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09:26  15 june  2019
09:26  15 june  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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The welterweight title will remain with Rory MacDonald , as the current champion outlasted Neiman Gracie by unanimous decision to claim victory in the co-main event at Bellator 222 on Friday. MacDonald , who improved his career MMA record to 21-5-1 with the win

Bellator 222 : MacDonald vs. Gracie is scheduled to take place on June 14, 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The welterweight title will remain with Rory MacDonald , as the current champion outlasted Neiman Gracie by unanimous decision to claim victory in the co-main

MacDonald outlasts Gracie by unanimous decision at Bellator 222© Jayne Kamin-Oncea / Getty Images Sport / Getty

The welterweight title will remain with Rory MacDonald, as the current champion outlasted Neiman Gracie by unanimous decision to claim victory in the co-main event at Bellator 222 on Friday.

MacDonald, who improved his career MMA record to 21-5-1 with the win, is now through to the Welterweight Grand Prix Final versus Douglas Lima. The loss represents the first of Gracie's career, as the 30-year-old entered the fight at Madison Square Garden with a 9-0 record.

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MacDonald outlasts Gracie by unanimous decision at Bellator 222 . June 15, 2019 5:36am. MacDonald wins, Sonnen quits in Bellator return to MSG.

Sonnen announced his five-fight deal with Bellator had ended with the loss Friday and that he was done as a MMA fighter. It's the conclusion of a lengthy career for Sonnen, who is now free to focus on his television broadcasting duties.

Other action from the main card:

  • Dillon Danis defeats Max Humphrey via submission (armbar): Round 1, 4:28
  • Patrick Mix defeats Ricky Bandejas vis submission (rear-naked choke): Round 1, 1:06
  • Juan Archuleta defeated Eduardo Dantas via knockout (punch): Round 2, 4:59
  • Kyoji Horiguchi defeated Darrion Caldwell for bantamweight title via unanimous decision

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