Bellator 222 Results: Chael Sonnen Retires Following Loss To Lyoto Machida

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen announced his retirement from MMA at Bellator 222.

In the co-main event, Sonnen suffered a loss to Lyoto Machida, prompting him to make the decision shortly after.

The card featured Rory MacDonald defending his welterweight title and advancing to the finals of the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix with a decision over Neiman Gracie.

Also, Kyoji Horiguchi became the Bellator bantamweight champion with a decision win vs. Darrion Caldwell.

Complete results are below:

Rory MacDonald def. Neiman Gracie via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) in the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix semifinals

Lyoto Machida def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (strikes) at :22 of Round 2

Dillon Danis def. Max Humphrey via submission (armbar) at 4:28 of Round 1

Patrick Mix def. Ricky Bandejas via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:06 of Round 1

Juan Archuleta def. Eduardo Danta via KO (strike) at 4:59 of Round 1

Kyoji Horiguchi def. Darrion Caldwell via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) to become Bellator bantamweight champion

Adam Borics def. Aaron Pico via KO (knee) at 3:55 of Round 2

Taylor Turner def. Heather Hardy via TKO (punches) at 3:53 of Round 1

Valerie Loureda def. Larkyn Dasch via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Robson Gracie Jr. def. Oscar Vera via submission (armbar) at 3:15 of Round 1

Lindsay VanZandt def. Rena Kubota via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:04 of Round 1

Haim Gozali def. Gustavo Wurlitzer via submission (triangle choke) at 4:02 of Round 1

Mike Kimbel def. Sebastian Ruiz via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Marcus Surin def. Nekruz Mirkhojaev via split decision (30-27, 27-29, 29-27)

Phil Hawes def. Michael Wilco via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 1

Brandon Polcare def. Brandon Medina via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:33 of Round 1

Kastriot Xhema def. Whitney Jean Francois via TKO (punches) at 3:17 of Round 2

John Beneduce def. Kenny Rivera via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

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