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Bellator 228: Pitbull vs Archuletta live results and highlights

Bellator 228: Pitbull vs Archuletta live results and highlights

Bellator 228 is going down live on September 28 with the prelims starting at 4:30 PM PST and the main card at 7:00 PM PST. The Body Lock has you covered for all of the live results and highlights as they happen.

Catchweight – 133lbs: James Barnes vs. David Duran

Round 1 – After getting outstruck in the first half of the fight, Barnes rallied late with a big takedown from the back and closed out the round with big shots on the ground.

Round 2 – An early takedown and ground and pounded spelled the end for Barnes before he sunk in the rear-naked choke.

Result: James Barnes def. David Duran via second-round submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:51

Lightweight – 155lbs: Joshua Jones vs. Dominic Clark

Some early shots were traded but a Clark takedown would lead to him getting caught in a guillotine and forced to tap.

Result: Joshua Jones def Dominic Clark via first-round submission (guillotine) at 2:39

Featherweight: Weber Almeida vs. Castle Williams

Round 1 – The both start extremely fast and land their fair share of shots. Almeida hit a big slam before piecing Williams up on the feet and knocking him down twice.

Round 2 – Williams presses forward like last round but gets hit with a flurry, comes right back but eats a huge left hand that stops the fight.

Result: Weber Almeida def. Castle Williams via second-round TKO (punches) at 0:20

Bantamweight: Leandro Higo vs Shawn Bunch

Round 1 – Things started out patiently. Over time, Bunch would end up landing the cleaner and bigger punches in and out of the clinch.

Round 2 – A clinch-heavy round eventually led to Higo jumping on a guillotine that he wound up getting the win with.

Result: Leandro Higo def. Shawn Bunch via second-round submission (guillotine) at 4:34

Catchweight – 175lbs: Michael Jasper vs. Johnny Cisneros

Round 1 – The opening frame is dominated by Jasper after Cisneros slips early. Control and punches and knees would be fed to Cisneros on the ground for the entirety of the round.

Round 2 – A much, much better round for Cisneros as he keeps the action on the feet and dictates the pace. A clear leg injury to Jasper would reveal itself. Cisneros capitalized with punches and kicks to get the finish.

Result: Johnny Cisneros def. Michael Jasper via second-round TKO (injury) at 4:28

Catchweight – 165lbs: Antonio McKee vs. William Sriyapai

Round 1 – Taking place primarily on the feet, Sriyapai had little to offer while McKee showed off his unexpectedly wide-range of kicks. With a minute left, he got his signature takedown and started landing elbows and punches.

Round 2 – McKee would get on top of Sriyapai early after a slip and pound him out for the TKO.

Result: Antonio McKee def. William Sriyapai via second-round TKO (punches) at 1:17

Strawweight – 115lbs: Ava Knight vs. Shannon Goughary

Round 1 – As expected, the boxing champion in Knight would find great success on the feet early with her punches. At around the two-minute mark Goughary would get the takedown and do some damage from mount and crucifix before looking for a triangle and armbar.

Round 2 – No takedowns attempts from Goughary led to Knight having her way. Every punch landed would do so with authority and a knockdown would be scored at one point for Knight.

Round 3 – Knight starts the round off imposing her will once again. Ripping the body and going up high before a final body punch puts Goughary down for good.

Result: Ava Knight def. Shannon Goughary via third-round TKO (body punch) at 1:46

Featherweight: AJ Agazarm vs. Jonathan Quiroz

Round 1 – The pair traded kicks early before an Agazaem takedown. Quiroz would find his way back up where he would start to land the heavier shots in all exchanges. One of which included a clean head kick.

Round 2 – The round started off pretty similar to the latter half of the first. That was until Agazarm would find the takedown after having a couple stuffed. He would control from the back looking for rear-naked choke for a majority of the round.

Round 3 – It would be another strong start for Quiroz but in the end, he couldn’t keep Agazarm off of him for long. The BJJ black belt controlled the majority of the round against the cage before getting Quiroz’ back late.

Result: AJ Agazarm def. Jonathan Quiroz via unanimous decision (29-28 all)

Main Card

Featherweight: Daniel Weichel vs. Saul Rogers

Round 1 – A good first round for Rogers saw him being the aggressor moving forward for practically its entirety. He consistently landed better with hard shots but Weichel connected with one late that visibly stunned Rogers. He would survive.

Round 2 – Rogers would continue with his success into round two but Weichel would deal with the pressure better and fire back on most punches from Rogers.

Round 3 –  Weichel dictated things early in the third after stuffing a strong single-leg attempt. Despite working from the back foot now, Rogers still found his punches and kicks while Weichel was searching. He would end up finding one to as he stunned Rogers into shooting. But it would be to no avail. At the one minute mark, Weichel grabbed a trip that went nowhere. Rogers pushed forward late but couldn’t land anything too significant.

