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

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Main Card (10pm EST., DAZN)

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)

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