull with a flying knee strike, Archuleta accidentally nails Pitbull low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Archuleta swinging wildly at Pitbull, Pitbull nails Archuleta with a left hook. Pitbull nails a wildly swinging Archuleta with a counter right, Archuleta looks for a takedown and Pitbull stuffs it as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Archuleta (Overall Score: 39-36 for Pitbull)

Round Five: The round begins with Archuleta coming forward and swinging away at Pitbull, Pitbull rocks a swinging Archuleta with a counter right. Archuleta grabs Pitbull and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Archuleta takes a few swings at Pitbull. Archuleta continues attacking Pitbull with combinations, Pitbull nails a kicking Archuleta with a counter left. Pitbull scores a takedown and Archuleta gets right back up, Archuleta grabs Pitbull and gets him against the cage wall. Archuleta attacks Pitbull with elbow strikes to defend against a takedown, Pitbull scores a takedown on Archuleta as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pitbull (Final Score: 49-45 for Pitbull)

Official Result: Patricio Pitbull def. Juan Archuleta by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 49-46) to retain the title

Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi

Round One: The round begins with Mousasi attacking Machida with some leg kicks, Machida attempts a few kicks against Mousasi. Mousasi briefly drops Machida with a right, Mousasi charges at Machida while swinging away at him. Mousasi nails a kicking Machida with a counter left hook, Machida nails Mousasi with a kick to the midsection. Mousasi again charges at Machida while swinging away at him, Machida attempts a high kick against Mousasi before landing a straight left. Machida lands a kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mousasi

Round Two: The round begins with Mousasi and Machida exchanging a few kicks, Mousasi comes forward and he swings away at Machida. Mousasi lands a combination on a backing Machida, Machida nails Mousasi with a kick to the midsection. Mousasi continues coming forward and swinging away at Machida, Machida comes forward and he attacks Mousasi with a high kick. Machida stuns Mousasi with a kick to the midsection and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Machida attacking Mousasi with a kick to the midsection, Machida then nails a swinging Mousasi with another kick to the midsection. Mousasi continues coming forward and taking some swings at Machida, Mousasi trips up a swinging Machida by landing a leg kick and Machida gets right back up. Mousasi scores a takedown on Machida after eating a high kick, Mousasi attacks Machida with some ground and pound. Machida catches Mousasi in a guillotine choke as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Gegard Mousasi def. Lyoto Machida by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

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