Bellator 232 Recap: Lima Triumphs, Daley and Mix Impress

Bellator 232, held at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, was a night of thrilling fights and memorable performances. The event was headlined by the welterweight grand prix final between Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima, a rematch that saw Lima reclaim the welterweight title.

Lima Reclaims Welterweight Title

Douglas Lima emerged as the biggest winner of the night, defeating Rory MacDonald via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45) to reclaim the welterweight title. This victory not only marked Lima’s third time as the 170-pound champ but also earned him a $1 million prize.

Daley’s Powerful Left Hand

Paul Daley also had a standout performance, defeating Saad Awad via TKO in the second round. Daley’s powerful left hand proved to be the deciding factor in the showdown, improving his record to 42-17-2 with 33 of his victories coming via knockout/TKO.

Mix’s Quick Submission

Patrick Mix put his undefeated record on the line against Isaiah Chapman and came out victorious, ending the fight in the first round with a submission. This win improved Mix’s record to 12-0, further establishing him as a force to be reckoned with in the bantamweight division.

Other Notable Performances

Other notable performances included Manny Muro’s split decision victory over Nick Newell and Kevin Ferguson Jr.’s TKO win over Craig Campbell in the first round. In the prelims, Lance Gibson Jr. knocked out Dominic Jones, and Devin Powell submitted Marcus Surin.

Looking Ahead

Bellator 232 was a night of high stakes and high rewards, with fighters putting on impressive performances and setting the stage for future matchups. As we look ahead, the outcomes of these fights will undoubtedly have significant implications for the fighters and the divisions they represent.


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