Bellator 222 Highlights: Lyoto Machida Pounds Chael Sonnen Into Retirement

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Chael Sonnen’s mixed martial arts (MMA) career has come to an end.

In the co-main event of tonight’s (Fri. June 14, 2019) Bellator 222 event from New York City’s Madison Square Garden, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida picked up a TKO win over Chael Sonnen. Machida nailed Sonnen with a knee as he came in on a takedown, and finished “The Bad Guy” on the ground for the win.

After the loss, Sonnen announced his retirement from MMA. Check out the finish to the fight here:

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