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Bellator 222 post-event facts: Kyoji Horiguchi makes history

One of the most significant fight cards in Bellator history took place Friday with Bellator 222, which went down at Madison Square Garden in New York with a main card that streamed on DAZN following prelims on MMA Junkie. In the main event, Rory MacDonald (21-5-1 MMA, 3-1-1 BMMA)...

Lyoto Machida says he feels ‘more free’ as a member of Bellator roster

NEW YORK – Lyoto Machida has been a member of the Bellator roster for only a short time, yet he’s already feeling right at home. The former UFC light heavyweight champion will compete at Friday night’s Bellator 222 – his second fight under the promotion’s banner. In the middle...

Bellator 222 breakdown: Who takes Lyoto Machida-Chael Sonnen southpaw showdown?

nt" MMA Junkie Radio co-host and MMA Junkie contributor Dan Tom breaks down Bellator’s top bouts. Today, we look at the co-main event for Bellator 222. Bellator 222 takes place Friday at Madison Square Garden in New York. The main card streams on DAZN following prelims on MMA Junkie....

Chael Sonnen: Champ Ryan Bader must ‘beg me to be the No. 1 contender’ after Bellator 222

NEW YORK – Chael Sonnen has some strong feelings about Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader, who Sonnen expects to be next in line should he beat Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222. Sonnen (30-16-1 MMA, 2-2 BMMA) and Machida (25-8 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) have both pegged their Friday night...

Lyoto Machida admits missing Chael Sonnen’s trash talk ahead of Bellator 222 clash

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida is all set to return to the Bellator cage at Madison Square Garden this weekend, but he admitted noticing that something was missing from the build-up. Machida (25-8 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) takes on fellow veteran Chael Sonnen (30-16-1 MMA, 2-2 BMMA) on...

Bellator 222: Make your predictions for Rory MacDonald vs. Neiman Gracie (Updated)

(Editor’s note: Story updated at 9:15 p.m. ET on Monday, June 10, 2019, to reflect change in bout order and addition of Ricky Bandejas vs. Patrick Mix to main card.) We want your predictions for Friday’s Bellator 222 event in New York. Our staff picks feature includes the consensus...

Bellator 222 bout order finalized with six-fight main card; Caldwell vs. Horiguchi opens

Gallery Kyogi Horiguchi def. Darrion Caldwell at Rizin FF 14: Best photos view 30 images A sixth fight has been added to Friday’s Bellator 222 main card, which features two championship matchups. One of those bouts will kick off the main card, which streams on DAZN following prelims on...

Chael Sonnen praises Bellator 222 foe Lyoto Machida

NEW YORK – Chael Sonnen remembers the first time he he thought he was going to fight Lyoto Machida, back when the two competed in the UFC. “I got a call around noon,” Sonnen recalled at Tuesday’s Bellator 222 press conference. “Later that night, I go into the gym,...

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