Bellator 222: How to watch MacDonald vs. Gracie, fight card, start time, streaming info

For the second time in the promotion’s history, Bellator returns to the “World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden, with Bellator 222, which features a welterweight title fight at the top of the card.

In the main event, 170-pound champion Rory MacDonald (20-5-1 MMA, 2-1-1 BMMA) makes a seven-week turnaround to defend his title against undefeated Neiman Gracie (9-0 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) in the semifinals of the Bellator welterweight grand prix. The winner will move on to the tournament final against Douglas Lima and fight for $1 million.

And in the co-main event, a pair of legends will go at it as former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (25-8 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) takes on Chael Sonnen (30-16-1 MMA, 2-2 BMMA).

Take a look at the Bellator 222 event info and lineup with start times.

What: Bellator 222

When: Friday

Where: Madison Square Garden in New York

Live stream: DAZN (sign up now), MMA Junkie

Full fight card, start times

MAIN CARD (DAZN, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Rory MacDonald vs. Neiman Gracie – for welterweight title, welterweight grand prix semifinal
  • Lyoto Machida vs. Chael Sonnen
  • Dillon Danis vs. Max Humphrey
  • Ricky Bandejas vs. Patrick Mix
  • Juan Archuleta vs. Eduardo Dantas
  • Darrion Caldwell vs. Kyoji Horiguchi – for bantamweight title

PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 6:30 p.m. ET)

  • Adam Borics vs. Aaron Pico
  • Heather Hardy vs. Taylor Turner
  • Larkyn Dasch vs. Valerie Loureda
  • Robson Gracie Jr. vs. Oscar Vera
  • Mike Kimbel vs. Sebastian Ruiz
  • Haim Gozali vs. Gustavo Wurlitzer
  • Rena Kubota vs. Lindsey VanZandt
  • Phil Hawes vs. Michael Wilcox
  • Nekruz Mirkhojaev vs. Marcus Surin
  • Brandon Medina vs. Brandon Polcare
  • Whitney Francois vs. Kastriot Xhema
  • John Beneduce vs. Kenny Rivera

For more on Bellator 222, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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