All the highlights from a night of knockouts, upsets, and even a little bit of controversy at Bellator 221 in Chicago.
Bellator 221 has come and gone, and the solid card on paper most certainly lived up to expectations. Or down to them, in the case of Jack Swagger vs. TJ Jones. In any case, two fights stood out from the pack on the main card of Bellator 221 in Chicago this past Saturday: the main event of Michael Chandler vs. Patricio Pitbull, and the co-main feature, which saw Douglas Lima take on Michael ‘Venom’ Page in a welterweight grand prix semi-final.
In the former, featherweight champ Pitbull shocked Michael Chandler, and the world, with a quick first round knockout. Whether the stoppage was early or not, the result was the same. Pitbull took hold of Chandler’s lightweight title, and is now Bellator MMA’s second simultaneous champ-champ.
Meanwhile, the latter fight saw former welterweight champ Douglas Lima hand MVP the first loss of his career. That knockout came in a hectic early-second round sequence, with Lima catching Page on his way up from a trip/slip.
Check below for full results and a gallery of highlights of the night’s action!
Bellator 221: Chandler vs. Pitbull Main Card:
Patricio “Pitbull” (28-4) defeated Michael Chandler (19-4) via KO (punches) at 1:01 of round one
Douglas Lima (31-7) defeated Michael “Venom” Page (14-1) via KO (punches) at :35 of round two
A.J. McKee (14-0) defeated Pat Curran (23-8) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Jake Hager (2-0) vs. T.J. Jones (1-1) submission (head and arm choke) at 2:36 of round one
Tywan Claxton (5-0) defeated James Bennett (4-2) via TKO (punches) at 2:09 of round three
Cris Lencioni (5-2) defeated Adil Benjilany (5-2, 1 NC) via submission (triangle choke) at 4:55 of round one
Chris Gonzalez (2-0) defeated Charlie Radtke (2-2) via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Rob Fenicle (2-0) defeated Bryan Bautista (1-1) via submission (heel hook) at 1:42 of round one
Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu (10-4) defeated Adam Ward (18-12) via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Christian Rodriguez (1-0) defeated Jose Leon (0-1) via submission (armbar) at 4:39 of round one
Robert Morrow (29-24-1) defeated James Bochnovic (9-4) via KO (punches) at 1:18 of round one
Dave Latoria (0-0, 1 NC) and Jason Belyew (0-1, 1 NC) was ruled a no-contest due to an unintentional low blow
Jesse Bazzi (10-6) defeated Joey Diehl (12-10) via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Josh Streacker (6-2) defeated Scott Writz (2-1) via KO (punch) at 3:33 of round two