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

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Main Card (10pm EST., DAZN)

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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)

Marcus Surin vs. Devin Powell

Round One: The round begins with Powell attacking Surin with some leg kicks, Surin scores a takedown on Powell and Powell scrambles to land a few strikes. The fighters clinch and exchange a few strikes, Surin scores another takedown on Powell and he gets the full mount. Powell eventually gets Surin in his full guard while eating strikes, Surin gets up and he allows Powell to stand as well. Surin scores another takedown on Powell and he gets the full guard, Powell scrambles and he gets Surin in a guillotine choke. Surin escapes the choke and he regains top control on Powell, Powell scrambles again and he gets back control on Surin. Surin gets up and Powell swings away at him, Surin scores another takedown on Powell as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Surin

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Surin scores a takedown on Powell and he gets the half guard after a scramble. Surin rolls for an arm triangle choke and he gets the full mount as Powell escapes, Surin postures up and he allows Powell to stand as well. Surin grabs Powell and gets him against the cage wall, Surin scores another takedown on Powell and he gets the open guard. Surin briefly postures up and swings away at Powell, Powell and Surin exchange strikes while on the ground. Surin postures up and he allows Powell to stand as well, Powell backs up Surin while swinging away at him. Powell and Surin get into a wild striking exchange near the cage wall, Powell drags Surin to the ground and he applies a front choke. Surin goes out cold just before the bell sounds.

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

Lance Gibson Jr. vs. Dominic Jones

Round One: The round begins with Jones attacking Gibson Jr with a right before clinching with him, the fighters separate and Gibson Jr attacks Jones with a high kick. Gibson Jr grabs Jones and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and have a striking exchange. Jones goes for a takedown and Gibson Jr winds up getting back control, Gibson Jr attacks Jones with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

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

Demetrios Plaza vs. Ryan Hardy Evans

Round One: The round begins with Plaza kicking Evans in the midsection, Plaza attacks Evans with a variety of kicks. Evans grabs Plaza and gets him against the cage wall, Evans scores a takedown on Plaza and Plaza gets right back up. Evans gets Plaza right back against the cage wall, Evans scores another takedown on Plaza and he gets the full guard. Plaza rolls for an arm bar and Evans escapes to keep top control, Plaza rolls for another arm bar and Evans escapes again to keep top control. Evans stays on top as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Evans

Round Two: The round begins with Plaza and Evans swinging away at each other, Plaza scores a takedown on Evans and he gets the half guard. Plaza transitions to side control against Evans, Plaza advances to back control against Evans. Evans scrambles and Plaza rolls for a heel hook, Evans escapes and he gets top control against Plaza. Evans attacks Plaza with a few strikes before posturing up, the referee stands up both fighters for inactivity. Plaza scores another takedown on Evans as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Plaza rocking Evans with an overhand right, Plaza goes for a takedown and Evans gets him against the cage wall. Evans scores a takedown on Plaza and he eventually gets back control, Evans locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

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

Baby Slice vs. Craig Campbell

Round One: The round begins with Slice attacking Campbell with a combination, Slice also attacks Campbell with leg kicks. Campbell goes for a takedown and Slice assaults him with a ton of unanswered strikes until the referee jumps in.

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

Nick Newell vs. Manny Muro

Round One: The round begins with the fighters immediately swinging away at each other, Muro grabs Newell and gets him against the cage wall. Newell spins Muro into the cage wall as they clinch, Muro scores a takedown and Newell gets right back up. Newell drags Muro to the ground and applies a guillotine choke, Newell releases the choke to attack Muro with ground and pound. Newell gains back control against Muro, Newell attacks a downed Muro with some ground and pound. Muro shakes Newell off of his back, Muro throws a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Newell

