Former UFC lightweight Devin Powell and the returning John Douma helped kick off the Bellator 232 prelims Saturday night.
The welterweight grand prix wrapped up Saturday night at Bellator 232, and the finale was a fitting one. Pitting former champ Douglas Lima against the man who defeated him for the title, Rory MacDonald, the main event fight would settle, at the very least, who the best welterweight in Bellator was.
Also on the card, the return to New England’s own Nick Newell, who earned himself a contract with the promotion last time out. Newell has been on the radar since his WSOF days, but got main card treatment Saturday.
On the preliminary card at Bellator 232, meanwhile, former UFC lightweight Devin Powell made his promotional debut, taking on Marcus Surin. John Douma, who shocked with a win over top prospect Mike Kimbel earlier this year, also returned to action, opposite Jornel Lugo.
Preliminary card action kicks off at 6:45PM ET! Check back come fight time for full results. The Bellator 232 live stream of all the prelim action can be found below.
Bellator 232: MacDonald vs. Lima 2 – Live tonight on DAZN
Bellator 232: MacDonald vs. Lima 2 Preliminary Card Results
Welterweight: Ryan Evans def. Demetrios Plaza by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 3, 3:03
Lightweight: Lance Gibson def. Dominic Jones by TKO, Round 1, 1:58
Lightweight: Devin Powell def. Marcus Surin by technical submission (mounted guillotine), Round 2, 5:00
Flyweight: John Lopez def. Dan Cormier by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Bantamweight: Jornel Lugo def. John Douma by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Flyweight: Zarrukh Adashev def. Tevin Dyce by TKO, Round 2, 1:39