Bellator MMA is at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, for Bellator 221; headlined by Featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire challenging “Iron” Michael Chandler for the Bellator Lightweight championship.
Chandler the three-time Bellator Lightweight champion, regained the belt at Bellator 212, defeating Brent Primus by unanimous decision. Freire has made two successful title defenses, during his current 2nd reign as Featherweight champion.
The co-main event is a Welterweight Grand Prix Semifinal, former 2-time Welterweight champion Douglas Lima versus unbeaten Michale “Venom” Page.
DAZN Main Card
LW Title: (now 155 & 145 champ) Patricio Freire (29-4) def. Michael Chandler (19-5) by TKO (punches) 1:01 R1
WW Grand Prix Semifinal: Douglas Lima (31-7) def. Michael Page (14-1) by KO (punches) 0:35 R2
FW: AJ McKee (14-0) def. Pat Curran (23-8) by (30-26, 30-27 x2) unanimous decision
HW: Jake Hager (2-0) def. T.J. Jones (1-2) by submission (head an arm choke) 2:37 R1
FW: Tywan Claxton (5-0) def. James Bennett (4-2) by TKO (ground & pound) 2:09 R3
BW: Rob Fenicle (2-0) def. Bryan Bautista (1-1) by submission (heel hook) 1:42 R1
LW: Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin (10-4) def. Adam Ward (18-12) by unanimous decision
140: Christian Rodriguez (1-0) def. Jose Leon (0-1) by submission (armbar) 4:39 R1
LHW: Robert Morrow (25-21) def. James Bochnovic (9-5) by TKO (punches) 1:18 R1
LW: Chris Gonzalez (2-0) vs. Charlie Radtke (2-2) by unanimous decision
FW: Cris Lencioni (5-2) def. Adil Benjilany (5-2) by submission (triangle choke) 4:55 R1
HW: Jason Belyew (0-0-0, 1 nc) vs. Dave Latoria (0-1-0, 1 nc) is a No Contest after an unintentional groin strike
FlyW: Jesse Bazzi (10-6) def. Joey Diehl (12-10) by unanimous decision
WW: Josh Streacker (6-2) def. Scott Writz (2-1) by TKO (punches) 3:33 R2