Bellator 222 took place Friday, June 14, 2019 in New York, New York. The card was headlined by a welterweight title fight between Rory MacDonald and Neiman Gracie.
Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Rory MacDonald continued his reign as welterweight champion with a unanimous decision victory over Neiman Gracie, bouncing back from a failed shot at the Bellator Middleweight Title as well as a majority draw against Jon Fitch. MacDonald closed as a -205 favorite with the return on Gracie +175.
Lyoto Machida retired Chael Sonnen with a jumping knee strike and follow up ground and pound early in the second round. Machida closed -400 while Sonnen closed +300
Dillon Danis easily dispatched of Max Humphrey via first round armbar in the most lopsided fight of the night. Dannis closed -1500 with the return on Humphrey +1000
Juan Archuleta scored an incredible one-punch knockout against Eduardo Dantas in the final second of the second round. Archuleta closed -130 while Dantas closed +110.
Underdogs that Won
Patrick Mix picked up the upset with a first round rear naked choke submission victory over Ricky Bandejas. Mix closed +145. Bandejas closed -165.
Kyoji Horiguchi outworked Darrion Caldwell over the course of five rounds to become the new Bellator bantamweight champion. Horiguchi closed +140 while Caldwell closed -160.