Bellator 192 results, highlights: Chael Sonnen, Rory MacDonald get big wins

Bellator 192 play-by-play official results and live stream

In the main even, Chael Sonnen overcame a significant weight disadvantage for a unanimous-decision victory over Rampage Jackson in the opening fight of Bellator's Heavyweight World Grand Prix. MacDonald was carried out of the cage and transported to a hospital as a precaution.

Rory MacDonald may have won his Bellator debut tonight against Douglas Lima, but it sure as hell came at a cost.

"He's the best fighter I ever fought", MacDonald said. A head kick easily defended by Lima. MacDonald worked his jab while Lima fired back with some leg kicks.

"It's been a huge benefit to get sponsors", MacDonald said of the move to Bellator.

"I've got some sparring partners that are big, but you know, they're not as good as 'Rampage.' They're not as strong as 'Rampage.' So yeah, I learned a lot in there tonight, and I've got to get better". With Lima's back against the cage and little action they were separated again and brought back to the center of the canvas. MacDonald wasted no time looking to keep the fight on the mat while Lima sought to impose his will in the striking department.

In his first bout since losing his belt in June, former lightweight champion Michael Chandler shrugged off some early punches to the face by Goiti Yamauchi to fiercely land more damaging power punches and proceed to victory by unanimous decision.

"I think I have a person growing inside me". All three judges scored the fight in favor of Chandler decisively: 30-26, 30-26 and 30-25.

Chandler (17-4) closed impressively, knocking Yamauchi down in the third round and surging atop him to deliver a battering of punches to the head to clinch the one-sided decision over a fighter hyped as one of Bellator's most unsafe.

Bellator president Scott Coker said before their fight that the victor of Chandler and Yamauchi would get a shot at Primus. I'm the model employee. "I never want to say I didn't go out there and do awesome things". But what I do with it is my business.

He's been in the main event on cards from Los Angeles to London, England, and climbed from rising newcomer to elite competitor.

Blue chip prospect Aaron Pico picked up his second consecutive stoppage win, shutting down Shane Kruchten with a vicious body punch just 37 seconds into their featherweight matchup. "There's no reason why you can't share your opinions on social media or talk about things I'm passionate about".

With a round to go and a nasty welt taking form on MacDonald's shin and his face busted up, the challenger needed to dig deep and get back to what he does best. "I do my talking with my fists".

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