Rory MacDonald defeats Neiman Gracie by unanimous decision. MacDonald will advance in Bellator's welterweight grand prix to face Douglas Lima in the championship round. MacDonald (21-5-1) fought off multiple submission attempts from his opponent and landed more strikes throughout the five rounds.
Bellator light heavyweight Chael Sonnen retired in the cage at Madison Square Garden in NYC on Friday night. Sonnen, a former UFC title challenger, fought 48 times professionally, compiling a 30-17-1 record.
Lyoto Machida defeated Chael Sonnen by second-round TKO on Friday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. He landed a flying knee -- the second of the night -- and dropped Sonnen. Machida finished his opponent with punches on the ground before the referee stepped in. Machida improved to 26-8 in hi scareer.