Bellator 228 is in the books, and the card saw Gegard Mousasi avenge his 2014 loss to Lyoto Machida, and the quarterfinals for the promotion’s featherweight grand prix determined.

The headliners

In a fight that was spent almost entirely on its feet, Mousasi narrowly outscored Machida for the split decision win.

In the other main event for Bellator 228, featherweight champ Patricio “Pitbull” worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Juan Archuleta.

After that bout, which was also an opening round fight for the featherweight grand prix, the quarterfinal match-ups below were determined.

A.J. McKee vs. Derek Campos — Dec. 2019

Adam Borics vs. Darrion Caldwell — Jan. 2020

Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Daniel Weichel — Feb. 2020

Patricio Freire vs. Pedro Carvalho — March 2020

Bellator 228 results

Here are the results for Bellator 228, which went down in Inglewood, California.

Gegard Mousasi def. Lyoto Machida via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Featherweight Championship & GP Opening Round

Patricio Freire def. Juan Archuleta via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 49-46)

Featherweight Grand Prix Opening Round

A.J. McKee def. Georgi Karakhanyan via KO (punches) R1, 0:08

Darrion Caldwell def. Henry Corrales via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Daniel Weichel def. Saul Rogers via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)


A.J. Agazarm def. Jonathan Quiroz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Ava Knight def. Shannon Goughary via TKO (strikes) R3, 1:46

Antonio McKee def. William Sriyapai via TKO (strikes) R2, 1:17

Johnny Cisneros def. Mike Jasper via TKO (strikes)  R2, 4:28

Leandro Higo def. Shawn Bunch via submission (guillotine choke) R2, 4:34

Weber Almeida def. Castle Williams via TKO (strikes) R2, 0:20

Joshua Jones def. Dominic Clark via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 2:39

James Barnes def. David Duran via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 1:51


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