Bellator MMA: Douglas Lima wins Bellator Welterweight title and Grand Prix; Britain's Paul Daley impresses

Jake "Jack Swagger" Hager sees his contest end in a no-contest on Friday night

Sunday 27 October 2019 10:07, UK

Douglas Lima defeated Rory MacDonald on Bellator 232 via unanimous decision 2:37
Douglas Lima beat Rory MacDonald to win the Bellator Welterweight title and Grand Prix

Douglas Lima won the Bellator Welterweight title and Grand Prix as well as pocketing a cool $1m in the process after defeating Rory MacDonald at Bellator 232.

Lima was near-perfect in his rematch with MacDonald to take home a unanimous points decision.

"It's been a long road, but we did it," said the 31-year-old Brazilian. "He's a warrior. I'm honoured to share the cage with him one more time, and I have nothing but respect for him."

Britain's Paul 'Semtex' Daley kept his cool in the second round to defeat Saad Awad at the 1:30 mark with a leg kick that set up a huge looping left hook sending Awad crashing to the canvas.

Paul Daley defeated Saad Awad via TKO 2:35
Paul Daley defeated Saad Awad via TKO after landing a massive left hook

Bellator 232 Main Card

Douglas Lima (32-7) defeated Rory MacDonald (21-6-1) via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)
Paul Daley (42-17-2) defeated Saad Awad (23-13) via TKO (punches) at 1:30 of round two
Patrick Mix (12-0) defeated Isaiah Chapman (9-4) via submission (kneebar) at 3:49 of round one
Manny Muro (11-6) defeated Nick Newell (16-3) via split decision (29-28, 27-29, 29-28)
Baby Slice (4-2) defeated Craig Campbell (3-4) via TKO (elbows) at 0:38 of round one

Patrick Mix defeated Isaiah Chapman via submission 3:45
Highlights from the main matches of Bellator 232

On Friday night, Frank Mir was awarded a unanimous decision over Roy Nelson in a heavyweight rematch.

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Frank Mir defeated Roy Nelson in their rematch

In the opening match of the night, opener, pro-wrestler Jake Hager saw his contest with Anthony Garrett end in an early no-contest after a pair of low blows from Hager rendered Garrett unable to continue.

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Bellator 231 Main Card

Frank Mir defeated Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Phil Davis defeated Karl Alberektsson via TKO (3:06 into round three)
Ed Ruth defeated Jason Jackson via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Ilara Joanne defeated Rebecca Rawlings via submission, kneebar (3:35 into round two)
Jake Hager vs Anthony Garrett ended in a no-contest via an unintentional low blow (1:56 into round one)

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Highlights from the main matches of Bellator 231