ROSEMONT, Ill. – Saturday’s Bellator 221 event was billed as one of the biggest in the promotion’s history, and the results lived up to the hype.
In the night’s main event, reigning Bellator featherweight champ Patricio Freire (29-4 MMA, 17-4 BMMA) also claiming the organization’s lightweight title with a first-round stoppage of Michael Chandler (19-5 MMA, 16-5 BMMA). The contest had plenty of heat going in, and the referee’s decision to call off the action just 61 seconds after it began likely did little to end the tension.
In the night’s co-feature, Douglas Lima (31-7 MMA, 13-3 BMMA) advanced to the finals of Bellator’s ongoing welterweight grand prix with a brutal knockout over the previously undefeated Michael Page (14-1 MMA, 10-1 BMMA).
In additional action, featherweight contender A.J. McKee (14-0 MMA, 14-0 BMMA) remained undefeated, former WWE champion Jake Hager (2-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) picked up his second career win, and featherweight prospect Tywan Claxton (5-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) kept his perfect career record intact, as well.
To see highlights of all the action, check out the video above.
Bellator 221 took place at Allstate Arena. The night’s main card streamed on DAZN following prelims on MMA Junkie.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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