New York, MSG – June 14, 2019: Another big night of fights at the historic Madison Square Garden. It was also a big night for some notable names in jiu-jitsu which featured the return of one of the biggest surnames in the world of MMA and jiu-jitsu itself. Neiman Gracie and Robson Gracien Jr kept the legacy of the name alive with two stirring performances. “The American Gangster” Chael Sonnen kept it classy announcing the retirement of his long career in the cage, and one of jiu-jitsu’s most notorious representatives had another night of interesting quotes. Below are your results.


Bellator 222: MacDonald vs. Gracie Main Card:






Rory MacDonald (20-5-1) vs. Neiman Gracie (9-0) (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)







Lyoto Machida (26-8) defeated Chael Sonnen (30-17-1) via TKO (punches) at :22 of round two







Dillon Danis (2-0) defeated Max Humphrey (3-3) via submission (armbar) at 4:28 of round one

Patrick Mix (11-0) defeated Ricky Bandejas (11-3) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:06 of round one

Juan Archuleta (23-1) defeated Eduardo Dantas (21-7) via KO (punch) at 4:59 of round two

Kyoji Horiguchi (28-2) defeated Darrion Caldwell (13-3) via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)

Preliminary Card:

Adam Borics (13-0) defeated Aaron Pico (4-3) via KO (knee) at 3:55 of round two

Taylor Turner (4-5) defeated Heather Hardy (2-2) via TKO (punches) at 3:53 of round one

Valerie Loureda (2-0) defeated Larkyn Dasch (0-2) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Robson Gracie Jr.

Robson Gracie Jr. (2-0) defeated Oscar Vera (0-1) via submission (armbar) at 3:15 of round one

Lindsay VanZandt (6-1) defeated Rena Kubota (8-3) via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:04 of round one

Haim Gozali (11-6) defeated Gustavo Wurlitzer (22-23, 1 NC) via submission (triangle choke) at 4:02 of round one

Mike Kimbel (3-1) defeated Sebastian Ruiz (2-3) via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Marcus Surin (6-1) defeated Nekruz Mirkhojaev (4-3) via split decision (30-27, 27-29, 29-27)

Phil Hawes (5-2) defeated Michael Wilcox (6-4) via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round one

Brandon Polcare (2-2) defeated Brandon Medina (0-1) via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:33 of round one

Kastriot Xhema (3-3) defeated Whitney Jean Francois (2-7-1) via TKO (punches) at 3:17 of round two

John Beneduce (3-2) defeated Kenny Rivera (2-2) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

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Jim Lawson is a US Marine Corps veteran, jiu-jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Teixeira, who loves to travel and teach jiu-jitsu to anyone who will listen. He has a lot of other experiences and credentials but who really cares about all that. He’d love to keep in touch with you. You can stay in touch with him either through email or on his social media (where his numbers could really use a boost).

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