The Forum in Inglewood California played host to Bellator 192 this past Saturday night where the heavyweight tournament began and the welterweight belt was contested in a fiercely competitive bout.
Chael Sonnen (30-15) progressed to the next round of Bellator’s much talked about Heavyweight Grand Prix beating Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (37-13) via unanimous decision.
Elsewhere on the card, Douglas Lima (29-7) fought long time UFC contender Rory MacDonald (20-4) for the Bellator welterweight title. It was the Canadian who came out on top winning by unanimous decision. The new champion was dragged into deep waters with Lima who continually chopped away at Rory’s lead leg and it looked for a while that Lima would go in for the kill when MacDonald stumbled back onto the mat a number of times throughout the fight.
The Canadian was able to rally and found himself in top position through sheer will and determination to claim gold.
Catch all the action in the video above.