Round Two: The round begins with Muro grabbing a swinging Newell and getting him up against the cage wall, Newell scores a takedown on Muro and he gets back control. Muro gets to his feet and Newell stays on his back, Newell gets off of Muro’s back and he keeps him against the cage wall. Muro drags Newell back to the ground and he gets back control, Newell scrambles to his feet and he gets Muro back against the cage wall. Muro spins Newell and gets him back against the cage wall, Muro separates from Newellwhile swinging away at him. Newell looks for a takedown and Newell attacks him with strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Muro attacking Newell with leg kicks, Muro grabs Newell and gets him against the cage wall. Muro scores a takedown on Newell and he gets right back up, Muro drags Newell back to the ground and he gets the open guard. Newell gets back up and Muro keeps him against the cage wall, Muro drags Newell back to the ground and he gets back control. Newell gets up and Muro stays on his back while landing strikes, Muro drags Newell back to the ground and he lands a few strikes as the round ends.

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

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

Patrick Mix vs. Isaiah Chapman

Round One: The round begins with Mix attempting a high kick against Chapman, Chapman charges at Mix while swinging away at him. Mix scores a takedown on Chapman and he gets side control, Mix transitions to back control on Chapman. Mix attacks Chapman with some ground and pound, Chapman gets to his feet with Mix staying on his back, Mix catches Chapman in a knee bar and a tap out follows.

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

Paul Daley vs. Saad Awad

Round One: The round begins with Awad attacking Daley with a few kicks, Awad comes forward and he throws a right at Daley. Awad starts hunting for some takedowns against Daley, Daley and Awad get into some striking exchanges. Daley gets put against the cage wall after attacking Awad with a jumping head kick, the fighters separate and Daley attacks Awad with some leg kicks. Awad cracks a swinging Daley with a counter right, Daley follows Awad around the cage while swinging away at him. Awad grabs Daley and gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Daley attacks Awad with an elbow strike. Awad falls to the ground and Daley attacks him with some strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Daley

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Daley slips while swinging at Awad and Awad gets top control on the ground. Daley gets up and Awad gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Daley attacks Awad with a combination. Daley drops Awad with a left hook and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

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

Bellator MMA Welterweight Championship
Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix Finals
Rory MacDonald (c) vs. Douglas Lima

Round One: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Lima nails MacDonald with a kick to the midsection. MacDonald responds by cracking Lima with an overhand left, MacDonald grabs Lima and he gets him against the cage wall. MacDonald looks for a takedown until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for MacDonald

Round Two: The round begins with MacDonald taking a few swings at Lima, Lima starts attacking MacDonald with some leg kicks. Lima backs up MacDonald while taking a few swings at him, MacDonald grabs Lima and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Lima cracks MacDonald with a right, MacDonald eats a right after nailing Lima with some jabs. Lima takes a wild swing at MacDonald as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Lima attacking MacDonald with some leg kicks, MacDonald comes forward and attacks Lima with a high kick. MacDonald continuously hunts for takedowns against Lima before getting him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and exchange some jabs. MacDonald cracks Lima with a left hook to the midsection, MacDonald and Lima also exchange some combinations. Lima cracks MacDonald with some leg kicks and a left hook, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lima (Overall Score: 29-28 for Lima)

Round Four: The round begins with MacDonald grabbing Lima and getting him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Lima attacks MacDonald with leg kicks. Lima and MacDonald exchange a few combinations as well, MacDonald goes for a takedown and Lima nails him with a right uppercut. MacDonald looks for another takedown and Lima stuns him with a head kick, MacDonald grabs Lima and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate after landing a few strikes and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lima (Overall Score: 39-37 for Lima)

Round Five: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few combinations, MacDonald and Lima exchange a few lefts. MacDonald scores a takedown and Lima sweeps him to get top control, MacDonald rolls for an arm bar and Lima defends while landing strikes. Lima transitions to back control against MacDonald while landing more strikes, MacDonald scrambles and he gets Lima in his open guard. MacDonald sweeps Lima and he gets top control on the ground, MacDonald lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lima (Final Score: 49-46 for Lima)

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

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