Bellator 192 took place today at the Forum in Inglewood, California and was headlined by the opening of the organization’s heavyweight grand prix. In the main event, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson met Chael Sonnen.
The event was previously scheduled to be headline by the welterweight title clash between defending champion Douglas Lima and challenger Rory MacDonald. The lineup was changed earlier in the week.
The event aired on the new Paramount Network following preliminary bouts on MyMMANews.com. Paramount is the new home for Bellator, replacing Spike TV.
As predicted Chael Sonnen used his wrestling to take down and tire for the former UFC light heavyweight champion and move on to the second round of the heavyweight grand prix tournament with a unanimous decision win.
MacDonald would get battered and bloodied as per the norm in a Rory MacDonald fight but ended up winning a decision to capture his first major world title.
Former lightweight champion Michael Chandler will meet Goiti Yamauchi and wrestling prodigy Aaron Pico took on Bellator MMA newcomer and Marine Corps Veteran, Shane Kruchten. It took only 37 seconds for Pico to put Kruchten away with a body shot. Very impressive win.
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Chandler put on a dominating performance en route to a unanimous decision win over Goiti Yamauchi.
Complete Bellator 192 results below:
MAIN CARD (Paramount, 9 p.m. EST)
Chael Sonnen defeated Quinton Jackson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – heavyweight grand prix opening round
Rory MacDonald defeated Douglas Lima (48-47, 49-45, 49-46) via unanimous decision – for welterweight title
Michael Chandler defeated Goiti Yamauchi via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Aaron Pico defeated Shane Kruchten via KO (body shot) – Round 1, 0:37
Henry Corrales defeated Georgi Karakhanyan via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (MyMMANews.com, 7 p.m. ET)
Cooper Gibson vs. Andrew Lazo
James Barnes vs. Chad George
Gabriel Green vs. Chris Padilla
Noah Tillis vs. Jalin Turner
Arthur Estrazulas vs. Mike Segura
Tommy Aaron vs. Roosevelt Roberts
David Duran vs. Kyle Estrada
Johnny Cisneros defeated Marlen Magee via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 2:28
Bomba Vasconcelos defeated Ivan Castillo via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:12
Devon Brock defeated Khonry Gracie via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Jose Campos defeated Haim Gozali via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Joey Davis defeated Ian Butler via knockout (spinning kick) – Round 1, 0:39