Bellator MMA is returning to the “Big Apple” on Friday, June 14 for its second event at Madison Square Garden with a stacked card. MSG, “The World’s Most Famous Arena” and Mecca of all combat sports, will host this blockbuster event featuring two of the sport’s most recognizable names in Lyoto Machida versus Chael Sonnen.
The Bellator 222 card will also see Renzo Gracie Academy NYC standout Neiman Gracie meet the winner of Rory MacDonald vs. Jon Fitch in a semifinal matchup of Bellator’s Welterweight World Grand Prix.
Additionally, the Viacom-owned promotion is moving the previously announced 175-pound catchweight contest between grappling ace Dillon Danis and Max Humphrey to inside Madison Square Garden. Fresh off two boxing wins in 2018 to remain undefeated at 22-0, Heather Hardy is ready to return to the site of her mixed martial arts debut, when she brings her exciting style back to the Bellator cage against a soon to be announced opponent. Additional contests will be announced in coming weeks.
Bellator 222 Fight Card:
Light Heavyweight Feature Bout: Lyoto Machida (25-8) vs. Chael Sonnen (31-16-1)
Welterweight World Grand Prix Semifinal Title Bout: Winner of Rory MacDonald/Jon Fitch vs. Neiman Gracie (9-0)
175-Pound Catchweight Feature Bout: Dillon Danis (1-0) vs. Max Humphrey (3-2)
Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Heather Hardy (2-1) vs. TBD