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

Featherweight: Darrion Caldwell vs. Henry Corrales

Round 1 – After a minute of feeling out, Caldwell snatched up a leg to get a takedown and work from side control. Caldwell briefly got mount before winding up in half guard and then full. Caldwell would throw some wild ground and pound strikes late but nothing too damaging connected.

Round 2 – Caldwell looked for two head kicks early before hitting another single-leg. This time against the cage where Corrales could wall-walk back to his feet. Caldwell stayed tight on his back, however. As he continued to search for the takedown, Corrales would make his escape. Caldwell circled away from Corrales on the feet only looking for kicks until he saw a takedown opportunity. Once going for it, Corrales would be able to defend again with the cage.

Round 3 – Caldwell’s main striking offense was his kicks as Corrales walked him down with punches and leg kicks of his own. Caldwell would receive a warning for lack of activity. Immediately after, he shot for a takedown that was stuffed against the cage. Corrales would end up jumping on a guillotine but would be unable to secure it.

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

Featherweight: AJ McKee vs. Georgi Karakhanyan

One and done. McKee lands the knockout left hook instantly.

Result: AJ McKee def. Georgi Karakhanyan via first-round knockout (punches) at 0:08

Featherweight – 145lbs: (C)Patricio “Pitbull” Freire vs. Juan Archuleta

Round 1 – With the two starting things out patiently, a kick would go low from Archuleta but the action quickly resumed afterward. Light on his feet throughout the start, Pitbull would be the one plodding forward. Swinging so hard and missing that he would fall down, Archuleta would have Pitbull come at him looking to capitalize. Archuleta would land a nice up-kick before having guillotine attempt applied on him by the champion. The challenger would end up escaping. Pitbull would land some nice knees to the solar plexus of the downed Archuleta and then some good punches to the head before the round’s end.

Round 2 – An early eye poke from Archuleta paused the action. Pitbull was okay and the two looked to land again. Off the end of his punch attempts, Archuleta went for a takedown that wound up in the two clinching against the cage jockeying for position.

Round 3 – Pitbull would land a big right straight that dropped Archuleta at the four-minute mark that cut him. Archuleta recovered fast but found himself in a similar position to round one. This time he got up quickly and the two battled for clinch control again. Starting to open up more now with their strikes, they traded jabs. A late takedown attempt from Archuleta found him in another guillotine.

Round 4 – Archuleta came out fast here looking to string combos together while Pitbull countered. A jab from Pitbull while Archuleta through a head kick led to Archuleta falling. Archuleta would try to kick him off but ended up getting his back taken. Standing up, the challenger would walk to the cage and try to break the hands of his opponent. Escaping after some elbows to the body, Archuleta accidentally connected with Pitbull’s cup again. Pitbull would sprawl on a takedown before the round ended.

Round 5 – Pitbull landed a nice one-two that wobbled Archuleta before a flying knee attempt. Archuleta pressed forward and went for a takedown against the cage leading to another clinch war. Searching for the finish, Archuleta would land his jab and some nice body shots. Pitbull would attempt a takedown attempt this time that was defended. The two battled in the clinch again with Archuleta working for takedowns before he got slammed at the bell.

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

 

Between the main and co-main events, the quarterfinal round of the Bellator featherweight Grand Prix would be decided in a unique drawing presentation.

December – AJ McKee vs Derek Campos

January – Adam Borics vs Darrion Caldwell

February – Daniel Weichel vs Emmanuel Sanchez

March – (C)Patricio Pitbull vs Pedro Carvalho

 

Main Event – Middleweight – 185lbs: Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi

Round 1 – After some light leg kicks from Machida, Mousasi would time one to land a straight punch that dropped Machida briefly. Machida would get right back to his kicks while Mousasi waited for the counters. Mousasi would blitz forward with a flurry that saw the last punch connect. Machida kept his focus on the legs. Mousasi started firing back with some of his own by this point.

Round 2 – The leg kicking began early and often from both men. Coming forward with another flurry of punches, Mousasi would find two that landed. Another flurry from Mousasi, this time his shots would be avoided. Machida started to push harder towards the end and land some kicks to the body.

Round 3 – An early head kick from Machida would graze Mousasi before a solid body kick. Mousasi was starting to land oblique kicks as his choice of kick. A Machida stumble off a leg kick led to Mousasi attacking with punches on the get-up. Another stumble found Machida off his back this time with Mousasi in his guard throwing punches whenever he had space. A late guillotine attempt from Machida gave his adversary a scare but he would survive.

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

 

The rest of the Bellator 228 lineup can be seen below.

Postliminary Card (Following the main card on DAZN)

  • Bantamweight – 135lbs: Adrian Najera def. Jason Edwards via third-round submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:28
  • Catchweight – 130lbs: Benji Gomez def. Jonathan Santa Maria via decision
  • Middleweight:  Osman Diaz def. Andre Walker via first-round submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:05
  • Catchweight – 165lbs: Ian Butler def. Emilio Williams via second-round TKO (punches) at 0:53
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