Bellator 232 Results: The Welterweight World Grand Prix Concludes & Paul Daley Faces Saad Awad

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Main Card (10pm EST., DAZN)

Bellator MMA Welterweight Championship
Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix Finals

Douglas Lima def. Rory MacDonald by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45) to win the title

Paul Daley def. Saad Awad by TKO via strikes (1:30, R2)

Patrick Mix def. Isaiah Chapman by submission via knee bar (3:49, R1)

Manny Muro def. Nick Newell by split decision (29-28, 27-29, 29-28)

Baby Slice def. Craig Campbell by TKO via strikes (0:38, R1)

Preliminary Card (7:15pm EST., DAZN)

Lance Gibson Jr. def. Dominic Jones by KO via strikes (1:58, R1)

Devin Powell def. Marcus Surin by submission via front choke (5:00, R2)

Zarrukh Adashev def. Tevin Dyce by TKO via strikes (1:39, R2)

Ryan Hardy Evans def. Demetrios Plaza by submission via rear naked choke (3:03, R3)

Jornel Lugo def. John Douma by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Jon Lopez def. Dan Cormier by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)


Zarrukh Adashev vs. Tevin Dyce

Round One: The round begins with Adashev attacking Dyrce with a multiple punch combination, Dyce starts hunting for takedowns against Adashev. Adashev scores a takedown on Dyce and Dyce gets up while eating strikes, Dyce goes for another takedown and Adashev gets back control. Adashev attacks Dyce with some ground and pound, Dyce gets up and he scores a takedown on Adashev. Adashev gets up and he gets top control when Dyce attempts another takedown, Adashev rolls for an arm bar and Dyce escapes to get top control. Adashev sweeps Dyce and he gets full mount before getting back control, Dyce scrambles and Adashev keeps top control. Adashev gets up and he allows Dyce to stand as well, Adashev attacks Dyce with a few combinations. Dyce grabs Adashev and he gets him up against the cage wall, Adashev scores another takedown on Dyce and he gets back control. Dyce gets up as Adashev swings away at him, Adashev gets Dyce back to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Adashev

Round Two: The round begins with Adashev attacking Dyce with a multiple punch combination, Dyce looks for takedowns and Adashev stuffs them. Adashev comes forward and he nails Dyce with another combination, Adashev drags Dyce to the ground while landing strikes. Adashev gets up and he swings away at Dyce as he stands up, Adashev nails Dyce with more unanswered strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Zarrukh Adashev def. Tevin Dyce by TKO via strikes (1:39, R2)

John Douma vs. Jornel Lugo

Round One: The round begins with Lugo attacking Douma with some jabs, Lugo goes for the counter strikes against Douma. Lugo drops Douma with a right and Douma gets right back up, Douma grabs Lugo and gets him against the cage wall. Douma scores a takedown on Lugo and he gets him in the seated position, Lugo scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Lugo attacks Douma with a high kick followed by a knee strike, the fighters stay at a distance while taking some swings at each other. Lugo swings away at Douma as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lugo

Round Two: The round begins with Lugo dropping his mouth piece and Douma swings away at him before the ref briefly halts the fight, Douma grabs Lugo and he gets him up against the cage wall. Lugo gets free and he continues attacking Douma with combinations, Lugo grabs Douma and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange a few strikes before separating, Lugo stuns Douma by hitting him with a lead left hook. Lugo rocks Douma by landing a multiple punch combination, Lugo cracks Douma with a right and a flying knee strike as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Lugo coming forward and attacking Douma with a combination, Douma scores a takedown on Lugo and he gets the half guard. Douma rolls for a guillotine choke and Lugo escapes to get the fight standing again, Lugo attacks Douma with a jumping head kick followed by a combination. Lugo stays at a distance while picking Douma apart with jabs, Lugo throws a few more combinations as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lugo (Final Score: 30-27 for Lugo)

Official Result: Jornel Lugo def. John Douma by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Jon Lopez vs. Dan Cormier

Round One: The round begins with Cormier attacking Lopez with some leg kicks, Lopez charges at Cormier while swinging away at him. Lopez drops Cormier with a combination and he gets top control on the ground, Lopez transitions to the half guard against Cormier. Lopez advances to the side control position against Cormier, Cormier gets Lopez in his full guard while eating a few strikes. Lopez postures up and he kicks at the legs of Cormier as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lopez

Round Two: The round begins with Cormier attacking Lopez with leg kicks and knee strikes, Cormier slips on a high kick attempt and Lopez gets him back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Lopez attacks Cormier with some leg kicks, Cormier continues slipping just about every time he swings at Lopez. Lopez comes forward and he nails Cormier with a lead left, Lopez also nails Cormier with a front kick to the midsection. Cormier fires back and he nails Lopez with a right, Lopez comes forward and he nails Cormier with a flying knee strike. Cormier responds by throwing a combination of his own against Lopez, Lopez scores a takedown on Cormier as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Cormier attacking Lopez with some leg kicks, Lopez attacks an incoming Cormier with an overhand left. Cormier grabs Lopez and gets him against the cage wall, Lopez scores a takedown on Cormier and he gets the half guard. Lopez transitions to side control against Cormier, Cormier scrambles to his feet and Lopez drags him back to the ground. Lopez rolls for a heel hook as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lopez (Final Score: 30-27 for Lopez)

Official Result: Jon Lopez def. Dan Cormier by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

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